The Adventures of Bryce and Jessica

Wedding Details

Aloha!

Many of you have recently received our wedding invitations with the main details of the wedding.  This page has some additional details that we thought would be helpful for our guests. 

Wedding Event Locations

Ceremony 

The wedding is on June 23, 2012.  The ceremony will be starting at 5:30 pm and will be held on a public beach called Poipu Beach.  The closest landmark would be the Sheraton Kauai Resort which is located at 2440 Hoonani Road, Koloa, Hawaii.  Here is the specific spot we’ll be having the ceremony:

ceremony

 

Reception

Immediately following the ceremony, the reception will be held at our rental property, Kauai Kai Estates, at 4658 Amio Road, Koloa, Hawaii. For guests that do not have their own rental car, we will have a shuttle car that can bring people from the ceremony to the reception.  It is about two miles from the ceremony to the reception.  Here is a link to Google Maps with specific pinpoints for the locations of the ceremony and reception:

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=204884699920446516314.0004b9e4a0995124633c4

Drinks and appetizers will be served while Bryce and Jessica are taking pictures as the sun sets. Dinner will begin once the photography is done. We’ll have dinner, drinks, dessert, and live music and dancing until 10:00.

Airfare

If you are going to fly with Hawaiian Airlines, we have registered for a deal that gets everyone a slight discount.  You can receive a 5% discount off of the lowest available published fare for transpacific reservations. The lowest available published fare varies by flight, date, and point in time that you are making your reservation.  This discount applies to a flexible travel period between 6/14/2012 and 7/5/2012.  This applies to travel from any of Hawaiian’s West Coast cities.

You may make your reservations online by clicking on the link below, taking you to the flight search page. You will need our STAR file #WED631, and last names Sutton and Nash. 

https://apps.hawaiianair.com/weddings/WedIntro.aspx

Places to stay

Bryce and Jessica have rented a house on the beach on the South end of Kauai, the same house that the reception is at.  After doing some research, rental properties are a pretty good value if you are staying for 7 days or longer.  Of course, hotels can be found on the typical websites (hotels.com, tripadvisor.com, etc.), we found these to be pretty nice.

South Shore:

Sheraton Kauai Resort (Near the reception)
Rooms start at $229 a night.
https://www.starwoodhotels.com/sheraton/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=379

Kea Hotel and Resort
Rooms start at $329 a night.
http://www.koakea.com/

Marriot Waiohai Beach Club
Rooms start at $165 a night
http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/lihwi-marriotts-waiohai-beach-club/

North Shore:

The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villa
Rooms start at $340 a night.
https://www.starwoodhotels.com/westin/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=5648

Bed and Breakfast Options:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotels-g29218-c2-Kauai_Hawaii-Hotels.html

Condominium and Rental Home Options:

http://www.vrbo.com/vacation-rentals/usa/hawaii/kauai

Things to do in Kauai

We will be updating this list as we do our own research.  This is a list of things that you might find interesting in creating your own adventure.

Food In Poipu:

The Beach House Restaurant .
http://www.the-beach-house.com/home.html

Plantation Gardens Restaurant & Bar
pgrestaurant.com

Food Elsewhere on the Island:

The Bull Shed
http://www.bullshedrestaurant.com/
Good cheap food!

Lihue Barbecue Inn
Good cheep food!

Sueoka Snack Shop
Great local food. 5392 Koloa Rd., behind Sueoka Store.

Puka Dog
Great Dogs!!  2360 Kiahuna Plantation Dr.

Taqueria Nortenos
Huge portions, low price mexican. 2827A Poipu Rd.
Hanalei Mixed Plate
808- 826-7888. In Ching Young Center in Hanalei.

Waimea Brewing Company
9400 Kaumualii Hwy.  
www.waimeabrewing.com/

Dukes
dukeskauai.com

Adventures

Below are some highlights that we recommend for the area.

We will bring a great travel guide with hikes, day trips, activities, restaurant and lodging recommendations. Please feel free to ask and we can make you copies or lend it to you for more ideas.

North Shore:

- Hike Kalalau Train (Na Pali Coast) 11 miles, wear hiking shoes and travel when dry if possible. A fit hiker can make the trip out in 7-8 hours, 22 miles round trip. Two campgrounds along the way provide bathrooms and sheltered picnic tables. 

