Adventure Elopement-a Hawaiian Wedding Experience
22 Jan, 2022
From Jurassic waterfalls to albizia trees canopy, from incredible views of taro fields to spectacular sunset on Napali coast, getting married or eloping on Kauai can give you one heck of an experience. Whatever unique elements you choose to celebrate your wedding day with, I am thrilled to share key information that will lay the foundation of your intimate wedding planning in an unforgettable setting of the garden island - Kauai.
If you plan to get legally married in Hawaii, you must apply for a marriage license from the local county office you are planning to get married in. Prior to completing the application, you must review the prerequisites for obtaining a license.
Marriage Application Fee $65.
Once you have applied for a marriage license, you have to pick up the paperwork within 30 days of your ceremony date from the county office. Call ahead Kauai: (808) 241-3498 to schedule a pick up date but due to pandemic, access may be restricted.Hire a licensed marriage performer ( wedding officiant or solemnizer) who will file the paperwork so ensure your details are correct as that will stay on it forever. An official marriage certificate will be mailed over to by your officiant within a few days of your ceremony date.
All public locations require a permit to perform a vow renewal or a ceremony by the state of Hawaii. The permit is usually applied by your wedding planner, photographer or an officiant. It’s that easy!
Public beaches vs Resorts? Botanical Garden vs Waterfall Forests? Sunset vs Sunrise? Adventure vs Elegance?
All the public beaches in Hawaii are accessible and open to the public. We just need to acquire the right permit from DLNR which is usually organized by your officiant, wedding planner or the wedding photographer. It's certainly less expensive but privacy and seclusion can't be guaranteed. There are ways around having a private moment for your nuptials like planning it on a weekday or soon after sunrise but beach wedding has its limitations on the number of people who can attend the ceremony and “ Leave no trace rule” strictly applies.
You’re all dressed up and set to say the vows that were written & rehearsed a 100 times but there are passersby on the beach disrupting the ceremony. It’s impossible to guarantee crowd control in public spots unless you plan on getting married at either less busy time or on a private property. Here are some public and resort suggestions that are my personal favorites.
• Hanalei Bay
• Na Aina Kauai Botanical Gardens
• Church of Waioli Hui’ia in Hanalei
• Princeville Ranch
• Tunnels Beach
The most important question we get asked is the time of the year to plan your beach wedding in Kauai?
The short answer is year around. The lush green isle receives rain throughout the year and cool trade winds keep the weather pleasant. But you must know every season brings something that can only add unique elements to your adventure wedding planning.
I strongly believe no one vendor can make it all happen all alone so you need the trusted vendors that share the same style & vibe as you.
Here are my personal handpicked vendors who are equally excited to be part of your big day and will make your wedding day as seamless as possible.
”Teamwork makes the dreamwork but a vision becomes a nightmare when the leader has a big dream and a bad team”. John Maxwell.
How can I help with your Wedding Photography in Kauai?
I am a professional Wedding Photographer at A Few Good Clicks specializing in weddings & portraits. When I am traveling to a destination local or International, I am always searching for the perfect angle that offers an amazing backdrop for the couples to say “I do”. I take local laws very seriously, respect Hawaiian culture and 100% committed to making your day a truly special one. I want you to leave Kauai with beautiful wedding photos from your big day that speaks for itself. Much more than you have been dreaming of. When you hire me at A Few Good Clicks as your wedding photographer, I will not only create cinematic photos that are print-worthy but also assist in making awesome recommendations on wedding vendors, offer expertise on crafting a wedding day timeline, on how to get the most from your destination wedding in Hawaii and everything in between.
Let’s capture some memories together so connect with me here.