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Monday, February 27, 2012

Erika’s Hawaiian Wedding (Part One)

Erika and Dwight

This week I’m going to interview my friend, Erika, about her Hawaiian Wedding. Thank you, Erika, for sharing your very special time with my blog readers.

Enjoy the amazing photos, and hopefully you’ll be able to transport yourself to Hawaii as you read about her wedding day on the island of Oahu.

Where in Hawaii were you married?

Banyan Tree Estate
7015 Kalaniana’ole Hwy
Honolulu, HI 96825

Why did you decide to get married in the islands, and why that location?

Dwight’s immediate family lives there. We decided it would be less expensive for us to go to Hawaii instead of all of them flying to the mainland. (Dwight has a lot of extended family and friends in Honolulu as well)

Describe the surroundings and any décor.

Mmm . . . Smell Those Flowers!
The wedding ceremony was on the beach of the estate we rented. We held the reception under a tent in the estate’s back yard. The estate grounds and beach were the main part of the décor, with the added beauty of fresh cut flowers everywhere. (Cheryl’s note—can you imagine the scent of ocean and flowers—all under the warm Hawaiian sun? Hmm . . . I think on that date in January I was sitting at home listening to buckets of rain hitting my roof and deck!)

What was the ceremony like?

We created our own ceremony. It lasted only about 15 minutes. I walked down the aisle to his cousin playing the ukulele. Then we exchanged quick vows, leis and rings. Dwight’s auntie officiated.

The reception was even better . . . lots of delicious homemade food, and a salted caramel wedding cake to die for! We had a Hawaiian singer play during dinner and a professional Hula Dancer (Dwight’s cousin, Taylor) to accompany him.

Thank you, Erika!

Please come back on Thursday for Part Two of Erika’s wonderful wedding experience—And A Surprise Bonus—a special picture of her son with someone I’m sure you’ll all recognize.

Mahalo for visiting!



  1. It sounds beautiful and the pics are so pretty!

    1. Yes, Jessica! It makes me want to hop on a plane and get right there! BTW, Happy Birthday!!!

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    1. It sure does look romantic--and beautiful for sure. Don't you wish you were there right now, Loree? I sure do!!
      Aloha! --Cheryl

  3. Ooh and the caramel wedding cake sounds as delicious as the setting. Much yummier than the traditional fruitcake!

    1. I'm sure it was, although I'm pretty partial to fruit--especially all the tropical kinds.

      Thanks for your support, Sandra.
      Aloha! --Cheryl


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