You know what really gets my heart a’beating? A simple, fuss-free yet wildly romantic elopement made for two. Just sand between your toes, ocean air in your lungs and the amazing Wendy Laurel by your side. It’s exactly what these two Maui sweeties opted for, and if you ask me, it couldn’t have turned out ANY better.

Colors
Seasons
Summer
Settings
Beach

From the Bride… Jason and I have been together for five years when I accepted a job in Santa Monica and he had one more semester to go in San Jose. We were in a long distance relationship from LA to SF and it was not easy! We visited each other almost every month and in February of this year, he proposed to me in Napa the day before my birthday. We were planning on a vacation to Maui this summer and jokingly talked about getting married there until we realized it was a perfect idea! We decided because it was six months away we were going to keep it an intimate and simple wedding, between just the two of us.

A few things were necessary, a ceremony on the beach and an amazing photographer. After some time researching online, it was decided Makena Cove was just the place we envisioned and Wendy Laurel was the photographer we were looking for. Wedding planning was relatively easy from there, I found my dress the first day I started looking from BCBGMaxazaria and put together Jason’s attire from Bloomingdale’s. My sandals were by DolceVita.

I’m a DIY kind-of-person and decided I would make my own bouquet, using proteas, a common flower in Hawaii. I ordered flowers from Maui Floral and chose the other types of flowers when we arrived. The night before the wedding, Jason and I made the arrangement together. I did my own hair and makeup with a mimosa in hand that morning, while Facetiming with my mom. She bought me the beautiful necklace designed by Anna Beck. The entire experience felt like a dream, from our Hawaiian minister, Laki, singing to us while playing his ukulele to the gorgeous morning waves crashing into the cove, the ceremony could not have been anymore perfect!

Photography: Wendy Laurel | Flowers: Maui Florals - DIY | Wedding Gown: BCBG Max Azria | Officiant: Reverand Laki