Maui Vow Renewal: Matt and Melina in Makena

Maui Vow Renewal

This special couple has a beautiful story. A year ago Matt wanted to give Melina her dream wedding, A magical Maui beach wedding. They had been married 2 years earlier with family and friends in Las Vegas. Matt wanted to give her the dream she had in her heart, a ceremony on Maui. Deborah listened to Matt’s wish for Melina…and she created an extraordinary vow renewal that captured their love and made her wish and dream come true. Pastor Laki performed their vow renewal and Melina carried an amazing orchid bouquet she had designed. Family watched them recommit their love at the beautiful little beach Matt picked himself in Makena. It was truly an extraordinary memory that Deborah helped create.
Now jump a year ahead…Matt wanted to bring Melina back to Maui for her birthday. He wanted to do something amazing that would just blow her away. So for the second time he asked Deborah to assist in surprising and recreating their last vow renewal. Deborah sent photos of Melina’s bouquet and hair orchids to one of our amazing florists….Lisa. She was able to recreate the exact bouquet down to the last detail of satin ribbon. Deborah let Pastor Laki in on the secret surprise, and he was very happy to bless this couple again. Mariah was thrilled to capture the photos of the intial surprise and ceremony. Matt even found a beautiful island toe ring with a diamond to present on her foot at the ceremony.
So her birthday arrived…and Matt told her they were going to  the beach for photos. Deborah had Pastor Laki in the exact spot he had done their previous vow renewal. Pastor Laki played his ukulele and sang…while we awaited their arrival on the beach. The moment they neared, they could hear the music with the waves of the ocean. Melina’s face was priceless. Her replicated bouquet was placed in her hand and Deborah pinned the orchids in her hair. Matt had his lei and they walked down to the water by Pastor Laki. An extraordinary moment for an extraordinary couple. IZ’s ‘Somewhere over the rainbow’ echoed while they danced on the beach. Even a turtle blessed their day as it stuck it’s head out of the water to watch just yards away! Now that is an Hawaiian symbol of a blessing! Melina was then given a pikake tuberose lei which is often given to loved ones on their birthday. The evening ended with an amazing dinner at 5 Palms in Wailea.
Making memories…even surprise ones are what we do and love. Our amazing vendors and Wedding Experience Coordinator Deborah aspire to make magic happen…again and again. Your day, your way…captured.
Maui Wedding Coordinator: Deborah of Maile Maui Weddings // Photography by Mariah Milan // Flowers: Blossoms Hawaii // Officant: Laki Ka’ahumanu
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