I’m so excited to share this wedding! Of course, since it was on Maui in Hawaii it automatically becomes one of my favorite weddings ever. But that’s not the only reason. I’ve been to few weddings where there was such a sweet feeling between every one of the guests. That tends to happen more often with destination weddings since there’s a bit of a ‘barrier to entry’ to being a guest at one. They tend to be smaller & made up of family & very close friends. That was especially the case here since the bride & groom were basically set up by one of my previous couples, Nicole & Justin. John & Justin are brothers and Malia & Nicole are best friends, so this one was meant to be.
What can I say? I love my job. It allows me to travel to amazingly gorgeous places like The Royal Lahaina Resort on Kaanapali Beach, but most importantly it gives me the opportunity to spend a lot of time being surrounded by some of the most amazing people—and even see them again when I photograph their friends and family.
I’m thrilled to be able to share this wedding with everyone! When Eva & Pat first told me they were looking at Kauai as a location for their wedding (AKA my most favorite place on the planet) I jumped to share Plantation Gardens with them since I’d been there for a wedding in the past. I was thrilled when I learned that’s where they decided to hold their wedding and reception since it was such a great experience the time before.
Eva & Pat’s day was about as perfect as you could plan. Much of that was due to the premier wedding planning from Jaime Johnson Events. Since all of the details were taken care of so well, the couple as well as their guests were able to focus on each other & enjoy the momentous occasion. Even a little bit of rain (we were on Kauai after all) wasn’t a hinderance to the day. It was a tremendous experience to be in attendance & hear & see how much these two meant to their friends and family. The day culminated in an outstanding party where the DJ responsibilities were shared by myself, the groom, & Jaime. The lack of volume did absolutely nothing to dissuade everyone from having a great time on the dance floor as you’ll see.
Since Eva & Pat decided to spend most of their portrait time on their wedding day with their wedding party, they chose to have a separate portrait session the next day down on the beach with just the two of them. It was so much fun battling the wind, rain, sunset, & beach waves in order to come up with some pretty special photos. I’ve added some of those photos to the end of this post.
There’s not much I can write with words that do a better job than the photos will do, so I think it’s time to let you get to the photos…