(Closed) Island style!

posted 10 years ago in Hawaii
Post # 4
10 posts
  • Wedding: June 2008


Hi, I’m Gwen.  I was so excited to see that they added a Hawaii board!!

Where are you located: Berkshire County, Massachusetts

Island of wedding: Oahu

Location of wedding ceremony: Halekulani Hotel on Waikiki Beach.  We have the Hau Terrace so the ceremony will be outside on the lanai and then the reception will be held inside.  The room has french doors on three sides though, so we’ll keep them open and it will almost be like the whole thing is outside.

Wedding date: June 1, 2008.  17 days and counting.  (We leave for Hawaii in 13 though!! WOOHOO!)

Wedding colors/theme/ambience: Our wedding colors are brown and red, with orange and turquoise accents.  The theme of our wedding is pretty Hawaiian-we’re using lots of lauhala and rafia, hibiscus and pinapples throughout.  We’ve not having a DJ, just a Hawaiian trio and 2 hula dancers.  Very lowkey and relaxed.

Why Hawaii?  My family is from California, his from Connecticut, so they had to travel one way or the other.  I’ve always wanted a beach wedding, and we’ve never been to Hawaii, so its an adventure, wedding, and honeymoon all in one!

Post # 6
1 posts


i’m glad they added a hawaii board too! and it’s good to see that people from faraway are having weddings on oahu!  congrats ๐Ÿ™‚

i can’t answer your survey yet because I haven’t been proposed to yet…still waiting ๐Ÿ™‚ but just been reading weddingbee for awhile now.

anywho, congrats again!

Post # 7
27 posts
  • Wedding: September 2018

yay!!  I’ve been a Bee addict for months now and I’m super excited to see a Hawai’i board!!!

Where are you located:  Long Beach, California

Island of wedding: Big Island

Location of wedding ceremony: I don’t know!!!  Hopefully a private oceanfront estate, which we have yet to find…that we can afford at least!

Location of reception (if different from above): see above.  Ideally, the mythical private oceanfront estate will house the ceremony & reception.

Wedding date: September, 2009

Wedding colors/theme/ambience:we are going for a very casual FUN wedding with a yellow theme based on my yellow sapphire engagement ring which i looooooove. 

Why Hawaii? I grew up on the Big Island and we both love the islands.  My fiance also proposed to me on a trip to Kauai so it has extra significance. 

Post # 8
177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Where are you located: Columbus, OH

Island of wedding: Maui

Location of wedding ceremony:Molokini Lookout/Seawatch Restaurant

Wedding date: August 2008

Wedding colors/theme/ambience: pink and black, relaxed, low key reception with good food with family and close friends

Why Hawaii?My family is from CA and PA mostly, his is from OH, traveling was in the cards for everyone, might as well make it to hawaii

Post # 9
1 posts
  • Wedding: August 2008


Where are you located:  Los Angeles, CA

Island of Wedding:  Big Island

Location of wedding:  Ceremony + reception at a private oceanfront villa

Wedding date: August 4, 2008

Wedding colours:  Hot pink/mango with splashes lime/chartruse (still playing with this!)

Wedding theme:  None.  Low key wedding with close family + friends. We’re having a chef’s tasting dinner with wine pairings, DJ for background ambience + perhaps a little dancing ๐Ÿ™‚

Why Hawaii:  With family coming in from Australia, Europe, West Coast + East Coast we opted for Hawaii (as opposed to Asia, which was a strong contender for a while)  Neither of us are from the US, so it made sense for us to have a destination wedding. 

Looking forward to hearing from everyone on vendors, tips + tricks on planning your Hawaii nuptials!   I have not posted on a board before, so I can’t wait to brainstorm/share with the gals on this Hawaii board!


Post # 10
4 posts
  • Wedding: December 1969

Where are you located: Bay area, CA

Island of wedding:  Maui

Location of wedding ceremony: Private Estate in Makena Beach

Location of reception (if different from above): Seawatch Restaurant

Wedding date: September.2008

Wedding colors/theme/ambience: Mauve, Cream, Touch of Lavender  

Why Hawaii?  My family have to travel from overseas, his family love to travel. We decided to pick ‘in the middle’ of Pacific Ocean!

