Your Full Guide to a Magical Moli’i Garden Wedding
Situated between the serene Moli’i fishpond and the majestic Ko’olau Mountain Range, Moli’i Gardens is one of the most MAGICAL places combing almost all the best parts your dream O’ahu wedding venue could offer. The Moli’i Gardens offers an all-inclusive, private experience with an outdoor pavilion, two lawns and Dupree cottage on the water’s edge, and part of Kualoa Ranch’s extensive and diverse wedding experience. The Hawaiian oasis even has separate spaces for either spouse to get ready in – one air conditioned room closest to the parking lot and reception area, and another open-air pavilion down near the waterfront.
Did I mention the grand staircase leading down to the ceremony area? If you’re looking for a natural way to have a blow-everyone’s-minds-make-everyone-cry entrance – this venue is it.
In this blog, we’re featuring a recent fave: an intimate, lush, tropical glam wedding with under 100 of the bride and groom’s favorite people. Ben and Christiana, shared their vows in this tropical paradise and may inspire you for your epic Hawaiian wedding day!
Thank you to all vendors who made lasting memories for the Bride & Groom at Moli’i Gardens!
- Venue | Molii Gardens, Kualoa Ranch | instagram
- Coordination | ABC Weddings | instagram
- Rentals | Pacific Party Rentals | instagram
- Bar | Stir Beverage | instagram
- Catering | Flying Ahi | instagram
- Desserts | Purve Donut Shop | instagram
- DJ/MC | Spectrum Entertainment | instagram
- Florals | Creative Concepts by Jeff | instagram
- Hair | Salon Mei | instagram
- Makeup | Jenn Tabata | instagram
- Videography | Pono Grace | instagram
- Specialty Rentals | Aloha Artisans | instagram
- Transportation | Oahu Party Bus | instagram#Catering
Coordination For a Moli’i Gardens Wedding | ABC Weddings | instagram
As easy as 1, 2, 3…this wedding day at Moli’i Gardens wouldn’t be this beautiful without the amazing ABC team! Seriously, they’re like the best big sisters you’ve never had. Since 2008, Aloha Bridal Connections has established themselves as one of the most trusted Hawaiian wedding planning companies, and for good reason. Over the years, they have planned Hawaiian wedding parties and events for over 1500 couples! The pride themselves on being knowledgeable, fun and fabulous as they help you step up your wedding planning game. From acrylic wedding signs to custom love letters, ABC dotted all the i’s and crossed the t’s (literally). Custom leather wedding favors were given out to guest as a wonderful way to honor their presence. When it comes to fine-tuning elegant and modern tropical design for their couples, I highly recommend the ABC team to have your back.
At Moli’i Gardens, there is a separate area in the cottage for the bride, bridesmaids and family to get their hair and makeup done. Seating is available for up to 25 guests. So, the cottage is the perfect place to relax and get ready! For the top hairstyles in Hawaii, check out Salon Mei. Founder Mei Au, is a superstar hair scientist. Working for over 30 years for the likes of Halle Berry, Jessica Alba and Zach Braff, Salon Mei is the premiere hair salon in Honolulu. These photos clearly show us why.
Bridal Makeup | Jenn Tabata | instagram
LOOK at those cheekbones! As if the bride and bridesmaids weren’t beautiful enough, Jenn Tabata’s makeup prowess is in full swing for this Moli’i fishpond Hawaii Wedding. For example, she created an enchanting Asian Bridal Makeup look, focusing on a warm, tanned glow and bold lip look. And since the cottage is air-conditioned, noooo sweaty makeup to worry about! Phew!! From baby glam to boho chic, Jenn does it all. She works closely and consistently with the bride-to-be on her perfect glam!
Wedding Florals | Creative Concepts by Jeff | instagram
Considered a perennial local favorite, Creative Concepts by Jeff is one to watch. Jeff and his team have the unique ability to deliver the most stunning floral design vision for your wedding. With over a decade of experience in floral-design, these Hawaiian wedding florists excel at floral masterpieces. For example, an array of bold, bright-blush toned and light cream flowers make the bouquet for this Moli’i Gardens & Fishpond celebration. For an elegant floral and event design team, contact Creative Concepts by Jeff today!
