Makena Weddings is a husband-and-wife wedding planning team based in Honolulu, Hawaii. Laurie and Al, the couple behind the business, have been married for over 30 years. This lovebird duo has helped couples from all over the world plan their big day. Laurie can tend to every detail of your wedding. Meanwhile, Al - an ordained minister -can unite you and your partner in a simple, touching ceremony on your wedding day. This dynamic twosome, with their years of experience, has a passion for bringing their clients' wedding visions to fruition.
When you choose Laurie and Al of Makena Weddings, you will receive access to their years of expertise and knowledge. In addition to this valuable advice, you will be able to avail of supplementary services. These essential planning tools and services include the following:
In addition to wedding planning, Makena Weddings offers many á la carte services. Laurie and Al have connections with a number of florists throughout the island of Hawaii. These preferred vendors can supply couples with beautiful leis, bouquets, centerpieces, and more. This team can also help couples to organize the following wedding services:
143 Reviews for Makena Weddings
Recommended by 99% of couples
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isabelle gallagher · Married on 01/20/2020
Where do we begin… Cindy and Laurie made our wedding more than anything we could’ve ever dreamed of. We got married February 2020 at Maria Lanakila Catholic Church and had the reception at Olowalu Plantation. Throughout the year leading up to our wedding we were mostly in contact with Cindy and she made the process of finding the perfect vendors within our budget simple. I voiced to her multiple times that I felt like I wasn’t “stressed” enough because she was handling the details and making it so easy for me. We were pretty much hands off with the majority of the wedding planning and trusted both Cindy and Laurie as well as the vendors to use their creative talents …… they blew our expectations out of the water. Our wedding was a fairytale and they handled every tiny detail so we could enjoy our day and soak up every special moment without having to worry. Laurie had my back during the rehearsal when I wanted the ceremony to flow differently than normally done at the church and ensured it would work out how I wanted.
The vendors they work with are exceptional.. Marvin Tevaga & hula dancers, Angela Nelson Photography, Aloha Bars, and Café O Lei catering. The star of the reception were the floral arrangements. We worked with Dellables and gave her a look we were hoping for and let her take it away with designing the floral arrangements and bouquets however she wanted. It was like we walked into a floral jungle and our guests still to this day cannot stop raving about how breathtaking it was. Pictures just do not do justice to how well the entire reception was executed. She also made personalized bouquets for my sisters/bridesmaids based on their individual dresses.
Our day was absolutely perfect from start to finish (even complete with whales jumping off shore and rainbows!). Laurie and Cindy are truly the best at what they do. Trust me, these two will make your dreams for your wedding turn into reality!!Sent on 04/30/2020
Ryan Esparza · Married on 08/28/2019
Made our Wedding Day the Best Day Ever!
Cindy and Laurie of Makena Weddings made our wedding day the most amazing day ever. Communication was always easy, and there was not a single thing I had to worry about on the day of the wedding - can’t tell you how much I appreciate that! Our wedding day was more beautiful than we could have imagined, and it’s a day our families and ourselves will not stop talking about. Everyone was in awe of our special day! We are so happy with our memories of that day, and our communication with Makena Wedding in general, and would not change a single thing.
I’m a bit of a control freak when it comes to anything like this, so I’m always skeptical of getting help from others but the best decision I made was hiring Makena Weddings!!! We are beyond grateful for everything they did. Not only Cindy and Laurie, but Al put on an AMAZING ceremony for us that everyone absolutely loved. His words were so moving and unforgettable. We have nothing but PERFECT memories of our wedding day, and we have Makena Weddings to thank for that. You will not go wrong choosing them!!!Sent on 11/09/2019
Selvi Menard · Married on 08/04/2019
Laurie and Cindy are the best!! We had our destination wedding on 8/4/2019. They made the planning process seamless, and executed perfectly! The wedding was better than my husband and I envisioned. They wow’d us and our guests. I wish we could relive the day over and over again! We had way too much fun! Thank you to the two lovely ladies for all your hard work.Sent on 08/18/2019