You don't have to have to be in Hawaii to add some Hawaiian elements to your wedding ceremony. You don't even have to be on a beach!
The Hawaiian word 'Aloha' is perfect to describe a wedding as it means 'hello, good-bye and with love'. When you get married, you are saying 'Aloha' to your single life forever. You are saying 'Aloha' to your married life and you are doing it all with love.
In Hawaii it is common for the wedding couple to have a circle of flowers, or petals, indicating where they will exchange their vows. The couple stand inside the circle and the Celebrant stands outside it. The circle, like a wedding ring, is symbolic of the couple's never ending love for one another and the eternal pledge that they will commit to each other.
Another tradition, in Hawaii, is the presenting of flower garlands, or leis. There are many way of incorporating this ancient tradition into a modern Western wedding. One is for the couple to exchange their leis, near the beginning of the ceremony. The two families can add their garlands, to symbolise that each partner has been accepted into the other's family.
Leis made with artificial flowers are relatively inexpensive and, if given as favours, can serve as a lasting reminder of the wedding.
And finally, 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow/Wonderful World' performed by the world famous Hawaiian singer, Israel Kamakawiwo'Ole, is a beautiful song that would be perfect to walk down the aisle, or to your circle, to...
Hi, I am Lorraine Hull, an award-winning Independent Celebrant, based in Liverpool.
I am most usually asked to conduct ceremonies in North-West England and North Wales but I am happy to travel anywhere within the U.K. or abroad.
At the risk of shouting (and sounding extremely cheesy) "I LOVE MY JOB".
I love to create and conduct personal and personalised Wedding, Partnership, Commitment, Naming, and Celebration of Life ceremonies; anyone, and everyone, is welcome to ask me to work with, and for, them.
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I advocate kindness, fairness, respect and equality for all through everything that I say and do: Love is Love, Family is Family, Life is Life.
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