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