Karen and Phil met through mutual friends at a climbing gym that they both visited. Their relationship started off silly and playful at first, until they realized they had developed feelings for one another!
For their Hawaiian adventure elopement, Karen and Phil really wanted to take advantage of the diversity that The Big Island has to offer. They quickly determined that that would mean splitting up their elopement into two days! This ended up working great for them because they could enjoy their days together, without being too drained from all of the traveling around Hawaii.
Their ceremony took place in a beautiful valley full of greenery, where they were lucky enough to have their friend officiate! Karen and Phil wanted to experience the sunrise together, changing in the bushes for a first look on a black sand beach. First sharing the sunrise alone, their friend joined them for their ceremony. Karen walked down the “aisle”, as everyone watched with smiles and admired the beauty of their elopement ceremony and the valley! After their ceremony, we explored: ending at a river where they could share some private moments, just the two of them.
Since Karen and Phil made the choice to split up their elopement day, they could take the time to just enjoy the moments! They spent the rest of the day hanging out with their friends, and then chose to adventure throughout the next day by themselves.
I met with Karen and Phil in the super early morning the next day, as we had to ride ATVs in the dark to be at our location by sunrise! I was able to document the adventure of their day, where they could focus on being present and not necessarily worry about keeping their outfits clean. Karen and Phil raced around different locations such as lava rock areas and spots with natural salt deposits. With open fields surrounding them, they laughed, raced, and had the time of their lives during their elopement adventure! I love being able to help my couples’ elopement dreams come true, so they don’t have to worry! I coordinated the ATV guide, who also has camping gear available if you wanted to stay overnight!
As their elopement days came to a close, Karen and Phil ended their second day near a gorgeous tree. Splitting up their Hawaii elopement really worked for them, so that they could spend time on what really matters most.
Groom’s Shoes: Rugged Oxfords from DSW
Florals: Lalamilo Flower Girl
Dress: Lulu’s Two Piece Maxi Dress
Hair/Makeup: Beauty By Ash
ATV Guide: Aloha ATV Adventures