Rachelle and Patrick Przybyla wedding at Bali Hai in San Diego by Ohana Photographers

aloha everyone! it’s so hot this week. i need a shave ice… stat! while i’m waiting for that, these images from rachelle and patrick’s wedding at Bali Hai have us missing hawaii big time, but still smiling.

from the time we arrived at humphrey’s half moon inn to catch the finishing touches on the girls’ hair and makeup, to the last portrait of rachelle and patrick as daylight faded away, their whole wedding day was one awesome luau. the only thing that wasn’t good was that it ended.

rachelle and patrick, we absolutely love you guys, like, walking on la jolla shores, holding hands, full-on-pda kinda love. our first meeting with you was exactly like your first date at opera. as soon as you walked in and smiled we had cartoon hearts in our eyes. when you said you wanted to have a lightsaber duel at your engagement session we immediately took down our match.com profile because we knew you were the ones for us. you guys just have a way of making everyone around you happier than they ever thought they could be, and that’s not the booze talking. seeing the love you have for each other and the admiration all of your family and friends have for you is something special. i can’t wait to see what the future holds for you two. i think it’s going to be even better than a little house on the prairie wagon with a case of tempranillo, an xbox, and a playstation in it.

speaking of tempranillo, have you seen winezombie.com yet? check out their CA wine regions before you take your next tasting trip.

Shelter Island wedding at Bali Hai by Ohana Photographers

wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn and Suites in San Diego by Ohana Photographers

Rachelle Gavino wedding at Bali Hai in San Diego by Ohana Photographers

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who needs a mirror when you have an iphone?

Humphreys Half Moon Inn and Suites wedding in San Diego by Ohana Photographers

Humphreys Half Moon Inn wedding in San Diego by Ohana Photographers

Bride getting ready for Bali Hai wedding in San Diego by Ohana Photographers

i love prizes! especially Toms (hand-painted by the bride), Coach clutches (super cute), and fun 3-finger mustache rings.

let me just pause here for a second to thank julia and her patrick for telling rachelle and her patrick (aka phoenix) about us. thank you! we can’t wait to see you again!

custom Toms shoes bridesmaids gifts by Ohana Photographers

hand painted Toms shoes given as gifts to bridesmaids by Ohana Photographers

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wedding dress at Humphreys by the bay in San Diego by Ohana Photographers

Bride getting ready for wedding at Humphreys Half Moon Inn and Suites by Ohana Photographers

Rachelle Gavino wedding at Bali Hai in San Diego by Ohana Photographers

Rachelle Gavino wedding at Humphrey's HalfMoon Inn and Suites in San Diego by Ohana Photographers

i only have one word to describe rachelle and all of her bridesmaids… stunning.

Rachelle Gavino wedding at Bali Hai in San Diego by Ohana Photographers

Kim Abad and Jamie Lim at Rachelle Gavino wedding at Bali Hai in San Diego by Ohana Photographers

Julia Sarmiento and Victoria Przybyla at Rachelle Gavino wedding at Bali Hai in San Diego by Ohana Photographers

who’s ready for the first look?

Rachelle Gavino and Patrick Przybyla wedding at Bali Hai in San Diego by Ohana Photographers

patrick was looking sharp, and had his trademark smile on.

Patrick Przybyla wedding at Bali Hai in San Diego by Ohana Photographers

Rachelle Gavino and Patrick Przybyla wedding at Bali Hai in San Diego by Ohana Photographers

Rachelle Gavino, Patrick Przybyla, Julia Sarmiento, Patrick Sison, Julia Sison, Jamie Lim, Al Dolio, Kim Abad, Jodi Wright, Victoria Przybyla, Mike Segovia, David Lam, David Ong, Louie Madrigal

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chuck’s chucks. see what i did there?

custom Converse Chucks for Rachelle Gavino and Patrick Przybyla wedding at Bali Hai in San Diego by Ohana Photographers

Rachelle Gavino and Patrick Przybyla wedding at Bali Hai in San Diego by Ohana Photographers

Rachelle Gavino and Patrick Przybyla wedding at Bali Hai by Ohana Photographers

Rachelle Gavino and Patrick Przybyla wedding in San Diego by Ohana Photographers

Rachelle Gavino and Patrick Przybyla wedding at Bali Hai in San Diego by Ohana Photographers

Rachelle Gavino and Patrick Przybyla wedding at Bali Hai in San Diego by Ohana Photographers

it was hard to hear over the wind and tears, but i know i heard rachelle tell patrick that she will never leave his side, not even if there is a zombocalypse. that’s love right there.

