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Kapalua Wedding at Merriman’s

Aug 25, 2015 | Weddings

Erin and Kiley tied the knot at Merriman’s located in Kapalua, Maui. Erin and the girls readied themselves for the wedding at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, which is where we began the photos. Erin was a glowing bride and so much fun to work with and photograph. I loved the look of her lovely, short wedding dress with the blue underlay which she ordered from Anthropology bridal. And her Toms light blue wedges were adorable as well.

Kiley and the couple’s son, along with the groomsmen, were having fun at Merriman’s Kapalua restaurant before the wedding ceremony began.  The group was small and intimate, consisting of the bride and groom’s family and close friends, which allowed the couple to spend quality time with their guests at their reception under their spacious private tent at Merriman’s restaurant. From their tent, They all had a stunning view of the sunset and of the Hawaiian night sky.

The ceremony, included some Hawaiian touches. The groom wore a traditional maile lei, while the bride wore a white orchid lei around her neck and a classic tuberose head lei.

A short time after the ceremony, there were passing showers, which is considered a blessing at a wedding in Hawaii. The bride and groom didn’t worry once about the weather and simply enjoyed every second of their day. The rain quickly subsided, so we ended up with a gorgeous sunset with dramatic cloud formations, tinged with orange, above the vibrant blue water,  creating an amazing backdrop for some gorgeous wedding portraits. Merriman’s is one of my favorite wedding venues on the West Side of Maui because of the beautiful backdrops of the rock formations within Kapalua Bay, and panoramic views of the ocean and other Hawaiian islands in the distance.

I really loved capturing the sweetness between the bride and groom and their adorable and happy son.  Another serendipitous moment, caught on camera, came when the two flower girls threw their heads back to catch some raindrops in their mouths.

Erin and Kiley, thank you for having me there to capture your special day — it was an honor! I am so happy for your family! Wishing you all the best.

Coordination: Aloha Maui Weddings
Video: Wandgu Hovey
Flowers: Maui Floral Elegance
Venue: Merriman’s, Kapalua
Pre-ceremony photos: The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

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Kapalua Wedding at Merriman’s Maui

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