intimate elopements in the ultimate garden paradise.  a tropical oasis with 400-acres of LUSH TROPICAL MOUNTAIN RANGES, the perfect backdrop for hawaii wedding perfection.  a boutique planning experience for couples who are looking for a custom planning experience and magazine worthy photography.

Hawaiian Botanical Garden Wedding

Love the idea of getting married surrounded by lush greenery.

You want to get married in a botanical garden but need help finding but need help finding the perfect spot, figuring out the timing, parking, setting up the details and getting permits. 

You want a flawless and memorable wedding day with zero stress or worries, and one that your guests will rave about. 

You value communication, prompt responses, efficiency and organization.

You love the idea of having someone you 100% trust handle everything for you on your wedding day so you don't have to think or worry about a thing. 






love the idea of an intimate wedding in a gorgeous hawaiian garden but not sure how to pull together all the details? 

looking for a beautiful hawaii wedding that doesn't break the bank?

FEELING STRESSED and overwhelmed with all the THE WEDDING DETAILS AND DECISIONS, not sure where to start ?


this package could be a good fit for you if ...

Have questions about setting up transportation? Want to create a custom bouquet and matching boutonniere for your groom? Got questions on hotels, where to take guests to lunch after the ceremony? Need ideas on fun hikes and adventures for your Hawaii trip? This is what we're here for, so ask away! We genuinely want your wedding day and your entire trip to be an incredible and unforgettable Hawaii experience. 


piece of mind and all your questions answered

Your personal planner will keep you on schedule, guide you through the months of planning leading up to the wedding, help you to organize all the details and make planning your wedding stress-free, and fun again. We also manage and set up everything on the day-of so that it is executed with quality and perfection. This means your only job is to show up and enjoy the day! Yay! 

WEDDING PLANNER & detailed wedding day timeline

This is a big one! You will be assigned your own personal wedding planner available to you 24/7 by email. She will assist you with booking everything needed for your wedding ceremony including - hair and makeup, videography, florals, a live musician and more! Plus receive exclusive discounted vendor pricing by booking vendors directly through us. 

COMPLIMENTARY ASSISTANCE WITH VENDOR BOOKINGS

We will help you to design a custom playlist with all the right songs played at exactly the right times so that your wedding feels magical. We download and play all the music off our speaker to create a custom ceremony personalized just for you. Prefer live ukulele or guitar? We can set all of that up too!

MUSIC AND AMBIANCE

A traditional Maile & Pikake bride and groom lei is included.  Your officiant will guide you through this special lei ceremony. You may choose to forego the Hawaiian lei ceremony if you wish and just wear the leis later in the day. Also included are rose petals for guests to toss after you say "I do".

HAWAIIAN LEI CEREMONY & TOSSING PETALS

After having done hundreds of weddings, we have connections to the islands best officiants. We’ll hand-pick a wedding officiant that is the best fit for you as a couple. Religious & traditional, simple - short & sweet, non-denominational and ceremonies with a Hawaiian twist. You tell us your vision and we customize your ceremony just for you.  We will match you up with an officiant who we feel will be the best fit for your needs. The cost of both photography and the officiant is included in this package!

LICENSED WEDDING OFFICIANT OR MINISTER

We'll set you up with an award-winning photographer to capture your wedding day. He or she will guide you with poses, make you feel comfortable and beautiful in front of the camera and make sure that no moment is forgotten. One hour of professional photography will cover your wedding ceremony plus family and couple photos afterwards. Final photos are edited and provided digitally. All photos on our website were taken with our incredible exclusive photography team.  Add on extra time at a discounted special rate. 

a beautiful hawaiian botanical garden CEREMONY

Package includes...

AWARD-WINING WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

We'll help you find the perfect ceremony location in this botanical garden oasis. We will help you to narrow down options with detailed descriptions of each location, rain-back-up plans, parking + restroom info., directions and a map, plus give you insider details that make it easy to choose the best possible location.  Once you pick your ceremony location, we then get all legal permits (including photography and film permits) and set all the details up for you.

botanical garden pricing - 
❶ 0-10 GUESTS - $2,900 USD
➋ 11-20 guests - $3,200 USD

* Guest count limits subject to change around Covid-19 state guidelines.  

pricing

ideal ceremony time: 9:30am

The ideal ceremony time at this location is an early morning wedding ceremony.  We've found it best to do the wedding ceremony right when the gardens open to have the most privacy and to get the best lighting over the mountain ranges for photos.  Later time slots are available but the early wedding ceremony times are encouraged. 

post-ceremony Lunch or dinner 

Complimentary assistance with suggestions on the perfect lunch or dinner location after the wedding ceremony is included in this package.  You tell us what type of food and dining experience you want and we provide you with a detailed custom outline of your best options making planning easy, simple and stress-free.

*Cost of lunch / dinner reception is not included. 

+$200 FOR SATURDAY OR SUNDAY WEDDINGS
+$20 PER GUEST OVER 20

kyle & kylie

Honolulu, Hawai'i

sample timeline:

8:45am Meet at gate - Ho’omaluhia Botanical Gardens
9:00am Gate opens, follow us in to exact ceremony location
9:30am Ceremony (30 minutes)
10:00am Photo Shoot (family photos first, followed couple photos, your photographer will guide you to the most picturesque spots)
10:30am end.

