Morning and sunset weddings are both great, it really depends on the look you want for your pictures.
The mornings give a brighter/vibrant more tropical look, the sunsets a more soft/pastel light and the opportunity to have a Hawaiian sunset in the background.
We are currently offering Oahu beach wedding locations and Oahu wedding venues. These locations have been chosen based on crowds, weather and overall beauty! Although there are many beaches and venues on Oahu, we feel these beaches and venues are the best for an intimate wedding! See our Oahu Beach Wedding Locations page for more details!
We like to keep things SIMPLE so we do not offer other services not included in our packages. However, when you book with us we will provide you with a list of our favorite Oahu vendors for other wedding services and you can choose to book any other vendors you would like on your own. We also partner with a fabulous concierge who can book many extras and activities for you at no additional charge!
A completed booking form and a deposit of 50% of the package price. The deposit less a $500 fee for work already performed is refundable if we receive your cancellation at least 3 months before your wedding date. The balance of your package is due 2 months before your wedding date.
We will provide you with a list of locations where you can obtain your marriage license as well as their hours of operation. We recommend you get your license as soon as you arrive on island. Once you get your license, you have 30 days to get married.
A link to your proofing website will be sent to you via e-mail approximately 3-4 weeks after your wedding. Turnaround time may be longer in peak season. You can share this website with all your friends and family and professional quality prints are available for purchase through your website. You will have more photos on your website than what is included in your package, you will then get to choose your favorite images. You can also choose to purchase additional images above what was included in any one of our Oahu wedding packages.
Your wedding photographer will be assigned from the the Karma Hill Photography Oahu team. Karma Hill Photography is a well established and experienced photography company. All of the photographers on the team shoot in a similar style using the beautiful natural light of Hawaii as well as off camera lighting when needed. All images are hand edited and reviewed twice before they are released to you to insure the consistent amazing quality you see throughout our website and blog.
While Waikiki Beach is very beautiful, it is also VERY crowded! It would be like getting married in the middle of a busy mall, with hundreds of strangers watching you. For this reason we highly discourage weddings in this location due to the fact that you will not have a private experience.
All the beach parks of Hawaii are considered public property and chairs, arches or any other thing that could obstruct use of other people using the beach is not allowed. If you would like a seated ceremony on the sand or more decor, a private Oahu wedding venue would be perfect for you. See our venue wedding packages page for more information.
Hawaii state permitting rules allow for a maximum of 25 guests for an Oahu beach wedding. However, we recommend no more than 15. Because we are not allowed to have chairs on a public beach and the guests must stand, having more than 15 guests makes it very hard to see and hear the ceremony.
'ALL' of the photos on our website are taken in the morning or at sunset, because these are the optimal times for lighting. The intense sun can make it very difficult to get great shots as it creates lots of unflattering shadows. We can definitely accommodate a mid-day or afternoon wedding, but it is not recommended for best possible outcome for photography.
Luckily, this does not happen very often! In the event we have localized rain showers, we will attempt to move your ceremony to a nearby beach where it is not raining. If the rain is island wide, we will proceed as planned with umbrellas unless the weather is dangerous. It is almost impossible to re-schedule a wedding because of the availability of our team and clients planned travel schedules, so we do not re-schedule a wedding unless the conditions are too dangerous to be out in. Rain can actually make for some cute photos, so the best thing to do is just "go with the flow" and enjoy your day!
Luckily, this does not happen very often on Maui! In the event we have localized rain showers, we will attempt to move your ceremony to a nearby beach where it is not raining. If the rain island wide, we will proceed as planned with umbrellas unless the weather is dangerous. It is almost impossible to re-schedule a wedding because of the availability of our team and clients planned travel schedules, so we do not re-schedule a wedding unless the conditions are too dangerous to be out in.
This agreement contains the entire understanding between Maui Wedding Group Inc. (MWG) Doing Business As Simple Oahu Wedding (SOW) and you, CLIENT. It supersedes all prior and simultaneous agreements between the parties. The only way to add or change this agreement is to do so in writing, signed by all the parties. If the parties want to waive one provision of this agreement, that does not mean that any other provision is also waived. The party against whom a waiver is sought to be effective must have signed a waiver in writing.
MWG has a background in planning and organizing weddings and is willing to provide services to the CLIENT based on this background.
The CLIENT desires to have services provided by MWG.
Therefore, the parties agree to the following:
Description of Services:
MWG will provide the following services (collectively, the "Services") to CLIENT on CLIENT's specified date: Assistance in coordinating wedding vendors, such as Florist, Minister, Photographer. Assistance in choosing a beach location. Assistance in obtaining a marriage license, and securing beach use permit through the State of Hawaii.
