April 23, 2016
Worth the Wait!
Jack was a pilot for Hawaiian Airlines when he caught a glimpse of the most gorgeous girl he had ever seen, Effie. She was a Food and Beverage waitress for the Four Seasons Hualalai. He asked her out several times with no luck. However, his persistence finally paid off when she agreed to go on a date. Their first date was unforgettable. They started with a sunset sail in the waters off of Waikiki Beach and then they had a gorgeous oceanfront restaurant dinner. Finally, they ended the night with a stroll along the beach under the stars, where they had their first kiss.
Fast forward to the night of the proposal. Jack surprised Effie with a night in Waikiki at the same oceanfront restaurant where they had their first date. Jack even wore the exact same button down blue shirt that he wore on their first date. They ended the night in the exact spot where their first kiss was a year and a half ago and this was where Jack dropped to one knee and asked her to spend their lives together!
Family traditions and holidays have always been close to the couple’s hearts and choosing their wedding location was easy for them. They tied the knot at Effie’s grandparents farm, 4K Ranch, in Edgewood, Texas. The farm was filled with beautiful and lush blooms in the spring time. The ceremony was held in front of their house and the reception was just a short stroll (or hayride) away on another part of the property.
Effie wore an exquisite Patience gown by Maggie Sottero. Effie’s hair and makeup was gorgeously styled by Janet Thai with Rose Gold Bridal Beauty. The delicious cake was created by Sweet Bee Bakery in Arlington, Texas. Effie’s mother hand-dyed stunning purple doilies for the guests’ place settings. They also had eco-friendly palm leaf plates and bamboo utensils that added to the rustic, chic theme. All the floral arrangements and bouquets were DIY that matched the theme elegantly. They took a Celebrity Cruise and had multiple stops along the way making for a breathtaking experience!
Bride’s Advice: The festivities go by extremely fast! Make a conscious effort to take a moment, with EVERY change of scenery throughout the week or weekend and especially the day of. Stand back, soak-in, and admire your surroundings and loved-ones.
Photos by: Rosy Gaytan with Alba Rose Photography