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Engaged in Maui and Married in Maui!

beach photos

Who knew October 7 and Maui could have so much meaning? Sandy and Rick did! Engagement and Marriage!!!  Plus, Maui was the place where Sandy grew up and Rick had worked for a few years. How could they marry anywhere else?   After securing the services of Hawaii wedding planner Tori Rogers of Hawaii Weddings by Tori Rogers, the wheels were set in motion for this very fabulous wedding where 60 of the couple’s closest relatives and friends gathered to celebrate the couple’s love for each other.


A Catholic Church wedding ceremony was very important to the family, so St. Theresa Catholic Church was secured. To make sure the couple benefited the most from their flower budget, the centerpieces of pink carnations mixed with baby’s breath in mason jars were hung from the church’s pews to decorate the ceremony and then moved to the reception. Wedding programs were provided for the wedding guests so they could follow along. After a flawless, heartfelt ceremony, photos were taken and a celebration was to be had!

Sugar Beach Events Pavilion was the perfect oceanfront venue for the wedding reception. The site fee includes the tables, chairs, use of the bridal suite, and some other amenities. At this location guests could enjoy cocktails and pupu’s outside, stroll the beach if they desired, and then have a fabulous dinner reception inside the pavilion that still provided an outdoor feel.

Sugar Beach Reception Venue
cocktail reception

 the bride

The couple’s love for travel was incorporated into the simple elegant tropical wedding theme. A custom made travel theme card box, luggage tag escort cards, a world map for guests to sign as the guest book, and guest dining tables named after places the couple has traveled were just some of the couple’s personal touches. Other details included framed photographs placed around the venue, wedding favors from the Honolulu Cookie Company (love how they kept it local!) and printed menus.

luggage tag escort cards

As part of Tori’s Total Package coordination package, her inventory was available to the couple to save money on decor and still have the look they wanted. Items such as gold chargers, ivory linen napkins, ivory table linens, burlap table runners, bride and grooms chair signs, and gold mercury glass votives with LED tea lights were used to decorate the reception. Tori also helped the couple save money on the flowers by ordering the flowers wholesale and making all of the centerpieces and boutonnieres.

table place setting
printed menu wedding favor

The crafty bride and bridesmaids made their own bouquets. They looked great!

What bride doesn’t feel like a princess when making an entrance down a staircase like this one?


The couple and guests had so much fun. It was an amazing group of people who came together to celebrate with Sandy and Rick!

Polynesian entertainment during the reception gets everyone involved!



A sparkler departure was the perfect touch for the grand finale.

sparkler departure


Appetizers: Tomato Bruschetta,  Smoked Mozzarella, Kalua Pork Slider, Poke

DINNER MENU: Teppenyaki: Teppenyaki Menu: Steamed rice Fried rice Yakisoba Noodles Oriental Salad Fresh Stir Fried Vegetables Shrimp Scallops Fresh Fish (salmon) Beef Tenderloin (Filet) Guava Chicken

DESSERT: Wedding Cake and Ice Cream Sundae Bar

WEDDING DAY TIMELINE: 9:00am           Beauty Service Times at the Venue 12:45pm         Decorate church with flowers 2:00pm           Videography begins                            Bus picks up guests 2:15pm           Guest arrival at St. Theresa (Driver standby) 2:30pm           Ceremony start time:  2:30pm-3:30pm 3:30pm           Ceremony concludes                           Immediate family stays for photos 4:00pm           Latest time for guests to leave the church 4:30pm           Cocktail reception at Sugar Beach 4:30pm           DJ Begins with music for cocktail reception 5:15pm           Dinner Reception begins, Guests asked to take seats in pavilion 5:30pm           Bridal Party announced into the reception and line up on dance      floor (Song: Battle without Honor or Humility By TomoyasuHotei – Kill Bill Soundtrack Volume 1)                          Couple announced into reception and go to the dance floor  (Song: Happy by Pharrell)                          Bridal party goes to their chairs 5:35pm           Couple’s First Dance (Song:  All of Me – John Legend) 5:40pm           Parents’ Dance: Part of the song will play for the FoB/Bride dance (Song selections: The Road the Never Ends – Kealli Reichel)   and then change for the Groom to get the MoG for their dance. (Song: You’ve Got a Friend – James Taylor) 5:45pm           Blessing 5:45pm           Dinner Service begins, Couple will leave around this time for sunset photos on the beach with the photographer (Requested Dinner Music: Bound by Love by Dispatch)

6:00pm           BANQUET: Champagne pour for first toasts to be poured and dropped, toast at 6:15pm 6:08pm           Sunset time 6:15pm           (Banquet to make sure Couple has plates of food at their table) ALL Toasts (Best Man,Maid of Honor, FoG, Groom toasts bride and couple says their thank you’s and tells guests to have a good time) GUESTS ARE SEATED DURING THIS 6:30pm           Cake cutting for photos then brought back to banquet for cutting for service (use couple’s cake knife and server)  (SONG: Sugar by Maroon 5) 6:35pm           Couple to visit tables to say hi to guests 7:00pm           Ice Cream Bar service (served with wedding cake) 7:30pm           Hula Performance 8:00pm           Videography concludes                            Hula Performance concludes                            Dancing begins (Song: First Song – Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars) 9:00pm           Bouquet/Garter Toss  (SONGS: Bouquet Toss – Future Husband – Megan Trainor                            Garter Toss – I’m the Man- Aloe Blacc) 9:15pm           Last Call for the bar 9:20pm           Last Dance (SONG:  I Won’t Give Up – Jason Mraz) 9:25pm           DJ Concludes, any important announcements about the after-party and next day are made. 9:30pm           Sparkler Departure 9:45pm           Meet bus at S. Kihei Road 10:00pm         All guests are gone from the property, parking lot is closed.

Wedding Coordination, Event Design, Planning: Hawaii Weddings by Tori Rogers Videography: HiFocused Photography: Melissa Ergo Photography Hair and Makeup:  Jean Muldoon Florals: Tori Rogers and the Bride Ceremony Venue: St. Theresa Catholic Church Reception Venue: Sugar Beach Events DJ: Ace Beats Maui DJ Transportation: Akina Aloha Tours Polynesian Entertainment: Manutea Nui E Rentals: Hawaii Weddings by Tori Rogers

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