About Christina Hall:
Christina Hall is a Christian conservative who aspires to live life with purpose, in the Lord’s purpose. She is a stay-at-home mom, homeschooling three kids, and has been married for 14 years to her high school sweetheart.
Josh is the Director of Operations at You Need To Update. He married his college sweetheart, Leigh Ann. In 2007 they moved out to Central Texas, where they raised their two kids. Josh began his ministry in 2014, bringing a passion for encouragement and encouragement to others. He is now the Director of Operations at You Need To Update. He has an incredible love for Christ and an ability to encourage people to seek that love.
About the wedding:
We started planning our trip back in October because we both had talked about Hawaii for years, but never stayed long enough to actually take it all in. It was a hard decision to leave everyone, knowing we were only going to be gone for a week, but it was so worth it! Our family was so excited for us. We had so much fun taking pictures and our families were able to enjoy the beaches together. The whole trip was full of laughs and memories that will never be forgotten.
Wedding ceremony: We got married on the beach by an amazing Christian minister named Lance Richards who also owns the Love Shack at Kamaole Beach 2 (Kauai). We got married at sunset with the waves crashing on the shore. We had such a great ceremony, and everything about it was perfect. It’s funny because I didn’t go with the flow of having my wedding on a beach, I had always pictured it in a church. But seeing how it turned out, I couldn’t imagine having our wedding any other place.
My dress was from my favorite place to shop for wedding dresses, a small bridal shop in Temple called Pure Romance. They have some great and unique gowns! Mine was actually a sample gown that they let me have for free! I just had to pay the sales tax, which was only $20. That was so nice!
I also had my bridesmaids dresses from there, and they were only $70 each. My sisters got their dresses at David’s Bridal, in Temple and theirs each cost $200-$300.
There’s a great little bridal shop in Temple called Pure Romance that many people should check out. We all went together to find my dress and my sister-in-laws found theirs there too.
Our rings were from Kay Jewelers. We got them from the clearance section.
Josh’s wedding ring is actually an old watch band of his dad’s that was cut off and put on a new ring. His band was incredibly special to us, and I wanted to incorporate it into our wedding bands somehow.
My necklace was from Charming Charlie’s in Temple. It was only $25, and I add the charms to show some special symbols in our relationship.
We had my two daughters with us for the whole week. We also invited my mom, brother, and sister-in-law. had a smaller party going on by the pool.
Our guests: Our families are so important to us and we could not have done this trip without them. My mom and I stayed at the Kauai Beach Marriott, while everyone else headed to the Fairmont Resort in Kapalua Hence
We had a ton of fun with our guests. Our friend, Steve, was more than happy to be our official photographer while we enjoyed each other’s company.
We bought an underwater camera for $60 from Costco on the island before renting a boat for the week.
Family of Christina Hall:
Leigh Ann-wife to Josh
Children-daughters, Caroline and Emily.
David (grandpa)-had 4 children with wife, Ann. (Note: our mothers are the same age.) Now retired, David was an Air Force pilot for 12 years. He is in the Air Force Reserves as a civilian Pilot at Lackland AFB in San Antonio.
Earlene (mom)-mom to Josh, Leigh Ann and three kids of her own. Grandma to Caroline, Emily, and Clayton.
We had a blast at our wedding and will have such great memories from it! both hope that everyone can get the chance to experience something great like this in their lives Hence It was so much fun making new friends, having some good laughs, and seeing some amazing sites! We loved Kauai! The people were so nice and everyone was extremely helpful for everything we needed. I could go on about it for days. If you ever get a chance, I would highly recommend going to Kauai!
I am really glad that we got to share our experience with the rest of the world.
We were lucky enough to be able to extend an invitation to everyone and hope that you can take advantage of such a great trip Hence
I’m so thankful for my husband and our beautiful family, who help make this happen for us. also It’s truly a blessing!
Christina, Josh, and their girls enjoying the sunset at the Fairmont Hotel.
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