Best decision ever!

Choosing Affordable Weddings of Hawaii was the best decision we have EVER made!! Whether you choose the least expensive package, or the most elaborate, you will be treated just the same by the wonderful staff. Rev. Karen Russ, Jimmie our photographer, and the wonderful videographer, Marcelle, each gave special attention to our every need. We would HIGHLY recommend Weddings of Hawaii to anyone who wants to truly have a magical, meaningful wedding that will be remembered forever!! Makapu'u Beach was the perfect location choice for us, but many choices are available to choose from. By my request, at the last minute, Karen was able to provide me with a dream bouquet. She REALLY listens to what you want, and then she makes sure that you REALLY get it!! No matter what services you choose, you will not be disappointed in any way. Thank you for Everything -- you certainly go above and beyond!!

– Andrea & Michael Tiffany

Absolutely perfect wedding!

The staff are all amazing! I found this company online, called them to discuss my dream wedding and they finalized it all. I am so very impressed with all of their hard work and I cannot thank them enough. If you or anyone you know are thinking of getting married in Hawaii and having a destination wedding I strongly recommend you consider Wed Hawaii! I myself was a little nervous since all communication was through the Internet or on the phone but there was no reason for it! I promise you will be happy with your beautiful wedding. Thank you again for everything! :-) Our wedding was perfect!!

– Melissa Marcucci

The most beautiful wedding

We are so thankful that we chose Weddings of Hawaii for our special day. We were married in January 2011 at Makapua’u Beach in Oahu. Reverend Russ and her team made it even more perfect than we thought possible. We researched many vendors before deciding on Weddings of Hawaii, but after seeing sample videos with Reverend Russ as the officiant in them, and speaking to the team via emails, our decision was easily made. We chose the floral runway which was beautiful, and we also had a bridal bouquet and boutonniere made for us. Rev. Russ was kind enough to place some flowers in my hair as well, which was the perfect touch. Leading up to the big day, we always maintained great communication with Rev. Russ. She always responded to our emails promptly and answered many of our questions in a friendly manner yet very thorough. It never felt business-like. Rev. Russ was also extremely flexible with our wedding plans even when the weather wasn't cooperating. The words she spoke during the ceremony were incredibly beautiful and tears of joy were hard to hold back. Our day couldn't have gone any better. A BIG thank you to Reverend Russ and Weddings of Hawaii - you made our wedding in Hawaii a memorable one!

– Kristen Samsa

Best ever, hands down... a must use!

My wife and I got married on September 3, 2009. We used Weddings of Hawaii based on a recommendation from a friend of mine and let me tell you it was the best advice ever. Pastor Karen was in 2 words totally awesome. She was very kind and said and made our ceremony perfect. The photographer James C Carson III was incredible and probably one of the friendliest guys I have ever met. He said we were naturals with the posing and we made it very easy for him. There was not one thing I could say negative about all who participated in making this wonderful event take place. If you are looking for a wedding getaway done right, look no further. You can let the experts handle every aspect of your perfect day, while you just sit back drinking Mai Tai's on the beach with no worries...just don't forget to show up for your own wedding! Weddings of Hawaii is the way to go, you will not be disappointed.

– Joseph Brager


Thank you guys for the perfect organization! Trip, hotel and ceremony were amazing! No words can describe how much you did for us! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!

– Kateryna Opanasenko

Better than a fairy tale!

Thank you so much for your superb service to us! Karen and Jimmy are the GREATEST at what they do. Not only is weddings of Hawaii afforable, it is stress free! On our special day we were lucky enough to have 2 rainbows over us as we exchanged our vows! It was truely amazing! Thank you weddings of Hawaii for an unforgetable experience that we will truely treasure everyday :)

– Matt Wruck

Hawaiian wedding surpassed expectations!

Our Hawaiian Wedding by far exceeded our expectations! Not only was our trip from MN affordable... it was stress-free! Karen and Jimmy were AWESOME! Our pictures were out of this world. I strongly recommend the photo CD as this is day you want to treasure for the rest of your lives! We chose Waialae beach for our location and it was more Beautiful than ever expected! I would strongly recommend booking with Weddings of Hawaii as it is way more affordable and you definitely get MORE than you pay for. I would also strongly recommend Jimmy for a photographer if you or your loved one has a hard time taking pictures... as Jimmy will capture expressions that truly being felt at the time :)

– Jenna Wruck

A wonderful wedding day

Just wanted to say thank you to everyone at Wed Hawaii for helping us plan our special day. It was a beautiful day and the venue at Makapu'u Beach was just glorious. We couldn't of hoped for anything better. Even though the wedding was planned all via email it turned out even better than we expected. Also the pictures we have got are excellent and thank you again for the rush order on our Photo CD. Thank you! 

– Anthony and Julia Lionti

Beautiful wedding

Didn't know what I was getting into at first but everything turned out better than what I expected. Thank you Pastor Karen for a wonderful ceremony. If anyone wants to stay away from all the stress of planning a wedding, this is the way to go. Everything was taken care of, all we had to worry about is showing up. It was a great experience.

