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Outrigger Brings Back Vow-Renewal Ceremony

August 8, 2012 By: Jena Tesse Fox

This is a perfect way for couples to cap off a romantic getaway: Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach has brought back its complimentary beachfront vow-renewal ceremony.

The Oahu hotel, currently wrapping up a four month renovation (which includes a remodeled pool and upgrades to guest rooms) is hosting the traditional Hawaiian ceremony on the hotel’s oceanfront lanai fronting Waikiki Beach.

The non-denominational Hawaiian ceremony is conducted by a Hawaiian officiant. The ceremony begins with a traditional Hawaiian welcome chant. Couples can watch a hula performance and are serenaded with Hawaiian song before being blessed with a sprinkling of sea water and reciting vows in the Hawaiian language. The ceremony concludes with a performance of the Hawaiian Wedding Song, accompanied by a hula. A commemorative certificate is presented to each couple at the conclusion of the ceremony.
Vow-renewal ceremonies are open to guests of the Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach and the Outrigger Reef on the Beach. The ceremonies take place at 7:45 a.m. every Monday and Thursday at the Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach and every Tuesday and Friday at the Outrigger Reef on the Beach. Couples must sign up at their respective hotel’s concierge desk by 3 p.m. the day prior to the ceremony.
In addition to Waikiki, Outrigger Hotels and Resorts offers free vow renewal ceremonies to guests on the islands of Maui, Kauai, and Hawaii Island. Each vow-renewal ceremony was created with the guidance of a Hawaiian cultural expert.

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Jena Tesse Fox
Jena Tesse Fox covers Europe, Africa, Australia/South Pacific and business travel for the Questex Travel Group's publications. The daughter of history teachers, she can spend...

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By Jena Tesse Fox | August 8, 2012
The complimentary ceremonies take place every Monday and Thursday morning on the hotel's lanai.