How did you two meet? We met at a local trivia night where Alicia was with a co-worker and Roland Jr. was with his sister in the same group of people. Roland Jr. tried to impress her with lines from a popular comedian and when she didn't recognize the name or lines, found it the perfect opportunity to ask her on a date to see the comedian's upcoming live performance. After a night of comic relief, country music, and numerous Sunday morning church services, they fell in love!
What was your favorite memory from your wedding day? For both of us, our favorite memory of the wedding day was the walk down the isle. We chose not to see each other before the ceremony, so it was so exciting to anticipate. I almost lost my breath the moment the doors of the bridal cottage opened, I heard "At Last" playing, could see all of my favorite people and started walking with my dad down the isle to see Roland. I didn't take my eyes off of him - it was a moment that all time stopped still and all I could see was him and I. For Roland - it was the same moment... he told me after the ceremony that he almost fell forward because his breath was taken away and he felt like he was being knocked over with excitement.
Do you have any advice for future couples getting married? We would highly recommend considering incurring the cost to have someone coordinate or assist in wedding planning - looking back, we would have liked to have a consistent person involved in the planning to help with last minute communications and carrying out the vision to relieve that stress. If you can't hire a planner or coordinator and you are a DIYer, I'm sure Roland's advice to a bride-to-be would be "don't look too much at pintrest - it will make you crazy!" and my advice to a groom-to-be would be "if your bride-to-be mentions something about what she saw on pintrest, don't roll your eyes at her". In the end, it's all about the experience..... as the bride and groom - pick the one experience you want to have that's important to you and make sure to plan that one part out really well - don't stress too much about the rest, because planning for everyone else's experiences rarely works out just exactly as planned and you can't please everyone. Take a deep breath and enjoy your day!
Where did you go on your honeymoon? What activities did you do while there? We went to Kauai (with a brief stop at the dentist for a root canal ). We were very thankful we didn't plan to leave the day after the wedding because of the necessary dentist visit. But were very relieved to finally make it to the Island. We stayed the first part on the Southshore at the Grand Hyatt and then the second half on the Northshore at the Westin. We really enjoyed our helicopter ride with majestic views of the Island and our traditional Luau experience. The Grand Hyatt had an amazing pool area and I would love to go back and spend more time at that pool! We would recommend it to other couples - very nice honeymoon treatment and accommodations.