After this next wedding, Hawaii will be on the top of your list for your destination wedding. So many activities, to-die-for weather, sandy beaches and the list goes on and on. The exact reason why Kalin and Matt chose Maui for their Hawaiian destination wedding.
These two California locals aimed for a carefree, laid back wedding with a vintage feel. Letting the serenity of the island speak for itself. They accomplished that and more. This DIY Wedding In Hawaii was beautifully captured by San Diego wedding photographer Katrina Louise. See all the pretty images in the full gallery by clicking here.
From The Bride:
My best friend’s parents (second parents to me) moved to Maui several years ago. I have been lucky enough to visit frequently over the last few years, and have always loved the Paia property where they lived. Last November we spent Thanksgiving with them in Maui, and my boyfriend of 10 years popped the question at Twin Falls (one of our favorite hiking spots a few miles down the road, on your way to Hana). It only seemed right to get married at one of our favorite spots, where we have shared some amazing memories.
My bridesmaids and I made all the flower arrangements. We picked native Hawaiian flowers from the property for the mother’s bouquets. We also went to the local farmers market in Kahului for all the tuberose, eucalyptus, wild ginger, and orchids. My best friend and I started, The Vintage Alley right before I got engaged (great timing!) We designed the save-the-dates, wedding invitations and thank you’s.
One thing you must know about us is that we love coffee, so these kona coffee wedding favors are right up our alley. Kalin found pre-sewn burlap bags on Uline, trimmed them down, hand stenciled Café, filled with local Kona coffee, and tied with twine and a die cut tag. This is a definite steal worthy idea, especially for coffee lovers.
Their guest books were vintage style Hawaiian postcards. Kalin burned the edges to give them a rustic feel. Guests wrote sweet messages or words of advice, which Kalin and Matt will bind into a book later. The escort cards were a large frame with brass skeleton keys that were collected on ebay. Each tarnished and rusted by hand to give them that extra vintage feel, then tied to die cut tags, and attached to a framed board.
Each of the vases were hand painted in grey and turquoise and filled with Hawaiian flowers. The napkins were handmade by a friend and the table numbers are old wood with antique door knobs and address numbers from home depot. Stay tuned because we will show you exactly how to make these later today.
Wait.. there is more. Stay tuned to find out how Kalin crafted some of these spectacular do-it-yourself projects.
Photographer: Katrina Louise
Makeup: Dwell by Erin
Hair: Angela Lew with Salon HG
Cake: Aloha Events Catering
Caterer: Aloha Events Catering
DJ: Billy Arbour of Soundwave Recording
Dress Designer: Acapulco by Watters
Flowers: DIY by bride & bridesmaids (purchased at Maui Swap Meet)
Groom’s Attire: Volcom Gray Slacks, Alfoni Linen Shirt, Reef Sandals
Jewelry: Kendra Scott ‘Nyla’ Teardrop Earrings
Officiant: Marty Milligan
Shoe Designer: Dolce Vita Queen Wedge in blush suede
Stationery: The Vintage Alley
Custom Wooden Coffee Sign: Shabby Shoe Signs
PhotoBooth: Katrina Louise
Venue: private residence