Hawaii Vista Weddings – Styled Elopement

When I first arrived in Hawaii, I was not only moving my life, but moving my wedding officiating business. I was nervous, doubtful, and didn’t know any wedding vendors, and that’s where Diana, the owner of Hawaii Vista Weddings comes in. Since arriving on the island of Oahu, Diana has been hospitable, kind, and welcoming. […]

March 29, 2022

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What you didn’t know about wedding vows: 3 vow options to consider

*warning* some wedding officiants use the words “vows” and “wedding ceremony” synonymously. So in an effort not to confuse you… “vows”, by my definition, is a small (but mighty) part within the entire wedding ceremony!  short version of this entire post: You have more wedding vow options than you likely realize As a wedding officiant […]

March 16, 2021

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4 Things to Consider When Choosing A Wedding Officiant

“We need someone to marry us”. Yes you do. From my point of view, here’s a few tips on how to select a Justice of the Peace or Wedding Officiant for your wedding ceremony! For some couples it’s an “after-thought”, and for others its the first wedding vendor they hire, but everyone needs SOMEONE to […]

February 6, 2021

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Why you can no longer afford to stress about wedding planning

The words “stress” and “wedding planning” seem to be synonymous when speaking with couples…especially after 2020. I don’t like those two words being associated. With our physical bodies, emotional well-being, and bank accounts everchanging in the midst of a global pandemic, we cannot afford to spend our energy “stressing” about a wedding. Why? We need […]

February 6, 2021

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5 Ways to Personalize Your Wedding Ceremony

Your wedding ceremony can be beautiful AND representative of your uniqueness as a couple. Here’s a few ways to make that happen: Be [more] intentional with ceremony decor– I remember when I worked at an elementary school and we were converting to a magnet school, they told us it should “scream the theme”, and the […]

February 6, 2021

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Imagine never having to stress about who’s in your wedding party

I offer you this unpopular & unconventional idea: save yourself and your fiancé a lot of time, potentially some hurt feelings, and your friends/family money by NOT having a wedding party at all. I want to remind you there are no rules when it comes to weddings, only expectations. And there are plenty of expectations […]

February 6, 2021

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