Thursday was a big day for Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.
The Congresswoman, 33, married Abraham Williams, a 26-year-old cinematographer, in a ceremony in Windward Oahu.
The Hindu Vedic ceremony took place at the Pohai Ke Aloha Pavilion and Garden at the historic Kahaluu Fishpond.
It concluded with a traditional yoga kirtan with friends and family celebrating the newly married couple with song and dance.
Gabbard said she and Williams grew close when he worked on her campaign.
“A little over a year ago, when he first asked me out, we had a chance to just talk story, hang out, chill out for a little bit. What I saw was somebody who is not only my friend, but somebody who is genuinely kind and a good person who every day I see him put other people before himself,” Gabbard previously told KHON2.
Gabbard says she will be keeping her last name and Hawaii will always be the couple’s primary home.
The following photos are courtesy of Tulsi Gabbard and photographed by Hugh Gentry and Marco Garcia: