Hawaii Weddings & Elopements Blog
Crystal & Adrian travelled from Australia to Elope in Hawaii September 15, 2016 21:12
Crystal & Adrian travelled all the way from Australia to say "I Do" on Waimanalo Bay Beach in Oahu. What a beautiful event it was!
Waimanalo Beach is by far our most popular Wedding and Elopement location in Oahu and it's not hard to see why. It offers everything our couples are looking for in a Tropical Beach.
Crystal looked stunning win her gorgeous Wedding Dress complemented by her colorful red, pink and ivory Rose Bouquet and professional Hair and Makeup.
The couple selected our most popular "Just The Two Of Us" Elopement Package and added the option to include guests. Our Brides love this package because it includes so much at such a great cost.
We all want to wish Crystal & Adrian the very warmest Aloha and Congratulations! Enjoy some more picture below!
Photography by: Keani Bakula Photogrpahy
Suzie + Scott Elope at Waimanalo Bay in Oahu, Hawaii September 11, 2016 01:58
We love Elopements and they have become really popular over the last few years. More couples than ever are ditching traditional Wedding plans and jetting off to Hawaii for their Dream Destination Wedding.
Suzie and Scott decided a beach Wedding in Hawaii was exactly what they were after and put us in charge of making a beautiful, romantic and memorable event.
It really was a perfect day for a Wedding with a light breeze and a few passing clouds.
Photography by: Bret Thompsett
A Beautiful Beach Elopement at Kawela Bay on Oahu's North Shore August 28, 2016 19:26
Lindsay and Andrew wanted a private, romantic elopement on the North Shore of Oahu in Hawaii. We knew right away that Kawela Bay would be the perfect location for our couple.
Just before Sunset would be the start of the ceremony and everything went perfectly to plan. Lindsay was quite adamant about one thing... Andrew must not see her before the Wedding but there was a small problem. The couple were planning on driving to the location which was just a few miles from their hotel. After a few minutes of putting our heads together we settled on a blindfolded groom for the short ride to the beach.
It made a great picture when they arrived. A groom being shown his way (blindfolded) to his Wedding location.
It was a beautiful event and we want to wish Lindsay and Andrew the very best for their future lives together.
Photography By: Keani Bakula Photography
A Gorgeous Tunnels Beach Elopement in Kauai August 5, 2016 13:50
Tunnels Beach on Kauai's North Shore is fast becoming this years Kauai hotspot for our Weddings and Elopements. It's easy to see why as it pretty much has everything you could possibly wish for.
The green, lush mountain tops one side and the warm tropical ocean the other all the while you have golden sand in your toes.
Stacy and Chris selected Tunnels Beach with our Just The Two Of Us Elopement Package and added a Haku Lei, Wedding Cake and our Professional Videography. They selected a Sunset Wedding and although a few showers had passed through during the day as the ceremony got going skies parted and the sun shone on both of them as they said "I Do".
We really enjoyed working with both Stacy and Chris to create a truly memorable event for them both.
One of our Weddings featured on Popular Website - Borrowed & Blue July 10, 2016 19:48
We're super excited that our Wedding of Veronica and Dave has been chosen to be featured on the Wedding Website Borrowed & Blue.
They saw our featured Blog Post earlier this year of Veronica and Dave say "I Do" on the beautiful Ke'e Beach on Kauai's lush North Shore.
Click the Borrowed and Blue logo below to view the pictures on their site...
Australians love coming to Hawaii to get Hitched! July 6, 2016 23:47
We obviously see a lot of American's visiting Hawaii for the big day, I mean why wouldn't you? A perfect paradise year round and in our own country, it's also just a 5 or 6 hour flight away from many mainland USA locations!
Something that has become more and more popular over the years and we have seen a huge increase is Australian lovebirds traveling to Hawaii to get hitched in beautiful elopement, pop-up style Weddings on the beaches.
Of course, Hawaii has always and will continue to attract couples from all over the globe to say "I Do" on the golden sand beaches while the turquoise blue water slaps against the shore. The idea of being able to marry and honeymoon all in one is really attractive and offers many options.
A common thing for our couples to do is marry on one island and then fly to another after the Wedding. Some opt for a smaller, "Just the two of us" Elopement while others go for a more traditional family gathering and then get-a-way afterwards, either way or anyway, you really can't go wrong.
We have also seen a big increase in couples from England and the rest of Europe. We can assist you in getting a marriage license.
If you are in considering getting Married in Hawaii then contact us today so we can show you how easy and stress free we make the whole planning process. All you have to do is show up!
A Trash The Dress Photoshoot after the Wedding July 5, 2016 20:03
What fun the couple had! It was clear by the expressions on their faces that they were having the time of their lives and we caught it all on camera.
The Wedding and Trash The Dress Shoot both took place at Oneloa Bay Beach, also known as Ironwoods which is located on Maui's Westside.
Our Photographer captured some great moments and we're sure that Megan and Jacob will look back for years to come and remember the fun they had.
Photography By: Peter Swanzy
Megan and Jacob Get Maui'd in the Morning! June 16, 2016 23:53
Megan and Jacob married each other in a beautiful morning Wedding at Oneloa Bay Beach, also known as Ironwoods, which is one of our personal favorite locations situated on Maui's Westside.
The fun loving, happy go lucky couple selected our "Just The Two Of Us" Elopement Package and added a few A La Carte items to truly personalize their event.
The turquoise waves we washing up against the golden sands as the couple exchanged their vows. Megan looked stunning in her traditional Wedding Dress and added a little Hawaiian flare with a Haku Head Lei and a Cascading Tropical Bouquet.
Megan also selected our "Trash The Dress" Photoshoot so keep your eyes out for that... Coming soon!
Pictures By: Peter Swanzy Photography
A Sunset Elopement at Waimanalo Bay in Oahu June 13, 2016 23:50
Sarah and Nick from Australia travelled to the beautiful island of Oahu in Hawaii for a small, intimate but romantic Wedding Ceremony.
Sarah selected our "Just The Two Of Us" Elopement Package which is by far our most popular package for the past few years.
They also decided to say "I Do" at Waimanalo Bay Beach, which won America's #1 Beach for 2015.
The Bride looked stunning in a beautiful white dress, complemented with a traditional Hawaiian Haku Lei.
