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A LAZY WEEKEND AT HOME

A LAZY WEEKEND AT HOME

After having several busy weekends in a row, starting with December, we were in need of just lounging around in cozy sweaters and staying at home. Luckily for us, the sky was covered with dark clouds, the trees swayed back and forth aggressively, and barely […]

PIPIWAI TRAIL & OHE’O GULCH

PIPIWAI TRAIL & OHE’O GULCH

Omar and I were always looking for adventure on our honeymoon and we found it on the island! The Road to Hana is where we spent a lot of our time (you can read about our other stops here) but our favorite day spent up […]

A NATURAL GEYSER IN MAUI

A NATURAL GEYSER IN MAUI

As our honeymoon in Maui started coming to an end, we were trying to squeeze in as much as we could in the last few days we were there. One day in particular we decided to go back to Front Street (our first time there […]

Lavender Farm

Lavender Farm

One day as I was searching online for something to do, I saw the lavender farm – Ali’i Kula Lavender – pop up. I was curious to see what it was so Omar & I drove to Upcountry Maui to check it out. The drive […]

Aloha Spirit

Aloha Spirit

One event we were determined to attend before we left the island was a luau. Omar has never experienced one so we booked it a few days in advance and we were excited! The day of, we dressed up and drove up to Lahaina. We […]

MAUI: THE ROAD TO HANA

MAUI: THE ROAD TO HANA

I’ve heard that it’s not about the destination, it’s more about the journey. In this case, with island music, windows rolled down, feeling the cool air in your hair, and great company, driving the Road to Hana is the perfect all day journey! The untouched […]

WE’RE HOME!

WE’RE HOME!

When we returned to Vegas, the first thing we did was grab our keys… to our new home! We said goodbye to our first apartment & started moving in! Even though we were pretty exhausted from a 5 hour flight to Cali & a 3 […]

OUR DREAM WEDDING & HONEYMOON

OUR DREAM WEDDING & HONEYMOON

Almost 5 months ago, our dream wedding came to life! Let me back track a bit… Omar asked me to be his wife on Christmas Eve 2016. It is no surprise I cried, but they were definitely happy tears! Haha. The day after, we started […]


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OUR DREAM WEDDING & HONEYMOON

OUR DREAM WEDDING & HONEYMOON

Almost 5 months ago, our dream wedding came to life! Let me back track a bit… Omar asked me to be his wife on Christmas Eve 2016. It is no surprise I cried, but they were definitely happy tears! Haha. The day after, we started thinking about the wedding date and location. A small, intimate wedding is what we both wanted with only our parents and siblings present. We looked at different locations in Vegas, but we really wanted a destination wedding so we chose the island of MAUI!

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Omar’s dream vacation growing up was Hawaii, and I have been wanting to go back, so we paid our wedding planner the deposit and began to plan our beach wedding. When we told our family about it, they were all on board. YAY! So, 8 months later we said our “I DO’s” on the beautiful beach – Makena Cove! I will never forget the biggest smile I saw on Omar’s face when he saw me walking down the “aisle” (in this case, the sand) and how shaky he was when we were holding hands throughout the ceremony! Off to the side were our loved ones who watched us become husband and wife! ♥

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“You may seal your love with a big, aloha kiss,” said our officiant and we did not hesitate! We held each other tight and cried. We couldn’t believe everything we had planned for in 8 months turned out to be everything we wanted! Our wedding planners were great and made everything possible to ensure we got what we dreamed of.

For the reception, the reservations were made at Gannon’s and we enjoyed delicious meals and I had one of the best steaks I have ever tasted! We did not have a huge party, but with our loved ones there to share our special day with, it was a perfect ceremony and dinner. Omar and I did not want the day to end, but everything good always has an ending, right? Fortunately, for us that was not the last of Maui we were going to see.

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Our parents and siblings had a few more days with us after our wedding and we made the most out of it. We squeezed in all the beach time we could (sunburns were inevitable haha), drove The Road to Hana to get to know the island, and tried new restaurants as well. After everyone else was gone, we had two weeks left and a whole island to explore. We hiked a lot, spent more time on the beach, I had a lot of Lava Flows (my faaaavee!), we went beer tasting, attended a luau, met so many friendly people, learned about the culture, and ate at plenty of different restaurants. Our honeymoon was everything we hoped for and so much more!!

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3 weeks in Maui sounds like a long time, but up to this day we still think time went by too fast. Omar and I are already dreaming of our next getaway to the Hawaiian islands!

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