“all you need is love…and us!”
“Simple Ceremonies Made Stylish”
Established in 2012, Hawaii Wedding Vows is the wedding ceremony division of DH Catering + Event Planning, organically created based on requests from discerning clients for a simple but stylish wedding ceremony. Our collective of Non-Denominational Officiants are licensed as Marriage Performers with the State of Hawaii. Based on the Island of Oahu, we have Officiants on all Islands. Services include Traditional Marriage Ceremonies, Civil Unions, Ohana Blessings, Vow Renewals, Baptisms, House + Boat Blessings, Business Blessings, Ground Breaking Ceremonies, and Celebrations of Life.
Similar to what is known as “day of coordination” this plan also includes a few not-so-customary offerings: unlimited email communication beginning three (3) months before the event, booking of all vendors and one central invoice.
Similar to what is known as “month of coordination” this plan includes everything the Gold Plan offers plus the following not-so-customary offerings: unlimited email communication beginning six (6) months before the event and a customized monthly payment plan.
Our most custom plan includes everything the Gold and Platinum Plans offer plus the following offerings:
Unlimited email communication beginning at time of contract.
“I found Sakara Blackwell just by chance while googling from my home in Las Vegas trying to find a place to do my wedding in Hawaii of all places and what made it extra hard was not knowing the island or anything except a map. She was amazingly helpful right from the start, and had some wonderful creative ideas and best of all always kept my really tight budget in mind. Through her and her great ideas we got our dream wedding that looked super extravagant that my family is still talking about and cannot stop raving about how absolutely beautiful it was (80 People). Everyone told us that we were looking to have “a champagne wedding on a beer budget” and it was not possible. But she proved everyone wrong. It is really hard for me to trust anyone especially not knowing them except by phone and email, but from the first time we talked she made me feel comfortable and it felt like I had known her forever. I can honestly go on and on but I don’t think i have the room. To top it all off and make it even better and easier her husband Kekoa Ornellas is an officiant certified through the state of Hawaii. He performed our wedding and he was great too. He called us a few weeks before our wedding and talked to us to get to know us and ask what we wanted in our ceremony and we got it all the day of. Both are very friendly and fun to work with they felt like a part of my ohana (family) by the end of our event. Definitely a true spirit of Aloha! I would recommend her over and over again and hope that she is still around in 10 years so we can do it all over again for our 10 year anniversary.”
– Amy (Las Vegas, Nevada)
“Kekoa really went above and beyond to make our wedding day so special! We talked back and forth over email for a while since we live in Houston, but then we made a couple trips out to Oahu to meet with him and other vendors. Upon meeting him I was instantly relieved that we had chose to work with DH Catering. He is extremely laid back and helped us tremendously with the layout of our venue (Aquarium). Plus was able to set my fiancées mind at ease of some things which took the heat off me! Thanks! He also recommended our wedding coordinator to us who without the two of them working together our wedding would not have been anywhere near flawless….and it was flawless! Thanks to them. Kekoa and his team showed up and went to work as soon as they got there staging the dinner tables, setting up the buffet tables, handing drinks and pupus out, and helping out anywhere they were needed. Kekoa himself was running around like a mad man all night and still making time to stop by our table and ask us if everything was alright and if we needed anything! The food was fantastic, people are still talking about it!
We really felt the love and Aloha from Kekoa and his team. Thank you so much for everything you did for us on our special day! “
– Rob H. (Houston, Texas)
“Kekoa went out of his way to get to know both of us, how we fell in love with each other, our values, everything to make our vows and our time during the ceremony priceless. Our audience could hear him perfectly since so many times during a seeming it’s hard to hear. The wind was blowing on your wedding day and Kekoa made just the right adjustments to pull off the perfect ceremony. Look no further thank Kekoa for your wedding, you’ve got ONE shot at a perfect wedding ceremony, so ask Kekoa to be your officiant.”
– Samuel L. (Honolulu, HI)