Maui Hawaii Weddings and Tips: Stunning Wedding Chuppahs and Arches

Maui Hawaii Weddings and Tips: Stunning Wedding Chuppahs and Arches

The best Maui wedding locations are outdoor venues. Mother Nature provides unique decorations with the beauty of the ocean, mountains, and rainbows. Chuppah Wedding Arche Image at Maui Hawaii Weddings are beautifulBrides and grooms often like to enhance the scenery by adding wedding chuppahs and wedding arches.

The chuppah consists of fabric draped over the top of four poles, creating a graceful canopy. Long a tradition at Jewish weddings, it has become wildly popular at all types of weddings. This elegant arbor is particularly suited to outdoor Maui weddings. It shelters the bride and groom in their own little castle as they exchange their marriage vows. And the eye-catching chuppah draws the attention of all the guests to the wedding ceremony, even as the blue ocean sparkles temptingly in the background.

The perfect complement to a wedding chuppah is the wedding arch. Hawaiian Wedding Traditions are complimented by a bamboo chuppa wedding arch. Here at Olowalu plantation Maui.Strategically placed arches transform the site into an ornate garden for guests to stroll throughout in style. A wedding arch is even an alternative to use as a focal point for the wedding service. Or it can provide an tasteful background at the head table or wedding cake table.

Beautiful in their simplicity, wedding chuppahs and arches can also be decorated in unique ways:

  • Maui beach wedding with bamboo wedding chuppa.Drape them with additional fabric
  • Add ribbons and/or bows
  • Go Hawaiian with fresh tropical flower leis, garlands, or bouquets
  • Fasten fresh Maui palm branches to the posts
  • Bring in the sea with an assortment of shells
  • String long strands of white lights
  • Adorn with balloons for a whimsical touch

For an even more unique experience, do-it-yourself wedding planners have been known to design and make their own chuppahs or arches. This can actually be accomplished for a Maui destination wedding. Hardware stores and craft shops can usually provide the necessary materials. Of course, for those who do not want to construct their own, renting is the best option.

Wedding Arch in Bamboo Chuppa with the oceanfront wedding on Maui background setting image.Some couples like the chuppahs and arches so much, they take it one step farther and rent a bamboo dining canopy or a white dining tent for the wedding reception. These can also be personalized through decorating. Strings of lanterns for lighting have a particularly dramatic effect. These structures are also great to use for the rehearsal dinner and maybe even a next-day brunch.

While the surroundings of outdoor Maui are breathtaking, on a special day it’s nice to have a feeling home and structure, too. Wedding chuppahs and arches help to bring a little bit of the indoors outside with grace and harmony.

Please leave a comment below. Got an ideas for perfect Maui Hawaii weddings? Let us know and we’ll provide an answer in our series of Hawaiian wedding tips.

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My daughter and I visited Maui a couple of weeks ago and came to your restaurant 3 times. I just wanted to thank you for your willingness to meet our gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free requirements. We loved being able to eat out safely and wish we had a CJ’s at home! I just wrote you a stellar review on Trip Advisor. Hope you have a wonderful rest of the summer!

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Wonderful for a Sunday Brunch since you can order breakfast until 11:00am! Had a ‘custom’ 3 ingredient omelette (I chose mushrooms, feta and spinach) with nicely crunchy on the outside and soft inside home potatoes, yummy. Hubby had the pancakes with fresh fruit! These are light fluffy slightly sweet batter pancakes, not those heavy bland ones (OK I admit it, I had to have a few bites of his breakfast…) Service was fast and friendly :0). The menu is EXTENSIVE, we live here and love it!

Kathy, Lahaina, Maui
CJ’s Deli and Diner Maui Restaurant Review

Fact: CJ’s Maui onion soup will melt your face off it’s so good. Best I’ve ever had. It gets 20 stars.
Alas, it’s not on the menu every day… But when my fiancee and I went this past summer and were lucky to meet Chef CJ in person and mentioned that we had been thinking about the onion soup since the last time we visited two years earlier, he was kind enough to put it on the next day’s menu. We went back the following day and ordered it, and it was amazing, just as we had remembered. Another fact: the onion soup at CJ’s is better than the onion soup at Mama’s Fish House (and at like 1/4th of the price). Really. It’s that good. Part of me wants to reverse engineer CJ’s onion soup recipe, quit my job, and make millions selling onion soup to the mainland masses! (or: CJ, wanna make a deal?)
I think that the loco moco gravy is made from the same goodness. So that’s great too. The potato salad is tasty as well.
The to-go lunch plate is respectable.

Jonny S, San Diego, CA
Maui Chef CJ Prepares Mushroom Soup for Kaanapali Restaurant Guest

On a previous visit to Maui, I had the most delicious mushroom soup at CJ’s Deli and Diner in Kaanapali. When I arrived in Maui this week, I emailed the restaurant and asked what day they might have the soup. The owner and chef, Christian Jorgensen (CJ), promptly replied even though he was on vacation in Vegas. He gave me a number to call to check on the soup of the day. Then when he returned to Maui on Friday, he emailed me to let me know he would have the soup for me on Saturday. When I got there, he was so friendly and the soup was even more scrumptious than I had remembered. I really appreciated how valued he made me feel as a customer.

Linda D.
CJs Maui Restaurant Customer

Good Morning, My wife and I spent last week in Maui. Your early bird special was the best. After we found you, we ate breakfast there every morning. You had two regular coffees that we just loved.

James T Wilson Jr
Maui Restaurant Customer

The best burger I ever had! Great Service! Fantastic Food!! Simply Awesome.

Pat Janostin, Champlin MN
Kaanapali Restaurant Customer Comment

Thanks for all the Good Food. Best we have ad since we hit the island 5 days ago!

Jeff and Myra V., Ontario, Ohio

CJ’s Maui Restaurant Customer Comments on CJ’s Private Luau in her Blog

Aloha, Just wanted to let you know that this post was up last Friday and it will be included (linked) with all of our Hawaii properties. Thank you both for excellent service. You made our trip to Maui very memorable! Feel free to comment on the post. It’s always good to have additional information and your input.

Nancy Solomon, Travel Writer
CJ’s Maui Restaurant Customer Comment

Aloha, We were in to see you many times during our stay last month in Ka’anapali, couple of things for you:
Need to order some more of your CJ’s roasted Kona Coffee. I see it’s not yet on your website, only the Maui Coffee Co. stuff. We ran out last weekend and are having withdrawls, please help!! Need 2 bags urgently!!
Secondly, your claim about having the best corned beef hash on the island. I think you’ve understated this because it’s the best I’ve had any where in the world! And that covers a lot of ground as I’ve been to every continent multiple times. Just the best anywhere, period!! Don’t suppose you would have that for delivery to Indiana would you? Maybe by the pound(s)?
Great people and even better food, Mahalo CJ’s. Seriously though, please let me know about that coffee. How do we get some ordered and shipped to Indiana?

Bill Clark, Valparaiso, In.
CJ’s Maui Restaurant Customer Comment

​CJ’s Deli & Diner Rocks! Been here several times while visiting Maui – each time we tried different meals and each time we LOVED the food, service and atmosphere. Only suggestion would be to provide regular dinner napkins along with this paper type – because we’re messy!

Aloha and Mahalo from Detroit