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Ali and Jake | Hike-in Elopement

we hiked 4 miles to get out to this point where they said their vows. jake held both her hands as he vowed to love her for the rest of his life as rain softly fell on them out of blue sky. she read her vows from her phone, pausing as he wiped the tears rolling off her cheeks and brushed her hair behind her ears.

napali coast adventure elopement wedding couple saying vows on hono'pu ridge kauai

napali coast adventure elopement wedding couple doing first dance in kauai mountains

“You are the light in my darkness. A bright spark in the corners of my soul. You’ve brought a balance and magic to living that I only dreamed could exist. I promise to love you, with the same fire that you have put in my heart from this day until the end of days.” – Ali.

napali coast adventure elopement wedding couple saying vows on hono'pu ridge kauai

after their vows ali pulled a speaker out of their backpack and started playing their song, stormy weather by etta james. he took her hand and they walked out to the flat part of the ridge and began to slowly dance as the rain continued to fall. the sun was getting lower and it was if they were glowing.

napali coast adventure elopement wedding couple doing first dance in kauai mountains

napali coast adventure elopement wedding bride and groom at sunset on hono'pu ridge kauai first dance

 

the day turned into a much bigger adventure than we had anticipated, the trail had been a little washed out and overgrown, so getting out to the ridge was more difficult than we had thought, and getting back to the truck was a whole other story. not too many people can say they spent their wedding night lost in the forest in the pitch dark, and then to the brew-pub and then to peters bar to celebrate that we found our way and lived through it. these two literally rocked our world while they were here and treated us all like we had been friends for years. such a fun week following one of the most memorable days of my career and my life. it’s so inspiring to see 2 people have such an adventurous and passionate love for each other, thank you for everything ali and jake, i loved getting to know you both and your relationship really is something special. we can’t wait to meet up somewhere for more adventures soon!

 

 

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photography team scaling honopu ridge kauai to photograph adventure elopement wedding

drone photography by Pete at Bradyhouse Media! AMAZING! napali coast adventure elopement wedding couple saying vows on hono'pu ridge kauai

napali coast adventure elopement wedding bride and groom at sunset on hono'pu ridge kauai

 

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**a HUGE shout-out to peter [bradyhouse media] who took the most incredible drone footage of the day, even though he had to literally RUN the 4 miles back to the truck after shooting to make it to his other job on time. it would have been impossible to capture the epic-ness of where we were without him being there and he always does such an outstanding job, and another thank-you to our good friend mandy who volunteered to come along and take a few film shots and help carry gear, definitely couldn’t have done it without either of them!

Check out this amazing 1minute film Pete put together from his footage! Incredible!

*if you enjoyed these photographs or if you know ali and jake, be sure to click the like button below and feel free to leave them some love in the comments section! thank you so much for being here and have a beautiful day!! ~ xo, meg

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