In the last post we discussed Eternity Beach, located on the East side of Oahu. It’s such a surreal spot and one of my all time favorites for destination weddings, surprise engagement proposals, and family portraits.
Recently, I had the honor to photograph David and Samantha’s wedding. Everyone arrived and we started the careful and slow walk down to the ceremony site about 1 hour before sunset (the perfect time for photos). The colors of the sky and ocean complimented the dusty pink and royal blue attire of the bride and groom’s family, not to mention; Samantha looked stunning in her beautiful white lace wedding dress!
There was a little discussion of where to hold the ceremony and organizing of who stands where. After a big group picture, everything was set and the ceremony started. A close family friend officiated David and Samantha’s wedding and they read their promises to one another.
Samantha looked up at David with tears welling in her eyes. They shared so much love and gratitude together that even I was trying to hold my tears back. I can always tell when the water works are coming because I can feel that raw feeling at the back of my throat. Seeing her frown and try smile as he read his vows just added to that heartfelt moment. They exchanged rings
and a few laughs to lighten the mood and gazed deeply into each others eyes. It must have felt like a lifetime leading up to this moment on the beach as I’m sure all the happy memories flooded to the forefront of their minds.
After the “I do’s,” they sealed their vows with a kiss while being surrounded by the love and warmth of their family and friends. Everyone on the beach cheered “Chhheeeehooooo!!!” and said “Congratulations!” to share in this beautiful and momentous occasion.
To view more images from this wonderful location view it in our portfolio here. As always, Contact us if you have any questions or need help planning your destination wedding, surprise engagement proposal, or family portrait session!