We will ensure your wedding day is fun, easy, seamless, and beautiful. We include professional photography in most of our Kona elopement packages, so your family and friends won’t miss a thing. Mike and Dawn are experienced Big Island elopement planners, and we want you to leave the planning and details to us so you can focus on the important things—show up, be stress-free, and get married! Eloping on the Big Island couldn't be easier!

Mike and our BIO team are here to help you to customize your Big Island elopement

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Congratulations on your engagement, and we are ready to help you plan the perfect Big Island elopement! I know we may be a bit biased, but we love the Big Island of Hawaii. Mike is the premiere Big Island elopement specialist. He will help you plan every part of your Hawaiian beach elopement so it will be a stress-free, magical day you will remember forever. We offer our Big Island elopement packages on the West side of Hawaii Island, and may be available to travel to outer islands as well.

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Big Island Elopement Packages


Swept Away is our most popular Big Island elopement package: 

• Officiant Michael Eicher
• Beach permit and liability insurance
• Marriage license application instructions        and list of agents
• Two single strand white orchid leis for lei        exchange portion of the ceremony
• Customized ceremony, tailored to your           specifications and preferences
• 60 minutes of professional photography 
• High resolution images with print                    release and digital online gallery                    (minimum of 95+ edited photos)

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Take the Plunge offers everything that Tie the Knot offers with some additional upgrades included in your Big Island elopement package: 

• Officiant Michael Eicher
• Beach permit and liability insurance
• Marriage license application instructions        and list of agents
• Two single strand white orchid leis for lei        exchange portion of the ceremony
• Customized ceremony, tailored to your            specifications and preferences
• 30 minutes of professional photography 
• High resolution images with print                     release and digital online gallery                  (minimum of 45+ edited photos)

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Tie the Knot is a great option for couples who want their ceremony to be more laid back and relaxed. As the most basic Big Island elopement package offered, Tie the Knot includes the following:

• Officiant Michael Eicher
• Beach permit and liability insurance
• Marriage license application instructions         and list of agents
• Two single strand white orchid leis for lei         exchange portion of the ceremony
• Customized ceremony, tailored to your            specifications and preferences
• Photos after the ceremony, taken with a       camera you provide/cell phone camera 

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BIO offers three inclusive Hawaii elopement packages to choose from, and custom packages available

Big Island Elopements

- maddie s

Mike delivered a beautiful and special ceremony that we will never forget. you will also get the most amazing photography from his wife Dawn.

Mike and Dawn are a master wedding team

- Mark M

Dawn and Mike are such wonderful warm people and our wedding would not have been as amazing without them. 


- Jenna E.

Mike and Dawn are an absolutely amazing team. Our wedding was everything we wanted and more. Mike did an outstanding job on the ceremony.

My husband and I highly recommend

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We also help with location, location, location! Our carefully chosen locations include lightly populated gorgeous beaches, which helps to ensure privacy during the wedding, and we provide a location guide to help make your decision easier. We can even help with dinner recommendations, tour ideas, etc… to make your celebration and stay even more memorable. 

Our Kona Wedding packages already include the most popular options.

We’ve taken all the guesswork out of planning A Big Island elopement and have created the perfect formula!

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Catherine and Aidan


Mallori and Pate


Katherine and Fuhren

Eloping is a budget friendly way to celebrate in paradise! Price one of our Big Island elopement packages today against a mainland wedding cost see the difference. 

it saves money

You get to do what YOU want and plan around the details that are most important to you

do what YOU want

You also enjoy a vacation with your closest friends and family, and spend much more time with them than only ONE day

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You can skip the headache of planning an elaborate wedding with a huge guest list and massive details to tackle

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Why choose a Big Island elopement? Whether you call it an elopement, micro wedding, or destination wedding, we think eloping in Hawaii is the best decision you can make! Elopements by definition or usually 30 or fewer guests, and offers an intimate wedding experience with your closest family and friends. We believe there are many reasons to choose to elope or plan a destination wedding:

why choose a big Island elopement?

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From the pristine white sand, to the stunning lava rock shores, this island offers so much more than gorgeous scenery. The size of the Big Island offers more seclusion and privacy too. And we know all the local gems and when they will be less crowded. We are the experts on sunsets, settings and scenery. We will show you all of the options, you choose your location, and leave the rest of the details to us!

