Megan and Thomas | Afternoon Wedding in Bishop Memorial Chapel

Wedding Ceremony at the Bishop Memorial Chapel

As a Kamehameha Schools graduate, Megan knew that her wedding would be held at the Bishop Memorial Chapel on campus. The chapel is gorgeous with beautiful wood architecture and an immense pipe organ. But there is just something about the chapel you spent every Tuesday morning sitting through morning service as a high schooler. As a fellow KS alumni, I get it.

Immediately following the mid-day wedding cermony, everyone crossed the island to finish up the day’s festivities at the Koʻolau Ballrooms. This smaller wedding reception was a lot of fun with dancing and good times with close family and friends. After lunch and a couple of well-spoken words by the best man and maid of honor, Megan and her maid of honor treated their guests to hula accompanied by Uncle Ocean Kaowili and his band.

Hula always adds a great touch to a Hawaiian wedding, but when your family can perform the music live, it is something else. To me, it takes you back to one of those backyard pāʻina where uncle and aunty sing and dance all night long to old-time hula and mele. The hula didn’t stop there, but was immediately followed up by other family members, even a special number by Megan and her mom. This was definitely a treat to all of the guests at their wedding. Something I will remember for awhile.

January 5, 2019

CEREMONY VENUE: Kamehameha Schools Bishop Memorial Chapel

RECEPTION VENUE: Koʻolau Ballrooms

MUSIC: At Long Last - The Mariner