weddings, couples, wedding tips, and our personal life found here

She reached out asking if they could go to Jurassic Park and then find a place to cliff jump at – I said “yes, please” haha. We ended up at Kualoa Ranch in front of Chinaman’s Hat and then jumped off at Laie Point. Dom was shaking and thinking a little too long, but eventually Pat convinced her to just go for it 🙂 They’re gonna make a great team! Congrats you two, so excited for you to tie the knot next October on Long Island 🙂

Katie & Marcus had been together for 5 years, so they came to their favorite place in Hawaii, Kualoa Ranch! Also known as Jurassic Park, this iconic mountain range is probably some of the most gorgeous backdrops in all of the Koolau Mountains 🙂

Katie & Marcus – 5 years at Kualoa Ranch

Bianca & Dustin made their first trip to Hawaii for an engagement session and to hopefully find a place for a destination wedding to celebrate with their closest friends and family 🙂 We started near Waiahole Poi Factory where the water is a deep brown-red and you get the full view of Kualoa Ranch & Chinaman’s Hat!

Bianca & Dustin – Kualoa Ranch Chinaman’s Hat Engagement

Her mom cried frequently, her nephew wrote “I like you. – Tom” on their welcome block, it started raining during their first dance and they shrugged it off, they kissed a pig and made all the little boys cover their mouths, and they – along with all their guests – took a boat across Molii Pond to Secret Island to share their vows in front of Kaneohe Sandbar and Chinaman’s Hat.

Alicia & Ray – Married at Moli’i Gardens Secret Island

In Hebrew, Seea means “helper” which we thought was appropriate since she would be our oldest child. And her middle name came from the combo of her first name and middle name sounding like “sea of grace” which we’re all swimming in because of the greatest gift that comes to us in Jesus.

Life Lately: December 2018

He proposed using a heart lego box which was the same box he used for his first gift to Allie, which was a lego-shaped heart necklace 🙂 He was able to get Allie’s grandma’s ring to ask her to be her bride – it didn’t fit, but nothing a jeweler can’t fix for such sweet sentiment.

Allie & Christopher – Surprise Proposal at Kualoa’s Secret Beach

They were a little shy, but also very cute with one another so they just stayed close and giggled throughout (and Dave gave the occasional butt grab to loosen things up – see below!)

Danielle & Dave – Simple Kualoa Ranch Engagement

Grateful for nature, grateful for a Father who cares about every little detail in his kids lives and hearts.

From One Island to Another

Chris’s aunt was one their biggest supporters throughout their relationship so it was important for them to have her as a central part of their day as their officiant.

Chris and Ilima: Married at Kualoa Ranch

In a world that’s increasingly about protecting an image and saving face, this kind of easygoing authenticity is a breath of fresh air.

Ilima and Chris are Engaged

so happy you're here!

mailing list

Join our quarterly newsletter to see what we're up to, what we're learning, be the first to know about sales, and get some handwritten notes. 

sign up