Our Hawaiian wedding ceremonies include the most beautiful and memorable Hawaiian traditions and symbolism.

Getting married with us in Hawaii is really different from marrying anywhere else in the world, because you will experience the beauty of ancient Hawaiian traditions along with the more modern elements of tying the knot. We have crafted our ceremonies with great attention to detail to provide you with truly special memories of celebrating your love for each other. With the ceremonies below, you are sure to find exactly what you want for your wedding day on Maui and we are known for working with you to customize your ceremony.
 

We are proud to offer all of our ceremonies to opposite and same sex couples.

Hawaiian Spiritual Ceremony (non-religious)

A touch of Hawaiiana. Enjoy a spiritual ceremony rather than a religious one. With this type of ceremony you will enjoy the island-feeling most wonderfully with a Hawaiian chant and conch shell blow, a knot-tying ceremony and ceremonial lei exchange. Of course you will also exchange rings and you can write your own vows if you like.

Hawaiian Christian Ceremony

Enjoy a beautiful Christian ceremony, and Aloha lei exchange. This type of ceremony is a combination of traditional Christian and Hawaiian wedding styles. While you definitely have the religious aspects, there also the Hawaiian traditions of lei exchange, conch shell blow and knot-tying included in this ceremony. Writing your own vows is naturally something you can do as well, if you feel like it.

Vow Renewal Ceremony

Renew your wedding vows on a romantic Hawaiian beach. For a vow renewal you can choose from either Hawaiian, Hawaiian Christian or Christian ceremony types above and you do not even need a wedding license, since you are already happily married!

Commitment Ceremony

Can't or don't want to make it legal? Enjoy a spiritual Commitment Ceremony without a wedding license, if you have already formally married elsewhere or if you prefer not to make your commitment to each other official yet. 

 

What are the Hawaiian wedding traditions we include in our ceremonies and what is the symbolism behind them?

The Hawaiian islands are home to ancient Polynesian culture and traditions, some of which have survived to this present day and have now become a symbolic and very romantic part of our wedding ceremonies. Our wedding ceremonies feature these unique Hawaiian touches that you will not find anywhere else in the world!

Ceremonial conch shell blow

We have included this special touch in your ceremony because in ancient Hawaii there were no church-bells and the shell blow would be performed on special occasions to call the people and gods alike to attend a a joyous occasion or holy ritual, because it could be heard miles away!

Hawaiian knot tying ceremony

Hawaiian knot tying is a special ceremony that was once reserved for very select groups, your officiant wraps a shell strand around your joined hands in an ancient symbolism of tying two people to one another, forever. You get to keep the ceremonial shell strand as a memento of your wedding.

Lei exchange

Since you are promising love and commitment to each other, we have included the ancient Hawaiian custom of a lei exchange as part of your ceremony, because lei represent love, friendship and are a symbol for wedding rings in Hawaiian culture.

Sacred flower petal release

sacred Hawaiian flower petal release is a cute custom, where every flower petal stands for a happy thought or wish. In Hawaiian culture "Lono", the god of the wind, will hear your wishes when the flower petals are flying. (We take 10 additional photos of this moment.)

Hawaiian blessing

Our ceremonies include a traditional Hawaiian wedding blessing, that shall bring joy and happiness to your union.
No Keia La, No Keia Po - A Mau Loa - From this day, this night, Forever more together.
Hoi Hou Ke Aloha - Let us fall in love over and over again.

 

How to choose the best time of day for your wedding ceremony.

Different times during the day give your ceremony unique atmospheric moods and will affect the look of your wedding photography and cinematography.

Morning ceremony (~10 am)

For those who want to rise early and have plans on the wedding day after the ceremony. There will be blue skies, bright light and relatively high temperatures already. This is for you, if you want to have a romantic lunch date after your ceremony with your newly wedded love before doing the activities you have planned.

Afternoon ceremony (~3 pm)

Blue skies, bright light and high temperatures, plenty of time to get ready and enjoy your morning together before the wedding. With this ceremony you finish early enough to enjoy a dinner and show Polynesian luau, if you like.

Sunset ceremony (~80 min before sunset)

For those couples who love to hold hands and walk into the sunset together. There will be soft romantic light, lower temperatures and fewer people on the beach. We start the ceremony early enough so that you will have wedding photos of your ceremony colored by golden light and with the sun just about to set at the closing of your photo session. This way, we capture the romance of a Hawaii sunset wedding.

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