Kirsten and Berne are all about the love, not just for each other but for their family and friends. These two are very in touch with their emotions and aren’t afraid to share themselves with the ones they love. So, of course, their loved ones were happy to share their skills and effort in making their Pearson College wedding the best day possible.
Kirsten’s mom made her dress, which looked gorgeous and classic on her. Their friend, who’s a florist in Hawaii, designed all their florals. An uncle made the wood altar and Kirsten’s mother and aunt made a Danish wedding cake, which is basically a bunch of rings of marzipan. Their friends officiated the ceremony, which was even sweeter because they’re married to each other. And a guest played DJ and rocked the dance floor.
The ceremony kicked off with Kirsten being rowed around in a canoe by three young guests. The rest of the guests and Berne gathered around the fence to watch, then Kirsten and her father walked across campus to the ceremony site. There were a lot of emotions flowing as their officiants and guests spoke about the nature of love and marriage.
After a brief portrait session, they entered the reception and led their guests in some circle dances (check out the video below). The toasts showed how well their families and wedding party know them and how happy everyone was to see them find each other. Kirsten’s sister surprised her by asking Kirsten to sing with her as their brother played guitar. Kirsten was a great sport and studied the music before giving a beautiful performance of “Annie’s Song”.
The night continued with impressive first and father-daughter dances and one of the liveliest dance floors of the summer. They took a break for dessert and to “cut” the Danish wedding cake, which basically consists of them breaking the top several rings off the cake. They both went around and handed out pieces for all of the guests to try.
I created a fusion slideshow for them including some audio, but they wanted to keep that part private, so I made a mini video for you all to check out the boat trip and some of the fun circle dancing. If you want to get your guests involved in your wedding and kick the dance floor off, this is a great way to do it.
Venue and Catering: Pearson College
Florist: Della Peacock from Dellables Maui
Tux Rentals: Capital City Tuxedo
Officiants: Ellen and Jeremy Clark-King