Today we invite you to visit to the beautiful Olowalu Plantation House for the Maui wedding of Apryl and Rob! This gorgeous couple met during their senior year in high school, but didn’t connect romantically until the summer after their freshman year in college. As Apryl describes it, “We saw each other at a Fourth of July party in 2006, sparks flew, numbers were exchanged, and soon after we went on our first official date. ”
This Olowalu Plantation House wedding was an epic celebration of two beautiful souls, being united in love, and surrounded by the people that mean the most to them in the world.
Alexa and Sal’s journey to the altar has all the elements of a fantastic love story. The bride is a classically trained ballet dancer and studied social worker with an altruistic heart. The groom is a well-read entrepreneur, skilled hunter and great outdoorsman. Both were raised on the remote island of Maui on a healthy diet of sea, sand, and sunshine. If Sal and Alexa were viewed as celestial objects you would see them originally as just high school acquaintances, two separate gravitationally bound structures associated with a common position in space. They’d orbit around Maui along paths that would occasionally bring them within range, while other times their educations and travels would spiral them continents apart. However, as fate would have it, the love of their families, and their deep roots in the islands would ultimately pull them both homeward again. Once back on Maui they were reintroduced by their mutual friend Mark Mayeda, who would later officiate their wedding. Eventually these heavenly bodies would unite in such a way that left all of us seeing fireworks.
Alexa and Sal were married on a perfect September day along the slopes of Haleakala. The intimate villa overlooking an olive farm provided a picturesque venue for the marriage of his Italian heritage, with her rustic upcountry charm. The stylish details, handcrafted cocktails and gourmet food where a reflection of the couple’s casual elegance and excellent taste. The love and commitment that took place between Alexa and Sal on their wedding day was absolutely palpable. Everyone in attendance was fortunate enough to have witnessed the perfect culmination of their love story.
(Story by Becca, Alexa’s Maid of Honor)
Big Mahalo to all the talented vendors who made this Haiku Mill Wedding so exquisite.
Maui Wedding Venue :: Haiku Mill
Wedding Coordination :: Lindsay of the Haiku Mill
Maui Floral Design :: Mandy Grace Designs
Maui Wedding Officiant :: Pia Aluli
Maui Caterer :: Maui Excecutive Catering
Maui Cocktail Catering :: Garnish Events
Table Decor & Glassware :: Set
Caligraphy :: Miss B Caligraphy
Entertainment :: DJ Skinny Guy
Wedding Stationary :: I Do Invitations
Photography :: Yours truly …… Dmitri & Sandra
I had a lot of fun getting to know Apryl and Rob. Even more fun photographing their love for each other. Nothing beats couple in love!
Thanks for the spectacular engagement session you two!!