Monday, April 12, 2010

I'm back!!!!

I return.......a married woman.

How awesome is that? I am exhausted, lonely and nervous about everything that has yet to come, but I am still really happy over everything that has already happened.

Wanna hear about it? Of course you do. Here we go....

Ok, so the weather on Kauai sucked. It rained EVERY SINGLE DAY. We tried to make the best of it, and stay positive. But between you and me, I was rather peeved at my beloved Kauai for showing such a rotten side of itself during my honeymoon. We were not able to do the Hanakapiai Falls hike that I so badly wanted to take Pete on, but we substituted doing other things, like sipping umbrella drinks and shopping. And I got a chance to introduce Pete to the wonder that is Walmart. (hahaa) We adored the little jungle hideaway cabin we rented for our stay over there. It was cozy and perfect. It even had an outside shower which we enjoyed to the fullest.
There are so many, many details of both the wedding and the honeymoon I could share...but I'll try to highlight just a few of my favorite things:
1) The ceremony was so wonderful and special. It really was. I want to do it all over again. Pete and I both wrote our own vows, which were very emotional to hear and to say. It was super romantic. I'm glad I had a hankie! (Thanks Linda!)
2) I ended up LOVING my wedding dress. I was nervous for so long over it, worrying that it was too fancy for a beach wedding. But in the end I couldn't have been more pleased. It fit me perfectly and I was so comfortable in it I didn't ever want to take it off. I loved how feminine and "bridey" I felt. What a perfect choice for me! (Thanks Blake!!!) I can't wait to share pictures of it.
3) I had mango lilies picked out for my bouquet. Only, the day before the wedding, everyone was sold out of them. What to do!?!?!??!  After I got done freaking out, Pete helped me pick out some mango colored tulips, which ended up making such a gorgeous bouquet. And tulips are my second favorite flower of all time, so I was doubly happy.
4) My wedding present to Pete was a helicopter tour of the whole island. It was breathtaking! Well worth the money. It was an amazing experience to share together and I'm so glad we did it. I'll post pictures soon.
5) On his last night in Maui, we drove up to the top of Haleakala and watched the sunset from the top of the volcano crater. It was very romantic and beautiful. Definitely a highlight of the honeymoon.
6) Pretty much everything else....sharing fish tacos at Leilani's, racing eachother down the mountain on zip-lines, snorkeling hand in hand at Poipu, splitting a strawberry milkshake at Cool Cats, digging into local kine shave ice while we strolled under the banyon tree......overall an amazing honeymoon. Happy sigh.....

I'll post some pictures soon. I have lots of stuff from the honeymoon activities and two "teaser" shots from the wedding in case anyone wants to take a gander.

Thank you to everyone for all of the well wishes and congrats you sent me!  I love my friends! :)

1 comment:

Nanny Adventures said...

i can't wait to see all the pictures! post them soon! glad you had fun, miss you terribly. we are deciding on may 2011 in new york for now. went to bridal fair with jeff's mom on sunday, call me and we can talk more.