Wedding Day Recap – Part I

 Part I  | Part II

As some of you may know, my friend Noreen made global, national, state, island, city, November-weddings-in-Honolulu-Hawaii history by live-Twittering our wedding for us. Using her “play-by-play” as the framework, I’ll interject my personal commentary and some photos I’ve received from others to help give y’all a feel for our big day. I promise, after this, you’ll never have to hear another word from me about my wedding (sorry!)… That is, until I finish it up in part 2 tomorrow! 😛

First, let’s rewind a bit to the night before. Being a member of several bridal parties myself, the night before the wedding is an exciting, anxious, and memorable time. It’s the last time you’ll ever be with your boys as a single man. Though unspoken, there is a certain “this is it” feeling in the air and errone knows it. My night-before-the-wedding outing was no different.

Kelvin, Bari and I checked into the hotel in the late afternoon. Since Grant and Tommy wouldn’t be joining us ’til later (Tommy was flying in that afternoon and Grant offered to pick him up after work) I presented Kelvin and Bari their bridal party gifts early: a Reyn Spooner Aloha Shirt, a customized NBA T-shirt and a new Spalding indoor/outdoor basketball. After chillin’ for a bit, we headed to the BJ Penn/Georges St.-Pierre media event happening at the Blaisdell Concert Hall. There, Grant and Tommy met us and, after the event finished, we headed towards the back for a special V.I.P. Meet and Greet with the fighters!

What an amazing experience (much love to “Big Wave” Dave Jackson and the rest of the UFC crew!)!

The Face Off
The Face Off

Grant and BJ Penn
Grant and BJ Penn

Bari and BJ
Bari and BJ

Yours Truly and BJ (I took his belt!)
Yours Truly and BJ (I took his belt! 😛 )

Back at the hotel, I presented Grant and Tommy with their gifts and we decided to take some snaps with them on.

Me, Bari, Grant, Kelvin and Tommy in our customized NBA Tees
Me, Bari, Grant, Kelvin and Tommy in our customized NBA Tees

The flip side
The flip side

After a night of school girl-like giggles, we all wake up early and get ready for the big day. Here, Kelvin, the team mother, pours us all our morning O.J.

Thanks mom!
Thanks mom!

AND DEN… IT WUZ TIME!!!

At Sheraton Waikiki for @worldwideed‘s wedding. Parking garage is crowded. 9:47 AM Nov 22nd from TwitterFon

Stage is set for @worldwideed‘s wedding. Too bad it’s raining. But view is great. 10:03 AM Nov 22nd from TwitPic

Stage is set...
Stage is set…

Ed’s Comments: We were kinda bummed about the rain at first, but it actually worked out for the better IMO as it brought a more intimate feel to the ceremony, while still having a view of the Pacific.

Bride walks down aisle. @worldwideed looked a little nervous. How cute! 10:20 AM Nov 22nd from TwitPic

Nice shot Noreen!
Nice shot Noreen!

Ed’s Comments: Haha! That wasn’t nerves, it was just my game face! 😛

Wedding begins. @worldwideed and his bride look great. Vows now! 10:15 AM Nov 22nd from TwitterFon

@worldwideed and maile as they exchange vows 6:27 PM Nov 22nd from TwitPic

Awww...
Awww…

@worldwideed and Maile say “I do” and he pumps his fist! Woot! 10:16 AM Nov 22nd from TwitterFon in reply to worldwideed

@worldwideed has 4 groomsmen and maile has 3 bridesmaids. I’m sure there’s a story to it. 10:19 AM Nov 22nd from TwitterFon in reply to worldwideed

3+4=Lucky number 7
3+4=Lucky number 7

Ed’s Comments: Yeah, we made our own rules. Ha! Actually I couldn’t eliminate one and the wife couldn’t add just one more. Seven is good luck anyway right? 😉

Exchanging rings now 10:20 AM Nov 22nd from TwitterFon

A few lighthearted laughs. Now special presentation to the parents 10:21 AM Nov 22nd from TwitterFon

They are now husband and wife! 10:22 AM Nov 22nd from TwitterFon

*smack*
*smack*

Ed’s Comments: Woot!

There’s also a bodybuilding contest in next ballroom. Better make sure we go to right one! 10:30 AM Nov 22nd from TwitterFon

Ed’s Comments: There actually was! I didn’t know which event to participate in! *grin*

Like the renovated ballrooms. It’s freezing though! And I have no sweater! 10:32 AM Nov 22nd from TwitterFon

My TwitPic is slow so you may get photos out of order. Standing in line to check in 10:35 AM Nov 22nd from TwitterFon

Ed’s Comments: I gotcho back ‘reens. I reordered them in the correct sequence (I think!).

@frankstah: Primo is a hit at the wedding! 10:42 AM Nov 22nd from TwitterFon in reply to frankstah

Ed’s Comments: Not sure who @frankstah is, but yeah, I’m happy it was. You know we also had to have the Asahi and Heinys representin’!

Bruddah Bryan cleans up nice to be emcee of wedding 11:06 AM Nov 22nd from TwitterFon

Bruddah Bryan!
Bruddah Bryan!

Ed’s Comments: He’s for hire folks! Contact him at www.myspace.com/bruddahbryan1.

Paying tribute to heritage in favors and centerpieces at @worldwideed‘s wedding reception 11:36 AM Nov 22nd from TwitPic

Asian Lantern Centerpiece and Masu (sake box) favor
Asian Lantern Centerpiece and Masu (sake box) favor

Ed’s Comments: Represent, woopty woop!

Introducing the new Mr. and Mrs. @worldwideed!!! 11:47 AM Nov 22nd from TwitPic

Shorty got low, low, low, low, low, low, lowwwww
Shorty got low, low, low, low, low, low, lowwwww

Ed’s Comments: LOL! This is probably one of the best “guest” pics of our grand entrance dance. Errone else couldn’t see us get down Low I think. Hehe!

Congratulations to @worldwideed and Maile

Wifey and I
Wifey and I

That’s it for part 1 ladies and germs. Apologies again if you’re sick of this wedding talk. Last one ever tomorrow… I promise (I think)! 😉 Happy Monday y’all!

 Part I  | Part II
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4 Responses to “Wedding Day Recap – Part I”

  1. Buzzbunny Says:

    Glad I could be part of capturing one of the most important days of your life! =)

  2. World Wide Ed Says:

    Mahaloz again Buzzbunny!

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