Kira and her husband Carlos had a beautiful June wedding in LA, then Labor Day weekend came to Washington to celebrate and restate their vows – Whidbey Island style among Kira’s life long friends & extended family. The celebrating was at Chinook where Kira’s parents were married.
Members of Kira’s ‘new’ family, the Caluzas, made the trip ‘north’, making it an especially wonderful celebration of the blending of two families and communities. A joyous time was had by all!
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I had the honor of making many bouquets and the bridal bouquet for the celebrations.
Lucinda, Eliza’s mom, who has known Kira all her life, officiated as they restated their wedding vows
Carlos’s eldest sister Ofie read the same beautiful bible passage she read at the L.A. wedding.
Carlos’s father Bobby has played the harmonica all his life and she and Raina did a beautiful song together, signed by Raina, her good Charina, who is also deaf, Kira and Carlos.
cousins, Katina & Kira, enjoying the scrumptious potluck
the surprise flash mob dance which was choreographed by Kira’s long time friend Andrea and performed at their reception in LA was repeated at the Whidbey celebration
neighbor and long time friend of Ken’s, Michael
Carlos and his brother and best man Felix showing off their socks, all the groomsmen has this whimsical socks…..Mike’s envious!
Kira’s godmother Nancy worked helped with both the LA wedding and whidbey celebration.
Katina & Uncle Mike
Linda and long time Whidbey friend Kathleen
Michael with our ‘other’ nephew-in-law Danny
Carlos’s sister Ofie and her husband Bot
some of the scrumptious food!
happy mom Ginny and Bernadine, family friend and interpreter supreme!
Carlos’s Dad Bobby and long time friend of Ken and Ginny’s, Peter.
Kira and her lifelong friend/sister and bridesmaid, Eliza
Kira and Eliza with their sweethearts!
also a bridesmaid, Briahna