Hawaii Weddings With a Lifetime of Memories

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On May 3, 2018, a life time of memories for the Hawaii wedding of Linda and Austin of Illinois. Linda used our wedding planning service and were delighted with the no stress beautiful wedding ceremony. She chose the peninsula of Waialae Beach near the Kahala hotel, next to the ocean and the beautiful panoramic view of Koko head. From the selection of our Hawaii wedding packages, she chose the Paradise package and added harp music, extra limousine service for her guests and extra leis of different types like maile and pikake. Beautiful Linda arrived via limousine. Her loving Mom stylishly dressed and her Dad in formal military uniform ready to give away their daughter to Austin.

Austin arrived early dressed in blue wearing a maile pikake lei, waited with Reverend Mike and his best man at the altar. Our camera crew prepared to capture the memories of this special day. The sound of the conch, Mom proceeds round the corner holding two yellow plumeria leis, the beautiful sound of the harp playing the Hawaiian wedding song. Here comes the bride holding a beautiful white bouquet, escorted by her father.  Austin sees his beautiful bride for the first time that day.

A happy couple smiling and laughing were supported by many of their loved ones smiling along with them. A memorable Hawaii wedding ceremony they will forever cherish. A wonderful thing happened as they became husband and wife, exchanging plumeria leis as a gift of Aloha. Everyone gasped with surprise as a school of small fishes went leaping out of the water, three times  making a half circle around the peninsula. We considered it a good omen for the new Austin and Linda. A Hawaii wedding beautifully captured for a lifetime of memories. Linda’s Mom ended up the winner of the bouquet toss.  Thoughts of Hawaii weddings, Mom. Congratulations and Mahalo to Linda and Austin.

 

Hawaii vow renewal – Journey together

A milestone anniversary celebrated with a Hawaii vow renewal ceremony, together with their two young sons. Ten years ago on April 16, 2008, Natalie and Michael were married in a chapel in Tasmania. Fond memories of that day were a reminder of their loving journey together as one heart, and in those ten years, two more hearts added. This happy and refined couple are so very close to their two red headed sons that this Hawaii vow renewal ceremony was not only for the parents, but also a Hawaii vow renewal for the children as a family. On April 16, 2018 on the shores of Waialae-Kahala Beach, Natalie and Michael stood with their sons, relaxed in Hawaiian Ohana (family) style. They were dressed casually but very stylish perfect for Hawaii weddings and Hawaii vow renewals.

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A beautiful sunny morning, with gentle waves washing up on the sandy beach, we hear the sound of the conch blown by Reverend Nelson. Our ceremony of love and commitment begins with a Hawaiian sand ceremony to continue their mixing of lives forward.  The beauty of writing their own renewal vows to each other was heartwarming. The most beautiful part was the surprise “Our Hawaii vow renewal to our sons”. Michael and Natalie wrote special vows to their sons. Each son were given vows separately and awarded the gift of love which is a flower lei.  Hugs and kisses followed as well as a Hawaiian lei exchange for Natalie and Michael. What a beautiful and memorable day it was for this wonderful family from Australia. A Hawaii vow renewal will be followed by journey together to Las Vegas, Orlando, San Francisco and Los Angeles before returning to Australia. Mahalo from wedaloha.

 

Journey of Love includes a wedding in Hawaii

A once in a lifetime travel “journey of love” which included a wedding in Hawaii, for a beautiful couple from Deutschland, Germany. Kerstin W. and David B. took time off from their jobs to enjoy a six months travel journey. Highlight of the travel was getting married in a Hawaii wedding ceremony. Beginning their life together as fiances, traveling and exploring Asia going to Hong Kong, Thailand, singapore, etc. When they left Germany it was a cold December winter, when they return in June, it will be Spring and beginning of warm summer.

