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The music-filled destination celebration was personalized with a pathway of rose petals in the bride’s favorite color, a dance up the aisle to Pharrell Williams’ “Happy,” and a surprise ukulele performance by the groom of The Carpenters’ “Top of the World,” not to mention a special hula performance done as husband and wife. See their beautiful ceremony captured byPerryfield Films.


The Couple

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In the hierarchy of pickup lines, “Howzit, sista?” wins the award for Best Use of Hawaiian Slang. (And yes, we may have just invented that award.) The recipient of this distinguished title isGlee’s triple threat Matthew Morrison, who tried it on model Renee Puente when he overheard her speaking pidgin at a Hollywood party in 2011. He was familiar with the Hawaiian dialect from summers of singing backup to Don Ho, and she grew up on Oahu. “When he came up to me, I had no idea who he was,” Renee says. “I just started laughing because it was so adorable to see this cute white boy talking pidgin.”


They talked some more—this time, in plain old English—and after two years of dating, a month of which was spent on a bus as Matthew toured for his new album, he tearfully proposed in Maui with a sapphire-and-diamond ring. With the islands being such a big part of their story already, the pair began planning an intimate three-day modern luau that included a welcome dinner, a sunset cruise, and on the last day, their nuptials on a private estate.

However, even the best lei plans often go awry. Hurricane Ana rolled past Hawaii the exact weekend of their wedding, causing an emerald sunset the night of the cruise (“It was phenomenal,” Matthew says) but a total downpour on their wedding day, October, 18, 2014. Luckily (or fatefully), “the moment my mom and I walked down the aisle, it stopped raining,” Matthew recalls. The storm paused for the entire nondenominational ceremony while the pair exchanged self-penned vows and walked up a lavender-rose-petaled aisle to Pharrell Williams’s “Happy.” During the reception, where 43 guests sat at farm tables to enjoy kalbi short ribs, misoyaki cod, huli huli chicken, and fried rice, the weather continued to cooperate. Not a single drop fell as Matthew surprised his bride by playing the ukulele and singing her late mom’s favorite song, “Top of the World,” by The Carpenters. (There were plenty of teardrops, though.) And in a wedding-day miracle, “The rain held off until the band said, ‘Okay, thank you, good night!’” Matthew says. “I can’t even tell you how perfect it was.”


Matthew and Renee’s destination wedding in Hawaii

After Matthew proposed in Maui, the couple chose the island to be the backdrop to their chic Hawaiian celebration. “We wanted a slower pace, and Maui is a great mix of touristy and natural beauty,” Matthew says.

Renee found inspiration for her Gustavo Cadile gown on Pinterest, then visited the designer, who custom-made it. “We looked through thousands of lace fabrics,” Renee says. “But the first one I saw was the one we ended up going with. It was so beautiful.”

Matthew designed the sapphire-and-diamond engagement ring himself with the help of The Diamond Source in San Diego. “I didn’t realize it until after the fact, when people started to say, ‘It looks like Kate Middleton’s ring,’ that, oh yeah, it does!’”

Each of Renee’s bridesmaids held a grouping of lisianthus, irises, blue curiosa roses, ocean song roses, maidenhair fern, and scabiosa pods. The colors reflected the bride’s favorite shade, lavender.

A blown conch shell marked the official beginning of the ceremony.

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“As a little girl, I would make my dad buy me bridal magazines,” Renee says of her father, who walked her down the aisle to “Feels Like Home” by Chantal Kreviazuk. “I was always that girl who dreamt of her wedding until I got older, and then I didn’t want to get married anymore. But Matthew changed my world.”

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During the emotional ceremony, Matthew pulled out a handkerchief he had embroidered with Renee’s married initials, “RMM,” to wipe her tears.

Renee’s niece tossed rose petals as she walked down the aisle in a dress from FlowerGirlsCouture.

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After exchanging vows, the pair recessed up the rose-lined aisle to Pharrell Williams’s “Happy.”

At each reception table, wooden bowls held arrangements of purple hydrangea, scabiosa pods, irises, lisianthus, ranunculus, campanula, clematis, allium, and roses.

All of the wedding’s festivities—from Thursday’s welcome dinner to Saturday’s reception—took place at a private estate right on the beach in Kihei.

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Renee made her aisle walk to this romantic tune, which has appeared in countless films. “It’s always been a song that I’ve loved,” she says. “Then one day, I’m driving in the car and it comes on the radio, and I just started crying listening to the lyrics. Immediately I thought, ‘That’s the song I’m walking down the aisle to.’”

After being pronounced husband and wife, the pair celebrated up the aisle to their friend singing this mood-shifting ditty.

For their first dance, Matthew and Renee chose a song they listened to when they were first falling in love. During a road trip from L.A. to Fresno to visit Renee’s family, the couple were sharing their favorite music and Matthew played this acoustic jam. “It was the first song I played for Renee where I said, ‘This is how I feel about you,’” Matthew says, “and it was the first time I told her that I loved her.”

At their reception, the duo sang a hybrid of Ellie Goulding’s “Starry Eyed” and Lana Del Rey’s “Video Games” for their 43 guests.

As a surprise to his new wife, Matthew played the ukulele and sang one of Renee’s late mom’s favorite songs. “All throughout my childhood and high school, my mom would sing The Carpenters at the top of her lungs,” Renee says. “When Matthew sang ‘Top of the World,’ my sister, aunt, and I were just hysterical, but in the best way. It was so special.”


Matthew Morrison Marries Renee Puente!
POSTED ON Oct 19, 2014 BY Valentina INNews

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It sure was one gleeful moment when the actor popped the question to his longtime girlfriend last summer, but Matthew Morrison and Renee Puente must be grinning ear to ear after tying the knot.

The two were married Saturday evening in an intimate celebration in front of 50 family and friends on a private estate in Kihei on the island of Maui, Hawaii, the actor’s rep confirms exclusively to PEOPLE.

Morrison wore a custom Brooks Brothers tuxedo for the occasion, while the bride wore a one-of-a-kind Gustavo gown with shoes specially designed by Emmy London.

Of course a Glee wedding would be incomplete without musical performances. Pianist Chad Whidden played for the crowd and soloist Kiley Dean sang “Feels Like Home” as Puente walked down the aisle.

Later on in the evening, Puente put on a special Hula performance for Morrison, and he then joined her in a couples version. The talented newlyweds ended their performances with a special duet together, singing Laura Benanti’s “Starry Eyed/Video Games.”
Kevin Covey Wedding and Events planned the affair, which featured food by Bev Gannon’s Celebrations Catering – including a special dessert station made up of Morrison and Puente’s favorite family recipes – and floral and décor by Inviting Occasion.

Photography was provided by Natalie Watson Photography and Watson Studios, and the videographer was Perryfield Films.

The Glee actor, 35, and the model, 31, have been dating since 2011. “An incredible night of LOVE @ejaf ball,” Morrison Tweeted in June of the engagement. “I’m going to marry my best friend! Happy day for me and @Renee_Puente.”


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