Faux Wedding | Tropical Island Romance at Haiku Mill

When Meg Smith and Ariella Chezar team up, you know the results are going to be gorgeous, which is exactly the word I’d use to describe this tropical photo shoot…

How incredible is this bouquet? It almost looks as though it grew together like this in the rainforest.

Don’t you just love the use of fruit here? I think it adds so much richness to the table. And now I’m dreaming of Hawaii…


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Vendor Credits

Photographer: Meg Smith / Flowers, design: Ariella Chezar / Venue: Haiku Mill on Maui / Hair, makeup: Liz at Maui Makeup Artistry / Dress: Tamara Catz

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  • Her dress is so lightweight and dreamy! Gorgeous! If you get a sec, I’d love to hear your thoughts on my latest posts and enter to win my giveaway!


  • Teresa M says:

    Please let me know where those shoes are from! I’m dying to find the right flats for my my wedding.
    tmchica@ gmail.com

    lovely shoot!!!

  • Sarah says:

    Yes, WHERE were those shoes when I got married!! They’re exactly what I was looking for!

  • I bought the shoes at Tamara Catz, a fantastic store on Maui. Our lovely model Jill wore the same size as me and I knew I would wear those sandals again!

    Thanks to Ariella for the stunning flowers and design, Jill for being such a great model and interrupting her vacation, Liz for the gorgeous hair and makeup, and Brittney at Tamara Catz for all her help with the dresses. And to Sylvia, thank you for the incredible setting. And of course thank you lovely Kathryn for sharing this with your readers and putting it together so elegantly!

  • Maeve says:

    Absolutely stunning…all of it! The model, the dress, the flowers, the photography…wow, wow, wow! Makes me want to move our wedding to Maui!

  • katie. says:

    Amazing! So beautiful – what a fabulous faux wedding! (and I want those shoes too…)

  • I’m so happy to read this. These photos are so beautiful. The bride’s dress, hair style and the background, all is so appropriate. Appreciate your sharing.

  • Aaah, memories! I got married there in 2008, waaaaaay before it was well known and trendy. How it’s changed…but still ever so romantic. Thanks for bringing me back, Kat.

  • lacy mckinney says:

    I love how Ariella incorporated shell ginger and passion flower vines into these beautiful bouquets! Phenomenal.

  • Sherrilea says:

    Hi I would love to know where the place cards are from. I’m getting married next year in St lucia and would love to get these. Please email me where I can get these?


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