Marriage Officiant Angela Keen
About this pro
18 years in business
20 hires on Thumbtack
Angela is amazing and kind. We are so happy with how everything turned out. Mahalo for marrying us!Nov 7, 2016Verified
Angela performed a perfect wedding ceremony for us at the Hale Koa Luau Gardens, on Saturday 8 October 2016. We couldn’t have asked for anything better! When we first met Angela, she built a strong rapport with Casey and I… she wanted to get know us; our life, our work, our family, our story, how we met…. and from all that information, she expertly weaved everything into the ceremony, making it very personal for all of us. It was like having a very close friend perform this sacred and meaningful ceremony on this special day. Angela was very responsive to our requests, listening and helping us develop a beautiful wedding ceremony outline. We didn’t have the traditional grooms and bridesmaids, instead we had our children and Casey’s niece as our wedding party. Angela suggested we perform the Hawaiian Blessing that involved our children, which was so appropriate for our situation and for our family. This blessing involved taking a bowl with blessed water, which was held by Dennis (the handsome Groom) and bowl of salt which was held by Casey (the beautiful and gorgeous Bride). During the blessing ceremony, our children Kyle, David, Luke, Ha’o, Kawai, Keahi, and Mellissa each took a pinch of the salt and sprinkled the salt into the water. This is essentially a blended family becoming one! All of this wouldn’t have been possible, if not for Angela’s attention to detail, her warm interpersonal skills and her ability to tailor our wedding ceremony into something perfect and unforgettable! Mahalo nui loa Angela!Nov 2, 2016Verified
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I meet with the couple and speak with them on the phone. I provide unlimited phone calls at no charge. I write a different marriage ceremony for each couple. Every marriage ceremony includes a Hawaiian blessing which is optional. Other sentiments can be added such as Celtic handfasting, cord/veil/coin ceremonies, sand ceremonies. I can also assist the couple with finding reputable wedding vendors (photographers, videographers, emcees, DJ's, florists, etc.) I will be happy to recommend trusted, respected and talented vendors as well as things that will save you money!
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I spent 30 years in the media. Five years in radio and 25 years in TV news. Speaking in front of audiences and keeping everyone calm under stress is what I do best.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I worked with a travel agency in Hawaii where I specialized in weddings. I was a respected TV news anchor for 25 years. With my TV background becoming a licensed marriage officiant was natural for me!