Lauren + Ben
Wedding Planner & Design :: Opihi Love Events
Wedding Venue :: Montage Kapalua
Caterer :: Montage Kapalua
Hair and Make Up :: Meili Autumn Beauty
Cinematography :: Zeb Films
Floral Design :: Lois Hiranaga
Photos : Yours truly
The Montage Kapalua Bay is known for its incredibly picturesque oceanfront setting and warm, welcoming trade winds; so holding their Maui destination wedding at this luxurious oceanfront resort was an easy choice for Lauren and Ben to make. With the help of Kristin of Opihi Love Weddings & Events, this stunning Maui wedding venue was transformed into an elegant, modern tropical wedding dream. Every detail was vibrant and visually stunning, and a perfect representation of the two of them as a couple.
Lauren and Ben met while they were both students at Princeton University in 2007, after a few years of friendship, the tides changed and they became inseparable. Ten years later, Ben crafted a romantic proposal in the City of Light:
“We were on a trip to Paris where I was attending an industry conference, so Lauren had no idea that the trip was also for purposes of engagement. I told her we were meeting some colleagues of mine in the Tuileries and when we got there there were no colleagues and I proposed. Our families flew over for the weekend and we spent the entire weekend celebrating together.”
With friends and family all over the world, this active, high-energy couple knew that Maui was the perfect place to bring everyone together to celebrate. Their wedding week was just as much about the fun, sun-soaked romance of Maui as it was about creating an enjoyable experience that their family and friends would always remember.
The couple said I Do at the Montage Kapalua Bay, surrounded by stunning views of lava rocks and the sparkling Pacific Ocean. They promised forever underneath a canopy of opulent tropical flowers including King Protea, Anthurium, Roses and Orchids in rich shades of peach, blush, ivory and greenery as guests, seated in rustic, bamboo folding chairs, looked on. After a heartfelt ceremony performed by one of the bride’s best friends, the couple was pronounced husband and wife and the party officially began!
Guests enjoyed a leisurely cocktail hour complete with fresh, local fare and craft cocktails served from a lavishly appointed bar. Their tented reception took place just steps away from the ceremony venue, decorated flawlessly in sumptuous linens and lavish floral arrangements. After a delicious dinner, guests danced the night away to Soulville, a fantastic live wedding band and then The Knocks had everyone at the afterparty on the dance floor for the rest of the night.
Everything about their celebration showed that so much thought and care went into every element of their Maui wedding and we were so honored to have been a part of it! Congratulations to Lauren and Ben, and thank you for choosing Dmitri and Sandra as your Maui Wedding Photographer!