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Hawaii Beach Wedding Ceremony & Ordained Ministers

Bride In Paradise beach wedding ceremony is simple, meaningful and romantic. We offer non-denominational Christian wedding ceremony with Hawaiian cultural touch and value. It is our honor and joy to witness thousands of couple come from all over the world  to begin their new chapter in life and renew their vows in the paradise of Hawaii. In respect of  different belief systems and cultural backgrounds, we also offer non-religious wedding ceremony. All our ministers are ordained and licensed through the State of Hawaii. Although we have performed thousands of wedding, we always treat each couple with care, respect and enthusiasm. We encourage you to write your own personal vows, we will incorporate yours with our standard vows. You don't have to read through our manuscripts, we will guide you step by step. All you will have to do is relax and enjoy the moment.


Pastor John Fuchigami was raised here in Hawaii and is serving as the Senior Pastor of Hope Chapel Ala Moana. He’s been married to his beautiful wife for 23 years and has three wonderful children.

 Licensed through the State of Hawaii and having performed thousands of weddings since 2003, Pastor John is able to do a number of different wedding ceremonies to suit the needs and desires of the couple. Ceremonies include: Japanese/ English weddings and Japanese vow renewal ceremonies; Hawaiian-styled ceremonies; vow renewal ceremonies; traditional ceremonies; and more.

 One of Pastor John’s driving values, when it comes to performing weddings, is “No matter how many weddings I perform, I want to treat each one like it’s my first and only wedding. Practically every couple is experiencing this joy and wonder for the first and only time. I want to enter into, and share, that experience with them. I want each and every couple to feel special . . . because they are. The way I engage and officiate their wedding will only take a moment, but the memory of the event is something they will carry for a lifetime. So I want to treat my role in this occasion with the utmost respect and heart.”

Rev. Boyd Lunalilo Lyons a.k.a. Pastor Luna

Pastor Luna has joyfully performed local and international weddings and vow renewals in Hawaii, since 1994. His ceremonies include Hawaiianstyle prayers and conch shell , non-denominational, traditional religious, as well as neutrally romantic style ceremonies. He is a graduate of the Kamehameha Schools, attendee of Colorado College and the University of Hawaii. He completed his biblical studies and ordination with a nondenominational church that is internationally known. 
Hawaii Religious CF Ceremony Opening Hawaiian Chant-Prayer:
  E ke Akua Aloha, ke mea i hana na mea apau. Makalani a me kahonua ke kahu. I hoʼo ka awale, na ia hui kanaka. Ke no noe a imi nei makouʻ ia oe. Olu olu oe, e loaa mai kou makou. Makana haʼa haʼa, haʼawi. Ia me ke aloha a meka maluhia. Amene. Aloha Kakou Apau! (A warm welcome to everyone!) Dear Ones, We have gathered in this beautiful Hawaiian setting and in the sight of God, to witness & celebrate the joining together of two separate lives; _________and . When a couple is drawn to each other and their love begins to grow deeper, and tender, and their relationship draws very close together, we call this, Pilialoha, in Hawaii. This close and tender bond of love has brought ____&____ to their decision to seal that bond of Aloha with the highest form of commitment between a man and woman which is the sacred union of Holy Matrimony, created by Ke Akua for this purpose. The essence of this commitment is the taking and uniting of another person in his or her entirety, as lover, companion and friend for life. For this reason, _____&_____, this is a decision that should not be taken lightly, but rather with deepest honesty, faith, sincerity, respect and resolve towards each other. Your loving relationship will now be set apart for each other; physically, spiritually, emotionally, and intellectually. Whether you do things together or individually, you can now enrich each otherʼs life, when you share these experiences, as confident, cheerleader and friend. ___&___, always be sensitive to each otherʼs perspective and determine to never stop learning about each otherʼs feelings, passions, dreams, and desires. Thatʼs called intimacy and it will define who you are as a couple and is what makes for a healthy, blessed and mature marriage.  Your lives working together, motivated by love and a care for the world you live in, can touch lives way beyond what you could have done individually. And with ke Akuaʼs help, there really is no limit to what you can accomplish. THE GIFT OF EACH OTHER ___(groom), Youʼre about to be blessed with Ke Akuaʼs beautiful design and gift in ___(bride). Your Aloha for her is the cultivating result of your appreciation for her unique beauty; special qualities, individual personality, her special way of communicating with you, and caring for you. Her unique life print, along with her peculiar and interesting ways are the treasures that you are about to take into your life and future. ___(bride), youʼre about to be blessed by Ke Akua with this very impressive young man, ___(groom). Your love for him is the result of your appreciation of his notable characteristics, special qualities, ways of communicating with you and his respect and care for you. His unique life print and interesting peculiarities are about to be your treasures and will be yours to enjoy for life.

