Hawaii Residents Enjoy Hawaii Weddings on the Beach

Hawaii church weddings are costly, just the church rental alone is over $1,000, adding the services of the minister, the photographic crew, flowers and bouquets, limousine service, hair and makeup and finally the reception can cost more then $30,000. In comparison, the Hawaii weddings of the destination kind can offer you many Hawaii wedding packages that are so much more intimate, family oriented and the cost is not even close to comparison with church weddings.

Hawaii-weddings-on-the-beachHawaii weddings on the beach do not cost you anything for the location, it is included in the package.  Some couples worry about the privacy factor on the beach, however, choosing a weekday for your wedding can create a more serene atmosphere. Choosing a weekend or a holiday as your wedding day is not advisable for a quiet wedding.  Many local Hawaii residents are now having beach weddings and are hiring Hawaii wedding planners to help them. Kaegil and Andrew are Hawaii residents, did just that.

They wrote to us saying “Thank you for helping to make our day special. Very much appreciated, Irene and Roger. Take care”. On January 27, 2018 was a weekend but with very few beachgoers. A beautiful quiet spot at Kahala Beach near a cove, created a privacy of sort.  A bunch of loved ones joined them to support  them on their special day, even bought along a beautiful wedding cake. Beautiful Kaegil in a champagne colored wedding dress has been friends with her bridesmaid since 2nd grade in Lahaina, Maui. Andrew dressed in black and maroon formals is originally from West Virginia, but resides in Hawaii serving our country.

A simple wedding with their love ones to witness their happiness and perhaps dinner with them to  celebrate, was their plan for their special day. A beautiful Hawaiian wedding ceremony by Reverend Mike, ending with the offering of the gift of Aloha. We introduce our happy couple, the Andrew and Kaegil of Honolulu.  By saving money on a beach destination type of wedding, they can spend more on other priorities of life in Hawaii.  Mahalo for having us.

 

Hawaii Weddings with Aloha Gestures

Our Hawaii weddings are filled with Aloha, love and joyous Ohana (family) celebrations. But a beautiful “Aloha gesture” from a fellow wedding planner was a blessing on the last day of December 2017. We would like to share with you, our story of the beautiful Hawaii wedding of Sandra and Mikesa at Kahala Beach. Most Hawaii wedding planners do plan weddings for gay couples, but it is more difficult to find a minister to do the ceremony.

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For one reason or another, not all ministers offer gay wedding ceremonies.  In most cases, we can identify couples for gay weddings by their names. However in this case our communication got lost.  Our minister arrived but graciously recused himself. A real blessing for us, an angel saved this beautiful wedding day for Sandra and Mikesa.  Another Hawaii wedding planner/minister was at the park for her wedding couple and offered her Aloha gesture. Although we are in the same business, we are all friends and from time to time help each other out. Hawaii’s Aloha gesture is alive and we are always happy to do the right thing to spread the Aloha. A true angel of Aloha, thank you Reverend Leah of Hawaiian eye weddings. Our couple was happy and thankfull.

Arrival by limousine, they were very nervous but were lovingly supported by their love ones. Milesa, beautiful in a stylish-fitted white/ivory dress and Sandra, very mod in a ivory colored tuxedo posed for beautiful portraits before the wedding ceremony. Waiting for Reverend Leah to finish her couple’s wedding, there was time for relaxation, and doing the photo shoot.  Nervousness disappeared to smiles of happiness. Reverend Leah greeted our couple with sweetness and open arms of Aloha. A serene, beautiful day, gentle waves and a beautiful intimate Hawaii wedding ceremony by Reverend Leah. Thank you, Leah for saving our Hawaii wedding day, blessing our last day of 2017. Sandra and Mikesa were happily congratulated by their love ones. We are so happy for you, and thank you ever so much for supporting us.  A wedding in Hawaii presents the new Sandra and Mikesa of Hawaii.

