The Hawaiian Wedding Lei

The Hawaiian Lei is a symbol of celebration given from one person to another. A lei is draped over one's shoulders and is presented to an individual during special times of celebration or milestone in a person's life, such as a wedding or graduation. The Hawaiian lei is made of flowers, shells, nuts, yarn, beads, and other materials.  Traditional leis are made of leaves and flowers.  

During the wedding lei exchange, a partner gives and receives a lei as a symbol of aloha or love for their partner during their wedding ceremony.  The lei is received with a kiss of love and embrace for their partner.  When the lei is received, the partner is also welcoming their spouse into their heart for eternity.

In Hawaii, when a lei is given, by custom, it is to be worn all day. 

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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.  All couples and denominations are welcome in marriage and vow renewal at Kona Wedding Officiant. Learn more about Deanna here.

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