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Hey there! Let me tell you all about Kualoa Ranch Private Nature Reserve, the most incredible wedding venue on Oahu, Hawaii. It's located just 22 miles outside of Waikiki, right on the stunning eastern shores of the island. What makes Kualoa Ranch so special is that it's not just a regular wedding venue. It's a 4,000 acre private nature reserve, managed and owned by the Judd-Morgan family for eight generations. They're incredibly passionate about preserving the culture and natural beauty of the land, making it a truly unique and beautiful place to tie the knot.

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You might have seen Kualoa Ranch in pictures before, and that's because it's been the backdrop for over 170+ Hollywood movies and TV shows. From Elvis movies in the 1950s to blockbusters like Jurassic Park, Jurassic World, LOST, Kong: Skull Island, 50 First Dates, and Hawaii Five-0, this place has seen it all. One of the most breathtaking spots on the ranch is the Paliku Gardens, nestled at the base of the Kanehoalani Mountain peak. It's a tropical paradise that can accommodate up to 100 guests in its open-aired pavilion and 250 guests on the lush lawn area. Fun fact - Paliku Gardens has even hosted a few celebrity events, including Michelle Obama and the Dalai Lama! Now, let's talk about the services offered at Kualoa Ranch. The best part is that you have the freedom to design your own wedding celebration. You can bring in your own catering, bartenders, florists, and more. Kualoa Ranch is all about being the perfect backdrop for your special day. However, if you need some recommendations, they have a list of potential vendors who have worked with them over the years. Keep in mind that a licensed wedding coordinator is required at each event, but don't worry - Kualoa Ranch can provide you with a full list of approved coordinators upon request. They've got you covered! But wait, there's more! Kualoa Ranch also offers to host other wedding-related events. Whether it's a bridal shower, a military ceremony, an elopement, an engagement party, a reception, a rehearsal dinner, an anniversary party, a baby lu'au party, or even a birthday party, they've got the space and the expertise to make it happen. Oh, and if you're looking for some pre-wedding fun, Kualoa Ranch also offers "Day of Fun" activities and tours. Imagine having a blast with your loved ones before the big day while exploring the breathtaking scenery around you. It's the perfect way to create unforgettable memories. And of course, let's not forget about photo shoots! Kualoa Ranch is an absolute dream for photographers. From stunning landscapes to iconic movie locations, you'll have endless opportunities to capture breathtaking shots. So, if you're dreaming of a wedding that's surrounded by natural beauty and a touch of Hollywood magic, Kualoa Ranch Private Nature Reserve is the place for you. Get ready for an unforgettable experience that you and your guests will cherish forever.


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“This year I had my first ever photoshoot, and I'm so glad I had it with Leah, she made me feel confident in front of the camera, had great time and photos turned out amazing!!! Thank you Leah for making my memories about Hawaii unforgettable!!! Recommend 100%”

Inga Bilaisyte

“I purchased a photo session for my daughter-in-law as a baby shower gift, to be used for maternity or newborn photos (she chose maternity). The photos are magical - they perfectly capture their love story. Leah is a talented photographer who brings out the very best, and is so easy to work with. Both my son and daughter-in-law thoroughly enjoyed their session. If you're looking for a photographer, look no further. You won't be disappointed.”

Tina Duke

“The best photographer ever! She brings out the best in people and captures a beauty and magic that I didn’t know existed. She is creative and encouraging and a true artist, creating images that last forever. Can’t recommend enough!!”

Ann Hoku Lyn

“Leah was awesome to work with. I went in with a little vision of what I wanted my shoot to look like and she used all the natural elements in my favor. The outcome of the photo shoot gave me several awesome options to choose from for my song release. I highly recommend Salt Drifter Photography for your photo needs in Kona.”

Ellen Keehan

“Leah is the most magical person to shoot with. She really knows how to make it an experience. Such memories are built. Highly recommend ✨ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️”

Ruth-Anne Santoro

“Leah is so talented behind the lens and she really knows how to interact with people to make them feel comfortable in front of the camera. We were so lucky to have had our first ever photoshoot with her. She has set the bar high for future photographers. The experience we had during our engagement photoshoot is one we relish. We felt so confident and comfortable. Also, Leah had our pictures ready within a week. They turned out amazing! Thank you Leah!”

LC Dizon

“Absolutely love love love this woman only one I trust to take my pictures, makes you feel very comfortable in your own skin!!can’t wait for future shoots❤️”

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