Kualoa Ranch Wedding Venue | Molii Gardens, Kualoa Ranch | instagram
At Kualoa Ranch, the Moli’i Gardens are home to an abundance of lush vegetation, rare species of butterfly, and endangered fish, like o’opu and moi. This tropical island escape is yours to privately share with your loved ones or simply discover the serenity yourself. Whether for a wedding venue or honeymoon, this Moli’i garden estate is a time capsule at Kualoa Ranch, taking you to historic Hawaii. The site includes a covered pavilion, two lawn areas and premium cottage “boathouse” (it’s air-conditioned DUH). However, due to boat dock activity with Hawaiian tours, ceremony times at Moli’i Gardens is recommended for afternoons and night only. Most importantly, we can’t forget the amenities available! They include water, electricity/electrical outlets, air-conditioning, men and women’s restrooms and a partial kitchen. Also, an adjacent paved parking lot is located next to the site.
Party Rental For Hawaiian Wedding | Pacific Party Rentals | instagram
With the Moli’i Garden pavilion seating up to 100 guests and garden seating up to 200 guests, we believe some chairs are needed for your guests! That is one of the main things that Pacific Party Rentals can arrange for you. Regardless of your style or budget, this Hawaiian-based rental company has it all. Pacific Party offers an array of gorgeous designer wedding themes to choose from. In addition, you can mix and match event accessories from lighting to chinaware to chairs. As a result, everything is easily customizable to fit your theme.
Special Rental For Hawaiian Wedding | Aloha Artisans | instagram
Custom backdrops! Style lounges, galore! It’s hard to imagine an upcoming event that Aloha Artisans won’t support. We live for their unique, hand-crafted items and appreciate the Hawaiian touch they added to this Moli’i Gardens and Fishpond Hawaii wedding. Undeniably, they know the little details to make your big day extraordinary.
Desserts | Purve Donut Shop | instagram
Feast your eyes on Purvé Doughnuts in all their glory for all your tropical dessert desires. We heard they’re like, life-changing. This incredible Hawaiian bakery offers fun flavors like a “Sunburnt Haole”, “Smurf Balls” and even “O Face”. Ha! I hope after seeing these a-dough-able, delectable desserts, you’ll be inclined to experience their masterful craftsmanship for yourself. Trust us, you donut want to miss these (sorry, had to).
Catering For a Hawaiian Wedding | Flyin’ Ahi | instagram
Aha! We think Flyin’ Ahi is your absolute gem. There aren’t too many Hawaiian food trucks that are this tasty. First of all, these delectable dishes will top the list. They include traditional Hawaiian mixed plates, blackened ahi salad, Korean fried chicken…ok, I’m drooling already. The quality of the food speaks for itself, but the amount you get for the price is hard to beat. Will work for food, diet starts Monday 😉
Bar | Stir Beverage | instagram
You want the best for your guests on your wedding day, and Stir Beverage leaves a lasting impression. Providing an elevated bar experience is just what the happy couple deserves. Whether it’s a simple wedding or an extravagant affair, Stir Beverage dresses their drinks to impress. This Hawaiian premier cocktail catering company is guaranteed to provide the perfect bar experience for you and your guests. Overall, a sexy, solid choice!
DJ/MC | Spectrum Entertainment | instagram
For all the right tunes and all the right grooves, Spectrum Entertainment has you covered. Spectrum is my top recommendation to anyone who needs a DJ for a wedding or any type of event. Firstly, they are Oahu’s premiere source for DJ/Emcee Entertainment Services, professional sound & lighting and special effects. Secondly, they are reasonably priced, with top-of-the-line audio equipment. Finally, Spectrum offers so many options for their clients. The dance floor will undoubtedly be a night to remember.
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