I have received several questions about my unorthodox wedding. My husband and I choose to get married just the two of us in Hawaii and have a reception with close family in California. It was completely "us" and I highly recommend it if you want to eliminate a lot of stress and just have fun. Our goal was to focus on each element completely - our ceremony, honeymoon, and finally spending quality time with family drinking wine and eating good food. We did not have a professional photographer at our reception so don't expect the glossies on wedding blogs. I'll do a post on the actual wedding when we get those pictures.