We recently had a fun newlywed couple come to us with a GREAT engagement story. Ever think about proposing to your loved one with a flash mob in the middle of the Las Vegas strip followed by a small Maui beach wedding? We love it!
Since 2013, when the Hawaii Marriage Equality Act was passed, a growing number of LGBT weddings have come to Hawaii. Having had enjoyed thousands of weddings here on Maui ourselves, we’ve been asked a few times recently what the different is between traditional straight weddings and same-sex weddings in terms of the details and overall vibe of the ceremonies and receptions. We’ve pondered it and gone back through past wedding photos to help jar our memories.
There’s something (actually MANY things) about Maui that make us want to dance. Be it the pure energy of our natural surroundings, activity inducing weather perfection, or the creative enlightenment that many people find in paradise.
Hula is traditionally believed to have been created to honor the thousands of gods and goddesses of ancient Hawaii and has been traced back as far as Polynesian travelers’ first arrival on the islands. It is an age-old tradition firmly embedded in native Hawaiian culture.
There’s so much more to HULA!
This Hula infographic was produced for the Fairmont Kea Lani and Fairmont Orchid Resorts. It beautifully shares where the Hula comes from, what the hula symbolizes, dance wear, musical instruments, flowers worn by island, forms of music and chant, illustrated dance moves, as well as commonly misidentified dances from the Tahitians, Samoans, and Tongans.
Having wedding receptions at restaurants or at private estates aren’t the only ways to go. Recently a wedding party had their reception at the Feast at Lele Luau in Lahaina, west Maui. We thought we’d share some photos from this event taken by Natalie Brown Photography.
If you’re interested in booking Feast at Lele tickets, call (808) 892-3177.