Epic Views, Black Sand, and Lava: A Dreamy Big Island Elopement
In the captivating embrace of Big Island's natural wonders, Sarah and John embarked on an intimate wedding adventure, weaving their love story amidst the beauty of Hawai'i. As photographers and personal friends, we had the extraordinary privilege of documenting their heartfelt moments, immersing in the depth of their connection. Come with me as we unveil the enchanting tale of their intimate wedding on Big Island, Hawai'i.
A Sweet Prelude with Sarah's Custom Cakes
Sarah, a talented cake baker on O'ahu, poured her creativity and love into crafting two custom cakes for their elopement celebration. These delectable masterpieces reflected their unique love story, with flavors that mirrored their journey together. The sweet aroma filled the air, setting the stage for a day brimming with sweetness and joy.
A First Look with a View
At their serene BnB perched above the Kohala Coast, Sarah and John shared a tender first look, their eyes filled with anticipation and love. The panoramic view unfolded before them, the vast ocean stretching to the horizon, and the gentle breeze carrying whispers of blessings. In that moment, time stood still, allowing them to savor the depth of their connection and the beauty of their surroundings.
Vows on a Black Sand Beach
As the sun began its descent, casting a warm golden glow, Sarah and John ventured to a black sand beach for their sunset ceremony. With the sound of crashing waves as their symphony, they exchanged heartfelt vows, declaring their love in the presence of nature's magnificent canvas. The gentle touch of the ocean's breeze embraced them, as they embarked on their journey as lifelong partners, bound by a love that knows no bounds.
Exploring Volcanoes National Park
The day following their wedding, Sarah and John embraced the spirit of adventure, venturing to Volcanoes National Park to explore its captivating ecosystems. From lush rainforests to awe-inspiring volcanic landscapes, they immersed themselves in the raw beauty of Big Island's natural wonders. They lingered past sunset, witnessing the mesmerizing glow of lava emanating from Kilauea, a breathtaking spectacle that mirrored the fiery passion of their love.
Sarah and John's intimate wedding on Big Island Hawaii was a celebration of love, friendship, and the boundless beauty of nature. From Sarah's delectable custom cakes to their breathtaking first look and the enchanting ceremony on the black sand beach, each frame encapsulated the depth of their love story.
Together, they ventured into the heart of Big Island's wonders, embracing the harmony of nature and the magnitude of their commitment. Their love unfolded like a timeless symphony, echoing through the vibrant ecosystems and illuminated by the mesmerizing glow of lava.
full elopement video
*Permits for all locations in these photos and video were acquired prior to shooting.
A DOCARE officer supervised all activities at the black-sand beach. Please follow local laws and regulations if visiting Hawai’i.