HAWAIIAN LEI PRESENTATION (invite couple to exchange personal words; Na makamaka;  Ohanas, breathe on leis breath of life; leis are delicate as life and live are; just as a new lei is required frequently to refresh the fragrance of love, and life honored, so is your marriage...)

VOWS __(Groom), do you take __(bride), to be your beloved wife; to share your lives together, in the good times or bad times, in sickness and in health, for richer times or poorer times, for as long you both shall live? “I Do.” (bride), do you take, __(groom), to be your beloved husband; to share your lives together, in the good times or bad times, in sickness and in health, for richer times or poorer times, for as long as you both shall live? “I Do.”

  RINGS (May I have the rings?) - (hold up rings, have couple look at rings, share the meaning with them) Wedding rings are a beautiful outward sign of something that has taken place, lovingly, intellectually, and spiritually within your hearts, minds, and person. Your rings are designed with beauty, simplicity, strength and brilliance, to represent the unbroken circle of your love surrounding and protecting each other and announcing to the world that you are proud to be known as, husband and wife. 3___(groom), will you now take the ring youʼve selected for ___ (bride). Place it partially on her ring finger, and repeat these words after me: (Groom to Bride). With this ring, I give you my promise that from this day forward you shall not walk alone. May my heart be your shelter and my arms be your home. May God bless you always. May we walk together through all things. May you feel deeply loved, for indeed your are. May you always see your innocence in my eyes. With this ring, I give you my heart. I have no greater gift to give. I promise I shall do my best. I shall always try. I feel so honored to call you wife. I feel so blessed to call you mine. May we feel this joy forever. I thank God. I thank you. Amen. (Bride to Groom). With this ring, I give to you my promise that from this day forward you shall not walk alone. May my heart be your shelter and my arms be your home. May God bless you always. May we walk together through all things. May you feel deeply loved, for indeed you are. May you always see your innocence in my eyes. With this ring, I give you my heart. I have no greater gift to give. I promise I shall do my best. I shall always try. I feel so honored to call you husband. I feel so blessed to call you mine. May we feel this joy forever. I thank God. I thank you. Amen.

Sand Ceremony (optional)

A sand ceremony is optional. Two vessels of sand are poured together  into a third keepsake vessel which symbolize two individuals lives  inseparably join as one...

BLESSING TO COUPLE ___&___, today, we have witnessed the amazing and beautiful institution that Ke Akua created for you. This is the highest love, honor and respect that a man and woman can offer to each other. We have witnessed a miracle; the uniting of your lives in the joyous commitment of two becoming one, husband and wife. May you be blessed by Ke Akua; with favor, happiness, and success in the life you share together. May the world be touched by the example of love that you give and share. May your ability to forgive be a rich facet of your love in your hearts for each other, and the hope of a future and success in life, together. Hawaiian Prayer: Mahalo Ke Akua no keia manawa. Mahalo ia ‘Oe no ke aloha no ke-ia male ‘ana. E ho‘opo-maika‘i ‘Oe i ke-ia male-i-na la-apau. Ma ka Inoa Hiwa-hiwa o Iesu Kristo, ‘Amene. PRONOUNCEMENT & ANNOUNCEMENT It is now with great joy and pleasure, that I by the authority granted to me by Ke Akua and the State of Hawaii, now pronounce you, husband and wife. You may seal your vows with a kiss. Ladies and Gentlemen, please help me congratulate, Mr. & Mrs. & _______________________ .

Hawaii Beach Wedding Ceremony & Romantic Photo Shoot

We thank Amy & Seth for sharing their love story with us. May their love for each other continue to grow and mature. May their life together be a source of strength and inspiration to the world.

Director of photography:        
Video photographer:              
Hair and make up:                 
Billy Lee
Richard Quan
Pastor Luna

Native Hawaiian Musician: Bernard K. Kalua  I was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii. I’m the youngest of 10 children and the only musician. I gained my musical knowledge around the age of 14 from childhood friends and classmates in Keaukaha. My first major recording was with the Blalahs of Keaukaha in 1976, which led to recording and performing with Ledward Kaapana and Ikona in 1978. At the end of 1982, I venture off on my own as a free-lance musician. I’m currently performing for the Manager’s cocktail reception at the Embassy Suites Waikiki Beach Walk’s Grand Lanai on Fridays from 5:30 – 7:30pm and at the Kuhio Beach Hula Show every other Thursday from 6:30 – 7:30.


