Monday, September 30th, 2013
Ever dreamed of having a wedding in Hawaii? So did Courtney and Hugh, and last July, it became a reality. With the Pacific Ocean as our stunning backdrop, Courtney and Hugh exchanged vows on the Sheraton Ka’anapali’s Moana Lawn. Once vows were exchanged, guests enjoyed cocktails on the Moana Lounges Lawn which lent itself perfectly for guests to take in the stunning view before heading down to the Coral Reef Room for the rest of the reception.
The room was filled with the glow that only a Hawaiian sunset can produce along with the love that surrounded Courtney and Hugh.
Only weeks prior to their wedding date, Courtney’s mom underwent a quadruple bypass surgery, which put all of the wedding plans on hold so Courtney and Hugh could focus on her needs. There are just sometimes when a Bride calls you that you just have to sit down and cry with her. This was one of those times. The love that Courtney has for her mother is so strong that everything else just needed to take a back-seat for the moment. Courtney and I had many of conversations as to continue on as if the wedding would continue in Maui, or if we needed to call it off and pursue other options. A few days later, with the surgery and recovery going perfectly, the doctor gave the green-light for her to travel- all wedding plans were ON!
As I sat there in that perfect moment surrounded by family and friends I didn’t know, I was reminded of what weddings are all about- being surrounded by those who are a witness and a testimony to the purity of marriage, and what it truly means to live out that testimony through sickness and in health.
Cheers to you Courtney and Hugh, and many blessings in your years to come.
Many thanks to the wonderful vendors both in Seattle and Maui that made this wedding possible:
Full Design and Coordination: New Creations Weddings
Invitations/Paper Goods: Valeries Invites
Photography: Aubrey Hord Photography
Videography: Hawaii Video Memories
DJ/Emcee: Maui Wedding DJ
Photo Booth: Strike a Pose
Officiant: Blaine Tinsley