A simple ceremony, Amazing photos. Jessica and Erik knew two things when they called wedding planner Leah Robb at Island Wedding Memories, they wanted a simple beach ceremony and amazing photos. They had been engaged for 3 years and were feeling the pressure from family and friends to finally officially “tie the knot”.
In fact, they hadn’t even planned to have a destination wedding when they booked their tickets to Maui. Initially, it was just supposed to be a nice Thanksgiving getaway.
A few months before their trip, Erik and Jessica started to joke about making it official on a secluded beach in Maui. And about a month before, the joking starting turning into planning… “secret planning”.
Jessica called Leah at Island Wedding Memories without even a date picked out! She only knew that she wanted a simple beach ceremony and amazing photos. Leah sent over Tad’s portfolio and Jessica knew she would get just what she wanted with Tad. They had a beautiful tiny ceremony on Mokapu Beach, Wailea. With just them, their officiant and Tad, Jessica and Erik were really able to let their personalities out during their wedding and photo session. Turns out they have a pretty great sense of humor (which really shows in some of their photos!) and had a blast with Tad. These two got a serious gift of good weather for their wedding photo shoot! The sunset light up the sky, creating incredible opportunity for backlit silhouette shots with perfect details.
With photos being the highlight of Jessica and Erik’s wedding, they were sure to book a “Trash The Dress” photo shoot the next morning! Jessica was really able to get comfortable with Tad during this shoot and it really shows through in the photos. Trash the Dress shoots are becoming more and more popular and when you see this incredible Maui landscape, it’s easy to understand why! Beautiful bride, beautiful sea, beautiful images!
The best part of the whole experience for Jessica and Erik was getting to surprise their families with amazing photos of their secret wedding! It was all about them on this trip and now they will have the perfect photos to keep those memories close…
They got what they wished for…A simple ceremony, Amazing photos.
Congratulations to the both of you!
From The Tad Craig Photography Team!
Wedding coordinator: Leah Robb from Island Wedding Memories
Location: Mokapu Beach, Wailea, Maui, Hawaii