A Romantic Beach Wedding at the Four Seasons Resort Maui in Wailea, Hawaii

Soon after getting engaged to Leonard Gordon Jr. (28 and a physical therapist), Bethany Christian (29 and an occupational therapist) started building Pinterest boards and making plans. “Giddy and glad, I began looking for wedding ideas and wedding contests to enter,” Bethany says. “What bride-to-be wouldn’t want to win a wedding?” Soon after submitting an application to the Four Seasons Resort Maui in Wailea, Hawaii, Bethany got the news: She won. “We were blessed with a complete wedding package, including airfare, a wedding planner, a ceremony, officiants, musicians, flowers, a photographer, a videographer and an oceanfront suite, all at the Four Seasons Resort in Maui," Bethany says. "Unbelievable.” The couple’s intimate ocean-view ceremony for 20 guests took place in the resort’s Plumeria Garden. “It was easy to decide on an earthy boho Hawaiian wedding,” says Bethany, who also chose a palette that highlighted the area’s natural beauty and honored Leonard’s Notre Dame football days—navy, hunter green, gold and ivory. The breezy reception was held on the resort’s oceanfront lawn under bistro lights and swaying palm trees. “Have faith. Marriage is about faith,” Bethany says. “That's one thing we have taken from this experience.” —Carolyn Meers