Mar
14
Posted on 14-03-2019
Filed Under (Maui Wedding) by Merry Maui Weddings

A wedding is meant to be a celebration of love, but many weddings begin in an atmosphere of anxiety and tension. Something has gone wrong. The limo was late or the pink roses were too orangey or the breeze is scattering the petals all over the sand… something not perfect.

The groom and best man and I are awaiting the processional that will bring the bride to his side. He is smiling at first, but time is passing – no bride arrives. I glance at my watch – seven minutes late, not so bad. I regard the groom. He seems to be in a state of high anxiety. I say, “It’s okay, she will be here soon.” The groom shuffles his feet in the sand. Sweat is running down his face. He looks down and says, “She has been so nervous about this wedding. I can’t wait ‘til it’s over.”

His cellphone rings. He pulls it out of his pocket and looks at it as though it’s a man-eating tiger, about to pounce. “It’s her,” he says. “Answer it,” I say calmly. “Hey, babe…” he says in a squeaky, strained voice, “you comin’ down here? Okay, okay, see ‘ya soon.” He puts away the phone. “She’s coming. Her maid of honor forgot the ‘something borrowed’ garter in her hotel room. They’ll be right here.”

“Great,” I say. “Look at that gorgeous blue sky. “Yeah,” he mutters. “It’s been hard trying to get it all together.” He can’t see the sky. The conch blows. The harp player begins “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” The bridal procession comes down the petal path and soon the bride is standing beside her groom. They look at each other, nervously. They try to smile and the ceremony begins. She doesn’t seem to realize it, but she is gorgeous.

After a few minutes, we get to the part where I say, “A marriage has moods and seasons.” They look at each other and one of them begins to laugh, then the other. The ice breaks. They clasp hands. They both realize they have already passed one of the tests of married love. Planning a wedding was stressful, probably much more than it needed to be. But, they made it. They saw each other’s dark side, but they’re saying “yes” to love!

#mauibeachwedding

 

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Mar
07
Posted on 07-03-2019
Filed Under (Maui Wedding) by Merry Maui Weddings

#bridalbouquet

Merry Maui Weddings has a great selection of packages but we understand that people may want to add to them or create a custom package of their own. For that reason we have a selection of many services and items that may be added to your wedding. We only use the best service and product providers available and make sure your a la carte fits smoothly into your wedding.
Below, I have included photos of some of our more popular a la carte options: leis, tropical bouquets and flower circles. Please give us a call at 808-357-1171 to ask about our a la carte. If it isn’t on our list, we may still be able to get it for you.
Photos of our a la carte items were taken by Cathy Simone of Maui Imprints Photography.

flower circle and matching bouquet

assorted leis and tropical bouquet

kukui lei, multi-color orchid, ilima, tuberose lei, all white tuberose lei.

kukui leis

Merry Maui Weddings a la carte website link: http://www.merrymauiweddings.com/maui_wedding_services.html

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Feb
28
Posted on 28-02-2019
Filed Under (Maui Wedding) by Merry Maui Weddings

#mauiwhitegazebo

Sylvia and Larry came from Victoria, PE1 to celebrate their Valentine’s Day wedding on a Maui Beach. However, Valentines Day is in the middle of our rainy season (we do have to have some rain, friends, to keep the island green and covered with fruits and flowers) and Cupid decided to be a little naughty. On the morning of February 14, rain was indeed falling on the Kihei beaches where the wedding was planned to take place.
Fortunately, Larry and Sylvia are very resilient, patient and undefeatable. Together we decided to pursue the option of relocating to a garden wedding on the slopes of Mount Haleakala, where the sun was shining brightly. Having been watching the weather forecasts, I had already reserved a beautiful garden location with a covered gazebo, just in case. We all know how hard it can be to Book your wedding party and it this case it wasn’t the exception, we had to find a last minute reception because of the weather.
Sylvia and Larry, good-naturedly, drove up the mountain. Unfortunately, the rain followed them. We were standing in the reception room, musing over this development, when the videographer called. He had been unavoidably delayed in a traffic situation. I will always remember the grace and patience Larry and Sylvia displayed in these circumstances with much gratitude.
Photographer, Steve Slater, was also my hero and took some pre-wedding photos with the lovely couple under umbrellas and walking through the lush gardens in the soft rain. The photos turned out to be very romantic.
All of a sudden, the sun came out, the videographer arrived, and Sylvia and Larry enjoyed a very loving wedding celebration.
My generous videographer, Craig Gomberg, treated the couple to a complimentary beach shoot afterwards, because the sun came out on the beach too!
It was a wonderful Valentines wedding, thanks to my amazing clients and photographers.

