Lovely Alii Kula Lavender Farm Labyrinth Wedding with the scent of fresh lavender at a mystical Upcountry Maui environment is a spiritual way to exchange wedding vows. The labyrinth provides a path for each to take their own personal spiritual path to their sacred destination, then their return journey home. The bride and groom enter the path separately, refecting on their self-reflection with a clear path ahead of them and letting go of the past. It’s approximately 7 minutes to the center, where they are joined as one by Reverend Eve Hogan. The path allows each couple to become self-observant and fully presented by the time they reach the sacred space at the center of the labyrinth. Couples choose to get married in this path of natural beauty and aromatic lavender scented air. What better way than to start one’s spritual journey together through this path.
Congratulations to Alexandra and Andres at their Westin Kaanapali Resort Wedding! The tropical themed wedding accented with lovely coral themed tropical flowers. Wedding guests signed there beautiful ukulele with their well wishes. Cake Fanatics is so talented in providing a stunning 3 tiered cake based on Alexandra’s inspiration. The top tier was a pumpkin chocolate chip cake with vanilla filling. The middle tier was a lemon cake with raspberry filling. The bottom tier was yellow butter cake with fudge filling. The entire cake topped with a light vanilla butter cream icing. It was a special destination wedding with fun activities and celebrating the most joyous and memorable celebration in honor of our lovely couple.
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Pretty Maui Wedding
Sugarman Estate offers some of the most pretty Maui weddings! Natural and elegant decorations, island design and stunning rentals help to create the most stunning weddings in Hawaii. Luly and Michael had a pretty Maui wedding at Sugarman Estate! A lovely choice of color in white and coral with touches of gold against the bright and colorful sunset. Their formal wedding theme incorporated beachy driftwood into their outdoor wedding event. The sunset and stars above created a romantic mood for our lovely couple from Canada. Sugarman Unique and innovative wedding decorations by Coral Crush Maui. Perfect table setting by Set Maui. Beautiful flowers by Dellables. Photography by Lumiere. Lots of love to surround this romantic wedding setting!
WEDDING TABLE SCAPE
A wedding table scape is set for special gatherings with crafty cocktails, fine dining and fancy details. Here are the steps to create an innovative wedding table scape
FIND THE PERFECT SPACE OR BACKDROP
Search around for what you love, whether it’s a garden with a white picket fence, a stone wall with a water feature or a rustic door with iron hinges. You want the setting to be perfect and with what you love most
CHOOSE YOUR FAVORITE COLOR PALETTE
What are your favorite colors? Perhaps you have a pre-set color theme or is it just white or all green?
CHOOSE YOUR MENU
Food and beverage selection is most important for your guests. Type of food service will affect your table scape. Will you have French rolls, types of appetizers, ceviche, salad, soup or desserts? You may tie your food and bar service into your theme. Attend a tasting prior to choosing your caterer and bar service. This is of utmost importance! Choose vendors who provide superb services with attention to creative and innovative product that is fresh and new.
SELECT YOUR MAIN PIECES
Will you use a Victorian style place setting, sandstone, wood, terracotta, fine linens, lace, pillar candles, taper candles, antique vases, silver, gold or flowers? Perhaps your design items will be organic, rustic or formal in style.
Fine table scapes do not have to be pricey. You may choose a fine fabric cut leaving the unfinished edge in place for a romantic and relaxed look.
INNOVATIVE FINAL DETAILS
Give your design a face lift by adding a bowl of fruit, hand painted menus, an odd dessert fork, rustic water glass, various chairs for each guest, specific napkins loosely set on each plate, and seasonal décor.
Always have something shiny, something natural and a water feature. It may be as simple as silver flatware, beautifully potted vines in the center of the table and an elegant water glass with a mint leaf. Add a nice choice of music to go with your theme and your favorite genre.
Make sure each setting shines. Even the most rustic table scapes are clean. You may create a loose look, but it must have clean lines and organization. Make sue each setting is perfect and in place how you wish it to be. Each setting may or may not be set identically. Will the temperature cool off at the end of the evening? Drape an elegant shawl on the backs of female guests.
Choose a planner or coordinator who has a keen eye for detail and who may maximize your vision in the most creative and natural way possible. Detail setting on your event day is time consuming and may not be rushed. It’s meticulous and the time spent shows in the end. The fine set up will impress your guests who have various quirks and personalities.
Private Maui Wedding Ceremony and Dinner
11 WEDDING TOAST TIPS
Here are 11 wedding toast tips that will “break the ice” and bring all wedding guests together to celebrate a special occasion for a special wedding couple. It may be sentimental, humorous, profound, witty, cynical and unique.
1. Keep your toast short. Write it down and practice once or twice. It should last no longer than 1 minute long. A toast is not a speech, which usually comes later during dinner.
2. Remember, your toast will set the tone of the entire wedding event. Wedding guests remember toasts with great delivery and those not so good. Your goal is to elevate the mood of the event at least one level higher. Take time to prepare for this very important souvenir of the day.
