Couple Lands in Hawaii on Mission to be Married 30 Times Around the World

Alex Pelling and Lisa Gant

Alex Pelling and Lisa Gant

This couple arrived in Hawaii recently and are on a mission to get wed 30 times around the world!

…They left their home 3 months ago, have driven across Canada and had 6 wedding ceremonies so far! ‘The trip is planned for two years, so at this rate it looks like we will end up having more than 30 ceremonies’ stated Pelling. After reading their blog you start to realise that the weddings are a big part of the trip but its also how they get there, what happens along the way and most importantly the people they meet.

Having just arrived in Hawaii they are looking for their next perfect wedding location! They are always open to suggestions and love to hear your comments on the blog so please sign up and keep in touch!

Here is the press release from their blog 2People1Life:

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Alex Pelling and Lisa Gant are from Manchester, England. The couple have always wanted to travel the world in search of a new home, new friends and their future together. They decided that they were going to do it, they threw caution to the wind, sold all of their possessions and just set off, they also decided that they would like to get married, possibly whilst on their trip of a lifetime.

So they saved and saved and lived a little bit like hermits they put everything up for sale and started to get vaccines for every disease imaginable and they also started to research weddings.

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They are both very romantic but they also like to do things a little bit differently to most. They looked for unique wedding locations, wild weddings, traveling weddings, they read wedding blogs, travel blogs and love stories but they just couldn’t quite find what they wanted.

Most of their research revealed amazing manor houses, castles, beaches, garden parties and similar. They loved those ideas but they were just not what they had in mind.

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So thay made another decision. To keep themselves occupied whilst traveling they would research unique and unusual places to get married and build a database to help others find the wedding of their dreams! That was it, an idea was born. What better way to discover these amazing places than to go there and find out all about the cultures and traditions of each location and how they each celebrate the ceremony of marriage?

Well the idea grew and suddenly they were discussing actually having a wedding ceremony in each place so that they could personally experience the traditions and culture of each place first hand!

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‘Traveling and finding friends, adventure and fun whilst immersing themselves in the cultural differences of wedding ceremonies all over the World…who wouldn’t get excited about that?’ Says Gant.

With so many locations to visit and cultures and traditions to learn about it will be hard for them to choose where they finally officially tie the knot; but when they do pick their favourite place it will be an extra special wedding ceremony to celebrate both their marriage and the start of a new adventure. One you could potentially experience first hand…

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They left their home 3 months ago, have driven across Canada and had 6 wedding ceremonies so far! ‘The trip is planned for two years, so at this rate it looks like we will end up having more than 30 ceremonies’ stated Pelling. After reading their blog you start to realise that the weddings are a big part of the trip but its also how they get there, what happens along the way and most importantly the people they meet.

Having just arrived in Hawaii they are looking for their next perfect wedding location! They are always open to suggestions and love to hear your comments on the blog so please sign up and keep in touch!

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Sign up to the wedding invite on their blog, post comments as the wedding adventure grows and you will  have a chance to be flown out to their official wedding and put up for a long weekend in a country as yet… unknown!

A true wedding adventure love story.  To see the videos from each wedding, read all about the adventure and sign up now click the link below. I know I have!

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Laupahoehoe Community Public Charter School Updates and Information at Community Meeting

Laupahoehoe Community Public Charter School updates and information will be the subject of a presentation on Thursday, September 22, at 6:00 pm in the Laupahoehoe school (LHES) band room.

Laupahoehoe Charter School

Topics will include: what will be happening this year; how the transition will be made next year; nomination and election of the local school board that will be guiding the charter school; how the Federal grant money will be spent; funding and budgeting; and how you can get involved.  Childcare will be provided. For more information call 808-430-8699, or go to the Charter School website, www.laupahoehoecharterschool.com

Parade Honoring the 2011 Senior Little League World Series Champions Held Today

A parade honoring the 2011 Senior Little League World Series Champions was held on Sunday, September 18, 2011, at 11:00 am. The parade began at the Liliu’okalani Gardens (near Restaurant Nihon) and proceeded into the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium grounds where the 61st Hawai’i County Fair was ongoing.

The 14 Senior Little League World Series Champions range in age from 15-16 years old. These student/athletes attend Hilo, Waiakea, Konawaena and Kamehameha-Hawai’i. The Hilo All Stars head coach/manager Kaha Wong and assistant coaches Walter Silva and Roxanne Costa were on hand and an autograph session followed in the Civic, on the main stage.

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The players include; Koa Matson (Hilo High), Kodi Medeiros (Waiakea High), Kaimana Moike (Kamehameha Hawai’i), Kean Wong (Waiakea High), Korin Medeiros (Waiakea High), Quintin Torres-Costa (Waiakea High), Jarrett Kitaoka (Konawaena High), Chad Teshima (Kamehameha-Hawai’i), Kolten Yamaguchi (Konawaena High), Chayce Kaaua (Hilo High), Chay Toson (Kamehameha-Hawai’i), Davey Camacho (Waiakea High), Andy Filoteo (Waiakea High) and Keenan Nishioka (Hilo High)

Results of The Second Annual Hawaiian Natural Honey Challenge

The Second Annual Hawaiian Natural Honey Challenge culminated in the Public Tasting at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel on Wednesday, September 14.  At the event, the public was treated to a special demonstration of encaustic painting, also known as hot wax painting, by John Matsushita of Volcano.

