Chris and Nina’s dream of a romantic beach wedding came true. They celebrated a sacred wedding, on a spacious quiet, beautiful beach cove and above all else, a loving commitment shared with each other.
Nina and Chris are such a sweet, devoted young couple, that it was my joy, to provide them with the dream wedding they hoped for and were blessed to celebrate.
Cathy Simone, owner of Maui Imprints Photography, was pleased to capture their beauty and love in photographs to treasure for a lifetime.
May the holidays always bring warm memories of love and vows exchanged, on a beautiful Maui beach, to Nina and Chris.
Emmy and Michael chose a wedding in a tropical garden with live Hawaiian music and Hula. That is something we love to provide!
Michael and Emmy and their parents loved the lush Haleakala gardens, full of flowering trees and bushes and chose a very pretty covered bridge over a mountain stream, to proclaim their vows. Their lovely attire accentuated their beauty, which created an ambiance of a Victorian garden wedding.
Kovika Ortiz provided beautiful Hawaiian guitar and vocals before, during and after wedding ceremony. Ayesha Lee danced a sacred Hawaiian wedding hula to bless the couple and their guests.
It was a most lovely garden wedding, captured with skill and love by photographer, Cathy Simone.
The holidays are a beautiful time and they can also be daunting. They are a time of memories and evaluating our life, as well as missing people and situations that are no longer with us. And of course there is the time and money demands and it is so easy to feel like there is not enough of either.
I find it helpful to focus on the present and its gifts, what I do have and what I can give. I do my best to remember to say thank you more often than wishing or complaining about what I don’t have. There is always so much to be grateful for and so many needs for love to fill.
Of course I am lucky, I get to plan and perform weddings during this time, which is always a joyful focus. So there is so much positive life to celebrate. And the beauty of nature alone, here is always uplifting, if I but pay attention.
Still there is the temptation to miss a loved one who is not here or feel stressed about how much there is to do. So, I recommend keeping it simple. Avoid the malls at busy times, have tea or meals with friends and families, make cookies to enjoy and give as gifts, go for walks to enjoy nature or Christmas lights.
Most of all remember to love. Give gifts of love as often as you can, a smile, a thank you, a helpful hand or embrace. Listen to the heart and needs of those close to you. Carry some money out of the store to put in those Salvation army pots. They are even grateful for a handful of change. If you are a believer, go to church and celebrate the reason for the season. Go to a tree lighting ceremony or child’s Christmas play. There are many delightful and free things to do this time of year.
You might find yourself in the true Christmas spirit.
What is your most romantic wedding fantasy? Mine includes a live Hawaiian musician playing a romantic serenade, as we sip champagne, while watching the sunset. Kai Akin, supplied the music for Anabel and Ulises romantic Maui beach wedding. Then how about following that with cake by the ocean? This wedding was entirely their dream. It just happened to resemble my fantasy. Cathy Simone provided the wedding photography.