From the minute you touch down in Hawaii, you’re in tropical paradise: its crystal-clear waters playfully crash against the mountains, its lush and vibrant greenery offers a backdrop unlike any other, and the soft sand between your toes just feels right. We offer Hawaii elopement packages on Big Island, Maui and Oahu, but no matter which island speaks to you, your wedding day will be as unique and unforgettable as your love. You’ll experience Hawaii’s laid-back lifestyle: here, you can move as fast or as slow as you’d like with your days, leaving endless choices for couples who want to relax or explore. You’ll leave with a sense of wonder that stays with you long after you say “Aloha” to these happy islands.
Warm tropics, crystal clear waters, and lush and vibrant greenery will make your big day unforgettable.
Go for a laidback style in Hawaii. It’s your day and no one’s going to make you stick to a schedule--not even yourselves.
The mountain backdrop, white sand, and ocean scenery are stunning settings for your wedding and honeymoon photos.
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Looking for something a little more exotic? Check out our adventure elopement package!
Our Wildflower Experience tailors an outdoor elopement to your sense of adventure and exploration! This package is personally guided by our photographer Ryan Schorr. It is customized to your fit your style and includes hiking to an amazing location, an intimate ceremony with officiation and couples portraits.
This Experience also includes:
Up to four hours of photography anywhere on Oahu
Tailored location, time and outfit suggestions
Online gallery of 175+ edited, high-res digital photos
Unlimited downloads and personal printing rights delivered fifteen days or less after ceremony.
Package Price $2,750
Sweeping warm sandy beaches, blue skies, calm crystal-clear waves, and abundant marine wildlife, Hawaii is a truly magical place. The islands’ romantic, exotic vibes makes for an incredible place to elope. Say “I do” with sand between your toes, on a rocky beach with waves crashing in the distance, in the bows of a lush, tropical valley, or on top of a dormant volcano. Our Hawaii elopement photographers are incredibly talented and have the ability to capture the easy-going, passionate moments that happen in an island ceremony. Elopement photos in Hawaii are one-of-a-kind and will be photos you treasure for the rest of your life. All of these images are of past Simply Eloped couples so, yes…this could be you!
Eloping to Hawaii wasn’t something we really considered for a long time prior to booking with Simply Eloped, but once we found Simply Eloped, it all came together quickly and seamlessly. Finding this company solidified our decision to go this route since we already had the trip booked. We are super grateful Simply Eloped was able to make this happen for us in such a short amount of time. They are professionals to a T! Everyone we spoke with, from Haley, to the officiant, and our photographer, were all friendly and answered every single question we had! 10/10 will recommend to anyone looking to elope.
The entire experience was so nice and stress free. It was exactly what we wanted out of our elopement.
Thank you so much SE team for making our wedding day go over perfectly. I’m recommending the service to all my friends thinking about eloping!
This was the most simple and easy process ever. We almost want to get married again for how simple this was! The customer service was better than any other service out there!
This was an amazing experience and I am so happy with the whole process. Thank you!
So thankful and happy with Simply Eloped!
I would highly recommend your service to anyone planning a destination wedding.
Great reviews, fair price, took care of everything, offered everything we were looking for.
Thank you to everyone involved for making this a simple, low stress experience.
The Big Island has everything for everyone: mountains, beautiful white sand beaches, and rainforests. Plus it’s a little more quiet and secluded than the other islands!
I am so passionate about capturing elopements here on the Big Island. I was born and raised here and understand the beauty and magic of this place. I want to share it with everyone!
I’m a huge foodie! So not only will I take your photos, but I’ll share the best local places to eat on the island!
The Aloha, of course!
A backdrop of several whales breaching during the “I Do!” moment.
Makena Cove in the morning!
The celebratory leis couples get to wear! Also, newly minted spouses are able to swim in the ocean immediately after saying “I do!”
Papa’iloa Beach or Hālona Cove (Cockroach Cove)
I build furniture and picture frames during the day!
