Cricket & Dahrl's Surprise Family Wedding

Updated: Dec 13, 2019

Cricket and Dahrl were married recently at the beautiful Kukio Beach on Hawaii's Big Island. They told their children that they were planning a family photo shoot, and wandered out to the beach with my photographer, Leah Wright. Little did their children know, I was hundreds of yards down the beach preparing for their beach wedding ceremony.

Dahrl proposed to Cricket about halfway down the beach, which the kids were prepared for. They thought he was secretly popping the question to Cricket! - what they did not know was that Cricket was in on the secret and they were about to be surprised.

After the proposal, Leah pushed the family to continue along the beach to where I was set up. Darhl approached me and to the kids' shock, asked me to marry him and Cricket on the spot!

Cricket & Dahrl enjoyed a beautiful sunset wedding ceremony shared with their family on a secluded beach here on Hawaii's Big Island.

After Cricket and Darhl's pronouncements, everyone played in the beautiful Hawaiian sunset.

Kona Wedding Officiant plans intimate beach weddings along the Kona Coast at many beautiful beach locations. To learn more about planning your perfect wedding day in Hawaii, visit


Aloha for now ~ Deanna, Licensed Minister, Kona Wedding Officiant

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Thank you to Leah Wright Photography for these lovely photographs.

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Kona Wedding Officiant’s licensed minister, Deanna, believes that Aloha is the most important element of a wedding in Hawaii.  Aloha has many meanings, but most of all, it means love.  Deanna specializes in Hawaiian traditions and enjoys creating intimate, romantic ceremonies for couples.  All couples and denominations are welcome in marriage and vow renewal at Kona Wedding Officiant. Learn more about Deanna here.

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