The Challenge has been sponsored two years in a row by the Big Island Beekeepers Association to promote the quality honeys produced by state beekeepers.

This year, the public was invited to sample forty-three entries from around the state to select the “People’s Choice” award.  Earlier in the week the samples had all been evaluated at a “Formal Judging” at which five judges selected for their interest in honey and discerning palate evaluated the entries by four criteria within two separate categories (solid and liquid).  The winners of the Formal Judging as well as the People’s Choice were announced at the end of the Public Tasting.

The results were:

  • Overall winner in the liquid category was a  Christmas berry, wild flower honey from Pahoa submitted by Ron Hanson, Best Big Island Bees.
  • Overall winner in the solid category was a  Ohia Lehua flower honey from Volcano submitted by Henry Iucker, Daddy’s Stolen Honey.
  • Winner of the People’s Choice Award was a Ohia Lehua honey from Glenwood submitted by John Hanson.

Runners up in the individual categories were:

  • Best appearance (liquid): a honey derived from multiple fruit blossoms (citrus, passion flower, avocado, various  fruit trees, beginning Jacaranda) from Upcountry Maui  submitted by Michael McCoy, Ainalani Farms.
  • Best appearance (solid): a Ohia Lehua honey submitted by Shawn Harris, Wao Kele Farm.
  • Best aroma (liquid): a macadamia, tropical flower and citrus honey from Kalaheo, Kauai submitted by Joyce Takahashi, Miki Macs.
  • Best aroma (solid): a mixed wild flora honey from Mountain View submitted by Patrick Weder, Lotus Buddhist Monastery.
  • Best texture (liquid): a albizia, citrus, palm and guava honey from Lower Puna submitted by Jen Rasmussen, Paradise Nectar.
  • Best texture (solid): a Ohia Lehua honey from Glenwood submitted by John Hanson.
  • Best taste (liquid): an albizia and palm honey from Kurtistown submitted by Cary Dizon.
  • Best taste (solid): a mango honey from Kalapana submitted by Ron Hanson, Best Big Island Bees.

Judges for the sweet competition were: Danielle Downey, State Apiary Specialist; Stephen Coffee, a food enthusiast working as a science instructor in local schools; Jane Horike, a  Hawaii County Economic Development Specialist who grew up with bees and a passion for local foods and products; Hope Johnson, raw food advocate and food writer;  and, Sonia Martinez, cookbook author and freelance food writer.

Cary Dizon, President of the Big Island Beekeepers Association thanked the judges for their hard work in carefully evaluating the forty-three entries which took over five hours to complete.  The judges were rewarded for their effort with gift baskets which included honeys from four of the best known apiaries on the Island:  Volcano Island Honey  Company, Big Island Bees, Mo Bettah Honey, and Weo Kele Farms plus Honey and Mele Macs from Big Island Princess.  These sponsors are the contest’s major contributors
to whom the contest organizers owe a special debt of gratitude.  The contest organizers also deserve recognition for all their work especially the contest registrar, Catarina Zaragoza and the other members of the Challenge Committee, Vo Collins-Toribo, Pat Chu, Cary Dizon, Sonia Martinez, Jen Rasmussen, and Wendy Westlake.  Others who lent a hand include: Maria “DiDi” Diaz, Margarita “DayDay” Hopkins, Mike Klungness, and Frankie Stapleton.

For more information about bees, honey production, and BIBA activities, visit the association website: bibahawaiibees.org.

Hawaii Final Stop for “Duty, Honor, America Tour” – Cycling 50 States in One Year

Duty of Honor America Tour

The Duty, Honor, America Tour – Cycling 50 States in One Year for America’s Veterans and Military is quickly approaching it’s final leg of the tour which will take place here in the State of Hawaii.

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Two veterans, Doug Adams (Cyclist) and his wife Deb Lewis (CEO-Chief Everything Officer), with their little dog Daisy (Boss), embarked the 7th of October 2010 on a year-long cycling tour of the United States to educate and inspire Americans to pay attention to what REALLY helps our veterans, military & families. 

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Along the way, they will collect and share stories about people, organizations and communities making a difference.  When engaging communities, Deb and Doug look forward to learning and sharing what each community identifies as effective ways to support local veterans, military & families.

The Hawaii portion of the tour will include these stops and then round out the end of the tour on the Big Island:

  •  23 Sep 2011 – Fly San Diego to Oahu Hawaii – 50th State
  •  24 Sep 2011 – Fort DeRussy to Kaneohe HI
  •  25 Sep 2011 – Kaneohe to Schofield Barracks HI
  •  26 Sep 2011 – Schofield Barracks to Camp Smith, Hawaii
  •  27 Sep 2011 – Camp Smith to Arizona Memorial to Pearl Harbor/Hickam AFB Hawaii
  •  28 Sep 2011 – Hickam AFB to AMR to Ft Shafter to Nat’l Memorial Cemetery to Ft DeRussy Hawaii
  •  29 Sep 2011 – No Cycle Oahu Hawaii
  •  30 Sep 2011 – Fly to Hilo and drive to Kona, Big Island of Hawaii
  •  1-2 Oct 2011 – Kona- Prep for Final Event
  •  3-5 Oct 2011 – Drive to Kea’au, Prepare for Final Event
  •  6 Oct 2011 – Final DHATour Event-Kea’au to Kea’au (1Day/221mi cycle around Big Island of HI)

Duty of Honor America Tour

You can check out their progress here and they welcome folks to ride along with them on their trip by visiting this section of their website.

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