I love weddings. It could just be a couple in their Sunday best meeting at the park or it could be a lavish reception hall wedding, but the feeling of excitement is the same. There’s something about when the crowd is hushed and the reverend or officiant is speaking to the couple standing before their friends and family. There’s that silent, vibrating energy when you know that you’re witnessing a moment, a moment in these people’s lives that will change their path from that day forth. A moment that they will remember always.
Don and Vita were married along the water’s edge, the mid-day sun enveloping the small ceremony in golden light. Now, as I’m curled up in my sweats to ward off the chill of Hawaiian winter, I’m enviously remembering the warmth of that day. They were married by Don’s good friend, with just a few friends as their witnesses. Don kept us all laughing as he unleashed all his moves for the camera. Vita, tall and gorgeous, just shyly smiled at her new husband’s antics, tenderly fixing his tie when it became askewed. Vita’s beautiful daughter was their flower girl and the entire wedding party. During the ceremony, she found a fast friend in a kitten lounging in the grass nearby. The formal portraits were just a dream to photograph. The grounds at Pardise Bay Resort on the windward side provided the lush, tropical backgrounds and the camera just loved this newly married family.
The bride wore a beautiful dress from Cache at Ala Moana and did her own flawless hair and make-up. The flower girl dress was from Sears. And can you believe that the gorgeous rose bouquet was from Safeway? I was floored to learn that, I didn’t even know they did bouquets! It was rich and elegant. I will most certainly be recommending them to my future brides.
Congratulations, Don and Vita!!!