From the photographer… Olive & Dylan experienced sweet first love in high school, struggled with a long distance relationship in college, had a heartbroken break-up and miraculous reunion in the USA far away from their homeland. With their parents still living in China, they decided Hawaii was the perfect in-between place to cement their love story and say their vows underneath the beautiful trees at Ka Hale Olinda.
It was my joy to document this intimate celebration as Olive & Dylan fully expressed their timeless love and respect for each other that ran beneath all the ups and downs of their years together. Ever since she was a little girl, Olive knew what her wedding dress would look: a vintage style lace gown with a layered mermaid tail. Very elegant, very classical. So she wanted the wedding design inspirations to come from her dress. To be pure and simple, yet with great taste. I think Melissa with Opihi Love and Bella Bloom pulled it off perfectly!