September 16, 2021
William intended on proposing to Joanna during their third anniversary trip to Maui. When the plans fell through, they spent their anniversary on Hornby Island, the Hawaii of the North. As they planned to tie the knot, they couldn’t imagine not having a Maui beach elopement!
Maluaka was the ideal spot for this intimate bohemian wedding. In these portraits shot by Karma Hill Photography, you can see how this exquisite place created a flawless backdrop. The shores of this South Maui beach were calm so this lovely couple had plenty of space for their ceremony. It was hot but not too windy — the perfect weather for the occasion!
You would think this beach is a fantasy because of how romantic it is! How the foamy aquamarine water washes onto the sandy shore and the whimsical greenery surrounding the shore is breathtaking. Above all, we love how the bright sun is shining on our beautiful couple! Although they are glowing on their own, the golden glimmer from the sun enhances it. Now, you can vividly see the happiness radiating from inside them!
Joanna and William’s story first began when they met in 2017 on a popular dating app. When they met in person, they instantly felt a connection with one another! One year later, they moved in together. In 2020, they were supposed to visit Maui where William would propose but those plans changed for them. Instead, they got engaged under an enchanting sunset on Hornby Island! For them, having a Maui beach elopement felt like everything was coming full circle in their love story.
Currently, Joanna is a psychotherapist, and William is a criminal defense lawyer. Although they don’t have any children, they are ecstatic to be getting a French Bulldog puppy soon. You can find them cooking, spending time with people they love, and appreciating art and culture in their spare time. Since they live in Vancouver, Canada near the beach and mountains, they always make time to be outdoors! In the future, they hope to start a family of their own.
Congratulations Joanna and William! Mahalo for letting us be part of such a special occasion. We’re happy your love story has come full circle, and we’re wishing you an eternity of love and adventures.
Time of Day: Sunset
Maui Wedding Photographer: Tenessa from Karma Hill Photography
Maui Beach Location: Maluaka Beach
Maui Wedding Packages: Simple Maui Wedding
Onsite Coordinator: Emily from Simple Maui Wedding
Maui Minister: Kahu Ricardo Hanako’o
Wedding Florals: Rustic Hawaiian Bouquet by Sweet Blossom Hawaii
Videographer: All Time Media Check out another wedding in Hawaii here: https://simplemauiwedding.net/traci-davids-hawaii-beach-elopement/
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