Bec and John
are getting married!
Friday April 6th, 2018
at the Olowalu Plantation House in Maui, HI
You are cordially invited to join us for the ceremony and entire celebration!
They were set up on a blind date in August of 2012. Bec was "fashionably" late (~90 minutes); against John's better judgement, he waited. A few drinks, 3 courses and 6 hours later, one thing was for sure... this was no ordinary date.
The lines of communication went dark shortly thereafter. John vowed to play the long game and Bec remained intrigued by John's old fashioned courting techniques: a perfect blend of charm, vulnerability and presumptuousness.
As John now says, "a guy has to make his intentions clear early on."
Date #2 was in February of 2013. John thought it was an intimate one-on-one affair, but when he arrived at the agreed-upon venue, it turned out to be a raucous party for some departing Aussie friends. The two barely interacted for most of the night. John once again, and against his better judgement, persisted.
Intrigue was now turning into interest for Bec and by night's end John had left a lasting impression.
The next few months were a whirlwind of banter-filled dinners, wine bars, cheeky drinks, deeply analytical sports conversations, exotic getaways and concerts that finished when the sun rose. John, who had become accustomed to a more civilized lifestyle, struggled with this adjustment. Yet again he persisted.
For Bec, interest was now undeniably much more.
In May of 2015, in front of both their families, John proposed.
And the rest will someday be history.
These events are not formal wedding events, but Bec and John will be imbibing, sun-baking, and/or eating at these venues and would love if guests are able to join-in/swing by at any stage!
Our Big Day
Welcome Sunset CruiseApril 05, 2018 | 5 - 8 PM
Dress Code: Smart Casual
Pride of Maui - Ma’alaea Harbor (101 Maalaea Boat Harbor Road, Wailuku)
Bec and John arrive in Maui on April 1st, 2018 and to fly out on April 8th, 2018. They encourage all wedding guests to join the party early if they can.
Keep an eye on this space as it will be updated with more organized events as well as suggestions on activities on the island.
How to Get to There
Once guests arrive at Kahului airport in Maui it will be approximately an hour drive to the Kaanapali / Lahaina area. Transit options include shuttle, taxi, or rental car (guests are recommended to hire a car if looking to explore the island). The airport code for the Kahului airport is OGG. Kapalua Airport (JHM), which is a smaller airport closer to Kaanapali / Lahaina, may be also an option.
Shuttles are an available form of transportation from the airport. Aloha Share Express offers a shared shuttle service with a maximum of two groups. Therefore, guests are guaranteed to only make one additional stop on the way to or from the airport.
If guests would like to rent a car, there are eight rental car companies located at the airport. The car rental building is located on the walkway just past the end of the baggage claim area. Car rental shuttles stop behind the car rental building.
Airport taxis are located in front of the baggage claim area. The suggested rate of US$80 - $90 from Kahului airport to the Lahaina / Kaanapali area is provided as a guide and are not guaranteed. Please consult the taxi driver upon arrival for current fares.
Guests are recommended to stay in the West Side of Maui, in Lahaina, Kaanapali, or Puamana. There are options for all budgets ranging from hotels to VRBO and Airbnb properties. If guests are interested in organizing a room block, please review the document in the link and reach out to Bec and John direct.
Once known as Lele, which means “relentless sun” in Hawaiian, Lahaina is a historic town that has been transformed into a Maui hot spot with dozens of art galleries and a variety of unique shops and restaurants.
Kaanapali is the luxury part of the west side of Maui. There are several large hotels with elaborate pools, grounds and lobbies, plus a couple large luxury condos. With three miles of white sand and crystal clear water, it’s no wonder why Kaanapali Beach was once named America’s Best Beach. Fronting Kaanapali’s hotels and resorts, this former retreat for the royalty of Maui is now a popular getaway for the world.
A private Hawaiian retreat, with all of the comforts of home. Puamana is located away from the crowds, but walking distance / a short drive to downtown Lahaina. This is a gated 28 acre oceanfront property, with mature landscaping.
Bec and John will be staying in a condo in Puamana from April 4th to April 7th.
Bec and John are genuinely not expecting gifts given the distances that guests will be traveling to join them in this celebration.
Your presence would truly be the best present of all!
For those who have asked, Bec and John would be delighted by a contribution to their honeymoon-travel fund. You can donate via PayPal (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com) or via Venmo (@rebeccalay or @John-Marrin).
Sandra's (Maid of Honor)
I'm sure everyone is getting very excited about Maui...Wedding fun and a holiday in one! What more could you ask for?
There seems to be loads to do in Maui, and something for everyone. Below is what I've looked at so far, but I will keep updating as i go...
See You in Maui!
We can't wait to celebrate with you!
For any questions, comments or suggestions, please be in touch:
Bec: (ph) +1 347-542-1671
John: (ph) +1 917-770-4256