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.