It has been Valentine’s Day every day at Merry Maui Weddings. We are so blessed. We are privileged to speak to and help plan the weddings of so many sweet couples and families.
We are excited to start another Valentine’s Day-year of co-creating more wonderful weddings with lovely people coming to Maui to make their dreams come true.
Romantic photography by Cathy Simone.
Ben and McKenzie were a most joyful couple and enjoyed their wedding as much as anyone I have ever seen (which is saying a lot, as we have so many happy brides and grooms). They were carefree, relaxed and abundantly in love.
McKenzie and Ben loved the beach, feet in the sand, their wedding ceremony and had great fun with their wedding pictures. They were enthusiastic about their Maui honeymoon and I am sure they spread true aloha everywhere they went on Maui and took some home too.
They have some gorgeous photos by Cathy Simone to share with their families and friends at home, and to help remember their wonderful wedding day on Maui.
Amy and John wanted a quiet and romantic wedding on a beautiful Maui beach. And that is what they received.
John and Amy were very excited to come to Maui experience the wedding of their dreams. Aloha Beach in Kihei, Maui was perfect for them and it was a simply splendid day.
Amy embraced the Hawaiian custom of wearing a Haku lei on her head and they both enjoyed the traditional Hawaiian kukui wedding leis and romantic lei exchange.
It was a wonderful new beginning for Amy and John.
Katie and John were so happy to be married on the beach in Maui. Aloha Beach cove was perfect for their romantic and private ceremony.
This happy couple appreciated the perfect South Maui weather, sun and white waves crashing on black lava rocks. They looked adorable in their comfortable beach wedding attire, wearing their sun glasses.
I hope that John and Katie come back to Maui often as they just love it here.
Gloria and Ben knew what kind of location they wanted for their Maui Wedding. It wasn’t the beach. Most of our couples do want the beach, understandably, as we some of the best beaches on the planet. However, we sometimes do meet clients who want a lush, flowered tropical garden, with streams and waterfalls and we delighted to provide that.
Gloria and Ben were firmly decided on a garden wedding and were thrilled when they saw the lush Kula Gardens for the first time. It exceeded their expectations with its lavish array of flowering trees, bridges, exotic plants from around the world.
Ben and Gloria enjoyed their garden wedding with much romance and affection. Here at Merry Maui Weddings, we are always thrilled to see a couple so happy and in love. The photos by Cathy Simone speak for themselves.
The beautiful, elegant bride was from South Korea and the handsome, princely groom from Maui. They enjoyed beautiful weather in December on our lovely Aloha Beach.
Min Jung and Edwin were a playful and romantic couple, who delighted in their beach, after wedding photography by Cathy Simone.
Many of our couples are sad to have to leave Maui after their honeymoon, but Edwin and Min Jung get to honey moon and live right here on Maui No Ka Oi.
Chris and Nina’s dream of a romantic beach wedding came true. They celebrated a sacred wedding, on a spacious quiet, beautiful beach cove and above all else, a loving commitment shared with each other.
Nina and Chris are such a sweet, devoted young couple, that it was my joy, to provide them with the dream wedding they hoped for and were blessed to celebrate.
Cathy Simone, owner of Maui Imprints Photography, was pleased to capture their beauty and love in photographs to treasure for a lifetime.
May the holidays always bring warm memories of love and vows exchanged, on a beautiful Maui beach, to Nina and Chris.
Emmy and Michael chose a wedding in a tropical garden with live Hawaiian music and Hula. That is something we love to provide!
Michael and Emmy and their parents loved the lush Haleakala gardens, full of flowering trees and bushes and chose a very pretty covered bridge over a mountain stream, to proclaim their vows. Their lovely attire accentuated their beauty, which created an ambiance of a Victorian garden wedding.
Kovika Ortiz provided beautiful Hawaiian guitar and vocals before, during and after wedding ceremony. Ayesha Lee danced a sacred Hawaiian wedding hula to bless the couple and their guests.
It was a most lovely garden wedding, captured with skill and love by photographer, Cathy Simone.
The holidays are a beautiful time and they can also be daunting. They are a time of memories and evaluating our life, as well as missing people and situations that are no longer with us. And of course there is the time and money demands and it is so easy to feel like there is not enough of either.
I find it helpful to focus on the present and its gifts, what I do have and what I can give. I do my best to remember to say thank you more often than wishing or complaining about what I don’t have. There is always so much to be grateful for and so many needs for love to fill.
Of course I am lucky, I get to plan and perform weddings during this time, which is always a joyful focus. So there is so much positive life to celebrate. And the beauty of nature alone, here is always uplifting, if I but pay attention.
Still there is the temptation to miss a loved one who is not here or feel stressed about how much there is to do. So, I recommend keeping it simple. Avoid the malls at busy times, have tea or meals with friends and families, make cookies to enjoy and give as gifts, go for walks to enjoy nature or Christmas lights.
Most of all remember to love. Give gifts of love as often as you can, a smile, a thank you, a helpful hand or embrace. Listen to the heart and needs of those close to you. Carry some money out of the store to put in those Salvation army pots. They are even grateful for a handful of change. If you are a believer, go to church and celebrate the reason for the season. Go to a tree lighting ceremony or child’s Christmas play. There are many delightful and free things to do this time of year.
You might find yourself in the true Christmas spirit.
What is your most romantic wedding fantasy? Mine includes a live Hawaiian musician playing a romantic serenade, as we sip champagne, while watching the sunset. Kai Akin, supplied the music for Anabel and Ulises romantic Maui beach wedding. Then how about following that with cake by the ocean? This wedding was entirely their dream. It just happened to resemble my fantasy. Cathy Simone provided the wedding photography.