Our Oahu weddings are never short of love, beauty, and style. We’ve had the honor of working with clients who are madly in love and over-the-heels excited about planning their Big Day. One of the questions we’re often asked is how to pull off the perfect Hawaii wedding attire. When you’re coming from a hometown with snow or deserts, figuring out what will work on the sandy shore or in one of our breezy venues can be tricky!
But don’t worry, there’s really no wrong way to dress for your Oahu destination wedding. As long as you highlight your own unique flair and plan for comfort, you’ll be rocking your Big Day fashion! To give you a visual of the many possible outfit combos, we’ve compiled our 10 most memorable Oahu wedding styles: These couples have brought their wedding A-game with on-point getups and unforgettable splashes of originality!
Jayne & Jackson – Waimanalo Beach
Why we love it: When cabana chic meets gypsy lace, beach wedding style becomes elevated to a whole new level of glam! Sporting a single-breasted blazer and collared shirt, it’s the fitted cut and clean lines of Jackson’s Hawaii wedding attire that pull his gear into the realm of brilliant sophistication. We love how he left the tie behind and went sparingly on those buttons, then added a boutonniere to match his bride! Speaking of his bride, Jayne brings the look together in a stunning cream gown with delicate patterns and contours, all topped with a colorful flower crown and a bouquet that adds a splash of spring.
Yuka & Tim ~ Papailoa Beach
Why we love it: Yuka’s Hawaiian flower crown and the intricate detailing of her bodice make an unforgettable impression! Add that to her princess waist and shear pleating, and she’s the perfect combo of beachy bride and cathedral sheek. Tim looks equally as polished, sporting a cream tie to match and an icy blue button-up with slate gray slacks complete with camel Oxfords.
Brittany & Timothy ~ Papailoa Beach
Why we love it: In pleats and elegant draping, Brittany gives off all the Juliet vibes, while Timothy pulls the style into the modern era with a classic tux and bowtie combo. We can’t get enough of this striking pairing! From her twisted updo to his tailored suit, these two are 100% story-worthy.
Jessica & Ben ~ Yokohama Beach
Why we love it: From her elegant train to her Renaissance-ready hair, Jessica pulls off the princess look effortlessly. Decked out in tan and leaving the tie in the shop, Ben puts a unique twist on the suit-on-the-beach look. We love how they don’t hold back on the glam and glitz but also incorporate simple, laidback touches to give their attire personality with a subtle nod to the tropics.
Lainie & Eric ~ Kualoa Secret Island
Why we love it: Lainie & Eric perfectly pull off the youthful yet still 100% traditional look. Their Hawaii wedding attire is fit for royalty, only with a modern, tropical twist! With his jacket MIA, the focal point of Eric’s outfit becomes his bold, silvery tie, a perfect complement to Lainie’s jewel-encrusted gown. Clean lines and custom-fits showcase this couple’s confident personalities and add a pop of elegance to the Kualoa shore side.
Katelyn & Joshua ~ Kualoa Ranch
Why we love it: A couture gown fit for a queen? Check. A navy suit with a relaxed yet tailored fit? Check. A couple with style on-end and totally head-over-heels in love? Check, check, check! We love the subtle tones in Katelyn & Joshua’s Hawaii wedding attire. Champagne and midnight blue with a splash of sapphire, sign us up! On top of that, Katelyn’s princess-cut gown with lace and beaded applique is elegantly paired with a pulled back veil and loose, beachy waves.
Jessica & Jonathan ~ Waimanalo Beach
Why we love it: Jessica & Jonathan brought their country charm to the shores of Waimanalo! Her short wedding dress perfectly complements Jonathan’s laidback vest. We don’t often see hues of chocolate in wedding attire, but this rich color adds a surprising element of contemporary style and pops against the soft tones of the mountain backdrop. We can just imagine them riding off into the Hawaiian sunset…
Cheryl & Yishi ~ Paradise Cove
Why we love it: We adore beachy bridal dresses, but we also LOVE the classic cathedral eye-catchers! Cheryl didn’t hold back with her Oahu wedding style, and we couldn’t get enough of it! With seemingly endless length, her sweeping train and sheer veil stole the spotlight and enchanted us with its timeless grace.
Morgan & Kale ~ Waimanalo Beach
Why we love it: On the topic of timeless, how retro-glam are Morgan & Kale? Decked in an impeccably polished dress uniform, Kale is the embodiment of dignified. Rising to his level, Morgan looks as if she just stepped out of a classic movie. With a twisted updo accented with delicate blooms, sheer shouldering decorated with European lace, and a hand bouquet of lush red roses, we’re sort of sitting here wondering why this love story hasn’t been made into a film by now!
Alicia & David ~ Waimanalo Beach
Why we love it: Alicia & David are the perfect examples of the versatility of the boho style! If the bride’s representing this gypsy classic, her partner can pair up with practically anything: suspenders, cabana gear, or even a classic tux (like David’s 007 style!). We love the elegant cut of Alicia’s ornate gown, with a plunging neckline and a sleek mermaid-fit, she looks ready for the dance floor… and David is polished up to join her!
These couples blew us away with their style, but they’re only a handful of the gorgeous Oahu wedding styles we’ve come across! For more real wedding inspiration, be sure to check out our many blog posts! Here’s one to get you started: Pure Perfection ~ Cassidy & Taylor’s Oahu Beach Wedding.
Karma Hill is the owner of Karma Hill Photography, Simple Maui Wedding and Simple Oahu wedding. Karma writes about weddings and photography in Hawaii.
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