Pretty much picture perfect for Callie and Kris’s nuptials at Gannon’s Restaurant! I loved working with these two and their families! Congratulations and thank you for making TCP part of your Maui memories!
- Mahalo to Sarah of Gannon’s Restaurant planning this sweet couple’s wedding! Also thanks to Charles Nahale for his thoughtful words and humor! Callie’s bouquet made by Bella Bloom and Oren for making beautiful music of Barefoot Minded! Callie’s hair and makeup by Salon 253 and One last shout out to Paradise Event Rentals for the setup!
Congrats to Susanne and Volker who patiently waited days and days for the rain to clear and magically on their wedding day the clouds opened up and the sun shined down on them! Such beautiful love I witnessed between them today! Mahalo for making me apart of your Maui Memories!🌴😎👍🏼
Thanks to Laki Kaahumanu and his colorful ceremony for making it so special! Also thanks to Derick Sebastian on Ukulele, Bella Bloom for her bouquet and his leis, and Ry-n Shinabuka on Hair and Makup. @lakikaahumu@bellabloommaui #mauiwedding@rynshimabuka #mauielopement#mauibeachwedding @youralohawedding@dericksebastian #maui @karabyrne1
I was very thrilled to be a part of this amazing wedding! My very good friend, Mark Friezner, who I ride bicycles with, had wanted me to cover his daughters’ wedding and he informed me that it was going to be very special, but I just didn’t realize how significant it was going to be! I had arrived early to the wedding location high on the hill, overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Lahaina! The views in every direction were gorgeous. Flowers adorned all the tables and chairs and you could feel the excitement and anticipation in the air! I had first visited Mark’s room as he was getting ready with his groomsman and the noble little ring bearer. Mark was very casual, passing the time, having a few laughs with his friends. I then ventured off to the brides’ room, where getting ready was a frantic affair. There were so many girls getting their hair and makeup done and finding their jewelry, putting on dresses and adding the last minute touches, we had to work fast to capture the passing moments, but all ended well. Amber, the bride, was so excited and looked stunning and I especially liked the few quiet moments she spent with her mom and dad. It was all very touching!
The wedding itself was gorgeous with all the guests looking on with love in their hearts as Amber & Mark joined their souls together as one. The location added to the meaningful and poignant words the minister said to them. Once the ceremony had finished, they flung their hands up in the air in celebration and they walked down the isle with their families and friends screaming in excitement for them. It was magnificent! Later that day, we ventured down to the ocean for beach pictures and it was the first moment they were able to actually be alone with each other as husband and wife. Amber and Mark are so kind and loving and they share a deep connection which I could sense as they walked and held each other. We continued on our photo adventure up the hill, but had to stop on the road as we looked at the INCREDIBLE backdrop of the West Maui Mountains surrounded by a the exquisite blue sky! It was so radiant as they held hands and playfully led each other up the center of the road celebrating their special day hand in hand.
When we returned to the estate, Amber & Mark were ready for their first dance! The sun was peaking through the trees which made for spectacular lighting with bokeh’s (which are the unfocused lights which you can see in the dance pictures). The shot I especially liked was the one of Amber & Mark holding each other tightly looking into each other’s eyes and out of focus in the background are their parents looking on. It couldn’t have been more perfect! I didn’t really know what to expect at sunset as we were so high on the hill, but as usual, the sunset was stunning! Everyone was very thrilled with the way the day had turned out! My favorite picture of the evening was before the toast, I noticed the wonderful backdrop and the “LOVE” signs and knew we had to combine these elements into one picture. The last image of this post is the image of Amber & Mark kissing. It was such a fantastic night of celebration and connection of two beautiful souls & two loving families! Thanks for including Tad Craig Photography in creating your Maui Memories!
Thanks to Sarah Cravalho planning this well organized shindig! The gorgeous flowers created by Teresa Sena Designs! Dale Votta Catering & Karen Friezner for all the awesomeness!!!
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Congrats To Amber and Mark who tied the knoT and celebrated with all their family and friends! What a super wedding! Amber is my good friend Mark Friezner’s daughter, so it was really special being apart of this great celebration! Thanks for making me apart of your Maui Memories!🌴😎👍🏼
tadcraigphotographyThanks to Sarah Cravalho planning this well organized shindig! The gorgeous flowers created by Teresa Sena Designs! #mauiwedding#mauielopement #mauibeachwedding@teresasenamaui #maui @sarahbellamaui@sweetie16 #borrowedandblue
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Esther and Danny were married under a breathtaking Maui Rainbow! I arrived at the Plantation House in Kapalua and I knew as a Maui wedding photographer, that the chances for rain on this particular day were good. As the day progressed, the sky began to clear and it was looking favorable for the gorgeous wedding planned in the next few hours! Esther came to the meet area and I was immediately impressed not only by her beauty and her radiant smile but also her stunning “PRE” wedding dress she had made herself, just for the occasion! YES, she made it herself! Coming from New York, both she and her boyfriend have great fashion sense and keep up with the latest trends! She then changed into her elegant wedding dress which, of course, made for great pictures! Let me not forget to mention Danny who was very well dressed and adorned with charming shoes and socks!
There was a slight rain delay just before the ceremony and then as we started, a sparse mist began to fall, but there was no stopping this pair from saying their “I Do’s” and we continued! Recognizing the situation I noticed the rainbow it was right overhead as they were saying their vows! It was very beautiful and romantic! The slight mist turned to a few more drops as the ceremony continued and soon it was finished and they were husband and wife! The sun began to shine and a slight mist continued to fall and the Maui Rainbow hovered above the Plantation House for a long time making for amazing pictures. Esther & Danny loved that the rainbow shone so bright for them on their special day.
Once we had finished off all of the family and friend photos, we continued down to the golf course to create a few romantic moments when we came upon the stunning bougainvillea plant. The whole sequence of pictures taken there were with both of them having a great time on their wedding day, laughing, whispering in each other’s ears and enjoying their first moments as man and wife. We then walked up the hill and the sky began to light up in golden hues which made for a spectacular picture of them with the huge open sky! One of my favorite pictures! While we were walking back to the Plantation House, Elaine had an idea for a picture with the gorgeous doors that are around 20 feet tall. It turned out beautifully. Thanks for your idea Elaine! The dining room was decked out with gorgeous flowers and made for marvelous pictures. Congratulations to this happy couple and thank you so much for choosing Tad Craig Photography to document your beautiful wedding day!
Thanks to Elaine for planning this perfect destination wedding and making their dreams of a Hawaiian wedding come true! I love the Plantation House Restaurant which is high on the hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean, as it is so picturesque with amazing views in every direction! Also thanks to Kimo Kirkman for his thoughtful words during the ceremony and Ginny for her sweet sounds on the harp and also Maui Wedding Cakes. Last shout out to Sunya’s Florals for the great bouquet! #plantationhouserestaurant #sunyasflowers @sunyasflowers #mauiweddingcakes @mauiweddingcakes