Our Maui Aloha Wedding office is in beautiful Kihei, Maui. Kihei, Maui is considered a desert which has less than 6 inches of rain during our rainy season which is between December and January. Of course, we are not as busy during those months because of the weather but we do get some people who get off work then for the holidays and use this as their wedding time. It's a cooler time of the year (70s) and wearing traditional wedding clothes can sometimes be more comfortable at this time. Pictures also turn out exceptionally well when the days are not as brightly lit.
This year we have experienced rain since December and just had a few more days this week. We hear from many people that the weather has been very different this year all over the world. That certainly includes Maui!
If this was just 9 miles to the west of Kihei this wouldn't be considered unusual. Iao Valley is one of the wettest areas on earth and averages 386 inches a year. It's a pretty amazing difference for just 9 miles.
This past Thursday, we had a wonderful couple who decided to experience a Hawaiian wedding in Maui although they had been married only two months ago in India. They telephoned us two days before they wanted to have an affordable ceremony to remember their stay and asked if we had one or the other day open – which we had. It was the night before they were to leave the island. We assisted them in going to Hilo Hatties to purchased their Hawaiian wedding clothes and we went about the tasks of getting the beach permit, flowers and all that it takes to make their ceremony special.
That day as we were working in the office, we noticed that the skies were getting very dark and it looked like we were going to have a storm. When the clouds from the mauna side (mountain) traveling to the kai (sea), it's pretty definite. When it started raining that afternoon, we all get together and phone one another with the weather news. Which beach has rain, which is clearing, what sheltered places are open?
If the couple is staying longer, we at Maui Aloha Weddings do not mind changing them to a morning or afternoon wedding the next day or even the evening if we have the time slot open. We want to assure the bride and groom that their wedding will be beautiful and as dry as can be. When I speak of shelters, we do have some covered areas around our beaches where people can picnic and not be in the sun. They can be turned into wedding sites as fast as you can blink your eye. We also stay very flexible. Usually if it is raining in the afternoon, by evening you will have wonderful weather for your wedding. Even if it's raining at the beach you have chosen for your wedding, it's probably not raining on the beach a few miles down. We are very lucky to have such a wonderous island.
As with our couple, it was raining on the beach they chose in Wailea but it was not raining in Kihei. They had a beautiful, simple Hawaiian ceremony on the beach with many palm trees and the sun trying to peak through at them. It turned out to be a great evening for pictures. It always makes us happy to hear that this was the best part of their whole vacation!
We won't let you be rained on during your special time and ceremony. At Maui Aloha Weddings, it will always be sunny for you – even if we have to do some magic!
Do you remember the weather on your wedding day?