Kei & Ryan- Their Super Celebration !
Kei- our "local girl" bride born and raised in Hawaii who moved to Seattle to attend University of Washington.
Ryan- the groom who loves snowboarding, surfing, his VW Van, and making beer.
They met at their neighborhood dive bar. Both Kei and Ryan had seen each other there before, but neither of them would make the first move. Fate would then step in when one night Ryan had a friend from the Big Island visiting. Sitting in the same area at the bar, they all started talking and both Kei and Ryan realized they are hard core Seattle Seahawk fans! Kei’s mom was wrong when she said she’d never meet a nice boy at a bar!
I"m grateful to have been chosen to be their wedding photographer, despite the fact that I'm a major San Francisco Forty Niners fan ! However, I became a bigger fan of Kei and Ryan :)
Why you chose your wedding location – "We tried looking for a venue away from town" according to Ryan, "but finding accommodations for all of our mainland guests close by seemed a bit difficult. One of Kei’s closest friends (who was also one of the bridesmaids) got married at the Elks Lodge a few years ago and we remembered loving the upper lanai area. Our guests still talk about how amazing that lanai was. ....There were so many memorable moments on wedding day! The first thing that comes to mind was the amazing sunset. Our MC (who was also our friend that was there the night we met) was letting people know what was coming up next . As we looked around, everyone was distracted by the beautiful sunset. It was funny to see almost all the guests’ heads turned over towards the glass doors. We all kind of looked around at each other and quickly decided that we really needed to take a break in the moment to enjoy the sunset while we could".
We hope you enjoy a peek into Kei and Ryan's special day captured in these images...And GO SEAHAWKS !