It doesn’t get much more tropically charming than this Hawaii-meets-New England wedding! Kelley honored her New England roots by including nautical details like sea glass and classic accents, and Ekahi let his Hawaiian origins speak for themselves at Olowalu Plantation House. Mag & B Photography captured this lovely couple’s day beautifully, including some epic golden hour portraits on the beach!
Kelley and Ekahi
Olowalu Plantation House, Maui, Hawaii
I went simple and let my dress speak for itself. I couldn’t decide on a form-fitting or full-skirt so I decided to have both – I wore a tight dress underneath and then had a tulle skirt I wore over the dress for the ceremony. It was awesome. I wore simple jewelry – pearly earrings and a bracelet because I didn’t want to take away from my dress.
My husband is from Hawaii so he embodies the Island style and my family is from New England so my style is more nautical/beachy, so we aimed to blend the two. Pulling in all the amazing flowers, fruits, and foods Hawaii has to offer, while bringing in the preppy nautical East Coast style, we found the perfect representation of us.
We wanted everyone to have a wonderful time and to truly enjoy themselves — nothing too up tight, no strict agendas, just really great food, people, music and tons of love.
One of the best things about Hawaii is the amazing weather and the gorgeous ocean, so we wanted our guests to enjoy that during the wedding. When we found the plantation house, we knew it was the place we’d say “I do.”
To personalize our ceremony, we had 5 couples come up and provide us with marriage advice and it was amazing to hear what they said and we took every word to heart…things like “be sure to always put your stuff on the left because SHE is always right!”
We chose Blush and Seaglass Blue as our wedding colors because we wanted neutral colors that wouldn’t overpower the natural beauty of the property already.
During the reception (right after speeches and a surprise hula), I looked over at my husband and said, “could this day have been any more perfect?” and he just shook his head and was completely speechless. It really was perfect and we took a moment to realize that and take it all in.
Just make sure to enjoy yourself, your company and the amazing day you’ve been planning. If the dessert isn’t displayed exactly as you’d imagined or you forgot to throw the bouquet, who cares — focus on the bigger picture.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Mag & B Photography
Event Planning – Paper & Plumes Events, For Love + Aloha
Venue – Olowalu Plantation House
Floral Design – Whole Foods
Catering – Food For The Soul
DJ – Liam Grist
Videography – Russell Alboroto
Invitations – Minted
Makeup & Hair Artist – Meili Autumn Beauty
Wedding Dress – WToo
Groom’s & Groomsmen’s Apparel – Cassara Brothers
Congratulations to Kelley and Ekahi, and a huge thanks to Mag & B Photography for sharing this wedding with us! Want more Hawaiian wedding inspiration? Then you’ve got to see this jaw-dropping Waimea Canyon wedding!