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 Beachfront Wedding
Maui beachfront wedding at Sugar Beach Villa is the preferred Maui wedding venue for Merijoyce and Hans’s destination wedding. They chose red, pink and a hint of silver for their wedding colors to go with their romantic themed wedding. Lots of beautiful details including stunning chair sashes, wedding guest gifts in silver boxes with a red ribbon, menu and name cards with red borders, pink linen napkins and romantic table overlays, pink table linens and the brightest red cake table ever! The touches of silver are seen in the votive candles and the wedding cake. The bridal party flaunts their red shoes, while the flower girls walk down the aisle fluffing their pretty red dresses!
Congratulations Merijoyce and Hans! Beautiful Maui beachfront wedding at Sugar Beach Villa! We were honored to be your Maui wedding planner!
Sugar Beach Wedding venue is located on the oceanfront in Kihei, Maui. A Maui Wedding Day was honored to plan and coordinate a boutique event for Brooke and Mitchell’s Maui wedding. They were engaged at the Kapalua Point, Maui, Hawaii, one year ago. Mitch had the engagement ring in his backpack as they spent the day snorkeling. He kept a close eye on his backpack that lay on the sandy beach. Finally, Brooke wanted to get something out of the backpack and Mitch quickly volunteered to get it out for her. Instead, Mitch pulled out the ring and proposed to Brooke. The Kapalua Point will always have a special place in Brooke and Mitch’s hearts.
Mitch is a dedicated wine maker from the Napa Valley wine country of northern California. Brooke enjoys Mitch’s wines! They plan to visit Maui on a regular basis and visit the Kapalua Point forever after!
It was such a joyous wedding event for Brooke and Mitch’s guests at Sugar Beach Events Villa. It was the perfect setting to gather loved ones in a beautiful wedding ceremony followed by Mitch’s fine wine with elegant dinner service by Sugar Beach Catering and hours of energetic dancing!
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Congratulations to beautiful Tomo and Masa at Sugar Beach Villa, Maui, Hawaii!
With great pleasure, Tomoko and Masayuki invite you to join the as they are married at Sugar Beach Villa, Maui, Hawaii…Come away with us!
Love all of the specially selected details in aqua and brown. Tomo’s father’s wish was granted– to have his daughter’s wedding on the island of Maui, Hawaii. Family and friends gathered to celebrate in style and with love!
Tomo loved personal and meaningful touches of detail on her dining tables. Sitting around the table with their closest family and friends was their favorite part of the day! The intimacy of the meal made for an incredibly meaningful an special time. They felt thankful to be surrounded by so much love and happiness!
Tomo and Misui were married at the Holy Innocents Church, Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii. A quaint church located in Lahaina. The wedding chapel includes a room suitable for the bride to dress and make up, and a private changing room for the groom, the couple’s parents and other important guests. There is a place for the families to meet and formally introduce themselves (goshinzoku shokai), a studio or photography, and a room suitable for the reception party. Each part is staffed by highly trained professionals who make it their business to ensure the couple enjoy their special day.
The pastor gives a brief welcome and introduction, then announces the bride’s entrance. The doors swing open and all faces turn to see the bride gracefully enter the walk down the aisle. Usually the bride is escorted on her father’s arm. The wedding procession is a magnificent moment! It includes the ring bearer, best man, ushers, bridesmaids and flower girls. The procession ends with the groom bowing to the bride’s father. The father returns the bow. In Japan, the bow is an art and this exchange is especially significant as the father is handing his daughter over to the groom.
The service is given in Japanese and English. Prayers and blessings enable everyone to understand the vows of marriage.
The traditional Japanese ceremony is a Shinto ceremony, though many Japanese in America celebrate weddings with a Buddhist ceremony. Regardless of religious rituals, most Japanese also include a cultural sake-sharing tradition at the wedding, popularly called san-san-kudo — san means “three,” ku means “to deliver,” and do means “nine.” This ritual dates back to a time when sharing sake created a formal bond as strongly as a handshake did in Victorian times. Using three flat sake cups stacked atop one another, the bride and groom take three sips each from the cups. Then their parents also take sips (for a total of nine sips), cementing the bond between the families.
Honoring the Parents
Japanese weddings usually take some time to acknowledge the parents of the bride and groom. In some weddings, the couple offers bouquets of flowers, a toast, or a personal letter of love and thanks. Any of these gestures is a beautiful way to honor your parents at the wedding.
Thank you Tomo and Misui for allowing us the honor of participating in your special wedding event.