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Maui Wedding Ideas for 2018

Exciting new Maui Wedding Ideas for 2018! Follow the trend of the Islands!

2018 Maui wedding ideas don’t have to be limited because you’re having a destination wedding in Hawaii. Stretch your imagination and work with our talented team. Explore some of these 2018 Maui Wedding ideas yourself!

Beach Attire:

Maui Wedding ideasOur researchers anticipate that 2018 Maui Weddings will bring back the elegance in beach attire! As we approach the second half of 2017, casual-chic beach attire is ramping up.  2015 showed us tuxedos on the beach… 2016 went the opposite direction with the return of khaki pants and white button up shirts. 2017 brought in a nice mix of bow ties, colored pants, formal dresses and matching colors for guest attire. 2018 is expected to continue this wave of beach fashion with more mauve, burgandy and vintage Hawaiian colors.

2016 Maui Wedding ideasMake your wedding a notch above the rest by adding a subtle flair that denotes your personalities. It’s not simply about the bride anymore.  Another great Maui wedding idea- make a statement in your Maui wedding photos!


Maui Wedding Ideas: Ceremony

Maui wedding venuesSpice up your Maui Beach Wedding with the addition of a dove release or monarch butterfly release. Want a way to have your special guests feel included in the ceremony? Why not have them each release a butterfly or ask a parent to read a poem during your ceremony? Have someone with musical experience? Why not invite someone to sing at your wedding? Work with our amazing musicians to get just the right sound for your ambiance. A perfectly timed poem or scripture reading by someone dear to your heart can really elevate your wedding.


Maui Wedding Ideas: Reception

Maui Wedding CakesRather than ordering a wedding cake along with table centerpieces, why not order smaller wedding cakes and display them AS your centerpieces? It not only carries your theme throughout the room and allows for  quite the conversation pieces, but also allows you to stretch your budget for other exciting reception ideas. Imagine the intimacy it would bring when you and your spouse circulate toward the end of the evening and cut the first piece of each cake with those guests at the table. Your guests would feel your one-on-one attention and remember how unique you were to do that with them.

Donut CakeNot feeling the traditional wedding cake? Why not vote for a caramelized fruit tart, cupcake cake or a tiered donuts cake? 2016 Maui Weddings will have a number of fresh new, innovative choices for culinary delights.


Maui weddings CakesAmazing new bakers and culinary artists have been breaking into the scene this year, as well as tried-and-true shops stretching their creative boundaries. All this in preparation for a brighter, sweeter 2018! Pictures printed on rice paper with edible ink… bamboo twigs made of frosting… decorations of spun sugar and local florals.

Let your imagine flow or let our design team advise you. We can take any Maui wedding idea and make it into a dream wedding!


Maui Wedding ideasTrying to decide whether or not to hire a DJ for your smaller reception? Consider this: Working with our talented and personable DJ ahead of time can shape your evening into the style of party you want it to be. You can spend hours making decisions on the decor with your Maui wedding planner only to find that your guests don’t want to leave their seats. Your DJ can keep the flow going as well as ensure you don’t miss special, unique moments. Maui Wedding IdeasFor example… are you inviting little ones to your reception? Why not include them by adding a teddy bear toss before the garter & bouquet toss? You’ll enjoy the enthusiasm from the kids and parent alike while getting everyone in the mood to continue the party out of their seats and onto the dance floor!

Maui wedding ReceptionsLooking for an innovative way to remind your guests of all the fun times that led up to your special day? Why not work with our designers to create a video slide show that you can display at the reception? We can set it up on a laptop with loop or use our portable video projector to bring your adventures to life! You can create a designer card table to captivate your guests as they arrive at your reception. We can tie in your theme and leave your guests talking about your special day for months to come!

Don’t let the idea of a destination wedding limit your creativity. Planning a wedding and reception from miles away can be easy with the right wedding planner and design team. Your intimate beach wedding can be absolutely amazing and your reception will leave your guests talking about YOUR wedding above all others. If you’re only inviting your closest friends and family (ohana), don’t let that stop you from creating your dream experience. We can arrange intimate receptions as well as full scale fairy tale moments. Give us a call to discuss your vision!


