Allie & Christopher - Surprise Proposal at Kualoa's Secret Beach

Allie & Christopher - Surprise Proposal at Kualoa's Secret Beach

He proposed using a heart lego box which was the same box he used for his first gift to Allie, which was a lego-shaped heart necklace :) He was able to get Allie’s grandma’s ring to ask her to be her bride - it didn’t fit, but nothing a jeweler can’t fix for such sweet sentiment.

Hannah & Matthew - A Small Waikiki Elopement near Diamond Head

Hannah & Matthew - A Small Waikiki Elopement near Diamond Head

Some of the best moments from H&M’s wedding in Honolulu was the way her dad looked at her & teared up when he first saw her in her wedding dress, Matt’s parent’s getting emotional during the entire ceremony, their symbolic - but windy - butterfly release, Hannah’s run in with the sliding door, their gorgeous portraits at Diamond Head, their emotional and intentional wedding vows that had the whole room in tears, and a unique photo-bomber while walking to the pier in Waikiki.

Amanda & Josh - Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden Wedding

Amanda & Josh - Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden Wedding

Amanda & Josh planned a small and simple wedding with their closest friends and family at the base of the Ko’olau Mountains in the Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden. They paid $20 for a campsite permit which allowed them to have their ceremony and “reception” in the botanical gardens.

How to get married in Hawaii without breaking the bank

How to get married in Hawaii without breaking the bank

If you’re like us and wanna keep things simple & don’t have lots of money to put towards a wedding, then you hire an amazing photographer to make sure you remember it all. Rent out a vrbo or airbnb (like Libby & Pete), get married on the beach or a nearby lookout, then head back to your rental for a mini reception and meal by a private chef. That’s what Amy & Danny did, and it was b-e-a-utiful.

Xavier & Natasha - North Shore Ocean and Mountain Proposal

Xavier & Natasha - North Shore Ocean and Mountain Proposal

With the mountains reigning in the background, the blue ocean reflecting the puffy clouds and the cliff on which he would ask her to be his wife, this was exactly what Xavier had in mind when proposing on Oahu! He pulled it off, but not without a little speculation from Natasha (as all proposal stories go).

Planning a Small DIY Elopement in Hawaii

Planning a Small DIY Elopement in Hawaii

How to plan your Hawaii wedding “DIY style”: helping you have your dream elopement on the islands while spending smartly. We’ve listed out some tips for getting married here. There’s three things we value most: 1) telling the truth 2) thoughtful purchasing and 3) deep relationships.

Denise & Adam - An Intimate Wedding in Waimea Valley

Denise & Adam - An Intimate Wedding in Waimea Valley

Denise & Adam got married in La’ie on the North Shore of Oahu. They started their day off by seeing one another; alone and at the banyan tree next to Turtle Bay. It was simple, it was tender, and very intimate. You’ll see the anticipation in Adam’s face below as Denise approached closer to him and he heard the crunch of her steps. After their small ceremony, they wanted to take a little “road trip” up the North Shore to stop by some of their favorite spots together.