Ceremony Script :: Modern Hawaiian Wedding Ceremony

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SEE KRISTY & DAVID’S WEDDING BY WENDY LAUREL RIGHT HERE.

Welcome
David and Kristy, we are here to celebrate your marriage this day you have chosen to affirm your love for each other with spoken words, with prayer, and with the sharing of symbols.

Verse by the sea
Marriage is a commitment to life; to the best that two people can find and bring out of each other. it offers opportunities for sharing and growth no other human relationships can equal, a physical as well as an emotional joining that is promised for a lifetime. Within the circle of its love, marriage encompasses all of life’s most important relationships. a wife and a husband are each other’s best friend, confidant, lover, teacher and listener. there may come times when one partner maybe heartbroken or ailing and the love of the other brings healing and a stedfastness of a solid foundation that allows the marriage covenant to be established! Marriage deepens and enriches every facet of life. happiness is fuller; memories are fresher; commitment is stronger. Marriage understands and forgives the mistakes that life is unable to avoid, and yet it encourages and nurtures new life, new experiences, and new ways of expressing love through the seasons of life. When two people pledge to love and care for each other; in marriage they seem to have created a spirit unique to themselves, which binds them closer than any spoken or written words. for marriage is a promise; a potential; made in the hearts of two people who love each other, and this will take a lifetime to fulfill. (aloha to you both, welcome to olowalu)

The sharing of leis
For those of us who call hawaii home, the flower lei is a symbol of love; it is also a symbol of things that are fragile and temporal. For a flower lei will last for only a day or two, and then it is gone. Our lives are like the lei; within the span of eternity. therefore live with tender consideration for each other; continue to love one another and your marriage will last. May the leis you now offer each other be recognized for the earnest of your love that you have for one another.
(the hawaiians have a traditional saying; honi ka wa’ha; kiss her/him on the mouth).

Now there is a seriousness; to your willingness to enter into this covenant, of marriage:
david, do you take kristy, to be your wife? if so please say “i do.”
kristy, do you take david, to be your husband? if so please say “i do.”
david & kristy, do you promise to let your love for each other grow; as it will; as it must; so that in the years to come you will renew your acceptance; your understanding and your trust of one another. if so please say “we promise.”

Vows
I David, take you Kristy, to be my wife. i promise to love you; only you, and cherish you. i will be a companion to you i will share my strengths, and my acheivements. i promise to respect you, and be a friend to you. for better or for worse for richer or for poorer in sickness and in health for as long as we both shall live
I Kristy, take you David, to be my husband. i promise to love you; only you, and cherish you. i will be a companion to you i will share my strengths, and my acheivements i promise to respect you, and be a friend to you for better or for worse for richer or for poorer in sickness and in health for as long as we both shall live

Ring ceremony
The wedding rings are a symbol of longevity; in the marriage covenant. the circle of the ring symbolizes a never ending circle of love and commitment, that you are making. always see the best in each other, and each day that you are together; when you look at the beauty of these rings, remember the love that you have for one another; it’s forever.

david, repeat after me your ring ceremony:
kristy, i give you this ring
as a sign of my love
i give myself to you; to be your husband.
from this day forward;
you will never walk alone!
i feel so honored to have you, as my wife.
all that i have and all that i have said
i seal it with this ring.

kristy, repeat after me your ring ceremony:
david, i give you this ring;
as a sign of my love
i give myself to you; to be your wife.
from this day forward;
you will never walk alone!
i feel so honored to have you, as my husband.
all that i have and all that i have said
i seal it with this ring.

Pronouncement
we have been witnesses to this very special day. therefore i and those of us that are here with you have recognized that you have become husband and wife. therefore, we and all of your families and your friends shall honor you as the same from this day forward.

Prayer of blessings in Hawaiian, and then interpretation:
imau aku kaloko mai ka’i o ke akua a mekalauna puana o ka’uhane hemolele me ka ko apa’u.
may the lord god bless you and keep you. may god’s face shine upon you and be gracious unto you; and may god lift up his countenance upon you both and give you peace; both now and forever more; amene.

Benediction
david & kristy, remember this beautiful day here in olowalu, maui, hawaii with joy and with thanksgiving, and may you love to live; and live to love!
now therefore, by the authority that has been given unto me by the laws of the state of hawaii; i now pronounce, that you are husband and wife. therefore, (honi ka wa’ha) you may kiss your bride!
whom god has joined together, let no man put asunder!
it gives me such a great privilege to present to you as husband and wife; for the very first time, mr. and mrs. david & kristy masson.

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