Maui sunset wedding featured by Simply Elope

We’re happy to share these photos from a recent wedding that we shot on Maui’s south shore.  What a pleasure to be a part of the intimate celebration, of the beauty, of the sweetness.  View more photos at the Simply Elope True Romance blog by clicking here.

From Jenna:

“We had visited Maui twice together and fell in love with this beach. It was less crowded than other beaches and once we decided on a destination wedding we both knew it would be on Po’olenalena Beach in the little rocky alcove.

The only challenge was to get the coveted spot. Since it’s a public beach there could have been families or other weddings using the same area I had envisioned getting married. I made sure the guys knew it was their job to hold that spot down! I knew there was a possibility it wouldn’t work out the way I imagined and that I may have to adapt to a different location. But, the reason you’re there is not for the specific location but for the person you choose to spend the rest of your life with. Don’t lose sight of the reason you’re there! 

 Our wedding was very low key. I wanted to be relaxed and to not worry about a million tiny details. We had a handful of our family and friends there, we wrote our own vows, and it felt very intimate. It was very special to both Grant and I and everything seemed to fall into place. The backdrop for all of our pictures was amazing, our photographers made us feel comfortable, our family supported the entire event, really I couldn’t have asked for more.

I wrote my vows in about a week and changed them about 10 times. Grant wrote his in 20 minutes (he knew what he wanted to say, but hadn’t written it on paper) on the day of the wedding. I was a little worried, but his were just as, if not more beautiful than mine. We are definitely very different creatures and I kept that in mind when I was worried he wouldn’t get his vows done.”

Hawaii Bridal Fashion - featured by Jet Fete

Very happy to share this shoot recently featured on the Jet Fete blog!

Photographed on the north shore of Oahu, we wanted to expand the idea of what it looks like for the modern bride to be married on the beach in Hawaii.

Oceanside setting? Check.

Gorgeous sunset? Check.

Elegant gowns by a native Hawaiian designer? Check.

Chic, luxurious accessories? Check.


A massive thank you to everyone that helped make it happen:

Model: Eva Blacker at Premier Models and Talent, Stylist: Therese Wahl at Main Artist Management, Stylist Assistants: Jade Rabut and Rebecca Atkins, Dresses: Kini Zamora and White Hot Hawaii, Headpieces, earrings and bracelet: Erica Koesler, Bridal sash and bracelet: Live Adorned, Hair: Dennis Guillermo, Makeup: Ry-n Shimabuku

10 year Vow Renewal featured by Simply Elope

A big thank you to Kendra and Alistair for letting us be a part of their special day and to Simply Elope for featuring it on their website today!

This happy couple flew to Hawaii from Winnipeg to pledge their eternal love, again! Kendra and Alastair are such sweet, laid-back people, and picked a gorgeous evening on the west side of Maui to renew their vows. They held the ceremony just before sunset, complete with traditional Lei exchange, Hawaiian chanting, blowing of the Pu (conch shell), and a blessing of the rings that includes immersing them in sea water. The blush dress is Kendra’s original wedding dress, a classic look that is still so stylish. Congratulations to you both and here’s to many more happy years together!

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