Dog The Bounty Hunter’s daughter Lyssa Chapman marries girlfriend in Hawaii

Dog The Bounty Hunter’s daughter Lyssa Chapman married her girlfriend Leiana Evensen in Hawaii at the beginning of this month.

The pair, who have been together since 2016, exchanged vows in an intimate ceremony while wading in the ocean off the Hawaiian coastline.

Although Dog, aka Duane Chapman, did not attend the wedding in person, Lyssa told People: ‘He was of course on the phone with me all morning and during. We FaceTimed him a bunch. He was there in spirit and also electronically.’

Newlyweds: Dog The Bounty Hunter’ daughter Lyssa Chapman married her girlfriend Leiana Evensen in Hawaii at the beginning of this month

I do: The pair, who have been together since 2016, exchanged vows in an intimate ceremony while wading in the ocean off the Hawaiian coastline

I do: The pair, who have been together since 2016, exchanged vows in an intimate ceremony while wading in the ocean off the Hawaiian coastline

Lyssa explained that it has become emotionally ‘really, really hard for him to come back to Hawaii,’ where he lived with his late fourth wife Beth Chapman.

Dog and Beth shot to fame together as bounty hunters on reality TV, enjoying a happy marriage of over a decade until her death of cancer in 2019.

Lyssa posted a wedding album to Instagram this Wednesday, writing: ‘Last week Lei and I boarded a boat at 7 in the morning with 7 of our closest family members and we dedicated our love and lives to one another.’

The album included a picture of the brides in Daisy Dukes and bikini tops kissing in the ocean as they were showered with rose petals.

Dad and daughter: Although Dog, aka Duane Chapman, did not attend the wedding in person, Lyssa told People : 'He was of course on the phone with me all morning and during'

Dad and daughter: Although Dog, aka Duane Chapman, did not attend the wedding in person, Lyssa told People : ‘He was of course on the phone with me all morning and during’

A couple of silhouetted snapshots showed the newlyweds frolicking through the shallows together, radiating marital bliss.

‘It was the most epic conditions on the bay, the water was a glassy mirror. We had a sprinkle of rain, (blessing) and as we came upon our spot, we were blessed again by a school of baby sharks (do do do do do do do),’ Lyssa revealed.

‘With our feet in the water, we connected ourselves to the power and vastness of the ocean. We were hugged by the majestic Ko’olau mountain range, that will continue hugging us as we live and spend the rest of our lives together at Makaalamihi.’

She added: ‘There, with uncle David officiating, we stated our declarations of intent, said our vows and began life together OFFICIALLY as wife, and wife.’

Instagram ready: Lyssa's wedding album included a picture of the brides in Daisy Dukes and bikini tops kissing in the ocean as they were showered with rose petals

Instagram ready: Lyssa’s wedding album included a picture of the brides in Daisy Dukes and bikini tops kissing in the ocean as they were showered with rose petals

Such fun: A couple of silhouetted snapshots showed the newlyweds frolicking through the shallows together, radiating marital bliss

Such fun: A couple of silhouetted snapshots showed the newlyweds frolicking through the shallows together, radiating marital bliss

Lyssa made sure to thank Wesley Sargent, who runs a company specializing in Hawaiian elopements and ensured the brides could keep their plans under wraps.

The wedding was ‘literally a dream day,’ gushed Lyssa, expressing her joy that Leiana ‘is my freaking WIFE !! I’m so happy, blessed, filled with love and gratitude.’

She added: ‘I never thought I was worthy or capable of this kind of love. The vibration I feel in my body hasn’t stopped since I met her and if you’re reading this from a dark place know that your happy beginning is out there somewhere too.’

The blushing bride concluded: ‘So much more to come. Thank you all for being here for our journey. I love you forever my wife.’

