This gorgeous destination wedding comes to us from Sylvia of Sugar Beach Events! Here’s Donica, the lovely bride, to tell us more:
When Alex proposed, I started to cry…happy tears of course! At one point he held my hand with the ring and asked if I like it. I looked down at my hand and said through my sobs “I’m sure it’s beautiful, I just can’t see it yet!”
See more after the cut!
We selected Maui because Alex is Australian and I am Canadian. We had said that if we got married having a wedding in Hawaii made sense because it was sort of a ‘meet in the middle’ spot. We specifically chose Maui for a couple reasons. First, because Alex is from Sydney, we didn’t want another big city with a beach like Waikiki. We had heard that Maui was a lot more mellow, quaint yet fun. Second, Maui is a lot more our style. We have back packed and travelled a lot. We really liked Lahaina. Cute town that has everything you need in walking distance.
We had a travel themed wedding. Since Alex and I have been lucky enough to have been able to do a lot of travelling. Plus, I am a flight attendant. Plus, since everyone was travelling to Maui to be there for our special day. The Colours were Purple & Lavender with Grey and White accents.
When my Dad brought me to Alex, he and Alex did a preplanned handshake and chest bump,which I didn’t know about. It was hilarious! My Dad also surprised us with some hula dancers. That was fantastic as well as it was not expected and it was a lot of fun when a number of us got up for the hula dance lesson!
Congratulations Donica & Alex and thank you Sylvia for sharing! For more information about Sugar Beach Events, please visit their WeddingLovely Vendor Guide profile or head straight to their website.
Update: We now have the lovely wedding film as well! Thanks a ton to Hi Focused Cinematography:
What do you think of today’s real wedding? Let us know in the comments below!
Photography: Chris J Evans Photography
Video: Hi Focused Cinematography
Coordinator: Bliss Wedding Design
Venue and Catering: Sugar Beach Events
Flowers: Haleakala Florist
Hair & Make-Up: Maui Makeup Artistry
Officiant: Rev. Ron Winckler
Guitarist: David Wolf
DJ: DJ Del Sol
Hawaiian Entertainment: Manutea Nui E
Dance Floor Rental: Pacific Isle Rentals
Wedding Transportation: Roberts Hawaii
Wedding Dress: Melissa Sweet for David’s Bridal
Bride’s Shoes: Shoes of Prey