Today is Earth Day. A day to celebrate our dear Mother Earth and all her goodness!
I spent my Earth Day afternoon documenting the love of a mother...and a father who have been married for 29 years! Yes, I had the wonderful opportunity to document my dear friends, Maria and Bob!
Here's our smiley happy bride, Maria...
And the handsome smiley happy groom, Bob!
Their Vow Renewal took place in Kailua at a very special place for Maria and Bob.
I have to share with you that on my way into Kailua, I encountered dark, clouds and rain leaving Kane'ohe, my home town, which is the city right next to Kailua. Even as I drove to the location I could see from a distance the ominous clouds above Lanikai, parts of Kailua and Aikahi.
Miraculously, as I drove up to Maria and Bob's friend's home, where the Renewal was taking place, lo' and behold, there were puffy white clouds, blues skies and sunshine sandwiched right between the stormy clouds! AMAZING!!! Truly a blessing for a very special event!
There were so many special aspects going on with this event: Bob and Maria's renewal on Earth Day, "I Still Say Yes" by Klymaxx playing on the radio as I departed for my shoot, parting of clouds and beautiful weather, AND one of my very favorite parts...my mentor and BFF, who was recently ordained as an officiant, was going to perform her first ceremony today! Yes, Arna, would preside over Maria and Bob's Vow Renewal!!! So exciting!!!
Okay, so here's a little showcase of Maria and Bob's Vow Renewal...
This is soooo sweet! Tony walked his mom "down the Earth Day aisle!"
Everyone was melodically serenaded by their dear friend, Brenda. She sang one of Maria's favorite songs!
"In My Life" by the Beatles...
I loved that Arna had asked if anyone wanted to share anything with Maria and Bob. Brenda shared some loving words and so did, Tony, their son, which was really heart touching. What a wonderful time to be able to say "Thank You" to your parents and to share with them how much their love has really helped to mold you to become the person you are today...Right on, Tony!
...another symbol to remind them of their continued love and life together...
I love this! The Wedding Mini Cupcakes!!!
Congratulations, Maria and Bob, on 29 years of wedded bliss! I wish you all the best and look forward to photographing your 40th and 50th anniversaries!!! LOVE YOU BOTH!!!
Congrats to you too, Arn, for an awesome Vow Renewal! Mahalo for continuing to spread your love and light with everyone around you!!!
PS As soon as the ceremony and picture taking outside was pau (done), the weather totally changed...
Ke Akua totally gifted us with that time outdoors!!! Mahalo, Ke Akua!!!