Okay, update time.
The wedding has been set for Friday, July 3rd, at a beach house in McKenna Cove, Maui. Here's a picture of the house - a painting, anyway -
And here's what the lawn where we're getting hitched looks like -
Not too shabby.
We went with a nice lady named Bernie at White Orchid Weddings - they have a beautiful website -
We will be in Hawai'i from June 29th to July 13th, and visiting the islands of Maui, Kauai, and Oahu for two days at the end. At this point we have about 18 guests coming to the wedding, which frankly is a relief - every time I think about inviting someone else, all I see is another mouth to feed. Receptions are aspensive!
Outfits are picked out. Rings purchased (hers has a pearl and a couple of diamonds, mine is Titanium), flowers are picked out, cake picked out, officiant picked out (I wanted a big fat Hawaiian guy, and our wedding coordinator hooked us up with one -http://www.alapaki.net/
I'm starting to get pretty excited. It's only 6 weeks now until the wedding date, heck 5 weeks until we leave. Still a lot to do between now and then.
Decisions still to be made that I would appreciate any and all input on -
What to do in Kauai on the honeymoon?
Where to stay in Waikiki?
Whether to have a guitar player or a harpist at the wedding?
Restaurants that we HAVE to go to, locals' favorites etc.
Gifts for groomsmen and the officiant?
Gifts for our mothers?
Gift baskets for guests?
I'll put in more pictures and stuff later today.
Cheers to you all,