Model Tori Praver and professional surfer Danny Fuller met when a mutual friend set them up on a blind date in New York City in 2006. Six years later, Danny proposed to Tori on their annual snowboarding trip to Whistler, Canada. He waited until a few days after Valentine’s Day to pop the question, ensuring that she was caught completely off guard. It was their first day on the mountain, and the snow was falling around them as they looked out over Whistler Village.
Tori’s gorgeous gold, Helen Ficalora engagement ring, featuring a round-cut diamond is pictured here alongside their gold Helen Ficalora wedding rings.
Soon after their engagement, they set a date of October 5, 2013 for their wedding and chose the picturesque Pila’a bluff in Danny’s hometown of Kauai, Hawaii. The ceremony took place under the sweeping ironwood tree, with stunning vistas of the rugged Kauai coastline and isolated beaches.
Tori wore a custom-made dress by bohemian fashion designer Mara Hoffman, with her hair in loose waves, very natural makeup and a classic flower crown. The couple’s then seven-month-old daughter, Ryan, served as the flower baby in a gown by Stone Cold Fox and Praver’s bridesmaids donned Flynn Skye dresses by Amber Farr.
The reception took place in a tent, where the 225 guests dined on organic food and received sea salt gifts. “I wanted something not too formal—a bit rustic, yet elegant,” Praver told Vogue. “It was important to me that our wedding have a fun, laidback, Hawaiian vibe.”
Post-dinner, the bride and groom danced to “That’s How Strong Love Is” by Otis Redding – a song the bride chose as a testament to the fact that she and Danny, before anything else, are best friends.
Photography: Maui Maka Photography | Videography: Kai Media | Wedding Dress: Mara Hoffman | Bridesmaids Dresses: Stone Cold Fox | Rings: Helen Ficalora | Flowers: Sunya’s Flowers | Hair: Laura, Chelsea and Chandler Boggio | Makeup: Mia Moriguchi | Wedding Planner: I Do Weddings | DJ: Kustom Sounds Kauai | Musician: Paul Togioka | Venue: Pila’a Bluff