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Cynthia & Tomo’s Joyous West Maui Wedding

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Coordination: Intimate Weddings Maui

Venue: Merriman’s Kapalua, Maui, Hawai’i

Hair & Make-up: Salon 253

Music: Kristine Snyder

Florals: Sunyas Flowers

Photography: Matthew & Madelynne of Maui Creative Photography

 


A Makena Cove Beach Wedding | Winnie + Justin

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Winnie and Justin dreamt up an intimate beach wedding surrounded by friends and family. They considered several places and finally settled on Makena Cove (Maui) as the location of this special ceremony. Shortly after making this decision they began researching wedding photographers. From our first conversation, their enthusiasm and passion was evident. They both loved photography and had lots of questions regarding our gear, our approach and delivery options. A couple emails and a phone call later, they asked us to be their photographers 🙂 We were, of course, honored and thrilled.

For this quaint wedding, we settled on three hours of photography coverage. We began with the bride and groom at their vacation rental. Here we captured some candid ‘getting ready photos’, details of the wedding items and bridal portraits before traveling to the ceremony site. Once at the beach, we met with Rev. Laki Ka’ahumanu who guided everyone into a beautiful, heartfelt, and (at times) humorous wedding ceremony.

After the ‘I do’s” with the ocean lapping up at their feet, everyone celebrated the newlyweds and we moved into family/group photos. In the backdrop, neighbor islands Lanai, Kahoʻolawe and Molokini created a stunning scene. Then, it was time to part ways with family and friends, who said their blessings and departed for the restaurant. The sun was approaching the sea, and it was time to get into our Bride and Groom Portrait Session. 

We had photographed well past sunset, into the moody deep blues and purples of twilight, when it was time for the bride and groom to head off to dinner with their guests. Smiles and heartfelt thanks reverberated as we said our goodbyes – A beautiful day for this beautiful couple. Mahalo, and congratulations to Winnie and Justin!

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After receiving their photography, Winnie and Justin left some very kind words on our Wedding Wire review page:

“My wife and I did a lot of research into photographers in Maui most of whom had a longer history than Maui Creative Photography. Despite this, we decided to go with Maui Creative because of some of the recent glowing reviews, and it was one of the best decisions we made… These guys were truly great, and I couldn’t have imagined anyone else been our photographers for our wedding.”

Ceremony Location: Makena Cove – Maui, Hawai’i

Hair & Makeup: Adiel Sneary –  Salon 253

Flowers: Shari Pierson – Maui Sunset Florals

Officiant: Laki Ka’ahumanu

Photography: Maui Creative Photography


Birds of Paradise: The Maui Wedding of Shannon and Robert

These two are just about the sweetest couple you could ever meet! We first photographed them at our pre-wedding photo session on Maui’s youngest lava flow (La Perouse); It was a beautiful spring day with wildflowers blooming out of the black lava rock and butterflies buzzing about. The sunset was vibrant and colorful, and small surf made it possible to enter the water and capture an absolutely gorgeous portrait with a sky-meets-sea backdrop.

A couple days later we photographed their wedding at Wailea’s Marriott Beach Resort. It was a perfect day for a beach wedding and the resort property provided us with stunning settings for portraiture, details and getting ready photographs. Their theme was “Birds of Paradise” (Shannon’s favorite flower), all the floral arrangements were created by Maui’s top florist, Dellables. The entire day was magic… full of beauty and love – A special day for a special couple. Congratulations to Shannon and Robert!

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Splash! – eSession with Winnie and Justin

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Type: Engagement Photography Session
Location: Wailea, Maui, Hawaii, USA
Photograph: Matthew Laine Nall, Maui Creative Photography


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Sneak Peek: The Wedding of James and Carolina – Merriman’s Maui Hawaii

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Mei + Frank’s Wedding Day

It was a beautiful day for a wedding on Maui’s south shore; Mei was getting ready in her ocean side suite, while Frank changed into his traditional Scottish kilt and garb. That afternoon, surrounded by their friends and family, our bride and groom exchanged vows and united in marriage on an intimate sandy beach. In between the wedding events we snuck away for a fun, hour-long portrait session and explored Kihei’s coastline during sunset. The reception to follow was filled with delicious food, drinks, hula lessons, fire dancing, karaoke and lots of laughter – A perfect Maui wedding for the perfect couple. Congratulations to Mei and Frank!!

These are some of our favorite photos from their wedding day….

