Chandeliers, Flowers and Romance for a Wedding on Maui

Chandeliers, Flowers and Romance for a Wedding on Maui

“Let the Rays of your Heart Shine on All who pass by!”~ author unknown.

Haley and Matt’s magical day had this sweet sunset as they celebrated in front of both families, best friends and lots of special people at the White Orchid Beach House in Makena! Matt wiping tears from his eyes as he read his vows, then reaching to Haley and wiping her tears! Truly a special connection these two have!
Cheers to Haley & Matt🌴💍❤️

Special thanks to all these vendors that helped make it happen! Jackie of White Orchid Wedding for her planning. Stacy, of Bars are Us. Haley’s flowers by Teresa Sena Designs.

 

passionate first kiss

"Let the Rays of your Heart Shine on All who pass by!"~ author unknown .
Passion & Sweet Sweet Moments

Passion & Sweet Sweet Moments

 

Chelsea & Anthony had so much passion & love & sweet little moments at their ocean side wedding!!! Was amazing to witness!!!
4 Ever and Ever Amen

4 Ever and Ever Amen

The White Orchid Beach House in Makena, Maui, is a stunning place and no matter how many times I have experienced it, each and every time I get goose bumps all over!!! It is so beautiful that every time I walk through the gate I look up in awe at the palm trees that greet you and the blue, ocean lapping the lava rocks creating a magical experience! It is absolutely breathtaking!

On this particular day, thick clouds blanketed the sky creating the soft light we photographers love! I could see the excitement when I met Karen in her room as she was getting ready and she seemed a bit nervous, but I reassured her to relax and enjoy the moment. Karen & Nadar had been dating for about three years and had been to Maui many times so that is why they had chosen this location as they both love it! Karen had actually lived on Maui before! When they were choosing a location they wanted it to be gorgeous, but they both had NO IDEA just how spectacular it really is until they got to experience it first hand!

Karen looked gorgeous in her dress that fit her style just perfectly. Right before the ceremony, there was a knock on the door saying there was a gift from her soon to be husband! It was wrapped so nicely in a blue box and white ribbon and she smiled so sweetly when she opened the box.  How kind of him to write a short note and have a nice little gift?!

She was walked into the ceremony by her two sons, she looked lovely with her veil pulled over her face and was greeted by the pleasant words of Al Terry who started the ceremony with the gift of laughter! Nadar held her hand and joyfully repeated the words Al spoke and finally the moment they both had been anticipating for so long was there! You’re now husband and wife!

The soft light of the overhead clouds was perfect for the first dance, group pictures & family shots we had to do and right on queue, almost like the coordinators Patty & Kendall had planned it, the sun began to peak from under the clouds and it decorated the entire coastline in the most delicious warm light imaginable! It was as awe-inspiring to see the beauty that presented itself and of course I took full advantage of it as fast as I could! However, that gorgeous light only lasted just a few minutes before it dropped behind the clouds and the soft light evening took over! The evening was filled with LOVE and Laughter & JOY & I couldn’t be happier to be a part of Karen & Nadar’s Lovely Day! Thanks for making TCP apart of your Maui Memories! Best of wishes on your new life together!

 

Thanks to Patty of White Orchid Wedding planning this sweet affair and Kendal as the onsite coordinator! Al Terry for his words during the ceremony, Asa Flowers for his bouquet, Manutea Nui for the Music and Paradise Event Rentals. @whiteorchidwedding @caroleehigashino #mauibeachwedding #mauidestinationphotographer #maui #borrowedandblue
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The White Orchid Beach House in Makena, Maui, is a stunning place and no matter how many times I have experienced it, each and every time I get goose bumps all over!!! It is so beautiful that every time I walk through the gate I look up in awe at the palm trees that greet you and the blue, ocean lapping the lava rocks creating a magical experience! It is absolutely breathtaking!!
Faith brought them together to become their own little family

Faith brought them together to become their own little family

The White Orchid beach House is one of those places that really has this awesome power over you with all its beauty. I walked on to the grounds & was loving the clouds over head softening the light & making it nice & cool. The grounds immaculately groomed looked perfect.  Was going to be an incredible wedding for sure. Especially upon meeting Roxy & Ryan you can feel the energy they transmit. Both so excited about their big day their faces were literally giant smiles of happiness. 🙂   I first met Roxy as she finished rereading her vows for the 2oth time fine tuning all the details that were so important to her. I also immediately got to see her vivacious personality & many different looks. She showed me like ten different looks in five minutes. Was super fun doing our “pre wedding” pics & then finally it was time for Ryan to marry the girl of his dreams!

