Thursday, March 8, 2012


February 17th, 2012

It has finally come, and today I get to marry my best friend. I've heard a lot of women say they didn't sleep the night before, they didn't eat anything until their wedding dinner etc, etc. Well I'm here to say, we slept great! Waking up next to the person I will be waking up next to, the rest of my life felt amazing.

We actually slept in until 7:30 today, and then had some cereal and toast for breakfast. We had an appointment to drive to Paia about an hour away to save ourselves a $100 delivery fee to pick up our flowers. The drive was beautiful but very windy.

Once we arrived at the shop owners home/shop we took a peek at what she had for us. We decided to use Lois for our flowers based on some photos we saw on style me pretty. I'm so glad we splurged and did this because my bouquet? was gorgeous!

wedding flowers
(sneak peek of my flowers. this photo doesn't do those beautiful flowers enough justice.)

After we left we decided to head to a little french restaurant in Paia. The blue bible steered us in the direction of Moana Bakery and Cafe. Apparently this place is owned by a french chef and had to die for chocolate eclairs. When we got seated we both decided on a burger with french fries and some type of hand picked garden salad. We must have waited 45 minutes before our waitress realized we still had no food. She went back into the kitchen to ask the chef/owner where our food was and he started downgrading her, and told her he never got the ticket. Long story shot, their printer stopped working.She came back apologetic and offered us a pastry while we waited. Unfortunately they didn't have any chocolate eclairs so we opted for a chocolate croissant instead. The pastry was pretty good, but had a lot of un-melted chocolate inside. not 10 minutes later they delivered our food. Carlos cut is hamburger in half and realized it was still raw in the middle. We sent both back and asked for our check at that point. Two thumbs down for this place!

We headed back to the condo so we could make a sandwich and get ready for the make up lady and hair lady to show up. I showered, dried my hair and before I was even through my hair lady knocked on the door. I originally wanted my hair down, but because of the wind, I opted for it to be put up. Without doing a trial we both collaborated on what would look good and she got to work.She was finished within an hour and I absolutely loved my hair. 5 minutes after she was done Camiko the make up artist knocked on our door.

Camille was so sweet and really worked with my vision. I didn't want bridal soft because most of our photos would be at sunset. I asked for more dramatic smoky eyes and long lashed. She took a little on the longer side ( around 2 hours) but the end result was amazing. I had such a great team helping me get ready, I just felt so incredibly lucky.

Once Camille left, Carlos and I both got dressed and we loaded up the car to head to Makena Cove

makena cove

heading to the alter
(on our way to get married!)

cs wedding day
(handsome groom not loving the slooooow traffic)

We met up with our Photographer Mariah our videographer and the officiant.

Walking down into the cove there were 4 other weddings going on. I thought by picking a Friday we could avoid that, but apparently not. Once we started our actual ceremony 3 of the other weddings we're getting finished, and we never heard a peep from the 2nd wedding going on.

Our officiant was really cool and a true authentic Hawaiian. We asked for a non religious ceremony and told him to make it about our new lives forming together, bringing a baby into our world and how this would all form us as a united family. He did a wonderful job, sang us a few Hawaiian songs, blew on the conch and 20 minutes later we were MARRIED!

wedding finaly hitched
(we're married now!)

We did about 1.5 hours more of photos, did a few snippets for our video and parted ways with our vendors.

We we're both wet and sandy from our water shots and decided to change clothes before heading to the restaurant. I'm SO glad we did this because my dress was literally soaked all the way up to my butt.

We arrived back at the Grand Wailea where we used their pool restroom to hose the sand off and change into our dinner attire. We had 8pm reservations at Humuhumunukunukuapuaa. Yes, that's really the name and no, I can't even say it without getting tongue tied. They call it humu humu for short. We were seated on top of a huge fish pond and enjoyed a few fruit drinks before they brought our meal.

ks wedding night
(mine was a pineapple/coconut/strawberry alcohol of course)

cs wedding dinner
(Carlos had a pineapple rum cocount type deal)

They also served bread with a sweet type of butter.

We both ended up ordering a lobster with filet mignon, garlic mashed potatoes and roasted asparagus. It was incredibly delicious and now counts as our favorite meal of the entire trip. I took more then half my plate of food home because there was just so much.

wedding dinner

After dinner was over, we strolled the Grand Wailea one last time and headed back to valet to pick up our car and drive the 1 hour back to Lahina. It was such a long day, but amazing and full of love.

Once we got back to the condo, I washed all the make up off, took the 500 bobby pins out and we went to sleep.


Meagan said...

Sounds amazing! Can't wait to see all the pics!

LWLH said...

Can't wait to see your pics, sounds like a great day you intimate.