Hoʻāo (Traditional Hawaiian Wedding Ceremony) Licensed officiant.
Performed in Hawaiian and English including traditional oli (chants). The wedding ceremony has traditional Hawaiian qualities and features that enhance the wedding making it a unique cultural and matrimonial experience. Formal cultural attire is optional
The opening of an event with traditional Hawaiian conch shell blowing and chants to start off the beginning of the event with blessings. Hula Kahiko optional. Formal cultural attire optional.
Including Hoʻolewa ma ke Kai (Scattering of ashes in the ocean)
Beginning a funeral and/or burial service with traditional Hawaiian oli (chants) and pule (prayers) and include traditional Hawaiian qualities and features that enhance the ceremonial procession. The Hoʻolewa ma ke Kai is a Hawaiian ceremony with traditional protocol of scattering the ashes in the ocean by canoe or boat.
A Hawaiian memorial service for the passing of an individual or individuals expressing aloha with their family and friends. The ceremony is conducted in a traditional Hawaiian manner with oli (chants) and pule (prayers). The prayers are for protection and blessings to heal the hurt and sadness. The ceremony includes traditional Hawaiian qualities and features that enhance the ceremonial procession. The ceremony is performed to clear the path and free the spirit to move on in its journey.
Pikai (Cleansing with salt water distributed by Lāʻī [Ti leaf])
A purification ceremony by sprinkling salt water with a ti leaf onto the person as traditional Hawaiian oli (chants) are performed. This ceremony is a blessing and cleansing for spiritual strength, protection and rejuvenation. For the opening and cleansing of a home, office or building. Service includes chants for cleansing and clearing the path throughout the desired area. For the life and spirit of a child with growth, strength and protection. This ceremony can be done at any age, most recently for a child’s first birthday.
For a group, entity or organization that are making a commitment or for strengthening and bonding of the group. The ceremony includes traditional oli (chants) and the preparation and serving of ‘awa in the traditional way. This creates a space for open communication and the expression of heartfelt emotion, gratitude and acknowledgement of each other and the ‘āina that sustains us. A hula kahiko is also performed.
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