Hawaii Weddings - "Why
get married on Maui?"
Excerpts from an interview with Rev. Fay Hovey
Maui is a very romantic, nurturing island.
It is a very healing place, and a wonderful place for a new beginning. A wedding, a renewal, or a commitment ceremony is a new beginning-- regardless of how long you've been together.
Getting married and having a Hawaiian wedding here on the islands is so special because the island is so filled with life. The island is always regenerating with rainbows, greenery and continual new growth.
The ocean surrounds everything here. You always feel its presence and that is so incredibly soothing. The ocean is always moving and flowing-- this gives you a sense of all the possibilities here-- truly unlimited possibilities.
Hawaii Weddings can be sweet and simple, or they can be expanded into something much grander. There's something so beautiful and romantic about a sunset wedding on the beach. Just taking a walk down the beach with the person you love most in this world gives you a sense of being in nature's most beautiful cathedral. It's a very spiritual experience.
Another beautiful aspect of getting married here is that you don't need a lot of money. A beach wedding is so affordable, yet carries with a sense of being very divine and special. A beach, a waterfall, a scenic vista-- imagine exchanging your vows as a shimmering rainbow drops the sheerest droplets of misty rain, and surrounds everything with a glow of life, love and wonder."
Maui is so beautiful visually-- so many gorgeous beaches, waterfalls and natural gardens. There is such a sheer beauty to the land, and around every corner is a new vista just waiting to be discovered.
When you come to Maui, you feel a sense of graciousness and a calming peace that we call the aloha spirit.
Maui is both a beautiful place and a sophisticated place to get married. There is a wonderful choice of restaurants, food and caterers. Combine this with an unforgettable scenic vista, and you start your married lives with a magical experience that you'll always treasure.
While every island in Hawaii is unique and a treat to visit and explore, Maui is still the best spot to be married. Kauai and Hawaii are also incredibly beautiful, but you have much more limited choices as to restaurants, and where you can have your reception. Oahu has a large variety of caterers, but it's so crowded there are limited amounts of uncrowded vistas. It's no fun getting married on a beach with hundreds of sunbathers milling about and staring down at you from their hotel skyscraper balconies. Maui is unique -- a combination of beauty and sophistication.