Mystic Hawaiian customs for your beach wedding ceremony

Below are various rituals you can include in your beach wedding ceremony be it religious or nonreligious. To utilize them all would be overkill, so pick and choose the optional ones that most resonate with you.

Rare Seaside Setting (optional)

The incorporation of sea shells and starfish in a beach wedding can be a uniquely elegant touch. They can be arranged along the sand in a myriad of imaginative ways in the creation of a distinctive aisle, combined with other materials to construct a stunning arch or both. The shells and starfish are at times also arranged in what is called a “Circle of Love” in which the couple stands during the ceremony.

Arrival of Guests and Processions

As common in Hawaiian beach weddings, guests arrive hearing the mellifluous sounds of the ukulele. After most of them have been seated, the wedding officiant, customarily a Kahuna Pule a.k.a. Kahu (Hawaiian minister) adorned with a flashy, leaf haku lei (head garland) recites a mele (chant), popularly Oli Aloha, as he escorts the groom to the forefront of the proceeding. The chant translates as follows:

This is the sight for which you have longed.

Now that you have come,

Love has come with you.

There was a seeking of a loved one,

Now she is found—a mate is found

Someone with whom to share the chills of your winters

And the warmth of your summers.

Love has made a plea that you are to become united here in Hawaii.

Hawaii is a perch—a perch in the Heavens.

You two are now to become one for the day is here at last:

You are to be wed!

Next in order down the aisle are the mothers of the bride and groom with their escorts followed by the bridal party frequently including bridesmaids, groomsmen, flower girl and ring bearer. As an alternative to tossing flower petals as she walks down the aisle, the young girl can scatter sea shells along the sand from a basket.

Blowing the Pu (Conch Shell)

Minister in Hawaii blowing the conch shell

The Kahu officially commences the ceremony by blowing the Pu (conch shell) in all directions representing the repelling of antagonistic spirits and the calling forth of that which is highly revered in the form of the elemental powers to attest to the majesty of the ceremony and the imminent appearance of the bride.

Subsequent to the sounding of the Pu, the bride reveals herself, traditionally walking down the aisle alone while a Hawaiian chanter performs a mele. In a mixed tradition ceremony, the bride might come down the aisle with her father, brother, other close male family members, or friend.

Words of Welcome

Once bride and groom are at the head of the proceeding, the Kahu says a few words of welcome similar to this:

Welcome to the wedding of Mary and John.

They have come here today to openly proclaim and legally bind

the love that is already in their hearts.

May the concerns of life never get in affection’s way;

Indeed, may Mary and John fall in love again each day!

Invoking the Elemental Powers (optional)

Kissing his bride after he gives her a Hawaiian flower lei

The Kahu might continue by verbally petitioning the elemental powers, to bless the union:

We implore you, fierce Spirit of Fire to be with Mary and John throughout the years destroying anything that is disruptive and inharmonious.

We summon you, O gentle Spirit of the Air that your Cool Breeze may ceaselessly allow Mary and John to exhale tension and breathe in peace.

We beseech you, vast oceans and seas that your ebb and flow may ever leave Mary and John resting together calmly upon the shore.

We request, precious Mother Earth that, through your nurturance, the seeds of Mary and John’s love may continuously blossom and thrive.

Lei Exchange Between Wedding Couple (customarily included but optional)

Hawaiian flower wedding leis
Turquoise orchid leis await on the chairs for the wedding couple to give eachother

The best man then hands a ti leaf or maile leaf lei (garland necklace) to the bride, as the maid of honor hands a white pikake, or white ginger flower lei to the groom. The bride begins this ritual by placing the long open ti leaf or maile leaf lei around the groom’s neck symbolic of him embracing her. The groom, in turn, places the shorter closed white pikake or ginger flower lei around the bride’s

Bride in Hawaii shows off her Pikake flower lei also known and jasmine flowers

neck representing the never ending circle of Aloha (i.e. love). The Kahu might introduce the exchange of the leis by saying something like:

And now bestow upon one another these leis

As part of your vow preparation

And as a symbol of your Aloha,

Meaning your love and admiration,

Following this by a cheek kiss.

