We know we gave a sneak peek a while back but we are very happy to share some more of the beautiful images of J & J’s Maui wedding at Sugar Beach Events from the talented Aubrey Hord Photography. It was such a lovely wedding and such a wonderful couple to work with. Taylor’d Events by Jennifer was so honored to have been a part of this amazing day!
We are just settleing back in to our normal routine after 2 fabulous Maui weddings! We had such amazing experiences we had to share and highlight the venues that were so vital in our successful events! Today we want to say a special thank you to the Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa! What can I say….They went above and beyond to ensure my client’s happiness and were so delightful for our Taylor’d Events by Jennifer team to work with! With 23-acres at the base of historic Black Rock, the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa has a location to fit every wedding. Choose from an intimate gathering on the Moana Lawn or Black Rock Lawn, or hold your large event on Ka’anapali’s largest ocean-front function space, Ocean Lawn. I highly recommend this spectacular venue if you are looking into a wedding on the gorgeous island of Maui! A huge thank you to our talented photographer, Luna Bella Events for these stunning photos of our happy couple!
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!
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.
Whether you are planning the wedding of your dreams or reconnecting with your loved one with a vow renewal, the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa offers the perfect wedding packages to create memories that will last a lifetime.
So, you’ve decided you want to get away and have a destination wedding? Whether it is just the two of you or a larger group of family and friends, you still have some planning to do. In this 3-part series on planning for a destination wedding we are going to break up planning, travel and wedding day.
So, in the final section, Wedding Week! Here is a list of suggestions that will make the week of your wedding more carefree and enjoyable for you and your fiance:
Once you arrive at your destination, talk to your venue’s front desk to find out if there is a reputable place to get your wedding attire pressed and/or steamed. If you have time, you should do some research on this before arriving to your destination. Find out where the closest place is and how much they will be charging you.
Arrange a time to pickup your marriage certificate from an agent or city hall
Set up a good time to meet with your venue coordinator. Once you arrive, do a final review of your banquet order and make sure everything is ready. If you do not have a wedding planner with you, bring someone along who is NOT in your wedding party to be your go-to person for all venue information on your wedding day.
Once you have those things finalized and sorted out, take some time to relax and enjoy your time before your big day. Make sure you do a final tour of the destination and set aside time to hang out with friends and family that came along for your special day.
Finally, delegate, delegate, delegate! Allow other people to help you on the day of your wedding! Do not try to do everything yourself, you do not want to be walking down the aisle thinking about anything but getting married to the love of your life!
I hope you have found this information helpful and insightful to planning your destination wedding! Remember, relax and soak it all in!
You’ve decided you want to get away and have a destination wedding! Whether it is just the two of you or inviting family and friends, you still have some planning to do.
In this series, we are going to break it out into 3 sections, planning, travel and wedding day. So in part two, travel! Here is a list of suggestions that should be to be done to make traveling smoother.
If you are traveling to some where exotic, make sure you are up to date on your immunizations or find out if you need new immunizations, you should talk to your doctor as soon as you decide where you are going.
Going out of the country make sure you get a passport if you don’t have one or your passport is up to date, this should be done at least 3 months before leaving. Also check to see if the country you are going to needs you to get a visa to get in.
Call your credit card company one(1) week before you leave to make sure they know you are heading out of town. This will reduce the probability of them holding any transaction while you are at your destination.