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Wedding Day Recap – Part II

December 16, 2008
Part I |  Part II 

And… we’re… back… Let’s put a wrap on all this wedding talk with Part II of my Wedding Day Recap. It’s been what, almost a month, and I’m still blabbing away about it. Sorry!

Like before, we’re using Noreen’s day-of Twittering as the framework for this post. Enjoy!

What a nice cake! 12:23 PM Nov 22nd from TwitPic

Cherry Blossom cake
Cherry Blossom cake

Ed’s Comments: Cherry blossom cake went with our Asian/Japanese theme.

Good food at Sheraton Waikiki. Liked the soup, especially on a rainy day. 12:30 PM Nov 22nd from TwitterFon

Awww what a cute couple! 12:36 PM Nov 22nd from TwitPic

Engagement Photo Display
Engagement Photo Display

Ed’s Comments: Love Story Weddings, son! They do good work.

Now for the best part — dessert! 12:37 PM Nov 22nd from TwitterFon

@worldwideed‘s mom is singing a traditional Japanese song about love for the couple. She’s a good singer! 12:47 PM Nov 22nd from TwitterFon

Mamasan singing Ai No Sanka
Mamasan singing “Ai No Sanka”

Ed’s Comments: Didn’t think I’d be as touched as I was. Much love ma!

It’s like watching a professional singer. She’s awesome! 12:49 PM Nov 22nd from TwitterFon

Ed’s Comments: Thanks ‘reens! She was supposed to be a pro back in the day in Japan, but chose family. Thanks or I may never be here today… Hehe!

Now for intro of family. Minna Sugimoto, @worldwideed‘s sister, is co-emcee and speaking in Japanese. 12:54 PM Nov 22nd from TwitterFon

Bruddah Bryan and Minna Sugimoto
Bruddah Bryan and Minna Sugimoto

Ed’s Comments: Thanks big sis!

Bruddah Bryan is scoping out the single ladies in the bridal party 12:57 PM Nov 22nd from TwitterFon

Groomsman’s advice to bride- don’t listen to @worldwideed! 1:02 PM Nov 22nd from TwitterFon

What a jerk! :P
What a jerk! 😛

Ed’s Comments: And I consider him a friend… *sigh*

Learning a lot about @worldwideed. Something about an inflatable doll named Nani??? 1:06 PM Nov 22nd from TwitterFon

More jerks!
More jerks!

Ed’s Comments: The worst part was that I couldn’t defend myself. Haha! “Nani,” just so you know, was a gag birthday gift and I brought it home to the boys as a practical joke. Oh brother!

Bruddah Bryan is trying to play matchmaker for bridal party 1:07 PM Nov 22nd from TwitterFon

Matchmaker Bryan
Matchmaker Bryan

Ed’s Comments: Quote of the day, “Single single or boyfriend single?”

Our table is making our own jokes. Must be the beers talking. 1:11 PM Nov 22nd from TwitterFon

@worldwideed is apparently an attention whore, according to best man. “Puppydog stuck in human body” 1:18 PM Nov 22nd from TwitterFon in reply to worldwideed

Ed’s Comments: Perhaps I should reconsider my pick for best man. 😉

@worldwideed apparently also has a light blue security blanket. Love best man’s speech! 1:19 PM Nov 22nd from TwitterFon in reply to worldwideed

All these guys are jerks aren't they? *grin*
All these guys are jerks aren’t they? *grin*

Ed’s Comments: Lies, all LIIIIIEEEEESSS! Hehe!

Banzai toast time! Raise em up! 1:23 PM Nov 22nd from TwitterFon

That was the most spirited Banzai toast ever! 1:25 PM Nov 22nd from TwitterFon

Props to Dave!
Props to Dave!

Ed’s Comments: Dave’s self-proclaimed “Best Banzai speech in the history of all weddings!”

It’s like Battle of the Banzais! 1:32 PM Nov 22nd from TwitPic

Props to B.I.L. Lee!
Props to B.I.L. Lee!

Noreen's view of Lee
Noreen’s view of Lee

Ed’s Comments: Not to be outdone, Dave friend (and my brother-in-law) Lee does his version.

Time for Kagami Biraki or opening of sake barrel. I’m Japanese and never heard of this before so 1st time for me. 1:28 PM Nov 22nd from TwitterFon

1-2-3 YOISHO!
1-2-3 YOISHO!

Ed’s Comments: Oh yeah! You heard it here first! As Borat would say, “Very Niiiiice!” ‘Twas a big hit with the guests, especially the sake drinking part. LOL!

