Lanikai Beach | Oahu Wedding | Chelsea Abril Photography

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Outside of my own opinion that Lanikai Beach is literally heaven on earth (and definitely one of the best beaches on Oahu or in Hawaii in general), Lanikai Beach also ranks as one of the best beaches in the world. 

But like – can you even blame them?

Pristine white beaches, that signature aqua ocean, and mountains and palm trees and lush tropical plants galore. It can get super busy, so an ideal time to visit Lanikai Beach (or any beach of Oahu’s eastside) is around sunrise or early morning.

I love when my Hawaii destination wedding couples opt to do a day after session. There are so many beautiful places on Oahu – it can sometimes feel like you’re missing out if you can only take advantage of one place. For example, these cuties had their elopement at Paliku Gardens at Kualoa Ranch check out their wedding blog here! which is a gorgeous, lush, tropical wedding venue with a mountain backdrop.

C+K wanted the best of both worlds.
Picturesque mountains AND gorgeous white sandy Hawaii beaches.
I said – bet 😉

So that’s exactly what we did! I met C+K right at sunrise the morning after their wedding and Colby was able to keep her hair intact and her flowers looking fresh! Her lei was a little worse for wear so I did a little bit of creative flower surgery and managed to re-create a beautiful new lei from the two she had the day before.

Bonus: these day after sessions are all about having fun and letting loose.
No more worrying about getting your suit or dress dirty. No more worrying about getting back to the reception on time for the toasts.

Read: BEST. DAY. EVER. 😉

 

Shout out and thank you to all the best Oahu wedding vendors who came together for their fabulous day!

Venue | Lanikai Beach

Wedding Coordinator | Exquisite by Sila | instagram

Videographer | Hanna Lynn Films | instagram

Florist | Waiahole Garden and Nursery Center | instagram

Men’s Suits | Jos.A.Bank | instagram

Wedding Dress | The White Magnolia | instagram

Lanikai Beach view
Wedding ring and flowers in Lanikai Beach
Bride and groom walking in an alleyway in Lanikai Beach
Bride and Groom kiss Lanikai Beach
Bride and groom sitting on a boat in Lanikai Beach
Bride and groom sitting on a boat in Lanikai Beach
Bride and groom sitting on a boat in Lanikai Beach
Bride and groom walking in Lanikai Beach
Bride and groom having fun in Lanikai Beach
Bride and groom in Lanikai Beach
Veil shots of Bride and groom in Lanikai Beach
Bride and groom veil shots in Lanikai Beach
Bride and groom about to get in the water in Lanikai Beach
Bride and groom about to get in the water in Lanikai Beach
Bride and groom kiss  in Lanikai Beach
Bride and groom playing in the water in Lanikai Beach
Bride and groom kiss with water spash in Lanikai Beach
Bride and groom kiss with water spash in Lanikai Beach
Bride and groom kiss with water spash in Lanikai Beach

Are you interested in booking or planning a Hawaii wedding? Check out how to get started and some of the simple steps you can do today to make your wedding day that much more special!

Check out my Pinterest for some Hawaii elopement and wedding inspiration. But, if you’re ready to see what I can do for you, head to my Instagram or my contact page for more information. Let’s rock your wedding day and make it a day you won’t forget!

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