Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Maui Wedding Planners

Some of the beaches here in Maui are not very well known. One particular beach, who's name we will not reveal (well maybe if you book us!) is in Makena and accessed via a rocky path that looks like it's going into a private backyard but actually leads to a pristine sandy paradise of fine sand and deep azure ocean. The narrow path tends to keep the groups with large coolers away and we often bring our smaller groups down for a sunset wedding. Such was the case last night with Christy and Dennis, who had a magnificent sunset and wonderful Maui wedding.

For information on the perfect secluded spot for your nuptials, feel free to call us at 1-808-242-1100 or drop us an email. You'll be as happy as Christy and Dennis!

Maui Wedding Planners / Christy and Dennis

Maui Sunset Wedding with Christy and Dennis

Friday, November 12, 2010

Hawaii Weddings

A Maui Wedding is a beautiful thing. Whether you have the ceremony on one of our pristine public beaches or world class private venues, you'll be blown away by the breathtaking beauty of the Valley Isle. Megan and Eric had that opportunity on 11-11-10. They eloped to Maui and we hooked them up on a fairly secluded south Maui beach. We had a cool evening with a fabulous sunset and Pastor Vance Maui'd them the way only he can. Of course, our Maui Photography captured the beauty and essence of the day, some of which we will share here with you.

If you are looking for a Hawaii destination wedding planner, please consider Marry me Maui Wedding Planners. You can reach us at 1-800-745-0344.


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Hawaii Beach Wedding, Maui

Megan and Eric, Happily Maui'd

Maui Wedding Toast

Another gorgeous Maui Sunset

Friday, October 22, 2010

Maui Weddings

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Hatigje and Jon got Maui'd on 10-20-10 on beautiful Keawakapu beach in Wailea. There was some rain squalls at out original location so we quickly got everybody arranged in a convoy and hightailed it through the rain to our secondary location. While we still had some showers during the ceremony, the happy couple handled it perfectly and didn't allow mother nature to ruin their day. After the ceremony it cleared up, the sun came out and we had a magnificent sunset. Mahalo Hatigje and Jon for letting us be part of your day! For the most romantic Maui Weddings and professional Maui Photography, call Marry Me Maui Wedding Planners: 1-808-242-1100. Mahalo!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Maui Weddings

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On July 18th 2010, we had the pleasure of Abbey and Christopher's company as we celebrated their wedding on the soft white sands of Makena while the sun set. Ron Kuala'au serenaded us with his Martin ukulele while Vance brought tears and laughter to the tight knit group of friends and family. Dellables created her usual superlative floral designs and Co from Marry Me Maui Wedding Planners directed the whole event with her typical precision and warmth. Maui wedding photography by Joe D'Alessandro.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Weddings in Hawaii

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Marry Me Maui Wedding Planners has the privilege of working with couples from all around the world. Our in-house photography team, with decades of professional experience, gets the opportunity to photograph those couples in some of the most superb and pristine environments in the world. Maui's beaches are incredibly beautiful. The sand varies in color from beach to beach but the ocean is deep blue and the beaches in all the resort areas face west, for those incredible sunset portraits. Where else can you get maui'd with green sea turtles near shore and, at certain times of the year, endangered humpback whales cavorting at sea?

A Maui wedding at Kapalua Bay is one of our favorites. While the beach may experience the passing shower now and again, it is usually mostly sunny, breezy and lightly used. We always have a "plan B" in case of rain but that happens very infrequently.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Hawaii Sunset Weddings

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Catherine and Mark travelled all the way from the UK to get Maui'd! We were so pleased they chose our wedding planning services. We had a beautiful afternoon ceremony at Kapalua Bay and they had a wonderful time. 27 hours in a plane is a long way to go but Maui in THE destination island on the planet. Before you get here, be sure to book Maui's premier wedding planning company; Marry Me Maui. You'll have plenty of great memories to bring home with you.
Mahalo Cathrine and David!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Maui Commitment Ceremonies

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We had the pleasure of performing a commitment ceremony on one of our favorite Makena Beaches last week. It was a perfect day, soft breeze and gently setting sun. Some of the beaches on Maui are the perfect venue for a commitment ceremony and even though there may be other people on the beach, they are few and far between and always respectful of us. The Rev. Diana George gave Barb and Tish a wonderful ceremony as the sun sank into the sea...

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Maui Wedding, Kapalua Bay

Mary Kate and Dan tied the knot on a cool, cloudy morning at Kapalua Bay on June 3, 2010. It was a beautiful ceremony with 15 of their closest friends and relatives in attendance. Morning weddings on Maui have their own special feel and while we don't get those sunset shots, the bride, groom and family have the entire day free to explore and celebrate. Mornings are cooler than the afternoon and morning weddings make for a great way to start the day

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What about sunset you say? Mary Kate and Dan booked us for the next evening, in a different location, to do a sunset shoot. We could also "trash the dress" if that's what you have in mind.

