Something About You – BriYona & Richard’s Oahu Elopement

August 15, 2023


Last Updated on April 29, 2024 by Karma Hill

It was a fantastic day for BriYona and Richard’s Oahu elopement! These two lovebirds met in 2019 in Basic Leaders Course at Fort Sill, Ok. They both serve in the army – she is stationed on the island, and Richard will soon reside in Oahu after leaving the Philippines. BriYona was the quiet person in the class, and Richard was the more outgoing one. BriYona took a nervous leap and told Richard how she felt, and fast forward, here they are, tying the knot on the island they call home! Please keep reading to see how their beautiful day unfolded under the palm trees…

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Their Oahu elopement was an elegant affair filled with hopes of new dreams, adventures, and love. They exchanged their vows to the sound of the waves crashing on the shore at a hidden gem on the North Shore, Papa’iloa Beach. (This is a team favorite location for any beach wedding!)They exuded beachy elegance, and their friends and family brought the aloha vibes! We love how relaxed they look in these portraits with the sun on their faces as the wind carries away their heartfelt vows…

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Aloha Spirit

Their happy bunch was beyond celebratory for BriYona and Richard! Everyone has the biggest smiles and a lively attitude, embodying the ohana spirit of the islands. But these two snuck away with our photographer for some inimate newlywed Oahu elopement portraits further down the beach. And what a sensational setting it was for their first moments of being husband and wife! They look so happy walking hand in hand down the white sandy shore and on the weathered rocks. The bright sunshine illuminates the tropical colors don’t you think?

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We are so happy for you two! May your love always carry you where you go and forever be by each other’s side. Mahalo for choosing Simple Oahu Wedding, and congratulations! Wishing you all the best for the decades ahead!


Time Of Day: Morning

Oahu Wedding Planner: Simple Oahu Wedding

Beach Wedding Location in Oahu: Papa’iloa Beach

Onsite Coordinator: Vy of Simple Oahu Wedding

Oahu Wedding Package: Complete Oahu Elopement Package #2 by Simple Oahu Wedding

Oahu Wedding Photographer: Laura of Karma Hill Photography

Florals: Leis and Rustic Hawaiian Bouquet – Vibrant by Sweet Blossoms Hawaii

Oahu Officiant: Provided by the couple

Looking for more beach wedding inspiration? Check out this previous one here!

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Karma Hill is the owner of Karma Hill Photography, Simple Maui Wedding, Simple Oahu Wedding, and Simple Hawaii Wedding, marking a significant presence in the Hawaii wedding community since 2007. With a wealth of experience and a vast collection of informative posts on weddings and photography in Hawaii, Karma Hill offers unparalleled expertise. Explore the world of photography and wedding planning across Hawaii by visiting Karma's websites.

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