Maui Wedding Elopement – Makena Cove

After being best of friends for nearly five years, Karlee and Matt officially became a couple and it didn’t take long for them to realize they had something truly special. When they decided to get married, it was important that the focus was on creating memories with the wedding being beautiful in its simplicity and personal touches. A Maui wedding elopement at Makena Cove with only the two of them in the morning was the perfect way to celebrate their love.

From the very first email, Karlee was so warm and open. We instantly bonded over the fact that our guys are firefighters – Matt in California and my husband Kai here on Maui. We quickly found many other similarities and soon it felt like we had been friends for years.

We met in person to check out the beach a couple days before their wedding day which happened to be Karlee and Matt’s two year anniversary. When I found out they had no plans made, I worked with Matt to plan a romantic sunset dinner for Karlee. The bride-to-be was happily surprised and we were all very excited for their big day.

Matt was handsome with his Maile lei intwined with tuberose, and Karlee looked gorgeous in her white gown and turquoise jewelry inspired by her Native American grandmother. Angie Diaz was there to capture every heartfelt moment, from Pastor Laki’s touching ceremony with his trademark sense of humor to newlywed bliss among the lava rocks and Pacific Ocean. We’ve been swooning over these gorgeous images for days.

Congratulations, Karlee and Matt! Thank you for allowing me to be part of your love story! XO Fawn

Maui Wedding Coordinator: Fawn of Maile Maui Weddings // Angie Diaz Photography // Hair & Makeup: I Am Ui // Officiant: Laki Kaahumanu

Groom and Pastor Laki at Makena Cove

Maui beach bride

Timeless Maui beach wedding ceremony

Beaming Maui bride

Wedding lei exchange

Groom shows shaka

Groom in maile and tuberose lei

Pastor Laki making wedding couple laugh

First dance at Maui beach wedding

Makena Cove kiss

First kiss as husband and wife

Just Mauied at Makena Cove

Maui newlyweds

Maui morning wedding by the sea

Tender kiss on the cheek

Maui bride and groom

Tropical beach elopement

Beach embrace and closeup of bride's turquoise jewelry

Look of love

Vintage engagement ring

Love in Hawaiian paradise

Looking towards the future

Play in the ocean after getting Maui'ed

Beach trash the dress after the wedding

Kiss in the ocean

Kiss and splash

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