Pictures By: Bret Thompsett Photography
Social Media & Your Hawaiian Wedding: The Do's and Don't! June 7, 2016 22:36
It's hard to get away for the feeds, updates, notifications and alerts but if there is ever a day to put down the smartphone then your Wedding Day is one of them.
We see it all to often in this day and age, people holding phones up, taking pictures and videos and somewhat detached from the main event.
Our "Social Media & Your Wedding" infographic offers some useful Do's and Don't for managing your Social Media during your big event.
A Fun Loving Couple for a Maui Pop-Up Elopement June 6, 2016 18:56
Katie and Adam visited Hawaii from Australia. After spending a few nights in the big city (Waikiki and Honolulu) the pair hopped on a plane bound for Maui.
The couple stayed in the beautiful Wailea area of Maui and selected our Keawakapu Beach for the Wedding. Although the trade winds were blowing a little, the beach was it's usual paradise and the Wedding went ahead without further ado.
Katie stood back as Adam got into position with Rev. Carrll before walking down the Aisle to meet Adam.
Katie went for a more relaxed approach with a beautiful white summer dress with perfectly matching imprints to compliment her Hawaiian Lei. No corners were cut when it came to her Hair and Makeup as Katie had enjoyed our Hair and Makeup Artist visit to her hotel room before saying "I Do"
They selected our most popular Elopement Package, Just The Two Of Us which includes some really cool polaroid pictures to have fun with and take away on the day!
We were really happy to receive the following feedback from Katie and Adam.
I just thought I would send through Katie and my sincerest compliments and thanks to yourself and Raquel, Marla, Ana, Jean and Rev. Carrll for organizing and executing everything yesterday, it all went off without a hitch and was absolutely perfect, exactly as we imagined!
Again, thank you so much,
Adam & Katie.
Please enjoy some of the pictures below and a huge congratulations to Katie and Adam from everyone at Married with Aloha!
Pictures By: Ana Grodan Photogrpahy
Angela & Marty say "I Do" at Kawela Bay in Oahu June 4, 2016 22:34
Angela and Marty travelled from Sydney, Australia along with their 18 month old daughter and many family and friends to marry on Kawela Bay in Oahu, Hawaii.
The couple stayed at the popular Turtle Bay Resort and selected Kawela Bay for the Wedding Location which is located just a few miles away. Kawela Bay is a beautiful, hidden bay on Oahu's North Shore which has been featured in many Hollywood movies.
Angela selected our most popular package "Just The Two Of Us" and made her way to the beach with her daughter as a Flower Girl as friends and family gathered around for the intimate ceremony.
The Ceremony was LIVE streamed back to Australia so friends and families that couldn't join the couple could watch it back at home.
A few weeks after the event we received this email from Angela and Marty.
We would like to express our sincere appreciation to Will & Raquel for arranging our wedding ceremony in Oahu. The organization in the lead up could not have been more easier.
Arranging such an important occasion from Australia could have been so stressful but having the team at Married with Aloha organize everything meant all we really had to do was show up, their promise is true!
Every time we felt there was a detail we were unsure about our emails went answered with no delay. The ceremony itself was personalized and very special to us and our family.
Everyone involved on the day was amazing, on time and professional, exceeded all expectations. It truly was the best day of our lives. We will cherish these memories forever!
Angela & Marty Nigro from Sydney, Australia
We all want to wish Angela and Marty the very best in your future lives together! We enjoyed every minute of planning your big day! Mahalo and Aloha from all of us!
Pictures By: Bret Thopsett Photography
A Early Morning Elopement in Maui, Hawaii May 29, 2016 18:34
Jackie and Chris opted for a morning Wedding at Oneloa Bay Beach also known as Ironwoods. Maui is beautiful at all times of the day but especially in the morning, there is something so tranquil about the ocean as the sun rises higher in the sky.
It was a beautiful calm morning and the warm ocean reflected the deep blue sky and Jackie's Bouquet added a beautiful splash of color to the event.
They selected our "I Do for Two" Package for their Elopement which included added features like Guitarist and LIVE Streaming.
We wanted to wish Jackie and Chris a wonderful life together and we really enjoyed being part of such an amazing day and enjoy the pics below!
Pictures by: Peter Swanzy
A Sunset Elopement at Makena Cove in Maui May 23, 2016 23:00
Sunsets are by far the most requested and popular time to get married in Hawaii and there is very good reason why.
They are, for the most part breathtaking and what a better time to marry the love of your life.
Maui is famed for it's miles of beautiful coastal beaches and a great place to relax and enjoy the sky turning red as the Sun dips below the ocean waves, and, of course get married.
Rosie & Sridhar settled on a Sunset Ceremony for their last minute Elopement in Maui. The weather was perfect and the water was reflecting a surreal turquoise blue as the coupe said "I Do".
With a Red and White Rose Bouquet and our Scattered Rose Petals in the sand the setting was everything a Bride and Groom could dream of for a destination Wedding.
Rosie and Sridhar selected our Wedding for "I Do for Two" Elopement Package and married at Makena Cove in Makena, also known as Wedding Beach for it's popularity for Weddings. They also added our Videographer to film the event.
We really enjoyed planning everything for this event. Watching two people who are so truly in love be so happy and at one with each other reminds us why we have the best job in the World and received a few kind words the following day from Rosie and Sridhar.
"Thank you so much. It was like a dream comes true for both of us, Aloha!!"
Pictures by: Ana Grodan Photography
A Beautiful & Romantic Picnic Elopement in Kauai May 16, 2016 20:48
Let's be honest, who wouldn't want to marry the love of their life on a beautiful, tropical beach in Hawaii and then sit on the golden sands enjoying a picnic together (like the ones you see in the magazines) as the Sun sets over the beautiful Pacific Ocean on the Hawaiian Island of Kauai!
That's exactly what our latest couple Veronica and Dave did! They booked our Picnic Wedding for Two Package and selected the famed Ke'e Beach on Kauai's Northern most point to be the beach that they would marry.
It was an absolutely gorgeous day and the Bride looked stunning in her veiled dress and beautiful Hair and Makeup, the bouquet elevated her Haku Head Lei to make a beautiful Hawaii Beach Wedding complete.
With Photography, Videography and a Picnic to enjoy Veronica and Dave certainly enjoyed every second and we did too.
