Charles

On one of the most important days of your life you can rest assured that your wedding ceremony is in the most loving, capable and professional hands. Charles Nahale, a trained musician, Hawaiian native, Minister and spiritual teacher is committed to honoring your joyous and sacred commitment service.  Whether religious, Hawaiian or non-religious ceremony, Charles’ deep connection to the Hawaiian Islands allows for a rich experience filled with the spirit of Aloha.  As he treasures the island and his duties, let Charles treasure you and yours on this your most precious and cherished day.


Hawaiian Non-Religious Wedding Vows

Hawaiian Chant – Oli Aloha (Greeting)

Onaona I ka hala me ka lehua,

He hale lehua no ia na ka noe,

O ka’u no ia e ano’i nei,

E li’a nei ho’i o kahiki mai,

A hiki mai no ‘olua,

A hiki pu no me ke aloha….

Aloha e! Aloha e! Aloha e!

The oli is a chant that offers a form of greeting. It says in part, This is the sight for which I have longed.

Now that you have come, love has come with you.

Aloha and Welcome!

Groom and Bride, we are gathered here to celebrate your marriage. This day you have chosen to affirm

your love for each other with spoken words, and with the sharing of symbols.

Marriage is a commitment to life…to the best that two people can find and bring out of each other. It offers

sharing and growth no other human relationship can equal, a physical and emotional joining that is

promised for a lifetime.

Within the circle of it’s love, marriage encompasses all of life’s most important relationships. A wife and

husband are each others best friend, confidant, lover, teacher and listener. There may come times when one

partner is heartbroken or ailing, and the love of the other brings healing, and a steadfastness to the sturdy

foundation that allows the marriage covenant to be established upon.

Marriage deepens and enriches every facet of life. Happiness is fuller; memories are fresher; commitment is stronger.

Marriage understands and forgives the mistakes 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 create a spirit unique to

themselves, which binds them closer than any spoken or written word. Marriage is a promise, made in the

hearts of two people who love each other, and this will take a lifetime to fulfill.

– Aloha to the both of you and welcome to our Island!

Sharing of Leis

For those of us who call Hawaii our home, the flower lei is a symbol of love. It is also a symbol of things

that are fragile and temporal. A flower lei will last 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 love that

you have for one another.

The Hawaiian’s have a traditional saying, Honi ka waha : kiss him/her on the mouth.

-HONI KA WAHA!

Declaration of Intention

Groom, do you wish for Bride to be known as your wife? If so, please say, I do.

Bride, do you wish for Groom to be known as your husband? If so, please say, I do.

Groom and Bride, do you promise to let the love for each other grow, as it will and 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.

Marriage Vows

I, Groom, take you Bride, to be my wife. I promise to love you, honor you, and cherish you. I will be your

companion. I will share my strengths and my achievements. I promise to respect you and be your friend.

For better or for worse; for richer or for poorer; in sickness and in health, for as long as we both shall live.

I, Bride, take you Groom, to be my husband. I promise to love you, honor you, and cherish you. I will be

your companion. I will share my strengths and my achievements. I promise to respect you and be your

friend. 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

the 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 upon the beauty of these rings; remember, the love that you

have for each other…is forever.

Groom, repeat after me your ring ceremony:

Bride, I give this ring to you as a sign of my love, I give myself to you to be your husband. From this day

forward, you shall not walk alone. I feel so honored to have you as my wife. I vow to love you and sustain

you in the covenant of our marriage, for as long as we both shall live.

Bride, repeat after me your ring ceremony:

Groom, I give this ring to you as a sign of my love. I give myself to you to be your wife. From this day

forward, you shall not walk alone. I feel so honored to have you as my husband. I vow to love and sustain

you in the covenant of our marriage, for as long as we both shall live.

Pronouncement

We have been witnesses to this special day; therefore, I and all of those here with you, recognize that you

have become husband and wife. And we, and all of your family and friends shall honor you as the same,

from this day forward.

Benediction

Groom and Bride, remember this day here in beautiful Maui, Hawaii, with joy and thanksgiving, and may

you love to live, and live to love!

Now, therefore, by the authority given unto me as a minister, and by the laws of this state; I now pronounce

that you are husband and wife. Therefore, you may now kiss your bride!

I present to you Mr. and Mrs. Groom!

Aloha e! Aloha e! Aloha e!