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1979Hawaii offers ONE STOP SHOP to create your Hawaiian wedding !

1979Hawaii offers a full / day of coordination service, from concept to completion, leaving you to enjoy every moment of your day. We orchestrate your wedding from start to finish and handle all of the little details that are involved in planning a truly unique and personal event.

We have available in-house full catering service including dinner, bar service, refreshments, desserts, shave ice service and one of a kind rentals, such as local hardwood tables & benches, arches, decor canopies and champagne walls/ towers.

Each of 1979Hawaii services can be purchased as a package or individual

Yarden and Joshua Sojot, the founders of 1979 Hawaii, are highly experienced in the wedding industry, spending years serving up guests delicious drinks and buffet style catering at a range of events. They work with every client to create a traditionally Hawaiian experience. From Pina Coladas served up in pineapples to a variety of top-shelf, luxury catering experience, and outstanding displays, we can provide a premium service for every client with any budget.

In-House services:
Day-of coordinator and full event planning packages
Full bar service
Island infused catering - inclued personal chef to custome your wedding catering menu
Refreshments stands
Cocktails served in Pineapples and Coconuts,
Shaved Ice & build your own Acai Bowls
Rentals - Dining tables & decor canopies, wooden benches, arches, champagne walls/towers, a bar that offers guests to hop onboard...
Island style decor
Themed picnics & lounge under a Boho canopy tent

Full wedding coordinator/planning - Services On board
Photographer & videographers
DJ or live music
Rentals options (tenting, tableware decor)
Transportation
Floral
Officiant
Invites

Looking forward to stat plan your wedding :)

  • Asian-owned
  • Pacific Islander-owned
  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

What is the average catering price per person for plated service?

$20

What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

$20

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$20

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres?

$20

Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up
Dessert
Cocktail Reception
Server(s)
Tastings
Glassware
Chocolate Fountain

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$20

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Limited Bar
Open Bar
House Beer
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine
Champagne Toast
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

What event services do you provide?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

Breakfast / Brunch
Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Custom Menu
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What types of cuisine do you cater?

Local

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
Halal
Kosher
Nut Free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Open Bar
Champagne Toast
Signature Drink

Which of the following items can you provide?

Chairs
Tables

Which of the following items can you provide?

Barware
Chocolate Fountain
Glassware
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4.9 out of 5 rating
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96% Recommended by couples
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Yarden and the team at 1979 Hawaii received overwhelmingly positive reviews for their wedding services. Reviewers praised the staff's helpfulness, organization, and professionalism, ensuring a stress-free and memorable wedding experience. The food was described as incredible, with guests raving about the delicious cocktails and unique pineapple and coconut presentations. The venue, Moli'i Gardens, was highly acclaimed for its beautiful setting and personalized decorations. The 1979 team was commended for going above and beyond to make the wedding day perfect, and many reviewers highly recommended their services.

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This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

Yarden and the team at 1979 Hawaii received overwhelmingly positive reviews for their wedding services. Reviewers praised the staff's helpfulness, organization, and professionalism, ensuring a stress-free and memorable wedding experience. The food was described as incredible, with guests raving about the delicious cocktails and unique pineapple and coconut presentations. The venue, Moli'i Gardens, was highly acclaimed for its beautiful setting and personalized decorations. The 1979 team was commended for going above and beyond to make the wedding day perfect, and many reviewers highly recommended their services.

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Madison F. Sent on 07/14/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent service!

For our wedding, we had our catering, rental services, and wedding coordination through the 1979! Yarden was amazing from start to finish. I shared my Pinterest board with her and she literally made it happen, exactly how I pictured. Yarden communicated my vision perfectly with the florist. Her and Joshua brought my vision to life with the ceremony and reception set up. Our reception was so dreamy under the Hawaii mountains and string lights. The food was AMAZING! All of our guests are still telling us how much they enjoyed the food and drinks by the 1979. Yarden was so great the day of the wedding. She has a calm demeanor, which helped ease any pre-wedding jitters. She also snapped a ton of behind the scenes wedding photos, which we appreciated so much. Thank you so much Yarden, Joshua, & the 1979 team for making our wedding so effortless and perfect.
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Brendan N. Sent on 11/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Our Most Amazing Day Ever

Our dream wedding was made reality - and a pretty stress-free one at that - by Yarden and 1979 Hawaii. The ceremony and reception was a respectful balance of universal marriage familiarity and tastes of the local culture, perfectly suited for us two recently relocated mainlanders with guests who too were mostly flying in. Yarden's advice and guidance provided a most memorable day and pleasure working into it. The staff were fantastic, food was incredible, and all our guests were blown away. Special shoutouts for our venue Moli'i Gardens and officiant Grant Gomes, cornerstones of this most memorable evening. Thank you Yarden and 1979 Hawaii!
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Sabra Sent on 10/31/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautifully smooth

This is a very over due review but one I have thought about almost every day. I kept putting it off thinking, how can I express my deepest gratitude. I felt a great responsibility in writing this review, and for good reason.

Yardin and her team at 1979 were phenomenal.
Going into the planning was extremely stressful for me.
My better half (love of my life Shawn) was kind enough to do most of the coordinating with the team.

When the big day came I was expecting to have some sort of problem at some point with the wedding planner or team.
In my experience with weddings I had been to and even a part of, the bride ALWAYS had at some point was upset with their wedding coordinators. I just thought this was part of the process 😂
Yardin and her team were extremely organized and so patient. Everything went so smoothly and there was not one time I had any stress. NONE. Like, my wedding was literally a dream come true.

I am so blessed to have had 1979 plan the most special day of my life.
I have such deep gratitude to the whole team.
In a drunken state at the end of the night my husband and I have gave what cash we had on hand thinking it was sufficient. Once awake and sober in the morning and asked what the service charge was I quickly realized what we gave was certainly not enough. I felt absolutely horrible and reached out immediately to ask to meet to give cash gratuity.
They couldn’t have been more humble and kind about it! Yardin and her husband even invited us to a beach party with music and hooping! 💓 The second day after our wedding we were ready to meet with Yardin. We contacted her and learned that her and her team had left the island to help with the Maui fire. The news has broke that morning of this devastating fire and by the afternoon Yardin and her team were already on their way out.

I mean, these people are genuinely compassionate and caring people. One of a kind, beautiful inside and out. Everything they did for my wedding showed their character traits. If you are looking for a team to make your wedding day special and full of LOVE. Look no further, I cannot recommend them enough.
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