JOYS. March 20. The bride, the groom, the blue- shirted attendants in sparkle in the late afternoon Kaanapali sun in the Hawaiian tradition of great weddings overlooking the ocean. Most weddings now are held on lawns facing the beach since complicated rules set up by the state that make weddings in the sand difficult. No more sanding gowns. ANOTHER OF THE JOYS OF KAANAPALI. Voices of Maui Talk Story, LLC.