All the girls having fun with the groom by holding his Hawaiian green Maile lei while he tries to kiss the newly wed bride

Lei Exchange Between Wedding Couple and Parents (Optional)

The wedding couple might also choose to present their parents with leis and a kiss on the cheek while saying to each:

Accept this lei along with my tears

For all the devotion and patience

You have shown throughout the years!

Binding of the Hands (optional)

Next, while binding the hands of the wedding couple with a maile leaf lei as a symbol of togetherness, the Kahu might say:

Hold the hand of your very best friend,

The hand that will support your worthy goals without end,

The hand that will encourage you in times of sorrow,

The hand that will rejoice with you today:

And every tomorrow.

Proclamation of Intent (necessary in Hawaii)

And now do you John/Mary take Mary/John, this day, to be your lawful wife/husband?

John and Mary respectively respond I do.

Personal Vow Exchange (optional)

The Kahu then invites the couple to repeat their creative vow(s) after him or exchange it/them by heart. An example is:

Mary/John

Today, I openly give to you, and you alone,

My heart, soul, mind, and understanding

I will smile with you, sigh with you,

Laugh with you, cry with you,

Indeed, in both calm and tribulation

I will embrace you without cessation

I will be faithful and never swerve

From giving you the respect you deserve

And I solemnly pledge that as we together grow old

I will all these promises uphold.

Ring Exchange (customarily included but optional)

For the ritual of the rings, the Kahu immerses a Koa bowl into the sea filling it with water. Koa is a hard wood symbolizing strength and integrity. Next, the Kahu dips a ti leaf, symbolic of prosperity and health, into the bowl of water and sprinkles the rings three times while performing a Hawaiian chant which translates:

“May peace from above rest upon you and remain with you now and forever.”

The sprinkling represents the couple’s sending any past hurts and relationship impediments back into the sea and their embracing of new beginnings as husband and wife. The couple then exchanges rings, while respectively saying something similar to:

Mary/John, receive this ring—an unending circle

And token of my Aloha forever unbroken.

Ritual of the Sand (optional)

A tender ritual that often follows the ring exchange is that of the Unity Candles where the bride and groom combine the flames from their single taper candle in the lighting of a larger one in the middle of them, symbolic of the uniting of two souls. However, since candles typically blow out when used outdoors, the lighting of the fire torches or the Hawaiian Sand Ceremony is a lovely alternative. Two small vessels, each with sand of a different color, are placed on a table with a bigger empty one in between them. For a sentimental touch, the three containers might be heart-shaped at the top with one of the smaller ones monogrammed with the name of the bride, the other with the name of the groom, and the biggest one with the surname of the soon to be newlyweds.   At the appropriate moment, the couple simultaneously pours their individual vessels into the larger one representing the integration of their two lives.

Words from the Kahu might include:

Just as once blended, these sands can never again return to their original state,

so, once wed, neither of you will ever again be the same. 

The achievable goal is that you merge your better halves

into one extraordinary whole.

Sand rituals can also be performed using an hourglass which the couple reverses each year on their anniversary to symbolize the intensification of their union as the sands mix more densely. Furthermore, additional small vessels, each with its separate color of sand, can be incorporated into the ritual to represent the uniting of families including parents, siblings, and children.

Ritual of the Seashell (optional)

Either instead of or in addition to the ritual of the sand, at the conclusion of the wedding, guests are sometimes asked to pick up a seashell, proceed to the shore, and then silently make a wish for the bride and groom while tossing the shell in the water.

Words from the Kahu for this ritual might be:

Seashells are symbols of love and prosperity.

Wish upon one for the newlyweds,

Then cast it to the sea

In the hope that their marriage will be largely carefree.

Ti Leaf and Lava Rock Ritual (optional)

 

Still another addition to or replacement for the Sand and Seashell rites is that of the Ti Leaf and Lava rock. As a symbol of their commitment to one another, the newlyweds wrap the lava rock in a ti leaf and leave it as an offering at the wedding site. The Kahu might introduce ritual by saying:

May this Ti Leaf and Lava Rock represent

Mary’s and John’s committal

To a life that is content.

Final Blowing of the Pu

The Kahu blows the Pu one last time to mark the end of the ceremony.

