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Intimate Oahu Wedding at Waimanalo Beach: Jay & Erica

Say the words “Hawaii beach wedding” and I’ll bet this simple stunner from Elusive Visions-Hawaii Wedding Photography is what many of you would imagine. The cool turquoise of the Pacific Ocean in the background, golden sand between your toes, sweet scent of plumerias wafting through the air – it’s a timeless combo that needs no other introduction.

Intimate Oahu Wedding at Waimanalo Beach: Jay & Erica | Elusive Visions-Hawaii Wedding Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Intimate Oahu Wedding at Waimanalo Beach: Jay & Erica | Elusive Visions-Hawaii Wedding Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Intimate Oahu Wedding at Waimanalo Beach: Jay & Erica | Elusive Visions-Hawaii Wedding Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Intimate Oahu Wedding at Waimanalo Beach: Jay & Erica | Elusive Visions-Hawaii Wedding Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Intimate Oahu Wedding at Waimanalo Beach: Jay & Erica | Elusive Visions-Hawaii Wedding Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Intimate Oahu Wedding at Waimanalo Beach: Jay & Erica | Elusive Visions-Hawaii Wedding Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Intimate Oahu Wedding at Waimanalo Beach: Jay & Erica | Elusive Visions-Hawaii Wedding Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Intimate Oahu Wedding at Waimanalo Beach: Jay & Erica | Elusive Visions-Hawaii Wedding Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Intimate Oahu Wedding at Waimanalo Beach: Jay & Erica | Elusive Visions-Hawaii Wedding Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Intimate Oahu Wedding at Waimanalo Beach: Jay & Erica | Elusive Visions-Hawaii Wedding Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Intimate Oahu Wedding at Waimanalo Beach: Jay & Erica | Elusive Visions-Hawaii Wedding Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

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Photographer: Elusive Visions Photography | Location: Waimanalo Beach
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Laid-Back + Fun Maui Wedding: Cliff & Taylor

Laid-Back + Fun Maui Wedding: Cliff & Taylor | June Cochran Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Laid-Back + Fun Maui Wedding: Cliff & Taylor | June Cochran Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

I love all kinds of weddings, but when you see a couple that is so in love, so relaxed, and so enjoying their day – well, that makes it the best kind of wedding. From the bride’s getting ready moments to the awesome dance moves, the whole event feels like a family and friends love fest and super fun party. Add in gorgeous photos from June Cochran amidst the romantic Maui scenery and some solid advice from the newlyweds, and it becomes a wedding that deserves 100% of your attention.

Laid-Back + Fun Maui Wedding: Cliff & Taylor | June Cochran Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Laid-Back + Fun Maui Wedding: Cliff & Taylor | June Cochran Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Laid-Back + Fun Maui Wedding: Cliff & Taylor | June Cochran Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Laid-Back + Fun Maui Wedding: Cliff & Taylor | June Cochran Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Laid-Back + Fun Maui Wedding: Cliff & Taylor | June Cochran Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Laid-Back + Fun Maui Wedding: Cliff & Taylor | June Cochran Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Laid-Back + Fun Maui Wedding: Cliff & Taylor | June Cochran Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Laid-Back + Fun Maui Wedding: Cliff & Taylor | June Cochran Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love


"We wanted a location that fit our lifestyle and personalities. We picked Hawaii because it fit everything on our list! Beautiful land and beaches, scuba, and laidback people!"
— Bride Taylor

Laid-Back + Fun Maui Wedding: Cliff & Taylor | June Cochran Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Laid-Back + Fun Maui Wedding: Cliff & Taylor | June Cochran Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Laid-Back + Fun Maui Wedding: Cliff & Taylor | June Cochran Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Laid-Back + Fun Maui Wedding: Cliff & Taylor | June Cochran Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Laid-Back + Fun Maui Wedding: Cliff & Taylor | June Cochran Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Laid-Back + Fun Maui Wedding: Cliff & Taylor | June Cochran Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Laid-Back + Fun Maui Wedding: Cliff & Taylor | June Cochran Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Laid-Back + Fun Maui Wedding: Cliff & Taylor | June Cochran Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Laid-Back + Fun Maui Wedding: Cliff & Taylor | June Cochran Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Laid-Back + Fun Maui Wedding: Cliff & Taylor | June Cochran Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Laid-Back + Fun Maui Wedding: Cliff & Taylor | June Cochran Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Laid-Back + Fun Maui Wedding: Cliff & Taylor | June Cochran Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

