Both originally from California, Samantha and Brett decided that an intimate wedding along the warm shores of Maui was exactly how they wanted to start their lives as a married couple. The bride explains:

We both have always loved the beach. Brett asked me to be his girlfriend at the beach, he proposed at the beach, so we decided to get married at the beach. We had been talking about having a destination wedding in Hawaii, and after seeing a video of the Kukahiko Estate, Brett and I fell in love. The Kukahiko Estate is literally our dream wedding location.

Their intimate wedding vision was to keep things simple and enjoy the amazing view that fronts this stunning estate. They included a stunning driftwood arch into their ceremony decor lovingly decorated with beautiful blooms in soft shades of peach, blush and ivory with touches of coral. Samantha carried a textured bouquet in complimenting shades as she walked down the aisle to her waiting groom.

After their romantic photo session as husband and wife with their photographer, Naomi Levit, the couple returned to their reception and went straight into their first dance and cake cutting for photos. The couple wanted to enjouy a laidback reception complete with delicious cocktails, good food and great music and we can definitley say that their guests enjoyed exactly that. Seated at rustic bare wood farm tables with beautiful centerpieces and flickering candles, their evening in paradise was everything that they dreamed it would be.

Congratulations to these sweet newlyweds and thank you from all of us at Makena Weddings! We absolutely loved the process of planning and getting to know you both, mahalo for choosing Makena Weddings as your Maui Wedding planner!

Maui Wedding Planner: Makena Weddings

Maui Wedding Photographer: Naomi Levit Photography

Minister: Friend of the Couple

Floral Decor: Floral Designs Maui

Ceremony and DJ Entertainment: Take 3 Events, DJ Mike Penn

Catering: Cafe O’Lei Restaurants

Rentals: Accel Rentals Maui

Semi Naked Cake: Maui Wedding Cakes