With a child hood friend of Ryan’s performing the ceremony & his very closest friends in attendance, Ryan took the first steps in starting his new life as Husband. They looked in to each others eyes & as she began to weep, he offered his fingers to catch the falling tears of joy. Once they said their hand written vows, Roxy JUMPED in to his arms & he lifted her as he kissed her. Very romantic! I’m glad I was ready for it, but as they walked out of the ceremony they both spontaneously jumped & tucked their feet making for a great moment!  You could really see their unique personality’s as they joked with friends. Animated faces just make for FANTASTIC pictures. With the clouds overhead continuing to create awesome light I clicked away, capturing these fantastic moments of them just loving each other, the moment, & the togetherness! Was very unscripted with these tow as all I did was point them in the right direction & their love & joy permeated in the pictures! Love capturing those candid moments!

I was in for a surprise though. Roxy had asked me earlier when would be the right time for the groom & groomsman to run off to put on their “Speedos”! Didn’t really know what to expect until they all came out of the house dressed ONLY in Speedos. The crowd erupted in laughter. Roxy jumped right in for a few fun pictures, until someone suggested that they throw her. NONE of us expected the groomsman to throw her SO HIGH! I mean they just tossed her incredibly high & Roxy with perfect form flew through the air with total grace & style (check out her pike position)! Of course they caught her perfectly as well & again the crowd went wild. WAS AWESOME to witness!

Maui sunset pretty much take the cake & this particular night was no different.  The chemistry between Roxy & Ryan was once again on display as they just ate it up & created these super memorable sunset moments. Really terrific couple, absolutely in love!

The theme of the wedding was coral & tropical. Look carefully at her most AMAZING bouquet & you will find her colors. Not often do you see a bride in a short dress, but I especially liked it as this was a beach wedding & a short dress on her worked perfect!

Enjoy the pictures & again Congratulation to these tow lovers! Was terrific being apart of your big day. Thank you so much for including me as I’m very appreciative!

Mahalo Tad

 

 

 

 

Mahalos to all vendors and all whom help make their wedding come true!

Venue: White Orchid Beach House in Makena

Cake: Maui Wedding Cake

Ceremony Musician: Ernest Pua’a

Florists: Maui Floral Elegance

Tent, Rentals, Decor: Pacific Isle Rentals

Coordinator: Jacqueline Ishikawa- White Orchid Wedding

Catering: Maui Style Seafood

Gifts & Favors: Pottery Barns

Bride Ring: Kay’s Jewelers

Invitations & Calligraphy: J&M Printing, Inc.  San Antonio, TX

Officiant: Jason Welch

 

 

The White Orchid beach House is one of those places that really has this awesome power over you with all its beauty.
Triathletes marry at The White Orchid Beach House

Triathletes marry at The White Orchid Beach House

Triathletes marry at The White Orchid Beach House
Shannon and Craig both were vacationing, separately, on Maui a couple of years ago when they first met. They had their very first date here and they found out that they were both living in Vancouver, Canada!
Back at home, that first date led to a relationship and that relationship led to an engagement and of course that engagement led to planning their wedding. It seemed fitting for them that they would come to Maui to marry!
Craig is one of Canada’s top triathletes and Shannon’s love for running and cycling naturally made them closer as a couple.
They chose a morning wedding at The White Orchid Beach House in Makena and it was simply “picture perfect”. Love all the bold gorgeous colors with the stunning flowers from Maui Floral Elegance, the bright color of the sky and the ocean.
Congratulations to the happy couple.
Thank you very much for including Tad Craig Photography for your special day. Enjoy the pics, Tad.

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Coordinator: Jacqueline Ishikawa from White Orchid Wedding
Florals: Janna Hoehn of Maui Floral Elegance
Minister: Tino Rosete
Harpist: Ginny Morgan