During the ceremony I was looking around taking it all in. Straight in front of me (holding my hand) was my (now) husband. To my left was black rock, the island of Lanai, and a beautiful sunset setting over the ocean. To my right was all my friends and family. It was magical.

Laid-Back + Fun Maui Wedding: Cliff & Taylor | June Cochran Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Laid-Back + Fun Maui Wedding: Cliff & Taylor | June Cochran Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Laid-Back + Fun Maui Wedding: Cliff & Taylor | June Cochran Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Laid-Back + Fun Maui Wedding: Cliff & Taylor | June Cochran Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Laid-Back + Fun Maui Wedding: Cliff & Taylor | June Cochran Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Laid-Back + Fun Maui Wedding: Cliff & Taylor | June Cochran Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Laid-Back + Fun Maui Wedding: Cliff & Taylor | June Cochran Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Laid-Back + Fun Maui Wedding: Cliff & Taylor | June Cochran Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Laid-Back + Fun Maui Wedding: Cliff & Taylor | June Cochran Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

We made all of our center pieces. We also themed each table as a Hawaiian island (that included fun facts about each island!). There is so much you can do with shells, sand, and candles! My mom also put love poems in the bottles for our “message in the bottles”.

Laid-Back + Fun Maui Wedding: Cliff & Taylor | June Cochran Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Laid-Back + Fun Maui Wedding: Cliff & Taylor | June Cochran Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Laid-Back + Fun Maui Wedding: Cliff & Taylor | June Cochran Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Laid-Back + Fun Maui Wedding: Cliff & Taylor | June Cochran Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Laid-Back + Fun Maui Wedding: Cliff & Taylor | June Cochran Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Laid-Back + Fun Maui Wedding: Cliff & Taylor | June Cochran Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Laid-Back + Fun Maui Wedding: Cliff & Taylor | June Cochran Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Laid-Back + Fun Maui Wedding: Cliff & Taylor | June Cochran Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Laid-Back + Fun Maui Wedding: Cliff & Taylor | June Cochran Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Laid-Back + Fun Maui Wedding: Cliff & Taylor | June Cochran Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

From the bride: Be decisive and HAVE FUN! (you ARE getting married and throwing a party!!) I promised myself that once I got on the plane to Maui I would let whatever happens happen. I already did all the planning and prep. You have to just let go and enjoy every moment.

From the groom: Don’t blow your budget on decorations! Look around! The beautiful landscape of Hawaii is all you need.

Laid-Back + Fun Maui Wedding: Cliff & Taylor | June Cochran Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

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Photographer: June Cochran Photography | Venue, Catering, and Cake: Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa | Flowers: Fukushima Flowers | Decor: Mother of the Bride | DJ: DJ Dan Maui | Hair: Brig Van Osten | Makeup: Susan Bortz Designs | Bride’s and Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal | Groom’s and Groomsmen Attire: Tommy Bahama | Bride’s Earrings: Swarovski | Bride’s Pearls: Shane Co. | Bride’s Ring: Grandmother Sue
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A Recycled Maui Wedding to Help Friends in the Philippines

A Recycled Wedding to Help Friends in the Philippines | Paige Laurel | Hawaii Wedding Love

I have a horrible habit that I need to break. Every morning, instead of getting out of bed as soon as I wake up, I reach for my phone and start scrolling through Facebook. Most of the time, this routine waste lots of valuable minutes but, once in a while, I’ll stumble upon something great.

