Areli and Raul are the sweetest couple that just happen to live here on the beautiful island of Maui, they have both called Maui home all of their lives, so it was such an honor that they chose Makena Weddings as their Maui Wedding Planner!
The couple went to the same high school (Lahainaluna) but never once met or crossed paths! It wasn’t until they started attending the same church in 2017 that they saw each other for the first time. Raul was instantly intrigued but it took him 2-years to finally work up the courage to talk to her, and 1-year after that they officially became a couple. A year later Raul proposed in the sweetest way, the bride shares:
The couple chose a wedding palette in deep reds and dark tones, their vision was to have their wedding decor not be in the typical tropical Hawaii wedding colors that one might think of when they imagine a wedding in Hawaii. They joined together their love of boho and romantic styles with darker tones of reds, burgundy, grey and gold. Their decor was absolutely stunning and definitely represented the two of them as a couple perfectly.
Their entire Maui wedding day was such a dream and every one of their guests were genuinely wowed when they walked into their gorgeous celebration. We loved planning all of these gorgeous details with the couple and we’re so excited to share a peek of their Maui wedding with you today! Congratulations to the newlyweds from all of us at Makena Weddings!
Maui Wedding Planner: Makena Weddings
Maui Wedding Photographer: Karma Hill Photography
Wedding Venue: Gannon’s Wailea
Reception Location: Gannon’s Lower Lawn
Minister: Pastor Julio
Wedding Florals: Dellables
Videographer: All Time Media
Ceremony Musician: Marvin Tevaga
Reception DJ: Take 3 Events / DJ Mike Penn
Bride’s Hair & Makeup: Love & Beauty Maui
Place Settings: Set Maui
Runners and Napkins: Reve
Wedding Rentals: Rio Event Design