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Fred+Kate Presents :: Lauren Morita and Rishi Patel Wedding

November 12, 2014

“Doctor, doctor! Gimme the news, I’ve got a bad case of loving you!” At least, that’s what Fred+Kate groom Rishi said when he first spied Lauren rotating through Baylor College of Medicine in 2008. At the time he was in his first year of residency and admired the petite Hawaiian student. He asked her on a date, and the pair of pathologists have been together ever since.

Rishi officially proposed in December of 2012 when he dropped to one knee amidst the lava fields of Volcano National Park in Hawaii and asked Lauren to be his. Although he earned a cut on his knee from the proposal, he also earned a beautiful fiance! 

The pair planned for a year and a half for their aloha-filled celebration on Oahu. Check out their love, laughter and happily-ever-after below in images shot by the talented Dave Miyamoto of Dave Miyamoto & Co! 

We loved picking Lauren’s brain on Rishi’s reaction after the first sighting (come on, you KNOW she’s gonna ask)!

“He was totally surprised. He said..."you look good! I was not expecting this..."
I later asked him what he thought I had chosen. He said "I dunno. The kind that's shiny and folded."  I clarified with him. He meant organza with draping...I think it's because that's what a lot of girls chose on all the dress shows I would watch on TLC (even though that's so not my style).”

One of the best parts of the day was when Lauren surprised Rishi with a carefully concealed secret...two privately-owned vintage automobiles to escort the wedding party in style, chauffeured by family friends!

The ceremony took place in scenic Lanikuhonua and was officiated by a close friend of the couple.

After the ceremony and a leisurely private picture-taking sesh, Lauren and Rishi headed over to their reception in the J.W. Marriott Ihilani Resort and Spa’s Ocean Ballroom, where they dined and danced the night away with their close friends and family. 

Congratulations, Lauren and Rishi!

As an added bonus, watch their Same-Day Edit by Image Creations below!

Coordination: Fred+Kate Events
Ceremony Venue: Lanikuhonua
Reception Venue: J.W. Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa
Photography: Dave Miyamoto & Co
Videography: Image Creations