This sweet, intimate wedding at the Olowalu Plantation House was such a joy to plan for two of the kindest people! Klarisa and Kevin enjoyed one of their first vacations together in Maui, and was also their first time visiting Hawaii, so it is a sentimental location for them that brings back many happy memories for the couple. So of course when it came time to decide on where they would say I Do, Maui was an easy choice for the couple to make.

They began as acquaintances of mutual friends but after they started working together, they went on their first date and after that they were inseparable! They have the sweetest proposal story, the bride shares:

To celebrate our six year anniversary, we made plans for a staycation in San Diego for a long weekend. We planned to have dinner where we had our first date but decided to go for a walk along the beach beforehand. As we got closer to the water, Kevin suggested we walk over towards a sandcastle that looked like Hogwarts. We walked over and on the front of the sandcastle the words “Klarisa, Will You Marry Me?” were written on the front. In between my shock, surprise and tears, I said YES!

The sweet couple celebrated at the gorgeous, oceanfront Olowalu Plantation House in an intimate celebration surrounded by a small group of family and friends. For many of them, it was their first time to Maui so they really wanted to make sure that they were treated to a fabulous party with amazing Hawaiian ambiance.

After a beautiful ceremony, family and friends enjoyed a lively cocktail hour while the gorgeous couple were off taking romantic photos around the expansive property. As the sun set, dinner was served under the warm Hawaiian sky and the night continued with cocktails and dancing under the stars. It was definitely a night that they will never forget and we were so honored to have been a part of it. 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: The Olowalu Plantation House

Flowers: Dellables Floral Design

Bride’s Hair and Makeup: Amelia Hair and Makeup

Catering: Cafe O’Lei Restaurants

Ceremony Musician: Music by Kalo De Leon

DJ Entertainment: Take 3 Events / DJ Mike Penn

Wedding Rentals: Let’s Entertain Maui

Ceremony Musicians: Cambria Moss and Ricardo Dioso

Mobile Bar Service: Aloha Bars Maui

Bridal Gown: Elysee Bridal