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#1 mandkwedding

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    Posted 01 March 2013 - 08:55 PM

    Hi Everyone

     

    I'm Kristy and this is my first ever post.

     

    We are getting married on 17th Sept 2013 in Oahu and I'm looking for some help on location for our ceremony & wedding planners to help me organise our wedding.

     

    Our wedding is only going to be very small with immediate family only

     

    We live in Melbourne Australia and I'm not keen on the idea of parting with thousands of dollars and then end up with a horror wedding!



    #2 HawaiiBride

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      Posted 08 March 2013 - 10:00 PM

      Hi Kristy, I am also from Australia (Ballarat, Vic) and we got married at Paradise Cove in November last year & had our reception at The Coconut Club which is located on the 21st floor of the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel, amazing views of Waikiki & the beach. We only had 19 guests which included myself & my husband & it was perfect, wouldn't change anything. We had Diana from Oahu Wedding (www.oahuwedding.com) our wedding planner & she was fantastic, I highly recommend her. She had so many amazing ideas. Our day was amazing. Feel free to ask me any questions. Hope this helps & good luck with the planning. Mel

      #3 HawaiiBride

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        Posted 08 March 2013 - 10:00 PM

        Hi Kristy, I am also from Australia (Ballarat, Vic) and we got married at Paradise Cove in November last year & had our reception at The Coconut Club which is located on the 21st floor of the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel, amazing views of Waikiki & the beach. We only had 19 guests which included myself & my husband & it was perfect, wouldn't change anything. We had Diana from Oahu Wedding (www.oahuwedding.com) our wedding planner & she was fantastic, I highly recommend her. She had so many amazing ideas. Our day was amazing. Feel free to ask me any questions. Hope this helps & good luck with the planning. Mel

        #4 reelcreative

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          Posted 12 March 2013 - 11:51 AM

          Congratulations on your big day! I decided to reply to your post because you may want to consider booking a photographer, and currently Reel Creative Instincts is running a special for weddings if booked by the end of this month. Here are the prices and you can look at their portfolio. http://www.reelcreat...ures.html Super friendly and fun people who really want to capture all the most special moments! Good luck with planning. I would also suggest Dianna with Hawaii Weddings and Events http://hawaiiweddingsandevents.com/. They are really great people also! 



          #5 cherbear327

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          Posted 19 March 2013 - 10:04 PM

          Hi Kristy!

           

          The most popular venues I know of are: 

          1) Lanikuhonua

          2) Loulu Palms

          3) Paradise Cove

          4) Turtle Bay

          5) Kualoa Ranch

          6) Bayer's Estate

           

          There are plenty more if you want a hotel but I only know of these because I wanted a beachside reception. If you don't mind me asking, what is your budget? This would help out a lot in giving you information... I am also having a small ceremony and reception (35-40 people) and have decided on Paradise Cove Ocean Gardens. They have a private garden area that overlooks the ocean and if you go through their preferred caterers, they discount the venue fee which is very reasonable. As someone also mentioned you could have the ceremony at one of the places I mentioned and have dinner at a restaurant. The Coconut Club is a restaurant that has fantastic views. I was also considering this but my heart was set on having a beachside reception so I decided to increase my budget for this. All depends on what you prefer. I also would recommend Diana from Oahu Wedding. Although I did not end up hiring her (decided not to have a coordinator), she was extremely helpful and super nice. She also always answered my emails promptly. Good luck with planning and feel free to ask me any questions!



          #6 JillTran

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            Posted 02 May 2013 - 02:59 PM

            Originally Posted by mandkwedding 

            Hi Everyone

             

            I'm Kristy and this is my first ever post.

             

            We are getting married on 17th Sept 2013 in Oahu and I'm looking for some help on location for our ceremony & wedding planners to help me organise our wedding.

             

            Our wedding is only going to be very small with immediate family only

             

            We live in Melbourne Australia and I'm not keen on the idea of parting with thousands of dollars and then end up with a horror wedding!

             

            Hi Kristy! Congratulations on your recent engagement!! The grounds at the JW Marriott Ihilani Ko Olina are beautiful as well. You can have an amazing ceremony (and reception) at the garden, over looking the ocean. I was there for a wedding in September 2012 and it was one of the most beautiful scenerys I have ever seen!

             

            My friend used Waikiki Video Pro for her photographer and videographery, and it all turned out really nice. http://waikikivideopro.com/Home.aspx

             

            Good luck and happy planning!

             

            -Jill Tran



            #7 alisonsmith1988

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              Posted 09 January 2014 - 11:29 PM

              Congratulation Kristy!! May your love for one another gather with the power of charm and eagerness like a mass of rainy cloud to pour and wet the path to your marital bliss with unending laughter and joy; and, may everyday of your marriage be notably joyous and long-lasting. Wishing you the best of wedlock.






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