Irish and Long enlisted Maui’s Angels to aid them in throwing a true celebration of their love—and the ultimate bash—for their friends and family that travelled from around the world to their wedding at Olowalu Plantation Estate. Infusing unique elements and some of the bride and groom’s local favorites made it an unforgettable day. A custom maraca escort card display set the tone and encouraged guests to “shake for a kiss” throughout the night. Hawaiian shave ice was a cocktail hour favorite and they shared their favorite local desserts, Donut Dynamite & Leodas Pie for dessert. Pink florals are by Bella Bloom Maui and signage by Miss B. Calligraphy. The couple enlisted Wendy Laurel to capture their celebration of love in these super-fun photographs.
What made the wedding special and unique?
Irish and Long really wanted to focus on creating an incredible celebration of their love to share with their guests who flew from around the world to celebrate with them. Infusing unique elements with some of the bride and groom’s local favorites really made it an unforgettable day. A custom maraca escort card display set the tone and encouraged guests to “shake for a kiss” throughout the night. Hawaiian shave ice was a cocktail hour favorite and they finished dinner with some of their favorite local desserts, including pies from the bakery, Leoda’s, across the street from the venue.
Tell us about the gown and where/how you found it!
Sarah Seven Romanced off-the-shoulder lace gown. It really matched the simple and romantic feel of our wedding. I had been eyeing it for a while after seeing it on Instagram and thought it was perfect. I purchased it and got to meet the designer at a trunk show at The Dress Theory in Seattle. I’m so glad I bought it a year ahead of our wedding, since it was discontinued the following spring.
What were some touches added to make the wedding personal?
Playful accents like brightly-colored confetti, large ALOHA letters, custom maracas and a wood surfboard serving as a guestbook helped infuse the bride and groom’s lighthearted nature and joyous personalities.
What was the most memorable part of the day?
Irish (Bride) – the simple and intimate ceremony with our own written vows / Long (Groom) and having all of our family and friends fly in to join us for our destination wedding.
Tell us how you met and became engaged.
We met in Optometry school in New York. I (Irish/bride) was a year ahead of him and wasn’t that impressed that a first-year liked me. But he was persistent and won my heart. After finishing school and moving to the Pacific Northwest, he proposed with macarons which he hand painted ‘Will You Marry Me?’ on my birthday. Hindsight, we had bought them together the previous day, and I only wanted a small 10 pack of macarons, but he insisted we get 15!
Wedding Planning & Design: Maui’s Angels // Photography: Wendy Laurel // Flowers: Bella Bloom Maui // Stationery: Etsy // Venue: Olowalu Plantation Estate // Gown Designer: Sarah Seven // Dress Boutique: The Dress Theory // Shoes: Badgley Mischka // Hair & Make-up: Salon 253 // Signage: Miss B. Calligraphy // Catering: Maui Ohana // Video: Sunlight Films // Cocktails and Bar Setup: Maui Ohana // Live Music: Marin Tevaga // Linens: BBJ Linens // Rentals: Inspiration Events Hawaii & Accel Rentals // DJ: DJ Del Sol // Dessert: Donut Dynamite & Leodas Pie // Officiate: Tino Rosete // Shave Ice: Ululani’s Shave Ice // Custom Maracas: Wylie West Creative