The day of Jennie and Nate’s Sugarman Estate wedding day started, as every wedding on Maui should, with a swim in the ocean and some leisurely snorkeling before beginning the getting ready process for the wedding. This very Maui day was a perfect representation of where it all began for Jennie and Nate.
Jennie, an island girl born and raised on Maui, met Nate when the two were in college together at Westmont in Santa Barbara. Though the two didn’t know each other well while in school, Nate and some friends moved to Maui after graduation, and Jennie excitedly played tour guide over the summer. Jennie showed Nate and his friends all the adventure to be had on Maui, from camping to surfing, motorcycle rides to snorkeling and scuba diving, and beyond. The two developed a strong friendship, and as Jennie returned to school and Nate embraced life after college, the emails flew back and forth. It was no surprise that the two began dating when Jennie graduated from Westmont.
While Jennie and the bridesmaids got ready on the beautiful grounds of Honua Kai Lani, Nate and the groomsmen braved cloudy Maui skies for some epic photos along the rocky beach.
Jennie and Nate had a beautiful first look in the sand, with the trademark teal ocean of Maui behind them. The cloudy skies might not seem like the ideal for a wedding day, but they gave a beautiful, soft light for the first look and added a little drama to the wedding day. 🙂
Such a fun wedding party, embracing the Maui wedding culture!
Jennie wore a pikake lei around her neck for the wedding, which continued to smell great all day!
Despite looking so ominous earlier in the day, the clouds made our sunset photos on the beach even more dramatic and beautiful, and after the ceremony, Jennie and Nate slipped back to the beach to take a moment to soak in the day, creating the perfect romantic backdrop.
To finish off the perfect Sugarman Estate wedding, Jennie and Nate danced the night away under the Hawaiian sky with their most-loved people.
Surrounded by their loved ones, the “just Maui’ed” couple headed off into the sunset.
￼￼￼￼Venue: Sugarman Estate
￼￼￼Planner: Robyn I’aea
￼￼￼Cake: Mana Foods
￼￼￼Videography: Corbin Iaea
￼￼￼￼Ceremony Music: Allen Hodara & Moana Anderson
￼￼￼￼Rentals, Tent, & Lights: Island Rentals
￼￼￼Officiant: Tim Wood
￼￼￼￼￼￼Hair & Makeup: Felice Miller