Thursday, December 29, 2011

Your Wedding in Maui

Who ever said you can't do it all on your Maui wedding day never met Brian and Hedeieh. These two wanted a private garden setting and a beach shoot so we set them up with a ceremony in front of a beautiful gazebo on a private lawn surrounded by manicured lawns and exotic wildlife followed by a sunset portrait session on a nearly deserted beach the next evening. The weather cooperated perfectly as it nearly always does. This couple was quite adventurous and we wound up in the ocean trying not to get electrocuted by our 510 volt battery pack! As usual, we survived to shoot another day and Brian and Hedieh got some very cool images of their Maui Wedding and Maui Photography Session. Mahalo!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Trash the Dress!

Why not? You won't wear it again, the water's warm, the temperature is around 80 degrees and you have a change of clothing in the car, something really comfortable and sexy to slip into for that romantic dinner you've got planned for later. This isn't Kansas, not that Kansas isn't cool, it's just that you flew in a plane for 5 or 10 hours to elope on Maui, why not get a little crazy? Our Professional Maui Photographers can capture your trash the dress session in breathtaking images that you will enjoy, and laugh about, for a life time. 

Monday, November 14, 2011

Maui Vow Renewals

Anniversaries.What to get the girl or guy who has everything? After 10, 20 or 50 years of marriage we may begin to run out of original and creative ideas to show our spouse how much they mean to us. Our suggestion would be a Maui Vow Renewal. When you contact your Maui Wedding Planner, ask us about our vow renewal packages. We can keep it secret from your spouse so it can be a surprise or maybe you want to share this romantic idea with them so they can suggest amenities to make the ceremony that much more special. There's plenty of sandy beaches here in Maui with the views that Maui is famous for. We can provide your professional Maui photographer, musicians, minister, doves, make-up, flowers, virtually anything you can think of to put the finishing touches on a celebration of life. We can also connect you with our travel agent partner who can help you with hotel, auto and air bookings.

These images were shot for Jan and John at Makena Cove in celebration of 50 years of marriage. We scheduled a morning ceremony there to avoid the beachgoers and other wedding celebrations that typically happen at the end of the day. Makena Cove is small and subject to wave and tide conditions, but when it's a calm day and the waves are manageable, this little cove is an incredibly romantic and beautiful spot for your Vow Renewal Ceremony.

A trip to Maui, a Vow Renewal on the beach. What better way to show your spouse how much they mean to you? Give us a call 1-800-745-0344.

A Hui Hou.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Wedding Hawaii

We love to get comments like this:  
"Thank you for a wonderful, stress free wedding day - everything was absolutely perfect!".

That's from Kathy in the photo above. She did her Maui Wedding the right way: Private home rental, beach wedding in the late afternoon at a beach we recommended, dinner at a golf course restaurant nearby the beach. All the venues were within a couple of miles of the house they rented in the south side of Maui so driving was easy and the timing was generous. Marry Me Maui Wedding Planners provided the photography, hair and make-up, musician, minister and coordination at a reasonable price. We also gave Kathy all the information she needed to plan a wedding centered around her accommodations without having to drive all around Maui to get things done. Kathy now gets to have superlative photography like this along with memories to last a lifetime.

Give your Maui Wedding Planners and Maui Photographers a call for your Wedding in Hawaii

Friday, October 21, 2011

Hair and Makeup Services for your Maui Wedding

One of the services we always like to provide to our brides is in room hair and makeup. There's going to be a lot of activity going on during your wedding day and giving yourself time to have one of our professional stylists do your hair and makeup is one of the best investments you can make. Our stylists have 20 plus years of experience and will come to your room. If you have a bridesmaid or two, the stylist can work their hair also. 

It's important to have your hair done for your Maui wedding because the trade winds, which make Maui's weather so moderate, always blow and during your professional photo shoot, you don't want your hair blowing in your face! In addition to the hair, the professional makeup services we provide will insure that you look your best during the wedding and the photo shoot. Some brides want to do the hair themselves or have a friend do it but we suggest our stylists because we want your wedding day to be stress free. Depending on your accommodations there may be a salon in your hotel or 10 minutes from your condo but you'll have to make the appointment and leave your room when for about the same cost, you can have our professionals do that service in your room. They don't serve champagne in the salon's but you can have some with your closest friends and family in your room while our stylists take care of you! It's fun, convenient and reasonably priced so why not pamper yourself on your wedding day? You deserve it.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Maui Beach Weddings

On a planet of 6 billion souls have you ever wondered how you could find a secluded, pristine tropical beach, almost totally devoid of other people for your wedding day? Well, you could call us, Marry Me Maui Wedding Planners and we can tell you. Of course, we can't predict how many people will be on a given beach on a certain day but we are aware of the ones that are lightly used and if the circumstances are just right, you can have a day as special as the one Belgica and Rob had when they got Maui'd in June. Even if there's other people around, our professional Maui photographer, Joe D'Alessandro, will be sure to edit them out when he does his fully retouched edit. Of course you will receive the high resolution digital files along with full reproduction rights when you book one of our Maui Wedding Packages so you can do what you want with the pictures and enjoy them for life. Visit our Maui Wedding Planners site, email or call us at 1-808-242-1100 and we'll hook you up.

Personalized professional planners, killer images, secluded locations.

Marry Me Maui Wedding Planners

Monday, July 25, 2011

When to book a semi private venue for your Maui Wedding

Beach weddings on Maui offer a unique opportunity for couples who want to be out in nature, in beautiful surroundings. Bare toes in the sand, the ocean a mere few feet away and the breeze caressing your face are all good reasons to do the ceremony on the beach. Plus, it's free! There are times however where a private or semi private Maui wedding venue is a much better choice for you and your guests.

