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Sena + Eric | Oahu Hawaii Boho Elopement | Destination Elopement Photographer

03/22/2019

Bride and groom walking hand in hand while he looks back and smiles at her, the Hawaiian mountain range behind them a deep green covered in mist and fog.
A faraway shot of a bride and groom walking along a narrow cliff path overlooking the ocean.
Bride and groom kissing passionately while the skirt of her wedding gown blows precariously behind her, mist from the ocean rolling in over the Hawaiian mountains in the distance.
Bride and groom walking gleefully along a cliff's edge during their Hawaiian elopement ceremony.
Bride and groom walking gleefully along a cliff's edge during their Hawaiian elopement ceremony.
Bride and groom walking gleefully along a cliff's edge during their Hawaiian elopement ceremony.
Bride and groom dancing and twirling during their first dance on a cliff following their intimate Hawaii elopement ceremony.
Bride and groom laughing and smiling at each other on a cliff overlooking the ocean in Hawaii.
A groom scoops up his bride as if to carry her over the threshold of their new home, while her bare feet dangle from under her wedding gown and she holds her hat and laughs when it almost blows away in the wind.
a close up of a groom from the neck down holding his bride as if to carry her over the threshold of their new home, while her bare feet dangle from under her wedding gown.
A beautiful, deep burgundy, brown and white boho bouquet created by Ocean Dreamer Hawaii
Bride and groom holding hands on a misty mountain cliff in Hawaii following their intimate elopement ceremony.
Bride and groom smiling and holding hands on a misty mountain cliff in Hawaii following their intimate elopement ceremony.
Bride and groom smiling and holding each other on a misty mountain cliff in Hawaii following their intimate elopement ceremony.
Bride and groom smiling and holding each other on a misty mountain cliff in Hawaii following their intimate elopement ceremony.
Bride and groom smiling and holding each other on a misty mountain cliff in Hawaii following their intimate elopement ceremony.
Bride and groom smiling and holding each other on a misty mountain cliff in Hawaii following their intimate elopement ceremony.
Bride and groom smiling and holding each other on a misty mountain cliff in Hawaii following their intimate elopement ceremony.
Bride and groom smiling and laughing  as it begins to rain on a misty mountain cliff in Hawaii following their intimate elopement ceremony.
Bride and groom smiling and laughing  as it begins to rain on a misty mountain cliff in Hawaii following their intimate elopement ceremony.
Bride and groom smiling at each other as it begins to rain on a misty mountain cliff in Hawaii following their intimate elopement ceremony.
Bride dressed in a beautiful, long white lace gown, holding a boho-inspired bouquet, and clutching the large black hat on her head to keep it from blowing away in the wind.
Bride and groom smiling at each other as it begins to rain on a misty mountain cliff in Hawaii following their intimate elopement ceremony.
Bride and groom snuggling as it begins to rain on a misty mountain cliff in Hawaii following their intimate elopement ceremony.
Bride dressed in a beautiful, long white lace gown, holding a boho-inspired bouquet, and clutching the large black hat on her head to keep it from blowing away in the wind.
Bride and groom snuggling as it begins to rain on a misty mountain cliff in Hawaii following their intimate elopement ceremony.
Bride and groom snuggling as it begins to rain on a misty mountain cliff in Hawaii following their intimate elopement ceremony.
Bride and groom kissing as it rains on a misty mountain cliff in Hawaii following their intimate elopement ceremony.
Bride and groom kissing as it rains on a misty mountain cliff in Hawaii following their intimate elopement ceremony.
A bride stares lovingly at his bride and smiles at her, while she clutches her boho bouquet and looks bashfully at the ground and laughs.
Details of an intimate wedding day, including a large and colourful bouquet, the bride's large black hat, and her sparkling engagement ring and wedding band.
A beautiful, deep burgundy, brown and white boho bouquet created by Ocean Dreamer Hawaii
The view of the misty mountain ranges in Hawaii as a storm rolls in over the ocean.
Bride and groom standing hand in hand at the top of a narrow mountain path after their private wedding ceremony, her dress blowing in the wind as she holds her large black hat to keep it from blowing away.
Bride and groom standing hand in hand at the top of a narrow mountain path after their private wedding ceremony, her dress blowing in the wind as she holds her large black hat to keep it from blowing away.
Bride and groom standing hand in hand at the top of a narrow mountain path after their private wedding ceremony, her dress blowing in the wind as she holds her large black hat to keep it from blowing away.
Bride and groom standing hand in hand at the top of a narrow mountain path after their private wedding ceremony, her dress blowing in the wind as she holds her large black hat to keep it from blowing away.
Bride and groom kissing at the top of a narrow mountain path after their private wedding ceremony, her dress blowing in the wind as she holds her large black hat to keep it from blowing away.
Bride and groom make their way down a narrow mountain path during their private wedding ceremony in Hawaii.
Bride and groom make their way down a narrow mountain path during their private wedding ceremony in Hawaii.
Bride and groom make their way down a narrow mountain path during their private wedding ceremony in Hawaii.
Bride and groom standing together on a mountaintop in Hawaii, the ocean and distant mountain ranges visible behind them.
Bride and groom standing together on a mountaintop in Hawaii, the ocean and distant mountain ranges visible behind them.
Bride and groom walking hand in hand down a narrow path during their mountaintop wedding ceremony in Hawaii.
Bride and groom walking hand in hand up a narrow path during their mountaintop wedding ceremony in Hawaii.
Bride and groom holding each other and laughing during their intimate, private elopement in Hawaii.
Bride and groom standing at the edge of a cliff on a mountain in Hawaii, looking out over the turquoise ocean while her skirt blows in the wind.
black and white photo of a bride and groom standing face to face, smiling at each other as the wind blows her hair across both their faces.
black and white photo of a bride and groom standing face to face, whispering and smiling at each other as the wind blows her hair across both their faces.
Bride and groom kissing while he scoops her up during their intimate elopement in Hawaii.
Bride and groom kissing and smiling during their intimate elopement in Hawaii as the wind picks up and blows strands of her hair across her face.
Bride and groom kissing and smiling during their intimate elopement in Hawaii.
Bride and groom kissing and smiling during their intimate elopement in Hawaii.
Bride and groom kissing and smiling during their intimate elopement in Hawaii, the ocean visible from the cliff.
Bride and groom kissing and smiling during their intimate elopement in Hawaii, the ocean visible from the cliff.
Bride and groom standing at the top of a mountain overlooking the ocean in Hawaii, the wind blowing hair from her braid and the tulle in her skirt.
Boho bride and groom smiling as they're about to kiss, as she gently pulls his chin closer to her face with her fingers.
Bride and groom dance to Frank Sinatra on a cliff overlooking the ocean for their intimate elopement.
Bride and groom dance to Frank Sinatra on a cliff overlooking the ocean for their intimate elopement.
Bride and groom dance to Frank Sinatra on a cliff overlooking the ocean for their intimate elopement.
Bride and groom dance to Frank Sinatra on a cliff overlooking the ocean for their intimate elopement.
Bride and groom dance on a clifftop overlooking the ocean, rain starting to come in over the water.
Bride and groom kissing passionately on the edge of a cliff as the wind blows her gown and it starts to rain.
Boho bride and groom stand close together while she clutches her bouquet, rain falling softly as a storm rolls in from the ocean.

