Christina and James Tropical Maui Wedding

Hot Tropical Wedding In Maui: Christina + James

Christina and James Hot Tropical Wedding In Maui

Christina and James’ wedding was a celebration with striking floral arrangements and a modern, tropical theme full of romance and unique details that captured the personality of these two sweet lovebirds from Portland. Mahalo to Anna Kim Photography who, once again, has knocked it out of the park with these gorgeous photos.

Christina and James just Maui'dBride Christina at Sugar Beach in Maui

“We live in Portland, OR. We found it surprisingly easy to plan our wedding from across an ocean, thanks mostly to Kristen and Sugar Beach Events. They were easy to communicate with, very organized and coordinated everything flawlessly.” — Bride Christina

Wedding rings and dress details.
Christina is ready to put on her wedding dress.The Bride Team in there tropical robes!

Wedding Theme

Christina and James wanted to embrace the beautiful, tropical colors and flavors of Maui, which is a special place for them. Their invitation suite kicked off the tropical theme by incorporating pineapple, coral and palm trees. They used many native flowers and foliage in bright colors of coral and green. They used local fruit to display photos and table names to go along with the theme. Pale pinks from the bridesmaid dresses and glassybaby votives on the tables complimented the bright tropical colors. Groomsmen had tropical leaf print ties which were gifted from the groom.

The invitation suite of tropical wedding delight.
Tropical leaf print ties for all the groomsmen, including the groom.Groom James has his tie adjusted.The guys sporting their matching tropical leaf pattern ties.A tropical clutch for the bridesmaids.Christina's bridesmaids help her with her Anna Campbell wedding gown.
Bridesmaids reactions over how pretty our bride looks.
Bride Christina with her bouquet that had an extra personal touch.

Table decor of classic beauty.
Wedding with a tropical twist as seen in the ceremony program and table decor.
Table decor of tropical theme.

“The entire tablescape had tropical, Hawaiian look. The florist used monstera leaves under the floral centerpieces. We used pineapples, which are a symbol of hospitality to display our table names. In the spirit of embracing Hawaii, we chose to label our tables with Hawaiian words. We also had glassybaby votives in creams/pinks on the tables to tie it all together. Miss B Calligraphy made beautiful signs, including a welcome sign, bar menu with our signature cocktails, as well as a sign decorated with coral that wrote in lieu of favors we made a donation to the Surfrider Foundation. She also did the name cards and table names, which were gorgeous.” — Bride Christina

Vivid tropical florals brought the theme together for this Maui wedding.
The couple wanted to celebrate the beautiful, tropical colors of Maui.
The catering menu for the evening at Sugar Beach Events.
Beautiful signs created by Miss B Calligraphy.
Beautiful signage created by Miss B Calligraphy.

“Since our sweet dog, Kona wasn’t able to make it to Maui for the wedding, we wanted to do something special to have her be there in spirit. We decided to name our signature cocktail to Kona Kooler. We made stir sticks with her picture to garnish the cocktail. We also wanted to honor our families, especially our grandparents who were not able to be at the wedding. We used pineapples to display wedding pictures of our parents and grandparents.” — Bride Christina

Since our sweet dog, Kona wasn't able to make it to Maui for the wedding, we wanted to do something special to have her be there in spirit. We decided to name our signature cocktail to Kona Kooler.
Honoring grandparents who were not able to be at the wedding.
Pineapples were used to display pictures of the newlywed's family who could not attend.

