Sweet bride, Ellen, contacted me to capture her beautiful upcountry private estate wedding in Makawao after seeing my images continue to pop up on their wedding planner’s Instagram (Thank you Food for the Soul Maui! 😉 )! As soon as I heard back from Ellen after my initial e-mail to her, it soon became clear that we were a perfect fit to work with each other, and I couldn’t wait to meet her and her fiancé, Josh! Talk about the power of social media!
Oh, and side note: Their wedding date, June 23, 2017, holds an extra special place in my heart now, because I was just married on June 23, 2018! So it was definitely meant for us to work together! 😉
I was so excited to find out that I would be shooting at the groom’s sister’s home located in upcountry Makawao, because it’s always so fun getting to photograph at new wedding locations here on Maui – especially at a location that no one else will likely be photographing a wedding at since it was a home of the family 😉
Ellen and Josh’s families and friends poured so much love into making their day a special celebration. The bride’s sister was her Maid of Honor, the groom’s best friend was his Best Man, the bride’s brother-in-law performed their ceremony, and friend’s of the bride and groom helped put together their beautifully organic DIY wedding day flowers as well.
Their day was so relaxed and laid-back, and Maui also provided these two newlyweds with an unforgettable sunset to celebrate their nuptials!
Ellen and Josh – You two were so wonderful, and I could not be more thankful to have been a part of your very special day! It was such a pleasure meeting you, your sweet family, and your friends as well! Thank you again for everything and I wish you many years of happiness ahead!
Keep on scrolling to see the digital and film shots that were captured from Ellen and Josh’s big day. And trust me, you are so not going to want to miss the delicious coconut catering service they had provided for guests! Such a fun surprise, and a perfect guest experience for a wedding on Maui! 🙂
In the Bride’s Words:
“I AM IN TEARS OVER THESE!!! You are amazing!!!!!!!!!!! Oh my gosh, I am SO excited to keep looking through these. I’m at the airport so I am just getting a sneak peek but so far they are absolutely incredible. You’re the best!!” – Ellen Raulerson
Maui Wedding Photographer: Caitlin Cathey PhotographyWedding Venue: Private Estate in Makawao
Wedding Planner: Food For The Soul Catering Maui
Hair & Make-up: Meili Autumn Beauty
Florals: Bloominous (and put together by friends of the bride & groom)
Music: Barefoot Minded
Coconut Drinks: The Catered Coconut
Cake: Cravings Bakery
Food & Bar: Food For The Soul Catering Maui
Live Entertainment: Shea Derrick & Full Flavor
Second Photographer: Naomi Levit