Of course, I’m intrigued by anything that talks about weddings, babies, or animals. So naturally, this post caught my eye…

A Recycled Wedding to Help Friends in the Philippines | Hawaii Wedding Love

I totally support being eco-conscious and trying to save money on your wedding day, but Tray and Naomi are choosing to have a “recycled wedding” so they can use the money they’ve saved to help others recover from the devastation of Super Typhoon Haiyan (aka Typhoon Yolanda), the deadliest typhoon ever recorded in the Philippines.

Naomi, a Maui native, spent a couple years in the Philippines, mostly in the city of Tacloban, which bore the brunt of the November 2013 storm.

A Recycled Wedding to Help Friends in the Philippines | Hawaii Wedding Love

Photo courtesy of Naomi Kaneshiro

A Recycled Wedding to Help Friends in the Philippines | Hawaii Wedding Love

Photo courtesy of Naomi Kaneshiro

A Recycled Wedding to Help Friends in the Philippines | Hawaii Wedding Love

Photo courtesy of Naomi Kaneshiro

A Recycled Wedding to Help Friends in the Philippines | Hawaii Wedding Love

Photo courtesy of Naomi Kaneshiro

When the couple got engaged in January 2014, they excitedly started wedding planning but could not get their minds off the hardships that the people in the Philippines were facing. Many of their Filipino friends had lost loved ones and become homeless.

A Recycled Wedding to Help Friends in the Philippines | Hawaii Wedding Love

Before – Photo courtesy of Bobbie Womack

A Recycled Wedding to Help Friends in the Philippines | Hawaii Wedding Love

After – Photo courtesy of Bobbie Womack

A Recycled Wedding to Help Friends in the Philippines | Hawaii Wedding Love

After – Photo courtesy of Bobbie Womack

A Recycled Wedding to Help Friends in the Philippines | Hawaii Wedding Love

Feeding program – Photo courtesy of Bobbie Womack


"In light of our prayers for the most basic human needs, even a relatively inexpensive $270-wedding dress seemed unnecessarily extravagant. It became obvious to us that the money that would be spent on our behalf could instead be invested to providing long-term solutions for deep physical and spiritual needs half a world away."
— Bride Naomi on the reason behind their recycled wedding

A Recycled Wedding to Help Friends in the Philippines | Paige Laurel | Hawaii Wedding Love

Photo Credit: Paige Laurel

Some couples wish for a dream wedding or one planned by a celebrity wedding planner, but Naomi and Tray want to help their friends recover from a disaster that many of us, myself included, have largely forgotten about.

To learn more about how you can make Tray and Naomi’s wedding wish come true and help their friends in Tacloban, click this link: https://www.crowdrise.com/TrayandNaomi

A Recycled Wedding to Help Friends in the Philippines | Paige Laurel | Hawaii Wedding Love

Photo Credit: Paige Laurel

A Recycled Wedding to Help Friends in the Philippines | Paige Laurel | Hawaii Wedding Love

Photo Credit: Paige Laurel

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Engagement Photographer: Paige Laurel
Personal photos of the Philippines: Naomi Kaneshiro and Bobbie Womack
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Rustic Elegant Surfer Wedding on Oahu: Justin & Kelly

Rustic Elegant Surfer Wedding on Oahu: Justin & Kelly | iFloyd Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

With the perfect mixture of driftwood, burlap, sea urchins, and a touch of sparkle, it’s hard to believe that most of this wedding was handmade by the bride and groom. The lovely images from iFloyd Photography exude a laid-back elegance that’s equal parts pretty + fun.

Guests were encouraged to wear slippers (slippers, mind you, not flip flops) and the guys even changed to board shorts after the ceremony. I especially loved that Kelly and Justin’s surfboards made an appearance throughout the wedding details: on the invitation, the custom beer koozie, on the cake, and my favorite, their senbazuru (origami cranes). It’s a Hawaii wedding with personality and one you won’t want to miss!

