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WEDDING DATE:

Nov 02, 2009

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The big day - non pro pix

Here's some non pro pictures of my big day in Maui at the Haiku Mills!  As with any wedding, there were a few bumps in the road but nothing major.  I forgot to bring sand for the tray of starfish escort cards but they just laid them out on the table and everyone still loved it!  I would have done my makeup differently - I typically don't wear too much makeup so wanted to keep it natural and since it's a dw, didn't have a makeup trial - but I feel I look a little washed out and if I would have had a trial I would have gone a bit heavier on the makeup!  The cake wasn't at all what I wanted - it was fondant (i wanted buttercream) and a bit dry but it's ok, our guests loved our Liliha cocoa puffs!  The fondant made it hard to cut, actually messed up the top tier but no one saw!  haha!  The food was amazing esepcially for not having a tasting!!  And I wish I would have had bug spray!!!!  I got eaten alive by mosquitos!!  But aside from the little mishaps - It was pretty darn close to being perfect, it rained a bit but it's ok ... it was right when we were doing the cake cutting and speeches so it got everyone very close and cozy!!  Our guests didn't even notice the little things that didn't go as planned, and after it's all said and done - as a bride, those things didn't even mater anymore ... all that counted was that we were husband and wife!!  :)  So brides, seriously, don't let the small stuff stress you out too much!! 

Here are some non pro pictures ... can't wait to see the pro pix!!!

The entrance to the Haiku Mills:

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the bridal suite is amazing!  so chabby chic:

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The ceremony:

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(played iz somewhere over the rainbow at our first kiss)

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cocktail hour:

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escort cards & sign in table (i forgot to bring sand so we couldn't put them in the trays w/sand ... instead they just laid them out on the table ... no one knew the difference and everyone still loved it!).  Lesson learned - all the little things that I stressed and pulled my hair out over - don't matter!  At the end of the day - guests don't know what was planned or not, and for the bride and groom at the end of the night, all that matters is that we're married ... the rest was just a fun blur!!

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dinner and centerpieces (the forgot to put water in the vases, and no one even noticed!)

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the cake cutting (with adam sandlers "i want to grow old with you" playing).  this is when it started raining - which kinda worked out, because it got everyone out of their seats and nice and cozy under the glass structure!

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 the toasts

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first dance (eric benet & tamia - spend my life with you)

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father daughter dance (what a wonderful world - louis armstrong) he made me cry during our dance!  the other picture is with my mom, dad, me and sis ... can you tell me and my dad were crying?!?

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we weren't originally going to do a bouquet toss because there aren't too many single ladies and the ones that are, I didn't think they would go up!  but to my surprise, they wanted to catch it!!  and then we did an impromptu garter toss using my dads tie!  haha

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candy buffet + liliha cocoa puffs

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open bar = lots of dancing :) even got grandma out there (see last picture)!!

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(5) Comments

Oh my gosh, the bridal suite is beautiful, love all the details. The venue was awesome too, love the chandelier. Everything looked beautiful!