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A Gorgeous Pinterest Wedding on Maui

Bridal Party Love

How fabulous is your life when you get to have your wedding in your favorite vacation spot? Well, that is just what Catherine and Ivan got to do with 22 of their closest friends and relatives. Loving Maui for its warm weather, fresh air, outdoor lifestyle, and relaxing vibe, Maui offered them the perfect balance of all the islands with lots of  breathtaking beaches and hiking trails. Catherine and Ivan wanted these five words to describe their wedding:  Gorgeous, Romantic, Beautiful, Fun, Unforgettable. The gorgeous photos by MeewMeew Studios definitely represent that and more!

The couple’s vision was very specific. They wanted an outdoor ceremony and evening wedding reception on an oceanfront lawn. Photography was very important, so we made sure there was enough coverage time to capture all of the wedding elements and important moments of the celebration.  The bride shared many Pinterest inspiration photos of dining canopies covering one elegant, elaborately decorated long dining table displaying candles, white flower arrangements, gold accents and gold chiavari chairs. Delicious food- hors d’oeuvres and a plated dinner- plentiful amounts of cocktails, and a most fabulous wedding cake were all very important to the couple. A fun guest experience was a must—dancing and a photo booth.

All on a limited budget (Under $17,000). Which Maui Wedding Planner Tori Rogers made happen. And it was PERFECT! Here is how that happened….

-Tori made a list of each item needed for each part of the wedding. (see below) -Tori made sure the couple had the most important elements of their wish list and had them compromise on the things that were not as important. -Tori provided HER COST on all items and did not increase any vendor prices. -Tori was there from start to finish to supervise all set up and handle any issues that arose, so that when the event started the couple only knew how perfect it was. -Tori was able to provide items from her personal inventory to embellish the decor and save the couple money, yet still provide their vision. -The couple TRUSTED Tori. This was very important. -Tori only works with the most amazing professionals on the island so that the event runs smoothly. -Tori communicated all details with all of the vendors to make sure that the day’s work was a team effort and everyone was on the same page.

Getting ready photos:

Guys socks

We just love when our couples do a first look before the wedding begins. How cute are they???!!!???

Carol Ivan Ceremony

Ceremony Seating Sign

Wedding Ceremony Kiss

Bride and Groom Signs, Gold Chiavari Chairs, Wedding Reception, Hawaii Weddings by Tori Rogers,


Cocktail Reception Appetizers: BBQ Kalua Pork Silders Smoked Salmon Crostinis Grilled Jumbo Shrimp Skewers Ahi Poke

Dinner Reception: First Course: Hamachi and Ahi Duo Heirloom Radish Salad Serrano Crème Chef’s Yuzu Sauce

Second Course: Montrachet Salad Baby Frissee, Radicchio, Crispy Pancetta, Roasted Bell Peppers, Red Belgian Endive, Surfing Dairy Goat Cheese Crostini, Shallot & Honey Vinaigrette

Third Course: Petite Filet of Beef, Sautéed Fresh Hawaiian Catch, Kaffir Lime Butter, Tropical Fruit Salsa, Chilean Grape Demi-Glace

Fourth Course: Chocolate Macadamia Nut Brittle Flan

Ahi Poke Appetizer
Ukulele Guest Book, LOVE letters in lights

WEDDING DAY TIMELINE 9:00am             Set up begins at venue 9:30am             Beauty Services begin at the venue 2:00pm             Beauty services conclude 3:30pm             Groom needs to be ready Photographers photograph bride’s dress 4:00pm             First Look 4:45pm             Guest arrival   (Guests receive a fruit infused water upon arrival) 4:55pm             Prelude 5:00pm             Ceremony begins (processional and bridal entrance) 5:20pm             Ceremony concludes: Keepsake Certificate signing: Group Photo Cocktail reception (pupus and cocktails) 5:30pm             Photos with photographer during the cocktail reception Guests enjoy the DIY photo booth, pupus and cocktails 6:15pm             Guests asked to take their seats 6:20pm             1st and 2nd courses are served 6:30pm             Couple goes with photographers around this time for sunset photos 6:47pm             Sunset 6:50pm             Couple returns from sunset photos and announced into the reception 3rd and 4th courses are served 7:25pm             Cake cutting photos 7:30pm             Dessert Service 7:45pm             First Dance 7:50pm             Dancing, DIY Photo booth, etc. 8:00pm             Photography concludes 8:30pm             Cake service 10:00pm           Event concludes

Maui Wedding Reception

First Dance Love

Romantic First Dance

VENDORS: Wedding Planner-Coordinator: Hawaii Weddings by Tori Rogers Venue: Makena Beach Resort Photography: MeewMeew Studios Rentals: Hawaiian Style Event Rentals and Paradise Event Rentals Florist: Dellables Officiant: Kimo Kirkman Ukulele: Derick Sebastian Hair and Makeup: Wedding Hair Maui Style

Guest Reception  Table: 8′ Table with white linen Guitar Guest Book with pens Gift Card box (Tori) Lace table runner (Tori) Fruit infused water station

Ceremony License signing table 25 Gold Chiavari Chairs Blonde Bamboo Arch with white fabric 4 Bouquets, 3 boutonnieres, 2 leis, aisle path, 2 arch décor Ukulele Musician Microphone and speaker Keepsake Certificate (Tori)

Cocktail Reception           White chairs 2 cocktail rounds with white linens 3 highboys with white linens Portable speaker for couple’s iPod/iPhone (Tori) Food and Beverage DIY photo booth  (rented from Tori)

Dinner Reception White Napkins  (Tori) Fancy Napkin fold (Tori) Cake table White florette cake table linen (Tori) Wedding Cake Cake flowers White Cake Stand (Tori) Cake Knife/Server Set   (Tori) Bride/Groom Seat Signs  (Tori) Gold chargers plates  (Tori) Real candles and LED candles for the tables (Tori) Gold Mercury Votives (Tori) 2 king tables with white linens 1 White Dance Floor (subfloor and rope lighting) Bistro light strands 2 Bamboo Dining Canopies Chandeliers in the canopies Tiki torches Floral Centerpieces

DIY Photo Booth Props    (Tori) 2 pole bamboo arch        Fabric backdrop (Tori) Camera and film (The couple’s camera did not work, so Tori provided hers) 8′ table with white linen                6′ table with white linen Instructions sign

MISC: Big LOVE letters to set up on Lawn by dance floor Mahalo sign (Tori) Love lit letters   (Tori) White lace parasol (Tori) Just Mauid Sign (Tori) I Do letters  (Tori) White “&” sign  (Tori) White “Mr & Mrs” letters  (Tori) Wooden signs, chalkboard signs, etc.  (Tori)

Hair and Makeup for the bride and bridesmaids

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