Olivia and I go way back. By way back I mean when we both had crappy part time jobs at the mall. Back when minimum wage was still $4.50/hr. Back when people “supe” up their civics. Back when Cotton Ginny was still around. You get the point, we’ve been friends a long ass time. She’s seen me at my best, but was also there when I hit rock bottom. And like all friendships, we’ve had our differences and our ups & downs. But one thing remained constant, she was THE quintessential bestfriend anyone could ask for. I remember the time she encouraged me to go into Nursing bc I hated my then office job, and even offered to pay for my prerequisite Statistic course bc I was completely broke. I’ve lost count of the number of times she had to witness me cry over stupid boy problems and having to give me the same advice over and over again. Or even the time she gifted me with a Canon Rebel bc I had this crazy idea that I was going to be a photographer. Yup, she’s that friend.
Fast forward many years later, Olivia met Rob. She kept him a secret from us (her sisters and I) for a while. We’d always wonder who she was texting off in a corner. When the time was right, she introduced Rob to us. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but I loved Rob immediately. Maybe it was how happy Olivia is when she’s around him, or maybe bc he loved
Hello Kitty oh I mean magic cards and boardgames as much as Olivia did. Whatever it was, I was happy she found someone that was deserving of her.
This past November we all flew out to Oahu for their wedding. The Waikiki Beach and gorgeous Hawaiian sunset provided the perfect backdrop for Olivia and Rob’s wedding. The soiree was intimate, emotional, and loads of fun. The bridal party even had a few surprises up their sleeves. As if the night wasn’t amazing enough, one of Olivia and Rob’s friend (who use to be Marc Anthony’s backup singer) serenaded them. Even my husband who’s been on a dancing strike for god knows how long busted out a move or two. Definitely not a night I will soon forget.
Olivia and Rob, thank you for having us witness and be a part of your truly amazing day. Rob, you better be good to her. Olivia, if there’s no you, there will be no this version of me. I love you both immensely.
Wedding Venue – Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki | Florist – Sweet Pea & Petunia | Hair and Makeup – Faith & Beauty