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

Lanikuhonua Estate wedding timeline

For the wedding on September  2017
Information and planning coordination
@
Lanikuhonua Estate
Marie & Nate

Mariedelle Tingson & Nathan Santella Wedding Day Timeline Friday,
September 8, 2017 Ceremony & Reception: Lanikuhonua Phase 2
92-1101 Ali’I Nui Drive, Kapolei, HI 96707

9:00am Day-of coordinator, Lei Draper,
on site at Lanikuhonua Accel Party Rentals
(via The Catering Connection) arrives to begin setting up tenting

9:45am Photographer/video arrives at Sheraton Waikiki to capture
Photographer/video captures bride & bridesmaids getting ready
{ photographer will stay with bride and travel with her in the limo }

10:00am Florist delivers personal flowers to Sheraton Waikiki
10:30am Har & makeup begins for bride & bridesmaids

10:45am to 12:15pm : 2nd Photographer/video captures
with Nate and his groomsmen
*Have invitation, rings, shoes, etc. ready for detail shots

11:00am Ceremony coordinator, Paul Agung, arrives to Lanikuhonua
12:00pm The Catering Connection & Main Rentals arrives

12:30pm Bride’s hair & makeup complete. Put on dress.

1:00pm Photo/video takes photos with bridal party at Sheraton

1:30pm DJ Troy Michael arrives

2:00pm Bride & bridesmaids return to room to freshen up
2:15pm Party bus for groom & groomsmen departs Sheraton
2:20pm : Royal star shuttle Bus pickup
2:30pm Duke’s limo picks up bride & bridesmaids and departs Sheraton
3:30pm Groom & groomsmen arrive to Lanikuhonua Officiant,
Elias Parker, arrives to Lanikuhonua Royal Star shuttle bus arrives with guests
3:45pm Duke’s Limo arrives with bride & bridesmaids (keep bride in limo)

4:00pm Ceremony begins
4:30pm Ceremony ends & cocktail hour begins Family & group photos
Relocate ceremony chairs to reception tent Relocate ceremony lanterns & floral to reception tables

Reception Timeline

5-5:15pm Cake Works delivers wedding cake
5:30pm Guests seated for dinner reception 5:40pm Welcome by DJ/emcee Troy
5:45pm Grand entrance of bridal party & new Mr. & Mrs.
Jaz Baba & Mico Flores
Rachel Manansala & Ferdinand Dacasin
Jovie Tingson & Jordan Valdez
Charlize Lacida & Bryan Roxas
Marjorie Tingson (MOH) & Francis Anamos (BM)
Mariedelle & Nate “New Mr. & Mrs. _______________”
5:50pm First dance
5:55pm Blessing by Jeralyn Albino

6:00pm Dinner buffet open Table release order: 1 & 2 first, then open Bride & groom take photos with each table as they are released to the buffet. Put two chairs on dance floor. Hawaiian entertainment begins (1 hour)
6:30pm Bride & groom sunset photos
6:40pm Sunset 6:45pm Bride & groom return from sunset photos. Served dinner.
7:05pm Pour champagne/cider for taosts
7:15pm Hawaiian entertainment finish
7:15pm Program begins Best man speech Maid of honor speech Bride & groom thank you speech Cake cutting (no need to save top tier. Cut & serve to guests) Bouquet toss Garter toss Money dance ~
8:00pm Program finish. Open dancing
9:45pm Last call for drinks
9:55pm Last song
10:00pm Event finish. Breakdown begins Accel Party Rentals returns to break down tenting
11:30pm All rental items picked up and vendors off property

These are the flower head leis chosen for the
4 flowers girls  , plus 4 flower baskets filled with flowers
to be brought to the Hotel for pre wedding photos

5 bridesmaids head leis without the daisy flowers plus one more
for the bride Marie to wear during the reception

More Hawaiian style of Haku flower head leis :

Main flowers and themed used for Marie’s wedding

Flower samples that will be used for the wedding

Bridesmaids bouquets , bright vibrant Hawaiian flowers

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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 =)

C&A wedding in Hawaii

Angela and Chris Beach wedding

: @ Hawaii beach estate house getting ready for the wedding

Arrival: flying in on the 20th of March (in the very early morning)
7:30 in the morning …… Waikiki 1100am

bride Angela looking through her flowers before her beach wedding at the estate house

