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Your Romantic Valentine's Day Maui Beach Wedding at Makena Cove

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What could possibly be more romantic than a Valentine's day wedding? A Valentines day wedding on Maui of course! Think of how your partner will react when your Uber driver drops you both at the Hawaiian Air curb for the secret trip to Maui you planned for your 2 week vacation together and then ask the customer service rep for the first class upgrade. Oh yeah, she was wondering why you dragged that old Aloha shirt out of the closet this morning, and now she's thinking about Mai Tai's in the first class cabin and the fragrant trade winds and tropical sunshine that will soon be warming both of you in the middle of another frigid February. As if you needed to add more drama to this trip, you're still trying to figure out when to tell her that you've booked a Maui wedding ceremony for Makena Cove on Valentines day. She did say yes when you asked her to marry you and she always said that your impetuous nature was a big turn on but maybe, this time, you've gone too f…

Maui Beach Weddings Question: What about the weather?

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"What do we do in case of rain?" is something we hear very often. Marry Me Maui does about 200 weddings per year. Most of them are beach weddings at various locations around the island. We try to keep the locations near our clients' accommodations but sometimes that's not possible because either the beach is not suitable for a wedding, there's no parking or the beach might be off limits by law (Kaanapali Beach). We are required to pull permits from the state for every beach wedding and they allow us 2 locations. This is usually sufficient to avoid a rain-out in cases of inclement weather.


Maui is home to 10 of the 13 "life zones" on planet earth and also host various micro-climates. The weather in Kapalua can be vastly different than the weather in Lahaina only 7 miles away. Indeed, we have seen rain at DT Fleming and none at Kapalua Bay less than 1 mile away. With smartphones giving us constant updates on everything from our favorite cat videos to the…

Eloping to Maui? Toes in the sand! A primer on Planning your Maui Wedding.

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That's what most of our brides want; toes in the sand on a warm sunny beach in paradise with a cool breeze gently caressing her hair, the sound of the ocean waves lapping on the shoreline, maybe a Hon'u or two floating just offshore or a Humpback breaching on the horizon combined with a laid back Maui beach wedding ceremony and the sound of an ukulele playing in the background. You can have these experiences and more when you elope to Maui.

Prices, services and locations vary depending on who you choose to plan your Maui wedding and which venue you decide to use. Maui's private estates are fantastic places to hold court for the day with lush oceanfront lawns and luxury homes that may be used for getting ready on the big day. These are the some of the most expensive venues on Maui and require a decent sized budget. You'll need catering, a minister, someone to take care of the hairstyling, a floral designer, musician, Maui photographer and videographer. Not to mention a…