Jocelyn's Monday Report # 8

Blog 8

Depression really set in when our last day on Maui arrived.  I started to adopt island life and the relaxation it provided, and I was dreading returning to the hustle and bustle of city life.  Fred and I definitely had a busy day ahead so we wouldn’t be able to enjoy our last day as much as I would have liked.  In fact, we had four more hotels to view.
Stop 1: Marriott Wailea

The Marriott Wailea had everything we wanted in a hotel.  It was not as opulent, or dare I say "grand", as the Grand Wailea but it definitely had an understated modern style that really suited us as a couple.  It had formal elements without feeling too stuffy.  The lobby felt comfortable, and the views were magical.  The hotel was right on the water so I imagined my guests walking along the beach at sunset.  Another pro was its close proximity to The Shops of Wailea, which was within walking distance.  This would provide our guests additional amenities such as shopping, dining and other entertainment options. While the group rate was a bit more than other hotels we would view that day, the hotel still became a top contender.
Stop 2: Hotel Wailea

This hotel was one of my favorites.  It was a boutique hotel, which I tend to prefer over chains.  It had such ambiance, style, personality and cool touches, like an amazing ceiling construction and lobby area that I would have loved to take photographs in.  It also offered full suites with mini kitchens at a very fair group rate price.  Our only problem with this property was its distance from the beach.  I loved the idea of our guests being able to step out of their rooms and walk right up to the water.  Though the hotel offered shuttles to the beach, The Shops of Wailea and other beach-front Wailea properties, the convenience factor was still a big con.  However, we still added this hotel to our top contender list.
Stop 3: Makena Beach Resort

This resort was massive and about a 5-minute drive from Wailea, where our wedding would take place.  Though this resort had many amenities potentially available to our guests, I hated the idea of them being confined to the hotel if they did not have a car.  The resort was also going through lots of renovations during the time we visited.  I will be honest.  Everything looked a bit dated to me, which is probably why they were renovating. It was hard to determine what the hotel would look like after renovations were completed so we decided this probably wasn’t a good fit.  We wanted to make a sound decision for our guests without any doubt.  This hotel did not make our top contender list.
Stop 4: Maui Coast Hotel

This hotel was also about 10 minutes from Wailea in Kihei, the area we stayed in. However it offered the most reasonable price for our guests.  It was a nice hotel but it did not offer nearly as many amenities as the others we saw.  This also did not have the appeal of the hotels in Wailea.  I think ambiance and location played a big role in this.  The rooms were very nice, updated and comfortable but this was more of a hotel I would stay in on a business trip, instead of a dream Hawaiian vacation.  Sadly, the Maui Coast Hotel did not make our top contender list.
After viewing all of the hotels, we packed up and prepared to return to Chicago.  Upon arrival back home, we decided our final hotel contenders were the Grand Wailea, Marriott Wailea and Hotel Wailea.  The final assessments were:
1. Grand Wailea- 
Pros: Gorgeous, Luxurious, Amazing Amenities, Right on the Water, close to wedding site
Cons: Most expensive group rate
2. Marriott Wailea- 
Pros: Beautiful property, great amenities including Shops of Wailea, Right on Water, close to wedding site
Cons: Not as luxurious as the Grand Wailea. Not as reasonable as Hotel Wailea's group rate
3. Hotel Wailea- Pros: Lovely and unique property, private, full suites, nice amenities, great group rate, close to wedding site
Cons:  Not a  waterfront property. Shuttle to beach and other Wailea area places
Fred edited all of the videos he shot with his flip cam of each of the hotels.   We shared all of them with our family and allowed them to vote for their favorite.  Now we are sharing our top contender videos with you!  Which hotel would you have picked for your guests?  Let me know!  I will share our final pick next time.

Style Me Pretty & Dellables

Our 7th published wedding in Style Me Pretty ~ this is getting to be fun!  Mahalos to all involved!  Designing and producing the florals for these beautiful events makes our day every time!

Mahalos to all involved!  Especially to:
Tamiz Photography
Jill LaFleur

Maui Wedding at the Grand Wailea Resort from Tamiz Photography

October 17th. 2012 by Megan | Filed Under | 4 comments
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Oh, Maui…could you be any more gorgeous with lush landscapes + picturesque beaches? I think not. Every single image by Tamiz Photography capturing this fairytale destination wedding is filled with perfect light and so much LOVE!  La Fleur Weddings & Events + Dellables piled on the pretty in the bride’s “lilac + lemonade” color palette and I can’t  help but smile at the maid’s flouncy White by Vera Wang dresses! There is so much more to see (and swoon over) in the full gallery!(32, 32, 32) 1px 1px 0px;" target="_blank">Dellables

Photography By / Tamiz Photography
Floral Design By / Dellables
Photography By / Tamiz Photography
Floral Design By / Dellables
Photography By / Tamiz Photography
Floral Design By / Dellables
Photography By / Tamiz Photography
Floral Design By / Dellables
Photography By / Tamiz Photography
Floral Design By / Dellables

Photography By / Tamiz Photography
Floral Design By / Dellables

Photography By / Tamiz Photography
Floral Design By / Dellables
Photography By / Tamiz Photography
Floral Design By / Dellables
Photography By / Tamiz Photography
Floral Design By / Dellables
Photography By / Tamiz Photography
Floral Design By / Dellables

Photography By / Tamiz Photography
Floral Design By / Dellables

Photography By / Tamiz Photography
Floral Design By / Dellables
Photography By / Tamiz Photography
Floral Design By / Dellables
Photography By / Tamiz Photography
Floral Design By / Dellables
Photography By / Tamiz Photography
Floral Design By / Dellables
Photography By / Tamiz Photography
Floral Design By / Dellables