Reverend James Kimo Taylor


From the bottom of my heart, I wish to thank you. You did an amazing ceremony; the worlds you said and how you explained the meaning of "Aloha" just added to the already special moment. Your warm personality was a definite plus, I loved the floral ring in the sand where the bride and groom stood. The blowing of the conch shell, set the mood-you just knew something special was taking place. The sand ceremony was my favorite part. You explained it so well, it was humorous & touching to watch, even tossing flower petals at the end added a special softness. This was a wedding in paradise. Thanks to you. May God bless you abundantly in all you do. "A thank you card from John & Cony








 ENTER:  Rev., Groom & Bestman

 ENTER:  Bridesmaids & Escorts

 ENTER:  Grooms parents & Brides parents

 ENTER:  Flower girl & Ring Bearer

 Special Song: (Instrumental background or Singer)

 ENTER:  Bride & Father

 Rev. say’s; “Everyone, please stand.”

 Bride & Father stop at center front

 Rev. say’s; “Who is it that presents this bride to this groom?”

 Bride kisses Father - Father passes Brides hand to Groom – Father shakes Grooms hand – Father moves aside

 Couple moves in front – Stands facing each other holding hands

  Welcome everyone!  My name is Rev. Kimo Taylor.  Aloha! 

I would like to thank all of you for joining us here today to celebrate the marriage, between ______ & ______.  

  LEI EXCHANGE (This is an OPTIONAL ELEMENT, Groom & bride present lei’s to family and/or friends)

 Rev. passes leis to couple

  At this time,  _______& _______ would like to present lei’s to their family.  In acknowledgement and appreciation of their parents - who gave them life and taught them love


 ______  & _______, in presenting yourselves here today to be joined in marriage, you perform an Act of Faith.  This faith can grow, and develop, and last, but only if you both decide to make it so.  If you would have the foundation of your marriage, be the devotion you have for one another, not just at this moment, but for all the days to come, then treasure the hopes and dreams that you both bring here today.  Dedication, Love, and Joy can grow only when you nourish them together.  Stand fast in that hope, stand firm in those dreams, having faith in your destiny, just as strongly as you have faith in yourselves, and in one another today.  Only with this spirit of faith, can you forge a union that will strengthen and endure all the days of your lives.


 Rev. removes Brides bouquet flowers – Couple face each other and hold hands


 _____, here’s my question to you.  Will you take this woman, whose hands you now hold, choosing her alone to be your wedded wife, and will you love her, comfort her, honor her at all times and be faithful to her, and to her alone? 

If so please answer, “I do!”


 _____, here’s my question to you.  Will you take this man, whose hands you now hold, choosing him alone to be your wedded husband, and will you love him, comfort him, honor him at all times and be faithful to him and to him alone?  If so please answer, “I do!”



 “I, _____, take you _____, to be my lawful wedded wife; to have and to hold, from this day forward; for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, until death do us part.”


 “I, _____, take you _____, to be my lawful wedded husband; to have and to hold, from this day forward; for better or for worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, until death do us part.” 


 Rev. say’s: “Please hold hands in ring position.”

 These rings, being circles, have no beginning and no end.  They represent the eternal nature of true love.

 _____ & _____ as you wear these rings, let them remind you that from now on, you will always be surrounded by each others love and caring.  Your rings are also made of precious metal, symbolizing your marriage as a divine union in the sight of God.

 Rev say’s;  “Start with groom, then the bride.  Place ring on the tip of the ring finger and please repeat after me.”

 “(Bride/Groom), I give to you this ring, I pledge to you my  love, my devotion and my life, for as long as we both shall live.”

   SPECIAL SONG:  Instrumental background or Singer

 LEI EXCHANGE   (This is an OPTIONAL ELEMENT – Groom & Bride presenting lei’s to each other)

 Rev. passes lei’s to Groom & Bride

   The leis symbolize the temporary and allow us to create a memory of your wedding day.  The very beautiful blossoms of the lei will eventually die and wilt away and it is to remind you to take your marriage one-day at a time and never take each other for granted.

 Rev. say’s;  “Groom first, place lei over brides head, kiss on both cheeks.” - Bride does the same to the Groom


 Rev. say’s; “Will bride and groom please step to each side of the table?”

   To begin this sand ceremony, please hold your respective sand containers.   _______ sand is Pink in color and _______ sand is Blue, each of which represents you as individuals.  Natural beach sand is on the bottom.

   As the two of you have just sealed your relationship by sharing your vows and your rings, the pouring of sand into this one container will symbolize the new family that has been formed today, blending all the heritage, traditions, experiences and love that you have shared with your individual families.

