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Let him impart his negotiating skills and find the best deals with the ideal backdrop for the festivities.

Different roles for the father of the bride

of the total cost of a wedding; the bride and groom contribute another 43 percent; the groom’s parents spend 12 percent; the remaining 2 percent of the budget is paid for by family members or friends. That frees up Dad for other roles in wedding planning. With some creativity, couples can find ways to incorporate the father of the bride into the festivities in even more productive ways.

opular movies and televisions shows give the impression that the job of the father of the bride in a wedding is ultimately about making sure the festivities are adequately funded. In the movies, fathers fret about the costs of everything from flowers to photos. But gone are the days when the father of the bride bankrolls his daughter’s entire wedding. The Knot’s “2014 Real Wed❥ Wedding sites: Assign ding Survey” reported that, on average, the bride’s par- dear old dad the important ents contribute 43 percent task of looking at potential


❥ Wardrobe: Let your father assist the best man and other groomsmen in securing their tuxedos or other wardrobe essentials. Dad also can step in and return rented items following the wedding.

As times have changed, so to has the role of father of the bride. wedding reception sites prior to visiting them yourself. He may have certain connections through work or

attended business or leisure occasions at catering halls and other venues. Dad’s connections can pay off.

❥ Beverages: Dad may be fitting to keep tabs on what is occurring at the bar during the reception, ensuring that guests’ needs are being met. He also can keep an eagle eye trained on anyone who may have overindulged and needs to take a break.

❥ Speech: Give your father an opportunity to shine

by letting him make a speech. Remember, this is a momentous day for Dad as well, as he may be trying to come to terms with his daughter starting a new life. ❥ Father-daughter song: Let Dad pick the father-daughter song, and go with his choice even if you had something else in mind.

❥ Ceremony: Even if you prefer a less traditional wedding ceremony, let your father walk you down the aisle. This will likely be a moment he’ll remember for years to come. Expand the father of the bride’s role in the wedding by assigning him tasks where he can put his style, experience and excitement to good use.




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Fresh air and stunning vistas sell the Hui By CATHERINE KENAR Special Sections Editor

ou’re engaged to be married . . . congratulations! Now comes the time to plan the event. With so many options that Maui has to offer, selecting a venue for your wedding day can be overwhelming. Do you choose the beach at sunset option? Certainly that’s a popular and good idea, but if you’d like not to be sandblasted by afternoon wind kicking up the beach sand, you may want to look farther inland for a truly magical experience. Take a 20- to 30-minute ride from Central Maui and head Upcountry where the air is fresher, the greenery is plentiful and the location harkens back to a more elegant time. Just downhill from historic Makawao town or uphill from quaint, “hippified” Paia town, you will find a romantic manor home with breathtaking views of the rolling hills of Haleakala, the verdant


valleys of Mauna Kahalawai, aka the West Maui Mountains, and the visage of the Pacific Ocean along Maui’s majestic North Shore. Having just celebrated its 100th birthday last year, Kaluanui estate, which is home to the Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center, may not be the first venue that comes to mind, but once you see it, you’ll wonder why you didn’t think of it first. The main building alone is an architectural dream abundant with stuccoed archways, vine and flower festooned exterior stairways, a lattice-decorated portico, a reflecting pool, flowering gardens, a solarium and a stunning courtyard that offers a multitude of perfect photo opportunities. That just speaks of the main building. Look around the grounds as you enter, and you’ll see the rustic ruins of one of Maui’s original sugar mills built in the 1850s, now a picture-perfect romantic spot for your vows.

Better than the beach Walk around the property and you’ll spy the quaint Artist’s Cottage — originally built in 1917 as a studio for original homeowner, Ethel Baldwin — which, if not housing one of the Hui’s visiting artists, is a perfect spot to get dressed for your ceremony. Continue strolling, slowly, you’ll not want to miss a

“There are photo opportunities everywhere. You can’t have a bad photo.” – Erin Wooldridge, development, membership and marketing manager

Picture perfection abounds when you choose the Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center in Makawao to hold your wedding or special event. Courtesy Tehani Friesen Water Gypsies Photography

ast year, the Hui started a program called “To Have & To Hold,” which allows prospective couples to create memories together: ❥ A private ring-making class allows couples to spend three hours creating their own custom wedding and/or engagement bands with one of the Hui’s own professional jewelers. Prices vary due to individual choices. ❥ A bridal party private jewelry class gathers the bridal party (up to eight guests) for fun in the jewelry studio making customized hand-stamped argentium silver bracelets. All supplies are provided to make one bracelet per guest. ❥ A discover glass class allows a couple to feel the heat and unlock their creativity as they get a taste of glassblowing — and leave with a beautiful glass orb. ❥ Wedding party favors and custom gift baskets can be filled with items handpicked from a wide variety of items available in the Hui’s gift shop as a way to thank their wedding party, family and friends.


