If you’ve been following us over at Bridal Bar for a while now, then you’ll know I’m pretty much a total kid when it comes to anything Disney. Now I don’t wear princess purses to work mind you, but I (and the entire team over here) are die-hard Disney fans. So when we heard that Hawaii was going to be home to the latest and greatest Disney property, we had to investigate. The Aulani Resort, located on the island of O’ahu, in a beautiful beach and marina community called Ko Olina, is a brand new (we’re talking opened weeks ago), sprawling property ideal for a destination wedding with lots of kids (or kids at heart). Perfect for the active group, they’ve got world-famous Hawaiian Island snorkeling (really fab), sport fishing, golf, spa, pool, sun, sand, and plenty of characters and kids activities to entertain the little ones during an adult-only reception or throughout the entire week.
Tip: Be sure to check out the snorkeling in their salt-water lagoon, the only one in Hawaii!
Of course you don’t have to geek out and go totally Disney for your big day if you don’t want to, but if you love Walt and friends like we do, then don’t forget about their Alfred Angelo designed bridal gown collection to match your reception theme (or inner princess) – the sky’s the limit with Disney Wedding options, if you want them!But I think what I love most about this resort for weddings is that it allows us kids at heart to incorporate elements of our favorite childhood memories into our big day, but it doesn’t have to be an event that is too themed. Your big day can be a luxurious destination wedding that you share with friends and family (ask about the Makaloa Garden pictured above – beautiful!)…and perhaps you can sneak in a photo op or two with some old theatrical friends.