“The entire day, from start to finish was perfect. The first look was a special moment and so nice to have some time, just the two of us. The ceremony was very personal and thoughtfully officiated by our brother in law.” — Bride Christina

Bride Christina and Groom James during a sweet First Look.
Beautiful bridal bouquet by Bella Bloom Maui.
Maui wedding ceremony by the beach.
Florals adorn the chairs along the aisle.
A beautiful wedding canopy with flowing drapery and stunning tropical florals.
Here comes the bride!
A beautiful Maui wedding for Christina and James at Sugar Beach Events.
Christina and James exchanging vows at their destination wedding in Maui.
Pretty maids in a row.
Christina and James say I Do.
Christina and James and friends and family in Maui for their gorgeous wedding at Sugar Beach Events.
Groom James kisses his bride by under the canopy at their Maui wedding at Sugar Beach Events.
Bride and groom head to the beach steps away from our Maui venue.
A romantic stroll after the ceremony for our bride and groom.
This Portland couple love the beach, so getting married in Maui was a great choice.
Sun kissed!
Romantic moments on the beach after a gorgeous wedding ceremony on the lawn of Sugar Beach Events.

“Sugar Beach Events in Maui is the most gorgeous venue, right on a white sand beach. There are breathtaking views of the ocean and mountains and we had an amazing sunset. The ceremony and dinner were on the beautifully landscaped lawn and cocktail hour and dancing were inside, creating a nice flow. It was a perfect space for our 116 guests. Many guests said it was the most beautiful wedding they had even been to. Maui is a special place for us. We love the ocean and sunshine. We had many trips to Maui with friends and family over the 6 years we dated.” — Bride Christina

Best wedding venue in Maui

Inside view of Maui wedding venue Sugar Beach Events.

Wedding guests gather in our Grand Ballroom during cocktail hour to mingle before dinner.

Cheers to the bride and groom just Maui'd.

Carl Anderson mixing it up.

A creative guest book with polaroids.

Wedding guests enjoyed the polaroid camera guest book.

Beautiful florals by Bella Bloom in Maui in the Grand Ballroom of Sugar Beach Events.

Our venue boasts a gorgeous view.
As the Maui sun sets on the ocean, it is almost time for the reception.
Cocktail and appetizer hour while the bride and groom take pictures on the beach.

“We wanted to celebrate the local flavors, including fresh fish and produce. We had poke cones, bacon wrapped scallops and kalua pork potstickers as appetizers, which were delicious. Salad had local greens and fresh fruit. Entrees were choice of fresh Mahi Mahi fish or filet mignon. We had a banana split bar using local bananas, fresh fruit purees and traditional toppings including hot fudge and caramel.” — Bride Christina

A delicious appetizer of Bacon Wrapped Ginger Soy Scallop created by Chef Lee of Sugar Beach Events.
Kalua Pork Potstickers with a Sweet Thai Chili Sauce created by Chef Lee of Sugar Beach Events in Maui.

The guests have been seated and are waiting for the Bride and Groom.

A beautiful night at Sugar Beach Events for Christina and James' Maui wedding.

The bride and groom!

The bride and groom meet their wedding guests during the reception at Sugar Beach Events.

Sugar Beach Events is a sweet spot to celebrate any kind of event.

Wedding guests are enjoying themselves during the reception.

Fire Knife dancer and drummer by Manutea Nui E was such a treat for the wedding guests at Sugar Beach Events in Maui.

Fire Knife Dancer of Manutea Nui E entertained the wedding guests during a beautiful Maui wedding at Sugar Beach Events.

Did someone say Banana Split Bar?

“We had so much fun on the dance floor, including getting lifted on the shoulders of some of the groomsmen at one point. The music was awesome and the dance floor was always packed.” — Bride Christina

First Dance for Christina and James.

And the dance floor is pumping!

We wish Christina and James a lifetime of happiness! We thank them for allowing us to be a part of their special day. Big mahalo to all of our wonderful vendors that helped to make the day so beautiful and perfect! Photographer: Anna Kim Photography | Wedding Planner: Kristen Sterback of Sugar Beach Events | Venue and Catering: Sugar Beach Events | Ceremony Music: Alika Nako’oka on guitar | Florals: Bella Blooms Maui | Videography: Driftwood Films | DJ: DJ Michael | Rentals: Set Maui | Fire Knife Entertainment: Manutea Nui E‘ | Signage and Calligraphy: Miss B Calligraphy | Beauty: Meili Autumn Beauty

Sunset kiss at Sugar Beach Events in Maui.

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