This beautiful Kukahiko Estate wedding was intimate, elegant, and oh so beautiful! Combining the beauty of Maui with a clean, neutral color palette and a splash of tropical touches and this Kukahiko Estate wedding was pure perfection. Lisa and Sam were surrounded by a small group of guests, which allowed them to truly enjoy a memorable and intimate experience with the people that they love. An oceanfront wedding followed by al fresco dinner and dancing under the stars, we can’t imagine a better way to spend their first day as husband and wife!

Naomi Levit Photography knocked it out of the park with her gorgeous coverage of this picture-perfect Maui wedding and Makena Weddings provided the planning from beginning to end. The bride shared the sweetest words regarding her wedding planning experience with Makena Weddings, excerpted below. We love when everything comes together perfectly for our wonderful brides and grooms, congratulations to the happy couple!

I highly recommend Makena Weddings. Cindy planned our wedding in November 2017 at Kukahiko Estate in Maui and she was fantastic. She was very patient with me as I peppered her with questions, ideas and photos! We spoke and corresponded over email so many times in the months leading up to the wedding. We were having a small wedding and were conscious of budget and Cindy was very helpful in finding ways for us to keep our budget in check. She really understood our vision of how we wanted the day to go and had great ideas and advice. We live in New York and had been to Maui a few times on vacation. But it was a leap of faith (especially for a Type A personality!) to have our wedding there when we weren’t able to fly out and see the venue, meet the officiant and vendors or taste food ahead of time. Cindy guided us through the whole thing and we trusted her judgment- I’m so happy we did. When we arrived on the island we met with Cindy and went to see Kukahiko Estate, which was even more beautiful than it was in the pictures- just like she said it would be! Our wedding day was absolutely perfect- I cannot say enough about how beautifully it all came together. Cindy executed everything behind the scenes and to us the whole event was seamless. We used Makena Weddings Florals for our flowers and everything was stunning! They did the tables in greenery, pineapples and candles and strung up lights in the trees and it all looked beautiful. It was exactly what we wanted. I told Cindy after the wedding that I felt like she had been inside my head because everything was exactly how I had envisioned and dreamed it would be. Every detail was as we had discussed- both big and small. Because Cindy had everything completely in hand, we were able to just focus on enjoying ourselves and savoring every minute of our wedding day. All of our friends and family were blown away by how gorgeous the wedding turned out. I can recommend Cindy and Makena Weddings without reservation!

Maui Wedding Planner: Makena Weddings

Maui Wedding Venue: Kukahiko Estate 

Maui Wedding Photographer: Naomi Levit Photography

Hair and Makeup: Meili Autumn Beauty

Flowers: Makena Weddings Floral Design

Minister: Tino Rosete

Ceremony Musician: Marvin Tevaga

Wedding Gown: BHLDN