Lauren and Patrick met in the sweetest of ways, the bride shares:

My childhood friend Alison asked me to be a bridesmaid in her wedding in July 2014. When I arrived for the rehearsal dinner, Patrick and I noticed each other right away. Patrick was the groom’s brother and best man and when we were introduced, we found out that we share the exact same birthdate AND year! We got to know each other over the wedding weekend and soon after went out on our first date. Shortly after Patrick returned to Oregon while I stayed in California. We kept in touch and Patrick came to visit me 2 months later, after that we began our long distance relationship. Visiting each other at least 2 times each month for over a year, Patrick made the decision to move to California and we began living together. We’ve been together ever since!

On a trip to Maui the couple happened to visit the Olowalu Plantation House and absolutely fell in love with the venue. Patrick also planned a secret proposal to happen while they were there visiting the Olowalu Plantation House so of course the decision to have their destination wedding there was an easy one for the couple to make!

After their original wedding date had to be postponed due to the pandemic, the couple’s rescheduled date happened to fall on one of the rainiest weeks that we’ve had in Maui in years.¬†And though it did rain a touch on their wedding day, our beautiful couple did not that deter them from enjoying their romantic Maui wedding to the fullest. Joining their two lives together and celebrating the love that they share along with a close group of family and friends is all that they needed to make their Maui wedding day absolutely perfect!

Congratulations to the newlyweds and Mahalo from all of us at Makena Weddings for choosing us as your Maui Wedding Planner! It was truly an honor and a pleasure.

Maui Wedding Planner: Makena Weddings

Maui Wedding Photographer: Meewmeew Studios

Maui Wedding Venue: Olowalu Plantation House

Bridal Gown: Morilee by Madeline Gardner AF Couture Collection

Bride’s Hair and Makeup: Love and Beauty Maui

Floral Decor: Dellables Floral Design

Catering: Cafe O’Lei Restaurants

DJ Entertainment: Take 3 Events / DJ Mike Penn

Videography: No Ka Oi Media

Groom’s Attire: Indochino Luxury