Updated: Aug 19
Dylan and Cathy met as volunteers for Habitat for Humanity on a construction site and formed an instant connection. I guess you can say it was Like at First Sight. The one problem is that they did not live in the same state, but that long distance relationship did not last long!!! Soon, they were both living in Boston and enjoying each other's caring and quirky personalities. Adventurous with a love for music and travel, their diverse backgrounds did not get in the way of their relationship's success. Their proposal story took place at a concert and it even made the media!
This amazing couple had 3 goals... getting married in front of family, exchanging personalized vows and getting in the water. OF COURSE, we made sure ALL 3 took place. Our guitarist Kason Gomes even played Cathy's favorite song, IZ's "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" following their vows.
While Maui was a second choice to their destination wedding at a distillery in Michigan, which had to be canceled due to the COVID pandemic, it turned out to be the PERFECT choice. Dylan and Cathy began their wedding day with Tori's recommendation to get pampered, so they were beautified by the amazing Mira of Maui MiRa. The gorgeous tropical bouquets, stunning haku hair pieces, and purple orchid guest leis were created by floral designer ASA Flowers. Tori selected the PERFECT beach location for their ceremony, obtained the necessary permit, and hired Cassie Pali of Creative Island Visions, who beautifully captured all of the details and implemented the timeline.
The Brides arrived to the ceremony location separately so they could have their first look photos at the beach prior to the ceremony. Their heart-warming and emotional reactions to each other caused happy tears everywhere. Even the guests who could not attend in person had the opportunity to see because we hired videographer Stephen Boeker of Live Maui Webcasts to livestream and record the wedding. Rev. Kimo Kirkman earnestly delivered a beautifully edited ceremony to accommodate the Brides' sensitivities. Cathy and Dylan included the Hawaiian tradition of the lei exchange in their ceremony AND presented leis to all of their guests. The brides sealed their vows with a kiss, took photos, and dined with their guests at the Sea House Restaurant. Tori ensured that a special, private table had been secured for the couple and had it decorated with palm leaves, white dendrobium orchid stems, and candles.
It was a perfect day, and Cassie brought out the beautiful blues of the ocean backdrop in their photos, so they should always remember Maui's beauty and their perfect wedding day. We are so blessed to have had the opportunity to make their dream wedding in paradise happen.