The island of Maui is the second-largest of the Hawaiian Islands at 727.2 square miles (1,883 km2) and is the 17th largest island in the United States. Maui is part of the State of Hawaii and is the largest of Maui County's four islands, bigger than Moloka`i, Lana`i, and unpopulated Kaho`olawe. In 2010, Maui had a population of 144,444, third-highest of the Hawaiian Islands, behind that of O`ahu and Hawai`i Island. Kahului is the largest census-designated place on the island with a population of 26,337 as of 2010 and is the commercial and financial hub of the island.Wailuku is the seat of Maui County and is the third-largest city as of 2010. Other significant places include Kihei (including Wailea and Makena in the Kihei Town, which is the second-most-populated in Maui), Lahaina (including Ka`anapali and Kapalua in the Lahaina Town), Makawao, Pa`ia, Kula, Ha`iku, and Hana.
The biggest hit version of the song in the United States, recorded by Andy Williams and released as a single in 1959, went to #11 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #27 on the R&B chart. On the UK Singles Chart, the biggest hit version was Julie Rogers' 1965 single, which went to #31. Elvis Presley sang another version of the song in the 1961 film Blue Hawaii. In 1964, Hong Kong female singer Kong Ling covered the song on her LP album This World We Live In with Diamond Records.
Today the term "elopement" is colloquially used for any marriage performed in haste, with a limited public engagement period or without a public engagement period. Some couples elope because they wish to avoid objections from parents, or religious obligations.
Hawaii is Paradise. Paradise is a lost 1926 silent escapist-romance directed by Irvin Willat and released by First National Pictures. The film stars Milton Sills and Betty Bronson. Based on a popular novel, Paradise, by Cosmo Hamilton and John Russell. One of Sills most successful films.
The Hawaii Wedding. A wedding is a ceremony where two people are united in marriage. Wedding traditions and customs vary greatly between cultures, ethnic groups, religions, countries, and social classes. Most wedding ceremonies involve an exchange of marriage vows by the couple, presentation of a gift (offering, ring(s), symbolic item, flowers, money), and a public proclamation of marriage by an authority figure. Special wedding garments are often worn, and the ceremony is sometimes followed by a wedding reception. Music, poetry, prayers or readings from religious texts or literature are also commonly incorporated into the ceremony.