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The Joining of More Than Two Hearts
Dedicated to The Robley and Knox Family.
Submitted by Ryan
I stood there gazing at the waterfall in the beautiful Lilioukalani botanical gardens in Honolulu, Hawaii. There was a slight breeze, the sun was shinning bright; it was a gorgeous 3rd day of November 2002. My heart was pounding, the birds were singing, and my parents were standing to the side of me with huge smiles on their faces. I wanted to turn around so bad, but Rev. Ross wouldn't let me. I heard cameras start clicking away, then instantly a guitar started playing a beautiful and calming melody. I was then motioned to turnaround. Before me was the most beautiful site my eyes have ever seen, Melissa D. Knox holding a cascading bouquet slowly walking towards me. I felt like I was in a dream that I hoped I'd never wake up from.
We took each other's hands and with the waterfall in the background and our families surrounding us we made those timeless vows. We then jointly released two white doves signifying the joining of our hearts, then a flock of white doves came from our right showing that our families have joined together to form one. With our bands of eternal love on our fingers, a solo guitarist and a single hula dancer showing what seemed to be our story with her hands performed the Hawaiian Wedding Song.
This wedding was a very special moment, not only did we have a wedding in Hawaii, but after we got married, my father told me with tears forming in his eyes, that when he was younger this beautiful location was his swimming hole. Hawaii has a magical aura, not only did two families join together in this wedding, but a removed Hawaiian family got to come back home and grow even closer together. Thank you Hawaii, you will always hold a special place in my heart, and in my blood. I hope to see you on our one-year anniversary!