An Indian Wedding on Maui


photos by Joanna Tano Photography
MAY 26, 2014 - BY PREETI

Rajeev and Sonali’s Indian Hindu wedding was beautiful! With details like delicate peacock feathers and flower centerpieces, a view to the ocean, and an Indian wedding lengha in rich red and gold, we want to be there too!

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Photographer Joanna Tano shares a quick moment with us:

Everly of Maui Indian Weddings did such a wonderful job on all of the details. I am so excited to share images from Sonali & Rajeev's beautiful wedding day. Their event was colorful, stunningly beautiful, and very inspiring to photograph!

Pretty pretty pretty! I picked out our favorite wedding photos below. Which was really hard to do!

Sonali is ready. She's wearing a dark and luxurious red and gold lengha that is intricately embroidered.

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Lovely rose garlands for the jai mala

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Dark pink and blue fabrics frame the mandap, while flowers accent the corners. Fabrics tie in perfect to those ocean breezes, everything floats in the air.

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Pink orchids with peacock feathers serve as table centerpieces

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The guests are all dolled up in Indian outfits. Don't they look stunning?

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Sonali and Rajeev making a scene for their reception entrance

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A peacock feather painted wedding cake!

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They took a few day after photos. It's a great way to feel relaxed but still on an adrenaline high from the wedding. Love this photo shot on the colorful canoes at a beach garden.

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Thank you so much for sharing your wedding with us!

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Photographer: Joanna Tano, Wailuku, Hawaii

Coordinator: Maui Indian Weddings & Bollywood Parties

Venue: Kaanapali Coffee Estate

Second Photographer: Naomi Levit

Rentals: Hawaiian Style Event Rentals

Florals: Dellables

Officiant: Pandit Kedar St. John

Nails, hair, makeup and henna/mehndi – Maui Mobile Spa

Caterer: Fedwell Catering

Cake: Maui Wedding Cakes

Video: Douglas Deboer

DJ: Maui Beats


Maharani Weddings & Dellables

  the colors of an Indian wedding are vibrant and talkative!  Many, many thanks to Joanna Tano Photography, Maharani Weddings of San Francisco and the entire Dellables team of designers!  here's the post by Maharani...


I just LOVE tropical weddings! And today's sensationally pretty event from Joanna Tano Photography has every island-incredible detail! Maharani Sonali is a princess in Paradise with a lush and colorful bouquet (how gorgeous is the contrast of her rich ruby lengha with those bright violet and lemon-colored blossoms?!) and her beaming smile goes on for days! At the ceremony, the bright blue Hawaiian sky sets the stage for a teal and fuchsia mandap that is so lavishly decorated, it's like a floral fantasy! I have to give huge props to Dellables for creating such a dreamy decor scene! With Maui Indian Weddings & Bollywood Parties tending to every other detail, from the planning and design to the lighting and entertainment, there's no way this grand affair could be anything short of spectacular! Platinum Guide vendors always get it right! This soiree has me filled with delight, and I'm gonna check out the gallery for more glam!


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 Planning & Design: Maui Indian Weddings & Bollywood Parties | Photography: Joanna Tano Photography | Cinematography: Afterglow Weddings Hawaii | Sangeet Venue: Olowalu Plantation House | Ceremony Venue: Ka'anapali Coffee Farm Estate | Baraat: Maui Indian Weddings & Bollywood Parties | Floral & Decor: Dellables | Catering: Maui Indian Weddings & Bollywood Parties | DJ & Entertainment: Maui Indian Weddings & Bollywood Parties | Lighting: Maui Indian Weddings & Bollywood Parties | Hair & Makeup: Maui Mobile Spa | Mehndi Artist: Maui Indian Weddings & Bollywood Parties

Indian Ceremony at Ka'anapali Coffee Estates

Fantastic Indian wedding at Ka'anapali Coffee Estate. Thanks to Joanna Tano Photography... more pictures at her website




Rajeev and Sonali’s Hawaiian Hindu wedding was amazing. Everly of Maui Indian Weddings did such a wonderful job on all of the details. I am so excited to share images from their beautiful wedding day! Here is a list of everyone involved in this lovely event:

Coordinator: Maui Indian Weddings & Bollywood Parties Venue: Kaanapali Coffee Estate Second Photographer: Naomi Levit Rentals: Hawaiian Style Event Rentals Florals: Dellables  Officiant: Pandit Kedar St. John Nails, hair, makeup and henna/mehndi – Maui Mobile Spa  Caterer: Fedwell Catering Cake: Maui Wedding Cakes Video: Douglas Deboer DJ: Maui Beats

Joanna Tano Photography & Dellables

Wailea Wedding | Ganda + Chris

Monday, June 17, 2013


Ganda and Chris were married at Polo Beach in Wailea, enjoyed their reception at Gannon’s Wailea and later that evening we met up for a sunset session at Kapalua Bay. What beautiful wedding! Congrats Ganda and Chris! Thank you for having us there to capture your special day. Thank you, Shaina Kalama for assisting!

