There is something about Ironwoods Beach in Kapalua, Maui that brings just a little extra magic to a beachside wedding. Originally Jason & Brandi had planned to say their vows on the beautiful tan beach at Ironwoods but fate played her hand. As we walked above the beach on the lava rock lined cliffs scouting places for photos there was a spot that was flat and plenty large to accommodate their small, intimate wedding. I saw it in their eyes as they looked at each other then again out over the vast ocean scene filled with brilliant teal and deep blue colors lined with traces of white waves that THIS was the spot they would stand in to say "I Do".
Each wedding has a bit of it's own magic but this wedding had a little extra that day. As they stood there above the ocean ready to give themselves to each other in marriage as Rev. Valentine (Tino) Rosete Jr. officiated a beautiful rainbow appeared in the distance. So to Jason & Brandi, I wish you both a lifetime full of love and happiness. Below is a Hawaiian Wedding Prayer for you to always remember and say.
Hawaiian Wedding Prayer
E ka Haku, e kikua mai ia maua e ho'omana'o i ka manawa a maua i launa mua ai, (Lord, help us to remember the time we first met)
a me ke aloha nui i ulu ai ma waena o maua. (and the strong love that grew between us)
E kokua mai ia maua e ho'ohana i kela aloha i na mea ma'amau i 'ole e ka'awale. (Help us to apply that love in practical things so nothing divides us)
Ke nonoi ha'aha'a nei maua i na hua'olelo 'olu'olu a piha me ke aloha, (We humbly ask for kind words filled with love)
a no na pu'uwai makaukau mau e noi i ka huikala a e huikala aku. (and for hearts always ready to ask forgiveness, as well as to forgive)
E ka Haku, ke waiho nei maua i ko maua male'ana i loko o koa lima. 'Amene (Lord, we leave our marriage in your hands, Amen)