Dick and David celebrated 25 years together with a Civil Union and reception at the Moana Surfrider Hotel, Waikiki. After visiting the islands over the years they now have made their residence on Oahu. Naturally they were delighted to get here just as the Civil Unions in Hawaii was signed into law!

Formally from Chicago, they were surrounded by some new and old friends they made throughout the years. Dick’s brother and sister in-law stood up with them and 2 best friends from Kauai.

We kept the theme very casual so as not to dilute the true meaning of the celebration.
The Kahu Ryan Kalama opened up the ceremony with Hawaiian Chant and Kalona wrote a customized ceremony just for Dick and David. The ceremony was followed with cocktails on the lanai and a nice plated meal. Of course we had a lot of Hawaiian music and some hula to round off the celebration and dancing!

With Civil Unions now legal here in Hawaii many couples are coming from as far as the east coast of the United States, Australia and Canada. Next step, legalization of marriage in Hawaii !

Kalona