Stephanie and Drew were destined to get married on Maui.
They spent their first date at dinner, chatting away for five hours, and closing the restaurant down at midnight. That didn’t make for a happy waiter, but they didn’t seem to mind, there was an instant connection between the two of them and they didn’t want the night to end. A few weeks later, Drew went on a trip to Maui without Stephanie. While away, he desperately missed Stephanie and wished they could experience the island together. He spent hours on the phone with her and when he wasn’t on the phone he was sending her texts, all of which accumulated to a hefty cell phone bill: One THOUSAND dollars. Crazy! With the amount of money spent on phone calls, he could have simply flown her out. One thing is for sure, they were crazy in love.
Since then, they have visited the Hawaiian islands together on several occasions. On one particular trip to Kauai, Drew surprised Stephanie by proposing. It was only fitting that they decided to have their wedding in Hawaii.
There was a tremendous amount of thought that went into all the details of their wedding, from the engagement spoon (which was a gift from her mother-in-law which was passed down from her mother), to the buttons on the bouquet (from her mom’s wedding dress), to their names embroidered in her clutch, to the adorable cake toppers. I could sense Stephanie was a little nervous, but that melted away as soon as she walked down the aisle towards Drew, who was stunned by how radiant Stephanie looked. Her long cathedral veil billowed in the wind, which was a treat to photograph.
Congratulations on a breathtaking wedding, Stephanie & Drew!
Wedding ceremony & reception: Merriman’s in Kapalua
Officiant: Dennis DeRego
Floral Design: Della of Dellables
Hair Stylist: Dan Sanchez
Make-Up Artist: Leah Yniguez
Wedding Cake: Maui Wedding Cakes
Ceremony Music: Celia Canty of Heavenly Harps
Wedding Reception Music: Marvin Tevaga