If you're considering an elopement, can I persuade you to just DO it? Or, I should say—will you let Melia Lucida persuade you with these gorg captures? My husband and I almost did, and this day of love at Haiku Mill is exactly why. A day for just the two of you that can still be filled with so much pretty. Can you believe the Bride made her own dress? Wowza. I'm amazed. There's more in The Vault to nudge you pretties.
From Melia Lucida... This was a secret elopement for a Canadian couple who did not want the stress and attention of a wedding at home. The bride designed her crossover bollywood skirt (with pockets!) and top with a Vancouver designer and it was handmade in India. Her shoes were nude patent leather Valentino flats. The ceremony was on a rainy December morning in Haiku but the couple stood under the glass of the mill for an thoughtful ceremony by Meredith. Soon after the conclusion of the ceremony the couple's first dance song began to play and while they danced the mocha cake was laid out beautifully with candles and a gold serving set the bride had purchased at West Elm. After a few photos around the Mill, which is a wonderful combination of lush Hawaiian garden and antique Parisian accents, the bride and groom enjoyed lunch at Mama's Fish House in Paia while it rained heavily - by the time lunch was over the rain had cleared and they took a few more photos at Ho'okipa beach which provided a misty soft grey ocean backdrop with hardly anyone else around.