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Wedding Officiant - Kapolei 2019
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Non-denominational (mentions God),
Non-religious (no mention of God)
Minister Michael was the best choice we could have made for our officiant to conduct our wedding day. He was very helpful and worked with us on what we wanted and had many of his own personal touches that made our big day even more special. Anyone who hires him will have 100% satisfaction or more! Thank you for all that you did for us Minister!Oct 30, 2019Verified
Working with Minister Michael was an absolute pleasure. From the moment I contacted him about his services to very end he was outstanding. My (now) wife and I were more than satisfied with his services. He worked with us on creating a ceremony that fit what we wanted and he was open to tailoring it to our needs. We requested a Catholic ceremony and he sent us a sample. We emailed back and forth about what we wanted and he was very responsive (that same day sometimes within an hour or two) We let him know we wanted to write our own vows and he requested that we send it to him so he can print it out and not have to worry about it on our wedding day. On the day of the ceremony, Minister Michael was early, he talked about what would take place and let me know he would guide us during the ceremony which was much needed since I was so emotional I could barely get through my vows. The ceremony he performed was beautiful. He even wore a traditional priest outfit. After the ceremony was finished he stayed to take pictures. To top everything off he gave us a gift and did a blessing of the food which he totally did not have to do but made it all the more special. If you are looking for a wedding officiant, Minister Michael is the person you should choose!Jan 22, 2020Verified
My parents renewed their vows for their 50th wedding anniversary after celebrating on a dinner cruise off Honolulu. It was a surprise to them when Michael showed up. We didn't tell them we had some vows written for them. Michael officiated poolside with the exchange of the Lei, re-blessed the rings in a koa bowl full of seawater to cleanse away the hard times and refresh anew their future of good times. Even my small son was able to participate. Michael played the "Hawaiian Wedding Song" then the top ten hits from 1966. He made the day extra special for all of us, my Mother and Father most of all. They truly deserved it.May 31, 2016Minister Michael, Officiant,State Lic.'s reply
Thank you Larry. It was very special a gift to give to your parents who have come a long way. Your son is wonderful, the day was great. If your mother is so inclined, perhaps she can add a few words here to help others having an anniversary and contemplating renewing vows or getting married for the first time. Everybody's opinion counts here. Your parents were looking as in love now as when they probably were the first time around. Blessings to you all.
Oh what a perfect ceremony Minister Michael preformed for us! He suggested the perfect location under the ‘Tree of Life’ and spoke such beautiful and touching words, that touched both myself and my new husband. Minister Michael was open to our wishes, and knew exactly what we needed. The Hawaiian blessing of the rings, and the lei ceremony was such a beautiful touch. We highly recommend Minister Michael, and can not thank him enough for making our wedding day absolutely perfect.Aug 22, 2019Verified
If you need someone who is professional and at the same time, personable and will give you the Aloha experience for your dream wedding, LOOK NO FURTHER! Minister Michael was fantastic to work with. I planned a wedding for my mother-in-law and he helped me with every little detail I could think of. His responsiveness, knowledge and expertise made the whole process so easy! The experience that he has shared to our family is priceless. He will surely give you the best wedding ceremony. BOOK HIM NOW. 🌺🤙🏽Aug 1, 2019Verified
License Type: Wedding Officiant (HI)
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Pricing is an important consideration but think for a minute what it all means. If the plumber doesn't show up or is late it does not cause too big a distraction, you just make a new appointment. I have to be early to be on time, I need to show up, period. Then I can go over the wedding game plan and perform a meaningful ceremony. You would be surprised how many calls I get because a wedding minister didn't show up. And I go all over the island and to neighboring islands too. Most service providers won't show up to your house let alone any location on the island for less than $100. And that is before they start work. I charge a small base and let my customers pay me what they feel they and their day is worth and how I enhanced it. It is how I make you feel. I cover my expenses and pay to be here, it should not be about the money. My wedding planner events pay me over $500 a ceremony in the most grand of events. My thumbtack weddings are a fraction of that.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Thumbtack is a no-frills type of booking service. I offer an excellent value. I start with asking them where they would like to marry and why. I try to cater each ceremony to what it is they tell me. I ask how they met, who said I Love you first and where it was at. I try to get to know them as I am going to be a big part of their special day. I charge a small booking fee to reserve the date then let them pay the small balance at the ceremony then let them decide what it is worth to them and receive it as a gratuity. I give my people getting married more control that way. I also come early and leave late.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Being a student of theology and an apprentice of Hawaiian cultural studies, it gives me both a religious, spiritual and a blend of the both that helps people understand our connection with our earth and their higher power whether it be to God, our Akua or their own life's Force. A majority of people these days are looking for a more spiritual ceremony celebrating each other and outside of the church.