Jen is Scott’s cousin. They were actually friends first, having met while doing joint events with their churches. Jen was at Hope Chapel Kapolei and Scott was at Hope Chapel Kaneohe Bay. They didn’t realize they were related until they met up at a family event. Jen and Corey met while working together at Sports Authority. Love soon ensued and they found themselves planning an early spring wedding. We were really touched when she asked Scott to marry them and asked if I would do the photographs. It was a small, sweet wedding. The ceremony was at Wahiawa Botanical Gardens. I have never been there before and I didn’t even know that you could have weddings there.
I stopped by the girls hotel room to get some getting ready shots. They were staying at Ko Olina. It was probably the most calm I’ve seen any bridal party on the morning of. The sisters were watching Dirty Jobs while they took their turn getting their hair and make-up done. And then it was just a quick drive up to Wahiawa Botanical Gardens. It was cloudy and drizzling everywhere on the island EXCEPT for Wahiawa. Nothing but beautiful weather shone over the gardens.
The reception was an intimate luncheon at Gyotaku Restaurant in Pearl City. I married a Japanese man so I know Japanese food, and this was amazing Japanese food. I couldn’t get enough of the scrumptious food, I had to go up for seconds. So yummy. And cupcakes!!! I love cupcakes. I had to spend so much time editing the photos of the wedding cake and red velvet cupcakes that I even had to twitter that I NOW CRAVE CUPCAKES all the time!!! I can’t look at the photos and not want to eat at least three.