A couple of weeks ago we took an awesome vacay to Oahu. But, it was more than just a vacay. One of my very best friends got married! It was such a fun trip. Getting to see old sorority friends and spend time with them. It was just like the good ol’ college days
Nichole, or Cho as we affectionatly call her, married Kit. They dated for a second in high school and lost touch as they both went off to college. Fast forward 10 years. Cho was in the middle of her peds residency at Stanford (I know, she’s smart) and she came down to Southern California for her 10 year reunion. She almost didn’t even go. But Cho and my other good friend, Christy, went. There she reconnected with Kit and they spent the whole night in their own little world. The next day Kit sent Christy an email (which she saved and read during her awesome toast at the reception) asking Christy if he really had a shot with Nichole. Obviously, he did.
I wasn’t the wedding photographer, but I had a great time helping Nichole find the perfect one for her. They hired Natalie Norton for their big day (can’t wait to see the pics!). I was lucky enough to hang out with Nichole and Christy as they got ready and snapped a few pictures. That was really special for me because Nichole was one of my bridesmaids and I was so excited I got to be there with her on her big day. I took just a few pictures during the ceremony (because I didn’t want to be that annoying “Uncle Bob” with a fancy camera!). Most of them I took from my chair so I didn’t get in the way (and so my husband didn’t get mad at me!).
The day couldn’t have been more perfect. Well, if the officiant would have shown up I suppose that would have made it the perfect day. It’s okay. They found a replacement pretty quick. That’s another story though Turtle Bay is the perfect backdrop for a wedding. Big thanks to Nichole and Kit for giving us a reason to take a trip there! Who wants to have a fun destination wedding next year?
After I took this picture I had to walk away because I started to tear up and didn’t want Cho to see me. It’s when it really hit me that she was getting married and I felt so lucky to be there!
Nichole and her mom
One of the super cute flower girls
I loved Nichole’s super simple J Crew dress. It was totally her.
The sunglasses / favors were a hit!
At the rehearsal the night before, the flower girls wouldn’t practice walking down the aisle because they said it wasn’t really a wedding and they knew how to do it! They were still a little hesitant on the wedding day
I loved their aisle. One of the prettiest flower aisles I’ve ever seen!
I’m so proud of this picture! At the rehearsal I gave Cho and Kit explicit instructions to look happy and look at each other when walking back down the aisle. I hate it when couples look at me or look like a deer caught in headlights when they walk back down the aisle. Cho and Kit did perfect! I love the way Kit is looking at Nichole!