Hawaii has long been a top destination for weddings and in December 2013 same-sex couples gained the right to tie the knot in the aloha state. With some of the most gorgeous beaches, perfect weather, paradise ambiance, and strong gay scene, Hawaii is an ideal place for LGBT couples to say their vows.
The destination wedding serves as a perfect honeymoon! No need to hop on a plane after the wedding night; you’re already in paradise. Newly married couples can enjoy the abundance of waterfalls, incredible hiking, helicopter rides, whale watching, swimming, sunbathing, snorkeling, and the endless other activities Hawaii has to offer.
On record, the state of Hawaii documented a total of 13,505 marriages from December 2, 2013 to June 20, 2014. Of those 13,505 marriages, 1,853 were same-sex couples meaning the LGBT population contributed 14 percent of Hawaii’s wedding business within the first six months of its legalization.