College sweethearts, Aleria and Brad met at Arizona State University when they were just 20 years old. They met through mutual friends and immediately clicked. After 7-years of dating, they became engaged during a romantic Hawaiian getaway on our gorgeous island of Maui. The bride shares:

Brad proposed last September in Maui. We were eating breakfast at the Gazebo and took a walk along the beach afterwards. I looked back to see where Brad was and he was down on one knee. I was shocked and ecstatic!!

Their amazing chemistry and energy was so completely evident on their wedding day, they were just smitten with each other and it was so touching to see and feel how much they mean to each other.

Aleria and Brad love absolutely everything about Maui: the atmosphere, beautiful scenery and amazing weather so they wanted their decor to remain elegant and simple with small touches of color. The bride’s ceremony requests included a full flower petal pathway and gorgeous bouquets for her bridesmaids. For the reception, the couple wanted lots of dancing, beautiful lighting and a full bar.

With a blush and grey color palette and requests of simple yet elegant decor, we let the blush of the bridesmaids dresses set the tone and bring in most of the blush color into their wedding palette. The pops of tropical colored flowers in the bridesmaid’s bouquets brought that Hawaiian flair that the couple was after while complimenting their dresses beautifully at the same time.

In keeping with clothing choices adding to the couple’s color story, the parents of the bride and groom wore grey, which looked absolutely lovely and complimented the blush bridal party look perfectly. We brought in additional touches of grey to the reception with grey napkins and grey speciality glassware, providing exactly what the bride and groom requested, simple yet elegant touches. And after all, that is our specialty here at Makena Weddings, this is YOUR big day and we are here to listen to your requests and create the Maui wedding that is exactly what you envision it to be.

Congratulations to the newlyweds!! We had so much fun working with you and getting to know you and your families, we wish you a lifetime of love and Aloha from all of us at Makena Weddings!

Maui Wedding Planner: Makena Weddings

Maui Wedding Photographer: Maui Maka Photography

Maui Wedding Venue: Private Estate

Minister: Reverend Al Terry

Leis: Kihei Wailea Flowers by Cora

Floral Decor: Dellables Floral Design

Bride’s Hair and Makeup: Meili Autumn Beauty

DJ Entertainment: Take 3 Events / DJ Mike Penn

Catering: Cafe O’Lei Restaurants

Wedding Cake: Sugar Beach Events Pastry Chef