As soon as Macie and Nick Wyers set their eyes on Four Seasons Resort Hualala’i at Historic Ka‘upulehu, they knew it was the idyllic setting for the Hawaii destination wedding of their dreams. “We specifically chose Hualalai for its breathtaking beachfront property, beautiful sand and water, and lava rock contrast,” says Macie.
The Scene: The couple wed in a small ceremony beneath a billowy fabric arch on Kumukea Beach. “Nick and I wanted to share this special moment with our immediate families, so the guest count was only 12,” says Macie. “It was so romantic.” As the sunset painted a blazing backdrop, the celebration continued with dinner on the beach.
The Bride and Groom: The couple met while attending Texas A&M University, just two days before Nick graduated. A long-distance romance ensued, and both quickly realised “they had found the one,” says Macie. Just over a year later, Nick proposed on Christmas Eve in a twinkling gazebo overlooking the water.
The Bride Wore: Macie’s St. Pucchi gown featured a soft, draped bodice with a crystal-corded neckline and a draped, low-cut back. She paired it with teardrop earrings. In lieu of shoes, the bride went barefoot in the sand.
A Personal Touch: Macie carried a Bible down the aisle that’s been a part of Nick’s family for generations. “Each couple signs the Bible on their wedding day, and it was so special sharing that moment with Nick,” says Macie.
Magical Moment: The pastor who performed the ceremony blew a conch shell, which could be heard from miles away. It symbolically announced the beginning of the wedding ceremony to the world.
The Honeymoon: The newlyweds stayed on at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai at Historic Kaupulehu for a relaxing honeymoon. “Four Seasons allowed us to fully enjoy our first week of marriage together with great service, surprise gifts and fun activities,” says Macie.
Photography Jerusha Schoenhoff, jru images