– Jeff & Michelle Alfaro

The best choice we could have ever made!

Hello from North Carolina to the entire Weddings of Hawaii family! Bill and I decided to get married last-minute, and contact Wed Hawaii less than two weeks before our preferred wedding date. I have a strange work schedule in a hospital, so they were very easy to talk to over email. That's very important for a destination-type wedding. We were able to find a package that met our needs and was priced very well. We added on things that were important to us. The planning process was stress-free, EASY, and exciting. It was so nice to only have to work with one company for everything. Jim immediately contacted me to make sure we were getting the most for our money in terms of lodging. We did a lot of investigating for us. He stopped us from booking somewhere we really would have been disappointed by. One hour before we had to start getting ready for our wedding, were having drinks by the pool and watching football...very stressful ;-) Wed Hawaii set me up with Annie, the hair and makeup specialist. She called me ahead of time to ask about my dress and make-up style. Annie came to our hotel room and set up a mobile salon. She was fun and energetic and gave me a wonderful pampering experience. I felt gorgeous. Even our limo driver was super sweet and punctual. We had a beautiful white stretch limo. Rev. Russ was there at Makapuu waiting for us with our flowers. She is a very warm and caring person and prepared a very special ceremony for us. Jimmy and his team were set up to get great shots. Our pictures capture the feelings of that day and the beauty of Hawaii. Amazing. Not to mention we had so much fun taking pictures! We also chose to have pics done at Heaven's Point. It is very evident to us why this company has been wedding people for so many years. I am sure it will be doing so for many more to come. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

– Laura & Bill Edmiston

Thank you so much

We have just returned back to Scotland having been married by Rev. Karen on 14th September. We wanted a very quiet affair as we have been together 22 years and had decided to get married on Oahu, having told no-one back home of our intentions. We called Pastor Karen and she organised the perfect ceremony for us in record time. It was really moving and performed on a beautiful quiet area on Waialae beach. We really cannot recommend her highly enough and if you are thinking of being married in Hawaii, there really is no better choice. Karen, thank you so much, you were truly wonderful.

– Pauline & George Cameron


You guys did an amazing job!! We were married on April 19th on Makapu'u beach. We loved the spot, It was super private and Karen made us feel like family. It was so stress free. Thank you so much for making our big day amazing!!

– Jen Scharber

Amazing wedding

We attended the wedding of Christine Lang and Michael Hall on April 25,2010. What a beautiful and exquisite wedding. It was small with only family but by far the most beautiful wedding I have attended.

– Judy Parker

No words to describe...

We were married on Sat., March 13 by Rev. Russ. She did such a great job, everyone asked about her after the ceremony. We have 2 children and Rev. Russ told us that it would be great if we included them into the ceremony and said vows to them. It was beautiful, my son (who usually does not show any kind of emotion, teared). My ideal kind of wedding was to be married in a catholic church, but this was even better. It was simple and sweet. THANK YOU REV. RUSS for making our day a special one for us to remember all the days of our lives.

– Lawrence & Julie Alejo

WAY beyond our expectations!

When we decided to elope on a recent vacation to Hawaii, I didn’t have high expectations. I figured we’d be shuffled through quickly since it was valentines weekend and that we would have a brief time to take a couple snap shots. I’m happy to say our experience with wed hawaii was way beyond our expectations!! Every time I called for more details, someone helpful was always there to answer. Rev Karen was so easy to reach and talk too and made our ceremony so special! We had gorgeous leis and our photographer James took over 100 BEAUTIFUL pictures of us that just took our breath away! I would definitely recommend wed hawaii to anyone.

– Jennifer & Chris Olivares


Our wedding in Hawaii (Oahu) was amazing... My lovely bride and I tied the knot 8 years ago... This week. and we still talk about the wedding day. We rented a black Ferrari and had an amazing day. We have actually been back to the island MANY times since. It's now our place!

– Glenn Bolin

Our dream come true!!!!

My husband and I got married on October 17, 2009 in Waialae Beach. We had the most beautiful and amazing wedding in Hawaii!! Thank you Rev. Karen Ross for such an amazing ceremony and for being such a nice and sweet person to us and all my guests!!!
I totally recommend Weddings of Hawaii for anyone who is planning to get married in Hawaii!!

– Blanca & James Castellar


I can't even begin to explain how wonderful and beautiful our wedding was....the site was awesome...Rev.Russ truly spoke from her heart...and it was a blessing to truly be at ease on the most special day of our lives. Thank you sooooo much!

