Papa’iloa Beach, Hawaii Elopement: Brian + Laurence

Brian and Laurence met 15 years ago in a running club.

Their emotional elopement pulled on my heart strings, left me teary eyed.

They have a love for travel and an even greater love for their son, who from what I hear, is a pretty awesome soccer player.  Watching the three of them together is pretty incredible.  There is so much love and pure joy abounding.  You can tell they’ve figured out.  Love and family first, then everything else.

Congratulations Brian and Laurence!

With aloha,

Crystal Chanel

Wedding Planning: Best Day Ever

Ceremony: Papa’iloa Beach, North Shore

Officiant: Reverend Jonipher Kwong

Musician: Henry Makua

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Paradise Cove Beach, Hawaii Elopement: Shane + Ikuyo

Shane and Ikuyo are from Seattle.  They met 3.5 years ago, “Office” style, think Jim and Pam.  Adorable, right?! They eloped on a sunshine filled Wednesday afternoon at Paradise Cove Beach. Immediately right after being pronounced Mr. & Mrs., they danced as husband wife, surrounded by their closest friends and family.  Shane held his bride close as the words “Wise men say, only fools rush in, but I can’t help falling in love with you.” as the words and guitar rang out across the ocean air.  It was perfect.  So perfect.  Wishing you two many more years of happiness together!  You can view their full gallery here.

With aloha,

Crystal Chanel

Wedding Coordination: Best Day Ever Hawaii

Officiant: Kahu Bruce

Hair & Makeup: Delish Makeup Artistry

Flowers: Always Flowers

Musician: Henry Makua

Location: JW Mariott, Ihilani,Ko’olina & Paradise Cove Beach

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Kailua Family Photographer: Meet Tiffany & Alaska

Meet Tiffany, my long time, smart PA, and pretty friend,  living out her fairytale with her good lookin’, Kiwi adventure guide, entrepreneur, company owning husband, Russ.  (Check out their super awesome New Zealand canyoning company by clicking here.) They are wildly in love, had a baby girl  6 months ago, and named her Alaska Jade.  Alaska is sweet, easy going, likes to imitate the Hulk, and loves her mama to the moon and back. She has deep blue eyes and recently discovered how awesome her toes taste;)

We did an impromptu mini session at Kailua Beach a couple of weeks ago, when Tiffany and Alaska came to visit.

“I’ll love you forever.  I’ll like you for always.  As long as I’m living, my baby you’ll be.” – Munsch

With aloha,

Crystal Chanel

 

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