Kapalua Cliffs | Sunset Portraits

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The approaching sunset over Kapalua Bay was too enticing not to sneak away from the Merriman’s rehearsal dinner to grab a few portraits of Dave and I and Haley with her boyfriend Tom. For the finale of my Maui highlight week… here are some shots of us on the cliffs lining Merrman’s and Kapalua Bay…. Hawaii, I miss you already!

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For the Maui highlights… that’s a wrap!

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Happy Good Friday!

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Maui Wedding | The Bridal Details

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What is a wedding photographer to do when she’s reading on the balcony of a hotel room while her toddler naps and a gorgeous bridal gown and bouquet happen to be sitting in the room? Snap a few photographs of course! This was me Friday morning after Stacy and Mike’s Thursday night nuptials. The dress carefully hung after the night’s events and moved into my mom’s adjoining room for safe keeping. Clearly I couldn’t help but take the opportunity to capture a few more images of the gorgeous drop waist Rosemary gown from Blush by Hayley Paige and JLM Couture and over the top peony and succulent bouquet with Stacy’s princess cut engagement ring and delicate wedding band. I love these!

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Rehearsal Dinner | Merriman’s Kapalua

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Four years ago, Dave and I traveled to Maui for the first time together to attend a friend’s wedding. A co-worker urged us to make a reservation for dinner at Merriman’s Kapalua during our visit… especially at sunset! It was love at first sight. Not only was the food delicious but the setting is unrivaled with the deck jutting out into the rocky waters of Kapalua Bay and the views across the beaches and nearby islands. When Stacy and Mike took their initial scouting trip to Maui to choose their wedding venues, I encouraged, no I begged them, to visit Merriman’s. Lucky for me, they decided to host their rehearsal dinner at the waterfront restaurant and it didn’t disappoint! The Maui highlights continue with a few shots from Merriman’s and the amazing Kapalua sunset… enjoy!

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I’m the oldest of all the cousins and the youngest, Grace, is a senior in high school (pictured to my left). All but one of the girls made the trip to Maui so we had to get a group shot!

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Across the bay to the Montage at Kapalua… could that water be any bluer?!?

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The sunset did not disappoint!

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The Rehearsal | Plantation House Kapalua

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It’s raining outside… and it’s tax day… the only thing drearier is the fact that I’m not in Maui anymore. My brain is definitely stuck on Hawaii time! A six hour time change is hard to overcome. What better way to brighten a dreary day than with a second round of Maui highlights on the blog. Stacy and Mike’s wedding venue, the Plantation House Restaurant in Kapalua, was nothing short of spectacular! The rehearsal on the rolling greens of the PGA level golf course overlooking the deep blue waters of the Pacific begged to be photographed. I couldn’t help turn the ceremony run-through into a mini photo shoot! Here are a few of my favorites…

The almost-weds… Stacy and Mike!

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Tech support… Tom took control of FaceTime to live stream my dad into all of the wedding activities from Arizona… is that a cockroach in your ear? Between the iPad, iPhone and 3G technology, we had it covered!

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As the maid of honor, I walked the aisle behind the rest of the bridal party… here I am walking and clicking the shutter simultaneous… the guests are going to love this view!

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Co-maids of honor with the bride-to-be! Let’s get Mauied!
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Maui Highlights | Instagram

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Fourteen hours of traveling overnight to return home from Maui left me a little groggy this morning, I’m still operating on “Hawaii time” if you know what I mean. It’s Bridal Fashion Week in New York but I’m dedicating the blog to Maui Wedding Highlights all week… starting with my favorite iPhone photos and Instagrams from Stacy and Mike’s island wedding… Check out our wedding hashtag #mikestacygetmauied for all the pics!

Happy Monday!

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