Erin and Rob, Waikoloa Marriott, Big Island of Hawaii

Erin and Rob were married Tuesday October 11 on the King’s Knoll at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort on the Big Island of Hawaii in a simple, beautiful ceremony.It was just the two of them, just what they wanted, having already done a small ceremony for the family in Atlanta.

I love that they were willing to get into the ocean and get a little wet. I love that it started to rain, just as the sun set into the ocean, a sigh of good luck! According to the old wives’ tale, the knot in “tying the knot” becomes wet and is harder to break, thus making the marriage stronger.

I love how these two are together – so natural, so easy, so comfortable. It’s a love that doesn’t take many words — it simply speaks for itself.

Laura and Evan, Puako beach, Big Island of Hawaii

Laura and Evan met at a wedding 5 years ago, then crossed paths again 1 ½ years later. They  always joke that they know they will last forever because they did things backwards…. they fell in love, broke up, then fell back in love. They had a magical Hawaiian wedding and are now living their happily ever after! Their love story has been a roller coaster but it is their amazing love that has helped them make it through some very tough challenges. They are best friends and their love still amazes them every day! They wouldn’t change their story one bit because they have a level of respect and love for one another that they would never have had otherwise, and two of the cutest children you could ever ask for!

In the most dramatic entrance I’ve seen, Laura surprised Evan by arriving to her wedding in a double hull canoe, launched from the Puako boat ramp by Captain Kiko. It was breathtakingly beautiful!

The reception took place at an amazing  Mauna Kea Resort vacation home . Their gorgeous beach themed cake was made by one of my favorite bakeries, Pineapple bakery…I adore Robin’s creations! Robin her staff at Sam’s Place also catered the event .

Laura is a photographer herself, so knowing how important photography is to her, I felt honored to be chosen as her wedding photographer.

Laura and Evan…you’re the best! Thank you for welcoming me like an old friend and allowing me to capture your love. And your friends. And your family. And everything in between! Your wedding was amazing and I was honored to be a small part of the day you married your best friend.  Much Love and Appreciation… Karen