Thursday, December 27, 2012

Maui Wedding Planners

The holidays are a great time to plan your Maui wedding. We take our photography as seriously as the planning, providing our couples with professionally produced imagery including the high resolution fully retouched digital images along with full reproduction rights. Brandy and Nick wanted a relaxed photo shoot so we took them to the Maui Tropical Plantation for a pre-wedding photo session before driving down to Makena for the ceremony. These types of packages are easily arranged and we have many different locations to choose from. 

For a free, no pressure, no hassle consultation, call us. 1.800.745.0344 or just click onto our website; Marry me Maui Wedding Planners.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Wedding Planning on Maui

Cachina and Neal took a break from their hectic professional lives in Georgia and spent an afternoon with us in Maui taking their wedding vows and kicking up their heels at a spectacular south Maui venue. Their extended family came out with them to celebrate their wedding in style. Cachina and Neal pulled out all the stops, with flowers, music, in room hair and makeup, a professional DJ and a fabulous 5 course meal prepared by one of Maui's premier chefs. When you compare this exotic celebration to your typical hometown wedding, you'll find the prices are comparable except that you get to have your honeymoon on the most sought after island destination in the world. We can help with all this planning. Our professional vendors are the best on Maui, the venues the most beautiful, the food is sumptuous and the photography exceptional.

We are here to help with your Maui wedding plans. Call us toll free at 1.800.745.0344 or drop us an email at

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Maui Wedding Planners

Our potential clients always ask us what separates us from all the other Maui wedding planners. We always tell them that aside from our personalized service, quick response time and reasonable package pricing, is the photography. We take the photography very seriously which is why we use one photographer exclusively for all our Maui Weddings. Joe has been shooting professionally since 1986 and is also an owner of Marry Me Maui. What this means is that there's always an owner of the company you've booked for your wedding on site, usually both, assuring continuity and quality. We never double book and only contract with professionals who exemplify our high standards.

Our photography packages always include the high res. digital files and are fully retouched. Some companies charge extra for retouching services or the high res. files. Our clients receive full reproduction to rights to their wedding images. We also produce high quality leather albums, dvd slideshows with music and video. Joe always brings a photographers assistant along to help with posing, lighting and to talk story. We bring the latest lighting technology with us as well as the newest high resolution digital Nikon cameras, reflectors and diffusers. 

Our clients are not professional models, we know that which is why Joe directs the photo shoot and keeps the couple moving, explaining how to pose and move to make the images look natural. You'll be happy with the results even if you usually don't feel comfortable in front of the camera.

To book us for your wedding or if you're thinking of coming to Maui after your wedding for a casual portrait session or want to "trash the dress", give us a call at 1-800-745-0344 or visit our Maui Wedding Planners website or Joe's Maui Wedding Photographer site.

In the picture below, Scarlet and Scott got Maui'd on a fairly unknown beach in West Maui. This is one of the advantages of booking our planing service as we've lived in Maui since 1985, know all the beach locations and we will travel anywhere on Maui (except Hana) so that you don't have to drive very far.

Service, professionalism and imagery. That's what sets us apart from the competition.

Scarlet poses in her designer dress

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Maui Beach Wedding Permits

 We were interviewed on Australian radio about the recent appeals ruling by the 9th circuit court regarding beach wedding rules implemented by the state of Hawaii several years ago. We have written previously about the rules and since they are now the law of the land we thought we'd follow up.

As Maui beach weddings have become more popular, the state of Hawaii decided to limit, to a certain extent, the types of props wedding planners could use during a ceremony. The new rules also demanded that Maui Wedding Planners obtain liability insurance. The insurance requirement is a good one for couples planning a Maui wedding. It protects them and the state and is something you might want to ask your planner about. If they don't have the insurance, they can't legally perform a wedding on Maui's beaches.

The appeals ruling actually protects the couple. Previously, the state reserved the right to revoke a permit at any time, which meant that if your planner was out of compliance, the state could stop the ceremony and the couple would be out of luck. Now, the permits are irrevocable. This means that once your planner has pulled the permit, the state cannot stop the ceremony for any reason. If your planner is out of compliance, sanctions would take place, against the planner, AFTER the ceremony has taken place and the event has concluded.

The rules promulgated by the state barred us from using certain props during a beach wedding. We cannot bring chairs to the beach but we can provide chairs for people who need them such as the elderly or disabled. Arches are not allowed but we can do loose flowers such as a petal aisle or a circle of flowers, and music cannot be amplified but we are allowed to have our wonderful live musicians available to play instruments and sing. Hula dancing is OK as is a cake table, video and photography equipment and dove releases. You may listen to the 4 minute interview here.

Anyone considering a beach wedding on Maui should now feel confident that the new rules are neither onerous nor pose a threat to the successful completion of your special day. We stand ready to provide the professional, courteous service you expect and we are knowledgeable of and in full compliance with the laws of the state of Hawaii.

