Why Kauai?

My first time on the island of Kauai I was nine years old. We went for my grandparent’s 50th wedding anniversary which was celebrated at Gaylord’s Plantation House. Anyone who knows me knows that my grandma and I had a great relationship and I like to think she helped in large part make me the person I am today. Another major reason why Kauai is so important to me is that it was my dad’s favorite island. He and my mom would go there almost every year, and Kauai was our last family vacation together. Since these three very significant people have passed on and I wanted to find a way to bring their memory to the day, and Kauai came to mind instantly.

I wish that EJ could have met these people because they were so meaningful to me. Part of the reason I love EJ so much is that he reminds me so much of my dad. He’s the kind of guy that goes out of his way to help his friends, he can fix anything and he has the patience of a saint. He makes me so happy every day and when I mentioned a destination wedding and why he didn’t let anything get in the way. I feel so lucky to get to start this next chapter in my life with such an amazing man.

Where to Stay

You are welcome to stay anywhere on the island of Kauai that you would like. The island’s north side is a rainforest, and the southern side tends to be dryer. There are defiantly benefits to both, and there is no wrong choice.

We are staying at the Hanalei Bay Resort in Princeville. You can find a ton of good deals on Airbnb and Verbo rentals nearby, including the Hanalei Bay Resort.

The wedding will be held in Hanalei and the reception will be held at the Westin in Princeville.

The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas

The Westin Princeville is a beautiful hotel that is also hosting our wedding reception. Please book directly with them or you can try other booking sites to try and find better rates.

Houses, Cabins, Condos, Unique Stays & More

We recommend staying at an Airbnb or Vrbo in Princeville. Hotels on the island are very expensive. Follow the links to find a good deal in the area!


Camping at first glance might seem like a weird choice. Heidi and I both love camping on Anini Beach. They have great campsites under trees, running water, good bathrooms, and an amazing beach. It’s also close to the wedding, and only $3 a night per person!

Rental Cars

Turo is simular to Air BnB for cars.