Hawaii Theme Wedding Resources

Luau Resources

First Name Hawaiian Translations Popular Hawaiian Words & Phrases
Easy to Create Centerpiece, Guest Book Table, and Cake Decorating Suggestions for Hawaii Theme Celebration
Moving to Hawaii Resources Hawaii Research Resources Island Gift Shop Email Us

 

Click here to view our resources on having a Hawaii theme wedding anywhere!

Click here to view our Luau resources and recipes to have a Hawaii theme celebration anywhere!

Click here to view first name translations into Hawaiian!

Click here to view popular Hawaiian words and phrases!

Click here to view reasources helpful if you would like to move to Hawaii!

Click here for additional resources for information about Hawaii!

Enjoy a mental vacation anytime with our Hawaii Photo Gallery!

Real Tiger Shark Tooth Necklaces from Hawaii! Two sizes available!!
Real Tiger Shark Tooth Necklaces from Hawaii
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Lifelike Silk Plumeria Blooms for Decorating
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Circle of Flowers Wedding Set with Silk Lifelike Plumeria from Hawaii
Circle of Flowers
Wedding Set
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Ukulele Resources

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Many people associate the ukulele with Hawaii but did you know this mini guitar like instrument was actually brought to the Hawaiian Islands by the Portuguese who came to work the sugar cane fields in 1879. The Portuguese call the ukulele ‘braguinha’. The Hawaiians were impressed by the speed of the musicians fingers as they moved across the finger board creating beautiful music and called the instrument a ukulele which translates as “jumping flea” because that is what the musicians fingers looked like when playing. The ukulele became a common instrument used in Hawaiian style music and is still growing in popularity. Modern ukuleles come in 4 sizes, soprano (or standard), concert, tenor and baritone. Typically they have 4 strings, but often the tenor has 5 (the two A strings are in unison). There are also 6-string (the C strings and A strings are an octave apart) and 8-string (the G-strings are an octave apart, the C strings are an octave apart, the E strings are unison, and the A strings are unison). The most popular size in Hawaii today is the 4-string tenor.

If you want to bring home a ukulele from your trip to Hawaii that you want to use as a real instrument and not just a decor item then AVOID the toy version sold for about $10-$35 that looks something like this:

These are not made to be a real instrument, just a toy for a kid or to use for display, and they will not stay in tune for more than a few strums of the strings. A quality ukulele that will stay in tune properly will start at about $50 and can go up into several thousand dollars depending on the wood, brand, and quality.

Online Free Ukulele Cord Chart

Soprano GCEA

Soprano ADF#B

Baritone DGBE

Ukulele Cord Finder for Soprano D, Soprano C, Baritone G, and Tenor C Ukuleles

Online Free Ukulele Tuners

Soprano Ukulele Tuner

Online Free Ukulele Tablatures
Ukulele tablatures teach you how to play ukulele songs without you having to know how to read music.

Joseph Todaro Ukulele Tabs

Travis's Island Vibrations

Ukulele Boogaloo Ukulele Tabs

Online Free Ukulele Lessons
Online Ukulele Lessons by Kunishige

Ukulele Hall of Fame
Ukulele Hall of Fame Official Web Site

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Easily create a
HAWAII THEME WEDDING
anywhere!

Tips and Suggestions Easily create a Hawaii Theme Wedding Anywhere!
Reception Decorating Suggestions Photographs of decorating suggestions to easily create Hawaii theme centerpieces, guest book tables, and wedding cakes.
Hawaii Wedding Planner Resource to assist in planning a Hawaii Theme Wedding.
Vow Suggestions   Hawaii Theme wedding vow suggestions.
Lei Exchange Ceremony Suggestions for adding a lei exchange ceremony to the wedding.
Candle Unity Ceremony Suggestions for adding a Hawaii theme candle unity ceremony.
Sand Unity Ceremony Suggestions for adding a Hawaii theme sand unity ceremony.
The Lords Prayer The Lords Prayer in Hawaiian.

 



IT'S EASY TO HOST A HAWAII THEME
LUAU CELEBRATION ANYWHERE!

Host a Luau Tips and suggestions to easily host a Hawaiian Luau anywhere!
Decorating Suggestions Photographs of decorating suggestions to easily create Hawaii theme centerpieces, guest book tables, and cakes.
Hawaii Theme Christmas Party Ideas Games, recipes, and fun ideas for a Hawaii theme Christmas party.
Add some Aloha to your Thanksgiving gathering!Hawaii Theme Thanksgiving Dinner Full menu with recipes for creating a Hawaii theme Thanksgiving dinner.
Popular Luau Recipes Recipes to create the most popular luau appetizers, main dishes, sides, and beverages.
Imu Pit How to create and cook using a traditional underground Imu pit.
First Names Translations Resource of first name phonetic translations into Hawaiian.
Words & Phases Popular words and phrase translated into Hawaiian.
Game Ideas Fun Hawaii theme game ideas.
Hawaiian Radio Listen to Hawaiian radio stations online.

 


ADDITIONAL HAWAII RELATED RESOURCES

Hawaii FAQ Answers to frequently asked questions about Hawaii.
Sharks Information on sharks found around the Hawaiian Islands.
Hawaii Research Resources for students and anyone else doing research about Hawaii.
Move to Hawaii Resources for anyone considering moving to Hawaii.
Hawaii Travel Tips Tips for anyone planning a visit to the Hawaiian Islands.
Hula Moves Learn how to dance the hula.
Grow Pineapple Pineapple growing tips and fun facts.
Make a Flower Lei Instructions on how to make a flower lei.
Play a Ukulele Learn how to play a ukulele.
Virtual Hawaii Hawaii photo gallery with photos taken around the Hawaiian Islands.
About Us More about who A Friend in the Islands is.

Click here to view dozens of clothing and gift items with OUR OWN CUSTOM images reflecting Hawaii's beauty and lifestyles.


 

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