Stephen and Rose Marie Ezakovich 9-11-12
Kukio Beach, Kona, Hawaii
Beach Wedding: Please note that beach weddings on public beaches require a permit. And only certain beaches are available. It is best to contact a wedding planner that is registered with the Department of Land and Natural Resources of the State of Hawaii. That registered wedding planner will recommend the beach on the side of the island you desire to obtain the right-of-entry permit. One planner we use is Hawaiian Style Weddings. Or call directly @ 1-888-744-5338 or in Hawaii 808-651-7224. Another planner we use is Maui'd Forever. Or call directly 1-800-871-2758 or in Hawaii 808-268-8339.
Another option is to stay at a hotel that has an ocean front access. TheNaniloa Volcanoes Resort on Hilo Bay has an oceanside gazebo. Another hotel is Uncle Billy's which has a black lava platform on the ocean (see picture below) as well as a sandy section on the side. This hotel is rustic and quaint (think of 1950s vintage old Hawaii). All of the resorts on the West Side (Kona/Kohala) have accommodations providing an ocean side ceremony.
Lolly & Seth at Kalapana Beach 11-29-11
Bob & Peggy at Hilo Bay 11-14-11
Non-Church Wedding: We will be glad to perform a wedding ceremony at any location outside of the church without religious pre-conditions.
Park Wedding: All State Parks require a permit as well. However, the County of Hawaii is less regulated than the State. The most beautiful park on the Big island is Queen Liliuokalani Gardens. All it takes is a phone call to the Parks Department which we can do for you.
Church Wedding: It is traditional that weddings performed in a church are performed for members of the church. Weddings for non-members require pre-conditions starting with membership. Membership for the Mamala Hoa Ministry for the purpose of marriage requires procedural ceremonies and training of Christian santification that are standard in the Christian faith.
Waterfall Wedding: We recommend a beautiful waterfall at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden a few miles outside of Hilo Town. There is an entry fee ($15 per person at present) but well worth it for the beauty of a rain forest.
Marriage License: Be sure to obtain a State of Hawaii marriage license. It is good for thirty days.
We are gathered today in the presence of God and these witnesses to celebrate the miracle of love. ____________ and ____________have found that miracle in each other and now desire to share their love all the days of their lives in Holy matrimony.
Who presents ________to be married to ____________?
(Groom)__________, will you love __________ to be your wife, to live together after God’s ordinance in the holy estate of matrimony, and in that estate to love and comfort her, in sickness and in health, and forsaking all others, remain faithful to her as long as you both shall live? (Groom responds I do)
(Bride)___________, will you love __________to be your husband, to live together after God’s ordinance in the holy estate of matrimony, and in that estate to love and comfort him, in sickness and in health, and forsaking all others, remain faithful to him as long as you both shall live? (Bride responds I do)
*Address and Readings
__________and _________, today you are giving yourselves to one another to love and to live. Your lives are being woven together, and in time they will intertwine in such a way that you truly will become one in heart, mind, and soul. Listen to these words that reflect this kind of love between a man and a woman:
When a Man and Woman Are in Love
When a man and woman are in Love,
His life lies within hers.
Each lives as an individual,
Yet they also live for one another.
They will work as a mirror,
Reflecting to each other
their strengths and weaknesses.
They will work together to alleviate
the emotional walls that may separate them.
They will work together to build a
Better understanding of one another.
They will learn to lean on each other,
but not so much as to be a burden on the other.
They will learn to reach out to one another,
but not so much as to suffocate the other.
They will learn when it’s time to speak
and when it is time to listen.
They will be there to comfort each other
in times of sorrow.
They will be there to celebrate together
in times of happiness.
They will be one another’s friend,
guiding each other to the happiness
that life holds.
They will be one another’s companion,
Facing together the challenges
that life may present.
When a man and a woman are in love,
His life lies within hers
and her life lies within his.
Together they will love one another
For the rest of their lives,
Forever and ever.
The Holy Scripture Concerning Love
The Apostle Paul wrote to the Church of Corinth.
Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful;
it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist
on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not
rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right.
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things,
endures all things.
Love never fails. So faith, hope, and love abide,
these three; but the greatest of these… is Love.
I Corinthians 13:4-7, 13)
__________and ____________; the time has come to exchange your vows in the estate of Holy matrimony.
____________, will you please repeat after me:
I, _______________, take thee _______________, to be my wedded wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part. This is my solemn vow.
_______________, will you please repeat after me:
I, _______________, take thee _______________, to be my wedded husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part. This is my solemn vow.
*Explanation of the Rings
The wedding ring serves as a symbol of the promise you have just spoken. It is the outward and visible sign of an inward and invisible love that binds your two hearts together. The wedding ring is also a symbol of what God is. He is without beginning and without end—He is eternal. The ring is without beginning and without end. This exchange of the wedding ring reminds us of the unending love you have for each other and also reflects the eternal love God has for each of you.
*Ring Exchange Vows
(Groom)_________________, will you place the ring on Vanessa’s finger please.
(Groom)_________________, please repeat after me:
This ring I give in token and pledge, as a sign of my love and devotion. With this ring I thee wed.
(Repeat for bride if double ring)
(Bride)______________please repeat after me:
This ring I accept, as a sign of your love and devotion.
(Repeat for groom if double ring)
Let us pray:
*Prayer and Blessings
Our Heavenly Father, we ask Your blessing upon these two lives, and the unity of family that they will establish today. May the love they have for each other grow deeper and stronger because of their love for you. Lord, you guided them to each other, now guide them in this new journey as husband and wife. As they walk down this path, light their way so that they may keep their eyes focused on Your will, their hands holding fast to Your truth, their feet firmly planted in Your Word, and their hearts bound together by Your love. This we pray in Your name. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Male ana e pili mai aloha ‘olua i mau loa ~ You two will cling to love in marriage, forever.
_______________, since you have consented together in Holy matrimony, and have pledged yourselves to each other by your solemn vows and this ring, and have declared your commitment of love before God and these witnesses, by the authority vested in me by the State of Hawaii, I now pronounce you man and wife.
Those whom God hath joined together, let no man separate.
_______________, You may kiss your bride.
*The Kiss to seal the Sacrament of
Ladies and gentlemen, it is my privilege to introduce to you for the very first time,
Mr. and Mrs. _____________________________
Makapu`u Beach & Reception at Sea Life Park
Ceremony customized by
Rev. David Heaukulani, Ph.D., D.D., SJXXIII
Customized Marriage Certificate
Licensed ministers Rev. David Heaukulani and Rev. Robert Shimamoto will perform weddings on the Big Island of Hawaii. Any location and customized to your requirements. Hawaiian cultural features can be included as we are both native Hawaiians. Rev. Heaukulani does excerpts of the Hawaiian Wedding song, for example, see:
Rev. Bob Shimamoto
David and Patrice at Hakalau Beach Park 12-21-12