Music For Your Wedding

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Thomas & Jennifer Nielesky

June 9th, 2012 Hana, Maui, Hawaii

Wedding Info

Beyond my regularly scheduled performances around Maui, I can offer a wide range of Island-inspired Mele (music) for your wedding or special event. For example:

    • Performing traditional Hawaiian as well as any style of music for your Ceremony. I will even learn a special request just for your special day!
    • Performing live at your Cocktail/Reception with a diverse playlist that includes Island music and popular dance hits from the 70s & 80s through today.

 

Please contact Alika by phone or email for more information and to discuss the music you would like for your special day. Aloha!

Wedding Ceremony

Kahu Alika Nako’oka

(Licensed by the State of Hawaii)

Photo courtesy of Penny Palmer Photography 

image…As your personal Kahu, let me bring that special “Aloha” for your Wedding Ceremony or Vow Renewal. I can customize any service to fit your needs. Here are a few of the services I offer:

  • Blowing of the Conch Shell (Pu)
  • Hawaiian Chant (Oli)
  • Hawaiian Blessing
  • Traditional Hawaiian Ceremony
  • Hawaiian Religious Ceremony
  • Hawaiian Non-Religious Ceremony



—-Sample Ceremony

ALOHA BRIDE, ALOHA GROOM, AND ALOHA KAKOU…

IF I MAY, I WOULD LIKE TO OFFER A HAWAIIAN CHANT
ONA ONA I KA HALA, MEKA LEHUAE HALA LEHUA OIA NA KA NOE OKA’U NO IA, E A NO’I NEIEA LI’A NEI, HO’I O KA HIKI MAI A HIKI MAI NO OU KOU, A HIKI PU NO ME KE ALOHA E

“ALOHA AND WELCOME.”
THIS OLI ALOHA CHANT OFFERS WORDS OF GREETING, IN PART IT SAYS, THIS IS THE SITE FOR WHICH U HAVE LONGED TO BE, AND NOW THAT YOU HAVE COME, LOVE HAS COME WITH YOU.

 IT IS TRULY A PLEASURE TO SHARE TODAYS VERY SPECIAL OCCASION WITH YOU. FOR YOU HAVE CHOSEN TO SHARE YOUR LOVE FOR ONE ANOTHER HERE ON THIS BEAUTIFUL ISLAND OF MAUI

Lei Ceremony

IN HAWAI’I WE EXCHANGE LEI’S AS A SYMBOL OF OUR LOVE. THESE BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED LEI’S, WITH ALL OF THEIR HANDPICKED FLOWERS AND TWINE, ARE CAREFULLY BONDED TOGETHER WITH LOVE. THEY ARE A REFLECTION OF THE ALOHA THAT YOU SHARE FOR ONE ANOTHER. AS YOU EXCHANGE THESE LEI’S YOU WILL BEGIN TO WEAVE YOUR LEI IN LIFE WITH LOVE THROUGHOUT ETERNITY. 
MAY THE EXCHANGE OF THESE LEI’S BE THE NEW BEGINNING OF YOUR LIVES TOGETHER.

AND NOW, WITH LOVING ALOHA,
GROOM, PLEASE PLACE THIS LEI AROUND BRIDE’S NECK AND GIVE A GENTLE KISS HERE, HERE, AND..HERE 
BRIDE, IF YOU WOULDN’T MIND, PLEASE PLACE THIS LEI AROUND GROOM’S NECK AND I BELIEVE IT ONLY FAIR TO KISS HERE, HERE, HERE

I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH YOU TODAY THAT:
LOVE IS PATIENT…AND LOVE IS KIND, LOVE…IS NOT JEALOUS OR BOASTFUL 

IT IS NOT ARROGANT OR RUDE, LOVE DOES NOT INSIST ON IT’S OWN WAY

IT IS NOT IRRITABLE OR RESENTFUL, IT DOES NOT REJOICE IN THE WRONG

BUT REJOICES…IN THE RIGHT, LOVE BEARS ALL THINGS AND BELIEVES ALL THINGS

LOVE HOPES ALL THINGS, AND ENDURES ALL THINGS, BUT THE GREATEST GIFT OF ALL IS …”LOVE”

