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Jun182013

An Art Deco Wedding at The Haiku Mill in Maui


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Katie and Nathan had a beyond beautiful wedding in Maui ... and one of my all-time favorite Hawaii wedding photographers, Tamiz Photography took the photos from their day.  I had a *really* hard time not using every single image Rebecca sent over ... so enjoy!  I know you will ;)

XO~ Heather

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When Nathan and I started planning our wedding, we realized that there were two things that were really important to us – the first was having our closest friends and family together for a week on our favorite Hawaiian Island -- and the second included having a fabulous party that our guests would talk about for years to come. Nathan and I are both fans of the Art Nouveau and Art Deco Style, and we love the works of Alfonse Mucha. We knew from the beginning of planning that we wanted to incorporate his world of gardens and delicate details into our wedding. From there, it didn’t take long to decide that wanted a garden style tropical wedding and that we wanted it to be full of vintage-style romance and artistic whimsy. With that in mind, we were thrilled to discover The Haiku Mill. On our first visit with the owner, Sylvia Hammilton Kerr, we knew without a doubt that The Mill was the perfect, magical location for our Art Nouveau inspired wedding.


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Nathan and I wrote our own non traditional ceremony that included personally written vows and a Hawaiian Lei Ceremony. We were married on the steps of The Haiku Mill by a long time friend, as we stood beneath a glass canopy dripping with strands of crystals, white orchids, and fragrant tuberose. Nathan and I chose not to see each other before the wedding ceremony, and as I walked with my dad toward Nathan to the sound of, “What are you doing for the rest of your life,” by Jamie Lawrence, we couldn’t stop smiling at each other.


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We chose the Haiku Mill for our wedding venue because of its rustic beauty, its romantic charm, and the tropical garden feeling of the grounds. The Haiku Mill perfectly matched the vision in our heads of our wedding venue, and once we met the staff, we were sold. The Haiku Mill team is great to work with and our wedding couldn't have been better.


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Formally trained as an artist and an architect, Nate and I knew that we wanted to create many of the details of our wedding day ourselves – the letterpress invitations, menus, and programs, in addition to all of the party favors, but we were beyond thrilled to be able to work with Event Planner Stephanie Shepherd who was able perfectly manage all of the day of details and vendors on our behalf – she was a lifesaver - as we planned our wedding from 2,600 miles away in Seattle, Washington.  Stephanie’s creativity and sense of style took our breath away on the day of the wedding – as she her wonderful team of vendors turned the already beautiful Haiku Mill into an extravagant mercury glass, lace, and blossom encrusted reception space - reminiscent of a vintage Gatsby soiree – it was more beautiful than we had imagined.


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Maui Executive Catering provided all the food for our event, and Bard R Us provided all of the decadent cocktails. Our guests are still raving today about how amazing all the food was. Maui Executive Catering grows nearly all of their ingredients themselves, on their Maui farm, and the preparation and presentation is mouth watering. Plus the guys at Maui Executive Catering are super friendly and they even came to our house to cater our brunch the morning after the wedding.


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Tamiz is a photography super-duo composed of Rebecca and Jonathan Adkisson - and they are amazing at their jobs. We chose them because they are the best wedding photographers in Hawaii. They love being photographers -  and we fell in love with their charming personalities and their work the second we were introduced. Jonathan and Rebecca are so much fun to work with - they are funny, always in a good mood, fast as lightening,  and know how to get you to look your best without any stress. Plus they take amazing photos and work magic with the lighting in their compositions.


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Splurge on a cinematographer for your wedding. We chose not to, and it's our only wedding regret.  As a couple getting married you miss so much of your own party on the big day - and it would have been nice to have a play-back. We do, however have gorgeous photos, thanks to Tamiz Photography!


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There were a few memorable moments during the wedding reception. After dinner and the toasting concluded, we nervously performed our choreographed first dance as a couple beneath a crystal chandelier to “Feels Like Home.” We felt like we were actors on a movie set as our friends and family cheered for us within the spectacular setting. Later on, the evening passed all too quickly as we danced to Arabic music with colorful harem scarves brought by the father of the groom to celebrate his Palestinian heritage – a great idea that got nearly every guest up and out of their seats! It was so much fun. We ended the night with a sparkler send off and a get-a-way in a convertible that was memorably decorated by the groomsmen.


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A bit more from Katie about her wedding weekend in Hawaii:

When Nathan and I started planning our wedding, we realized that there were two things that were really important to us – the first was having our closest friends and family together for a week on our favorite Hawaiian Island -- and the second included having a fabulous party that our guests would talk about for years to come. Nathan and I are both fans of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Painters, and we love the works of Alfonse Mucha. We knew from the beginning of planning that we wanted to incorporate his world of gardens and delicate details into our wedding. From there, it didn’t take long to decide that wanted a garden style tropical wedding and that we wanted it to be full of vintage-style romance and artistic whimsy. With that in mind, we were thrilled to discover The Haiku Mill. On our first visit with the owner, Sylvia Hammilton Kerr, we knew without a doubt that The Mill was the perfect, magical location for our Art Nouveau inspired wedding. 