Read the real stories of couples that eloped in Hawaii!
Kat and Dan are the kind of couple that felt eloping just made sense to them. Not wanting to sort through all the little details of a traditional wedding, the pair wanted the focus to be solely on their love and knew that eloping was the perfect option. They have a huge passion for traveling and wanted to experience something extra-special for their big day – and what could be more special than a dreamy sunset elopement in Hawaii? Their first trip as a couple was to Hawaii – but they both had never traveled to Big Island, so they instantly knew that’s where they wanted to celebrate their wedding day! On March 8, 2020, Kat and Dan were married at Pine Trees Beach and had the ceremony of their dreams. Read all about their love story and their Hawaiian elopement experience below!
We knew Simply Eloped was the right fit for us because it had everything we were looking for. Flowers, hair, make up, officiant – all the work was done for us! I’d email asking crazy questions where to get married, or which location was better, and they helped me through it all. The price also allowed us to put the money away where it really mattered: a home for our future.
Dan and I have always loved adventures and travel, and we really LOVED Hawaii. Our first trip as a couple was to Hawaii by coincidence. We had never been to Big Island before (it was the last island on our Hawaiian to-do list!) and we decided, why not! Let’s do it! It was thrilling to plan something knowing there were going to be surprises (although sometimes stressful), but chatting with Simply Eloped helped! We wanted a wedding that was about us, but not a beach or a traditional wedding. Pine Trees Beach gave me a lava aisle to have my father walk me down, and the photographs were beyond amazing.
Tell us about your experience with Simply Eloped leading up to and on your big day!
Simply Eloped was great at having everything all in one place. Hair? Check. Flowers? Check. Make up? Check. Paperwork? Check. They were fabulous at responding to emails, and are great at choosing an “Instagram photo-worthy” location.
After taking fabulous and adventurous photos with our photographer Lei, we drove up the Island to Merriman’s, one of Hawaii’s best restaurants, to celebrate with the few people that attended our wedding: my parents, his mom and his brother. We had ordered a wedding cake from a fabulous baker, and had it delivered to the restaurant. While it wasn’t the typical traditional wedding, it was perfect for us.
Rather than having a traditional wedding, Amanda and Marc wanted to elope privately – and they did so in a big way. Wanting to have an adventure in a dream location, these two lovebirds chose to tie the knot on Big Island’s Kiholo Bay, Hawaii on February 22, 2020, and their wedding photos make it clear they got what they wanted! Scroll through to see their intimate beach elopement, followed by the dreamiest sunset you’ll ever see. Read all about their love story – and their experience with Simply Eloped – below!
There was not an official proposal because we were always sure that we were going to elope somewhere. We did not want a huge traditional wedding so we waited until we had the time to go on a dream vacation instead. Marc proposed the idea of a Hawaiian elopement and I was immediately on board!
What attracted you to the venue you eloped at?
After the wedding we watched the sunset and ate a Hawaiian seafood meal by the beach. We had two weeks left on the Big Island and explored a new section every day, from Volcanoes National Park, to Waipi’o Valley.
Marc: Go for it! We are planning a family celebration eventually.
Amanda: I recommend eloping to almost everyone. This was the perfect way to start our marriage and I wouldn’t have changed a thing about our elopement!
Fiona and Peter’s love story begins in college. They were both studying Engineering at the University of Michigan. Fiona says they were in the library A LOT studying for long hours & late nights. After noticing one another on several different occasions Peter finally asked her to dinner.
About three years after that fateful night in the University of Michigan library, Peter and Fiona got engaged! They knew from the beginning that a huge, traditional wedding was not going to be their thing. Fiona was stressed out by the thought of coordinating flowers, tablecloths, and seating charts. They both wanted their day to be private and really focused on the heart of marriage: commitment. So, they got to Googling and quickly found us, Simply Eloped. It was fate again!