 

Sena and Eric are living in their Hawaiian plantation dream home on the island of Oahu, not far from where we photographed their boho elopement. Sena documents their life with their three small children (and one more on the way!) on her Instagram account, and her followers LOVE her (myself included!). They are such an incredibly sweet family, and their gorgeous home is an island dream. A big, traditional wedding just didn’t feel like them, and they seemed so completely themselves and at peace being on the quiet, misty cliffside of the mountain.

   They are so incredibly dedicated to each other. Eric helped her up the steep hike all the way to the top, even though she probably didn’t need it. He warded off a group of passing hikers to make sure she had privacy while she changed into her gown – behind a bush at the top of the mountain. (Cause let’s be real, sometimes having an elopement requires a bit of forward thinking, like wearing hiking clothes to get to your destination!). They’ve been together for years, have a beautiful, growing family, and have each other’s initials tattooed on their fingers. They are just SO into each other.

SO, WHAT DO YOU DO DURING A ROMANTIC, CLIFFSIDE, BOHO ELOPEMENT IN HAWAII?

   Whatever your little heart desires! After watching a storm roll in behind a rainbow, we got a little windblown and rained on, but that didn’t dampen our spirits. Eric + Sena slow danced to Frank Sinatra on the edge of a cliff. They explored the trails and walked down to the edge of the lookout. Mostly, they just loved on each other.

   To marry your best friend is honestly something else. To do it in your happy place, alone together, overlooking an ocean that seems to go on forever…it just seems poetic, doesn’t it?! Nothing makes me happier than being able to photograph an intimate wedding. It’s about none of the hype, stress, or drama – it’s just about YOU, the couple. What you love, what you enjoy together, and what makes your heart beat just a little bit faster.

 

This elopement was made possible by the amazing vendor team! 

Florals: Ocean Dreamer Hawaii  //  Dress:  Wear Your Love xo //  HMUA:  Perfectly Made Hawaii //  Bridal Hat:   Gigi Pip

 

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