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Ceremony Script

Authentic Hawaiian Ceremonies

Sound of the Conch and Hawaiian Chant of Love

Opens the Ceremony. 

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The Ceremony Script

Ceremony opens with Michaela blowing the conch shell and the Hawaiian Chant.
Scroll down to see Vow Renewal Script

 

Officiant enters ceremony with the sound of the conch and the Hawaiian chant of love.
 
OPENING WORDS 
The Hawaiian word for love is aloha and today we’ve come together to celebrate the special aloha that exists

between ______&______ and their desire to make their aloha eternal through their commitment in marriage.

Today marks the beginning of a new journey.  
 
Michaela Shares the Meaning of the conch and the chant.   
 


CLEANSING OF THE RINGS 
The rings are place by you into the Hawaiian salt being prepared for blessing. 
 


OHE HANA IHU THE HAWAIIAN FLUTE 
Used to set free anything that no longer serves you.  

This allows you to start your journey together free of attachments.    


 
HAWAIIAN KOA PADDLE REFERENCE TO UNITY, STRENGHT & INTEGRETY

BLESSING THE LEIS AND COUPLE 
Both hold on to the paddle while leis are draped over.  

Michaela explains the Hawaiian Blessing, circles couple with sacred water to prepare couple for their journey. 
 


LEI EXCHANGE  
Words are shared about the sacred ceremony of Marriage, Couple exchange leis. 
 
*When parents are attending, leis are a beautiful way to show your love and appreciation.

Be sure to give Michaela the leis prior to the ceremony. This is when your parents would receive their leis.  

It’s best when kept as a surprise. Lei is presented by the couple to their parents prior to couple’s lei exchange.  
 


THE EXCHANGE OF HA – THE BREATH OF LIFE 
Couple place forehead, gently touching nose, close your eyes,

hold on to each other and exchange three gentle breaths of life.

Photographers love this! 
 


BLESSING IS COMPLETE

Move into the traditional and required parts of a marriage ceremony.  

You are welcome to request family traditions and add your own special touches.

Michaela will be happy to guide you.  Christian ceremony script available by request.
 
 

READING by MICHAELA 
A good marriage must be created. 
It’s saying I love you at least once a day. 
It’s never going to sleep angry. 
It’s standing together and facing the world. 
It’s speaking words of appreciation and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways. 
It’s having the capacity to forgive and truly let go. 
It’s not only marrying the right person, it’s being the right partner. 
 


THE VOWS

Repeat after me or replace with your own prepared personal vows.

You will say your personal vows and Michaela will step aside.   


Partners Name_______________,

You are my soulmate and my best friend.  

And this is my promise to you: 
 
I promise to bring the best of me, to our lives and our marriage.     
To share my thoughts and feelings.  
Laugh with you and cry with you.  
Encourage and inspire you.  
 
I promise to create dreams together, 
that will fill our lives, with joy and happiness, kindness, and respect, for all the days before us. 
 
But most importantly,       
I promise to always "LOVE" you. 

DECLARATION of INTENT

A legal part of the ceremony. Must be said.

____&____, do you give yourself to each other on this day with complete joy and love,

freely and openly, as partners in life’s journey?

Do you wish to be known from this day forward as married couple,

husband, and wife? If this is your wishes, please say “I Do.”  

*Some couples prefer to say the vow before the declaration.  

Let me know if you have a preference. 
 

THE EXCHANGE OF RINGS 
Aloha aku no, Aloha mai no, E ho’omau,

Maua ke aloha. Your love will last forever. 
 
These rings represent marriage.

They are a symbol of the circle of love.

They signify to the world that you are joined to someone special and someone special is joined to you.

They reflect the inspiration of your hopes and dreams.  
 
REPEAT AFTER ME: 
 
With this ring,  
I give you my heart...  
For my heart will be your shelter, And my arms your home. 
From this day forward, you shall not walk alone.   
I place this ring on your finger,

As a symbol of our friendship,

my love,

and my commitment to our marriage.  
 
 
KUKUI IS A SYMBOL OF THE LIGHT - UNITY CEREMONY
Please face each other and hold each other’s hands so that you may see the one that loves you. 


Kukui is a symbol of aloha, the light of love.

When two or more candles come together it becomes a torch.  

A torch that brightens our paths, our hearts and lightens our home. 
When two hearts become one, the light shines even brighter.

   

READING KUKUI - THE LIGHT OF LOVE

These are the hands of your best friend, strong and full of love. 

These are the hands that will passionately cherish you through the years,

and with the slightest touch will comfort you like no other.  

These are the hands that will give you both strength when you need it,

and will support you to pursue your dreams. 

These are the hands that even years from now will still be reaching for yours,

still giving you the same unspoken tenderness, with just one touch.

