Spanish Class Amor – Katherine & José’s Maui Destination Wedding

March 27, 2021


With the craziness of the pandemic, all Katherine and José wanted for their union was a relaxing and simple Maui Destination Wedding with their closest friends and family. We were thrilled to help Katherine and José turn their dream into reality all while keeping it easy and breezy, so they could just sit back and enjoy their Hawaii vacation! 

Maui Destination Wedding
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The Maui Destination Wedding Location

Overlooking the panoramic view of Keawakapu Beach, 5 Palms Restaurant is a spectacular location choice for a Maui destination wedding. With a manicured ceremonial lawn that melds the atmosphere of a beach wedding with the perks of a venue, guests like Katherine and José’s fantastic crew can watch the “I do’s” while sitting comfortably. And what a great view they had! How cute are Katherine and José’s smiles?!

Maui Destination Wedding
Maui Destination Wedding
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Maui Destination Wedding
Maui Destination Wedding
Maui Destination Wedding
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Maui Destination Wedding
Maui Destination Wedding
Maui Destination Wedding

Following the ceremony, Katherine and José stepped out onto the powder-soft sands to celebrate their union with gorgeous Maui Wedding Photography

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Maui Destination Wedding
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newlywed couple poses with a just mauid sign in front of the ocean
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Our Couple’s Story

Katherine and José met during their senior year in high school–in Mrs. Mendoza’s Spanish class, to be more specific. Although they were young, it was true amor, and they’ve been together now for over a decade! José works as a Biotech Sales Representative and Katherine works as an HR representative for a dermatological company in California. They have two fur babies named Simon and Sol, who they absolutely love and look forward to introducing to their future children.

Just before the world closed down in 2020, Katherine and José took a trip to Thailand. On the shore of a spectacular beach in Phuket, José asked the big question, and Katherine, of course, said yes! In her words, “It’s so special that we are getting married on the beach as well! Complete a full circle.” Keep scrolling for all the gorgeous beachy shots of this beautiful couple! 

Maui Destination Wedding
Maui Destination Wedding
Maui Destination Wedding

Thank you Katherine & José, for choosing us to help turn your wedding dreams into a reality. It was a joy working with you, and we wish you all the smiles and love in the years ahead!


Time of Day: Morning

Hawaii Wedding Photographer: Samantha from Karma Hill Photography

Maui Wedding Venue: 5 Palms, Wailea

Beach Portraits Location: Keawakapu Beach

Maui Wedding Planner: Simple Maui Wedding

Onsite Coordinator: Kristen from Simple Maui Wedding

Maui Minister: Reverend Richardo

Wedding Florals: Rustic Hawaiian Bouquet by Dellables

Hair and Makeup: MeiLi Autumn Beauty

Bridal Gown from Bella Ella Boutique

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Karma Hill is the owner of Karma Hill Photography, Simple Maui Wedding and Simple Oahu wedding. Karma writes about weddings and photography in Hawaii.

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