Everything went exactly to plan and it was all over to soon. We had such a great time planning Veronica and Daves Wedding but know the memories we helped create will last a lifetime.
We were so happy when we logged on to our computers the following morning to receive this from Veronica and Dave.
We had such an amazing day yesterday! Your staff was amazing and so professional they made us feel so special.
Janet did an amazing job with makeup and hair I was so happy she made me feel so beautiful and like a true bride.
The coordinator onsite was amazing, the Photographer, Videographer were so amazing as well, the Musician was incredible and the Officiant was great!
We just want to say thank you for such an amazing experience it truly was a fairy tale!
We were in love with everything, thank you for all the help thank you so much!
Everyone here at Married with Aloha is honored to of been part of such an important day and wish you both the very warmest Aloha for your future lives together...
Please enjoy some pictures below!
Pictures by: Joshua Rose Photography
LIVE Streamed, Last minute Elopement on Oahu May 9, 2016 21:56
Nicole and Scott from Las Vegas decided last minute to jump on a plane and get married in Hawaii. As always we were more than happy to assist them in planning a last minute elopement.
They settled on our most popular package for Elopements, our "Just The Two of Us" Package which includes In-Room Hair and Makeup, Professional Photography, a Beautiful Nosegay Bouquet and our all new Polaroid Moments plus more!
Nicole and Scott were staying right in the centre of Waikiki so were able to walk to the only location available on the Waikiki Beach to get married, Duke Kahanamoku Beach outside the Hawaiian Hilton Village and The Modern Hotel. It offers sweeping views of Diamond Head across the ocean with Waikiki in the background.
Our cameras were rolling to stream the event LIVE around the world as the couple said "I Do" as the Sunset, it was a very romantic and intimate event.
Our LIVE Streaming Webcast of Wedding and Elopements has become extremely popular as we offer it at such an affordable price. Please enjoy some picture and the LIVE Streamed video below.
Pictures by: Keani Bakula Photography
Destination Hawaii... Planning your Wedding! May 6, 2016 11:31
Planning a Wedding or Vow Renewal in Hawaii? When planning a Destination Wedding these are our 10 Steps to making the whole process easier and a little less stressful!
Decide on your Date. This is important as everything revolves around your actual date. The sooner you can secure your date the better. Your guests will need time to book time off work, your coordinators will need time to book the very best vendors possible. As you can imagine, Hawaii can get very busy during "Wedding Season" so availability may be an issue the closer you get to your date
Which Island Do We Choose? Many of our couples considering Hawaii for there Wedding Celebration have never visited the Islands and therefore are unaware of what each one has to offer, each Island that we offer service on are all so different. We have put together a page all About the Hawaiian Islands which includes some videos to help give you an idea about what to expect.
Choosing Your Beach Location!? Once we know what Island you are planning on visiting and where you are thinking of staying we can suggest the best beach locations for you and your wedding party.
Asking for Help! Many couples decide to try to plan a destination Wedding ceremony themselves, this is great and we totally admire everyone for wanting to create their own dreams. We also know how stressful and overwhelming it can all become. Aside from the actual Wedding Day you have so much to plan and think about that it all could become to much. Don't be afraid to ask for help. Not only from your friends, family but also consider hiring professionals to take the stress away!
Morning, Afternoon or Sunset!? What time do you want to get Married? After deciding on your island and date you will need to think about times for the ceremony. There are many factors to consider. If you are looking for a Sunset Ceremony then this will all depend on the time of year, Sunset in Winter months is around 5:30 and in the Summer around 7:00/7:30pm. Many couples opt for a Wedding a few hours prior to Sunset when the lighting is still bright and they have time to get to a Lu'au or reception for Sunset. Others plan to Marry as the Sun is setting. Morning Weddings are also a popular option!
Inviting Guests... Let's face it. Traveling to Hawaii can be expensive. After flights, hotels, car rental it can be a big investment for not only you but your guests. An average Hawaii Wedding consists of about 20 guests. It's important for you to know exactly how many people can actually attend. Many would love to but a lot won't be able to. This helps you plan much easier.
Get your Marriage License!!!! It's the one thing our Brides and Grooms tend to panic about but relax... We have you covered. When you book with us we send you all the information on what you need to do to obtain your license. It's a much easier process than many expect.
Double Check Everything... While everything may have been booked and then forgotten about it's worth taking a few minutes to double check all your plans. Flights, Times, Hotels, Rentals etc.
Allow Time!!! Flying to a different timezone with different climates can be a strain for anyone, esspecially when you are getting married! We always suggest leaving a good few days (if possible) from arriving in Hawaii to getting married. You need to settle in, adjust to the time difference, make sure all your guests arrive on-time and then get your marriage license. It's just a good idea to allow a few extra days.
Have Fun... In the Sun! Remember most importantly this will be one of the most exciting trips of your life so remember to relax and have fun. Nobody is going to enjoy themselves if you are stressing out :) If your happy, your guests will be happy to. Oh and don't forget your swimsuit!!!
Shake it like a Polaroid Picture May 5, 2016 20:58
When you think of Polaroid cameras you can't stop your mind wondering back to the 60's, 70's and even the 80's. We certainly don't use the same camera as below but the principals are all the same. Instant. Fun. Memories.
There is something special, something timeless about a instant print you can physically hold in your hand. Pictures just looked different back then!
We have all become so accustom and dependent on our smartphones and digital cameras that we never stop to think about how it was just a few years ago. We think most people would agree that there is something very special about holding a physical photograph in your hands. No battery required!
We created our Polaroid Moments Package to add on to any of our other Hawaii Packages for all the reasons mentioned above. It gives you something to hold and share, something physical that you can touch and pass around to friends and family, to keep in your handbag or suitcase.
"The reactions are priceless. The moments are captured forever, instantly"
Weddings and family events are a great time to reflect on the past and look forward to the future. By mixing new and old we create some truly magical memories.
A LIVE Streamed Scottish Wedding on the Shores of Oahu, Hawaii April 28, 2016 02:17
Sharron and Nicola from Scotland, UK had been planning their dream destination Hawaiian Wedding for well over a year.
Traveling all the way from Scotland the pair settled on a very simple but romantic ceremony at our Magic Island Lagoon Location in the centre of Honolulu and Waikiki.
Magic Island Lagoon really makes for a very gorgeous location for couples who want to stay near the city. It also offers great Sunsets for part of the year.
