Laura and Candice were married on January 12 with an amazing destination ceremony at the Hyatt Regency in Maui, Hawaii. It was absolutely incredible to be able to capture their breathtaking wedding ceremony in a setting that was truly the definition of paradise!!
The morning of the wedding, Laura and Candice both had their hair and makeup done at the resort salon. Once they were ready, they had a first look in one of the stunning gardens that surround the Hyatt. Laura and Candice are so very much in love, and they both had the most beautiful smiles. They exchanged notes and gifts, then we took portraits around the property. Their matching bouquets from My Flower Shop were gorgeous and were the perfect punch of color.
Their wedding ceremony took place in the Swan Garden, which has a huge, sparkling pond and bridge. There were four graceful swans in attendance for the ceremony: three white and one black. The way they floated through the water was majestic. The ceremony took place under a Hawaiian arch. The Hawaiian officiant blew a conch horn to announce when each of the brides entered. The entrance of each bride was incredible. The sound of the conch horn echoed between the resort buildings and it was so peaceful. Each bride walked down the winding path, weaving through the lush garden before greeting each other under the arch.
Laura and Candice exchanged vows they had written themselves as a ukulele played in the background. Their voices were so filled with true emotion that when they said their vows, their voices cracked. As a unity symbol, the brides had a lei ceremony. They signed the marriage certificate and concluded with a champagne toast to celebrate their marriage!
After the ceremony, we went out to take some more photos in the amazing sunset. The happy couple walked out along the beach as the sun dipped down on the horizon. We even took some pictures in the water in a “Glam the Dress” session! The colors were remarkable and the whole ocean seemed to shimmer. I was thrilled to be a part of their special day! After their ceremony in paradise, Laura and Candice followed up with a reception at The Spirit Room in Duluth, MN.
Congratulations again to Laura and Candice! Cheers!