 

Hawaii wedding with a hiccup

We, as Hawaii wedding planners, are ready for any emergencies that might happen on our planned Hawaii weddings. January 13, 2018 began as a beautiful Saturday morning, people preparing to enjoy the Martin Luther King weekend.

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It was the Hawaii wedding day of Ashley and Daegan, scheduled for 2:00 in the afternoon at Waialae-Kahala Beach. Waialae golf course was beginning to swing with the Sony golf tournament to finish off the weekend. The red alert came over the phone “emergency alert, ballistic missile threat, this is not a drill”. There was out of control panic all over Hawaii, until the word was out that it was not true.  It was not even Friday, the 13th, it was Saturday the 13th.

Hawaii must regroup on their emergency threat plan.  Things got worse when the Golf channel called to strike at the Sony open. The wedding of beautiful Ashley and Daegan turned out to be a wonderful wedding ceremony by Reverend Michael Nelson.  Ashley and Daegan happly arrived at the park looking calm and did not even mention the incident that almost messed up their Hawaii wedding day, She looked lovely in a lace dress, as they happily walked holding hands strolling the sandy beach. The waves were gentle that day, they found the atmosphere so different then their home State of Kansas.

Their quiet and intimate Hawaiian wedding ceremony began with the blowing of the conch. To begin uniting their lives together, a unity sand ceremony was held. Beautiful vows of promise, followed by exchanging  rings of beauty filled with meaning. The Hawaiian lei exchange is the gift of love. Ashley and Daegen promised each other their love by their written vows. Leis were accepted as gifts of Aloha as they were pronounced the new Daegan and Ashley. Congratulations to a sweet couple. Thank you both for serving our country in the Marine Corp and Air Force. They will join each other in Hawaii in a few months.

 

Hawaii blessing of marriage or Hawaii weddings

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Lately, articles about “fake Hawaii weddings” have been published. These are not fake marriages, it is more like a Hawaii wedding blessing. These happy couples either elope or get married at home but want to experience a Hawaii wedding ceremony during their honeymoon. Many of the Asian couples are definitely married in Japan or wherever, but they desire what they call “photographic memories” during their honeymoon called “photo shoots”. I would say the correct term might be Hawaii vow renewals or Hawaii wedding blessings.

No marriage applications are needed from the State of Hawaii for these so called Hawaii weddings. Amy and Jay were married at the court house, but wanted the magical touch of Hawaii weddings. They wisely decided to splurge a little more on a Hawaii wedding package called the Paradise package. Sharing their Hawaii wedding ceremony with their love ones at home, was especially important for both of them. Photographic memories with a video of their wedding ceremony, limousine service, guitar/singer, a beautiful french bouquet and for Amy a white orchid haku head lei. Orchid leis were included for the offering of leis to each other, added to blowing of the conch and a unity sand ceremony.

Stylish white wedding gown for Amy with a veil, and a cream colored suit for Jay. Reverend Michael Nelson began the ceremony by blowing the conch, the guitar/singer played and sang the Hawaiian wedding song as the couple strolled to the altar. A beautiful day on December 30, 2017 at Magic Island, Ala Moana. Their limousine awaited to take them on a champagne sipping ride around Honolulu. Congratulations and Mahalo to the new Jay and Amy. Dinner at the Signature restaurant, celebration of Hawaii weddings.

 

Ever Us Hawaii weddings

Ever Us Hawaii weddings

Eloping?  Wedding and honeymoon combination in mind?  Destination weddings anyone? Hawaii is the perfect choice without  outrageous costs. Hawaii weddings and Hawaii vow renewals of all different levels are planned daily by the many Hawaii wedding planners to help make your special day a memorable one.  In our over 30 years of experience planning Hawaii weddings and Hawaii beach weddings, we have noticed the wedding trends change. Years ago, most of the wedding planning were initiated by the bride or the mother of the bride. Gradually, the groom and Dad’s got involved. We found this as a wonderful transition, the groom contacting the wedding planner, and shares the planning with his bride.  Many of our Hawaii weddings are planned by the groom. The young men stationed in Hawaii serving the military are very much involved with the planning of their weddings since their brides do not reside in Hawaii yet.  Over all, more grooms are very involved in their wedding planning. We share two beautiful Hawaii wedding stories which took place on the white sandy beach of Waimanalo Bay, Sherwood Forest. These weddings were planned by the grooms with our help and beautiful memories were created.

