Hawaii Wedding: Kate + Adam

The water last Thursday was calm and beautiful, just like the bride at this beautiful Australian wedding in Hawaii.  It was my pleasure to be an additional shooter for my fellow photographer, Chris Simons.

hawaiian ocean sunset colors by Melissa Wessel, Hawaii elopement photographer

The Halekulani Hotel is a beautiful resort for getting married and honeymooning in Hawaii. The rooms are exquisite - I love the light, soft colors - and they'll even leave some champagne and a note for you and your fiancée if they hear you're getting married.

champagne, wedding details and an Australian bride by Melissa Wessel, Eloping to hawaii photographer

It only took us a minute to walk to the beach next door with a lovely stone pier perfect for catching a famous Waikiki sunset.

Hawaii elopement photographer

The light we had that evening made me want to sing. Points of golden light danced on the rippling water reflecting their glow on the smiling faces of Kate and Adam.

hawaii wedding photography couple ocean sunset by Melissa Wessel, hawaii elopement photographer

The light pouring down over the water was a combination of the white hot sunset and the happiness radiating from this beaming newlywed couple. 

Halekulani hotel wedding hawaii
There are all kinds of love in this world but never the same love twice.
— F. Scott Fitzgerald