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Best Places in Hawaii to Get Married

Posted by Rachel H. on May 10, 2018 4:49:00 PM


We've been helping couples find the best ceremony locations in Hawaii since 1978!


If you're planning on getting married in Hawaii, there are a few important decisions you need to make, and choosing the right Hawaii wedding location is one of them.

Do you want a beach wedding? Sunset ceremony? Maybe a waterfall wedding with a beach a short walk away? How about an two-location photo shoot?

You should consider both the logistics of the ceremony and types of photos you want. All our locations are stunning, and you're sure to get some amazing wedding photos, yet the locations are different in their own ways. It all depends on what you and your partner want!

Here are our picks for the best places in Hawaii to get married:

  1. Sherwood Forest Beach - Best Hawaii beach wedding location
  2. Magic Island - Best Hawaii sunset wedding location
  3. Waialae Beach - Best morning or afternoon wedding location near Waikiki
  4. Pukalani Falls - Most unique Hawaii wedding location
  5. Heaven's Point - Best second location wedding photo location

We're always here to help answer any questions you have, and we hope this article will help you narrow down your dream Hawaii ceremony location :)

Best Beach Wedding Location: Sherwood Forest Beach

Don’t be fooled by the name; Sherwood Forest is our most popular beach wedding location. The beautiful spot is on seven miles of golden sand and overlooks the turquoise water of Waimanalo Bay.

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Topics: Getting Married in Hawaii

10 Tips for Your Hawaii Wedding Day

Posted by Glory H. on Apr 26, 2018 10:46:00 PM


As your trusted Hawaii wedding planners, we do our best to make sure your day goes as smoothly and perfectly as possible, but there are a few things that are up to you. These are the tips and reminders we’re always trying to communicate to our couples.

We speak from experience here, so please trust us that these are some of the best tips you should consider for your special day.

Here Are Our Top 10 Tips for Your Hawaii Wedding Day:


1. Bring Your Marriage License and Wedding Rings

Don’t forget your marriage license and wedding rings! Your officiant needs your license, and your rings are part of the ceremony. You will need to pick up your marriage license from the Hawaii Department of Health or a license agent before your ceremony to be legally married. Here are more details on the marriage license process.

(Note: a marriage license is not required for vow renewals.)

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Topics: Getting Married in Hawaii, Wedding Day Tips

Have Guests Coming to Your Hawaii Wedding? Read This!

Posted by Glory H. on Apr 19, 2018 2:45:31 PM


If you’re eloping in Hawaii or do not have guests attending your ceremony, all you have to worry about are the two of you. As our motto goes, “No stress...just get dressed, and we’ll do the rest.” You can relax and enjoy yourselves knowing our team will have everything in place for your special day.

If you have guests, on the other hand, you'll need to share with them information to help your day go as smoothly as possible.

Here are some of our most important tips to share with your guests.


1. Be on Time!

We can’t stress the importance of this enough. Your ceremony team is scheduled for a set time, and the last thing we want is for you to feel rushed!

Your ceremony team will arrive early and be ready to meet you and your guests at the meeting point. If your ceremony time is 12:00, for example, ideally you’d be set up and ready to go at that time. It’s a good idea to tell your guests they should arrive by 11:45.

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Topics: Getting Married in Hawaii, Wedding Day Tips, Hawaii Travel Tips

Hair and Makeup for Your Hawaii Wedding Day

Posted by Glory H. on Apr 12, 2018 3:37:21 PM


We know that looking your very best on your big day is so important! A big part of your look is your hair and makeup for the day, and that’s something we can help you with. You may have some ideas for your hair or makeup style, but we wanted to share a few of our tips with you.

Many brides ask us if we can refer them to a salon or stylist. We highly recommend our team of in-house hair and makeup artists. They are some of the best in the industry, and they’ll come right to your Waikiki hotel room to help you look amazing on your wedding day! Our stylists are experienced in working with a variety of different hair and skin types. They have long-wearing, high-quality, hypoallergenic makeup products that are perfect for outdoor weddings. They come with all the tools, products, even eyelashes!

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Topics: Getting Married in Hawaii, Wedding Day Tips

10 Questions Commonly Asked by Your Guests

Posted by Teri S. on Apr 5, 2018 11:28:00 PM


It’s not uncommon for family and friends to reach out to us before your Hawaii wedding, and we often hear many of the same questions. We’re always happy to help, but we thought it’d be nice to provide some of the information ahead of time to help you and your guests plan better.

We focus on providing a stress-free wedding or vow renewal for our couples, but we want your entire party to have a relaxing, wonderful experience.

We feel this is a great link to send your guests, and we encourage them to send us an email ( if they have a question not answered here. That’d help us improve the list!

And one bonus tip for all guests: Don’t be late! If the couple is waiting for you, that means they are losing ceremony, photography, video, and transportation time (depending on their wedding package). Be safe and arrive early!

Okay, here we go. We hope these help!

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Topics: Getting Married in Hawaii, Wedding Day Tips, Hawaii Travel Tips

A Hawaii Destination Wedding - Why Get Married in Paradise

Posted by Rachel H. on Mar 29, 2018 10:00:00 PM


When it comes to destination weddings, there are a lot of places you could go. We're a little biased, but there aren't a lot of people who'd argue against a Hawaii destination wedding or vow renewal. It has everything you could want: natural beauty, friendly people, tons to do, and world-class cuisine, and we know the best places to get married in Hawaii. Hawaii truly is paradise.


Your wedding photos will be amazing!

Why Have a Destination Wedding in Hawaii?

There are several reasons we believe Hawaii is the best spot for a destination wedding. Here are the top reasons we hear from our couples:


1. Amazing Hawaii Wedding Photos!

Picture yourself in wedding attire on one of the world's best beaches. Your cameraman is shooting away, and your videographer has the tape rolling. It's a postcard moment, and you look amazing. Everything from the comforting breeze to your fresh Hawaiian bouquet is perfect.

Maybe you're eloping. Maybe you've brought a large wedding party. Either way, you're in one of the most beautiful spots on earth, and you're going to have the photos to remember it for the rest of your life. 

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Topics: Getting Married in Hawaii

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