Let’s talk about your Hawaiian destination wedding for a second. What are you and your bridesmaids wearing? Where is your wedding being held? Don’t know yet?
Well …. we have a few ideas, dresses, and Hawaiian wedding destinations to share with you. Starting out with your dress, how much do you adore the wedding dress below by Stone Fox Bride? It has that perfect boho chic feeling. We can easily see you walking down the sand to say your I dos!
As far as your bridesmaids, we love the idea of your best girls wearing a traditional Hawaiian dress like the one below, and pairing it with an on-trend hairstyle and shoes. It puts everybody in the island spirit.
1. Loosely braided updo 2. Wreath lei for around their heads 3. Kaimuki Hawaiian hoaloha dress 4. Estee Lauder Pure Color High Intensity Lip Lacquer 5. Straw bag from Anthropolgie 6. dainty gold bracelet with shell from Sun Laces 7. Essie nail polish in red 8. Ugg Wedge from Nordstrom
Hawaii is home to waterfalls, breathtaking views and miles and miles of beaches. So many picturesque views to have your wedding with close friends and family or just the two of you. Below are our top five places to say I Do.
Kaui Wedding Venue: Kaui wedding venue is located on Kauai, the oldest island in Hawaii and is a twenty minute flight from Honolulu. With verdant rain forests, angelic white sand kissing the sapphire ocean, breathtaking waterfalls, spectacular desert land and majestic mountains, there are a ton of amazing things to do and see for your Hawaiian destination wedding.
The Grand Hyatt: This is our pick for a venue in Hawaii. With several options for your ceremony and enough ocean view rooms for you and all your guests, the entire trip is sure to be beautiful. The Big Island Wedding Venue: The Big Island is bigger than all of the other Hawaiian Islands combined and boasts 11 of the world’s 13 climactic zones within it. It offers a playground of adventure from deep sea fishing, water skiing in azure blue waters, hiking in lush rain forests, trekking across vast desert, and mountaineering the snow topped Mauna Kea.
Puakea Ranche: This is our selection for a private Hawaiian wedding. With just four private vacation homes set upon colorful acres of land, you are taken to a place where time slows down and you get to live out your special moments with only a few others in the proximity. See a Real Rustic Bohemian Elopement in Hawaii at the ranch here.
Maui Wedding Venue: Maui is a great place to sit on the sand and see the Humpback whales, unwind on a sandy beach, and just take in all the beauty. Our Maui wedding venue pick is Dragon Fruit Farm, a diversified USDA certified organic farm located in West Maui about a five minute drive from Lahaina, with stunning ocean views, plenty of parking.
Lanai Wedding Venue: Lanai is a more laid-back and intimate atmosphere, with no stop lights and hardly any paved roads. This is the place to truly get away from it all. For intimate weddings with just the two of you off to a luxury destination. For several ranges in wedding packages, Four Seasons Lana’i at Manele Bay can accommodate. They also list all of their packages online and can take care of anything you need on this remote island.
Oahu Kualoa Ranch: From beach, to garden, to authentic island paradise retreats, Kualoa features an array of options for you to get married. Oahu Kualoa Ranch is located on the northeastern side of Oʻahu in the Hawaiian countryside, it is 45 minutes from Honolulu. The ranch terrain varies from dense rainforest to broad open valleys and from beautiful white sand beaches to verdant cliff faces. You may recognize this location – a handful of shows and movies have been filmed here like -50 First Dates and the ever so popular TV show, Lost.
Your guests traveled to the island of sun and fun for your wedding! Greet them with a welcome wedding tote inspired by Hawaii. Here a few ideas on what to put in your welcome wedding bag that they can enjoy while on the island and will easily fit in their suitcase on the way home.
A quick roll up beach towel | vintage post card with a handwritten note| Havaianas flip flops in red | aloe vera gel in case they get sunburned | Hawaiian tropic sunscreen | lip balm, we love EOS | Hawaiian water ( hotel water is expensive) | Milk chocolate covered macadamia nuts | Hawaiian chips
To ensure you are fully inspired above are a handful of our favorite couple portraits. Are you ready to pack your bags and sink your toes in the sand and say,” I Do”? Photo credits of Hawaiian Wedding Ideas from top to bottom.
St.Regis Princeville Wedding Captured by Blenda Montoro Photography . See the entire wedding here on Pacific Weddings Manele Bay Four Seasons
Wedding captured by Rebecca Arthurs Photography. See the entire wedding here.
Torey Priver and Danny Fuller wedding captured by Maui Maka Photography. See the entire wedding here on Vogue.
Wedding at Hotel Wailea captured by Jana Morgan. See the entire wedding here.
A Big Island elopement captured by James Rubio
Vintage Hawaiian Wedding captured by Blenda Montoro Photography with a stunning bouquet designed by MartinRoberts Floral Design. See the entire wedding here