Lisa and David’s wedding was truly one of a kind! It was very intimate with just the bride, groom and each of their young children. The blending of these two families was a distinct pleasure to witness and to capture in photographs. The ceremony was as much about the children as it was about the couple, which is what I especially loved. In a moving variation of the traditional ceremony, the couple gave each child a lei and made vows to them about how they will listen to them, give them love and attention, and to be there for them. The ceremony was very touching and exceptionally sweet.

Lisa was a gorgeous bride, and it was exceptionally lovely to see the girls with her while she was getting ready before the ceremony. Entranced by her appearance, they wanted to know all about her dress, hair and makeup. Some even seemed to have made wild guesses about where she got her flower bouquet (like if it was an online Surrey Hills florist or a local store, they sourced it from) — the whole scene was quite adorable! Her happiness and beauty showed in her radiant bridal glow.

The couple had a quick first look before the ceremony and the expressions on their faces said it all: they were completely smitten with one another!

With a gorgeous golden light, the lovely greenery and trees at Kukahiko Estate, and an amazing sunset, the combination created a terrific backdrop. The elements allowed me to capture a variety of wedding portraits, both traditional and candid, that reflect both the beauty of the surroundings and the couples tremendous affection for one another and for their children. The day was really special with its focus on the whole family.

After the ceremony, the family went on to have a special dinner at Duo in the Four Seasons, Wailea.

Thank you, Lisa and David, for having me photograph your very special day at Kukahiko Estate! Thank you, Shayla Tiare Photography for assisting!

Wedding Planner: Makena Weddings
Venue: Kukahiko Estate
Reception Dinner: Duo, Four Seasons Maui
Officiant: Reverend Alapaki
Music: Charles Nahale
Florist: Kihei Wailea Florist

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