I'm just the wedding officiant, minister, celebrant, for your Kauai wedding, vow renewal or commitment ceremony. For all other aspects of your event, you are welcome to make your own arrangements using these vendors or any others you find on the web or elsewhere.
Be prepared -- fill in your license application in advance before making an appointment with a licensing agent. Bring your Locator ID or receipt with you, along with your Photo ID. This saves time and the folks with the time slot after you will appreciate your preparedness!
A list of local licensing agents will be presented to you upon completion of the marriage license or civil union. Here is a list, though it may not be totally current. It might save you time scribbling the phone numbers off the recorded message. List of the Marriage License Agents on Kauai.
Blue Pearl Images with Candace Freeland is an experienced wedding photographer, very comfortable and easy to work with.
Bob Cox Photography on Kauai is a seasoned professional with stills and video, yet offers affordable rates for wedding photography. Very easy to work with.
Sealight Studios Photography with Fawne and Sebastian is a joint venture between this committed couple, making a fun and memorable photo shoot of your special event.
Penny Dinn Photography, offers an easy going beautiful experience to capture the memories of your day. You are in good hands with Penny.
Vilma Bergenholtz Photography on Kauai is a fine Kauai wedding photographer I can recommend. Vilma can put you at ease as she captures all of your most memorable moments.
Jonathan Moeller Photography is a young fine art photograher with a lot of talent.
Dianne Reynolds Photography is internationally recognized and easy to work with.
Milan Kenjic Photography is based the south side of the island, but will travel to other parts of the island as well. Beautiful digital photography as well as coffee table books of your wedding images.
Nick Galante Photography is based on the south shore and is a long time wedding and family photographer for the island of Kauai.
Austin Woolley Photography is an affordable alternative as he builds his wedding portrait porfolio, in addition to his other visual arts.
Videography: Blue Kauai Wedding Videos can make you a personalized video, so that your family and friends don't miss out on hearing your say your vows, even if you are having a small intimate wedding with just the two of you.
I also know some other photographers in various degrees of experience and price ranges. If you know what you're looking for, just ask and I may have someone to recommend. I can sometimes bring along an amateur/budget photographer for some very basic photography, with your camera or mine, which is a moderate quality camera. All that is provided is an unedited disk of all the photos for you to take home before you leave Kauai. Inquire about availalbility and rate on this.
Having a musician adds a warm and lively element to your wedding, even if it's on the beach! Here are a few of the musicians I enjoy working with.
Paul Togioka is an extremely talented, grammy nominated, slack key guitarist. 808-823-8822
Kenny Ray Rapozo - Guitarist, Slack Key Guitar & Ukulele - Let Kenny Rapozo provide guitar or ukulele music for your wedding ceremony and/or reception. If you don't have a play list, Kenny can sense the right mix of classical, traditional or fun music for the various components in your event. (808) 651-4486
Kirby Keough is a "Kauai Kine" singer and musician, available for weddings. in addition to regular gigs at various Kauai nightspots. 808-651-4597. I can furnish his e-mail address to you.
Haunani Kaui is a beloved singer/guitarist on Kauai available for weddings, vow renewals, parties. 808-652-9050
Pancho Graham is a versatile guitarist and Hawaiian Slack Key artist and will add the joy of music to your event.
Gordon Marron and friends- Kauai Violinist, Keyboard, Quartet, guitarists - Koloa
Darryl Gonzales plays at various nightspots. He is superb! He says his new website is coming soon... Here is one I found for him, not sure if it's his old or new. (808) 651-0239
John Rivera plays contemporary Hawaiian favorites. 808-645-1847
Makepa, Hawaiian Entertainer, Wedding Singer, Conch Blowing and Lauhala Artisan, can be found daily at the Kaua'i Beach Resort, main lobby, or phone 808-639-5235.
If you are out and about at the nightspots around Kauai, you might come across a guitarist or uke player that you can hire to play at your wedding. These might be musicians that don't have a website, and perhaps work 2-3 jobs to make ends meet. If you like a musician's sound, Kauai is a friendly island and you can just ask them if they play weddings and see if they are available for yours. If you do this, just let me know so that I can include them in the beach permit. I can tell you where some of these musicians play.