HO’I HOU KE ALOHA, WHICH MEANS IN ENGLISH Let us fall in love all over again.
TODAY YOU MAKE PUBLIC THE COVENANT YOU HAVE ALREADY MADE IN YOUR HEARTS. TODAY YOU WILL RECEIVE THE BLESSINGS THAT SEAL YOUR UNION. THERE ARE NO TIES ON EARTH MORE SWEET AND TENDER THAN THOSE YOU ARE ABOUT TO ASSUME. REMEMBER THE SIMPLICITY OF THIS DAY…THE BEAUTY OF THIS PLACE…AND THOSE WHO ARE HERE WITH YOU, IN PRESENT, AND IN SPIRIT.

GROOM, I ASK YOU TO AFFIRM YOUR WILLINGNESS TO ENTER THIS COVENANT OF MARRIAGE.

IF SO, PLEASE SAY I DO

AND BRIDE, I ASK YOU TO AFFIRM YOUR WILLINGNESS TO ENTER THIS COVENANT OF MARRIAGE. 

IF SO, PLEASE SAY I DO

Ring Ceremony

MAY I HAVE THE RINGS?

THOUGH SMALL IN SIZE, THESE RINGS ARE VERY LARGE IN SIGNIFICANCE. MADE IN A CIRCLE, THEY ARE A SYMBOL OF ETERNAL UNITY, WITHOUT BEGINNING OR END. THEIR DESIGN TELLS US THAT LOVE IS EVERLASTING AND THAT IT SHALL REMAIN THE SAME. AS YOU WEAR THESE RINGS, WHETHER TOGETHER…OR APART FOR ONLY A MOMENTMAY THEY BE A CONSTANT REMINDER OF THE JOYOUS PROMISES YOU ARE MAKING TODAY.

GROOM, PLEASE TAKE THIS RING, AND PLACE IT ON THE RING FINGER OF BRIDE’S LEFT HAND AND REPEAT AFTER ME…

“I GIVE YOU THIS RING, AS A SYMBOL OF MY COMMITMENT TO YOU. WEAR IT, THINK OF ME, AND KNOW THAT I LOVE YOU. HO’I HO KE ALOHA”.

BRIDE, PLEASE TAKE THIS RING, 

AND PLACE IT ON THE RING FINGER OF GROOM’S LEFT HAND AND REPEAT AFTER ME…

“I GIVE YOU THIS RING, AS A SYMBOL OF MY COMMITMENT TO YOU. WEAR IT, THINK OF ME, AND KNOW THAT I LOVE YOU. HO’I HO KE ALOHA”.

SUCCESS IN MARRIAGE DOES NOT COME, MERELY THROUGH FINDING THE RIGHT MATE, BUT THROUGH BEING THE RIGHT MATE. A SUCCESSFUL MARRIAGE REQUIRES FALLING IN LOVE, MANY TIMES, ALWAYS WITH THE SAME PERSON.

E HO’OMAU MAUA KE ALOHA (May your love, last forever)


HAWAIIAN BLESSING

Imau aku kaloko mai’ka’i, o ka haku Isesu Cristo. Me kealoha, 

o keakua, ame kalauna, puana o ka’uhane, hemolele me ka ko, apa’u.  

May the Spirit of our Lord be with the both of you always, now and forever more. Amen

I NOW CONCLUDE THIS CEREMONY, AND UNDER THE AUTHORITY VESTED IN ME BY THE GREAT STATE OF HAWAI’I, HERE ON THIS, OUR ISLAND OF MAUI, I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU, HUSBAND AND WIFE. YOU MAY NOW KISS YOUR BRIDE. 

MAY I PLEASE INTRODUCE 
Mr & Mrs…😇