Done deal: Lyssa wrote: 'There, with uncle David officiating, we stated our declarations of intent, said our vows and began life together OFFICIALLY as wife, and wife'

Done deal: Lyssa wrote: ‘There, with uncle David officiating, we stated our declarations of intent, said our vows and began life together OFFICIALLY as wife, and wife’

Fab: The wedding was 'literally a dream day,' gushed Lyssa, expressing her joy that Leiana 'is my freaking WIFE !!  I'm so happy, blessed, filled with love and gratitude'

Fab: The wedding was ‘literally a dream day,’ gushed Lyssa, expressing her joy that Leiana ‘is my freaking WIFE !! I’m so happy, blessed, filled with love and gratitude’

Details: When they exchanged vows, Lyssa was decked out in a white bridal gown with a floral circlet while Leiana modeled a matching shirt with dark shorts

Details: When they exchanged vows, Lyssa was decked out in a white bridal gown with a floral circlet while Leiana modeled a matching shirt with dark shorts

When they exchanged vows, Lyssa was decked out in a white bridal gown with a floral circlet while Leiana modeled a matching shirt with dark shorts.

Two of the guests at the intimate ceremony were Lyssa’s two daughters Abbie May, 20, and Madalynn Grace, 12.

Lyssa gave birth to Abbie the day after her own 15th birthday, and the father – who was 24 during the conception – was arrested for statutory rape.

Meanwhile she shares Madalynn with her ex-husband Brahman ‘Bo’ Galanti, whom she was briefly married to from 2009 to 2011.

Family affair: Two of the guests at the intimate ceremony were Lyssa's two daughters Abbie May, 20, (pictured helping her with her circlet) and Madalynn Grace, 12

Family affair: Two of the guests at the intimate ceremony were Lyssa’s two daughters Abbie May, 20, (pictured helping her with her circlet) and Madalynn Grace, 12

Keeping it casual: As early as last March, Lyssa hinted that she and Leiana wanted to get married 'in the ocean' in their swimsuits, though she declined to elaborate on dates or details

Keeping it casual: As early as last March, Lyssa hinted that she and Leiana wanted to get married ‘in the ocean’ in their swimsuits, though she declined to elaborate on dates or details

Lyssa told Amo Mama last year that she was running a storefront in Hawaii in 2016 when she met Leiana, who was one of her customers.

They were ‘immediately intrigued’ by the fact that they had the exact same birth date and year, and shortly thereafter found each other to have ‘similar morals.’

Their romance flourished over the next few months, and not long after they first struck up their relationship, Lyssa realized Leiana was ‘the one.’

When they were dancing together, Lyssa found herself picturing them dancing at their wedding and thought: ‘Oh my, don’t mess this up and don’t let this one go.’

And now it's done: Near the end of 2017, Leiana proposed to Lyssa during a trip to Seattle and the bounty hunter's daughter agreed to marry her

And now it’s done: Near the end of 2017, Leiana proposed to Lyssa during a trip to Seattle and the bounty hunter’s daughter agreed to marry her

Near the end of 2017, Leiana proposed to Lyssa during a trip to Seattle and the bounty hunter’s daughter agreed to marry her.

As early as last March, Lyssa hinted that she and Leiana wanted to get married ‘in the ocean’ in their swimsuits, though she declined to elaborate on dates or details.

She staunchly defended her father last year when his daughter Bonnie and stepdaughter Cecily accused him of racism and homophobia.

'My dad's always just revealed loved me': While discussing her wedding with People this week, she that Dog was supportive of her relationship with Leiana

‘My dad’s always just revealed loved me’: While discussing her wedding with People this week, she that Dog was supportive of her relationship with Leiana

While discussing her wedding with People this week, she revealed that Dog was supportive of her relationship with Leiana.

‘My dad’s always just loved me and it’s not been something we talk about. I think it’s really hard for people who are Christian and do have that belief that marriage belongs to a man and a woman. But when your daughter falls in love with someone and you love that person, you can’t just say you don’t believe in it,’ said Lyssa.

‘I don’t want to put words in his mouth because I don’t know what his exact feelings about it are, but he’s never shown me anything other than support.’

Nuanced: Lyssa said of Dog: 'I don't want to put words in his mouth because I don't know what his exact feelings about it are, but he's never shown me anything other than support'

Nuanced: Lyssa said of Dog: ‘I don’t want to put words in his mouth because I don’t know what his exact feelings about it are, but he’s never shown me anything other than support’

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