The Ancient Hawaiian Weddings Team
traditional hawaiian weddings on maui
We specialize in traditional Hawaiian Weddings to bring you a part of these Islands that not many will be able to experience. Our Hawaiian Ohana includes our Hawaii ministers and musicians, lovely dancers and chanters, our skilled florists, photographers and videographers who are all awaiting your arrival. And so are the white sandy beaches, lush tropical garden settings, charming Hawaii churches, immaculate hotel grounds, pristine private Maui estates, world class Hawaii golf courses, breathtaking cliffs and waterfalls, majestic mountains and all the peaceful settings Maui has to offer.
Arabelle was born and raised in Hamburg, Germany. She studied the law and English at the University of Hamburg before visiting Maui for the very first time in 1993. Here she fell in love with the island and met her Californian husband who she married in 1995. Standing barefoot in the warm sand, listening to the crashing waves and Hawaiian music while saying her “ I Do’s” made her want to share this romantic and unique experience with as many people as she could. Fast forward to today, and Ancient Hawaiian Weddings has performed thousands of intimate beach weddings for couples from all over the world. Arabelle finds each and every wedding exciting and touching, pouring her heart and energy into every couples dream and making it a reality.
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MEET YOUR HAWAIIAN OHANA
Ohana means “family” in Hawaiian. These are our Hawaiian ministers, musicians, Hula dancers, conch shell blowers, Hawaiian chanters and torch bearers, florists, photographers, videographers, caterers and limousine drivers that we have worked with from early on and who will make you part of their “ohana” or extended family. This great group of people will ensure that your Maui Wedding becomes the Wedding of your Dreams.
Laki Pomaikai Ka’ahumanu is the great, great grandson of Queen Ka’ahumanu, who brought Christianity to these islands. She was the wife of King Kamehameha, the first to unite the islands of Hawaii under one Kingdom. Laki was born and raised on the island of Maui.
Valentine “Tino” Rosete was born and raised on the beautiful island of Maui. Tino was ordained through New Passion Ministries and has been doing weddings on Maui since 2001.
Kaniala Masoe was born in 1984 in Hilo, on the lush and tropical side of the Big Island of Hawaii. He started playing music at the tender age of three. Kaniala started to win Falsetto Competitions in 2003 and recorded several albums.
Reverend Robert (Kuya) Alamodin was born in the Philippines. His upbringing was framed by traditional Catholic practices and service to the Filipino community. The former altar boy may have never found his calling as a wedding officiant if it had not been for his attempt at returning to his roots and his search for a more inclusive spirituality.
Reverend Ernest Puaa was born on Oahu and raised on the friendly island of Moloka’i before moving to Maui in the late 70’s. In the early years of his life, his father, an accomplished slack key guitarist, taught him how to play the guitar; while his mother taught him to sing.
Reverend Kahu Kale Ka’alekahi was born in Hawaii in 1985 and is the youngest of our Hawaiian Ohana. He has traveled the world, but Hawaii has always been his home. He is of Native Hawaiian descent with his family being from Moloka’i.
Kimo Kirkman. James Kimo Kirkman’s family is originally from Scotland, his last name comes from “Churchman” which means “people of the church”. He has lived all over the world in Germany, Korea and Japan but truly feels at home on Maui.
Richardo Hanakoo. Richardo Hanakoo was born and raised in an orphanage in Indonesia and educated by the Dutch. He is a Conzega University graduate and was involved with orphanage charities in South America and Indonesia most of his life.