On This Day We Two Shall Wed…
On July 10th, 2014 we celebrated the marriage of Alfrey and Anthony
Alfrey and Anthony dreamed of traveling from their native New Zealand to have a tropical wedding in Hawaii. When they found Sugar Beach they knew that they had found their “heaven in the tropics” location.
Thank you Jessica Pearl of Pearl Wedding Photography for allowing us to tell this Maui wedding story through your beautiful images.
Gorgeous tropical flowers by Bella Bloom and hues of yellow, orange, fuchsia pink, purple, and lime green set the scene. We especially adored the bride’s bird of paradise bouquet, which looked striking against her white dress. The groom and groomsmen emphasized the tropical theme with their hibiscus-patterned ties.
Guests enjoyed several scrumptious appetizers.
- Caprese Crostini ~ fresh mozzarella, tomato and basil
- Chicken Satays
- Traditional Beef Sliders
- Garlic Roasted Shrimp ~ zesty cocktail sauce
In the theme of tropical fun, two signature cocktails were offered:
Bahama Mama: rums, grenadine, orange and pineapple juice and ice
Rum Punch: Bacardi Spiced Rum shaken with mango syrup, amaretto, pineapple juice and fresh lime
The reception layout and decor felt really fresh and unique. Burlap runners, lime napkins, and brown bamboo chargers from wedding planner Tori Rogers added nice pops of texture and color. Ribbon streamers and poms made a playful backdrop to the buffet and dessert tables.
Hearts symbolizing love were scattered throughout the celebration. Light-up hearts adorned the location, “Better Together” hearts were showcased in a vase, and a rustic heart hung above the head table. The Guest Book was a wooden tree with a heart at the bottom engraved by Miss B Calligraphy.
Herbed pork loin with ginger and hoisin glaze
Miso marinated walu with sweet soy drizzle
New York strip steak with red wine reduction
Butternut squash ravioli with sage brown butter and shaved parmesan
Kula greens and spinach with hearts of palm, walnuts, strawberries and poppy seed dressing
Grilled, balsamic seasoned vegetables
Jasmine and lemongrass scented rice
Freshly baked breads and butter
Coffee and tea service
Wedding Cake and Ice Cream Sundae Station
Ice cream flavors: mint chocolate chip, vanilla chocolate chip, and chocolate
Sauces: chocolate, mixed berries, caramel
Toppings: toasted nuts, sprinkles, coconut, M&Ms, peanut butter cups, crushed Oreos, maraschino cherries, mini chocolate chips
Music was a meaningful part of Alfrey and Anthony’s relationship, and these songs told a story of love and lasting friendship. Their first dance as husband and wife took place in the 20×20 wooden structure custom sized around the 16×16 dance floor. They were under a large cluster of white paper lanterns of various sizes. It was very romantic. It was heavenly. It was the one moment of the day that belonged all to them.
Cheers to Alfrey and Anthony! May your love continue to blossom as you dance through this journey of life together.
Special thanks to all the vendors involved:
Photographer: Jessica Pearl of Pearl Wedding Photography
Coordinator: Tori Rogers of Hawaii Weddings by Tori Rogers
Venue and Catering: Sugar Beach Events
Florist: Bella Bloom
Rentals: Pacific Isle Rentals and Hawaii Weddings by Tori Rogers
Hair & Makeup: Ashley Kakugawa of Maui Bridal Stylist
Officiant: Laki P. Kaahumanu
Ceremony Musicians: Barefoot Minded
DJ: Chris Gniffke of Clarity Entertainment
Wedding Cake: Maui Wedding Cakes
Guest book engraving: Miss B Calligraphy