Imagine a place, hidden away from the rest on the world. It’s just you and the love of your life surrounded by nothing but beauty and love. Heidi and Chad’s Hawaiian elopement was exactly that; the two of them hidden away, surrounded by beauty and madly in love.
From Alice Malia Photography:
Heidi and Chad tied the knot by eloping at a hidden little beach on the Eastside of Honolulu, Hawaii. The grand total of the wedding attendants was five: the couple makes two, plus their close friends Emily (who was the officiant) and Mark (who was the GoPro operator and honorary “bridesman”), and Alice, the photographer.
This was a very sweet, budget, DIY wedding. Heidi wore an adorable, Audrey Hepburn-esque teal and white checkered dress made by her mom, and Chad wore a light blue collard shirt, gray shorts, and loafers. Emily, who grew up in Hawaii, made the bride’s bouquet from flowers she picked in her parent’s backyard, featuring anthuriums, white orchids, and ferns. After the ceremony, Emily and Mark also surprised the couple with leis they strung together by hand that were made of alternating bougainvillea and plumerias.
During the ceremony, all parties were barefoot, as the water came up over their feet on the sand. Heidi smiled through her tears of joy and Chad looked at his bride with undeniable adoration.
For the picnic reception, the wedding party enjoyed “poke bowls” from a nearby shop, which they ate at the beach, sitting on a blue quilt, and toasting to a lifetime of happiness with Lamarca prosecco in plastic cups. After signing the marriage certificate, the evening was completed with a sweet treat, stopping for ice cream and “mochi balls” at a local favorite ice cream shop.
What We Love: Heidi’s Dress!
I will always be a fan of a bride wearing something other than white and Heidi looks super cute in her teal and white checkered dress! <3
A Special Thanks To:
Alice Malia Photography // Photographer
Emily // Friend and Officiant
Mark // GoPro operator and honorary “bridesman”