Island Weddings and Blessings - Kauai wedding planners and wedding coordinators
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What is the procedure for getting a Marriage license?
How do I book my wedding with Island Weddings & Blessings?
How do I choose a location since I am so far away?
What if it rains?
How about Photography, Video and other Amenities?
How Do I Plan My Reception?

Island Weddings & Blessings invites you to capture the romantic, unique experience of a Hawaiian Wedding on the Island of Kaua`i. Michael, Fern & Quinn Merle-Jones, are licensed Officiates and Wedding Coordinators, working together to produce unique ceremonies amd receptions tailored to the individual needs and desires of each couple since 1989. Kaua`i is a beautiful place for Weddings, Vow Renewals and Honeymoons. It is the oldest Island in the chain as well as the most lush & romantic, well known for its perfect white sand beaches and quiet rural atmosphere. Call us on Kaua`i for your personal complimentary consultation (808)828-1548
What is the procedure for getting a Marriage license?
The State of Hawaii has instituted an online marriage license procedure. Our Staff at Island Weddings & Blessings will assist in guiding you with all of your legal needs and information.

To register for a Marriage license, go to: Follow the instructions on the website under Applicants and fill in the required information indicated with the asterisk next to the line. This form will be updated and signed & registered with the State of Hawaii by us once the wedding is completed.

Your On Island License Appointment - You will still need to appear before an on-Island license agent to verify your ID and your registration. We will set up the on Island appointment for you.

No medical testing is needed at all. If either of you has been divorced, you will need to know the month, year and place (County & State) of the dissolution and it is recommended that you bring the paperwork if the divorce was within 6 months of your current wedding date.
How do I book my wedding with Island Weddings & Blessings?
We offer you complimentary consultation to discuss your wedding plans. When you are ready to book your wedding with us, we will start a formal file for your wedding and begin to make all your arrangements. We require a $ 200 deposit which can be paid by check or with a credit card. Whenever you contact us, we will add to your file so that we will always have your most current information at hand. We will also be available to you e-mail.
Where to have the Wedding
How do I choose a location since I am so far away?
We are happy to discuss the different sites with you. Our website has detailed and abundant pictures of our different wedding locations including lovely Beaches, Tropical Gardens, Unique Churches or Private exotic Waterfalsl- we are happy to go over these with you.
Beach Locations –Kauai offers the largest number of Beaches in the State of Hawaii. A Beach Wedding requires a State Permit which we will obtain for you before your arrival.
Private Locations We offer a variety of amazing wedding and reception sites, including Waterfalls, Overlooks, and Private Gardens for you to choose from. We will assist with all these arrangements.
What if it rains? We have lovely backup locations for rainy days that provide shelter as well as beauty. We are also as flexible as possible about changing time, location and even date in order to provide you with the very best wedding.
Wedding Services

What photo package is best for us? Our Photo Packages are designed to give you the most options and best coverage. All pictures are edited and shot in high definition digital unless otherwise requested.

Island Memories - Our most popular photo option! This is a great choice with your option of copyrights to 50 images or a full buyout with C.D from our 1 hour of photo coverage; All edited images are hosted on a private website that downloads directly to your computer. View Island Memories package details »
Custom albums are available on request. Check out our special album additions.

Our 24 picture package is perfect when it is just the two of you or a very small group. Featured in our Island Romance wedding package, all pictures come with a lovely album. Add $300. for copyrights to all images.

36 pictures are suggested if you have a few guests or want extended coverage. This would be an additional $125.00 to our Romance package or is already included in our Island Aloha. Add $350. for copyrights to all images

View wedding photos from our photographer's website
Videography- Capturing the Wedding Ceremony on Video – hearing the voices and seeing the movements of your loved ones, Our video option is a priceless keepsake for the future.

The Edited Version begins with awesome footage of the Island. It then leads into your wedding. Since the officiate will be wearing a remote microphone, the entire ceremony will be recorded for your friends and family to fully experience even if they can not be present. After the ceremony, the videographer will add more romantic footage of the two of you. The video is then taken to their professional studio. It is put to a soundtrack of music which you can help choose. Your names and date of the wedding are inscribed on the tape. When you receive the video, it will be a beautiful and finished piece of Art.

Unedited Video. In this version, the Ceremony and Romantic footage are done at the wedding, using remote microphone. The video is "in camera" edited, and delivered to you before you leave the Island in DVD

Copies. Copies. Great gifts for parents and those who couldn't come.
Musicians & Entertainment- We offer wonderful musicians who play all types of music as well as DJ services, private luaus and Hula dancers

How do I choose my flowers? We will be talking with you in detail about the type of flowers that we can offer. Our website has beautiful bouquets, leis and flower arrangement options that you can choose from. You can also send us pictures from websites, magazines or talk with your local florist for ideas.
Weddings with Receptions
- There are many different types of venues and styles of wedding receptions that we have offered in our many years arranging weddings on Kau`ai. Each wedding reception is designed individually to meet our client’s vision. We are happy to share our expertise with you.
We sincerely hope that this information has assisted you with your wedding plans and that we will be hearing from you soon to begin arranging your Island Wedding.

Mahalo and Aloha from Fern, Michael and Quinn Merle-Jones