Performance of Services:
a. The CLIENT shall not change the date, time or location of the ceremony without first contacting and advising the Consultant of said change, so as to determine if the Consultant is still available to provide services. If the CLIENT does change the date, time or location of the scheduled ceremony, and the Consultant is unavailable to provide services, then the consultant is released from all contract obligations and shall in no way be held responsible or liable in any manner whatsoever for non-performance. The CLIENT also forfeits the Consultant fee for non-compliance with this agreement.
b. The Consultant shall arrive at the wedding location at an agreed upon time to meet the vendors prior to the start of the ceremony. The CLIENT fully understand and agree that the Consultant shall not be responsible or held liable in the event the Consultant is prohibited from providing wedding day services due to illness, hospitalization, auto accident acts of God such as hurricanes, fire or inclement weather or other unforeseen incapacitation or other cause of non-arrival on the day of the wedding. The Consultant will make every attempt to notify the CLIENT and provide for a substitute wedding consultant who can provide the services if time and resources permit. In any event, the Consultant, his agents and assigns shall NOT be held liable for any compensation or any damages (including punitive) due to non-performance of any services resulting from such incapacitation or non-arrival.
c. CLIENT understands that vendors are independent contractors and not employees of MWG and therefore MWG is not liable for in the event the VENDORS is prohibited from providing wedding day services due to illness, hospitalization, auto accident acts of God such as hurricanes, fire or inclement weather or other unforeseen incapacitation or other cause of non-arrival on the day of the wedding. The Consultant will make every attempt to notify the CLIENT and provide for a substitute vendor who can provide the services if time and resources permit. In any event, the Consultant, his agents and assigns shall NOT be held liable further than a full refund of any monies paid due to non-performance of any services resulting from such incapacitation or non-arrival.
The CLIENT will pay a fee to MWG for the Services, this fee shall be payable in two payments, the first is 50% of total cost at the time of the booking and 50% two months before the wedding date. The deposit is refundable less a $500 fee for work already performed ONLY if client cancels at least 3 months prior to their reserved wedding date. If wedding is canceled with less than three months notice, the deposit will not be refunded but can be held as a credit toward a future wedding date to be determined based on availability.
If the CLIENT requests any special provisions or services from MWG or associated vendors, these details shall be submitted in writing no later than three weeks prior to wedding date.
Relationship of Parties
It is understood by the parties that MWG is an independent contractor with respect to the CLIENT and not an employee of the CLIENT. Client will not provide fringe benefits, including health insurance, paid vacation, or any other employee benefit for the benefit of MWG.
Pricing is subject to change at any time without notice. Once your package is booked and secured with a booking deposit, you are guaranteed the price for the package you booked only. If you decide to switch packages after you have booked you will be subject to current package pricing.
MWG is required to disclose any outside activities, interests, personal beliefs or convictions, that conflict or may conflict with the best interests of the CLIENT.
MWG acknowledges MWG's obligation to obtain appropriate insurance coverage for the benefit of MWG (and MWG employees, if any). MWG waives any rights to recovery from the CLIENT for any injuries that MWG may sustain while performing services under this agreement. resulting from such incapacitation or non-arrival.
MWG hereby excludes all liability for any claim, loss, demands or damages of any kind whatsoever (whether such claims, loss, demands or damages were foreseeable, known or otherwise) arising out of or in connection with the wedding ceremony or the information, content or materials included on this site. ;The CLIENT agrees there will be no liability on MWG in contract or tort (including negligence and strict liability) for any special, indirect or consequential damages arising from any reason whatsoever, including but not limited to personal injury, property damages, loss of profits, or any other losses, expenses or liabilities allegedly occasioned by the work performed on the part of the MWG.
This agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Hawaii.
The CLIENT hereby grants to MWG and its legal representatives and assigns, the irrevocable and unrestricted right to use and publish photographs of the CLIENT or in which the CLIENT may be included, for editorial, trade, advertising and any other purpose and in any manner and medium; to alter the same without restriction; and to copyright the same. The CLIENT hereby releases MWG/SMW and its legal representatives and assigns from all claims and liability relating to said photographs.
What information do we collect?
-We collect information from you when you fill out a form.
-When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number or credit card information.
What do we use your information for?
Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:
-To personalize your experience (your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs)
-To process transactions
-Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or service requested.
-To send periodic emails The email address you provide for order processing, may be used to send you information and updates pertaining to your order, in addition to receiving related product or service information, etc.
How do we protect your information?
-We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you place an order or enter, submit, or access your personal information.
-We offer the use of a secure server and payment system which is Paypal to process transactions online. All supplied sensitive/credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and then encrypted into our Payment gateway providers database only to be accessible by those authorized with special access rights to such systems, and are required to? Keep the information confidential.
-After a transaction, your private information (credit cards info) will not be stored on our servers.
Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
-We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
California Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
-Because we value your privacy we have taken the necessary precautions to be in compliance with the California Online Privacy Protection Act. We therefore will not distribute your personal information to outside parties without your consent.
Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance
-We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.
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