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Beach Wedding in Hawaii: Permits, Venues, and More!

Have you dreamed of a wedding on a blue lagoon or in a beach garden at Hawaii’s Paradise Cove? For professional wedding photography in Honolulu or on Oahu, Maui, or other islands in Hawaii, Kris Labang should be at the top of your list. Call Kris today to discuss photography wedding packages! Few locations offer the same level of beauty as the Hawaiian islands, so it’s no mystery why couples worldwide decide to plan Hawaii weddings and vow renewals. Destination weddings in Hawaii offer couples truly unforgettable memories thanks to the gorgeous beaches and unique island experiences.

If you’re planning a beach wedding in Hawaii, you can trust experienced wedding photographer Kris Labang to provide stunning photos you’ll cherish for years to come.

A Longtime Wedding Photographer

As a visual storyteller, Kris has the experience you expect from a professional photographer. With more than 20 years of photography experience, he specializes in creating gorgeous Hawaii memories and capturing each couple’s unique story which has been featured regularly in Hawaii Bride & Groom Magazine.

Kris has worked with all the popular beach wedding venues on Oahu, Kauai, Maui, and all the other Hawaiian Islands, so you can trust him with your Hawaii wedding or vow renewal photos, whether you’re staying near Waikiki Beach or on the island’s North Shore.

Kris specializes in:

  • Night and low-light photography
  • Couple photography
  • Storytelling through candid photos
  • Fast photo processing
  • Directing and posing couples for portraits
  • Vendor communication and recommendations

Kris’s past clients find him easy to work with, highly professional, and willing to help with every aspect of the wedding day, even offering to help with non-photography-related tasks. He’ll ensure that your Hawaii wedding goes smoothly, whether you choose a wedding package at an Oahu island location like Makapu’u Beach or other Hawaii wedding venues.

Why Hire a Professional Wedding Photographer?

You may have a friend or family member who wants to handle your wedding photography, but consider the following before you agree:

  • A Hawaii-based professional understands the landscapes of your Hawaii beach location.
  • A professional with the proper equipment knows how to get the best shots in any lighting situation.
  • Professionals offer packages for weddings and vow renewals.
  • A pro understands how to capture crisp, high-quality, and dynamic images.
  • Your friend or family member won’t be able to enjoy the ceremony from behind a camera and won’t be in any photos.
  • Pros provide photo processing and printing services after weddings to ensure stunning final products.

When you trust a professional with your photography needs, you’ll get excellent images of the whole event. Let your loved one enjoy your wedding, and trust your photo wedding package to a Honolulu professional.

Hawaii Beach Weddings

The state of Hawaii is an island paradise that features countless beaches perfect for wedding ceremonies. The lush greenery, soft sand of varying colors, splendid mountains, and rolling ocean waves create beautiful backdrops for wedding and vow renewal packages. Below are some of the most popular Hawaii beaches for weddings and vow renewal ceremonies.

Sandy Beach

Sandy Beach, located on Oahu’s southeast coast, provides a gorgeous wedding ceremony location, especially during sunrise. If you dream of a sand ceremony, you may decide on a wedding package at this beautiful Oahu beach venue, known for its lava rocks and stunning views.

Waialae Beach

Another Oahu south shore beach, Waialae Beach, offers a great wedding venue option featuring palm trees, sand, ocean views, and a tiny island offshore for dynamic photos. You can opt for a ceremony in the sand or grass, but the lawn area only has space for a small number of guests. Waialae Beach offers more seclusion than other options like Waikiki Beach.

Kawela Bay

Kawela Bay on Oahu’s north shore provides a superb wedding venue for your beach wedding in Hawaii. Close to Turtle Bay Resort, this beach offers the perfect balance between soft sand and lush banyan tree forest for some memorable photo opportunities.

Other Venues for Hawaii Beach Weddings

Other popular beach locations for a Hawaii wedding package include:

  • Beautiful Hawaii Hotels
  • Lanikuhonua
  • Makapu’u Beach
  • Kaneohe Bay
  • Wai’alae Beach (Oahu)

If you choose a resort location, you may find all-inclusive wedding packages with all the decor and seating you need. Whether you decide to marry on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, or the Big Island, you will have a beautiful ceremony.

Tips for Your Hawaii Beach Wedding

Planning Hawaii beach weddings requires some considerations distinct from other Hawaii wedding venues. Here are some helpful tips for planning your wedding ceremony on a Hawaii beach.

Arrive Early

Most Hawaii beaches see crowds of people as locals and tourists gather for surfing and other beach activities. You can’t expect a secluded beach wedding, especially in Oahu. But if you plan for a time earlier in the day, such as a sunrise ceremony, this can minimize the traffic. Weekdays also tend to see fewer crowds.

Keep It Small

Unless you’re looking at Hawaii beach wedding packages at resorts or larger wedding venues, you’ll need to limit your guest list. Beach permits typically allow up to 30 guests, even less for beaches with more limited space. Be sure to manage expectations among your family and friends that you won’t be able to accommodate everyone.

Dress Accordingly

The lack of dress code represents one of the best aspects of Hawaii beach weddings. Some couples opt for traditional white gowns and tuxes, while others wear tasteful Hawaiian shirts and short dresses. You can wear whatever you want to your Hawaii beach wedding, although high heels are not recommended.

Consider Hawaiian Wedding Traditions

Some couples who choose a Hawaii wedding include traditional Hawaiian ceremonies, such as the lei ceremony or conch shell blowing. Couples exchange leis as a symbol of their love and mutual respect, and the caretaker of the tradition may blow a conch shell to announce the ceremony. These traditional details embrace the aloha spirit to make your Hawaii wedding special.

It’s All About the Details

Even a relaxed Hawaii beach wedding can cause a lot of stress, so nail down as many details in advance as you can. Details to nail down include:

  • Permits
  • Marriage license
  • Rings
  • Hair and makeup
  • Transportation
  • Music
  • Officiant

If you need help with the details of your Oahu wedding, Kris and his team can help you find a wedding planner who knows what it takes to plan a Hawaii beach wedding.

Trust Kris Labang With Your Wedding Photography

As a Honolulu-based photographer, Kris has the knowledge and experience to ensure a unique Hawaii wedding. He’ll capture every special moment and provide you with memories you can enjoy together for the rest of your lives.

Whether you need a wedding package or a vow renewal package, Kris Labang can handle the photography for your big day. Call him today. Kris and his team will pull out all the stops to make your island wedding dream a reality.