Heidi and Gene had a luau themed wedding, complete with beautiful orchid leis for all of their guests. Their venue was a high bank waterfront home, with 180 degree views of Carr Inlet in Puget Sound. The morning began overcast with little rain drops sprinkling periodically, but by their 4 pm ceremony the sun was shining bright in the sky. Having met in 1997, Heidi and Gene took the long way towards joining their lives together. They knew what love, sacrifice, and loss felt like. They also knew how they couldn’t imagine spending the rest of their lives without one another. This is the story of their day.