Barb had originally booked us for a much larger wedding that she was planning in John Day, Oregon. But the inevitable stresses of planning a big wedding soon proved to Barb that it just wasn’t what she had envisioned for her dream wedding. So she and her now-husband Cub decided to have a much more close-knit wedding in Maui, Hawaii and we are so grateful that she chose to bring us along for the adventure.
Barb and Cub were married in an intimate ceremony at Makena Cove Beach. Makena Cove, while one of the most photographed beaches on Maui, is so hidden that you could drive right past it and never know it was there. Often referred to as the ‘Secret Beach’, it boasts palm trees, gorgeous, golden sandy beaches and impressive rock formations.
Barb chose a stunning Maggie Sottero gown for her ceremony, with mother of pearl sandals for her feet and a hibiscus for her hair. Cub wore a white linen shirt and khaki slacks. The wedding party and guests all donned purple orchid leis. Barb wore a white orchid lei, Cub a tea leaf lei and shell and nut lei which they exchanged during the ceremony.
We got some wonderful shots of the newlyweds having a champagne toast on the beach as well as of the couple standing together on the rocks overlooking the Pacific Ocean at sunset.
The reception was held at Mama’s Fish House Restaurant and Inn, located on a private beach nestled in a beautiful coconut grove.
One of the really amazing things about this business is the incredible friendships that I have developed. Barb and I connected as soon as we met, but over the course of planning her wedding, I have gotten to know Barb and photographing her wedding, I felt as if I was photographing a lifelong friend. I feel very fortunate that through my photography business I have cultivated such a wonderful friendship. I look forward to many adventures with Barb and Cub in the years to come.
We spent four incredible days in Maui with Barb and Cub and their family and we are truly grateful for their generosity in bringing us to Hawaii to capture their day and their trip.
Pū, pronounced ‘poo’ is the Hawaiian Name for Conch Shell. A gift from the Ocean, the Pū comes out of the life-giving waters with a sound that flows across the ‘Aina (land). The blows performed during the ceremony symbolize the journey of the ancient Hawaiians as well as your own journey in that Eternal moment. Always adorable when the bride grabs the photographer’s camera… too cute!You’ve got to love those sunsets at Makena Cove in Maui, what a magical location for a wedding ceremony!The food is always phenomenal at Mama’s Fish House Restaurant and Inn in Paia. What a fabulous location for a small intimate wedding reception!One of the highlights of our trip to Maui to shoot Barb and Cub’s wedding was the incredible honor of being introduced to Dick Bass, a guest at the wedding. Dick Bass is a legend. He is the first man in the world to have climbed the highest mountain on all seven continents including Kosciuszko. His efforts still impress and energize thousands of people all over the world who are trying to follow in his footsteps. If you are not already aware of him… he has an incredibly inspiring book called The Seven Summits. I encourage everyone to check it out! What a great way to end a lovely night playing in the rain on Mama’s private beach in Maui! One incredibly beautiful family inside and out!!!
Officiant: Minister Vance www.mywedding.com
Wedding Gown: Bella Brides www.bellabridesbend.com
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