For the couple that is looking for more than a short experience, an all-day adventure elopement is the way to go! Couples looking to elope on Maui have the unique opportunity to explore for a full-day and customize your elopement to your dreams. Check out this sunrise to sunset Maui adventure elopement that began in Wailea and ended at Waiheʻe Costal Dunes.
Syd and Casey started the day off at sunrise at one of my favorite beaches in Wailea. I love mornings on Maui because the beaches are quiet and empty, which means we had it all to ourselves. Adventure elopements mean that your day is not limited to just an hour-long ceremony, but rather a whole day that is dedicated to you and your love. This means that all the goodness is documented in a natural, laid-back way, focused on celebrating each moment that unfolds.
Syd was getting her hair and make up done later in the afternoon for the ceremony, so she was free to get salty and swim in the ocean until then. These two packed swimsuits and towels so they could jump in the water as the sun came up!
Syd got her hair and make up done by MeiLi Autumn Beauty, whose team of artists are some of my favorites on the island. MeiLi described Syd’s look as “whimsical romance”, which included a top bun with tendrils framing the face. Fluffy and wild brows were accentuated, and a wash of gold was added on the lids along with a sparkle under each eye to bring a sense of unexpected play. Lips were a dark pomegranate berry color which added to the feeling of romance and matched the dramatic landscape of the elopement. This look was perfect for the two of them, so off we went to our ceremony location!
Lauren of Hawaii Flora + Fauna not only provided the beautiful lei po’o for our morning adventure, but put together a gorgeous bouquet for the elopement ceremony. The ingredients were foraged from the area instead of using imported flowers, which is important to Hawaii Flora + Fauna because it connects couples to the place. Lauren honors the tradition of the craft, yet expands on lei making and floral arrangements by creating a modern vision. Syd’s florals went perfectly with her surroundings and symbolized the beauty that was already present on the ‘āina.
Waihee Coastal Dunes and Wetlands Refuge is protected by the Hawaiian Islands Land Trust, and a special place in Hawaiian culture. There are trails to explore, as well as archaeological and cultural resources that are preserved. As always when planning elopement, you must always get permission and permits, respect the ‘āina, and leave no trace (LNT). This is one of my favorite places on the island and offers beautiful mountains, lush greenery, and ocean views for an elopement ceremony.
This elopement was also featured on Wandering Weddings!
Hair/MUA: MeiLi Autumn Beauty
Lei po’o and bouqet: Hawaii Flora + Fauna
Dress: Rue De Seine
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