When Mandy and I first started chatting over email, she told me right away how she and Josh are obsessed with their dog, Manu. I asked her to send me a photo ASAP! When I opened the photo I literally squealed over how cute all three of them are! For the next year Mandy and I became Instagram besties, and I felt like I knew her Josh and Manu so well before their big day! Unfortunately Manu couldn’t make it to their Waimea Valley Wedding because of Hawaii’s 1 million regulations on bringing animals to the islands. Instead, they brought a Manu cutout as a prop for their welcome table!
Mandy left me the SWEETEST review over on The Knot:
“CHELSEA! She is phenomenal! I had a destination wedding in Oahu, all the way from New Jersey. She was eager to get to know my now husband and me, our personalities, and vision. She easily brought my ideas to life which was imperative. Connecting on Instagram made wedding day a breeze because it felt like we already knew each other. Chelsea is sweet, funny, and easy going. I’m not a very photogenic person, but our pictures look like they belong in Vogue Wedding! She was able to capture jaw dropping wide pictures, intimate moments, and everything in between, I am so thankful she was my photographer. I’m still gushing over my wedding a month later and able to relive every moment because of her. Chelsea is truly a master of her craft. Hire this woman, you won’t regret it!!”
Their wedding day had a lot of moving parts. They had a pretty large wedding party, lots of guests to keep happy, three different shooting locations across the island, and a veil that refused to stay put, and they kept their cool the entire day! Thank you Josh and Mandy for being a dream couple!!
The day’s amazing vendors who brought their Waimea Valley wedding vision to life:
Venue: Waimea Valley
Coordinator: Tropical Moon Events
Hair&Makeup: Jessica Style Hair
Flowers: Hawaiian Floral
Entertainment: Akahi Productions
Rentals: Island Paradise Party Rentals
Specialty Rentals: Aloha Artisans
Catering: Kenui Kitchen
Transport: AMT Hawaii
Planning a Waimea Valley wedding? It’s one of my favorite venues on the island! Contact me today for a free wedding photography consultation.