Lauren & Michael's Wedding ~ 9/30/12

Lauren & Michael are from Darwin Australia, home of the Darwin University, in the North West Territory in Australia.

They stayed with their families in the new Trump International hotel in Waikiki and chose Magic Island as their wedding site. Although their hotel is almost walking distance to the park, the wedding specialists at Hawaiian Island Weddings arranged a 16 passenger stretch Hummer for Lauren and her guests to arrive in style.

Officiating the ceremony was the popular Oahu minister Rev. Jofrey Rabanal. Reverend Rabanal has a heartfelt religious, and a flowing non-religious, ceremony that he delivers in a caring tone. After the guests arrived, he took control and explained to the families & guests that there would be a little "walk in the park" down to the wedding site. I wonder if he ever was a tour guide?

Lauren wanted her wedding to be a simple one, so she selected the Deluxe Waikiki Wedding package offered by Hawaiian Island Weddings. Besides the luxury transportation, Lauren and Michael added a cute mini seashell cake with white chocolate seashells and coral nestled on a bed of "golden sand" (Maui Raw Sugar). Delicious! Also included in their package were:

  • Minister of your choice
  • Marriage License Arrangements
  • On-site Coordinator
  • Decorative Wedding Certificate
  • Witnesses if needed
  • Non alcoholic Toast
  • Traditional Hawaiian Leis
  • Professional Photography
  • 24 Images on a CD
  • Oahu Beach Park Location

The folks at Hawaiian Island Weddings even had a special surprise for the couple. They arranged a secret flower shower and invited the guests to scatter them over the couple. I think Michael was pretty surprised by the look on his face.

The sunset was a beautiful that evening and gave a warm glow to the photos taken after the wedding.

Wishing you two all the happiness that life has to offer! Congratulations Lauren & Michael... I'm sure that you will bring a part of Hawaii back to Australia... and want to return to paradise real soon.


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Compete Rank for top Maui Wedding Companies

According to Compete.com, Hawaiian Island Weddings has again come out on top of the 8 top Maui wedding companies for August 2012! 

Back my popular demand! You asked for it folks, so here are the latest figures. We looked at Google listings on the 1st page of searches for "Maui Weddings" and compared them in Compete.com. Below are the latest unique visitors totals for August 2012. 

    2892 Unique Visitors

    2688 Unique Visitors
    1570 Unique Visitors
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    1220 Unique Visitors
    743 Unique Visitors
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May & Ben Wong's Dream Hawaii Wedding in Oahu

May and Ben decided long ago, back in January 2011, that they wanted to be married in Hawaii, Oahu to be exact, and that they wanted to stay with their families at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel on Waikiki Beach. The "Pink Lady", as it is called, is the oldest and most Hawaiian hotel in all of Oahu. Kings and queens stayed at the hotel back in the hay-days of Hawaii's history.

Attended by 20 of their closest friends and family, May & Ben were married at Magic Island on September 29th, 2012. Both May’s and Ben’s families live in New York, so the hustle and bustle and nightlife of Waikiki was just what they wanted for their long vacation honeymoon.

Rhiannon Mariani, May's hair & make-up artist, did a  great job and created a beautiful up-do for May, which included curls shaped like hearts. May was calm and excited… and a little sun burnt… as she slipped into her dress with light blue sash and accents, gold shoes with bows and just the right accessories in silver.

The Royal Hawaiian Wedding package included all the items that they wanted for their wedding & honeymoon, namely:

Five Nights Tower Ocean Front Room
Upgrade to suite based on availability
Complimentary Champagne
Convertible Rental Car
State Hotel Taxes Included
Minister of your choice
Marriage License Arrangements
On-site Coordinator
Decorative Wedding Certificate
Witnesses if needed
Non Alcoholic Toast
Traditional Hawaiian Leis
French Style Bridal Bouquet
Haku Head Lei or Hair flowers
Professional Photography
Magic Island Location

They added rooms for their parents, hair & makeup artist and a beautiful circle of love flowers.

Here is a sampling of some of the other photos.

Rev. Eleanor Fong performed a beautiful non-religious ceremony.

It's easy to see that Hawaiian Island Weddings had just the right package to make all of  May & Ben's wedding dreams come true!

Congratulations May & Ben!