Rachelle Gavino and Patrick Przybyla wedding at Bali Hai in San Diego by Ohana Photographers

Rachelle Gavino and Patrick Przybyla wedding at Bali Hai by Ohana Photographers

love – these – smiles!

Rachelle Gavino and Patrick Przybyla wedding at Bali Hai in San Diego by Ohana Photographers

wedding at Bali Hai restaurant on Shelter Island in San Diego California

Rachelle Gavino and Patrick Przybyla wedding at Bali Hai in San Diego by Ohana Photographers

Rachelle Gavino and Patrick Przybyla wedding in San Diego California by Ohana Photographers

Rachelle Gavino and Patrick Przybyla wedding at Bali Hai by Ohana Photographers

Hawaiian flowers at wedding on Oahu by Ohana Photographers

i love you!  i know.

Star Wars wedding cake toppers by Ohana Photographers in San Diego California

Rachelle Gavino and Patrick Przybyla wedding at Bali Hai by Ohana Photographers

break it down!

Rachelle Gavino and Patrick Przybyla wedding at Bali Hai in San Diego by Ohana Photographers

Rachelle Gavino and Patrick Przybyla wedding at Bali Hai in San Diego by Ohana Photographers

Rachelle Gavino and Patrick Przybyla wedding at Bali Hai in San Diego by Ohana Photographers

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Rachelle Gavino and Patrick Przybyla wedding at Bali Hai in San Diego by Ohana Photographers

here we have paolo and marissa, serious contenders for the title of funnest couple on the planet. we’re shooting their wedding next year and i already know it’s going to be awesome!

getting back to present day, paolo, having previously sampled a bali hai mai tai, already knew what marissa was in for.

poor, poor marissa.

to say they’re strong is the understatement of your life. they are straight up rocket fuel. rocket fuel with fruit garnish.

Paolo Sison and Marissa Aguilar at Rachelle Gavino and Patrick Przybyla wedding at Bali Hai in San Diego by Ohana Photographers

having sampled maybe 1 or 2 other drinks, patrick was all like, “what are you guys talking about? this mai tai is delicious.”

Paolo Sison and Patrick Sison at Rachelle Gavino and Patrick Przybyla wedding at Bali Hai in San Diego by Ohana Photographers

Bali Hai wedding on Shelter Island in San Diego by Ohana Photographers

Rachelle Gavino, Patrick Przybyla, Julia Sarmiento, Patrick Sison, Julia Sison, Jamie Lim, Al Dolio, Kim Abad, Jodi Wright, Victoria Przybyla, Mike Segovia, David Lam, David Ong, Louie Madrigal

Rachelle Gavino and Patrick Przybyla wedding at Bali Hai in San Diego by Ohana Photographers

Rachelle Gavino and Patrick Przybyla wedding at Bali Hai by Ohana Photographers

Rachelle Gavino and Patrick Przybyla wedding at Bali Hai by Ohana Photographers

as we were taking pictures on the dock next to this beautiful yacht, the owner of “don’t sea me” saw us. he was having dinner at bali hai and came walking toward us. having been kicked out of more places than i have fingers and toes, we were fully prepared to get the old heave-ho. instead, he totally surprised us by offering to let us shoot on his boat.

how cool is that guy?

very.

i didn’t get his name, but if he, or anyone that knows him, is out there reading this i have to say, thank you again! the world needs more people like you.

Rachelle Gavino and Patrick Przybyla wedding at Bali Hai in San Diego by Ohana Photographers

Rachelle Gavino and Patrick Przybyla wedding at Bali Hai on Don't Sea Me yacht in San Diego by Ohana Photographers

Rachelle Gavino and Patrick Przybyla wedding at Bali Hai in San Diego by Ohana Photographers

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special thanks to family, friends, vendors, friendly boat owners, and everyone else that helped make rachelle and patrick’s wedding perfect!

officiant: Rev. Christopher Tuttle – Vows From the Heart (seriously, the best officiant of all time! he’s funny, and he steps out of the shot for the first kiss. double bonus!)

venue: Bali Hai Restaurant

photography: Ohana Photographers (including april!)

hair: Paula and Anthony – The Makeup and Hair Studio

make-up: Nick Reynolds and staff – Pink Diamond Artistry

flowers: Elegance by LMS

videography: Nan Grenier – Classic Filmworks

cake: Roz Coble – The Baker on Kettner

dj: Paul Peterson

bride’s dress: Alfred Angelo

bridesmaid’s dresses & ceremony shoes: David’s Bridal

girl’s reception shoes: Toms (with hand-painted artwork by the bride)

guys clothing: H&M, Nordstrom Rack, Converse (custom chucks)

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