Magical Maui lived up to its knickname when Shin Lim, an internationally renown card magician, and his bride, Casey Thomas, exchanged vows in a wondrous ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa. Their storybook romance has been well-documented: Shin met magic show dancer Casey in August 2016 when both were performers at the House of Magic in Macau. Exactly one year later, Shim proposed during a stage show at the House of Magic, in front of 2,000 people. A clearly astonished and overwhelmed Casey accepted on the spot, and the couple began a whirlwind two year engagement. During that time, Casey persuaded Shin to enter America’s Got Talent; Shin won that season, and went on to become an AGT champion, with some astonishing card magic that has to be seen to believed.
After being in the public eye, the couple’s Maui wedding by scenic Ka’anapali Beach was a decidedly more intimate affair, attended by about 80 guests, including friends from the magician community, Casey’s family from Australia, as well as their adorable Pomeranian Natsu. The groom in his Hawaiian formal wear of sand-colored suit and white shirt, complemented his groomsmen, smartly dressed in white dress shirts, khaki pants and suspenders. Casey walked down the Hyatt’s white-rose-petalled lawn, wearing a lovely off-the-shoulders gown designed by Ervan Woo, who also did her hair and make-up. The three bridesmaids wore lacey light coral pink gowns perfectly matching their pink and white tropical bouquets. The lush flower arrangements the magnificent wedding arch and the bride’s double-stranded pikake lei, were all created by Country Bouquets maui. Casey wiped away a tear as she and Shin read their vows to each other, and then were united in marriage by Tino Rosete . Before and after the ceremony, Polynesian chants and hulu dances were performed by Manutea, complete with the blowing of a conch shell.
At the reception, Casey sang a beautiful rendition of “How Far I’ll go” to Shin’s piano accompaniment, before heading to the dance floor, where ‘Nuff Said’ a local Maui band, performed. Casey was literally swept off her feet during their first dance. Following dinner, the guests enjoyed fire dancing by Manutea.
The wedding received national coverage in E online as well as Parade Magazine, the largest circulating weekly magazine in the United States. See E’s coverage at: https://www.eonline.com/photos/26549/2019-celebrity-weddings/951572