Thursday, May 12, 2011

Hawaii’s Wedding Professionals Show #36 – E Mana Ha and Aloha Ever After

The sounds of the conch shell (pu) and traditional Hawaiian chant (oli) opens this episode of Hawaii’s Wedding Professionals, filmed on the garden isle of Kauai at Kalapaki Bay.

Host Kahu Kalehua Featheran welcomes Kahu J Kauilani Kahalekai as his first guest on this show. Kahu Kahalekai shares with the viewers, her understanding of the significance of the pu and oli at the start of wedding ceremonies. Her ceremonies are 20 to 30 minutes long, and depending on the preferences of the couple, she can also include a coconut ceremony and/or a hookupu ceremony.

Every Thursday, Kahu Kahalekai can be found at Outrigger’s Kihuna Plantation doing vow renewals. She is also a musician and has a CD coming out in April 2011.

In Kahu Kalehua’s next guest, lucky local and destination couples get a wedding coordinator and photographer all in one in Timory McDonald of Aloha Ever After. With Lydgate Beach in the background, Kahu Kalehua and Timory shares her services with viewers. Tune in to hear about the various types of styles that Timory incorporates into her wedding photography, as well as a few unique business concepts:
  1. She suggests doing a “stomach check” to know whether you have selected the right wedding photographer for you…
  2. Ask her about her “meet or beat” price policy
As a wedding coordinator, Timory’s gifts are in naturally being extremely well organized and good at planning details. Since she gets to know the couple during the planning stages as a wedding coordinator, this relationship also carries over when she does the photography because the bride and groom are already comfortable with her.

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