Today’s wedding feature is the perfect blend of chic & tropical vibes. Noa and Ross were married in a pretty perfect greenery wedding at the historic Haiku Mill on the north shore of Maui. Prepare yourselves to be utterly and absolutely blown away. This couple brings the term “stylish” to a new level and we’re speechless. I guess we shouldn’t be that surprised- the grooms are high-power professionals in two of my favorite industries (groom Noa is the Founder of interior design site Homepolish and groom Ross is the VP and Style Director of luxury PR firm Nike Communications). Talk about the perfect pair.
“Noa and I were completely bewitched by the hidden gem, which perfectly marries old world European charm (we got engaged in Paris) with Hawaii’s lush and natural splendor (we’re both from Hawaii),” said Ross, the groom. The couple came to Kimiko Hosaki, of founded K.H. & Co. with such a glamorous unique theme, inspired by Alfonso Cuarón’s vivid 1998 film adaptation of GREAT EXPECTATIONS — a gradient garden of green on GREEN. “The film is one of our all-time favorites, particularly for its voluptuous cinematic style and beguiling vibe. It centers around Ethan Hawke’s character – an artist and painter from a small town who moves to the Big Apple (Noa and I both moved from Hawaii and have degrees in studio arts), but let’s be honest, we relate more to Ann Bancroft’s brilliantly eccentric Mrs. Dinsmore character. Her decaying manor is a dazzling monster submerged in shades of green and lush vines. Every outfit, wallpaper, car, side table, lamp shade is a different green – it’s amazing.”
Honestly, you’re gonna wanna pour yourself a little something and take your time absorbing this masterpiece of a wedding, because this couple is seriously fabulous and we are seriously obsessed:
For their ceremony, the creative couple mixed it up and kept it fresh: “Continuing our empowerment of the strong females in our lives, we decided to construct the ceremony seating as a long runway that really showcased our bridesmaids and officiant,” said Ross. “They all entered to an enchanted rendition of the XX’s iconic, “Intro”. Everyone thought our bridesmaids were going to enter from the rear (as most precessions do), but our officiant entered first from the front staircase just before our six bridesmaids entered from three different corners (2 pairs from opposite staircase balconies in the front and 2 from the rear). It was dramatic, and everyone was totally surprised and SHOOK!”
Good luck reading this and not dying of envy:
Once the ceremony concluded, we transitioned straight into a lively cocktail hour beneath a massive mango tree. A potpourri of technicolor Hawaiian florals were dripping from the tree to envelop guests in a living “photo moment”. We had an army of waiters waiting with trays of Moët Rosé Impérial Champagne and St-Germain Spritzes (we were engaged in Saint Germain des Pres!). We also featured a bespoke Old Fashioned (named “Estella” after Gwyneth’s character in Great Expectations) that were served in goblets that were each hand-smoked with Kiawe wood. The smell and visual of the smoking glasses enchanted guests!
Following the reception, we transported everyone from the Mill to our villa at the Andaz Maui (with sippy cups filled with lilikoi/vodkas) which was transformed into a GOLD CLUB PARTY. The entire villa was covered in gold tinsel with gold balloons, lights, silverware, plates, candles, etc. It looked like an underground nightclub. We had local Hawaiian bentos and poke bowls for guests to absorb the booze and I changed into a green Gucci Pajama Set.
WEDDING DESIGNER/PLANNER: KIMIKO HOSAKI | RINGS: Cartier and Tiffany & Co. | Wedding Website: www.tiethenoss.com | PHOTOGRAPHER:
Melia Lucida / @MeliaLucida | FLORALS: MANDY GRACE DESIGNS
| CATERING: Cutting Edge Catering