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“Love consists of this: two solitudes that meet, protect and greet each other!”~ Rainer Maria Rilke

It is a privilege doing what I do for a living Maui Wedding Photography.  It is such an honor to be invited into various people’s lives on the most extraordinary of days to witness the uniting of two souls! Meeting Melissa on this day was such an experience. Melissa and Brian hadn’t dated for all that long before their wedding date, but he had completely swept her off of her feet and she fell completely in love with Brian. When it’s right it’s right! She was glowing from the anticipation of the day and that day she had dreamt of since she was a little girl and now was finally upon her! I had already been to the reception location and it was setup magically with colorful flowers everywhere, chandelier’s and the Bride and Groom table was jaw dropping!

Melisa was getting ready in an incredible room on one of the top floors of the hotel and the view was breathtaking!  We were standing out on the lanai of her room and the wind picked up and her veil seemed to float in the air and flew straight up and down making for great candid moments. After we had completed all of the getting ready shots, I ran off to the wedding location which was a little windblown and unfortunately rainy so Brittany, the coordinator extraordinaire that she is, made a few quick decisions and moved the wedding to an indoor location.  It was a good choice as the rain and wind had intensified and made for some very challenging conditions! The second wedding location was equally as pretty with ocean views and open side view making for a gorgeous location!

Fred Torres is a fabulous minister saying just the right words to make it an authentic experience and add comfort to the situation. The rain and wind were of no concern to both Melissa & Brian as they were just too excited to say the words and become husband and wife!  I absolutely loved both of their attitudes considering the howling wind and rain! The ceremony was quick and immediately you could see the sheer joy rush over her face as she celebrated with her family! Near the end of the ceremony, the sun actually peaked through the clouds and shined directly on them! It was so beautiful!

We quickly did all of the important images that needed to be done, so we could make our way around the hotel to a few pretty spots for pictures! Up at the gazebo, the sun continued to shine and the color & backlighting was stunning!

At the reception, they were able to see the beautiful table set up and their head table for the first time. They were stunned at the gorgeousness of the table and the chandeliers sparkled and made for even more gorgeous images. What a treat it was to shoot images of this beautiful setup! Nice job to the designers and florist making it so incredibly beautiful! The night was fun as all of the guests danced and laughed and reveled in the beauty of the day! Thanks for making Tad Craig Photography part of this special experience!
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