I noticed that a lot of people had a “wedding” page. I found this to be kind of weird but hey! I liked my wedding so why wouldn’t I want to share it like everyone else?
we did have a pretty cool wedding after all….
As stated in the about me section on this blog, Colin and I were Married on May 23rd 2011 in Waimanalo, Oahu on Angels Bay beach. We were married through Above Heaven’s Gate by a crazy coot named Captain Howie – yes, its true, that is his real name. We chose a sunrise ceremony on the beach and couldn’t be happier.
Well I could be happier….our wedding experience wasn’t everything we had hoped for but hey, we were married alone, on a breath-taking beach and it was sooooo very romantic. I think all weddings are probably the same – everything moves by you so fast and when I think back we did share a lot of laughs and good times on this very special day <3
We didn’t have any family come with us and a lot of people think we’re crazy although, a lot of others are envious. Here’s the deal – maybe things would’ve been different had we not already owned a home together and had a son together, but then again – maybe not. I am an attention lover and I also love dancing and a good excuse to party but to be honest whenever I pictured confessing my love to Colin I just saw us, alone and intimate. I am very close with my family but I think because we told everyone prior to leaving, everyone had a chance to openly express their feelings and everything worked out great. So, No regrets! I loved our private ceremony. I just wasn’t crazy about the captain lol
I am just so thankful that Colin & I had the opportunity to go to Hawaii and get married there. Not many people can say that! (although with the amount of newly-weds we met there, maybe a lot of people can say that, lol) We had such a great time on the island and dream of going back one day to get our vows renewed in front of anyone who wishes to attend
Anyway, our wedding was beautiful, heartfelt and memorable. The time we spent with the photographers and crew were some of the best from that whole day and if you’re interested the following are some more of our favourite pictures….
In the end your wedding is just one day of the rest of our lives together and as long as you pick the right person, you’ll have many more memories that will surpass the day you committed to each other through marriage.
We have a relationship mantra and it goes like this:
ACCEPT, COMMUNICATE, GROW
EDIT: I receive way too many emails requesting reviews of my wedding experience with the Capt. So I will summarize my thoughts here – TRUST your gut. Yes, I picked him, was it the worst day of my life? no. Was it the best? no. However, it is what it is and perhaps it’ll work for you, perhaps it won’t. The bottom line is trust yours and your partners initial thoughts. If you are scouring the internet for a negative review, you will surely find one. So it is ultimately your choice. TRUST.