Aloha Maui Dream Weddings


Beach Weddings in Maui

Beach Weddings in Maui are the hottest trend in destination weddings for 2017 and 2018! But is a destination wedding really for you?

beach weddings in MauiWhat does the word ‘wedding’ conjure up for you? Are you someone who’s been planning since you were 9 and have a well thought out scenario full of musts? Do you want to spend your life’s savings and your firstborn to put on a shindig to impress your nearest and dearest and allow all your besties to show up in a taffeta gowns?

If that’s what you’ve been dreaming of all your life then far be it for me to change your long made up mind.

beach weddings in MauiBut what if you’re looking for something ‘more’…

Why not consider a Destination Wedding like beach weddings in Maui?

Instead of an indoor church setting, let the outdoors be where you celebrate your first marital steps with your best friend…

Be married somewhere beautiful, somewhere you might choose for a honeymoon…
somewhere so spectacular your jaw will still drop when you look at your wedding pictures on your 10th anniversary.

The choices are endless. Your wedding can be intimate with just the two of you or still include your nearest and dearest and all their “plus ones”. The choice is up to you. We will make it happen.

beach weddings in MauiThere are a myriad of stunning places in our wonderful world to choose from but for my mind when I hear the term “destination wedding” I can’t help but think of somewhere with sand and sunshine… The sound of gently rolling waves crashing onto the shore.

When I think of those things, Hawaii is somewhere that ticks all the boxes on my wish list.

Maui beach weddingsWhen it comes to the Hawaiin Island Chain,

you have the crowded, fast-paced Oahu,

the quiet, open-spaced Big Island…

or you can choose somewhere that’s not overflowing with tourists brandishing selfie sticks – check out beach weddings in Maui!

There’s so much variety amongst the Islands… talk to us when making your decision for where to have your destination wedding.

So let me paint you a new picture.

You and the love of your life standing on the sand with the waves rolling quietly in the background.

maui elopementMaybe there are some important people in your life there to share your joy or maybe it’s just you and your beloved (and a minister and photographer) and it’s only about you and the promises you wish to make to one another.

The sun sets as you pledge your love and then skip down the sand towards your new lives together.

Sound tempting?

It is.

Beach Weddings in Maui!

Email us today and make your dream a reality!


Maui – the story of Joy and Colby’s Wedding


Memorable Maui WeddingsHere at Aloha Maui Dream Weddings, we specialize in destination Maui weddings. We offer every couple the ability to plan their dream wedding from afar without the stress or frustration that might happen without a specialist.  We work on a timeline specifically designed for the details of your perfect day and we let you know as each milestone is approaching what decisions you need to make. You don’t have to be here on Maui to plan your beautiful Maui wedding!


Maui Weddings 21We were honored to be asked by Joy and Colby, a local couple, to help them plan their dream wedding for this April. Aloha Maui Dream Weddings took on all of the planning, as we would with a destination wedding couple, and left Joy and Colby to manage their everyday lives with their adorable new baby boy.

Maui Weddings 1Maui Weddings 2Arriving in a brand new Cadillac limousine at their Maui wedding location, the women were full of smiles and laughs! Of course the gents in their fabulous tuxedos had to arrive earlier.


Maui Weddings 4Joy’s Father escorted her down the aisle  to a very enamored groom.


Maui weddings 3It was obvious to anyone who saw him that this angel in white was his best friend and soul mate.

Maui Weddings 10aWith their families crying tears of joy, they watched and cheered and snapped Instagram selfies for everyone unable to attend. Hashtag that night should have been #MauiNoKaOi (MauiIsTheBest) because the weather was gorgeous and the beach near-empty.



Maui Weddings 5Maui Weddings 6The flowers popped against her flowing white gown  and the bold tuxedos.



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Each look exchanged, each touch shared reminded us all that these two are meant to be with one another.

Maui Weddings 9Maui Weddings 10From the moment they met each other on Kamaole Beach, to the moment he slid the ring on her finger, they’ve been building a life together. Today they became Husband and Wife.

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A loving wife, a nurturing Mother.


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Together, forever…

Hand in hand.






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It was truly a magical evening from the flowing rose petal path to the incredible reception dinner afterwards… these two lovebirds will always be part of our Memorable Maui Weddings!


Aloha e mahalo!

Aloha Maui Dream Weddings & Penny Palmer Photography