Sunday, December 28, 2008

Wedding photos

I really wish there was a way to post our professional photos on this blog; they turned out really great. Alas, the cost of the digital images themselves was too much to justify paying extra for them.

Instead here are a few shots taken by my mother-in-law before, during and after the ceremony.

Me post-spa and post-salon at lunch

MM and I at the beginning of the ceremony with our minister giving a traditional Hawaiian blessing (preceded by three blows on the conch shell)

Me smiling at the minister's banter (he was pretty funny)

MM and I looking at each other during the blessing

One of many kisses (this one after the exchange of leis). There were seven kisses during the ceremony alone: one after each of us said our vows; one after exchange of leis; one after exchange of rings; and one at the end.

Me blowing the minister's conch shell after the ceremony. It only took me two tries to get the right sound, though I wasn't nearly as loud as he was.

My MIL's version of a cute shot of the bouquet and our rings set up by the photographer/wedding coordinator

One of our posed shots after the ceremony. I love the long, multi-colored lei and the way the ocean looks in the background.

Another posed shot. Our videographer actually requested this one and then made MM do four (!) takes before he was satisfied. MM joked that the videographer "thinks he's Martin Scorcese." We were very happy with the way the video turned out, though, so it was worth it.


Anonymous said...

Oh you look so beautiful and happy! I love the beach wedding thing too. Congrats again! :)

Jenn said...

Great photos! You look beautiful :) I think if I (heaven forbid) ever get married again, it might be a beach wedding for me, too.

The GVZ's said...

You look stunning!!! I absolutely love your dress and the entire thing looked magical. Congratulations!

Kristi Marie said...

Yay, wedding pics!! Your MIL took great photos :) You look gorgeous - and happy!!

Valerie said...

If I haven't already said so, I LOVE the pics, and the descriptions here make them even better. I am so, so over the moon for both of you. :)

Alli said...

You look fab! I always wanted a beach wedding it looked just perfect. =)

TUWABVB said...

So sorry it took me so long to comment - I'm still playing "catch up" from our trips out of town....

Anyway, I just had to let you know how absolutely BEAUTIFUL you looked! Oh my gosh - you look so happy and calm. And that color is so pretty on you! Your wedding looks amazing and I'm so, so happy for you both!