If you or someone you know is planning a wedding, you may have found out that weddings have definitely changed over the past few years, but in the best way possible. Creative and unique wedding trends have emerged, and they are here to stay. Hotels, resorts, and destinations are now offering endless options for couples to make their special day truly unforgettable.
Have you heard about the latest trend in weddings? It’s called the brunch wedding, and it’s perfect for those couples who want a more casual and laid-back celebration. And even better, they’re now taking place at sunrise, in tropical locations with breathtaking views. Imagine saying “I do” surrounded by palm trees, the sound of waves crashing in the background, and the soft light of the rising sun.
If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind wedding experience in a stunning destination, check out these locations perfect for hosting the most magical brunch wedding you could imagine.
Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort | Kauai, HI
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Sheraton Kaua’i Coconut Beach Resort recently debuted the Garden Islands’ largest ocean front event pavilion, where the resort now offers sunrise weddings and brunch receptions. Halau Ho’okipa, sits steps from the sand and fronts the ancient surfing grounds of the Royal Coconut Coast. The 4,500 square-foot open aired pavilion boasts unparalleled sea views setting the stage for a romantic wedding celebration.
Park Hyatt Aviara | Carlsbad, CA
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Couples can enjoy striking views of the rising sun across Batiquitos Lagoon as they say “I do” with their closest family and friends in a unique, intimate setting, off the 18th green of the famed Arnold Palmer-designed Aviara Golf Course surrounded by lush gardens.
The ceremony will follow with a Californian brunch reception with sweeping views of the picturesque 18th hole greenside lake on the terrace of critically acclaimed signature restaurant, Ember & Rye, led by acclaimed chef, restaurateur, and author Richard Blais, featuring mimosa and bloody mary service and more. Post-celebration, the group can relax poolside in a cabana, enjoying lounge seating, stunning views and Southern California’s sunshine.
Hana-Maui Resort | Maui, HI
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At Hana-Maui Resort, couples experience mother nature at its best – venues facing east are offering sunrise weddings followed by a brunch reception, afternoon tea and lawn games.
Brunch menu offerings include starters from banana bread to muffins/bagels, seasonal sliced fruit and a farm-fresh salad with hydro greens, papara, chevre and a lilikoi-white balsamic vinaigrette to main courses including avocado toast, French toast with coconut granola and coconut syrup, among pork belly tacos, local fried rice, Hawaii’s beloved passion-orange-guava juice and more. Of course, no wedding is complete without a full bar, so couples may choose to add this option on as well!
By Associate Editor, Candice Davie