Thursday, March 6, 2014
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
The Lavender Farm! Like Tuscany--but tropical. The farm is located up the mountain, on a little plot of heaven. When Meg and I arrived to prep before the ceremony it was raining. Pouring really. But, the bride kept her cool and shrugged her shoulders. About ten minutes before we heard the conk shell sounding (thank you, Dylan), the rain cleared up and shrouded us in mist. It was amazingly romantic. Vows and rings were quietly exchanged, a tear was shed, and an impromptu dance between the bride and groom started. It was so special. We were all grinning ear to ear. After that, the newly married couple and I rambled through the farm. Succulents, roses, hibiscus, strange tropical wonders, and large clusters of lavender. The mist burnt off and the sun came out in time for our little picnic at the Lavender Farm's cottage. Meg had grabbed some grapes and strawberries at the market, along with some cheeses from Whole Foods, and Betsy brought pineapple champagne! I'm not sure how many times I can coo about it being magical.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
A few weeks ago, my sister Megan and I sent a flurry of text messages back and forth. It went something like this:
Meg - it's so expensive to find a photographer on Maui--could we fly you out to be a part of the wedding and photograph, too?
Me - HELL YEAH!
Thus my Maui trip was birthed. And another adventure began! It was a whirlwind trip--including an astounding 6 plane rides, 5 time zones, 3 new in-laws, and 2 very happy Goozen girls. I was a Goozen before I became a Cumings. Random bit of information! I not only got to experience the joy of being by my sister's side as she got married to her love, D, but, I got to chronicle it, too. It was incredible. Maui was incredible. The wedding was incredible. Megan was incredible. She eloped with such grace and form and dignity!
These photos are Part One of my Maui trip--details into her pre-wedding! Dress from Free The People, flowers from a local market, and setting the Lavender Farm. Stay tuned--I have more!