Kirsty & Shawn
Location: Oahu, Hawaii
Date: February 18, 2016
Photographer: Greg Heller for Weddings of Hawaii
Wedding theme: Intimate beach wedding
The day before the wedding, we decided to add video to our package, and it was the best move we made—the video was watched by hundreds who couldn't make it.
How did you meet?
I was teamed up with Shawn for three months while working in a remote location in the Canadian wilderness. While the other teams had had enough of each other, we were still really enjoying each other’s company. Once the job was over, we started dating. I never could have imagined how this job would change my life.
What made you pick Hawaii?
We love the beach and imagined a simple beach getaway. My family is from New Zealand and my husband's family is from Canada and the USA—Hawaii was simply in the middle. We also had family fly in from the United Kingdom and Australia.
After the ceremony, we went to a special location, just my husband and me, for more photos. The time we had in the limo was the only time we had by ourselves as newlyweds. We laughed, held hands, and couldn’t really believe we were married.
How did you decide on your wedding dress?
I had tried on about a hundred dresses, and I never thought I would have that feeling. It was a huge relief, as the wedding was only three months away and I was able to buy off the rack. This style wasn't at all what I had imaged would be the one, but the employees at David’s Bridal were awesome and chose lots of different styles to give me more ideas and found my dress for me.