Happy 3rd Anniversary Arleen and Zach. I will forever be grateful that you allowed me to capture the most intimate and special day of your life. It was the most beautiful sunny day, a gorgeous venue in downtown Honolulu and a such a spiritual, God-centered union.
These two lovebirds have the sweetest love story and the most beautiful 1940's glamour theme. And I had the privilege of capturing it on film for their wedding three years ago today. They professed their love for one another at the alter before their friends and family and shared their long awaited for their first kiss at the alter. Their theme was 1940's, vintage and they pulled it off with such class. Arleen's flapper-style dress was to die for, and Zach looked so dapper. And the get-away car at the end of the evening was everything!
Arleen and my friendship goes back over ten years. She is my dear friend, my spiritual mentor and just the sweetest, most genuine person you will ever meet. Long before Zach came into the picture, we'd pray that the man of her dreams to come into her life, and low and behold one day he did. He was everything she had dreamed of and more. Their love is the kind you read about in fairytales.
While capturing footage before the ceremony, I had gone back and forth between the bridal suite and the groomsmen several times. I had walked away from the bridal suite for a bit to get the mic on the groom while Arleen was doing her last minute makeup touchups and getting into her wedding gown. When I came back into the room, she was sitting in the corner in her glamorous wedding gown, the sun beaming on her through the window, and her beauty at that moment literally took my breath away. I was speechless, and fully convinced that she was an angel.
The ceremony and reception were held at the historic YWCA Laniakea and Cafe Julia in downtown Honolulu and was officiated by their very own Pastor Kuna of Word of Life Christian Center, the very women who mentored them through their courtship and kept their engagement strong and pure before God. The angelic voice you hear throughout most of the film is that of Pastor Kuna.
One of my favorite moments of the day was when they exchanged cards behind a door just moments before the ceremony began. My heart was pounding through my chest as I witnessed the anticipation and love and excitement between them.
This was my very first ever wedding film, and although it is far from being technically perfect, it is perfect in my eyes as it shares their deep love for one another and their faith.
Officiant // Pastor Kuna Supulveda wolhawaii.com
Photography // Hailey Faria Photography
Hair & Makeup // Leslie Fair Hair & Makeup
Music // Pastor Kuna Supulveda, Ashley Supulveda, Salani Ainuu