Rev Laki Pomaikai Ka’ahumanu is the great, great grandson of Queen Ka’ahumanu, wife of King Kamehameha, who was the first to unite the islands of Hawaii under one kingdom. Having Rev Laki perform your traditional Hawaiian wedding or vow renewal ceremony not only provides you with the authentic Hawaiian rituals of chanting, blowing of the conch shell, and Hawaiian prayer… but also adds a truly royal touch: A minister who is a direct descendant of the last royal family to govern Maui and Hawaii. Please note Laki charges $50 extra for westside weddings.
His faith has brought him to the ministry where he has been serving for many years. He is a devoted family man with a great sense of humor and his ceremony is always performed from the heart. He opens every marriage celebration with the blowing of the conch shell, the oli (Hawaiian chant) and closes with a Hawaiian prayer. He will perform religious, non-religious, vow renewals and is open to travel wherever needed.
Reverend Ernest Pua’a was born on Oahu and raised on the friendly island of Moloka’i before moving to Maui in the late 70′s. In the early years of his life, his father, an accomplished slack key guitarist, taught him how to play the guitar; while his mother taught him to sing. Hawaiian music has therefore always been a big part of his life. AKA “Da Barefoot Warrior” he has been one of the most sought after musicians on Maui, playing for many wedding couples and in many different venues.