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Starting With Change

A week ago, I wasn’t a happy camper. A week ago, I dreaded what this week would hold, because I was that sure that I wouldn’t survive last week. I muttered to anyone who was listening, while tears created a salty film on my cheeks, that I wasn’t sure how I was going to handle it all.

I want to apologize to you, my dear reader, for pretty much dropping the ball on infusing this blog with my personality. I know it’s why a lot of you read it and I feel like I have been split into so many directions, that this blog has been pushed to the side. Well, I’m dusting it off, to tell you that change is sometimes good. And sometimes bad.

Last month, right before the holidays, I broke up with my boyfriend. Now, this is a wedding blog and it’s a big reason I didn’t share this fact. I mean, you want to see beautiful happy images, not hear about the ramblings of a chick going through a breakup. I respect that and I still won’t sit here and talk about it. If you want to know what was going on, head on over to my new travel blog, Passport and Lenses to find out.

But last week, I was a mess because I had to finally move and finally get a start on all of these life changes I’ve committed to making, like traveling for almost a year starting in September. I rehomed my loving and wonderful dogs, moved into a tiny apartment, shared with two roomies and committed myself to this change. The first night was hard, because I missed my queen sized memory foam mattress for a twin sized bed, an inevitable consequence of leaving the island. I cried, because the new mattress just wasn’t the same (in size and softness haha). I cried because I reached down to play with my dogs and they weren’t there. I cursed change, practically shaking my fist at the Universe, almost forgetting that I made these choices and had to stick with them.

But this week? I feel better. I haven’t cried too much, if at all and I feel better about my choices. I miss my dogs terribly, but in the end, I feel happy about where my life is headed. I feel as if I will know all of this change was worth it, when I stop traveling in two years. Or maybe I’ll never stop traveling. I don’t know.

But one thing that this past week taught me was that change CAN be good. But it will most likely be terribly difficult. I had a friend tell me to take it one minute at a time and that’s what I did. Sometimes, taking it day by day is too much and rather, minute by minute is far more feasible.

2015 is looking like a good year. What changes do you think you have in store?

     

Haiku Mill Styled Shoot

I have been waiting for over six months to share this gorgeous Haiku Mill Styled Shoot that I did over this past summer. When Morgan of Moana Events agreed to team up, I knew I had to create something epic with her. While I let her come up with the concept, because she’s a fantastic event planner, I began to concoct poses and locations I wanted to shoot in Haiku Mill. It’s SUCH a gorgeous venue in Maui and I was so excited to be working here. We flew in, bright and early and left later that night.

When Grace Ormonde picked up the shoot, I knew it was something good. But we’ve had to keep it under wraps and it’s been KILLING ME. I mean, a geisha bride?? How could you NOT eat this ish up??

I’d like to give a shoutout to the amazing vendors who put blood sweat and tears into this shoot! Y’all ROCK!

First, to Liz at Maui Makeup Artistry for her GORGEOUS modeling skills and hair/makeup talents!

The dresses are from Maggie Coulombe, where the lovely Eugene Hicks hooked us up and helped us out!

Finally, the stunning florals were painstakingly created by Dellables. They did such a fantastic job!!!!!

Finally, on to the stunning imagery!

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Haiku Mill Photographer

Haiku Mill Photographer

Haiku Mill Photographer

Haiku Mill Photographer

International Wedding Photographer

International Wedding Photographer

International Wedding Photographer

International Wedding Photographer

International Wedding Photographer

International Wedding Photographer