Friday, December 21, 2012

Aloha Au Ia 'Oe (I Love You!)

Over the summer, Lauren's sister and her girlfriend had a civil union ceremony in Hawaii where they live. (While most people can only dream about having a honeymoon in Hawaii, they actually live the dream everyday!)

Unfortunately, same-sex marriage is not yet legal in Hawaii, but they do permit civil unions. Along with a small group of family and friends dressed in tropical garb and cheery yellow attire, Julie and Christina joined together in a binding union, and in love.

They both chose Hawaiian sayings to have engraved on the inside of their rings. Julie's has ku'uipo (sweetheart) and Christina has ho'oulu like (to grow together).

As a gift, we designed and created a Quaker union certificate, where all of the witnesses of the union sign the document. It makes for a great framed memento and personal keepsake of a truly special day. 

Ho'omaika'i 'Ana (Congratulations) Julie and Christina!

Photos by Joseph Esser Photography

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Keep Calm

You're engaged, let the planning begin! But don't stress out, we are here to help. Inspired by all of those Keep Calm and Carry On posters we have seen plastered across Facebook pages worldwide, we have come up with our own poster design; Keep Calm and Hire a Wedding Planner!