Weddings Oahu Style
Information about weddings on the island odf Oahu in Hawaii.
For as many ways there are to propose, there are just as many ways to say "I do"
on the island of Oahu. Whether for just the couple or for a group of family and
friends; whether itís the first time or vow renewal; whether itís indoors or
outdoors, Oahuís romantic wedding options are as unlimited as your imagination.
Adventurous couples can choose from a wedding in the air, on the ground, on the
water or even underwater.
-Imagine saying "I do" 10,000 feet in the air while falling rapidly to the
ground. Skydiving nuptials have become increasingly popular, and with the
grandeur of Oahuís Koolau and Waianae mountains, a wedding in the sky will
offer a birdís eye view of a spectacular future.
-Hike to one of the many panoramic points around the island of Oahu with the
lush rainforest, green covered mountains or dramatic cliff-lined shores as
the setting for a picturesque Hawaiian wedding.
-Sail into romance with a wedding aboard a boat with a captain presiding over
the ceremony just like in the movies.
-Dive into the underwater world for a wedding for scuba divers, which will
definitely make this a day to remember. Using an underwater white board and
markers couples can profess their love and promise of togetherness forever
in the many dive sites in Hawaii Kai and around the island of Oahu.
-An intimate ceremony on stunning Kailua Beach at sunset, amidst beaming rays
of orange light in the sky, while the cool Hawaiian tradewinds blow ever so
gently is just one of the many beach settings to choose from. Local musicians
can serenade the bride and groom with the Hawaiian wedding song, while sharing
this special moment on a soft white-sand beach with the beautiful turquoise
ocean in the background.
-Atop Tantalus, at the peak of Diamond Head, above the lighthouse at Makapuu
are just a few of the places to get married with panoramic views.
Getting married with a thick canopy of trees allowing rays of sunlight to
filter through and the air filled with the smell of fragrant flowers and
sounds of singing birds describe a wedding in a rainforest on Oahu.
There are as many styles of wedding ceremonies as there are wedding dressings,
however, traditional church weddings are still a favorite choice for marrying
couples. On Oahu, churches of various religious denominations range from small
charming chapels to larger cathedral-like places of worship.
-Relive the nostalgia of Hawaiiís past and exchange vows as Hawaiian Royalty.
Experience getting married as King and Queen, as Maui Loa, Minister of The
Church of Hawaii Nei on the North Shore of O?Oahu performs the traditional ti
leaf wedding ceremony.
-Experience Hawaiian history by exchanging vows in the first Christian Church
in Hawaii. Known as the "Westminster Abbey of Hawaii," Kawaiahao Church is
located in downtown Honolulu and was constructed between 1836 and 1842 with
fourteen thousand coral slabs.
-Located in the rainforest of Manoa Valley is Waioli Chapel, a small church
surrounded by tropical gardens and famous for its stained glass by a local
artist depicting biblical themes using local animals, styles of dress and
human and angel figures of many different races.
Hotels on the island of Oahu offer a spectrum of wedding locations to choose from
whether in an elegant ballroom, in a privately reserved restaurant, on a rooftop,
in a tropical garden setting or poolside. Below are some highlights to inspire
-Surrounded by lush green gardens and panoramic views of historic Diamond Head
and the azure Pacific Ocean, a "heavenly wedding" at the luxurious Halekulani
Hotel offers the perfect intimate island setting.
-A wedding held at The Royal Hawaiian, or "Pink Palace of the Pacific," will set
the theme of history, romance and elegance, whether vows are exchanged in the
tropical garden setting of the Coconut Grove or on the Ocean Lawn with Waikiki
Beach and Diamond Head as a backdrop.
-For a storybook wedding, a bride can walk down the aisle in a setting of grand
columns, Victorian-style elegance and sweeping oceanfront vistas at the
legendary Sheraton Moana Surfrider, the first hotel on Waikiki Beach.
-A dream wedding under a cascading waterfall can be made a reality at
Renaissance Ilikai Waikiki Hotelís Angel Chapel by the Sea, or the ceremony
can take place outdoors in a harbor-front gazebo with vine-covered trellises.
-For an intimate place to exchange wedding vows, the Hilton Hawaiian Village
Resort Beach & Spa offers couples garden waterfalls and an open-air gazebo
surrounded by a carp-filled pond.
-The Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach and the Outrigger Reef perpetuate the
time-honored traditions of Hawaiiís rich heritage through their service,
programs and also their weddings.
-With so many locations to choose from including a pool terrace with a
garden setting and ocean view, The Great Hall featuring a grand staircase,
and the romantic Diamond Head Bridge that leads to a garden gazebo, The
Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort & Spa rolls out the red carpet for every
kind of wedding.
-Hawaiian nostalgia, striking tropical colors and bright tiki torches at
the new Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel provide the perfect island setting for
a "Hip Hawaiian" wedding.
Planning a wedding on Oahu can be made easy by calling one of the islandís
many professional wedding coordinators. From finding the perfect location
to arranging the minister and photographer, Oahuís wedding coordinators can
take care of every little detail so that the wedding couple can relax and
enjoy their special day and precious moments in paradise.
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