Katie and Caleb went with a non-traditional Hawaiian destination wedding here on Maui! With the help of Platinum Weddings & Events the couple from Portland, Oregon chose a tropical greenery ceremony flower hoop, a lace wedding dress from Australian bridal designer Made With Love, and lululemon for the groom! It was a stunning resort wedding with an epic Day After session!
Their magical Disneyland Proposal – from The Groom, Caleb
Katie and I went to Disneyland together for my very first time ever in 2015! As I walked onto Main Street for the very first time, the scene was incredible! The view that stood out most was the pure joy I saw on Katie’s face. It’s an image I’ll never forget. She was literally bouncing off the sidewalk, singing, and her smile was huge. She had turned into the happiest little kid.
Disneyland is an extra special place for Katie. Snow White’s Wishing Well was where all the Disney princesses made her an honorary princess.
As our relationship and lives grew, I began thinking about how I could propose in an extra special way. With help from her unbiological sister Taylor, I had a ring and the perfect plan to propose.
Determined to beat the line for the Peter Pan ride, she had no idea what was going to happen. Like with any fairytale, there had to be an unexpected twist and a villain. As we walked up to the wishing well, Snow White’s Evil Queen was there waiting to take pictures with us.
Luckily, as Katie closed her eyes to make a wish in the well, I defeated the Evil Queen with my glaring eyes and she backed away.
Katie turned around and instantly started ugly crying. And we lived happily ever after!
From their online feature on “Hey wedding lady”
Katie chose a dress that made her feel like a ‘bohemian mermaid bride’, falling in love with a slim fitting lace dress from Australian bridal designer Made With Love. The lightweight dress was perfect for the Hawaiian heat and Katie had a blast dancing!
The groom got in on comfy tropical attire as well, with formal attire from lululemon – yes, that’s right! The crisp white shirts and dress pants from the leggings brand were breathable and comfortable for the groom and his groomsmen, allowing them a semi-formal look with tropical ease.
Katie let her bridesmaids choose their own dress from Show Me Your Mumu, keeping the palette to dusty blue for a unifying color, but letting each attendant choose a style they felt comfortable wearing.
Katie and Caleb shared an emotional first look at Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa before the wedding. The couple chose to throw out the wedding rule book about halfway into their plans, and pivot completely to a nontraditional destination wedding in Hawaii, with the help of island planner Platinum Weddings & Events. They planned everything to include an intimate destination wedding.
Katie’s beautiful bridesmaids wore fluttery chiffon Show Me Your Mumu dresses in dusty blue and greenery crowns. The couple worked with Dellables on their flower choices – opting for lots of tropical greenery and leaves to tie in with the tropical locale, and keep their budget happy.
The couple chose the Moana Lawn and Lounge for their wedding ceremony. (perfect for the Disney lover!) with a view of Moloka’i i across the crystal clear water. Dellables created a floral hoop that looked as though the palm fronds and tropical flowers had grown out of the surrounding trees to create a beautifully organic ceremony setting.
Their ceremony was conducted by the bride’s godmother to keep their vows feeling personal and unique.
A key element of their reception were the personalized games made just for their wedding day-
My mom made us a Guess Who using pictures of everyone at the wedding as the characters in the game. Now we get to take those games out at home for a great memory and more fun.
The Bride, Katie\
As a dance instructor, the party element was one of Katie’s top priorities. The guests delivered with dance battles, a flash mob, and a conga line!
Day After Session
The couple decided to make the most of their ‘weddingmooncation’ with a Day After Session with NV Maui Media. Katie even got to put her cape back on and prolong her time as a bohemian mermaid bride!
Photography: NV Maui Media
Ceremony and Reception Venue, Cake: Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa
Event Planning: Platinum Weddings & Events
Wedding Dress and Veil: Made With Love
Bride’s Shoes: Steve Madden
Groom’s Attire: lululemon
Bridesmaid Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu
Hair Styling and Makeup: Zoe del Castillo
Event Rentals: Hawaiian Style Event Rentals
Linen Rentals: Winters Events
Videography: R. Flinn Media
Stationery: Miss B Calligraphy
Submitted via: Matchology