More Than A Friend – Eric & Emily’s Maui Venue Wedding

July 26, 2023


Last Updated on April 25, 2024 by Karma Hill

“Maui is a place we have visited together, a place we think is absolutely magical and are always scheming about when we can visit. What better occasion than our wedding,” our lovely couple gushed to our wedding planners before their big day. The dream of a Maui venue wedding became a reality for Eric and Emily! It was a wonderful day, the best day ever if you asked these two love birds! Everything down to the very details was spectacular, as you’ll see in these highlights below!

First things first, our wedding photography coverage began with Emily getting ready. Love, nerves, excitement… all the natural feelings were there as she donned her stunning lace gown! And what an entrance she made…

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Something Different – A Day In Paradise

Their tropical ceremony was everything you could dream of, from the ocean waves just nearby to the privacy of this gem of a venue. Olowalu Plantation House is an exceptional oceanfront location for a Maui venue wedding and has all the charm and a historic feel. The elegant bamboo altar with blush-colored blooms of ginger, anthuriums, and protea was a signature feature of their inimate ceremony…so lovely!

But before we get into all the pretty details, here is a little back story on how these two met! So, Eric and Emily met in 2013 when they were students at the University of Michigan. They were in the same club and quickly became friends! After graduation, Emily went off to PA school in North Carolina, and Eric stayed in Michigan to attend medical school at the University of Michigan. One football Saturday when Emily was visiting Michigan, she ran into Eric, and their love story began! 

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All their friends and family were so happy to be there to celebrate these two! They were surrounded by so much love and joy throughout their big day. Emily wanted “something different” for their wedding and thought a Maui venue wedding would also give their friends and family a chance for a Hawaiian vacation too!

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It wasn’t long before the fun started with their bridal party! These will be forever standout moments from their Maui venue wedding. We love this property because it has so many secluded spots for moments like this! From the tropical foliage, oceanfront lawn, and rock jetty, there are SO many gorgeous spots for both candid and traditional portraits alike! After all, newlyweds need a little privacy after their “I dos!” 😉

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These dreamy portraits of the new Mr. and Mrs. Colomb are simply breathtaking! It was so endearing to see how playful and sweet they were together. They laughed, smiled ear to ear, and savored each priceless moment of the first moments of newlywed life. You can tell they are the best of friends!

The cloudy sky in the background accentuated Eric’s pink tie and blue suit, which perfectly matched Emily’s pastel bouquet, don’t you think? Tropical wedding style perfection!

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All of us at Simple Maui Wedding wish Eric and Emily many more years of happiness, love, and peace! Congratulations! Enjoy your time on the island with your families and friends!


Time Of Day: Sunset

Maui Wedding Photographer: Tenessa from Karma Hill Photography

Wedding Florals: Bamboo Arch Florals, Leis, Rustic Hawaiian Bouquet – Pastel by Dellables

Maui Wedding Venue: Olowalu Plantation

Onsite Coordinator: Wai of Simple Maui Wedding

Musician: Oren

Videographer: Gaucho Visual

Maui Wedding Packages: Olowalu Plantation House Ceremony Package by Simple Maui Wedding

Officiant: Kahu Trinette Furtado

Want to see more of this Maui wedding venue? Check out these beautiful weddings!

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Karma Hill is the owner of Karma Hill Photography, Simple Maui Wedding, Simple Oahu Wedding, and Simple Hawaii Wedding, marking a significant presence in the Hawaii wedding community since 2007. With a wealth of experience and a vast collection of informative posts on weddings and photography in Hawaii, Karma Hill offers unparalleled expertise. Explore the world of photography and wedding planning across Hawaii by visiting Karma's websites.

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