Sisa is from Slovakia and Jorge is from Mexico. Instead of having their loved ones fly somewhere for their wedding, they decided to elope in Maui and have a relaxing honeymoon before moving to Mexico together.
Sisa wanted something very simple, preferring to focus on the promise they were making to each other while letting the beauty of nature and her boho style shine through. The couple incorporated Hawaiian wedding traditions into their ceremony, including the blowing of the conch shell, a lei exchange in lieu of a bouquet and boutonniere, and circle of love instead of an arch.
Maui Elopement on Ironwoods Beach
During the era of Kings in the Hawaiian Islands, the kahu (officiant) would blow the conch shell to mark the start of any significant ceremony, announce the arrival of a royal, or communicate across the sea. Today, the conch shell is sounded to signal the Bride’s procession and symbolize the couple’s journey to this moment.
The sangria recipe in today’s romantic wedding inspiration styled shoot brings me back to the first time I drank Sangria – on a Contiki tour in the year 2005 as I traveled around Europe. One afternoon our tour group had to choose:
1) Go to an organized show, or
2) Spend an afternoon doing whatever we pleased
We chose the latter and wound up at a little bar in a square in Barcelona that served Sangria. It was the real deal, a deep red liquid that came in a jug with cut up fresh fruit. I’m sure that we weren’t walking a straight line by the time we got up to leave, but I remember it being a tasty treat, perfect for underneath the glow of the hot afternoon sun.
Along with a Sangria recipe (below) comes the cute couple, rustic flare, brick wall, exposed beams and great photography by Blue Barn Photography.