Maui weddings are always bound to be beautiful and that is a fact that you simply can’t deny. It’s postcard perfect from every detail and combined with the ever so talented Amber to take the pics, you officially got a wedding for the ages (with food trucks included)! Join me a we tak a look in to this “semi-elopement” kind of affair when you click here.
From Amber… Kevin married Shuinn and there was no other place for them to do it than to have their wedding at the Chang’s Beach in Makena. The couple has somewhat semi-eloped – bringing just a select few of their family and friends and they had a nice ceremony which was conducted by Rev. Laki (He was on the Modern Family 2 seasons back).
The couple has flown kites for fun during their courtship and neither of them professed to be an expert kite-flier. They thought of having this at the ceremony to add a little bit of fun. Despite the lack of wind, they were still able to fly the kite up in the air. Kevin’s dad who is an engineer helped me a little bit to fly mine.
From the Bride… When me and Kevin were trying to make plans for the wedding all the details and the decisions were starting to overwhelm us. We suddenly felt lost over all of this and it doesn’t seem to feel like the normal ‘us’ anymore. So finally decided to restart the planning process and thought of being wed into a place where it’s warm and pretty (the planning happened in the middle of a chilly Chicago winter) while bringing together all of our loved ones and cherish the love we have for each other. We chose Maui because we heard that it’s a very enjoyable place and the place was seemed pre-selected for us already since we found Chang’s beach which is the best place to hold our wedding (Kevin and I have the same family names which was coincidentally named after the beach also).
Since then, all of the planning for the wedding became hassle-free despite the long distance. Laki Kaahumanu has truly embodied the Hawaiian awesomeness while Liz from Maui Makeup Artistry really treated me like a princess on that day. Flowers by Cora had managed to make beautiful leis and bouquets and the remarkable takes of the wedding were all done by the camera of Amber. The rest of the engagement could now be focused strengthening our love, going on fun trips, and just maintain the love for each other.
Even though the wedding turned out to be traditional in every sense, it was still able to represent both our chill and fun-loving personalities in a very inspiring way. And as a result, the whole event turned out to be a success and owe it all to the team who had made this possible. Right now, we are planning of going back to Maui in the future because the place has now become our sanctuary and it has given us a lot of beautiful memories.
Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Bridesmaid Dresses: The Green Guide | Floral Design: Flowers by Cora | Officiant: Reverand Laki | Hair + Makeup: Maui Makeup Artistry | Reception Dinner: Sarentos on the Beach