For "Do it Yourself" wedding planning, here is a list of many of the Kauai Wedding Vendors you may find useful in your wedding preparations. Remember, 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.
Click here to find information about How to apply for a Hawaii Marriage License or Civil Union License.
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 the list, but I can also send you in my Kauai list by email. List of the Marriage License Agents on all islands including Kauai.
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.
Images by Liz is based on south side, but travels island-wide and will guide you to beautiful poses for some great wedding day shots.
Island Echoes Kauai Photography, based on the north shore, Jennifer Henderson can guide you through a wonderful photo shoot with her expertise. Ke'e Beach, Tunnels (aka Makua) Hanalei area and more!
Christine Nelson Kilikina Photography based on east shore, travels island wide, and has a great eye for wedding and vow renewal photography
Michael Stickney with I Love You Photography works hard to get all the important moments surrounding your event.
Keith Ketchum Photography specializes in many kinds of photography and can capture your day beautifully.
Island Reflections Photography - Based on the West Side, she does travel to other parts of the island. Michelle Loglia-Schmidt captures the expressions and memories of your event beautifully. She also has a specialty with children's events and family photo shoots.
Kristin Hoshino of Swell Photography does excellent work with an easy going professionalism.
Meg Courtney - Enchanted Elopements - Meg specializes in providing an adventurous experience with unforgetable backdrops.
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.
Kine by Design offers a variety of wedding photography packages. Contact Kit Furderer to discuss. A pleasure to work with!
Jonathan Moeller Photography is a fine art photograher with a lot of talent.
Damon Moss Photography is a wedding and family phtographer here on Kauai to capture your unique experience.
Penny Dinn Photography offers a lovely island experience as she photographs your special event.
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. Bob also does video.
Emily Helen is a delightful professional photographer of weddings, vow renewals and more on Kauai.
Naomi Wong Photography Naomi provides wedding and portrait photography services to the Island of Kauai
Rhonda Forsberg would love to be your camera girl, capturing memories of your special event, engagement or family vacation.
Kauai Video Productions also does still photography - David can line up photography and video if you like.
Gail Seely, Heart of Kauai Wedding Photography, is a fine art photgrapher with a photojournalistic style for your wedding.
Dianne Reynolds Photography is internationally recognized and easy to work with.
Nick Galante Photography is based on the south shore and is a long time wedding and family photographer for the island of Kauai.
VIDEOGRAPHER: Kauai Video Productions creates a permanent memory of your special event. David does a wonderful job in capturing the special moments.
y Videographer on Kauai can use a drone to capture the birdseye view of your wedding! Very easy going and awesome! Well respected in the Kauai community and fun to work with. deographers: Hawaiian Creative Video can preserve your event with videography on DVD or even a web cast to share with family and friends.
y Videographer on Kauai
can use a drone to capture the birdseye view of your wedding! Very easy going and awesome! Well respected in the Kauai community and fun to work with.
deographers: Hawaiian Creative Video
can preserve your event with videography on DVD or even a web cast to share with family and friends.
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/theirs, which is usually a moderate quality digital slr camera. All that is provided is an up to an hour photos shoot and all the photos on your camera ($150) or their camera and the photos uploaded to dropbox ($200) for you to do whatever you like with. 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
Aowl Owen Treehouse Melodies is a talented violinist for your event. I've only recently become a fan, after hearing him play. Ask about a duo with his musical partner Kekoa, as the Sugartonez, and you will be blown away as I have, by the earnest heart and soul they put into their offerings, with such a wide array of styles and selections. Very happy to recommend Aowl and Kekoa to add a classy yet easy going vibe to your special event.
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
Darryl Gonzales plays at various nightspots, throughout the week, but might be available for your wedding date. He is superb! (808) 651-0239
Mike Keale has a beautiful voice and a smooth style with contemporary and nostalgic music, adding a wonderful element to your wedding when he's not playing at one of the popular nightspots on Kauai.
John Rivera plays contemporary Hawaiian favorites. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 808-645-1847
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.
Byron Fernandez plays Hawaiian and Contemporary music for weddings and celebrations and would love to be a part of your event.
Gordon Marron and friends- Kauai Violinist, Keyboard, Quartet, guitarists - Koloa
Treysara - Can play classy Jazz for your elegant event.
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.
I have cards and phone numbers of various other musicians who don't have websites, etc.
HAVE YOUR OWN MUSICIAN? You are welcome to provide your own musician, perhaps one of your wedding guests wishes to play ukulele or guitar at your wedding. If you have any music or sound needs, even intruments to rent, speakers, amplifiers, microphones, etc, check with the helpful folks at Kauai Music and Sound in Kapaa.
