PRI­VATE HOME

Lei - - Love -

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.

Ad­vice:

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.

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