I was so excited when my best friend, Alina, told me her and her fiancé, Kevin, were coming to The Netherlands for some trainings for their work. Alina and I have been best friends for five years, we were roommates while working onboard cruise ships, but haven't seen each other for three, besides during our weekly FaceTime sessions. Even more exciting was I had never met Kevin and they had never met my daughter! So we had a reunion, my daughters first birthday and their engagement to celebrate!
Alina and Kevin met four years ago while working for a major cruise line. Alina is from Burnaby, British Columbia and Kevin is from Auckland, New Zealand. Alina worked in the Entertainment Department and Kevin worked as a Navigation Officer. They noticed each other while, on deck, working and Alina invited Kevin to sit with her, and her team, at dinner that night. She knew something was different about him and was instantly taken by his witty sense of humor. She chased him and he chased right back! Alina could not stop telling me about this 'Kevin' and I knew he was the 'one'.
They have seen the world together however, Barcelona is an extremely special place to them. They told each they loved each other, on a beach, in Barcelona and two years later the ship was stopping there and Kevin had 'the ring!' He took Alina off the ship, they spent the night in a beautiful hotel in the heart of Barcelona and he popped the question. So romantic, right!? Alina and Kevin decided right away to have a destination wedding and Hawaii was the most central location for both of their families. They looked at a venue in Lahaina, when the ship was docked, and booked it right away! They are getting married May 2017 and my family and I cannot wait to be part of it! Alina is super creative and started researching and planning and the theme: pineapple!!! So cool!!!
Alina and Kevin, you are more then just friends to us, you are our family. Thank you for choosing me to take your engagement photos and including me and my family in your wedding. You two mean the world to us! We are so excited to be part of your day and can't wait to celebrate with you! Enjoy!
Isn't Alina's ring stunning? We had to get a snap of it and I happened to have this massive leaf handy haha!