The clouds covered the sky and it was a little chilly as we waited for the bride’s friend to arrive with the keys for the church, which our bride Lani conveniently forgot at home. The hairdresser set to work outside while we waited for keys and when the groom and his friends arrived they began dueling with their swords in the parking lot to pass the time. Before we knew it the church was unlocked and the preparations began.
Lani and Brendan are an amazing pair and it is very apparent how much their family and friends love them. Lani’s sister donated her wedding dress and her mother stitched it into an entirely new dress. One friend baked their wedding cupcakes, another catered and a few more manned the bar for the event. The wedding was beautiful- a great display of true love and friendship.
Lani was a little nervous in her dressing room. Her hair and make-up were set back a little due to the wait outside but in the end everything was right on time. Her friends were always checking in with her and reassuring her that everything was moving flawlessly outside in the hall. Brendan came off calm cool and collected as he got ready across the church.
It was very moving to see how many people came to support Lani and Brendan- guests were invited up to place flowers in a bouquet to symbolize their support of the couple. Not one flower remained in the vases and their bouquet was full.
The sun had come out while we were inside and we were able to take the couple out for a few moments together. While we were outside to take a few formal shots with the couple every wedding guest helped to transform the ceremony hall into the reception hall. Friends and family stacked chairs, pulled out tables and did their best to make the day as flawless and perfect for the bride and groom as possible. The party began and a great time was had by all- I even got to do a little bit of line dancing with the guests! I can’t say no to good ol’ “Cotton Eyed Joe”.
Congratulations to you, Lani and Brendan. Best wishes for you and your family.Google+