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February 15, 2020

Living Life to the Fullest – Leanne & Shane Eloped on Maui


It was sunshine, whales, and tears of love on the gorgeous day Leanne & Shane eloped on Maui. Joyous and quaint, their Hawaii wedding perfectly suited the cozy and relaxed nature of their relationship. No elaborate decorations or overly complicated staging, just personalized details, a Hollywood-worthy gown, and the heartwarming sensation of genuine love.

With their toes resting on the white sands of Southside beach in Wailea, this beautiful couple said “I do” and shared their first kiss as husband and wife as local humpbacks sent their fond Aloha.

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But before the ceremony, Leanne and Shane parted ways to prepare themselves for the event…

In her room, Leanne carefully adorned herself in a boho-chic mermaid gown as her hair and makeup artist pinned her auburn waves into a beach-ready pull-back. Meanwhile, her fiance took a different approach… finding a nearby beach to get ready on! Later Shane mused, “I’ve gotten dressed in worse situations because I was in the Marines.” We could not get enough of the lighthearted and uplifting energy of these two! They were clearly absorbed in the moment, making the most of each and every second.

It’s this sort of jubilant commitment that makes us certain this union will last a lifetime…

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Leanne and Shane composed their own vows… and their tender words resonated with deep emotion, leaving hardly a dry eye on the shoreside…

We love how this couple chose to record their sentiments in booklets that are sure to become treasured keepsakes. Personal and thoughtful details are a lovely way to add touches of remembrance throughout the occasion.

And speaking of touches of remembrance, keep scrolling for all the gorgeous photos of this radiant ceremony!

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Thank you, Leanne & Shane, for choosing Karma Hill Photography to capture all the precious moments as you eloped in Maui, Hawaii. We wish you a warm Aloha in the years ahead!

Session Details:

Time of Day: Sunset

Maui Beach Wedding Location: Southside Beach, Wailea

Maui Wedding Planner: Wai from Simple Maui Wedding

Maui Wedding Photographer: Cheynice from Karma Hill Photography

Maui Officiant: Reverend Robert “Kuya” Alamodin

Hair and Makeup: Bree Rubin

Wedding Florals: Pastel Rustic Hawaiian Bouquet by Dellables

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Karma Hill is the owner of Karma Hill Photography, Simple Maui Wedding and Simple Oahu wedding. Karma writes about weddings and photography in Hawaii.

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  1. Lori says:

    Gorgeous!! Wish we had gotten married on a more private beach (we married in the Dominican Republic). Instead of being teared up I was distracted by all of the lookey loos! Hope you two have a beautiful marriage!

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