FAQs

HEARTFELT WEDDINGS SINCE 1991

HEARTFELT WEDDINGS
SINCE 1991

FAQS

WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?

Weddings A La Heart is located in South Kona on Hawaiʻi Island (The Big Island).
I will meet with you wherever you are located on the island for the rehearsal (if holding one) and ceremony.

DO YOU TRAVEL?

I love to travel! If you choose to hold your ceremony on a neighboring island, the mainland, or anywhere else in the world
– I can travel to you and provide a soulful wedding wherever you may choose to marry.

CAN THE PACKAGES YOU OFFER BE CUSTOMIZED?

Yes, all of our packages can be customized to help create your vision for your wedding or vow renewal ceremony.
If you would like to find out more about customizing a package or get a quote for a customized package, then please get in touch with me to discuss the options.

CAN YOU PERFORM A WEDDING CEREMONY/ VOW RENEWAL LAST MINUTE?

Planning your ceremony in advance has many advantages but I understand how quickly plans can change or how one’s intuition knows when the “right” time comes about without notice.
If you're in a situation where you need your ceremony conducted at hours, days, or a short weeks’ notice, please contact me!
I’m happy to help out and accommodate around your timeline while still providing a loving ceremony.

ARE SAME-SEX MARRIAGES LEGAL IN HAWAIʻI?

Absolutely! Weddings A La Heart has proudly conducted ceremonies for the LGBTQ+ community for over 20 years.

CAN YOU HELP ME OBTAIN A MARRIAGE LICENSE?

I will gladly help and assist every couple with obtaining a Marriage License.

WHAT IS A LOCATION PERMIT?

The State of Hawai'i requires a permit for all commercial activity at public beaches/parks.
I will help obtain this permit for your ceremony if needed.

WHAT IS THE CEREMONIAL PŪ (CONCH SHELL) BLOWING?

Pū (pronounced as "Pooh"), is the Hawaiian name for a Conch Shell.
Blowing the Pū in ceremonies is a sacred tradition in Hawaiian culture.
The Pū is blown in all four directions to honor them and announcing that your ceremony is about to begin.
The Pū is again blown at the end of your ceremony, announcing that you are now married.
It is a specialized art in Hawai'i and a very powerful experience that should not be missed!

DO YOU CHARGE EXTRA FOR PERFORMING A CEREMONY IN SPANISH?

I will never charge extra for performing a ceremony in Spanish.
Language is a way for us to express our hearts and souls; if you would like your ceremony or any aspect of it in Spanish, then I can provide it at no extra cost.

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME OF DAY TO GET MARRIED?

Sunrise is symbolic to a new day and new beginnings as you start a new life with your partner.
It's a mellow and peaceful time to get married on a beach while still empty.
Sunrise is the ultimate lighting for wedding photos before it gets too hot with fresh morning breezes and clear blue ocean.

Sunset is also a classic known time that sets the mood for romance, with the moon slowly making its appearance and a surprise palette of colors displaying in the sky as the sun disappears in to night.

In truth, any time of day is the "best" time, what is important is that you feel connected to the timing and feel it is right for you and your partner and what you envisioned your ceremony to be like.

WHAT IS THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO GET MARRIED IN HAWAIʻI?

Hawaiʻi truly offers beautiful weather every day with average temperatures ranging from 70-85°F (21°-30°C), all year round.
Any time of the year can be perfect for your ceremony dependent on where you plan to get married on the island.

STILL HAVE A QUESTION?

If you have a question not addressed on this page, please reach out to me through the Contact Form, Email or Phone Call.

I'm happy to help answer any questions you have and look forward to speaking with you!
If you have a question not addressed on this page, please reach out to me via phone or email.
I'm happy to help answer any questions you may have and look forward to speaking with you!
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