It was always our goal to keep our wedding very simple. The most important thing to us was to have our families together and to enjoy some time with each other.
We arrived on Kaua’i on a Thursday and our wedding would be on a Saturday. We had two days to make the final on-site arrangements. We booked hair appointments (for me and my mom), bought tons of groceries and picked up our cake and our leis.
When we walked in the lei shop Choy called the woman Auntie and she gave us both hugs. I later asked Choy if he knew the woman and he said no. Apparently that’s just the way it is in Hawai’i. Everyone is family.
The ceremony itself was pretty simple. Choy and I stood under a plumeria tree with our families surrounding us. His sister Pureza officiated the ceremony, his sister Portia and brother Carlo took photos, his niece read a poem, my sister read a poem, we exchanged vows, rings, kisses and we were done!
I loved the poem my sister read:
After the ceremony we all sat down for brunch and mimosas with our families. Portia, Choy’s sister, Choy and I all went driving around the island looking for good places to take photos. We stopped at a farm, in the middle of a road called the Tunnel of Trees, and in Koloa town. You can take a sneek peek of our photo shoot here.
We were all pretty beat by that point and took naps. When we woke up we all went to Waimea Canyon, as I wrote of in a previous post. See our wedding rainbow below.