• Coral Chevron Maui Destination Wedding

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    Today’s wedding is like getting two in one. It’s one part classic chic and one part Hawaiian destination wedding. And between the pops of coral accenting the clean grey and white palette and the chevron patterns, the style is fresh and modern. But there’s an old Hawaiian and rustic chic feel as well. Not to mention the stunning venue and the bride’s Vera Wang gown… So much to be inspired by in this beauty!

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    Rustic chic with a touch of old Hawaii was our inspiration. From the first time Eric and I sat down to start planning we said that we wanted our guests to feel like they were at a party rather than a traditional wedding.

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    My biggest piece of advice would be to make it about you, and your love for each other! Everything else will fall into place. My second piece of advice is, don’t let go of each others hands on your wedding day. We were told this by a friend the night before at our rehearsal, and I can honestly say that there was only one time I remember being apart the day of. I got to share every memory with Eric right by my side!

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    My favorite memory of the day was our first look. I was so excited to see Eric and see his reaction. From the moment we laid eyes on each other we both lost it, burying our heads in each others necks. I was so overwhelmed with emotion that I barely noticed he hand wrote me a sign on the back of his vows that said “Hello Smooch”. He always knows how to make me laugh!

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    I think what made our wedding us, is all of the personal touches. From the signature drinks to the sunglasses and flip flops, we wanted our guests to feel comfortable and be able to let loose and have a good time. Almost every detail of our wedding was handmade, hand-cut, or hand-crafted, by myself, a family member or friend.  We chose to have a small wedding so we could make it more intimate and personalized to us. We asked my best friend to be our officiant, wrote our own vows, and asked close friends to read scriptures, which made for a very intimate ceremony. My inspiration of rustic chic DIY decor, mixed in with the outstanding backdrop of Olowalu’s beach, while being surrounded my our closest friends and family, made for the perfect day! It was everything I had imagined and more!

    Such a lovely wedding, don’t you think? And I love that it had nods to Hawaii without being a “themey Hawaiian” wedding. It is classic and chic and could fit into any setting, but just happened to be in stunning Maui. And below the bride shares how she DIY’d her centerpiece containers. Thanks Jessica!

    DIY Centerpiece Containers:

    I purchased all of the cylinder vases from the dollar store. Half of the vases I wanted to look like mercury glass, and the other rustic beachy. For the mercury glass vases I put a candle in them, and the rope vases I used to hold hydrangeas.

     To make the Mercury glass vases, I purchased a Krylon looking glass spray paint to give them the look of mercury glass. I purchased a spray bottle and mixed vinegar and water and lightly misted the vases with the solution, then I sprayed the looking glass paint over the outside of the vase. I let it dry for a minute or two and then dabbed a dry paper towel on the outside, bursting the water bubbles. I repeated this step twice to give the glass a darker color. For the other vases I purchased twine from Home depot and used a hot glue gun to attach the twine to the bottom of the vase.

    {Vendors} Venue: Olowalu Plantation House / Wedding Planning & Styling: Little Lover Events / Photographer & Videographer:  Weddings by Aimee McAuley / Caterer: Longhi’s Catering / DJ: DJ Dan Maui / Stationery Suite & Paper Goods: The Sugar Bee Bungalow / Bride’s Dress: Vera Wang / Bride’s Belt, Earrings & Veil: Nordstrom / Bridesmaids Dresses: Dessy / Groom & Groomsmen Bow Ties: AmandaJoHandmade / Makeup: Genedine Ladera at Sephora Whaler’s Village, Lahaina Maui / Hair: Sister of the Bride

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    3 Comments

    1. Posted Jul 30 at 12:37 pm | Permalink

      I can’t decide which I love more- the bride’s beautiful gown or the personalized mason jars. Thanks for sharing!

    2. Posted Jul 30 at 12:39 pm | Permalink

      Thanks so much for sharing this special wedding, Chandra! It was a true pleasure to help envision and bring Eric and Jessica’s special day to life. They are such a deserving couple and their day goes down in the history books! xoxo

    3. Posted Aug 15 at 11:21 pm | Permalink

      Jessica and Eric are made for each other couple. The photography says it all. Her story of not lets his hand go was very touching, and everything became self-explanatory after that. This was such a beautiful story, and the photographs added cherry to the cake.

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