There are many ways to begin your life together. Each couple knows in their heart what it means to them to be married and selecting someone to perform the ceremony is one of the most difficult decisions you will make concerning your wedding ceremony. Talking with us about what your heart is telling you concerning the type of ceremony will allow us to guide you in the direction of the correct "officiant." Whether you desire a deeply religious ceremony or one that is centered around your own beliefs and personal commitments, we can help you find the right person. Our officiants are as individual and unique as you are. There are traditional wedding ceremonies, religious ceremonies, non-religious ceremonies, Hawaiian Style ceremonies, and specific faith ceremonies.
The following are only a few of the people we work with who are licensed marriage officiants:
Reverend Pia Aluli
Pia was born and raised on the island of Oahu. Along with being a master of the slack key guitar, Pia is a dedicated minister bringing warmth and and Aloha to every ceremony he presides over. "It is a joyful, meaningful way to connect with people," Pia says. He is honored and blessed to be a part of the ceremony.
Reverend Alapaki "Al" Terry
Reverend Alapaki, the gentleman who is known as the "gentle man," is a non-denominational minister who knows the Lord. He can incorporate a little Hawaiian into your ceremony to enhance your special day. This Maui minister is known for his ability to make everyone (especially the wedding couple) feel very comfortable and stress free. You will appreciate this on that special day. South side only.
Rev. Eve Hogan is a relationship coach, wedding officiant and the author of How to Love Your Marriage: Making Your Closest Relationship Work, Intellectual Foreplay: Questions for Lovers and Lovers-That=Be, and Virtual Foreplay: Making Your Online Relationship a Real-Life Success. Eve Specializes in simple, sacred ceremonies including garden, beach and boat weddings, labyrinth weddings, and underwater Scuba Weddings. Eve is the proprietor of The Sacred Garden in Makawao.
Pastor Laki Ka'ahumanu
Pastor Laki, as he is called, is the senior pastor at the Harvest Chapel Church of God in Lahaina and the author of "Will You Marry Me." His ceremony can include the traditional Hawaiian Pu (conch) Shell sounding. He is the great great grandson of Hawaii's Queen Ka'amanu's adopted daughter.
Reverend Richard S. Lewis
Richard is a non-denominational, interfaith minister offering Spiritual, Contemporary, Hawaiian, Interfaith, Traditional and Jewish-Interfaith Ceremonies. His ministry covers such areas as Human Potential Education, Multi-Cultural Healing Arts, Meditation Tutoring, Life Coaching, Relationship and Family Counseling, yet it is the Sacred Ceremony of Marriage and the Alchemy of Partnership for Couples that remains the primary emphasis and focus of his work.
Reverend Vance Ali'i Rosete
Pastor Vance feels honored and privileged to join two people before God in holy matrimony. Each ceremony he performs is sincere and heartfelt. He can make the most nervous grooms and brides feel comfortable with his warm and gentle spirit. South side standard. West side has an additional fee.
Reverend Paul Tangonan
Paul is an ordained United Methodist Pastor for over twenty-one years. He is the senior pastor for the Lahaina United Methodist Church. Additionally, he is a singer and songwriter. He will sing or write a special song for the bride and groom if they so desire. West side only.
Marriage is friendship, sharing, communication, partnership and most of all love, a love that grows with the years in deeper, meaningful and dynamic ways that develop beyond the perception of the moment. As I say in my ceremony, "Marriage is being the right partner, a partner capable of giving, caring, sharing, and cooperating in a loving environment. wedding is your inauguration into the unique partnership of marriage, in the greatest cooperative adventure of your lives. For me to serve you as your officiant on this special day of your marriage, is a great responsibility. You allow me the sacred honor and privilege to become part of this profoundly "special day" and entrust me with a sacred trust that I will do my upmost to make my words reflect your lives in the present and into the future.
Reverend Valentino "Tino" Rosete
Whether presiding over a large ceremony or simply joining a couple in matrimony on a secluded beach, Tino approaches every interaction with the individual attention and respect that it deserves. And though he's married hundreds of happy couples with his Hawaiian Non-Denominational Christian ceremonies, he continues to treat every new ceremony as a new chance to pour his sincerity and passion into every word he speaks. South side standard. North and West side has an additional fee.