The official excuse we had for this Hawaii vacation I keep talking about was a family wedding. Josh's cousin had a destination wedding planned on the Big Island. He had been stationed on Oahu while in the military, and still has friends out there. Some family and friends flew out to celebrate with the couple, and it was a lovely, relaxed ceremony. The "reception" was actually a luau everyone attended together.
Because we got there early (as always), I helped put together platters of munchies:
I like to pretend to be Martha Stewart every now & then.
Jenny's son & daughter were the only other participants in the wedding, besides the couple and Josh's uncle as the pastor.
The wedding was poolside, with a beautiful backdrop of flowers:
Being poolside, the guys inevitably ended up IN the pool. Luckily the bride was amused.
Cheesecake was for dessert, and the whole (new) family quickly partook
After the festivities, everyone went to a luau in the evening, where there was a hula show, complete with fire dancers!
We were there!
See all the wedding pictures!
See who everone else is introducing, over at Beth's blog.