Signing of the Marriage Certificate

After the conclusion of the wedding ceremony but before the reception, the newlyweds sign the marriage certificate which is then completed by the Kahu and later filed with the state of Hawaii.

Dramatic Reception Exit (optional)

A classical and sensational closure for an outdoor reception might be the live singing of Roger Quilter’s music version of Percy Bysshe Shelley’s poem, “Love’s Philosophy” with the newlyweds exiting the gathering by embarking on a boat and sailing away while kissing during the last line of the song:

The fountains mingle with the river

And the rivers with the ocean;
The winds of heaven mix forever
With a sweet emotion;
Nothing in the world is single;
All things by a law divine
In one another’s being mingle–
Why not I with thine?

See, the mountains kiss high heaven
And the waves clasp one another;
No sister flower could be forgiven
If it disdained its brother;
And the sunlight clasps the earth,
And the moonbeams kiss the sea;–
What are all these kissings worth,
If thou kiss not me?

Bibliography

Carse, Lisa. “Hawaiian Wedding Customs and Traditions.” https://www.theknot.com/content/hawaii-wedding-traditions

Grant, Maribeth. “The Traditional Hawaiian Wedding Ceremony.” https://blog.borrowedandblue.com/post/the-traditional-hawaiian-wedding-ceremony

Heiderstadt, Donna. “Hawaiian Wedding Ceremony.” https://www.tripsavvy.com/hawaiian-wedding-ceremony-1532936

Floras of the Islands

Stunning bright vibrant and royal the flowers and fauna of Hawaii

Plumeria themed wedding in Hawaii

Nature lovers would definitely adore Hawaii. It is home to numerous fragrant flowers, abundant vegetation as well as some interesting plant life. There are several botanical gardens and parks that actually showcase the variety of Flora found in the state. Travelers could unwind by strolling around various gardens and catch a glimpse of these beautiful plants. Listed below are a few of the dazzling Flora found in Hawaii:

The Birds of Paradise are originally from Africa, but they have evolved into something like a Hawaiian trademark. These are clearly identifiable by their characteristic vibrant blue and orange blossoms set in grayish-green bracts, which make them appear as if the flowers are birds ready to take flight.The aisle of this Hawaii beach wedding is lined with Birds of Paradise

Birds of Paradise wedding

The African Tulip Trees could actually grow up to over 50 feet in height. From a distance, travelers would still be able to see its bright red flowers. The flowers’ buds could hold water that is why the local kids love to play with these flowers and to use them as water pistols.

There exist over 1,400 species of Bromeliads, which is the name that the pineapple plant is commonly known as. Hawaiian natives also call these plants as Bromes and they are usually prickly plants that differ in size. These are extremely famous for their unique foliage as well as their unusual and magnificent flowers. One would be able to find the Bromeliads on all the islands of Hawaii, and they are extensively used for interior decoration and landscaping, most notably in the resort areas.

King Protea Hawaiian floral grown on the volcano on Maui

The Macadamia is another pride of Hawaii, even if they initially came from Australia. The Big Island and Maui grow these trees and as a matter of fact, the macadamia nuts have recently turned into a profitable crop in Hawaii. These huge trees could grow up to staggering 60 feet high, and they also carry tough-shelled nuts that are enclosed in a somewhat leathery husk that cracks open and dries once the nuts are already ripe.

The sole state that manufactures coffee commercially is Hawaii. The Coffee is an evergreen plant that possesses waxy, glossy, dark green as well as very pointed leaves. Its flowers are tiny, sweet-smelling white blossoms that mature into half inch berries that would change into bright red once they are ripe. Tourists could search for coffee at a height of more than 1,500 feet on Kona at Hawaii’s Big Island. Guests could also tour huge coffee plantations found on Maui, Molokai, Kauai, and Oahu.

Orchids are also closely linked to the state. The most vastly grown orchid variety as well as the chief source of blossoms for creating leis is the Vanda Orchid. These are usually either white or even lavender, but they also develop in an assortment of colors, sizes and shapes. The variety of orchids that is utilized when making corsages is the huge and fragile Cattleya. Those that are used for floral arrangements are generally the Dendrobiums variety. When travelers are on the Big Island, they should not miss on an opportunity to explore the countless orchid farms located in Hilo.