The two decided to hop on over to the Big Island for their ceremony. They both had never been but the found sandy beaches, hiking and scuba diving very appealing. Before their big day they had the chance to go soak up a lot of magic that Hawaii has to offer. They went scuba diving with manta rays, hiked around Mauna Kea (the highest point in Hawaii), and drove a camper van on the Road to Hana. Fiona said the 600 hairpin turns and 40 one way bridges in the giant vehicle was definitely an adventure! Talk about an amazing experience!
The couple met with their Simply Eloped team at Pine Trees Beach near Kona in the late afternoon. A location with a very misleading name as there are no Pine Trees – only Palms! Needless to say Fiona was surprised but not disappointed. “It was beautiful and turned out perfect.”
Fiona wore a lovely long sleeved white dress with a gorgeous belt of greenery and flowers in her hair. Peter wore a nice white collared shirt and dress pants. They both had purple orchid leis dangling from their necks. The two were stunningly casual in true Hawaiian fashion. They were able to exchange vows in private with no onlookers or gawkers. Fiona tried to hold back tears between giggles and an enormous smile on her face while Peter said his vows. Fiona says she remembers feeling very free and that she had no obligations but to just enjoy it all.
The two of them finished up their Hawaiian elopement eating lots of fresh fish and ice cream. They relaxed to the sound of rain on their hotel roof and dreamt up the future.
Fiona said, “One of my favorite things about Peter is his “l’ll try anything once” type of attitude. He’s always down for whatever weird/dangerous/irresponsible adventure that I plan and he always keeps an open mind.”
We sure are glad that Peter was open minded about your biggest and boldest idea yet. We hope the rest of your lives are filled with the same lust for adventure and love for each other. Congratulations to them both!
Cindy & Cameron were high school crushes but it just never quite happened. So they viewed it as fate when they were thrown together during college. Cameron proposed and Cindy was honored to have her mother’s engagement ring placed on her finger. They both wanted to wed somewhere that would create lifetime memories. Simply Eloped helped them find Pine Trees Beach in Hawaii for their special day. Cindy & Cameron eloped along the white sand beach surrounded by black lava rock and ocean breezes. The newlyweds described their Simply Eloped wedding as a magical time that they will never forget. Read more to see why they feel this was the perfect elopement for them.
Cindy: We chose to elope at Pine Trees Beach in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii! We chose this destination pretty easily after viewing the options Simply Eloped offered! We felt like something this special should be in a place this special. We had never been to Hawaii before, but it seemed so magical we knew it was the destination for us!
Cindy: What attracted us the most was the thought of being able to elope on a beach far away from our normal crazy lives. Our favorite part was the culture. Everyone in Hawaii was so extremely nice. It was much different than what we’re used to normally. It’s such a magical place to be able to marry the love of your life, and being able to carry that magic with us forever is so special.
Cindy: The emotions we felt on those lava rocks were incredibly strong. We were able to look out at the vast ocean, hear the waves crash against the shore, smell the saltwater floating in the air, and feel the wind breezing against our skin. It created a feeling beyond any other.
Cindy: Simply Eloped gave us the best experience we could have asked for! I have multiple friends planning their weddings and they are so stressed all of the time. Simply Eloped meant I didn’t have to stress at all. I trusted them to handle everything, and that’s exactly what they did.
Emilee & Dan had a vision for their elopement. They wanted to marry on a beach, and what better place to do that than Maui? Hawaiian elopements are filled with traditional customs from those Islands and bring beauty and culture to couples who tie the knot there. Emilee & Dan had Simply Eloped to take all the worry away as they exchanged their vows on White Rock Beach, known locally as Palauea. Emilee had a lush bridal crown and bouquet created with local birds of paradise, orchids, and palm leaves. Dan wore the traditional garland of green maile leaves. The part we love the most? Emilee being serenaded by the ukulele as she walked down the beach and again as they had their first dance. A true ‘Maui’d’ elopement experience! Read more to see why this couple describes their Hawaiian Simply Eloped experience as truly perfect.
