Luxurious Maui Wedding at Sugar Beach Events

This was an incredibly luxurious Maui wedding at Sugar Beach Events.  This wedding was extra special for me for a few reasons.  First, it was my first gig back since the birth of my daughter just six weeks earlier.  Ross and Brianna booked me before I even knew I was pregnant and I couldn’t bear to not shoot their wedding.  Second, I have such an emotional investment in this couple because they are one of my favorite couples that I photographed for Engaged on Maui.  They were such a fun couple to photograph.  You can just feel how much they love each other.  I knew their wedding would be nothing short of spectacular, and I was absolutely right!  And I love being right.

One of my favorite aspects of Sugar Beach Events is that there is space for the bride and the groom to get ready on property.  Brianna and her girls were downstairs and Ross and his guys were upstairs getting ready.  Brianna’s dress was absolutely stunning.  She had to travel from New York to Georgia to find the perfect Eve of Milady dress, and it fit her like a glove.  She actually found it at one of the shops that is on “Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta”–Bridals by Lori.  Brianna looked like a mermaid-fairy-princess in this dress.

It was a particularly windy day, but you know I love the wind and the drama that it creates. Ross and Brianna wanted to do a first look, so we did that off-sight a little farther down in Kihei at a beach that offered lava rocks, beach, and some bright blue water.  It was really lovely that they had this moment with just the two of them before the actual ceremony started.

My favorite part of the ceremony, besides the gorgeous view, was that they wrote their own vows.  They were so sweet and sincere, it made me love this couple even more than I already did.  During cocktail hour there were some really cool games that were provided by Bliss. Bliss has amazing wedding coordinators who were on top of everything that evening.

And then it was time for sunset.  We made our way onto Sugar Beach to capture more sweetheart shots. The thing I really love about Sugar Beach is that it’s a really wide open beach with this incredible view of the West Maui Mountains.  The sun doesn’t set directly into the water right there, but there was glowy light that cascaded over the mountains.  We had this beautiful full moon that night as well.  We had great light the whole evening. So, that was Ross and Brianna, my first proposal to wedding couple!

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Ross and Brianna:  I was honored to photograph your luxurious Maui wedding at Sugar Beach Events.  I was so excited to have you as my first proposal to wedding couple that I photographed.  I wish you both all the happiness in the world!  Aloha!


Photography:  Angela Nelson Photography | Wedding Coordinator: Bliss Wedding and Events | Venue and Catering: Sugar Beach Events | Officiant: Kahu Vene | Florist: Petals | Video:  Ohana Film | Music: Ryan Robison | Cake: Maui Wedding Cakes by Gigi |  Hair and Makeup: Meili Autumn Beauty  | Second Shooter: Ajja DeShayne | Dress: Eve of Milady | Rings: Cartier | DJ: DJ Benjamin Jay | Rentals: Hawaiian Style Event Rentals 



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