A curated guide of some of the best locations to get eloped on the
different islands of Hawai'i.
Image by Tales of Light Photography
I am a Hawaii Elopement Photographer based out of O'ahu and I have photographed some of the most beautiful intimate elopements here in Hawai'i. Due to covid-19 a lot of couples have chosen to downsize their wedding to an elopement. Just because you're not having a large wedding does not mean it is any less special. Some of the most epic ceremonies I have witnessed have been intimate elopements. This stress-free option is going to be a popular choice for couples since the world is dealing with a pandemic. Especially since large gatherings are going to continue to be a health risk. I have curated a list of great locations to have your intimate elopement. Connect with me if you want to learn more about my all-inclusive elopement packages.
Lāʻie Point State Wayside consists of two separate parcels on either side of a dead-end residential street, with no facilities and a limited parking lot. The small scenic lookout is a popular spot, so decide on early sunrise times to get the best intimate moments for your elopement.
These lush 400 acres in windward Oʻahu, will truly show you that Hoʻomaluhia is rightfully named "a peaceful refuge." Opened in 1982, this garden in Kāneʻohe features plantings from major tropical regions around the world grouped geographically. If your looking for jungles scenery or sweeping green mountain ranges this will be the spot for you. You will have to check with their offices if permits will be needed.
With an elevation of 10,023 feet, this gorgeous landscape is the highest peak on the island and the second tallest mountain in Hawaii. Mount Haleakala sits inside Haleakala National Park, an otherworldly landscape of dark valleys, lava fields and silversword plants. You do have to make reservations to see sunrise there but it is completely worth it. Please check with local rules in case permits are needed.
This area is considered Hawaii’s “Grand Canyon of the Pacific.” This epic location is 10 miles wide and 3,000 feet deep! It's has distinct beauty from natural events that occurred in one volcanic moment, then slowly over millions of years. This would be an ideal elopement location for any adventurous couples.
This was the home to old Hawaiian kings and once upon a time was densely populated. Now however, Waipi’o valley is mostly wilderness dotted with taro fields and a couple of dozens of inhabitants. The valley is named after the river that runs through the valley (wai-piʻo means curved water in the Hawaiian language) and is about one mile wide and six miles deep. The back the valley splits into many ‘fingers’, each one with its own waterfall. The valley meets the ocean towards the north with a beautiful black sand beach that is cut in two by the river. This stunning location is a great beach elopement spot that sometimes even features wild horses if your lucky. Definitely for the couple that has adventure in their hearts because a 4x4 vehicle is required to get to the beach and their are not any services other than port o-potties.
No matter where you decide to have your Hawaii Elopement I would love to capture it and help you plan. Connect with me to learn about my all-inclusive elopement packages.
Oahu, Maui, Kauai & Big Island Elopement+Wedding Photographer