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Mahalo Mary Kate and Dan, best of luck to you in your future together.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Maui Weddings

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"Where do I start...?" Well, with a professional Maui wedding planner of course! With Marry me Maui Wedding Planners working for you, you're going to save time and believe it or not, money! Instead of clicking on links from another google search, you'll be guided by professional planners who know the venues, beaches and vendors better than anyone. Here's a quote from a recent bride:
"You did an absolutely fantastic job. The planning process was a breeze. Who would've thought you could plan a wedding in 10 minutes? The day was all we had hoped and wanted." (Melissa and David). 10 minutes indeed! We spent a lot more time than that getting everything just right but you'll never know. All you have to do is show up on a crisp Maui afternoon, we'll take care of the rest. Call us, no obligation, no hassles, and talk story, 1-800-745-0344.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Professional Maui Wedding Photography

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There are a some old adages that are usually true. One is that "you get what you pay for". Time and again when we purchase the cheapest item we end up buying another one after it breaks costing us more than if we'd just went with the quality product first. With a Maui destination wedding, there are no do-overs so you need to make sure you get it right the first time.

Another old adage is that "patience is a virtue". Fast food never tastes as good as a home cooked meal which may take hours to prepare. The same is true for photography. Sometimes, a potential client will not book with us because they feel the wait for the images is too long. Patience, my friend. We do this the old fashioned way. We go through all the images, picking out the best and then retouching each one individually to remove unsightly blemishes, optimizing the images for reproduction. This is time consuming and we are fortunate enough to have many clients who are also waiting for professional wedding images. Interestingly enough, when we ask our potential clients why they called us they typically tell us it's because of the high quality photography on our site. Well, there's a reason for that quality...

We could charge less, hire an amateur photographer who gets off his day job at 5 and dump unedited jpegs onto a cd and get your pictures to you in 24 hours, but those images wouldn't look any better than the ones your mother in law shot with her ninety nine dollar kodak camera. That's not what y0u came all the way out here to Maui for and that's not why we went into this business. Photography is our passion. Sounds corny but it's true. We don't want to cut any corners. Period. If the imagery is as important to you as the wedding, then we're the Maui wedding planners you want.

Please call us at your convenience 1-800-745-0344. We'd love to hear from you.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Hawaii Destination Wedding

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20% of today's weddings are destination weddings. There are some things to keep in mind while planning your Maui Wedding.

Destination. Some of your family or guests may not even own a passport. They may never have been out of the country and their fears, realistic or not, about your destination location should be considered. Hawaii has the advantage of being one of the most spectacular locations on the globe with incredible scenery, sparkling beaches and Aloha. Maui also has the advantage of being part of the United States, a big bonus for many relatives and friends.

Be careful where you send your guests for accommodations. 5 star hotels are nice but they can run 500.00 per night. Ask us about the condos across the street from the beach where two bedrooms and a full kitchen can run $250.00.

For you international brides, currency rates are in your favor. with a weak dollar, Australian and Canadian couples can get their Maui dream wedding at a discount now.

Since your guests will be bearing a large travel expense for your wedding, be sure they know you're not expecting large expensive wedding gifts. Small offerings which cost less than $100.00 are appropriate for destination wedding gifts.

Please contact the staff at Marry Me Maui Wedding Planners for your questions about how to plan your Maui wedding. You'll find us a wealth of information.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Maui Wedding Photography

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When our couples first contact us, they usually tell us about the beauty of the Maui wedding photography on our website. We love that because we are also professional photographers and we love what we do. A few things about professional photography should be discussed.

Some brides are bringing "a friend who's a photographer". That's great. You should have the friend photograph the other friends and family while the day unfolds to get those background shots that are so much fun. Leave the wedding ceremony and formal portraits/sunset session to the professionals who live and work on Maui and know how to deal with all the challenges an outdoor shoot in Maui creates. We have a team that works with off camera lighting, reflectors and diffusers, to create a magazine look to the imagery. We know how the timing goes and won't miss the sunset, which here by the equator happens real fast. We use our in house photographer for all our weddings. He works 3 to 5 weddings a week, continuously honing his craft and creating killer images for our happy couples.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Maui Weddings

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Many brides will ask us when is the best time to schedule their Maui wedding. This is a very important question. Couples from the mainland are sometimes surprised to hear that temperatures on Maui in the middle of the day can reach 85 degrees, even in February. Not the best time to do an outdoor ceremony. We generally try to wait to do the ceremony an hour to an hour and a half before sunset, depending on the size of the party. By this time, the beaches are beginning to thin out and the temperature is starting to cool. Since most ceremonies take about 15 minutes, this timing leaves us plenty of time for those killer Maui wedding images our clients are after. Toward sunset, the light begins to soften and the temperature cools. The soft evening breeze calms down and sunset settles in. Sunset happens fast here. The term "golden hour" was obviously coined on the mainland. on Maui it's more like the "golden half hour", which is why it's so important to hire a seasoned professional photography team, like Joe D'Alessandro Photography, to capture this unique once in a lifetime moment.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Maui Weddings

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Maui Weddings are something special. You combine a romantic wedding with a fabulous honeymoon, all while saving some money. In these uncertain economic times, what better excuse for a Maui vacation than: "We're getting married on Maui and taking a honeymoon, so we'll save money"? That's where we come in. As Maui's premier wedding planner, we'll make sure you not only have a memorable event but we'll make sure you have the killer images to go with it. We can also steer clients toward some of the more interesting attractions on Maui such as Hanggliding Maui, described in "Maui Revealed" as the safest and most exciting way to see the Hana coast from the air.

Be sure to call Marry me Maui Wedding Planners before you book your Maui wedding. We are friendly, professional and affordable.