Why Kauai?

My first time on the island of Kauai I was nine years old. We went for my grandparent’s 50th wedding anniversary which was celebrated at Gaylord’s Plantation House. Anyone who knows me knows that my grandma and I had a great relationship and I like to think she helped in large part make me the person I am today. Another major reason why Kauai is so important to me is that it was my dad’s favorite island. He and my mom would go there almost every year, and Kauai was our last family vacation together. Since these three very significant people have passed on and I wanted to find a way to bring their memory to the day, and Kauai came to mind instantly.

I wish that EJ could have met these people because they were so meaningful to me. Part of the reason I love EJ so much is that he reminds me so much of my dad. He’s the kind of guy that goes out of his way to help his friends, he can fix anything and he has the patience of a saint. He makes me so happy every day and when I mentioned a destination wedding and why he didn’t let anything get in the way. I feel so lucky to get to start this next chapter in my life with such an amazing man.