This fun, colorful and beautiful wedding took place this Fall at the oceanfront Sugar Beach Events Venue on the south side of Maui. Though Fall on the island of Maui looks so much like Summer, it’s the perfect destination for couples looking to have a tropical, summertime wedding any time of the year! Katie and Nam’s wedding was a large scale event of 100 people,  a venue that was large enough and had an indoor, air conditioned space was ideal to accommodate such a large group. Sugar Beach Events venue ticked off all of those boxes and more. The bride was able to prepare in the air conditioned bridal suite while guests arrived and were seated outside at the oceanfront ceremony space. After an hour or so in the warm Hawaiian weather, coming inside for cocktail hour was a very nice break and allowed everyone to cool off before dinner. As the sun started to set, the entire party moved back outside to enjoy an incredible al fresco reception under the warm Hawaiian sky. We think this is the absolute perfect scenario for a large wedding here on Maui.

As always, we love asking how our couples met and hearing everyone’s unique stories. Katie and Nam’s was no exception, the bride shares:

We are both pharmacists and met in pharmacy school. Katie was a student and Nam had already graduated. Years later we reconnected when we both worked for CVS. A romantic proposal in Paris in front of the Eiffel Tower at sunrise followed and the rest is history.

The couple chose to have their destination wedding in Maui because ti was one of Katie’s favorite vacation spots with her family and continued to be through adulthood. They both love the food, the beaches and the people, so they thought having their destination wedding on Maui would be the perfect way to share their love of the island with all of their family and friends.

We invite you to scroll through these images to see how this gorgeous celebration came to life, it truly was the perfect way to start their journey as husband and wife, congratulations to the newlyweds!! Mahalo to Katie and Nam for choosing Makena Weddings as your Maui Wedding Planner!

Maui Wedding Planner: Makena Weddings

Maui Wedding Photographer: Scott Drexler Photography

Maui Wedding Venue: Sugar Beach Events Venue

Floral Decor: Dellables Floral Design

Rentals: Let’s Entertain Maui

DJ Entertainment: Take 3 Events / DJ Mike Penn

Shave Ice: Waikomo Shave Ice