Emy & Kamalu’s October Kualoa Ranch wedding was an experience I’ll never forget. More of a traditional Hawaiian wedding than the previous day in Waikiki, their celebration included luau dancers, traditional island cuisine, and ceremonial fire dancing (it was awesome!!). The entire event took place at stunning Moli’i Gardens – an otherworldly location equal to paradise. In fact, it’s so picturesque that several Hollywood movies (ever heard of Jurassic Park?) were filmed on premises.
Family and friends were a huge help in preparation for the day. All florals at the ceremony site were DIY – and they looked incredible! Nieces and nephews rocked it as flower girls and ring bearers. Kamalu is originally from the islands, so aunts, uncles and cousins performed many of the traditional dances. Malu even surprised guests during the reception and joined in the fire dance himself!
At sunset, we headed down to the pier for photos with the newlyweds. Emy and Malu enjoyed quiet moments together before heading to the festivities – which lasted all night long! Believe me, this group knows how to PARTY 🙂
This was such a fun celebration to capture – thanks again for having me, Kay! It’s no secret that Hawaii is one of my favorite places on earth. Happy to return any time!!