We incorporated a Japanese tradition of honoring the couple's parents, and they were presented with flowers. The couple also included the groom's son and made vows to him; the father and new stepmother pledged to love and guide him.
Earlier in the week, I went there for another ceremony which included a unity sand ceremony which represents the blending of all the parties into a new family. Careful consideration was made to include the boy and to let him know he is still an important member of the family, despite his father remarrying. A Divine Aloha, top of the line, custom ceremony was what they required to set the tone for their special day.