Relaxed, Fun, and in the Sun – Debra & Marlo Elope in Maui

April 1, 2021

Debra and Marlo wanted an easy, relaxing, and fun wedding, so they figured what better way than to elope in Maui! Ironwoods set the stage with luminous views of the Pacific Ocean and plenty of sand for our couple to sink their feet into. We could not get enough of the fun energy shared between Debra and Marlo on their wedding day. Read on for all the sweet moments!

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Why They Chose to Elope in Maui

Over the last ten years, Debra has been visiting Maui with her girlfriends to celebrate her birthday. The islands have a special place in her heart. Debra and Marlo even plan to one day buy a house and join the community, to which we say, Aloha! What better place to elope than in your happy place? It was clear that Debra and Marlo seemed right at home. Marlo even sported slippers on his wedding day!

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Elope in Maui
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Elope in Maui

Our Couple’s Story

Debra and Marlo met online through a matchmaking service. After a local Starbucks meetup, they knew romance was in the stars! They have five children between them, Debra’s two sons and Marlo’s three daughters. They both enjoy doing projects around the house and playing with their Golden Retriever, Teddy. 

Elope in Maui
Elope in Maui

Together for five years, Debra and Marlo have a great engagement story! While she was working in the hospital and getting ready to escort a patient into surgery for a cesarean, Debra heard someone say, “Why is that man in a tuxedo?” She took a quick peek in the security camera, and sure enough, there was Marlo, waiting by the entrance doors to her ward.

In full scrubs (with a mask and hat), Debra raced towards him. As soon as Marlo saw her, he plunged a hand into his jacket pocket. But before he could do anything, Debra announced, “You can’t do this right now! But will you ask me again soon?” Later that night, they went for a drive to get an ice cream cone, and there in the car, Marlo popped the big question. And, of course, she said YES! Keep scrolling for more of this beautiful couple!  

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Elope in Maui
Elope in Maui
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Elope in Maui
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Elope in Maui
Elope in Maui

Mahalo, Debra and Marlo, for selecting us to help you elope in Maui and make your wedding day dreams come true. You were so much fun to work with. We wish you all the happiness in the years ahead and send our fondest Aloha.


Time of Day: Sunset

Hawaii Wedding Photographer: Kela from Karma Hill Photography

Maui Beach Location: Ironwoods Beach

Maui Wedding Planner: Simple Maui Wedding

Onsite Coordinator: Kristen from Simple Maui Wedding

Maui Minister: Reverend Richardo

Wedding Florals: Anuenue Bouquet by Dellables

Hair and Makeup: MeiLi Autumn Beauty

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