We can’t get enough of the gorgeous Olowalu Plantation House and will never tire of planning weddings at this gorgeous oceanfront estate! Alisha & Jason and their large group of friends and family traveled all the way from Texas to celebrate the love of this sweet couple. This beautiful, rustic themed wedding in shades of dark wood, peach and ivory took place on March 13, 2020 and was one of the last weddings that we planned before the wedding industry here on Maui was forced to close down due to COVID-19. We loved planning this beautiful affair, from the romantic ceremony to the al fresco dinner reception under the stars, looking back on this wedding now truly warms our hearts. We are so looking forward to the island opening up again and being able to service our couples and guests!

Alisha and Jason were such a joy to work with and we absolutely loved hearing the story of how they first met. The bride shares:

Jason and I first met when we were in high school. We had a mutual friend, Sandra who introduced us. Jason was my Saturday morning Chinese school teacher’s assistant. He was very good at Chinese, but not a very good TA. He would often help us cheat and goof around with us in the back of the classroom. The first thing I loved about Jason was his sense of humor. He made me laugh with his sneaking antics and mandarin jokes. Jason and I then became better friends, playing video games together. After gaming sessions, we would get dinner together and spend a lot of time chatting about life, our families, and our cultures. We realized how much we enjoyed our time together and how much fun we had, and started dating the summer before Jason was to head off to college. That was 13 years ago now. 

Their wedding ceremony was held under the towering trees at the Olowalu Plantation House with a soft Hawaiian breeze and the ocean waves as their backdrop. They read personalized vows to each other which added to the casual and relaxing vibe that they wanted their guests to enjoy. After the ceremony guests dined on delicious cuisine as they sat under the clear Hawaiian sky and talked about how amazing it was to cap off their vacation week with this sweet celebration of love. We have no doubt that everyone in attendance is holding on to these beautiful memories of all being together before the world changed so quickly and we all went into quarantine.

Congratulations to Alisha and Jason, it was truly an honor and a pleasure meeting and working with you!!  A hui ho, until we meet again!

Maui Wedding Planner: Makena Weddings

Maui Wedding Photographer: Naomi Levit Photography

Maui Wedding Venue: Olowalu Plantation House

Minister: Reverend Al Terry

Ceremony and Reception Music: Take 3 Events / DJ Mike Penn

Lei: Kihei Wailea Flowers by Cora

Floral Decor: Country Bouquets Maui

Catering: Cafe O’Lei Restaurants

Rentals: Accel Rentals Maui

Cake: Cake Fanatics

Shave Ice Stand: Ululani’s Shave Ice

Mobile Bar Service: Maui Bars Are Us

Photo Booth: Maui Photo Bus