A Tropical Wedding Featured in Martha Stewart Weddings
This gorgeous wedding was featured in the pages of Martha Stewart Weddings! We loved working with Lisa Vorce CO. on this fun and tropical celebration. Enjoy the story details from MSW...
Lian recalled reading about Haiku Mill, a more than 150-year-old ruin, now a wedding venue, and they decided, "Let's do this!" she says. Just four months later, 60 loved ones watched as the couple stood under trailing orchid blooms at the historic sugar mill and were married in a Seventh-day Adventist ceremony.
The pair had ultimately planned their March 23, 2015, nuptials quickly; still, every detail was packed with meaning. That included the music during the ceremony, when, as Lian walked down the aisle, "Erween surprised me by singing Adele's 'Make You Feel My Love,' and tears came to my eyes," she recalls. It was also true of the décor: Lian incorporated elements from Indonesia, where her father was raised and she spent childhood summers. On a trip to Bali, her dad commissioned chandeliers, chargers, and flower vessels, made from local capiz shells, all of which got held up in customs. "It was such a relief when the crates finally arrived in time for the wedding," says Erween—and a reminder that truly special moments are well worth the wait.
Menus handwritten in gold ink on oversize die-cut palm fronds served as menus and played off the patterned runners. Each table was set with centerpieces of white roses and local foliage and blooms, including king proteas, photinias, and kupukupu ferns.
Location: Haiku Mill | Event Production and Design: Lisa Vorce CO | Catering: Maui Executive Catering | Flowers and Décor: Teresa Sena Designs | Photography: Corbin Gurkin | Videography: Axioo | Officiant: Pastor Lewis Gray of the West Covina Hills Seventh-day Adventist Church | Stationery and Calligraphy: Julie Song Ink | Cake: Cake Fanatic | Music: [ceremony] Cambria Moss; [cocktail hour] Marvin Tevaga; [reception] Maui Wedding DJ | Rentals: Island Rents; Set Maui; Signature Event Rentals | Bride's Gown: Monique Lhuillier | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Hair and Makeup: MeiLi Autumn Beauty | Bridesmaids' Dresses:Jenny Yoo | Flower Girl Dresses:Giselle's Boutique | Groom's Ensemble: The Black Tux | Menswear: The Black Tux | Groom's Accessories: [tie] Express; [watch] Brietling | Transportation: V.I.P. Trans | Bar Services: Garnish Craft Cocktail Catering | Cookies: Honolulu Cookie Company | Fire Dancer: Manutea Nu E | Travel Concierge:Life:Styled