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5 Best Islands in Hawaii to Get Married

5 Best Islands in Hawaii to Get Married

5 best islands in Hawaii to marry

Exchanging rings Oahu

So, just what are the 5 best islands in Hawaii to get married? With so many options, it will leave you wondering which one to choose.  It’s not surprising that 25% of weddings in the United States are destination weddings with few guests. One of the primary reasons for this is that they are cheaper and easier to plan than a conventional or traditional wedding.  At the top of the list for a destination wedding are the Hawaiian Islands.  All it takes to make it a reality is finding the right wedding planner and booking just the right Hawaii wedding package that suits your desire.

As you plan to tie the nuptial knot, one crucial thing you should consider is your choice of Hawaii wedding venue and which Hawaii island should it be? Just read along.

Get Married on Oahu

One of the 5 best Islands

Oahu

The island of Oahu tops the list of the 5 best islands in Hawaii to get married.  Here you’ll find the home to the world famous destination resort of  Waikiki.  Here you’ll find beautiful beaches and gentle rolling waves among the many high rise buildings and fashion designer stores along Kalakaua Avenue.  Oahu means “Gathering Place”. You can call it the most urbanized Island of Hawaii with many restaurants, spas, hotels and all the fuss of New York.  There is no shortage of fun activities on Oahu.

Have you ever wondered why couples always dream about Honolulu beach weddings? Well, it’s because Oahu boasts of 125 beaches.  Honolulu is also the business hub for the State of Hawaii.  Downtown you’ll find important cultural sites like Iolani Palace where Hawaiian royalty lived.  Bishop Museum  is filled with art and cultural exhibits.  So if you’re planning to have a tropical Hawaii beach wedding and love shopping too, then you should probably consider Waikiki and one of its numerous Oahu beach wedding venues.

 

 Hawaii Island

Big Island of Hawaii, Bigger is best!

The Big Island of Hawaii

Hawaii Island is the biggest island in the state of Hawaii. It’s often referred to as the Big Island. You certainly should plan your Hawaii wedding package falls into this island if you’re thrilled by climatic wonders.  Having lived here before  for 6 years we recommend anywhere in the Kona or Kohala Districts for your stay.  The area is rich with Hawaiian history as well as home to the world reknown Kona Coffee.   There is also the quaint Kailua village in the heart of Kona with numerous restaurants and shops.  Here you can easily find a cafe serving some that good Kona Coffee.

The Big Island hosts 8 of earth’s 13 climatic zones.  The Big Island is perfect for a wedding destination for lovers that are fascinated about volcanos, mountains, weather dynamism, and mind-recalibrating air. If this defines you, then contact your Hawaii wedding planner to find you the best beach venue on Hawaii.

 

Get Married on Lanai

Before you book your tickets for an elopement in Hawaii, we suggest you take a long look at Lanai island.  Hawaii’s most secluded inhabited islands, Lanai is quite laid back with friendly and helpful locals. There are no traffic lights, three paved roads of 30 miles, and only a few hotels.  Nonetheless, it’s quite romantic. So, as long as you have a resourceful Hawaii wedding planner, your lanai wedding will be most memorable.

Lanai was once known as the “Pineapple Isle,  providing 75% of the worlds pineapples. But now it has now become the perfect getaway  for many looking to relax and re-energize.  When you go, be sure to check out one of Lanai’s favorite beaches at Hulopoe Beach by Four Seasons Resort.  The best scuba diving and snorkeling in all of Hawaii is found in this area.  For real, it’s a romantic and quiet destination wedding location for anyone who wants to get away from industrialization and its hurdles.  Plus, there are only about 3000 people living here.  You’ll make friends with everyone in no time!

 

 

Kauai, the Garden Isle

The Best Coastline

Kauai

Nowhere in the world is there an island as green, quiet, and peaceful as Kauai.  Popularly known as the ‘Garden Island’.  Kauai is surrounded by nature  97% of its landmass is covered with undeveloped mountains and rainforests.  

Yea, you guessed right. It rains a lot in Kauai. But lots of folks love it. It’s so serene and beautiful with waterfalls, lovely birds,  just teaming with lush natural beauty.  If you make it to Kauai plan a hike along Kalalau Trail or a boat ride along Na Pali Coast.  The coastline is simply breathtaking.  Kauai is an excellent destination for Hawaii elopement weddings, especially if you love everything green.  It provides the perfect balance between activity and relaxation.  Here you’ll find very little development in comparison to Oahu.

 

Maui, Some say it’s the best

Maui is one of the most popular islands for Hawaii destination weddings. Well, it’s not as popular as Oahu and Hawaii. However, but it’s got a plethora of beautiful beaches  that make it the choice of many couples.

We believe that’s one of the reasons why Fox chose it as a location for filming the romantic series, Temptation Island. Don’t scream if we tell you that it has 80 cool beaches. That’s more than enough options for finding an intimate beach wedding location.

Locals call it “No Ka Oi”, “the best” Island in Hawaii, and we couldn’t agree more. Its beauty comes with lots of attention that makes it the destination of many Hawaii wedding packages.

Well, that’s our list of the 5 best Hawaii islands to marry.  But if you are still not sure then you’ll just have to spend your honeymoon island hopping!  Flights between the islands are less than 45 minutes.  You’ll cover a lot of ground and eventually come to your own conclusion of which Hawaii Island is your best.

