Fun-Filled Two Day Wedding on Kauai

Written by our rad team member, Kiersten Roy

It’s hard to sum a whole wedding day into a single word, but if I had to pick just one word to describe this wedding on Kauai, I would have to say FUN! Katie and Cameron had fun not just while getting ready with their loved ones, but also while exchanging vows on the beach in Kauai, and partying on the dance floor with family and friends at their celebratory meal. The couple planned a two-day Kauai wedding which doubled our chances for fun and allowed us to explore even more of the amazing landscapes Kauai has to offer! Keep scrolling to see more from this fun-filled two-day wedding on Kauai and learn our top five things to consider when planning your own Kauai wedding. 

Bride getting hair done while getting ready for two-day wedding on Kauai
Bride opening 'something blue' gift while getting ready for her Kauai wedding
White sleeveless wedding dress hanging from glass door on cabin rental in Kauai
Bride and groom's rings resting on a leaf
Cabin rental in Kauai
Groom shaving while getting ready for two day wedding on Kauai
Groom and friend toasting and laughing on the porch before two-day wedding on Kauai
Handwritten vows, rings, and invitation for two-day wedding on Kauai
Family helping bride get into her wedding dress for Kauai wedding
Mother zipping bride into her white sleeveless wedding dress on Kauai
Bride putting on earrings while getting ready for Kauai wedding
Groom adjusting tie while getting ready for two-day wedding on Kauai
Groom buttoning blue suit coat while getting ready for Kauai wedding

Meet Katie & Cameron: The Couple of This Two Day Wedding on Kauai

As a Kauai wedding photographer, one of the first things I do when a couple inquires is hop on the phone and learn more about them and their plans for their best day ever! From the very first moment I met with Katie and Cameron we bonded over our shared love of dogs and the outdoors. During that call I also learned that Cameron is a nurse and Katie is a police officer and as I got to know them more, I saw firsthand how their professions are more than just their careers; they also are an extension of their personality in that they both care for others and have a work hard, play hard mentality (see their reception photos below to see just what I mean!). The couple (who is also from Washington state) wanted to plan an epic two-day wedding on Kauai which also happens to be one of mine and Drew’s favorite islands in Hawaii! Needless to say we were all stoked to start planning together! 

When Katie and Cameron’s two-day wedding on Kauai finally arrived, we were so excited. The couple had chosen to get married in the fall which is an amazing time to visit Hawaii (and also one of my personal favorites)! They spent the complete first day with family starting with getting ready photos at their beautiful rental house overlooking the ocean. After getting into their wedding attire, Katie and Cameron shared a private first look surrounded by Kauai’s lush greenery before heading off to their cliffside ceremony location. There, they exchanged vows in front of all their loved ones with the sound of the waves crashing against the shore beneath them. After congratulations and family photos, the three of us headed off for some quick sunset photos before heading back to their rental house for a celebratory meal under the stars complete with locally catered food, toasts, and dancing! 

The afternoon of day two, Katie, Cameron and I headed out to Waimea Canyon for some Kauai wedding adventure photos. We spent the whole afternoon exploring the canyon and ended the day with the happy couple running into the ocean at sunset (the perfect way to end a Kauai wedding celebration if you ask me.)

Bride tapping groom on the shoulder during first look in Kauai
Groom turns around to see bride during wedding first look on Kauai
Bride and groom hold hands and smile during first look in Kauai
Groom kisses bride on the forehead during wedding first look on Kauai
Groom portrait in the forest at two-day Kauai wedding
Bride holding bouquet of flowers during wedding portraits in Kauai
White outdoor reception table with wood chairs
Bride lifts dress while groom holds flowers and they walk through a trail to their Kauai wedding ceremony location
Groom wipes a tear during Kauai wedding ceremony on the beach
Bride and groom hold hands while family and friends watch their Kauai wedding ceremony
Groom slips ring onto bride's finger during beach wedding ceremony on Kauai
Bride and groom kiss on the beach during their two-day wedding in Kauai
Bride and groom cheer after their beach wedding ceremony in Kauai
Bride and groom kiss while friends and family cheer at their two-day wedding on Kauai

Five Things to Consider When Having a Wedding on Kauai


If you’ve ever visited Hawaii, you know how expensive it can be. Add to that the cost of planning a wedding, and the budget can increase quickly! Things on the island cost more than they do on the mainland and these extra costs can also roll over into your wedding costs. That is why I usually recommend couples who want to get married in Hawaii plan their wedding during the shoulder season (also known as off season). Getting married during November – April will help cut down on travel costs and accommodations as well as help avoid some of the busy season crowds. 

Time of Year

The thing about planning a wedding on Kauai is that there is no bad time to getting married on this beautiful island! The most popular season weather wise to visit Hawaii is between March and September, but this also happens to be Hawaii’s busiest season which means it can be quite crowded. That is why I prefer to visit between November and April. These months see fewer visitors and you’ll still get plenty of warm weather and sunshine. As long as you’re ready to embrace the island weather (Hawaii is filled with microclimates on all the islands so you never quite know what you’re going to get) you’ll still be able to have an amazing Kauai wedding experience.