When we are doing the planning for groups of 30 or more, we will never recommend a public beach. Here's why: 

As you may know, the state of Hawaii does not allow us to place chairs, arches, huppas, tiki torches etc. on a public beach. When we have 30 or more people on a beach, they are standing all over the place. Often they wander behind the bride and groom to get some pictures which can interfere with your photographers' ability to get the shots you are paying her for. Without clear boundaries, guests may move in to occupy the spot the photographer was using a moment ago thus preventing him from going back to that prime spot. If there's a videographer on the scene, this will add to the chaos.

A large group will be spread out pretty far. In an uncontained environment this will always lead to people moving about, which can be distracting to the couple. Your guests will be behind or to the side of the minister who will have to speak quite loudly in order to overcome your guest's placement, the wind and the sound of the waves. For a small intimate grouping, this is not a problem but for a large group of 30, it can and often does lead to a great deal of discomfort on the part of the bride and groom. As a Maui wedding photographer myself, I have overheard many guests at these overly large beach weddings complain that they can't hear a word the minister is saying, and isn't that the whole point of the wedding in the first place?

We have found that for a reasonable fee, a semi private venue solves all of these issues . We can place chairs for guests, erect arches, there's plenty of parking and the musicians can plug in their battery operated amplifiers so the guests can hear the soundtrack to your beautiful Maui wedding. In addition, we can usually take the bride and groom down to the beach after the ceremony for a 20 minute portrait session in the sand with a magnificent Maui sunset as the backdrop. All this while keeping the guests in their chairs which reduces the noise and chaos, stays out of the way of your professional photographer and videographer and allows the minister to be heard.

Don't get us wrong, we LOVE beach weddings and we do them all the time. Our number one priority is the satisfaction of our clients on this once in a lifetime day and in order to accomplish that, sometimes a semi private or private venue is the best way to achieve that goal.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Maui Wedding Planners

Kristen and Thomas wanted to get some killer shots by a waterfall before their Maui wedding so we hooked them up with one of the few accessible waterfalls on the relatively dry Makena coast. It happens to be in a fabulous hotel surrounded by manicured gardens. We love being able to accommodate our client's desires and while there are some things we can't do, we are typically able to find what our clients need for their perfect wedding in Hawaii. Our Maui wedding photographer, Joe D'Alessandro, captured our photogenic couple beautifully. Mahalo Kristen and Thomas for letting us be a part of your day!

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Maui Weddings

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Sometimes there's no need to write anything, we can let the clients speak for us:

Aloha Co and Joe, Just wanted to thank you for all the work with arranging our wedding ceremony. You made it all worry and stress free for us and we greatly appreciate everything. The ceremony was amazing and we are still talking about it 5 months later. And the pictures are wonderful!!! You were able to capture our day perfectly and we will treasure them forever. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, Jim and Gloria Holka

You're welcome Gloria and Jim! Aloha.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Maui Beach Weddings

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The great thing about Maui, actually all of Hawaii, is that the beaches are all public. There are no private beaches, parking is free, although limited, and the beaches are beautiful, pristine environments. That being said, we have some of our own rules regarding Maui Beach Weddings: The main one is that we will not perform a ceremony on a public beach for more than 25 or 30 people. There are several reasons for this. Parking is the main one. The comfort and satisfaction of our couples is another. A large group leaves a big footprint and since there are always other people on the beaches (They are public), a large group has a hard time fitting on a beach. Also, a large group will not be able to hear even the loudest officiant, especially when competing with the sounds of wind and surf. Since we are not allowed chairs, arches or any types of "props" on a public beach, a semi private or private venue is an ideal place for a large group. We can have chairs, arches, etc., all in a lovely contained outdoor environment (most private venues include a covered back-up in case of rain) where you will be comfortable and your guests will be able to hear and enjoy the proceedings in comfort. Some of these venues are relatively inexpensive, parking is more than adequate and there are facilities including washrooms and, of course, a place to have a quick Mai-Tai. So feel free to call us about your Maui Wedding Plans no matter how large a group you have. We will steer you in the right direction.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Maui Wedding Planners, Maui Photographers

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Occasionally, it rains on Maui. Not very often, but once in a while, we'll have to pull out the umbrellas. The two main resort areas, Kihei/Wailea/Makena and Lahaina/Kaanapali, get about as much rain per year as Santa Fe New Mexico, which is to say it's generally dry in those areas but when the Kona's kick in, moisture is sucked up from the south and it may rain for a couple of days. This was the case with Helga and Cecil. They shrugged off the weather and had a great time. The lanai at the condo they were staying at was huge and more than accommodating for the 15 people in attendance, so we had the ceremony there. Everybody had a great time. Thanks Helga and Cecil for not letting the weather get in the way of your big day!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Maui Hawaii Wedding Planners and Photographers

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Gloria and Jim stepped it up with a few extra amenities for their Maui wedding. Our Harpist, Kristine, was on hand to provide a melodic backdrop of sweet classical music (she can also play Stairway to Heaven on that thing), while Laki performed another Hawaiian wedding ceremony as only he can. We had a gorgeous afternoon at the beach with Maui Wedding Photographer Joe D'Alessandro providing uncompromising imagery.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Hawaii Wedding Planners, Maui Wedding Photography

There are so many details to consider when planning your Maui destination wedding. Location, flowers, ceremony, the list goes on. One of the most important details has to be the photography. The images taken at your Maui wedding will last you a lifetime and retaining Marry Me Maui to plan and photograph your wedding will insure that these will be archival images you'll want to share with everybody in your family. Retaining the best doesn't have to break the bank. Our Maui Wedding Packages are reasonably priced, our service is personal and the images are spectacular. Please consider us for your Maui wedding. You'll be glad you did.

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