Maui locals say their island is the best

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Hawaii Beach Wedding

A Hawaii Beach Wedding Story

Sandy Beach Oahu

There are many options for a Hawaii Beach Wedding and several 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 Hawaii Beach 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. Choosing Sandy Beach for their ​Oahu wedding venue 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!

Beach Wedding Venue: Sandy Beach

Hawaii Beach Wedding Plan: Extra Plan

Hawaii Beach Wedding

Sandy Beach | Beach Wedding

Hawaii Wedding Packages

Big swell at Sandy Beach

Beach Wedding in Hawaii

Sunset colors

Sunset Wedding at Sandy Beach

Tropical Bouquet of Red Ginger, Birds of Paradise, and Heleconias

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All Inclusive Wedding in Hawaii

Why an all inclusive 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 all inclusive 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.

Beach Wedding Hawaii

Door to Door Limo Service

To plan for your trip to Hawaii is one thing.  Then, 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.

Dress comfortably

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 with pine needles just off the beach.  Therefore, a lengthy wedding dress will pick up unwanted pine needles and other debris.  So, 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 all inclusive 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!

Beach Wedding Hawaii

Beach Wedding Photo Shoot.

Oahu Beach Wedding Venue | Sandy Beach

Wedding Photo Shoot

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Oahu Beach Wedding Venues | Waimanalo Bay

Oahu Beach 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.  

Sherwoods Beach

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 Sherwoods.  It adds a nice contrast to the beach and ocean with it’s many Ironwood trees creating a forest.

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 beach wedding venues on Oahu.

Oahu Beach Wedding Venues

Beautiful couple….in the water!

Oahu Wedding Venues

Majestic cliffs of Makapuu in the background

Oahu Wedding Venues

Sharing a special moment with good friends

Oahu Beach Wedding Venues

Waimanalo Bay

Oahu Wedding Venues

Sharing a laugh by Sherwoods Beach

Hawaii Wedding Photographer: Michelle Scotti

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How to Get Married in Hawaii

Getting Married in Hawaii

Getting married in Hawaii

How to Get Married in Hawaii: A simple process

Knowing how 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

Begin by filling out a marriage license worksheet within one year of your wedding date.  Pay $65 to the State of Hawaii. Keep in mind, your application is good for one full year from the date you submit it online. So, to begin the application, you will need to apply online with the State of Hawaii Dept of Health Marriage License Office.

2) Meet a License Agent

Then, the 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. Location: State of Hawaii Department of Health Marriage License Office, 1250 Punchbowl St. Honolulu.  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!

So, 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 in Hawaii for any length of time, just go back to the License Office and pick up it up.  Or, wait 4-6 weeks to receive it by US Postal Service. For specific questions, call 808-586-4544.

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Hawaii Sunset Wedding

Start Planning!

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

Sunset Wedding North Shore

Sunset Wedding North Shore

Sunset Wedding North Shore

Papailoa Beach

Waikiki Wedding

Waikiki Beach

Vow Renewal Hawaii

Paradise Cove Beach Ko’olina

Hawaii Sunset Wedding

Hilton Beach at Sunset

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Hawaii Elopement

Hawaii Elopement:  What a great idea!

Finding the right Hawaii Elopement Packages has never been easier.  You’ll find there are many package deals out there. Hawaii is the perfect romantic getaway location for an elopement wedding for two. The Island of Oahu affords some the most picturesque natural beauty found anywhere in the world.  So, book your trip to paradise today!  It’s close enough to home but far away enough to know you are in an enchanting land. Not to mention you won’t have to travel anywhere else once your wedding is complete!  You can have your wedding ceremony and honeymoon at the same place.  In this age of information, the internet has made it easy and stress free to plan.   Hawaii affords some the most picturesque natural beauty found anywhere in the world.

Find the right Hawaii Elopement Package

The cost for hotel stays and airfare to Hawaii adds up quickly.  That’s why a Hawaii Elopement Package will help you stick to your budget for your wedding in Hawaii.  There are simple elopement packages as well as more extravagant ones.  It all depends on just what you want and what is within your budget.  But for the best wedding package value, definitely consider one that includes professional photography.   Getting good, professional photos of your special day will make for a lifetime memory.

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. Is there a more romantic place to start your new life together than this tropical paradise? Book your affordable package and come stick your feet in the warm Hawaiian sand. Paradise waits!

Hawaii Elopement Packages

Elopement in Hawaii

Hawaii Elopement Packages

Eloping at Waimanalo Bay

Hawaii Elopement Packages

Sunset Wedding on North Shore of Oahu

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Wedding in Hawaii at Magic Island

Magic Island Vow Renewal

Magic Island Vow Renewal

Magic Island at Ala Moana Park

For their Wedding in Hawaii at Magic island , many couples opt 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.

Magic Island at Sunset

Magic Island Sunset Wedding

 

Magic Island at Sunset

Hawaii Wedding Packages

Sunset wedding photos | Magic Island Wedding | Hawaii Wedding for Two | Oahu Wedding Packages

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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.

Sherwoods Beach Hawaii

Sherwoods Beach Hawaii

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