Hawaii Wedding News

“I think” it’s booking season?

“I think” it’s booking season?

Usually, around this time of the year my phone starts ringing with companies begging me to advertise with them.   I never bite.   They tell me, “It’s booking season!” Is it? I’ve planned over 5000 plus weddings now, and I till this day, I have no idea when booking […]

Beach Weddings in Hawaii are 100% legal!

Beach Weddings in Hawaii are 100% legal!

I just needed to clear the air because there have been some very dishonest wedding planners out there who are telling their clients that beach weddings are illegal, and the only option is to book with an expensive resort, or to book with a private property.  The reason they are […]

BIG WAVES ARE HERE!  GREAT FOR YOUR HAWAII WEDDING? I think so.

BIG WAVES ARE HERE! GREAT FOR YOUR HAWAII WEDDING? I think so.

We don’t have snow here in Oahu during the winter, we have huge waves!  Winter storms kick up the ocean and they create some pretty large waves on the North Shore of Oahu.   Every year, there’s always the chance for 20 to 30 foot high waves that are so […]

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Hawaii Weddings: No Black Friday or Cyber Monday Specials

How do you feel about sales or specials?  On one hand, I can understand how a business can lower prices for a weekend, a day, or even hours, to entice customers into their store during a slow period of the year.   Then from the consumer point of view, don’t […]

THE ANATOMY OF A LAST MINUTE HAWAII WEDDING PACKAGE.

THE ANATOMY OF A LAST MINUTE HAWAII WEDDING PACKAGE.

Picture this: It’s a quiet Saturday for me in Oahu.  The weather is not great by my house.  It’s storming pretty bad, clouds are draping down the mountain side making the Ko’olau Mountain Range almost invisible.   I click on the TV to see what college football games are on. […]

Hurricane Hilda is gone….

Hurricane Hilda is gone….

8.12.15 – Hurricane Hilda has been downgraded to a tropical storm and is now headed west of State of Hawaii.  It is also weakening drastically in strength.  Looks like Hawaii dodged another bullet.   We’re not expecting any rain either!     8.8.15  – So Hurricane Guillermo is gone.  Thank […]

Supreme Court Rules 5-4 to allow Same-Sex Marriage, but the discussion is not over:

Supreme Court Rules 5-4 to allow Same-Sex Marriage, but the discussion is not over:

It was a landmark ruling, not to mention, a very close ruling, but same-sex couples can now legally marry in all 50 States of America.  This is definitely a victory for same-sex couples, but just part of a handful of steps before same-sex marriage gains equal footing to traditional marriage. […]

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It’s Never Too Late to Book Your Hawaii Wedding Package!

This was not a last minute wedding if you’re wondering It’s one of the most common questions I get asked during the summer, and I’m not sure why I never addressed this concern through an official article.   But at least once per week, sometimes twice a day, a couple […]

Hawaii Hurricane Season 2015!

Hawaii Hurricane Season 2015!

Meteorologists are predicting a busy hurricane season for the State of Hawaii due a phenomenon called “El Nino.”  Just in case you have no idea what El Nino is, it’s when the middle to eastern Pacific ocean gets a little warmer than normal, thus creating the right conditions for hurricanes […]

ALERT!  Ko Olina Beach, aka “Secret Beach” temporarily closed! ~ NOW OPEN!

ALERT! Ko Olina Beach, aka “Secret Beach” temporarily closed! ~ NOW OPEN!

The JW Marriott Ihilani is under major renovation. One of my favorite wedding locations located behind the JW Marriott is temporarily closed. The location is known as “Secret Beach” by many wedding companies.  I routinely called it “Anianikou” or sometimes “Lanikuhonua” as that’s what it was known by the locals. […]

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