It’s My Anniversary Today

On this day, August 28th, back in 2004, I married Max in Upcountry Maui (Kula). As Catholics we spent months preparing for the day – visiting our church’s deacon, taking marriage preparation classes and doing a lot of translating from Italian to English and vice versa so that all the documents that the church required could be completed. Somehow everything worked out and we had everything complete in time for the trip to Hawaii.

We are very simple people and do not have tons of money. Paying for everything ourselves we had to keep it simple and uncomplicated (that is as uncomplicated you can make a wedding)!! I wore a simple bridesmaid dress that I picked up in a dress shop in downtown LA. Max dressed in Tommy Bahamas. Our guests wore sundresses and shorts to the ceremony; then we did a luau reception. It has been 9 years since our special day at Holy Ghost Mission. We returned to the church for mass years later with Malina, and to say the least this parish holds a very special place in my heart. Here are a few photos from our special day.

Holy Ghost Misson

church plaque

Holy Ghost Mission

flower time

Keeping it simple- bringing the flowers to the church

wedding favors

Wedding favors that we made in Los Angeles and brought over

signing the documents

Max signing the documents

the rings

the wedding kiss

The ceremony – ring exchange and the wedding kiss

posing after the ceremony

It’s official – we’re married!

beach kiss

A kiss at the beach (Kaanapali)

here's to happily ever after

(day 261)


8 thoughts on “It’s My Anniversary Today

  1. Happy Anniversary Tiki & Max!!! Your wedding pictures are beautiful & you both haven’t changed a bit! Best wishes 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  2. Congratulations and happy 9th Anniversary! What a beautiful ceremony in a such an ethereal setting for a beautiful couple — and a lovely account! Cheers to the next nine years of wedded bliss!

    • Thank you Sherri. I love celebrating my anniversary. We went out for an excellent Italian meal at a local restaurant… hopefully one of these years we will return to Maui to renew our vows.

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