Beth and Matt traveled from Chicago to Maui with fifteen of their closest loved ones for an intimate destination wedding on the island overlooking the gorgeous waters of Hawaii. The couple spent a few weeks in the beautiful locale for not just their wedding but their honeymoon too!
We asked the couple how they came to land on such a special place for their big day. “We wanted to honeymoon on Maui, so then we just decided to have a small wedding there. We spent two weeks there in all, and we wouldn’t change a thing. It was absolutely perfect for us.”
We love the idea of leis for all the guests! A great way to welcome everyone and include all in the ceremony.
We asked both Beth and Matt about their most memorable moments throughout the day. Matt said: “Watching my bride walking down the aisle.”
Beth said: “When we said our vows to each other, and the lei exchange. I loved having a mix of a Hawaii and Traditional ceremony.”
When asked what advice they would give our readers planning a destination wedding they said, “trust the coordinator, let them handle all the details!”
To put some personal touches in the reception, the couple looked to Etsy. “We ordered a map of Hawaii with a heart located on Maui, with our names and our wedding date written on it. It was what our guests signed, and is now framed and hanging in our home.”
And when the day was all said and done, the newlyweds went to the water!
Other words of wisdom included “book a photographer you are comfortable with. Don’t just hire one at the destination location, sometimes bringing one with you from home works out better!”
Congratulations to the newlyweds!
Destination Wedding Photographer: Thomas Slack – Slack Photography
Bride Dress: Nicole Miller sold by Jenny Yoo Collection in Chicago, Groom Suit & Groomsmen Vest and slacks: JCrew, Maid of Honor dress: Davids Bridal, Wedding & Reception (provided all food, drinks, decorations, wedding coordinator-Laura Creider): Gannon’s Restaurant, Guest Book: Shape of Love, Officiant: Rev.Valentine Tino Rosete Rev. Tino Rosete, Hair & Makeup: MiRa Carman Maui MiRa