July 17, 2018
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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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