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)
SonFlowers Florist and Gifts, Formerly 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, or make your own bouquet or flower circle with fresh cut tropicals. If you are celebrating back on the mainland with a tropical themed reception, have Tropical Flowers Express send a beautiful arrangement for your decor! Support this local business!
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!
Safeway - in Kapaa - or Lihue has ready made leis or you can special order other arrangements for your event
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
Isle Flowers - Kilauea Mauka Farms - is a small local flower farm and can assist you with floral arrangements, bouquets and leis. Contact Angela through her website or by phone at 808- 212 6468
Flowers by Emma(in Kilauea) Floral Design, Lei, Weddings, phone 808-634-5980
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
Mr. Flowers Floral Design, not sure where they are, but possibly south shore?
Da Kine Floral Designs
Mia Moriguchi will come to you and has quite a talent for bringing out your beauty for your wedding day.
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!
Kristy Love is a hair stylist and makeup artist on Kauai, and can assist you with your beauty needs for gorgeous photos.
Lindsay with Lulu Lush has a fantastic reputation for natural glamour for brides and models here on Kauai.
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)
Karen is your fairy glamother on Kauai to help you look your best for your wedding day. She can come to you with her magic wand.
The Alexander Day Spa at the Kauai Marriott in Lihue - and also Poipu at the Marriott Waiohai offers f full selection of bridal services.
Paradise Beauty in Kapaa offers wedding day bridal hair and makeup and a full array of spa services. Recently updated and with a very comfortable yet modern look and feel. I popped in recently and was really impressed with the change!
The Princeville Salon is a full service salon and can help you with your wedding day style.
The Relish Salon in Hanalei is a salon for hair, nails and makeup for you and your wedding party. 826-7742
Stylist Kauai located in Lihue offers bridal services for up to 8, with 2 weeks notice.
The Beauty Shop at Kilohana (Lihue) or Kapaa (Coral Reef Hotel) offers a full menu of salon services.
Studio 203 in Lihue offers bridal stylist services
Koloa Town Salon offers bridal styling services on the south shore.
St. Regis Halalea Spa - Wedding Services - If you are staying at the St. Regis, they can take care of your pre-wedding beauty needs.
Relish in Hanaleiis 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.
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.
Your hotel or resort might have a spa or salon in it that I'm not familar with. Ask your concierge for recommendations.
Jewelry, wedding rings, necklaces, earrings and more
Goldsmith's Jewelry at Kinipopo Shopping Village in Kapaa, has wedding rings and custom and unique jewelry designs for your special occasion.
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!
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.
Lucy's Alterations at 4-361 Kuhio Hwy in Wailua, by Brick Oven Pizza, has special occasion dresses for sale, plus offers alteration service. Nail Salon next door owned by same couple.
Pressing, steaming of wedding dresses on Kauai:
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!
I do have a small hand held portable steamer, if you think this is all you need, let me know and I'll bring it when we meet!
Ko Bakery can make specialty wedding cakes for delivery. 808-212-8882
Sweet Marie's specializing in Gluten Free Desserts now offers wedding cakes! 808-823-0227
Kianna's Cakes & Fine Goods
Island Desserts , will create the perfect wedding cake for your wedding day. 4302 Rice Street Lihue, HI (808) 245-7048
Hanalima Bakery 4495 Puhi Road - Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii 96766 - Call 808-246-8816
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.)
Mediterranean 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.
The Westin Hotel in Princeville has a gorgeous lawn area overlooking the ocean $$$
The Hanalei Bay Resort in Princeville has very lush surroundings, and several wedding venues, such as the "wedding walk" and the pool waterfall location, as well as tram transportation to the beach for the ceremony or photos. The Bali Hai Restaurant is opening soon for receptions. $$$
The St. Regis Hotel in Princeville has an outdoor location and indoor locations. $$$$
Destination Events at Common Ground can create a lovely reception, and can also set up a wedding location at the Waikoa Stone Dam, through events at Anaina Hou Community Park. Site fee for Waikoa Stone Dam Ceremony is $750 for a flat 2 hour rental fee, with options of additional hours and wedding arch, etc. There is a lovely stream and waterfall (Waikoa Dam) venue and garden setting and can host your reception too! I can put you in touch with the event coordinator there. $$$
Anaini Hou Community Park, including Kauai Minigolf and surrounding park area can accommodate a casual wedding and reception, or rehearsal fun time dinner, outdoors and within a year or two there will be a pavillion for weddings and receptions.
Waterfall Events in Kilauea has a lovely private waterfall setting. I can set this up for you - the rate is $300 per hour.
