Tina and Clint: destination Kauai

Tina and I knew each other… ahem… about 20 years ago and have kept in touch through Facebook.  So then when she stopped by the Bridal Bazaar booth last year I was thrilled to see her in person and super excited when she asked us to fly to Kauai (one of our very favorite places on earth) to take her wedding photos.  She and Clint had seen Dick’s and my vacation photos from Kauai and wanted us to capture that same mood for their wedding.  What an HONOR!

So, we packed up the gear and flew out to the middle of the Pacific to the beautiful Garden Island where Dick and I met up with with Tina and Clint and a handful of their family and closest friends. You couldn’t ask for a more beautiful location or a more meaningful and touching celebration.  And we truly had a blast helping them celebrate!

Tina and Clint prepared for the big day at a beautiful rental property in Poipu, which is on the south side of Kauai.

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Because Clint is a member of the SDPD the two thought it would be especially appropriate and fun to incorporate these beautiful, custom handcuffs.

I loved that the stones on Tina’s veil matched those on her beautiful ring.

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This little cutie was so much fun to photograph.  We had no problem getting adorable poses out of her!

Clint shows off the handcuffs

Groom and ring bearer, “Nate-dog”

The gorgeous bride and her cork-man

In true Tina-style, there was quite a bit of impromptu singing throughout the morning.  If I’m not mistaken, at this time, they were belting the chorus to “Total Eclipse of the Heart”.  And no, the radio wasn’t playing it.  They were just singing a capella at the top of their lungs.

Tina and Clint were married at The Beach House Restaurant.  When the groomsmen arrived, the staff there helped pin on the beautiful boutonnieres.

What a happy moment as Tina walked down the aisle with her parents.  And look how gorgeous she looks!!

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Stunning ceremony!

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Tina’s dad did a fantastic job officiating!

Oh man, just looking at this one makes me a little weepy.  Tina didn’t have her own microphone, so she borrowed her dad’s.  I can’t get over the expression on her face as she says her vows to Clint.

As Clint pulls out his tablet to read his vows, Tina comments that she’s marrying her dad (who, as you can see, was also using a tablet).  Then, he didn’t have is own microphone either, so decided to use the same method that Tina did to make sure he was heard.  It was such a sweet, unplanned moment.  And as you could see, dad was beaming.

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Nate’s big moment with the rings is rapidly approaching…

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Stay tuned for more photos of Clint and Tina, both on the way to their honeymoon and at their San Diego reception the following week.