We love finding out how our couples met, such a fun way to get to know our brides and grooms! The love story of Jennifer and Eric is such a great example of something good that came out of COVID! This sweet couple met on an online dating app during COVID lockdown, getting to know each other over text during the long months of quarantine. On the very first day that the city opened back up, they went on their first official date. On the very next day, for their second date, they went skydiving, and two years later, Eric proposed!

Eric proposed to me on our 2-year anniversary. We spent the day going to all of the places in the city that had been memorable for us, like the place we had our first date, our first kiss and the place where he first met my dog. We ended the night going to a nice dinner where Eric proposed to me. He hired a photographer who he had hidden and had the entire moment captured. The next day he arranged a party with both of our families to celebrate!

This fun couple loves to travel and was looking for a destination that was both beautiful and would be stress free to travel to. Maui was the first place that came to both of their minds and they knew it would be the perfect place to host an intimate gathering of close family and friends to celebrate with them on their big day. They envisioned a classic black tie affair with touches of white and gold, an elegant look that we were beyond thrilled to design for them.

One of our favorite elements of their gorgeous day had to be the dramatic wedding gown and veil worn by the stunning bride! You can check out a small behind the scenes peek of her gorgeous veil blowing in the wind here: https://www.instagram.com/reel/CmFcr1WuLVM/

Only two people on their guest list had even been to Hawaii so you can imagine how incredible it was for this to be almost everyone’s first trip to the island! Congratulations to the newlyweds and Mahalo for choosing Makena Weddings as your Maui Wedding Planner!

Maui Wedding Planner: Makena Weddings

Maui Wedding Photographer: Meew Meew Studios

Maui Wedding Venue: Kukahiko Estate

Flowers: Dellables Floral Design

Rentals: Rio Event Design

Bar Service: Maui Bars Are Us

Catering: Mollywood Events Catering