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Continuing on forward to Australia and New Zealand after Asian countries until March. Finally, their dream of a Hawaii wedding ceremony. They have been enjoying the warmth and the beauty of Oahu and its people. On April 6, 2018, at Ala moana Beach Park, beautiful Magic Island with historic, beautiful green Diamond Head looming in the background, Kerstin and David became husband and wife. A wedding in Hawaii with the warm blue ocean and beautiful white waves, Diamond head in the background, the new bride and groom smiled for the perfect bridal portrait. They will now journey forward as a married couple to honeymoon in Kauai and Maui.

Leaving behind and taking the memories of their Hawaii wedding to travels into Mexico, Ecuador and South American. Returning home in June to Germany and warm weather. Congratulations to the new David and Kerstin B. A simple Hawaii wedding with beautiful memories captured on photo images.

 

Hats for Hawaiian Weddings

Here come all of the bridal couple’s loved ones, wearing hats for the beautiful wedding of Jeanette and Donald, and every loved one received a white orchid lei from the couple. The date they will forever remember, March 29, 2018, place of wedding was the beautiful white sandy beach of Waimanalo Bay Beach. Wearing hats at Hawaii weddings on the beach sometimes might not work because of the wind, but this was a beautiful Hawaiian day with calm wind.  Beautiful Jeanette in a stylish white gown, the soles of her shoes were imprinted with “I do”. She carried a cascade bouquet with shades of pink and white roses and sprays of white orchids. Donald looked great in black and white casuals with a hat. The happy wedding entourage wore colors of pink and red printed dresses, black pants and pink shirts for the guys.

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The limousine with the bridal party arrived greeted by a singing duet playing the guitar and ukulele. Aloha greetings by our crew of planners, minister, photographer and videographer.  For their Hawaii wedding, they chose the Hawaii Wedding Package that provided everything they had wanted. Our Hawaii package provided our expertise, location, the minister, limousine, music, video, bouquet, unity sand ceremony, leis, conch shell blowing and decorative wedding certificate.

Beautiful memories of the Hawaii wedding ceremony of Jeanette and Donald were captured by our professional photo/video crew. In many cases the video will be shown at a reception back home. Reverend Michael Nelson blows the conch, followed by singing of the Hawaiian wedding song with guitar and ukulele as Jeanette and Donald stroll out of Sherwood forest, down the white sandy beach to meet Reverend Mike.  As the song ends with “I do, I do love you with all my heart”  Reverend extends welcome and congratulations to the couple upon making this commitment called marriage.  Emotion of love to share today is like the tide of the sea. Your deep heartfelt commitment to marriage to create goodness in the world together. “Yes, I do” from Jeanette and Donald. The unity sand ceremony at Hawaii weddings on the beach is like the unity candle ceremony.

Pouring of sand into one container to combine their lives together, hereafter. Hawaii wedding vows of  “I take you to be my beloved wife/husband” then followed by the ring exchange. As they each wear these rings, it reminds them of this special day in Hawaii. Finally the heartfelt .words to each other with the Hawaii lei exchange tradition.  Donald tossed his hat aside before the lei exchange. Ukulele/guitar music and romantic song of love by the musical duo dedicated to the new Donald and Jeanette.  Signing of the marriage certificate and many photos and video followed. Carrying of the bride into the ocean, (not quite) just to the white waves washing up on the beach.  What a memorable Hawaii wedding for the new Donald and Jeanette. Congratulations and Mahalo.

 

Adventures of Hawaii Weddings

Dreams came true for a Hawaii wedding and honeymoon road trip throughout the United States. In far away and chilly United Kingdom, the loving engaged couple Anna and Eddie were in their planning stage of seeking a Hawaii wedding planner to help plan the Hawaii wedding part of their journey. Once they contacted us, we got to know each other by communicating on line. After choosing their Hawaii wedding package and wedding location,  they simply relied on us to create a memorable Hawaii wedding for their special day.  It was a simple and painless process, get your marriage license, get dressed and arrive at the wedding location.

