September 24, 2018
This destination wedding in Kauai, Hawaii has made for the most epic destination wedding video …. ever.
Venue: Grant Hyatt Resort and Spa
Photographer: Meg Brady photography
Destination Wedding in Kauai
Fire. Drums. Hula. Chickens. Where else on this planet could we be other than Kauai, Hawaii? Mike and Melanie planned their destination wedding while living in LA and made sure it was going to be the most epic destination wedding video anyone had ever seen!
They got married on the same beautiful island the king of the world, Steven Spielberg, chose to film the Jurassic Park. From the Waimea Canyon to the Napali Coast, Kauai has no shortage of beautiful scenery to backdrop this beautiful couple with.
Ultimate Hawaiian Wedding Video
Whenever we film a destination wedding video, we make sure to take advantage of our time in each beautiful place. Mike and Melanie wanted to use their absolutely stunning house for their pre wedding film. We went down to the beach and filmed some romantic mushy gushy stuff and then ventured back to the house where their bridal party was for a bit of a party sequence! I mean, look at the pool.
A Wedding in Hawaii
After getting dressed Mike enjoyed a quiet morning with his friends and brother in a room at the Grand Hyatt Kauai overlooking the ocean while Melanie spent the morning at a house near by with her Mother, Father, Grandmother, and her bridesmaids. We knew this couple was all about the drone footage so we took every chance we could to explore the island and bring our bird up to see what we could find.
One of those places was where they chose to do the first look. Shipwreck’s beach was super close to where the wedding would be and is responsible for what I think is the coolest drone shot this year!
They stood on the edge of a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, wind blowing, waves crashing. I can’t think of a better place or time to see the woman you are about to marry for the first time.
The ceremony was nothing short of special. They had a traditional Hawaiian ceremony, something Kaila nor I have ever experienced. At the very beginning was the sounding of the Conch. North, South, East, West, to signal to all of their ancestors that a special event was about to take place. And that it was.
They both shared fresh coconut water with each other, and then mother earth, to thank her for giving us the ground that exists beneath our feet, the ground that allows us to live and love and wed.
Immediately following the ceremony was a traditional Hawaiian luau with Hula dancers, drummers and even FIRE DANCERS.
I can’t put into words how cool everything that happened at this wedding was. It is surely one film you’ll have to see for yourself.
Melanie and Mike ran into the night under stormy skies and sticks of fire provided by the Hyatt. We were warned at a restaurant we ate at on the island “do NOT upset the lava god” I can safely say we paid tribute to her this night.