YES, you should ELOPE to Maui for your wedding!

YES, you should ELOPE to Maui for your wedding!

bride and groom getting married in the maui jungle while muscian plays ukulele

So you are on the fence over having the big grandiose wedding your family is TELLING you to have, or running off to Hawaii, just the two of you, to run and frolic on the beach the way you have in your dreams!

Over the years, I literately have heard this SO MANY TIMES! It is just too common that the family is calling the shots and making the decisions on what your most important day should look like. Really you should listen to what your heart is telling you to do, but there are certainly some really attractive perks that come with eloping.  

So I completely understand why so many couples choose just to run off and do what they want and what they choose to do. Of course, being a professional photographer in Hawaii I prefer this as well. The benefits of going this route are numerous and make it a much more attractive way to go. Here are some tips to make your Elopement  easy and stress free. 

The very first thing to know is the sky is the limit. Literally! You could do a helicopter wedding landing in a remote location with just a pilot, a minister and a photographer. You could marry on the summit of a 10,000 foot volcano at sunrise or sunset, perhaps a jungle wedding in Hana with waterfalls or an adventure photography session before/after the wedding giving you a complete feel for true Hawaii! Let your imagination run wild as there are no limits.

Personally, I LOVE IT when the couple chooses to do an ELOPEMENT THEIR WAY. It shows not only their style, but also the unique ways they choose to celebrate and express their love for each other. Of course, doing a more adventurous elopement makes incredible photo opportunities and will make especially profound memories.   Planning a three to five hour photo session is reasonable in price and will guarantee that you get all of the great moments that tell the story of your day. This includes moments from getting ready, to exploring through the rain forest, to sharing the most amazing Hawaiian sunset documented for you to cherish for a lifetime.     

bride and groom getting married in the maui jungle while muscian plays ukulele
bride and groom embracing in the Maui forest
bride and groom embracing in the Maui forest
bride with bouquet sitting in front of a fountain at the Four Seasons Maui Resort
bride in wedding dress with veil on the balcony of the Westin, maui, Hawaii
bride in wedding dress with veil on the balcony of the Westin, maui, Hawaii
bride and groom embracing in the Maui forest
bride and groom embracing in the Maui forest
maui bride in her wedding dress at the White Orchid Beach House
bride in wedding dress with veil on the balcony of the Westin, maui, Hawaii
bride in wedding dress with veil on the balcony of the Westin, maui, Hawaii
bride and groom getting married in the maui jungle while muscian plays ukulele
bride and groom getting married in the maui jungle while muscian plays ukulele
bride in wedding dress with veil on the balcony of the Westin, maui, Hawaii
backlighting at maui wedding at beach, maui wedding photography, Mauis Angels Weddings
backlighting at maui wedding at beach, maui wedding photography, Mauis Angels Weddings
bride and groom getting married in the maui jungle while muscian plays ukulele
bride and groom getting married in the maui jungle while muscian plays ukulele
bride and groom getting married in the maui jungle while muscian plays ukulele

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Dreams Coming True Right Before Our Eyes

Dreams Coming True Right Before Our Eyes

LIVE EVERY DAY as if it YOUR LAST!


With happy tears flowing down their faces, Jennifer & Kevin celebrate the most joyous vow renewal embracing the unending love they have today as tomorrow is not certain. Jennifer surprised her husband of five years with the wedding they never had but had!

These two were absolutely overwhelmed by the love and joy they experienced all while non of us witnessing had a dry eye! Two beautifully connected souls understanding of the importance of the love they share & how fragile life can be! Hugs to these two & the beautiful spirit you both share! •
#fuckcancer🎀

From Jennifer & Kevin

“Jen is a devoted wife and young mother to her adorable four year old daughter Ahzi. She went to culinary school and also coordinated weddings at the Ritz-Carlton for many years, although she and her husband never had a “proper wedding” of their own. Before she got sick, Jen had just started her own business making snacks for children with severe food allergies, something her own daughter suffers from. 

Jen’s biggest fear came true when she was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer almost two years ago. Her own mother died when she was young from the same type of cancer. It is in her lungs, brain and bones. She now needs weekly infusions and chemo treatments. At her diagnosis, her doctor had given her a 16% chance of living 5 more years. 

She and her family have just been trying to live their best lives despite Jen’s illness. She is trying to spend as much time with her husband and young daughter as she possibly can. “

 MANY Thanks to all these vendors that made these dreams come true! Carolee, Bernie, Linda, Linda’s Sister, of White Orchid Wedding. Dellables Floral Design, Stephan Boeker Films, Peter Dagupion Minister, Kaena Music and Mama’s Fish House

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Love, Light & this Beautiful Maui Elopement

Love, Light & this Beautiful Maui Elopement

“You know you’re in love when reality is finally better then your dreams!”~Dr Seuss 

Had the absolute pleasure to be apart of Rachel & Jon’s elopement! What a fantastic couple, head over heals in love with each other! Jon stealing kisses just about every time he could & Rachel looking at him w love in her eyes.

We started with pictures at The Beautiful Wailea Marriot  Hotel & then made our way to Makena Cove, which was stunningly beautiul as usual! That particular day there was a south swell pumping big waves into the lava making them EXPLODE as if it was a punctuation to the ministers sentences!  Their officiant, Ernest Puau spoke such magical words that literately seemed to come directly from his heart! Hearing these words of love, Rachel shed tears as she looked into Jon’s eyes & said “I Do”. They were blown away by the crazy beautiful sunset that evening and I even got into the very last picture of this set!  Enjoy!

 

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Elopement on the beach in Hawaii

Elopement on the beach in Hawaii

“Your Heart Knows the Way, Run in that Direction!”~ Rumi

I absolutely loved being apart & photographing Carissa & Alex’s Sweet elopement! These two already connected with their hearts and made it official with the ceremony! The WAY she looked at him, the WAY she held him showed just how much love these two shared between them! It was breathtaking to witness! Cheers!

Picked up in to the future with her husband

 

Coordinator & Minister: Lori Lawrence of Tropical Maui Weddings

Location: Maui, Hawaii

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Most Beautiful Wedding Venue in the World

Most Beautiful Wedding Venue in the World

“We Loved with a Love that was more than LOVE”~ Edgar Allen Poe

What a beautiful connection Shelby & Matt had with each other. They had such amazing chemistry & joy they shared with each other. They experienced such a perfect wedding day at the Westin Resort Maui and Spa! Congratulations to these two lovebirds who will spend the rest of their life remembering these gorgeous moments on Maui. This is the most beautiful wedding venue in the world! Come join us on Maui for your wedding!

 

Thanks to Sarah & Kuuipo planning this sweet little wedding on Lokahi Point overlooking Kaanapali beach!

Minister: Fred Torres was minister extraordinaire!

Floral: Shelby’s amazing bouquet was created by Flowers Floral Design! #