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The wedding of Anna and Eddie at beautiful Waimanalo Bay Beach on March 22, 2018 was a dream come true, but staying at a B &B located on the North Shore of Oahu, the drive in took two hours to reach the windward side. Regardless, they were in great spirits greeted with the Aloha spirit of Rev. Mike Nelson and the wedding in Hawaii planners and crew. This happy and adventurous couple were comfortably dressed in European fashion.  They are enjoying everything about Hawaii since they arrived. Their long exciting 40 days road trip began in UK with two feet of snow on the ground flying to San Francisco, driving down the coastal shores of California to Los Angeles. They were impressed with the warm Pacific ocean and the Big Sur. Flying to Oahu for their Hawaii wedding ceremony is the highlight of this dream journey. They will continue their journey flying to Los Angeles and continue forward to Nevada and throughout the rest of the U.S.

A once in a lifetime journey as the newlyweds.  For Eddie and Anna their two hearts became one on this day March 22, 2018 with a beautiful Hawaiian ceremony officiated by Rev. Michael Nelson. The experience of a Hawaii wedding ceremony and the beauty of the Pacific ocean was overwhelming to them.  After the wedding ceremony, the afternoon will be celebrated by going snorkeling at Hanauma Bay. Looking forward to more exciting new adventures, they move forward as husband and wife. Congratulations and Mahalo for being such a delightful couple.

 

Hawaii Weddings Eloping Trends

As the years go by, the trend of couples eloping to enjoy Hawaii weddings and honeymoon has grown tremendously. The thought of no stress and pressure, away from a big bash at home, it is like escaping and allowing a Hawaii wedding planner to help bring it all together. The combination of a intimate Hawaii wedding ceremony and the enjoyment of a Hawaiian honeymoon became a reality for Vanessa and Bradley. They were already in Hawaii when they booked us to plan this beautiful day.

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After being together for many years and having two little children, it was a family Hawaii beach wedding at Kahala Beach. The changing meaning of the word “elope” from “running away to get married” to the new “small wedding away from home” or “destination wedding”.  When couples elope, most likely it is a secret until they return home. However, some do share their elopement with their immediate love ones; some elope with their families tagging along. For Bradley and Vanessa, the Hawaii wedding and honeymoon was a family one with their children Max and Scarlette. On February 17, 2018, a beautiful clear, serene day, at Kahala Beach. As the sound of gentle waves washing up on the sand, Reverend Michael Nelson blew his conch shell announcing the wedding of Vanessa, Bradley and children.

As the children played in the background,  the two became one with our traditional Hawaiian wedding ceremony, including the exchanging of flower leis as a gift of Aloha. They will enjoy their many precious pictures of this memorable family Hawaii wedding day. Congratulations and Mahalo for sharing your day with us.

Affordable Hawaii Wedding Packages

All planners of Hawaii weddings offer very similar Hawaii wedding packages ranging in prices that may be affordable to your budget. Our choices of Hawaii wedding packages are very affordable, especially if you take advantage of the monthly special.  For my Hawaii wedding, I prefer to preserve the special day of memories with a complete video and photographic coverage. The many tangible goodies are nice to have, but not a priority. Flowers will wilt, the arch and seats are temporary, but the pictures and video of the wedding capture the memories of this special moment and relived many times over the years.

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My favorite among the five Hawaii wedding packages we offer, is  the Big Fat Hawaiian package, which includes just the right amount of the fineries to complete a beautiful wedding in Hawaii.  Here is a hint, other then the importance of having a photographic and video crew document your day, having the right minister for your ceremony is very important. He needs the have a sincere Aloha personality to create the aura of a Hawaiian wedding ceremony. He or she needs to have the ability to relax the bridal couple and their love ones to create a Ohana like feeling before starting the ceremony.

My favorite Hawaii wedding location is Waimanalo Bay Beach because of it’s miles of white sandy beach and the scenic ocean beauty. The weekdays are perfect, which is serene with the exception of the sound of the waves on the beach. A wooded area for beautiful photo and video opportunity exists.  Our couple Danielle and Nathan of Keene, New Hampshire chose my favorite wedding package to enjoy at Waimanalo Bay Beach for their wedding on January 17, 2018.  Just the two of them, sharing of their wedding day will follow upon returning home after the honeymoon. This day started with our professional hair and makeup artist arriving to make Danielle feel and look like a princess.