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choose something less traditional than a long, white dress. In fact, this can be a time to let loose and select something that is festive or even funky. This freedom also allows brides to broaden their horizons with regard to Lavish second weddings ning their upcoming nupouples are returning were once uncommon, but tials. The following are some where to buy their wedding to the altar in inwardrobes. that trend is also shifting. guidelines to making the creasing numbers, as Grooms may opt for Couples who are taking an- wedding sequel a success. second and third weddings something more casual than other crack at marriage are are becoming ever more a tuxedo or coordinate with Wardrobe. Couples who popular. Pew Research Cen- tying the knot with renewed their brides-to-be so they are have been married before ter indicates that, as of 2014, vigor and with weddings that on the same creative page. may rival some first-timers’. find that they have more lee64 percent of divorced or Colored tuxedos and vintage Men and women who are way with regard to their widowed men have remarsuits are acceptable, even wedding wardrobes than ried, compared with 52 per- remarrying after divorce or though such attire might when tying the knot for the being widowed may not cent of previously married have raised a few eyebrows women. know how to approach plan- first time. Brides may the first time around.

A return to the altar allows more freedom with wedding choices.

‘I do,’ take two:

Guide to a second marriage


Guest list. The guest list doesn’t have to be a source of anxiety. Others will understand that there may be a melange of people at a second wedding. Children from previous marriages as well as divorced spouses or former parents-in-law are not out of the question. Even if exes will not be included, make sure they know about

the nuptials in advance of others. It’s common courtesy, and it can help head off feelings of ill-will. Some couples choosing to tie the knot again scale back the size of the wedding this time around, feeling something smaller and more intimate — with only the closest of friends and family — is more suitable. Registries and wedding gifts. Considering couples who have been married previously likely have many of the housewares and items for daily living that firsttimers may not, registering for these gifts is not necessary. What’s more, some of the same guests may have

been present at first marriages and gifted then. In lieu of gifts, couples may ask guests to donate to a specific charity or forgo gifts altogether.

Vows. Couples can use experience to draft vows that have personal meaning to their unique situations and make the wedding ceremony even more special. People getting married again can impart their own personalities into the ceremony and party to follow. There are no hard rules governing second weddings, so couples can plan their weddings with good times in mind.

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Memorable engagement proposals to ultimate destination weddings Celebrate your ‘forever’ at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua rom a beachside scavenger hunt proposal where every detail has been pre-arranged to perfection, to an intimate wedding for two set on a dramatic lava point, The RitzCarlton, Kapalua is the ideal destination for a memorable beginning to a couple’s new life together. This exclusive Maui gem offers breathtaking backdrops complete with romance, adventure and


wedding experts to ensure each couple’s experience is unique and unforgettable. Understanding a proposal in marriage is joyous and knowing it can often be a hectic experience, the resortappointed Wedding Concierge helps ensure every detail is expertly crafted. When creating a proposal to match the distinctive personalities of each couple and working with the groom to be, individualization and romance remain a top priority.

Items may be arranged such as a ceremonial lei exchange, a personalized menu for an in-room private dinner on the lanai, helicopter tours, romantic hikes, tropical flower pathways,and even a professional photographer to record the once-in-a-lifetime moment. For couples already engaged and looking for the perfect place to say ‘I do,’ the resort’s wedding department offers full-service coordination to assist the bridal couple in choosing and

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Little touches, like an aisle of flowers, make the day more special. coordinating with vendors. “The majority of our brides are planning their weddings from a distance and need assistance selecting the right photographer or florist to suit their event and personality, while delivering a high level of service,” said Director of Meetings and Special Events, Chad Bevan. “To meet this

need, we have selected a qualified group of photographers, florists, clergy and others who provide the level of service a Ritz-Carlton guest expects.” With the island’s only fulltime wedding concierge, this Maui resort ensures couples selecting The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua work with a professional planner from the time they book their wedding through their special day. A number of wedding packages are available and include all of the components for a memory-filled destination wedding, such as the ceremony site, officiate, champagne, basic photography and much more. With five incredible oceanfront ceremony sites including an indoor wedding chapel, Lava Point, The Beach House Lawn and Napili Lawn,

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Did you know?

