Tuesday, August 17, 2010
10-10-10 A lucky day for a wedding
We got married in the rainforest of Hawaii. We stood out on the lanai, surrounded by giant tree ferns and the gentle whisper of evening tropical misty rain. It was as if we had been blessed directly. It was unplanned, and from idea to inception a matter of an afternoon.
When we decided to change our lives, we wanted to do something that would bring happiness to other people. The plan evolved to put up a pavilion in the rainforest for weddings and other celebrations. As the pavilion plan took shape, the plan needed something more - a beautiful and private honeymoon spot.
For the honeymoon cottage, a treehouse. A fantasy suspended from the trees, complete with cedar hot tub.
Our goal is to offer a runaway wedding spot, an elopement destination drenched in romance, intimate, enchanting, unforgettable.
It turns out to be easy to rent a treehouse. Even disguised among condo vacation rentals, people do happily stumble upon it.
As for the wedding business, this is another story. Everyone knows about Las Vegas, and everyone knows about getting married in Hawaii. There are thousands of websites, and hundreds of bridal sites, magazines, shows --- but --- we are not all about the production wedding. We are about the romance of the mountaintop, the volcano, the magic of it all.
Now the magical date of 10-10-10 approaches. We've set aside the 10th and 11th at the treehouse. We're putting it out there - we are here, we are available, and we are far from expensive. Hawaiian Airlines lowered their prices today, and round trip from the Bay Area is under $333 on selected dates that encompass 10-10-10. We can do the ceremony on the beach, at a waterfall, or in our pavilion in a private rainforest.
Our website is http://www.mahinui.com.
Come take a look. We'd love to have some celebrations.