Hair & Makeup: Liz Jalevosa of Maui Makeup Artistry  Florals: Dellables Ceremony Location: White Rock Beach Reception: Gannon’s Sunset Photo Shoot: Kapalua Bay

FREE eBook - A Maui Wedding ~1

We are so happy to have our first eBook out this week!

This title is currently FREE at Amazon, for PC, iPod/Pad/Phone and Kindle.

In the coming weeks we will be publishing titles on Bouquets, Table Arrangements, various colors and highlighting of course the excellent work of Maui's photographers.

This issue features Anna Kim (cover and inside), Joanna Tano and Karma Hill.

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Barbara & Robin @ Haiku Mill with Joanna Tano Photography

Fantastic photography by Joanna Tano

Haiku Mill Wedding | Barbara + Robin

Monday, October 24, 2011
I first met Barbara when I started advertising with Pacific Weddings Magazine. She has been so supportive of my photography career and has also become a wonderful friend!  When she asked me to photograph her wedding, I was beyond flattered.  Barbara and Robin, I am so happy for the two of you. Thank you for having me photograph your wedding!  Much thanks to Ajja for assisting
Venue: Haiku Mill
Hair: Dan Sanchez
Makeup: Jessica Waite 
Flowers: Dellables
Officiant: Pia
Wedding Design: Pacific Weddings & Haiku Mill

Joanna Tano Photography & Dellables

Mahalo to Joanna Tano Photography (again) for such wonderful pictures!  


A Childhood Vacation Spot Turns Wedding Venue in This Real Hawaiian Wedding

Words by Courtney Cox
Photos courtesy of Joanna Tano Photography

Gretchen and Justin hail from stormy Seattle, so when it came to planning their big day--they saw sunshine in their forecast. Luckily for Justin, he vacationed in Maui almost every year as a child and had ample oppotunity to scout out venues for his future "I Do's." So, when it came time to planning their destination wedding, the location was a no-brainer.

The couple knew there was no place else that would hold as much meaning as Maui, Hawaii. Justin and Gretchen, along with their closest friends and family, gathered at the groom's family condo at the Makena Surf. The ceremony was held on the condo's lush green grounds overlooking the ocean.

Gretchen took advantage of the local flora with colorful tropical flowers brightening up the entire ceremony and reception. The love birds also took the opportunity to frolic on the white-sand beach with the constantly changing sky as their backdrop. By keeping all the events on the same property, the newlyweds' guests were able to truely relax, have a great time and enjoy each other's company.

The reception occurred poolside and really set off a laid back, hip vibe. The wedding party was able to celebrate and party in close quarters. What would a Hawaiian wedding be without little drink umbrellas? Gretchen and Justin also took advantage of Hawaii's beautiful native flowers when it came to the decoration of their cake thanks to 
Dellables Flowers.

It's apparent that this couple really wanted their guests to feel as though they could unwind and set free their inner-child. Perhaps the giant, flavored snow cones paid homage to Justin's own childhood. Either way, they're just plain fun! It's obvious from the couples photos that this childhood destination is now home to a whole new collection of fond memories. We hope that Gretchen and Justin approach married life with zeal and childlike enthusiasm.

Olowalu Shell Wedding, Joanna Tano Photography & Dellables

Olowalu Plantation House Maui Wedding | Chanel & Craig

Thursday, May 12, 2011
Chanel and Craig exchanged vows and celebrated their wedding at Olowalu Planation House with guests from around the world. She’s from Australia, he’s from England, and the pair met while both getting their master’s degrees in England.  The day was filled with many joyous moments. Della from Dellables did an extraordinary job with this beach-themedwedding, providing the eye catching table decor and bouquets. This wedding was just so beautiful and fun to photograph!  Chanel and Craig, it was an honor to be the photographer for both your engagement session and your wedding day. Many thanks to Kimberlee Aihara for assisting.
Minister: Pastor Vance
Coordinator: Lori Lawrence of Tropical Maui weddings
Ceremony Musician: Jamie Lawrence of Tropical Maui Weddings
Cocktail Hour Musician: Marty Dread
Floral decor: Dellables
Videographer: 10th letter media
See the slide-show HERE
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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