Issues with The Future IN-LAWS + An Intimate Detail Filled Wedding on the Island of Kauai

>> Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Seriously so much to talk about after last night's Bachelorette, but that will have to wait until tomorrow's post as today  I want to bring up a really TOUCHY subject.  But it's an important one that I'm guessing not many engaged couples talk or even think about.  I know Beef Cake and I never talked about it before.  And now after having been married for a while I'd say every soon-to-be husband and wife should make this a priority to discuss...because it's a pretty darn big one.

So...let's let it all hang out.

The subject is...drum roll please...after marriage, with the almost always oh-so complicated blending of two families, do you Step in or  Step off? 

Say what??? 

Here's what I mean.

 *Disclaimer* Real life in-laws are in no way associated with any examples...wink, wink.

Example situations.

1.  Your Sister-in-Law habitually gives into their kids’ refusal to eat any food but bread.   Step in or Step off?

2.  Your Father-in-Law makes inappropriate comments on your blog thinking it can only be read by you.  Luckily you have the “approve” feature activated…can I hear a collective whew!? Step in or Step off?

3.  Your Mother-in-Law sips a few too many non non-alcoholic beverages at lunch.  Step in or Step off?

4. Your Brother-in-Law borrows are large sum of money from your In-Laws and refuses to pay it back causing the in-laws financial difficulties.  Step in or Step off?

Tricky, eh?  So what do you think?  What would you do?  Would love to hear your thoughts.

Okay...let's chat about today's gorgeous wedding at a private residence in Haena on the island of Kauai.  Kristin and Justin were married on March 19, 2011 in this oh-so-lovely and beautifully intimate wedding photographed by uber talented Melissa Dunstan at Melissa Dunstan Photography.  I just love the way she's captured all the special details fabulously designed by Kim Duncan of KD Event Designs.  All of the unique glassware was collected by Kristen from various antique shops in Kauai for guests to use at the reception during the intimate meal of fresh, local Hawaiian cuisine which was prepared by Chef Grant Carnes. And all of the paper products were created by event designer Kim Duncan. Aren't the colorful dinner menus just divine?  My favorite are the vintage postcards that Kristin and Justin used in lieu of a guest book which they plan to read on their one year wedding anniversary. 

Such a sweet and stunning wedding!

Photography by Melissa Dunstan Photography

Hair Stylist: Relish Salon & Spa

Caterer: Chef Grant Carnes

Event Designer: KD Event Designs

Musicians: Kenny Ray Rapozo

Reception Venue: Private Residence

Ceremony Location: Julie Wirtz

Linens and Coverings: Kauai Tent & Party Rental


Bridal Musings June 21, 2011 at 1:09 PM  

Love her hair! Such a pretty wedding in an amazing location!

Alicia@CharityWedding June 24, 2011 at 10:52 AM  

I often battle with the step in or step off question! Someone should run a series with scenarios each week as I am sure we have all run into similar situations! Love this wedding and LOVE Melissa!

Borrowed and Bleu June 26, 2011 at 6:32 AM  

Beautiful! I love the vintage-style travel details!

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