Meeting Ingrid & Beat at the entrance to Ironwood Beach on Maui’s West side, I immediately liked them. Beat had just said something funny to her & she was laughing! Of course her laughter spilled over to Marni the coordinator for this sweet elopement and she too was laughing! Meeting someone while they are laughing has got to be the best!
Coming all the way from Switzerland, they had decided that an elopement, just the two of them was what they wanted. She didn’t even have a wedding dress! Upon arriving on Maui they had last minute wedding plans with the coordinator and of course finding that dress! Walking the streets of Paia town they found the Tamara Catz boutique and fell in love with this great dress that fit her style perfectly! Gorgeous!
So after some pre photos we walked down the long wooded pathway and out on to a deserted beach with the pacific ocean lapping at its edges! Beat continued to whisper in her ear making her laugh and enjoy every moment of the day! So romantic!
Their minister was Ernest Puaa, who is one of my favorites for the way he makes it so personal & genuine! The ceremony was actually pretty quick & suddenly it was done! They were married & both were just beaming with excitement! Ingrid loved Ernest’s words so much that she went up to him and sort of settled in to his arms to thank him. Was a super funny moment and you find that series of images and the the final picture where all three are laughing! Once we had finished the images with the minister, the three of us ventured up on to this super cool rock formation that had all sorts of unique photo options, including that ripping water reflection image that I love! Was such a great couple to photograph, seeing their joy & love for each other is what it is all about!
Thanks to Marni of Maui’s Angels for planning this sweet wedding! Also thanks to Ernest Puaa for his ceremony his choice words and for ripping the Ukulele. Ingrid’s flowers made by Sunya’s Flowers and her GORGEOUS dress came from the little boutique Tamara Catz in Paia! #mauiangels #mauiangelsweddings #mauilove #mauimemories #mauiweddingphotographer @lorriebetsillnielson @marnzee22 @mauisangels @sunyasflowers #weddingspin #happybride #greatdress @tamaracatz #tamaracatz #tamaracatzbride #weddingwire #longexposure
Gannon’s Restaurant in gorgeous Wailea is always breathtaking and this particular day was not any different! The place is adorned with dancing palm trees swaying in the wind, lush, green foliage, incredible purple bougainvillea’s and amazing views in every direction.
Merissa arrived with a giant smile on her face, ready for the day’s events to unfold! It was terrific seeing her excitement as she was about to become Mrs.Corona! Her dress was gorgeous as was her stunning bouquet! Anthony was spending time with his best friends and his dad, who were also excited to be apart of this fabulous day. Anthony looked very sharp in his smart suit and stylish shoes, he was relaxed and ready to marry the woman of his dreams.
The wedding location on the grounds of Gannon’s, was actually high on the hill overlooking all of Wailea and the Pacific ocean! The views are so stunning, that even though I have been to that location quite a many times in the past, it is still mesmerizing! I am sure that all of their guests were thinking the same thing! Merissa was escorted down the isle by her father who beamed with pride, and when Anthony laid eyes on his gorgeous fiancé, his face lit up! Beautiful! Tino Rossete was the minister extraordinaire with his soft spoken, poignant words and great personality which made for a great ceremony! Finally they kissed and sealed their love, making it official!
Later we made our way back to the restaurant and the reception location just in time to see the sun set which made for spectacular back lit shots of Merissa playing with her veil. They loved the sheer spectacle of the alluring sunset on their wedding day, which helped close the day!
A little later on in the evening, Anthony escorted Merissa to the dance floor for their first dance together as husband and wife. They were having the time of their lives while their family and friends watched. She held her man tight while they danced under the palm trees and stars while everyone in attendance cheered. Does it get any better than that?
Congratulations to these lovers becoming one in the tropics of Maui!
Thanks to Sarah of Gannons Restaurant for coordinating this wedding to perfection. Was gorgeous from beginning to end! Merissa’s flawless make up done by Nicole of Maui Makeup Artistry and Marissa of MMA did her hair! (Yes Marissa did Merissa’s hair.) Merissa’s stunning bouquet by Fukushima Flowers! Tino Rosette was their officiant with the perfect soft spoken words and their DJ was Ace Beats! @Fukushima @gannonsmaui @bevgannonmaui @gannonsweddings @xoxomvo #mauilove #mauiweddingphotographer #mauiweddingparty @mauimakeupartistry @fukushimaflowers
Lisa, Jeff and I began talking about their wedding plans early on and I suggested that we start following each other on social media. It was very special being able to see a little about their lives leading up to the wedding. As the wedding day approached, they were posting hilarious pictures about their travels to Hawaii and the outrageous fun they were having on Maui. From looking at those pictures, I knew this was going to be a fun group and I was not mistaken!
The day of the wedding was gorgeous with trade winds blowing making the tropical surroundings much cooler and the location on Kaanapali beach stunning. Jeff watched intently as dazzling Lisa made her way down the stairs in her white flowing gown with her father guiding the way. Fred Torres was the minister extraordinaire; he used such eloquent words to join Lisa and Jeff at the altar. Lisa was extremely giddy with excitement and it was great watching them exchange their nuptials. They finally kissed and everyone celebrated by yelling and hollering. It was terrific to watch two people ready to start their new lives together!
After the ceremony, we explored the beautiful Westin Resort and Spa, in search for a romantic spot where we could create and capture irreplaceable moments. We found many spaces that will be remembered for years to come. I especially love the first picture of the two of them at their reception area. It is so gorgeous! Congratulations to these two best friends who married each other! Thanks for including TCP in making your Maui Memories!
Mahalo to Sarah of The Westin Resort and Spa Maui for coordinating this fine wedding to perfection. Fred Torres was the minister extraordinaire, Asa Flowers took care of all the gorgeous flowers everywhere! Also a shout out to DJDan! Always a hoot working with him!👏🏿👏🏿😎Lastly All Time Media was doing video! #weddingwire #westin #westinmauiresort #Maui #mauilove #mauiwedding #mauiweddingphotographer #mauidestinationphotographer #asaflowers #alltimemedia @alltimemedia @mauidano #sayhellotothedodges @jeffkdodge @lisawilde18
Beautiful intimate wedding at The Merriman’s Kapalua
Stunning bride, sweet wedding, happy couple! He proposed and the same week they got married! Congratulations to Jessica & Billy!