Sometimes Love is jubilant, a dancing laugh made of sunlight and whispered wishes. Other times, Love is quiet, a solid rock to hold onto as you drift in the sea, a warm hand to grasp when yours are cold.
Whitney & Oscar’s Maui wedding was nothing how they’d envisioned getting married in paradise would be like… With the coronavirus encroaching into the country, half of their guests needed to stay home, including Whitney’s Matron of Honor and Oscar’s family and parents. Then their rehearsal dinner was canceled… and then came the rain. But our bride and groom were gracious throughout it all, smiling and taking in every moment of their Special Day.
With their kindness and sweet moments of thankfulness, Whitney & Oscar showed us all that even in times like these, Love wins.
Emily, our onsite coordinator reflected on the day, saying: “The sun never came out to shine on their wedding, but there was something even brighter shining on them – their love for each other, the love from their family, and the blessings they received for their marriage.”
During this cloud, there’s been a silver lining: all over the world, people are showing kindness, people are coming together to protect their neighbors and their communities. And although Karma Hill Photography had offered a couple’s portrait session once the weather cleared up, our bride and groom cared more about the health and safety of the crew than capturing their dream photo… all they wanted was for the photographer to stay home, to stay safe, and to stay healthy.
Whitney & Oscar may not have had the sun-filled Maui wedding they’d always dreamed of… but looking over these images, it’s clear that their wedding was the unforeseen but beautiful beginning of a dream marriage, a marriage rooted in truth and unconditional love.
As our bride puts it: “Of course it wasn’t the perfect day you dream of, but we made do with what we had, and it was wonderful. I am proud to be Mrs. Gutierrez, and these events have shown me just what a strong, incredible man I have…”
Mahalo nui loa, Whitney & Oscar, for sharing your incredibly lovely ceremony with us. We hope you return to capture your anniversary portraits underneath the Maui sun… But until then, we send you our fondest Aloha and wish you only the best in the years ahead…
Time of Day: Sunset
Maui Wedding Photographer: Sophie from Karma Hill Photography
Maui Beach Wedding Location: Southside Beach
Maui Wedding Planner: Simple Maui Wedding
Onsite Coordinator: Emily of Simple Maui Wedding
Maui Minister: Reverend Richardo
Wedding Florals: Pastel Rustic Hawaiian Bouquet by Dellables
Videographer: All Time Media
Hair and Makeup: Grand Salon
Come see another recent Maui wedding: Enjoying Every Moment ~ Amelia & Jered’s Maui Venue Wedding
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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