Haleiwa Wedding Tips?
My very own sister is debating coming out to Hawaii to get married. She is now thinking of a VERY small wedding someplace like Haleiwa. She wants to do something informal (and yes, inexpensive but elegant). I was wondering if any of you, dear readers, can suggest any of the following:
a) An affordable cute beachfront cottage for two (Haleiwa or someplace like it)
b) A justice of the peace in the greater Haleiwa area
c) An amateur/ reasonable photographer who could take video and still pictures (at least somewhat better than me).
d) Any other suggestions (like a good setting), eateries (besides my favorites--Cholo's, Haleiwa Joe, Giovanni's Shrimp Shack, Matsumoto's)... like someone mentioned a Brazillian place on the beach. The Thai there place was cute, but food was so-so. I'm scared of the sushi place up there. I imagine I would take them to places back in Honolulu mostly otherwise.
e) I was also thinking of investigating my favorite island, Lanai; but have no idea if one can do a simple affordable wedding there. I think the main thing she wants to avoid is to feel as if part of a wedding factory. I can't blame her, but imagine it is hard to come up with original and affordable wedding ideas out here. I'll have to call the Hotel Lanai or the Lodge on Sunday.
Any suggestions would be most welcome online or by e-mail. I may drive out to Haleiwa to check things out on Sunday. I can always work in my favorite cafe. Thanks!
PS No exciting diary report for today (nice Bat Mitzvah of a friend's daughter, Pali overlook for 5 minutes [see my Flickr site], laundry, and writing). Happy Spring Break.