Anna Kim makes the magic palatable, again!
Wedding Ceremony & Reception: Olowalu Plantation House, Maui Wedding Coordinator: Tina Digman of Food for the Soul Catering: Food for the Soul Wedding Makeup: MeiLi Autumn Wedding Hair: Dan Sanchez Salon Florals: Dellables Second Photographer: Jessica of Anna Kim Photography Bar: Stacey of Maui Bars Are Us DJ: DJ Dan Maui
Wailea Wedding | Ganda + Chris
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!
We are really thrilled, seriously THRILLED, to be featured in this trend setting Wedding blog! Enjoy!
Florals, ARCH and a great deal of magic provided by the DELLABLES crew
Are you ready for some drama and pure unadulterated elegance this morning? Well you’d better get ready, because oh boy am I gonna give it to you…
Hollie & John were married in Maui in April. The couple had a big hand in everything they planned. Although they hired suppliers to fulfil their wedding dreams, they were both there from start to finish. “John and I planned every detail”, began the bride. “We made amazing friends with our vendors and were able to experience the entire process from start to finish. I highly advise, if you have the organizational skills and enjoy sleepless nights, to plan your own wedding. We both carry an invaluable connection having survived the process and a feeling of self-gratification and accomplishment as we watched our wedding grow from conception to birth. I personally would not have done it any other way.”
- Photography: Tamiz Photography
- Ceremony Venue: Lahaina Animal Farm & Guest Ranch, Maui
- Reception Venue: Spago Resturant
- Bride's Dress: Vera Wang, 'Hayley'
- Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo, 'Diva'
- Hair: Orchid Salon at Four Seasons Wailea, Maui
- Make Up: Heidi Bostrom
- Groom's Attire: Isaia
- Cake: Maui Sweet Cakes
- Florals and ARCH: Dellables
- Catering: Wolfgang Puck Private Dining and Catering
- DJ: Alan Bantungbacal, Maui Tunes Entertainment and Production, Maui
- Transport: Akina Aloha Tours, Maui
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2011
Mahalo to Joanna Tano Photography (again) for such wonderful pictures!
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2010
A Childhood Vacation Spot Turns Wedding Venue in This Real Hawaiian Wedding
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
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.
Two Maui lifestyle books you will no doubt enjoy on your plane ride over are
Our wedding day was one of the most memorable days of our lives and we
could not be happier with A Paradise Dream Wedding for helping shape
our perfect wedding. The coordination from the get-go was great, by
both phone and email, our Coordinator Joanne Earls was fabulous and so
patient with all our requests. She really went the extra step to
allow us to include all the details important to us within our
wedding, as well as meeting with us the day before to review it all-
as per our request. We were drawn to APDW by the photography on the
web site and it does hold true to the end result- Ian Shepherd, our
photographer, was beyond amazing!!! He truly captured our day as we
had imagined and he went above and beyond for our wedding. His emails
were so attentive and genuine, and his amazing work proves why he is a
part of such a talented group. He took his time shooting our
requested shots and had awesome follow up communication. Kimo Kirkman
was our minister and we truly believe no one else was meant to perform
our wedding. His genuine words and calming voice set for a perfect
ceremony! Tim O’Hara, our guitarist was just right! Jean Muldoon did
awesome on hair and makeup- she was wide awake at 6 AM and ready to
go, she executed the look I requested even better than the inspiration
photos I provided to her- just fabulous! The flower bouquets
requested were right on, and the petal aisle and reception decor by
Della Peacock were amazing! She was such a shining angel in the mist
of flower planning frustration and her gorgeous table arrangements
surpassed my highest expectations- I smiled inside when our day had
finally arrived and all my “interior designer obsessive decor” nerves
were calmed by the beautiful table Della had set! Our day was so
special to us, not only for our personal commitments and having had
such a perfect wedding, but because of the people who helped make it
happen. We’ll always remember “our Maui spot” and all the individuals
were a part in our very memorable day. THANKS APDW!!!!!!
wedding date: 8/23/2009