One year ago today I was in paradise celebrating the love that two of my dear friend's share for each other. It was a picturesque wedding nestled in the heart of Waimea Valley on Oahu's North Shore. The hot sun was beating down on us as we sat anticipating the arrival of the beautiful bride. As I sat surrounded by some of my closest friends at the small ceremony, I was overcome with so much joy. I will always remember the moment that Christian and Heather locked eyes during their vows. It was such a special moment to share with them as they began this new chapter of life together. 

As the ceremony came to a close a massive storm cloud rolled in over the valley. They shared their first kiss together as newly weds and while they were walking down the aisle hand in hand, an eruption of warm, tropical rain surrounded us all. It was by far one of the most beautiful things I've ever experienced. As we all huddled together under a massive banyan tree, everyone had the biggest grins on their faces. Love was truly in the air and it was hard not to acknowledge the beauty that we were a part of. Christian was smiling ear to ear as he and Heather shared a warm embrace with not a care in the world. In that moment the most exciting chapter of their lives was beginning.