This couple swapped one beautiful beach town for another for their destination wedding. Laurel and Jay left behind their coastal town of Santa Cruz, California to celebrate with their friends and family in our coastal town of Wailea, Maui.
Laurel and Jay chose the private venue, Sugarman Estate to host their wedding and reception, and Maui Event Planning for their Day of event management. The couple and their wedding party arrived at the estate early on their wedding day to get ready. Their photographer, a family friend, was already on-hand to start capturing every special moment of their day.
Guests started arriving around 4 p.m. and were greeted by pre-ceremony music by DJ Del Sol. Local videography company, All Time Media, also arrived to begin recording once the ceremony began.
For the ceremony, musician Sean Ramos performed “Wahine Ilikea,” and “Somewhere over the Rainbow” on ukelele. He switched over to guitar and was accompanied by the bride’s sister on violin to welcome in the bride and her father to “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring.”
The couple chose local pastor Juan Rivera to lead their ceremony, which included a sermonette, a blessing, a ring exchange and the traditional Hawaiian lei exchange.
After the processional, Laurel and Jay returned to dismiss each row of guests. A giant photo of all the guests soon followed, then many were dismissed to cocktail hour as the rest of the group photos were taken. Guests were entertained with slideshow of the couple until the real couple reemerged for dinner.
Mulligans on The Blue served a mostly vegetarian buffet that included: Spinach salad, potato tacos with avocado, salted cabbage and chili lime sauce, vegetable curry, and pan seared fresh catch with tropical fruit salsa.
After dinner, the night was just beginning, with the couple’s cake-cutting, first dance, the garter and bouquet toss, and a lot of dancing! It was in full swing when last call and last dance were announced, I suspect many guests moved the party down the road to Mulligans on The Blue.
Congratulations to Laurel and Jay!
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Venue – Honua Kai Lani
Caterer – Mulligans on The Blue
Cake – Maui Wedding Cakes
Day of Wedding Coordination – Maui Event Planning
Rentals – Island Rents
Officiate – Juan Rivera
Ceremony music – Sean Ramos
DJ – DJ Del Sol
Florist – Valerie Spalding Floral Design
Photographer – Lanny Headrick Photography
Videography – All Time Media