Destination Wedding At The Hilton Waikiki Beach Hotel

January 09, 2016  •  4 Comments

This blog is dedicated to Christina's father, Mr. Ken Getzlaf, who couldn't be there to walk his beautiful daughter down the aisle on her wedding day but visited her in a unique way.  You are truly missed.

Rest In Love, Mr. Getzlaf!

Months before Christina and Sean's wedding, Christina's father passed away.  She wanted to do something special for her father on her wedding day so she and Sean planned to release about a dozen Monarch butterflies during their ceremony at the Hilton Waikiki Beach Hotel.

It was a very beautiful day in paradise for this destination couple from San Diego, California.  Everyone was having a great time laughing, smiling and bonding.  At the ceremony when it was time to release the Monarch butterflies there was one butterfly in particular that didn't want to fly away.  We all believe that it was Ken Getzlaf visiting his daughter on her special day.  He landed on her bouquet and never left her side, even at the reception, this butterfly was still there on the bouquet to witness the entire event.  

I've never witnessed this ever in my life but it was such a heart touching moment and I will never forget it.  I can't say that I've never met Mr. Getzlaf because I did... As a handsome Monarch butterfly.  Thank you Christina and Sean for this unforgettable wedding!

THEIR AWESOME VENDORS!

VENUE: Hilton Waikiki Beach Hotel (Ceremony and Reception)

FLOWERS: Spinning WEB Florist

CAKE: A Cake Life

HAIR/MAKEUP: Breathe Hawaii

OFFICIANT: I Do Hawaiian weddings (David Tasaka)

DJ/EMCEE: Troy Michael DJ Entertainment

INVITATIONS: Bradley & Lily Fine Stationary

 

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Hawaii Based Destination Wedding Photographer - Nick Pugay
Thank you, Moana, for visiting my blog and for your kind words. Yes, it just made a lot of sense why this one special butterfly stayed around throughout the couples wedding day in Hawaii.
Moana(non-registered)
WOW!! You weren't lying about that butterfly! HOW BEAUTIFUL!!!! Great photography as always, but I can see why you felt the need to write a blog for such a special occasion. Cheers to the newlyweds!
Hawaii Based Destination Wedding Photographer - Nick Pugay
Aloha Heidi! Thank you for leaving a message and for your kind words. Christina and Sean's wedding was truly a blessing in disguise. I'm so glad that I got to witness such a touching event.
Heidi(non-registered)
This blog is such a beautiful story & your pictures Nick captured the very essence of the many blessings that took place on this day...So touching.
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