Darren Stover & Dav Rice
History: Met New Year’s Eve 2011, married New Year’s Eve 2014 From: Dallas, Texas
Why a private home in Hawai‘i:
We wanted it to be somewhere special, and a place that would be a vacation for our family and friends. We searched sites for vacation rentals all over the islands. Hale Lokahi on O‘ahu had all of the amenities we wanted, and rental options nearby for the rest of our friends and family. The most important thing was to have a home where we could have big communal dinners and a beautiful ceremony.
Most memorable moment:
It was the most perfect day of our lives. Our good friend married us. My two best friends from high school sang. We wrote our own vows. Our reception dinner was catered by Chef Chai, and everything was coordinated by White Orchid Wedding. The setting was perfect, from the weather to the roosters in the background to the beautiful mountain backdrop. But the most memorable part was standing in front of our family and friends and declaring our love for each other.
Hire a professional to orchestrate everything, including the home rentals. We rented a total of four homes for 29 of us. We coordinated car rentals and travel details for everyone. It was a huge task, especially flying blind. But it all worked out.