I’m extremely excited to post this wedding today.  For starters, Cindy and Albert invited us to join them in Puerto Rico for our very first destination wedding!  We started our trip in Old San Juan at El Morro for a quick engagement session, followed by a welcome dinner for all their friends and family.  The wedding day started a little out of the ordinary for us, being in unfamiliar territory, the church weddings being done in a slightly different order, and asking 100 guests that are on vacation to hurry up and take a photo.  For those of you that were there, Jennifer apologizes very much for putting on the pressure during the formals.  The church was trying to get everyone out of there for the next mass 😉

Out of the ordinary just made the wedding so much more special especially when you get to know Cindy and Albert.  They had a busy weekend and yet they still managed to not only take care of us, but also attend every event with their friends and family and make it look easy! We are so thankful for this amazing experience, for Cindy and Albert and their families and a very special thank you to Arlene for taking care us!

Also, ALWAYS pay for car insurance when you are traveling for a wedding. You may just end up with a flat tire on two different cars, the day of an engagement session and the day of the wedding.  It’s a good thing I paid for that insurance.

Lastly but certainly not least… Huge thanks to my lovely wife Jennifer for coming with me and helping out!

So weeks before Maile and Eldon’s wedding day, we were joking around and kindly reminding Eldon (because we care!) that this is just one of those days he is not allowed to show up 2 hours late. Of course you are allowed to be a little late on your own wedding day, but you just can’t be late to church! We are very involved with helping our couples with their wedding schedule because if there is anything we know for sure, is that someone is always late and that leads to stress, which leads to an unhappy couple and we never want an unhappy couple. With a little bit of good planning and Eldon probably wanting to rub it on our faces, he was early with plenty of time to spare!!!

All joking aside, this was such an awesome wedding. We can’t even begin to describe the amount of love we witnessed during Maile and Eldon’s wedding. Maile’s dad was hanging around in the background to make sure everything was okay, Eldon’s mom had a huge smile on her face for what seemed like the entire day, the wedding party members were troopers in the heat and there was hula dancing during the reception! Also, I don’t know who bought White Castle onto the party bus, but feeding your party after a long morning/afternoon is always a good idea. I sound like a broken record at this point, but I am truly thankful for the opportunity to capture Maile and Eldon’s wedding and to be able to share this post with them!

Also, big thanks to Jim for helping me with this one!  He did an awesome job as always.

And if you missed their engagement session click here to check it out!