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.
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!