Chelsea & Anthony had so much passion & love & sweet little moments at their ocean side wedding!!! Was amazing to witness!!!
Special thanks to all these vendors that helped make it happen! Jackie of White Orchid Wedding for her planning.. Stacy of Bars are Us, Dell for his tunes. Chelsea’s flowers by Teresa Sena Designs
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mauipalmtreefloralWow! Stunning photo!
What an extraordinary wedding day Hannah and Jonathan had with many adventures! They were married on the south side in the morning and then they were able to experience everything Maui had to offer! They had perfect blue Makena skies, they swam in crystal emerald waters, drank champagne in an elegant limo, enjoyed the stylish amenities at The Ritz-Carlton, explored the lush tropical rainforest and had picturesque amazing double rainbows and an unforgettable sunset that left them speechless! Their wedding day adventures started early with a wedding package that included a photographer so I didn’t get to witness their actual nuptials, but as soon as it was over we started our all day photo session!
We started at Makena Cove and we found the beach practically deserted, it was bathed in warm tropical light and they enjoyed their new status as husband and wife and laughed and kissed and frolicked in the morning beauty! They changed from their wedding clothes to beach attire and they continued their beach love as they rolled in the sand and kissed as passionately as a newly married couple can!
After a midday siesta, I met them at the marvelous Ritz Carlton Hotel on Maui’s far west side! I loved the tulip shaped flowers on the giant tree in the entrance of the hotel! We explored different locations as we continued documenting the day. Not far from this sensational hotel is this hidden rainforest that lends itself to the most amazing pictures! Once, a long time ago, one of my images taken in this astounding forest went viral with over 25,000 likes! We entered into this fantastic forest and it was overwhelming and by the look on their faces, I could tell they too were blown away! Oh my goodness there are so many incredible spots to choose from and it was not difficult coming up with many superb images! We continued on the journey and we made our way to another dynamite location with tall pine trees that were first brought to the Hawaiian Islands to use as masts for sailing ships and now used as a fabulous backdrop to Hannah & Jonathon’s Love! Again they were amazed!
We then moved on to Kapalua Beach which was astonishingly deserted and they ran hand in hand down the beach, they walked in the water and took selfies. We then moved to the rocks where we again were impressed by the delightfully colorful double rainbow that formed! I mean seriously does it get any better? Well actually it does because within minutes the rainbow disappeared and the sunset over the island of Molokai erupted in gorgeous saturated yellows & reds!
Hannah & Jonathon were truly blessed with a gorgeous wedding day anyone could ask for!
Congratulations to these two lovers! 🌴💦🌈😀😎💍👍🏼
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Thanks to Marni and Jess of Maui’s Angels for planning this sweet wedding! Also thanks to Ernest Puau for his ceremony and choice words! Tori’s flowers made by Sunya’s Flowers! Chrissy Swink on hair and makeup. #mauiangels #mauiangelsweddings #mauilove #mauimemories @borrowedandblue #mauiweddingphotographer @lorriebetsillnielson @marnzee22 @mauisangels @intimateweddingsmaui @sunyasflowers #weddingspin #happybride @mauiweddingdesigner #Itonwoodbeach #kapaluamaui #maui #mauilove #mauinokaoi #merrimansweddings #mauiphotographer @chrissyswink
Having visited Maui many times retired Chicago Cubs pitcher John Grabow & Kindra knew Maui was THE place they wanted to be to say their vows to each other! Eloping from Arizona, just the two of them, they kept it simple and the date was exactly one year to the date he had proposed to her! This was quite a special day! Having met by a chance encounter, their friendship blossomed into a loving, solid relationship and now they’re on a romantic Hawaiian beach getting married.
Kindra was amazed by her colorful bouquet filled with tropical orchids and bright flowers as she stood waiting for Kimo the minister to blow the conch shell so she could begin the walk down the beach aisle to marry the man of her dreams! She looked absolutely stunning as she walked down the beach to John and reached for his hand, looked in his eyes and repeated her vows! Passionately they kissed and finally after all these years it was official!
After the ceremony, they held each other and shared sweet, loving kisses. John then picked her up and spun her around and around as she screamed with excitement and joy! That made for fantastic images along with the low flying clouds that helped create dramatic lighting that we photographers just love! As the sun began to dip lower and lower on the horizon, I knew it was going to be a stunning sunset. I added backlighting with the sun and it made for amazing photos. As time crept by the sun slowly began to set and we were all in awe as we witnessed the sunsets incredible colors splashed against the sky! It was one gorgeous sunset we experienced. The whole time Kindra & John laughed, kissed and enjoyed their special day!
I asked Kindra how they had met and she shared her story:
“John and I met 3 1/2 years ago by coincidence. He was very polite and professional and I was trying to be talkative, he was this cute guy with 2 adorable puppies. I honestly didn’t think I’d ever see him again. We talked on the phone the next day for about an hour (about his puppies to start anyway) and one thing led to another. Come to find out we had ALOT in common. Then this cute guy with 2 puppies asked me out on a date, that was the beginning of the end. We fell in love!
Life is very unpredictable, we were both going through some very difficult times and we became solid support for each other, most importantly we became best friends!
Three and a half years later we’ve already been through a lot and have learned so much about each other. We have also learned we can’t live without each other and want to begin our lives as husband and wife.
We are going to celebrate this exciting decision on September 1st 2016, our 1 year anniversary from when he proposed!
We chose Maui as our wedding destination because I have always wanted a romantic communion on the beach of a beautiful Island. The timing was perfect because we wanted to get married on the day he proposed 1 year later. Maui became our place, our spot, our beginning on 9-1-2016.”
John William Grabow, nicknamed “Grabes”, was a Major League Baseball left-handed relief pitcher. He played for the Chicago Cubs from 2009 to 2011 and he also played for the Pittsburg Pirates from 2003 to 2009. Grabow was known as having a 94 mph fastball and was a great at getting both right and left-handed batters out. He also had 400 strikeouts throughout his career! What a wonderful year for John as he was able to watch the Chicago Cubs make their historic run finally breaking their 108-year-old losing streak and also marrying beautiful Kindra! Congratulations John & Kindra!
Mahalo to Leah of Island Wedding Memories planning this little elopement! Also thanks to Kimo Kirkman for his thoughtful words and humor! Kindra’s bouquet made by Maui Elegance Floral Design! @mauiflowergirl4vr @lahainawarriors_3 @mauifloralelegance #mauiwedding #mauielopement #mauibeachwedding #mauidestinationphotographer #maui #borrowedandblue
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