Moana Events is one of Hawaii’s finest boutique event planning companies and definite favorites of mine. Meaghan (who you’ve seen model in this shoot) is an amazing member of the Moana Events team and is not only planning her own fabulous wedding, but also the weddings of other brides-to-be.
Moana Events recently launched a new boutique planning service: Modern Elopement – created for brides who want to have an intimate wedding without sacrificing any style, glamour, or elegance and Meaghan is here to share her valuable insights on elopements and intimate weddings!
From Meaghan of Moana Events and Modern Elopement – “I am a wedding planner who is currently planning my own wedding. And as a wedding planner, I have seen the incredible possibilities that a large, traditional wedding can hold. From stunning floral arrangements under impeccably draped tents, to 5-star dining and signature cocktails. It is truly magical what is possible in this industry today.
Nothing gives me greater joy in my job than bringing a couple’s vision to fruition, and then seeing the look on their faces when they walk into their dream wedding to celebrate their special day!
However, as a soon-to-be-bride, I have a completely different perspective. ‘Big’ is just not ‘me.’ While I live vicariously through the large and elaborate dreams of our clients, personally, I am a fairly simple gal, myself.
The amount of time, money, stress, and (structured) chaos that goes into planning ones nuptials is enough to make any bride and groom want to pack their suitcases and run away from it all. It is a route that both my fiancé and I have given serious thought to. And if we didn’t have so many friends and family members who would hunt us down, I can promise you we would have been on the first flight out of our large and increasingly expensive wedding!
For many couples though, this is exactly what they are opting to do. Whether just the two of them, or a handful of their closest friends and family members, couples are catching on to the possibilities that an intimate wedding or elopement can have. It certainly does not have to spare the details of ones “dream wedding” or God forbid, mean you don’t get to wear your fantasy dress.
As we like to say at Moana Events, “A small guest list does not have to equate to a small vision in style and details.” An intimate wedding can still have all of the beautiful touches, while still leaving money in the budget for an amazing honeymoon!
So, we created and designed what we feel is the perfect wedding collection for couples that want a beautiful intimate elopement without the cost and stress of a big affair. We hope you love these as much as we do!”
Click on each title to learn more about the specific collections.
Designed with the romantic in mind, this ceremony is filled with timeless flowers like garden roses and white orchids, traditional ceremony music, and sophisticated stationary details.
Designed for the contemporary couple, this ceremony reflects the unique beauty of Hawaii through tropical flowers, island music and modern stationary.
Photography by Sea Light Studios
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And start dreaming of your intimate Hawaii wedding over at Modern Elopement!