 

We began our wedding week with a beach day BBQ to greet our guests at The Whaler Resort on Kaanapali Beach. The next day we gathered our guests together on a private catamaran for a day of sailing, feasting, and snorkeling with our 80 guests in lieu of a formal rehearsal dinner. These events were a huge success because we really got a chance to relax and enjoy the company of our friends and family before the wedding. The Friday before the wedding, we treated ourselves to a spa day at the Grand Wailea and by Saturday – the day of our wedding, we both felt like we were floating through a dream.

Formally trained as an artist and an architect, Nate and I knew that we wanted to create many of the details of our wedding day ourselves – the letterpress invitations, menus, and programs, in addition to all of the party favors, but we were beyond thrilled to be able to work with Event Planer Stephanie Shepherd who was able perfectly manage all of the day of details and vendors on our behalf – she was a lifesaver - as we planned our wedding from 2,600 miles away in Seattle, Washington.  Stephanie’s creativity and sense of style took our breath away on the day of the wedding – as she her wonderful team of vendors turned the already beautiful Haiku Mill into an extravagant mercury glass, lace, and blossom encrusted reception space - reminiscent of a vintage Gatsby soiree – it was more beautiful than we had imagined.

Throughout the wedding day, mother nature greeted us with light tropical showers, but as fortune would have it, the sun shone at exactly the right moments, and our four o’clock ceremony was bathed in the light of the magic hour.  We were married on the steps of The Haiku Mill by a long time friend who officiated with a personally written ceremony, as we stood beneath a glass canopy dripping with strands of crystals, white orchids, and fragrant tuberose. Nathan wore a custom sand colored linen suit with a lavender tie and an orchid boutonniere, and I wore a silk and lace dress by Lea Anne Belter, with handmade pearl and quartz jewelry and a custom designed ostrich feather, pearl, and vintage rhinestone headpiece made by one of my bridesmaids. The bridal bouquets and all of the flowers were inspired by Art Nouveau and wild flower themes and were designed by Teresa Sena. The bridesmaids wore Monique Lhuillier auborgine knee length dresses accented with colorful feather and pearl hairpieces. Nathan and I chose not to see each other before the wedding ceremony, and as I walked with my dad toward Nathan to the sound of, “What are you doing for the rest of your life,” by Jamie Lawrence, we couldn’t stop smiling at each other.  We wrote our own vows, which was overwhelming at first, but ended up being incredibly meaningful for both of us – and they also provided a moment of comic relief for our guests –I remember us both giggling and wiping away happy tears at the same time.  

After the ceremony, our guests were welcomed into a cocktail hour beneath a giant mango tree just outside the walls of the Mill, while the ceremony space was readied for the reception.  Guests enjoyed the guitar and vocals of Jamie Lawrence and the beauty of a graceful local hula dancer while sipping on specialty cocktails and munching on abundant passed appetizers. Following the cocktail hour, we enjoyed a mouthwatering buffet dinner catered by Maui Executive Catering.  All of our guests raved about the food. After dinner and the toasting concluded, we nervously performed our choreographed first dance as a couple beneath a crystal chandelier to “Feels Like Home.” We felt like we were actors on a movie set as our friends and family cheered for us within the spectacular setting. The evening passed all too quickly as we danced with colorful harem scarves brought by the father of the groom to celebrate his Palestinian heritage – a great idea that got nearly every guest up and out of their seats! We ended the night with a sparkler send off and a get-a-way in a convertible that was memorably decorated by the groomsmen.

The day after the wedding, we hosted a farewell brunch with all of the guests at another spectacular site in Haiku – the Pahana House – also catered by Maui Executive Catering. It was so wonderful to be able to share the week with our family and friends. We have the most incredible memories and so much love for everyone who helped us celebrate.

Photography: Tamiz Photography

Venue: The Haiku Mill in Maui

Wedding Coordination: Stephanie Shepherd

Floral Decor: Teresa Sena

Wedding Cake: Cravings Bakery

Wedding Caterer: Maui Executive Catering

Wedding Stationery and Favors: Katie Aweida of Wonderstruck Press

Wedding Dress: Belltown Bride - Reiley Dress by Lea Ann Belter

Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid

Reception Music: ACE Beats

Ceremony Music: Jamie Lawrence

Beauty: Maui Makeup Artistry

Event Rentals: Maui Rents

Linen Rentals: Island Rents

Hula Performance: Trish Cabral

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Reader Comments (2)

Such a sweet wedding! Everything about the wedding is gorgeous.

June 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAllensbridal

The peacock feather hair comb is so pretty!

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