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Celebrate Romance in Hawaii With the Latest Weddings, Honeymoon and Vow Renewal OfferingsAugust 5, 2015 By: Joe Pike
|A gay wedding in Hawaii. // Photo by Purple Orchid Wedding/Charla Photography|
Let the celebration begin.
Looking for something a little bit out of the box when it comes to tying the knot in Hawaii? How does saying “I do” on the waves of Waikiki Beach sound?
Outrigger Waikiki and Adventure Weddings Hawaii recently teamed up to offer these unique adventure weddings packages. Here are the best ones:
Stand-Up Paddleboard Wedding Package
Starting at $2,900, this package includes three-night accommodations in an Ocean View room; two stand-up boards and paddles decorated with flowers; a one-hour wedding rehearsal a day prior to the actual ceremony; a stand-up paddling lesson; a wedding officiate; a photographer and 100 photos on CD; conch shell blowing at the beginning of the ceremony; a ukulele musician; two fresh flower leis; sparkling cider; a seven-inch coconut wedding cake and a wedding/activity coordinator.
Outrigger Canoe Wedding Package
Starting at $2,700, this package includes three-night accommodations in an Ocean View room; an Outrigger canoe rental with steersman; a wedding officiate; a photographer and 100 photos on CD; conch shell blowing at the beginning of the ceremony; ukulele musician; two fresh flower leis; sparkling cider; a seven-inch coconut wedding cake and a wedding/activity coordinator. Ask for an upgrade to an Oceanfront room for an additional $50. There is no resort fee.
Same Sex Weddings
Carolee Higashino, president and owner of the popular Hawaiian wedding agency, White Orchid Wedding (WOW!), told Travel Agent that her company’s new same-sex division, Purple Orchid Wedding (POW!), is beginning to blossom. In the last year, Higashino says same-sex marriage bookings have gone up 50 percent for Purple Orchid Wedding.
Here are some of its most popular packages for same sex clients looking to tie the knot in the Aloha State.
The “White Orchid Wedding” Package
This oceanfront garden located only sandy footsteps away from the Pacific is by far one of the most ideal choices for those seeking tranquility and old Hawaiian charm. A private beach house awaits your arrival and is yours to enjoy. The coconut grove at the South Point of the lava cove is where the day will begin as you exchange vows under the swaying palms.
Starting at $5,200, this package includes a private oceanfront White Orchid Beach House wedding site for three hours; an island juice and bottled water station; assistance in obtaining a marriage license; assistance with travel and accommodations; an elegant bamboo altar canopy with billowy sheer fabric draping; 15 bamboo folding chairs or white wedding garden chairs; rose petals sprinkled down the wedding aisle; a Hawaiian officiate; two specialty leis; a musician of choice; two hours of photography coverage with a high resolution CD of 48 selected images; two hours cinematography coverage including a fully edited video featuring scenes of Maui’ a stacked two-tier wedding cake with fresh floral enhancement (serves up to 15 people); a sparkling cider toast celebration for all (serves up to 15); one butler at your service; a keepsake engraved toasting glasses; a Hawaiian keepsake wedding certificate; an on-site personal event planner; a White Orchid Wedding (WOW!) surprise and the coordination fee.
The “Sunset by the Sea” Package
This is the company’s most desired spot in the islands to be wed as it offers a secluded white sandy beach cove ensconced by rugged lava and the endless view of pristine crystal clear waters. The White Orchid Beach House is the perfect dreamy setting for a small intimate celebration with sweeping views of several islands.
A charming beach house awaits your arrival and is yours to enjoy. This plantation style property is just a pebble’s throw from the ocean and is surrounded by giant coconut trees and a large lush lawn for you and your guests to enjoy
Starting at $7,500, this package includes the private oceanfront White Orchid Beach House for the evening; assistance in obtaining a marriage license; assistance with travel and accommodations; island juice and a bottled water station for up to 20 guests; one butler at your service; a Hawaiian officiate; an elegant bamboo altar canopy with billowy sheer fabric draping; 20 bamboo folding chairs or white wedding garden chairs; rose petal sprinkled down the wedding aisle; two specialty leis; a musician of choice to serenade you; two hours of photography coverage with a high resolution CD of 48 selected images; two hours cinematography coverage including a fully edited video featuring scenes of Maui; a Hawaiian keepsake wedding certificate; an on-site personal event planner; a special White Orchid Wedding (WOW!) surprise and the coordination fee.
Got clients looking to re-tie the knot in the Aloha State? Check out these Kaanapali Beach Hotel vow renewal packages.
The “Celebration of Love” Package
Starting at $800, this package includes an ocean front location of your choice; coordination by your personal wedding specialist; a non-denominational officiate; a traditional Hawaiian Oli (blessing) and conch shell blowing; two fresh flower lei for lei exchange during ceremony; memorable keepsake vow renewal certificate from the Kaanapali Beach hotel and the choice of white lattice archway or two tiki torches. There is a $10 cost for each additional guest.
The “I do Love You” Package
Starting at $1,400, this package includes an ocean front location of your choice; coordination by your personal wedding specialist; marriage license appointment assistance; a non-denominational officiate; traditional Hawaiial Oli (blessing) and conch shell blowing; a deluxe bride lei for a lei exchange during ceremony; a deluxe groom lei for a lei exchange during ceremony; a memorable keepsake vow renewal certificate from the Kaanapali Beach hotel; a champagne toasting for up to 20 guests; a bamboo archway with white linen and two floral pieces; two tiki torches and up to 20 white paddled chairs.
General Romance Celebrations
From honeymooners and babymooners to couples celebrating milestone anniversaries, romance abounds at Hyatt Regency Maui. Here are some offerings for clients celebrating just about anything romantic in Hawaii.
Romance Tour of the Stars
Long after the sun sets, celebrating couples can explore the Maui sky and star gaze island-style with a couples only rooftop astronomy program complete with sparkling wine and chocolate covered strawberries.
For a spectacular end to a day in paradise, couples can enjoy the resort’s private oceanside dining experience, served by candlelight under a secluded canopy. The evening begins with a champagne toast, served just as the suns begins to set over the Pacific, and is followed by dinner prepared by the resort’s award-winning chefs.
Maui Honeymoon Package
Hyatt Regency Maui offers newlyweds the perfect backdrop to explore, enjoy and relax with the one they love. In the spirit of romance, the resort created a special Maui Honeymoon Package for celebrating newlyweds. This romantic package includes a Hertz Convertible daily car rental; complimentary daily resort self-parking; daily breakfast buffet for two; a honeymooner reception featuring a complimentary culinary class; two glasses of sparkling wine or two Mai Tais at the couple’s choice of any resort restaurants; a Hawaiian keepsake amenity upon arrival; two tickets for the price of one to Tour of the Stars and $25 off the Island Snorkeling Excursion when booked through the concierge.
Kamahao, a Marilyn Monroe Spa
Following a day of sun and surf, guests can unwind at the Marilyn Monroe Spa for massages, signature body treatments and rejuvenating facials at Maui’s only oceanfront, 15,000 square-foot luxury spa.
A bachelorette party favorite, girlfriends can celebrate in the spa’s fun and flirty Glamour Room where makeup, hairstyling, manicures and pedicures are given in an environment inspired by Monroe’s playful nature.