We did it! Married on Tunnels Beach in Kauai August 11, 2015. On an island known as the heart of the planet, barefoot, in love, making a promise with Aloha in our hearts to share the great adventure of life! The Hawaiian blessing is E Ho'omau Maua Ke aloha.
The video includes a few shenanigans with William, and then the wedding. It rained us out pretty good in the morning, so our original plan to marry at 11am on the 11th, didn't work out, so we waited it out until about 1pm. Kauai Island weddings put the ceremony together. We really enjoyed the experience with them. We went to the Smith's Family Luau after the ceremony, which was a nice way to end the day.
We absolutely adore the meaning and symbolism of Aloha. The ceremony included a lei exchange. The word "Aloha" has many meanings, but it's used most often as a greeting, and to describe the love that exists between two people. The "alo" in Aloha means to be "present with" or "in front of" and to share. The "ha" in the word Aloha means "the breath of life," and is considered to be the greatest gift one person can give another, by all Polynesians from Tahiti to New Zealand.
So we each breathed our "ha" three times into the lei we gave one another. The Hawaiian blessing is Hoi Hou Ke Aloha, "Let us fall in love all over again."
We then held our rings for one another to our hearts. Filling the ring with all of our dreams, for a wonderful life, wishes of good health, and all our wishes. The circular nature of the rings will always hold this love and energy, wrapped around each of our fingers.
No Keia La, No Keia Po - A Mau Loa, "From this day, this night, Forever more together."
Thank you for watching, and for those of you thinking about us as we were married, thank you for your spirit being with us.
We got a kick out of William's suggestion that you don't have to watch, as were almost ready to kiss. Silly kid. :)
Photos to follow soon, and be sure to follow us on our new instagram account @allisonattitude and youtube account Allison Attitude.
P.S. This link will give you more insight on the meaning of Aloha too.