The wedding went ahead as planned at 3:00pm without a hitch and was watched LIVE across the World by all of Sharron and Nicolas family and friends. It was a truly beautiful event.
A few days after the ceremony we were really excited to receive this letter from the couple.
Hi Will & Raquel,
Everything was amazing ... The on site coordinator was so sweet and helpful, as was Brett. They couldn't have been more helpful.
You picked the most wonderful officiant in Kalona, she was just lovely.
The location was beautiful and we couldn't have asked for a more romantic, perfect wedding.
Thank you for all your help and as soon as we are organized I will send you some photos and give a review, of course.
Sharron & Nicki
Everyone at Married with Aloha wishes you both a huge Congratulations and the very best in your future lives together.
Please enjoy the LIVE Stream of the Wedding below along with some pictures when we receive them.
Brittney & Neil's Elopement in Oahu, Hawaii March 16, 2016 19:04
When we answered the phone to Brittney she knew she wanted to get married in Hawaii, She knew what packages she wanted so we were off to a great start... Then she said she wanted to marry next week.
Our Wedding Bells began to ring and we immediately started to plan this last minute event at Waimanalo Bay Beach. One of our most popular Wedding and Elopement locations in Oahu, Hawaii! It also won America's #1 Beach award for 2015!!!
Brittney and Neil arrived at the beach as planned and greeted with her Haku Lei, which is a traditional Hawaiian headpiece that is becoming more and more popular again!
Pastor John performed a simple but moving ceremony as the couple stood surrounded by white and golden sands, turquoise blue waters and fresh rose petals.
We would like to give our huge congratulations Brittney and Neil! We wish you both a very long and happy life together!
Please enjoy some pictures below...
Photography by: Bret Thompsett
A Romantic Last Minute Elopement in Maui... Hawaii March 15, 2016 02:12
When Ashley and Robert first contacted us they needed to us to plan a beautiful very last minute elopement for them while they were on vacation in Maui... Obviously we said YES!
As always we love Elopements, Challenges and a Last Minute Events... It always makes us as excited as the couple! We quickly sprung into action to plan and coordinated a beautiful day for the pair so they could Get Married in Hawaii!
They selected our "Just The Two Of Us" Elopement Package which included a gorgeous Bridal Bouquet, Professional In-Room Hair and Makeup, Photography and our extremely fun Polaroid Moments.
The event turned out a perfectly as we expected. Ashley look amazing as she stepped onto the golden sand and Robert was clearly equally impressed at how beautiful his future wife looked.
As the Sun started to set the couple said "I Do' at our Maluaka, Makena, South Maui AKA Turtle Town Beach Location which was also being streamed LIVE via Periscope TV to the World.
We received these kind words below from Ashely and Robert...
Aloha Will and Raquel!!!!
Thank you so much for creating our Fairy Tale Wedding! Everything was absolutely perfect !!!!!! Marla, Ana, Chloe and Carrll did such an amazing job and we couldn't have asked for everything to run smoother!!!
It was such a perfect day and we are so thankful for everything you guys have done for us on such short notice!!!!! Thank you again for creating such an amazing wedding day for us!!!
We can't wait to go home and brag about your services and tell everyone they should plan a wedding with married with aloha!!!!
Thank you so much!!!!
Ashley and Robert
It was a truly amazing day, we want to thank all our vendors and service providers for going above and beyond... Please enjoy some pictures below from our talented and professional Photographer Ana.
A True Fairy Tale Wedding in Oahu March 1, 2016 14:50
Everyone has their own dreams for a Destination Wedding in Hawaii, some know exactly what they want, need and desire for that one big day of your life and others have no idea.
When Laura and Jonathan contacted us from England, UK it was clear that they wanted something very special, unique and memorable and we feel like we certainly created a true Fairy Tale Wedding for a Princess and her Prince.
There was no doubt that Laura was a huge Disney fan and she was so excited by all the little things that make a Wedding great, including her wish to have a LIVE Butterfly Release during the ceremony. A beautiful touch to remember the ones not with us.
They selected our appropriately named "A Fairy Tale Wedding" Package. It's our most comprehensive package and includes everything a couple could dream of for a Destination Wedding in Hawaii.
The Wedding was booked about a year in advance which gave us lots of time to plan everything. It all turned out just perfect.
The package included many of the following... A Beautiful Nosegay Bouquet with Brides Hair and Makeup, our Elegant White Stretched Limousine, Professional Photography and Videography, Our Arch and Chairs Package, Hula Dancer, Conch Shell Blower, Guitarist and lots more.
Waimanalo Bay Beach in Oahu was chosen as the Wedding locations which was voted America's #1 Beach for 2015!
The day was a huge success and we we're honored to be able to provide Laura and Jonathan with the best service possible. Our vendors went above and beyond to make the day one they will remember forever...
Read Laura and Jonathan's very own Fairytale below.
Laura & Jonathan's Story
Once upon a time, in a land far far away, we both swiped right and our Tinderella story began.
We decided to meet up in Oxford for a drink and we instantly hit it off. I told Jon my love for Disney and within a few hours of meeting, I had invited him to come along to Disney World later on in the year. Surprisingly he said yes.
A few weeks later, unbeknown to me, Jon brought an engagement ring and started hatching a plan to propose to me at my happiness place on earth. As we began spending more time together, our relationship blossomed and we both captured each other’s hearts.
September arrived, and we were in Disney. After a day at the water park, I was shocked when Jon surprised me with a night at the Grand Floridian. We got to the hotel and got upgraded to a VIP room overlooking the castle. Jon seized the moment and got down on one knee, and inside a Winnie the Pooh trinket box was a beautiful diamond platinum ring. It was a true fairy tale proposal and we finished the night watching the fireworks.
Within a few days of being engaged, we decided that we would get married in Hawaii. Both of our families are on the opposite ends of the planet and we figured Hawaii was half way between them- so it seemed an obvious choice.
On top of knowing Hawaii had fantastic weather, beautiful beaches and gorgeous scenery- there is also a Disney hotel, Aulani which I was desperate to visit. So we began planning for Hawaii.
Being in the U.K and trying to plan for something thousands of miles away initially proved challenging. We had no idea where to start, and other companies we had made enquires with were extremely slow in responding or didn't even bother at all!
