Our Hawaii weddings for those serving our country

Hawaii is fortunate to have so many military bases and services.  Hawaii weddings are one of the most precious and treasured times for these loving couples who are apart most of the time. Many couples decide to have Hawaii weddings so they can carry on their loving memories as they travel to different bases. Many get married before deployment, but many have their spouse to be fly over, have the wedding and honeymoon in Hawaii. In the years past we have enjoyed meeting so many of our men and women serving our country and had the joy of planning their weddings. Most of these were from the Marine corp branch of service. Johnnie Stubbs is a proud US marine stationed in Hawaii, and will be transferred after Christmas to another base with his wife.  His bride to be beautiful smiling Kristen Amato ran away from the Hurricane in Florida to be with him. Thus, Hawaii weddings on the beach. Of course when he planned this beautiful event, they did not expect Hurricane Irma. The love story of our Hawaii wedding ceremony Kirsten and Johnnie begins on September 14, 2017. They arrived early to Waialae Beach Park to change to their attire fit for Hawaii weddings. She is gorgeous with such beautiful smile, simply elegant in classy white dress, smartly wearing slippers to walk in the sand. He is very handsome in his dress Marine Corp uniform. What a beautiful bridal couple. Meeting our minister the Reverend Michael Nelson with the handshakes of Aloha.  A beautiful serene day for their wedding at Kahala Beach. We walk ahead as Kirsten and Johnnie held hands walking on the sand with photographer being taken as they romantically walk toward the gassy beach altar site. Intimate, serene aura and romantic wedding ceremony started with the announcement of Hawaii weddings. The call of the conch, the wedding of the Johnnie & Kirsten, a new beginning. The unity sand ceremony and the lei giving were a compliment to their beautiful wedding vows spoken over the gentle sounds of the wave. The newlyweds will enjoy the awesome memories helped by the many pictures of beauty of their wedding of Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 at Kahala Beach. Congratulations! Mahalo for having us on your special day, and Johnnie thank you for serving our country. Have a fantastic life together. Aloha.

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Fun loving couple enjoys Hawaii wedding ceremony on Oahu

The beautiful Hawaii wedding of Nicole Wyngaard and Jeff Calabrese.  On September 6, 2017 at Waimanalo Bay Beach, a gorgeous Wednesday Hawaiian afternoon on the Windward side of Oahu was a chosen location for their Hawaii wedding. Just the two of them but a package full of love, beauty and deep memories to enjoy. Such a nice free spirited couple, they kept changing their package features, but we are always delighted to accommodate our couples because it is the happiest day of their life. The park with miles of white sandy beach and rolling blue-aqua ocean were pretty empty. Shadows of wooded Sherwood forest stood in the back awaiting a welcome as a wedding portrait studio.  This handsome couple decided to turn down the long limousine ride and drive their rental yellow, hot mustang instead. Arriving with cameras rolling, the love story begins (still camera and video camera capturing visions at it’s best). Nicole, looked beautiful, her hair and makeup so natural, so like her. A simple but elegant lace gown perfect for her slenderness. Handsome and rascal Jeff, smartly dressed in a tan outfit with trousers and vest of the same color, white long sleeve shirt to complement. The couple meets Reverend Michael Nelson shaking hands, singer guitarist Katsu, playing Hawaiian melodies. Presenting a floral boutonniere for Jeff’s lapel, and a matching beautiful cascade bouquet of white roses and large colorful orchids with purple spray of orchids for Nicole.  This Hawaii wedding ceremony will be set in the white sandy area with the backdrop of small famous islands in the back and the beautiful sea and beaches. With the plashing waves on the beach, cameras rolling, Reverend sounds his conch. The Hawaiian wedding song by Katsu on guitar, a beautiful scene with Nicole and Jeff holding hands. So intimate, with just the two of them, they shared the experience of the unity sand ceremony and all the Hawaiian wedding moments on the beach. So into each other, so rascal, happiness is Love. The vows were beautiful, Rev. Mike spoke some blessings in Hawaiian, and following the ring vows and the traditional lei exchange (gorgeous thick double white orchid leis),  they officially became the new Jeff and Nicole Calabrese.  Congratulations,  a ceremony enjoyed and memories of forever. They are hooping it up at the Hilton Luau tonight, enjoying the island of Hawaii and Maui the next few days, then flying to South Africa for a family to meet each other wedding  reception. Thank you so much, we truly enjoyed you both and hope you return someday. Aloha from A wedding in Hawaii.

