Photos: Love Story Weddings, Honolulu | Event Planning: Gayle, Weddings and Lifetime Events, Honolulu | Location: Hale Koa Hotel
Jenn & Ken in Honolulu, HI
Two months after dating Jenn, Ken knew he wanted to propose -- so he spent four hours at Ben Bridge Jeweler learning about diamonds to select the perfect engagement ring. On Jenn’s 32nd birthday, he proposed with a platinum princess-cut ring, and she happily accepted. With a palette of blue, silver, and white, Jenn and Ken incorporated their love for Hawaii and the groom’s military background -- from the lei ceremony to the arch of sabers.
The Bride Jennifer (Jenn) Throneberry, 33, certified medical coder
The Groom TSgt. Ken Rassmussen, 34, active duty U.S. Air Force
The Date October 29
Mutual friends attempted numerous times to set up a date between Jenn and Ken. But when email didn’t work, they took matters into their own hands and tricked Jenn and Ken into meeting at their house in September 2004. The first meeting didn’t go very well, and it took Ken over a month to ask Jenn out again. Luckily, she said yes, and the couple spent their official first date talking at a local coffee shop until 3 a.m.
- Kelsey Collins