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About Vows in Hawaii

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Donna & Larry

The first time we traveled to the Hawaiian Islands for our vacation in 2006, we chose to visit the island of Hawaii, more affectionately known as the “Big Island”. This island has a very special, welcoming feel that complements its rugged, yet delicate beauty. We found this place to be peopled with a myriad of ethnicities. Friendly, helpful people of all walks of life are found living here. We find them to be socially aware, forward thinking sorts. The people here were special and we soon discovered their secret; they had the happiness of those who knew they lived in paradise.


We fell completely and hopelessly in love with this tropical oasis created in the middle of the Pacific Ocean! Gentle, fragrant, breezes accompanied the stunning beauty of the landscape as our senses tried to devour everything at once! Our corporate lives suddenly felt an entire world away. Captured by Hawaii’s famous “Spirit of Aloha”, we felt the calming of our souls and a meeting of the hearts. We knew indisputably that we would make this place our home one day.


One year later, we were doing just that! We now live on the Big Island of Hawaii and we feel as if we have come home. Our lives are now filled with couples who come to the Big Island to be united in marriage on one of the lovely beaches here on the Kona coast. We create an intimate, elegant wedding experience for you and your guests directly on the sandy beach in full view of the sparkling, white tipped surf. Your wedding ceremony may be blessed by the attendance of the gentle Honu, gliding through the pristine Kona waters. The graceful white seabirds lend a watchful eye as you and your love are joined together and pledge your troth against the setting sun.


We like to believe that our newlyweds will come back to this place one day. We hope they will reaffirm the promises they spoke to one another some years ago here in Kona, on their wedding day. On this occasion, your family and friends will witness the celebration of the wonderful life the two of you are spending together. The Honu and the seabirds will know, by the renewal of your vows, that you would do it all over again!


We feel fortunate when we can be involved in this coming together of two people because our own marriage is very sacred to us. It has changed both of our lives, profoundly. Sharing the joy and happiness of our marriage has provided a way for us to pay forward the great love we have found in one another. We are pleased to say we celebrated our 20th anniversary this year on our favorite beach, Kukio. We will never forget this anniversary. The intimate setting was perfect and astonishingly beautiful, with the natural world providing the un-comparable décor.


Our daughter and son in law were married on November 11th 2011, also at Kukio Beach. We were so moved by the experience we decided to share this joy with everyone.


We offer non-denominational ceremonies and can officiate at weddings, including same-sex marriages and vow renewals. Please use our contact page to relay to us your pertinent information, travel and lodging plans, special requests, and photographic needs. Allow us to organize your special day and officiate as you speak your vows in Hawaii and create an experience you and your loved ones will remember for a lifetime.


Larry knows all the best places to go, sights to see and “must do” activities on the island. Larry was a concierge for many years at one of Kona’s fine hotels. He is an absolute wealth of information about this island and he will gladly share it with you. Larry will ensure your free days can be filled searching out the wonders of our island, or they can be filled with you laying in the sun, Mai Tai in hand, working on that tan you are not supposed to be getting!


Donna can photograph your ceremony, either still, or video. She is an absolute wonder at capturing the most intimate, important moments of your day and ceremony. Donna never forgets the classic poses and will ensure that when you view your wedding album, you will feel as if you had your feet in the sand of Kukio beach all over again.


Fully Insured

We carry state required event planning insurance for your worry free ceremony. We also obtain all Department of Land and Natural Resources permits for your beach wedding.

Licensed Minister

We are fully licensed by the State of Hawaii to perform non denominational marriages, same-sex marriages, and civil unions. We file all necessary paperwork to validate your marriage or civil union.

Concierge Services

Let us assist with your Island planning. Once we have a date secured for your ceremony, let us help you plan your stay on the Big Island. We have many years of Island knowledge that we would be delighted to share with you.

Contact us today to get started with your wedding or vows renewal in paradise!