The pure sound of the Hawaiian Conch Shell echoes across the ‘Aina (land) invoking blessings of divine Mana (spiritual energy).
Blowing the Pu (conch shell) true and clear in the four directions, Kahu (Minister) announces the beginning of the sacred wedding ceremony.
Kahu chants the ancient Hawaiian Oli:
In tune with divine Mana (spiritual energy), Kahi humbly invites Akua (God) and the Aumakuas (ancestral guardian spirits) to join the couple in their celebration of Aloha, to grant them to be united as one, in love forever and to bestow blessings upon all who are gathered.
Often the Aumakuas offer the blessings of their divine Mana by physically manifesting as a Honu (turtle), ‘Io (Hawaiian Hawk) or anuenue (rainbow).
The sacred ritual unites the couple forever with the Mana of Aloha, the ‘Aina (land) and people of Hawaii.
Embracing under a Palm tree on a little heat shaped Koa Island, they rejoice in their union. The Koa heart is the foundation of their relationship, representing integrity and strength.
Blowing the Pu (conch shell) true and clear in the four directions, Kahu (Honored Guardian) announces the beginning of Aloha’s and Mana’o’s sacred Hawaiian wedding ceremony to the Menehune Ohana (family).
Embracing under a Palm tree on a little heat shaped Koa island, Aloha and Mana’o rejoice in their union. The Koa heart is the foundation of their relationship, representing integrity and strength.
Kahi chants the ancient Hawaiian Wedding Oli:
Suddenly ‘Io, the Hawaiian Hawk, soars majestically through the sky. ‘Io is considered a messenger of God. He is the physical manifestation of Aumakua and offers the blessings of his divine Mana to the couple.
Maile is the Hawaiian lei of eternal love and represents the umbilical cord to the spiritual world. As Aloha and Mana’o drape Maile Leis around each other, their spirits connect on a deep level. It is the traditional gesture of love, honor, and respect. The leis convey prosperity, health and blessings.
After the ceremony, the Menehune Ohana joyfully gathers for the wedding celebration, enjoying their favorite foods, Mai’as (bananas), Kahikis (pineapples) and Taro, wonderful Hawaiian music and enchanting Hula dances. They laugh, eat and dance late into the night, rejoicing in the wonderful wedding Lu’au (party).
Aloha’s and Mana’o’s Tutus (grandmothers) wove their Mana (spiritual energy) and Aloha (love) into the leis they made for the couple.
Aloha wears a Haku (head) lei of Maile and fern leaves, the sweet smelling white and yellow Puakenikeni flowers and the divine red Lehua blossoms from the sacred Hawaiian Ohia tree.
Tutu also made Aloha’s white grass skirt with the matching veil and draped a Maile Lei around her waist.
Mana’o’s Tutu dressed her Mo’opuna Kane (grandson) in the colors of Hawaii: a yellow cape and red Malu (loincloth). She lovingly draped Maile Leis around his head and ankles.
Aloha and Mana’o are about 4” tall fitting in the palm of your hand. Their bodies are made out of stretch cotton and wired for flexibility. The eyes and mouth are intricately embroidered onto their faces. Aloha and Mana’o have tiny little hands and feet, ears, buttocks, and a belly button.
All accessories, including the palm tree and Koa heart, were individually handcrafted.
Embracing on their Koa Island under the Palm tree, Aloha’s and Mana’o’s faces glow with the love they feel for each other.
They come with their story and a certificate of authenticity.