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Just the two of them Hawaii weddings

Getting married away from home can be a romantic and intimate one. Hawaii weddings, some like it elaborate but most of our couples love the “just the two of us” wedding ceremony. These Hawaiian wedding ceremonies or Hawaii vow renewals are small without anyone, but themselves, they are able to relax, no nervousness and enjoy their quiet intimate private moments. The beauty of it all is a cozy, romantic, intimate ceremony on the beach with the gentle waves washing up on the beach. During the weekdays is the best time to choose a quiet ceremony at the beach when there are few people on the beach. This is exactly what our sweet couple from Sheboygan, Wisconsin chose. On September 5th, 2017 Tuesday, the day after the busy labor day weekend, a perfect day. Tammy Yenger and Richard Platfoot arrived early excited for their special day. She was gorgeous in a off white satin gown, with the french bouquet highlighted with beautiful tropical flowers with white and lots of purple. Richard had a matching purple orchid bout on his shirt, he was smartly dressed in casuals,  Hawaii weddings for us we usually have a photo session after the ceremony, however in this case we did it before the wedding ceremony since they arrived early.  Hawaii weddings “just the two of them” began with our minister, Reverend Michael Nelson’s arrival. After having fun joking and getting acquainted we viewed the beauty of this Hawaiian day, it was so clear we could see the next two island on the horizon (Maui, Lanai), a perfect day for a romantic, intimate wedding. They set up a cell phone to transmit live,  so their love ones could watch the ceremony. It was a very romantic and intimate wedding ceremony with the conch shell blown by Rev. Mike, the unity sand ceremony followed by the vows and ring ceremony. Finally the blessing and exchange of leis with words for each other ” just between you and me”. Congratulations to the new Richard and Tammy Platfoot. This  beautiful couple will be celebrating their reception back home this weekend. Mahalo so much for having us. Aloha.

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Our love grows for our couples of Hawaii weddings

We are honored to meet so many happy couples with dreams of Hawaii weddings dancing in their heads. As we plan their wedding and meet them, our family Ohana of loving couples grows, a wonderful feeling of happiness for us. Spreading the Aloha and happiness, is our goal always, aside from taking the stress away from planning a wedding from destination away. For this wedding, this wonderful delightful couple is from the bay area, San Jose to be specific. The most delightful, sweet, and joyful couple. We fell in love with their happy liveliness. So excited to experience the dream of Hawaii weddings on the beach. Sarah Hsiao-Yun Tseng and Paichun Chang, what beautiful names of the Orient. They chose Friday, September 1, 2017 as their date of happiness at one O’clock in the afternoon. A gorgeous time of the day at Kahala Beach, tide were rising, the waves were beginning to splash on the rocks. But the beach and blue waters were beautiful and inviting. They were escorted by their very nice friend from San Jose, to be their witness. Walking hand in hand they had a romantic stroll in the sand, as pictures were being captured. A beautiful portion of the Kahala Beach with palm trees and green grassy area will be the altar. Our minister Reverend Michael Nelson is one who creates a wonderful comfortable aura for the enjoyment of the ceremony. For Sarah and Paichun, who are already so happy and enthusiastic, they create their own Hawaiian aura of love. The sound of the conch, the sound of the waves in the back of them, the dream wedding ceremony begins. Uniting together with the Hawaiian sand ceremony smiling and reacting with such delight,  Time came for the vows. Are you ready he asked, chuckling. Yes, with a laugh and the sweetness of Sarah. They were blessed after the vows, then exchanged rings and leis. They are now the new Paichun and Sarah Chang, the cutest and sweetest couple we have ever met. Sarah is a great poser for the photo session.  Congratulations and thank you so much, hope to meet again someday. Aloha.

 

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End of Summer Hawaii weddings

Aloha, it has been a great summer ride for Hawaii weddings. Thanking everyone for choosing Hawaii for your vacation and/or Hawaii vow renewals, Hawaii weddings. We had so much enjoyment and Aloha as usual. A lot of our couples are matured (40 plus) and have been through a larger wedding ceremony experience before. They love the small simplicity of Hawaii weddings near the beaches of Oahu. The atmosphere and the aura simply cannot be beat. We have a wedding on the last day of August (31) 2017 for the lovely Karen Perman and charming Robert McCarthy from Indianapolis, Indiana. It s a beautiful summer day at Waialae Beach, the tide is up with the upcoming sign of King Tide projected. Three thirty in the afternoon Hawaii weddings in the summer at this time is quite lovely, today the tradewind cooling the air is manageable. At times Hawaii beaches are windy, and hard to predict, our suggestion is to have your hair styled up. We have had complaints about the windy factor but controlling the elements is difficult and we do the best we can. They arrived early with loving family members Dad, Mom, and siblings. Lovely Karen smartly dressed in your lacy creme colored gown, Robert with his charm looked great in blue Aloha shirt and walking shorts. Blue seemed the color prevailing with Mom looking great in blue Hawaiian outfit. She was there holding the ring and tissues for the emotional couple. This family is the nicest polite people. Evidently serving in the military is in the family trait, we are thankful. Reverend Michael Nelson is the presiding minister to present beautiful ceremony of Hawaii weddings, that Karen and Robert will forever remember.  As we gather on the grassy alter, waves bouncing against the rocks, sound of the conch shell to announce their marriage ceremony. Here begins a new life together with participation of a unity sand ceremony, the marriage vows, ring exchange, lei exchange, and blessing with family participation. A beautiful Hawaii beach wedding, presenting the new Karen and Robert McCarthy. Congratulations and Mahalo from A wedding in Hawaii.

