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Exclusive: Experience Blake Skjellerup’s Beautiful Island Wedding With The Couple’s Personal Photos

Ah, to be young, gay and in love…and married. (Thanks again, Supreme Court!) One of our very favorite athletes, Olympic skater Blake Skjellerup tied the knot with designer Saul Carrasco July 4 in Hawaii and we have the exclusive photos to prove it. Skjellerup chatted with Queerty just before his nuptials, to tell us about the very millennial way the two men met (through Instagram!), how they decided on Hawaii as the perfect central location (those jetsetters!) and whether they plan to have children (they do!).

Join us in wishing the newlyweds a long union and every imaginable happiness.

Scroll down to see a selection of personally-chosen photographs from the Carrasco-Skjellerup wedding along with some of their own memories of the day.

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Blake: “Handmade Hula-Girl bracelets, crafted personally by Saul as part of his new jewelry line, attached to the place settings, and a great memento for the guests.”

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Blake: “Our delicious wedding cake, crafted by CakeWorks in Honolulu. We wanted our initials to symbolize our marriage, and we had to compromise on the flavor. Top tier is vanilla and lilikoi, bottom tier is coconut and vanilla. The buttercream frosting just held it together in the Hawaiian heat.”

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Blake: “We both ended up with cake up our noses. Probably the funniest moment of the day, very spontaneous, there was cake everywhere.”

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Blake: “Thank goodness my Dad came prepared with a handkerchief! It was quite damp at the end of the ceremony. I cried a lot, happy tears, of course.”

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Saul: “At this point Blake is reading his vows, which were funny, moving and everything I would have expected from Blake. We both cried, laughed and had moments of serious throughout our personally crafted vows.”

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Saul: “A more serious point in Blake’s vows to me.”

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Blake: “Very happy to share our first kiss as Husbands! Our best friends were our best people and our co-officiants. It was so special to have them preside over our marriage. Something we will always have together.”

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Blake: “Married! We had not had a moment to ourselves all day, and we walked up the aisle to share a moment alone, and to, of course, pop the champagne!”

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Blake: “I can’t explain this, besides just goofing around with my new husband.”

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Saul: “We both remember this moment so well. Just us together, alone, debriefing and thinking about the food we are about to eat.”

Photo credit: Michelle Morgan-Orrantia of Mimoco Photography