Emilee: We chose to elope in Maui because we wanted a beach wedding. What place would be better for that than a beautiful Hawaiian island?
Emilee: We had our ceremony on White Rock Beach in Maui because of its seclusion and beautiful views. Our favorite part about eloping on this beach was when we officially became husband and wife, and a whale decided to breach out of the ocean. It slapped his tail on the water as if he was celebrating our marriage with us. What a magical day!
Emilee: Maui is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen. Having our elopement on White Rock Beach was magical, and I could not have asked for more. I highly recommend White Rock Beach (Palauea) for its intimate and beautiful setting for those interested in eloping in Maui.
Emilee: Before our wedding, we spent a lot of time on the beach. It helps to relax and stay calm before the big event so that you can fully enjoy it. We prepared by making sure we had everything put together before we arrived. On the day of the wedding, I had my hair and makeup was done by Lexi, and she was absolutely amazing. She was so kind and helpful and kept me calm. She listened to what I wanted to look like on my wedding day and then she made me look more fabulous than what I had described! I felt like the most beautiful bride that day. We both felt so excited and happy leading up to our elopement, thanks to the Simply Eloped team.
Emilee: Hands down, I would recommend Simply Eloped to everyone getting married. They took care of everything and constantly updated me, which helped take all the stress and responsibility off my shoulders. Keely and Haley were amazing at helping get everything put together and scheduled. The flower company they used made the most beautiful flower crown and bouquet. My hair and MUA artist, Lexi, was amazing and did a spectacular job. She was prompt and delivered our flowers to us. Our officiant, Reverend Kuya, was amazing. He made our ceremony so memorable and so intimate. Micah, our ukulele player, did awesomely. He played while I walked down and also sang while we had our first dance on the beach. He was able to play the song we wanted and did it beautifully. After the ceremony, we had our photos done by Kathryn, and she was also amazing! We aren’t into taking pictures, but she made us feel so comfortable our photos came out amazing. We love them all! Thank you, Simply Eloped, for giving us a magical and amazing wedding. I wish I could go back to that perfect day and do it all over again!
Emilee: We celebrated at the Four Seasons Restaurant, and we were not disappointed with their amazing food and lava flow drinks. We then spent eight days in Maui on our honeymoon. It was so perfect!
Emilee: Honestly, eloping was the best choice we made. The most important part of any wedding is the Union and commitment between two people. Eloping allowed us to have an intimate and personal ceremony. A wedding ceremony shouldn’t be stressful or about anyone else. It should be about the bride and groom coming together to express their love and commitment to one another. I would highly recommend eloping and using Simply Eloped to make your day magical.
Officiation by: Kuya Alamodin
Photography by: Kathryn Haldiman
Hair & Makeup by: Lexi McGhee
Flowers by: Katherine Mangicaro
Planning by: Simply Eloped
Venue: Palauea: White Rock Beach, Hawaii
Kelsey & Jeff chose to elope in Hawaii because they could not think of a more beautiful place, and they would not be wrong! Maluaka Beach had everything they were looking for – a beautiful beach, epic scenery, black lava rocks, and crashing waves. They exchanged sunset vows in a traditional Hawaiian ceremony with leis and the blowing of the conch shell. Kelsey is the real star of this show in her exquisite dress and gorgeous native floral bridal bouquet. Read on to find out how Simply Eloped helped these newlyweds have the beach elopement of their dreams!
Kelsey: We chose to elope in Maui, Hawaii because of the beautiful beaches, breathtaking scenery, and vibrant culture.
Jeff: What she said! We couldn’t think of a better place to have our elopement.
Kelsey: I loved the look of the black lava rocks, sand, and crashing waves as the backdrop of our ceremony.
Jeff: Funny story, we were supposed to have our ceremony at Makena Cove but had to go up the road to Maluaka Beach due to the high tide. It ended up working out perfectly, though, since everywhere you go in Hawaii is beautiful!
Kelsey: A perfect, beachy, paradise!