Guest Count

How many guests you decide to invite to your Kauai wedding will dictate where you can have your ceremony and celebratory meal. Getting married on public land in Hawaii often requires a special permit and if you plan on having more than 15 guests it is much trickier to find a location unless it is an actual venue (or an Airbnb). Not to worry though, as your Kauai wedding photographer, I’ll be with you every step of the way to help you find the best locations for your wedding on Kauai. 

Work With the Locals

Here at Between the Pine we are big advocates of supporting local and even more so when planning a wedding on Kauai! Finding and hiring seasoned wedding vendors on the island will help provide you with the best experience as they know the ins and outs of what goes into a Kauai wedding. And not to worry, we have a long list of our favorite island friends (vendors) for you to choose from. 

Honor and Respect the Hawaii Culture

Honoring and respecting the Hawaii culture is one of the most important things to consider when planning a wedding on Kauai. Just as we always follow the rules of Leave No Trace, it’s equally important to recognize the history of the people of Hawaii and honor the sacred land of the people. What this means is that you’ll need to ensure you get the proper permits and only go to places that wedding photos and ceremonies are allowed. If all this sounds like a lot to consider, not to worry, your photographer should help guide you through this process (hint hint – that’s me).

For More Kauai wedding resources, check out these guides and blogs!

Bride and groom wedding portraits on the coast in Kauai
Bride and groom hold hands while running around on the cliffs at their wedding on Kauai
Bride and groom stand on a rock on the coast for their Kauai wedding photos
Bride kisses groom on the cheek during sunset photos in Kauai
Groom jumps in the air during Kauai wedding photos on the beach
Bride and groom hold hands while walking through the sand at their Kauai wedding
Bride and groom hug during sunset photos on the beach in Kauai
Groom dips bride for a kiss during their wedding first dance in Kauai
White reception table with wood chairs under a tent with string lights
Outdoor wedding reception table decorations in Kauai
Guests toast at outdoor wedding reception in Kauai
Bride and groom make a face at their dance party in Kauai
Bride and groom dance during their outdoor wedding reception in Kauai
Bride dances with guests at outdoor wedding reception in Kauai

What You Need to Know About Packages For Your Wedding on Kauai

When choosing to have a wedding on Kauai, I highly recommend either our full day, sunrise to sunset, or multi-day elopement packages. When deciding which Kauai wedding package to choose, one of the biggest things I tell couples to consider is how much adventure you want to experience and how many different landscapes you want to go explore. 

Our full-day Kauai wedding package, includes first look photos at your cabin in the early afternoon. We will then head out to two unique locations for you and your partner to explore. After, we will head to your ceremony location, where you will get married in the mountains with the most stunning backdrop at sunset!

The second Kauai wedding package we offer is our sunrise to sunset package. This is one of our most popular wedding packages booked by our couples and here’s why: when booking a sunrise to sunset elopement, you are going to have golden hour and blue hour at BOTH sunrise and sunset! This means you are going to get the best light on your day (twice!!) and get to experience multiple locations. 

The last elopement package option is our multi-day wedding package. I recommend choosing this option especially if you plan to have friends and family at your Kauai wedding. The multi-day package can be a really good option if you want to explore a location, spend time with family and friends, have a celebratory meal with them, have your ceremony, and then go explore a completely different landscape on another day with just the two of you. Kauai is full of so many different landscapes, so by having a multi-day wedding, you’re able to explore more than just one location. Click here to learn more about our packages for your Kauai wedding.

Ferns on Kauai
Bride sits on the hood of a Ford F150 while groom looks up at her during Kauai wedding photos
Bride and groom hold hands while walking through Waimea Canyon at their two-day wedding on Kauai
Bride and groom kiss in Waimea Canyon during their two-day Kauai wedding
Bride and groom wear vans and Converse shoes while taking wedding photos at Waimea Canyon
Bride and groom hold hands while hiking up Waimea Canyon during their Kauai wedding photos
Bride and groom run towards the ocean during sunset photos in Kauai
Bride and groom kiss in the ocean during sunset at their two-day wedding on Kauai
Bride and groom run through the ocean during their two-day wedding on Kauai
Bride and groom sit in the sand during their sunset photos in Kauai
Bride and groom stand in the ocean and kiss during their sunset photos at their two-day wedding in Kauai

Meet Your Kauai Wedding Photographer

Hi, it’s me, Mollie, your Kauai wedding photographer (aka island hype girl). I feel most at home in the outdoors, so it’s no surprise that is where I gravitate towards as your Kauai wedding photographer. Between the Pine was founded by me in 2018 and I have hiked hundreds of miles all over the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii, to capture couples during their best day ever. Since 2018, I’ve grown our team and hired three incredible photographers (Whitney, Dawn and Kass)! 

Our team at Between the Pine is passionate about our jobs and adventuring to the most beautiful locations to document your best day ever. We know the Pacific Northwest like the back of our hands and are dying for a reason to head back to the mountains, forest and everything in between! Click here to learn more about the Between the Pine team, your Kauai wedding photographers!

Meet the Other Incredible Vendors From This Wedding on Kauai

Wedding Planner: Lotus Events and Weddings

Hair & Makeup: Echelon Beauty

Flowers: The Pua Bar

Linens: Transcend Event Design Hawaii

Tables & Chairs: Kauai Tent

Tent: Mahi Tent & Event

Catering: Contemporary Flavors Catering

Desserts: Kauai Bakery

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