The first time we traveled to the Hawaiian Islands for our vacation in 2006, we chose to visit the island of Hawaii, more affectionately known as the “Big Island”. This island has a very special, welcoming feel that complements its rugged, yet delicate beauty. We found this place to be peopled with a myriad of ethnicities. Friendly, helpful people of all walks of life are found living here. We find them to be socially aware, forward thinking sorts. The people here were special and we soon discovered their secret; they had the happiness of those who knew they lived in paradise.
We fell completely and hopelessly in love with this tropical oasis created in the middle of the Pacific Ocean! Gentle, fragrant, breezes accompanied the stunning beauty of the landscape as our senses tried to devour everything at once! Our corporate lives suddenly felt an entire world away. Captured by Hawaii’s famous “Spirit of Aloha”, we felt the calming of our souls and a meeting of the hearts. We knew indisputably that we would make this place our home one day.
One year later, we were doing just that! We now live on the Big Island of Hawaii and we feel as if we have come home. Our lives are now filled with couples who come to the Big Island to be united in marriage on one of the lovely beaches here on the Kona coast. We create an intimate, elegant wedding experience for you and your guests directly on the sandy beach in full view of the sparkling, white tipped surf. Your wedding ceremony may be blessed by the attendance of the gentle Honu, gliding through the pristine Kona waters. The graceful white seabirds lend a watchful eye as you and your love are joined together and pledge your troth against the setting sun.
We like to believe that our newlyweds will come back to this place one day. We hope they will reaffirm the promises they spoke to one another some years ago here in Kona, on their wedding day. On this occasion, your family and friends will witness the celebration of the wonderful life the two of you are spending together. The Honu and the seabirds will know, by the renewal of your vows, that you would do it all over again!
We feel fortunate when we can be involved in this coming together of two people because our own marriage is very sacred to us. It has changed both of our lives, profoundly. Sharing the joy and happiness of our marriage has provided a way for us to pay forward the great love we have found in one another. We are pleased to say we celebrated our 20th anniversary this year on our favorite beach, Kukio. We will never forget this anniversary. The intimate setting was perfect and astonishingly beautiful, with the natural world providing the un-comparable décor.
Our daughter and son in law were married on November 11th 2011, also at Kukio Beach. We were so moved by the experience we decided to share this joy with everyone.
We offer non-denominational ceremonies and can officiate at weddings, including same-sex marriages and vow renewals. Please use our contact page to relay to us your pertinent information, travel and lodging plans, special requests, and photographic needs. Allow us to organize your special day and officiate as you speak your vows in Hawaii and create an experience you and your loved ones will remember for a lifetime.
Larry knows all the best places to go, sights to see and “must do” activities on the island. Larry was a concierge for many years at one of Kona’s fine hotels. He is an absolute wealth of information about this island and he will gladly share it with you. Larry will ensure your free days can be filled searching out the wonders of our island, or they can be filled with you laying in the sun, Mai Tai in hand, working on that tan you are not supposed to be getting!
Donna can photograph your ceremony, either still, or video. She is an absolute wonder at capturing the most intimate, important moments of your day and ceremony. Donna never forgets the classic poses and will ensure that when you view your wedding album, you will feel as if you had your feet in the sand of Kukio beach all over again.
The ceremony was beautiful. It was a wonderful experience. Larry and his wife made the whole process painless. Thank you!!
Larry and Donna made our wedding so special! All we had to do was show up, and they took care of everything else. We highly recommend using Wedding Vows in Hawaii for a perfect wedding!
Larry was so helpful and made this the easiest thing I have ever planned. The ceremony exceeded my expectations, from the beautiful leis and sand ceremony to the touching words he choose to perform the ceremony.
We really cannot say enough about Larry and Donna. From the day we contacted them from the mainland until the day of our Big Island ceremony, they were so welcoming, caring, knowledgeable, and detail oriented. They made all of the arrangements so easy for us. We are so glad we found Larry and Donna ~ we highly recommend Vows in Hawaii!
The sunset was amazing and the ceremony was beautiful! Donna and Larry welcomed us, they knew all of our names, it felt very personal. Our pictures and video were ready in just a few days! and they were beautiful! I highly recommend Vows in Hawaii!
I cannot say enough about Larry and Donna. The only thing I had to do was show up. The ceremony was beautiful and the beach was amazing. I cannot say enough about vows in Hawaii!!!!
Thank you so very much Larry and Donna you both did a wonderful job . From the ceremony to the photography. The photos are beautiful. A would give a 10 star rating, your service and help is impeccable ..You made our wedding as beautiful as Kuiko Beach. . We will never forget you . Mahalo
Thanks Larry and Donna for a wonderful vow renewal on October 6th. Even though we had to postpone the original date because of a storm, we ended up with the perfect sunset in a wonderful setting and made even more special by the two of you! Maria, I and the kids are eternally grateful to you both.
This will always mark one of the greatest memories in our marriage. Donna is a fabulous photographer and knew the type of pictures that would be meaningful for years to come. We still look at the photos and wipe the tears from our eyes. Our rating for the experience and price is a perfect 10.
We both loved our vow renewal ceremony! Larry and Donna did such a great job to make everything so special.
They were so accommodating with scheduling that we were able to have our renewal ceremony on the very day of our 30th wedding anniversary!
The ceremony was perfectly arranged, actually beyond our expectation! Back home our vow renewal is the best memory brought home thanks to “Vows in Hawaii”.
Words cannot express how thankful I am for "Vows In Hawaii." We arrived at our beachfront location at sunset.......Just WOW! I cannot explain how breathtaking this view was, or how adorable this setup was. This couple definitely knew how to make you feel special on your special day.
Larry and Donna were professional, courteous, and very easy to work with. Our ceremony was absolutely beautiful and the setting couldn't have been better.
I cannot say enough about Vows in Hawaii and Larry the person who married us. it was a absolutely flawless ceremony and was done in such a professional and loving way.
Donna accommodated our every wish. She made our wedding perfect in spite of the short notice. We recommend Donna.
I'm so glad I chose Vows in Hawaii and will recommend them to anyone that asks. I wanted something simple yet beautiful and that is exactly what they gave us.
We carry state required event planning insurance for your worry free ceremony. We also obtain all Department of Land and Natural Resources permits for your beach wedding.
We are fully licensed by the State of Hawaii to perform non denominational marriages, same-sex marriages, and civil unions. We file all necessary paperwork to validate your marriage or civil union.
Let us assist with your Island planning. Once we have a date secured for your ceremony, let us help you plan your stay on the Big Island. We have many years of Island knowledge that we would be delighted to share with you.