This year has thrown us all immeasurable hurdles. For the wedding community, it’s no different. More likely than not you’ve heard of a friend, family member, loved one or colleague who was forced to postpone or cancel their celebration of love entirely. For Janet and Craig, they took the well-known phrase “island time” and made it their own when they wholeheartedly decided that waiting was not an option, and to that I say love will always prevail.
What was originally planned to be an extravagant event at the Four Seasons Hotel in Denver was soon pivoted to a private luxury wedding in the comfort of their home in Bonnie Brae, Colorado. Behind the scenes the couple’s unstoppable vendor team joined forces to re-create the essence of their elegant Hawaii wedding theme down to the last tropical detail. With Janet’s Hawaiian roots and Craig’s recurring travel history to the majestic island of Maui, the theme was perfectly suited. I found myself in awe as the blushing bride performed a hula for her new husband and blended family that she learned on the island as a young girl. It was so beautiful, her movements so graceful and fluid. As an ode to the groom’s heritage, the couple also honored Craig’s Jewish roots and broke the glass during their union which sparked such joy and set the tone for the reception to come.
Celebrating their love surrounded by a small circle of close friends and family was a blessing during such a difficult time. However, what mattered to Janet and Craig the most was at the end of their wedding was the beginning of their marriage filled with love and respect – and for them that is the best part. I wish you both a lifetime of happiness and love. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to capture such a remarkable and beautiful love story.