It's about time! I feel very fortunate to be able to offer same sex marriage on Kauai. Since January 2012, we have been providing Civil Unions as a legal entity in Hawaii. Even though I have been doing civil union (or gay marriage) ceremonies since the 1980s, it is nice that they have now become legally recognized SAME SEX MARRIAGES in the State of Hawaii.
One thing that has been so touching, since we have been able to do Same Sex Marriages in Hawaii, is that fact that so many couples have been waiting for this day for many, many years. And now they finally can legally share their lives. We have had many heart warming moments. I am glad that I can help facilitate so many joyous ceremonies.
I do both Nonreligious (the more popular) and Christian non-denomination same sex marriages. Of course, these allow you the choice of adding Hawaiian options. Both follow the course of my Marriage Ceremonies, with your choices of husband and husband, wife and wife or life partners recognition within the ceremony. You will be pronounced in the fashion you prefer. Please email me for your ceremony of choice.
You are welcome to make as many additions, deletions or changes that you wish or to provide your own personal vows to each other to add to or replace the vows within the ceremony.
I always tell couples, "it's your wedding and you may have it any way you want." The most important thing is that you have the experience that you will always remember in your hearts.
"Aloha Larry, Thank you again for a beautiful ceremony on Saturday and for being a part of our special day. It was a pleasure meeting you and having you marry us in such a breathtaking location. Your words truly touched our hearts and the hearts of our closest family and friends. We will cherish the memories of that day until death do us part :) Our day was perfect and we could not have asked for a better mix of love and happiness all in one place. Mahalo again from San Francisco and best wishes for a great holiday season."
Many thanks, Chuck and Brian