** Children, family, and friends can place hands on couples to say a few words.  

 
TOGETHER AS ONE 
I ho’okahi Kahi ka Mana’o 
Together as one, one in Mind 
 
I ho’okahi Kahi Pu’uwai 
Together as one, one in Heart 
 
I ho’okahi Kahi ke Aloha 
Together as one, one in Love 
 
Amama Ua Noa  
Our request was heard. 
 


GUESTS, PLEASE RISE (if you have guests who are seated) 
 


PRONOUNCEMENT OF COUPLE 
 


(Name) and (Name), today you have exchanged your leis, promises, rings and have expressed your love and mana, to one another. 
May the blessings of life, the joy of love, the peace of truth be your constant companion, now and always.  
It is with great pleasure and honor that I say these words… 
By the power vested in me by the State of Hawaii, I now pronounce you ______&______, together as one, a legally married couple. 
 
You may now seal your union in marriage with a Kiss. 
 
 


PRESENT COUPLE AS A LEGALLY MARRIED COUPLE 

 

SIGN MARRIAGE LICENSE (NO WITNESSES REQUIRED)

 

MICHAELA WILL FINALIZE MARRIAGE LICENSE WITH THE STATE OF HAWAII

 

COPY OF FINALIZED LICENSE EMAILED TO YOU TO ASSURE EVERYTHING IS CORRECT AND FINALIZED

 

OFFICIAL MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE WILL ARRIVE IN YOUR MAIL (10-14 DAYS)

 

Flower Arrangements

VOW RENEWAL 
CEREMONY SCRIPT

CEREMONY OPENS  
With Sound of the Conch Shell   
Michaela blows the conch shell four times to open the
ceremony then chants into place.
 Akahai is the Hawaiian chant of Aloha, of love. 

 
ALOHA
Opening Words

The Hawaiian word for love is aloha and today we’ve come together to celebrate the special aloha that exists between ______&______ and their/your desire to make their/your aloha eternal by reconfirming their marriage by renewing their/your wedding vows.  Vows they/you took over ____ year ago. 


 
GUESTS - PLEASE HAVE A SEAT - If you have chairs and guests. 
 


ALOHA COUPLE
________&_______, today you have chosen to renew your wedding vows at this beautiful place, _________. You are renewing your vows because you want to be together. You are renewing your vows because you know your aloha will continue      to grow more fully through the years together as one. 
 
PA’A KAI 
The Cleansing Ceremony and Blessings of the Rings & Couple
Hawaiian chant, pa’a kai (sweet salt), sacred ti leaves and Hawaiian Chant.   Used to prepare couple for their journey in marriage or renewing their vows, One in heart, one in mind and one in love. 
 
OHE HANA IHU
The Ancient Hawaiian Flute 

The sweet sound of the flute allows everyone a sense of peace. 
You and your guests will love this part of the ceremony.    
A tranquil and peaceful moment. (A rarely shared Hawaiian art) 
 
LEI EXCHANGE
In Hawaii we exchange lei as a symbol of love. Michaela will share the understanding of the presenting of a lei. (If parents are present then a lei for each is a special way of saying mahalo) 

 
HONI
Exchange of Ha and Mana 

Couples exchange life force and become one.  (Photographer needs to capture this moment) 

READING by MICHAELA  
A good marriage must be created.  
It’s saying I love you at least once a day.  
It’s never going to sleep angry.  
It’s standing together and facing the world.  
It’s speaking words of appreciation and demonstrating.
gratitude in thoughtful ways.  
It’s having the capacity to forgive and truly let go.  
It’s not only marrying the right person, it's being the right partner.   
 
DECLARATION OF CONSENT
Do you ______, wish to renew your commitment in marriage to _________, and the promises you made over ______ years ago. Do you promise to continue to be loyal to her/him and to treat her/him with kindness and respect. Will you continue to share your life and home in peace and harmony. With words spoken and all those unspoken, do you wish to continue and honor your loving marriage with ________?  
 
If this is your wish, please say “I Do” – Declaration to continue your loving marriage is Declared. 




 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

THE VOWS
These are words that couples have spoken and shared for centuries.  While they are simple words, they have extraordinary meaning and importance. 
 
REPEAT AFTER ME 
You are my soulmate and my best friend.   
And this is my promise to you:  I promise to always bring the best of me, to our lives and our marriage.  
To always share my thoughts and feelings.  
To laugh with you and cry with you.  
To encourage and inspire you. 
I promise to create dreams together,
that will fill our life,
with joy and happiness,
kindness and respect, for all the days before us. 
But most importantly,       
I promise to always "LOVE" you. 
 
THE EXCHANGE OF RINGS
(you can exchange rings or keep them on your finger) 

These rings represent marriage. They are a symbol of the circle of love. They signify to the world that you are joined to someone special and someone special is joined to you. They reflect the inspiration of your hopes and dreams.  
REPEAT AFTER ME: 
With this ring,  
I give you, my heart. 
For my heart is your shelter, 
And my arms will always be your home.  
 
