Finally, on the eve of our wedding day, it was beach brunch time!
Early that morning, Mr. Sew was left at Zippy’s to wait for our humongous order of breakfasts. My dad and I went to the local grocery store, FoodLand, to grab some fruit, and Sewing-Dad got sidetracked by the huge display of poke (marinated sashimi). He came back with a couple buckets of spicy and not-so-spicy varieties. Not on the original menu, but definitely no complaints here.
We lugged all our supplies over to an empty spot on the beach, far from the main thoroughfare of Waikiki.
As guests arrived, I offered them breakfast – their choice of Portuguese sausage, spam, egg and rice; spam, corned beef hash, egg and rice; or breakfast sausage, corned beef hash, egg and rice. Variety, ha!
Of course – they could add some pineapple or papaya to cut the grease, and try some of the tasty poke.
I was happy that nearly all our out-of-town guests could come.
Some even came on rented mopeds!
I’m glad they were happy to see me, too!
Climbed palm trees
Swung on Banyan tress (until Mr. Sew yelled at us for being mean to the poor tree)
Napped in the warm breeze
Took group photos
Interestingly, all the people in this photo had the same English teacher in high school – Mrs. B in the middle!
And hit the water, of course.
I was forbidden from entering the water though, as I was already sporting the tell-tale sign of tourism: a sunburn. I hid under a sarong and took a nap. What a horrible hostess this girl is.
As the afternoon wore on, we packed up and headed back for some much-needed showers. “Wedding” came back to the forefront of my mind, and there would be no stopping from that point on.
In hindsight, it’s kind of interesting that there’s a monkey behind me.
Sewing tip: Try to let go of your stress and remember to have fun before your wedding. Even if it’s just a little bit. 🙂