Beautiful in a stylish white/ivory colored gown, and Nathan handsome in a tan outfit with a matching vest, our wedding couple stepped into their limousine at their hotel doorstep. A beautiful ride to the windward side of Oahu, arriving with happy smiles greeted by our minister of Aloha, Reverend Mike Nelson. Ukulele singing in the background by Dereck, capturing the moments were our professional photo/video crew.  A classy floral cascade bouquet and boutonniere were presented to complete their wedding attire. A double white orchid lei were set aside for the traditional Hawaiian lei exchange at the end of the ceremony.

The wedding ceremony of Danielle and Nathan began with the blowing of the conch by Rev. Michael, the ukulele and the Hawaiian wedding song by Dereck. Here comes the bride and groom to meet the minister at the alter.  Continuous photo/video coverage goes on to capture all the moments of this occasion, creating  “Memories of a life time”. The commitment, the unity sand ceremony and their vows of I will love you forever, the exchange of brilliant rings, blessings and offering of the gift of Aloha.  Our Hawaii wedding ceremonies always give the bridal couple the opportunity to say their own vows or say their private words before being pronounced husband and wife, ending with the lei exchange ceremony. A special love song by Dereck  to honor their union as the new Nathan and Danielle. Video coverage continued through out the  photo shoot.  The limousine awaits to whisk the newlyweds on a champagne scenic ride along the coast to their hotel in Waikiki. Celebration and honeymoon has begun. Congratulations and Mahalo for having us.

 

Wedding Stories- Wedding of Hawaii

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Hawaii vow renewals are about celebrating your love and the continuation of your happy life together, with a ceremony similar to your original wedding day. The wedding vows you made that day may not be the same, but they bear the same or a deeper meaning. Many couples decide to do this after some years of marriage, for instance 5 years, 10 years and so on. Fun and stress free, many couples enjoy this ceremony more then their actual wedding. Some are planned as surprises, some have their traditionally enjoyment of celebrating vow renewals every 5 years. As Hawaii wedding planners, we offer our Hawaii wedding packages to those who are interested in having Hawaii vow renewals.

On February 8, 2018 Janelle and her husband, Drew, along with their two children, arrived at Magic Island at Ala Moana Park. She told him about the vow renewal ceremony as they got out of their Lyft ride. It was a well kept secret, a delightful surprise for him. Happily married for 10 years, a Hawaiian vacation and the icing on the cake, a delightful Hawaii vow renewal with their children as witnesses. They all wore Hawaiian attire, with son and daughter sporting fragrant yellow plumeria leis. One of the leis were taken apart and flowers lay on the grass as altar decoration. Reverend Michael Nelson, reminded them of their commitment from their original vows in a church. Today they stood in Hawaii, with Diamond in the background, their children watching, taking the same vows they did 10 years ago. Words were different, but everything a Hawaii vow renewal ceremony can offer with deep Aloha. Married again in beautiful Hawaii, Janelle an Drew from Bismarck, N. Dakota. Celebration at McDonald, to the joy of their children. Congratulations and Mahalo.

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Tami and Dennis, happily married for 15 years celebrated their third vow renewal. This beautiful couple do this every 5 years, enjoying their love with fun. This very nice and colorful couple moved to Hawaii some months ago and had to look into Hawaii wedding renewals. Their 15th anniversary happened to be February 12, 2018, which also is Dennis’s birthday. They chose February 10 so their love ones could join them, coming from the mainland. A Hawaiian vow renewal ceremony so different from their 5th, and 10th. Colorful , with orange, green, blue, purple and yellow colors. Reverend Mike presented them with their 3rd vow renewal ceremony with traditional Hawaiian flair at Kahala Beach. Everyone received a Hawaii vow renewal gift of flower leis with beautiful ribbons matching the color of their outfits. What a great idea! Celebration on a catamaran in Waikiki in the afternoon. Congratulation to Janelle and Drew.

