In Hawai'i, ohana means family. However, this meaning goes beyond blood and marriage relations and extends to those who mean something to us and defines who we are. Every wedding is about family, but this wedding was about ohana.
Every part of the wedding meant something and was put together with love and care by somebody that Nate & Roisin loved. Even though Nate & Roisin live in Los Angeles, they decided to have their wedding in Carpinteria because that was where Roisin spent time camping with her family as a child. Roisin's dress and hairpiece were designed by Roisin herself and a family friend, who lovingly made her dream dress come true. The flowers and bouquet were put together by her sister and aunt. Her hair was done by her sister. There was authentic Irish butter and traditional Irish fruit cakes made by Roisin's mom. Live Hawaiian music was provided by her uncles. Their cake also came from a family friend. And of course, for good luck, a sashimi platter also provided by family.
One of our favorite parts of the wedding are the toasts. Listening to their family's stories about Nate & Roisin made us wish they lived a little closer so we could get to know them better! Congrats you two!
Cake: Cakery Bakery - http://cakerybakery.net/
DJ: Bennet Schmid (One of the best DJ's we've heard so far! He kept the party rocking all night long!)
Tent/rentals: The Tent Merchant
Caterer: Live Oak Grill Catering (Some seriously good food!!)