After being engaged for 6 years, Sara and Chris from Chicago finally had their dream wedding in paradise. Sara loves fashion and colors, so she set the tone for her wedding theme with a fabulous color palette and florals printed on the invitations. Every detail at the wedding was then designed around this theme. It was bright, cheerful, and chic, and it perfectly matched the surroundings of their wedding venue: the iconic oceanfront Olowalu Plantation House on Maui. Their guests were wowed by this amazing tropical wedding, enjoying the beautiful ocean breeze, the finest food and drinks, the Hawaiian hospitality, the breathtaking sunset, and most importantly, the spirit of Aloha!
Keep scrolling to see all of the swoon-worthy photography by XXX of this day at Olowalu Plantation House, featuring planning by The Perfect Wedding Maui, florals by Dellables Floral Design, and rentals courtesy of Olowalu Designs and Let’s Entertain Maui. Make sure to also click here to check out the rest of the photos in the full gallery!
The bride found her dress at a shop with some (soon-to-be) family connections
Since Sara and Chris were getting married in Maui, she wanted a dress that matched the breezy, beachy, romantic vibes of the venue. After going to a bridal shop where both of Sara’s soon-to-be sister-in-law’s had gotten their dresses, she chose a beautiful Martina Liana dress with a tulle skirt, slight shimmer, and delicate floral appliques (style #1358).
Their tropical flowers looked sophisticated against the white, wood, and ocean backdrops
The couple’s flowers came out better than they ever imagined! The bright pops of magenta pink with accents of light peaches and corals, paired with tropical foliage looked amazing next to her white wedding gown and wooden tabletops. For their ceremony, two lofty arrangements sat atop white pedestal columns and framed the couple against the ocean backdrop. Sara and Chris also included a lei exchange during their ceremony. The presented each other with leis – a symbol of the aloha – and also included their parents in this exchange.
A steel guitar and custom drinks kicked off their post-ceremony party!
The bride and groom were so pleased to have a local musician playing steel guitar when guests arrived at their cocktail hour following the wedding ceremony. It immediately created that fun, easy-going Hawaiian beach wedding vibe. They also included two specialty drinks in their bar package: The Lava Flow for the bride and an Old Fashioned for the groom. The best part was that there was even a non-alcoholic version of the the Lava Flow that kids could enjoy! To add one more special element to their cocktail hour, they also included a sushi chef on site to prepare the most incredible fresh sushi. You can imagine just how fresh it was in this location!
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Reflections from the bride
“I know that I am fortunate when I say that every detail about our wedding was not only as good, but BETTER than I could have ever imaged! It was all owed to the amazing team of people who made this day absolute perfection: our wedding planner, photographer, catering staff, etc. And there was maybe a little luck in there too… despite a forecast of evening thunderstorms, we celebrated the entire wedding without a drop of rain! I’m so looking forward to returning to Maui in the years to come to relive and celebrate all of these wonderful memories!”
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