– LeRoy Kelly

Would highly recommend

I am sooo Happy and Thankful for choosing Pastor Karen to perform our wedding ceremony. We were married Nov. 7, 2009 on Makapu'u Beach. She made our big day even more beautiful and special than we had imagined. She also made it totally stress free! I would recommend her and Affordable Weddings of Hawaii to family, friends and everyone who wants a perfect wedding on the beach. A special thanks to James for the awesome pictures and making us feel comfortable during our picture session. :)

– Kathy Backlund

Our wedding was absolutely perfect

Our wedding was absolutely perfect, thanks mostly to Pastor Karen. She suggested the location (Makapu'u Beach), and it couldn't have been a more beautiful day or place. Not only that, but she was there to answer the phone and all my many questions every time I called. We had a bit of a snag getting our photo and video discs due to a miscommunication about our address, but everyone was so kind and helpful in making sure they did get to us. Everything else went so smoothly, it's hard to imagine why people say it's difficult to plan a wedding! And that's saying something, considering ours was all planned over the phone and internet, from Arizona, and we had never been to Hawaii before. If we had it to do over again, we wouldn't change a thing. Thank you so very much for helping to make our special day as perfect as possible!

– Leigh & Greg Flynn

10-year wedding anniversary

We can't say enough about our vow renewal on Waialea Beach October 26, 2009. Pastor Russ made us feel as if she new us when she did the ceremony. Her words were heartfelt and came from her heart. It meant so much to us, and made us feel that our love will last forever. Jimmy did a great job being patient as he took the photos. I am looking forward to seeing them. We will be back in 10 years for our 20 year wedding anniversary vow renewal. Thank you.

– Mark & Minyo Ticer


We had our vows renewed, what a lovely service with fantastic people!! Photos are absolutely fantastic. Thank you so much. Would recommend to everyone : ) X

– Ged & Steve Bavester

A fairytale come true!

I just wanted to thank all of the WedHawaii staff that helped make our wedding unforgettable! You all truly made this the best day of our lives and we will never forget it. It was go great working with you all. I've always heard the bride is stressed before the big day... that wasn't me, you guys made everything run smoothly and it was truly amazing! THANKS!!!!

– Morgan Dobson

WedHawaii is the best!!!

I had my beach wedding last July 8th 2009 at Waialea Beach and it was one of the best times in my life! Pastor Karen Russ and the crew, the videographer and the photographer did a very awesome job! I highly recommend wedhawaii for your future weddings guys! Pastor Karen held the ceremony beautifully that i got swept away with the whole ceremony. Don't ever doubt pastor Karen and whatever she offers on the package is truthfully offered! She made me the best bouquet I've ever seen in my entire life! The pictures and video so far are superb! Thanks a lot!

– Hanna Doria Macalino

Our dream wedding

Thanks so very much from or hearts, for everything each of you did to make our Wedding Day, so very beautiful and memories, that we will cherish always. God Bless each of you that helps. Angel on your Pillows.

– Sue & Kenneth Hayes


Thank you so much for giving us such a great wedding! It was amazing! I will recommend you to all my single friends!!

– Nubia Bertsch

A dream come true

My Husband and I were married on April 9, 2009 on Waialae Beach and then had photos taken on Heaven's Point. The staff of Weddings of Hawaii are the best. I would highly recommend anyone wanting something to remember to take the opportunity by allowing Karen and her staff to help. Dear Rev. Karen Russ and Staff, I would like to take this opportunity to "Thank You" all for a wonderful day. Karen you are such a sweet lady and we could have not asked for someone better to unite us together. My family and especially my children felt so apart of this wonderful day. We felt such an ease allowing you and your staff to help with this special time. You did such a wonderful job. To Jimmy...you have the greatest personality of any photographer out there. My children have continuously talked about their friend they made with you. You made the day so much easier by your smile, laughter, and encouragement. To Garrett...The video was wonderful it could have not been any better... We have watched it over and over.
Again "Mahalo" to everyone that has helped make this day rememberable.

– Joe & Cherie Howell

Beautiful wedding

Patrice and I came all the way from Montreal Canada to get married in beautiful Hawaii. We have great service and wonderful wedding. Merci beaucoup on a ben aim ca!!!

– Martine et Patrice Paquette

Our recent wedding in Hawaii...

Never in a million years would I have imagined that marrying my wife would be as simplistic and easy, yet as beautiful and elegant as Weddings of Hawaii made it. There was absolutely no stress and everything went according to plan very nicely. Pastor Trevor Drinen officiated our ceremony, and he did a phenomenal job. He is truly a great and kind man of faith and he put both my bride and I at ease during our special day. Everything was perfect!

The photographer, Greg, was outstanding! His work is amazing, along with his professionalism. When we received the photos after getting back to Dallas from Hawaii, we were in total awe. The compliments that we have received from friends and family in regards to our photos is amazing. The images were truly breathtaking. Greg made us feel comfortable, and the entire shoot felt natural--while capturing some of our best moments during the ceremony and after the ceremony.

Beverly, the stylist and makeup artist, did a beautiful job on my bride! I've never seen her so radiant. She had nothing but great things to say about Beverly as she was personable, courteous, and truly a professional. With the exception of being a few minutes late (our hotel was a ways away in Ko'Olina), Beverly called us ahead of time to let us know that she would be a few minutes behind. That was truly appreciated and showed a great sign of both professionalism and great customer service.

Weddings of Hawaii is definitely the way to go. We're already looking forward to going back to Hawaii and having you guys do the ceremony for the renewing of our vows in a few years! Thank you so much and continued success!

– Landa & Rotunda Morgan

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