Today we meet by the sea, as the two of you become one. Here where the earth meets this constant and unlimited force. And as these waters, may the love you share be limitless, flowing and ever-changing. May your love forever redefine itself and may it hold for you the very essence of life. In pledging your lives and love to one another you acknowledge the changes in your existence and celebrate your commitment to a strong and aware relationship. May your love touch and enrich all those with whom you come in contact, just as these great waters touch, nourish and transform the many shores of our planet….
I invite you to look around you for pohaku (a stone). We will use this stone to reinforce your commitment to one another by using the breath (Ha) to release the past and set the intent for your union. By blowing into the pohaku, you use your thoughts and essence to strengthen your love. By throwing the pohaku into the ocean, your intentions are purified.
At this time I would like to have you present to each other these leis. In Hawaii we exchange leis as a symbol of our love. The beautifully crafted lei with its hand picked flowers and twine, carefully bonded together with love, is a reflection of your love and Aloha for one another. As you exchange these leis you will begin to weave your lei in life together with love. And now, with loving aloha (island style) please present your leis to one another with a smile and a kiss upon each other’s cheek.