Isabella and Andrea are from Italy and love to travel. In fact, Isabella celebrated her 25th birthday with 25 birthday parties in different places all around the world, so it was only fitting that their wedding involve traveling.
In honor of their first anniversary, they chose to have a romantic elopement somewhere special and unforgettable, just for the two of them. Isabella visited Maui three years prior and completely fell in love with the island, its beauty and the culture. To Isabella and Andrea, Maui represents paradise and the ideal setting for making the promise of sharing their life together. Their elopement was kept a secret to be revealed to loved ones upon returning home. Then they planned to have a second traditional church wedding with family and friends – the best of both worlds!
Isabella and Andrea envisioned their elopement to be simple, elegant, and make sense for Hawaii. We kept the color scheme white and ivory, so it would look and feel very classic. They exchanged white orchid leis. Isabella wore a fuller haku and carried a bouquet of orchids accented with shells.
Andrea plays ukulele, so they loved the idea of bringing one home with them. Adding calligraphy turned the ukulele into a reminder of their special day that is now on permanent display in their home.
Planning: Fawn of Maile Maui Weddings // Photographer: Mariah Milan // Officiant and Musician: Ernest Pua’a // Bouquet: In Bloom Hawaii // Haku: Haku Maui // Calligraphy: Sara Verduzco Calligraphy // Location: Maluaka Beach // Time of Day: Sunset