Rustic Elegant Surfer Wedding on Oahu: Justin & Kelly | iFloyd Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Rustic Elegant Surfer Wedding on Oahu: Justin & Kelly | iFloyd Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Rustic Elegant Surfer Wedding on Oahu: Justin & Kelly | iFloyd Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Rustic Elegant Surfer Wedding on Oahu: Justin & Kelly | iFloyd Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Rustic Elegant Surfer Wedding on Oahu: Justin & Kelly | iFloyd Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Rustic Elegant Surfer Wedding on Oahu: Justin & Kelly | iFloyd Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Rustic Elegant Surfer Wedding on Oahu: Justin & Kelly | iFloyd Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Rustic Elegant Surfer Wedding on Oahu: Justin & Kelly | iFloyd Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Rustic Elegant Surfer Wedding on Oahu: Justin & Kelly | iFloyd Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Rustic Elegant Surfer Wedding on Oahu: Justin & Kelly | iFloyd Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Rustic Elegant Surfer Wedding on Oahu: Justin & Kelly | iFloyd Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Rustic Elegant Surfer Wedding on Oahu: Justin & Kelly | iFloyd Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Rustic Elegant Surfer Wedding on Oahu: Justin & Kelly | iFloyd Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Rustic Elegant Surfer Wedding on Oahu: Justin & Kelly | iFloyd Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Rustic Elegant Surfer Wedding on Oahu: Justin & Kelly | iFloyd Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Rustic Elegant Surfer Wedding on Oahu: Justin & Kelly | iFloyd Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Rustic Elegant Surfer Wedding on Oahu: Justin & Kelly | iFloyd Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Rustic Elegant Surfer Wedding on Oahu: Justin & Kelly | iFloyd Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Rustic Elegant Surfer Wedding on Oahu: Justin & Kelly | iFloyd Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Rustic Elegant Surfer Wedding on Oahu: Justin & Kelly | iFloyd Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Rustic Elegant Surfer Wedding on Oahu: Justin & Kelly | iFloyd Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Rustic Elegant Surfer Wedding on Oahu: Justin & Kelly | iFloyd Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Rustic Elegant Surfer Wedding on Oahu: Justin & Kelly | iFloyd Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Rustic Elegant Surfer Wedding on Oahu: Justin & Kelly | iFloyd Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Rustic Elegant Surfer Wedding on Oahu: Justin & Kelly | iFloyd Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Rustic Elegant Surfer Wedding on Oahu: Justin & Kelly | iFloyd Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Rustic Elegant Surfer Wedding on Oahu: Justin & Kelly | iFloyd Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Rustic Elegant Surfer Wedding on Oahu: Justin & Kelly | iFloyd Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Rustic Elegant Surfer Wedding on Oahu: Justin & Kelly | iFloyd Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Rustic Elegant Surfer Wedding on Oahu: Justin & Kelly | iFloyd Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Rustic Elegant Surfer Wedding on Oahu: Justin & Kelly | iFloyd Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Rustic Elegant Surfer Wedding on Oahu: Justin & Kelly | iFloyd Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Rustic Elegant Surfer Wedding on Oahu: Justin & Kelly | iFloyd Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Rustic Elegant Surfer Wedding on Oahu: Justin & Kelly | iFloyd Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Rustic Elegant Surfer Wedding on Oahu: Justin & Kelly | iFloyd Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Rustic Elegant Surfer Wedding on Oahu: Justin & Kelly | iFloyd Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Rustic Elegant Surfer Wedding on Oahu: Justin & Kelly | iFloyd Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Rustic Elegant Surfer Wedding on Oahu: Justin & Kelly | iFloyd Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Rustic Elegant Surfer Wedding on Oahu: Justin & Kelly | iFloyd Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Rustic Elegant Surfer Wedding on Oahu: Justin & Kelly | iFloyd Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Rustic Elegant Surfer Wedding on Oahu: Justin & Kelly | iFloyd Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Rustic Elegant Surfer Wedding on Oahu: Justin & Kelly | iFloyd Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Rustic Elegant Surfer Wedding on Oahu: Justin & Kelly | iFloyd Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Rustic Elegant Surfer Wedding on Oahu: Justin & Kelly | iFloyd Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Rustic Elegant Surfer Wedding on Oahu: Justin & Kelly | iFloyd Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Rustic Elegant Surfer Wedding on Oahu: Justin & Kelly | iFloyd Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Rustic Elegant Surfer Wedding on Oahu: Justin & Kelly | iFloyd Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Congratulations Kelly and Justin! May life bring you plenty of good waves and s’more fun times.

