Hawaii Waterfall Weddings
Celebrate your Hawaii wedding next to one of these magical waterfalls. Myth tells us the sound of the waterfall is the voice of the spirit of the waters, a spirit of strength and goodness, a most glorious location for your dream wedding in Hawaii.
Waterfalls are wonderful sites for the Hawaii wedding itself or photos afterwards. All waterfalls on Kauai are greatly affected by the weather. One may be accessible and another not at certain times of year. If a waterfall site fulfills your wedding dream, there is always one available!
This gentle fall is located in the midst of a cacao (chocolate) orchard and botanical garden. The garden has forty different kinds of tropical fruits growing on twelve acres. It is a gorgeous location for wedding photos. In addition to the cacao trees, you'll find miracle berries, mangosteen, breadfruit, coconuts, vanilla, atemoya, coffee, rambutan, avocados, blood red oranges, tangeloes, tangerines, white pineapple, macadamia nuts, sugar cane, breadfruit, and pomelos. A tasting tour can be added to your wedding package or arranged for the day before or after your wedding.
This lacy fall is located in a verdant private valley which has been owned by the same family for generations. A map of the valley from 1890 gives the name for the fall as Kawaipuka Falls, 'kawai', the name of a navigational star, and 'puka', to emerge. What a blessing to be married beneath an emerging star! Driving into the valley on the forest track is part of the adventure leading to one of the most magical spots on the island.
There are many reservoirs on Kauai which were built to catch the falling streams and direct water to farmland. This beautiful site was for many years a guava orchard. Now it is a lovely botanical garden with a delicate fall created by a lava rock dam. The name of the fall, Kahiliholo, in the Hawaiian language means, 'kahili', the part of the rainbow that stands tall (it's also a sign of royalty), and 'holo', flowing. Picture a flowing rainbow kissed by the sun and you have Kahiliholo Fall. The soft curvature of the gardens and the flowing stream also provide myriad opportunities for photos.
The public Ho'opi'i Falls is lovely and lively for weddings. A relatively short hike along a peaceful forest road and a more adventurous path brings you down to the stream and along through the beautiful rainforest to the top of the falls where your wedding will be celebrated. The surrounding forest as well as the stream and huge rocks above the falls provide gorgeous photo opportunities. This site is perfect for adventurous couples and their guests.
Getting married at Likeke Falls is sublime! This magical fall is hidden in the rainforest on the Windward side of Oahu. Even most locals don't know how to find it--in fact, we came upon it by accident while on a rambling hike up the Old Pali Highway (1919) and an unexpected climb through ginger, heliconia and bamboo. Our hikes to Likeke are accompanied by the sweet song of the shama thrush, the most beautiful songbird in the islands. Ascending to the fall on the twenty-five minute hike is pleasant and not strenuous, some of the trail is an old horse and buggy stone road, in several places vistas open up, there are often a few thimbleberries to pick. The hike itself is one of the most beautiful on Oahu. The fall and stream below are surrounded by over-arching trees, wild orchids and other flowers. A little knoll looks down onto the rolling fields and the sea.
Kauai or Oahu wedding or vow renewal celebration including:
- Ceremony by Hawaii state licensed officiant
- Traditional white fragrant flower bride's lei and maile-style ti leaf groom's lei
- Private waterfall and garden location
- 1 hour of professional digital photography documenting your ceremony, your family and friends after the ceremony, and then during a romantic couples' shoot - includes approximately 70-90 fully photoshopped images on CD
The Kauai Waterfall Package can be embellished with:
- Additional photography time, ADD: $800/hour
- Video coverage of your wedding celebration includes Live-Stream Video online in real time plus a lovely edited DVD with titles, music, and spectacular island footage. Add: $850
- Catered lunch for 2 at the waterfall: $250 (Additional guests $50 each)
- An elegant cake and champagne/sparkling cider Wedding Reception for 2: ADD: $375 + $20/each additional guest