Kahu Kamuela Rodrigues
A letter of recommendation:
REF: Kahu Kamuela Rodrigues
To Whom It May Concern:
Kahu Kamuela Rodrigues have been working for Hawaiian Island Weddings, Inc. since 2010. From the beginning, Hawaiian island Wedding's philosophy has been to provide our couples with the authentic Hawaiian wedding experience. We sought to work with ministers of Hawaiian ancestry who could provide our couples with a real Hawaiian cultural experience. We have employed a number of Hawaiian and mixed Hawaiian ministers throughout the years, namely; Rev. Rodney Shim, Pia Aluli, Keoki Sousa, Jesse Nako'oka, Kumu Kelii Tau'a, Alapaki Terry, Vance Rosete, Adam Gomes, Lennie Pokipala, and others. When I first was introduced to Kahu Kamuela Rodrigues, I knew he would be a great addition to our Hawaiian minister ohana. Kamuela even studied under Kumu Kelii Tau'a, Jesse Nako'oka, and was mentored by Kahuna "Papa" Kalua Ka'aihue and Kamuela's grandfather, who was also a healer, Eugene Clark from Kihei.
Once we heard Kamuela Rodrigues perform an ancient Hawaiian chant and ceremony, he quickly became one of our favorite Hawaiian speaking ministers and earned the distinction as our Associate Minister on Maui. Besides including the blowing of the Pū, performing the Hawaiian blessing, and chanting during our traditional Hawaiian wedding processionals, Kamuela is also an authority for Hawaiian blessings and ash-scattering. He would prepare a ho'okuou for the ashes as an offering and make a fresh batch of 'awa to share with the attendees for cleansing and ho'oponopono at the ceremonies.
Here is the excerpt from our website about Kahu Kamuela Rodrigues
....He is familiar with every wedding location on Maui including private properties. Rev. Rodrigues will perform either a Spiritual Hawaiian ceremony or a Christian ceremony. He is a local man who was born on Maui and has the Aloha Spirit with everyone he meets. Kahu Kamuela Rodrigues is very personable and performs a heartfelt ceremony, he is popular for couples that want a traditional Hawaiian ceremony, as well as couples from the mainland who want an authentic Hawaiian wedding experience. Kahu Kamuela Rodrigues is very friendly and personable, he is also eloquent in his ceremony delivery and knows how to add that special personal touch. Kahu Kamuela Rodrigues is also open to reading vows or readings that the couples have requested. He will begin your ceremony with the Oli “Aloha: Hawaiian Welcoming Chant”. His touching ceremony, mild manner, and “Aloha Spirit” make him an indispensable resource to our Hawaiian ceremonies on Maui.
I would highly recommend Kahu Kamuela Rodrigues for positions related to Hawaiian cultural activities.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions at 808 344-2505.
With warm aloha,
Hawaiian Island Weddings, Inc.
PO BOX 2098 © KIHEI, MAUI, HAWAII 96753 © (808) 344-2505