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July 17, 2018

Kealakekua Bay Wedding

Kealakekua Bay Wedding

couple get married in Hawaii with palm trees Kealakekua Bay Wedding Venue

Kealakekua Bay Wedding

This stunning big island wedding venue located in Kealakekua Bay was originally a series of private homes located oceanfront next to Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park. It is such a special place to get married and is filled with natural beauty. You may even spot a spinner dolphin if you look closely enough.


Private homes located in Kealakekua Bay Historic Park

Alison + Dan

Big Island Wedding

wedding ring in native hawaiian plants
three rings in a row
tropical plants at Kealakekua Bay Wedding Venue
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Wedding venue view Kealakekua Bay Wedding Venue

wedding shoes

best friends maid of honor

tropical wedding decor Kealakekua Bay Wedding Venue

tropical centerpiece

black and white father daughter Kealakekua Bay Wedding Venue

father and daughter walk down aisle Kealakekua Bay Wedding Venue

mother and father bride and groom greet each other


Dan and Alison met on the beach in Santa Cruz, California, while volunteering for a program called Shared Adventures. Shared Adventures gives people with disabilities an opportunity to have a fun beach and ocean experience. They hit it off instantly, engaging in witty banter and sharing big smiles the entire day. They possessed a shared love of SCUBA diving and began to grow closer and closer with each dive and each moment they spent together. Their love continued to grow into a family of four. Their wedding was small and intimate and they said it surpassed any expectations either of them had.

The Bride Wrote…

“Our wedding was so much more than I expected. The pure intensity of standing up there, staring at Dan and expressing my appreciation and love for him was amazing. I have never felt more beautiful inside and out in my whole life. Dan is an amazing man and I am so lucky!” Alison shared with me after the wedding.”

bride and groom in front of ocean Kealakekua Bay Wedding Venue

bride laughs Kealakekua Bay Wedding

Kealakekua Bay Wedding kiss

couple get married in Hawaii with palm trees

bride and groom kiss

just after the wedding

couple get married in Hawaii

bride and groom walk down street Kealakekua Bay Wedding Venue

Kealakekua Bay Wedding Venue laugh

guest say hello after Kealakekua Bay Wedding

 Father is happy at Kealakekua Bay Wedding Venue

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bridesmaids Kealakekua Bay Wedding

Why Get Married on the Big Island?

First of all, as a wedding photographer, I have to say the Big Island is the most picturesque of all the Hawaiian islands. If you’ve ever dreamed of getting married outside in a beautiful, tropical location, surrounded by mountains, black lava fields, beaches, and amazing sunrises and sunsets, I can’t think of a better place than Hawaii.

You can customize your wedding day to be as lavish or as laid-back as you are. From large and lush ceremonies at the Four Seasons to quiet and quaint services at historic chapels located throughout the island, there is a venue to suit just about anyone. You can hire wedding planners who know all the ins and outs of planning a Hawaiian wedding at a specific venue or they can tailor it to your liking. Or you can choose a place and make your own plans. Hawaii truly makes for a dream destination wedding. There is nothing else that even comes close.  

Plus, your guests can enjoy their stay in Hawaii long after the wedding — treating themselves to day trips to spectacular beaches, excursions, snorkeling, SCUBA diving, golf courses, and fine dining.

laughing with parents Kealakekua Bay Wedding Venue

bride and groom tropical formals Kealakekua Bay Wedding Venue

Groomsmen and son at Kealakekua Bay Wedding Venue

candids of family after Kealakekua Bay Wedding


Groom with the children Kealakekua Bay Wedding

family photos after Ceremony Kealakekua Bay Wedding Venue

How Much Does a Big Island Wedding Cost?

The cost of a wedding on Big Island varies, depending on how big your wedding is and what venue you choose. Most sites estimate the cost of a wedding to be between $4,500 and $7,000 including travel, hotel, and venue. But of course there is some wiggle room in there as well, depending on the season in which you choose to get married, the day of the week, how far you have to travel, etc. Just like any other wedding venue, you can certainly work within a budget if needed.

bride and groom almost kiss Kealakekua Bay Wedding Venue

looking our to sea Kealakekua Bay Wedding Venue

bride and groom in front of tropical plant at Kealakekua Bay Wedding Venue

couple walk the neighborhood of Kealakekua Bay Wedding Venue

funny pose in front of ocean Kealakekua Bay Wedding Venue

couple dance in front of the ocean Kealakekua Bay Wedding Venue

Kealakekua Bay Weddings

History and more information on this stunning Big Island Wedding venue

Located about 12 miles south of Kailua-Kona, Kealakekua Bay is a Marine Life Conservation District perfect for snorkeling, scuba diving, and kayaking. The bay’s brilliant waters are filled with coral and schools of tropical fish. On occasion, you can even see spinner dolphins swimming in the bay! Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park is an important site in Hawaii’s history as the location where the first extensive contact between Hawaiians and Westerners took place with the arrival of Captain Cook in 1779.

How to rent these houses for your wedding?


Location: Private Estate, Kealakekua Bay, Big Island via TDD Rentals
Hair and Makeup:
Tent/Lighting/Stereo: Big Island Tents
Catering: Mona Mi Catering
Flowers: Qina Girl Floral
Nanny Care: Malihini Keiki Care
Dress: David’s Bridal

Hawaii Wedding Photography

Big Island Wedding

Sky and Reef Photography specializing in capturing your adventurous love. We strive to incorporate your love with the beauty of nature and its surroundings. Our boutique photography studio focus is on Weddings, Engagements, Proposals, Elopements, Couple and Drones.

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