Inspired wedding ceremonies with Aloha! ❤️🌴🌺
I officiated my first wedding ceremony just after college and so enjoyed the experience that I wanted to do more. Alas, there wasn’t a huge market for ministers in their twenties back then, so I had to bide my time until I got older and looked slightly more respectable in 2008.
Since then, I have had the honor of presiding over all sorts of weddings, from the modern to the whimsical. I’ll help you create an unforgettable ceremony here on the Valley Isle and beyond.
It’s a great joy to me to work with couples on crafting just the right ceremony that reflects their values, personality and particular brand of joie de vivre!
I hold a license as a marriage/civil union performer for the State of Hawaii (lic: 2016-11641). I also hold ordinations from the Church of the Subgenius, The Church of Universal Light, The Church of Spiritual Humanism and most recently the Church of the Latter Day Dude (yes, that is a Big Lebowski reference!). While some of these ordinations seem tongue-in-cheek, I assure you they are all legit in the eyes of the law.
More about me via the links at the bottom of the page. If you want a hand crafted ceremony or are looking for a simple beach ceremony I’d love to preside over your nuptials.
I’ll also be happy to recommend wedding planners, flowers, photographers, hula performers, caterers, venues, musicians and more. Hawaiian outrigger canoe ceremonies are a specialty.
I can perform weddings on Maui and all of the other Hawaiian Islands. Heck if you want to fly me to your state to perform your wedding that could totally happen.
I’d love 2-3 months lead time but if you are eloping or have a last minute need for an officiant get in touch and I’ll see what I can do. Rates are reasonable and if you are having a pirate themed wedding on Maui click here.
Joe & Andrea
Thank you Julienne. You made our experience so stress free and beautiful. Best wishes and love from both of us!
— Joe & Andrea
2017, Makena, Hawaii
Alli & Ash
Rev. Julienne was exactly the officiant my wife and I were looking for. She is sweet and spirited, grounded and uplifted. She made us feel so comfortable and talked with us about what we wanted on the day and shared all the details of the service along the way. The ceremony itself was fantastic. Rev. Julienne performed ancient Hawaiian chants and prayers and held the space beautifully while we recited our vows. She even snapped some photos for us! Rev. Julienne is a beautiful person. We were so happy to have her officiating for our special day.
–Alli & Ash
2017, La Perouse Bay, Maui, Hawaii
Rizza & Nick
Julienne gave us a lot of ideas and inspiration. She provided us with a beautiful outline and practical suggestions. Her presentation at the ceremony was joyful and warm hearted.
“Ok its hard to make this short…you did a fantastic amazing fabulous incredible splendid wonderful helpful….beautiful job!!!!! How do I express it with words on how amazing you are? lol” – Rizza
–Rizza & Nick
2015, San Francisco, California
Peter & Cindy
Julienne officiated at our wedding in 2009 and she was all we could have asked for. She helped to create a ceremony with efficiency and calm, and a rare blend of dignity, wit, and wisdom. Cindy and I are definitely going to ask her back when we renew our vows in a few years.
—Peter & Cindy Boles
2009, Camarillo, California
Wesley & Buttercup
We laughed, we cried – it was better than Cats! We had our dream wedding and the good Reverend Ms. Julienne did a superb job with the ceremony and I might add wrangling the groomsmen into line during the rehearsal. (She could easily have a second career should she ever want to don the mask and become a Pirate.) Huzzah to Julienne for her good work with our mawidge!
– Wesley & Buttercup
Florin, Land of Makebelieve
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.
– Antoine de Saint-Exupery
I love being married. It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.
Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone-we find it with another.
– Thomas Merton
E Lei aku ‘oe ku’u aloha
I ko’oula nou i kahi mehemeha
Wear my love as a lei
And as your companion in lonely places
My goal is to help you create the perfect ceremony for your wedding. I’ve collected quotes, readings and rituals from many different traditions over the years and I rather enjoy working with couples to create a ceremony that reflects their sensibilities. Want a reading from Joseph Campbell, Spock or Madeleine L’Engle? I’ve got you covered.
There are many beautiful traditions of Hawaii so I can help guide you to some that you can respectfully integrate into your ceremony. I’ve performed ceremonies everywhere from the Redwoods to the Courthouse and even dressed as a potted daisy to perform a wedding in a state park so if you have an outlandish idea, I’ll probably be down for it. (Planning a pirate wedding?)
Do you need a simple, elegant ceremony for your beach nuptials? I can help with that as well.
Eloping in a hurry? I’ve got a 2 minute ceremony that will do the trick.
Maui is truly a gorgeous place to host your wedding. I can help point you in the right direction for places and vendors that will be just right for you.
The group that I paddle with out of the Kalepolepo Fishpond in Kihei recently added a new wa’a (Hawaiian outrigger canoe) to our fleet and a traditional… Read more “Hawaiian Canoe Blessing”
For the Openhearted (& Frugal) Traveler You travel with an open mind and open heart. You are willing to experience a place as it is. You think… Read more “Maui Guide for the Openhearted Traveler”
Sure you could have your buddy get ordained online and have them perform your ceremony but will they be able to: Stay sober enough to get through… Read more “Me vs Your Friend”