Maui Wedding Photographer | Wendy Laurel Photography

what to wear for a beach wedding//04/01/2016

This shoot was featured on Burnett’s Boards with tips on being a beach bride. The wedding gown is Claire Pettibone and the accessories are Hushed Commotion.

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So many couples come to Hawaii or other destinations for their wedding ceremony on the beach. But just because you have having a beach ceremony does not mean you want to dress down for your wedding. So what does work for a beach wedding? When you are getting married on the beach only a few things are essential.  The must haves for a beach bride to pull off an elegant but natural look at the beach are:

1. The dress.  You need a wedding dress thats gorgeous but one that moves.  The Claire Pettibone dress in this shoot is perfect.  Its easy to walk in and move about on the beach, but still is a one of kind over the moon type of wedding dress that lets the bride look elegant on the beach.

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2. The veil.  Veils are amazing at beach weddings. They capture the sunshine and photograph well. They add movement to the photos and nothing says wedding quite like a veil.claire pettibone gown on beach inspiration by maui wedding photographer wendy laurel-1 claire pettibone gown on beach inspiration by maui wedding photographer wendy laurel-1 claire pettibone gown on beach inspiration by maui wedding photographer wendy laurel-1 claire pettibone gown on beach inspiration by maui wedding photographer wendy laurel-1

3. Shoes and Jewelry — Less is more at the beach.  claire pettibone gown on beach inspiration by maui wedding photographer wendy laurel-1 claire pettibone gown on beach inspiration by maui wedding photographer wendy laurel-1 claire pettibone gown on beach inspiration by maui wedding photographer wendy laurel-1

4.  Florals.  This is where you can show your colors and personality.  I love a wild disorderly bouquet at the beach. It goes well with the wind and sun and sand and the natural elements.  The pop of pink here offsets the blue/greys of the beach and rocks perfectly.claire pettibone gown on beach inspiration by maui wedding photographer wendy laurel-1 claire pettibone gown on beach inspiration by maui wedding photographer wendy laurel-1

5.  Hair and Make-up.  Wearing your hair down with a natural unmade up sort of make up is perfect for a beach wedding.  The movement of hair down is perfect for the beach and softens the formality of the elegant gown.  The light in her hair adds to the photos.claire pettibone gown on beach inspiration by maui wedding photographer wendy laurel-1

6. Make the Most of the Scenery.  Your details at a beach wedding most often come in the scenery — the sun, the sand, the water, the rocks, the greenery.  All the natural elements come into play and add to the portraits at a beach wedding.claire pettibone gown on beach inspiration by maui wedding photographer wendy laurel-1 claire pettibone gown on beach inspiration by maui wedding photographer wendy laurel-1 claire pettibone gown on beach inspiration by maui wedding photographer wendy laurel-1 claire pettibone gown on beach inspiration by maui wedding photographer wendy laurel-1 claire pettibone gown on beach inspiration by maui wedding photographer wendy laurel-1

7. Time of Day.  Plan for your beach wedding ceremony to be at sunrise or just before sunset to capture the golden tones of the beach.  The light at sunrise on Maui is exquisite. The rainbow was just a bonus.claire pettibone gown on beach inspiration by maui wedding photographer wendy laurel-1

 

Colorful Maui Boho Wedding Featured on Style Me Pretty//03/18/2016

What I loved most about this wedding? The couple (aaaand I may have fallen in love with their colorful rainbow ribbon decorations). So in love and with such a great love story and with family and friends from all over the world all meeting in the middle in Hawaii for an epic and colorful and emotional day.  Featured on Style Me Pretty.

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Beach Ballet Wedding Editorial//01/24/2016

A shoot that is close to my heart.  Featured on 100 Layer Cake.

with Claire Pettibone, Mandy Grace Designs, Adorn Ribbon, Miss B Calligraphy.

 

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Adam + Scott at Merrimans//11/05/2015

These guys were featured over at Style Me Pretty.  One of my favorite weddings this year — you can see why:

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Olowalu Plantation House Wedding on Maui//08/12/2015

This one is sheer gorgeousness.. inside and out.  It was featured on Style Me Pretty here.

One of the sweetest and kindest couples ever — to each other and everyone.

Styled by Couture Events Maui and floral design by Mandy Grace.

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