Franciscan Gardens Wedding // Hannah + Kaipo
This Franciscan Gardens wedding is one of my recent FAVORITES! Hannah + Kaipo have been friends of mine for several months now and I fall more and more in love with them the more I get to know them. They are the most selfless, adventurous couple and their love for life and people just beams outwards. Aside from the amazing venue, perfect light, and stunning couple [and my overall love for the photos that came from this gorgeous wedding], I think what really makes this wedding stand out to me is that it truly was a celebration of their love for their family and friends as well as each other. What better kind of wedding to witness than that?!
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This Hannah’s story of how they met:
“I was working at a restaurant in Laguna Beach and Kaipo was an area manager for a restaurant, and one of their locations was next door to my work. My friends and I would frequent his work when we got off and we originally met just from me going in there a lot. Kaipo would travel to different locations, sometimes for a day, sometimes for months, so when he was at the Laguna Beach location we would chat a little. We knew each other for about a year before we started dating. While he was doing a long stint in the Laguna Beach location, we started talking a bit more than usual since he was there more often. One day when I was getting out of work I got a mass text from Kaipo inviting me to Taco Tuesday. Since I had no plans for the night, I decided to go. I arrived at his house and we hung out for a little waiting for everyone else. When no one showed up, he said they would just meet us there and so off we went. When we got there, still no one. We ended up talking all night and having a blast getting to know each other and realizing how much we had in common. We both felt something unexpected that we had never felt with anyone else before. The next day we decided to have lunch, we had so much fun again that after I went home we decided to have dinner together too. After that day, we were basically inseparable! Things moved pretty quickly and we knew from very early on that we had something very special and that we wanted to be together forever. We got engaged after about 2 years of dating, and got married about 5 months after that
Side note: For the first few months of our relationship I had always thought it was the weirdest “coincidence” that no one ever showed up that first night. When people asked how we met, I would tell them the whole story and say “it was so weird that no one showed up!” Then one day, Kaipo decided to tell me what really happened. Once I arrived at his house and he found out that I was single, he texted all of his friends that he originally invited to say that he wasn’t going out any more and not to come. Stupid me.”