When we find a couple with local ties, we love hearing how Maui has been a part of their love story. One of our lovely bride and grooms, Maddie and David, spent a lot of time together in Maui and our fabulous founder Lorrie had the pleasure of meeting Maddie’s grandmother in Lahaina before their engagement. Being a Kate Spade lover, Lorrie spotted Maddie’s grandmother looking incredibly fashionable at the Maui Kate Spade and she couldn’t help but ask for a picture with her. As they got to chatting, Lorrie shared that she owned a wedding planning business and when it came time for her granddaughter to find a Maui wedding planner, she knew just who to recommend!
When starting the venue search it was serendipitous that Steeple House Maui had recently opened, as on one of their Maui trips together Maddie and David stumbled across the chapel in Kapalua before it was remodeled and reopened. Before they were even engaged Maddie knew she wanted to get married there some day and the Steeple House fulfilled that dream for her.
With ocean blue hues, lush tropical greenery and beachy vibes, Maddie and David’s big day was an absolute stunner and was recently featured on Grey Likes. We loved incorporating personal touches in their ceremony, which featured a beautiful song sung by the groom’s brothers and a close family friend as the officiant.
Maddie and David met in high school at Hong Kong International School and had guests travel to their Maui wedding from all over the world. Their guest experience was of high importance to them, so sharing some of their favorite Maui elements was essential! Guests enjoyed adult shave ice and fresh poke during cocktail hour before transitioning to the dining tent for dinner and dancing. Seashell place cards welcomed guests to their seats, with custom blue watercolor menus, tropical florals and ocean hues throughout. Their dinner menu featured some of their favorite local dishes and ended with a surprise birthday cake for the bride’s father!
Maddie’s aunt, who is a performer, ushered guests to the dance floor on stilts, setting the tone for a lively evening. Their crowd kept the dance floor full and the party going throughout the most magical evening celebrating Maddie and David’s love. We couldn’t be happier for these two lovebirds. Congratulations Maddie & David!
Planning: MAUI’S ANGELS // Photo: WENDY LAUREL // Flowers: BELLA BLOOM // Stationery & Signage: MISS B CALLIGRAPHY // Venue: STEEPLE HOUSE // Dress: Willow by WATTERS // Hair & Makeup: I AM U’I // Cake: MAUI OHANA // Catering: MAUI OHANA // Video: HI LIGHT // Cocktails & Bar Setup: MAUI OHANA // Live Music: MARVIN TEVAGA // Linens: LA TAVOLA // Rentals: RIO EVENT DESIGN / INSPIRATION EVENT HAWAII / ACCEL EVENT RENTALS MAUI // DJ: MAUI DJ SERVICES // Officiant: Friend of the family, Greg // Place Settings: SET COLLECTIONS