We found Married with Aloha
I came across, Married with Aloha while searching the internet and from the first email I sent throughout the whole year of planning was just a dream.
"Nothing was a too much trouble - regardless of how daft our questions were"
Married with Aloha were extremely responsive, caring and provided us reassurance that our day was all organised and would go according to plan.
Our wedding day plans were all finalised just before we were due to fly and we were told by Married with Aloha to just enjoy our holiday prior to our Big Day as everything was all organized - and it was!
Our Big Day
As expected on the morning of our wedding, the make up artist and photographer turned up to our villa. We wanted to maintain some form of tradition by not seeing each other the night before or morning of the wedding, so I remained with my family whilst Jon stayed with his.
The make up artist did a fabulous job, dolling me up like a princess whilst Bret, the photographer, captured these moments and the bridal party getting ready. By midday we were all set and the transportation arrived to take us to Waimanalo Beach.
As I stepped out of the limousine with my father at my side, holding my hand, in the distance I could see a beautiful arch caressed with flowers, looking stunning against Waimanalo Beach and turquoise water backdrop - my family looked back at me, and I felt immense happiness. As I started to walk down the petal aisle I became completely focused on Jon, everything else faded into a beautiful blur - even the waves and the music couldn't compete.
Our ceremony was conducted by Mark Turnasky, who did an excellent job, and after Jon and I exchanged our vows, we were finally married.
We finished the ceremony by releasing butterflies in remembrance to those back at our respective homes who couldn't be with us in Hawaii and those who sadly are not with us anymore.
It was truly amazing- and all recorded by the photographer and videographer.
Right on schedule, our transportation then arrived to take us all to our reception at Ko'olau Ballrooms for us to eat, drink and continue the celebrations.
Although, somewhere in transit between the Beach and the reception, my silver sparkly high heeled shoes went astray, I now believe the shoes did it on purpose to fit in with our theme...Cinderella.
After dancing the night away, and the clock nearly striking midnight, our final carriage awaited and whisked us off to the Disney hotel.
After saying our goodbyes to family and friends, we left Oahu and Island hopped to Maui and Kona- Married with Aloha were still being as helpful as ever and providing us with recommendations on places to visit!
We then ended our Honeymoon with a trip to Disneyland in L.A on the way back to the U.K- a fitting end to magical 3 weeks.
Back in the U.K.
It took us a while to get back into the humdrum life back in the U.K- we were still in Hawaiian time! And whilst, we were finding getting back to reality a challenge, we were extremely excited to receiving our photos and video of our special day, so we could relive it all again- and they did not disappoint! They were simply stunning, and we couldn't ask for anything better. We will treasure them forever and will never forget our fairytale wedding.
We would both like to take this opportunity to thank Married with Aloha and their team for an amazing experience. They certainly added that extra special Pixie dust and organised an incredible day.
And they all lived happily ever after..
Love Jonathan and Laura x
Thank you to Laura and Jonathan for sharing your story with us, we enjoyed every aspect of planning and coordinating your Wedding in Hawaii. We have to say, we will honestly miss all your emails!!! :)
We all want to wish you both a huge Congratulations and the very best in your future lives together. Remember to think of us for your 5th year Vow Renewal in Hawaii :)
Photography By: Bret Thompsett
Nothing Beats a Holiday Season Beach Wedding in Maui... December 22, 2015 21:19
It's no secret that Hawaii has some of the sunniest and most climate conditions offered to man, and women. Aside from the very odd threat of hurricanes or a rain storm we are blessed with beautiful blue skies, perfectly shaped white clouds, clear blue warm waters and golden sands.
All the above combined makes the pristine beaches of Hawaii the idyllic location for that perfect destination beach wedding!
Olivia and Ben, originally from England, UK decided to get married on one of our beach locations in Maui, Hawaii. They selected our "Just The Two Of Us" Elopement Package and said "I Do" to each other as the Sun dropped below the Pacific Ocean.
They selected Po'olenalena Beach in Makena for their Wedding Ceremony and it was a absolutely beautiful afternoon. Please enjoy some pictures below!
Thank you so much for sending over that photograph and for organising the whole wedding.
We had a wonderful day and the location was fantastic.
I'd particularly like to pass on our thanks to Chloe, the hair and makeup artist, and Ana, the photographer, as they both went above and beyond what was required.
You made the whole experience very easy and stress free for us.
Olivia and Ben
All of us here at Married with Aloha would love to offer our warmest Congratulations to Olivia and Ben and a very warm and Merry First Christmas together as Husband and Wife!
Photography by: Ana Grodan
A Very Last Minute Wedding at Kapalua Bay in Maui! December 1, 2015 22:18
When we get a call from someone on a Monday afternoon who wants to get married on that Friday (the day after Thanksgiving) we already know it's going to be a busy week!
That's exactly what Jesus did. He and his fiancé Soledad were vacationing on Hawaii's Big Island before planning to travel to Maui for Thanksgiving and then the day after get married.
Luckily we absolutely love planning last minute Weddings and Elopements.
They hadn't planned to marry while in Hawaii but fell in love with the Aloha Spirit and decided it was the right time and the right place.
Soledad and Jesus selected our "Just The Two Of Us" Wedding Package and we got to work planning this last minute elopement. They married at our popular Kapaula Bay location with a beautiful sunset ceremony.
Dear Raquel and Will,
Thank you so very much for everything. It was a very special day and very romantic.
Thank you very much for preparing such a very special day for us :)
Soledad & Jesus
Everyone here at Married with Aloha and everyone involved in making their event so special wishes them both the very best and warmest Aloha for their future lives together.
Please enjoy some of the pictures from their Wedding below courtesy of our awesome Photographer Ana Grodan.
Photography by: Ana Grodan
A Beautiful Last Minute Maui Wedding at Kapalua Bay! November 19, 2015 19:44
Joanna contacted us needing help planning her dream Destination Wedding in Hawaii. We only had 10 days to plan it all!
Once we had decided that Maui was the Island that the ceremony would take place on, Joanna and Peter selected Kapalua Bay on Maui's West Shore as their Wedding Location and our Just The Two Of Us Elopement Package, which included our Professional In-Room Hair and Makeup Service, a gorgeous Nosegay Bouquet followed by a meal at Merman's Restaurant, which works out perfectly for a small reception dinner as you can walk along the beach to the restaurant.
