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Hawaii Beach Weddings on Oahu

Sandy Beach

There are many options for Hawaii Beach Weddings and six different islands to consider.  One never knows what to expect or how to prepare when planning for a Beach Wedding on the island of Oahu.   During the summer months Oahu picks up large swells generated from storms in the Southern Hemisphere.  What could possibly be better than ​a small intimate beach wedding in Hawaii​, right? Well what about a beach wedding with beautiful weather and high surf dancing off the sands for creating some fun and gorgeous photos? One couple decided to choose Sandy Beach for their ​Oahu wedding and it turned out to be the perfect spot.

Adam & Megan’s Adventure Wedding

With a wedding date set for July, everything was absolutely wonderful; with blue seas, bright sands, and amazing family to celebrate with them, Adam and Megan were ready to celebrate one of the most important days of their lives! The sun’s rays illuminated the warmth and happiness radiating from the newly married couple.  In fact, not only was the sun perfect, but one of the most exciting elements of the wedding had to do with the big surf breaking offshore.

For Adam and Megan, their beach wedding in Hawaii just happened to fall on the same day as the arrival as the largest swell of the year! How exciting is that?!   For the most part the breaking waves never posed a big threat.  But they sure did make this couple just a little wet when a big set washed through.

Wedding Photo Shoot

There is no doubt that anyone could be happy with such an outcome for their perfect day, and we can confidently say Adam and Megan felt that way when they saw the results of their wedding photo shoot. Choosing Sandy Beach for their ​Oahu wedding turned out to be the perfect spot. From Megan’s beautiful bouquet complete with red ribbon, to Adam’s awesome Hawaiian patterned shirt and straw hat, the details totally complimented the laid back and romantic feel of the ​simple Hawaii wedding ​ceremony. Megan even had lace detailing in the shape of shells on her dress!

Not only were the wedding photos breathtaking, but they’ll have an amazing story to highlight their already wonderful day. Whether they ride the waves or enjoy the sun, this couple is truly in for the journey of a lifetime.  And remember…be sure to consider sandals instead of shoes when going to Sandy Beach!

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Destination Wedding in Hawaii | Affordable

Why a Destination Wedding in Hawaii?

Because it’s affordable!

It is said, “never start off your marriage in debt”.  Yet on average couples will spend up to $20,000. to $30,000. for a traditional wedding and start their new life strapped with paying off their big day.  A great idea is to consider an affordable destination  wedding in Hawaii.  It’s much less expensive and thus less of a financial strain when just starting out. Also, you’re already in Hawaii for your honeymoon, how nice is that!
Whether it’s your first time to Hawaii or if you are returning, you’re in for a unique, special, and memorable experience.   Orchid flower leis, lush tropical landscapes, majestic mountains, and white sand beaches. Hawaii has it all. You’ll be surrounded with beautiful scenery and charming culture. “Aloha” is an often said warm expression everywhere you go. 
If a small group of friends and family are traveling with you, the convenience of limousine service sure takes the hassle out of having to drive.  Plus it’s way more fun!  Whether you need an 8 or 14 passenger limousine traveling in style to your beach wedding is worth it.
Destination Wedding Hawaii

Door to Door service in style by limousine.

Planning for your trip to Hawaii is one thing and planning for your wedding is another.  You will want to take full advantage of the nice weather on your wedding day.  Because of the different opportunities for a location choosing a beautiful beach or lush tropical parkare two considerations.  Check out the best destination wedding locations.
The climate in Hawaii is warm and tropical. Dressing comfortable for your beach wedding is important to make your special day that much more enjoyable. dresses with a train or lace trim can make getting around the beach difficult.  For instance, at Waimanalo Bay Beach there are many ironwood trees just off the beach.  Therefore, a lengthy wedding dress will pick up unwanted pine needles and other debris.  A dress that is made of light fabric that is shorter is recommended.
In Hawaii we are blessed with sunshine and light wind most of the time.  Yet, there are times when the weather doesn’t always cooperate.  Typically when it rains it Hawaii it is only for a short time and often times if we just wait the weather will clear up.In case of light rain, we typically wait till it stop as it’s just a passing shower.  Because we are committed to providing the best service, we’ll do our best to accommodate you.
If you are looking for the ideal destination wedding location, look no further.  You’ve found what you are looking for in booking your wedding in Hawaii.
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Sandy Beach Wedding

Tide Pools at Sandy Beach

Sandy Beach Photo Session

A Beach Wedding in Honolulu

Planning for a Sandy Beach Wedding in Honolulu on Oahu, is an excellent choice.  Located just 30 minutes from Waikiki Sandy Beach sits at the base of Koko Head Crater. It has beautiful golden sand and a colorful blue ocean for a backdrop. It also has  lava rock tide pools too. The natural setting at Sandy Beach make it perfect for beach wedding photos.