Perfection Bra Fitting Salon says choose your undergarments wisely nsuring that you’re comfortable and looking your best on your wedding day means carefully considering your undergarments. Here, Terri Erwin, owner of Perfection Bra Fitting Salon in Wailuku, offers her advice.


early lingerie fitting ensures you won’t fall in love with a gown that may not hide the supportive strapless you need for a beautiful decolletage.

❥ Color it pretty: Remember to match foundations to your individual skin tone, not the dress color. ❥ Foundations first: Ivory, caramel, beige and Schedule a consultation blush are the best colors for with a professional bra fitter wedding foundations bebefore your trip to the bridal cause they blend with natushop. Dress shopping with ral skin shades. White will properly fitted undergarshow under both white and ments — bras and cream dresses. shapewear — guarantees that the gown you choose ❥ Flatter your bridal party: All members of your will flatter your figure. An

bridal party need an expert fitting because they will all appear in keepsake wedding day photos. Plan a champagne fitting party at a local fitting salon for your bridal party. If your maid of honor is too busty for a strapless bra, find that out early, so her dress can accommodate straps. You will look most beautiful in photos surrounded by women who are also looking their most uplifted, comfortable and pretty selves. Plus, lingerie offers a lovely gift option for your attendants.

Why veils?

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n adherence to traditional wedding wardrobes, brides wear white and veils to complete their ensembles. While many people may view veils as a symbol of purity and chastity, various sources indicate veils had a more prominent purpose. Cosmopolitan magazine indicates that veils first became popular in ancient Roman times, when brides were covered head-to-toe in a red sheet called a flammeum. The sheet was intended to scare off any evil spirits that might ruin the wedding. Veils eventually replaced the flammeum to disguise the bride from those naughty spirits. Veils also were used to hide brides’ faces from grooms in an era of arranged marriages when grooms had never seen their brides before their wedding days. Thankfully, today’s veils are more about fashion than function.


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ince Ancient Roman times, June has been a popular month for couples to tie the knot. The month’s namesake, the goddess Juno, was said to be the protector of women in every aspect, but most notably in regard to marriage and childbearing. Therefore, it made sense to get married and take the first step toward creating a family in June. For practical reasons, June also has been a prime month for marriage because the month is neither especially hot nor especially cold in many areas of the world. While dressed in formalwear — whether having an outdoor wedding or an indoor one — no one wants to be overheated or uncomfortably cold.


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2018 Wedding trends

The metallic movement is still going strong in wedding fashion and decor.

as tracked by Maui’s White Orchid Wedding industry: ❖ Design ❖ Fashion ❖ Interiors ❖ Arts While trends exist, there is a bit of a method to the madness, for example in establishing a ‘Pantone color of the year.’ This year’s color is Q: How do you begin to ultra-violet for example. Designers across the board utipredict what trends will be lize the annual color palate for the upcoming year? It in everything from design to seems with all the ideas out interiors and fashion. there for a couple to select Platforms such as Pinterfrom, they may possibly est are wonderful ways of inmimic those that have alspiring ideas and storing imready taken place. A: Trends start universally ages in design, but once from four areas of our global posted are actually already

aui-based White Orchid Wedding serves clients from every corner of the world. As a result, WOW founder and President Carolee Higashino knows what styles, trends and fresh ideas brides and grooms are interested in for 2018.


past trends. New trends are those of the designers creating out-of-the-box displays that have never been seen before.

Q: What trends do you forecast for the upcoming season? A: At WOW we actually have our very own in-house design team. As WOW event planners, we lean on that division to keep us abreast of the latest and most inspirational trends in design for our clientele. According to Higashino and her design team, the research coupled with their creative twist is how trends


become visions. WOW is thrilled to share its predictions for 2018. WOW will also feature some information provided by the Global Trend Report. Hawaii is the global melting pot of culture in the middle of the Pacific, and WOW has taken into account some of the beautiful

ethnic trends that are so unique to this destination. Here are a few highlighted trends for this year.

wooden tables, neutral hues, raw edges, sparse florals, negative space, upholstered chairs and minimalistic table settings. Darker woods such Wabi Sabi. The ancient as rosewood, walnut and Japanese philosophy of find- mango will prevail. Natural ing beauty in imperfection. unraveled fabrics and simple A feeling of serenity cougowns with soft natural pled with simple and unclutSee TRENDS on Page T8 tered style with exposed

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weddings • 2018 clean lines in furnishings. As Trends is the Dutch way, perhaps Continued from Page T7 makeup will be seen. Cuisine will take on a specific meaning in this design as well — expect Asian fusion and organic here.

opt for a stacked cheesewheel wedding cake and, of course, sweets of all sorts.

mixologists whipping up extraordinary cocktails.