Bouquet toss time. Love how they let it drop on ground. 1:53 PM Nov 22nd from TwitterFon

Bouquet Toss!
Bouquet Toss!

Ed’s Comments: You could tell they wanted it, but the ladies tried to ack like they didn’t. It was cute.

Garter toss time. @worldwideed pulled Granny panties off Maile! 1:56 PM Nov 22nd from TwitterFon

Gettin' In Thurr!
Gettin’ In Thurr!

Ed’s Comments: Love the reaction of Jon and Ann in the back!

@worldwideed is singing to Maile. So sweet and a little off-key. 2:00 PM Nov 22nd from TwitterFon

Why are Jon and Justin laughing?
Why are Jon and Justin laughing?

Ed’s Comments: Haha! I don’t know what performance you were listening to ‘reens, but it surely wasn’t mine! *grin* Nah, it was a little off key (only in the beginning! 😉 ), but to defend myself, I was pretty nervous and drunk all at the same time. I brought it home after my nerves settled down though! *grin*

Got some sake from @worldwideed‘s dad. Smell reminds me coloring Easter eggs. 2:02 PM Nov 22nd from TwitterFon

Sake to Me!
Sake to Me!

Ed’s Comments: Pops was the perfect person to be pouring that to the guests. He looked so happy!

Slideshow time 2:04 PM Nov 22nd from TwitterFon

@worldwideed: such a cute baby! 2:09 PM Nov 22nd from TwitterFon in reply to worldwideed

Baby WWE
Baby WWE

Ed’s Comments: No comment.

Slideshow included video of @worldwideed‘s proposal. He managed to ask her to marry him without literally asking. So sweet! I have tears! 2:17 PM Nov 22nd from TwitterFon

Ed’s Comments: I thought about posting the video to YouTube for a split second, but thought that I should save that as a private moment between wife, me and the hundreds of guests at the wedding. Hehe! Maybe one day in the future… who knows!?

Gotta go UH game so leaving wedding. Thanks & congrats @worldwideed and Maile! 2:27 PM Nov 22nd from TwitterFon

Ed’s Comments: Much love again ‘reens! That was awesome. Hope you were still able to enjoy the wedding in-between tweets!

Whoa! Validated parking cost $8! Guess that’s Waikiki for ya! 2:36 PM Nov 22nd from TwitterFon

Well, that’s it. The last of the wedding posts (*crossing fingers*). Wipe those tears away though. I’ll be back for more useless nonsense tomorrow! Holla!

P.S. If you missed it, be sure to check out my article “How to Get Married In Hawaii,” on newsstands now! 🙂

Part I |  Part II 

Wedding Day Recap – Part I

December 15, 2008
 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

Play-By-Play for My Wedding

November 22, 2008

If you’re bored today, you catch the play-by-play for my wedding here:

http://twitter.com/buzzbunny 

Much love ‘Reens!

Wacky Weekend of Wonder

November 3, 2008

Friday was Halloween so I went to work dressed as a copper, see. Since I’m cheap (and too lazy to think of two different costumes), I also used the getup for when we went out that night, see. Throughout the day, people thought I was either Lt. Jim Dangle from Reno 911the Cop from the Village People, or just some sukebe cop, see.

Note to self (and others): don’t be a cop again! 😛

Sukebe Copper with the Golf Foursome
Sukebe Copper with the Golf Foursome

Sukebe Copper with the Goulish Gang
Sukebe Copper with the Goulish Gang

Then came Saturday, my day of bachelor-related festivities.

First, my old KHET buddies took me out to Dave & Buster’s for a pseudo “Last Days As a Single Guy” celebration. Much love y’all!

KHET Rugrats
KHET Rugrats

Then, the future brother-in-law and gang took me out for bachelor party #2. I wish I brought my camera with me on a night filled with beer, gun shooting, drunken karaoke, 16+ shots and a performer named “Strawberry,” (who looked eeringly similar to bruddah Derrick LOL!), but I was able to snap a few hangover shots from the back of BOL’s truck the next morning.

Hangover Photo
Hangover Photo

All in all a fun weekend. Thanks errone for helping me celebrate. Not sure how serious she was, but my friend Noreen mentioned something about Twittering my wedding… That would be interesting now wouldn’t it? LOL!

Talk to me!
* Lt. Dangle, Village People or just plain sukebe?
* What did you dress up as for Halloween?
* What did you do that night?
* Are you like me and use the same outfit for work and going out?
* Did anything special on Saturday night?
* Would you be the least bit interested in following a Twitter at my wedding?

P.S. No fo-get fo check out my new AroundHawaii article: Fro-Yo, Yo – Yogurtland Is Where It’s At!