STACIE + BEN

STACIE + BEN

These two put together the most incredible wedding for their guests, who had traveled from the mainland for Stacie + Ben's nuptials.  Inviting just their closest friends and family, they had reserved two large vacation style homes up mauka (up the mountain) from Kona, in Holualoa on the Big Island of Hawai'i, where they relaxed together all week before watching them wed poolside at the home.  Complete with a private luau show, it was a night to remember!  Mahalo nui loa to Hawai'i Island Weddings for putting together another great event!

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MICHELLE + DREW

MICHELLE + DREW

Tonight's wedding was very intimate and completely gorgeous...Michelle + Drew brought their immediate families along to the Big Island of Hawai'i to watch them take their vows.  Sunset Cove delivered as usual, leaving them with a spectacular view of the Pacific from the heart of our quaint little fishing town, Kona.  Congrats to the newest Mr. + Mrs!

JENNY + BRAD

JENNY + BRAD

A butterfly release, a helicopter flower petal drop, a surprise dance from the groom + groomsmen...this wedding had it all! Thanks to coordinators Stasha at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows and Rachael with Vintage & Lace Wedding Specialists, stylists Mara + team with maramcmichael.com, florist Alison with Grace Flowers Hawaii and DJ Rodney, all for helping create a perfect day for Jenny + Brad!

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THAO + ZAC

THAO + ZAC

Thao + Zac were wed on the Big Island of Hawai'i.  They chose the Royal Kona Resort and coordinators Ashley + Kayli put together a beautiful + intimate ceremony atop the rocky cliffside at Nohea Point.  There with their families as witness, they committed themselves to each other for all eternity.  This is something that never gets old to be a part of.  Congratulations to the new Mr. + Mrs.! 

NIKKI + GLEN

NIKKI + GLEN

One thing is for sure - these two are fans of Disney!  Check out all of the little details incorporating the theme, from shoes to jewelry to the cake topper, even her jewel sash had a flare for Disney....can you find it?  This made for finding so many neat surprises during the day - just like in the theme parks where they have hidden Mickey's all over.

JASON + LAWRENCE

JASON + LAWRENCE

Like most of the couples I capture getting married, I had met Jason + Lawrence just moments before their ceremony.  They walked up to me together and immediately I felt their love for each other.  There was an excitement inside each of them that was radiating out.  /Of course everyone about to get married is happy + in love/ but this was different.  I've witnessed this high level of sheer joy to be around one another only a few times since my own wedding.  It's an excitement that turns all of the plans and details to unimportance because all you want to do is run to your soulmate and just marry them already.  I'm so happy to congratulate them as the new Mr. + Mr!

STACEY + SAM TTD

STACEY + SAM TTD

The Queen's Bath at Kiholo Bay made for the most stunning in-water trash the dress session.  Though the water is /near/ FREEZING cold, these two pushed through for the sake of art.  A big thank you to Phil for taking over this session for me as I was just 2 weeks postpartum and unable to get back into the water yet!  

STACEY + SAM

STACEY + SAM

Stacey + Sam had an incredible destination wedding in the quaint little chapel at the Sheraton Kona with their closest friends and family in attendance.  Following the ceremony, guests enjoyed cocktail hour poolside at the Kona Plantation Ohana Retreat.  Dinner was served under the stars in the lawn with cake and dancing afterward in the event pavilion.  A big mahalo to coordinator Hannah with Lehua Rose for putting on such a great event!   

ASHLEY + JAYSON

ASHLEY + JAYSON

How to have the perfect elopement:  1/Don't allow any guests.  2/Film the elopement to appease those guests from point 1.  3/Find a beach.  4/Far away.  5/With palm trees.  6/Hold the ceremony at sunset.  7/Plan an intimate dinner on the beach to follow.  8/With a private musician to serenade you.  9/Have a champagne toast.  10/Or drink juice from a pineapple if you're under 21.  11/Enjoy the rest of your elopement vacation-turned honeymoon!

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LAUREN + EDDIE

LAUREN + EDDIE

One of my favorite memories from all of these weddings I've been lucky enough to witness were Lauren + Eddie's vows.  They each made personal promises to each other - some were sweet, some were deep and some were lighthearted.  But Lauren didn't stop there.  She brought Eddie's two small children up to the altar and continued on to make promises to them as well, closing with...

"...you may not have my smile or my eyes, but you will always have my heart."

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