We’ve had a total girl crush on Bethany Hamilton long before she tied the knot. Not only did her amazing comeback following a brutal shark attack inspire the book and movie Soul Surfer, but made her a hero for women everywhere. So today, SMPers, we’re busting out the champagne as we unveil a rare peek inside her Kauai wedding courtesy of Motion Art. He filmed every love-filled moment and all you have to do is kick back and press “play.”
From Geoff Schatzel… Last year I flew to Kauai to film the wedding of professional surfer and inspirational speaker Bethany Hamilton. Her story was told through the movie Soul Surfer which was released a few years ago, and it was such a joy to capture her day!
Cinematography: Motion Art | Venue: Private Estate
Saturdays are pretty amazing, but when you throw in a meet and greet with RebeccaMarie Photography, it takes it to an entirely new level of awesome. I’m talking an entire day devoted to gorgeous imagery that just so happens to be overflowing with love, emotion and, of course, pretty. Spend some time getting to know her, lovelies… and don’t forget to check out her sweet discount below.
From RebeccaMarie Photography… RebeccaMarie started learning about photography at the age of fifteen and excelled from there working alongside some of the best in the business, since 2004. Destination travel is a deep passion of hers and so is love. RebeccaMarie believes in combining the two, to capture your love story and has had the opportunity to travel internationally throughout her career.
RebeccaMarie Photography has been published numerous times together with her international friend Isabelle Kline Design, producing beauty through each image. Her style has been known to be organic, vintage, ethereal and romantic. A lover of travel and meeting new people.
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Discount! RebeccaMarie Photography is offering a $500 print credit to all couples that book in the month of June and July and reference this SMP welcome post.
Just this morning I was scheming up a tropical vacation with my hubs. Somewhere sunny with ocean views and lots of downtime. Somewhere like Maui. I’m pretty sure that vacation dream spawned from this very wedding. Captured by Braun Photography and Ohana Films with details by White Orchid Weddings and the prettiest classic blooms by Teresa Sena Designs, this is the true definition of tropical romance.
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From Braun Photography…Kelsey + Andrew’s wedding was nothing short of a good time and the Olowalu Plantation House was the perfect location. The entire weekend was full of family + friends traveling from all over to celebrate the love of these two. It was such a pleasure join along on the fun and we are so excited to share it with you! From The Bride… “Our vision for the wedding was for it to be intimate and special for all of our family and friends. We relied on the beautiful scenery of Maui to provide bright, vibrant colors for the back drop while using custom touches to make it unique for the two of us. We definitely had a group effort for all of the details of our wedding. The majority of the work was done by my amazing mom, Kathy. To start off, Andrew and I designed our save the dates, programs, unplugged wedding handouts and name cards. We also designed and handmade all of invitations with the help of my mom. Then we custom designed and stitched each of the beautiful table numbers and quotes used throughout the wedding. My mom hand sewed my belt for my wedding dress and all of the bunting that was strung across the venue. My mom hand sewed our names and wedding date into the bottom of my dress in blue for my “Something Blue.” She also sewed my parent’s wedding rings onto my garter for my “Something Borrowed.” We wanted a little bit of home incorporated into our wedding. All of the corks used for the name cards came from wineries in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York, where Andrew is from. My aunt Jeannie and grandma collected pictures of our grandparent’s who had passed and put them in small frames that were attached to my bouquet.” What advice would you offer to someone planning their wedding now? From the Bride, “Start early, keep open communication and don’t stress the details. It will all come together eventually. Andrew and I tried to enjoy the planning process (as much as possible) and in the end we have fun memories of planning it together with our parents. Also, if you are planning a destination wedding, we would recommend getting all of your guests together at least once before the big day. We planned a snorkeling excursion which was great. We felt like it broke the ice and everyone was able to relax and enjoy the wedding ceremony and reception.”
Photography: Braun Photography | Videographer: Ohana Films | Wedding Planner: White Orchid Weddings | Flowers: Teresa Sena Designs | Wedding Dress: Jim Hjelm | Cupcakes: White Orchid Wedding | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Adrianna Papell | Catering: Buzz's Warf | Groom's Attire: Jean Yves | Private House: Olowalu Plantation House | Bridal Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Dress Shop: Bridal And Formal | Event Rentals: Hawaiian Style Event Rentals | Quilted Table Decor: Stash | Veil: Debra Moreland
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