Andy & Alexa - Backyard Beachfront Wedding at Mahakea

Andy & Alexa - Backyard Beachfront Wedding at Mahakea

They were all about making sure everyone got their toes sandy after the ceremony and had plenty of yard games for everyone to meet & greet. We loved the way Allexa’s grandpa looked at her with such adoration and love :) Enjoy browsing their easy, breezy backyard wedding day in the country town of Hauula, Hawaii at Kokololio Beach.

Bonnie & Jake - Married at Sea Life Park in Makapu'u

Bonnie & Jake - Married at Sea Life Park in Makapu'u

Bonnie was working as an Athletic Training Intern and Jake was coaching football. Jake gave himself blisters to come and talk to Bonnie! Then after a big team win over Navy they were driving off base and their cars ended up side by side. Bonnie ended up yelling her phone number out the window to Jake! The rest they say is history!

Marie-Estelle & Jean-Clement: French Elopement at Waimanalo Beach

Marie-Estelle & Jean-Clement: French Elopement at Waimanalo Beach

Having the kids there made it extra special for them as they could witness their parents love and devotion to one another. There were lots of smirks, yawns, and hugs! Their son just did his own thing the whole day, while their daughter got in a white gown as well and felt like it was her own wedding day :)

Alicia & Ray - Married at Moli'i Gardens Secret Island

Alicia & Ray - Married at Moli'i Gardens Secret Island

Her mom cried frequently, her nephew wrote “I like you. - Tom” on their welcome block, it started raining during their first dance and they shrugged it off, they kissed a pig and made all the little boys cover their mouths, and they - along with all their guests - took a boat across Molii Pond to Secret Island to share their vows in front of Kaneohe Sandbar and Chinaman’s Hat.

Tayte & Justin - Maui Wedding at Olowalu Plantation House

Tayte & Justin - Maui Wedding at Olowalu Plantation House

It was a truly honoring day to their friends & families. The gifts they gave, the love they showered on their guests, and the speeches from their siblings speak to these two’s love for each other and others. They ended the night under some twinkle light and twinkle stars with an epic sunset to boot at Olowalu Plantation House.

Kirsten & Kyle - Married at Waimea's Anna Ranch on the Big Island

Kirsten & Kyle - Married at Waimea's Anna Ranch on the Big Island

“I did the impossible - got a Kauai boy to move to Oahu,” Kirsten laughs. These two are a perfect example of how in the best of relationships, a husband and wife make one another better. Better friends, better employees, better advocates for this planet. We are so grateful to know them and can’t wait to see what they do for the Hawaiian islands in their marriage.

Nicole & Jim - Married at Turtle Bay's White Chapel on the Point

Nicole & Jim - Married at Turtle Bay's White Chapel on the Point

We met up with Nicole & Jim at Maui Brewing Co several months before their wedding where she told us two things: #1 don’t stay too late because Jim’s friends get crazy and #2 that Jim hates having photos taken. We said “awesome!”

Emily & Jay - Married at Sunshower Coffee Farms in Kona, Hawaii

Emily & Jay - Married at Sunshower Coffee Farms in Kona, Hawaii

On top of all that, Smoke & Legend (their nicknames for each other) waited until sunset to share their vows with each other privately and it was nothing short of heartfelt and emotional. It was a privilege to witness & document this day for you two, thanks for inviting us into your lives and this special special day!

Nikki & Jarred - Simple Backyard UD Wedding in Hawaii

Nikki & Jarred - Simple Backyard UD Wedding in Hawaii

The main guests present were fellow friends from UD and immediate family. Nikki’s grandma made the trip from Japan to help dress her in a traditional Japanese kimono - a process that took about 1.5 hours and had her grandma wiping the sweat from her brow several times as she served Nikki in a hot little closet in their Airbnb at Hale Koa Estate. Friends & fam hungout in the front yard playing giant Jenga, drinking Kona beers, and helping set up for the ceremony.