Gabriel proposed to Sinta on Maui after watching the sunrise at Haleakala. Gabriel walked her to a higher viewing point where no one else was around. It was pretty cloudy up there so Sinta suggested that they get ready to leave so Gabriel put his camera away and pulled out a box, got on one knee an asked Sinta to marry him!
Two years later, they returned to Maui to exchange their wedding vows at the gorgeous Calasa Olive Farm in Upcountry, Maui. This Maui venue is a rare find tucked in the hills of Kula with breathtaking ocean views, surrounded by a small vineyard and hundreds of lush olive trees.
Sinta and Gabe love Hawaii and wanted to make a vacation out of their wedding. They felt in love with the “Maui Villa” and loved its outdoor pizza oven! Sinta has always joked about having a pizza party as their reception and so it was the perfect place to say “I do”.
Photographing Lorainne & Fiona’s Intimate Haiku Mill Wedding was a true pleasure. Being that we are both fascinated by people & their stories, Lorainne and Fiona’s attention to their families and guests blew us away. They planned their gorgeous celebration at one of Maui’s most sought after venues, The Haiku Mill.
While their impeccable taste is evident through their selections of food, wine, wedding decor, and incredible scenery, what thoroughly impressed us was their commitment to spending at least a few minutes of quality time with each & every guest. Not only did they make a point to connect, but you could feel the genuine love pouring from their friends and family members. Its more than obvious that they were very special people and what an honor it was to be a part of the festivities, under the vine-draped ruins at the Haiku Mill.
Our bride, Cat wanted something very green and lush for her Maui wedding. And together, they wanted something warm and outdoors in the sunshine, and also something more on the relaxed side but still private and beautiful. Punakea Palms, a family operated coconut farm located in the foothills of the West Maui Mountains was the perfect wedding venue for their celebration of love.
The Proposal: Alex proposed in the middle of Lake Como during their trip to Bellagio. They hired their own boat for the day to tour the lake and the villas. He proposed with Cat’s mother’s original engagement ring, which he was able to track down from her dad. Cat didn’t even know it existed!
Oh how we enjoyed photographing these love birds! Beth and Dan met in Spain, while Beth was studying abroad and he was traveling. Im sure they never imagined that nine years later they would be exchanging vows on an Island in the middle of the pacific. Being from different countries, Dan from Australia and Beth from the US, Maui was the perfect meeting place for all their closest loved ones meet and celebrate their love for each other.
For them the most important was to create a fun and relaxed wedding ceremony and reception. They didn’t want to hold too much tradition and be able to fully enjoy their time with their Ohana’s. Punakea Palms provided the perfect space and backdrop for a fun, relaxed and casual event.