Paul and Jen's Wedding

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Our wedding was amazing. We are so sad that its over! Hawaii is one of the most beautiful places we have ever been to. One of our vows was to go back every five years to renew our commitments to each other. I can't wait until December 4, 2013!

Vendors & Venues Reviews

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Island Orchard
Kailua-Kona, HI
Florists

Amy is wonderful! She made the most beautiful leis for us. Custom work based only on my vague description and it was perfect! Very reasonable too.


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Calligraphy by Amy
Kona, HI
Invitations

She is based out of Pittsburgh. Excellent and highly recommended. Beautiful creative work and very affordable. Very easy to work with too.


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Beachcombers Hair salon
Kona, HI
Wedding Day Beauty

Joanie and Mindy opened the shop two hours early to accommodate our mid-morning wedding! (Appts. for Bride, Mom and Sister) It was tough b/c I sent a picture of the style I wanted but never had the chance to meet prior to the appt. It wasn't exactly like the pic, but it looked really pretty and they were so nice. Overall, all three of us looked great!


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Hawaiian Titanium Rings
Kona, HI
Jewelry/Accessories

Groom: Quick and painless. Good price.


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Hawaiian Jewelry Shop
Kona, HI
Jewelry/Accessories

Bride: Beautiful ring. The website is very user friendly with lots of designs to choose from.


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Rev. Ken Hoopai
Kona, HI
Officiants

We had 2 officiants. My brother-in-law Chris and Rev. Ken Hoopai. Ken was great. Quite the showman. He blew the conch shell and sang a few songs and played the ukulele. But he didn't know us, so it wasn't very sincere. And that's fine. I get it. We hired him online. That is why I was so glad my brother-in-law was there. He brought the heart.


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Kona By The Sea
Holualoa, HI
Hotels/Accommodations

They were wonderful. The hotel/condo is right on the ocean. They upgraded us to a top floor 2bed/2bath. This is the third time I have stayed here.


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Java on the Rocks
Hawaii, HI
Reception Sites
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The Coffee Shack
Captain Cook, HI
Ceremony & Reception

This is actually a little restaurant on the hillside overlooking the Pacific. We ate breakfast there once and I asked if, when we return for the wedding, we could get married there. They were kind enough to say yes. But it isn't meant for weddings. It is a VERY small place. Our wedding consisted of 11 people and a baby. But it is absolutely amazing. (Regardless of whether you get married there, you have to stop there for breakfast or lunch on the way down to the volcano.)
The food is really good and the view is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. They also made our wedding cake w/ lemon and lilikoi. It was delicious! The owners, Jim and Melanie, will never know how much it meant to us. It is a very special place.


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Kilauea
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Attractions/Entertainment
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Waimea Plantations
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Hotels/Accommodations

Stay here if you can. Yes there are chickens, and it is true that you can't swim at the beach that is right there because of sharks, but it is so relaxing and beautiful. The air smells like orange blossoms. (pikake?)


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Jameson's by the Sea
Kailua Kona, HI
Restaurants
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Diamond Head
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Parks/Recreation
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Waikiki Beach Hotel
Honolulu, HI
Hotels/Accommodations

Very nice hotel. Although, I made the reservations months in advance and told them that the rooms were for a wedding party, they put us on a lower floor. Out of 26 floors, we were on #6. It would have been nice to be higher up. The view of the ocean and Diamond Head is awesome.


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Mauna Kea
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Parks/Recreation
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Snorkle Kealakekua Bay!
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Cruises/On The Water
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Pearl Harbor
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Photo Sites

Do not book a $30 tour. If you have a car or you can take the bus or cab, the tour itself is free with the opportunity to make a donation.


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North Shore
Haleiwa, HI
Attractions/Entertainment
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Waimea canyon
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Parks/Recreation
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Kauai's North Shore/Na Pali coast
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Photo Sites

We could not tour the coastline because the sea is too rough in the winter.


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Salt Beach
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Beaches
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Glass beach
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Beaches
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Poipu Beach
Poipu, Hawaii
Beaches
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Waikiki Beach
Honolulu, Hawaii
Beaches
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Thurston lava tubes
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Attractions/Entertainment

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