Unveiled Hawaii | Featured on The Knot

kate & chris | as seen in the knot magazine

We combined the tropical environment with nautical details that reflected Chris's love for sailing and his profession with the Navy—from the blueprint wedding invitations designed by Kate to the sword they cut the cake with. Even the palette, filled with shades of blue, reflected their love for the sea. Wooden dining tables draped with blue linens had decorative elements of fresh fruit, antlers on top of hand-dyed fabrics and antique dinnerware, inspired by still-life painters that brought an artistic twist to the display. To sum it up, we loved that this island wedding truly reflected Kate and Chris as both a pair and as individuals.

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ali & zach | seen in the knot magazine

Steering clear of anything that said “luau,” the couple looked to Old Hawaiiana for inspiration, including giant palm leaves, bamboo chairs, Polynesian fare and a processional to “Better Together” by Hawaiian native Jack Johnson. “I grew up coming to Maui, and Zach and I came to Maui several times,” Ali says of inviting 120 guests to the Pacific island. “We wanted to relay the joy and gratitude we feel every time we’re here to our guests through our wedding.”

Brianna & Joe | seen in destination i do magazine

The couple was able to capture the ambiance they were after with sentimental touches like having their nine month-old daughter roll down the aisle in a wooden wagon and an after-dinner donut bar. “There were a good amount of people working their tails off right up until the ceremony to make everything perfect for us. When I saw how magical and perfect everything was…I became overwhelmed” reminisces Brianna.

sydney & roy | seen in inside weddings magazine

Without hesitation, the couple knew that Maui would be the location for their wedding due to its sentimental value. They were certain they wanted the celebration near the water, and also considered a seaside hotel, but wanted to maintain a sense of privacy for their event ... With the help of their planner, Lorrie Betsill Nielson of Unveiled Hawaii, the couple found their ideal venue. “It was a private estate, which gave us the ability to get married near the water and provided the seclusion we desired,” describes Sydney.