We are just returning from 2 amazing Maui weddings and are so excited to share them with you! While we are waiting for the professional photos to come in I thought I would highlight the fanastic venues that we had the pleasure to work with. First up is Sugar Beach Events in Maui, what a great team they have there! We had a flawless wedding with breathtaking views!
About Sugar Beach Events:
Weddings and gatherings in Hawaii are very special because of the wonderful opportunity for all of those involved to enjoy the splendor of the islands together and for the Hawaiian islands to live out their dream of extending aloha to all things. That is the inspiration behind the design and creation of this Wedding Hale of Aloha.
Responding to and embracing the environmental elements, Hawaiian cultural heritage, the functions of this communal hale, and the vision of those whose brought the idea of this building forward is what set the ground for design of this hale (house/building).
The roof is the primary element as in all Hawaiian hale for protection of the sun, wind, and rain and this roof is a modern version designed to accomplish the same and respect the older style. The roof base extends wide beyond the building sloping gently and then more directly toward the sky heavens (lani).
Lava rock walls are used to reflect with respect the ancient Hawaiian he’au or ahu which are gathering places, markers, or platforms for buildings. The lava rock walls incorporated here are the buildings arms gently reaching out to embrace (e apo) and welcome our visitors and family (ohana).
The expansive roof is held up by stone columns designed to subtly invoke the appearance of stone poi pounders (pohaku ku’i ‘ai). The poi pounder is a finely carved pohaku (stone) soft to the touch and with enough weight for the user to pound a baked kalo root to make poi (a Hawaiian food staple). The pohaku ku’i ‘ai is my intended symbol to acknowledge the loving bonding strength of marriage necessary to be nourished by it’s rewards.
The interior of the hale under one roof unified and embraced as one (lokahi) is a broad expansive space that is open toward the ocean (makai) and mountain (mauka). This provides a wide range of functionality for the users and to allow the flow and spirit of Aloha to move freely from the far ocean horizons to the top of the mountains.
The ocean facing front of the hale is all glass which is retractable to welcome in (e komomai) the ocean breeze and fresh air as well as give an unobstructed and broad view of the magnificent ocean front yard, sandy beach, wide flowing ocean, islands beyond, and glowing evening sunsets.
All photos by Aubrey Hord Photography
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