"Honu Kai Lani"

Watabe Wedding Ko'olina big day. Blessing of Honu Kai Lani Chapel

On October 29, 2010 KeAkua has awaken us to a beautiful day. Rev Parker is in Aqua V. presiding a wedding. Today is definitely be an extended day. After Rev.Parker's morning ceremony we drove over to Honu Kai Lani Chapel and with sun and a little bit of rain brings this rainbow over the chapel. 9:45 we meet with the V.I.P.

Hidetoshi Watabe President of Watabe Wedding Corporation, Aala Wedding Company, Ko'Olina Weddings and Events, Hawaiian Dredging, Rev. Okubo from Hongwanji Mission, Bev Stone and Jeff Stone from Ko'Olina Development, and Chef Alan Wong. People who have put in all thier heart and contributions for a new child of Watabe Wedding Company.

Rev. Parker opening chant to bless the chapel.

(back) Kahu Elias Parker
(left)Koiichi Sugimoto Vice President Watabe Hawaii and
(right)Masaki Nagamine Hawaii Division GM Watabe Hawaii

Jeff Stone, Hidetoshi Watabe, and Chef Alan Wong unveils a double twined maile lei for the grand opening of Honu Kai Lani Chapel.

The after the blessing of the chapel and introductions, Rev. Parker and Honu Kai Lani staff introduces a mock wedding ceremony and a taste of Chef Alan Wong delicious and ever so perfect dishes

to the invited guests.

Twice Cooked Shortrib, Soy Braised and Grilled Kalbi Style gingered shrimp, ko choo jang sauce.

and Strawberry cake

Chilled Tomato Soup & Foie Gras Grilled Cheese!

and many more...

All the preparations for this new child of Watabe Weddings Corp, "Honu Kai Lani", has been an exciting one and will never forget the journeys in getting here. This is not an end but only a begining of a beautiful relationship. We say Mahalo to Kristine, Bev, Ota, Akemi, and all who have made this event possible.

Ground Breaking of Honu Kai Lani Chapel was done on April 7, 2010 soon to open in Autumn of 2010.