Whether you want an intimate ceremony, a grand event, or something in between I will work with you to create a ceremony that will make your day special. I am Wedding Officiant Kim Crinella and I officiate non religious ceremonies for traditional and same sex couples inspired by the love of the couple and/or fun themes in locations like beaches, backyards, parks, gardens and homes.
Witnesses are not required in Hawaii for weddings or vow renewals so locals and couples on vacation can have a private ceremony in a romantic location with just the two of them and me to officiate the ceremony. I make it easy for couples to have a beautiful meaningful private ceremony focused on their love without the stress or excessive cost of a big formal wedding!
❤️ I will provide up to one hour of pre wedding consultation by phone and/or email to answer your questions, find more about you as a couple and find out your ideas for the ceremony.
❤️ I will create a script for your wedding ceremony that is inspired by Love and you, the couple.
❤️ You may write your own words of Love to say during the ring exchange portion of the ceremony or I can create something for you to say.
❤️ Popular island wedding traditions like a lei exchange or sand unity ceremony can be incorporated into your wedding at no additional charge. You would provide the leis for the lei exchange or for the sand unity I have wooden bowls you may use if you want to incorporate one.
❤️ On the day of your wedding I will be available for up to one hour after the agreed upon meeting time to perform the ceremony.
❤️ I will provide you easy to follow instructions on how to apply for your Hawaii marriage license which you can apply for online up to 30 days prior.
❤️ On the day of your wedding, after the ceremony, I certify the marriage online with the State of Hawaii making a legal record of your marriage. The State will email you a few days after the wedding with a link to your downloadable marriage certificate which is a legal document that can be used for insurance and military housing.
❤️ I am happy to incorporate special requests or other wedding traditions into your ceremony to make it personal and meaningful for you. I can also incorporate a special theme you have selected for your wedding into the ceremony.
❤️ I can accommodate costumed themed weddings and am willing to dress in costume when officiating.
My Wedding Officiant Service Fees are:
Weddings within the areas of Waikiki to Kapolei to Haleiwa Beach Park and areas between $180 plus tax.
Weddings west of Kapolei, Windward Oahu, North Shore areas past Haleiwa Beach Park $230 plus tax.
Additional fees may apply if a costume or hiking is required.
My fee is double for services some holidays (February 14, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, December 24, December 25, December 31, January 1). This is to make it worth my while to give up my holiday and family time.
❤️ Wedding Client Ashlee B. Quote: "Thanks to Kim's positive nature and quick thinking our wedding ceremony went smooth despite us forgetting the leis for the lei exchange! She made our mistake into a funny memory. I really appreciated her services not only on wedding day but before and after. She was very helpful answering questions about the wedding license application and the receiving of the marriage certificate, along with other random wedding questions. I could not have chosen a better officiant for my wedding! Thank you Kim!"
❤️ Wedding Client Margaret T. Quote: "Much Mahalo Kim! The ceremony was truly personal and intimate as we had liked for it to be. Thank you for taking our photos and for allowing us into your home to make this all possible. Without a doubt, we loved it all!"
❤️ Vow Renewal Client Thom G. Quote: "Kim...thank you SO much for making this happen on such short notice. Nancy was surprised...and the ceremony was simple, but so elegant and moving. We would HIGHLY recommend you to anyone needing these type of services!"
❤️ Wedding Clients Brad and Carisa K. Quote: "Mahalo Nui Loa Kim Crinella for officiating our special day! To anyone looking for an officiant to perform a lovely, heartfelt ceremony with a non-religious script… Kim is absolutely wonderful! We lost our officiant 2 weeks before our wedding day and Kim saved the day! We were in need of finding someone on short notice to perform a simple and sweet non-religious ceremony at sunset on the North Shore, in addition to being affordable. She was quick to get back to my initial inquiry and arrange phone conversation. After speaking… I felt lucky to have found her. Within the same day, Kim returned a drafted script based on our conversation and it was absolutely perfect for us without any changes. She was extremely flexible on exact beach location, so we were able to visit our anticipated location once we arrived on the island and confirm the day before the sunset ceremony. Kim was very punctual, in fact she beat us to the beach meeting spot we confirmed. My husband and I would highly recommend her for an Oahu wedding… her overall professionalism, dependability and sincerity exceeded our expectations and left us feeling like she was meant to be our officiant! Brad & Carisa"
❤️ Wedding Client Nicole K. Quote: "I swear you rocked the house yesterday and everyone loved our Beauty and the Beast themed ceremony. So much my aunty wants to frame the ceremony script for us! Thank you again so much Kim!"
❤️ Wedding Clients Cher and Ernie B. Quote: "Thank you so much for presiding at our wedding. You did a great job and we were very happy with the vows and ceremony. Thank you for the information on how to get copies of the marriage certificate. We got rained on later during the reception but it was a wonderful day nonetheless. Thank you for being a part of our special day!"
❤️ Wedding Clients Jan M. Quote: "Kim is so awesome, she’s really a sweetheart. I’ve changed a few things a couple of times, being an excited bride to be, it was never a problem with Kim."
❤️ Wedding Client Anne G. Quote: "Kim is a real sweetheart!! She came to us at the last minute and it was no problem! Very down to earth and full of Aloha! Kim rocks!"
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