Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Finally, the reception photos

It took a while, but I had no idea my cousin Mike was actually taking photos while we all danced the night away. These pictures were great and I tried to include as many people and shots without boring you with his unabridged and uncut version.

I am also compiling the 'best of' version and looking forward to getting some of Quiana's pictures. Ah, everytime we go through pictures, we relive this fabulous event. If you were there, we really are glad you came. If you couldn't make it and are reading this, we are sorry you couldn't make it.



If you are looking to see Quiana's pictures, you can click here. But you will need to sign the guest book and create a password.

And this is the best of compilation.. More to be added to it when you send me your photos!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

PICTURES OF THE WEDDING

Alright, I will attempt to add everyone's links to albums on this page. I will sort through these and create one album eventually, but for now, we have links.

Quiana's pics are located here.

Karl Ball gave me his by flash drive and I did not sort but loaded them all onto my picasaweb account and they are located here. Pre Wedding Pictures and Wedding Day Festivities. I will sort these when I get a chance.

Danielle Toole spent A LOT of time and effort in organizing these two fabulous albums. St. Croix Wedding and St. Croix Trip (this album has 500 pics and shows the whole weekend!)

If you would like me to link to your photos, please send me the link!

More to come I promise!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Leading up to a DREAM WEDDING in PARADISE!

Ok, we are both still on cloud nine after a fabulous wedding. But it really could not be possible without the help and assistance of SO many people. It truly turned into a community event with all of our friends and family pitching in different ways to make it all HAPPEN perfectly.

It started with a Save The Date Magnet, extremely early to try and entice people to come visit us on our island:

The image is from Tafua Beach Fales on Upolu, one of our most favorite places.

Then came the invitation, that we had a friend help us with but we printed ourselves.

The tattoo design incorporates both Ethan and my Samoan tattoos and the flower is a frangipani, a favorite both here in St. Croix and in Samoa. As the reception started getting larger, we designed two different invitations. We really wanted to keep the ceremony intimate.

Then in the wedding planning, there was a massive shopping weekend in Florida that ended with overweight luggage of beautiful vases for the table centerpieces and a dress fitting and some crazy women buying a lot of stuff.

Next came the bridal shower, which started as a quiet potluck afternoon luncheon at Cottages, not traditional but wheen the fiance and other boys showed up and the champagne was still flowing, we knew it was not a traditional party. We swam a lot and watched the sunset and enjoyed all of the party. It was good fun with good people.




Then, there was the Bachelorette/Bachelor Parties. Ethan unfortunately did not get the camera, so we have no pictures of his trip to St. Thomas, which is probably just as well. He's keeping that trip quiet. As for us girls, we went to Puerto Rico and had a ball and the pictures are just some of the trouble we got into:


Ok, those were the events leading up to the actual wedding.