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Photographer: iFloyd Photography | Videographer: Image Creations LLC | Wedding Coordinator: Say I Do by Karisa | Venue: Makana at Mokuleia Estate | Flowers: Always Flowers 808 Weddings | Rentals & Lighting: Accel Party Rentals & Design | Cake: Sugar On Top | Makeup: Kecia Littman | Hair: Ashlee Valeros Hair Design | Officiant: Pastor Max Fowler

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Maui Elopement at Hotel Wailea: Joey & Maggie

Maui Wedding at Hotel Wailea: Joey & Maggie | Naomi Levit Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Just you and your beloved pledging forever love… there’s something so incredibly pure about an elopement. And when that elopement takes place at Hotel Wailea with the Pacific Ocean in the background and Naomi Levit is there to catch your happiest moments on film, the result is a picture-perfect start to a Happily Ever After.

Maui Wedding at Hotel Wailea: Joey & Maggie | Naomi Levit Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Maui Wedding at Hotel Wailea: Joey & Maggie | Naomi Levit Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Maui Wedding at Hotel Wailea: Joey & Maggie | Naomi Levit Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Maui Wedding at Hotel Wailea: Joey & Maggie | Naomi Levit Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Maui Wedding at Hotel Wailea: Joey & Maggie | Naomi Levit Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Maui Wedding at Hotel Wailea: Joey & Maggie | Naomi Levit Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Maui Wedding at Hotel Wailea: Joey & Maggie | Naomi Levit Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Maui Wedding at Hotel Wailea: Joey & Maggie | Naomi Levit Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Maui Wedding at Hotel Wailea: Joey & Maggie | Naomi Levit Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Maui Wedding at Hotel Wailea: Joey & Maggie | Naomi Levit Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Maui Wedding at Hotel Wailea: Joey & Maggie | Naomi Levit Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Maui Wedding at Hotel Wailea: Joey & Maggie | Naomi Levit Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Maui Wedding at Hotel Wailea: Joey & Maggie | Naomi Levit Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Maui Wedding at Hotel Wailea: Joey & Maggie | Naomi Levit Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Maui Wedding at Hotel Wailea: Joey & Maggie | Naomi Levit Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Maui Wedding at Hotel Wailea: Joey & Maggie | Naomi Levit Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

Maui Wedding at Hotel Wailea: Joey & Maggie | Naomi Levit Photography | Hawaii Wedding Love

From Naomi Levit Photography:

“I love elopements. I love the intimacy between the couple and the relaxed atmosphere. I also love shooting at Hotel Wailea, my favorite venue in Maui. It’s an amazing venue with endless options for romantic Hawaiian backdrops. A creek running through the property, lush foliage, flowers, palm trees, a peaceful pond below, and a birds eye view of the Pacific Ocean. It’s a photographers dream and a wonderful place for a romantic Hawaiian wedding.

Maggie and Joey were so much fun to photograph. Their happiness was intoxicating and their love for each other was glowing. They were up for anything and they laughed a lot along the way. Makes my job easy!”

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Photographer: Naomi Levit Photography | Wedding Coordinator: America Salinas of Maui Wedding Company | Venue: Hotel Wailea | Flowers: Kihei-Wailea Flowers By Cora | Officiant: Al Terry “Reverend Alapaki” | Harpist: Tatyana Shapiro-Leiste

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