Micro Wedding at Moli’i Gardens

Hawaii elopement photographer

BY ADVENTURE ELOPEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER TEAM KELSI & PATRICK

Like most couples who had big Hawai’i wedding plans in 2020, Chris and Jocelyn were forced to cancel the celebration at Kualoa Ranch. After their large wedding was canceled, we had planned to take some pictures at their venue (Molii Gardens at Kualo Ranch) on their original wedding date, but with shut-downs still in place, we were forced to postpone. But, they didn’t let closures stop their celebration! Once the lockdowns on Oahu were lifted we met up for the perfect overcast day on the Windward side of Oahu for the cutest micro wedding! This was a real day of connecting, having fun, and sharing so much love, even though friends and family couldn’t be there. Chris and Jocelyn didn’t compromise on details and had the most beautiful micro wedding/ elopement/ bridal celebration all in one.

Jocelyn bought her gorgeous lace, off-the-shoulder dress just for this occasion, saving the big reveal of her wedding dress until they can celebrate with family. Still worthy of a first look, we captured the moment Jocelyn tapped Chris on the shoulder and surprised him with her new dress.

Chris and Jocelyn took turns wrangling their pup, Bowie, we seemed to embody all the excitement of the day! He would get anxious if he wasn’t in the photos too, and go jealous every time the pair stole a kiss. Bowie was incorporated into the shoot in so many wonderful ways, from Chris’s custom printed socks with Bowie’s picture, to his sweet bandana.

Throughout the afternoon Chris and Jocelyn took full advantage of the beautiful garden space. They danced where their altar would have stood, ran from the iconic dock, and popped champagne just as it started to drizzle (and then made out under an umbrella for a bit).

As the sun got close to the horizon, we made our way to a nearby beach. With nothing but a few local fishermen, Bowie joyfully played in the sand, and Chris and Jocelyn danced in the surf. It was truly the perfect celebration and the sweetest reminder that love is not canceled.

Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens Weddings
Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens Wedding - bride getting ready
groom with puppy Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens Wedding
groom standing on dock at Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens Wedding for first look
Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens Wedding first look of bride walking
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bride walking towards groom for first look at Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens Wedding
bride and groom standing on dock first look Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens Wedding
bride and groom to be holding hands first look Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens
bride and groom smiling standing on dock Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens
bride groom and puppy before ceremony at Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens
bride and groom walking dog on dock Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens
bride and groom walking dog on dock at Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens Wedding bride and groom on dock
Hawaii bride and groom holding hands walking dog on dock Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens
bride and groom holding hands walking down the dock Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens
bride and groom smiling hand in hand Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens
Bride in white lace diamond ring simple white necklace
bride and groom walking down dock towards Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens
bride and groom candid running Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens
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Dog on leash looking through railing Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens
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bride and groom holding hands Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens
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bride and groom kiss over puppy Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens
bride and groom holding hands with puppy looking off Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens
puppy ringbearer Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens
bride and groom kissing Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens
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couple laughing Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens
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landscape of Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens
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arms wrapped around husband's neck details of ring
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bride dancing Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens
bride dancing Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens
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Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens Wedding groom holding bride
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Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens bride and groom looking at eachother smiling
Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens Wedding bride and groom smiling
Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens Wedding bride and groom walking
Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens Wedding - couple kissing
Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens Wedding - couple kissing
Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens Wedding - detail of grooms sock
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couple kissing under tree garden wedding
couple dancing under tree at Kualoa Ranch
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Kualoa Ranch couple walking
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Kualoa Ranch bride and groom kissing under tree
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Kualoa Ranch couple with puppy
Kualoa Ranch couple kissing with puppy
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Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens view of mountains
Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens Wedding - aerial drone image of dock
Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens Wedding - aerial drone image of dock
Kualoa Ranch couples in masks
Kualoa Ranch couple wearing masks
Kualoa Ranch couple wearing masks on dock
Kualoa Ranch bride holding groom on dock
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Kualoa Ranch bride lifting groom on dock
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Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens Wedding - aerial drone image of dock
Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens Wedding - aerial drone image of dock
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Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens Wedding - aerial drone image of dock
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Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens Wedding -couple pouring champagne
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Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens Wedding - aerial drone image of dock
Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens Wedding - aerial drone image of dock
Kualoa Ranch couple holding sign of last name
Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens Wedding -couple kissing under clear umbrella
Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens Wedding - aerial drone image of dock
Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens Wedding -couple popping champagne
Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens Wedding - aerial drone image of dock
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Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens Wedding -couple toasting with champagne
Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens Wedding -couple popping champagne
Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens Wedding -couple popping champagne
Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens Wedding -couple popping champagne
Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens Wedding - aerial drone image of dock
Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens Wedding -couple popping champagne
Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens Wedding -couple popping champagne
Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens Wedding -couple popping champagne
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Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens Wedding -couple pouring champagne
Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens Wedding -couple facing away from camera
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Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens Wedding -couple popping champagne
Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens Wedding -couple kissing with clear umbrella
Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens Wedding -couple walking with clear umbrella
Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens Wedding- couple smiling on dock
Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens Wedding -bride on beach
bride and groom kissing on beach
ring in pawprint in sand
couple embracing and kissing on beach
detail shot of ring in pawprint
Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens Wedding -couple dancing on beach
groom playing with puppy Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens
couple walking on beach with dog Hawaii
bride and groom walking along Hawaii beach
newlywed couple on beach with dog
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husband carrying bride on beach
couple kissing on beach
couple on beach with puppy
couple on beach walking dog Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens