A wedding ceremony and reception can go by fast, which is why we wanted to have a day or two after our wedding itself to celebrate and relax with friends and family. Here is both a quick schedule and a full breakdown of the weekend events as we have them planned. 

Friday, July 15
4:45PMHistoric Village TourKaukulaelae Bell Stone
5:30PMWedding CeremonyKaukulaelae Village on Keauhou Bay
6:00PMCocktail HourSheraton Kona
7:30PM - 10:00PMReceptionSheraton Kona
Saturday, July 16
9:00AMLeave for Beach DayHapuna Beach
6:00PMDinnerRays on the Bay @ Sheraton Kona
(Individual reservations)
Sunday, July 17
8:00AM - 10:00AMFarewell BrunchAinakai @ Sheraton Kona
(No reservations necessary)
Friday, July 15
4:45PMHistoric Village Tour
Kaukulaelae Bell Stone
5:30PMWedding Ceremony
Kaukulaelae Village on Keauhou Bay
6:00PMCocktail Hour
Sheraton Kona
7:30PM - 10:00PMReception
Sheraton Kona
Saturday, July 16
9:00AMLeave for Beach Day
Hapuna Beach
Rays on the Bay @ Sheraton Kona
Sunday, July 17
8:00AM - 10:00AMFarewell Brunch
Ainakai @ Sheraton Kona


Our wedding ceremony will be at the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa on Keauhou Bay at 5:30PM. Seating will begin at 5:15.

Before the wedding, there will be a tour of the small historic village in which we'll be getting married. Keauhou Bay is a very special place and we want to give people the opportunity to learn a bit about the significance of where we are. That tour will begin at 4:45PM at the bell stone on the north side of the Sheraton property.

We ask that you dress comfortably for a tropical summer day, in a Hawaiian print aloha shirt or dress. If you don't have any Hawaiian apparel, no problem at all, but no text, logos or collarless shirts, please. We and our wedding party will ourselves be in Hawaiian shirts and sundresses, so no need to be uncomfortably formal for our sake. July is Hawai'i's summer and it will be very warm. Because the event will likely involve walking and standing on some uneven lava rock paths, sand and lawn, those with a penchant for heels should bear that in mind and make sure they'll have the mobility they need. Shorts and sandals are welcome for all genders, but if you plan on dancing at the reception, make sure your feet are protected.

The reception will follow shortly after the ceremony and will include dinner, drinks, toasts and a hardwood dance floor.

Saturday Morning

On Saturday morning, we will be leading a group excursion up to Hapuna Beach, which is widely considered among the best beaches in America. The Big Island is the youngest of the Hawaiian Islands, and if you haven't visited, the shoreline is more lava rock cliffs and less sandy beach than you're likely imagining. This includes the entire area around the Sheraton, so we wanted to take everyone who wants out to the kind of beach they imagine when they imagine Hawai'i.

The beach has great places for swimming and snorkeling, as well as simply lying about. There is a concession stand, Three Frogs, where you can rent an umbrella, beach chair or even snorkel gear. They are also purveyors of fine shave ice as well as an excellent place to grab some food. If you'd like lunch a bit more high-brow and would rather spend your beach time eating a sit-down meal while overlooking the beach, there is easy access to the Beach Bar at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel.

Saturday Evening

Saturday evening, around 6PM, we'll eat dinner at Rays on the Bay, which is the primary restaurant at the Sheraton. This won't be a hosted meal, and they won't have space to seat all of us at the same time, so if you'd like to join us for dinner on Saturday, please book a reservation for your party with them as soon as possible.

If you would rather do your own thing during any part of the day on Saturday, please, by all means, do what you want to do while you're in Hawai'i!

Sunday Morning

Sunday morning from 8AM to 10AM, we will be eating brunch at Ainakai, one of the restaurants within the Sheraton resort complex. Our guests are welcome to join us, or simply stop by so we can thank you for coming. From here, we'll be flying off to our honeymoon, but you are welcome to stay on the island as long as you like, or to head back home that afternoon, in time to be at work Monday morning.

We are very excited to be sharing all of these experiences with our close friends and those who are important to us and hope that you will be able to make it!