Hi Raquel! Everything was perfect!! Ana was a sweetheart and definitely took her time with us for great shots. George was a character!!
Jennifer did an amazing job I was so happy with the hair and makeup!! Thank you so much for making this happen so quickly and wonderfully!
The bouquet and the cake were both really beautiful we were very happy with how it all turned out!!!
It was an absolutely beautiful afternoon on Maui's Westside and Kapalua Bay was calm, tranquil and romantic with a personal ceremony from Rev. George Petsas into the Sunset...
They also added our Cake and Sparkling Cider Toast which included our Keepsake Cake Knife.
A huge Aloha to Joanna & Peter and all of us at Married with Aloha wish you both a very happy life together.
Photography By: Ana Grodan
A Gorgeous Sunset Wedding on The Big Island of HawaiI! November 14, 2015 14:31 8 Comments
Shacoya and Richard travelled all the way from New York to say "I Do" on the warm and sandy Kukio Beach on the Kohala Coast of Hawaii's Big Island.
The couple opted for a Sunset Wedding and it was just beautiful. Shacoya looked stunning in her wedding dress with her detailed nails and hair, while Richard complemented her in every way. What a gorgeous couple and Wedding.
We really enjoyed planning this event for them and wish them both an amazing future together!
Photography by: Malle Zablan
Bagpipes on the Shores of Waimanalo Bay, Oahu, Hawaii! November 9, 2015 13:44
It's not everyday we get to hear the sound of bagpipes, especially all the way out here in Hawaii...
Julie and Alan traveled from Scotland, UK to get married on the beautiful Waimanalo Bay Beach. They added our Bamboo Arch and Chairs Package and although it was pretty windy everything was just beautiful!
Alan and his Groomsmen were all waiting as Julie arrived, dressed in Kilts, following the Scottish tradition. The sound of Bagpipes flowed along the beach as Julie walked down the Aisle of Rose Petals to Alan. It was a beautiful ceremony by Pastor Mark!
We want to share these gorgeous pictures below by Bret Thompsett and wish Julie and Alan a huge Congratulations and the very best for their future lives together.
To Love, Laughter and Happily Ever After!
Emma & Michael: Uninvited Guest at Kukio Beach! October 21, 2015 21:00
Over the years we have seen couples from all over the World get Married in Hawaii. It was no different for Emma and Michael who travelled from Japan (although originally they are from England, UK) to say "I Do" at Kukio Beach on The Big Island of Hawaii.
They had only planned on having one guest join them for their romantic ceremony but we're shocked to find a uninvited guest "Wedding Crashing" their intimate beach ceremony... Yes, that's right, they were lucky enough to be joined by Hawaii's famous and endangered Green Sea Turtle!
Emma selected our "Happily Ever After" Wedding Package and added a Haku "Head" Lei from our A La Carte Flowers section, which we have to say looked stunning. Rev. Patric Thompson preformed, as usually, a very relaxing and enjoyable ceremony.
Hey Will! :)
Our Wedding was really lovely! Thankyou! Patrick was a really great person we both liked his ceremony so much!
I will attach a couple of photos feel free to use them!
Thankyou again we had such a wonderful time. Great company, nice work!
It was a absolutely wonderful afternoon as the sun dropped below the Pacific Ocean.
Congratulations to you both. Below are a couple of pictures submitted by Emma and Michael.
Pictures Submitted by: Emma & Michael
Ikuko & James: Romantic Renewal of Vows at Waimanalo Bay October 6, 2015 18:00
Another beautiful day at Waimanalo Bay!
We had the absolute privilege to be a huge part of Ikuko and James's Vow Renewal. Ikuko selected our "Just The Two of Us" Wedding Package which includes all the Permits, Beach Locations, Hair and Makeup, Photographer and a pair of beautiful, traditional Hawaiian Orchid Lei's for our Lei Exchange.
Ikuko looked stunning in her Wedding Dress with a Hair Flower to complement her dazzling necklace and head piece. All in all it was a gorgeous day, the clouds hovered off shore and the wind breeze cooled down the afternoon sun.
Our Photographer Bret, from Bret Thompsett Photography provided the couple with a beautiful selection of images that will be sure to turn precious moments into ever lasting memories! Please enjoy some of our top picks below!
If you are interested in Renewing your Wedding Vows in Hawaii like Ikuko and James please don't hesitate to Contact Us for more information, prices and ideas!
Photography by: Bret Thompsett
A Beautiful West Maui Wedding at Kapalua Bay October 2, 2015 01:14
Kapalua Bay on Maui's West Shore is fast becoming one of our most popular Wedding and Vow Renewal Location!
Christina and Matthew chose this location for their small and intimate Sunset Wedding at Kapalua Bay and selected our Love and Laughter Package and there certainly was a lot of both! The package included In-Room Hair and Makeup, Professional Photography, Florals and Live Music.
They were surrounded by close family and friends as they were Married by Rev. Kimo Kirkman who blew the "Pu" or Conch Shell as the couple said "I do"
Although there was a few drops of rain, the clouds held back so the Bride and Groom could get some memorable pictures together.
Congratulation to Christina and Matthew!!!
Photography by: Brandon LaRue
A Morning Wedding at Hapuna Beach, Big Island, Hawaii September 20, 2015 23:30
Mornings are beautiful in Hawaii and this morning was no different. Christen and Gilbert selected a 10:00 am Wedding at Hapuna Beach, North of Kailua-Kona on Hawaii's Big Island.
Christen selected our "Secluded Bride" which means that Gilbert was in position on the beach as Christen arrived but they upheld tradition by not being able to see her until she walked down the aisle. We have to say she looked stunning.
The ceremony was small and intimate followed by our Wedding Cake and Toast to Love, Laughter and Happily Ever After.
We returned home late yesterday morning from our trip. Although the adventure home was rough, I can easily say that everything about the wedding and honeymoon was amazing. Everything came out perfectly... it was truly something we will always remember.
Reverend Thompson made us feel at ease by being so laid back with everything. The cake was delicious... we ate all of it over our stay. We have already received a few examples of the pictures that were taken, and we are so happy with them! It was also pretty awesome for all of the people visiting the beach that day to clap and cheer for us once we were announced husband and wife!
