In the middle of the Pacific Ocean, thousands of miles from land, is a small island named Maui. An hour’s ferry ride away, is an even smaller island named Lana’i. On the South side of Lana’i is a beautiful half-moon inlet called Manele Bay, with soft sand and sparkling blue water frequented by pods of spinner dolphins. And above the bay, is a picturesque golf course which overlooks the ocean.
It was on this golf course where Paul & Nooshin were married, when the golden light lingers just a bit longer, the wind blows a bit softer, and a hundred well-dressed bodies heat up the outdoor dance floor for hours during the reception.
But I’m getting ahead of myself.
Paul and Nooshin had a whirlwind romance, the sort of love-at-first-sight, made-for-each-other thing that usually only happens in movies that make your eyes wet. The two have an obvious deep connection, a sparkling mix of madly in love and old married couple. The wedding itself was spectacular, chairs set on the grass with a breathtaking view of the Pacific below. The DJ, from LA, cued up different music as each member of the bridal party walked, skipped, or danced down the aisle. Finally, the flawlessly gorgeous Nooshin floated over the rose petals to the altar.
The hilarious wedding officiant was Paul’s good friend and colleague, and I’ve honestly never laughed as hard. When he finally married the couple “by the power vested in me by www.onlineweddingofficiant.com” (he had become ordained online in order to perform the ceremony) I had tears of laughter running down my face.
Minutes later, a happily married Nooshin and Paul were treating the guests to a surprise dance number in a variety of different styles as the crowd cheered enthusiastically. Shortly after, the dance floor was filled, and the night echoed with the beats of Persian dance music, and stayed filled for the rest of the night with only a short break for dinner.
What an amazing wedding…A heartfelt congratulations to Nooshin and Paul!
Wedding Ceremony & Reception: Four Seasons Lanai
Officiant: Eric Sussman
DJ and Percussion: Digital Motion Entertainment
Hair & Makeup: Andrea Duarte of A Pampered Bride Maui
Videography: Echo Productions
Stationary: Paper Crew
Dance floor & canopy: Envisions
Flowers: Cindy’s Lei Shoppe