12/21/12 – What a great date! Lots of couples chose this date for their nuptials because of the way the numbers are arranged. It also happened to be the last day on the Mayan calendar. I performed several weddings on this unique “end of the world” date. It was a lot of fun to look at the groom in the middle of the ceremony and say, “you look nervous – it’s not like it’s the end of the world – ooops”. Jake and Debra were the first wedding of 12/21/12. We had a great time with them and their guests. As you can tell, they had great light.
Visually, I know of no other venue which shows off a wedding gown as dramatically as the Big Island with its unique lava flows. The contrast between black and white, hard and soft, rough and smooth, heavy and light provides a tension that offers the perfect stage for your wedding dress. The intricate interplay between the flow of the lava and the flow of the wedding dress is simply stunning.
I love the saying, “Smile and the world smiles back”. I try to practice smiling as often as I can. If a child looks up at me from the grocery cart, I smile and they smile back. If someone needs some help with something, I smile at them before I lend a helping hand. If you are at a luau show in Hawaii, you can tell which hula dancers are the best, they are the ones smiling! That little secret applies to everything. If you enjoy what you are doing, sports, hobbies, cooking, etc., you are going to be good at it. That principle also applies to being photographed at your wedding. Sarah and Steve were such a fun couple. You can just tell from these photos how much fun we were having. Hawaii is a fun place to get married. The people have a great sense of humor and the island culture is laid back. If I had to give only one piece of advice for a couple coming to Hawaii to get married, I would tell you to start smiling right now and never stop!