Jordan and Bryan: Gatsby Meets Hawaii in This Sophisticated Wedding at Sunstone Villa
On their first anniversary, Jordan Katnik took Bryan Raber to The Standard Downtown in Los Angeles for a surprise dinner. Little did he know that Bryan also had a surprise: a diamond ring. Desiring a legal marriage, the couple was engaged for nearly a decade until the Defense of Marriage Act was overturned. The couple was so overjoyed, they proposed again.
Bryan and Jordan said their "I Dos" at a "Gatsby Goes To Hawaii" themed wedding. Their designer mixed an elegant 1930s social scene with an upscale island-inspired five course meal. Subtle blues, golds and whites balanced the floral arrangements with hints of Hawaiian while French furniture and Moroccan tents created a lounge area complete with a nine-piece orchestra. After a lei ceremony, the couple sat down among hundreds of lit candles and loved-ones to dine and watch Hawaiian dancers herald their new union.
Halau Hula a Kwaika Laua 'o Leinani
Keith J. Laverty