Dane Cook and Kelsi Taylor’s Intimate ‘Garden Party’ Wedding in Hawaii: A Dream Come True – Experience their enchanting Hawaiian wedding celebration.
Dane Cook and Kelsi Taylor’s Intimate Wedding in Hawaii
Comedian and actor Dane Cook, 51, has tied the knot with his fiancée, fitness instructor Kelsi Taylor, 24. The couple exchanged vows on Saturday at a private estate in O’ahu, Hawaii, with 20 guests in attendance.
Explaining the choice of Hawaii for their nuptials, Cook shared, “We chose Hawaii because it has such a special place in our hearts and our relationship. It was one of the first trips we ever went on together, and we continue to go back often. It’s such an oasis, and we couldn’t be more excited to have spent our wedding week surrounded by the beauty of Oahu.” This romantic destination served as the perfect backdrop for their special day.
The couple’s intimate wedding, meticulously planned by Katie Jansen from Stylish Details Events, featured a charming blend of “minimal garden party vibes with bright bold florals,” according to Taylor, resulting in an aesthetic that was both beautiful and understated. Designs by Hemingway were responsible for the stunning floral arrangements that graced the ceremony.
Cook described their vision as “more along the lines of a gathering of our closest family and friends.” The celebration went beyond the wedding day itself, including a welcome BBQ, a night out at a jazz bar, a pool party, and a beach day. This week-long vacation with the wedding nestled in the middle created an atmosphere of intimacy, connection, and pure enjoyment, surrounded by their favorite people.
As Taylor walked down the aisle, she looked radiant in the “Solstice Gown” from Grace Loves Lace, complemented by the “Grace” veil and stylish clear heels from Amina Muaddi, adding a touch of elegance and personal style to the occasion.
Kelsi Taylor shared her excitement about her wedding dress choice, saying, “It was one of the first dresses I tried on, and I immediately fell in love with it. There’s just something about the simplicity and comfort of it and the beautiful stitching design and detail. So happy to have found this gem!”
For the ceremony, Taylor made a heartfelt entrance to the song “Marry Me” by Train, a choice that always stirred emotions within her. When it came to their vows, Taylor humorously explained why they opted for traditional vows. She quipped, “We went for traditional vows — because to be perfectly honest, I had a feeling that Dane would totally outshine my speech. He has the best way with words, and I knew I wouldn’t even be able to match up to his delivery. I also really just wanted to keep our more intimate vows private and to give him a handwritten letter the morning of.” The decision added a personal and intimate touch to their wedding ceremony.
Following their heartwarming vows, the newlyweds stepped out to the upbeat tune of “You Make My Dreams” by Daryl Hall & John Oates, setting a joyful tone for their reception. For this part of the celebration, Taylor made a chic outfit change into a blush fitted gown designed by Katie May, complete with an elegant draping neckline. Taylor shared, “I wanted something a bit more soft and sultry for the dinner, and I think this definitely provided that!”
As guests gathered for the reception, they were greeted with refreshing coconuts at their tables and enjoyed their meal under a canopy of enchanting string lights. The couple’s deep love for ’80s music was reflected in the playlist, which featured iconic tracks from that era. Taylor explained, “We both grew up listening to the ’80s, and it’s such a massive part of our life! We’ve always bonded over it.”
The dinner menu, thoughtfully curated by Memoirs Hawaii, included delectable choices like wedge and local green salads with a yuzu honey dressing, seared beef tenderloin, and roasted carrots. Dessert was a sweet affair with a variety of cake options from A Cake Life and Erin McKenna’s Bakery, encompassing vegan, gluten-free vanilla, and traditional vanilla cake. The couple also indulged their sweet tooth with a dessert bar offering chocolate-covered strawberries and mini donuts. Taylor summed it up perfectly, saying, “Because you can never have too many desserts on your wedding day or ever.” Their culinary choices added to the overall delight and festivity of the evening.
Dane Cook and Kelsi Taylor, now happily married after five years together, emphasize the importance of being a supportive team in their relationship. Cook always dreamt of starting a family and creating a joyful home. Their love story began at a game night hosted by Cook, evolving from friendship to deep love. For Taylor, marriage represents a profound commitment, and she looks forward to building a life and family together. Their wedding fulfilled their dreams, celebrated with loved ones in a picturesque Hawaiian setting.
As they enjoy their honeymoon, the couple anticipates their future together, including starting a family. Cook also plans a benefit show in LA on October 5 to support the Maui Strong Fund, reflecting their deep connection to Hawaii and their commitment to helping the community in times of adversity.