Maui’s Angels Weddings is so excited to share the gorgeous Maui wedding of Lindsay & Dustin at the Hale Ko’olani Private Estate with you today! We so enjoyed working with this amazing couple, and were so honored to be chosen as their Maui wedding planner! This wedding was everything sweet and authentic, romantic and fun all rolled into one beautiful Maui night! Please scroll through the beautiful images below, courtesy of Kaua Wedding Photography, and make sure to read the sweet words written by the groom himself as he describes his love for his bride! A big Mahalo and Aloha to this wonderful couple from all of us at Maui’s Angels Weddings!
Bouquet + Leis: Sunya’s Flowers
The groom, Dustin, submitted this to a newspaper before he proposed:
Her name is lindsay, i met her on a golf course 4 years ago while playing golf with 3 of my best friends… she rolled up in the beer cart on a gorgeous early summer morning … her hair still wet from the shower … and looked right at me and smiled … and that was it for me … DONE!!! i had never seen her before … i had never seen anyone like this before … i had NO idea who she was… the only thing i knew is that my heart was goin 240 and i needed to talk to this girl……. well … i choked !! i basically fell out of my golf cart … stuttered… stumbled …. mumbled something about a water and smacked my hand and head on the top of her golf cart when i stood up!! smooooooth bro … shit !! uhhh thanks for the water … and she drove away….. … i think that went… ok? well obviously the fact that im writing this will lead you to believe that i must have ” tightened up a bit” and convinced her to go out with me … but lemme tell you it wasnt easy … in fact it took me almost a month to even get her number and i had to play a lot of golf !! she was just working for the summer in our town and then goin back to finish her last year of school … she thought i was real nice … but didnt need the distraction… didnt wanna get involved… wasnt gonna give in …. now ordinarily one or two rejections and a guy dusts off the ol’ shoulders and moves along… but she was different … is different… for some reason i knew the pain and just utter lack of dignity i was inflicting on myself was going to be worth it… i hoped… she eventually came to see the error of her ways… either that or that i wasnt going to go away with out at least a dinner or movie or even a drink…. so we went out… and i fell completley … deeply …. totally she was smart … witty … loved music … loved animals… loved life in general… had goals, ambitions, direction, gorgeous , a legitimate 10 on the outside and a 12 in the middle! … but she was going back to school in 3 weeks … gotta buckle down … no distractions… blah blah blah … i was a 25 year old bluecollar tradesman ……….. and single dad… how could it work… i was sick to my stomach … the most pain i had felt in my life up to that point… and being a father to a beautiful baby girl i already knew a thing or two about emotions …. and i also knew that no matter how bad this hurt i had to try … because she was that dam special and worth anything in the world … anything i could give her or make her feel shes the reason i want a shot at a perfect proposal because she deserves it fast forward 4 years later … she finished school and we moved in together … quickly finding out alot about eachother in a very short time… we found out that we really do love eachother and genuinely love spending time together … she became my best friend … my absolute soulmate ive dragged her to 3 cities for my job … we have moved every 12 months like clockwork and the only thing she has ever complained about is the heavy boxes… she supports me in everyway i could ever ask for … we never fight … are constantly laughing … even when things are bad… which they are more often that not …. obviously its difficult for a young couple to move to calgary … she works so hard to help with everything…. she is … by far… the perfect woman ……. but all of the above pales in comparison to how lindsay is with my daughter….. my Ava im a man of many words … but when it comes to my two girls … im speechless lindsay has become the most selfless , patient , caring, understanding, loving, guiding, amazing friend and role model to my daughter… i am the luckiest man in the world … to see the smile on 5 year old ava’s face when lindsay comes home, there isnt a song on earth to describe it… the bond they share is remarkable… the love … unbelievable.. i am truly blessed. whether its bathtime , bedtime, or any other bad time in between she has never been anything but a saint… lindsays first gift to me was a picture of me and ava walking in the forest…. her second gift to me …. was a hand drawn picture of ava’s face … done by lindsay … every pencil stroke a tiny heart…. i wish i could attach it to this letter so you could feel the love that i do when i look at it… she has drawn pictures for my mom as well…. my god i could talk about how much my mom loves lindsay too but we havent got a month here !! The other day i came home from work and there were cookies baking in the oven and my 5 year old was playing beethoven on the piano…. lindsay had taught her the first few lines that morning…….. lindsay k playford….. a personal trainer who spends 8 hours a day trying to help people feel good about themselves and make positive things happen …. who spends the other 16 hours in a day making me feel like the luckiest man on this earth …. she is everything to me … to us… i want to grow old with her and hold her hand every step of the way ….