Children are very important to the bride, so she had the closest ones to her part of the ceremony. The wedding/reception was very kid-friendly. The groom is a talented musician and belongs to a guitar group, so the guitarists and children (junior bridesmaids/groomsmen) walked down the aisle together. The wedding was outdoors, in true Hawaiian fashion!
It was a HOT day, but luckily they made fans out of the programs by gluing handles to each program. It was fun to go to a themed wedding like this, and I especially liked looking at the beautiful cake and cupcakes. Unfortunately I did not get the name of the lady that decorated these, but here's a few pics:
All the decorations were made of fondant. How fun! I've never touched fondant, but I want to more than ever now! Didn't she do a great job? Seeing these brought back memories of my honeymoon in Tahiti. We saw these "tiki" statues everywhere. Some of them were supposedly "fertility statues". If that's true, I think it worked pretty well for us... too much information? Let's move on...
I grabbed one of these cupcakes. They were carrot cakes with brown sugar on top (sand). The shells were white chocolate, which she painted with edible glimmer dust/paint I believe. Yum!
Outside of the building where the reception took place were some very old (but sturdy!) playground pieces. I haven't seen playground equipment like this since I was a girl. I think they've been torn out of every park near us in the cities (did I mention we were in the sticks of southern Minnesota?!). The boys enjoyed playing on them to keep themselves occupied in-between events, and I enjoyed seeing how goofy they can get!