My family and I headed to Hawaii this past Fall for my big brother’s wedding! This trip was significant to me for a couple of reasons: 1. My big brother was getting married 2. It was in beautiful beautiful Oahu, Hawaii 3. It was the first time in my entire life that both my Dad’s side and my Mom’s side of the family would be together 4. It wasn’t even my wedding and it was one of the happiest days of my life.
We flew into Oahu on a Sunday and enjoyed our time over in the vacationey Ko’Olina, eating delicious shrimp trucks and swimming with Turtles in North Shore, and hitting our favorite local joints on the way (benefits of your sister-in-law growing up on the island). Once the wedding festivities started, we spent most of our time over towards the west side of the island and in Honolulu.
The ceremony was held at Elyse’s grade school, Punahou (Obama’s school! Yep I always have to say that), in their chapel where her parents also got married. When Elyse put her dress and veil on, we all got hit with emotion and started tearing up- she looked absolutely beautiful. Then we all headed to downtown for a beautiful reception overlooking the ocean and Diamond Head, at the beautiful Halekulani Hotel. There our family had an unforgettable evening of great laughs, good drinks, and a night of dancing (even my parents). Here were some fun pictures from the trip!