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real wedding - olowalu plantation house, maui - photography by: derek wong
A tropical flair and true Aloha spirit set the tone for Kelly and James' Maui destination wedding. Friends and family flew in from the U.S., Canada and Japan to celebrate at the beautiful Olowalu Plantation House in Lahaina. Thoughtful traditions and design elements honored the couple's family heritage and their water-inspired Hawaiian wedding theme. Surprise performances including a hula dance by the bride and traditional Taiko drummers delighted guests, and the night ended in a fairy tale way with sparkling paper candles lit and sent off from the beach into the night sky!
photos by: derek wong photography - real wedding - maui, hi - olowalu plantation house  
color palette: sage green and fuschia with deep purple accent - real wedding - olowalu plantation house, maui hi - photography by: derek wong
Photography by: Derek Wong
Ceremony/Reception site: Olowalu Plantation House
Flowers: Sunya's Flowers
Invitations: James Yong
DJ: Ron Tolbert of 007 Productions
Live music: ceremony ukelele by Naomi Nakama and Maui Taiko, for reception
 
For more on this Real Wedding, please see our style blog What Junebug Loves!
 
 
Wedding dress: WTOO by Watters from The Wedding Party
Bridesmaids apparel: Donna Rico from Macy's
Hair & makeup: Shinichi Ishii and Jessica Waite
Favors: Buri boxes from Aloha Gifts, with handmade map confetti, and soaps from Accent Amenities
Chuppah, lighting & rentals: Island Rents
Origami cranes: Cathy Lancaster
Dance instruction: Na Mamo No'eau