Friday, September 3, 2010

Your Hawaii Ceremony

When it comes to wedding planning today, the possibilities are endless. Most of these possibilities are geared towards the reception (location, food, d├ęcor, entertainment, etc.), and they can sometimes make the ceremony feel like an afterthought. We’d like to encourage you to bring your attention back to the reason why you are gathering your friends and family together in the first place. You’re getting married, and your ceremony is the heart BEAT of your wedding day.

Melissa and Polar were married on a beautiful July day. A light sea breeze rustled the palm trees, a bright Hawaiian sun glinted off the ocean, and a special surprise hid waiting on the upstairs balcony at the Ocean Front Oasis. Melissa wanted to give her groom a gift on their wedding day, but hers would not be the type you purchase in a store. She had told me “one of Polar’s passions in life is drumming.” Polar has been playing the drums for 18 years. Not just playing though, but teaching others how to play as well. Playing and teaching specifically “marching style percussion”, he was an instructor at his Alma Matter(Schurr High School in Montebello California) from 2005-2008, and now gives private lessons. So, when the marriage ceremony ended with a kiss, and they were pronounced them man and wife, drumbeats erupted from the Mililani High School Tenor Line. They had been practicing for weeks and were waiting to help make this moment happen. The student’s wonderfully wide smiles were nothing to match the look on the groom’s face, as he recognized that they were playing a song he himself had composed. His beautiful bride had hired the tenor line to learn this special song just for him!
It is this type of love and energy that when put into your ceremony, will make your day even more memorable. Have fun and make it YOURS.

written by Alia Kennedy, wedding consultant, Parasol Events

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