Aaron Hepps & Aaron O’Neill
Years together: We have actually only been together for a couple months. The Navy brought my nowhusband to where I am currently stationed in Jacksonville, Florida. We started hanging out and feelings grew very quickly. His orders changed, taking him to Hawai‘i, and after a couple days separated from each other, we knew we couldn’t spend our lives apart.
The wedding: Originally, we were planning on getting married in California, but I wanted to see Hawai‘i and have a beach wedding. We got married on my birthday, and the whole thing was Aaron’s gift to me. We got married on a very private area of Kahala Beach. We had one friend come. The scene was awesome, with tropical views and beautiful waters.
Wedding tip: Ensure you complete the online marriage license application a week or two in advance and contact an officiant prior to getting to Hawai‘i.
Plans to return to Hawai‘i: The beauty of the island is amazing. Everywhere you look, it’s breathtaking. And the locals are so nice! I will be moving to Hawai‘i this June. The military is allowing me to co-locate with my husband.