Post # 11
83 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

So glad that there is a Hawaii board now!  Maybe those of us who live here can meet some time.  I’ve found that it’s kind of hard to plan a non-destination wedding in a place that’s so known for them!  Here’s my info. 

Where are you located: Makawao, Maui

Island of wedding: Maui

Location of wedding ceremony:  Spreklesville Beach, North Shore, Maui

Location of reception (if different from above):  A farm in Kula, Maui

Wedding date:  March 14, 2008

Wedding colors/theme/ambience:  Colors are scarlett and pale blue (compromise between Fiance and me!)  Ambiance/theme – Eco-friendly, tropical, local style, country.  We are having our reception at a farm Upcountry.  All of the food will be only from Maui.  We are using mason jars as vases and using what ever tropical flowers are in season.  Our food will be local style lu’au, and my halau (hula group/school) will be performing.  Also, we’re having a Hawaiian-style bluegrass band made up of many close friends.   

Why Hawaii?  We live here! 


Post # 12
1 posts
  • Wedding: November 2008

Where are you located:   Houston, TX

Island of wedding:   Oahu

Location of wedding ceremony:   Private Estate

Location of reception (if different from above):  Private Estate

Wedding date:  November 10, 2008

Wedding colors/theme/ambience:    Vintage Hawaiian casual and FUN – greens, yellows, orange

Why Hawaii?     If we had reception at home we would have at least 500 people to please everybody.   We wanted something more fun and intimate and look forward to spending the week with our family and closest friends.


Post # 13
57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Hi Everyone!  Oh my goodness, how exciting…a Hawaii board!  My situation is a little different…I live here (Oahu) but am getting married in Tennessee!  We will be having a Hawaii reception, though…not sure where/when yet (after the wedding, obviously).  So I look forward to hearing any ideas on Oahu reception sites…outdoors.

Where are you located:   Honolulu, HI

location of wedding:  Tennessee

Location of wedding ceremony:   little country church

Location of reception (if different from above): One in Tennessee, and one TBD in Hawaii

Wedding date:  September 27, 2008

Wedding colors/theme/ambience:    orange, green, brown. Trying to keep it a  low-key "country chic" wedding.  Local food, locally-made favors, lots of personalized accents.

Why Hawaii?   Weeell, I hate that most of my Hawaii family (friends) wont be able to make it to the mainland for the wedding.  My Fiance and I want to host an after-wedding Hawaii reception here to celebrate with our Hawaii family.

Post # 14
291 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

Hi Hulafish — We had ours at Kualoa Ranch, which was pretty dang affordable as far as venue rentals here go.  The thing that cost us most was doing all the rentals. But maybe it would be fun to do mimic the "country" style of your Tennessee wedding for folks here.

Where are you located: Oahu

Island of wedding: Oahu

Location of wedding ceremony: Paliku Gardens at Kualoa Ranch

Location of reception (if different from above): same as above

Wedding date: May ’07

Wedding colors/theme/ambience: Asian ambiance, with pastel pink and blue and silver and gold as the primary colors used

Why Hawaii? We live here!



Post # 15
5 posts
  • Wedding: September 2008

Excited that there is a Hawaii board.  And wanted to say *HI* to Gwen since I am getting married at the Hau Terrace at Halekulani too! ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Where are you located: Honolulu, HI

Island of wedding: Oahu

Location of wedding ceremony: Halekulani, Hau Terrace

Location of reception (if different from above): same

Wedding date: September 19, 2008

Wedding colors/theme/ambience: Orange and pink with touchesof green

Why Hawaii? I’ve been living here for 6 years and fiance is from Hawaii

Post # 16
10 posts
  • Wedding: June 2008


nejireta – I will definitely post some pictures when we get back…or maybe even while we’re there.  We’re bringing our laptop of course and I do have this small little addiction to weddingbee.

aichan – how cool that you are getting married on the hau terrace too!  since you live on the island, i’m guessing you’ve gotten to do a run through and see how everything looks and is set up?  Is it wonderful?  I’ve only had a few pictures to go off of and I cannot WAIT to see it in person.  I’m actually giddy with excitement!

i hope everyone has a great three day weekend, and I’ll check back in from the beaches of Waikiki!!!

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