A Modern, Tropical Wedding at Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa in Lahaina, Hawaii
Wanting to avoid a traditional wedding, Jessica Noordman and Andrew Ashbury had a tropical celebration at Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa in Hawaii. The final result, which had a black and gold color palette, looked "as if James Bond got married in Hawaii," Jessica says. She wore a formfitting mermaid gown with lace details. Andrew sported a white suit jacket and red carnation boutonniere as another Bond shout-out. The simple ceremony took place in front of the picturesque Hawaiian ocean. Gold-framed boxes held tropical greenery, while bright red petals lined the aisle. "The reception is where we went all out," Jessica says. "Black velvet linen draped the tables, which had elegant gold-rimmed glassware and gold flatware." The couple sat on white wicker sweetheart chairs beneath hanging strands of tropical white flowers. What's more, a black and gold surfboard served as a unique guest book, and tropical leaves with gold calligraphy doubled as signage.