When Angela & Brad asked us to be their photographers for their Hawaii wedding we didn’t hesitate! In fact, we were ready pretty much the minute they asked. They both really wanted a wedding that was just about the two of them, and no one else. So they packed their bags, we packed our bags, and off we went to Kauai, Hawaii to capture an incredible Hawaii elopement that would change the course of our own lives!
One of the most important moments we felt we wanted to capture was the calm, intimate nature of their day! It started with Brad taking a nap, Angela painting her nails, then Brad went and got pizza for lunch and chilled at the beach with a good book…there was zero stress. Just the way everyone wanted it. It was also during this moment Robin & I chatted with Angela and Brad about how they felt the day was going. They would have not changed one thing. They were relaxed, there was no drama, no time frame, no bridezilla…just simplicity! It was truly fantastic!
Angela & Brad were all over the first look idea…In fact, she had picked the perfect spot before we even arrived. It was a beautiful afternoon on Kauai with amazing light. A wedding photographer’s dream!
Angela and Brad checked out the island before we flew out. They walked down the trail to Hideaway’s beach ,otherwise known to the island residents as Pali Ke Kau. Their Pali Ke Kua wedding had the most magnificent view of the Bali Mountains, the Sunset, and so many textures that surround this island.
All Angela kept talking about was her flowers…she couldn’t wait to see them! She had requested an island vibe and colors that were very Hawaiian for her flowers. They were stunning. During their ceremony, they gathered sand from under their feet to represent where they have been, where they were today, and where they would be going. Love the idea and concept. We ended the day with local beer, mimosas, sushi, and some other deliciousness from a lounge at the St. Regis hotel in Princeville. It was the two of them and the two of us. Doesn’t get much more simple than that!
The day after their wedding we asked them to do a day after session (It’s actually a requirement if you hire R2 for your destination wedding – and it’s free!) We went all around the North shore of Kauai and found some amazing locations to catch the vibe of Kauai landscape! During our journey we stopped at the cutest coconut stand where they shared a fresh coconut, which Brad thought was disgusting. You can tell by the look on his face.
It was an amazing privilege being Angela and Brad’s destination wedding photographers for their Hawaiian wedding/elopement. We would go back any day (no, really!)
Hawaii Wedding Photographers: The R2 Studio
Hair and Makeup:Beautiful Brides Kauai
Ceremony Location: Hideaways Beach / Pali Ke’ Kua
Reception: St. Regis Kauaii, Hawaii
Flowers: North Shore Buds and Blooms
Officiant: Julie Wirtz