A Hawaiian destination wedding can be one of the most spectacular dream days in the U.S. It's no wonder with year-round gorgeous weather, world-class beaches and some of the most dramatic sunsets on the plant. These qualities make it hard to beat for a day dedicated to romance. Each island makes for a beautiful location, but today we take you to one on the beaches of Maui with photographer Chris Evans complete with seashells and crisp white floral decor.

Hawaiian Traditions

Taila and Ryan chose the picturesque Sugar Beach Event venue as their setting for the ceremony. Just the name Sugar Beach invokes thoughts of white sands nestled on the azure blue waters of the Pacific. Their wedding captured the ambiance and romance of this tropical oasis with an all white color palette complimenting the pristine surroundings - classy and clean as the sea breeze. The lush lawn was the ideal location for a sun-kissed outdoor wedding and the aisle was lined with fresh white petals leading to their ceremony arch and simply accented with tiki torches. Taila and Ryan incorporated several Hawaiian traditions in the ceremony including the exchange of leis to symbolize their love, respect and all-around aloha. They also had a ukulele player who shared island songs for the guests in attendance. Taila wore a David's Bridal gown with her hair in loose waves held behind her ear with a Hawaiian plumeria and natural makeup.

Classy and Clean

After the ceremony took place, guests gathered at the Grand Hall. The venue features natural light, stone accents, a polished koa bar and a floating spiral staircase that added a unique dramatic dimension to their event. With its lively natural color palette it was elegantly appointed with a distinct cove and LED up lighting. The décor featured oversized teak entry doors that opened to a foyer with chandeliers and an unobstructed view overlooking the Pacific Ocean - perfect for the traditional luau entertainment of Manutea Nui E.

Hawaiian Vibe

Taila and Ryan wanted something not too formal for their destination wedding, yet elegant. It was important for their wedding to be fun, laid back and with a Hawaiian vibe. Taila's aunt and uncle provide hand-painted love quotes for guest favors and the tables were dotted with seashell place cards. One of our favorite items was the custom surfboard made by one of their friends that served as the guest book, a truly unique memento for a beautiful day.

Photographer: Chris J. Evans Photography