The morning of the wedding started with a few quite minutes on the lanai and then brunch at Bubba Gumps with my bridesmaids, parents and our photographers. I’m telling you Heather and Ivy became part of the family :-)
All of the following pics are from Events by Heather and Ryan.
Trisha and I walked back to the hotel while a few went with my parents to get flowers. Four out of 6 of us had our hair done by someone while two of the other girls did their own. My cousin did my makeup for me. We had fun listening to music and trying not to be too hot in the room. For some reason the AC did not seem to be working and the hair lady wanted the doors closed. We managed to survive. I had to have my veil fixed since the lady didn’t put it in right but other than that everything went well. My Mom also had to help fix my bangs a little. Before we knew it, it was time to get in my dress and out to meet the boys for pictures.
We met the boys at the bar in the lobby. Then I was taken over to meet Mr. J for I first look. I think the pictures speak for themselves.
We then had pictures taken with our wedding party and families. We kept joking that the waves were crazy and that they were going to hit us. Ivy told us if we saw her running to run.
Mr. J had to go over and meet the officiant before the ceremony so it gave us girls a few minutes to kill. I grabbed a beer that our photographer Heather delivered to Mr. J. I was told she told him it was his last beer as a single man. When our oldest nephew who was 9 heard her say that he informed Mr. J that it didn’t have to be there was always divorce. Got to love advice from a 9 year old boy :-)
Our ceremony took place at the Royal Kona Resort in their cove. It was absolutely gorgeous! And we had a ukulele player I heard he was amazing. The waves were still crazy and a few hit the rock wall during the ceremony. I lined up with my bridesmaids and Dad and waited to walk down the aisle. My Dad teased me and said I had one last chance to run. My maid of honor told me she would kill me. Where would I even go it’s an island. LOL! I walked down the aisle with my Dad and did not trip! Score one for me! The ceremony was very simple and also a blur :)
Afterwards we signed our marriage certificate and took some more pictures! Then it was time to get the party started!!