Our Maui Wedding at Sugarman Estate
Our Maui wedding took place at sunset with our closest family present. The venue, Sugarman Estate, is a private property overlooking the Pacific Ocean on the Southern coast of Maui. When I arrived I was in awe at the beauty that surrounded me. This already picturesque venue had been transformed into my dream for our Maui wedding.
Our Maui Wedding Ceremony Location
By the water sat 12 bamboo chairs attached with purple hydrangeas. An aisle way lined with pink orchids lead to a custom wooden arch adorned with hydrangeas, roses and orchids in shades of my favorite colors which were purple and pink. Glass bulbs with pink orchids submerged in water hung perfectly alongside hanging votive candles, framed the backdrop of the ocean.
Our Maui Wedding – Hanging Orchids in Glass Bulbs
My bridal party consisted of my two nieces, a flower girl and a Junior bridesmaid. Guests were greeted with my nieces placing Hawaiian leis around their necks as they entered the property. I had not seen my fiancé the day of the wedding and peered out the glass doorways to watch while everyone took their places.
Our Maui wedding ceremony began as the officiate, dressed in traditional Hawaiian robe, blew a conch shell. The string quartet began to play and the flower girl, then junior bridesmaid made their way down the aisle. I walked down the aisle to Pacelbell’s Cannon in D, with my mother and father by my side. I approached my now husband, just as the sun began to set.
Our Maui Wedding – Sugarman Estate Ceremony
We incorporated Hawaiian tradition into our ceremony by placing leis around each others necks and each of our parents. We exchanged traditional wedding vows, placed wedding bands on the others finger and shared our first kiss as husband and wife. After we were officially named Mr. and Mrs. Waggoner, we concluded our Maui wedding with the release of two white doves.
Our Maui Wedding Dinner at Sunset
After the ceremony, our guests sipped Hawaiian cocktails while my husband and I took sunset photographs along Makena’s beautiful coves. To the side of the ceremony site was a white canopy which hung Chinese lanterns over a long rectangular table covered with white and purple linens. Floating candles and square vases of green, blue, white, pink and purple flowers sat atop a bamboo table runner. Being as our Maui wedding was such a small and intimate affair, we opted for an elegant 4-course meal for our reception.
Our Wedding Day Cake
We sat down to dinner as a jazz duo played, and shared our first dance before the first course arrived. We ate, were toasted by our families and enjoyed orchid decorated cake. As we drove off in the limo at the end of the night I couldn’t help but think what an amazing day it had been. Thanks to First Class Weddings our Maui wedding completely exceeded our expectations. I couldn’t think of a more perfect way to begin a life together.
Post By: Hawaiian Bride – Phoebe Waggoner
Wedding By: First Class weddings
Photography By: Mike Sidney
Venue: Sugarman Estate aka: Honua Kai Lani
Flowers By: Country Bouquets