We had misty rain on and off all morning but when it was time for the ceremony the sky cleared! Program fans (from my shop) with a sea turtle design were placed on every seat so guests could cool down. Jiyan chose the turtle design because she says Jonathan is always slow like a turtle, haha! Anyways, turns out it wasn't as hot that day (as you'd guess Hawaii would be) so we didn't use them much for cooling down, but the printed ceremony agenda and Thank You message were a big hit with the guests.
The venue is called Haiku Mill on Maui island. Every corner of this place was so pretty that I wanted to take photos of everything, I loved the strings of crystals dangling with the vines and the grand chandeliers at the entrance. I adored the signature cocktails - one was The Succulent and the other was the Violet Fizz - a plant in my drink? Sure! It was also super awesome during the cocktail hour that one of the guests stepped up for an impromptu opera performance with the musicians. Way to get in the spirit and have fun!
Drinks and hors d'oeuvres flowed, which meant a quick visit to the ladies' room. Couldn't help but to snap a quick photo of the decor and loooveeeelyyy tiles in the washroom =)
The ceremony space was transformed quickly into this jaw-dropping dinner reception that had me keep thinking "I'm at a wedding that I see in magazines!"
It was a beautiful evening with good laughs, great speeches, delicious food - celebrating the union of two friends. Jonathan and Jiyan's wedding made our trip to Hawaii really unforgettable. All the attention to details for the day made each guest feel like a real VIP =). Thank you for having us be a part of your big day!!
Photo credits: Betty Trieu