When I Met You – David & Yingyu’s Maui Elopement

May 4, 2024


Our world at Simple Maui Wedding is filled with love stories, and David and Yingyu’s Maui elopement stands out as a tale of serendipity and romance. As retired individuals, both David and Yingyu bring a wealth of life experiences and passions to their union, making their love story even more unique.

David, a former Corrections Officer and military man, is a widower with a large and loving family, while Yingyu, with her background in interior design and a penchant for the guzheng instrument and painting, brings a creative and vibrant energy to their relationship.

Their love story took an unexpected turn when they met online, bridging the distance between Guilin, China, and Seattle, Washington. It was during a romantic getaway to Honolulu/Waikiki that David surprised Yingyu with a sunset proposal aboard a dinner cruise. Amidst cheers from fellow passengers, they shared their first dance, embracing the joy of their newfound love! And now we couldn’t be more excited to see these two tie the knot!

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A Beautiful Evening

Their Maui elopement day at Southside Beach was a testament to their enduring love and the beginning of a new chapter in their lives together. Yingyu, resplendent in her flowing veil and flower crown, was a vision of beauty against the backdrop of the ocean. Meanwhile, David exuded charm and sophistication in his three-piece suit, a perfect complement to his radiant bride.

As they exchanged vows in an intimate and heartfelt ceremony, surrounded by the gentle lapping of the waves and the warm glow of the setting sun, it was clear that David and Yingyu were meant to be together. Moreover, their union is a celebration of love, resilience, and the joy of finding a soulmate!

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David & Yingyu enjoyed a sparkling cider toast to celebrate while they cut their cake!

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Their Maui beach wedding ended with the most gorgeous sunset! That’s the beauty of getting married on the beach! You can’t predict the marvels that nature will bless you with like this glorious sunset for David and Yingyu! These two certainly deserve it!

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Congratulations to the happy couple, may your days be filled with laughter, love, and countless beautiful sunsets together! Finally, it was an honor to bring your dream vision to life!


Time Of Day: Sunset

Maui Wedding Planner: Maui Elopement Package #1 by Simple Maui Wedding

Maui Wedding Photography: Samantha from Karma Hill Photography

Onsite Coordinator: Diana of Simple Maui Wedding

Florals: Leis, Flower Crown, White Sands Bouquet by Dellables

Musician: Duane – Manutea Nui E

Hula Dancer: Rayna – Manutea Nui E

Maui Beach Location: Southside Beach

Maui Officiant: Joe Miles

Are you loving the romance of the day? You’ll love this wedding too! 

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Karma Hill is the owner of Karma Hill Photography, Simple Maui Wedding, Simple Oahu Wedding, and Simple Hawaii Wedding, marking a significant presence in the Hawaii wedding community since 2007. With a wealth of experience and a vast collection of informative posts on weddings and photography in Hawaii, Karma Hill offers unparalleled expertise. Explore the world of photography and wedding planning across Hawaii by visiting Karma's websites.

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