In what seemed like a blur, I made my way to Gannon’s for our wedding ceremony after a day of snorkeling and getting ready. Gannon’s is a restaurant at a golf club in Wailea, and it was recently featured on “Top Chef.” It’s a beautiful and relatively affordable venue for a wedding on Maui.
My coordinator, our guests, the groomsmen and Graham were there waiting. Graham had decided to make the lei-giving part of the ceremony and it was captured nicely in our wedding video and photos.
Reverend Kahu Kamuela blew a conch shell once to signify that it was time for the bridesmaids to start walking down to the Lower Wedding Knoll at Gannon’s.
|Cell phone photos don’t do it justice.
I had worked with Susan from Gannon’s via e-mail for months, and she was always so helpful. We had toured the venue a couple of days before and discussed the rain policy, which gave us a backup ceremony location. I really appreciated that. Luckily we didn’t need it!
The wedding cake was chocolate with Tahitian vanilla frosting. It was delicious, and I now wish I had more. We even had a little left over, which we devoured the next day.
I handpainted our cake topper. You may notice that a tiny flower had fallen off, but I am proud of it.
Our first dance was to Johnnyswim’s “Take the World,” a perfect song for us.
And that was the best day of my life.
Marette Flora is the founder of Floradise blog and personalized gift shop. Marette is a passionate storyteller and creator. She attended the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University and obtained a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication.
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