It Was Meant To Be – Sammy & Drex’s Oahu Venue Wedding

June 27, 2023


Sammy and Drex’s Oahu venue wedding was a truly special day for this incredible couple! They wanted something simple and stress-free, especially since they were planning their wedding from out of state. They opted for a family/close friends wedding which felt like the perfect fit for them! Sammy and Drex loved that they could also have the live stream/recording option, so all of their loved ones could be a part of their special day…

“It was love at first swipe!” Drex told us before their big day. Their love story began with a swipe on a dating app, and much to their surprise, it actually worked! Sammy was in Arizona, and Drex was in the Philippines. But they talked every single day and soon realized they were each other’s biggest supporters. Sammy said even though long-distance relationships can be tough, when they’re with the right person, they’re easy! This happy pair proved that belief to fullest! So let’s re-live their amazing day with us through these beautiful photos below…

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A Secret Garden

Their Oahu venue wedding was at Kualoa Secret Island in the Moli’i Gardens, nestled by the fish ponds. It was so serene and beautiful… The tranquil beauty of this little spot felt like a secret garden in a tropical oasis. We loved how Sammy made a grand entrance on the magnificent stairwell, and everyone was so happy to join in their celebrations! Drex couldn’t stop smiling at his beautiful bride!

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A Day Full Of Love And Laughter

But what struck us most about these lovebirds was how giggly and full of laughter they were! It was evident that they are the best of friends and truly enjoy each other’s company. We walked around the lush lawns and by the dock, capturing just the two of them to savor the romantic moment. There is something about water and lush greenery that makes you feel like you’re in a secret garden!

Sammy and Drex look so incredibly happy together, and it was an honor to capture these special moments! The joyful laughter, tender moments, embraces, and kisses were just the first of many in their next chapter together…

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Sammy looks stunning in her classic gown with the mermaid train. We love how Drex matched her with a white embroidered tunic! They are the picture of newlywed bliss…

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Congratulations, Sammy and Drex! We’re so happy for you both and wish you all the best in your journey together as husband and wife. May your love continue to grow and flourish, and may you always find joy and laughter in each other’s arms!


Time Of Day: Late Afternoon

Oahu Wedding Planner: Simple Oahu Wedding

Onsite Coordinator: Vy of Simple Oahu Wedding

Oahu Wedding Venue: Secret Island – Kualoa Ranch 

Wedding Florals: Boho Dream Bouquet + Leis by Sweet Blossoms

Oahu Wedding Package: Kualoa Ranch Molii Gardens Ceremony Package of Simple Oahu Wedding

Oahu Officiant: Rev. Kimo Taylor

Wedding Photographer in Oahu: Megan of Karma Hill Photography

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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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