Jules & Aubrey's island-style beach campout wedding #Real Weddings: Western US#beach#camping#fall weddings#flower crown#green dress#hawaii#tattooed bride March 5 2014 | Offbeat Editors offbeatbride Photos by: Chasing the Moment Photos by Chase S. The Offbeat Bride: Jules, Audio Visual Her offbeat partner: Aubrey, Analyst Date and location of wedding: Beach and Bellows Campground, Waimanalo, HI — September 14, 2013 Our offbeat wedding at a glance: We are nature lovers and spend a lot of time camping on the beaches of Oahu where we both live and met. We wanted to elope originally, but then wanted to give our moms a special day to see their babies get hitched. We ended up with a simple celebration at the beach with camping, fire, BBQ, and great company. We are lucky enough to live in paradise so we took advantage of the beautiful place we call home! Tell us about the ceremony: We wanted a very personal ceremony. We wrote our own vows and walked in together. A friend was ordained and married us, which was great because she has seen us become the couple we are today from the beginning. She talked about moments our whole group of friends have had together along the way. We are a family of misfits on this island and it's a beautiful thing. Being surrounded by the bright colors of paradise, the waves crashing, the bright smiles of our friends and family, and much laughter was priceless and exactly what we wanted. You could feel the aloha in the air! Our biggest challenge: We didn't want to stress out about anything and we did a pretty good job at that. Our only concern was that we were camping with minimal shelter and rain was a huge possibility. Mother Nature was on our side, though, and we only got about a minute of rain later into the night. My funniest moment: The funniest moment was when all the ladies insisted that they had zero interest in catching the bouquet, and then when the time came they brawled for it! Oh, and we had our moms take the first shots at the piñata (which was filled with mini bottles of vodka) and they killed it. Mamas on a rampage! What was the most important lesson you learned from your wedding? Do it your own way if you can. Make it fun and do it together. Incorporating things that we built together and things we both made separately for this day was so much fun! Seeing everything fall into place was great. Care to share a few vendor/shopping links? Photography: Chasing the Moment Enough talk — show me the wedding porn! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo PREVIOUS e.m.papers lets you DIY your wedding invitations, even if you're craft-challenged! NEXT Set out a basket of socks for happy dancing feet Show/Hide comments [ 8 ] Can I come vacation at your wedding?? It looks so beautiful and relaxed and sweet, and I just want to live there forever. Congratulations! Reply You wouldn't be the first to visit and never leave! 😉 It was mellow and beautiful! Just what we wanted! Thanks! Reply My gosh Jules you are GORGEOUS! Your eyes are incredible, especially looking at your man in that picture. Woweee. What a beautiful wedding. Best wishes! Reply Thank you for such kind words Kait! It was such a great day! Reply Congrats you guys! Jules you guys are amazing and this wedding absolutely fits your ridiculous level of 'cool'. Congrats on the website post too! Aloha from NH! Reply Casey! lol. Thanks buddy! Hope all is well in NH 🙂 Miss your face! Reply Just beautiful. I love that you kept it simple and intimate. You can tell these were precious moments. Where did you get that dress? It's perfect for a beach wedding. Reply Thanks! I had the top made and the skirt I found at a thrift store for 20 bucks! 🙂 Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.