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Four Seasons Lanai Elopement

When you even let out the smallest whisper of the name Wendy Laurel around these parts, you’ll immediately have everyone’s attention. We are kind of big fans. Ok, maybe huge. And the images below and sitting in this gallery of this sweet Hawaiian elopement at the Four Seasons Resort are the perfect examples of why. See them all here.


This sweet couple traveled all the way from the East Coast for a special elopement on the island of Lanai. Lanai is a private island and the Four Seasons have two resorts there.. Manele Bay is on the beach. Shelby and Justin were excited for their wedding and had a perfect day. They got ready in their rooms then met in the garden for a first look. Then we headed down to the beach on a very calm late afternoon for their sunset ceremony. The whole time during the ceremony, there was a pod of dolphins playing and jumping just off shore. Im not sure the couple noticed they were so busy looking into each other’s eyes but it was very special and not something that happens every day. After the ceremony, the couple headed up to an oceanfront cabana for a candlelit dinner and champagne.

Photography: Wendy Laurel | Dress: Bhldn | Hotel: Four Seasons Resort | Floral: Four Seasons Resort | Planning: Four Seasons Resort

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Manele Bay Wedding at the Four Seasons Resort from Trish Barker Photography

When this Manele Bay wedding first popped up on my radar, it was love at first sight. But after carefully poring through every aspect of this gorgeous day, I’m convinced it’s perfect. Because on top of all the scenic gorgeousness at the Four Seasons Resort, Manele Bay and the stunning shots by Trish Barker Photography, this beautiful bride designed her very own dress. Pretty awesome, right? Click here for all that plus sooo much more.

From TrishBill is a doctor, Jessica is a physician’s assistant. They met at work, fell in love, and the rest is history.

They chose the gorgeous Four Season’s Resort at Manele Bay for the beautiful and intimate wedding. She designed her own dress, which I was drooling over the whole time. Just gorgeous.

It wasn’t supposed to rain. The sky was blue and everything was set up outside. But just after we finished their romantic photos, and just as the food was brought out, it began to downpour. The bride was, obviously, a bit distressed. But we saw an opportunity with the rain and the umbrellas and started a little “mini” shoot in the rain. It was awesome… my favorite part… and it completely distracted the bride from the fact that it was raining on her wedding. And by the time we were done, the rain had passed, the sky cleared up again and their celebration continued into the night.

In Hawaii, it’s considered a blessing if it rains on your wedding. A good sign. It definitely resulted in a good time and some of my favorite shots of the day.

Photography: Trish Barker Photography | Floral Design: Four Seasons Resort, Manele Bay, Lanai, Hawaii | Cake: Four Seasons Resort | Wedding Venue: Four Seasons Resort - Manele Bay | Cocktail Furniture: Opihi Love Boutique | Dance Floor + Lighting: Envisions Entertainment

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