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Tanya & May­lani Alana

His­tory: To­gether 4 years, wed on Fe­bru­ary 22, 2014 From: O‘ahu, Hawai‘i

Why Queen Emma Sum­mer Palace:

We de­cided to get mar­ried to­wards the end of De­cem­ber 2013. With only a lit­tle time to pre­pare, we had to keep costs down as much as pos­si­ble. Once we took a tour, we fell in love with the place. The palace and grounds are beau­ti­ful; the at­mos­phere is serene. It’s se­cluded, a hid­den gem. The fact that it was one of our queen’s homes made it that much more spe­cial.

Most mem­o­rable mo­ment:

For me, walk­ing up the path­way with my par­ents, see­ing our fam­ily and friends, and see­ing May­lani stand­ing at the al­ter look­ing beau­ti­ful, with happy tears in her eyes. For May­lani, walk­ing down the stairs into the court­yard, see­ing all our fam­ily and guests, and watch­ing me walk up the path­way with tears of joy in my eyes.


Def­i­nitely do a walk­through a cou­ple weeks prior to fig­ure out the cer­e­mony setup, the seat­ing in the re­cep­tion area, and where the en­ter­tain­ment will go. At Queen Emma, be sure to get the court­yard and the re­cep­tion ar­eas. We used the court­yard for the cer­e­mony, which was per­fect. Take in the beauty and the sim­plic­ity of it all.

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