Real Weddings:Bobby and Leilani our "Wedding Wishes" Contest winners

Congratulations to Bobby and Leilani JONES!!!!!!! As you know we ran our “Wedding Wishes” Contest earlier this year. Leilani entered with their story written in fairy tale form you can see it here. Once we chose our lucky winner a date was set for September 27, 2009. We (the vendors) were off to give Leilani and Bobby a spectacular wedding.

What was the catch… the couple had no idea of what to expect. Everything was to be unveiled the day of the wedding.
The couple was asked to fill out a sheet listing, their favorite colors, their hobbies, and how they envision their wedding day. They weren’t allowed to discuss it with one another or show the other what they wrote. From this simple assignment, I took their love for diving and created an Underwater Fantasy theme. The day was beautiful. We arrived at the Queens Harbour around 1:30 pm to set up the decor. The bride and her bridal party arrived for the brides appointment with Casey Does Hair. Leesa Askew was providing her make up.Kelley from Kelley’s Bloom Room did an amazing job on the bouquets and floral decor. While the bridal party was getting ready we began transforming the dining room into the underwater fantasy with linens,lighting, starfish, seashells, and more. Before we knew it was showtime. I left my staff to make sure the little details were in place and made sure the guest were seated.
 
The beautiful aisle runner with the couples custom monogram was created by Customized Wedding Creations and shipped from New Jersey.
The bride chose her two sons to walk her down the long path to the aisle where her father awaited and blew a conch shell to announce the brides arrival. An old hawaiian custom.The ceremony was very touching as the couple chose to write their own vows and had a family friend officiate the wedding.The brides eleven year old cousin read a beautiful poem. They also decided to combine their union with the sand ceremony.
Once the ceremony was over, the guest enjoyed hors d’oeuvres while the wedding party and family took formal pictures with Corinna Hoffman.

When the guest entered they were in awe, the tables were draped in robin egg blue and white, each table setting had a menu with seashells adorned with various seashells, no two were the same. They each also had a small wooden blue and white box, inside they found chocolate seashells lying on a bed of sand (brown sugar).
It was finally time to announce for the first time Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Jones!!!! The couple went into their first dance. The wedding party outlined the dance floor as we all watched the love that flowed between the two. The bride then danced with her father (who recently retired from 28 years of service) was dressed in his army dress blues. Suddenly the music came to a screeching halt and the Twist by Chubby Checker blarred from the speakers. Leilani and her sisters (her Matron of Honor and bridesmaid) all surrounded their father and begin doing the twist, what was the shock was her father took it down to the floor. LOL!  Milton from McGee Entertainment provided the musical entertainment throughout the evening.
It was time to cut the cake provided by Metro Custom Cakes. Trish and her husband Steve Mullican did a fantastic job. The cake table was decorated with seashells and blue orchids and lights. The evening came to an ended when the couple drove away in the stretched limo courtesy of Actionville Limo and was retired at the one bedroom suite at the Homewood Suites by Hilton.

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Special thanks to the rest of the Wedding Wishes Team
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