Jeff: A gorgeous beach down a dirt road with a perfect view of the sunset.
Kelsey & Jeff: We were coming from the east coast, so we took a full day after arriving in Hawaii to adjust to the time difference and take care of our marriage license appointment via Zoom (much easier!). We went to breakfast, had mimosas, and listened to an awesome Hawaii Vibes playlist. It was definitely a good mix of nervousness and excitement!
Kelsey & Jeff: We loved how simple it was to plan and that there were different options to customize our experience. We really appreciated how convenient it was to plan everything via email. They were very organized and helpful, leading up to our elopement and accommodating, even when we had to reschedule our entire trip due to COVID-19 travel restrictions in Hawaii. We would definitely recommend Simply Eloped to anyone who wants to tie the knot without all of the family drama, stress, and financial burden of a traditional wedding!
Kelsey & Jeff: After our ceremony, we went to the Grand Wailea Resort and had a private, six-course candlelight dinner under a cabana, overlooking the infinity pool and the ocean.
Kelsey: Just do the damn thing!
Jeff: This will be the best decision you’ll ever make. No regrets whatsoever!
Officiation by: Kuya Alamodin
Photography by: Samantha Dahabi
Hair & Makeup by: Lexi McGhee
Flowers by: Katherine Mangicaro
Planning by: Simply Eloped
Venue: Makena Cove, Hawaii
Britne and Mark were a couple by sophomore year, but the actual proposal was on their tenth anniversary! They both had the feeling they would like to elope but went ahead and planned a traditional wedding. Covid intervened, and they were thrilled to realize they could wed anywhere they wished. They chose the Big Island in Hawaii when they read a Simply Eloped description of Kiholo. They just knew that anywhere that needed a four-wheel to arrive was the perfect place for them! Britne & Mark exchanged the vows they wrote together, surrounded by black rock and white sand. Lots of tears and laugher later, they were newlyweds. They celebrated in the waves and sunshine with family. Read on to find out how Simply Eloped ‘simpled’ up their elopement plans and gave them a wedding day to remember!
Britne: We met each other during our Sophomore year of high school. I actually first noticed Mark while I was walking in the hall during Freshman year. I remember being so excited to finally have a class with him. We started talking from there!
Mark: For me, Britne seemed shy but also very forward about what she wanted. I knew she was interested in me, which pushed us past that awkward beginning stage.
Britne: Mark proposed to me on our tenth anniversary. I was a nursing student and was getting ready for my clinical, but Mark insisted we do our gifts first. Somehow he set up his phone to record the whole thing without me noticing. There were a few gifts for me to open, and he let me pick which one I wanted first. After recording a good 10 minutes of me smelling the candles that he gifted me, I opened the ring box and was in shock! It took me by complete surprise, and we were sitting on the floor together. After looking at the ring, I looked at him, and he asked me to marry him.
Britne & Mark: We chose to elope on Big Island. We chose Hawaii because we talked about having our honeymoon there before knowing we’d be eloping. We decided on Big Island because we wanted less of a tourist area and more nature!
Britne & Mark: We loved that the description of the venue on the site stated that we’d need a four-wheeled vehicle to access the beach. We knew we’d be in a beautiful and scenic spot. The black sand was amazing, as was the privacy.
Britne & Mark: Our elopement venue was peaceful, natural, and intimate. It felt like it was just us, and that really allowed us to soak in the moment.
Britne & Mark: We relaxed until the wedding. We actually wrote our vows while sitting together outside on our resort balcony. The hair and makeup artist came to my stepmother’s room, and Mark joined us. It was raining at the time, so we were nervous it would be raining for the ceremony. We were both so nervous but so excited to finally reach this milestone together.
Britne & Mark: The experience couldn’t have been smoother. Our photographer couldn’t make it, but a new one was on board before we had time to even stress about it. We enjoyed the team so much and were very pleased with the communication. Someone was always there if we had questions along the way.
