We didn't do much sitting on the beach as it was super humid when we were there but not very sunny and it wasn't too pleasant to be outside during the day. So, instead we shopped and ate and took pictures! Well, actually, we were there to shoot a wedding so we did have lots to do in regards to that. I don't think we really had a moment to relax as we were go-go-go the entire time. Which is fine, I love being busy!
Our room was one of the largest hotel rooms that we have ever stayed at. I think that when we checked in the guy must've thought we were on our honeymoon or something because the room we got had two showers, two closets and a huge deck with a beautiful view! We were pleasantly surprised. I took these 2 pictures from our deck. I love the ocean view mixed with the city skyline, so my kind of city!
We of course, had to check out the awesome shopping with all the luxury boutiques, how could we not! We went to Ala Moana Center as recommended by my fabulous reader Kara and loved it. Even loved the little food court in there as we found a little handmade mochi stand and shave ice! (No, not eaten together :) Oh and hubs got pineapple soft serve so he was in heaven.
We also made our way to the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center which was fun as well. It's a huge mall but the entire street is all shopping, so of course we found all the luxury boutiques there too :)
The wedding that we were shooting was being held at the Honolulu Design Center (the reception was held there) which is also where I met up with a bunch of fabulous blog friends/readers! We met at the Amuse Wine Bar inside the Design Center and it was SO good. They have these machines with a bunch of bottles of wine and you insert a credit card type thing and you basically get to sample a ton of different kind of wines.
(A few of the girls and I. We didn't manage to get everyone in one picture but thank you all for coming!)
By the way, we really wanted to try Stage, the restaurant at the Design Center but we ran out of time. The decor in there is so cool, if you are going to visit Honolulu I would recommend going there just to see the restaurant!
So yes, we did have some time to visit the beach. We watched the sunset go down one night and it was quite a romantic little moment. The one problem about being photographers is that it's near impossible to get a picture of me and hubs together in one picture as we don't really want to be handing our fancy cameras to strangers so we instead just get pictures of each other. It's okay though, I don't need a picture together when I have all the memories in my head. :)
All the girls I met with pretty much convinced me to move out to Honolulu which I never would've thought of before this trip. It really is a fun city and to have the beach so nearby is such a plus. Well, as long as I can get to go there for work, I'm happy for now. So, anybody else getting married in Hawaii and need a photographer? If so...shoot me an email, we're available! :)
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