Elegance by the Sea

We had the great pleasure to again work with Events By Evonne and grace the grounds of the Honua Kai Lani Estate with our fabric draped bamboo Dining Canopies.

Situated on the south facing shoreline of our beautiful island, we placed the Canopies about 20 feet from the slightly elevated edge of the famous La Perouse Bay.  The ocean was it's usual calm and inviting self, but this late in the afternoon, only a few turtles were enjoying the warm waters.

The theme colors were bronze and crimson, which were highlighted quite dramatically by the red table linens.  Once Della added her multitude of table arrangements it was just what a Bride would expect for her special day!

Mosaic candle holders were specially ordered from Asia along with red tea light holders from New York. 

The larger square vases were anchored with crystal marbles and half filled with Maui rain water.  There, the Ecuadorian roses, Big Island orchids and ginger, California dahlias rested comfortably awaiting their admirers.

The caterers then set a fine setting and with a perfectly timed sunset and a specially ordered Full Moon, the wedding party settled into a very enjoyable evening indeed.

 Inside the Dining Canopies we suspended thin bamboo poles to support customized silk Chinese lanterns with a low wattage ambient bulb.  Very nice touch.  
Beyond the canopies, and not in these pictures we had a 100 foot string of nylon "moon lights" with sufficient lighting for the small dance floor and the outdoor furniture.  
The weather, as usual, cooperated fully saving the blessed rain for after midnight, when all the guests had long since departed.  
The wedding party, from the San Francisco area, commented that despite many trips to the Islands in the past, this particular evening, with it's special ambience and decorations, did indeed make a most lasting impression on one and all.
We couldn't agree more!

Brides & Butterflies

What could be more exciting than to have Butterflies land on your Bouquet?
The upcountry folks at Merry Monarch Butterflies can make this a reality any day you wish.

Monarch butterflies are well known, but perhaps not so much a favorite King of Hawaii, David Kalakaua - known affectionately as Hawaii's Merry Monarch.

You might wonder how they keep the little critters so close, and I can tell you, their Butterfly Training Facilities are quite impressive indeed!

The aisle way we did for this beach side wedding on the South side of Maui at the beautiful 11 acre estate at Honua Kai Lani. The Bride requested three colors of Orchids down the aisle: orange, yellow and white. Wow! That was quite a production, but her vision really paid off in grand style indeed.

The Bride, and her Bridesmaids struck quite the pose in this classic photo by Kaua Photography.
After the stress of planning such a wedding ON HER OWN, this local girl was ready to party and kick it up a bit.

Be sure to click on this image for an enlargement.

The weather was typical perfect Maui, and right during the nuptials whales were leaping and splashing only a few dozen yards off shore. Amazing!