LUNCH suggestions will be provided, assistance with transport may also be arranged.

samantha & will

Foster City, CO

Real-life Garden Wedding Galleries

kudos

next

— Miller L., Las Vegas

"BEST WEDDING PLANNERS EVER!!!! I couldn't have imagined a more perfect day. They mean what they say... Best Day Ever... Guaranteed!"

— Leo & Mai, England, UK

The girls were worth every cent and I would recommend them to anyone. It felt as if they always went above and beyond their contracted duty to make sure we had an extra special day; we really felt well looked after.

— Amanda H., Dunbar, PA

"Honestly we wouldn't have known what we would have done without them. Our family still talks about how everything went so smoothly"

— Laura S., Co. Mayo, Republic of Ireland

"our wedding was exactly what we wanted! it was perfect! I would highly recommend anyone getting married on O'ahu to use best day ecer.  They made our wedding dreams come true"

— Bill C., Redmond, WA

"I am pretty sure that if we had done it ourselves we would have ended up paying more, we wouldn't have found the quality of services that they did, we would of wasted our vacation time in Hawaii running around taking care of stuff, and it would have just generally been stressful."

— Hanaj C., Pearl City, Hawaii

"I didn't think I need help planning my small intimate wedding but I realize now how important it is to have a wedding planner. i am so grateful and appreciative!"

No, unfortunately the rule is no floral arches or large back-drops are allowed in the botanical garden. We have however found other unique ways to create ambiance that do fall within the legal guidelines like larger floral backdrops that sit on the ground or on the sides of the aisle. If you'd like to add in extra decor for a splash of color we will help you to set all of this up and will outline custom options. 

ARE WEDDING ARCHES ALLOWED IN THE GARDEN? 

Yes and no.  It depends on the location you choose in the gardens.  We will narrow down the top spots for you and you choose the ceremony location that you like best.  Some of these locations are more of a trek and not wheelchair accessible, others are close to the parking area and could be accessed by wheelchair.  If someone is in a wheelchair or if guests need to bring baby strollers to the ceremony, let us know ahead of time and we can provide you with the best location options.

are the gardens wheelchair accessible? 

We monitor the gardens frequently and will check in on your ceremony spot the week prior if it's been raining just to make sure it doesn't get too muddy and to provide alternative options if it is.  You'll never know if it will rain on your wedding day but there is a chance that it could since we are closer to the mountains.  If it does rain then we discuss options with you and provide you with back-up plans.  95% of the time even on a very rainy day there are patches of sunshine, and we will wait out the passing showers to do the wedding ceremony. The skies usually clear beautifully and photos are magical right after a little shower. In Hawaii we consider rain showers to be extra blessings so don't be afraid of rain, We have even had weddings go off without a hitch on hurricane/tsunami days. 

what if it rains on my wedding day?

Currently outdoor events (like the Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden ceremony) have no capacity limits and it's been this way for a while now. I wouldn't expect that to change. If they do add in some type of mandate they may limit the guest count for events indoors but it's likely not to be limited outdoors. Last year when they shut everything down they brought down the guest count to 25 allowed at outdoor weddings which was the strictest restriction we've ever had (so far). It is very unlikely that a smaller outdoor wedding will need to be canceled but we will keep you posted if anything changes. Regarding travel - here are the current guidelines. https://hawaiicovid19.com/travel/getting-to-hawaii/  Basically proof of vaccination or a neg Covid test done within 48hrs is required. The same rules apply for eating out in restaurants.

what are the worst case scenario’s with the Covid situation? 

This package was designed to include all the basics needed for a beautiful Hawaii wedding.  On occasion some couples may choose to bring their own officiant or photographer.  Although we highly recommend using our vendors we understand that some couples may have another vision.  We are happy to discount the package on a case by case basis if you wish to forego the use of our officiant or photographer.  There are no discounts for any other items.  If you choose to forego the lei exchange ceremony you can swap these leis out for parent leis or keep them to wear after the ceremony.   

Can we take some of the package items out, we don't need everything? 

frequently asked questions

We send you directions from your hotel and a detailed map of the gardens so you know exactly where to go and how to get to the parking lot area closest to your ceremony location.  Once you arrive at the parking lot you call us and we meet you at your car and will walk you in. 

we have never been to hawaii, how do we know where to go? 

No, the sun sets on the other side of the island.  Morning weddings are recommended because they are less hot and have the prettiest light. 

can we do a sunset wedding at the gardens?  

We are set up to do weddings for 30 guests or less.  With larger guest counts, there is a lot more to coordinate and all of our wedding packages are uniquely created for smaller more intimate wedding ceremonies.  Ideally under 15 guests at this location. 



we have over 50 guests, can you still help us? 


More questions? 
send us a message!

ocean-front private venue

lanikuhonua

let's explore >

a hawaii

simple
beach
wedding

show me more. >

details please! >

Explore Other Packages