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
Maui Lanai wedding venue was a special location for Nina and Brendan’s Maui destination wedding. The ocean view venue offers a beautiful private wedding setting with full ocean views and a wonderful large lanai to enjoy while getting ready. You may set up a long dining table atop the lanai for all guests to enjoy the ocean view during dinner. You may choose to set your table with elegant plateware and flat ware, crystal glassware, pillar candles and lovely foliage. The Balinese style Maui Lanai estate is a lovely setting for Maui island weddings.
Nina and Brendan are a modern wedding couple who planned a spectacular DIY and detail filled wedding. Nina wore a soft white v-back wedding dress. Brendan complimented her beauty with white and tan to show off her olive skin tone. The guests all wore white tones which allowed the natural surroundings and most delicate flowers to set the tone for an elegant wedding. The focus of the wedding day was directed toward the beautiful bride and groom on their most memorable day ever!
Wedding foodies are people who have an ardent or refined interest in food and cuisine. A foodie seeks new food experiences as a hobby rather than simply eating out of convenience or hunger. A foodie is a person who spends a keen amount of attention and energy on knowing the ingredients of food, the proper preparation of food, and finds great enjoyment in top notch ingredients and specific preparations. A foodie enjoys delicacies and unique food items that may sometimes be difficult to obtain. Foodies may incorporate food from various nationalities into their own. For example, in creating an interesting and unique dish in Hawaii, we may use a Jamaican bread fruit menu to enhance a flavorful meat entrée which is unique to the local bread fruit uses.
Foodies are a distinct hobbyist group. Typical foodie interests and activities include the food industry, wineries and wine tasting, breweries food science, following restaurant openings and closings and occasionally re-openings, food distribution, food fads, health and nutrition and culinary tourism.
Not long ago, food was food. Remember the Smorgasbord where the buffet style meal of various hot and cold hors d’oeurves to choose from? Now, food is politics and ethics as much as it is sustainability, in that the choices we make about food matters. The choices may be organically grown or local farm to table to support the community. Yet, foodies don’t expect their food choices to change or save the world, but their choices are based on what they prefer to cook and eat based on their caring attitudes toward creating a better place to breathe and live.
Foodies eat out frequently. They cook from scratch creating meals from across the world, all delicious and talk about food over dinner and into hours following dinner.
Our mission is to create a wedding event where many of the guests may who arrive from foreign countries or cities such as San Francisco or New York may experience amazing food and innovative presentation! We’ll source out the best catering company to provide mouthfuls of flavor teasing for every taste bud because your lovely guests deserve the chance to taste and embrace the imagination of a foodie. We wish for your guests to experience and taste incredible food that they may brag about for days, months and years on end.
Memorable wedding events come in all styles and sizes. Many of them invest thousands of dollars into creating beautiful flowers, great music, unique tables and chairs, beautifully designed calligraphy menus and escort cards, stunning hair and make up. We look forward to connecting foodie guests to other like guests who share different experiences with their taste buds!
Our coconut palm tree wedding is tucked away on a hillside located in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii. This private location eludes a manicured tropical ambiance. Congratulations to Monica and Theo who chose a tropical themed wedding amongst 250 coconut palm trees with unique personal details that set their wedding apart from all others! Thank you to our gracious Maui wedding vendors: Paradise Event Rentals, Celebrations Catering by Bev Gannon, Perfect Pour Maui, Miss B Calligraphy, Pamela Parasols, Hula Girl Cigars, Maui Maka Photography, Executive Transportation, Clarity Entertainment, Maui Wedding Flowers, David Wolfe, Dakine Drupes, Ululani’s Shave Ice, Hawaiian Style Rentals, Maui Grown Coffee, and Pier 1 Imports.
The Honolua Forest vow renewal location is what Carolyn and Joey chose after looking at nearly every wedding venue available on the island. We think they chose the perfect Maui vow renewal ceremony location. They visit Maui nearly every year and wished to celebrate 10 years of marriage on the island. We were so pleased to work with Carolyn and Joey in planning their intimate and special vow renewal along with their 2 sons.
Congratulations and Aloha to Maui Honolua Forest Carolyn and Joey! Best Wishes and lots of love and aloha to both of you and your two sons!
A wedding is one of the most important events in one’s lifetime. Planning a Maui destination wedding can be one of the most stressful situations one will ever experience. Yet, the wedding day is supposed to be one of the happiest and memorable days of your life. The pressure of making everything so perfect, having a destination wedding somewhere that you are not as familiar with, entertaining guests with activities and events throughout your vacation, little sleep and family issues. All of the caffeinated beverages and late night parties that lead up to your wedding day may snowball into unhealthy sleep patterns that lead to higher stress levels.
Stress is how one responds to situations. It affects emotions and behavior. The less stress, the more positive your energy will be for your wedding. Too much stress may cause difficulty sleeping, tense and mood swings. To prevent having stress and anxiety on your wedding day, focus the following:
Get adequate sleep. The average adult needs about 8 hours of sleep. Lack of sleep causes you to be irrational, have less patience, and become easily irritated. Stress will show in your wedding photos and may prevent you from enjoying your wedding day. You’re on vacation. Turn off your electronics and mobile devices while you sleep. What do most people do when they can’t sleep? They turn on their mobile devise. We recommend to relax and get ample sleep. If you cannot fall asleep, try taking a short walk or having a glass of milk or water. Rest assured that your Maui wedding planner will take care of all wedding details as your plan is complete and ready to go.
Delegate duties. When one experiences stress, they may forget smaller details. Rely on your experienced Maui based wedding planner to handle your wedding details. Once you arrive to the island, your vacation should begin and your wedding planner will ensure that your day runs seamlessly. Having to organize last minute favors, name cards, etc. is last thing you will have time for during your vacation. Your wedding planner will have a preferred plan in organizing your day.
Try to keep a healthy sleep schedule. We know that it may take at least 3 days to sync into a regular schedule with jet lag. Keep hydrated by drinking lots of water. Water does not mean caffeine, alcohol or sodas. Water also helps with jet lag, beginning with when you board your airplane to Maui. Eat healthy. Cut back on caffeine, refined sugars, too much alcohol and junk food. These types of foods my cause you to feel sluggish and low in energy. You most likely had little sleep the days just prior to leaving with all the packing and last minute planning. Once you arrive to Maui, this will be the perfect time to optimize your sleep schedule and try to get 8 hours of sleep per night.
Exercise daily if possible during your vacation. This will help to blow off some of the steam that may be building up, then reduce stress. Try not to exercise within 2 hrs. of going to bed. It takes about 2 hours for your body temperature to return to normal following exercise. Try to wind down before going to sleep by reading a book or listening to relaxing music.
Try to manage your thought process to reduce stress. Talk to your partner. Communication often relieves the anxiety that may arise from no knowing the answer to questions or not having someone to bounce thoughts and ideas from. The ideas of laying in bed and communicating your thoughts and emotions with your partner will help strengthen your relationship and provide the peace of mind your need to get a restful sleep. Communication is positive and the key to comfort and successful relationships.