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Proposal Stories from Our Couples!

Posted by Teri S. on Sep 26, 2019 5:40:45 PM

A few weeks ago we asked if any of our couples would like to share their proposal stories. We love hearing these! So fun to hear the stories, and we are always honored to be a part of it! 

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Waimanalo Beach Weddings

Posted by Teri S. on Aug 29, 2019 5:48:44 PM

 

Waimanalo Beach weddings are by far some of the most beautiful ceremonies you'll see on Oahu! With around three miles of pristine beach to choose from, a turquoise blue ocean, three islands off in the distance, and nestled by beautiful mountains on all sides, it's no wonder that so many couples choose to say "I do" on this stunning beach!

From the moment you drive past the Makapu'u Lookout, you'll understand why Waimanalo Beach was named one of the best in the world. While the drive around the coast is breathtaking, once you reach that lookout point and see the sweeping views, glistening white sand, and turquoise water, you'll know you made the right choice for your wedding day.

 

Views past Makapu'u Beach with Waimanalo Beach in the distance.

 

As you pass Makapu'u Beach and head into Waimanalo, you'll notice a calmer pace and several areas that make you want to stop and get your toes in the sand, but we recommend continuing past Waimanalo Beach Park and instead head to our favorite beach ...

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Made a Reservation? Now What's Next?

Posted by Teri S. on Jan 3, 2019 10:23:13 AM

Once you decide to have your wedding or vow renewal in the beautiful state of Hawaii, what steps are involved in to make sure you and your partner have an amazing, stress-free experience?

1. Apply for Your Marriage License (not required for vow renewals)

It's super easy to get a marriage license in Hawaii. Although it can be done last minute, it is required, so plan in advance.

To apply for a Hawaii marriage license, fill out the online application on the State of Hawaii's website.

Once you arrive in Hawaii, you'll both need to meet with a licensing agent to pick up your license. The process takes around 15 minutes.

For details on requirements, process, and more, visit our marriage license page.

FAQs:

  • There are no state residence or U.S. citizenship requirements.
  • Blood tests are not required.
  • The legal age to marry is 18 years for both applicants.
  • A valid I.D. (passport) or driver’s license may be presented for anyone 19 years of age or over.
  • If previously married, proof of original divorce decree or death certificate needs to be presented to the marriage agent by the applicant if the divorce or death was final within 30 days of applying for a marriage license.
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Hawaii Wedding Traditions

Posted by Teri S. on Sep 27, 2018 11:13:09 PM

Some of the most common questions we get are about the ceremony process, and we’re always excited to share all the Hawaii wedding traditions that help make your day so special.

We like to break it down into two sections:

  • Hawaii Ceremony Traditions (What happens during your ceremony.)
  • Traditional Hawaiian Elements (Flowers, attire, music, & dance)

Although there are many possible Hawaii traditions, here are the most common.

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Waikiki Activities and Events

Posted by Teri S. on Aug 16, 2018 11:04:39 PM

 

You may already know that we have two offices in Waikiki, and about 97% of our couples stay in in the Waikiki area. We recommend Waikiki for lodging because of all the hotel options available, the convenience of the area, and all of the events nearby!

As locals, we have tons of "things to do" that we’d recommend, but we also wanted to let you know about some current events and activities coming up.

Many events in Waikiki happen throughout the year, so if you’re reading this but coming later, you should know there will likely be similar events to choose from. We mainly want to give you an idea of some activities other than enjoying the beaches and natural beauty of Hawaii.

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Posing Tips for Your Wedding Photos & Videos

Posted by Teri S. on Jul 19, 2018 10:43:34 PM

Capturing memories with photo and video is an important part of your day, and we want to give some tips to make sure you look your best and are comfortable with your team.

Photography

Our professional photographers will greet you with a warm aloha and lead you through everything from start to finish. They know it’s not every day you turn up for a photo shoot, so they’ll do their best to make you comfortable.

Tips to Remember:

  • Relax and enjoy yourselves. The day is meant to be fun, so don’t take the photo shoot too seriously.
  • Let your photographer know if you have any special requests. If there’s a particular pose or photo you’ve seen on our website that you know you want, just ask.
  • Have good posture. Standing and sitting up straight are more flattering.
  • Not sure about your smile? Mix it up. Your photographer will take a lot of pictures, so feel free to try a variety of expressions.
  • Don't be late to your ceremony or it'll cut into your photo/video time.
  • Following your ceremony, your photo shoot will start with group shots. If you have a large amount of guests, prep them so they know not to disappear. These take more time than you might think. 
  • Love on each other. You’ll see the emotion and joy in the final pictures!
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