- Kee Beach and wet caves. At the end of the hwy heading west from Hanalei.

- Maninihold Dry Cave. Just off the hwy near mile marker 9. 

- Makua Beach (Tunnels Beach). Two unmarked roads provide access, ½ mile west of mile marker 8 (just before a “WeightLimit 10 Tons” sign, and the second is ¼ mile farther. Most beautiful beach on the island! You may have to park at Haena Beach across from dry caves.
 
- Hanalei Town. (Hanalei Mixed Plate 808-826-7888. Great Local Eats)

- Kauapea Beach (Secret Beach). (Between 6 and 10 am you may see spinner dolphins!) From hwy 56 north, turn right on the first Kalihjwai Rd. just before mile marker 24. Turn right again at the first dirt road. After ¼ mile the road ends in a parking area. Follow the steep well marked trail.

East Shore:

- Kilauea Lighthouse
- Opeakaa Falls. The viewpoint is located along a sidewalk that runs west from a parking lot 1 ½ mile up Kuamoo Rd. on the right.

-Wailua. (First town settled by Tahitian travelers to Hawaii)

- Wailua Falls. From Lihue, drive 1 mile east on hwy 56 and trun left at hwy 583 or Maalo Rd. The road ends 4 min later at falls. 

- Ninini Lighthouse. Entrance off hwy 51 between the airport and Rice St. About ½ mile north of Rice St. trun toward the sea at the road with the gatehouse. Drive for ½ mile and follow road as it makes sharp left at the stop sign. Take right and stay on paved road. Past a “Shoreline Access-Ninini Point” sign, keep left at the running path sign and cross golf cart path.

South Shore:

- Snorkel Bob’s. THE place to get your beach gear if you are renting. $2.50 a day for snorkel gear, $6.50 a day for boogie boards.   3232 Poipu Rd.     ¼ mile south of Koloa Cheveron.
 
- Kaihuna Beach. Beach in front of Sheraton and is great for snorkeling and boogie boarding.

- Poipu Beach. Great for snorkeling. Access to beach from Hoowili Rd.   

- Spouting Horn beach. At high tide, plume can reach 60 ft! On the ocean side of Lawai Rd. immediately west and across the street from the National Tropical Botanical Garden Visitor Center.

- Pakala Beach. Famous long beach with longest wave breaks on the island. Beautiful, but not good for swimming, sharks are often spotted here. Path to ocean starts just past mile marker 21.

- Polihale Beach State Park (Barking Sands Beach).  Hwy 50 ends 5 miles to the northwest of Kekaha, follow signs to Polihale, eventually turning left on a dirt road. Lots of potholes so go slow! Navigate through the dry cane fields and about 3 ½ miles later the road will fork to the right at a big tree. Continue for 1 ½ mile to the north end of the beach. BEAUTIFUL sunsets!

- Waimea Canyon. Take hwy 50 west from Waimea and turn right onto hwy 550. This will lead you to canyon.

- Blue Hawaii Helicopter Tours.  We have done this on our first trip to Kauai and it is a GREAT way to see the whole island in a couple of hours that would normally take a couple of weeks to see otherwise.  Beautiful sites and totally worth the money!
(808) 245-5800
www.bluehawaiian.com

- Swim with turtles at PKs beach in Poipu. Great for snorkeling. Just past the Beach House restaurant, heading west across from Prince Kuhio Park.

- Lawai Beach. Great for snorkeling. Just outside of the Beach House Restaurant, parking is available in a lot in front of Lawai Beach resort.

Hawaii/Kauai Visitors Bureau
http://www.gohawaii.com/kauai/guidebook/first-trip

Events and Festivals, June 2012
http://www.kauaifestivals.com/festivals/06/2012/

Gifts

You can find Jessica’s gift registries for the wedding at the following links,

Macy’s Registry Link:
http://www1.macys.com/registry/wedding/guest/?registryId=760626

Williams-Sonoma Registry Link:
http://www.williams-sonoma.com/registry/2980871/registry-list.html

Because we will be traveling from Hawaii directly to our honeymoon, we ask if you are to get any gifts to please have them delived to our house before or after the wedding.  We will be back from our honeymoon in the middle of July. We can also use it as a great excuse to meet and share pictures with you after we return from the wedding!!!

Our Address:
7436 N Seward Ave.
Portland OR, 97217