Like it’s nearby neighbor Makapu’u, Sandy Beach is a favorite beach for body surfing.  During the summer months the shore break waves are quite powerful and dangerous.  Only those with local knowledge venture out. Off in the distance the Blowhole at Halona Cove is quite spectacular to watch the big surf crashing into the black lava cliffs.  The blowhole can erupt shooting water up super high like a geyser! It is most spectacular when it’s high tide and windy. You’ll hear a hum noise  just before the blowhole erupts.  As a side note, Halona Cove Beach or Eternity Beach as it is also known was the setting of the famous scene where Burt Lancaster kisses Deborah Kerr in 1953’s “From Here To Eternity. The famous kiss considered very risque at that time in American film.

Most people come to Sandy Beach just to watch the waves, take photos, fly a kite, or just enjoy the day with friends and family. There is not much shade at Sandy Beach Park. That’s one reason why we prefer late afternoons close to sunset when the sun is not as hot and bright.   For an ideal beach wedding location on Oahu, Sandy Beach is a great choice.  You’ll want the best wedding planner in Honolulu to plan your premier Oahu Beach Wedding. So start organizing the wedding of your dreams in Hawaii!

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Oahu Wedding Venues | Waimanalo Bay

Oahu Wedding Venues | Waimanalo Bay

Oahu’s Favorite East Side Beach

Waimanalo Bay Beach is without a doubt one of the top Oahu beach wedding venues.  It should also be noted that back in 2015  it was voted the #1 beach in the USA.  This beach is the longest stretch of white sand beach on Oahu, at about 3 miles.  This beach is also a favorite choice for many couples desiring a totally natural beach setting for their Oahu beach wedding venue.  The beach is a totally wide open area with only a few homes nearby. It’s located at 41-1062 Kalanianaʻole Hwy, Waimanalo, HI 96795.  Also, it is part of the State Recreation Area where people come to camp on the weekends and holiday. Hands down Oahu beach location is an easy choice when planning a beach wedding in Hawaii.  Weekdays are always best because there are so few people at the beach.  

Sherwood Forest

Rarely visited by tourists, this beach is an uncrowded and uncommercialized tropical beach setting. The turquoise blue ocean, white sand, and majestic mountain range in the background is simply stunning.  Additionally,  there’s the wooded area known as Sherwood Forest.  Additionally, it adds a nice contrast to the beach and ocean with it’s many Ironwood trees.

For fantastic, stunning beach wedding photography, look no more.  Our Oahu wedding photographers are top notch professionals and will make your wedding photo session fun and memorable.  Capturing those joyful, fun, and romantic moments between you and the one you love is the goal.  

Waimanalo Bay State Recreation Area is a 45 minute drive from Waikiki.  Located on the southeast countryside of Oahu, the drive is beautiful. You will pass Koko Head Crater, Hanauma Bay, Blow Hole, Sandy Beach, Makapuu Lookout, and Sea Life Park.   As soon as you make your way past Makapu’u the full view of the huge bay comes into view and that’s when you start to get really excited for what’s about to happen. 

You’re about take off  on a lifetime together.  Choosing this beach venue is a great idea for one of the top wedding venues on Oahu.

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Beautiful couple….in the water!

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Majestic cliffs of Makapuu in the background

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Sharing a special moment with good friends

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Getting Married in Hawaii

Getting Married in Hawaii

Getting Married in Hawaii is a simple process

To get married in Hawaii it is a fairly simple and straight forward process.  Whether it’s your first time to get married or second, to obtain a legal marriage license with the State of Hawaii is easy and  stress free.  It’s also made quite simple,  just start the process by filling out an application online with the State Of Hawaii, Department of Health.