Centrally located in Kapaa or Lihue
J C's Flowers & Mini Mart in Kapaa (Wailua)
Kala's Kreations - A full service Florist - in Kapaa on Olohena Road. This little shop can take care of all your floral needs, with friendly local service. 808-821-1838.
Tropical Flowers Express is a vendor at various Farmer's Markets around the island. I know they are at the Coconut MarketPlace Farmer's Market on Tuesdays and Thursday 9am-12pm. Check them out for Fresh long lasting tropical arrangements.
Make your own? While at the Coconut Marketplace, visit the Ka U'i O Ka' Aina Cultural Center and learn lei making! For a donation to the center, you can make your own wedding leis!
C J's Floral Designs
For budget walk in - ready made options, try Walmart in Lihue which has a surprisingly good selection of ready made leis at very affordable prices. Check out their cooler by the door. Foodland, Safeway and Longs usually have leis too.
Kauai Costco also has a large assortment of ready made simple leis and fancy ones. Selection varies. Very affordable!
Northshore Buds & Blooms Molly can design bouquets, leis,and other custom designs for your wedding. Based in Princeville, she can also deliver. 808-826-9757
Flowers by Emma (in Kilauea) Floral Design, Lei, Weddings, phone 808-634-5980 or e-mail Emma Chidgey at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Flowers Floral Design, Princeville
Pua Keni Keni Leis on Kauai, freshly made all year round, but most plentiful in the summer. You can often put your order in through the Hanalei Liquor Store, or just contact Bruce through the website. Reasonably priced, very fragrant, tropical leis on the north shore.
Princeville Center -- there is a kiosk for Kahelelani Shells -- the gal who works there sometimes has leis to sell -- or if you stop by a day or two in advance she might be able to have something for you to pick up before your wedding. They really beautiful custom designs. If she's there, ask her about leis and flowers.
Martin Roberts Design
Florescence Floral Design
Da Kine Floral Designs
Party Wonderland in Lihue
Kauai Gift Baskets
The Wine Shop in Koloa
White Orchid Bridal Services for Hair and Make-up - Dianne comes to you on your wedding day, with her bag of tricks to make and keep you beautiful for your wedding! Exquisite designs for your hair! She does a fantastic job - several of my brides have commented on this special service made so easy for them. Highly recommended!
Mia Moriguchi will come to you and offers professional services. Based in Lihue.
Easy on the Eyes with Patti Ornellas is a certified makeup artist based in Kalaheo, southwest Kauai. Contact her by e-mail for more information. email@example.com or 808-635-6956.
St. Regis Halalea Spa - Wedding Services - If you are staying at the St. Regis, they can take care of your pre-wedding beauty needs.
Blue Sky Styling - Christie is a hair/makeup stylist with 15 years experience with doing wedding styling. She will come to you anywhere on Kauai or serve you at the salon. (Hotel Coral Reef - Beauty Salon)
Main Attraction Hair Studio, Lenette Vierra-Tandal, Owner/Stylist at the Kinipopo Shopping Village in Wailua has 3 stylists available for wedding day hair and 2 nail technicians. 356 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa. 823-8440.
Relish in Hanalei is a salon available for hair and makeup for you and your wedding party. 826-7742
Acrylic Nails in the Wailua Plaza (mauka side of Kuhio Hwy near Haleilio Road, near Brick Oven Pizza) 821-9009 has excellent service with local style prices. They offer spa pedicures, with massage chairs, french manicures, acrylic nails and more. The other side of this shop offers alterations, if your newly purchased wedding dress or groom's pants need hemming.
Anara Spa in the Hyatt in Poipu is the lap of luxury, offering full service wedding day packages.
Medispa located at 3176 Po'ipu Road in Poipu sometimes offers massage, manicures, pedicures, facials, waxing, microderm, chemical peels, tanning, laser hair removal, non surgical facelifts. Call for services they offer, as they have changed a little. 742-8500.
Hideaway Spa and Salon at the Poipu Shopping Village offers the same as above. See their spa menu and price list here. 808 742-0005.
Your hotel or resort might have a spa or salon in it that I'm not familar with. Ask your concierge for recommendations.