The wedding of Kristen and Calvin, December 12, 2017, with limousine service, the Plumeria Plus Hawaii wedding package was the choice.  Arriving together with their love ones, a happy group of ten, Kristen and Calvin radiated with happiness.  They greeted Reverend Mike with a handshake as they stepped out of their limo. Kristen was beautiful in a white stylish gown and Calvin was looked great in gray trousers with white shirt. A princess in the making, as Reverend Mike helped Calvin with the Haku head lei for the bride. Multicolored beautiful floral Haku head lei, a crown of pink, orange and green flowers.

We present to you, our Hawaiian princess bride, Kristen.  Waimanalo Bay Beach, the beautiful location of many Hawaii weddings will begin the “forever us” for Calvin and Kristen. Dad walks his daughter down the aisle as her Mom wipes tears from her eyes. Their love ones supporting them with love and smiles. A beautiful Hawaiian ceremony by Reverend Mike with conch blowing, unity sand ceremony and lei exchange. Most important of all were their beautiful vows to each other and ring exchange. As they were pronounced the new Calvin and Kristen, they walked back up the aisle and did a dance dip. Everyone laughed and cheered with joy. A memorable wedding ceremony.  Champagne bubbling in the limousine, as they enjoyed their ride back to their vacation rental. Congratulations and Mahalo for having us.

December 19, 2017 for Marlea and Ed of Ohio, a Hawaii wedding at Waimanalo Bay Beach with our Plumeria Package, arriving on two black SVUs with their family and love ones. Ed’s thoughts of Hawaii weddings and honeymoons became a reality when he contacted us to help him plan their special day.  Hawaii’s chill in the air and forecast of rain did not bother Marlea and Ed, it was heaven compared to the cold in Ohio. Beautiful Marlea held a bouquet specially made by a friend, yellow clusters of orchid with heirloom ancestral photos. Everyone received a lei of orchids and the guys kukui nut leis. Clouds showed rain was coming, we had to beat the rain. Everyone was happy and excited, Marlea’s son and daughter, Ed’s brother and family, a friend playing the guitar. Reverend Mike presented a beautiful wedding ceremony for the new Ed and Marlea. After the papers were signed and the photos were taken, the rain came. A good luck omen for the Hawaii wedding of Ed and Marlea. Congratulations and thank you for having us.

 

Simply delightful holiday Hawaii weddings

Simply delightful holiday Hawaii weddings

Our Hawaii weddings during the winter holiday season are usually simple and intimate. December business is slower then normal for Weddings in Hawaii, but enjoyable, much cooler then the summer months. It is a great destination wedding month getting away from the wintery snow weather on the mainland. With the hustle and bustle of getting ready for the Thanksgiving/Christmas holidays most people prefer to spend holidays at home with family. However in our opinion, this is he best time of the year for Hawaii beach weddings. The wedding locations are beautiful with blue-green ocean capped with white waves, there are less people on the beach which creates a serene atmosphere. The cool trade winds helps, and humidity is low. Although we offer many Hawaii wedding packages, our favorites are small, romantic Hawaii weddings. We have a lot of fun doing these weddings, the best part is seeing and feeling their happiness as they say “I DO” . A wedding in Hawaii need not cost a fortune, a simple one that is affordable to you is what we offer everyone. Couple of December weddings were enjoyed spending between $300 to $600 and they even had left over for the dinner celebration.

