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Evelyn and Neil were married at Maui Dragon Fruit Farm in Lahaina, Hawaii on May 24. “When we knew we wanted to get married in Maui, we wanted to make sure our wedding captured the atmosphere on the island,” Evelyn said. “The Maui Dragon Fruit Farm was the perfect marriage (no pun intended) between the beauty of the ocean and the majestic landscape of the island.” The bride wore a strapless lace fit ‘n’ flare wedding gown, accessorized with her hair down in loose curls, drop dangling earrings, and a pair of sandals, while the groom wore a light gray suit, accessorized with a white button-up shirt, no tie or bow tie, and a pair of black loafers. Bridesmaids wore short floral patterned dresses and carried bouquets of peonies and dahlias in conch shells. Guests were greeted at the ceremony with lei necklaces and encouraged to soak in the views, past the fabric-draped altar, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Once the exchanging of vows were sealed with a kiss, it was official, almost 45 witnessing. Cocktail hour began with lawn games and Ululani’s flavored shaved ice. “My husband and I love ping pong, so we had a ping pong table,” she said. “We decided to play for who wins the first argument. Naturally, I won.” The reception followed shortly thereafter underneath the tent lit with paper lanterns. Tables were decorated with white linens, gold charger plates, pillar candle centerpieces surrounded by branches, and mercury glass votive candles. “For many of our guests, our wedding was the first trip to Hawaii,” Evelyn said. “Manutea Nui E provided entertainment and made our wedding feel like an intimate luau.” A three-tiered fondant-covered cake was cut and served for dessert concluding dinner. “Although we didn’t have cake toppers on the top of our cake, we had them customized for our personalities, and it added a personal touch to the decor.” The newlyweds’ best advice? “As hard as it sounds, don’t worry about all the tiny details,” she said. “Being surrounded by your closest family and friends will make the entire day so memorable. If you fret about the small stuff, you’ll miss one of the best days of your lives.” At the end of the night, they jetted off to their honeymoon.

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Photography: Joanna Tano Photography | Videography: Hawaii Video Memories | Venue: Maui Dragon Fruit Farm | Event Planner: Hawaii Weddings by Tori Rogers, LLC | Officiant: Dennis DeRego | Ceremony Musicians: Manutea Nui E | Floral Designer: Dellables | Rentals: Pacific Isle Rentals | Vintage Furniture: Billy Goat Vintage | Caterer: Aloha Events Catering | DJ: DJ Liam Grist

Joyful Orange Summer Ranch Wedding in Hawaii

Posted by Caitlin on Aug 28, 2013

Tara & Kale 

August 1

Oahu, Hawaii


Q & A with the Bride & Groom:

1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one? 

The spectacular view.

2. Which four details from your wedding were your favorites? 

1. The place settings with the personalized favors and single orchid  we actually had people taking more than one favor.

2. The giant lawn games for the reception — it was very relaxed atmosphere, and we were able to spend a little time with everyone.

3. Flower mob — we had 9 kids throwing flowers instead of 1 or 2. 

4. Shaved ice instead of wedding cake – since most of our guests were not from Hawaii, it was a treat that you cannot get every day. Loved the fresh, tropical flavors!

4. Give us the one moment in your wedding you can’t stop thinking about. 

The first look, the moment that we first saw each other on the day. Tara was so beautiful, and exiting the ceremony after our kiss. We were so excited, we starting skipping and jumping.