Wednesday, June 22, 2011

TTT: Love, Aloha, and Weddings....

Today's travel tip? If you are planning a wedding, think about getting married in Hawaii.



You can play this in the background for mood music. Hawaiian Wedding Song is played at many of the weddings I have gone to over here. This video is from Youtube, not the wedding this post is about, but you get the idea. Right?

I went to a wedding last week at the Hau Terrace at the Halekulani Hotel. It is a gorgeous venue; the room looks right out at the ocean and Diamond Head.

There is a patio outside and this is where the couple was married, then we had cocktails and pupus while we watched the sunset and beach goers. Meanwhile, the wedding party had their photos taken.

Pretty awesome.

Standing by our little cocktail table, this was our view.....


Around sunset, the sailboats come back. Just imagine a slight breeze, Hawaiian music playing, the smell of flowers and ocean in the air... And the Mai Tai's at the Halekulani are A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.


Looking back at the Hau Terrace, you can not only see the patio, but two of my favorite people in the world. I've known these ladies since 1982.


That's the bride with her mama and her aunties. We all worked with her mom at Bobby McGees in the 1980's. This is what cocktail waitresses grow into. Except for the bride of course. She is a Harvard grad and her mom and dad are rightfully proud of her.

The wedding was the most magical wedding I have ever been to. A beautiful ceremony outside, followed by cocktails and pupus. As we were ushered inside to our tables, the room was lit with the rose colored lens of the sunset. The tables and flowers were elegant, the food at the buffet was to die for.... Everything was perfect. I wish I had a video of the bride dancing hula for her new husband. Then you would know what I mean.

You see those first two women to the right of the bride? That's Pam and Susan and they are event managers and were responsible for helping mom, dad, and the bride pull off this amazing wedding. Susan is the owner of Aloha Wedding Planners and Pam has worked for her a long time. If you want the best event managers for your Hawaii wedding, give them a call and tell them Psuedo sent you.

The bride and groom were adorable. Such wonderful young people. They both made me cry when they hit the podium and gave their thankful speeches.


Mama and Bride


The happy wedding party

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12 comments:

tulpen said...

I never wanted a wedding. But I probably would have suffered through if someone were to pay for a Hawaiian wedding.

I settled for a private affair atop a cliff overlooking Lake Tahoe.

It didn't suck.

Kristan said...

Lol ditto: "I'm not stopped. I just have to work hard at this point, and I believe I've said this before, but if not, let me take a moment to let you all know that I am essentially lazy and therefore am not interested in hard work."

Lovely venue, and I love the bride's dress, too!

ds said...

Beautiful venue, beautiful beautiful bride (groom not so shabby, either). No Hawaiian wedding, but did splurge on Hawaiian honeymoon...ahhh...

Joanie said...

What a lovely wedding!
My daughter gets married next Saturday... not in Hawaii as previously thought in Delaware, where they live. I can't wait!

Sprite's Keeper said...

I've been down that avenue in Waikiki both times I came to Hawaii, dining in the military hotel once. I just remember a beautiful view everywhere I turned, using Diamond Head as my landmark. :-)

Jan said...

Hawaiian weddings are the best, even if they are just civil services under a lemon tree on Kauai. ;)

formerlyonlyamovie said...

If I ever get married again, Hawaii wouldn't suck.

Thank you so much for sharing. Just beautiful.

xo

Brian Miller said...

mmm...if i ever do it again for sure...it looks lovely...

Fragrant Liar said...

Def, if I ever do it again FOR ONE LAST TIME, on the beach in Hawaii would be awesome.

I expect we'll drink merrily, Pseudo, and we could invite my groom too. ;-))

Captain Dumbass said...

I wish we'd eloped and had our wedding there. : (

Joanna Jenkins said...

WOW, what a gorgeous place for a wedding-- It has everything!!!

And the bride-- She is absolutely stunning from head to toe. Her groom is pretty cute too :-) I wish them a very happy life.

xoxo jj

TechnoBabe said...

They really know how to do weddings in Hawaii, for sure. I have several relatives who were married there including my brother and my son. This is a great post. The wedding sounds like a lovely day full of love.