Posted on 06-06-2019
Filed Under (Maui Wedding) by Merry Maui Weddings


Maile-ti leaf leis above.


The Hawaiian wedding lei exchange is a beautiful tradition to add to your wedding. Beginning a wedding with this lovely two thousand-year-old tradition invokes ease, joy and appreciation for the Hawaiian way. It is very romantic and causes everyone to relax and smile.
The Lei exchange between bride and groom is part of every wedding ceremony or renewal that Merry Maui weddings does (unless requested otherwise, which hardly ever happens). Many types of leis can be employed, including floral, leafy shells, nuts and feathers. Leis can be chosen to enhance any wedding theme or color.
Traditionally, the minister instructs the couple in the simple ceremony, which involves a short blessing in the Hawaiian language, the couple placing the lei over each others heads, and finishing with an aloha, meaning I love you and a kiss. Some couples prefer the ceremony at the end of the wedding, as they are waiting to exchange a kiss. Most, however, enjoy the Hawaiian custom of kissing at the beginning, end and any time between of a wedding. It produces a feeling of warmth and happiness.
Sometimes, family and guests are also included in the lei exchange which is wonderful for everyone. The Hawaiian lei exchange is a perfect way to celebrate your Maui wedding, Hawaiian style.

Photography by Cathy Simone of Maui Imprints Photography.


Kukui leis above.



Orchid and Kukui leis above.


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