Well here it is, the post about Kara & Cliff’s amazing Hawaiian wedding – It was hard to narrow it down to 30 images to show on this blog as it was such a great wedding to showcase.
The difference with destination weddings to the ones I shoot in Melbourne is that you get to spend quite a bit of time with the couple and their friends and family in the days leading up to the wedding at dinners, drinks etc so by the time the wedding comes along you feel like part of the family so to speak. Kara & Cliff are an amazing couple and Heidi & I have got to know them quite well and it was an absolute honor to be in Hawaii to not only document but to witness their wedding and we now consider them friends for life. It’s also a bonus that their little angel Mataya and our daughter Lola are only a day apart in age and are now bff’s, they are very cute together. Not only do Kara & Cliff rock but all their family and friends we had the pleasure of meeting were heaps of fun too and made our trip all the more enjoyable hanging out with them.
Now to the wedding – I will let the photos do most of the talking but just viewing Kara & Cliff together in the images you can tell that have a great connection and are head over heals for each other. Being such an intimate wedding where 34 people had traveled from Australia and landed on a beautiful beach 1000′s of km’s away was such a buzz, you could feel the excitement and love as the crazy Captain Howie proceeded over the ceremony.
The reception is where the switch really got turned up into party mode (I was right at home), it was an amazing setting overlooking Waikiki beach on sunset cocktails in hand a traditional Hawaiian band playing in the background complete with hula girl, the perfect end to the perfect day. Once the camera was away in the bag the cocktails kept flowing and we had a great night partying with all the other guests.
Thanks Kara & Cliff for an amazing experience I hope the photos do it justice.