There’s no such thing as a bad day in Waikiki. Even in rainy, stormy weather, the clouds roll in in high definition, and the rain disappears when your swimming under water anyway. Fortunately, Chris and Alicia did not have to worry about rain on their wedding. The sun was shining, and adding more warmth was the 70+ guests that travelled to Waikiki to be present at their destination Hilton Hawaiian Village Wedding.
Alicia and Chris are both kind, easy-going, and fun loving people. Alicia graciously accepted help from her family during the wedding planning process as she studied for her nursing degree and license, all while Chris was deployed. While many destination weddings have 30-40 guests, with six bridesmaids and groomsmen each (narrowed down from 8!) it was easy to feel the love from all 70+ close family and friends. The fact that everything came together almost seamlessly, and with so many people present, it’s clear that Chris and Alicia are part of a well-knit and thoughtful community. Alicia’s aunt helped coordinate the events. From the beautiful ceremony in the Crystal Ocean Chapel to the hula dancers and fire dancer at the reception, their guests got a taste of a fun wedding, Hawaiian style! By the end of the night, I felt like a part of the family. I feel so lucky to know these two and celebrate their commitment! Here’s wishing Chris and Alicia a lifetime of happiness together with their ohana!
Venue: Crystal Ocean Chapel and the Rainbow Suite at the Hilton Hawaiian Village
Makeup: Lexi of Beauty Spell Hawaii
Florals: Alanna Madrid Designs
Special Thank You to my Second Shooter: Ed Pingol Photography
Photography: Delighted Images
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