Lasting Impressions, by Deloris, 808-245-7578. If you need your wedding attire pressed, steamed, or otherwise prepared for your special event, give Deloris a call. My clients have been very pleased with her service!
Hawaiian Wedding Shop. You can see styles and shop online at the Hawaiian Wedding Shop
Tropical Tantrum Shops. With shops located in Kapaa, Hanalei and Lihue, you can stop in for a last minute clothing purchase, or order in advance online from their website. High quality original designs for a unique look for your wedding. Men's shirts, women's dresses. No men's pants that I see.
Island Hemp and Cotton in Kapaa Town can outfit brides and grooms with loose woven cotton, hemp and tencil shirts, pants, dresses and skirts. If you want a natural feel for your wedding ceremony, you'll find the right components here!
Special Occassions Boutique in Wailua Shopping Plaza. Elegant styles and bridal accessories. This is near Brick Oven Pizza in Wailua, across from the Shell Gas Station. Gwen can help you. 808-821-0410.
Kauai Doves of Love offers a memorable symbolic Dove Release to engage you and your guests in marking the beginning of the peace, joy and devotion of your married life. Contact Shawn or Angela through their website. I've written a ceremonial reading that is secular, yet inspiring, more in keeping with the clients I serve.
Cakes By Kristin, located in the Kinipopo Shopping Village in Wailua (south of Kapaa) specializes in special occasion desserts. Visit her facebook page to e-mail her for more info or call Kristin at 808-823-1210.
Sugar Mill Cupcakes, Kauai's Gourmet Cupcakery, can furnish specialty cupcakes for your event, based in Kapaa in Roxy Square, they deliver island wide. Call them at 808-635-2856 or visit them on the web
Kauai Bakery, in Kukui Grove Shopping Center, Lihue, has special order cakes and delivery available. Visit their website at www.kauaibakery.com or phone them at 808-246-4765
Sweet Marie's specializing in Glutin Free Desserts now offers wedding cakes! 808-823-0227
Island Desserts , will create the perfect wedding cake for your wedding day. 4302 Rice Street Lihue, HI (808) 245-7048
Safeway, Foodland, Costco and most other bakeries can set you up with a small wedding cake with a week's notice. Cost is generally $50-$60. Alternatively, you might opt for something different, such as a fruit tart or Lilikoi Pie from one of the other small specialty bakeries on Kauai. (Hamura's Saimin sells whole pies.)
National Tropical Botanical Gardens in Koloa (south shore) has several ceremony sites and allows catering on site.
Wailua Marina Restaurant is a popular venue for a small wedding reception overlooking the Wailua River. At this time, they do not allow alcoholic beverages.
The Hukilau Lanai at the Kauai Coast Resort, behind the Coconut Marketplace, has an excellent menu
Gaylord's in the Lihue/Puhi area is a nice special occasion venue. You might consider their grounds for your ceremony.
The Bali Hai Restaurant at the Hanalei Bay Resort in Princeville has very lush surroundings.
Keoki's Paradise in Poipu is a romantic restaurant.
Plantation Gardens in Poipu will allow your wedding to take place on their grounds before your dinner, for a fee.
Meditarranean Gourmet in Ha'ena is the only full service restaurant at that far end of the island. They put on a lu'au which would make a nice celebratory event after your wedding.
Some restaurants in the resort areas have been closed for renovations recently, and may be opening before your wedding date.
Your vacation rental might allow a reception - there are some that cater to wedding parties - easily found on the web.
Catering, Intimate Dinners, Delivery, Pick up Service
Kauai Custom Cuisine (Intimate Dinners on Kauai)
Kauai Pasta and Kauai Cuisine (Same chefs)
Contemporary Flavors Catering (in Lihue)
Lighthouse Bistro (in Kilauea)
Kauai Northshore Limousine and Tours In Kilauea, call 808-828-6189
Custom Limousine In Lihue, call 808-246-6318
Kauai Limo In Hanamaulu, call 808-245-4855
Kimo's Transportation In Hanamaulu, call 808-245-4970
Kauai Tents, Tents, Lighting, Chairs, Linens, China, Dance Floors, etc.
Baby Equipment Rentals, Rainbow Travel if you are traveling with a baby, renting these items might be helpful!
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