What happens when an outgoing, Canadian tennis pro and a spirited personal trainer from New Zealand meet, fall in love and decide to have a Maui destination wedding? Only the most fun, lively and vibrant wedding with a super friendly, outgoing group of family and friends, of course!

Pono Makena was the perfect Maui wedding venue for this gorgeous wedding. The Pono Makena Estate is absolutely magical! It’s surrounded by lava rocks, towering, lush trees and boasts amazing ocean views for days. Before the couple made their entrance at the Estate, they enjoyed a private “first look” at a secluded Maui beach with just the two of them and their photographer, Darby Magill, present. With such a large group of guests attending their wedding, they knew that sneaking in this special moment would be just the thing that they needed to calm their nerves while also allowing themselves a quiet moment alone to soak in this incredible time before the festivities began.

With the help of the fabulous Maui wedding vendors below, we created an elegant affair in neutral shades that encompassed everything that this stunning couple envisioned their Maui wedding to be. An elegant affair at a stunning location, delicious food, fabulous cocktails and a gorgeously decorated, tented space for them to party and dance the night away!

Congratulations Monika and Brad, it was such a pleasure working with you; we at Makena Weddings were so honored to have been chosen as your Maui Wedding Planner! We know your life together will be blessed with many nights as incredible as this one was!

Maui Wedding Planner: Makena Weddings

Photography: Darby Magill Photography

Maui Wedding Venue: Pono Makena

Minister: Rev. Al Terry

Floral Decor: Dellables Floral Design

Mobile Bar Service: Aloha Bars Maui

Catering: Cafe O’Lei

Custom Signage: Miss B Calligraphy

Cake: Maui Wedding Cakes

Hair + Makeup: Meili Autumn Beauty

Rentals: Paradise Event Rentals + Rio Event Design

DJ Entertainment: Take 3 Events