Pastor John Fuchigami was raised in Hawaii and is serving as the Senior Pastor of Hope Chapel Iwilei. He knows a thing or two about marriage having been married for 27 years! John is an experienced and professional officiant having performed thousands of weddings since 2003. Pastor John is very experienced and able to do a number of different wedding ceremonies to suit the needs and desires of the couple. Ceremonies include: Japanese/English weddings and vow renewals, Hawaiian-styled ceremonies, vow renewals, traditional ceremonies and more.  One of Pastor John's driving values when it comes to performing weddings is:
 "No matter how many weddings I perform, I want to treat each one like it's my first and only wedding. Practically every couple is experiencing this joy and wonder for the first and only time. I want to enter into and share that experience with them. I want each and every couple to feel special. . . because they are. The way I engage and officiate their wedding will only take a moment, but the memory of the event is something they will carry for a lifetime. I want to treat my role in this occasion with the utmost respect and heart."

PASTOR JOHN FUCHIGAMI

Kahu Pomaika'i is a spiritual teacher, mystic, and intuitive healer. Her awakening began at a young age with various encounters with spirit guides .Pomaikai is a Hawaiian Minister or Kahu and specializes in performing traditional Hawaiian wedding ceremonies, renewals, blessings and clearings for both businesses and families. Her work is rooted in love and infinite Aloha. Her presence at your wedding will give you a sense of calm, it is an experience you will remember for a lifetime!

Kahu Pomaika'i

Kahu Kawena Mechler specializes in a traditional Hawaiian ceremony. She is also an accomplished singer and musician, her voice is amazingly beautiful when she does the traditional chanting to open your ceremony. Her calm demeanor and warm smile will put you at ease on your wedding day. 

Kahu Kawena Mechler

Reverend Kimo Taylor has been performing weddings since 1996. He is an ordained non-denominational Christian wedding minister. He began his wedding work on Maui Island on a part-time basis and then moved to Oahu Island in 1998. In 2004, he began doing wedding work on a full-time basis. Since then, he has performed well over 10,000 ceremonies. Kimo can perform non-religious as well as religious ceremonies. He also loves doing vow-renewals that incorporate children as well. Although he has performed many many wedding ceremonies he always goes above and beyond to make each ceremony special and unique. His warm smile and calming presence is a welcome addition to your Oahu wedding day.

Rev. Kimo Taylor

Kāhea in the Hawaiian language dictionary is “to call, to cry out, invoke, greet, name ...; to summon, a call, alarm.” Life for me has been a progression of calls and summons from the Creator who lives in each of us, from Akua – from God.  

 With the hā or chosen breath of life. The series of kāhea started.  I believe in God and that there is God – in His image ­ in every person. I believe that we should love or aloha one another (remember the greatest commandment?). I believe that there are many paths to God, whom we call by different names. I say all this because this is who I am as a kahu and celebrant – very important to know and understand for those seeking a sacred path, as in marriage.
With mana and hā I relate to the land, the ʻāina and all its people in the warmth of aloha.

I conduct ceremonies within the parameters of traditional Hawaiian protocols, using ti leaves, Hawaiian salt, special water, the sounds of hula and most importantly, oli (chants) that 
communicate with God, with the forces of nature, with generations that have passed and with generations to come.

Mahalo Ke Akua and Blessings to us all.

Kahu Dennis Chong-Imamura

About Our Oahu Wedding Officiants

Our Oahu wedding officiants have performed thousands of ceremonies on the island of Oahu. With a great range of different looks and backgrounds we have one of the most diverse group of officiants on the island of Oahu. With ceremonies for religious and non-religious, we can assist you in pairing a minister that fits your personality and spirituality. With ministers from all walks of life each ministers has their own distinct style to enhance your Oahu wedding experience. 

Once your Oahu wedding package is booked you will get a copy of your ministers vows so you know what to expect. Each minister allows you to add some individual words to your ceremony or read special vows to one another. Just let us know if you want to add anything to the ceremony and we can add it to the timeframe of your wedding. 

If you have any questions about our Oahu wedding officiants please contact us and we will return your email within 24hrs or less. 

If you are still not sure which island you want to get married on and you are thinking of getting married on Maui take a look at our Maui Ministers page for more information. 

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