   Now, you may wish to leave a small amount of sand in each container as you finish pouring - to symbolize that although you are now joined as one - you each remain truly special individuals.


I would like to close by sharing this Meaning of Love;

 “Love is patient, love is kind, love does not envy, and love is not vain. Love is not proud, nor does it behave itself boastfully. Love keeps no record of wrongs because it does not delight in evil but rejoices in the truth.  Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes and endures all things.  Love never fails.”


Groom/Bride returns facing each other  – Hands in ring position – Rev. holds couples hands

 Let us pray.  Heavenly Father, we thank you for the sacred and tender ties which _____ & _____, have now taken upon themselves.  Help them to remember always the deep love they feel for each other on this special day.  Guide them, as they meld their hearts into one spirit, and we pray that you give them words gentle and kind, and hearts always ready to ask forgiveness, as well as willing to forgive.  Dear God, we put this marriage into your hands, through Christ our Savior.


 Imau aku kaloko mai’ka’i, o ka haku Isesu Cristo.  Me kealoha, o keakua, ame kalauna, puana o ka’uhane, hemolele me ka ko, apa’u. May the Spirit of our Lord be with the both of you always, for the two have now become one, now and forever more. Amen


 By the authority vested in me by the State of Hawaii, and our Heavenly Father, I now pronounce _____ & _____, husband and wife.   ______, you may now kiss the bride.

 Maid of Honor returns flowers to Bride – Face couple forward - Rev. say’s “Everyone please stand.”

  Ladies and gentlemen, it is my privilege and honor to present to you today, _____ & _____  ____________.


 EXIT: Groom & Bride and Wedding party

 Special Song:  Instrumental background or Singer

 Signing of the Marriage License

LIVING WATERS OF GOD MINISTRY... Kahu Parker, a native Hawaiian island minister, is warm, loving and true to his humble heart. From his strong ties to Hawaii's Royalty and famous paniolo heritage to his teachings from his Grandparents. You can say "ahhh... raised old fashion", but isn't being romantic... old fashioned? His beliefs comes a long way from his elders who were strong figures in the church and his up bringing, family, and life. By: Rosemary Parker

Rev. Dan Werning is an ordained Lutheran minister with many years experience performing weddings and doing other pastoral services. He has lived in Hawaii for 11 years and performs the traditional religious marriage service, a specially tailored service, or a beautiful non-religious wedding. His beautiful prayers and personalized comments will make your special day both familiar yet tailored for you alone.

Reverend James Chun was ordained as a Hawaii wedding officiant after being involved with weddings for over a decade.  Honolulu is home to James now as he left his birthplace, China, when he was just 5 years of age.  James remembers feeling a sense of pride to be American even at that young age, as he established his new life in Hawaii.  "Hawaii has given me a home, friends and my beautiful wife and children", says James.  Today, James resides in Honolulu along with his wife, two girls and doggie, Chewie.  

Before becoming a Hawaii wedding officiant, James owned and operated three medical clinics.  After a decade of caring for patients, James was bit by the creative bug from his lifelong friend, who works in Hollywood.  Instantly, James was introduced to the world of film.  After some training, James then started a video production company that still operates today.  

Married to his wife since 1996, James believes in marriage.  During his free time, James enjoys movies, cooking and staying fit at the gym; but most of all, spending time with family and friends.   

James' logo also expresses his beliefs.  The four colors represent the seasons of life.  Each box shows a vital aspect in our lives.  The yellow box represents family, the pink is love, blue signifies health and the green denotes prosperity.  In the center of it all, a cross, representing faith.  "I believe that God designed us all with the unique ability to create happiness in ourselves and those around us", says James.  He believes there are six things that everyone should  practice regularly.  ​

1. Pray - Give thanks for where we are, pray for guidance in where we want to go.  

2. Be Active - Activity is good for the body and the mind.  It reduces stress, lifts your mood and keeps you young.  

3. Work - The pursuit of happiness is often more rewarding than the prize.  

4. Love - The most important thing in life are your relationships.  Cherish each of them daily.  

5. Experience - Try something new.  It could be as simple as trying a new route on a daily run or a new restaurant.  New experiences always bring joy and freshness to life.  

6. Respect yourself - Knowing your self worth and being happy with yourself is vital.  Without it, there is little that success, fame or relationships can do to make you happy in the long run.   

When booking with Rev. James, you are getting more than just your officiant.  You are securing a reputation of reliability.  James has been counted on by countless couples as well as some of Hawaii premiere wedding venues as a trusted professional.