Aussie Trend, Barefoot Glamour. This is an island trend especially suited to Maui. Visualize a relaxed Metallic Movement. Copper is out — brass is in. but formal setting filled with opulent dining experiences in In linens you will see color Danish Design. This reflecting this as well as tex- a sort of coastal-meets-luxe trend is rooted in creating a ture. Still expect to see soft vibe. While inspired by the sense of calmness within a breezy seaside essence, this tones of blush but this will space. Danish design is more likely end soon. Gold and trend gives a whole new about a modern sense of meaning to “grand in the grey and rose gold will still space with an influence on sand.” Candelabras, china be utilized as well. Iridescreating a sanctuary filled cents are making an appear- and crystal still have their with artisanal works, rich ance. Of course the Pantone part with loosly arranged textures and lovely candlecolor of the year, ultra violet, florals and lovely altars of light. We see sleek chairs sweet succulents and fresh coupled with these are a and a modern art deco flair picked blooms. Breezy dramatic contrast. Utensils attached to floral treatments and tableware rimmed in gowns, still formal, are — hanging foliage and metallic are everywhere. Add accented with a lot of crystal greenery are abundant. Bold some geometric shapes along accents and bayside bling. geometric prints will be an- with stones or geodes, and Headpieces are also reflectother vibrant installation. ing this tone with a departure this earthy industrial vibe Think of a natural bike ride provides lovely contrast. For from the previous loose through Holland into a gar- this celebration, you will floral haku crown, moving towards a more structured likely see food stations and den wonderland, but with

piece including heirloom pieces and elegant florals. Formal but airy, this celebration might be accompanied by a sweet champagne toast in lovely coupes followed by an iced seafood tower and ceviche bar.

Worlds Together. Couples often travel together prior to their celebration and collect memories along the way. This worldly and sophisticated vibe will be coupled with their special touches and accessories. Expect to see maps and framed images in dark, earthy colors coupled with rich elegant velvets and silks. A grand dining experience awaits with metallic, moody colors such as burgundy, emerald green and indigo. Stately chair seatings surrounded with bookshelves and bourbon lounges will be present

Photo at left: A place setting using the design principle of wabi sabi. Photo below: A popular island trend is toward “barefoot glamour.”


for guests to enjoy. The gents will be in suits, vests and bowties along with an occasional pocket watch, perhaps. Ladies will be dressed in vintage gowns of exquisite lace. Cigar bars could be an option here, and vintage transportation is likely. These are just a few of the trends Higashino has noticed for the coming year.


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single hidden arbor, architectural feature or pathway nestled amidst the 25-acre estate. Jen Fry, sales and events manager, noted the Hui attends to Maui residents’ and visitors’ weddings about equally. “We do use some online platforms to advertise, but really it’s about a personal connection,” explains Fry. “People hear about us ‘word of mouth’ or they’ve taken classes here, or a family member has taken classes here. We do so much work with the community, sometimes people come to a show and never realized the beauty of the property.” The Hui provides only the venue for your wedding. Interested parties will need to arrange their own vendors for food, tents,

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tables, music and such. Fry is quick to encourage the hiring of one of Maui’s many talented wedding coordinators. “I’m not a coordinator, although I am happy to refer the couple to one,” Fry offers. “I don’t think people realize the importance of having a coordinator — if not for planning the whole wedding, at least for the day of. “Having your event here is something really nice because it supports the community,” concluded Frey. “We’re a nonprofit and rely on donations, grants, classes and fundraisers to support ourselves. We, in turn, offer

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scholarships and school programs to kids. So when you choose to have your event here, you are definitely supporting the Maui community.” For more information about renting the Hui No’eau for your wedding or special event, call Fry at 572-6560, ext. 23. Space during the popular wedding months of June, July and October are already booked two years out, but there are still plenty of other dates available. The Hui No‘eau is located at 2841 Baldwin Avenue in Makawao.


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