Our ceremonies are straight forward, simple, and follow a basic traditional western and American wedding format appropriate for beach weddings.
FYI: Hawaiians did not get married, there is no "traditional" Hawaiian wedding ceremony so, do not ask for a expect a "traditional" Hawaiian wedding. These "traditions" are simply made-up by wedding websites and officiates. With that said, there are some Hawaiian accents and traditions commonly done by locals during wedding ceremonies like the giving of lei, blowing of the Conch shell, and other Hawaiian elements that are a nice addition to any beach wedding in Hawaii.
Ceremony Type & Styles
- Wedding/Marriage: Choose this ceremony if you want to be legally married in Hawaii. This will require that you make an applications for a marriage license from the State of Hawaii, pick it up, and bring it to the ceremony.
- Vow Renewal: Choose this ceremony if you are already married and want to celebrate your marriage of so many years.
- Wedding/Marriage Recreation: Choose this ceremony if you just got married and/or want to have another ceremony in Hawaii and not a vow renewal. A lot of times we're doing these for couple whose families do not know they are married yet :)
- Important: Choose either Male/Female or Same-Sex, so that we can assign the properly licensed officiate and one who has the proper ceremony for each couple or you may not have a ceremony otherwise and no money will be returned.
- Romantic: This is a non-religious marriage ceremony.
FYI: Our officiates do a lot of weddings and a reference to God may slip out. It doesn't really happen often if at all but, if the mere mention of God offends you or simply telling the minister that you don't believe in God during the ceremony if it does, is a problem, we suggest you find another website.
- Romantic Christian non-denominational:
This is a traditional non-denominational Christian based ceremony. It's for anyone who believes in God.
FYI: It's a ceremony for all peoples and denominations. Our minister's do not preach, do not do the laying of hands, read scripture, sing, etc. but, they do ask for God's blessing.
- Romantic Hawaiian or Christian Hawaiian accented ceremony: We include Hawaiian elements to give your ceremony a uniquely Hawaiian feel. It includes in addition of Hawaiian, a Conch shell blowing (called a "Pu") by the officiate, and Hawaiian theme minister attire wrap or "Kihei" or the minister wearing a Hawaiian lei.
FYI: We may also add additional Hawaiian elements are an appropriate addition within the framework of our ceremonies. We generally don't do hula dancers, fire dancers, or sacrifices, unless, you ask :)