Steeped in over 150 years of history with roots in the sugar cane industry, the Haiku Mill is like stepping into old word Europe that meets Hawaii's natural splendor. Add the unmatched beauty of bridal designer Galia Lahav set against this historic location and you can visualize how simple wedding elegance at Haiku Mill can be easily achieved. This stunning editorial has all kinds of glamorous styling by Elements by KH and CO and Passion Roots to make any wedding lover's jaw drop. It's also one that speaks to how love is not a destination, but a rather a journey. Read on for the beautiful story behind this magnificent wedding inspiration and don't miss the gorgeous film, along with this gallery of picturesque beauty from Chris J. Evans.
Simple Wedding Elegance at Haiku Mill
"Our love is not a destination but a journeyÂ¦ meet me at Haiku Mill." With this note, Elements by KH and CO describes the voyage of this bride. Discovered in the rolling, cloud-kissed fields of Maui's upcountry, the bride's journey to historic Haiku Mill begins. Descending into Makawao's majestic forests, to the bucolic, misty comfort of her dwelling in the woods, a transformation takes place. The resplendent beauty of her long, flowing Galia Lahav dress and fur trim gives way to one of simple elegance; the natural crown that was woven into her chestnut tresses disappears, and her floral bouquet is discarded. She is ready to greet her love in her purest form. From her abode she continues, floating amongst silent pines, meandering through sun-soaked clearings, onward to her final destination. The beautifully restored Mill ruins, in the jungles of Haiku, where Old World Europe meets natural Hawaiian splendor. Here, her journey ends and she is reunited with her groom under a canopy of green, bouquet in hand, ready to join him in matrimony and the everlasting embrace of love. A stroll beneath the Mill's archway is like a trip back in time for the newly formed "ohana."
Hawaii Digital Couture + Chris J. Evans styled shoot Upcountry, Maui, HI from Hawaii Digital Couture on Vimeo.