Lauren and Stuart

Relaxed and Intimate Maui Beach Wedding

Lauren and Stuart

It was a gorgeous day beside the ocean for Lauren and Stuart’s beach wedding in Maui. With a gathering of family and friends that flew in from Vancouver, Canada, it was a day that sparkled with intimate moments and deep expressions of love. Lauren and Stuart decided on getting married in Maui (getting Maui’d) after their repeated annual trips to our beautiful island. Lauren said it was an easy decision.

Lauren and Stu wanted the theme of the wedding to be relaxed, rustic, and comfortable. Lauren said, “The gorgeous setting of Sugar Beach Events was the foundation of our inspiration; with the beach and palm trees we envisioned an outdoor wedding, with ocean colors, a rustic feel, and romantic details. The most important aspect to it all for us was that everyone was stress free, comfortable and happy – barefeet were highly encouraged!” Denise Black, Sugar Beach Event’s principal wedding designer, worked closely with the bride to get across that feeling through Bride Lauren’s romantic color choices of whites with accents of lavender and purples and details of the decor. Mahalo to the photographer, Christie Graham Photography, who also flew in all the way from Vancouver to capture this special day.

Stuart and Lauren's beach wedding in Maui
romantic rustic wedding details

Relaxed, Flowing and Romantic

Bride Lauren wore a delicate lace wedding gown from Grace Loves Lace. With a free-flowing silk chiffon skirt and beautiful delicate details, its soft feminine accents were perfect. The bridesmaids dresses (by Aritzia) were also very feminine and flowy, perfect for an outdoor wedding by the ocean.

Lauren’s hair was worn down and natural with romantic tresses that flowed down with slight waves, accented with white orchids in her hair. Hair and make-up were done by Jean Muldoon.

Lauren and girls in matching robes
Bridesmaids gifts
bridal selfie
Bridal Bouquets by Dellables Wedding Design and Florals
Bridal Party on the beach
flowing gowns
the girls face the ocean
Lauren and Stu
barefoot on the beach

Wedding Inspiration

“Stu and I were very relaxed when it came to wedding planning. Luckily, we had our amazing event planner, Denise, to guide us with the process and bring our vision to life – it was truly beyond what I could have even imagined.”

delicate wedding details

Sweet Ceremony At Sugar Beach

Lauren and Stuart felt especially blessed and truly grateful to have their close family friend come to Maui from Vancouver to conduct their ceremony and marry them. It made it that much more special, having someone so dear to them be such an important part of their day.

The traditional Hawaiian lei exchange was incorporated into the ceremony, and when the rings were exchanged, the officiant (and dear friend) spoke such touching words about Stu’s father (who had passed away), and the wedding ring that was passed down to Stu from his father ~ A beautiful memory of his Dad.

Here comes the bride
having fun with friends and familyafter the ceremony
details of the table decor
details of decor on table
it's cocktail hour fun
special note for stuart and lauren
cheers to the bride and groom
wedding reception outside by the ocean
Lauren Laughing
Maui wedding venue outside reception
stu and lauren laughing
beach moments for the bride and groom
beach bride


Passed Appetizers

  • Ahi Shoyu Poke
  • Zucchini rolls ~ Surfing Goat Dairy goat cheese, red pepper and chive
  • Bacon wrapped ginger soy scallop

Salad Plated

  • Heirloom tomato salad ~ goat cheese, aged balsamic and Tuscan olive oil


  • Slider station
  • Asian braised short ribs ~ ginger, cilantro
  • Sesame crusted fresh catch ~ ginger lime beurre blanc
  • Purple sweet potato puree
  • Roasted fresh vegetables
  • Coffee and tea service


  • Cupcakes (Gluten & Lactose Free- Vanilla, Chocolate & Lilikoi) with Fruit


First Dance Under The Maui Stars

After dinner and dessert, our newlyweds had their first dance under the gorgeous stars. The song they chose for their first dance together as husband and wife was ‘Love is a Verb’ by John Mayer.

first dance as husband and wife
first dance under the stars in Maui

Once DJ Dan got the music going, the party was ready to move indoors to our Grand Ballroom where they danced to a great range of music from ACDC to Beyonce. The groom even surprised everyone by having the DJ play a song by him and his old band. Everyone was super thrilled!

let's get the party started!
dancing in the grand ballroom
fun on the dance floor
dance floor fun

Let Them Eat Cake

The traditional cake cutting ceremony is when the bride and groom feed each other a small bite of cake. This can be very romantic and sweet symbolizing a commitment to provide for one another and show love or affection.

Let Them Eat Cake
The groom not so delicately feeds the bride
The bride returns the favor

All of us here at Sugar Beach Events wish Lauren and Stuart a beautiful life together. May their lives continue to be filled with happiness, love and good fortune in all the paths they choose to follow together.

path in life

A special mention to all the amazing vendors involved:
Venue: Sugar Beach Events, Maui
Planner: Denise at Sugar Beach Events
Dress: Grace Loves Lace
Bridesmaids dresses: Aritzia
Bridesmaid’s robes: Silkandmore Etsy shop
Florals and Table decor: Dellables Wedding Design and Florals
Hair and Makeup: Jean Muldoon
Groom’s attire: H&M (shirts), Land’s End (pants)
Catering: Chef Lee at Sugar Beach Events
Photographer: Christie Graham Photography

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