Hawaii Destination Wedding: Melissa and Michael

Blue skies scattered with bright white clouds, sandy beaches, and delicious tropical details- I loooooove a beach side wedding.

Michael and Melissa are such a fun couple from Portland OR.  I love to watch them laugh together, and I adore the way Michael looks at Melissa.  They chose Oahu as the place to mark the beginning of their new life together- which was also the place where Michael popped the question.  Pure perfection.

Their wedding took place at the most beautiful beach side home just outside of Honolulu- which turns a typical one day event, into a week long celebration with their closets family and friends.

I always like when couples exchange a small gift on the wedding day.  It’s so nice to have one more little thing to remember the day by.  Michael gave Melissa a binder full of instant message conversations they’d shared during the first months of their relationship- yup, he saved them all.  *sigh*  BIG POINTS for that one, Michael.  🙂

We stopped by their favorite road side diner on the way back from the beach.  I think it was killing Melissa not to get a big shaved ice in her white gown- and I totally get it.  Yum!

Michael and Melissa, thank you SO much for inviting me to share such a special event with you!  The day was such an amazing display of love and beauty, and I wish nothing less than that for your future together.  -KH

  1. Justin says:

    Beautiful series of images Kristen! Congratulations on the destination wedding – Hawaii of all places 🙂 Great work!

  2. Kat Braman says:

    these are awesome Kristen! I felt like I was there looking through the photos.

  3. Cliff Marck says:

    Such a great job with the light and all the details Kristen. The couple looks super happy too 🙂

  4. Steve Koo says:

    So cute, Kristen! Nice work!

  5. Great job Kristen! I love all the detail shots..you did a great job capturing their day!

  6. brooke says:

    love the colors in this – even the black and whites are so airy and filled with light – lovely! (and the groom’s gift has got to be the sweetest thing I’ve seen all year – hands down)

  7. Shyann says:

    Wow .. beautiful! 🙂 Love the beach shots! 🙂

  8. ed peers says:

    great photos and great scenery! Captured the day so well…

  9. Phill says:

    Paradise! Your photos truly do it justice Kristen. Such a beautiful wedding!

  10. Gorgeous. I so want to do a Hawaii wedding 😉 These are fantastic. Love the first look. How did they get the cake so shiny!

  11. Heather says:

    I love that these photographs are so stunning and yet relaxed. Wonderful! Also, my husband totally made a scrapbook of our good times and text messages to give to me when he proposed.. and you’re right, MAJOR “husband” points!

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