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The Grand Hyatt Kauai

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The Grand Hyatt Kauai

From the proposal to the moment of “I do’s” the Grand Hyatt Kauai is a property where your dream weddings come true. Settled between the lush mountains and the ocean, it is truly magnificent Hawaiian paradise.

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Shipweck’s beach, only a few steps away from the property, is iconic and recognizable to anyone who has had the pleasure of walking on it’s golden sand. 

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Warm rains create one of a kind rainbows that remind us to take time and look up and cherish every moment.

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The magic of the property brings cherished beginnings to a life long relationship with the person of your dreams.

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Worth the Wait || Engagement Photography

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Worth the Wait || Engagement Photography

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In my 6 years of being a photographer, and photographing couples in Hawaii for engagement sessions, or Weddings, I've come across many love stories. None, however, can compare to the one I heard recently. This Love story not only enchanted me and warmed my heart, but it is the type of story that you watch in movies or read about in books. It all began back in High School for Rashelle and Donny. Donny's heart was stolen the moment he met Rashelle his Junior Year. But being his young, shy, high school self the most he could hope for was a glance once in a while from her. As insignificant as that may seem, he was content with that extent of interaction then.

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After 3 years they ran into each other at CEU in Price, UT. And Donny felt confident enough to say "hello", exchange some small talk and asked for her number. They occasionally talked and Donny would stop by her work with flowers once in a while. He was stuck on her hard and knew she was the "One". But unfortunately Rashelle held back. While he was determined to not give up, time passed, and Rashelle moved. They still kept in touch from time to time. Donny questioned whether it was worth to continue trying to win her heart, so he moved on. Donny began to date others and so did Rashelle. After a couple of years he heard through the grapevine that Rashelle was engaged to her old High School boyfriend.

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Donny was heart broken and this time, he let her know. Two years went by again, and he heard that Rashelle had broken off her engagement a few months after he found out, but now Donny was the one getting married. The tables had turned and now Rashelle was heart broken.

Donny got married April of 2002 and Rashelle got married Oct. 2002. Two years later they met up again for lunch. Donny was still taken back by her beauty and thought "she will always be the One that got away." They both knew that they could not see each other again for the sake of being faithful to their marriages.

2014 came around and Donny sent Rashelle a "happy birthday" text. Then a year later on Donny's birthday she texted back to say "Thank you and Happy Birthday." After almost a decade they decided to meet up again, and their chemistry was unquestionable. Donny got divorced and reached out to Rashelle and found out that she too was getting divorced, this was all in 2015. Donny then realized that perhaps their story wasn't quite over, maybe he would get a second chance. Fairy tales can come true... right?

In April of 2016 they went on a trip for a few days together and they immediately clicked, Donny knew he was still in LOVE with Rashelle and that she was the "ONE" after all. On Nov. 26th, 2016 at sunrise Donny proposed to Rashelle and she said "YES." Some LOVE stories take months to come together but this one took 19 years. A slight detour well worth taking.

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Wedding is set to take place in July of 2017.

For some tips on arranging your own engagement photos, please check out this blog.

Written by Francys T. (Pacific Dream Photography at the Grand Hyatt Kauai)

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St. Regis Princeville  |  A Tropical Paradise

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St. Regis Princeville | A Tropical Paradise

If you could take a vacation, where would you go? If you ask us, stay at the St. Regis Princeville located in Kauai, Hawaii. The St. Regis offers a vacation experience like no other. Between the lush scenery, impeccable dining options, and luxurious accommodations, the St. Regis provides a captivating reality. Here are the top six reasons why you must stay at the St. Regis Princeville.

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  • Location: The striking St. Regis Princeville is located on the island of Kauai, Hawaii, also known as “The Garden Isle.” The tropical paradise is found among the blue waters of the Pacific. Kauai has something to offer everyone. The island is known for its natural hiking trails, pristine beaches, tropical fruits, native plant life, and gorgeous coastline. The St. Regis Princeville overlooks the dramatic Hanalei Bay. One step out the door, and you’ve found yourself by the seaside under the Hawaiian sun.
  • Dining: The five award winning restaurants at the St. Regis Princeville are known for their culinary indulgences. The elegant dining venues offer the finest Hawaiian inspired dishes around. What better way to spend your Hawaiian vacation, then treating yourself to something amazing?
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  • Atmosphere: The staff at the St. Regis Princeville takes warm welcomes to the next level. As you walk through the doors of the hotel, you are greeted with fresh Hawaiian lei. Listen as you hear the staff greet you with a friendly “Aloha,” the Hawaiian word for hello. Throughout your entire stay on Kauai, you’ll be treated as family, or as we say Ohana.
  • Relaxation: The flawless resort offers one of the most relaxing stays around the world. While Kauai offers adventurous activities such as, water tubing, horseback riding, hiking, and boating, the St. Regis makes the perfect place to come back and relax. You may enjoy the tranquil pool, overlooking the ocean or rest on a comfortable lounge chair. You may also try some local cuisine at the Nalu Kai Grill and bar, located just beside the pool.
  • Photography: Our top reason why the St. Regis Princeville is the number one place to stay is that we offer complimentary photo sessions on the property. Our photographers capture the most beautiful memories of your trip and the photos are ready as soon as the next day. With this being said, we hope you’ve already booked your tickets to Kauai and picked a date for your complimentary photo session. We look forward to welcoming you to the beautiful island of Kauai and the stunning St. Regis Princeville resort.
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Written by Julia P. (Pacific Dream Photography at the St. Regis Princeville)

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