as variation on a theme, i’ll start out with a simple phrase: hawaii is always a good idea. especially in january. especially after winter storm jonas rocked the whole eastern united states. but regardless of time or circumstance, it’s always a good idea! sarah + kyle’s royal lahaina maui wedding was beautiful, fun, + relaxing.
they traveled from canada with their closest friends and family and spent a few days together on the island before tying the knot in an intimate, oceanside ceremony at their resort in kanapaali. the day started out with mimosas and prep in a suite with the most incredible view of the pacific and was followed by a low-key ceremony led by the cutest and most fun “traditional” hawaiian officiant. if you don’t believe me, see for yourself in their hawaiian wedding video! their joyful ceremony was followed by cocktails and tropical appetizers like shrimp skewers (yes please!) and toasts by the beach.
in lieu of a formal reception, they wanted to celebrate in a true hawaiian fashion and chose to treat their guests to a hawaiian luau! you guys, i’m telling you right now that it was a really good idea. we snuck in some portraits near rows of bougainvillea, a gorgeous overlook, and on the beach, and then sarah + kyle kicked back and relaxed the rest of the night, enjoying cuisine from all over polynesia, endless lava flows, and an amazing show. the talent of those dancers still blows me away when i think about it!
the hawaiian spirit is real + so, so wonderful, and i really can’t fully describe how much we loved witnessing these two’s love, their connection with their friends and family, and their joy in such a remarkable location. this whole destination wedding photography thing is really such a blessing. we feel so fortunate to be able to work with the best clients on the best days in the best places! we loved getting to know sarah and kyle, practicing our best canadian “eh?s” with them, and celebrating with them. they’re the loveliest sort of people, and we are so excited for their future together!
mahalo, heinz family, for bringing us along on your adventure! let’s meet up in hawaii in 2017 again?! any other couples want to join us for another maui hawaii wedding?! we’ll bring the sunscreen.
anna + mateo
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