A Unique Hawaii Farm Wedding Venue
Tucked beneath the shadow of Koko Head stretches the small but mighty Keiki + Plow Farms. This family farm is an oasis. During the dry season, it’s a splash of color and life on the otherwise parched slopes. Similarly, the farm was an oasis of hope and joy during the trials of the pandemic.
Here, families could feel flashes of pre-pandemic normality. They could pick up up farm-fresh vegetables or rent out the keiki play area where kids could expand their imaginations and play freely. They would dig their tiny fingers in the earth, chase chickens, feed goats, and whip up curious meals in the outdoor kitchen. Online, we could follow along with updates on which crops were in season, receive tips for growing your own veggies, get ideas for tasty recipes, and see photos of beloved farm animals. It was a welcome change of pace from the heavy news of the day.
And then they planted sunflowers. Does a happier flower exist?
As restrictions began to lift, the farm was able to expand their reach to include intimate weddings. Hay bales strewed with flowers and sturdy wooden tables decorated with candles and linen made for a beautifully rustic Hawaii farm wedding venue. In the future, they have plans to work with local chefs to make it a truly sublime farm-to-table experience.
A Much Needed Family Reunion
Candy anxiously awaited the arrival of her son and her soon-to-be daughter-in-law. The pandemic had caused them to cancel their wedding twice so far and now nothing felt quite certain until it was happening. She had reached out asking me to create a film of the day. Even though it wasn’t the big celebration they originally planned, it was perhaps more meaningful. Their wedding was an opportunity for a family reunion – a small, but long overdue one. Candy wanted to document not only the ceremony but the entire family coming together.
It was a beautiful day with tiny cousins playing together, good food shared by candlelight, smore’s at sunset next to the warmth of a crackling fire, dancing in the rain, and good conversation late into the evening.
Watch their sweet wedding reunion film here –
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Whether it’s a Hawaii farm wedding, a special birthday celebration, or even a memorable vacation, I’ll capture your memories – the shared laughter, love, and silliness – and weave them into a beautiful film that you will treasure for years to come. Find out about my easy photography and film sessions here.