Kona Wedding Officiant’s licensed minister, Deanna, believes that Aloha is the most important element of a wedding in Hawaii. Aloha has many meanings, but most of all, it means love. Deanna specializes in Hawaiian traditions and enjoys creating intimate, romantic ceremonies for couples. Deanna has performed over 300 weddings and vow renewals here in West Hawaii. Big Island wedding packages include permits and leis, are affordable, and most importantly, are brought with love. All couples and denominations are welcome in marriage and vow renewal at Kona Wedding Officiant.
Owner of Kona Wedding Officiant
Deanna believes that every wedding is a gift. She is passionate about bringing couples together in the sacred bond of marriage. Ceremonies are personalized to couples and additional elements such as Blowing Of The Pu are welcomed without additional fees. To create a ideal experience, all weddings are performed on secluded beaches whenever possible.
Deanna has a degree in Philosophy and Religion. She has a strong background in Hawaiian cultures and traditions through her past work as a teacher in the state of Hawaii. Deanna had the privilege to teach Hawaiian studies and Hawaiian history. She had the pleasure of working with Hawaiian Kumus where she learned protocols and traditions such as lei making, chants, and songs. Deanna continues to learn new Hawaiian Oli, Mele, and Pule to bring to her ceremonies. Before moving to Hawaii, back in New Jersey, Deanna worked with hundreds of brides and grooms in a different way, as a professional wedding photographer.
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