Closest To Our Hearts – Erika & Cristian’s Hawaii Venue Wedding

November 12, 2021


Last Updated on April 25, 2024 by Karma Hill

Erika and Cristian have never been to Maui. This cute couple’s first time on the island was unforgettable because they had a beautiful Hawaii venue wedding! Now, they’ll always have a reason to return to the island. Keep scrolling to see this gorgeous ceremony for yourself.

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What We Adore About Their Hawaii Venue Wedding

Held at the Hawaiian Ruins at Trinity by the Sea; this ceremony was rustic, tropical, and intimate. We like how Cristian’s cousin, Matthew, was the officiant, and Kahu Ricardo Hanako’o added the Hawaiian traditions to the ceremony. Both sermons flowed flawlessly together from start to finish! Most importantly, we love the boho-styled arch at the altar. This detail makes the wedding feel more dreamy!

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The Rustic Hawaiian Ruins set the scene for this delightful couple’s exquisite wedding! It was a gorgeous day outside; there were few clouds in the sky, and the sun was beaming! Vivid green trees decorated the background naturally and made the venue feel as if it was out of a fairytale! Above all, this location is perfect for groups because of how spacious it is. All twenty wedding guests were able to sit comfortably and still had a great view of the ceremony.

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Our Couple’s Story

Erika and Cristian’s story began when they met in college. Erika would see Cristian every day during lunchtime in the food hall. One day, he approached her and sparked a conversation. Two dates later, they were officially a couple! Four and half years pass and Cristian decides to pop the magic question. He proposed in front of the T-Rex at the dinosaur exhibit in the Houston Museum of Natural Science! Erika describes it as one of the best days ever!

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Since this lovely couple is from Texas, they initially thought of having a barn-like, rustic ceremony. But because of the pandemic, they wanted to do something more intimate. Tying the knot on the beach was one option, so they went big with a Hawaii venue wedding! Erika and Cristian’s day was perfect because it was in paradise with the ones closest to their hearts around them.

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Congratulations, Erika and Cristian! It was a pleasure to plan out your special day. We wish you a future full of adventurous bike rides and hikes!

Hawaii Venue Wedding – Session Details

Time of Day: Sunset

Maui Wedding Photographer: Tenessa from Karma Hill Photography

Venue Location: Rustic Hawaiian Ruins

Hawaii Venue Wedding: Simple Maui Wedding

Onsite Coordinator: Jen from Simple Maui Wedding

Maui Officiant: Kahu Ricardo Hanako’o & Groom’s Cousin

Wedding Florals: Rustic Hawaiian Bouquet by Dellables

Videographer: Gaucho Visuals

Hair & Makeup: Maui Makeup Artistry

Groom Attire: Joseph Abboud & Tommy Bahama

Wedding Gown: Etsy

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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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