BY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER TEAM KELSI & PATRICK
Secret Island has been on our bucket list wedding venues for the Oahu, and while we have shot numerous times at Kualoa Ranch, Mariel + Mike’s wedding would be our first time taking the boat to the private island for an intimate wedding ceremony. And let me tell you, we were SO STOKED. These two have such a powerful energy, they seriously light up a room when they're together. We had adventured up the cliffs of Makapuu and taken some stunning shots of the scenery and super fun candids. So, we know that their wedding would be a blast. From the start, clouds were hanging suspiciously low on the windward side, threatening some summer-time moisture. However, for pretty much the entire evening, the rain stayed offshore, with only a passing light shower. The soft, filtered light from the clouds made for unreal photographic conditions, with even the slightest sunset colors coming through! Their ceremony on the private beach, followed by a reception by the ancient Hawaiian fishpond, made for an amazing first experience with Secret Island!