Your Wedding Ceremony

As a licensed Minister and Big Island Wedding Officiant, I offer Christian and traditional ceremonies for your Hawaii vow renewal or wedding. My standard Religious and Non-Religious Wedding Ceremony outlines are below. The Vow Renewal Ceremony outline is very similar, but with different wording. I am also happy to customize your ceremony outline as desired, by adding in or taking out segments.

As you will see in the Ceremony Outlines, live music is an optional part of your ceremony. My Wedding Packages are completely customizable and I am happy to arrange a musician that can sing English or Hawaiian songs and play the guitar and ukulele. This is your day, and I will do everything I can to make it as special as possible!

Religious Wedding Ceremony

Outline

  1. Welcome & Opening Prayer
  2. Blowing of the Conch Shell
  3. Exchange of Leis
  4. Read “Marriage is a Commitment” by Edmund O’Neill
  5. Blending of the 2 Colors of Sand: I provide the sand and a keepsake glass container for you to keep
  6. Read the Love Chapter from the Bible: 1st Corinthians, Chapter 13, verses 1–13
  7. Optional Personal Words/Vows: If you want to say anything to each other, it may be memorized, read from a small card, from the heart at that moment, or written down and I can read it
  8. Song if you choose to book a Musician (they can play a song at the beginning and end of the ceremony as well)
  9. Exchanging of the Rings: Starting with the Groom, repeat 3-4 words that I say, about 2 sentences as you place her ring on her finger; then repeat with the Bride
  10. Exchanging of Vows: Starting with the groom, either repeat after me or say “I Do” at the end of the vows that I say
  11. Closing Prayer
  12. I say, “It is my privilege to say, by the power vested in me by the state of Hawaii, I now pronounce you husband and wife. You may kiss your bride.”

The ceremony outline may be customized as desired.

Get Married in Paradise

Non-Religious Wedding Ceremony

Outline

  1. Welcome
  2. Blowing of the Conch Shell
  3. Exchange of Leis
  4. Read “Marriage is a Commitment” by Edmund O’Neill
  5. Blending of the 2 Colors of Sand: I provide the sand and a keepsake glass container for you to keep
  6. Read Blessings for a Marriage
  7. Optional Personal Words/Vows: If you want to say anything to each other, it may be memorized, read from a small card, from the heart at that moment, or written down and I can read it
  8. Song if you choose to book a Musician (they can play a song at the beginning and end of the ceremony as well)
  9. Exchanging of the Rings: Starting with the Groom, repeat 3-4 words that I say, about 2 sentences as you place her ring on her finger; then repeat with the Bride
  10. Exchanging of Vows: Starting with the groom, either repeat after me or say “I Do” at the end of the vows that I say
  11. I say, “It is my privilege to say, by the power vested in me by the state of Hawaii, I now pronounce you husband and wife. You may kiss your bride.”

The ceremony outline may be customized as desired.

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Weddings on Big Island

by Kevin

(808) 443-8172
Based in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii • Serving the entire Big Island