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Aloha Island Weddings

Hawaii is the home to world-class beaches but not all tourists know that the islands still have so many unspoiled natural wonders waiting to be discovered. There is actually a long list of sparkling waterfalls, mostly hidden in the center of Hawaii’s lush rainforest. Here are some of Hawaii’s prized waterfalls:

Akaka Falls

This is arguably the Big Island’s best waterfall. Standing 420 feet high, the water continuously falls through it all year long. Having equal beauty to those of breathtaking hard-to-find waterfalls, travelers this time would not endure getting to Akaka Falls since it is readily accessible. Visitors should include this on the top of their list.

Waimoku Falls

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This remarkable 400-feet waterfall is at the end of the Pipiwai Trail in Maui. It is actually in the well-preserved area of Haleakala National Park. Tourists could catch a glimpse of this stunning waterfall any day since its water cascades all throughout the year. Travelers could even get to Waimoku’s base and enjoy its soothing waters.

Papalaua Falls

This is one of Hawaii’s tallest waterfalls, which could be found on the north shore of Molokai. With its amazing height of 1,200 feet, tourists would surely be thrilled to gaze at this spectacular sight. It is also sometimes confused with Kahiwa Falls because of misleading information.

Wailua Falls


This short waterfall, which stands only 80 feet high, is still one of Hawaii’s most picturesque places to visit. It is situated in the island of Kauai. Although it is short, its natural beauty overflows. Guests would be fascinated to see two separate waterfalls in one location. Tourists could easily get to Wailua Falls because it could be accessed without any difficulties. Taking a tour of these waterfalls would surely be worth the trip.

Umauma Falls

Located on the Big Island, this multi-layered waterfall is actually the centerpiece of the famous World Tropical Botanical Garden. Travelers would feel even closer to nature with unusual selection of colorful flowers that surrounds the waterfall. There is also a series of minute waterfalls that would make the experience more unforgettable.

Rainbow Falls

This 80-feet waterfall is another place that could effortlessly be visited by tourists. Found also on the Big Island, it is surrounded mainly by wonderful tropical flowers. Travelers could take a trip to Rainbow Falls anytime since it has a reliable source of water that would not dry out. The waters of the Rainbow Falls come from Wailuku River, Hawaii’s longest river.

Moaula Falls

Located in the renowned Halawa Valley of Molokai, it is easier to get here in comparison to other waterfalls in the area. This is an ideal location for swimming, learning about Hawaii’s culture, and enjoying the beautiful ambiance it provides. This 250-feet waterfall could also be seen through a helicopter ride.

Pools of Oheo

Also located in Haleakala National Park, these pools were part of the main reasons the conservation and protection of natural resources started and are still continued today. Most travelers would endure the long drive to get here since it is a significant place to stop by. Tourists could swim all day long or bask in the sun in this remarkable waterfall.

Hanakapiai Falls

Tourists could come to this towering waterfall by hiking in the Hanakapiai Valley. They would be surrounded by flourishing jungles and magnificent cliffs with an added view of the spectacular beaches of the islands. Surely, a visit to this marvelous waterfall would make anyone’s vacation complete.


The list of amazing waterfalls in Hawaii does not end here. There are still numerous scenic spots for tourists to explore. Discovering these hidden wonders would add to the growing number of reasons for travelers to return to the incredible Hawaiian Islands.


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Paul Agung 

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Dance instruction

At times, people mistake jiggling and moving their hands, arms and waist for dance! But this isn’t just what one might think dancing is! For the people out there who are really fond of dancing and want to tie up their shoes and prove their point here are something’s that have to be kept in mind. Dancing is sheer joy for most of the people and for some it is a passion. But for those who have adequate joy but lack in the skill opting for dance instructions would not be wrong. Instructions help in doing the right and the deserving justice to any dance form. Experts always advise the people to start from the formal dance instruction and gradually increase the intensity. While selecting the type of instruction it should be kept in mind that it should be complimenting the personality and should also be coming along the allotted budget. Finally what counts is the vibrancy and elegance which remains as the ultimate output of any well followed dance instruction.

