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Celebrations: Weddings and Anniversaries

For Sunday, November 24, 2013

LAST UPDATED: 1:50 p.m. HST, Feb 11, 2014

Shannon Kaelin and Alex Plumlee

Shannon Janelle Kaelin and Alex Steven Plumlee exchanged vows Sept. 28 in a ceremony officiated by Jason Witt at the Louisville Science Center in Kentucky.

The bride is the daughter of Rose and Noel Richardson of Kailua and Terry Kaelin Jr. of Georgia. She is a graduate of Kalaheo High School and received a massage therapy diploma from Daymar College. She works as the registrar at Daymar College.

The groom is the son of Pamela and Steven Plumlee of San Diego. He graduated from West Hills High School and is a combat medic in the United States Army.

The couple resides in Louisville, Ky.

Emily Weaver and Gregory Santiago

Emily Turere Weaver and Gregory Keali‘i­ho‘omalu Santiago were wed on Sept. 14 in a ceremony officiated by pastor Elwin Ahu at the Koolau Ballrooms.

The bride is the daughter of Turere and Spencer F. Weaver Jr. She received a master's degree in business administration from Chaminade University. The bride is a senior vice president and chief human resources officer with University Health Alliance.

The groom is the son of Pua‘ala and Donald Santiago. He graduated from the Kamehameha Schools and is a longshoreman/wharf clerk with McCabe, Hamilton & Renny Co. Ltd.

The couple resides in Kailua.


The Star-Advertiser's Sunday "Celebrations" page recognizes the newly wed and those whose marriages have stood the test of time.


Couples married in the past six months may submit a free wedding announcement. Forms are available at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser at Waterfront Plaza, 500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 7-210, and online at

Submit a completed form along with a photocopy, PDF file or digital photo of your official marriage certificate (a clear smartphone photo is acceptable). Wedding photos are optional and will not be returned.

Email or call Nancy Arcayna at 529-4808.


Couples celebrating 25th, 50th or 75th wedding anniversaries are invited to share their news in a free announcement as well. We welcome both a current photograph of the couple and a wedding photo. Photos are optional and will not be returned.

Forms are available at the same address and website above. Email or call 529-4747.


For a paid customized wedding or anniversary notice, call 529-4700 or email

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