This destination wedding was held in Paia, Maui, Hawaii and is everything you’d image. It’s stunning, exotic and wonderfully intimate.
Melissa of Melissa McCrotty Photography captured these exotic wedding pictures and had this to say…
“Originally, Ryan and Johnna were going to be married in their hometown, Russellville, Arkansas. They chose a venue, and hired a photographer (me!) but about 4 months before the wedding, Johnna realized the wedding she was planning simply wasn’t the wedding of her dreams.
Ryan’s aunt owned property in Maui, and she knew the island and the possible venues well, so she helped Johnna make arrangements for a destination wedding. About 15 family members came along, as well as me. Originally, Johnna was simply going to do her portrait sessions with me, and then hire a local photographer, but because she was familiar with my work and trusted me, she decided to bring me along. In addition to the wedding, we also opted to shoot their engagement session in Hawaii, to take full advantage of the beautiful surroundings.”
The colour combination was “oranges, greens and some yellows,” says Johnna.
From the bride:
What was your biggest challenge?
“My biggest challenge was trying to make sure everything was going to go smoothly especially being somewhere I had never been before.”
What was your favourite moment?
“Getting married on the beach and having a wonderful photographer so that I can fully enjoy remembering my special day!”
What’s your advise?
“Weddings don’t have to be hard. Yes, you might want a million different things, but you don’t have to go overboard with it at all. It’s about you and your groom, not anyone else. Don’t always aim to please all of your guests or family, because no matter what you do, they are there for you. If not, then they shouldn’t be there! Don’t let the whole wedding thing stress you out. Just remember it will be OK and in the end, you will be married to the man of your dreams!”
Congratulations to the happy couple and thank you for sharing your beautiful wedding pictures with One Stylish Bride.
Johnna and Ryan Style Guide
Photographer: Melissa McCrotty Photography / Venue: Mama’s Fish House / Wedding Co-ordinator: Venue Wedding Coordinator – Vicki Habib / Music: Tarvin Makia / Wedding Dress: Galina by David’s Bridal / Thanks: Two Bright Lights