• Mari Maffioli

Garden Wedding in Hawaii

Ho'omaluhia Botanical Gardens is heaven on earth. With sweeping views of the Ko'olau Mountain Range, this 400 acre enclosed garden with unforgettable scenery is the setting to this Hawai'i Garden Wedding. As a Hawaii Wedding Photographer I love sharing with my clients the best local spots for their wedding portraits to capture their love in a remarkable place. This was Reyhaneh & Siavash first time on our beautiful island and they were an amazing couple to get to know and had an intimate O'ahu Elopement.

Image by Tales of Light Photography

The wide entrance is a grand welcome to this spectacular Hawai'i garden. A picturesque lake and walking trails are lead attractions for guests. Being a botanical garden that's home to numerous majestic trees from across the globe, all marked with descriptive plaques. Towering over the garden is the remarkable Ko'olau Mountain Range with its distinctly beveled grooves and jade hue. A once in a lifetime scene for a once in a lifetime moment.

Images by Tales of Light Photography

Hoʻomaluhia is rightfully named "a peaceful refuge."  Opened in 1982, this garden in Kāneʻohe features plantings from major tropical regions around the world grouped geographically. Regions represented by the botanical collections are Philippines, Malaysia, Tropical America, India & Sri Lanka, Melanesia, Hawaii, Polynesia and Africa.

Hawaii Wedding Portraiture by Mari Maffioli

As a Destination Wedding Photographer based in Hawai'i I have the pleasure of capturing the best moments of my clients lives and I love what I do! Connect with me today to share all of the lovely details of your special day. Take a look at my blog for informative articles and planning tips just for you. Follow me on Instagram, check out my website and looking forward to hearing from you:)


I photograph weddings and elopements at worldwide destinations but especially love the following locations including....Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Big Island, Lanai, California, Oregon, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, and Panama.  Wherever you are planning your big day, I want to be your wedding photographer and help what you envision come to life.

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