Amid swaying palms, on a white sandy beach, atop rugged cliffs or in a lush green forest, your Kauai wedding and honeymoon can be all that you've ever dreamed. Just about any location you choose on the beautiful Garden Isle will guarantee you a picturesque and unforgettable location for your wedding or vow renewal ceremony. Just imagine the photographs!
Each year, thousands are married in the Hawaiian Islands and Kauai is a favored location for many who consider the South Pacific for their nuptial services and honeymoon. Who could blame them? With dozens of picture-perfect locations from which to choose, couples are sure to find one that fits their wishes for the ideal wedding ceremony.
Kauai is chock full of wedding coordinators who will assist couples in organizing the perfect Kauai wedding and honeymoon, taking care of every little detail that inexperienced planners might otherwise miss. It's a great idea to hire one of these companies, checking for feedback from satisfied brides and grooms.
The state of Hawaii has some basic rules and regulations for those considering a wedding ceremony in the Aloha State.
Coordinators will be happy to assist couples that are planning a Kauai wedding with all steps of obtaining a marriage license.
Thanks to the miles and miles of beaches that line the coast of Kauai, couples can hold their wedding just about anywhere. However, a number of spots have become the most popular for those planning a Kauai wedding and a honeymoon can be easily added at the same location.
Fern Grotto - Accessible via a boat cruise up the Wailua River, the Fern Grotto is the scene of hundreds of weddings each year. Ceremonies usually take place at the fern-covered rock grotto with trickles of water falling where large waterfalls once stood. The natural acoustics of the cave make it a perfect place for accompanying musicians.
Hanalei Bay - Known for its breathtaking beauty, this crescent shaped beach located on the North Shore is a great place for a Kauai wedding or honeymoon. The sheer cliffs offer a wonderful back drop.
Lumahai Beach - Made famous in the movie South Pacific, couples who are willing to take a short hike from the highway will find this breathtaking beach ideal for their ceremony.
Keoniloa Bay - Located in Poipu and otherwise known as Shipwreck Beach, this wide white-sand beach is great for a large bridal party and the cliffs in the distance offer the perfect background.
Kukui Sacred Heiau Site - For those to whom spirituality is important, this sacred ceremonial site is a great choice. Early morning weddings are especially terrific here as the sunrise in this location is spectacular.
Old Koloa Church - This historic whitewashed church was established in 1835 and its towering steeple, pristine well-groomed gardens, and lovely interior make for great wedding photos.
Kauai Lagoons Chapel by the Sea - Located on the grounds of the Kauai Lagoons Resort, this sweet white chapel overlooks the Pacific Ocean and a 40-acre man-made lagoon.
A Kauai wedding and honeymoon coordinator will help couples organize every aspect of the wedding process, from obtaining the license to supplying a minister to locating the perfect place for the ceremony. They'll also supply photographers, a cake, flowers, limos, and even a private dinner for two on the beach, if so desired. Many will go one step further and include honeymoon plans in the package price of the wedding,
Wedding coordinators know the island best, including the rules and regulations surrounding public wedding ceremonies, so it's best to employ the services of an experienced coordinator when planning your Kauai wedding.
Prices range from about $300 for a basic wedding package including a beach ceremony, minister, leis for the bride and groom, and a champagne toast to thousands of dollars for a more elaborate package that includes a photographer, videographer, limousine services, catered dinner for the entire bridal party, and week-long honeymoon at a posh resort.
Here's a list of wedding several coordinators that can assist you with your Kauai wedding and honeymoon plans:
After your wonderfully romantic Kauai wedding, a honeymoon in paradise will complete the package. While nearly any place in Kauai can be romantic when you're in love, some locations offer the best lodgings for new couples.
Located on the North Shore, the Hanalei Colony Resort offers a small, secluded location where privacy and personal service are the name of the game.
For something a little larger but quite romantic, the Princeville Resort is an ideal location. Though quite costly, the resort puts together an amazing Kauai wedding and honeymoon package that is second to none and includes luxury oceanfront accommodations, couple's spa services, and in-room strawberries and champagne.
For couples who are looking for something really private, consider renting a single home located somewhere on the island. Vacation rentals in Kauai are abundant and couples can easily locate a property that includes all the amenities they wish for to make their honeymoon picture perfect.
In Kauai, a wedding and honeymoon will be unforgettable for your guests - a dream-come-true for those who've always imagined a fairytale wedding - and for you an unforgettable Kauai honeymoon.
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