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About Makena Weddings

We're the 'Dream Makers" !!!

Makena Weddings is a husband and wife wedding planning team located in Honolulu, Hawaii. Laurie and Al have been married for over 30 years and have helped couples from all over the word plan their big day. Laurie attends to every detail of your wedding, while Al, who is an ordained minister, unites you and your fiance in a simple, touching ceremony on your wedding day. Whether it’s an intimate gathering or a larger party, they know how to make your wedding day not only a beautiful event, but also relaxing and stress free. This dynamic duo, with their years of experience, have a passion for making their clients' wedding dreams come true!

Services Offered
When you choose Laurie and Al of Makena Weddings, you’re not only getting their years of expertise and knowledge, but you also get many additional services as well. The wedding services they offer include:

  • Budget analysis
  • Day-of coordination
  • Event design
  • Full planning
  • Guest list
  • Partial planning
  • Timelines

Other Services
Makena Weddings also offers many a la carte services. These optional wedding services include:

  • Minister
  • Marriage license
  • Musicians
  • Polynesian processional
  • Sound
  • Videography
  • Florals
  • Ceremony rentals
  • Cake
  • Hair and makeup
  • Transportation
  • Rehearsal dinner

Categories: Wedding Planner

Regions serviced: Honolulu

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128 Reviews for Makena Weddings

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Where do I start? It’s not easy planning a wedding. It’s even more crazy when you’re doing it from another state! Enter Makena Weddings- the self proclaimed “dream makers” (via their website)- and they REALLY are.

I worked closely with Cindy via email and I think it’s important to note that I wasn’t overly excited about planning a wedding. Fortunately, I did have a “vision”- a small, intimate, fairy-tale like wedding, and they made it happen.

Working with Cindy over email and phone was a positive experience: I know they’re popular, but they always remain responsive, have suggestions, and are very professional. But meeting them in person was even better. Laurie and Cindy were just the sweetest women and made my day absolutely awesome. All the guests loved them too.

Every single vendor that they recommended went above and beyond. They went above and beyond. All my planning and efforts were 100% worth it because our wedding day is something that my now husband and I can look back on fondly. We both had a blast, and so did our guests. I am so grateful to have found Cindy and Laurie and I would recommend them to anyone. We had our wedding at Kukahiko Estate and I wouldn’t change a single thing about that day. Thank you!!

Profile Picture Paulina, 6/15/18, 2 Reviews
Category: Wedding Planning

I highly recommend Makena Weddings. Cindy planned our wedding in November 2017 at Kukahiko Estate in Maui and she was fantastic. She was very patient with me as I peppered her with questions, ideas and photos! We spoke and corresponded over email so many times in the months leading up to the wedding. We were having a small wedding and were conscious of budget and Cindy was very helpful in finding ways for us to keep our budget in check. She really understood our vision of how we wanted the day to go and had great ideas and advice. We live in New York and had been to Maui a few times on vacation. But it was a leap of faith (especially for a Type A personality!) to have our wedding there when we weren’t able to fly out and see the venue, meet the officiant and vendors or taste food ahead of time. Cindy guided us through the whole thing and we trusted her judgment- I’m so happy we did. When we arrived on the island we met with Cindy and went to see Kukahiko Estate, which was even more beautiful than it was in the pictures- just like she said it would be! Our wedding day was absolutely perfect- I cannot say enough about how beautifully it all came together. Cindy executed everything behind the scenes and to us the whole event was seamless. We used Makena Weddings Florals for our flowers and everything was stunning! They did the tables in greenery, pineapples and candles and strung up lights in the trees and it all looked beautiful. It was exactly what we wanted. I told Cindy after the wedding that I felt like she had been inside my head because everything was exactly how I had envisioned and dreamed it would be. Every detail was as we had discussed- both big and small. Because Cindy had everything completely in hand, we were able to just focus on enjoying ourselves and savoring every minute of our wedding day. All of our friends and family were blown away by how gorgeous the wedding turned out. I can recommend Cindy and Makena Weddings without reservation!

Profile Picture Lisa, 11/8/17, 2 Reviews
Category: Wedding Planning
Services Used: Ceremony, Reception, Budget Analysis, Day-Of Coord., Event Design, Full Planning, Timelines, Destination, Non-Religious

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Makena Weddings is a wedding Planner from Maui, HI. We service weddings throughout the local area, including New York, Los Angeles, and Vancouver. Makena Weddings is a professional wedding Planner that has been part of the Maui, HI wedding industry for 11 years years. We specialize in Weddings, Vow Renewals & Event Planning.