Things to be taken care of:

The determination of the end goal is of foremost importance. There should be goals set for both you and your instructor. It would be really very tuff to attain proper results if both the student and the teacher are not aware of what actually is expected out of the other. The determination of the goal will not only help in the instruction process but also would be handy in creation of a plan through which the goal can be attained. The task at hand should be taken seriously with 

adequate focus and disposition. Thestudent as well as the trainer should be mentally and physically prepared for the task at hand and the goals that has to be attained. Any form of dance is beautiful, but what counts is the way you exhibit that dance form.

Mutual understanding between the student and the trainer also determines the fate of the dance instruction process. There should be adequate rapport in between them. While on the side of the instructor it should be good that he dose not wants the student to chance in a fortnight and learn all the new skill quickly. A good instructor will always understand the student knowing that all the skills cannot be understood and done in a very short time. The process involves a lot of patience along with time.

On the part of the student he should allow the instructor adequate time and leeway to teach. Every instructor has his own ways am methods of teaching and it should be remembered that he should be always provided that freedom to exercise his judgment. Sometimes it might happen that with a lack of rapport there creates a tension and consequently the trainer might not be able to exercise full control. But it should be remembered that the trainer is the person who will be teaching the student new skill and it is not the other way round.

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Aloha Island Weddings : music resource ideas

in depth information about music and entertainment for weddings

Music can be referred to as an art form where sound is the medium. Pitch (governing harmony and melody), rhythm (related to articulation, meter, and tempo), dynamics, and sonic qualities such as texture and timbre are music’s elements.

Concept of music

Medieval theorists and Greek philosophers had termed music as horizontally and vertically ordered tones. The horizontal ones were referred to as melody, and the vertical ones as harmonies. The basic music theory has been studied with the notion that listening to music gives out a pleasant experience. The creation, significance, and performance of music vary as per the social context and culture. In the arts segment, music can have classifications like fine art, performing art, or a form of auditory art. Music is considered the best thing to convey the feelings.  Music provides solution for all kinds of emotions-say, happiness, sadness, anger, restlessness, and many more. Music has a special importance in special occasions. One of those is ‘Wedding’.

Hawaii Wedding music

   a 10 year Hawaii vow renewal couple Steph and Rapheal with their two chldren redid their wedding vows to eashother on Oahu 

Wedding music can be referred to as instrumental and/or vocal music performed during wedding ceremonies, wedding rehearsals, rehearsal dinners, and receptions in Hawaii usually there are Trios of guitar and ukulele and singers. Its purpose is to offer an initial background ambience to audience as it gets assembled for wedding. It is later used for announcing and accompanying specific ‘order of events’, beginning with mothers & grandmothers sitting together, followed by entry of clergy and groomsmen, then the maids of bride and finally the bride and bridegroom. This chain of events is well organized with musicians informed everythingbeforehand. At some places, live music is substituted by recorded music.

Modern Weddings for weddings in Hawaii

These weddings normally start with prelude music consisting of 20 to 30 minutes. This is inclusive of reflective pieces like ‘Jesu, Joy of man’s desiring’ by Bach. Use of Harps and quartets has increased drastically in the modern times. A special music follows prelude. This music is played to welcome the mothers & grandmothers. Then the bride arrives. Her father escorts her. They assemble at the altar of the church where the groomsmen, priest, and the groom are present from the beginning. The march of the bride is always accompanied by processional tune. After this service, the groom and bride march down (the aisle). A sparkling recessional tune is played at that time. The conclusion of ceremony takes place with ‘an instrumental postlude’. The musical instrument used is organ/piano or string quartet. Now days, classical guitar, woodwind quintet, or a harpist is also used in Hawaii the ukulele is used to represent the tradition of the islands.


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A photography session is held after this. A program including dance ensue and catered meals, known as reception takes place after the photography session. Here the couple is expected to dance either with live band or under their favorite songs played by the DJ. The entire wedding ceremony contains an optional part as well. It is known as the ‘Unity Candle’. It consists of lighting the candles and allowing the groom and bride to cast their reflections. These days the length of ceremonies is being increased to let the communities come together.

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