Tropical Hawaiian orchid bouquet of many colors and styles

There are still numerous plant species that one would be able to find in Hawaii. These are undoubtedly striking and would leave a great impression on any visitor.

At the beach location in Hawaii of Waimanalo the bride hold pink plumeria

 

Elizabeth & Brian Cox photo

Ray of Love shinning of
Amore on the beach of Lanikai in Kailua HawaiiIt was so great to speak with you =) I am very excited to plan our wedding! I have to tell you again how beautiful and professional your website is. Your photography talent and your wife’s flowers and decorations are breathtaking. I also appreciate your kind and welcoming personality. It really makes all this planning so enjoyable and stress-free. =)

My fiance, Brian, and I actually fell in love in Hawaii on a trip we took with mutual friends. It has continued to be a passionate soft spot for us through our relationship. We live in Southern California, but are hoping to someday retire in a beach house on Oahu =) To say we got married in Hawaii would be incredibly special to us. I attached a few pictures of us from the day he proposed. Funny that he is wearing a Hawaiian shirt and I have an orchid in my hair =)

We are still hoping for May 15th or 16th on a beautiful secluded b in Hawaii . My first choice would be Lanikai, but I understand we cannot upset the residents. However,

Minister Keale playing the ukulele for them at their Hawaii beach wedding

If we were able to finish up the photos at Kailua Beach where my fiance’s Aunt and Uncle live, that would be a great option. Is the beach where your latest wedding occurred (Alexandra and Jonathan)

Photo tour :

Pre wedding bridal :

Hawaii Wedding Ceremony

Hi Paul =)

Brian and I cannot stop talking about how perfect our wedding day was! You and Dewi created the most beautiful beach set-up. It was a great surprise to step out of the limo, look down the beach and see the bright colors of the chairs and the Beach Arch. Then when the girls were handed their bouquet’s, I couldn’t believe how gorgeous they were. I almost cried when I saw mine wrapped in the beautiful blue ribbon. Everything was perfect, and coordinated perfectly, even down to our music choices for the ceremony.

We also can’t thank you enough for getting Mahalani to officiate our ceremony. His wonderful talent for putting everyone at ease, and providing such a beautiful day full of song, prayer, and Hawaiian tradition really made our ceremony extra special.
Again we can’t thank you enough. We can’t wait to see the pictures and our website =)

J&S Hawaiian wedding

Jenilee and Steve’s Wedding

I love the itinerary you put together, We are getting very excited. In one week we will be on a plane to Hawaii.
Thanks for all the great work you are doing!

I think I will go with Beverly Kaneshige for hair and make up. The Paradise Cove luau looks great!
We will do the sand pouring-just regular sand is fine.
We will also have someone do the conch shell before the ceremony.

If you have any other questions feel free to call or email anytime.
Our wedding is approaching fast! I have a few questions and additional information for you.

Hi there you two love birds, was just thinking about you and wanted to contact you too,
I will try and call in tomorrow morning your time ok, what is the best number to contact you at.Well, Our Wedding in Hawaii is approaching fast! I have a few questions and additional information for you.
Yes it too fast ..We were wanting to have a few bottles of wine(3 or 4) for the luau. Do we supply that or can we have that arranged?
Yes of course i can help arrange that,, we can have alcohol on the beach its against the law and the permit for the wedding wont allow that,
but we could have the bottles in the limos……and have them stop at a lookout point and toast and drink to wedding and before if you like…
I have a cosco card if you want to go with me we can go together and pick out the wine… or if your busy just let me know what type of wine you want.in the package i have a limo for you and your girls….. it sits 8 people and that included no charge….
for your other guest i recommend getting a large limo that site 20…. that will make it sooooooo much easier, the large truck excursion limo is also available.

