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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

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A small Hawaii sunset Wedding is one of the most beautiful, stunning, and romantic moments 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 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

Hawaii Sunset Wedding

Hawaii Sunset Wedding Waikiki Beach

Hawaii Sunset Wedding

Hawaii Sunset Wedding Paradise Cove Beach

Hawaii Sunset Wedding

Hawaii Sunset Wedding Hilton Beach

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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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Bridal Haku Lei Floral Crown

Bridal Haku Lei Foral Crown

Having a wedding in Hawaii and choosing  to wear a Bridal Haku Lei Floral Crown goes hand in hand. It will add some cultural tradition to wear  a lei of this kind.  Every bride dreams of feeling special, like a princess on their wedding day in Hawaii. This head piece style of lei is worn for special occasions such as a graduation ceremony,  or a wedding ceremonies. The name refers to a style of lei-making where the flowers an green leaf  are braided and face outward.

 

Most of these head piece leis are made with white orchid flowers but also mix orchid colors too. They are easily fitted with a few pins then tied in the back. This lei will definitely accentuates a brides beauty while feeling like royalty on the most important day of her life.  In addition to the lei, adding Hawaiian music by a ukulele player that sings is so romantic.  That’s why it would be a good idea to have a musician to add live music at your wedding ceremony.  The ukelele is unique to Hawaii.  It is the regional instrument that makes the music of Hawaii so nice to hear during your wedding ceremony.  To learn more, visit us and learn more about ordering a Hake Lei for your Wedding in Hawaii.

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Top 5 Wedding Venues Oahu

Oahu’s Top 5 Wedding Venues

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

          1) Top Venue in Waikiki: Fort DeRussy Park

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.

 

oahu top 5 wedding venues

oahu top 5 wedding venue Fort DeRussy Park

 

 

          2) Top Venue in Town: Magic Island 

Oahu's Top 5 Beach Wedding Venues

Oahu’s Top 5 Beach Wedding Venues, 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) Top Honolulu Beach: Waialae Beach in Kahala

Oahu's Top 5 Beach Wedding Venues

Oahu’s Top 5 Beach Wedding Venues, 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 on Oahu

Oahu's Top 5 Beach Wedding Venues

Oahu’s top 5 Beach Wedding Venues

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)  Top East Side Beach: Waimanalo Bay, Oahu

Oahu's Top 5 Beach Wedding Venues

Oahu’s Top 5 Beach Wedding Venues, 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 check here to learn more about the other Beach Wedding Venues On Oahu.  Aloha~

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