There is something about a small wedding that will be eternally appealing. You get to truly enjoy all of those that are there on that day and the pressure to be perfect is off! How splendid does that sound?
Natalie Schutt Photography's images of this stress free tropical Hawaiian beach wedding might have you whittling down your guest list. But you definitely shouldn't cut back on the number of jaw dropping images you view! See them all in the full gallery here.
Take Your Time It's Your Day
From the Bride: Take your time planning your wedding. Make sure its authentic to you as a couple & that you aren't in such a rush that you are breaking the bank! Its so exciting to get engaged and of course planning a wedding right away is what you want to dive into, but make sure you enjoy this time in your life, and that you create a wedding day that you and your husband can enjoy!
Love is a Beach
From Natalie Schutt Photography: John & Erica's first date was a trip to the beach, they got engaged on the beach, so it was an easy choice when deciding the type of venue they wanted for their wedding. They wanted to pay tribute to the beautiful island of Maui in their floral & decor choices but also wanted to put a spin on the traditional look.
Music & Memories
With a smaller guest list, Erica & John chose to have an nontraditional guest book & purchased a ukulele from Lahaina Music when they landed in Maui. It's on display in their family room and John often will strum a tune on it.
A Rare Pale Purple
Noni and her team from Maui Palm Tree Floral took the vision for the florals and executed a look more than anyone could have imagined.
Erica had stumbled upon a rare pale purple Hibiscus while planning and absolutely fell in love with its unique color. Wanting to exceed the brides expectations, Noni found someone on the island with the EXACT COLOR plant that Erica envisioned and incorporated it into the floral decor.
Read on to see how much this tropical Hawaiian beach wedding cost. Please note that costs change as the years go by, and prices are subject to change. This is just one couple’s breakdown to give you a rough estimate on how much a wedding like this may cost you.
Officiant & Beach Permit: $333
Planner: Travel expenses only because my business partner graciously handled xoxo / face value for a small destination elopement would be $3500 + travel expenses Ukelele: $75
Photographer: $3000 + travel expenses Cake: $800
Reception Dinner at Merriman's Kapalua for 10 guests + table side wine service: $1200
Misc Travel Costs: $1500 (we used our frequent flyer airline points to fly out our photographer & planner!)