I am so thankful to Sam and Ben as they have entrusted me with capturing some major milestones in their lives and doing so in some of the most beautiful destinations in the world. I was fortunate enough to shoot their engagement session in Sri Lanka and then their outdoor Oahu destination wedding. As a Destination Wedding Photographer, I get to travel and meet so many amazing couples like Ben and Sam. Ben is from Australia and Sam is from Canada so they felt that Hawaii was somewhat in the middle of both countries for their families and friends to be able to attend. They had a small gathering and it was just incredible plus Hawaii has always had a spot in my heart as one of the all-time favourite places I have ever visited.
Ben had planned out a full three-course meal that he was making as a surprise for Sam. Their friend Beth took Sam away and went out to get their nails done, little did she know, Ben was at home cooking homemade samosas, pasta, and white chocolate pannacotta. When Sam got home and was really excited about the meal – but still had no idea what was going on. It wasn’t until Ben was rushing her through the meal that she thought something was a bit strange. As Ben was cleaning up dinner her asked Sam to go into the kitchen to help him with something and when she turned the corner he was down on one knee!
Sam and Ben are both laid back and really just wanted a chilled out party where we could hang out with our best friends and our family. They accomplished just that by renting out a big house on the island where their entire bridal party stayed with them for the week. They included a lot of DIY elements into their day with things like invitations, place cards and decorations! Sam even made the wedding cake herself and had the bridesmaids put together the bouquets. It was so nice knowing that everyone involved had a hand in creating something that was part of their special day and will be something they will cherish forever.
And well the party started…
If you loved seeing the photos from this magical outdoor Oahu destination wedding make sure to check out this beautiful Palm Springs engagement session featuring Trishanna and Mike!
Thanks for stopping by, I am so thankful to fulfil my dream as a Destination Wedding photographer, If you are dreaming of or already planning a destination wedding,