S: Just Maui'd- The Loeffler's June 15, 2011
FC: Married June 15, 2011 | Kapalua Bay,, Maui | Karen & Rick Loeffler
1: The Loeffler's | June 15, 2011 | Kapalua Bay, Maui
2: Handsome Husband-to-be
3: Bride | Groom
4: Beautiful Wife-to-be
5: A rainbow appeared just before the ceremony, which in Hawaii is a sign of good luck.
6: As a wedding gift from Karen, our best friends, Rick & Sharon Lawin surprised Rick by being our witnesses. Hawaiian locals use the "Shaka" hand gesture to convey the "Aloha Spirit"- meaning friendship, peace, or everything will be all right from here on.
9: Rick & Rick served as Partners on the LAPD Helicopter Squad together and have continued to be best friends.
10: Finally, Our Ceremony!
13: The Blowing of a Conch Shell in a Hawaiian wedding ceremony is to drive out any ill spirits, and usher in all that is divine. Including to call forth the Hawaiian gods for luck, prosperity, and happiness It's blown 3 times in a wedding, 2 short blows, and one long blow that symbolizes long life and long relationships.
14: I love you so much!
16: Hawaiian Leis are symbols of love, honor, and respect. The circle of the lei represents the circle of life, family , embrace and trust. We exchanged leis with a promise to honor and respect each other. We also exchanged leis with our friends as well to share our love and new family together.
19: Vows | The
24: Roses have special meanings when given in a wedding. The long stems represent long life and long relationships, the thorns represent the struggles and obstacles you will overcome, petals show that love is fragile and delicate but can bring vibrant color and beauty to your life, and the sweet smell reminds you to stop and smell the roses!
26: The | Kiss
28: Mr. & Mrs. Loeffler
31: The Honu, or Hawaiian sea turtle, is the Hawaiian symbol of longevity, peace, humility, and the bringer of positive energy. Right after we said our vows, a sea turtle came up on shore, which we were told was very good luck.
39: We are so glad our best friends, Rick & Sharon Lawin could share these beautiful moments with us!