Thursday, July 7, 2011

Aloha Au Ia 'Oe: Honeymoon Day 1!

Wow! I cannot even begin to tell you how fabulous our honeymoon was, but I am going to try!! Hawaii is beyond amazing from the incredibly kind people to the spectacular views, everything was perfect! I could not believe how much of their culture has been retained and so in the spirit of Aloha I am entitling this series Aloha Au la 'Oe which means I love you- fitting for a honeymoon, right?

We had one day in between our wedding and our honeymoon in Hawaii which was so helpful since we had not packed at all... The wedding night was spent in the castle where some of our friends and family had decorated our room complete with rose petals on the bed-- gorgeous! (Thanks guys!) In the morning they served us a wonderful breakfast as we reminisced about the day before! Then we headed back to our apartment where we were greeted by a pile of gifts! We invited both of our families to come to a gift opening party- which was so fun!! Then we said our goodbyes and packed for Hawaii!

We headed out bright and early as it is about a 7 hour flight to Oahu. New sister Jenny drove us to the airport and took care of our dog Daisy for the week! She also took this picture curbside at the Omaha Airport! We made shirts that said Bride and Groom in our wedding colors!

We look exhausted-- but we were ready for paradise!
We had one short layover in Denver and then we were on to Honolulu!
The plane from Denver to Honolulu was decked out in Hawaiian leis and decorations! Even the flight attendants had leis and flowers in their hair!! I couldn't wait for our lei greeting on arrival!!
Here we are, right after our lei greeting!! If you go to Hawaii, you should definitely make sure to get a lei greeting. It was so fun and made us feel very welcome- it was also fun to see the sign the lady held,"Mr. & Mrs. Lambrecht!" Did I mention they smelled amazing- they filled our hotel room with this fragrance that I will never forget- they smelled so good!
Here is Danny getting our rent-a- car for Oahu- stay tuned because we get a way cooler car for Maui!

Here is our car-- so fun to drive an almost brand new car with a Hawaii license plate!
Our hotel in Oahu was great! (Not as great as in Maui!) It was walking distance to the beach! Does this picture look familiar??
That first night we didn't have much time to do a lot but we took in the breathtaking sunset and strolled along the beach! We also walked around downtown and went to an old marketplace where there are tons of little shops set up with Hawaiian goods- We bought our first Christmas ornament here!!
I had to include this picture because this is the exact hotel where my mom and dad stayed on their honeymoon!!

Everything was just gorgeous!! More to come tomorrow- when I take you snorkeling!!  Aloha for now!


  1. This brings back so many memories of our Hawaiian honeymoon! I'm so glad you loved it, and a big congratulations, Kamie! :)

  2. I love Hawaii! Looks like you had a great time on your honeymoon!

  3. wow that photo of the water is stunning!!!! I would love to go to Hawaii!!!

  4. That's so cool you stayed in the same hotel as your parents!!!

    MOOOOAAARRR Pictures!!!

  5. It looks sooo amazing and just got me sooo excited for our honeymoon to Hawaii!! We will be trying to hit four Islands and ending with a week in Maui. I have heard nothing but excellent things so I can't wait to read ALLLLL of your recaps!

  6. How exciting!!! Very cool you got to stay at the same hotel as your parents!!! :)