Follow these steps:

 1) Fill out the Hawaii Online Marriage License Application

Fill out a marriage license worksheet anytime within one year of your marriage date. Payment of $65 to the State of Hawaii should be made at the time you apply online. Keep in mind, your application is good for 1 full year from the date you submit it online. To begin the application, go to http://health.hawaii.gov/vitalrecords/marriage-licenses/

2) Meet a License Agent

Next step to get married in Hawaii, you have to meet with a Licensing Agent.  No appointment is necessary, just show up during normal business hours. They are located at the State of Hawaii Department of Health Marriage License Office.  Bride and Groom need to be present and have photo identification like a passport or driver license. Hours of Operation are 8:00am-3:30pm Monday thru Friday. Perhaps time is short or you need to meet with a marriage license agent on the weekend or after normal business hours.  Then, please contact the License Office at 808-586-4544 to schedule a meeting at a different location.  For couples planning to stay on the North Shore of Oahu call this number: 808-293-6020.  For couples at Ko’olina Resort, call 808-679-3270.

3) Sign your name on the Marriage License!

On your wedding day, before leaving your hotel, don’t forget to bring your Marriage License Worksheet (and your wedding rings too!) with you to your ceremony. You both will have to sign it together with your wedding officiant. The officiant will take it after the ceremony and efile it later that day online. Once your license is filed, thats it!  If you need a copy of your license soon, you can receive a temporary copy from the State of Hawaii online.  Just remember your license locator ID number.  If you are in Hawaii for any length of time after your wedding, just go back to the License Office and pick up your actual license.  Or, just wait 4-6 weeks and the State will mail it to you later by US Postal Service. For specific questions, call 808-586-4544.

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Hawaii Sunset Wedding

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A sunset wedding in Hawaii is one of the most beautiful, stunning, and romantic moments for a wedding at any number of beaches or parks.  Any sunset always has have the potential to be colorful, but in Hawaii they even more special.  Volcanic dust and vog (volcanic fog) from the Big Island in the atmosphere gives it a real charge. Thus, the sun sinking into the Pacific Ocean, far from anywhere else doesn’t disturb the atmosphere or horizon.

If you are planning a destination wedding in Hawaii, you’ll be so glad once you book your tickets and board you plane to paradise! What better way to start your new life together on the tropical island of Oahu?  Best Advice: Be sure to plan to meet up at the beach about 1 hour before the scheduled sunset time. That way your Hawaii wedding photographer will have enough time to be able to set up those beautiful sunset photos.

Hawaii Beach Wedding Locations

On the island of Oahu there are any number of beaches to choose from. Favorite locations include Papailoa Beach on North Shore, Magic Island on South Shore, and Paradise Cove Beach at Ko’olina Resort. The warm natural light at the beach with the sun setting over the ocean horizon creates a moment in time that will make a lasting lifetime memory. The soft lighting with the variety of colors is a short time as the sun goes down. So be sure to take full advantage of that Hawaiian sunset. Contact

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Hawaii Elopement Wedding

An Elopement in Hawaii.  What a great idea!

If you are thinking about a Hawaii beach wedding then book your tickets! Hawaii is the perfect romantic getaway location for an elopement wedding for two.  Not to mention you won’t have to travel anywhere else once your wedding is complete!  Stress free wedding planning on Oahu is rather easy. Hawaii affords some the most picturesque natural beauty found anywhere in the world.

There are many easy to get to beach wedding locations as well as tropical parks and gardens. Avoid the high cost of a big wedding and start planning your dream Hawaii elopement wedding. What makes Hawaii a great location for a destination wedding is that you can have your honeymoon on Oahu or any of the other Hawaiian islands. Elopement in Hawaii, is there a more romantic place to start your new life together than this tropical paradise? Book your Hawaii wedding package and come stick your feet in the warm Hawaiian sand. Paradise waits!

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Wedding in Hawaii at Magic Island

Magic Island at Ala Moana Park

For their Wedding in Hawaii at Magic island Paul and Tonie opted for a late afternoon sunset. Ala Moana means ‘Path to the Sea”.  Just by taking a stroll out along the walking path one can see how that name applies here. There are numerous water craft making their way in and out of the harbor, sailboats, outrigger canoes, and other assorted vessels. The park is a popular spot where people like to walk, jog,  have a barbecue , or just spend time enjoying the view of Diamond Head Mountain, Hawaii’s iconic symbol.

Annually, the Ala Moana Center puts on a 4th of July fireworks show over Magic Island.  It draws numerous spectators to the surrounding area.  Along with the fireworks show, the Ala Moana Center ropes off a portion of its parking lot for a live concert with many popular local bands performing.

For this happy couple, the end of the day marked a new beginning as husband and wife. Sunset in Hawaii is always a special time of day and this was no different. If it’s a Wedding in Hawaii then you should consider this spectacular beach park in Honolulu.

