The Wedding

Saturday, May 20, 2017
5:30 PM
Attire: Cocktail
Villa Elizabeth
5505 Kalanianaole Highway, Honolulu, HI, United States
Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa
2424 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA

Please RSVP by March 15, 2017.

The Ceremony will be at the Villa Elizabeth Estate (from 5:30-6:30) , this is an unmarked private estate located off the highway, next to Kawaikui Beach Park. Please do not park at the Beach Park (subject to towing).

The Reception (from 6:30 - 11pm) will be at the Hyatt Regency Makai Ballroom (entrance on Uluniu Ave). It is located behind the Billabong storefront.

Parking unavailable at Villa Elizabeth, please park at Hyatt Regency and take the complimentary shuttle at 4:30pm. We encourage all guests to take the shuttle so we can keep head count. After the ceremony, the shuttle will transport guests back to the Hyatt Regency.

Shuttle pick up and drop off is at intersection of Uluniu Ave and Kalakaua Ave.

Optional Events

Casual Waikiki Beach Day
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
9:00 AM
Fort DeRussy Beach Park
2055 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA

We will be with our families at Fort DeRussy Beach Park in the morning 9AM-12P M. Feel free to stop by! We will have some malasadas (Hawaiian doughnuts) and fresh fruit & snacks. We also have some snorkel sets, and body boards, paddle board and floaties, football, and volleyball for some casual lounging around.

Fort DeRussy Beach is an extension of Waikiki beach and it is on the west end of Waikiki Beach. Look for the two volleyball nets and we will be right next to it.

Koko Head Hike
Thursday, May 18, 2017
7:30 AM
Koko Head Trailhead Parking Lot
7491, Kokonani St, Honolulu, HI 96825, USA

IMPORTANT NOTE: make sure you punch in "Koko Head Trailhead Parking Lot" into Google, if you just type in "Koko Head" , Google maps will show you a different location. You want to get to the parking lot. Text 808-936-6639 for a dropped pin if you have trouble finding this place.

MEET UP: @ Parking Lot @ 7:30 AM @ Handicapped Parking Stalls near Baseball field.

Start your morning with a hike! Feel free to join us for an early morning workout! This is a hike of about 1000 stairs to the top, please read Yelp reviews to get an idea of fitness level required. Some stairs are steep and this hike may not be appropriate if you have a fear of heights. Please note this is a moderate to advanced hike. Please participate at your own risk.

P.S. This is the hike Obama did while he was on vacation in December!

Please meet us there at the Koko Head Trailhead Parking Lot at 7:30am if you want to join us. Make sure to bring water with you and put on some sunscreen. This is an informal meet up, we won't be asking for rsvp or anything, just come if you'd like and we'll see you there! The trailhead is easy to find, so if you come late, just follow the stream of people and you will see there is a clear trail to the top.

There is plenty of free parking, feel free to drive your own vehicle or taxi/Uber/Lyft is possible as well.

We understand that this hike may not be appropriate for everyone, for alternatives, we recommend Diamondhead hike or Manoa Falls. Both are very popular options, and safe for visitors and are at an easier level.

Out of Town Guests Waikiki Afternoon Sail
Sunday, May 21, 2017
1:00 PM
Waikīkī Beach
Waikīkī Beach, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA

3/26 update - thank you for your interest! Due to the popularity of this event, we will give first priority to our out of town guests. Thank you for understanding.

RSVPs have closed. Please contact [email protected] to be put on the waitlist. Guests are invited to join a one hour sail on the Kepoikai Catamaran. Check in will be at 1pm, and the boat will depart at 1:30pm and return around 2:30 pm. This boat will allow us to BYOB, so feel free to bring whatever you'd like! We will also bring a cooler of drinks.

Secret Island Retreat
Monday, May 22, 2017
8:00 AM
Moli'i Boat Dock
49-345 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe, HI 96744, USA

3/26/17 update - we will be carpooling to this location. Stay tuned for more details on Facebook, we'll create a private event and provide details there. Thanks!

RSVPs for this event has closed. Please contact [email protected] to be put on the waitlist. Guests are invited to an excursion to Secret Island! This place is away from the hustle and bustle and is one of our favorite places to relax. It'll be a super casual beach day. We'll host admission for those interested. We will leave Waikiki around 8am/9am. Details tbd. We'll bring some snacks, picnic style food.

More info here:

Our Story
Our Story

We met in Washington D.C. where we both worked as interns. Through late nights at the Washington Monument and happy hours near Dupont Circle, we became good friends. Long story short, our friendship developed into a long distance relationship spanning multiple cities and countries including Seattle, St. Louis, Beijing, Shanghai, France and Kona! Six years later, Jay popped the question on a beautiful rooftop surrounded by our amazing Hawaiian ohana (family). Our friends in Hawaii helped plan and surprise Connie with a proposal scavenger hunt leading up to the proposal on June 25, 2016. Because Oahu is where we call home now, we've decided to have our wedding here too!

Wedding Party

Vivian Chen - Maid of Honor

We shared the most epic internship summer in Beijing 2010 and share mutual priorities in life: escape rooms, trapeze, aerial aerobics, and travel!

Diane Ma - Bridesmaid

The original STL partner in crime - from studious nights at BreadCo to dancing nights at 1018, we've pretty much done every cool thing there is to do in the Lou!

Rachel Schneider - Bridesmaid

Never a dull moment together, we've skydived on a whim in Missouri, and also traveled to China to teach English!

Holly Graham - Bridesmaid

Our adventures cover the full spectrum: from crazy times at Senior Frogs to classy days at Derby!

Alex Bartlett - Best Man

Friends since college, Alex is always the best host for visits back to Seattle

John Yee - Groomsman

Friend who also loves to travel around the world, we even met up in Tokyo!

Joe Douglas - Groomsman

Always making visits back to Seattle fun and memorable

Roarke McLean - Groomsman

Friends since high school, we've both had fun on Big Island and Oahu