DONNA + DOUG | KAUAI

1 Comment

DONNA + DOUG | KAUAI

You know the love stories so saccharine and enthralling they make you want to swoon and barf at the same time? The kinds that start with talking endlessly (slash, incessantly) over coffee before finally parting ways because you technically have lives and responsibilities beyond the cozy cocoon of friendship and warmth you've managed to spin together in a matter of hours? And within days, one of you caves and suddenly emoji-laden texts and cute memes and dinner plans start flying about faster than your fingers can keep up? Then, before you know it, you're meeting their family on a romantic Hawaiian getaway?

You know, that kind of love story. Because that right there? — and we're not ashamed to say it — was the story of max&sam + doug&donna. (Except we sort of knew about the romantic Hawaiian getaway bit at the very beginning.)

Fast forward many months (it's hard to be specific when you're in love). A double hurricane bears down on the islands over wedding weekend, and max&sam quickly learn that a slippery, staining sheet of rain-battered red mud isn't really something those hastily purchased sport sandals are going survive.

But none of it mattered. Because as we slid up and down the magical venue, battled swarms of mosquitoes, and dipped our mud- and bug spray-calcified feet in a tiny stream nearby (because Kauai), all we saw — all we felt — was the overwhelming love vibrating through the crowd of wonderful humans who flew over land and sea, wept with happiness in the rain, and danced their pants off to celebrate Donna and Doug. And when we swept the newlyweds away for a quick portrait session the next day, the skies parted, offering us the dreamiest oceanside sunset ever (love-drunk hyperbole). 

So, all of our undying gratitude to these two — for showing us what paradise truly means.

Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug
Max&SamPhoto_Kauai_Wedding_Photographer_Donna_Doug

Venue: The Jungle Riverhouse
Wedding Dress: Reformation
Bride's Shoes: Stuart Weitzman
Groom's Suit: Custom
Hair & Makeup: Lindsay Matthews @ Lululush
 

1 Comment

ELIANA + ANDREW | THE LODGE AT FALL CITY FARMS

Comment

ELIANA + ANDREW | THE LODGE AT FALL CITY FARMS

It's hard to find the right words to describe Eliana & Andrew's wedding. But I think the best one I've been able to come up with is "full". Full of people (probably one of the biggest weddings we've ever been to), full two days (hanging out in the city for their rehearsal dinner before their wedding day in Fall City), full of fun (scroll down to the dancing photos), and so so so so so so so full of love. During their rehearsal dinner, Andrew's father opened up the mic to anyone who wanted to say something. I'll never forget how toast after toast, not only were there so many people who wanted to voice their love for Eliana & Andrew, but all of these people had forged these deep genuine relationships with them. I remember looking around the room during these toasts, and there were tears (and smiles) in everyone's eyes.

Eliana & Andrew, wherever in the world you may be (I think you're in Beirut), to wherever in the world your life will take you, I wish you both nothing but unbounded happiness. And I hope you continue to inspire and love all the new friends you are sure to make. I am beyond humbled and honored to have been a part of your community even just for a day. 

M&S_20160709E+A_06-054.jpg

Comment