Lucy + Charlie Wedding: Kualoa Ranch, Hawaii

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It was through a fateful family connection where Lucy first met Charlie in 2004.  She was swooned.  But she was just finishing high school in Australia and he was enrolled at the University of Arizona.  The realities of life got in between and both went their separate ways but Lucy had a good feeling about Charlie and knew she'd see him again one day.  After years of keeping in touch through Facebook and e-mails, in 2013, Charlie visited Lucy in Sydney.  The little sparks she once felt magnified into a fountain of fireworks, and the magic between them officially began that day.

Soon after, Lucy selflessly left her hometown in Australia to support and stand by Charlie's side as he pursued his dreams of becoming a fighter pilot.  The days, hours, and nights, weren't (aren't) easy and the times apart as he flew his missions, unbearable.  But with a big smile and never a squeak or a complaint, Lucy would rise early to make his breakfast, pack his lunch, go about her day, and patiently wait for his safe return home.  Never expecting anything in return, but only his love.

Such a beautiful bride who hardly needed any make-up at all.

Such a beautiful bride who hardly needed any make-up at all.

See what I mean?

See what I mean?

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This thoughtful bride even made one of these glasses for me.  *happy tears*

This thoughtful bride even made one of these glasses for me.  *happy tears*

Her gorgeous and comfortable slippers she wore for her ceremony. 

Her gorgeous and comfortable slippers she wore for her ceremony. 

So many laughs, love, and happiness that day.

So many laughs, love, and happiness that day.

Her friends were just as gorgeous and sweet.  It made perfect sense :)

Her friends were just as gorgeous and sweet.  It made perfect sense :)

These beautiful blush pink bridesmaid dresses <3

These beautiful blush pink bridesmaid dresses <3

A gift from G-ma and G-pa.

A gift from G-ma and G-pa.

Mom and MOH getting her ready.

Mom and MOH getting her ready.

Their table seating cards...I couldn't get enough!

Their table seating cards...I couldn't get enough!

I fell in love with the love between mother and daughter.  Such a special bond.

I fell in love with the love between mother and daughter.  Such a special bond.

Surrounded by such beautiful greenery in Hawaii.  I couldn't get enough.

Surrounded by such beautiful greenery in Hawaii.  I couldn't get enough.

Just beautiful is all I have to say.

Just beautiful is all I have to say.

And then we have this stud. 

And then we have this stud. 

The boys being boys. Haha.

The boys being boys. Haha.

The most comfortable groomsmen shoes.

The most comfortable groomsmen shoes.

The ceremony was located separate from the reception on it's own separate secret island--Moli'i Island and we had to take a ferry ride to get there.  The ride was short but scenery so magical.

The ceremony was located separate from the reception on it's own separate secret island--Moli'i Island and we had to take a ferry ride to get there.  The ride was short but scenery so magical.

Father walking his daughter towards the love of her life

Father walking his daughter towards the love of her life

And clearly...he can hardly keep his composure.

And clearly...he can hardly keep his composure.

Their flowing dresses in the wind created a beautiful romantic photo.

Their flowing dresses in the wind created a beautiful romantic photo.

And they did it!

And they did it!

Celebrating with their best friends.  But the view is killer!

Celebrating with their best friends.  But the view is killer!

Cheeehooooo!

Cheeehooooo!

So much happiness :)

So much happiness :)

Her ring <3

Her ring <3

Can you see China man's hat back there?

Can you see China man's hat back there?

the viewwwwwwww!

the viewwwwwwww!

So beautiful!

So beautiful!

A little rain here and there couldn't dampen this celebration.  And what a gorgeous reception set-up!

A little rain here and there couldn't dampen this celebration.  And what a gorgeous reception set-up!

His beloved F-22.

His beloved F-22.

The theme for this wedding reception was flying and traveling--a passion that both Lucy and Charlie share together.

The theme for this wedding reception was flying and traveling--a passion that both Lucy and Charlie share together.

And this 'LOVE' sign was EVERYTHINGGGGGGGG. Beautiful touch, Lucy.

And this 'LOVE' sign was EVERYTHINGGGGGGGG. Beautiful touch, Lucy.

Lucy's mum getting down on the dance floor!

Lucy's mum getting down on the dance floor!

I'm sure one of Lucy's most memorable moments of her wedding was seeing everyone have such an amazing time on the dance floor.

I'm sure one of Lucy's most memorable moments of her wedding was seeing everyone have such an amazing time on the dance floor.

And I mean...EVERYBODY had such a blast!

And I mean...EVERYBODY had such a blast!

The even had a live band.  GOLD!

The even had a live band.  GOLD!

Siggghhhh. Just beautiful.

Siggghhhh. Just beautiful.

Lucy and Charlie, thank you for your sweet sweet friendship.  Standing amongst your family and friends made me realize that what the two of you share is nothing short of magical.  Your warm and inviting personalities draw people near and we just can't get enough.  For this and so much more, thank you for allowing me to document your amazing love.

xoxo,
Hannah Q