EXCLUSIVE ISLAND WEDDINGS is a wedding planner in Kahului, Hawaii, that specializes in making your wedding day visions come to life. They come to the table with sophistication and originality – definitely traits you want to see in the professional who’s planning your wedding. EXCLUSIVE ISLAND WEDDINGS plans customized celebrations, big and small. The team of planners has worked on civil, destination, and eco-friendly weddings, among others.
Company founder Kim Yonamine was born and raised in Maui, and has always had a knack for designing and presenting events. She infuses her style and detail-oriented nature into her events, and she works with a range of vendors. She started her company in 2009, initially as a part-time venture that she eventually pursued full-time after four years.
EXCLUSIVE ISLAND WEDDINGS is happy to be part of your ceremony, rehearsal dinner, and/or reception; day-of coordination, full planning, and partial planning packages exist. Prospective clients are encouraged to set up a preliminary phone chat, so your questions may be answered. Services offered include:
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Brandy · Married on 10/13/2018
The best wedding planning choice you can make, EIW!
Chucky and I got engaged this past March 2018, and literally the day after our engagement I was calling Kim to see if it was possible to do a wedding in October 2018. I am so blessed that she was actually available for the date we wanted! Our wedding was on Oct 13, 2018... And Kim was true to her word that it was MORE than possible to plan our wedding in 7 months. From our first official meeting I knew I had made the right choice. Kim was organized, knowledgeable, listened to our vision... And for lack of better words, just ON IT! I felt so comfortable letting her take the reigns to plan our special day. And when the day came, it turned out even better than what we had imagined it to be! Because exclusive island Weddings is an established company, Kim knew which vendors to call and book to make our dream wedding come true. EIW also let us use items they carried for even more personal touches to our wedding, and by doing so it helped us save some money! From decor to lighting, they had it all!Sent on 10/16/2018
I got a lot of push back from my family and even friends asking why I needed a wedding planner? Couldn't we do it ourselves? Isn't it easy to call vendors and book what you want? And if I really wanted to... Sure I could've planned and executed my entire wedding, but I would not have enjoyed it the way I did with having EIW by our side. I enjoyed EVERY moment of my wedding, from planning to the actual day! I did not stress or feel overwhelmed. When people asked me if I was ready to get married, I could truly say yes because that was really all I needed to focus on. Is EIW worth it? HELL YEAH!!! I would never change my decision to go with a wedding planner... And not just ANY wedding planner... It has to be Kim at Exclusive Island Weddings! She is a wedding game changer. If you want your family and friends to truly enjoy and have a good time at your wedding, than EIW is the way to do. Everyone who went to our wedding keeps telling us how beautiful and how much fun they had. Our wedding even sparked love in our friends marriages saying they wanted to renew their vows. Now that's what you get with an EIW wedding.
Thank you to Kim and Keala and the entire Exclusive Island Weddings team for executing such a one of a kind, beautiful, memorable, wedding! Truly an A team! so if your reading this and are planning on getting married, there really is no other choice... Exclusive Island Weddings is the best!
Matthew Davies · Married on 07/12/2019
Worth every penny!!
Kim and her team at Exclusive Island Weddings made our whole wedding experience fun and exciting, without the stress and strain that stereotypically comes with planning a wedding. Kim gave us her honest opinions and suggestions, while allowing us to customize the day's events to suit our personal needs. We couldn't be happier with how the day went and we are so grateful for the professionalism from Kim and her team. The day simply wouldn't have gone as smoothly without their help.Sent on 07/18/2019
Kirk N Lorie Ann Tecson · Married on 06/21/2019
EXCELLENT! Best decision we made!
Planning a wedding is hard work especially if you have no clue where to begin. We were always talking about how we wanted our wedding to be but didn’t know how to execute it, that’s when we saw Kim’s work via social media and heard about her through friends/coworkers. Thanks to Kim from Exclusive Island Weddings we were able to make our dream wedding a reality. We really appreciated how she took the time to build rapport, gathered our ideas and pieced them into one vision, and kept us in check with updated emails/text reminders, scheduled meetings, and wedding homework. When our big day arrived we saw how our venue transformed with amazing decor and lights and thinking back to our special day and looking at our wedding photos the way it was presented still takes our breath away. So grateful for all her hard work and patience and with the help of her team. Thank you so much Exclusive Island Weddings:)!-The TecsonsSent on 07/10/2019
Mrs Tecson: Thank you so much Kim for all your support. With our unexpected blessing on the way, I was a whole mess load of emotions. Right before I was about to walk down the aisle you saw how nervous I was but yet you smiled and encouraged me to relax and take it all in. For some reason your reassurance that everything would be ok helped and for that I thank you. I am grateful for your kindness as a person and your dedication to your craft. - Thank you
Mr Tecson: Thank you Kim for making all of this possible. Thank you for really getting to know us and guiding us through each step in the process of our wedding. Our wedding was so awesome! You have met and exceeded our expectations. Mahalo for everything!
Kim from Exclusive Island Weddings is such a joy to work with. She is one of the most highly requested wedding coordinators among the local brides of Maui. It's her attention to detail, her flawless design concepts and her amazing team truly makes Exclusive Island Weddings one of the best wedding coordinators on the island and she will definitely take your wedding vision to the Next Level! Highly Recommended from your friends of Next Level Entertainment!