Sitting high above the shores of West Maui is the Mauka Lani Estate above Launiupoko, the ultimate setting for the wedding of two Maui natives, Nani and Tony. The backdrop of the Pacific Ocean with the island of Lanai in sight was a gorgeous view to behold. The day could not have been more perfect as the sun shone down and the skies remained clear, creating a beautiful Hawaiian day for them to celebrate their love, family and future with those closest to them.
There is so much to love about this wedding…from the custom made signs to the adorable little “champagne” bubble bottles to the lovely centerpieces made with succulents the bride grew herself and the sweet favors made with love by Nani’s grandmother. I wonder how many bottles of wine they shared to get that awesome seating chart board? Great attention and detail went into creating the ideal day for the couple and with the help of their Auntys, Uncles, Grandparents and more it truly was a family affair.
The bride shares the story of their love…
May 30, 2007 was the day that Tony and I started dating and 8 years later on Saturday May 30, 2015 we decided to dedicate our lives and relationship to God. The number “8” in the bible means “new beginnings” and its also in close resemblance to the infinity symbol. We thought that was an important number, our 8 year anniversary landed on a Saturday so it was a perfect day to celebrate our “new beginning” together as husband and wife. We have a 5 year old son named Taven and a 1 year old son named Eli.
Nani was absolutely stunning in her form fitting Sotterro and Midgley gown carrying a white bouquet of garden flowers. And Tony as handsome as can be in his Jean Yven tux with their two little ones dressed comfortably to match their daddy. The looks really compliment the wedding decor which was a clear vision from the start.
We always wanted a outdoor wedding with an ocean view surrounded by our closest family and friends. The theme I went with was somewhat of a rustic/vintage look. With Burlap runners going down the table, rustic wooden boxes that Tony handmade filled with roses, gardenias, succulents, and green fillers as our centerpiece. We then had wax pillar candles to give the table some lighting with homemade Guava and Lilikoi Jelly that my grandma made as our favors. We had wooden wine barrels to give the venue some of our rustic accent. We also made a wooden photo backdrop out of pallets.
The wedding overall was everything we could have ever imagined it. We had all our Auntys and Uncles there to help set up, run the wedding, and breakdown. The sunset, ocean backdrop, slight drizzles, and smiles we seen on everyone’s faces lit up our hearts. I performed a special hula for Tony. My bridesmaids, mom, sister, and friends also performed a flashmob hula, and we ended the night with lots of dancing. It was definitely my fairytale wedding marrying the man of my dreams.
Congratulations to Nani and Tony! May your love last a lifetime and the bonds of your family grow stronger with each passing day. Thank you for letting us witness your most special day and allowing us to capture these images of your commitment and love. A hui ho!
Location: Mauka Lani Estate
Coordinator: Sarah Cravalho from Kahiau Weddings
Officiant: Grooms uncle, Lance Aquino
Videographer- Todd Nd Ryssa of Hawaii Video Memories
Catering: Four Sisters Catering
Bar Service: Melissa of Maui Cocktail Catering
Florist: Maui Florist
Hair & Make Up: Ui Tevega from I am U`i
Musician: Kaena Elaban for cocktail hour
DJ: Chris Serna of KCK Entertainment
Event Rentals: Paradise Event Rentals Maui
Transportstion: Akina Bus Tours
Wedding Gown: Sottero and Midgley
Groom Tux- Allure Men by Jean Yven From Myndi’s on Maui.