On Saturday August 27th2016, Great Officiant Greg and Great Officiant Beth had the honor and pleasure of marrying Tim and Kristen Tristen Allegaert at the Tonga Hut, a Ultra-Kool 1958 Tiki-style bar and restaurant in Palm Springs California! This was a real treat as it is such a unique venue for a wedding and reception!
The happy couple selected the “Aloha” ceremony. As Aloha means love in Hawaiian (as well as hello, goodbye, and other things) so it was the perfect match for the Tonga Hut. Great Officiant Beth, Greg’s wife, blew the conch shell prior to the ceremony. The blowing of the shell signals the start of a new journey, and scares off evil spirits and crazy relatives and friends! Greg was happy to have his wife Beth play the conch as she is really an expert! Due to a freak Frisbee accident when he was a young man, Greg can no longer play the conch shell successfully.
However, Great Officiant Greg did a fantastic job with the Aloha ceremony! Don Ho would have been impressed! It was fun, loving, funny and full of Aloha!
Many thanks to the staff of the Tonga Hut for their help, and thanks to Great officiant Beth for the fabulous Leis! Beth’s company Lei of Love is the preferred florist of Great Officiants.