I place this ring on your finger.  
As a symbol of our friendship. 
love, and my continued commitment to
our marriage. 
 

KUKUI READING - THE LIGHT OF LOVE 
Kukui lei is draped on couple hands.  
These are the hands of your best friend, strong and full of love. 
These are the hands that will passionately cherish you through the years, and with the slightest touch will comfort you like no other. These are the hands that will give you both strength when you need it and will support you to pursue your dreams. These are the hands that even years from now will still be reaching for yours, still giving you the same unspoken tenderness, with just one touch. 


*Kukui Lei is given as a gift from Michaela. 
 
 
HAWAIIAN BLESSING - TOGETHER AS ONE
I ho’okahi Kahi ka Mana’o
Together as one, one in Mind
 
I ho’okahi Kahi Pu’uwai
Together as one, one in Heart
 
I ho’okahi Kahi ke Aloha
Together as one, one in Love
 
Amama Ua Noa
Our request was heard.
 
 
GUESTS PLEASE STAND - If you have seated guests. 
 

PRONOUNCEMENT OF COUPLE 
Vows Renewed 

(Name) and (Name), today you have exchanged your leis, promises, rings and have expressed your love and mana, to one another.  You are now one. 
 
May the blessings of life, the joy of love, the peace of truth be your constant companion, now and always.  
And it is with great pleasure and honor that I say these words… 
 
By the authority of love itself, I now pronounce that you have chosen to continue your loving marriage, to be together as a happily married couple. 
 
You may celebrate your vows renewed with a kiss.  
 
 
PRESENT COUPLE  
Can everyone put your hands together for _______&_______ as they have officially declared their love by renewing their marriage vows.      
 
 
 
 
 
 

 






 
 






Mahalo nui loa!
 
Michaela Lehuanani Larson
808-896-7955 call or text
Hawaiianweddings808@gmail.com
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Authentic Hawaiian Ceremony 

Script #1 Authentic Hawaiian Ceremony Outline

(25-minute ceremony)

  1. The Calling of the Conch Shell - Michaela opens ceremony with the conch shell. 

  2. Hawaiian Chant - The chant of Aloha, of love. 

  3. The Greeting - The Hawaiian word for love is Aloha. 

  4. Blessing of the Rings and Couple - Hawaiian chant & pa’a kai (sea salt). 

  5. Ohe Hana Ihu, ancient Hawaiian Flute - Sweet sound of the flute, a tranquil moment. 

  6. Hawaiian Koa Paddle – Represents the Journey

  7. Exchange your Lei of Love - In Hawaii we exchange leis as a symbol of our love.   

  8. The Honi - Exchange of Ha and Mana, Ha  

  9. The Reading  

  10. The Vows - Repeat after me or prepare your own personal vows. 

  11. Declaration of Consent I Do's 

  12. The Ring Blessing & Exchange  

  13. Kukui Ceremony - "Two Become One" the Unity Blessing  

  14. Hawaiian Blessing   

  15. Closing Words - By Michaela 

  16. Pronouncement 

  17. Present Couple as Legally Married  

  18. Processing and Finalizing Marriage with the State of Hawaii 

Authentic Hawaiian Ceremonies

Short & Sweet Ceremony

Script #2 Short and Sweet Ceremony Outline

(10-minute ceremony)  

This script is by request only.  Designed for couples who prefer a shorter ceremony or would like to add just a few Hawaiian elements. 

Script Outline:

  1. The Greeting - The Hawaiian word for love is Aloha. 

  2. The Reading  

  3. Declaration of Consent I Do's 

  4. The Vows - Repeat after me or prepare your own personal vows. 

  5. The Ring Exchange    

  6. Closing Words - By Michaela 

  7. Pronouncement 

  8. Present Couple as Legally Married  

  9. Processing and Finalizing Marriage with the State of Hawaii 

 

Choose by number the elements to include in above outline. 

  1. The Conch Shell - The conch shell is blown four times to open the ceremony.  

  2. Hawaiian Chant - The chant of Aloha, of love. 

  3. Ohe Hana Ihu, ancient Hawaiian Flute - Sweet sound of the flute, a tranquil moment. 

  4. Blessing of the Rings - Rings are placed in a koa bowl to be cleansed. 

  5. Couples Blessing - Sacred blessing with a Hawaiian chant. 

  6. Exchange your Lei of Love - In Hawaii we exchange leis as a symbol of our love.  • The Honi - Exchange of Ha and Mana, Ha (amazing experience) 

  7. Ho'oponopono - Laulima Ceremony - Hawaiian Koa Paddle. 

  8. Couples Blessing - Sacred blessing with a Hawaiian chant. 

  9. Kukui Ceremony - Unity Ceremony - Kukui Reading, Light of Love 

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