Wedding Information
On this page you’ll find details on all aspects of your ALOHA FOREVER HAWAII WEDDING

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Wedding Packages

All wedding packages include Rev. Mark’s unique service combining traditional elements with prayers and blessings in Hawaiian.

The greatly reduced prices are our way of helping people have their dream Hawaii wedding during these challenging economic times.

Package
Price
Features
Simply Beautiful
$200.00
  • Rev. Mark’s personalized wedding service
  • Personalized excerpts of wedding service
  • Ceremonial marriage certificate
  • Prompt filing of marriage license back to Department of
  • Two (2) fresh flower leis
Simply Beautiful Plus
$500.00
  • Rev. Mark’s personalized wedding service
  • Personalized excerpts of wedding service
  • Ceremonial marriage certificate
  • Prompt filing of marriage license back to Department of Health
  • Two (2) fresh orchid leis
  • Thirty (30) professional photos
Aloha Forever
$950.00
  • Rev. Mark’s personalized wedding service
  • Personalized excerpts of wedding service
  • Ceremonial marriage certificate
  • Prompt filing of marriage license back to Department of Health
  • Two (2) fresh orchid leis
  • Fifty (50) professional photos
  • Standard edited wedding video
  • Two-hour private limo to wedding location with pickup and return to hotel
Aloha Forever Premium
$1500.00
  • Rev. Mark’s personalized wedding service
  • Personalized excerpts of wedding service
  • Ceremonial marriage certificatePrompt filing of marriage license back to Department of Health
  • Fifty (50) professional photos
  • Deluxe wedding bouquet with matching boutonniere or fresh haku head lei and maile lei
  • Professional musician(s) singing the “Hawaiian Wedding Song” and other favorites
  • Deluxe edited and enhanced professionally produced wedding video
  • Private limo pickup at hotel to Department of Health for marriage registration
  • Private limo pickup at hotel to wedding location and return to hotel

NOTE: You may choose to add or change options such as location, flowers, music, limo, and so forth to create your own customized celebration. The cost of your unique wedding will then directly reflect your own choices. The related pages on our Web site will give you all the information you need regarding descriptions, availability, and costs of these options.

Wedding Reservations

To reserve your special Aloha Forever Hawaii wedding date, simply call us at 1-808-222-9503 between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM Hawaii Standard Time (-10 GMT). All reservations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis. To confirm any date, a $100.00 booking fee is required.

Hawaiian Wedding Music

We have been professional musicians/ministers for many years and as such we recognize the significance of meaningful, well-presented music at weddings. We’ve sung the “Hawaiian Wedding Song” for many thousands across the country and for countless weddings here in Hawaii. We would love to sing the “Hawaiian Wedding Song” especially for you, or at your request, Mark will sing it solo for you at no charge. LISTEN HERE. Or you may prefer the soft strings of a classical guitar or a harp and flute. Or perhaps a contemporary Hawaiian performer to sing your special song. Or a Hawaiian trio with a beautiful hula dancer. Or maybe you would prefer to bring a favorite CD which we can play during the ceremony. Let us know. If we can do it, we will do it and we will do it right – at amazingly reasonable rates.

Musical Selection
Price
Mark, solo, with autoharp
Complimentary upon request ($150 value)
Mark and Diane with autoharp
$200.00
Singer and guitar
$150.00
Harp and flute ensemble
$375.00
Harp soloist
$175.00
Singer with guitar and hula dancer
$300.00

NOTE: Add $50.00 for venues outside of Honolulu proper, such as Moli’i Gardens and Paradise Cove.

The Hawaiian Wedding Song

“The Hawaiian Wedding Song” is, strangely enough, not its original title. It was composed by Charles E. King, Hawai’i’s celebrated composer of the first half of the 20th century, as “Ke Kali Nei Au” (Waiting for Thee) for his operetta, “The Prince of Hawai’i” which premiered at the Hawai’i Theater on May 4, 1925. It was first recorded on Columbia Records, by legendary Hawaiian musicians Helen Kapuailohia Desha Beamer and Sam Kapu in the same classic duet style sung by Mark and Diane today. Years later, both Andy Williams’ and Elvis Presley’s distinctive recordings of the song popularized it around the world for generations to come. Although the beautiful English lyric is not a translation of the original Hawaiian, it is recognized by millions.

Wedding Reservations

Mark and Diane were both born and raised in Hawai’i, he in Hilo on the Big Island, and she in Honolulu. They were married on Father’s Day, 1967 and have two grown daughters. Between 1969 and 1989, Mark and Diane recorded and concertized in some of the greatest concert halls and churches in America as “The Hawaiians.” Their music ministry included several international crusade telecasts with Dr. Billy Graham. They recorded 14 albums all of which are now out of print.