Congratulations to Stephen and Barbra of San Diego. California. They chose December 2, 2017 as their special day, saying their vows on the shores of Waialae Beach Park, showcasing the beautiful sight off Kahala Beach. Arriving with his families and love ones, Stephen was in an all white outfit. The beautiful Barbra was stylish in layered white wonder with a headband around her forehead.She held sprig of flowering orchid branch for color. As the limousine arrived, we got some liquid sunshine, a lucky omen for Hawaii weddings. Passing showers brought a serene sunny atmosphere minutes later. As our Reverend Nelson blew his conch shell, Barbra, escorted by her son, walked to the altar to be received by Stephen. A beautiful Hawaiian wedding ceremony for the new Stephen and Barbra. Emotional but extremely happy couple. Congratulations and Mahalo.

On December 3, 2017 we met Mahesh and Sai who are of Indian ancestry and welcomed the colorful cultures of our Hawaii weddings. Mahesh and his friends are serving our country in the U.S. Army and are stationed in Hawaii. A simple Hawaii wedding at Kahala Beach was their dream. The display of colorful Indian saris and outfits were beautiful. Bride Sai, sparkled with gold jewelries, make up style of a Indian princess sari. Her sari was gorgeously bright with colors of green, orange, purple and gold. Mahesh wore a dark blue Nehru Indian outfit. Sai’s friend wore a sari of purple, blue, gold. Fellow friends also dressed accordingly. A beautiful simple wedding by Reverend Mike Nelson. Congratulations and Mahalo to the new Mahesh and Sai of Honolulu, Hawaii.

Mele Kalikimaka from A wedding in Hawaii.

 

Affordable Hawaii weddings

The cost of Hawaii weddings can be overwhelming. Looking for affordable Hawaii weddings, young couples are wisely turning toward destination wedding planners to help them with a stressless wedding ceremony. Doing business in Hawaii is very expensive which affects the cost to consumers. A large wedding in Hawaii costs thousands of dollars, just to rent a church for a couple of hours cost over $1000, whereas opting for small intimate Hawaii weddings on the beach cost half that price. Offering of various ranges of Hawaii wedding packages, you choose what is affordable to you.

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The advantage of a stress free, romantic wedding in Hawaii, with the aura of Aloha from planners and their vendors are priceless. Married life can begin with no debt, if you can afford a honeymoon enjoy it to the fullest for it is the most important day of your life. All Hawaii wedding packages come with photographs taken by a professional photographer who captures the moments you will always remember.

There is great value in having small Hawaii weddings planned by destination wedding planners. The best advice we can give you is to contact the Hawaii Business Bureau for recommendation and ratings of Hawaii wedding planners. Many couples who take advantage of our affordable Hawaii weddings are in the military stationed in Hawaii. They are wonderful well mannered, orderly young men and women.

Our Hawaii wedding taking advantage of getting married before the years end, was Doug and Lesli, residents of Honolulu. On December 1, 2017, a lovely day at Kahala Beach, indicating a slight threat of liquid sunshine turned out to be a beautiful Hawaiian day with gentle tradewinds. Lesli arrived with best friend, May, looking radiantly happy for her Hawaii wedding ceremony, wearing a haku head lei. Doug arrived looking cool in all white mod outfit wearing a Maile lei.

A small wedding brightened with lots of colorful flower leis. Strands of white fragrant pikake lei for the bride, a green and white special lei for May, and for the Hawaiian lei exchange, a special red lei and purple orchid lei. Blowing of the conch shell by Reverend Michael Nelson and the mixing of their lives with a unity sand ceremony were beautiful. With the beautiful photographs captured of their wedding ceremony, it preserves this precious time in their life. They enjoy smiling happily absorbing this special moment as Rev. Mike presents Doug and Lesli as husband and wife. Beautiful Hawaii weddings affordable for them, and with budget money enough for a quick honeymoon to the Big Island of Hawaii. Mahalo, friends and have a great life together.

 

Hawaii weddings, always a love story

Every love story is beautiful, but our favorites are from our Hawaii weddings gallery we have enjoyed for over 30 years. We quote our bride, Lori “Yesterday is the wind passing. Today is a gift. Tomorrow is a promised hope”.  A very special gift of Aloha from the groom to his wife to be, bought just the morning of the wedding, a Hawaiian jewelry set of pendant and ear rings. Lori and Troy, a wine loving couple from Indiana, decided they wanted a intimate Hawaii beach wedding, to have treasured memories of a romantic Hawaii wedding and honeymoon. With so many Hawaii wedding planners to choose from it is quite a task, but we recommend contacting the Hawaii Business Bureau for recommendation.

