Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Happily Ever After...

So sorry about the delay in updates guys.  But you know that super-secret secret I couldn't really tell anyone?

Well, the time has come for me to reveal it: I am married.  Like, for real.  And I've been married for a little over a week.

With the families we come from, the people (EX) we're dealing with, and the friends with their opinions, we wanted to make our wedding about what really counts: him and me.  So we eloped to Hawaii.  More specifically, we got married on Makapu'u Beach in Oahu.  It was absolutely beautiful.  As much as we wanted our families and friends there, it was perfect with just the two of us.

He was more nervous than I was, and he was a tad more emotional too.

I did my hair and makeup myself (the day we flew in was the day of our wedding so we were scrambling around to get our license, to get ready, to check in to our hotel) and my dress is a Victoria's Secret goddess-style maxi-dress I found on eBay brand new for $70.  We both wore sandals.

The ceremony was not too long, not too short (roughly 15 minutes), and it was spiritual, with both God and Hawaiin traditions (including the blowing of the conch, leis, and shells).  We have just under 200 pictures and a video of the ceremony.  We walked down the aisle together, we exchanged rings, he picked me up, we toasted in champagne glasses. 

At one point, a seal could be seen in the ocean behind us by himself - a sight our reverend had never seen before.  In Hawaiin custom, it's extremely good luck to see a turtle or a seal on your wedding day.

My wedding was perfect.  I am so incredibly lucky to have met my soul mate, the love of my life, and I get to share my life and grow old with him.  I wish all of you the same happiness that I'm going through.  :)

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