On a beautiful Saturday afternoon on Maui, Lanie and Eric got married in Kaanapali on the lawn at the Honua Kai Resort. The wedding ceremony was followed by a beachfront catered wedding reception dinner at the Eldorado cabana on North Kaanapali beach. The bride, groom, wedding party, families and friends travelled from Alaska for the destination wedding on Maui. With only a couple weeks before the big day, the October wedding and wedding reception were handed off to us by a wedding planner unable to provide the day of wedding coordination services. Since we often plan complete wedding packages beginning with a welcome bbq on a Maui beach and arrange everything all the way through the catered wedding reception, we were more than ready when called upon to save the day for the bride and groom. Complete with rainbows for the wedding photos, the beautiful Kaanapali wedding and wedding reception went according to script! Take a look at a few of the wedding photos and wedding reception menu details below. Then, watch the short wedding video for inspiration to plan a catered Maui wedding!
2 Maui Wedding Locations in Kaanapali
The wedding ceremony was held on the grounds of the Honua Kai resort in Kaanapali. Guest chairs were set up on the lawn facing the ocean with a flower covered aisle. The bride and groom were married under an ivory linen draped wedding chuppah.
As if ordered along with the catering package, a beautiful rainbow magically appeared just in time for a wedding photo session by MeewMeew Studios. Later in the afternoon, the wedding party and guests relocated to the Eldorado cabana for a beachfront wedding reception at sunset. The wedding reception got underway with a Mai Tai bar and pupus, Hawaiian appetizers. The food station included the following appetizer menu:
Vegetables Crudité with Hummus and Pita Chips
Chicken Satay with Thai Peanut Sauce
Coconut Prawns with Mango Chilli Sauce
The wedding reception dinner at the Eldorado Cabana was served on fine china with bamboo handled silver flatware. White wooden chairs, buffet and round tables were supplied for wedding rental equipment. White linens covered the tables and ivory and purple linen napkins accented the wedding reception tables. Maui Elegance Floral Design provided colorful tropical floral centerpieces accented the color scheme matched to the bridal party dresses and groomsmen ties:
The catered wedding reception menu included a gourmet dinner on the beach:
Kula Greens with Miso Vinaigrette
Home Made Focaccia Bread and Herbed Cheese
Grilled Hawaiian Catch with Lemon Caper Butter Sauce
Chef CJ’s Famous Mango Ribs and Kalua Pork
Herb Roasted Chicken with Wild Mushrooms
Truffled Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Sauteed Fresh Vegetables
The catered wedding reception dinner was followed with a wedding cake cutting ceremony and dessert service. A wedding cake, by the Cake Fanatic, was served along with our To Die for Hana Bars and a selection of fresh Tropical Fruits. Coffee and Tea service accompanied dessert.
After the wedding reception dinner, the newlyweds and their wedding guests danced the night away with DJ Mackie and his A-List entertainment company providing the sounds for the evening entertainment.
Utilizing our affordable wedding package recommendations, the wedding couple provided their own alcohol for the Mai Tai bar and the traditional wedding champagne toast. We supplied a Maui county licensed bartender to serve the guests and provided ice, fresh fruit for the tropical cocktails and glassware for a complete bar service at the wedding reception.
Wedding Photography by Meew Meew Photography. Watch a 4 min YouTube video photo montage from this Kaanapali beach wedding:
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