January 23, 2011

Pacific Weddings

Megan's reverie led them to the idyllic plantation home of Ka Hale Olinda just a few miles outside the sleepy little paniolo (cowboy) town of Makawao. Nestled among the misty green hills of Haleakala in Upcountry, Maui, this peaceful landscape has remained untouched by time and progress. An open range below the home is scattered with dozens of horses and farm animals that roam the bucolic landscape within rolling white fences. As the wedding becvame a reality and visions quite literally began to take shape, Megan knew with certainty what she wanted—and what she didn't want—nothing tropical or luau-inspired. "I really wanted something out of the ordinary that was fun and unique, yet elegant," she says.

Atrium Design Works created loosely arranged wild flowers in mercury glass vases atop burlap runners.


A vintage typewriter, candles hanging from mason jars and tin buckets overflowing with baby's breath set a stage that conveyed the halycon style the bride was seeking.

A dear family friend, Shelly Lauer, created pretty bouquets of white calla lilies and ivory garden roses puncuated with small lavendar and blue blossoms.

The bride selected a simple silk sheath gown from BCBG.