July 30, 2023

Adventure Weddings + Elopements, Hawaii, Portfolio

Enchanted Forest Maui Elopement // Helen & Jay

Love was in the air as the sun rose over the beautiful island of Maui, marking the beginning of a truly enchanting day for Helen and Jay’s enchanted forest Maui elopement. Surrounded by a small group of their closest loved ones—Helen’s siblings and Jay’s dear friend—the couple embarked on a journey filled with emotions, magic, and unforgettable moments.

Helen-and-Jay-88 Enchanted Forest Maui Elopement // Helen & Jay

The First-Look Moment

The day started early at their resort, where I had the privilege of capturing their “first look moment.” As Helen and Jay laid eyes on each other, the raw emotion in the air was palpable. Their love and excitement set the tone for the day ahead, promising a day filled with cherished memories.

Helen-and-Jay-88 Enchanted Forest Maui Elopement // Helen & Jay

Enchanted Forest Ceremony

We ventured into the heart of the enchanted forest, a place that seemed like it had stepped straight out of the mythical world of Pandora. The early morning light filtered through the trees. The forest created a whimsical ambiance, transporting everyone to a fairytale setting. Helen and Jay’s intimate ceremony took place here, where they exchanged their personal vows, speaking from their hearts. The forest provided the perfect backdrop, and the couple shared this beautiful moment with just nature as their witness.

Helen-and-Jay-88 Enchanted Forest Maui Elopement // Helen & Jay

Iron Woods Elopement Locations

After the heartfelt ceremony, we continued to explore the unique beauty of Maui, making our way to the striking Iron Woods—a mesmerizing area formed by molten lava. The rugged landscape of lava rocks showcased the island’s natural charm and served as a breathtaking setting for more photos. Hawaii’s picturesque scenery never ceases to amaze, and the lava rocks were just one example of the island’s extraordinary appeal.

Helen-and-Jay-88 Enchanted Forest Maui Elopement // Helen & Jay

Shave Ice: A Classic Hawaiian Treat

As the sun climbed higher in the sky, we decided to take a refreshing break to cool off in true Hawaiian style—with shave ice! The classic Hawaiian treat brought smiles to everyone’s faces, providing a delightful interlude before the next chapter of the day.

Helen-and-Jay-88 Enchanted Forest Maui Elopement // Helen & Jay

Sunset Wedding Photos on the Beach

The adventure wasn’t over yet, as the group headed to the beach just in time for a magical sunset. Helen and Jay couldn’t resist the allure of the warm ocean water. They joyfully ran into the waves, splashing around like carefree kids. Hawaii’s pristine beaches and inviting waters added an extra layer of bliss to their special day.

As the sun dipped below the horizon, casting a golden glow over the ocean, it was time to bid farewell to the day. The couple headed off to a well-deserved dinner reservation, bringing an end to their perfect Maui elopement.

Helen and Jay’s enchanted forest Maui elopement was a dream come true—a day filled with love, adventure, and the beauty of nature. Surrounded by their closest friends and family, they created memories that would last a lifetime. And as the sun set, it marked the beginning of a new chapter in their love story—a chapter that began in the magical embrace of Maui’s beauty. Thank you Helen and Jay for trusting me to capture your incredible elopement! I am grateful to you both!

Helen-and-Jay-88 Enchanted Forest Maui Elopement // Helen & Jay
Helen-and-Jay-88 Enchanted Forest Maui Elopement // Helen & Jay

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