Wedding Vow Renewals

Hawaii is a favorite destination for couples celebrating wedding anniversaries. Many choose to reaffirm their marriage commitment with a renewal service that mirrors Mark’s wedding ceremony with minor adjustments applicable to marriage renewals. The familiar words of the wedding ceremony take on such personal meaning after a few years of living and loving and learning together. A care-free, heart-felt renewal celebration on the beach is the perfect contrast – and such a welcome difference – to all the stress of your wedding years ago. This can be a very special time for the entire family.

A special, frame-ready, Marriage Renewal certificate is included. Any wedding package and/or option can be applied to these special celebrations.

Hawaii Marriage License

All the information you need can be easily accessed by clicking http://www.hawaii.gov/doh.

You may download your application paperwork directly from this Web site. There is no blood test and processing is immediate with your picture ID. Both bride and groom are required to apply together at the Department of Health in Honolulu. The fee is $65.00 cash. You will be asked for the name of your minister: Rev. Edward Mark Yasuhara, who is licensed by the State of Hawaii.

Our Forever Aloha Premium Wedding Package provides for a limo to pick you up at your hotel, take you to the Department of Health and return you back to your hotel.

Otherwise, we suggest taking The Bus (Honolulu rapid transit) or a taxi to and from the Department of Health as it is located on one of the most congested blocks of the downtown/Civic area. The no-left-turns and one-way streets can be very confusing.

Hawaiian Wedding Flowers

AWe offer lovely Wedding Bouquets and matching Boutonnieres as well as beautiful, fragrant Hawaiian Lei. A symbol of honor, respect, and Aloha, lei is usually worn by the bride and groom (and often parents and wedding guests). In the Hawaiian tradition, with the couple’s permission, the bride and groom exchange their lei with each other just before the Wedding Kiss. Often, the bride will choose both a Bouquet and Hawaiian lei.

Leis and Bouquets (Click on image for full size)
Price
Haku Lei (hand-woven bridal head piece) Price
$45.00
Standard Single White Orchid Lei
$15.00
Standard Single Purple Orchid Lei
$15.00
Kukui Nut Lei
$25.00
Maile Lei (fragrant and leafy; for the groom)
$50.00
Deluxe Cascade Bouquet
$170.00
Cascade Bouquet
$135.00
French Bouquet
$95.00
Boutonniere
$12.00
Limousine Service

This is one of the biggest days of your life. Go all out! Forget the hassles of parking and long, sweaty walks in your wedding finery. Leave the driving to a genial, seasoned professional who will pick you up at your hotel, deliver you to your wedding site and take you back to your hotel. We have the limo of your dreams, luxurious and roomy, complete with complimentary champagne upon request.

NOTE: The following rates are per hour with a two hour minimum.

Limousine Type
Price
Presidential Stretch, 8 passengers
$100.00
Superstretch, 10 passengers
$150.00
Mini Bus, 25 passengers
$150.00
Luxury Motor Coach, 53 passengers
$200.00
Photography & Video

Professional wedding photos and videos become even more treasured over the years. This is especially true of your Aloha Forever Hawaii Weddings. Hawaii’s legendary sun-lit vistas, sparkling oceans and lush foliage are best captured through the lens of a congenial, reputable professional who has had many years of experience recording wedding memories at the sites we use.

A photo disc is much like film negatives from which any photo service like Wal-Mart can make reprints as well as other options like email.

A second photo location in the Honolulu area can be added for an additional $80.00. Speak with our wedding consultant who can assist you with any arrangements.
The finest memento of your Hawaii wedding, however, will be a professional video. Our videographers use state of the art equipment which minimizes the glare of the ocean and sky in the background. Most home video cameras do not have this facility which often results in the bride and groom being silhouetted in dark shadows against the brilliant scenery. They also use special microphones for a great live audio. Without the professional microphone equipment, the audio of a home video is always drowned out by the ambient noise of the wind and waves.

Under normal circumstances, your photos and/or video will be delivered to your hotel within 3-4 days after your ceremony. If your schedule has you leaving the island before this time period, they will be mailed to your forwarding address and a shipping & handling fee will be charged. Your video may be ordered in VHS or DVD.

Photography Packages
CD Format
Price
30 edited photos
$335.00
50 edited photos
$475.00
90 edited photos
$850.00
Video Packages
Type
Price
30 edited photosDeluxe with edited and enhanced video including titles, music, and inserted cut-away shots
$425.00
Standard edited video including titles and music only
$280.00

NOTE: There is an additional $50.00 photography and video charge for venues outside of Honolulu proper.