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Planning your gay wedding on Maui
Or perhaps we should just call it "wedding". With the Supreme Court decision today legalizing same sex marriage all over the U.S., a wedding is now just a wedding. We are so pleased to see justice finally done and that our clients can now go back home after their wedding knowing that their union will be legally recognized in their home state. We have been planning and photographing same sex unions since Hawaii legislated "Civil Unions" a few years ago and more recently when Hawaii was ahead of the curve and legalized gay marriage. Those first few couples who took advantage of the civil union laws and came out to Maui are brave souls, pioneers who took vows in public even though it wasn't legal in the country, yet we never heard a discouraging word from anyone who might have been on the beach that day but instead the couple would be treated to applause from the few folks who might have been paying attention to the ceremony from afar. But all that is over now. Marriage is just that, whether you are of the same or opposite gender and we are so happy for our friends who no longer have to feel even a little uncomfortable.
So with that great news we'd like to post a few images from our past pioneers in gay marriage, those folks who came out here to be married just like anybody else.
Eye contact. That's our tip for couples today. Nothing is more important than eye contact for those memorable wedding photos. Most of our Maui Wedding ceremonies last about 15 minutes; short and sweet. 15 or 20 minutes for your photographer to capture something that happens once in your lifetime. Not to put too much pressure on the wedding couple, but the beauty of your Maui wedding images depend not only on the professionalism of your photographer, but also by your facial expressions, relaxed attitude and eye contact with each other and the camera. During the ceremony, your attention should be on the person you are marrying. Looking into each others eyes during the vows, lei ceremony and ring exchange not only creates incredible images but also bonds the two of you during what is a very intimate moment.
Our clients almost always ask us what is the perfect time of day for their Maui Wedding. There's no right or wrong answer to this question rather there's only your plans for the day and what kind of imagery you want to see from your Maui Wedding Photographer. The late afternoon, usually 1 hour before sunset, is our most popular time for our Maui Wedding celebrations. The light tends to soften, the temperatures cool a bit and the beach goers leave for their hotels and dinner. Of course, there's also that famous Maui sunset which is spectacular most of the time.
Even on Maui the sunset is not guaranteed but it's a good bet you'll get some shots like the ones above when you schedule your Maui wedding for the late afternoon. One of the most common scheduling conflicts is the Luau. Most luau's begin around 4 or 5 pm so our luau clients want a ceremony at 3. Not a great idea, especially in the summer when mid afternoon temperatures can reach 92 to 94. The sand is ho…
Aloha from Maui, home to the most pristine and scenic beaches on Earth. Couples flock from around the world to celebrate their commitment ceremonies to each other on the edge of the warm Pacific. There are so many details to consider when planning your wedding or elopement that choosing a professional wedding planner is an indispensable resource to making your vision real. In our 15 years of experience Marry Me Maui has compiled a list of some of the most important considerations you should discuss with your wedding planner to best experience your elopement or wedding ceremony.
Beach weddings, elopements and vow renewals are very popular with our clients for several reasons; the locations are beautiful, there is no additional fee involved in setting up on the beach except for the state permit which we provide, and a casual beach wedding with your toes in the sand is an experience that only a select few get to experience in their lifetimes. While all the beaches in Hawai…