Thank y'all so much for everything! From the very beginning to the very end, everything was so simple and stress free. We couldn't have asked for anything better. Your team is truly amazing, and we will forever be grateful to have such wonderful memories of our wedding day.
Christen and Gilbert
We would love to offer both of you a huge Congratulations... Please enjoy some of the beautiful pictures below!
Photography by: Malle Zablan
Vow Renewal at Kukio Beach in HAWAII September 20, 2015 22:25
A huge Congratulations to Alan and Kayo who renewed their Wedding Vows with us at Kukio Beach, our most popular location on The Big Island of Hawaii.
Alan surprised his wife of 35 years by arranging a secret but romantic Vow Renewal Ceremony for them both. They were joined by their two children on the beach right before sunset.
Married in the morning at Papa'iloa Beach, North Shore, Oahu September 8, 2015 21:57
What a gorgeous morning on Oahu's beautiful North Shore. Kelly and Samuel from New Zealand tied the knot on one of the most picturesque beaches on the island, Papa'iloa Beach, also know as Police Beach.
Kelly and Samuel opted for a 10:00 AM Ceremony and the morning sun was shining on on the golden sands and the waters were turquoise and clear. They opted for a small, intimate Wedding with very close family members and it was a truly magical event.
We have to say that Sunset Weddings are of course beautiful but we are certainly partial to the mornings as-well, there is just something about how calm and tranquil everything is.
Everyone at Married with Aloha would love to wish Kelly & Samuel a huge congratulations, much Aloha and the very best wishes for their future lives together!
We managed to snap a few pictures with our iPhone to share the wonderful atmosphere with you. Enjoy a few pictures below!
Kelly & Samuel take a moment together after the vows to enjoy the beautiful, tropical surroundings.
A Kiss for the Bride - Samuel kisses Kelly for the first time as Husband and Wife!
Beautiful Views - Kelly and Samuel hold hands while getting married at Papa'iloa Beach in Oahu.
A Familiar View? Papa'iloa Beach is famed for it's roles in the hit TV Show, LOST. The beach was featured heavily for 7 years as the main "base" where the characters lived on a island waiting to be rescued.
Italy to Hawaii for a Sunset Wedding September 1, 2015 22:18
We had the absolute pleasure of organizing a last minute Wedding for Monica and Davide who travelled from Italy to say "We Do" in Hawaii.
They selected Kapalua Bay for the Sunset ceremony and despite a few showers earlier that day the Sun shined bright for the couple as they exchanged rings and lei's on the golden west shore of Maui.
Monica had selected our "Just The Two Of Us" package which included Hair and Makeup and Professional Photography and we have to agree with Davide, she looked absolutely stunning!
Below is a email we received from Monica and Davide a few days after the Wedding.
We're having a lot of fun here in Hawaii, we arrived this morning in Hilo and passed the entire day at Volcano National Park!
I confirm I received photos and let me say they're perfect!!!! Pete is a very talented photographer; I do not know if you've seen some yet but believe me, they're great! Also Regina was great; she made me look wonderful!
Thanks for everything, my wedding was perfect; congratulations for organizing everything with such a short time available! Of course, if you may need, feel free to use my photos; i will surely recommend you!
Please enjoy the pictures below...
Pictures by: Pete Swanzy
A Gorgeous Day for a Polo Beach, Maui Wedding July 12, 2015 21:10
Polo Beach is one of our favorite locations. Voted one of Maui's top 10 beaches for the past few years, this beach isn't the most secluded beach we offer, however it offers amazing Sunset views with a great location.
Today's couple were actually staying at the Fairmont Kea Lani Hotel in Wailea so they walked a few steps to their beach wedding location.
Maui is famed for it's breathtaking sunsets and tonights was no different. The sky lit up with warm reds as our happy couple said "I Do".
Congratulations to both of you from all of us at Married with Aloha!
A Perfect Day For A Hawaiian Wedding June 18, 2015 14:00
We had the honor to plan and coordinate all the Wedding details for Laura and Loren who got married at one of our favored Oahu locations, Waimanalo Bay Beach. Having just won the Best American Beach for 2015 they chose the perfect location for their dream wedding in paradise.
Our Photographer did a great job of capturing the moments on such a beautiful day in Oahu. We all would like to wish Laura and Loren many warm Aloha's for your future lives together.
Photography by: Bret Thompsett
A Gorgeous Ceremony at Kukio Beach, Big Island June 15, 2015 18:00
One of of favorite Big Island locations is Kukio Beach. It's perfectly located North of Kona and offers that tropical romance any couple could want. We had the pleasure of providing our services for a lovely couple from California who said "I Do" as the Sunset over the Big Island of Hawaii.
It was an absolutely gorgeous day for a Big Island Beach Wedding.
Our Warmest Aloha and Congratulations!
Last Minute Vow Renewal at Waialae Beach Park June 10, 2015 20:50
We had a call from Australia. A gentleman called Bob told us that he was traveling to Oahu with his wife of 30 years very soon and would like to setup a romantic Vow Renewal whilst here and he chose Waialae Beach Park.
We set to work organizing and planning to make Bob's last minute and surprise Vow Renewal dreams come true... We pulled it off. Bob proposed to his Wife before heading to the beach to renew their vows.
Congratulations to you both, here's to the next 30 years of Love and Laughter!
A Maui Beach Photoshoot Before A Mountain Top Wedding June 1, 2015 18:16
Carina and Gaius from Florida spend most of their lives on the beach, so for their Maui Wedding they wanted something a little different.
They decided to get married atop Mt. Haleakala but also opted for our Pre-Wedding Photoshoot at their hotel, The Andaz in Wailea.
Get Married at 10,023ft in Maui... Just like Carina and Gaius! June 1, 2015 17:55
The majority of couples traveling to Hawaii for a destination wedding choose one of our beach location for that famous Hawaiian Sunset, however, that is not always the case. Carina and Gaius travelled from sunny (and beachy) Florida for their Wedding in Maui!
They were eloping on the island of Maui and decided on our "Just the Two of Us" all-inclusive Wedding Package along with Mt. Haleakala as their chosen ceremony location. Those of you that are not familiar with Mt. Haleakala it rises to 10,023ft and is one of the quickest driven elevations in the World.
