Sunrise Maui Elopement

It’s hard to write about Lorraine and Jon’s elopement without it sounding like a dreamy, magical adventure fairytale. Because that’s exactly what it was! These two flew all the way from Toronto, Canada to elope at sunrise at 10,000 ft in Maui. They had been to Oahu on a trip together a few years back and had always felt like eloping in Hawaii was the right fit for them! I was so grateful and honored that they trusted me with a brand new place. Since I’ve worked and scouted in so many different new locations–I have our own approach to scouting that makes working in new places a piece of cake!

We started their elopement driving in the dark up to 10,000 feet to the summit to see one of the most famous sunrise spots in the world. It was truly one of the most incredible sunrises I’ve ever seen, with an endless cloud inversion spreading out in front of us. Lorraine and Jon said their vows to each other and just as they finished, the sun rose above the clouds in front of us for sunrise. The wind was whipping all around us on the mountain ridge, but it also felt absolutely still and quiet at the same time. I could hardly hear their vows to each other, but saw the love in their eyes and heard them giggling. It was super sweet!

We took a break after sunrise to rest at our Airbnbs to nap and get some lunch. We were all pretty tired from hiking and exploring at sunrise, so we all really enjoyed the rest! We went out to a beautiful Maui beach to catch sunset, and Lorraine and Jon brought their swimsuits to have fun in the water too! We hiked down the beach to get to a more secluded spot–and just had fun celebrating their beautiful elopement day in Hawaii!

But Lorraine and Jon are a pretty adventurous couple and wanted us to explore and document their trip down the Hana Highway the next day. It’s one of the most dangerous highways in the world, but it also has stunning roadside waterfalls and homemade banana bread. Which is all the motivation I needed! Not to mention we were able to visit a chocolate plantation and meet the farmers who grew their own chocolate (I was in heaven). It was the perfect ending to an already adventure-packed elopement. And I couldn’t be more grateful for these two taking us out to Maui and trusting us with this adventure. I can’t wait to go back and explore more of the islands!


Videographer: Ryan (aka my husband)