We chose the ukulele for the ceremony, is it possible to have them play “Jesu joy of mans desiring” by Bach?
Wow i love that piece ,,, but impossible for the ukulele, its usually a guitar of harp or piano piece…. would you rather have a harp? or guitar.
or we could have the ukulele for the other songs and i can bring an ipod for : Jesu joy of Mans desiring”I am still unclear about the luau. Is the luau on the beach? Is it just our guests and the entertainment? Is it close by?
Yes i need to talk to you about the Luau,Thanks Paul. We are getting very excited! I will try giving you a call on Monday and hopefully we can discuss these questions further over the phone.
Ok lets talk soon look forward to hearing from you and i will call too… aloha see you in Hawaii soon..

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Jewel & Jamie Wedding Day

Jewel Holland & Jamie Wedding Day in Hawaii on Oahu

Pre wedding photos
Hawaii wedding ceremony
Bridal Party photos

I just wanted to say Paul what a wonderful experience it has been working with you! Any time I needed to ask even the smallest of questions, who were readily there, and were more than obliged to help, and always had suggestions. Not for one second did I stress…seriously! Not only that, you made our day THE most beautiful and memorable day we could have asked for…thank you beyond words! You have a gift Paul, and thank you for sharing it with us. Our love, and thanks Jewel and Jamie (please feel free to share our rave review with others…you deserve it)!!!

Getting excited as the days are rushing by…only 4 more months and we
are getting so excited! Just wanted to let you know that I will be
calling you in the next couple of weeks to discuss the ceremony in a little more detail like we had discussed back in July when you had called. Just to give you a heads up, I had a couple of questions for you, and
ONCE AGAIN, a couple of changes to the ceremony from what I had previously emailed to you (gosh, do all brides change their minds as much as I have???haha!) First I wanted to thank you for sending me those restaurant links…they were extremely helpful. We finally decided on Aaron’s atop the ala moana and it’s reserved and all good to go…so thank you
so much for sending us in the right direction! It looks beautiful.

Time of the ceremony …… 3:00 pm up until sunset….photo shoot at Blow hole /Sandies/Makapuu/The point Pre Wedding photos at the Royal Kuhio Penthouse suiteReception ay Arrons at the Ala Moana hotel
Dec 29th / 2008 Guests: 30

Shimmering Sweet Summer

Minister Rev Alan fisher blessing the wedding rings

http://alohaislandweddings.com/summer_wedding.htm

Summer and Chris you both were incredible to be with , you to embody the reason i love wedding coordination ,
Hawaiian wedding song on the ukulele
Minister playing the ukulele for the newly weds sing Hawaiian wedding song

Throwing flowers in the air of orchids for the wedding beach recessional
Paul’s rants & insights into photography
A young man that i know of who graduated with high ranks in his field of photographer at the prestigious Brooks institute and film used a throw away camera as part of his photo project, which won an award with the photo.
” His intuitive insight was for most i imagine was  to unveil the present moments , his courage and conviction to the beauty of the moment was to him beyond the technology of the camera “
Picasso ” I studied my whole life in painting to be able to paint like a child who touches the canvas with a paint brush for the very first time”.
 To unlearn all i have learned is the next step towards understanding…
Paul ..wedding coordinator/photographer/musician

Working within space surrounding form , its vastness is embracing all that is contained within a view holding form like the sun that gives its rays irregardless of the object.

Birds of Paradise Wedding

Wedding Certificate
Choice of Minister
Flower arrangement for table
Flower shower {rose petal or orchid petals}
Heart or circle shape flowers design
Maile Lei for groom
Custom flower lei for bride
Traditional Hawaiian shell leis
Professional
Hawaii Photographer
{125 4×6 w/wedding album }

45 antique black and white style
Wedding Cake with flower design
cake flavor vanilla cake
circle , flowers same as bouquet
Beach/Park Island Wedding Locatio

To: ‘Aloha Island Weddings’

 I hope all is well. It was great talking to you the other day and gaining a better understanding of your visualization, which is very important. I will lean on you for a lot of the details and recommendations for how things will look best. Here is the basic information:
Time: Your recommendation – Best time to take pictures?Color: Leaf Green – mixed with other shades of green and white — Your visualization of how it will look best
We will only have two people at the wedding, which means we will want something very simple, but beautiful. Our main focus will be pictures.
Since we will only have two people, what are our package options and the costs associated with the packages?
http://alohaislandweddings.com/Hawaii_wedding_flowers.htm
Bouquet description:

