Tanya K Henke-Le and Khoi A Le
Tanya and Khoi found love in the library at the University of Minnesota when they were both students. They married in a traditional Vietnamese wedding ceremony, and a United Church of Christ ceremony as well. But they knew they would renew their vows on their 10th wedding anniversary and have the destination wedding that they always wanted. Tanya says she never cried at her first wedding, but when she recited her vows the second time around “all of the last 10 years went rushing through my head of the ‘better or worse, richer or poorer, in sickness and in health’ moments that we have had in our years of marriage. I couldn’t help but have a tear and I had a hard time saying them again without crying tears of joy. Then, my husband, very kindly wiped away my tears. It is a very special moment I will never forget.” They got remarried on Ulua Beach in a small lei exchange ceremony with their two children as flower and ring bearer coordinated by Peggy Temple of Maui Aloha Weddings. They held a renewal dinner and dance at Old Lahaina Luau with friends from Minnesota.
All photos by Sean Hower
For more weddings in this issue go to The MauiTime 2017 Wedding Guide