On April 6, 2018 Krista and Justin Pakuris eloped in an intimate ceremony in Hotel Wailea’s Treehouse, cradled within the lush canopy of mango and avocado trees in the boutique resort’s orchard in Maui.
Even though it may not be their big day, wedding guests still find a way to complain about things that don’t conform to their liking, whether it is unwarranted or not. Because it’s in the nature of some human beings to have control over everything – we see you, Aunt Linda – the simplest thing to do when they suddenly find themselves not in a position of power is make hasty complaints to those who are. Sigh.
We recently were introduced to a new trend in wedding photography: Proposal/engagement shoots where the photographer is hiding during a planned proposal somewhere beautiful on Maui. They capture the raw emotion of the moment, then once an emphatic “YES!” is yelled, the photographer comes out of hiding and shoots a portrait shoot. Natalie Brown Photography shared some of her recent Maui engagement photos with us, and you can see just how much emotion and love is captured in these incredible photos.
This is the first in a series where we share personal accounts from couples that have been married on Maui and all the fun that surrounds it. Let us know if you’d like your story shared! All photos by BGI Photography.
Trista and Michael first visited Maui in August 2015 and immediately knew “when” they got married, it would be on Maui – specifically after they hiked the island and visited just a small portion of its beauty. The first time there they spent 10 days, and it was not close to enough! They visited Makawao Jewelers and Trista fell in love with a set of orange garnets that John was selling. Needless to say, they both were not ready to tie the knot yet, but Michael KNEW he had to get that stone for her. So, when he eventually proposed, she would have it and specifically remember their first Maui trip together.
If you’re seeking a truly memorable and unique wedding location on The Valley Isle, look beyond the most popular Maui beach destinations and consider the stunning areas of Wailuku and Waikapu.
Dramatic mountain views, sparkling lagoons, tropical gardens and more await on your search for the perfect Maui wedding location.