Romantic, Minimal Makena Beach Wedding


Payton + Jack’s Maui Wedding

Payton and Jack designed and planned a Makena beach wedding that perfectly encapsulated their chic, joyful, and refined personalities. With their hearts set on creating an unforgettable experience for their guests, this couple’s multi-day affair on the Southwestern coast of Maui celebrated love, adventure, and meticulous attention to detail.

Payton, an interior designer with a penchant for quality design and intricate details, found her perfect match in Jack. Together, they envisioned a wedding that would blend their distinct styles and passions, creating an event that was truly their own.

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Wedding Welcome Party

The festivities began with an evening welcome party, where guests were treated to the breathtaking beauty of a Hawaiian sunset. The setting exuded a minimal tropical vibe, combining warm wood tones, vibrant florals, and modern black stoneware. The meticulously designed deep green menus with white ink accents seamlessly complemented the ambiance. The evening encouraged mingling, setting the tone for the warm connections that would be formed over the coming days.

Wedding Ceremony and Brunch Reception

The wedding day itself was a daytime Catholic ceremony that emanated pure joy. Against the backdrop of the Keawala’i Congregational Church, guests witnessed the union of Payton and Jack in a celebration of love and faith.

The subsequent brunch reception at the luxurious Makena Golf and Beach Club transported everyone to a chic Hawaiian garden party. Soft, romantic florals adorned the tables, and a unique escort display featuring floral cloches guided guests to their seats. The handmade paper menus added an exquisite touch, while each guest’s name was lovingly hand-written on delicate oyster shells, foregoing traditional place cards for a truly personalized experience.

Romantic, Minimal Wedding Invitations

The essence of their wedding was beautifully captured in the wedding invitations. Embracing the natural beauty of Hawaii, the invitations blended cool blues and deep greens with touches of warm white. Custom illustrations of Maui and the iconic Makena Golf and Beach Club added a unique, personal touch. The minimalist design, accentuated by modern calligraphy and ample white space, exuded romance and sophistication. The invitations were a tactile delight, letterpress printed on handmade paper, wrapped in a delicate vellum wrap, and adorned with fine European twine. The finishing touches of calligraphy, curated vintage postage, and calligraphy guest addressing added unparalleled elegance.

Payton’s appreciation for exquisite paper goods led her to Lupine Letters, and she was the perfect collaborator to bring her vision to life. As a wedding invitation designer, the seamless synergy between Payton and I was evident in every detail, making the wedding stationary suite an embodiment of Payton and Jack’s love story.

As a testament to their exceptional taste and unwavering attention to detail, guests praised the wedding invitations for their minimal, timeless design and exceptional quality. Payton and Jack’s Maui wedding perfectly blended individuality with tradition and luxury with simplicity for a celebration that not only reflected their personalities but also left an indelible mark on everyone fortunate enough to be part of their unforgettable celebration.

The Vendor Team

Planning and Design: Couture Events Hawaii

Florals: Mandy Grace Designs

Photography: Melia Lucida

Stationery: Lupine Letters

Videographer: Sunlit Films

Event Rentals: Artisan Events Maui, Rio Event Design, Set Collections

Linens: BBJ La Tavola

Venue: Makena Golf and Beach Club

Cocktails: Garnish Craft Cocktails

Cake: Cake Fanatics

Music: Marvin Tevaga Music, Andrew Molina Ukulele

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