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Small intimate Hawaii weddings

They currently reside in Hawaii, she recently arrived from the Philippines about three weeks ago to join him as he works in Honolulu. Beautiful and sweet Nizza Pastelero and her handsome husband to be, Joshua Amphlett decided just recently to have us plan their simple wedding.  Just the two of them with families far away, simply the idea of Hawaii weddings at the beach danced in their dreams. So the chosen special date became August 26, 2017 Saturday at Kahala Beach. We finally met them that morning and we could feel their love and connection between them. She was stylishly dressed in a white strapless wedding gown with a train to help create the wedding portrait we like. She held a Japanese rice paper umbrella that said “just married” If the tradewind behaves, we will use it for a photo prop. They both wore gray matching snickers, so cute as well as smart, for walking in the sand. Joshua was in a gray outfit with a vest. A beautiful couple. Reverend Michael Nelson arrived to greet them with Aloha and prepared to make sure they had their marriage license and rings. With all the Hawaii weddings we do, you will be surprised how many couples forget to bring their marriage license with them to the location. As planners  we do have that information on their confirmation and verbal reminder upon arrival in Hawaii. Nizza and Joshua definitely had theirs as well the rings from Na Hoku. A romantic stroll on the beach with very few people (on a Saturday) at the beach. The beginning of the wedding of Nizza and Joshua,the sound of soft waves blended with the sound of the conch blown by Reverend Mike. The unity sand ceremony, the romantic vow exchange lovingly looking into each other’s eyes, holding hands, smiling so happily. The ring vows, the blessing, the lei exchange.  Such a memorable wedding ceremony. Rev. Mike announces the new Joshua and Nizza Amphlett. Congratulations and our Mahalo.

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Germany with love, Love of Hawaii weddings

Loving couples from Germany bring their love of Hawaii weddings with delightful responses to the uniqueness of the traditional Hawaiian wedding ceremony. Although most Hawaii weddings have basically the same style from wedding planners to the next one, each provide different ministers who have their own styles. The charisma of the crew will be key to all Hawaii weddings. Photography and video styles differ but they are all professionals of creativity. Very much in love, eyes for each other only, Anika Gieseke and Soeren Gemuth from Germany experienced their wedding on August, 24, 2017 at Kahala Beach with their Mom’s, Dad’s and brother enjoying the ceremony so different then theirs in Germany. They all got a kick out of our pronounciation of their names, and our accents and customs. We had so much fun getting to know about them, about Hawaii and Germany. Parents did not know about the Hawaii weddings planned and when they found out, rushed to make arrangements to surprise them to attend. It certainly was a extremely nice surprise. Pretty Anika looked so happy in off white dress and Soeren looked handsome in dark blue outfit. Their styles of clothes are very European and very stylish. All their loved ones had special kind of lei sewn with purple and white orchid petals with green bows.  Reverend Michael Nelson who has some knowledge of German language, had some fun with his charismatic ways. The brother of Soeren filmed the Hawaiian wedding ceremony so they could share it with friends at home. The conch shell was heard as they totally enjoyed the experience. The Hawaiian unity sand ceremony, the blessing in Hawaiian language, and the orchid leis, offering the gift of Aloha. These were all traditionally products of our Hawaii weddings. The vows and ring exchange  are all regular wedding traditions. The presentation of the newly weds, Soeren and Anika!!! Congratulations and Mahalo. Another happy couple from Germany.

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Our Hawaii weddings of Aloha

