A Hawaii Wedding

Hawaii Weddings and Vow Renewals on Oahu


Ko Olina

West Oahu.
10 am to sunset.
Vendor travel fees apply.
Hotel parking required and parking fees apply.




This was a vow renewal at about 11 am.
Click on image to see a few photos.


Ko Olina is about 30 miles from Honolulu/Waikiki and 45 minutes to 1.5 hours drive or longer, depending upon the time of day.

The beach we use is adjacent to the Four Seasons fronting Lanikohonua Estate called "Secret Beach Ko Olina". It's the most scenic of any beach on the entire West of Oahu. See here.

This was a wedding at 5 pm with an extended photo sessions. FYI: We allowed the couple to use their own pastor. Click on image to see a few photos.

Weddings are not allowed on any of the lagoons fronting any of the hotels. You must use an adjacent public beach of which there are two (there is another one a walk down the trinitarians).

All are difficult to impossible parking restrictions and because of that, we use only one of those beaches.


We suggest the morning and before 1 pm afternoon for the best lighting for photos (see above). You get that nice blue water and sky.

FYI: During high tides or high surf, the water and waves can wash up the entire beach, making it unusable. We'll have to check the tides.

Why then do we recommend you to not have your ceremony at Ko Olina?

Well, it's anything but, "secret" given that there are major hotels right there LOL.

On any given day and especially at sunset, it's busy and hard to hide or eliminate people in your scenic backgrounds.

The walk out to the cove can be a challenge for children, old folks, and the mobility challenged.

Parking is unavailable if you're not staying in a hotel, and costly for your guests and us (which you pay for).

The lighting for photos is a challenge, more so than any other location we usually use regularly and suggest.

Most importantly and because of all above the above, it's more costly than a simple ceremony needs to be!

Save some money, use it for something else. Don't be lazy, take a drive or use our transportation, use one of our Honolulu/Waikiki or Windward locations. All or easier to be at and we would say more scenic than any spot at Ko Olina. Believe us or don't.

FYI: If you're having a whole lot of people who can't travel and/or you did it backwards and set up your reception before anything else, we suppose you're stuck. Let us know and we'll go from there.
We prefer and suggest the morning and before 1 pm afternoon for the best lighting for photos (see above). You get that nice blue water and sky.

FYI: During high tides or high surf, the water and waves can wash up the entire beach, making it unusable. We'll have to check the tides.



This was a wedding at about 3 pm.
Click on image to see a few photos.