Cinnamon Calla Lilies, Champagne Roses,
Peach Sweethearts Pale Lavender Rosemary Flowers hide in my Cream hued Rose Enrich
Cascading Waterfalls, Teary eyed Shaped Spherical Globe Bouquet. Daisy Filled Frolic Purple and Green Dancing Lipped Dendodrium Orchids ,
Visceral Composite mixed w/ forest moss green
Spinach Forest viral Hawaiian fern, Sprinkle the Sunny Marigolds for extra spice

Flower comment: If my bouquet is like the above, we could add complimentary brighter colors for the walkway — you know what looks good for that and the circle (my only comment is that I’m not a huge fan of yellow for the walkway). Other than that personal preference, I believe you know what will look the best.
Minister: Rev Michael …………………..
Cake: Round (not square like I said earlier)
Please let me know if you have any questions.
I’m going to send you a couple of pictures to help with the visualization. Thanks Paul-

Sammi Oswald Jasen Soliven


Our Wedding in Hawaii Oahu Ceremony blog

our Wedding flash site

you requested, I have specified information needed for our wedding. I have taken ideas and information from your website and hyperlinks. Will you please update our website with the information? I have also attached a document with pictures, ideas, and concepts to help illustrate what I’d like for our wedding. Thanks so much for your help!

I have one other picture to forward to you for the idea of the table with flower arrangement. Rather than for signing though, I’d like to provide a pitcher of lemonade or tropical punch for the guests.

I would also like to find out answers on the following extras/questions too:

  • Can I reserve a trolley that would travel to Kailua and back?
  • The trolley is an open air mobile will go to that side of the island we also have large excursion limo trucks that will hold up to 24 people.

I able to adjust the package inclusions at all (i.e. remove the limo)?


Per our conversation, here is all of the information and pictures for our wedding on 9/19/08. We will meet with you at our hotel (Outrigger Regency on Beachwalk) on 9/17/08 at 7:00pm. We will be applying for our marriage license that afternoon after we land. Please let me know if you have any questions and please update our website with this information and pictures. I also wanted to find out the cost of adding a hard cover photo book to our wedding package. Thank you sooooo much!

 

· Location: a Beautiful Beach Park with white sand (ocean background, but some picture angles where palm trees will be in the background)

· Minister: Lei Hulu Mamo I would liek her to chant in Hawaiian
Im also study hula dannce and my favorite song is Pua Olena could i have the ukulele player sing that for me as i walk in, also wold like to have the conch shell blown right beofre the wedding too, thankyou

I would like to have crystal pitchers of juice instead of bottle water and soda for my guest in case they get thirsty after the wedding, could you please tie on a large green orchid to the handel with a pink fuscia ribbon thankyou,

Kind of music or musician: Hawaiian ukulele

· Bridal party: None – can I substitute these flowers for something else?

· Theme Colors: Fuchsia and Lime Green

· Flowers: Fuchsia plumeria and lime green cymbidium orchids

· Setup:

§ White chair cover with a fuchsia sash and a lime green cymbidium orchid tucked in the bow of the sash

§ Mystic Bamboo with fuchsia and green organza (like picture)

§ Fuchsia plumeria on sand (isle)

· Wedding Time: 2:00pm

· Bridal Bouquet: Fuchsia plumeria

· Cake Flavor: 1 layer Chocolate bottom, 1 layer Cream Cheese Vanilla …… buttercream stacked like square .. with dark pink ribbon also please add large cymbidian green orchids with the purple lip on the corners and top of my Hawaii wedding cake.

· I have one other picture to forward to you for the idea of the table with flower arrangement. Rather than for signing though, I’d like to provide a pitcher of lemonade or tropical punch for the guests.

· Instead of a flower arch and bridal party bouquets offered in the package, can we change this to a limo truck to accommodate as many guests as possible? Guest list will be about 30.