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Photography: Maui Creative Photography

Venue: Aston Maui Lu

Flowers: Kihei-Wailea Flowers by Cora

Hair & Makeup: Pam & Jensen of Orchid Salon

Cake: Marie Audant of Maui Cake Store

DJ: Bruce Sandler of Village Audio & Lighting

Entertainment: Manutea Nui E

Wedding Favors: Etchythings (by the bride)

Scottish Kilt: Heritage of Scotland

Wedding Dress: Tailored by DesignbySafa


The Wedding of Hamish & Melissa | A Sugarman Estate Event

Melissa & Hamish grew up on opposite sides of the world; Hamish from Australia and Missy from New Jersey.  This distance didn’t stop them from finding each other.  So when marriage was the next step, Maui became the perfect halfway point for their international destination wedding.  The couple decided they would exchange vows at the oceanfront Sugarman Estate in Makena because, “it has a better lawn,” explains Hamish.  “He’s a fan of lawns,” Missy says with a smile.  So it was settled, and on that beautiful day, the 16th of August, they became husband and wife.  The ceremony was full of expression; loved ones gave speeches, sang songs and the newly wed couple completed their union with a sand ceremony.  It was an amazing day to witness; the whole event was a reflection of the couple’s colorful elegance, even the island seemed to celebrate turning out one of the most brilliant sunsets we’ve ever seen.

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Congratulations to Hamish & Melissa, wishing you both a lifetime of love & happiness together!

Photography: Maui Creative Photography

Venue: Honua Kai Lani (Sugarman Estate)

Coordination: Tina Digman of Food for the Soul

Hair & Makeup: Trisha Josephs @ Beauty by Trisha

Officiant: Reverend Pia Aluli

Catering & Bar Services: Food for the Soul

DJ: Kahaialii Productions


The Wedding of Krista & Daniel | Olowalu Plantation House

With loved ones traveling all the way from Australia, Canada and the mainland, Maui’s Olowalu Plantation House was the perfect half-way venue for Krista and Dan’s wedding celebration. It was a blessed day full of high spirits and beautiful light – We feel honored to have been invited to photograph such a gorgeous event! Our deep gratitude goes out to this amazing couple, their friends, family, and all the people whose hard work made this day look extraordinary and effortless. As we are completing our edits, we would like to share a few of our favorite images with you now… Please enjoy, and share any comments below 🙂 Aloha.

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Congratulation to Dan and Krista!  May your life together be rich and full of all the best!
Catering & Bar Services: Aloha Events Catering
Bouquet & Boutonnières: Lois Hiranaga Floral Design
Officiant: Pastor Kimo

“Lucky I’m in Love With My Best Friend” | The Wedding of Chi & Alex

You couldn’t meet a sweeter couple than this bride and groom – their love for one another is absolutely radiant. And so it was fitting that they would be married on such a warm and beautiful afternoon at Maui’s Makena Beach Resort. The spectacular scene was coordinated by The Perfect Wedding: Chi and Alex exchanged rings and I do’s between their guests and the the waters of the Alalakeiki Channel, incredible flower arrangements (created by Dellables) adorned the aisle and alter, and an acoustic ukulele player strummed serene songs.  We felt so honored to be part of this special day. In addition to the wedding photography, we have included photographs from a pre-wedding engagement session and bride+groom sunset session. Enjoy and please feel free to leave your comments below ~ Mahalo.

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Congratulations to Chi and Alex! We wish you a lifetime of happiness together. Aloha nui loa.

Category: Engagement Session and Wedding Photography
Locations: Iao Valley, Makena Beach Resort, Makena Cove/Secret Beach
Photographs (c) 2013, Maui Creative Photography


Maui Wedding Photography | Daniella + Chris

Where do you find the love of your life? For Daniella and Chris it was when they happened to step onto the same elevator. Now fast-forward to a beautiful afternoon on the south shore of Maui – their wedding day. An intimate group of family and friends were present as they exchanged vows. Surrounded by palm trees swaying in the trade winds and the sun glistening on warm Hawaiian waters, Dani and Chris confirmed what began back in that Canadian elevator all those years ago. On May 16th they became husband and wife, and we were there with our cameras to capture this beautiful day in photographs.

The Wedding of Dani & Chris by Maui Creative Photography

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A big CONGRATULATIONS to Daniella and Chris; and MAHALO for inviting us to photograph your wedding day. It was an honor. We wish you both the very best!

Wedding Photography by: Maui Creative Photography
Location: Kihei, Maui, Hawaii
Venue: Private Estate


Lahaina Love – The Wedding of Mike & Kim

The historic Lahaina Town is special place for Mike and Kim. Not only is it the location of their wedding day, but it is also the very place that they met over 12 years ago.  At that time, Kim was living on Maui and waitressing in the small beach town.  Mike was vacationing with his family, and happened to be seated in Kim’s section of the restaurant one night.  The rest is history.  They had their first date here, and to make this place even more special, Mike later proposed on the beach down the street.