We look forward to working with you so please give us a call:


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Sunset on Maui

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Maui Weddings

Sometimes a girl just needs to get her wedding dress on and book a session with our photographer on a killer beach in Maui. We can handle that! While we are a full service wedding planning company, we also specialize in professional Maui portrait photography. Most of the sessions we book, when a client may already be married as in Ry's case, last an hour. We schedule the session for the hour before sunset, when there's plenty of light, and shoot until the sun drops below the horizon. This is the perfect time to shoot, the "golden hour" as the light softens, the temperatures cool and most beach goers are heading back to their hotels leaving the beach to the lucky couples celebrating life in Maui.

If you feel like packing the dress on your honeymoon to Maui, give us a call to book a professional photo session. We can arrange for in room hair and make up, floral arrangements, etc. We can also give you some great suggestions for dinner. Marry Me Maui Wedding Planners and Joe D'Alessandro Photography, a winning combination. 1-800-745-0344.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Maui Wedding Bouquets

Marry Me Maui Wedding Planners only retains the services of the most seasoned and creative professionals on Maui. Whether it's gorgeous one of a kind floral arrangements from Maui's best floral designer, a semi private wedding venue complete with ponds and streams, a manicured oasis and delicious cuisine, or killer Maui Wedding photography, Marry Me Maui can hook you up. Our company is family owned and operated offering professional, personalized service with Aloha. We offer reasonably priced packages for all price ranges and our website includes all the pricing with no hidden fees.

If you're wondering about a Maui wedding, please give us a call 1-800-745-0344. It may surprise you to find out that a destination wedding that includes your honeymoon can be less expensive than a big wedding in your home town. Maui offers some of the finest amenities in the world: Golfing, fishing, dining, Hawaiian entertainment, the list goes on. Our first class resorts offer the best hotels in the world and there's always condo's available for friends and family that include laundry and kitchen facilities. We partner with a local travel agent who can help you find the deals.

We'd love to hear from you. Check out or website, complete with testimonials from our many satisfied clients. Remember, during daylight savings Maui is 3 hours earlier than the west coast, 2 hours during standard time. Mahalo!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Maui Wedding Dress

Brooke and Clint got Maui'd on our favorite Makena Beach. It was a beautiful, cool afternoon with puffy clouds, a nice breeze and a fantastic sunset. Brooke wore a spectacular gown while Clint went casual with a lightweight white shirt, This is probably the best way to dress for an outdoor Maui wedding. Black Tux's, while very stylish and one might say even sexy, get a groom pretty hot, especially under a Maui sun. Temperatures can hit 88 degrees even in Winter, so keep it light!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Maui Hawaii Weddings

Believe it or not, once in a great while it rains here on Maui. I'm not talking about the passing showers we all get used to but a Kona storm that rolls in and stays for a week wreaking havoc, flooding roads and cutting off power. Fortunately, it happens rarely and we can usually find a beach, in Lahaina most likely, where there's little to no rain. We're flexible like that. Tanya and Stace faced such a dilemma the other day. It was raining in Kapalua so we moved the wedding to Lahaina Baby beach and had a spectacular afternoon, no rain, soft light, calm waters. Tanya and Stace also brought their baby Brooklyn with them so it was all totally apropos. Here's a couple of photos from their wedding. Thanks guys for being flexible and rolling with it.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Getting Married in Hawaii

Getting married in Hawaii is easier than you may think. The license procedure has moved into the 21st century and couples no longer have to wait 10 to 16 weeks to get the license. You can now get it online in a few days. Narrowing down your choice of island may be a bit more difficult but we're going to make that easier too. A Maui Wedding is probably one of the coolest things a couple can do to begin their life together. With a population of only 155,000 people, Maui combines a rural community with hundreds of miles of generally empty beaches, easy access and spectacular sunsets to create the number one destination wedding location on earth.

As Maui Wedding Planners since the 1980's, Marry Me Maui offers hundreds of lucky couples a year professional wedding planning with inspired Maui wedding and portrait photography, specialized services and aloha. Our reasonable pricing ensures a romantic wedding memory without breaking the bank. In fact, we often tell our potential clients that a destination wedding can be more cost effective than a traditional home town affair. Combining your wedding with an exotic honeymoon guarantees you won't be driving 20 hours to Florida, staying at motel 6 along the way. Maui has some of the finest resorts anywhere along with reasonably priced condominiums that are appropriate for any budget.

Since 1985, the professionals at Marry Me Maui Wedding Planners have been facilitating Maui Weddings. We partner with wedding service specialists who have proven abilities; our in-house photography team, Maui cinematographers, In room hair and makeup stylists, local musicians, we even partner with a local travel agent who can help you find the latest deals. So don't worry, be happy! The pro's at Marry Me Maui can get you dialed in for that dream you have of getting your toes in the sand without having to sell your shoes to help pay for it.

Call Marry Me Maui Wedding Planners at 1-800-745-0344 for a free, no obligation consultation or fill out our contact form.


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Getting Maui'd

Why should you elope to Maui and get yourself Maui'd? Perhaps this picture will convince you:

Dennis has been marrying folks for years and these beaches are available to you, on the shores of one of the finest islands in the world, with just a phone call.
You can rent a hall or church in your home town, but only Maui offers this kind of incredible, pristine beach to share your vows. 
Call us at Marry Me Maui Wedding Planners: 1-800-745-0344