This is one of those weddings – the kind of wedding where I proclaim my love of wedding photography. Not just because they planned a really awesome wedding, not just because they flew halfway across the globe to get married on Maui, not for just those reasons, but rather because I connected with them so much as a couple.
Alex is from Australia and Ted from Canada. They met at University in Australia in 2009 and when Ted returned to Canada they dated long distance for 7 months when they finally got 3 weeks together in Canada, followed by another 6 month stint of long distance dating. After another two week holiday together, Alex decided that was it – she was moving to Canada and they spent 10 amazing months together in Toronto before returning to Australia where they’ve been ever since.
It takes a very special kind of love to survive a long distance relationship. Not just state to state, but literally across the world from each other. When meeting them in person, it’s obvious the deep love they have for each other, their family, and their friends. Actually when I mentioned to Alex that they were marrying on my own wedding anniversary and my husband Peter would be second shooting, she immediately invited us to dinner and made us feel as though we were long time friends.
I am convinced that all wedding ceremonies are heartfelt, because they truly are, however, this particular ceremony had every single person in tears (including me and Peter and officiant Laki Ka’ahumanu). Ted painted a picture with words – telling the tale of them growing old together in such a beautiful way.
After the ceremony it was off to Kapalua Bay for a beautiful sunset before we returned back to Royal Lahaina for reception festivities.
Alex and Ted, it was an absolute dream to photograph your wedding. Thank you so much for including us in your wedding day (and for the cookies and yummy wine too!) – sending so much love across the ocean!
Maui Photography Location: Royal Lahaina Resort (Preparation/Ceremony/Reception) / Kapalua Bay
Time of Day: Afternoon/Sunset
Editing Style: Natural Maui Colors
Maui Wedding Planner: Royal Lahaina Wedding Team
Maui Officiant: Laki Ka’ahumanu
Musician: Marvin Tevaga
Maui Hair & Makeup: Maui Makeup Artistry
Wedding Photography: Mariah Milan (with assistant Peter Dagupion)
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