There are few couples that don’t want a special wedding to celebrate their commitment in marriage. But for Sarah and Alex, a big wedding wasn’t in the picture. Instead they opted for an intimate ceremony on South Maui’s Maluaka Beach with just a few close loved ones to bear witness.

Sweet, simple and natural was the theme of this gorgeous and heartfelt wedding. Sarah and Alex exchanged vows on a smooth sand beach with fragments of volcanic rock and undulating nearly clear ocean waves.

The officiant strummed a ukulele as Sarah walked to meet her groom in a flowing chiffon wedding dress with a halter neckline, tie back detail, and a beaded belt.  The couple placed leis around each other’s necks as bridesmaid in ivory and blush short lace dresses looked on.

Karma Hill Photography captured the unparalleled beauty of the ocean as the sun set and shots by an old stone church. A bridal bouquet of bold pinks, oranges, yellows and greens added the right notes of tropical elegance. But the best part of the day wasn’t even the stunning beauty of the ocean–but the look in Sarah and Alex’s eyes as they looked off into the distance together.