How One Couple Incorporated Nods to Both Their Unique Cultures at Their Maui Wedding

Lauren Megerdichian

There's nothing more special or romantic than when a couple represents their unique backgrounds coming together as one on their wedding day. Unveiled Hawaii helped the adorable bride and groom celebrate their cultures through custom details and personalized touches, from their ornament escort cards to the invitation suite. To top it all off,  tropical arrangements in moody hues from Mei Day added an extra dose of beauty to their seaside ceremony. See all the special moments (plus a surprise performance from Common Kings) captured perfectly by Wendy Laurel at the full gallery! From Wendy Laurel Photography... Sierra and Anthony live on the San Manuel Band of Indian’s reservation located near Highland, CA. The bride is a part of the Yuhaaviatam tribe and the groom is of Filipino descent. They wanted to honor both their cultures and traditions in their multi day wedding event. Many details were designed to incorporate nods to both the bride and groom’s culture, even down to the Christmas ornaments that served as escort cards given their wedding date of 12. 15. 18. Moody hues were mixed with tropical florals, hanging pendant lights and custom backdrops. The wedding venue is the Montage Kapalua Bay, with a bridal luncheon having been hosted the day prior. The weekend began for guests with a native bohemian inspired welcome reception at Olowalu Plantation House. The band Common Kings was a surprise for the groom from the bride and the grand reveal was when they started playing their first dance song at the wedding. Traditional Bird Songs were performed by the bride’s family to share the tribes culture with the groom’s family.

photographer: Wendy Laurel | planner: Unveiled Hawaii | Floral Design: Mei Day | wedding gown: Berta | stationery: Shindig Bespoke | ceremony reception: Montage Kapalua Bay | grooms wear: Hugo Boss | hair mua: Maui Makeup Artistry | headpiece: Maria Elena | linen rental: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | rentals: Inspiration Events Hawaii | signage: Miss B Calligraphy | wedding party: Show Me Your Mumu