when magic is required...Dellables is there!
I'm going to just say it: you are going to want more from this when you are finished browsing the images below ... you will feel like your life won't be complete until you see more images from Connie and Wesley's wedding day ... Don't worry, I won't let you down ;) In just a few days, you will get your wish when I share the beautiful portraits from their day, which were clicked on Maui by the truly incredibleTamiz Photography. BUT!!! Until then, feast your eyes on this ... the amazing story of their wedding day, told with eye-candy and an interview with the bride, Connie. I said over Twitter yesterday (and I meant it!!!) that when I see photographs by Tamiz Photography, I hold my breath ... they make me stop breathing ... if this is your first time seeing their images, which I highly doubt, give it a try ... guaranteed, you might be a little dizzy after ;)
I hired Mira Maui for makeup and hair. I really liked her charisma over the phone as well as the way of her doing business. She got really busy in the middle of my planning, but assured me of her professionalism. On my wedding trial, she put me at ease, and on my wedding day, she blew me away by the job she did on our mothers and bridesmaids as well as on me! She was super flexible on driving from both the hotel and the venue, which helped ease my planning. You are in wonderful hands with Mira in the department of hair and makeup! She is super confident and has great ideas! If you don't want to give much direction and look gorgeous on your wedding day, I highly recommend Mira.
I decided to go with Vintage and Lace from the Big Island because of her portfolio as well as the feeling I got from our first phone call and she really cares about her clients. Rachael really stayed by my side throughout my 11 months of planning! She was very quick to respond to emails and gave great suggestions. She listened and paid attention to our needs. Most importantly, when booking, she wasn't concerned about how big or small our budget for the wedding was. She also gave a great payment plan to make it more flexible for our growing expenses during the wedding planning.
Tamiz Photography was the photographer I REALLY wanted after seeing their work in Pacific Weddings magazine as well as the Style Me Pretty blog. I was following them for a while and as soon as I booked my venue, I booked them. I already contacted them prior to my venue booking to make sure they were available! I really loved the way they work with sunlight and there is almost a painterly quality in their photographs. What was really special was the packaging that they ended up sending our photos in for a keepsake.
Our florist was Dellables and we loved the flowers! My favorite was our ceremony arch and our head table centerpieces! We wanted our centerpieces to be a little bit different at each table with a mixture of tea cups, tea pots, glass bottles, and milk glass votive candles. I liked working with Dellables because they would put together a visual board and then do a final walk-through 6 weeks before the wedding. Trish was there to calm me down when I was anxious and everything worked out!
I've always wanted an island or paradise wedding. It just worked out so perfectly that both Wes and our parents did not insist on us having a typical Chinese banquet. We were able to have our unique vacation wedding! It was both Wes and my first time in Maui, which makes it a very special memory.
Our dear friend King Do was the officiant in our wedding. Huey and Cac did a special blessing in our ceremony and this is a couple that we admire.
A small, intimate, and dreamy event was what I wanted and so I came up with a vintage modern fairytale theme. A friend said after our engagement that we were the "fairytale love story of 2013". I loved vintage elements with a modern feeling combined with a fairytale aspect.
Aloha Events Catering catered our event! We had requested some special drinks including a lychee martini and blueberry lemonade in mason jars. Some of my guests who normally don't drink, loved our lychee martini! Also, in terms of the food, we had Prime Rib Garlic and Herb, Potato-Wasabi encrusted Fish, and Mango-Corn Bread Stuffed Pork Tenderloin. For Appetizers, we picked Seared Beef Tenderloins with Horseradish Cream on Rye Crostini, Kalua Pork Sliders, and Ahi Tartar layered in shot glasses. Several comments from guests included that this was the best food that they tasted on Maui!
We decided to have a cake topper with a cupcakes. I felt it was easier for people to eat and Maui Sweet Cakes did an exceptional job. I wanted my cupcakes to have a lace wrapper and sugar pearls. Her frosting was amazing! I loved her unique flavors and I even ordered a Chocolate Mint that wasn't part of her menu and it was so delicious! The other flavors we had were Red Velvet, Maui Pineapple & Coconut, and Kalua Strawberries & Cream. Mind Blown! Also, our cake topper were created to look just like us in cartoon form! It was adorable. I got it from 100% Originals on Etsy.
I choose Hale Ko'olani because it was a new wedding venue. I also loved its magnificent structure and architecture. I thought it would work well with our wedding theme and because the venue looked incredible, I didn't need that much decor to add to the location. Although ... I still wanted beautiful flowers ;)
1) Hire a wedding planner or at least a day-of coordinator. They will help a lot with the day of! 2) Etsy was my best friend for the wedding! 3) Most important is the photographer and videographer (they seal your memories) 4) Don't be too bothered by minor details on day-of.
Wedding Photographer: Tamiz Photography
Wedding Design and Coordination: Vintage and Lace
Venue: Hale Ko' Olani
Floral Decor: Dellables Wedding Floral and Design
Cinematographer: Chriz Photography
Bride’s Dress: Blossom's Bridal & Formal Dress Store
Bridesmaid Dresses: Group USA
Wedding Cupcakes: Maui Sweet Cakes
Catering: Aloha Events Catering
Beauty: Maui Mira
Event Rentals: Opihi Love
Event Linen Rentals: Island Maui Rents
Ceremony Music: Tatyana Shapiro
Reception Music: DJ Liam Grist
Groom's Tie: Bows'N Ties