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.
Though Maui has only a handful of restaurants directly on the ocean, few are as inspiring as Merriman’s at Kapalua. And what finer place to have a wedding ceremony surrounded by nearly 360 degrees of ocean while retiring to a world-renowned dining experience for the reception.
As you can tell, we love Merriman’s Restaurant, and you’ll see that both Vanessa and Matt did too for their Merriman’s Kapalua Wedding. Photos by Natalie Brown.
One of the best private estates available for weddings in Maui can be found in west Maui, just south of Lahaina Town. The Olowalu Plantation House accommodates up to 200 guests on an oceanfront estate, plenty of parking, bridal area for preparation, a full kitchen for the caterers, and sunset views to die for.
Melissa and Sean enjoyed a beautiful wedding at the Olowalu Plantation House with some touching moments between mother and daughter, and some serious wave action making for a lively reception. Photos by Natalie Brown Photography.
Although trashing a wedding dress as gorgeous as this one can be cringe-worthy to some, the act offers a fun alternative to the dress gathering dust in an attic. And the photos taken by Natalie Brown Photography captured some pretty incredible moments.
It also helps having a fun couple like Krystal and Matt doing the shoot at the famous Makena Cove in south Maui. Enjoy the photos below of this stunning bride in her trash the dress shoot.