When planning your Hawaii wedding, think about some of the more special spots for your event. While the islands are noted for sunset weddings and beach ceremonies, there are many options to pick from when it’s time to decide where to take your vows.
Sit down for a moment and consider what experience you’d like to have on your special day. Are you leaning towards a peaceful, serene moment or would you prefer something more dramatic? Do you see yourself amidst lush tropical flowers and plants, or in front of a waterfall? Once you have an idea of what you want, consider some of the following locations for your ceremony.
For those that would like a bit of dramatic flair for their wedding location, the Hawaii Volcano National Park is an option. With everything from lava tubes to stark backdrops of black cooled lava flows edged with jungle growth, the park is filled with vivid contrasts and breathtaking views. Few things add more excitement to an event than the amazing scale of nature.
If you’d like to have your Hawaii wedding in a more peaceful place, consider Iao Valley State Park. Beautiful emerald mountains surround this jungle paradise and a stream wanders through the floor of the valley, overlooked by the 1200 foot Iao Needle. Filled with birds and lush plants, the valley is an idyllic spot for your event.
A very special way to start your ceremony is by arriving in an outrigger canoe. Special canoes are used that are quite stable and follow designs that have been used for centuries. The traditional way of beginning a Hawaiian wedding is the arrival of the bride by canoe. The groom meets her on the beach and escorts her to a circle of flowers and the wedding begins.
If you’d like an unforgettable view, the Kalalau Lookout is at the end of the scenic road through Kokee State Park. When the mists don’t hide the view, the vista overlooks a 4,000 foot cliff down to the sea, creating one of the most stunning backdrops for a ceremony on the islands.
Your Hawaii wedding can be as dramatic, peaceful, unique and special as you’d like it to be. Think about planning a ceremony that reflects your own personal tastes and discover all you can about the options these lovely islands offer.