WE'LL BE HONEST... WE'RE EXCITED... SUPER EXCITED!!!
So we've created this site to inform you of all the stuff we couldn't fit on the invitation. That's right. There's more!
We're super excited to be getting married in an intimate setting together with our bundle of joy, Emily Paige... and even more excited that you're gonna be celebrating with us. This awesome celebration is for us to share with you all the beginning of our lives as newlyweds and as new parents.
We're truly grateful to have such wonderful family & friends. Each of you has touched our lives in significant ways. We hope you'll be able to celebrate with us in Hawaii, but we understand if you cannot attend. For those of you who are able to attend, we appreciate the time you are taking to be with us and look forward to seeing you on the Big Day!
Baguio City, Philippines
Donna & Jason went to the same elementary school but first introduced in highschool when they were 14/15 yrs old. Both were very young then & all they knew was that highschool was fun.
San Francisco, CA
Donna immigrated to the US with family. She was 18 yrs old then.
New York, NY
Jason immigrated to the US and worked as a registered nurse in New York.
Reunited in NY
Donna along with her older sister, Jenn & other friends traveled from San Francisco to New York to visit a cousin (donna’s) who lived in New Jersey at that time. Somehow, the two were able to meet up. To be clear, it wasn’t a date, nothing like that (not even close)… but was a group night out catching up just like the old days as friends back home. After that trip, Donna & Jason continued on their own normal lives in different states as usual & didn’t really keep in touch. Donna remained to live in CA working in the IT industry while Jason lived in NY then off to Virginia to pursue graduate school & finished his doctorate in nurse anesthesia. After graduate school, Jason moved to Florida & lived with relatives and worked as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA).
Jason moved to San Francisco CA for a job offer @ Kaiser & UCSF. He chose UCSF.
The Journey Begins
Donna & Jason got reconnected & that is when the real journey began for both…
Currently, both are fortunate to be working at UCSF (Jason started in Dec 2012 as a CRNA while Donna started in Dec 2013 as Technical Lead in IT Field Services).
He asked & she said YES!!
March 11 at 6:30 pm – SF Hawkhill, Marin Headlands overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge
On March 11, Jason got down on one knee…ring in hand…& asked Donna to marry him!!! Oh YaaaaaaaaaaS, they celebrated, smiled & smooched in the perfect moment!!
Jason also said, “I do know, where you go, Is where I want to be- where are you going…”
Bundle of Joy
On October 26th our precious healthy baby girl, Emily Paige, was born. She is in every way a gift from above, our most wonderful answered prayer. We love her very much!!! #daddysgirl #mommysworld
The Big Event
Eat, drink & be merry...
Get ready for a good time!!!
AKALA Chapel @ Hawaiian Hilton Village Waikiki Beach Resort: 2005 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815
Time: 4:30 PM
The AKALA Chapel located in the center of the vast grounds of Hilton Hawaiian Village is bordered by a stunning lava rock waterfall and surrounded by a lovely garden pool, island blooms and tropical greenery.
Festivities will continue promptly after the ceremony at the Hale Koa Hotel and is walking distance from the chapel.
Banyan Tree Showroom @ Hale Koa Hotel: 2055 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, HI 96815
Festivities will continue promptly after the ceremony at the Banyan Tree Showroom located on the lobby level of the Ilima Tower, past the guest elevators of the Hale Koa Hotel.
Dr. Paz Bikey & Julia Divina Martin
Junior Nicolas & Olivia Nicolas
Marbil Llanes & Thelma Llanes
Dr. Romeo Floresca & Genedine Floresca
Timothy Smith & Lourie Smith
Rogelio Buenaventura & Andrea Buenaventura
Nick Fox & Cielo Buenaventura Fox
Best ManRyan Buenaventura
Dr. Jed Emil Pineda
Julius Viktor Aquino
Matron of Honor
Jaclyn Aquino Ong
Emily Paige Aquino Pineda
Winter Jade Aquino Ong
Jon Wren Aquino Ong
Franco Nicolas Pineda Rustia