Sarah & Dan are in love! Their friends and family love them more than anything – they literally traveled from all over the world – Alaska, Germany, South America, Boston – EVERYWHERE just to be with them! The celebration was too much fun too!! We all got there a few days early, did some sightseeing, got our nails done, Dan’s parents hosted a BBQ the day before the wedding… and then the WEDDING!! Wooohooo!! Sarah’s Mom Barbara did SUCH a great job with all of the details and the BEST thing she did in the planning was to hire Carolee & her crew at White Orchid Wedding planning – I can’t say it enough. The day was dreamy, perfect and I am so glad this is the first wedding of 2012 – it really set the tone for an AWESOME year!
P.S – this is a GIVER wedding too!! Barbara bid on me in the auction at Get Hitched Give Hope!! This wedding helped to grant final wishes of very deserving people – AMAZING!! Thank you Barbara for being a giver, and for an amazing time on the Big Island!
The wedding was at the Hawaii Island Resort – a yoga retreat on the Big Island. **GORGEOUS!!**
While the girls were getting ready in the honeymoon suite, the rest of the family & guests were down at the poolhouse making leis and beautiful pieces for their hair.
The girls had a peaceful morning of champagne and fun stories – but the boys… I haven’t heard this much laughter in a really long time – they had a GREAT time getting ready for the wedding!
Nathan blew a conche to let the guests know they should head down to the ceremony site that overlooked the ocean – what a gorgeous view!
Hawaiian ceremonies are now my favorite!! Kissing is encouraged throughout the ceremony – AND did you know that eskimo kisses are also a hawaiian tradition too? Alaska and Hawaii have so much in common. ;0)
This dance was dedicated from Sarah & Dan to Barbara as a thank you for all of her hard work – she did such an amazing job! What a beautiful dance too – brought tears to her eyes!