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Marry You in Hawaii is a wedding officiant located in Honolulu, Hawaii. Having curated a group of Oahu’s best wedding officiants, Marry You in Hawaii offers a whole range of different ceremony styles. Guests have the ability to pick and choose the best officiant for their style of wedding.

Services Offered

Getting married on the beautiful island of O’ahu is a truly amazing and special occasion. This is why the company is happy to customize and accommodate couples requirements for their special day, creating the most amazing of ceremonies. Ceremonies on average take less than 30 minutes and provide for many wedding service types. These include non-religious, interfaith, civil unions, single religion, and vow renewals. Services provided include ceremony rehearsals, allowing couples to make their own vows, and officiating in either English or Japanese. Religious affiliations served include:

  • Agnostic
  • No Denomination
  • Orthodox Christian
  • Unitarian

  • Asian-owned
  • Woman-owned
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Frequently asked questions

What is the typical price for your wedding services?

$600

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$375

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

$375

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

Non-religious
Interfaith
Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Agnostic
No Denomination
Orthodox Christian
Unitarian

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

In which states are you licensed?

HI

What languages do you speak?

English
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Reviews of Marry You in Hawaii

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Stephanie
Stephanie I. Sent on 05/22/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Kelehua is the best

Kelehua was the officiant for my aunt's wedding in 2021. We were visiting from the mainland and had no previous thoughts of having a wedding in Hawaii. It all changed after that ceremony.

Kelehua is truly the best at what she does. My husband and I both hate being in the spotlight, but she did a great job making us feel comfortable. Her presence was so calming before, during, and after the wedding ceremony. The ceremony itself was so beautiful and we are so happy we chose her to officiate our wedding.

I would highly recommend booking with her. If I could do it again, I would definitely be choosing her again.
Kasandra
Kasandra M. Sent on 05/06/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Kelehua kawaii is incredible

We got married in Hawaii in March, and although it’s Hawaii and would’ve been beautiful anyway, Kelehua made it the most amazing, heartfelt, beautiful ceremony. If we could do it all over again, we would - thanks to her for bringing the spirit of Aloha to our guests and our hearts.
My family is from the islands and we had other family fly in from Canada. The comment we got the most about our ceremony, was Kelehua. Everyone felt she made it extremely intimate and made everyone feel like Ohana. She is truly gifted. Her voice is unbelievably soothing and we got lost in her words.
If you are getting married in Hawaii, book Kelehua immediately. You will not regret it as she will create memories and imprints on your heart!
Thank you Kelehua for being such a special part of our day!
Nellie
Nellie D. Sent on 05/25/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Kelehua was amazing

Kelehua was an amazingly thoughtful and deeply spiritual celebrant who adapted effortlessly to our style and preferences. Multiple guests asked us afterwards for her readings, because they were so moved by her meditations on love and life. During the ceremony it was as if she made time stand still so we could absorb the significance of the moment. If you are considering a wedding on Hawai'i, Kelehua should be your first port of call.
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Maila Gibson
Maila Gibson
Wedding Officiant

Maila Gibson-Bandmann is a Na Hoku Hanohano Award winning singer/songwriter/recording artist. She is half of the popular wedding music duo, Ben & Maila. Maila’s wedding experience dates back as far as the early 90s when she was in high school. She sang at her first wedding at the age of 15 for a friend’s sister and cried as the bride walked down the aisle even though she was practically a stranger. That’s the day a passion for weddings was realized.

Over the last few years, Maila’s wedding experience has grown from entertaining and emceeing to officiating. Maila is happily married and passionate about her own marriage and loves to bring that same sense of passion and commitment to her ceremonies. Maila was raised Christian, so it’s very natural to weave scripture and prayer into her ceremonies in a real, applicable, and light way. It is important to her to get to know every couple and to allow them to bring what’s important to them into their ceremony.

Maila lives in Honolulu, is a real estate agent, loves CrossFit, and loves to enjoy the outdoor island life as much as possible with her husband and Cocker Spaniels.

Kahu Brutus La Benz
Kahu Brutus La Benz
Wedding Officiant

I was born and raised on Oahu and have a deep love for Hawaiian culture, language, and our natural resources. I have a B.A. in Hawaiian Studies and a B.A. in Hawaiian Language from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. One of my passions is Hula. I am a member of an award-winning Halau (hula group) and have danced Hula for over 15 years and have been trained in Oli (chant) for over 10 years. I truly love performing weddings, blessings, and vow renewals; however, I also work a full-time job with the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) as a Land Management Specialist for our lands that have significant cultural and natural resources. I look forward to working with you…ALOHA!

Kelehua Kawai
Kelehua Kawai
Wedding Officiant

Kelehua was raised on the Windward side of O’ahu, where she learned to dance hula at a young age. She competed in the Merrie Monarch Hula Festival, and later began dancing professionally, at home and in Japan. She was given an opportunity to officiate a wedding by a dear friend, and has been performing wedding ceremonies and vow renewals ever since. She embraces her culture each day through Hawaiian music, language, and dance.

As an officiant, Kelehua delicately weaves Hawaiian cultural elements into her ceremony, blended with familiar, traditional elements, allowing each couple’s experience to feel truly unique to the Islands. The result is a warm and memorable time where each couple feels embraced by the spirit of Aloha and the beauty of Hawai’i. Kelehua tailors each ceremony to the couple’s liking, incorporating elements such as personal vows, Scripture, or the couple’s own cultural traditions. She also performs Japanese ceremonies.

Kelehua continues to dance hula professionally and is a voice talent for TV, radio, and internet commercials for local and national companies. She has worked in education, social work, and marketing/advertising, and found her greatest love to be in marrying couples each day. Kelehua loves to surf and hike, watch a good Netflix/Hulu, make silly dance videos with her children, and travel the world with family and friends.

Kelehua is grateful when a couple chooses Hawaii for their wedding ceremony or vow renewal. Knowing they could choose anywhere in the world, she feels privileged and honored to facilitate their most cherished memory in a place she loves with all her heart.

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