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Danni and Andrew’s Destination Wedding at Hotel Wailea Relais & Châteaux, Maui

April 25, 2023

Destination Wedding In Hawaii

Maui is undoubtedly one of the most popular and stunning locations for a destination wedding in Hawaii. The warm sun, sandy beaches, and breathtaking ocean views are undeniably the perfect backdrop for it. Danni and Andrew’s destination wedding at the Hotel Wailea Relais and Chateaux was no exception. It was a celebration of love, family, and culture on the hillside of Maui with a view of the Pacific Ocean.

Every detail in Danni and Andrew’s wedding was carefully crafted to create a unique and intimate experience for them and their guests. Their family and friends traveled from around the world to join them in celebrating their love at Hotel Wailea Relais & Châteaux, Maui. This luxurious resort provided the perfect setting for the couple to celebrate their special day.

Destination Wedding at Hotel Wailea Relais & Châteaux

Danni and Andrew’s choice of Hotel Wailea Relais and Chateaux for their destination wedding was perfect and romantic. The resort’s luxurious and intimate setting elevated the wedding experience. This beautiful location allowed me to capture some truly magical moments.

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Destination Wedding In Hawaii

I arrived early at the resort and took the time to scout the grounds for the perfect spot for photos. The resort’s hillside location provided breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean below, and I wanted to ensure that we took advantage of this stunning backdrop. It set the scene for an unforgettable destination wedding in Hawaii.

Wedding at Hotel Wailea
Wedding at Hotel Wailea

As their photographer, I had the pleasure of capturing their love story throughout the day, starting with the pre-wedding photos.

Wedding at Hotel Wailea

Honoring Family Culture: A Tea Ceremony

One of the unique highlights of Danni and Andrew’s destination wedding was their tea ceremony. To honor their culture and family, they incorporated a tea ceremony before the formal wedding timeline began. It is a traditional Chinese wedding custom that symbolizes respect, gratitude, and love between the couple and their parents.

Traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony at Destination Wedding in Hawaii
Wedding at Hotel Wailea
Wedding at Hotel Wailea
Wedding at Hotel Wailea

Their tea ceremony took place on hotel grounds, in a charming treehouse, which offered a natural and enchanting scene. The red elements of the whole event contrasted beautifully against the green foliage of the surroundings, creating a stunning visual impact. After the tea ceremony, we began the formal timeline with first looks and family photos.

A Magical Moment: First Look Between the Bride and Groom

The day started with preparation photos, where I documented the bride’s getting-ready process. It was filled with laughter, excitement, and anticipation for the day ahead. Danni was breathtaking in her elegant gown, while Andrew looked dashing in his tailored suit.

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First look between the bride and groom at Destination Wedding in Hawaii
First look between the bride and groom at Destination Wedding in Hawaii
First Look at Wedding at Hotel Wailea

We decided to take the first look near a beautiful water feature. They stood back-to-back, waiting to see each other for the first time. When they turn around, the joy and love on their faces were priceless, it was an emotional moment for the couple. I’m glad that I was able to capture it.

First Look Wedding at Hotel Wailea

The Wedding

The ceremony was held on the bluff, offering stunning ocean views and a romantic setting for Danni and Andrew’s unforgettable destination wedding in Hawaii. The floral arrangements were impeccable. Along with the blue of the ocean, and the greenery of the resort’s grounds. It created a memorable backdrop for their wedding.

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Wedding at Hotel Wailea
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Destination Wedding In Hawaii

Danni and Andrew exchanged vows overlooking the ocean, surrounded by their loved ones, and it was a truly magical moment. Everyone was joyful and celebrated this beautiful union of two families. After the ceremony, we took some photos with the family and friends of the newlyweds.

Reception

As the sun began to set, we took advantage of the golden light for some stunning sunset photos before heading to the reception. The reception was at the resort’s restaurant. The couple and their guests enjoyed a delicious meal, heartwarming speeches, and of course, plenty of dancing.

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Wedding at Hotel Wailea

The evening was filled with laughter, love, some happy tears, and joy. Hotel Wailea provided the perfect setting for Danni and Andrew’s wedding, with its luxurious accommodations, serene atmosphere, and stunning views. It was an amazing place to have a destination wedding in Hawaii.

Megan’s Lens

I had the pleasure of spending the whole day capturing moments in Danni and Andrew’s life: their wedding. In every session, whether it’s a full day or a few hours, I make sure that my clients are comfortable and relaxed. I assured the couple that we are on time and on schedule so they don’t have anything to worry about.

Wedding at Hotel Wailea
Wedding at Hotel Wailea
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Newlyweds Destination Wedding in Hawaii

A destination wedding in Hawaii at Hotel Wailea Relais and Chateaux is an ideal choice for couples who want an intimate, elevated, and unforgettable wedding experience. Danni and Andrew’s wedding was a beautiful and inspiring celebration of love, family, and culture. It was a perfect representation of the beauty and romance of Maui.


If you’re planning a destination wedding or any special occasion in Hawaii, and looking for a photographer, feel free to inquire and leave me a message.

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Bride getting ready at hotel Wailea
Bride getting ready at hotel Wailea
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Wedding at Hotel Wailea
Wedding at Hotel Wailea
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Destination Wedding In Hawaii
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Destination Wedding In Hawaii
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Newlyweds kissing at the beach in Hawaii
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Newlyweds hugging at the beach Wedding in Hotel Wailea
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Newlyweds holding hands at the beach Wedding in Hotel Wailea
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Destination Wedding In Hawaii
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Bride at Destination Wedding at Hotel Wailea
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Groom at the beach in Destination Wedding at Hotel Wailea
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Wedding at Hotel Wailea
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