A smiling officiant looks on as the bride and groom share their first kiss at their Hawaiian-inspired backyard wedding.

Hawaiian-Inspired Backyard Wedding: Bre + Josh

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Their Love Story

Let me share the sweet story of how Bre and Josh first met. It all began when Bre’s best college friend, Amanda, who also happens to be Josh’s older sister, introduced them. Bre and Amanda have been best friends since their college days, and their friendship means the world to them.

One night, Amanda invited Josh to join their girls’ night out in Denver after he turned 21. While they didn’t start officially dating until the following year, there was a connection brewing between Bre and Josh from the start. However, Bre hesitated to acknowledge her feelings because Josh was her best friend’s brother. She didn’t want to risk jeopardizing their friendship.

But luckily, fate had a hand in their story. After receiving Amanda’s subtle approval and support, Bre finally embraced her feelings for Josh. With Amanda silently cheering them on, they went on their first date, and the rest, as they say, is history.

The Wedding

Josh’s parents opened their home for the wedding ceremony and reception. The adjacent park that backed up to their property made the perfect ceremony space to shade the couple from the sunshine. It also offered the ideal orientation for guests to witness the event without the glare of the sun.

Rather than asking guests to dance on the grass, his parents added a large patio in their backyard off the deck. Given all of the dancing and celebration following the ceremony, this decision paid off and the patio stayed packed with dancers most of the evening.

Attention to Detail and Hospitality

The bride drew on her Hawaiian heritage and incorporated the tradition of giving leis to the family. She chose a beautiful wedding color scheme of navy blue, rose pink, sage green, light blue, and olive green.

Throughout the wedding, various details made everyone feel at home and comfortable. Various signs helped guests to understand the wedding timeline and pointed to where key activities took place.

The ceremony included the sharing of Josh & Bre’s story, a Bible reading, reciting of vows, signing of the marriage license, and an exchange of rings. After the officiant presented them as a couple, Josh and Bre had their first kiss and walked down the aisle as guests launched nature-friendly biodegradable confetti sticks for a dramatic exit.

Final Words

Josh and Bre, I am so honored to have been a part of your day and your special wedding team circle made up of family, friends, and special vendors. I will always remember your joy and laughter and the happy tears. I found this quote on Google, since I’m not gifted in Hawaiian, that made me think of you: He ‘Olina Leo Ka Ke Aloha – Joy is in the voice of love. May you always find your joy in the moment and throughout your future years. Aloha Nui Loa.

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Wedding Team

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