I was recently reminded of the beauty of Moli’i Gardens while conducting site visits at various wedding and event venues with one of our couples. Located on the northeastern facing shore of the island of Oahu, Moli’i Gardens at Kualoa Ranch is a leisurely 45-minute drive from Waikiki. Surrounded by the largest ancient Hawaiian fishpond in the State, the breathtaking landscaping sets the mood for seclusion and romance while the Ko’olau Mountain Range provides a dramatic backdrop for your wedding. The site offers a lower garden, upper garden and covered pavilion, with a grand staircase connecting the lower and upper gardens. Can you imagine the anticipation shared between the bride and groom as the bride descends the stairs to meet her groom on their wedding day? I have to say, this has got to be one of my favorite garden venues available on the island, and it’s absolutely perfect for a tropical, country, vintage or rustic inspired wedding. Image by Marina Miller of Red Heart Photo.