Jay and Andy's wedding was such a beautiful event to photograph. I couldn't be more happy that they allowed me to be part of their wedding day. Their non-traditional wedding kicked off on Sunday just before lunch. Jay, Andy and a beautiful Polynesian woman greeted their guests as they arrived at the Bali Hai Restaurant; women were presented with a fresh leis which I must say was a lovely touch.
Before their ceremony, they mingled amongst family and friends - hugs and storytelling flowed at a steady pace; as did the famous Mai Tai's. When it was time to walk down the aisle, it was especially sweet to see Andy's children walk them down to the alter. Did I mention how beautiful the alter was decorated? In fact, all the flowers at the venue that day were top notch. I almost forgot I wasn't in Hawaii. The ceremony was one of kind - laughs, tears and a beautiful backdrop of San Diego and sailboats.
Throughout the day, the Polynesian dancers and entertainers kept a smile on everyone's face. The most touching moment for me (besides the heartfelt speeches) was seeing Andy's daughter give him a handwritten note on a napkin. Her words were beyond touching and I feel it speaks heavily on how a same-sex marriage with children can be so beautiful.
It was truly a joyous day and I couldn't be happier for these two. I wish them many years of happiness! Aloha!
Making this all happen…
Venue: Bahi Hai (www.balihairestaurant.com)
Flowers: Everbloom Flower Shop (http://www.everbloomflowershop.com_)
Entertainment: Hookupu-O-Hawaii (www.hookupu.net)
Desserts: Pop Culture Desserts (http://www.popculturedesserts.com/)
Leis: Cindy's Lei and Flower shop (www.cindysleishoppe.com); Aloha Island Lei (www.alohaislandlei.com/)
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