What better place to have a wedding than your very own ocean front, family vacation home on Maui? This gorgeous was just the perfect setting for Karen and Chase to exchange their vows and party until the late hours of the night! Their closest friends and family gathered in the back yard of what has got to be one of the most gorgeous views of North Shore Maui nestled right in Paia Bay. Wendy and Tyler of Blue Lily Photography did an amazing job at capturing the magic of the special day and they were so pleasant to work with. When I first met Karen and Chase during the beginning stage of the planning process, I was instantly excited about working with them. They are a fun, down to earth, hip, young and energetic couple of 2 beautiful kids and needless to say, their wedding day was exactly that! They chose a black & white and yellow color pallet which was just perfect for this mid summer affair. Aloha Events Catering executed a delectable meal including one of my all time favorite… butternut squash with sage brown butter sauce… so yummy! Fun cocktails like Lahaina Lemon Drop Martinis and Jalapeno Margaritas were tray-passed to thirsty guests during the cocktail hour while the sun was setting behind the West Maui mountains. So many personal touches were made by the crafty bride herself, from hand drawing floral designs on the bar menu to fabricating custom cocktail umbrellas, no detail was overlooked. The dessert bar was definitely a big hit! Melissa McKelvery, owner of the Paia shop Penguini Gelato made dozens of delicious cupcakes all made from scratch using fresh, local ingredients. She also served fresh gelato and sorbet from behind the dessert bar including a watermelon ginger sorbet that was a perfect cooling treat for the wild dancers who ruled the dance floor! The photo-booth was definitely a scene not to be forgotten; roars of laughter could be heard as guests slipped into Hawaiian print shirts and mu-mu’s, carrying toy ukulele’s and snorkel gear competing for the funniest picture… It was a blast! Thank you Karen and Chase for having Belle be a part of your special day!