Wendy Laurel Photography + the folks over at Pacific Weddings magazine are lucky enough to have the Maui beaches at their disposal when dreaming up beautiful shoots like this one. White sand, black rock, gentle waves rolling in… we can hardly imagine a more scenic natural backdrop. The theme for this shoot was “velvet and the beach.” When we think about the beach, we don’t normally think velvet—and that’s exactly what we love about it. Just add a touch of velvet ribbon, a tufted, regal-looking settee, and all of the sudden the beach feels less laidback and a little more dramatic.
We gotta say, the gowns are the real showstoppers here. Gorg!
Kudos to the amazing team of vendors below! You guys hit it out of the park with this one…
Photographer: Wendy Laurel / Event Design & Styling: Robyn I’aea & Shaunna Nygren from Pacific Weddings magazine / Contributing Styling: Carolee Higashino / Venue: White Orchid Beach House in Maui, Hawaii / Hair: Dan Sanchez / Makeup: Liz Javelosa / Additional Hair & Makeup: Chrissy Swink / Floral Design: Fong Tagawa / Paper Goods: Ceci New York / Rentals: Signature Boutique Event Rentals / Wedding Gowns: Monique Lhuillier, Reem Acra, & White by Vera Wang / Headpieces: Twigs & Honey & Untamed Petals / Jewelry: Sophie Grace Designs / Flower Girl Dress: Vindie Baby / Shoes: Bébé Shooz / Flower Crown: Mandy Grace / Velvet Ribbon: Sara Kate Studios & Midori / Photo Albums & Cards: Velvet Raptor / Shell Place Card Holders: Beachy Chic Décor / Coral: By the Bay, Paia