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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.

Adventure Weddings

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.
Nature Weddings


    -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.
Church Weddings

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.


Hotel Weddings

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 wedding dreams.

    -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.
Wedding Coordinators

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.


-Aloha Wedding Planners
-Wedding by the Sea
-A#1 Hawaii Weddings
-Hawaii Weddings.net
-Weddings In Paradise

Article provided courtesy of the Oahu Visitor's Bureau

See also:
- Getting Married on Oahu
- Romance on Oahu
- Romantic Inns on Oahu



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