Hawaii weddings at Kahala Beach. It was “King tide” starting to come up further inland, beautiful waves crashing onto the sand, taking sand away from the shore. Tide will get higher rising to the grass area of Kahala Beach in the next day. The Hawaii weddings held at Kahala Beach usually have a calmness with normal ocean levels, high or low. August 17, 2017 was the wedding day of beautiful Jennifer Hafer and Michael Zak Bankhead at this location. From Ocala, Florida, their hear is more humid then it is here so they are enjoying the hot sun in Hawaii. They are staying at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki and our limousine driver picked them up to ride in air condition with style. What a nice and handsome couple, we enjoyed working with. As the limousine arrived, they were met by our minister Michael Nelson and photos were taken of their introduction. Jennifer looked beautiful in a cream colored floor length lacy dress, her hair was partially in a updo and a purple orchid pinned for decor. Zak looked super in matching color. Photos were taken as they strolled on the sand to get to the location of the wedding. Because of higher tide condition it was not as romantic as it normally is. Upon arriving at the grassy knoll, it was beautiful overlooking the ocean and a little  mini island.  Reverend Mike sounded the conch over the sound of occasional waves slamming on the sand.  They each were asked if they were ready to commit into marriage, answering with a “I do”.  To begin the blending of their lives together, the past, the present and the future, the unity sand ceremony was performed. Hawaii weddings traditionally have this custom, with every ceremony slightly different then the other. The marriage vows to each other almost always brings tears to their eyes.  Happily they admired the beautiful rings as they were being blessed. The  exchange of rings were done with ring vows, ” accept this ring as a symbol of my love”.  Leis were blessed and exchanged with words of love to each other. Presenting the new Michael “Zak” and Jennifer Bankhead. The very best to you both, we enjoyed meeting such a super couple. Mahalo for having us and your generosity. Aloha.

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Beautiful Hawaii weddings for all

August 14, 2017 a beautiful day at Waimanalo Bay Beach for Hawaii weddings. A day of excitement for Nicole Banfield and Jane Uhlmann, from beautiful Australia. The package of Hawaii weddings chosen provided the couple with the best of everything we offer in all the packages. Staying in Waikiki, their day started with hair and makeup in their hotel suite. Beautiful Nicole dressed in a white bridal gown was so radiantly happy, with her partner Jane, looking so stylish in blue and white printed long sleeve shirt and dark blue trousers. The limousine arrived at their hotel to pick up everyone, moms and love ones who were dressed for the occasion. They were whisked to the other side of the island to Sherwood Forest at Waimanalo Bay Beach. What a happy group. Our professionals, the minister, singer-guitar player, photo/video crew waited for their arrival. Beautiful cascade bouquet, all white flowers with accents of purple orchids for the bride Nicole.  A matching boutonniere for Jane to wear on her lapel for accent. The Reverend Kermit greeted with Aloha, speaking with them to get acquainted and quickly were laughing and joking together. The guest were set up to their right, Nicole and Jane faced the sherwood forest with their backs to the ocean, so the film crew can capture the  scenic background. Hawaii weddings begins with the blowing of the conch by Reverend Kermit. His conch has a high tone of beauty. All has different sounds. The beautiful Hawaiian wedding song sung by Katsu with the beautiful sound of  his guitar. The wedding of Nicole and Jane, a happy and emotional ceremony with blessing of the event, the marriage vows of love, beautiful rings blessed, given and accepted. The  thick white orchid leis so beautiful, exchanged as gifts of love. Finally the unity sand ceremony to complete the ceremony of “united in marriage, location Waimanalo-Sherwood Hawaii” A beautiful ceremony by Reverend Kermit. A memory forever preserved on film.  After all the photo shoot, the beautiful champagne ride on the coastal drive back to their hotel. A luau to be enjoyed at Paradise Cove tonight. Mahalo for having us on your very special day. Your generosity greatly appreciated. Aloha!

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Love you always Hawaii wedding

“I will love you always” Hawaii wedding celebrated with family. Angelica Molina and Jorge Newton had us help them, to plan a memorable Hawaii wedding ceremony on the beach. Choosing a weekday August 11, 2017 at Kahala Beach was a wise decision since the weekends are very crowded at Oahu public beaches. The weather was super nice with beautiful ocean of blue, green color with sparkling waves. A little breezy but expected of a beach wedding.  Choosing a package with video and limousine service, a happy story of your wedding day, no stress finding parking space. Beautiful Angelica wearing a slim fitting chic wedding gown, Jorge in a  business suit, what a nice looking couple. Their two little girls so sweet in champagne colored dresses. Their Mom were beautiful in similar colored fashions. Dads, brother & niece so happily enjoying the Hawaii wedding day of Angelia and Jorge. As requested, a maile lei circle decorated the grassy alter.  Reverend Michael Nelson our most personable minister for our Hawaii weddings, guided the couple through the ceremony.  Blowing of the conch shell indicating for the bride escorted by Dad, to stroll down the aisle to meet her husband to be. Smiling, kisses, hugs and hand shake. Dad has given his consent, she is all yours now. After many years together, they will finally make it official. The vows to commit in engaging into this relationship called marriage was loud and clearly ” I  do!”  Proceeding to seal the mixing of lives, a unity sand ceremony was enjoyed. Their memories of the wedding ceremony are being taped and photographed live to share for years to come. The official marriage vows to each other to “forever love and care for each other” was a moment of emotion especially for their mothers. Rings were exchanged and blessings for the newlyweds were given.  The gift of Aloha (leis) were given. Now announcing the new Jorge and Angelica Molina. Congratulations, enjoy your celebration on the Star of the Sea dinner cruise. Mahalo for having us.

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