 

BRIDAL BOUQUET (pictured below but with fuchsia plumeria instead): i want it to be a dark dark pink fuchsia plumeria bouquet with a the ornate silver bouquet holder

 

Tami Meyer Albert Mogul


www.alohaislandweddings.com/tamialbert.htm

2:00 pm for wedding ceremony

Arriving to Hawaii on the 26th on Tuesday

hotel staying at the Resort quest Waikiki beach hotel

Meet at the 26 at the hotel 7:00pm

Guest 37 guest

Bridal party
one maid of honor- Samantha
bestman – Alex

tourquise / pink / light green

Parents are coming.

Reception Tikis bar and Grill
starts at 5:30pm

Bamboo Arch: flowers on the walkway pink plumeria scattered along the walkway
smaller lava rocks beginning of the rockway
sea shells and flowers……

**I would like a bamboo arch with turquoise, light green, and white fabric. (I really like the arch in Natasha and Robert’s wedding)


**For the chairs, I like the white chair covers with a turquoise fabric wrap and then some kind of green flower stuck in (I was thinking either a green orchid or green anthurium.)
**I would like pink plumeria petals scattered down the aisle
**Maybe a couple of small lava rocks can sit at the beginning of the aisle with some sea shells around it and some flowers?

**I would like to request a Hawaiian minister
**We would like a ukulele for the solo musician

**For the flowers:

–Brides bouquet –> mixture of plumerias, mostly pink
–Bridesmaid bouquet (I only have 1 bridesmaid) –>smaller version of mine

–1 Grooms lei –> Maile lei (the one traditionally worn by groom)
–1 Brides lei –> i’m not sure what’s it’s called, just one that is white and skinny
–2 Mothers leis –> white ginger leis
–2 Fathers leis –> not sure the name of it, it has small green leaves and kukui nuts
–1 Best Mans lei –> white orchid tea leaf
–1 Bridesmaids lei –> white orchid

**For the cake… 2 tiers with white frosting, 2 flavors – 1 with strawberries and cream and 1 with hawaiian coconut. Maybe just some pink plumerias on and around the cake.

**We would like to incorporate a lei ceremony for the parents. We also want to do a sand ceremony with just the bride & groom.

Ok… here are my ideas. I am very open to suggestions. I have been on your website for hours and hours trying to figure out what I like. Please let me know if there is anything thing else you need. Also, do I need to obtain an permit to have the wedding on the beach? We still want to have the ceremony on Makapuu Beach.

Thank you sooooo much!!!
Tami Meyer & Albert Mogul

Brides bouquet a mixture of pink and dark pink plumeria flower
maid of honor …. similar but smaller a little different…

For the cake one flavor Strawberries and cream for bottom tier

and e Hawaiian coconut

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Aloha! My name is Tami and I am very interested in having Aloha Island Weddings assist in coordinating my wedding. I live in Illinois but visited Honolulu 2 years ago with my now fiance, Albert and we fell in love with the sights and people and we have chosen to get married there on August 30, 2008. Albert has family there and I think it would be so amazing to have a Hawaiian wedding. I have emailed twice before and left a voice message and have not received a response. I would love to hear that you could help plan our special day! Please respond either way. Thank you very much!

I hope you got the email I sent with my ideas for the wedding. I have a couple of more questions.
How many people can fit in the limo that will take us to the ceremony? Is it possible to get another limo or some form of transportation for some of the guests? There will be a total of 35 guests not including bride and groom. But I’m only expecting a maximum of 15 of the guests to need transportation to the ceremony site. Also, if the wedding starts at 2pm, what time do you think we will leave the hotel? That’s all I can think of now 🙂 We will flying in in the afternoon. Do you want to meet that day? Thanks sooo much!

Brittany Gonzales Richard Hunt

Brittany Gonzales Richard Hunt

the couple saying their vows under the blue sky of Hawaii their friend and family listen as the minister pronounces them Husband and Wife

Our website

bridal party : one honor maid of honor and one bridesmaid

time of the wedding 5:30

Guest count 25

Bouquet of white roses and dark blue iris site on the table before the wedding

2 Best man { Tyler and Arron}

Brittany {XXX} 876-4181
Bridesmaids Maid of Honor: Adrienne
Amy :

Bamboo arch with clear chiffon white and colors of
shimmering turquoise with dark velvet blue for chair sash


flower girl looks at the photographer capturing a moment in time of the wedding ceremony on the beach for Bri and Richard