Jaime Clifford and Ted Doolittle met at the tender age of three and shared their first kiss in fourth grade. They dated on and off through the years, but Jaime asserts, “I can’t remember a time in my life when I didn’t want to marry Ted.” Jaime and Ted visited Hawaii every year growing up and later vacationed there as a couple. “There is something about the islands that just speaks to us,” the bride explains. Maui proved to be the perfect place for an intimate, romantic ceremony in front of 35 guests.
The couple added Hawaiian touches throughout the wedding: the ceremony music was a ukulele rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole; a local band played island music during dinner; and the food and drinks were tropically-inspired.
Keeping it Light
Before the ceremony, the bride and her dad were standing near the penguin exhibit in the Hyatt lobby. “It looks like these guys got dressed up for the occasion,” he joked, helping to calm Jaime’s pre-wedding jitters.
Jaime’s dad, Doug Clifford, the drummer of Creedence Clearwater Revival, infused a bit of rock ‘n’ roll into the wedding when he surprised guests by jamming to “Mustang Sally” after his toast.
Get Their Style
- Coordination, Ceremony, Reception, Florals, Catering, Cake, and Rentals: Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa
- Photography: Studio Carre
- Band: Crazy Fingers
- Gown: Amy Kuschel, Swoon Bridal Salon
- Shoes: Nordstrom BP. Platinum
- Paper Elements: The bride’s brother, Grady, designed the invitations
- Officiant: Rev. Paul Tangonan