This wedding was so unbelievably beautiful! I met Megan and Erik last year when I photographed their engagement session in Upcountry Maui. They were both so wonderful to work with and so appreciative and kind! Enjoy their story and photos below:

How the couple met “Erik and I met at Sutter, the large healthcare system we consult for in Sacramento. I was introduced to Erik on my first day of work and was immediately drawn to him. I wasn’t sure what it was that intrigued me but I wanted to find out. Whenever I saw him in the hallway, I got butterflies, which is pretty unusual for me. We worked a few weekend conversion events together and a wonderful friendship developed over the next several months. We looked forward to traveling to California to spend time together. Eventually, we confessed our feelings for one another and started dating soon after. I knew right away there was something very special about him and the connection we had. We took our first trip together to Hawaii and it’s also where I first thought “he could be the one.” Since then we’ve taken many more trips but there’s nothing like returning to Hawaii.”

The Proposal Story: “Erik and I discussed getting married so I knew he eventually wanted to propose but I thought it would be later this year. He always gave me a hard time about how he was planning an elaborate, public proposal on a stage of some sort (my nightmare)! So when he asked me to marry him along the Old Sacramento River Walk, where we had our first date, I could not have been more surprised or relieved. Afterward, we celebrated with a delicious 5 course dinner with wine pairings. It was a perfect evening.”

Approximately 90 guests traveled from the mainland to attend the couple’s special day!
The colors of the wedding were stunning shades of corals, pinks, oranges (grapefruit, peach). Bella bloom did their magic on the gorgeous centerpieces, wedding arch and bouquets.

The Dress! I loved it! Megan said “I’m wearing Devotion by Claire Pettibone: Ivory floral embroidered mermaid silhouette with ivory linen and guipure vine straps.
It has a romantic, bohemian feel.”

How they envisioned their wedding: “I hope guests will describe it as relaxed, beautiful, stylish, fun, and delicious. As for the ceremony, we’re writing our own vows and are hoping to incorporate some traditional Hawaiian touches.”

What attracted them to my photography “Great reviews – people really enjoy working with Joanna and rave about their photos. I also loved what I saw in reviewing her blog and sites like “Style Me Pretty”.

You can also see this wedding featured on Grace Ormonde Here.

Megan and Erik, Thank you so much for having us there to capture your special day!

Thank you, Shayla Collins for second shooting!

Coordinator: Lena from Belle Destination Weddings & Events
Officiant: Pia Aluli
Florist: Bella Bloom
Hair Stylist: Ebony Prentice
Makeup Artist: Jessica Waite
Caterer: Maui Executive Catering
Venue: Olowalu Plantation House
Video: Hawaii Video Memories
Wedding gown: Claire Pettibone
Getting ready location: Hyatt Regency Kaanapali
Music: Sole Tegava
DJ: Del Sol

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