Steeped in Hawaiian tradition, Tori Praver and Danny Fuller tie the knot against the backdrop of the Pacific.
Model/swimwear designer Tori Praver and pro surfer/photographer Danny Fuller were both raised in Hawaii but didn’t meet until they were set up on a blind date in New York. After six years of dating, Danny proposed on the top of a mountain in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, on their annual snowboard trip.
Without question, the couple knew they wanted to get married back in Hawaii. “We chose Kauai because of its stunning beauty and I fell in love with this specific venue,” says Tori of the bluffs overlooking Pila’a Beach. “I wanted so badly to get married under a big tree and Danny wanted to get married overlooking the ocean. This location had both. It was perfection.”
Beneath streams of flowers in front of 225 friends and family, the bride, who wore a Mara Hoffman dress, says, “The ceremony had so many memorable rituals including being wrapped in a lei for a special prayer, and Danny, our daughter [7-month-old Ryan Mahina] and I drinking from a coconut.”
The Malibu-based newlyweds are staying busy with Tori’s latest swimwear collection debuting while Danny opens a photo exhibition, “Meditation on Blue,” in the Hamptons.
Written and edited by Jenny Murray.
PHOTOS: Maui Maka Photography.