John reached out to us about creating his dream elopement in Waipio Valley with his soon-to-be wife, Kate. John told us that he nor Kate had ever been to Big Island before. Well, they had never been to Hawai’i before. This was actually the furthest from home Kate had ever been. John found a photo online of a previous elopement in Waipio Valley and said he had to get married there. It was one of the most stunning places he had ever seen. We were absolutely pumped to hear about their dream Hawaii elopement and knew that we could totally provide an experience that they would never forget.
John + Kate had the most incredible ceremony down in Waipio Valley at sunrise with just the two of them, the officiant, and Ryan + me. The ceremony ended right as the sun rose and almost immediately after, the surfers quietly crept in the ocean to surf the glassy beautiful waves that were going off down in the valley. We got to spend the next hour in the valley with John and Kate before the sun got too high. We loved being able to work with these two during their first time in Hawaii. We hope that these photos of their Waipio Valley wedding will be something they can treasure forever.