We have been creating luxurious picnics for Maui residents and travelers from all over the world since June 2019. Who would have thought that 2020 – which was supposed to be our big year with one foot in the wedding industry – would turn out so much different from what we had expected. And still, here we are at the beginning of 2021 with more opportunities than what we could have imagined at the beginning of this journey called Maui Luxe Picnics. There are as many opportunities for a luxe picnic as there are ways to create, design and decorate such setups.
How you can incorporate a luxury picnic into your Maui nuptials.
Get ready to be inspired.
1. A High Tea Picnic for a Bridal Shower
A bridal shower is a pre-wedding celebration for the bride to enjoy with her closest friends and family that will mostly be spent eating, laughing, telling stories, and opening gifts. Food can be as simple as light bites and sweets, or as elaborate as a themed spread. In fact, many who plan a bridal shower tend to create a theme around this event and we can’t think of a better one than a tea party. It’s delightful to have a picnic sipping on elegant china and indulging in savory sandwiches, fluffy scones, and scrumptious tartlets catered by our partner, Chef Nicot of Hawaiian Chef’s Table.
2. Casual dining for a rehearsal dinner or a morning-after “recovery” brunch
There are no rules when it comes to planning your rehearsal dinner or recovery brunch, so why not do something different? Picnics are the perfect chance to celebrate with those in the wedding party on a more intimate level. The best part about this is, you don’t have to dish out another extravagant meal. A sweet and savory grazing platter will surely impress your guests. We can also create a fun, morning-after “recovery” brunch grazer with lox and bagels, mini waffles and papaya bowls. They are almost too pretty to eat!
3. A comfy lounge for cocktail hour
While serving crab cakes and sliders aren’t mandatory parts of a wedding, a cocktail hour is the part of this special day most guests will say they look forward to the most. Plus it is a great place to get off your feet and have a couple of appetizers and drinks with friends especially when you can lounge on comfy rugs and pillows right next to a delicious and photogenic charcuterie board.
Couples choose to elope for many different reasons: the avoidance of pressure, anxiety, obligations, and expectations that might come with a traditional wedding, the excitement about getting married without telling anyone, or simply the desire for intimacy, like a day focused on just the two of you. Whatever the reason might be, there is no question that a romantic picnic artfully created for a newly married couple is a very special and unforgettable way of entering a lifelong alliance. A picture-perfect memory of the most intimate moment of nuptial bliss.
5. Micro Wedding
2021 is all about keeping events small which is why micro weddings are the way to go. A micro wedding is considered an intimate affair, typically with no more than 50 guests. It still promotes time-honored traditions that make a wedding, but on a much smaller scale. Imagine an outdoor scenery with either one long table or several smaller setups, remarkable floral decorations, catered by a private chef of your choice. All of this artfully curated in the form of a luxury picnic to feature your wedding dinner.
6. Vow Renewal
What is a better way to commemorate a love that has deepened or matured between a couple than a vow renewal in paradise? – Most likely a vow renewal in paradise, complete with a dreamy and luxurious picnic right then and there. This special occasion is meant to be a personal and intimate affair, celebrated with close friends and family, and therefore calls for a unique ceremony. The picnic can be set up at your location of choice, you can add a musician and/or an officiant, or just enjoy the privacy of the moment. Surround yourself with loved ones. Remember your commitment to each other, and celebrate your love. Like with all the other ways of incorporating a picnic into your wedding, the scenery makes for perfect photos to remember for a lifetime.
There you go, our 6 most obvious ways of including our work into your wedding. We hope that we inspired you to choose something different, unique, and possibly outstanding for your big day. It doesn’t always have to be a big or traditional wedding, but even if, there is always room for a luxury picnic lounge.
Maui Luxe Picnics is a high-end picnics company located on the beautiful island of Maui! You can find more information about the wonderful ladies of this company and their epic picnics HERE