We also think the Big Island is the perfect location to elope

We know we can provide the best possible planning services, guiding you every step of the way. We are a locally run and owned company, run by LOCALS l that actually LIVE in Hawaii. There are now many Hawaii elopement planning services located on the mainland, and they don’t have intimate, hands-on experience of our beaches, the hidden gems, the vendors, and the culture like we do. Mike is able to help you plan the perfect Big Island elopement. We want your wedding day to be special and perfect without sacrificing any of the best parts that a larger event would offer. With over 550+ weddings planned, we know just how to make it perfect for you!

Want to have your first dance on the beach? Of course! Cut your cake on the beach? Absolutely! Whatever traditions you want to incorporate into your elopement, we are here to help see your vision through from start to finish!

We are the experts on Big Island elopements and Big Island destination weddings.

Why Choose a local kona wedding Officiant? we are local and know the best locations & vendors!

About us

Dawn is a professional Big Island wedding photographer who specializes in elopement photography and will leave you with memories from your special day that will last forever. If you’re searching for a comprehensive wedding planner to plan your Hawaii elopement, Pink Pineapple Weddings is a wedding planning service that offers customized plans and coordination services. Visit Dawn Eicher Photography and Pink Pineapple Weddings for additional information and to view the gallery of images from previous Big Island Elopements. We love sharing the gorgeous locations for your Big Island elopement.

For more about Dawn and Mike head to our About page!

Mike and Dawn work together to create the wedding of your dreams

A Hawaii Elopement Team

Q. How do we get our Hawaii marriage license?
A. You can start the process online, but you MUST personally appear before a licensing agent and show proper ID to get your marriage license. For more information please visit this site.

Of course, if you have any additional questions we will be happy to give you more guidance in this area. Mike is an expert Kailua Kona Wedding Officiant and an amazing resource for your destination wedding Big Island style.

Q. Will my photos look just as amazing as the ones I see throughout the website?
A. YES! Every photo you see on our website was taken by Dawn Eicher so rest assured. What you see is what you get! For more samples of her work, please click here to see her full portfolio.

Q. Who will be photographing our wedding?
A. Dawn is your photographer 99% of the time. Occasionally she is already booked on your wedding date, and we can then request a suitable replacement.

Q. How soon can we view our wedding photos?
A. The turnaround time for your fully edited photo gallery is 4-8 weeks depending on the season. You can also request rush delivery. Please inquire for more details and options for your Kona wedding package or vow renewal on the Big Island.

Q. We have some ideas of photos we would like. Is it okay to make special requests?
A. Of course! We welcome photo ideas so we can capture your wedding day as you envision it. Please feel free to share your Pinterest board or photo inspirations with us. Although our photographers have their own styles and a checklist of what the photograph at each wedding, they are always open to new ideas and suggestions to personalize your Big Island intimate wedding.

Q. Which is better? A sunset wedding, a morning wedding, or a midday wedding?
A. Both sunset and mornings provide the most ideal lighting for weddings. Mornings typically give you blue skies and blue water and normally fewer people on the beach. A sunset wedding gives you golden light and hopefully a big sunset. 

Q. Can we have chairs or arches on the beach for our wedding?
A. Unfortunately Hawaii State Law does not allow chairs, arbors, or any other structures besides a small cake table and loose flowers on public beaches. We recommend choosing from one of our preferred private wedding venues for weddings with more guests and décor.

Q. What size wedding do you recommend for a beach wedding?
A. Hawaii Parks and Recreation permit up to 30 people for a public beach wedding. If you are looking to have more guests then we recommend choosing from one of our preferred private wedding venues. Capacity varies depending on venue. Our beaches are perfect for a Big Island intimate wedding!

Q. What happens if it rains?
A. Tropical weather is unpredictable, but here on the Big Island we are lucky to have great weather most of the time. In the case that there is rain we do our best to still make your day as enjoyable as possible. After all, it’s good luck!

Q. Can we venture to different locations for photos?
A. Definitely! We can travel to as many photo locations as you want as long as it is within the contracted photography time. Please note that travel time from one location to the next does cut into the photography time.

Q. What is required to reserve our date?
A. A signed contract with a 50% reservation fee. This fee is non-refundable.

Q. Do you offer other services not included in your Big Island elopement  packages?
A. Yes, we do. We have developed trusted relationships with the most reputable vendors on the Big Island. We will be happy to coordinate a wide variety of services that you may be interested in using on your wedding day

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To inquire about our Big Island elopement packages, contact us providing additional information about your Kona elopement package options. our team will be in touch soon! We are your premier Kona Wedding Officiant, and can help you every step of the way

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