I love Lindsey&Anthony’s and Shawn &Aki’s beach, too! (their ceremony location, not the kimono photo shoot location) Is that Waimanalo Beach also?
Time: 12pm possible?
Guest: confirmed: Bride’s parents
Bride’s aunt
Bride’s cousin and her husband, and their 2 children
(a 3-year old and an one-year old baby)
11 seats needed for now
We’re still inviting some local friends …(not confirmed yet)We’ll let you know later how many seats in total are needed.
Transportation:
We don’t want to see each other until the ceremony starts, so we need 2 limos;
one for bride/her family, and the other one for groom/his family.
If the package includes a limo, we need to rent only one more? Please let me know!
Wedding Party: No bridesmaids/no best men/no flower girl/no ring bearer
 Theme Colors: Turquoise, varieties of pink (dark pink is the main),
Bouquet: love Melissa & Joey’plumeria bouquet but I want the lea leaves to be a little bit shorter and I want more flowers instead
http://alohaislandweddings.com/melissa/melissa.htm

Leis: For our close family: for parents (3) yellow lei
I’m not sure what kind of flower…I need help please!
For groom: Love Brendon’s lei with green leaves and white flowers!

(Julie Gledhill & Brendon Virgil) I love its volume too!

http://alohaislandweddings.com/julie/gledhill.htm

I want one more color added to this Brendon’s lei, maybe one color from our theme color.

I want the color to be just a very very simple accent so, not too many flowers.

(It’s so hard to explain in English! HAHA…I hope you understand what I mean!

http://alohaislandweddings.com/julia/setup.html

Silk organza colors: Varieties of pink, orange as an accent

Aisle: Entrance of the aisle— exactly the same as how you did with Justin & Jill;

The pink bumpy flowers/orange bird of paradise/green leaves

http://alohaislandweddings.com/jill/setup.html

Please let me know the names of the flowers!

Along the aisle—I want to have lots of flowers!

I love to have the same pink bumpy flowers like the entrance,

with the thick green leaves that are used in the picture that is the 6th picture from the left when you open this page….

and other kinds of flowers…but I’m not sure what kind..I need help please!
Aisle—yellow plumeria petals, pink plumeria petals..?

I don’t know if they match our theme color..I need help!
Seats: Turquoise sash with orange hibiscus (like Valerie &Jeff’s)
Design: We like a cake like the one below ‘cup cake with yellow plumeria flowers
 dark chocolate cupcakes with white vanilla cream’ on the page…
It’s the one with two-tiered cake with flowers, except I love to have flowers that colors match our theme color.
Flavor: Haupia flaver with white vanilla cream, please.
Ceremony minister: Makoto doesn’t speak English, so we prefer a bilingual (English/Japanese) person. Also, we want a nonreligious ceremony please.

Who would you recommend? Can you please give us the names of the possible ministers ?

Solo Musician: We’re not sure about music yet. We want something romantic and sentimental Hawaiian music.

Maybe ukulele…and singing.

We need your help, please, Paul! If you have a list of Hawaiian music good for wedding, that would be really appreciated! Thank you!

I like something like the beginning part of this song.

Flowers for bride’s hair: needed: not sure what kind of flowers yet…

Manicure & Pedicure: not needed

Make-up: not needed

Notes and Questions:

How much is Sand mixing during the ceremony?
we will include the sand ceremony for a fee of $75 with bottles and color sand.

We’ll be legally married in Japan in Feb. but we won’t file our marriage in the US.

Do we still need to apply for marriage license? Or do we just need to bring our Japanese marriage certificate?
No just bring the Japan Certificate to show the minister.

We don’t need the Online wedding website. Thank you!


Aloha Paul wedding coordinator
Hawaii wedding company

Through the eyes of Love

Having fun with photography


http://alohaislandweddings.com/dewi/dewi.htm

Photos ahhhhhhhh……..”There was a time when i believed in words, categories names dates and tim3s, hat3 , joy everything a passing facade where the heart becomes the warrior and the mind its an observer.. to upload into present moment only to feel,,, the tingle ….. bypass the mind and into the body hold form inoto space navigate toward starlight ……..reawaken again again and again . …………….Visual po3try spectrum of the rainbow…………..strong bold vibrant pastel hues colors that jump… hold your breath ,,,,,,,,,,these shoots i long for. Just Love unique fun spontaneous photos c4ptured effortlessly!!!… Gr8t 3ternity shoots. The Cr3ative present moments are the treasure I derive great joy from. The natural expression of the fi8ure …………uncontrived movement is the breath of work manifesting. True to form whilse pretentiosness is set aside.

