An Elegant Wedding at Sugar Beach Events in Maui, Hawaii
The theme for Lee and Carl's wedding was "At Last." "At Last says it all. It only took 25 years for us to get our act together and marry," says Lee McBride, chef and owner of Sugar Beach Events in Maui, Hawaii, of her wedding to Carl Anderson. "We met 26 years ago in marching band and went on a date, but neither of us felt like we liked each other, so we didn't go out again. Fast forward about 22 years and we became friends on Facebook. After about six months of pure friendship, we started flirting from afar. We decided to meet to see if this could really be something. At the time, Carl lived in Florida and I lived in Maui, so we picked Chicago as a meeting point. It was love! We hopped in a taxi and we knew he was moving to Maui before we arrived back at the hotel. Three months later, he moved to Maui and we got engaged on Christmas Eve (my favorite day of the year)!" Since Lee owns the Sugar Beach Events property, choosing a venue, planner, designer and caterer was a literal no-brainer. The Sugar Beach Events gang came up with the concept of a luxe indoor-outdoor destination on the beach. Purple uplighting, lush floral accents and an amazing food and bar spread added the finishing touches to this wedding that was finally happening, 25 years later.