TODAY IS THE DAY!
The day when you receive your wedding photography and video is like THE BEST DAY EVER right?!
It’s a chance to relive those moments (…and an excuse for me to
ball my eyes out).
Brett and I dated for 5 years.
We got engaged in 2016.
We had our beautiful daughter in 2016.
Then said our “I do’s” in 2018!
WEDDING LOCATION DEBATE
Oh, where to have our wedding?!
Brett is from Minnesota and
I am from California.
We were debating which state to host our wedding.
I always imagined getting married with mountains in the backdrop,
while Brett always imagined the ocean or any body of water.
We also wanted a place where we could give our family
not just a wedding, but also
a vacation with adventures,
relaxation, and things to do!
H A W A I I
Brett introduced me to this beautiful venue on the island of Oahu called Kualoa Ranch. I instantly fell in love! Then I realized…
This was a
T R I C K ! ! !
After I said that I LOVED IT…he then told me that Kualoa Ranch is where they filmed his favorite movie of all time…
Oh, he got me good!
Despite this is where dinosaurs and Steven Spielberg roamed around, I am so happy we got married at Kualoa Ranch!!
WHY A SMALL PRIVATE ELOPEMENT?
I will be very honest with you.
We originally planned a “small” wedding of about 80-100 people.
We sent out save-the-dates and everything!
We decided to cancel it, after we calculated EVERYTHING and it turned out to be about $40,000 for the wedding we wanted.
Yes, we could have cut down or take out some of the things, but then we felt like, it wasn’t our wedding.
We still wanted our family to be there so the wedding turned into a small family elopement of 10 people.
We then decided to use that money to purchase our first home instead.
> > Our story was was featured in Forbes and Refinery 29! < <
Bride’s Hotel: Laylow Autograph Collection | Waikiki, HI
Groom’s Hotel: Paradise Bay | Kaneohe, HI
Wedding Tux: Generation Tux
Location: Kualoa Ranch – Moli’i Gardens || Oahu, Kaneohe, Hawaii
Processional Song: The Piano Guys – “Jurassic Park Theme Song”
(this is not a joke, but this version is actually pretty!)
Ceremony Song: Ellie Goulding – “How Long Will I Love You”
Recessional Song: The Beatles – “Here Comes the Sun”
a bohemian picnic
our wedding prayer
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for your beautiful creation here at Moli’i Gardens. Thank you for safely bringing each and every person here today on this special day.
God, I pray that you continue to bless Brett and I in our marriage. I pray that you continue to be the center of our love, because God, you are love.
Ever since I have found salvation in you 15 years ago, you have taught me what unconditional love means. You took my broken heart and saved me. Without you, God, I wouldn’t know what true unconditional love is. I pray that you continue to instill that in our hearts, as we walk together under Your guidance. Please, continue to teach us what unconditional love means, What giving grace means, what patience and understanding means. Jesus, teach us to be more like you, because Your love never fails. And may we always place our trust in You.
God, I pray that Brett and I use our marriage to lead by example with Your guidance. I pray that we look up to you, because you have taught us that in this world, there needs to be more love.
More love to each other.
More love to our family.
More love to our friends.
More love to every single person that we cross paths with.
May Brett and I led by example of what walking with Christ means in this crazy but beautiful world that You have created.
May we wake up everyday, thanking you for another day. Thank you, God for being our savior.
And in your son’s name, we pray, AMEN!
Our private tour of Jurassic Park (basically.)
Location: Kualoa Ranch
Thanks to Turo, I surprised Brett with his dream car, Tesla Model X!
Aren’t the doors so cool?!
Plus, it is all electric!
We love Teslas.
Thank you for reading about our special day!
We love you all!!
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