Wednesday, May 7, 2008

i'm back

well, we're back in vancouver from our trip to hawaii. it was such a relaxing break! there are so many memories from this trip, i thought i would share a few with you through pictures.

this was our view. although this shot doesn't capture it, you could see diamond head to the left. in the morning and evening the waves would be peppered with surfers. you could also hear the ocean all the time. lulling us to sleep. it was fantastic!

this was how they would prepare your poolside lounge chair. super soft towels and an orchid. heaven.

this was taken poolside on our first morning. a longboard beer and a mai tai. it was 10:00am. we had just finished breakfast. oh well, we thought, we're on holiday. plus, it was 1:00pm back home. so easy to justify. (best mai tai...EVER.)

a fun mosaic i saw while we were out walking one evening. i liked the sea turtles.

and if you've made it to the end of this post, you will see that WE GOT MARRIED! it was planned around my mother-in-law's hawaiian cruise. we wanted a super small, quick wedding and she was our witness the day she came to honolulu. the whole thing took about 40 minutes. ceremony, pictures, everything.

it was VERY windy that day, more then usual we were told, so alot of the shots were of us trying not to squint too much and struggling to keep our hair (and my dress) down. needless to say, we also have alot of shots with us bursting out into laughter. the day was light and easy and relatively stress free. that is exactly what we wanted for the day. our family and friends were with us in our hearts and now we can have a stress free barbecue to share our happiness with them.

well, i should probably get my butt into gear. there is much laundry, cleaning and that thing called 'work' to tend to. happy tuesday!

11 comments:

erin said...

small and simple and stress-free is the best way to do it. i'm so happy for you! congratulations!

kirsten said...

so exciting! congratulations! i got married 2 years ago at the city hall in NY. fun and stress free is the way to do it!

leslie said...

a super big congratualtions to you!! i love your dress. so beautiful! and i love the simplicity of the happy event. enjoy your bbq with friends. whoohoo!

mette said...

oh wow! welcome home and congratulations to you both!

lindsey said...

congratulations! you guys look so cute together.

kt said...

Congratulations! You're both beautiful! What a happy time. Ditto Leslie's wish for you to enjoy the bbq, and all the best for the two of you!

Mags said...

Congratulations - getting married rocks!

Jen said...

I'm catching up on my blog reading from being on vacation as well.

Congratulations! Small and simple is the way to go with weddings I'm now...albeit a bit too late...convinced.

Lil D said...

Congratulations!

My husband and I married on a cliff-top at sunset, with just my brother-in-law and his wife for a witness. We told people afterwards. I have never, ever regretted having a wedding like that, even if my mother-in-law sulked for AGES...

Heidi said...

You look lovely. An intimate wedding is such a wise choice. I love Hawaii, great choice. Congratulations.

Cactusflower said...

Congratulations! Every bride should have it "her way" -- and I'm so happy for you that you had a wonderful experience. You look wonderful together!