Well this one may be a longer post but so completely worth it. Over the summer, Arash and I did quite a bit of traveling, a few destination weddings were on the calendar and this one being the most near and dear to my heart. Why? Because the bride is not only my oldest friend (we’ve been friends since we were 5 and 6 years old!) but Chris and Hanniel have an insanely beautiful love. If you haven’t seen their engagement session featured on 100 Layer Cake or read about their story then you must. Their love is one of a kind, and with everything these two have already been through together, watching them finally get to celebrate their long awaited wedding day was probably the highlight of my year. And to top it all off? A backdrop like Maui could not have been more perfect! We all ventured out to Ioa Valley State Park for a bit of a guerilla style ceremony in the jungles of what felt like a scene out of a movie. Tall trees, tons of lush greenery all around and a view that was unreal. After the ceremony, we explored and discovered large valleys of sugar cane that we couldn’t resist but shoot in, and I’m so glad we did. From there, we ventured to the beach for a tasty and very cutely designed boxed lunch for all — from gingham napkins to yummy pie. For the reception, we all met up again at a local spot in town where the celebrating continued. All the graphics from the welcome bags to the “just maui’d” sign, were all done by Chris himself…how talented is he? All the decor and coordination of the wedding was done by none other than Rebekah and Alex of A&B Creative who I just love collaborating with whenever we can. The trip was such a great time and what better reason to head to hawaii than to celebrate these two? Cheers!