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Just ReMauied

sunny 85 °F

The big day finally arrived. On Saturday, October 24th 2009, Dan and I renewed our wedding vows in Maui. I won’t bore you again with all the sappy details about how we met, became engaged, and married, but I thought a photo montage of the renewal festivities would be appropriate.

The day began like all others in Maui: a dip in the pool, a bit of snorkeling, and drinks on the lanai. Much to my horror and alarm however, just several hours before said vow renewal, I began to develop a rash all over my upper body. In a nutshell, panic ensued. Priority number one: eradicate rash. Priority two: replace dress with a new dress to cover rash. Priority three: calm down. Not knowing whether the rash was a result of a new sunscreen I tried, or just heat rash, I popped a few Benadryl, slathered it in cortisone and aloe, and hoped for the best. Finding a dress in under an hour was an impossible feat. I frantically searched the hotel and surrounding shops to no avail, and with just under an hour until show time I said screw it; I’ll flaunt the rash in all its flaming red glory. Fearing the sedating effect of the Benadryl, I slammed a few Red Bulls and went on my merry way. Crisis somewhat averted.

We booked it to Kahakili Beach Park and as our family and friends started to arrive, I slowly forgot all about my horrendous, itchy rash and let serenity take its place (or maybe that was just the Benadryl/Red Bull concoction taking over). Sure both our parents were late. My camera committed suicide and NONE of the photos turned out (hence these are a collection of photos from our dear family members). Yes, Dan’s friends threw him in the ocean after the toasting and cake were done. And most importantly, of course a nearly naked old man had to hang out in the background of all our photos during the ceremony. It was a perfect day.

The Venue: Kahakili Beach Park in Kaanapali, Maui

The renewal started out splendid...and then this guy strolled in...

Just look at our reaction...

My Dad serenaded on the ukulele

Some took to the water just as soon as the vows were sealed with a kiss

We posed for some photos:


And then Dan took an unexpected dip into the salty sea

The sun set and before we knew it, the Parks Department was kicking us out

So let us raise our glasses to imperfection, craziness, medical emergencies, and nearly naked old men – Ironically, all inevitable in the lifetime of a marriage I suppose. Here Here.

Posted by Jennylynn 06:26 Archived in USA Tagged events

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