Breathtaking Sugarmans Estate Grand Wedding was very special.

Having dated for many years, Jessica & Matt were just beaming with excitement! I had actually shot the day before with them on the North Shore Maui, so I got to see first hand how giddy she was for her wedding day.  Her wedding took place at The Sugarman’s Estate in Makena on pretty much a perfect day! The weather phenomenon; us Maui People like to call “The Makena Cloud”, filtered the light making for soft-soft light & most importantly keeping it is just the perfect temperature. The décor was suburb with elegant touches all around including beautiful chandeliers & exquisite flowers! Wow the flowers were just so colorful & matching the napkins. Most of the table clothes were family heirlooms that generations had already eaten on. Speaking of family, most everyone on both sides were in attendance along. Some of Matt’s child hood friends were his best men.

The wedding was out towards the ocean, with palm trees all around, making for a dramatic background. Tino Rossete did the honors & with a beautiful ceremony accompanied by David Wolf on guitar. Just fabulous from beginning to end. Jessica was absolutely besides her self with excitement to saying her “I Do’s” to Matt in front of all these people. Her LOVE for him just shows all over her face in almost every picture. Of course as a photographer I just love witnessing & capturing these moments. They walked out of the wedding holding hands & wearing smiles from ear to ear. Again, it was just awesome to witness this!

With a ton of family picture done they took time to socialize with everyone. So warm & genuine from there very core! Suddenly a bright double rainbow appeared over a dark sky making for a sweet little moment. The sky continued to show off with a super fabulous sunset that Cherise, (form The Perfect Wedding) had SPECIAL ordered especially for Jessica & Matt. Jessica’s eyes lit up as she saw the intense colors. Of course I LOVE shooting for dramatic color & take pride in the dramatic sunset shots I create! Was a great sunset, well done Cherise! Mean while the guests were having a terrific meal catered by Aloha Events Catering. Speaking of I cant forget talk about the awesome Cupcake Cake that Jessica & Matt had instead of the more traditional cake. Thought the color with greens, blues & purples made for spectacular imagery!

Through the day both Jessica & Matt had been telling me not to expect to much from them for their first dance. So I was curious to what they had up their sleeve. Well it was obvious that they had practiced a lot & were actually pretty good dancers. They tore up the floor hitting all their moves perfectly! THEN they had the tie dance, which although I don’t know much about it, was fun to watch. ALL PEOPLE with ties on their heads dancing all crazy. What can be better then that???!

Congratulations again to Jessica & Matt for incredible start to your Happy Marriage! Thank you for including me in your most important of days! 🙂

A Hui Ho


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Wedding Coordinator: Cherise Vonae Shulman-The Perfect Wedding
Second Photographer: Marie-Claude Adams
Officiant – Valentine Rosete
DJ – Boomshot, Jay Langworthy
Stylist – Maui Makeup Artistry, Liz & Anna
Flowers – Maui Wedding Flowers, Valerie Spalding
Catering – Aloha Events Catering, Chef Belia
Wedding & Specialty Cake – Cake Fanatics, EmmaLee
Rentals – Pacific Isle RentalsTransportation – Akina Aloha


Breathtaking Sugarmans Estate Grand Wedding was very special.