For Lori and Troy, we became Facebook friends sometime earlier and our friendship grew into trust. It was so nice to finally meet on their special day. A intimate Hawaii wedding, a wedding ceremony on the beach of Oahu, just the two of them. Their dream was to enjoy their honeymoon and first Thanks giving together in Hawaii. The important wish for them was to return home to share their experience of Hawaii weddings with their love ones. Having a professional videographer in combination with a photographer was a wise choice.

Capturing the ceremony with sound and emotions, they will treasure the memories. Time flies so fast that you miss a lot of activity of your Hawaii wedding ceremony. Choosing our package called Plumeria Plus which included limousine service, minister, lots of pictures, sand ceremony and white leis for the lei exchange. Adding the videographer, ukulele singer, a haku head lei and a bouquet completed her total package. They chose Nov.17, 2017 for their Hawaii beach wedding at Kahala Beach. Captured by our wedding camera crew, the arrival of the bride and groom greeted by Reverend Michael Nelson with ukulele music in the background. Bride looked radiant, dressed in white chiffon with silver slippers. Complementing her outfit was a haku head lei with white and dark pink roses and matching french bouquet with color or orange, light pink, and dark pink roses. Groom looked cool and comfortable in white shirt and walking shorts. Happily they strolled hand in hand in the sand, toward the grassy altar we use for our Hawaii weddings at Kahala Beach.

Their Hawaiian wedding began with the blowing of the conch, the Hawaiian wedding song with ukulele and the welcome of Aloha from Rev. Mike. To begin their journey together, a unity sand ceremony was performed.  A emotional and happy vow exchange with beautiful rings blessed were captured by our camera crew. A Hawaiian lei exchange with words of love to each other before being pronounced husband and wife.

A beautiful love song dedicated to the new Troy and Lori by our singer/ukulele player, as the happy couple began their first dance together. Beautiful Hawaiian dance dip at the end with happy laughter.  Congratulations and Aloha. A luau to celebrate tonight. The beautiful video and photographs of their wedding in Hawaii will be enjoyed and replayed many times in their lives to come. We present the love story of the new Lori and Troy.

Thank you for sharing your special day of Hawaii weddings and Hawaii vow renewals

For us, half of our business is planning Hawaii weddings and the other half is planning Hawaii vow renewals. On this Thanksgiving week, we share four recent wedding stories, thanking these lovely couples for sharing their special day with us.

Celebrating their fifth wedding anniversary, Alyssa and Jonathan of Austin, Texas flew to Hawaii for a second honeymoon. On second thought, why not have a Hawaii vow renewal also. This beautiful and vibrant couple got married in Jamaica in October 2012. They like the outdoors and enjoy the beach scene and a Hawaii beach vow renewal seemed like a perfect fit for them. Choosing the Plumeria package and Waialae Beach location, they enjoyed a memorable Hawaii vow renewal ceremony by Rev. Mike Nelson. In Jamaica, they did not have a sand ceremony, so our Hawaiian unity sand ceremony was a new and enjoyable experience for them. Renewing of vows and enjoying the lei exchange, they were pronounced the new renewed Jonathan and Alyssa. They happily returned home and are enjoying their many beautiful photos. Thank you and congratulations.

Celebrating their forty-first wedding anniversary,was loving couple Bob and Cindy Nicolas of Oswego, Illinois on November 6, 2017. Today is their anniversary, at this time 3:00 pm they married in a Catholic Church in Chicago. They chose Magic Island as their vow renewal location and enjoyed the Magic Island experience tremendously. They are so in love, Bob kept sneaking kisses with Cindy. A beautiful Hawaii vow renewal ceremony by Rev. Mike Nelson on a beautiful Hawaiian day. Simple ceremony but so much love. Forty-one years and going strong. Mahalo, to these youngsters.

