Its not everyday we get to be a part of a wedding in Maui's beautiful upcountry, Makawao my old hometown no less. This is a place that captures a side of Maui that many can't even imagine exists. A place of sprawling farms, pineapple fields, and the scent of eucalyptus in the air, a place that I for one feel instantly at peace in.
Maile and Pono's backyard wedding had all the charm and intimacy you could hope for, with aunties and uncles preparing flowers, and last minute poke bowl filling. The kind of wedding where the preparation is part of the event and the smiles come from working along side loved ones. It was easy to see where Maile and Pono got there genuine sweet personalities from and it made the day all that much more heartwarming!
The emotions were real, the mood was sweet and the breeze and sun met to bring a gift of perfection. Everything about this ceremony was beautiful and full of meaning.
The property surrounding the house was so beautiful as the sun went down framing these two in the perfect light and capturing their first time along together as husband and wife was such a pleasure for us.
For those of you who have ever been to a local Hawaiian wedding you already know its loads of fun and excitement, full of stories and culture and heartwarming traditions. For those of you who haven't I highly suggest taking up any offer that comes your way! And the Food!!