Last Updated on February 10, 2022 by Karma Hill
It was a gorgeous day for Chastine and Jonathan’s Oahu Destination Wedding on the shore of the Secret Island of Kualoa Ranch. With a stunning circular arch decorated with tropical blooms, Oahu’s famous islet in the backdrop, and a soft, white sandy shore all to themselves, it was a day bursting with love, happiness, and beauty.
Dressed to the nines, Jonathan watched the procession and waited patiently for his bride. Aria acted as the cutest little flower girl, laying a perfect river of flowers along the sand just moments before her mom made her grand debut. Wearing a princess-cut gown with delicate lace details and a show-stealing smile, Chastine is simply beautiful. When the big moment came, and Chastine and Jonathan were joined in marriage, the crowd erupted in cheers and celebration. The joy was tangible!
Chastine has two amazing kids (Alex – 7 and Aria – 5) and a fur pup named Schmidt. During their free time they enjoy hanging out as a family, cooking, watching movies, going for walks, and going to the park.
When asked how they met, Chastine shared the story: “We met on Match.com. I had been single for 3+ years… I think Jon had been single for that amount of time too. We had both come out of really difficult previous relationships. I was convinced I was done with relationships… Forever. 😂”
“After my last deployment one of my friends was doing my hair, and she told me to give online dating a try. I was pretty hesitant but fast forward a couple of years later I felt like I should give it a try because all I did was work and spend time with the kids–chances of me meeting someone in person were pretty slim. I was about to give up on online dating when I saw Jon’s profile. He looked like a genuinely nice person so I messaged him.”
“I had already deleted all my info and pictures from my Match.com profile so I didn’t even think he would respond. He did and I had to give him my social media info to “prove” I was real. A couple of days after we started chatting I was going on vacation with my kids to meet up with my family at Disney World and spend time with them in Washington state.”
“We were gone for about a month. I was convinced Jon wouldn’t “wait” for me to come back before we could go on a real date but he did. We both love Korean BBQ so that was our first date! We just clicked. He’s such a wonderful person. The fact that my kids warmed up to him right away was a great sign too. My son hardly opens up to people and he cuddled up with him right away. 🥰”
Congratulations, Chastine and Jonathan! It was a joy being your Oahu Destination Wedding coordinator. We wish you all the very best in the years ahead!
OAHU DESTINATION WEDDING – SESSION DETAILS
Time of Day: Sunset
Wedding Location: Kualoa Ranch – Secret Island
Oahu Wedding Photographer: Megan from Karma Hill Photography
Wedding Planner: Simple Oahu Wedding
Onsite Coordinator: Oli of Simple Oahu Wedding
Oahu Wedding Officiant: Reverend Dennis Chong
Wedding Florals: Custom Bouquet by Sweet Blossoms Hawaii
Musician: Jeremy (guitar)
Hair and Makeup: Grace Nicole Glam
Check out another recent beach wedding in Oahu on the blog here: https://simpleoahuwedding.com/natalya-pavels-maui-beach-elopement/
Karma Hill is the owner of Karma Hill Photography, Simple Maui Wedding and Simple Oahu wedding. Karma writes about weddings and photography in Hawaii.
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