August 30th, 2000
Hello Ladies! It's hard to believe it, but hubby & I have been married for 10 years! It sure seems like yesterday! I have a funny little story to tell you. We first me on a blind date, that I almost backed out on at the last minute, as I was so nervous! Well, that night he mentioned that Hawaii was his favorite place to visit. Not just any island, but the island of Kauai, and he went there every year! Why does this matter? Well, for years I had dreamed of a Hawaiian vacation, specifically to the island of Kauai! I had always heard what a gorgeous and special place it was, and I was beginning to think I would never get the chance to go there. Also, I had always said that if I ever got married, I would want to get married on the beach in Kauai! So I about died when he said how much he loved it there! Of course, I didn't mention any of this that night! (imagine if I did? He would have been running for the nearest exit!!). I didn't reveal any of this to him til after we were engaged!
We were fortunate to get to attend our friends' wedding a few years later there, with "our" minister officiating! We have since visited all of the Hawaiian islands except for Lanai, and Kauai is still our very favorite!
Barefoot on the beach! Hubby wore a "maille" made of fragrant leaves that traditionally was worn by Hawaiian royalty during special ceremonies. I wish you could've seen my bouquet! The most gorgeous orchids and stephanotis. And a few tucked in my hair,too!
Love this silhouette! I loved my dress, too! It was a very simple ivory chiffon dress (but so me!), with a long chiffon scarf that fluttered in the breeze! I sure wish I could still fit into it!!
Our cake was delish! And covered with tons of fresh orchids!
Thanks for letting me share a bit of our special day with you! And a big thanks for your thoughts and prayers for hubby's recovery from his knee surgery last week. He is starting to feel alot better. We will be glad when he is off crutches and can get around better!
Hope you all have a great week!
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