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A Maui Destination Wedding
John Hardy

A Maui Destination Wedding

Can you guess what the inspiration for this globetrotting couple’s wedding was? ‘Travel’ of course!  The seating chart was a large vintage map. The 11 tables were named after continents or regions of the world. Each table held a map of the continent as well as the name on a paper doily.

Hand-made cones were used by guests at the candy buffet, with a cut-out of a map on a doily to tie in the theme. “Love What a Trip” and “Come Fly with Us” banners hung from the candy and gift tables. As a guestbook alternative,  guests left well wishes and notes on an air-mail postcard addressed to the bride and groom, stamped the card with a custom “passport” stamp (from Etsy) and placed it in a vintage type mailbox.

Vintage suitcases and travel bags were also added to this travel inspired weddings decor.  An amazing standout at the reception was a homemade direction sign with the cities and distances from Maui of all their guests from around the world. Not only was it a great photo op for everyone to take pictures in front of but it was also a thoughtful way to acknowledge guests that traveled to their wedding.

Other inspirations included hand-crafted doilies from Poland and a peach and coral color palette. Guests were treated to Hawaiian inspired appetizers, dinner and drinks.  After dancing the night away, guests went home with a luggage tag favor as a reminder of their wonderful time on the beautiful island of Maui.

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Photography: Erica Chan | Floral Design: Teresa Sena Designs | Ceremony Venue: Maria Lanakila Catholic Church | Reception Venue: Olowalu Plantation House | Rings: Calgary Jewellery, Design by Claude Thibaudeau | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: PUSCH Clothing Store | Catering: Cafe O’Lei | Bride’s First Dress: Jasmine Bridal | Bride’s Second Dress: San Patrick Collection | Groom + Groomsmen’s Suits:Custom, Vogue Tailors | Mixologist: Bars Are Us | Second Photographers: Kristy Morgan + Philip Faraone | Wedding Coordination : White Orchid Weddings

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