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for Weddings, Elopements, Civil Unions, and Vow Renewals
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.
❤️ 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!"
❤ Officiant's Home For Simple Intimate Weddings
I offer a special package for couples who want an intimate wedding with just the wedding couple and up to 2 guests. It includes use of the lanai of my home in Kapolei for the wedding ceremony for up to one hour, a simple love centric wedding ceremony, and a sand unity ceremony.
WiFi is available if you wish to bring a laptop and hook up to Skype or Facetime or broadcast on Facebook Live, Instagram Live or YouTube Live with loved ones who can not join you in person for your special day.
You may set up your phone or video camera to record the ceremony. I am willing to take a few photos with your camera or phone after the ceremony. Contact me for more information.
Intimate Wedding at Officiant's Home $180
❤️ 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!"
❤ Tattoo Wedding or Vow Renewal
Say "I Do!" and get tattoos! With the growth in popularity of tattoos, some couples are opting for tattoo rings or meaningful designs on other body parts rather than traditional wedding bands or rings. After receiving a request for a tattoo wedding ring ceremony I have partnered with Neck Deep Tattoo in Kaneohe to offer wedding and vow renewal ceremonies at their tattoo shop and their tattoo artists will tattoo the wedding couple as part of the ceremony. Click here for more information about having a Tattoo Wedding or Vow Renewal!
❤️ 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!"
Optional Ceremonies That Can Be Incorporated Into The Full Service Officiant Package
❤ Unity Ceremonies
There are many unity ceremonies and wedding traditions from different cultures that can be incorporated into a full service wedding or vow renewal ceremony. All symbolize the joining of the two separate lives into one. Below are a few of the most popular. Choose to incorporate only what will be meaningful to both of you and make your ceremony special and specific to you as a couple:
There is no additional charge to include a unity ceremony.
I have wooden bowls for the sand unity ceremony available for use at no charge. The wedding couple is responsible for providing any other items used in any of the unity ceremonies they wish to incorporate.
❤️ 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!"
❤ Officiant For Fun Themed Weddings
Do you want to have a fun themed or costumed wedding based on a movie, tv show, book, fairy tale, time period, etc? I will create a special ceremony for your themed or costumed wedding or vow renewal and officiate it with or without costume.
Popular theme weddings include:
Lord of the Rings
The Princess Bride
Fantasy & Fairy Land
Medieval | Renaissance Fair
Halloween | Day of the Dead
Jack and Sally from Nightmare before Christmas
The Little Mermaid
If you would like the officiant to be in a costume while officiating contact me with specific information on what you envision your wedding officiant looking like and I will research, acquire photos of costume options and provide you with a quote.
❤️ 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!"
❤ Pre-Wedding Consultation
One hour of pre-wedding consultation service in person, phone, and/or by email is included with the full service wedding officiant services. Should you require additional consultation services exceeding the included 1 hour consultation, services will be billed at $75 per hour and any portion of.
❤️ 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."
❤ Officiant's After Hour Fee
If you require me to be present at the ceremony location for longer than an hour after the agreed upon arrival time, like if there is a late start or if you would like them to attend the Rehearsal and/or Reception, there is a fee of $75 per hour billed in one hour increments.
❤ Deposit To Secure the Officiate
A $50 non-refundable deposit is required to secure the officiant for a specific date for your ceremony. An invoice is sent using PayPal and can be paid using a debit card or credit card. This deposit is deducted from the balance which is due on the day of the ceremony.
❤️ 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!"
❤ About My Pricing
Don't judge the wedding officiant you choose only on price, it won't matter how cheap a officiant is if they don't show up or if their ceremony doesn't reflect you as a couple. You would be surprised how many calls I get from panicked couples because their officiate canceled on them last minute. Having an officiate that is reliable is essential and I WILL be there! Please consider all of the time and work that goes into creating a meaningful custom ceremony for your special day. Pricing for my wedding officiant services includes more than just officiating on the day of the ceremony. I work with each couple in a phone or in person consultation to learn about the couple and what would make their ceremony meaningful and special to them. I make suggestions and answer questions. After the consultation I create a custom ceremony for each couple. I enjoy writing ceremonies and vows for couples and am happy to create specific themed ceremonies or just have a it be love centric theme. I provide wedding couples easy to follow instructions for applying for a Hawaii state marriage license. This is several hours of work even before the day of the ceremony. On the day of the ceremony I have to be early to be sure to be on time and have time to go over the ceremony plan before officiating the ceremony. Many hours and thoughtful work goes into officiating the ceremony for your special day. I am committed to creating and performing a thoughtful meaningful ceremony for each couple and being there as promised for your ceremony.
I will officiate your service anywhere... from the mountain tops to in the ocean. I will hike, swim, dress in costume, and perform unique themed non-religious ceremonies if requested. I offer the lanai of my home for small intimate ceremonies with just the couple and up to 2 guests at no additional charge.
To put things in perspective, most service professionals in Hawaii (like a mobile mechanic or electrician) charge at least $100+ just to show up before doing any work.
After working with me my couples tell me how grateful they are they chose me and how much my customized ceremonies meant to them and made their wedding/vow renewal so special. They appreciate that I have easy going attitude and am easy to work with. They are grateful to have someone willing to answer their questions and walk them through the confusing wedding process. Couples also like that I am flexible with changes and do not charge extra when changes are made. I look forward to working with you and creating a beautiful custom ceremony for your special day!
❤️ 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"
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