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.

Victoria & Carlos - Casual North Shore Oceanfront Wedding

Victoria & Carlos - Casual North Shore Oceanfront Wedding

They repeated over & over again how this was more of a backyard BBQ with a wedding in the middle of the evening :) The wedding day was exactly that: yard games, little girls looking at Victoria as though she were a princess, tons of hugs, a Spotify DJ and impromptu dance floor in the Airbnb living room, and finally a late night bridal party dip in the pool!

Dani & Mat - Married at Molii Gardens in Kualoa Ranch

Dani & Mat - Married at Molii Gardens in Kualoa Ranch

It was super important for D&M to have plenty of images where their loved ones were having fun in the beauty of the location they chose! With yard games and mountain views, it wasn’t hard for anyone to enjoy themselves. These were some of the most heartfelt & genuine people we’ve ever met and are excited to share their wedding day. You will see how Dani’s grandma just adored the two of them, the respect her brothers have for her and her parents, the crazy dance off to choose which table got dinner first, and kids being….well, kids!

Megan & Travis - Elope Oceanfront at Makapuu Lighthouse

Megan & Travis - Elope Oceanfront at Makapuu Lighthouse

Megan brings the spunk while Travis is quiet and reserved, but during their vows they both had wet eyes and wet cheeks as well as their four witnesses :) It was such a simple beach wedding, which is exactly what these two wanted after being together for so long. It was intentional, emotional, and intimate. It was such an honor to get close to these two and their four loved ones as they looked on with love in their eyes, joy in their smiles, and warmth in their hugs.

Hannah & Matthew - A Small Waikiki Elopement near Diamond Head

Hannah & Matthew - A Small Waikiki Elopement near Diamond Head

Some of the best moments from H&M’s wedding in Honolulu was the way her dad looked at her & teared up when he first saw her in her wedding dress, Matt’s parent’s getting emotional during the entire ceremony, their symbolic - but windy - butterfly release, Hannah’s run in with the sliding door, their gorgeous portraits at Diamond Head, their emotional and intentional wedding vows that had the whole room in tears, and a unique photo-bomber while walking to the pier in Waikiki.

Amanda & Josh - Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden Wedding

Amanda & Josh - Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden Wedding

Amanda & Josh planned a small and simple wedding with their closest friends and family at the base of the Ko’olau Mountains in the Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden. They paid $20 for a campsite permit which allowed them to have their ceremony and “reception” in the botanical gardens.

Denise & Adam - An Intimate Wedding in Waimea Valley

Denise & Adam - An Intimate Wedding in Waimea Valley

Denise & Adam got married in La’ie on the North Shore of Oahu. They started their day off by seeing one another; alone and at the banyan tree next to Turtle Bay. It was simple, it was tender, and very intimate. You’ll see the anticipation in Adam’s face below as Denise approached closer to him and he heard the crunch of her steps. After their small ceremony, they wanted to take a little “road trip” up the North Shore to stop by some of their favorite spots together.