Well im always taking photos of wedding and models but my favotie subject to study in photogrpahy is my wife Dewi here is an example of some photos that i took of her
http://alohaislandweddings.com/dewi/dewi.htm
slide music by oahu local Hawaii band slam poetry

Paul coordinator and photographer of Aloha island Weddings

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.

Nicole & Dylan

Nicole Skinner & Dylan Goldfinch

Wedding date September 23 2008

Estimate Guest – 12

wedding 1:00pm

fly in 21 of September …….

meet in the evening
hotel staying Pacific Beach Hotel…..
7:00pm meet wedding couple……

The butterfly wedding setup……Rev Chris Cain
music – Somewhere over the rainbow for wedding song ukulele…….
Like Isreal Kamakama – out in front of the Pacific Beach Hotel
Location – undecided……send more photos of Lanaikai on Location …………
{ send info about Kailua Beach } send info
Flower ….. home Christine and Matt… yellow and white Plumeria no dark pink……
same bouquet for the brides maids as well …….

cake three tiered cake shell cake…..in a two tiered…
buttercream creamy ,, moist chocolate cake …
chiffon on top dark on bottom

Dylan Goldfinch

Deuce Werx Custom Cycles

Hello

My name is Nicole Skinner my partner and I are from Australia and have decided that we would like to get married in Hawaii next September,
I am interested in the Beach chapel arch wedding but I was wondering if I could customize it to something that more suits me.

As I am from Australia I have very few people coming so I will not be having a bridal party I was wondering if I
could take out the bouquets for them also the 2 tiered wedding cake.

I was also wondering if the video footage would be able to be taken out.

I would like to know if this is at all possible and if you could give me a quote on how much it would cost

 

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-

Jamillah & Brandon Hawaiian Wedding

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Our Pre Wedding photo tour with LotuStar.com

Our Location shoot : Makapuu : Nuuanu: Point Break: Blow Hole : Enternity Beach: Lanikai: Waimanalo

http://alohaislandweddings.com/jamillah/jamillah.html


Our Wedding Flash Site

I am trying to plan my wedding for Sept. 6th or Sept 7th on the island of Oahu.
I will try to be as specific as possible to how I like my ceremony.
I am not sure about my reception yet, but maybe you can give me a few ideas.
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First of all there will be between 25-35 guest at my wedding. We will have no wedding party (bridesmaids/groom men)
I would like my ceremony conducted on a beach (maybe Makapu’u or Waimanalo) I want whatever one is more beautiful.
* Nondenominational officiant
*Bamboo chapel set-up. Do not know my wedding colors yet, but would like to incorporate 2-3 colors
*Seating for about 18, covered chairs with floral decor etc.
* Aisle created with Bamboo tiki’s with floral decor
* Flower shower
* Flower pathway (fully covered/no fabric) possibly white orchids
* Beauty services (in-hotel hair/make-up)
* Flowers for hair
* Bridal bouquet
* Groom Maile lei
* Lei’s for lei exchange
* Lei’s for parents to incorporate into ceremony (5)
* Assistance with wedding license arrangement and processing
* Professional Photographer- enough time for pre-ceremony photos (bride getting ready at hotel) and ceremony photos, possibly reception photos 100-150 photos in album color and black and white. Cd of all negatives.
* Videographer Edited DVD
* Items for Sand Ceremony (Bride, Groom and Brides son)
* Conch shell blower for beginning and end of ceremony
* Solo Musician and Hula dancer
* 2 hour limousine service
* 2 tier fondant cake with fresh floral decor
* Table set-up for Sparkling cider toast
* Wedding cake service
* Transportation for guest to and from ceremony
* Wedding certificate

Reception- Outdoor Area, possibly close to ceremony, seating for 30, light decor, catered or buffet. Any suggestions?
This is everything I can think of so far. Please give me a quote as soon as possible on the above amenities. Thank You

We are going to be planning all day tomorrow so please get us the info as soon as you have time. Thank you once again.