We got through our wedding with minimal damage…and even managed to survive the whirlwind week that followed .The guests that we had staying at our place were all quite awesome.That being said, I encourage all of you to think twice before having 15 people stay in a place that is barely suitable for two. Thankfully most of our guests were very self sufficient but trying to coordinate the things that needed to be coordinated was , a bit chaotic. If not for the aforementioned awesomeness of our guests it could have been alot worse.

A few posts back I said that we thought our ceremony would “go off without a hitch” well…… there were a few. One of which was the fact that we were over an hour late to it . As I told P on our way to the site it really could not have been helped, and they really couldn’t have started without us (could they ?) When we finally did arrive the videographer said that it was a good thing we were running late. It seems it had been sprinkling and the weather had looked ugly until about 10 minutes before we got there. So, there you have it, everything happens for a reason !Although, I did feel bad about making everyone wait so long for us ….over an hour….in the rain . Later, as we were giving leis to the honored folk in the gathering I watched in horror as P put a lei on his cousin who was beaming in the front row …even though she was supposed to be standing up with me on my side . We had forgotten to remind her of this fact . That night at the reception she was very gracious as we were apologizing….for FORGETTING HER. She actually did alot for us, doing all the flowers, decorating the tent etc. Needless to say we felt horrible.

On to the reception which I think was very nice …the food was a bit late in coming but when it was done it was delicious. The cake was absolutely gorgeous. as were all the decorations. I will be posting pictures as soon as we sort through them all . Now we have settled down , all the guests are gone . Peace settles once again over our house , our house that really needs a good cleaning now that our lives are back in order. Stay tuned for my next post , in which I tell the story of 5 of our guests getting stranded about an hour from us , in the rain, not knowing where they are . And yet 2 of them get to meet a real Hawaiian cowboy (paniolo) and the owner of the only winery/vineyard on Maui……….