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"I do!" Hawaii couples share their wedding moment

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 09:01 p.m. HST, Jun 06, 2013

Irene Sakura Ishii AND Henry Yutaka Okazaki (Photo: Courtesy Dulce Photo)

Irene Sakura Ishii and Henry Yutaka Okazaki were married Nov. 11, 2012. Miles Nakanishi officiated the ceremony at the Halekulani garden courtyard. A reception followed in the hotel ballroom.

The bride is the daughter of Yo and Yukiko Ishii of Mercer Island, Wash. She is a graduate of the University of Washington and received her law degree from Seattle University. She works with the legal contracts group at PEMCO Insurance.

The groom is the son of Masahiro and Kimiko Okazaki of Honolulu. He graduated from Saint Louis High School and is a key account manager with Starbucks Corp.

The couple resides in Issaquah, Wash.

Raquel Inez Tabios AND John Christopher Salonga Rubio (Photo: Courtesy Frank Amodo Photography)

Raquel Inez Tabios and John Christopher Salonga Rubio exchanged wedding vows March 30, 2013, at Lanikuhonua. The ceremony was conducted by Nathan Kohashi, chaplain at Pali Momi Medical Center.

The bride is the daughter of the late Julia Barayuga Raquel Tabios and the late Thomas Cabanos Tabios. She received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University of Hawaii and works at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children.

The groom is the son of Patricia Salonga Rubio and the late Daniel Bihyan Rubio of Waipahu. He graduated from Hawaii Pacific University with a bachelor's degree in nursing and works at Pali Momi Medical Center.

The couple resides in Honolulu.

Deena Yoneda AND James Cabralda Jr. (Photo: Courtesy K. Labang / David Miyamoto & Co. Photography)

Deena Yoneda and James Cabralda Jr. were married Dec. 29, 2012, in a ceremony officiated by Jason Hew at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, followed by a reception in the Rainbow Suites.

The bride is the daughter of Gene and Lea Yoneda of Wahiawa. She received her bachelor's degree from Boston University and a master's in education from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix.

The groom, a University of Hawaii graduate, is the son of James and Fely Cabralda of Wahiawa.

Both the bride and groom are teachers with the state Department of Education.

The couple resides in Mililani.



Call +1 (808) 529-4700 for additional copies of the newspaper or laser proofs. Publication date: May 12, 2013. Page G6.


Couples married in the past six months are welcome to submit a free wedding announcement to run Sundays on a space-available basis.

Forms are available at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser at Waterfront Plaza, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 7-210, Honolulu, HI 96813 and online at staradvertiser.com/weddingform.

Submit a completed form along with a photocopy, PDF file or digital photo of your official marriage certificate (a clear smartphone photo is acceptable).

High-resolution photos of your wedding day are also recommended but optional; hard-copies will not be returned. Include the name of the photo studio, if professionally captured.

For information, email features@staradvertiser.com or call Nancy Arcayna at 529-4808.

For a paid customized announcement, call +1 (808) 529-4700 or email pklein@staradvertiser.com.

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HD36 wrote:
Don't forget to get that prenup signed! Good luck! In California 75%of marriages end in divorce wihin the first 6 years.
on May 12,2013 | 10:03PM
It's great the newspaper and the public are willing to share their wedding memories.
on May 13,2013 | 08:16AM
cojef wrote:
All I can say is good luck, come December 28, it will be our 63rd year anniversary. Love every minute of it.
on May 13,2013 | 11:36AM
lyleroe wrote:
Someday, the Democrats in the Hawaii House will consider me enough of a person, maybe, to pass marriage equality. They didn't, this year.
on May 13,2013 | 01:27PM
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