Congrats to you both on this exciting news! Looking forward to attending your special day!
Can't wait for your special day! Everything looks like it will be beautiful!
Congratulations on picking a wedding date and location. We are so excited for you guys. Looking forward to your special day.
We are so happy for the two of you and can't wait to see you get married in such a beautiful setting.
God bless you both ❤ We love you!
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Just down the street from all the festivies. This is where we will be staying. Better rates and better reviews on hotels.com than the Mana Kai.
The restaurant where the wedding/reception will be held is in this hotel.Their website is currently offering a 2017 Early Bird Special for rooms booked before April 2017. It's a 15% discount using code EBS17.
One of our favorite things to do is travel. Whether it's a simple road trip to escape the Sacramento summer heat or something more exotic like a Caribbean Cruise... we're in!!
Our first big trip was to Disneyland. Austin was almost 12 and had never been. (Christine thinks this is borderline child abuse.) Since that first trip, we've been back , a few times, as Austin has come to love it as much as Christine.
We have been on cruises on both the east coast and west coast. Road trips to Vegas, San Diego, Reno and, of course, San Francisco (one of our favorites).
As we continue our lives together, we are planning many more destinations and adventures. We find it only fitting that our wedding be one of those destination adventures.
One of the first times I cooked dinner for Michael, he asked if I made homemade tortillas. Before I could answer he added... "If you do, I'll marry you". And of course, my very quick response was something to the effect of "Thanks for the warning!".
Six years in, I guess he got tired of waiting because he decided he would take a crack at making them. I think it took him a couple of batches, but they did come out good.
So is it a coincidence that it was at about that time we started talking about getting married? Hmmm...
What she says:
Laughter at first site!!!
So after chatting for a few months online, we finally decided to meet up for coffee. He suggested the Starbucks next to Bel Air. Sounded good to me since Bel Air is only a couple miles from home. After searching around for about 5 minutes I get a text. Of course, I thought it was him canceling, but instead it was a text saying "I'm here...". After a moment of confusion, I remembered there was ANOTHER Bel Air a few miles away with a Starbucks next to it. So by the time I got to the correct Starbucks, we were both laughing and haven't stopped since.
What he says:
Remembering our first date still makes me smile. I didn't know there were two Bel Air's in the area with the same setup. Before the date ended, I knew I wanted to see her again. She, however, was leaving in a couple of days for a family trip to Disneyland. She assured me she would call when she got back. That didn't work for me. Instead, I texted her a few minutes after we went our separate ways to try and make arrangement to see each other one more time before she left. I got lucky.... we actually saw each other twice! It was during one of these times that I told her she wasn't going to get rid of me. And here we are 7 years later!
Wow! We're 6 months away! When we sent out the "save the dates" 6 months ago, it seemed like f.o.r.e.v.e.r. Now we are half way there. Our flights and hotel are booked and we are soooo ready to be there!! Hope you are too!! We can't wait to spend this special time with our favorite people.
Added information for another hotel - Aston Maui HIll
We have added information for the hotel where the ceremony and reception are being held. We are waiting to hear if they will offer us a better rate than what is currently being promoted on their website. We will keep you posted...
"Save the Date" cards are mailed!
Our wedding date has been confirmed... September 8, 2017
Christine Lucero and Michael Hodnett launch their personal wedsite at lucerohodnett.wedsite.com
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