Paul and I had a very small wedding party.
My sister Molly was my maid of honour. Paul's mate Dan was his best man. We also had three gorgeous flower girls, and a dapper ring bearer. Two of the flower girls were daughters of Dan & his wife Amanda. Our third flower girl & ring bearer were our friend Kieran & Amy's son & daughter. The handsome ring bearer is also our Godson. Kieran was our emcee, which is a very Aussie thing to do. He told jokes, kept things moving and introduced each mini event along the evening (you killed it Kieran). I also had my two girls Katie & Justine as personal attendants. For us it was best to keep the wedding party small and intimate.
Thursday before the luau we had a quick rehearsal.
Getting the run down from the planner.
Paul walked Vanessa down.
Molly & Dan.
Here comes Will.
There goes Will.
Charlotte & Sienna quickly became BFF's.
Daddy & I.
There they are, minus one flower girl.
Little Hayley broke her arm at the beginning of the families holiday.
She got in a little later than expected with her Mumma.
Thank you to my niece Haley for snapping the rehearsal pics for us :)
After the rehearsal Paul & I invited all our guest to join us for a Luau. A fun time was had by all! There was a buffet, drinks were included with entertainment to finish the festivities.
There was a great turn out. Almost everyone was able to make it.
Grandma & Paul were the cutest couple at the wedding.
Katie's wearing a kitschy honeybees flower crown :)
These two in their Daddy's sunnys just kills me.
Can you spot Kieran & Dan being good sports up their with their daughters learning to hula.
and just before the entertainment this happened...
All this time I thought Mara wasn't coming to the wedding. I put on a brave face, but I was devastated. On the night of the luau I looked up to see my friend Jimmy walking towards me. He had "just flown in", a little behind him I caught a glimpse of Mara, and I lost it. They worked together to surprise me with her. Julie was in on the surprise and she got photographic proof.
Look at Will & Mummy watching the pretty ladies twirl fire.
We had a spectacular time. If we make it back to Hawaii I'm sure we'll attend another luau. The food was a buffet, so you can't expect fine dining. But the entertainment was a once in a lifetime experience.
Thank you to Julie, Kieran, Molly and Evan for the luau pictures :)