Holding Back the Clouds – Stephanie & Chris Elope in Maui

October 10, 2022


Last Updated on April 25, 2024 by Karma Hill

When you elope in Maui, there are fewer things to make you nervous. That’s what draws so many wonderful couples to our island. One thing that brings anxiety to even the most laid-back couple? The weather.

Let’s set the scene, and then you’ll see how awesome Stephanie & Chris are!

Last weekend brought gray skies and lots of rain. Definitely not the bright tropical elopement this sweet couple dreamed of. We planned to have their ceremony in Wailea, but cloudy skies lurked overhead.

So what do Stephanie & Chris do? They go with the flow. These two were terrific, and sure they’d have a great day anywhere. So when we suggested moving to a dryer area of the island, they were totally up for it.

We met them a few minutes north in Kihei, where it seemed dry and clear. But we weren’t out of the woods yet.

It seemed like a rain cloud was following us, threatening to dampen our new plans as well.

Was it a miracle that the rains held off and the clouds cleared? Was it the wedding angels smiling down on Stephanie & Chris? Was their love so bright that no rain cloud stood a chance against them?

We think it may be all of that and more. We’re so happy that it worked out for them to elope in Maui! Check out their gorgeous Maui elopement below and join us in congratulating the beautiful newlyweds!

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Elope in Maui at Sugar Beach
Kihei Maui Elopement
Elope in Maui at sunset

Best Delivery Ever

Stephanie & Chris are such a great match for each other! They’re laid-back yet adventurous, hard-working but always ready to share a laugh. The perfect type of couple to elope in Maui!

In fact, Chris had a somewhat humorous way of proposing to his now-wife. Stephanie is an online shopping enthusiast and looks forward to her Amazon deliveries. They joke that Stephanie gets home from work and enthusiastically greets the packages on her front porch before saying hi to Chris.

When it was time to surprise Stephanie with an engagement ring, Chris disguised it in an Amazon box and added it to her stack of packages. She was shocked and ecstatic when she opened that box and found it was a ring.

Of course, their proposal was emotional too, but it shows the kind of lighthearted fun these two are always searching for.

Their wedding reflected that too! While they were full of beauty and romance, they were also playful and cute. We loved helping coordinate their plans to elope in Maui!

Elope in Maui with Simple Maui Wedding
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Maui Elopement Bride with Flower Crown and Tropical bouquet
Maui elopement groom with lei
Kihei Maui Elopement

An Emergency Meet-Cute

Stephanie & Chris first met in the ER. Stephanie is a nurse, and Chris is a firefighter/paramedic. They had seen each other a few times in passing, but hadn’t ever talked.

One night, Chris brought Stephanie an ER patient and a pickup line. He wanted to talk to her for a while but was too nervous. He lingered a while after giving Stephanie the patient’s report, and he ended up with her phone number. Score!

What started as workplace flirting ended up being a lifelong romance.

Once it was time to plan their wedding, they realized they were more excited about traveling than hosting a big event. Chris had been to Hawaii before, and Stephanie really wanted to visit the islands with him.

So they decided to Elope in Maui!

They had a beautiful ceremony with Reverend Richardo, and then they took dreamy newlywed portraits on the beach. Check out their sunset photos below — they’ll have you daydreaming about having your own elopement in Maui!

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Elope in Maui on the beach
Elope in Maui with Simple Maui Wedding
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Sunset elopement in Maui

Congratulations, Stephanie & Chris! Mahalo for choosing us as your Maui elopement coordinator!


Time of Day: Sunset

Wedding Photographer in Maui: Angelica from Karma Hill Photography

Beach Location: Sugar Beach in Kihei

Maui Elopement Packages: Simple Maui Wedding

Wedding Ceremony Onsite Coordinator: Emily from Simple Maui Wedding

Maui Officiant: Rev. Richardo

Wedding Florals: Pastel Rustic Hawaiian Bouquet by Dellables

Hair Makeup: Simply Beauty Maui

Wedding Dress: Lulus

Groom’s Attire: Express

We plan vow renewals too! Check out this recent Maui vow renewal on our blog!

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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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