3. Always stand when giving your toast. It’s best to hold your toasting flute or glass with your right hand and straight out at shoulder level. It’s best to be sober or relaxed when giving your toast so make sure you didn’t drink too much before. If you are intoxicated when giving your toast, you may ramble on too long. Remember, guest have a toasting glass in hand awaiting the toast. Briefly introduce yourself. Speak loudly and clearly with eye contact to your guests.
4. Be kind, sincere and be yourself. You were chosen to provide the toast because you are you. A common mistake people make at weddings is to try to be funny. If you would like to deliver a funny toast, please practice it in advance with someone who may provide constructive remarks about your toast. This is for your own good. Your goal may be to make at least one person laugh with a single line. You can stand tall and proud if you can get an event full of smiling guests.
5. Remember to toast to the couple and the toast is not about you. Never complain about anything in a toast. Keep it positive.
6. Always end your toast on a positive note and ask guests to join in. For example, “Cheers”, “Raise your glasses” or “Here’s to the new Mr. and Mrs. (name)”.
7. Make sure everyone has a beverage to toast to, including children. Children may toast to ginger ale. A toast is the ultimate act of inclusion, so nobody gets left out.
8. Clink before you drink. In the old days, the purpose of clinking of glasses was a protective gesture to scare away the devil. Today, it’s still nice to clink your toasting glasses.
9. Never refuse to participate in a toast. Rather than not toast, you may wish to toast with an empty glass in hand.
10. Never bring up ex-wives, old boyfriends or girlfriends, life failures, inside jokes. You want to include all guests and not leave anyone out. Remember, a toast is not a roast where the couple would be the center of a series of practical jokes.
11. The rule for the toastee is to respond appropriately. Do not stand or drink to yourself. Once the toast is finished, you may bow or thank in acknowledgment. You may raise your glass and propose a toast to the toaster or to anyone else.
May their joys be as deep as the ocean. And may their misfortunes as light as the foam
Never above you. Never below you. Always beside you.
– Walter Winchell
It is written, “When children find true love, parents find true joy.” Here’s to your joy and ours, from this day forward.
You only get married for the second time once
– Garrison Keillor
Wedlock is like fine wine – not properly judged of till the second glass
– Ernest Jarrold
Eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart
– Ecclesiastes 917
INTERNATIONAL SHORT TOASTS OF CHEERS TO YOUR HEALTH AND BOTTOMS UP!
Brazilian: Saude Viva
Chinese: Nien Nien nu e. Kong Chien. Kan bei. Yum sen. Wen lie
Egypian: Fee sihetak.
Finnish: Kippis. Maljanne
French: A votre sante. Sante.
German: Prosit. Auf ihr wohl
Greek: Eis Igian
Hawaiian: Okole maluna. Hauoli maoli oe. Meli kalikama.
Hungarian: Kedves egeszsegere.
Indian: Jaikind. Aanand
Italian: A la salute. Salute. Cin cin.
Japanese: Kampai. Banzai
Korean: Kong gang ul wil ha yo.
Malayan: Slamat minum.
New Zealand: Kia ora.
Polish: Na zdrowie. Vivat.
Portuguese: A sua saude
Romanian: Noroc. Pentru sanatatea dunneavoastra.
Russian: Na zdorovia.
Spanish: Salud. Salud, amor y pesetas y el tiempo para gustarlos!
Welsh: Iechyd da.
Zulu: Oogy wawa.
TROPICAL MAUI WEDDING LOVE
Tropical Maui wedding love happens at Sugar Beach Villa. Joseph and Marika met in their favorite city of San Francisco when their two households, the Presidio House Boys and the Bush Street Girls, became and inseparable group of friends. After too many nights out in The City, D-Block barbecues, Bush Street game nights, trips to Lake Tahoe, San Diego and Colorado, Marika could no longer resist Joseph’s Ritz Carlton charm (aka Perks!) and impressive dance moves. Joseph was captivated by Marika’s “sassy” personality and ability to put up with the “Team”.
Nearly seven years later, Joseph and Marika have been through 6 moves, 2 long distance stints and far too many flights to total up. Yet, through it all they maintained their sense of humor, love, friendship and true appreciation for each other.
Having vacationed together in Hawaii numerous times, including their most recent trip where Marika said “YES”, they decided there is no better place to bring their smiles and closest friends together than “The Valley Isle” of Maui.
Marika and Joseph chose white, green, natural wood, gold, and soft pops of color as their wedding colors. They loved the island and Hawaiian style, tropical theme, banana and palm leaves and pineapple theme. Marika was especially fond of adorning a beautiful flower crown to match her bouquet. The dining tables were set with stunning flower and pineapple centerpieces with a special cookie treat for each guest from Honolulu Cookie Company.
Photography: Natalie Brown Photography
Venue: Sugar Beach Villa
Music: Maui DJ Services
Rentals: Paradise Event Rentals
Hair and Make Up: Maui Make Up Artistry
Shave Ice: Ululani’s Shave Ice
Musician: Marvin Tevega