A Vibrant, Free-Spirited Beach Wedding in Hawai’i With an Elevated Hippy Vibe

“Relaxed and full and overflowing with radiant love.” That’s how bride Maggy describes her bright, oceanside Maui wedding to now-husband Boudhi.

With the aim of creating an event that felt equal parts earthy and elevated, Maggy + Boudhi collaborated with event designer + planner Taryn Stark Wyant to bring free-spirited energy with an upscale sensibility to Hotel Wailea and the beaches of the southwest coast of Hawai’i’s second-largest island.

As Taryn describes it, the day was “filled with light, love, and laughter.” There were feathers and flowers and pearls and sparkles and tons of bold and vibrant color. One wow-factor moment followed another, and Rebecca Yale Photography was there capturing every stunning seaside second.

Pirouette Paper created the invitations and paper goods for Maggy + Boudhi’s day, embracing the celebration’s pink, lavender, teal, orange, and gold color palette and incorporating Middle Eastern design motifs as a nod to Boudhi’s cultural roots.

We are totally mesmerized by Maggy’s marquise-cut vintage-style engagement ring. Explore our guide to vintage engagement rings if you’re as enchanted by this antique vibe as we are.

Maggy embodied a glamorous mermaid bride aesthetic with the loose, beachy waves and bold bright lip that Maui Makeup Artistry created for her.

This warm-tone flower-adorned hand fan—an absolute work of art—was just the beginning of the magic that Moss Floral Design created with flowers for Maggy + Boudhi’s day.

How precious are Maggy’s Galia Lahav wedding heels?! We are obsessed with those statement pearl details on the toe and the way they tie in all of her pearl wedding jewelry. Check out this pair of Jimmy Choo’s for something similarly pearly.

We love to see couples penning their own special words for their wedding day! Dig into our vow writing guide to get started on yours.

Boudhi looked breezy + beach-ready is his sand-tone wedding suit, open collar, and sunglasses.

As a meaningful surprise for her groom, Maggy created this custom photo lapel pin for Boudhi that featured his late father.

The First Look

Maggy’s look was pure beach bride radiance. Those stacked pearly wedding necklaces! 😍

We cannot get enough of the statement sleeves on Maggy’s shimmery lace wedding dress. If you’re into the idea of an unforgettable bridal silhouette like this one, take a look through our list of unique wedding dresses for an unexpected + dreamy look.

Okay. Standing ovation for all of these fabulous floral hair pieces!

Loving the warm and muted tones of the satin bridesmaid dresses in this mismatched bridal party palette—the perfect amount of chic simplicity to make these vibrant floral leis and bouquets pop!

Take a look through our lists of our fave terracotta bridesmaid dresses, the best champagne bridesmaid dresses, and the dreamiest rose gold bridesmaid dresses to recreate Maggy’s bridal party color world.

The groom in a jacket and groomsmen in vests and shirt sleeves—such a fun way to shake things up while still matching color-wise.

The Ceremony

Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

Seeing everything for the first time was magical. It’s one thing to work through all the details via email and another to see it actually come to life and be as magical as you had wanted!

The pendant lanterns! The double arches! The floral color explosion! We can’t get enough of this ceremony set up. And we love the hippy vibes of the aisle rugs. Discover even more creative aisle ideas in our collection of wedding aisle decor ideas we’re obsessed with.

How precious are these matching lace bodice tulle skirt flower girl dresses!?

The couple remembers wanting their “I do’s” to be “a very spiritual ceremony and to have it feel like a ritual. Very connected to the earth and ocean. A friend of ours officiated the ceremony that we worked on together. It was powerful.”

Our Musical Choices

Processional: "Somewhere over the Rainbow" by IZ

Recessional: "La Vie en Rose" by Louis Armstrong

First Dance: "At Last" by Etta James

No better occasion than a vibrant beach wedding in Hawai’i for breaking out the fierce and floral wedding guest fashion!

So sorry—we still can’t get over Maggy’s unique, white orchid-filled hair florals 🤍

Maggy’s whole wedding day look was a sparkly, beachy, boho Mermaid bridal dream come true. If you need some inspo for your own seaside celebration, take a peek at the 35 best beach wedding dresses for your oceanside vows.

The Reception

Delicious signature cocktails came courtesy of Aloha Bars Maui.

Feathers + fringe! These vibrant seating charts made a bold + bright statement.

Drooling over this delectable snacking spread from Cutting Edge Catering.

Royal purple chairs from Winters Events gave the outdoor reception a whimsical + majestic flair.

Loving the bountiful energy that these island floral hanging installations brought to the sunny Accel Event Rentals clear top tent.

Metallic gold tablecloths and pink patterned napkins from BBJ La Tavola paired with gold and stoneware tabletop details from Set Collections created the distinct mix of luxe + hippy vibes that defined Maggy + Boudhi’s day.

Love the mismatched table shapes, beachy seating areas, and specialty details that Let’s Entertain Maui and Artisan Events Maui provided to create the tent’s layout.

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

Find a planner you can connect with and trust like we did!

A human disco ball performer from Dazzle Maui took Maggy + Boudhi’s wow-factor to a whole new level.

Frosted Mermaid created this four-tier green geode-inspired wedding cake complete with rock candy and sugar work succulents.

Take a look through the list of beach wedding cakes we love to find a special sweet treat for your own seaside celebration.

This beautiful wedding video from Anna Lord Studio captured so many colorful, meaningful moments and is definitely worth the watch!!

Congratulations, Maggy + Boudhi, on your brilliant, beachy destination wedding! All the best from the team at GWS!

photography: Rebecca Yale Photography // venue name: Hotel Wailea, Kihei, Hawaii, United States // event design: Taryn Stark Wyant Event Planning and Design // planning: Taryn Stark Wyant Event Planning and Design // florals: Moss Floral Design // hairpiece: Moss Floral Design // hair stylist: Maui Makeup Artistry // makeup artist: Maui Makeup Artistry // videography: Anna Lord Studio // paper goods: Pirouette Paper // calligraphy: Pirouette Paper // catering: Cutting Edge Catering // cake: The Frosted Mermaid // tabletop rentals: Set Collections // furniture rentals: Let's Entertain Maui // linen rentals: BBJ La Tavola // specialty rentals: Artisan Events Maui // music: KCK Entertainment Productions // lighting: Let's Entertain Maui // photo booth: Spotlight Photo Booth // cocktails: Aloha Bars Maui // rentals: Accel Events & Tents // rentals: Winters Events // travel planning: Luxury Travel by Britta // after party entertainment: Dazzle Maui // transportation: Aloha Maui Limo // transportation: Akina Tours & Transportation // custom wedding logo coconuts: The Catered Coconut