Photography By / Tamiz Photography
Floral Design By / Dellables

From the Bride… Although Ben and I briefly met through work over a decade ago in Taiwan, we would not have the chance to become close friends until many years later. Through several twists of fate, we fell in love in New York City, and Ben ended up proposing to me over a rainbow as we flew over Niagara Falls in a helicopter! I had always dreamed of having a wedding that is both modern and intimate. As Ben and I had friends and family scattered all over the world, we wanted our wedding to be memorable and worth traveling for. After doing extensive research, I fell in love with the magnificent Oceanside Wedding Chapel and grounds of the Grand Wailea Resort in Maui, Hawaii.
I was also lucky to find the right vendors that I had envisioned for the important day. Jill LaFleur provided thoughtful inspirations to complement my desire to have a “Lilac and Lemonade” color palette for my wedding, in the form of delicate Hawaiian table decorations and the elegant lemonade stand. Della Peacock personally presented me with the bridal bouquet of my dreams, featuring some of my favorite flowers, from David Austin roses to peonies. Mira did an incredible job with all our hair as well as makeup and made the mood of the day light and full of laughter. All the exquisite flowers, pretty decorations and wonderful emotions were beautifully captured by Rebecca and Jonathan from Tamiz Photography. I could not have asked for a better team for my wedding.
For the ceremony, we were fortunate to have had such a gorgeous day! It was a comfortably breezy 75 degrees with barely a cloud in the sky. The chapel location was as beautiful as we had imagined with our decorated chuppah overlooking the deep blue ocean. It was such a very happy day for both us as we celebrated our nuptials in front of nearly 50 friends and family who had traveled from all over the world to share our special moment. We both feel very lucky to have each other and to have the ones we loved the most bear witness to our matrimony in a place that will always be memorable in our hearts.
Wedding Photography: Tamiz Photography / Wedding Venue: Grand Wailea Resort in Wailea, Maui, Hawaii / Floral Design: Della Peacock of Dellables / Styling + Design: Jill La Fleur of La Fleur Weddings & Events / Menus: Pitbulls and Posies / Wedding Dress: Huang Shu Chi / Bride’s Shoes: Manolo Blahnik / Bride’s Jewelry: Nadri / Bride’s Garter: Bleu Garters / Hair + Makeup: Maui MiRa / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: White by Vera Wang / Robe: Natori / Men’s Suits: Yves Saint Laurent / Groom’s Shoes + Tie:Hugo Boss / Wedding Rings: Tiffany & Co.
La Fleur Weddings & Events and La Fleur Weddings & Events are members of our Little Black Book. For more information on how members are chosen, click here.
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4 Comments about “Maui Wedding at the Grand Wailea Resort from Tamiz Photography”

  1. Valerie (Pieceful Wedding)
    October 17, 2012 at 10:35 am
    This is such a beautiful wedding, and I absolutely the love the photography! The photos give off such a warm feeling...I love it!
  2. Amber Moon
    October 17, 2012 at 11:58 am
    I can't even handle it - Congrats Michelle & Ben! Thank you for letting me design with you!! xxoo!
  3. Jill La Fleur
    October 17, 2012 at 3:10 pm
    So happy for you both and grateful to have been a part of your special day! Such a beautiful couple and wedding (team and venue!!) Thank you for the feature, Abby! xoxo
  4. Dellables (Maui)
    October 17, 2012 at 5:13 pm
    Nothing makes us appreciate the beauty, talent and fun that can be enjoyed at one of these spectacular events. We are so happy to be involved with such creative people and happy Brides! (and Grooms). Mahalo for our entire crew here on Maui!

Joanna Tano & Dellables

featured wedding by joanna tano

Posted by Maui Wedding Photographer on Tuesday, January 18, 2011

This Grand Wailea wedding in Maui by Joanna Tano is so beautiful with all of the vibrant details, not to mention a perfect Hawaiian sunset. The chapel at the Grand Wailea sets the perfect tone for a romantic evening, and it is captured eloquently in Joanna’s timeless images.

Photography by Joanna Tano
Ceremony and Reception Venue Grand Wailea Maui
Makeup Mira
Hair Dan Sanchez
Florals Dellables
DJ DJ Dan

Joanna Tano Photography & Dellables @ the Grand Wailea Maui

Nothing says Awesome like a Joanna Tano (FB) photo session at your wedding!
Big mahalos for letting Dellables (FB) show our stuff.
We REALLY LOVE how well our ceremony Arch/Chuppha turned out!

Grand Wailea Maui Wedding | Stephanie & Jeffrey

Monday, November 29, 2010
The Grand Wailea Maui served an exquisite venue for Stephanie and Jeffrey’s wedding ceremony and reception! Early in the afternoon, before the ceremony, the couple shared their “first look” with one another; it was quite a lovely moment.  We took photos in and around the lobby and on the beach.  Their evening candlelit ceremony was beautifully decorated with hues of purples and pinks.  The group then enjoyed a lavish dinner under a canopied tent.  After dinner, they rented Tsunami’s night club at the Grand Wailea, where everyone enjoyed drinks and dancing until past midnight.  What a fun crowd!  Much thanks to Shaina Kalama for her help.  Steph and Jeff – thank you so much for having us photograph your beautiful wedding.  I wish you the very best!
Vendors:
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Grand Wailea Maui
Makeup: Mira
Hair – Dan Sanchez
Florals – Dellables
DJ – DJ Dan
See the slideshow at the end of the post.
View the slideshow HERE
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