Britne & Mark: We had an intimate ceremony on the beach with parents present. After the ceremony, we all went out for dinner.
Britne & Mark: If it’s even a consideration, that should be your sign to do it! We had a whole wedding planned locally after talking about eloping. Covid was the push we needed to go with our gut feeling and just elope! It felt more like ‘us’ from the beginning and was an incredible adventure we will remember forever!
Officiation by: Betty Kemper
Photography by: Bea Becker
Hair & Makeup by: Emily Van Scoy
Flowers by: Nicco Designs
Planning by: Simply Eloped
Venue: Kiholo, Hawaii
Yentl & Adam are certainly the poster children for eloping in Hawaii – seriously; they look like the cover shot of a wedding magazine. The two met through mutual friends at a Korean restaurant which is a meet-cute for sure. Their traditional wedding in Toronto with family and friends was all set for June 2021. Yentl & Adam realized the big nuptials would have to be postponed, but why cancel love? They decided to elope in Hawaii during a vacation – something just for the two of them. What followed was an intimate and romantic ceremony at Makena Cove filled with love and laughter. We can’t get enough of these two all dolled up in their wedding style and leis. Read on to find out how they got engaged and why they chose Simply Eloped as their elopement planner. And good luck with the traditional wedding whenever that may happen!
Yentl: We met at a dinner with mutual friends, specifically at a Korean barbecue restaurant. I thought he was a cute and interesting individual. It was during our second year of university, and we have been together ever since!
Alan: My first impression was, ‘this cute girl really likes zucchini.
Alan: We grew up in Toronto and have lived in California for the past 5-7 years. We went back home to Toronto to visit friends and family for the Christmas holidays, and I popped the question then!
Yentl: Yes – finally! [Our 10th year of dating was coming up, and we had picked out the ring together… so I was just waiting for him to ask finally!
Yentl: After getting engaged in Dec’19, we were planning a traditional wedding in Toronto for Jun’21. Due to COVID and the border restrictions, we decided to postpone and chose to do something special on our original date. What was intended to just be a vacation in Hawaii during our original date resulted in getting legally married and having a private elopement moment between the two of us!
Yentl: Hawaii… can I say more? But our specific venue, Makena Cove, wasn’t just a beach with palm trees and ocean, but there was a beautiful formation of black lava rock that make it very unique.. really emphasizing the turquoise waters! It also wasn’t crowded. Although there were a few other individuals there (they were super congratulatory), Makena Cove still felt very cozy and intimate.
Yentl: A beautiful ‘hole in the wall’! The entrance is small, along a stone wall. You can easily miss it when driving by. Once you go through the small opening, you get surprised by a beautiful intimate beach with blue waters, palm trees/greenery, waves crashing into the volcanic rock.
Yentl: We spent the morning relaxing by the beach and doing some snorkeling. We then went back to the hotel to get ready and pick up the lei’s at the lobby (we ordered through Simply Eloped). When we saw each other dressed and dolled-up, the excitement started to sink in! We began to get a bit nervous as we were driving to the beach. But as soon as we met our vendors, they made us feel very comfortable and at ease.
Yentl: Seamless! Since we will have a larger wedding with family and friends, later on, we wanted something as low-stress as possible. From the initial inquiry to the day of, Simply Eloped made it feel easy.
Yentl: We got sushi take-out nearby and happily enjoyed it in our hotel – didn’t have to worry about making dinner reservations in Maui. It was also our last night in Hawaii too!
Yentl: Do it! Even though we will have the larger traditional wedding with our family and friends, I’m very happy we got to enjoy a private moment between the two of us in such a beautiful location. It was truly about us during the day, and we are thankful we will get to experience two different types of celebrations.
Officiation by: Kuya Alamodin
Photography by: Kawai Manzano
Hair & Makeup by: Stephanie Rae & Emily Van Scoy
Flowers by: Katherine Mangicaro
Planning by: Simply Eloped
Venue: Makena Cove, Hawaii
Updated: January 18th, 2023
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