From Australia to Hawaii, Melissa and Jason wanted to get married quietly and decided to look for someone to plan their Hawaii wedding, and luckily for us, they found a liking to what we offer. These very tall and good looking love birds decided to have their wedding ceremony at Magic Island. She was so lovely in a stylish cream colored dress and he looked great in white shirt and khaki trousers. A beautiful Hawaiian wedding ceremony by Reverend Mike, featuring the blowing of the conch, and floral lei exchange as a gift of Aloha. They became the new Jason and Melissa with their vows of ” I will love you forever” on November 13, 2017. Aloha and Mahalo for sharing your special day with us.

A babymoon instead of a honeymoon. Denae and Michael of Utah found out they were pregnant with twins, a boy and a girl. They moved up their wedding/honeymoon from 2018 to a Hawaii wedding and a quick babymoon. On November 13, 2017 at Magic Island the 4-of-them arrived smiling happily. A wonderful couple we enjoyed getting to know helping them begin a new life together. Hawaii weddings on the west side of Magic Island with ocean background and the sandy beaches of Ala Moana beach park, creates a feeling of being part of the city of Honolulu. Denae looked like a Hawaiian Princess with a beautiful flower haku head lei, her Michael with a maile leaf lei stood beside her, as her Prince. Reverend Mike Nelson married them together as a family of four. A new life begins Congratulations and thank you for being with on this important day.

A thank you from A wedding in Hawaii for sharing your Hawaii weddings and Hawaii vow renewals with us. Aloha!

Hawaii Weddings, Dreams Come True

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The largest gift of Hawaii weddings are the memories preserved by the captured photo images and video of the beautiful Hawaii wedding ceremony. The gift next to those memories is the gift of Aloha from the people of Hawaii, not tangible but very heartfelt. Most of our couples who are interested in having Hawaii beach weddings know what kind of Hawaii wedding packages they want. It creates a easier planning field for any Hawaii wedding planner. For most couples a trip to Hawaii and having their dream Hawaiian wedding ceremony is a once in a lifetime dream come true. Helping couples choose the best Hawaii wedding locations and time of day to suit them can be challenging. Photographically we recommend certain times of the day for each location we provide.

Our couple today chose Magic Island at Ala Moana Beach Park with historic Diamond Head as the background. They decided on 5:00 in the afternoon which provided enough lighting for good images. Some couples request sunset, but we do not recommend sunset weddings for good photographic coverage. For that one shot of a sunset? Diana and Bob was so happy with their late afternoon wedding without the sunset. There is this feeling of happiness, with warm smiles and laughter from our couple as they became husband and wife. This is our reward of Aloha for our Hawaii weddings.

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Diana and Bob after a long dating relationship, 12 wonderful years, she finally said “Yes”. October 26 is a significant date for them, the anniversary of their special day when it all began. The long awaited Hawaii wedding of Diana and Bob on October 26, 2017 began with the arrival of the bride and groom on a white limousine greeted by the Reverend Michael Nelson. Beautiful bride, perfection of her hair and makeover artist, wore a stylish white bridal gown.

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The groom, stylishly dressed, with the addition of his hat. A hat for every occasion is Bob’s passion. Diana loves the bright color of orange and it was a must for her Hawaii wedding day. Her nails were colored orange, her french bouquet was gorgeous with large blooming orange roses. A picture of a loving couple as they strolled hand in hand along the bay, on the way to their beach altar. Their dream is about to begin with a Hawaiian wedding ceremony.

Bob and Diana, relaxed and happy, listened to the distinct sound of the conch shell blown by Reverend Mike. It is an indication of the beginning of an important occasion. All the memories of their years together blended and became one life forever. It is this very special moment, as they say their vows of I will love you forever, that will never be forgotten. The new Bob and Diana have been together for so long that this is a extra special day for them. Hawaii weddings can be a dream come true. Congratulations and Mahalo for having us.