Tropical Maui Luau Wedding
It was really important to us that our wedding reflected us as a couple. Mike wanted to make sure that we stayed traditional and didn’t see each other before the ceremony. We opted to do a first handhold around a doorway instead, we reached around the door frame, held hands and read notes that we each wrote for each other that morning. Holding his hand before the ceremony was so calming (and exciting!) and I wouldn’t trade this moment for the world. It was truly one of the most special moments of my life – I’d live it over and over again a million times if I could!
Something unique? Our grandmothers were the flower girls! Mike’s grandmother, Nancy, and my grandmother, Helen, proudly tossed petals as they marched down the aisle – it was so sweet! We are both really close with our grandmothers, so, incorporating them into our wedding day was really special.
One of our other favorite pieces of the wedding was our minister, Rev. Kimo Kirkman. He did a Hawaiian religious ceremony for us, including a Hawaiian prayer and lei exchange, as well as the blowing of the Pu (conch shell), which is symbolic and deeply rooted in Hawaiian culture. We absolutely loved being able to incorporate Hawaiian traditions into our ceremony along with our handwritten vows for one another.