Na Aina Kai is a botanical garden park with access to a private beach
Courtyard Marriott at Coconut Beach offers indoor and outdoor wedding locations and reception areas. $$$
The Hukilau Lanai at the Kauai Coast Resort, behind the Coconut Marketplace, has an excellent menu $$$
Oais on the Beach, at Waipouli Beach Resort. Rent out the entire restaurant for your wedding reception!
Smith's Tropical Paradise and Luau makes an easy wedding ceremony location area with the Luau as the reception or "night before" party. $$$
Gaylord's in the Lihue/Puhi area is a nice special occasion venue. You might consider their grounds for your ceremony. $$$
Lae Nani Condominiums has a garden setting and barbecue area with an ocean view that can be used with permission
Kauai Shores in Kapaa is an affordable hotel with discount rates for wedding parties. Coming next year is LavaLava lounge. $$
Kauai Beach Resort in Lihue offers a grassy area with an ocean view for weddings, with the reception in their restaurant. $$$
Aloha Beach Resort offers a wedding gazebo with an ocean view and banquet wedding reception area. $$$
Nani Moon Mead in Kapaa, behind Kapaa Kauai Pasta, rents their space out for private parties. Think bachelor or bachelorette party, bridal shower, girls night out after wedding planning and preparations.
The Beach House Restaurant in Poipu is a popular special occasion venue, especially at sunset. $$$
National Tropical Botanical Gardens in Koloa (south shore) has several ceremony sites and allows catering on site. $$$
Plantation Gardens in Poipu has a lovely garden setting for your wedding wth a reception at the restaurant. $$$
Kiahuna Condominiums (adjacent to the Sheraton and Plantation Gardens) also has a large grassy area, with an ocean view, for weddings. $$$
The Grand Hyatt Kauai in Poipu has outdoor and indoor ceremony and reception areas. $$$$
Waimea Plantation Cottages is a bit removed from most of the island happenings, but it's dependablly dry and warm there. The lawn area under the Banyan Tree is lovely! The manager's cottage is often used as the bridal suite and there is an onsite restaurant, catering, full set up and coordinator.
Hale Koa Cabins at Koke'e is good for large groups and family gatherings in a rustic outdoor "camp" type location.
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
Contemporary Flavors Catering (in Lihue)
Kalaheo Cafe does an excellent job of catering events on the south and west shores.
Kauai Ono has a mobile catering service and also offers space in Princeville for receptions dinners
Aaron Irons Chef Kauai is based on the north shore and has delighted many of my clients with private dinners.
Destination Events at Common Ground is now specializing in special events and catering.
Lighthouse Bistro (in Kilauea)
Poi Dog Catering specializes in small - medium sized parties - with personal chef services, bartender services, buffet, finger foods, etc. Contact Carla at 808-431-4240.
Chef Joseph Martinez offers five star catering for your private event.
Cory Stokes offers a Kauai Private Chef experience, with friendly professional service,
Paige Krest has a private catering business for your event
Limousine Services on Kauai
Aloha Kauai Limo and Tours in Kapaa, call 808-652-7397
Kauai Northshore Limo In Kilauea, call 808-634-7260
Experience Kauai - North Shore Shuttles and Tours in Princeville call 808-634-8348
Gift Baskets, Party Decorations, Receptions and Celebrations,
Paradise Wedding Arches and Designs in Kilauea can assist you with a wedding arch set up on a NON-BEACH location.
Party Wonderland in Lihue
The Wine Shop in Koloa
Kauai Tents, Tents, Lighting, Chairs, Linens, Dance Floors, etc. The most experienced tent rental company on Kauai!
Lee's Rentals, for all your wedding and party needs, tables, chairs, tents, arches, dance floors, podium, lighting, etc.
Conrad Tent Rentals, for tents, tables, chairs.
Kauai Dinnerware Etc. specializes in table top decor and rentals, china, silverware, placesettings, glassware, and so on. Contact Lori through her website to see how she can help with your party!
Blaze Entertainment, for Lighting and Sound
Kauai Music and Sound in Kapaa for the rental and purchase of musicial insturments, microphones, speakers, etc.
Kauai Baby Gear Rental on Kauai, located in Kapaa, they deliver clean useful items you may want to rent for your child's comfort and safety while vacationing on Kauai. I use this company when my grandson visits.
Baby Equipment Rentals, Rainbow Travel if you are traveling with a baby, renting these items might be helpful! I have not used them, but might be a good alternative if Kauai Baby Gear doesn't have what you need available.
Other Wedding and Party Links:
Wedding night attire - Hush Boutique in Kapaa, offers lingerie and other sexy honeymoon items for your romantic getaway.
Hawaii Wedding and Party is a directory of vendors organized by region.