#gardenweddingwithumbrella

 

#mauigardenwedding

 

#mauimountainwedding

Review:
Aloha Ayesha
As we leave lovely Kihei and head to Haiku for a couple of days, we would like to take a moment and say thank you for coordinating our special day and hanging in there with us despite the rain and other mishaps! You, your photographer and videographer went out of your way to make our day turn out perfectly. Canada has a reputation of kind people but we can honestly say it has met its match in Hawaii… Thank you again and we hope someday to be back in your beautiful Maui. Take care!
Larry and Sylvia

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Feb
14
Posted on 14-02-2019
Filed Under (Maui Wedding) by Merry Maui Weddings

Blessings on all of you lovers and friends and fiances and newlyweds and family members. Celebrate love today.

It does not have to be a fancy dinner in a restaurant. Make your loved one coffee and give it with a kiss, smile at the people you meet today. Encourage everyone.

#mauibeachwedding

If you have a special someone, give them a flower, a card, take them or make them a special meal. It could be lobster and champagne or it could be macaroni and cheese. Just be sweet.
Celebrate and appreciate love wherever you are lucky enough to have it.

#mauibeachweddingflowercircle

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Jan
31
Posted on 31-01-2019
Filed Under (Maui Wedding) by Merry Maui Weddings

#mauibeachwedding


We are enjoying such beautiful beach weddings these days. Winter in Maui is better than summer anywhere else!

Do you like bright blue skies, temperatures in the low eighties and gentle trade winds caressing your cheeks and waving through the palm trees? How about whales celebrating your wedding by leaping and spouting?

Why not consider having a beach wedding on Maui this winter?

Call us 808-357-1171.

#mauibeachweddings

#mauibeachweddings

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#romanticbeachwedding


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.

It is not too late to plan a Valentines Day wedding. Here at Merry Maui Weddings, we are available to help you.

*Bouquets and matching boutonnieres are limited to tropical flowers in season. This special applies to all weddings booked from now until March 1, 2019.
Romantic photography by Cathy Simone.

#sweetbeachwedding

#romanticbeachwedding

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Jan
10
Posted on 10-01-2019
Filed Under (Maui Wedding) by Merry Maui Weddings

#mauibeachwedding

Stephanie and Jeffrey celebrated a passionate and beautiful wedding on the lovely Aloha Beach in Kihei, Maui. Jeffrey and Stephanie anticipated their Maui wedding eagerly and Maui did not disappoint and delivered the perfect beach afternoon.
How delightful it was to perform a wedding for these happy lovebirds. They truly enjoyed every moment of their wedding ceremony, vows, and romance photos, captured by Desiree Maher.

#romanticbeachwedding


#affordablemauibeachwedding


#mauibeachwedding


#hawaiibeachwedding

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Dec
31
Posted on 31-12-2018
Filed Under (Maui Wedding) by Merry Maui Weddings

#mauisunsetwedding

Here at Merry Maui Weddings, we are excited about 2019! We know there will be many beautiful weddings, many lovely brides and handsome grooms just waiting to happen in the coming days. We are looking forward to what we will experience with you and blog about right here.
We wish you the very best. May love and joy fill your hearts, today and every day!

#mauisunsetwedding


#mauisunsetweddings


#mauisunsetwedding

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Dec
13
Posted on 13-12-2018
Filed Under (Maui Wedding) by Merry Maui Weddings

#doublevowrenewal

Caitlin and Karl and Patrick and Danielle returned to Tavares Bay Maui to celebrate their vow renewals, this time with five beautiful children in tow. Their ceremonies were simple and lively, with much celebration and love.
We were blessed with some delightful wedding crashers, 6 Hawaiian sea turtles who swam into part of the festivities and enjoy being adored by the children.
A wonderful time was had by all, couples, children and turtles.

#mauibeachrenewal


#mauivowrenewal


#mauivowrenewal


#wewantavowrenewaltoo

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Dec
06
Posted on 06-12-2018
Filed Under (Maui Wedding) by Merry Maui Weddings

#mauibeachwedding


Angie and Phillip traveled all the way from Germany to celebrate their wedding on a Maui beach. They decided that Aloha Beach was just right for them and they enjoyed their sun-soaked pre-sunset wedding immensely.
Angie and Phillip had decided they wanted to embrace simplicity in their wedding and the beach is the perfect venue for great beauty as well as ease and relaxation. Phillip and Angie are a very loving, romantic couple and their tender love for one another was all the decoration they needed. The beach, waves and skies were their cathedral and at the end, the sunset and stars provided natural fireworks.
I know Phillip and Angie will continue their beautiful love in Germany and hope that they will one day return to our Maui shores for a renewal.

#mauiweddingceremony


#romanticmauiwedding


#mauiweddingbeach


#hawaiibeachweddings

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