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Events by Darren Keala is a wedding planning business based in Makawao, Hawaii. Darren has been involved in the industry for several decades, so he has the necessary know-how to craft dream wedding celebrations. Combining this with his experience in the hospitality and floral sectors, Darren is well placed to handle a diverse array of requests. Today, he is thrilled to breathe life into to-be-weds’ fairytale visions.

Services Offered

Crafting bespoke events for his clients is a pursuit that Darren takes very seriously. As such, he has a rigorous process in place which allows him to take each idea and transform it into a tangible reality. A consultation allows a two-way conversation to take place where the clients’ general concept can be conveyed to Darren. The next step involves specific details regarding vendor types, themes, decor, and more. Throughout, Events by Darren Keala do all they can to ensure that customers’ fairytales are realized appropriately. A comprehensive suite of services allows this company to achieve their goals. These include full planning, event design, coordination, floral decoration, and more. Their objective is to take care of the major features and intricate details so that you can simply cherish the occasion. Other features of this service include:

  • Budget analysis
  • Guest list creation
  • Timelines
  • To-do lists
  • Elopements



  • LGBTQ+-owned
  • Pacific Islander-owned
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Frequently asked questions

What is the starting price for full wedding planning?

$5,000

Do you offer an hourly rate?

Yes

What is the hourly rate?

$350

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner

What wedding planning services do you offer?

Full Planning

What weddings do you have experience planning?

Civil
Cultural
Destination
Elopement
Eco-Friendly
Military
Non-Religious
Religious

How many planners are on your team?

3
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Reviews of Events by Darren Keala

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Darren Keala and his team receive extremely positive reviews for their wedding planning and floral design services. Multiple reviewers praise Darren's professionalism, kindness, and exceptional talent in creating stunning floral arrangements. They highlight his ability to understand their vision and desires, and his expertise in coordinating every aspect of the wedding. Guests are impressed with Darren's attention to detail, organization, and ability to make the wedding day stress-free and enjoyable. His knowledge of the industry and strong network of vendors on Maui are highly valued. Overall, reviewers highly recommend Events by Darren Keala for a dream wedding experience.

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Darren Keala and his team receive extremely positive reviews for their wedding planning and floral design services. Multiple reviewers praise Darren's professionalism, kindness, and exceptional talent in creating stunning floral arrangements. They highlight his ability to understand their vision and desires, and his expertise in coordinating every aspect of the wedding. Guests are impressed with Darren's attention to detail, organization, and ability to make the wedding day stress-free and enjoyable. His knowledge of the industry and strong network of vendors on Maui are highly valued. Overall, reviewers highly recommend Events by Darren Keala for a dream wedding experience.

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Lisa A. Sent on 04/20/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Would choose Darren again and again!

We are so lucky to have worked with Darren for our Feb 2024 wedding, and we cannot express enough gratitude for him and his team!! We met with a few planners but ultimately chose Darren for his professionalism and warmth- he’ll execute your vision (with as little or as much input as you want) but also keeps the planning fun and stress free! What is special about Darren is that he was born and raised in the area, so his relationships with all the vendors run deep- he was able to get contracts quickly and so many vendors told us they love working with him, which gave me a lot of confidence that everyone would be invested in making the day a success!

On the day of, everything ran seamlessly- we didn’t feel rushed, we didn’t have to worry about anything and could relax, be in the moment and enjoy the day to the fullest.

Our guests are still raving about how beautiful and well-executed our wedding was (Darren was really great about sticking to our budget and maximizing impact- some guests thought it was a 6 figure wedding when it was nowhere near that), and we owe it all to Darren and team. We all felt so much aloha spirit that day, thank you so much for the best day of our lives! 🙂
PS- Florals were also done by Darren!
Photographer: Melia Lucida
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Abbey K. Sent on 01/31/2024
5 out of 5 rating

The very best wedding planner on Maui

Where to start...Darren might be one of the kindest souls I have ever personally met. Darren made the process of wedding planning from 4000 miles away incredibly stress-free. I was drawn to Darren and his team first because of the incredible floral arrangements on his insta, just stunning. I knew I needed those flowers and what amazing luck he was also a wedding planner! PERFECT. We began planning probably March 2023 for our wedding in January 2024 - but I really don't remember having to do all that much. The teams Darren partners with for food, lighting, decoration, and furniture are all also top tier quality on Maui. Darren was incredibly responsive through emails, Zooms, texts and calls. His suggestions were always something my husband and I loved; he has an uncanny ability to understand your vibe and goals just by meeting you. He made the day of the wedding so incredibly wonderful. He made sure I had a drink, or a snack, he held my bouquet when I was taking wedding photos, he always took that little extra bit of time to ensure the best day of my life truly was the very best day. I can't help but be sad my time working with Darren and his team is over, but I hope this review helps so many others find Darren and enjoy his outstanding professionalism, his passion, his kindness, and his amazing talent for wedding planning and floral design. There is no one else to consider.
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Charles K. Sent on 02/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Darren was incredible!

Darren and his team did an incredible job for my wedding in Maui. The flowers were beautiful beyond out imagination. Darren truly went above and beyond and has been super helpful throughout the entire process. We truly believe that his work took our wedding to a whole new level!
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