Expressions of Love
One of the oldest traditions in Hawaii is the giving or exchanging of leis. Whether a fragrant flower lei, or a non-perishable lei (seed, shell, feather, paper, or ribbon), the lei is an expression of one’s "Aloha" (love, caring, kindness) for that special person. Professionals use many different methods to make leis. Leis can be made by the stringing method, where "kui" materials are pierced one-by-one through the center sides and held together by a single string. Other methods include "wili," the winding method, "hili," the braiding, plaiting method, "haku" arranged in a braid, "kipuu," the knotting method, and "humu-papa," the method of sewing to a foundation. In the wedding lei exchange ceremony, the man and woman take turns placing a lei around the neck of the other (always with a kiss), while the officiant speaks of the significance. This ritual lends an elegant and deeply intimate note to your ceremony, one you will remember for a very long time.
There are many types of leis from which to choose, but you can't go wrong with a maile. A lei of the "royal" open-leafed maile is used only at special occasions and celebrations. The leaves dry wonderfully and retain their aroma. Although not all fragrant leis will remain fresh, remember that the thought accompanying each lei is an expression of love, a truly Hawaiian custom, and a sentiment that lasts forever.
Capture your love in pictures
One of Kauai’s premier photographers, Ken Posney, is known for photographs that “tell a story,” each one in a unique and meaningful way. The backdrop for your special photo shoot can be the beautifully landscaped grounds at Hideaway Cove, the nearby beach or any other location on Kauai.. Ken’s warm demeanor will make it easy for you to pose naturally, capturing the essence and emotion of your romance in a truly memorable way.
Relax next to your loved one as you both experience personalized aromatherapy massages at the nearby ANARA Spa. Using a full range of therapeutic techniques and custom blended aromatic essential OILS, the Couples Massage will comfort and restore you both.
A butterfly release is a tangible way to show the deep meaning of an important event. It's not just a wedding or honeymoon, it’s the joining of two lives into something new and different, full of hopes and dreams.
A butterfly release expresses by sight what the soul feels, and these unutterable emotions ride on the beating wings of an equally speechless butterfly. These soul sounds are carried through the air by the butterflies, and all who observe their flight are connected by a special understanding of the event that has taken place.
Express your soul with a butterfly release!
Kauai Gift Baskets
Treat your loved one to a custom made gift basket. Try a Spa Basket with soap, body cream, body lather, island soap candle in a monkey pod bowl, a sea wool sponge and more.
The Beautiful Basket.
This basket has all of Hawaii's special treats to enjoy. Island Princess popcorn or fresh pineapple, Dizzy Lizzy Mac Nut Bars, Aunty Lilikoi Passion Jelly, Anahola Macmania Bars, a box of Kauai Chocolate Truffles, a bag of Original Anahola Granola, a jar of Hawaiian Harvest Mac Butter, bag of Hawaiian Tea (18 bags), Kauai Cookies, 1 Bag of Island Princess Popcorn, Kauai Bread Sticks, 1 Kauai Coffee 2 oz, 1 Jar of Tropical Fruit Chutney, Island Princess Chocolate covered Coffee Beans, and of course, a box of Chocolate Covered Mac Nuts.
Ho'omaluhia (To Give Peace) Basket.
Enjoy the tranquility of Kauai with this Ho'omaluhia gift basket. The tropical fragranced candle will set the perfect mood as you selfishly enjoy your Chocolate Macadamia confections or maybe.... just maybe, you'd like to share it with a special friend.1 Bamboo candle (Plumeria or Passion Fruit scent) burn time up to 12 hrs., 2 Dizzy Lizzy Mac Nut Bars, Box of Chocolate covered mac nuts.
Tropical flowers are the perfect expression of love! The perfect way to say “I love you” Flowers are an expression of the care and love you have towards your loved one. Fresh vibrant flower arrangements are perfect for Birthday Flowers, Anniversary Flowers, or for your wedding ceremony. During the holiday season flowers make a wonderful Christmas present and “Thinking of You Bouquets” bring delight to your special ones.
Best of all, Hawaiian tropical flowers are strong and long lasting. So, bring love to someone's day and a smile too with the simple giving of flowers.