At 10,000ft above the warm, turquoise blue Pacific Ocean things can sometimes get, lets say, a little chilly (for Hawaii anyway) but this didn't deter our adventurous couple... The weather was perfect. The Sun shone as it set for the day, a very important and special day for Carina and Gaius.
Below is the message we received from the Carina & Gaius after the event...
Thank you so much Will and Raquel for everything! It was a perfect day!!! The makeup artist and hair stylist was amazing and made me look incredible. The Minister brought me to tears with the lovely ceremony.
Ana the Photographer was full of enthusiasm and did a wonderful job, it was such a beautiful location. The weather was lovely. The whole thing was completely stress free! We couldn't have asked for a more amazing experience! Mahalo Nui Loa!!!
We all want to wish you both a huge Congratulations and the all the warmest Aloha for your future lives together!
A Romantic Surprise Vow Renewal at Kukio Beach, Big Island May 31, 2015 12:03
Every call, email or request we receive here at Married with Aloha is always different and unique. The call we received from Marcel was no different. Full of romance and ideas, Marcel wanted to surprise his wife with a Vow Renewal Ceremony at one of our most popular Big Island locations, Kukio Beach.
We emailed many times during the run up to his big day and we had everything planned down to the minute so that he could focus on popping the question!
Rather than us tell you about it we thought it would be nice that his wife, Deana describe in her words about the event!
"I thought my family and I were headed to a beach to get some family photos taken. My husband was very cryptic in the information he gave us :) We got out of the condo and there was a limo waiting for us.
Of course I was suspicious, but had no clue what he had planned. We got to the beach and there were a few people mulling about. Turns out they were the photographer and musician! Now the cat was out of the bag. Then the minister arrived and the ceremony began. As you can see from the photos, it was at a small beach with a beautiful sunset as the backdrop.
It was one of the best days of my life and a total surprise! Everything was so well organized, from the limo, location, licenses, minister, music, photographer, cake and dinner reservations afterward. He even wrote his own vows and bought me a beautiful ring. It has 3 diamonds, the larger one representing us, and the other two representing each of the kids :) No small feat to pull it off without any of us knowing about it.
It was a wonderful evening in every way and great that the kids could be a part of it. I am very lucky to have such a wonderful husband and family! Marcel certainly set a good example for our kids!
As you can see from the photos, we all had a wonderful time!
Another Beautiful Waimanalo Bay Wedding in Oahu, Hawaii May 27, 2015 18:39
It's one of our personal favorite Oahu Wedding locations for couples getting married in Hawaii and it's also just won America's #1 Beach for 2015.
Tracey & Evan travelled all the way from Australia to say "I Do" in Hawaii and they selected Waimanalo Bay as their Dream Destination Wedding Location!
The beach was quiet for their late afternoon celebration and our photographer took advantage of the beautiful surroundings to capture some romantic pictures of the newly weds. We wish them both a very happy life together and warmest Aloha!
The Best Beach in America for 2015 is Waimanalo Bay Beach Park in Hawaii! May 22, 2015 01:12 1 Comment
Yes! That's right, one of our most popular and requested beach locations, Waimanalo Bay Beach Park on the beautiful Hawaiian Island of Oahu has won the top spot in The Best U.S. Beach of 2015!
The criteria for the best beach included water quality, safety, available activities and other environmental factors.
Waimanalo has been one of our favorite locations on Oahu for years. Located between Oahu's South and East Shores and is famed for its beautiful, long white sandy beach which is perfect for ceremonies of all sizes. The turquoise waters make the most romantic backdrop!
You can view the Yahoo! News article HERE
Hawaii All-Inclusive Wedding Packages! April 28, 2015 10:19
Over the years we have listened to our Brides and Grooms to find out exactly what they want and what they don't want. Our All-Inclusive Wedding Packages have been designed to make the whole process so much easier for you.
All you have to do is select a Wedding Package or Vow Renewal Package, add any extra items you may require or desires like a traditional and stylish Haku Head Lei or add that Nosegay Bouquet or In-Room Hair and Makeup. Whatever you need to make your Big Day unique and special.
We are here for you! You can call us anytime for a free consultation where we can offer personal advise based on your requirements and (or) budget.
Remember... Don't just Get Married in Hawaii, Get Married with Aloha!
We would love to hear from you!!! You can call us at 1 (855) 444-2884 or Contact Us.
You can also submit our Hawaii Wedding Planners Questionnaire so we can better assist you.
A Beautiful Morning Wedding in Makena, Maui April 4, 2015 11:28
We all hear about the Sunset Weddings in Hawaii and while that is the most common option for couples traveling to Hawaii for their destination Wedding a few opt for morning weddings and they are equally beautiful.
That's exactly what Mary and Donlan wanted for their Makena, Maui Wedding. They traveled from Texas to sad "I do" and they decided on a ceremony of 10:00am. While that maybe too early for many, she also opted for our In-Room Hair and Make-up which was scheduled at 7:30am!!! Luckily she was still on Texas time... Mary and Donlan selected our popular Makena Cove Location
There is something very special and tranquil about Hawaii in the morning. The sun is just warming for the day, the ocean is calm after a long night. It's actually a very beautiful time.
We all want to wish Mary and Donlan the very best and warmed Aloha's for their future lives together.
Pictures by: Ana Grodan Photography
Getting Married in Hawaii? It's Easy With Us! April 1, 2015 16:04 2 Comments
Getting Married in Hawaii is full of excitement, adventure, romance and of course many fantastic memories to be made.
However when couples start the process to get married on either Oahu, Maui, Kauai or Big Island their paradise turns to panic. With a never-ending amount of companies, locations, islands, hotels to choose from it can all be, let's say... a little overwhelming.
That's where we step in to ease the planning and de-stress the situation. We are different from the hundreds of other Wedding and Vow Renewal companies out there because we deal with not just one Island but all four main Islands. This means we can advise you which Island would be best for you depending on you and your guests needs and desires etc.
One call or email to us can solve all your problems. We can take care of all your ceremony requirements. Once you have decided on which Hawaiian Island to Marry on we can then select a package that includes the services or items you want or you can add items from our Extra Services and Flowers sections.
At Married with Aloha, it's all about you. It's not out Wedding Day it's yours and we understand that more than anything. We are blessed and honored to provide our services to anyone who need help Getting Married in Hawaii!
Please Contact Us today for a free consultation to see how we can create your dream Hawaii Wedding!
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