Maui, Hawaii Destination Wedding on a Boat

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Aja and Karl held their destination wedding on June 26 in Maui, Hawaii – well, technically at sea off the coast of Hawaii.  This lovely couple chose to say “I do” to a wedding on a sailboat that toured the waters of Lahaina and the beautiful island of Maui.

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Why wed over water?  The groom is an avid sailor and the couple had previously sailed on this very boat together on an earlier trip to Maui. So it seemed perfectly fitting that friends and family would gather on the beautiful island and set sail for a wedding ceremony at sea with sentimental feeling for this specific vessel.

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With a flower in her hair and loose curls, the bride’s beautiful look was effortless.  And her fabulous wedding dress was actually custom made.  A producer on Project Runway by day, she knew exactly what she wanted to wear on her wedding day, one-of-a-kind.  And a perfect destination wedding dress it was!

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The ceremony was special of course, but made extra sweet by one additional participant.  The bride and groom included Aja’s daughter in the ceremony – even giving her a ring to feel equally as included.  How sweet!

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A hint about getting married at sea, from their wedding photographer, Wendy Laurel who still managed to capture their moments as if on flat land.  “We had the best boat captain. There were a few moments after the ceremony when some of the guests felt a little queasy so the bride asked to head in earlier. The captain complied with her request but on the way in found much smoother sailing and everyone started feeling better and we ended up staying out the entire time of the sail happily.  A great boat captain matters.”

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After their tour around the island and the ceremony sealed with a kiss, the intimate group docked for shore and headed to a small dinner celebration at Ferraro’s in the Grand Wailea to finish off a spectacular day.

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 Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Destination Wedding Photographer: Wendy Laurel Photography

Wedding Vendors: Wedding Dress: Custom Made, Sailboat: Scotch Mist, Wedding Planning: Belle Destination Events, Florist: Bella Bloom Floral Boutique, Dinner Reception: Grand Wailea

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  • Del

    Awww. This looks soo nice. Aja you were beautiful as always. Love you.

  • Tanjadlyn

    So, beautiful ….its like..amazing!  Takes my breath away!.

  • Beautiful place to make your  special celebration. Awesome

  • LOVE this wedding! Maui is one of our favorite islands to get married on – and what better way than in a sailboat! 

  • Sherri

    Beautiful!!!!

  • Melissa

    Such a perfect wedding, on a perfect sailing day! Thanks Wendy for the amazing photographs! 

  • Wendy

    Thank you for the feature.

  • I always LOVE Wendy Laurel’s stuff!