Pete "Aloha" Tingstrom

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Steven & Melanie Tie the Knot on Easter

The Wedding of Steven Tinoisamoa & Melanie Nalehua Lee Tai Buell Tapuala

Officiated by Pete "Aloha" Tingstrom at Aloha No Ka Oi in Kaneohe, Hawaii on April 9th, 2023.


"I received a call yesterday with a bride frantically looking for an officiant that would marry them on Easter. She spent a week in a half going through officiants until she found me. I gladly said yes with less than 24 hours notice and on a holiday. I love helping out couples that are in a bind. The weather was iffy all day with clouds, wind and rain. However, come wedding time at 5pm, it stopped raining long enough to have the ceremony. Happy times."

Pete "Aloha" Tingstrom


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Steven Tinoisamoa And Melanie Nalehua Lee Tai Buell Tapuala’s Wedding Wedding Ceremony Script

We are gathered here in the presence of God, family and friends to unite Steven and Melanie in holy matrimony. Marriage is an honorable estate, and is therefore not to be entered into lightly, but reverently, advisedly, soberly and with God’s blessing. Today, they will receive God’s greatest gift; another person to share with, grow with, change with, be joyful with and to stand with as one when trials and tribulations enter their lives. It is fitting, therefore, that we should on this occasion begin by asking for God’s blessing on this marriage. Let us pray.

Heavenly Father, we gather to celebrate your gift of love, and its presence among us. We rejoice that these two people have chosen to commit themselves to a life of loving faithfulness to one another. We praise you, Lord, for the ways you have touched our lives with loving relationships such as Steven and Melanie’s, and we give thanks for the special love and friendship you have put in their hearts. Renew within us an affectionate and loving spirit. Enrich our lives with the gracious gift of your love so that we may embrace others with that same love. May our participation in this celebration of love and commitment, give to us a new joy and responsiveness to the relationships that we cherish. In your loving arms we pray, Amen.

You may all be seated.


Marriage is a joyous occasion. It is connected in our thoughts with the charm of love, the warmth of home, and with all that is pleasant, as being one of the most important events of our lives. Its sacredness and unity is the most significant and binding covenant known in human relations.

Steven and Melanie, let me charge you both to remember that your future happiness is to be in mutual consideration, patience, kindness, confidence and affection. It is the duty of each of you to find your greatest joy in the company of the other; to remember that your love pledged today must remain undivided for a lifetime.

It is your duty, Steven, to be to considerate, tender, faithful, and loving husband: to support, guide and cherish her in prosperity and trouble; to thoughtfully and carefully enlarge the place she holds in your life; to constantly show to her the tokens of your affection, to shelter her from danger, and to love her with an unchangeable love.

It is your duty Melanie, to be considerate, tender, faithful, and loving wife; to comfort, guide and cherish him in prosperity and trouble; to give to him the unfailing evidences of your affection; to continue making the place he holds in your heart, broader and deeper; to support him, value him and work with him to make your marriage the very best that it can be.

I call your attention to the seriousness of the decision which you have made and the covenant you are about to declare before God. The vows you are about to take are not to be taken without careful thought, for in them you are committing yourselves exclusively to one another for as long as you both shall live.


If you are ready to assume the obligations and duties before God, as I have defined them, you will unite your hands and pledge your love and your lives to each other.

Steven , repeat after me.

I Steven, take you, Melanie, to be my lawfully wedded wife, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, for as long as we both shall live. This is my solemn vow.

Now Melanie, please repeat after me.

I Melanie, take you, Steven, to be my husband, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, for as long as we both shall live. This is my solemn vow.


You will now exchange rings as a symbol of the lifelong commitment and abiding love which you as husband and wife have promised to each other.

Steven, please place the ring on Melanie’s finger, and repeat after me.

I give you this ring as a sign of my love and faithfulness.

And Melanie, please place the ring on Steven’s finger and repeat after me.

I give you this ring as a sign of my love and faithfulness.


Eternal God, help Steven and Melanie to fulfill the promises they have made here today and to reflect your steadfast love in their commitment to each other. Give them kindness and patience, affection and understanding, happiness and contentment. May their family and friends continue to support them in difficult days, so that their love for each other may continue to grow as long as they both shall live.

Let us all pray.

Our Father, who art in heaven,

Hallowed be thy name,

Thy kingdom come,

Thy will be done,

On Earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread,

And forgive us our trespasses,

As we forgive those who trespass against us,

And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,

And the power, and the glory,

Forever and ever.



Steven and Melanie, having witnessed your vows for marriage before God and all who are assembled here, by the authority invested in me, I now pronounce you husband and wife. You may now kiss the bride!

It is my pleasure to introduce to you for the first time…Mr & Mrs Steven Tinoisamoa


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