I had the great pleasure of coordinating Lyn & Steffen’s wedding this June. What a sweet, easy going couple they are. Lyn & Steffen chose the Olowalu Plantation House for their wedding and reception location. They prepared their own vows to each other for their wedding ceremony performed by Pia Aluli. Lyn made a stunning bride and Steffen a handsome groom. Lyn carried a bouquet of orange flowers wrapped with aqua ribbon. Florist Della took a risk and wrapped the bouquet with a funky ribbon with beads on it instead of your traditional style wedding ribbon…and by Della ESP, the beads on the bouquet wrap mimicked the look of the beads on Lyn’s necklace! How does she do that? Just another example of why we love Della so much.
The couple “cracked the creme brulee” instead of cutting a wedding cake and had adorable, custom “cake toppers” made by one of their friends. A hand-painted thumbprint tree, also made by a special guest, was absolutely beautiful. Lots of little touches were evident at this wedding making it truly their own. Many of Steffen’s family were able to attend from Denmark and brought with them some wedding traditions that we don’t typically see in the US. For instance, after the first dance, the Danish wedding guests surrounded the couple, pulled of Steffen’s shoe and cut off the top of his sock! (I haven’t seen that before) They then gave this to Lyn…the explanation was a bit vague, but had something to do with beginning her home-making skills with repairing his sock! Later in the evening, all of the female guests kissed Steffen, followed by all of the male guests kissing Lyn! And it wouldn’t be a Danish wedding without some merriment and song singing. Custom lyrics to an original wedding song were passed out for all of the guests to serenade the newlyweds. It was a joyful, memorable night. Congratulation Lyn & Steffen!