I'm a bit of an expert on island weddings. Having photographed hundreds of weddings on Sanibel and Captiva Island and traveled to photograph many Caribbean weddings (and got married myself in the Bahamas), when it comes to destination weddings there is definitely a few more things to consider. I know from my own experience finding the perfect wedding venue can be a challenge. There is so much to consider from transportation to accessibility of wedding professionals. So when I came across this gem of a destination I knew I would have to share. Perhaps one of the most celebrated destination locations, the Hawaiian Islands, are definitely top notch when it comes to everything wedding. I visited the islands in March and I was particularly impressed with one amazing wedding location. Turtle Bay Resort, on Oahu was simple perfection. The location is magical. Roaring waves in one direction and a calm inlet in the other. It's a bucket list kind of vacation spot. It's charm lends itself well to weddings too. Turtle Bay has it's very own chapel right on site. This magnificent Hawaii ceremony spot sits high above the water and looks down to amazing views. It's just steps away from the restaurants and lively pool area, however I was impressed with how quiet and peaceful the location was. It is a very private setting for a ceremony, just tucked a few steps away from the resort. The sprawling lawn makes for a perfect outdoor reception area and the spots for wedding pictures are endless. From the rock lined beaches to the many little corners of the resorts unique layout, as a wedding photographer, I could see endless possibilities of places to capture some amazing Hawaiian wedding pictures! The North Shore of Oahu has a beautiful coast line. It is a stunning atmosphere to bring friends and family to and a great spot for a destination wedding. I have seen hundreds of venues and some incredible locations and this one is definitely among the top few I've seen anywhere. Turtle Bay Resort is gorgeous, the service is fabulous and with a private wedding chapel on sight is seriously is a gem!
If you are considering a Hawaii vacation or looking for the perfect wedding destination check them out!
Turtle Bay Resort
57-091 Kamehameha Highway
Kahuku, HI 96731