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Here are some Hawaiian Wedding Traditions you may want to discuss with your Hawaii Officiant or Minister.

The exchange of leis – A traditional Hawaiian wedding often begins with the bride and groom exchanging leis. The lei is an unbroken circle, symbolizing life-long commitment and devotion.

Ring Blessing - Native to the Big Island of Hawaii, the Koa wood and Ti leaf ring blessing has a lovely meaning, and is beautifully simple. Koa wood is treasured and valuable and represents integrity and strength. The Ti leaf symbolizes the health of the body, mind, spirit and prosperity. The wedding officiant dips a Koa wood bowl into a body of water. The leaf is dipped into the bowl and the water sprinkled three times over the rings while this chant is recited: “Ei-Ah Eha-No. Ka Malohia Oh-Na-Lani. Mea A-Ku A-Pau,” which means: “May peace from above rest upon you and remain with you now and forever.” The water signifies two things: Any hindrance of the relationship washing back into the ocean and a new beginning as husband and wife.

Light of Love - The traditional ceremony of lighting a candle together just before the wedding couple is pronounced husband and wife. The tropical breezes and location of a Hawaii wedding can present somewhat of a challenge to this custom. Instead, the bride and groom can light Hawaiian tiki torches during the ceremony for a similar effect. This creates a dramatic effect if you are having a sunset wedding on the beach, and it has been a part of Hawaiian weddings for centuries.

Did you know? - You are not legally required to have witnesses present at your ceremony. Although some wedding planners and officiants will offer to provide you witnesses (for an extra fee), they are not required by Hawaii state law.

Sponsor Listings

P.O. Box 32 - Ninole, Hawaii 96773
Email: imuabay2@aol.com

Hawaiian Style Ceremony with chants and blessings in Hawaiian and English. Includes two flower leis, keepsake booklet & certificate of the ceremony. Also Sound of the Conch & The Hawaiian Wedding Song sung & played on the ukulele. Spiritual, romantic & personal ceremony by the Barefoot Minister for $250.
I am licensed by the state of Hawaii as an officiant and file marriage licenses online. I perform same sex ceremonies as well as traditional ones. 

Islander Weddings Photo Islander Weddings
P.O. Box 240894 - Honolulu, Hawaii 96824-0894
Email: info@islanderweddings.com

We provide intimate, affordable weddings for couples at various beach locations on Oahu. Included in our Essential Plan is a wedding officiant, ukulele player/singer, two leis, keepsake marriage certificate, a small gift, marriage license processing, and plenty of aloha.

Standard Listings

Oahu Wedding Ministers & Officiants
A #1 Hawaii Weddings
44-160 Kou Place, #2 - Kaneohe, Oahu, Hawaii 96744
• 808-235-6966
A Beach Wedding $95
P. O. Box 10051 - Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii 96816-0051
• 808-735-2933, 808-227-0150 or 866-501-9079
A Beautiful Affair of the Heart
• 800-935-3565
A Hawaii Marriage Minister
5533 Poola Street - Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii 96821

• 808-927-7764
A Rainbow in Paradise
POB 64 - Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii 96734
• 808-372-0343
Aloha Forever Hawaii Weddings
98-288 Kaonohi Street, #3902 - Aiea, Oahu, Hawaii 96701
• 808-485-2461 or 866-488-2049
Aloha Island Weddings
1777 Ala Moana Blvd, Suite 107-32 - Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii 96815
• 808-294-9385
Always & Forever Weddings
84-931 A Hana Street - Waianae, Oahu, Hawaii 96792
• 808-428-1347
Richard Armstrong
91-1076 Polea St. 19H - Ewa Beach, Oahu, Hawaii 96706
• 808-561-4863
Center for Spiritual Living
3176 Papala Street - Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii 96822
• 808-255-9798 or 808-988-4463
Christian Wedding Minister - Pastor Mark Turansky
95-580 Naholoholo Street - Mililani, Oahu, Hawaii 96789
• 808-484-1000
Eric Dotterer
Box 790276 - Paia, Maui, Hawaii 96779
• 808-250-2020
Hawaii Civil Marriage
547 Halekauwila Street Suite #206 - Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii 96813
• 808-386-6520
Hawaii Wedding Ministers
4155A Guadalcanal Circle - Kapolei, Oahu, Hawaii 96707
• 808-924-3600 or 808-772-1140
Hawaiian Spiritual Epiphany Ministries
201 Ohua St., T2 #3108 Box 777 - Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii 96815
• 808-923-560
Heaven in Paradise
3358 East Manoa Road - Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii 96822
• 808-203-8131
I DO Hawaiian Weddings and Civil Union Ceremony Hawaii
POB 88940 - Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii 96830
• 808-330-5555
I Want to Marry You Weddings
2787 Waialae Ave - Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
• 808-230-0954
Kahu Renee Pomaika'i Gongob (Hawaiian Minister)
Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii 96825
• 808-222-5470 or Cell: 808-222-5470
Knots and Shots Hawaii
Ewa Beach, Oahu, Hawaii 96706
• 808-343-4321
Marriage in Hawaii
PO Box 6232 - Oahu, Hawaii 96744
• 808-239-5517
Wedding Ceremonies, Etc.
• 808-384-4291

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