We will meet at a chosen beach at the chosen time. We can walk in together and pick the best spot of the beach for your beach wedding. We will make sure we're all set the the best lighting for the photographer and begin the ceremony!
For a beach wedding ceremony, I like to keep the ceremony intimate, short and sweet so that you can spend more time getting amazing pics with your photographer. It will usually last 10-15 minutes. Most photographers will book 1-2 hour sessions. Typically 1 hour is enough for an elopement to be able to cover the 15 minute ceremony and then 45 minutes of beach photos. If you have guests, we suggest adding on 30-60 minutes with your photographer as it takes a lot more time to coordinate and wrangle family. You don't want to miss out on getting enough photos of you!
Here’s a basic outline of the ceremony that I normally do. I’m happy to add or remove anything that you’d like:
*The Story of Aloha
*Lei Exchange (if you choose the Sweet Escape Package or higher)
*Vows (you can create your own, or I can create for you)
Let's get real, anytime is a great time to get married in paradise! However here's a few things to consider when planning the perfect date.
Maui is known for it's sunsets, so a sunset ceremony is the go to! Sunrises in Maui can be just as beautiful! Here's some pros and cons for both.
Whichever time you choose, even if it's busy, don't stress. We will find the perfect corner of the beach just for you! The only times we would avoid would be between 10 and 4 as they tend to be the hottest time of day and the harshest lighting.
This is completely up to you and your needs. If you are the type that wants to do all the planning, research, coordinating with vendors, setting a schedule, planning the ceremony, coordinating deliveries, that is totally fine! I will help with the actual ceremony, officiate the ceremony, and file all the paperwork. For those that want help planning travel, Maui ideas, and the wedding details along the way, someone to coordinate with the vendors, coordinate the day of, and make sure all you have to do is enjoy the day? Let me help! I got you!
This is what we do...Elopements! So, if you are planning last minute, we can help you plan a beautiful elopement! However, the more advance notice you have, the more we can accommodate specific dates and requests. In general, we suggest at least 2-3 months in advance. That will give you time as well to plan your accomadations, flights, activities, rental car, ect.!
Two top reasons to order a bridal bouquet:
1. Having a bouquet adds color and a bridal look to your photos
2. Holding a bouquet gives you something to do with your hands and adds as another prop for your photos.
We use local florists that make beautiful bridal bouquetS and handed leis using fresh, local flowers whenever possible. Your flowers will be delivered to your hotel or condo so there's no stress. For a bridal bouquet, you can choose from:
Simple! Click "Get Started" below and choose your preferred package. Then, click "Contact" and fill out the form. I"ll contact you ASAP and answer any questions. We can chat details and I'll send you a contract. There's a $100 deposit to hold your date and the remaining balance is due 30 days before the ceremony. You can even set up a payment plan if you prefer!