The flower lei, Hawaiian Wedding Tradition

NicoleMaui Photography

One of the oldest traditions on the Hawaiian Islands is the flower lei.

In Hawaii the wedding tradition calls for flowers. Flowers everywhere. The bride and groom are decked out in flower leis, which symbolize love and respect. Each flower lei consists of 40 to 50 fresh flowers strung on a colorful ribbon and are one of the oldest symbols of Hawaiian culture.

Both the bride and the groom dress in pure white, with the groom wearing either a red sash or a black cloth belt tied around his waist.

No Hawaiian wedding would be complete without the “Hawaiian Wedding Song,” and it is customary for the bride’s and groom’s Hawaiian names to be engraved upon their gold wedding bands.


Maui Wedding Photographer- Nicole Sanchez