On This Day We Two Shall Wed…
On January 18th, 2014 we celebrated the marriage of Carissa and David
This is the very first wedding of 2014, a beautiful celebration for Carissa and David. There was a lot of love at this wedding — between the bride and groom, their family and friends — You could really feel how much love was there for one another.
Everything was done with classic elegance. From the bride’s beautiful wedding dress, to the decor of the wedding venue. Each detail was a reflection of their personalities and their taste for the sophisticated and traditional. You will be able to see through the photos a bit of the classical beauty. We thank Anna Kim Photography for providing us with the beautiful photos.
Loved the arch over the sweetheart table! It really focused the center of attention were it should be; on the bride and groom. A beautifully added touch was the flower pedestals next to the arch. STUNNING!
Also loved the use of the parasols during the cocktail hour; It was an added element that gave comfort to the guests, shielding them from the hot sun.
It was a large wedding so adding the couches outside was another nice touch to keep their guests comfortable. It brought the wedding party/guest together which was also pleasant to see.
My most favorite time of day is twilight – or what they call the Golden Hour, when the sun is sinking low in the sky and the colors turn from gold to reds to purples in just minutes. Carissa, David and their family and wedding guests really enjoyed this special time of day, which really is quite magical and… dare I say, ROMANTIC. As guests enjoyed their cocktails and appetizers on the Sugar Beach lawn, Carissa and David sneaked off to the beach to enjoy a long romantic kiss while experiencing a gorgeous Maui sunset as husband and wife.
Appetizers: Macadamia nut crusted shrimp with papaya chili sauce (which happened to be the favorite appetizer), Caprese crostini with fresh mozzarella, tomato and local basil, and the delicious seared ahi (a favorite Hawaiian fish) with charred pineapple salsa.
Dinner: Guests had a choice of NY strip steak with Maui onion Armagnac reduction or macadamia nut crusted mahimahi (a light, tender Hawaiian fish). Both served with purple sweet potato puree and roasted vegetables.
Dessert: Wedding cake was a beautiful butter cream frosted chocolate cake with a lilikoi cream filling served with fresh raspberries and fresh lilikoi sauce.
After everyone had quite enough to eat, the fun level began to rise when DJ Dan turned up the music and got everyone dancing to the beats. He played some really great classic dance songs like ‘Brick House’ and changed it up with some modern songs and even some Country hits. My favorite, though, was when all of the couples danced to ‘How Great Thou Art”. It was so fun to see the dance floor so packed and seeing so many happy, smiling, and grooving faces. So fun!
My favorite moment of the night was when the groom and bride pedaled off into the night on the delivery-bike which served quite well as an elegantly whimsical bridal carriage. It was classic, beautifully done and perfect for this couple. It really was quite a special touch to the wedding, and one I can say Carissa and David will never forget.
And off they go… pedaling into the distance to begin their lives together as man and wife. We wish Carissa and David all the best for a wonderful marriage and may they one day, when they are old and grey, look back and remember all the special moments of their wedding day on Maui.