Christy + Meriah – Maluaka Beach Elopement for an Adventurous Couple

Christy and Meriah met at a mutual friend’s bachelorette party, but it was a week later at the wedding where sparks really flew. They caught sight of each other and the chemistry was undeniable. They soon found themselves switching tables so they could talk and dancing the evening away.

In their free time, Christy and Meriah love exploring outdoors, camping, and traveling. The proposal was the perfect combination of their shared passions. They purchased our new RV in Dallas and made a road trip out of bringing it home. They were in California, camping in the redwood forest of Josiah National Park and went out on a 14 mile hike. Meriah tried to proposed several times during the hike, but Christy was either on the phone working or busy exploring. As the hike drew to an end, they passed a bench over looking the river from above and Mariah began carving their initials in the bench. When she was almost done, Meriah asked Christy to find a flower to put next to the carving for a cute picture. When Christy returned with flower in hand, the ring sat in an open box next to our carved initials. They laughed the rest of the hike back as Meriah recalled all the different times she tried to propose that day.

Christy and Meriah began planning a wedding in Alaska where they live, but it turned getting married into a to do list, which wasn’t what they wanted. They ultimately decided on eloping in Maui because they wanted their wedding day to be fun, light, and extremely meaningful. They wanted to be able to focus on the commitment they are making to one another over anything else.

Planning: Fawn and Mariah of Maile Maui Weddings // Photographer: Amy Jayne Photography // Officiant: Ernest Pua’a // Musician: Jamie Lawrence // Hair and Makeup: Maui Makeup Artistry // Location: Maluaka Beach // Time of Day: Sunset

Adventurous elopement at Maluaka Beach in South Maui

Adventurous elopement at Maluaka Beach in South Maui

Adventurous elopement at Maluaka Beach in South Maui

Adventurous elopement at Maluaka Beach in South Maui

Adventurous elopement at Maluaka Beach in South Maui

Adventurous elopement at Maluaka Beach in South Maui

Adventurous elopement at Maluaka Beach in South Maui

Adventurous elopement at Maluaka Beach in South Maui

Adventurous elopement at Maluaka Beach in South Maui

Adventurous elopement at Maluaka Beach in South Maui

Adventurous elopement at Maluaka Beach in South Maui

Adventurous elopement at Maluaka Beach in South Maui

Adventurous elopement at Maluaka Beach in South Maui

Adventurous elopement at Maluaka Beach in South Maui

Adventurous elopement at Maluaka Beach in South Maui

Adventurous elopement at Maluaka Beach in South Maui

Adventurous elopement at Maluaka Beach in South Maui

Adventurous elopement at Maluaka Beach in South Maui

Adventurous elopement at Maluaka Beach in South Maui

Adventurous elopement at Maluaka Beach in South Maui

Adventurous elopement at Maluaka Beach in South Maui

Adventurous elopement at Maluaka Beach in South Maui

Adventurous elopement at Maluaka Beach in South Maui

Adventurous elopement at Maluaka Beach in South Maui

Adventurous elopement at Maluaka Beach in South Maui

Adventurous elopement at Maluaka Beach in South Maui

Adventurous elopement at Maluaka Beach in South Maui

Adventurous elopement at Maluaka Beach in South Maui

Adventurous elopement at Maluaka Beach in South Maui

Adventurous elopement at Maluaka Beach in South Maui

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