 

Hawaii Weddings with Aloha Gestures

Our Hawaii weddings are filled with Aloha, love and joyous Ohana (family) celebrations. But a beautiful “Aloha gesture” from a fellow wedding planner was a blessing on the last day of December 2017. We would like to share with you, our story of the beautiful Hawaii wedding of Sandra and Mikesa at Kahala Beach. Most Hawaii wedding planners do plan weddings for gay couples, but it is more difficult to find a minister to do the ceremony.

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For one reason or another, not all ministers offer gay wedding ceremonies.  In most cases, we can identify couples for gay weddings by their names. However in this case our communication got lost.  Our minister arrived but graciously recused himself. A real blessing for us, an angel saved this beautiful wedding day for Sandra and Mikesa.  Another Hawaii wedding planner/minister was at the park for her wedding couple and offered her Aloha gesture. Although we are in the same business, we are all friends and from time to time help each other out. Hawaii’s Aloha gesture is alive and we are always happy to do the right thing to spread the Aloha. A true angel of Aloha, thank you Reverend Leah of Hawaiian eye weddings. Our couple was happy and thankfull.

Arrival by limousine, they were very nervous but were lovingly supported by their love ones. Milesa, beautiful in a stylish-fitted white/ivory dress and Sandra, very mod in a ivory colored tuxedo posed for beautiful portraits before the wedding ceremony. Waiting for Reverend Leah to finish her couple’s wedding, there was time for relaxation, and doing the photo shoot.  Nervousness disappeared to smiles of happiness. Reverend Leah greeted our couple with sweetness and open arms of Aloha. A serene, beautiful day, gentle waves and a beautiful intimate Hawaii wedding ceremony by Reverend Leah. Thank you, Leah for saving our Hawaii wedding day, blessing our last day of 2017. Sandra and Mikesa were happily congratulated by their love ones. We are so happy for you, and thank you ever so much for supporting us.  A wedding in Hawaii presents the new Sandra and Mikesa of Hawaii.

 

Hawaii wedding with a hiccup

We, as Hawaii wedding planners, are ready for any emergencies that might happen on our planned Hawaii weddings. January 13, 2018 began as a beautiful Saturday morning, people preparing to enjoy the Martin Luther King weekend.

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It was the Hawaii wedding day of Ashley and Daegan, scheduled for 2:00 in the afternoon at Waialae-Kahala Beach. Waialae golf course was beginning to swing with the Sony golf tournament to finish off the weekend. The red alert came over the phone “emergency alert, ballistic missile threat, this is not a drill”. There was out of control panic all over Hawaii, until the word was out that it was not true.  It was not even Friday, the 13th, it was Saturday the 13th.

Hawaii must regroup on their emergency threat plan.  Things got worse when the Golf channel called to strike at the Sony open. The wedding of beautiful Ashley and Daegan turned out to be a wonderful wedding ceremony by Reverend Michael Nelson.  Ashley and Daegan happly arrived at the park looking calm and did not even mention the incident that almost messed up their Hawaii wedding day, She looked lovely in a lace dress, as they happily walked holding hands strolling the sandy beach. The waves were gentle that day, they found the atmosphere so different then their home State of Kansas.

Their quiet and intimate Hawaiian wedding ceremony began with the blowing of the conch. To begin uniting their lives together, a unity sand ceremony was held. Beautiful vows of promise, followed by exchanging  rings of beauty filled with meaning. The Hawaiian lei exchange is the gift of love. Ashley and Daegen promised each other their love by their written vows. Leis were accepted as gifts of Aloha as they were pronounced the new Daegan and Ashley. Congratulations to a sweet couple. Thank you both for serving our country in the Marine Corp and Air Force. They will join each other in Hawaii in a few months.