Warning! Very sappy/long blog post ahead! Proceed with caution lol.
I’m sure you all know by now that Josh asked me to spend the rest of our lives together while we were on vacation in Kauai a few weeks ago! And, I of course said YES! Easiest questions I’ve ever had to answer. It was the most magical day of our lives and I honestly cry every time I look at these photos! So, I thought it would be fun to share the story and pictures with you all.
Before we left for Kauai, I had a very strong feeling Josh was going to propose on this trip. I picked up on a couple hints from him… he’s not the best at keeping secrets! So, I started telling everyone that I was 99% sure it was happening in Kauai. But, then we got there and several days passed, I started to think it actually wasn’t going to happen. And, I couldn’t help but think how disappointed everyone would be because I had gotten their hopes up!
On the day of the proposal, we had planned to get photos done with a photographer in Hawaii, who our friends had shot with a few months prior. Josh set up the whole thing, which is probably what made me the most suspicious! However, when we woke up that morning the weather was terrible. It was pouring rain, you couldn’t see the mountains or the water… not ideal for picture taking! I was all bummed and stressed because I didn’t think we were going to be able to get these pictures done. But, Josh was cool as a cucumber and wasn’t bothered by the weather at all (or so he made it seem.) Thankfully the weather cleared up a couple hours before pictures and obviously they turned out AMAZING!
We started off taking pictures in these taro fields by our hotel, and at that point I wasn’t totally convinced it was happening. So, after that, we headed over to Hanalei Bay to take the rest of our pictures in time for the sunset. We spent a little time taking pictures on the beach and then moved to the iconic Hanalei Pier, which on any other day would have been packed. But, luckily because of the weather there weren’t too many people. Then, all of a sudden our photographer stopped taking pictures and Josh was checking his phone because it looked like a storm cloud was coming, and I was like “can you get off your phone we’re in the middle of taking pictures?!” and then he asked the photographer if everything looked good and then it happened!
I wish I could tell you what I said or what he said, but to be honest it was a complete blur! Although, I had an inkling it was going to happen, there are still no words to explain that actual moment. We were on cloud 9! And, I’m so happy we have all these pictures to relive that moment and can show them to our children someday.
I can’t even begin to describe how happy and excited I am to spend the rest of my life with Josh. He is the most caring, selfless, loving, hilarious man I’ve ever met and I’m so lucky to love him forever. We’ve already hit the ground running on wedding planning, so it was really nice to take a step back and write this blog post and relive this special day. I hope to do some more “Wedding Wednesday” posts for you all over the next year as we go through the wedding planning process. It’s already been so much fun and I can’t wait to share some bits with you all!
Photos by: Sunny Golden
My dress: Wayf