On May 11th, they came back with family and friends to continue their relationship with Lahaina.  This time it was to exchange vows on the same shoreline that had been so significant to their lives.  There were some tears, lots of laughter, extraordinary floral arrangements and an outrageous sunset.  We were there with our cameras to photograph this momentous occasion and want to express our gratitude and congratulations to this incredible couple.

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Wedding Photography by: Maui Creative Photography

Videography: Cinemaui Studio

Coordination:  Bliss Wedding Design & Spectacular Events

Venue: Lahaina Shores Beach Resort

Florals: Ku O Lani Floral + Design

Officiant: Laki Ka’ahumanu

Reception/Catering: I’o Restaurant


Met in New Zealand, Married on Maui

On April 27th, family and friends from all over the Pacific came to Maui to celebrate the union of Marnie and Rikki.  Each side of their family tree is rooted in Pacific Island cultures (Maori and Hawaiian), which made for a truly extraordinary wedding day full of tradition and heart felt celebration.  We feel blessed to have been invited by this wonderful couple and excited to share these first photographs of their wedding day. Enjoy!

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Thank you to the Marnie, Rikki, their family and friends who made us feel so warmly welcome!  We had an amazing time with you all. We’d love to stay in touch, so please find us on Facebook or send us quick email to say ‘hello’.  Mahalo nui loa!

Event:   Wedding Photography, Pre-Wedding Photography & Reception Photography
Locations:   Holy Innocents Church (Lahaina), The Plantation House (Kapalua); Maui, Hawaii
Flowers:   Dellables Wedding Florals & Design
Photography:   Maui Creative Photography  (Matthew Nall & Madelynne Nehl)


Sail away with me – The Wedding of Chip & Elaine

It was a beautiful day for a wedding; clear blue skys with an ocean as calm as a lake.  Chip & Elaine boarded Trilogy with their closest family and friends to celebrate their love for each other.  It was in Honolua Bay, on Maui’s western coast where the couple exchanged their vows.  Even the marine life wanted to give their blessing as turtles were popping up to say hello and whales were breaching during the ceremony.  As we sailed back to Lahaina, the islands gave the newlyweds a grand “Congratulations” with an absolutely gorgeous sunset.  Truly a remarkable wedding day aboard Trilogy Excursions. Congratulations to Chip & Elaine!Trilogy Wedding by Maui Creative Photography Trilogy Wedding by Maui Creative Photography Trilogy Wedding by Maui Creative Photography Trilogy Wedding by Maui Creative Photography Trilogy Wedding by Maui Creative Photography Trilogy Wedding by Maui Creative Photography Trilogy Wedding by Maui Creative Photography

Event: Wedding Photography
Venue: Trilogy Excursions
Photography: Maui Creative Photography
Locations: Lahaina Harbor, Aboard Trilogy I & Honolua Bay


Midwest to Maui – The Wedding of Natalie & David

It was during a visit to Oahu when Natalie & David first fell in love with the islands.  They both knew that when it came time for a wedding, it would be in Hawaii.  Well the time did come, and it was decided The Valley Isle would be the perfect place to exchange their vows. So it was here, on Maui’s south shore that they came together with an intimate group of family and friends to celebrate their love for each other.  Their big day was classic & elegant, full of tears of joy and lots of laughter.  We were happy to be there with our cameras to photograph this special day.

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Natalie & David, we would like to send out a big CONGRATULATIONS to you both!  You are a wonderful couple and it was an absolute joy & honor to be part of your big day.  We wish you much love and happiness for all your years together.  Mahalo nui loa and we hope to see you back again soon!


Martha & Russell – An Intimate Family Wedding

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Martha & Russell are no strangers to paradise.  Florida natives, this couple decided to travel to Maui to exchange their vows amongst their island ohana.  Married on the 24th of February in a backyard ceremony in Makawao, they were surrounded by an intimate group of loved ones.  Rose  (Martha’s sister-in-law) opened the ceremony with a proper Hawaiian blessing, while a close family friend officiated their wedding.  Martha looked radient with her flower crown, hand-made bouquet and white pearls, while the groom Russell wore the traditional maile lei.  It was inside a bougainvillea heart, they officially became Mr. & Mrs.  We would personally like to thank this wonderful couple and their family for allowing us to be part of their beautiful and intimate ceremony.  Congratulations!

Photographers:   Matthew Nall and Madelynne Nehl (Maui Creative Photography)


The Wedding of Candice & Jim – Olowalu Plantation House + Maui Wedding Photography

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Our gratitude goes out to Candice (the bride) and Jim (the groom), and also to their families, for inviting us to be your wedding photographers on this special day.  The venue, Maui’s historic Olowalu Plantation House, was gorgeous and the perfect space for this family style wedding.  It was a honor to be your Maui wedding photographers.  Aloha.

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