Monday, October 31, 2011


Hi everyone, I've missed you so much! Brian and I just got back from our honeymoon in Maui and believe it or not it is snowing in Connecticut! Not the most pleasant, shorely chic welcome home, but it was great to see family and friends again and recap all the greatness of our wedding.

I am DYING of excitement to show you all the photos from our wedding but rather than sharing those that all our guests took, I really want to wait until the professional ones come in. Our photographer, Kat Braman, was amazing and I know hers will be worth the wait for both of us!

So in the meantime I'm sharing some of our honeymoon :) I posted a bunch and I apologize in advance if they begin bore you but I'm just still floating up on cloud 9 and don't really know what else to talk about!!

We were ecstatic to be upgraded to first class from Miami to Hawaii. One of our guests, Brian's close friend from his home town in Syracuse gave us his points as a wedding gift - OMG first class...

We stayed at the Fairmont Kea Lani in Wailea, it was absolutely perfect in every way.

My hubs...

super excited on our first day 

our bling

our car for the week, I really want one for home now, they are so fun!

delicious breakfasts in the mornings

I have never seen such beautiful flora! The colors of Hawaii are just incredible - I would pick flowers everyday for my hair

new last name!

rainbow eucalyptus trees

Road to Hana...

I am always so inspired by the churches in other cultures, we came across this gem in Hana and it just warmed my heart to go inside and say a prayer with Brian

sweet banyon tree 

We hiked, and hiked, and hiked to get up here, but the view of this massive waterfall was worth it. 

black sand beach

Mama's Fish House, the best restaurant we ate at on Maui


LOVING life at the adult pool

surfing lessons! What an awesome feeling it is to ride a wave...

pretty colors

Old Lahaina Luau 

fish tacos everyday 

We loved Hawaii and I miss it so so much. The land, the people, the water, the culture are all so beautiful - what a gem we have on our earth and I am so blessed to have been able to see it with my new husband :) 

Thanks for letting me share my photos with you, wedding coming next week! 


  1. Hooray!! Loving your new last name. So fitting ;) Welcome home!

  2. Welcome back!! Looks like a FABULOUS trip. I'm thrilled for you two - what a perfect way to start off your life together. Hope to see you soon!!

  3. aw your pictures bring me back to our honeymoon!! we stayed at the four seasons right next door to where you stayed- such a gorgeous place, and we vowed to make sure we go back next year!!! so happy you enjoyed :)

  4. Ya'll are gorgeous and it looks like you had an amazing time!! I've stayed at the Kea Lani twice and LOVE that place! Can't wait to see the wedding pictures.

  5. It all looks fabulous! Can't wait to see the wedding photos!!

  6. Awww such great pictures! You guys look so cute!!!

  7. So so beautiful. You are radiant. I have only been to Maui for 2 wks and loved every minute of it.

  8. The sand writing photo is great and the surf lesson! You look like professionals.

  9. I don't even know you but I love your blog and your pictures of a honeymoon in love are wonderful. Thank you very much for sharing your joy with us all.

  10. Liz,
    You look so beautiful and happy! Congratulations to you and Brian!! Maui is where Grant and I got engaged...on the very top of the 7 Pools waterfalls (they weren't flowing b/c they were having a drought) on the Road to Hana and I have such great memories of being there.

    We haven't been back since, but this is making me want to spend an anniversary there.

    Welcome home, Mrs Joy!
    xo Elizabeth

  11. What an amazing honeymoon!! Looks like it was perfect. Congrats :)

  12. Oh my gosh you both must still be floating! Thanks for sharing your smiles and love notes in the sand. Can you believe it!
    Looking forward to your beautiful wedding photos.
    Great to visit with you.