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Hollywood, Hawaii Wedding Minister and Romance

Hawaiian wedding officiant
Pastor Luna

There’s just something about these islands that makes them one of the world’s top wedding destinations.  They’re picturesque, beautiful in natural splendor, and breath-taking.

This 50th State is a destination that you would be proud to say, “married in Hawaii”!

Over a half century, Hollywood has played its part in giving people a taste and vision of the islands.  Romance is almost always the underlying emotion stirred.

We’ve been charmed about these isles with movies like:

  • South Pacific and it’s classic Roger’s & Hammerstein music and mysterious Bali Hai, filmed on the island of Kauai
  • Blue Hawaii, with wedding ideas, Hollywood Hawaiian-style with Elvis Presley
  • From Here to Eternity, and it’s infamous beach scene with Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr. Shot next to the “Blow Hole” on Oahu
  • North Shore
  • Six Days Seven Nights
  • Pearl Harbor
  • 50 First Dates, a romantic comedy set in various parts of Hawaii with Alan Sandler and Drew Barrymore
  • A Perfect Getaway, an action thriller for the brave of heart couples who experience Hawaii’s beauty with a twist
  • Aloha (May 2015)
  • Jurrasic World (June 2015).

My great, great grandfather, Julius A. Wise from Hamburg, Germany, came to the islands in the mid-1800’s.  He fell in love with this tropical paradise and with a Hawaiian island girl, Rebecca Nawaa.  Tutu kupuna wahine kuakahi (great great grandma), was born in the same birthplace as King Kamehameha I.  I understand, Tutu was a seventh generation descendant of Kamehameha, first king to unite the Hawaiian islands.  Julius and Rebecca Married in Hawaii, Kohala on the big island of Hawaii in the 1860’s.

Hawaii has been a pleasing peaceful sanctuary of love or as we say in Hawaii, Aloha!

So, how about you?  Why not take the plunge?  You can come by ship, jet plane, balloon, although a bit risky, or by canoe, if you’re Polynesian or Nordic or just an extreme adventurist.

I’d love to hear your story about, “why Hawaii?”. Did you find a “Married in Hawaii Minister for your wedding?

Let me say, “E Komo Mai” in advance.  “Welcome” to the islands of Aloha.