Elopement Trends: Family Style in Maui
November 9, 2018
By: eddye
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Inquiring minds want to know.... if you are a wedding planner or a photographer in Hawaii and you spend the better part of your life helping couples get ready for their big day, how is it even possible to make each one more amazing than the next? Can you even imagine calling Hawaii your home base? Dream job. We're pretty sure that  Wendy Laurel and Ali at Maui's Angels will add a resounding yes! Some brides talk about wanting a blank canvas to create and design their wedding. If that's you, don't plan a destination elopement or wedding to Hawaii. IF, however, you are more the 'surround me with all the natural beauty I can stand' type... you've got it. Everywhere you turn. A panoramic backdrop of all the colors of the rainbow, sun up to sun down and everywhere in between. Not to mention the sheer excitement of just being there. You can tell by looking at the expressions on everyone's face in this wedding, camera-shyness wasn't allowed! Read on to hear more about this couple's "family-style" elopement.
From Wendy Laurel Photography... This "family-style elopement" is getting more and more popular in the destination wedding genre.... Couples are bringing their family and closest friends to Hawaii for their wedding -- an elopement of sorts -- but with family. 
Maui was a perfect destination for Rory and Sabrina because he is from Australia while she is from the mainland  ~ so Hawaii was the perfect place to meet in the middle.
The bougainvilleas on the ceremony arch and in her bouquet were gorgeous and out of the ordinary. Another twist was that the couple wanted to walk across the street to Leodas Pie Shop (a famous and very popular cafe and pie shop on Maui) and share a banana cream pie and take some photos at the fruit stand. It was a great mix of elegance + laid back-ness for a wedding day.

O ko mākou mau hoohiwahiwa i Rory a me Sabrina! {hope we got that right!!}

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