Hawaii Wedding Packages | Magic Island

What would make it even easier and stress free is booking your Hawaii wedding with an Oahu Wedding Planner. There are many different all inclusive wedding packages to choose from.  Paul and Tonie opted for professional photography for their special day and they were not disappointed.   They went with the  Islander Extra Plan with a full hour with a professional wedding photographer. We wish you both many happy and wonderful years together! Thanks so much for letting us serve you all on your special day.

Sunset Wedding at Magic Island for Paul & Toni

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Magic Island at Sunset

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Sherwoods Beach Hawaii

Sherwoods Beach Hawaii

Located at Waimanalo Bay on Oahu

Sherwoods Beach at Waimanalo Bay is simply perfect for a Hawaii beach wedding. Sherwoods Beach at Waimanalo Bay with its  turquoise  ocean and white sand is simply beautiful. It’s a hidden gem where the forest meets the ocean. There you’ll find 3 miles of white sand beach, islands, cliffs, and an ironwood tree forest. By car it’s a beautiful 45-minute drive from Waikiki that takes you along the South Shore of Oahu using the Kalanianaole Highway.

Waimanalo Bay is the kind of place that just takes your breath away. It’s the best setting for a beach wedding or vow renewal on Oahu. If you are seeking a quiet, uncrowded beach, then look no further. Our affordable wedding package plans are a good place to start planning. Not only does the blue ocean make for a stunning backdrop, but the steep cliffs and offshore islands provide all the beautiful scenery you need for those special photos. This is why Waimanalo Bay is a favorite location for couples who come to have a wedding in Honolulu, Hawaii. For a stress-free, affordable beach wedding on Oahu, please contact us. We’re more than happy to make your wedding in Hawaii the very best experience.

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Oahu Beach Wedding Venues

Oahu’s Best Beach Wedding Venues

One of the most common questions we get asked is: So, what are the top 5 beach wedding venues in Oahu?  Well, with so many options, we’d like to help everyone out by narrowing things down a bit in this blog: Here are the Top 5 Beach Wedding Venues In Oahu.

          1) Fort DeRussy Beach Park, Waikiki Venue

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DeRussy Beach Park Waikiki

Located in Waikiki, Fort DeRussy  beach park is a very convenient, hidden gem that is walking distance from most hotels. It also very colorful and romantic sunsets. Fort DeRussy Park is a beautiful park with tropical plants, different kinds of palm trees, and Hawaiian architecture. The park area is a perfect spot for easy to get to ceremonies, and the nearby beach is ideal photography and festivities.

 

          2) Beach Wedding Magic Island at Ala Moana Park

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Magic Island

 Located in Honolulu, just outside of Waikiki, this Oahu beach wedding venue is a huge beach park.  It is characterized by Hawaiian grasses, plants and palm trees. Magic Island is surrounded by a water backdrop frequented by sailboats, canoes, and surfers. The focal point of this top wedding venue is Diamond Head Mountain rising in the distance, an iconic symbol of Hawaii. Just minutes from Waikiki in Honolulu, the gorgeous sunsets make this southern Oahu location one of our favorite evening wedding venues.

 

          3) Waialae Beach Wedding Venue

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Waialae Beach

Then, there is Waialae Beach, also known as Kahala Beach is a small, with many arching palm trees and stark blue ocean color.  Off in the distance Koko Head Mountain is always visible.  A quiet beach wedding venue this beach is less than 15 minutes from Waikiki. As you can see from the wedding photo, this is one of the most picturesque and private locations on the island.   Furthermore, it is located next to the Kahala Resort, a great place to go for drinks or dinner.  You can literally walk from the beach to the resort.

 

          4) Makapuu Beach

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Makapuu Beach

Further along down along the southeast side, this Oahu Beach Wedding Venue is perfect for a small intimate wedding.  It is defined by rugged beautiful mountains and cliffs surrounding the beach at this oceanfront cove venue.  The unique shoreline has many small tide pools of lava rock.  Because of this, it’s a popular site. Makapuu Lighthouse also has a small island just off the coast which makes for a spectacular and stunning backdrop.  So, it’s just 30 minutes from Waikiki, definitely consider Makapuu.

 

          5) Waimanalo Bay Beach Wedding, Oahu

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Waimanalo Bay

So, we hope you enjoyed this “Best Of” list.  So, if you like the photos, Please know that more than 100 professional wedding photos like these are part of our Islander Extra Plan. Click here to learn more information on our wedding packages. Also here to learn more about the other Beach Wedding Venues On Oahu.  Aloha~

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