A Kauaiian Wedding

Aloha! I’ve been back from Hawaii for over a week now and in total denial about being back in the “real world”. I’d give alot to be back there in Paradise, eating Hawaiian food to my heart’s content! Alas, I don’t think I’ll be moving there anytime soon :) The main purpose of our vacation was to celebrate with our friends, Richard and Sue, as they tied the knot on the stunning island of Kauai. Nearly all of the guests arrived on Monday, so Rich and Sue opted to host their wedding the day after, on Tuesday. That way everyone could enjoy the rest of their trip and do as they pleased.

(All pictures below are taken by me)

Gorgeous ceremony site on the lawns of the Westin Princeville

I adored their ceremony programs, with the cover featuring a beautiful picture from their engagement shoot with Chicago photographer, Jennifer Kathryn

The gentlemen standing at attention (that’s my hubby, Groomsmen #2). One thing I was slightly scratching my head about was why the wedding planner (a Kauai local) had the guys standing on the left side of the ceremony arch instead of on the right side, as we normally see here on the “mainland”. Maybe it’s a Hawaiian thing? 

Entrance of the beautiful bride

I love this shot! I was impressed with my camera’s zoom, as I was sitting in the 3rd or 4th row.

Sue greeting her new Mother-in-Law… so cute!

Orchids, orchids, orchids!

My husband’s groomsman lei

Floral details at the top of the ceremony structure

A group shot of our group (4 couples) who attended the wedding

The infamous bridal-party-walking-forward shot. I think I’m gonna be a wedding photographer now… KIDDING!!

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Probably my favorite shot of the whole wedding… it looks like Sue has some Hawaiian secret service agents carrying her train :)

Reception at the gorgeous St. Regis Princeville

An intimate reception – 5 tables

Cake cutting

First dance

Stunning sunsets…