Talia & Elijah
How did you meet?
We met at a reggae dance party. Elijah came up and asked me if I would like to dance. We were glued to each other all night. He asked for my digits and if he could teach me how to surf. We courted each other and took it slow.
When did you know they were the one?
When we moved in together and built a home. The way we did life together just flowed. It was so easy like we did not even have to try. We both want the same things out of life. We take care of each other and treat one another with kindness and respect. We push each other to be the best we can be. We have crazy chemistry that never seems to die after almost ten years together.
What’s your three favorite attributes of your partner?
Talia: Elijah is the kindest man I have ever met in my life. He has so much compassion for everyone he meets. He nurtures me in a way no one ever has before. He makes me feel safe and secure. He always makes me feel like his Queen, like the most beautiful woman in the world. I am so proud to be his wife.
Elijah: Talia is naturally beautiful inside and out. Her heart is absolute gold and filled with so much love. She makes me feel special and inspires me to be the best man I can be.
Who proposed and how?
Elijah proposed in Maui at sunrise on top of the Haleakala Volcano. It was so amazing, we felt like we were on the moon. As the sun was coming up he got down on one knee and asked me to be his forever. We held each other and cried happy tears all day. It truly was one of the most beautiful days of our life.
Where did you fall in love with your dress and why?
I fell in love with the GEORGIE the minute I put her on at Moondance Bridal. I was looking for a dress that was timeless, classic and would never go out of style. The GEORGIE was all I have dreamed about and more. She had the softest most buttery fabric. The low dip in the back showed off my curves In all the right spots and I was obsessed with the tiny satin button detail down the back. My nickname has always been Georgia peach so I felt like it was a sign when I found out the name of my dream dress. I wish I could wear the GEORGIE everyday!
Where did you go to Honeymoon?
We just got back from Tahiti French Polynesia. We stayed in a jungle bungalow right on the water on a little island called Mo’orea. We wined and dined and swam with the stingrays and sharks. The most beautiful clear turquoise water we have ever seen in our life. So much magic around every corner. We both had to pinch ourselves everyday to make sure it was real.
We hiked our most beloved family and friends to a spot on the river at Limekiln State Park in Big Sur. We were married under a cathedral of redwood trees.
We had a intimate dinner, champagne toast and a epic reggae dance party at the Big Sur Bakery. Then we crashed the local tavern the Fernwood for more dancing and drinks.
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