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Alyssa Martin and Richard Dial
May 17, 2013
Waialea Beach, Oahu, Hawaii

GENERAL
Couple’s Name:
Alyssa Martin and Richard Dial
Wedding Date: May 17, 2013
Wedding Location: Waialea Beach, Oahu, Hawaii

ABOUT THE COUPLE
How they met: Playing volleyball at Sheridan Lanes in 2009.
How he proposed: Rich invited close friends and family to the house to celebrate his birthday. Couples participated in “The Matching Game,” hosted by a local theatre group. At the end of the night, the host asked Alyssa the final question about Rich. He showed his answer which read, “Will you marry me?” He then got down on one knee and presented Alyssa with an engagement ring.
Bride’s occupation: Legal assistant
Groom’s occupation: Self-employed

THE CEREMONY
The ceremony: Family and the wedding party gathered in the late morning for a small beach wedding on Waialea Beach in Oahu, Hawaii. Traditional and personal vows were shared together with a traditional Hawaiian lei ceremony.
The gown: Designed by the bride, it was strapless with a cross-pleated bodice and cathedral train.
The bouquet: White roses with blue dendrobium orchids wrapped in green leaves. There were also charms on the bouquet which honored family members who could not be present, but were there in spirit, namely the groom’s daughter, Mia Majerko.
The theme: Beach/Tropical

THE WEDDING PARTY
Maid of honor:
Sara Hamby
Bridesmaids: Rebecca Carter and Jennifer Dial
Best man: David Dial
Groomsmen: Aaron Martin and Demitrios Giannakoudis

THE RECEPTION
Number of guests:
120
The reception: Mitchell Park Domes
The cake: Covered in white fondant with hand-painted orchids in edible gray paint, accented with blue ribbons and fresh flowers.
First song: “If You Only Knew” by Shinedown
The menu: Hors d’oeuvres: Carolina pork bundles, artichoke asiago sundried tomato purse, bacon-wrapped chicken, almond-crusted grapes, salmon forks; Entrees: chicken bruschetta, beef tenderloin with Jack Daniels sauce; Sides: pommes royale, fruit, steamed green beans and sweet peas; Desserts: chocolate-dipped strawberries, creme brulee, cheesecake shooters, chocolate mousse cups; Late night snacks: pizza bites, chicken tenders and barbeque meatballs.
What made the day unique: A wedding day on the beach and then to Heaven’s Point, on top of the cliffs, to take photographs.
Most touching moment of the day: At the reception, the bride and groom joined with his daughter to share a dance as a new family.
Honeymoon destination: The couple stayed in Hawaii following the reception. They visited a volcano and black sand beach, swam in champagne ponds and drove to the top of a mountain, above the clouds, to watch the sun set and sit below the stars.













Reception Location:
Mitchell Park Domes, Milwaukee

Photographer:
Visual Image Photography

Cake Designer / Bakery:
Sweet Perfection Bakery

Florist/floral Designer:
The Flower After

Hair Stylist / Salon:
Mandara Spa & Salon

Makeup Artist:
Mandara Spa & Salon

Jeweler:
Erica’s

DJ or band:
Kenosha Sounds

Officiant:
Karen Russ

Bridal shop:
Aphrodite Designs