Vanessa and Drew held their destination wedding in Maui, a place where the couple had first vacationed together. Their wedding planner, Lilian of Just Merried Events, shared a bit of the behind the scenes from this big day with us: Vanessa and Drew knew exactly where they wanted to get married – they had vacationed in Maui together before and fell in love with the island. They even seriously considered moving to Hawaii after their trip. The couple knew they wanted their closest friends and family to experience beautiful Maui the way they did, so a destination wedding was in the works!
Being the foodies that they were, the couple discovered Sugar Beach Events, owned and operated by an accomplished chef, because they knew the food would be the most important factor here. And in fact, the food was impeccable, taste, presentation, and all! And on top of all that, the venue is situated steps from the sand on Sugar Beach – the guests had an ocean view during the ceremony & cocktail hour and got a front row viewing of the gorgeous Maui sunset.
Vanessa is a bride with incredible style! She knew exactly what she wanted, and the traditional white gown was not for her. She selected a gorgeous Maggie Sottero blush colored gown to follow her wedding color palette (pinks and greys). The embroidered bodice was beaded with Swarovski crystals and the trumpet silhouette was completed with a draped organza flared skirt – completely luxe! She definitely made the right choice because she looked STUNNING and groom Drew could not stop saying “WOW!” during their first look.
Yes, this was a beach wedding, but bride Vanessa did not want to sacrifice style and class with the usual laid back beach theme. Vanessa’s glamorous gown really embodies the look and feel of the whole wedding. The couple incorporated elements such as hanging chandeliers, mercury glass vases, and silver rosette and pink sequin linens to keep things glamorous. Their wedding invitations were printed on delicate scalloped handkerchiefs and tied in silver ribbon. Even their wedding cake was an elegant work of art, carefully designed with beautiful ruffled tiers.
Congratulations to the newlyweds!
Destination Wedding Photographer: Jovanni Photography
Wedding Vendors: Ceremony/Reception Location, Lighting, and Caterer: Sugar Beach Events, Cake: Maui Cake Fanatics, Wedding Planner: Just Merried Events, Floral Design: Dellables Wedding Design & Florals, Entertainment (Band): Marvin Tevaga Music, Entertainment (DJ/MC): Maui DJ Services, Invitations & Paper Goods: Etsy – The Busy Bee, Hair & Makeup: Maui Makeup Artistry, Officiant: Rev. Valentine G. Rosete Jr., Videographer: Amari Productions, Photo Booth: Bamboo Shootz