How to Elope in Hawaii

The complete Hawaii Elopement Guide

Dreaming of an epic elopement in Hawaii?
Hell Yeah!

If you're dreaming of a tropical elopement full of volcanoes, palm trees, and surreal views- Hawaii is the destination for you!
As elopement experts, we have done a ton of research on eloping all over the world, and created in-depth guides for adventurous couples just like you!


How to obtain a marriage license in Hawaii:

Requirements to Apply for a Marriage License in Hawaii:

- A valid driver's license, non-driver state identification, or passport with visa attachment 
- You do not have to be a resident of Hawaii to get married there
- There is no blood test required in Hawaii

Complete the Online Application.
   Hawaii requires an online application to be completed prior to picking up a marriage license. You can complete the application here. Be sure to write down or print your Authorization Code/Locator Identification (ID).

Meet with an Agent.
   Meet with an agent no sooner or later than 30 days prior to your ceremony date. The agent will review your application, verify photo IDs and any necessary documentation, and issue the license. You must both be present and provide a valid ID. There is no waiting period after you have obtained your marriage license. Your ceremony must be performed within 30 days after receiving your marriage license.

You're Legally Married in Hawaii!
   Once your officiant signs your marriage license and it is filed- you're legally married!




Your Hawaii Elopement Photographer

who is ready for a badass adventure

If you know you want your wedding day to be filled with laughter, adventure, and love- eloping is going to be the best decision you ever make!

If you want a team of elopement experts who fully understand and support your wildest dreams of having an epic wedding day, we are here to help with the entire experience!
We not only love elopements to our core, but we also know how to plan a badass wedding day in surreal destinations!

You know you deserve a wedding day that is intentional and memorable, so you're ready for the next step!


For choosing your Hawaii Elopement Location

A reminder

While I try to keep information about elopement locations updated as frequently as possible, things are always changing!
It's important to always do research and contact the national/ state parks well in advance, to ensure there are no new guidelines, requirements, or restrictions!
When I help you plan your epic elopement experience, I will always provide the most recent information regarding permits and guidelines for locations!
Be sure to leave no trace when visiting beautiful outdoor locations- it is crucial for the health and longevity of the environment.

The Best Places to Elope in Hawaii:


Special Use Permits can be hard to obtain for Hawaii State and National Parks, and typically must be requested far in advance. If you're dreaming of eloping in these state parks, please be sure to call and ensure you will have enough time to obtain a permit.

"Permit applications may be submitted no earlier than 1 year in advance. Applications may be submitted to the Division of State Parks in writing, or at the counter of any district office. A permit will be issued to you at the district office. In the case of mail-in applicants, permits can be mailed to you or held at the appropriate district office for pick up."

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While we 100% believe in transparency, as elopement experts we have dedicated a lot of time searching far and wide for hidden gem locations that are less crowded, and more surreal!
While we recommend general areas, gorgeous state and national parks, and other popular locations- we have a personal database of thousands of locations across the United States! When you book your elopement experience with us, we will help you find locations that perfectly suit your unique elopement.

Ready to start planning your epic elopement?


The best time of year to elope in Hawaii:

If you want the prime time to elope in Hawaii- Spring is it! The weather is amazing, their are less tourists than the summer months, and the islands are blooming! Winter has a lot of consistent rain in Hawaii, so the chances of rain are still lingering in the spring!

Summer in Hawaii gets hot and dry, and they have a large amount of tourists that come to these beautiful islands!
The fall season brings humidity, so if you want to elope on these stunning islands- opt for the spring or summer!

April - September

Frequently Asked Questions
about Eloping in Hawaii

"Do I need permits to elope in Hawaii?"



Some locations, such as national parks and state parks, typically require a special use permit or a wedding ceremony permit when you are having a ceremony within the park. If you are just enjoying the park and having photos done, you may not need a permit for your elopement, but a photo/ film permit may be necessary for your photographer or videographer.
Be sure to check each location's regulations and requirements to ensure your elopement day goes as smooth as possible!
If you book your elopement experience with me, I will help you with all of the logistics and legalities of your elopement day!

"Can we have our friends and family present for our elopement?"



Of course! Typically, intimate weddings and elopements have less than 30 guests! Lots of couples dream of having an epic elopement, but would like to have their beloved family and friends join them for part of the day!
If you dream of celebrating with more of your friends and family, you can plan a post-elopement party! Click here to learn more about how to plan a post-elopement party!

Your elopement can be:
   - Just the two of you!
   - The two of you + an officiant & witnesses
   - Up to 30 of your closest friends & family!

"If I am coming to Hawaii to elope from another state, will I need to file a marriage license in Hawaii?"



I always recommend filing for your marriage license in the state/ county in which you are eloping in! However, if you have already went to the courthouse and filed your marriage license in your home state, or want to deal with the paperwork later on down the road, you will have a "commitment ceremony," which isn't legally binding.
Choosing to file your marriage license before or after you elope is completely fine, what really matters is when you and your partner commit your lives to each other! Just keep in mind that you are not legally recognized as married until a marriage certificate is obtained.

Hawaii Elopement Packages

For the wild lovers

What's Included:

Packages Starting At $3,400   |   Couples Typically Invest $4,400 + Heirlooms 

- Coverage from 4 Hours to Multiple Days
- Personalized and Detailed Planning
- Tax + Travel to All U.S. States
- Private Online Gallery + Custom USB with Edited High-Resolution Digital Gallery
- Sneak Peeks within 48 Hours
- Full Gallery Delivery within 6 Weeks
- Highlight Video with Audio Coverage so you can Watch and Listen to your Epic Day!
- Ease of achieving the most memorable and authentic elopement experience!

I'm so excited to learn more about your dreams for your big day, and look forward to connecting soon!
I will get back with you within 24 hours to talk more about your awaiting adventure!

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(I only photograph weddings with under 30 guests)
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