Never Looked Back – Joann & Marcell’s Oahu Beach Wedding

October 20, 2022


Last Updated on May 1, 2024 by Karma Hill

Recently, we had the pleasure of capturing Joann and Marcell’s Oahu beach wedding! Our newlywed’s private beach ceremony was an intimate and elegant celebration with their closest friends and family. There is something so magical and surreal about getting married on the beach! Hawaii was our lovely couple’s dream wedding destination, as you’ll see in their stunning photos below…

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A Life Commitment – Their Oahu Beach Wedding

Let’s rewind a bit and share how are delightful couple met! Thanks to the modern dating scene, they met on a dating app in 2018! They went out for Korean BBQ on their first date and never looked back! After that, they began dating, and three years later, they vacationed in Hawaii to celebrate Joann finishing nursing school and preparing for her board exam! What an accomplishment!

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On that trip, Marcell asked the big question – he was so nervous that he proposed right in the hotel room as opposed to his original plan! We were touched when we heard their endearing story…

The quiet ceremony truly felt like a sacred moment, especially with the beautiful natural surroundings! Beach weddings are incredibly moving for this very reason! The turquoise waters and salty breeze that carried a plumeria fragrance added to the tropical ambiance of their precious moment! Our sweet couple had the most epic backdrop for their very first kiss as husband and wife! Oahu beach weddings have that inexplicable something…we call it Hawaii magic!

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Joann and Marcell were elated to celebrate with their friends and family after the ceremony. It was a treat for all to visit the island! When planning their nuptials, Joann suggested Hawaii because of her close connection with the islands. She thought there was no comparison between Los Angeles beaches to Oahu’s – we couldn’t agree more!

After we took a few photographs with their nearest and dearest, we were delighted to capture a few special moments of our newlyweds. They couldn’t help but be playful, laughing in between shots! It was adorable to see what best friends they were…

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A New Journey Together

We took these lovebirds around the corner to showcase the natural elements and beauty of Paradise Cove. This location is ideal for an intimate Oahu beach wedding because it is secluded and calm. The weather-worn rocks and tide pools added to the tropical feeling of their day!

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Joann gingerly made her way across the rocks in her stunning lace gown – not an easy feat with such an exquisite train! But, of course, her doting new husband, Marcell, was happy to help!

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As the sun began to set, the sky turned to a pale golden hue that illuminated our lovely couple. It was the perfect Hawaiian ending to a splendid and joyful day! They were glowing in the sunlight in the photos below!

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It was an honor, Joann and Marcell, to photograph your Oahu beach wedding! With wish you all the happiness and success as you start your new life together! Mahalo for choosing Simple Oahu Wedding for your special day!


Time Block: Sunset

Oahu Beach Wedding Photographer: Megan from Karma Hill Photography

Wedding Florals: Sweet Blossoms

Oahu Beach Wedding Location: Paradise Cove

Oahu Wedding Packages: Simple Oahu Wedding

Ceremony Officiant in Oahu: Kimo Taylor

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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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