Sascha and Jasmin have known each other since childhood and traveled from their native Germany to Maui for a secret elopement on their 17th anniversary.
Sascha’s parents bought a weekend home in the same rural village where Jasmin grew up, and Sascha became friends with Jasmin’s brother. They lost touch as teenagers but reconnected in college and one thing led to another.
Their relationship endured through times of major growth: college, starting their careers, spending time in other countries, and transitioning from their twenties to their thirties. It was finally when they decided to buy a new apartment that they became overwhelmed, sharing doubts and feelings for the future. This was one of their most challenging times but helped them realize their bond was strong and they would stick together no matter what. After a romantic winter walk, watching old movies, and an amazing meal, Sascha proposed on Christmas Eve in their new home while a playlist of meaningful songs played in the background.
Sascha travels most of the week for work, so they make use of quality time on the weekends and take an extended vacation every year. They love learning about new places and experiencing other cultures.
Jasmin and Sascha already visited Maui twice and fell in love with the island. It was a natural fit for their wedding ceremony, which they decided to keep secret except for a couple close friends and reveal to their families when they returned back to Germany for Christmas dinner!
Planning: Fawn of Maile Maui Weddings // Photographer: Angela Nelson Photography // Videographer: Hi Light Wedding Films // Officiant: Ernest Pua’a // Musician: Marc Dumalanta // Florist: In Bloom Hawaii // Hair and Makeup: Hair and Makeup by Heather // Location: Honolua Forest and Ironwoods Beach // Time of Day: Sunset