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Alohana Weddings

Kapaa , HI
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LOCATION

4-1579 Kuhio Hwy
Kapaa, HI US 96746 (map)

PHONE

800-387-2407

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ABOUT US

Alohana Weddings is a full service wedding and event planning company.
Dedicated to excellence in working with clients to ensure that their event is a success.
From simple and... Read more
Alohana Weddings is a full service wedding and event planning company.
Dedicated to excellence in working with clients to ensure that their event is a success.
From simple and intimate beach weddings for two, to extravagant estate weddings.
We offer a personalized service to accommodate your needs.
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INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What types of weddings do you accommodate?
Civil, Destination, Double Weddings, Eco-Friendly / Green, Military
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Day-of Coordinator, Full Planning, Partial Planning

REVIEWS

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Sheri
Wedding:
2/22/2014
5.0/5.0
We were coming from Florida to get married in Kauai, Hawaii and after speaking with two other wedding planners we decided on Diana Gardner with Alohana Weddings.
She was very professional (and ended up being a lot of fun) and she offered more in her wedding package for a fair and reasonable price.
Diana took care of everything for us and took away all the stress of planning our Destination Wedding.
She made sure all our needs were met from beginning to end and even made Great suggestions that we hadn't thought about.
Diana arranged appointments for picking up our marriage license, secured the beach permit and handled the arrangements at the Resort where our wedding took place and she also had a Plan B in case of rain.
She set up my hair and make-up appointments which took place in my room at the resort we were staying. She referred Christy and I could not have been happier with the results.
She sent us video clips of a few officiates to help us choose and she referred Kahu Chuck, who matched our personalities perfectly.
Diana also handled our photography and knew where to take us to get the photos we wanted.
I told her the colors I wanted in my bouquet and our leis and she had them made beautifully.
We met the day before our wedding and walked around the area where our ceremony would take place and where we wanted photos taken; by the beach and waterfall. She knew exactly where to go after we told her what we were looking for.
Diana met me in my room and took photos while Christy was doing my hair and makeup.
Diana was by my side before, during and after our ceremony helping me with whatever I needed.
We couldn't be happier with the overall outcome and we HIGHLY recommend Diana Gardner for your Wedding!!
Sheri & Todd Morgan
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Timothy
Wedding:
8/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Diana took this wedding and planned it so flawlessly that everything fell into to place. We are from Ohio so the worry of the wedding was in her hands and she treated us like a brother and sister.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I have always dreamt of the day I would be married on a beautiful sandy beach in Hawaii and Diana made my dreams come true. I have always loved Hawaii and even called the Big Island home for a few years, making me positive it would be the perfect place to get married. We currently live on the East Coast and I was nervous to plan our wedding in Kauai from so far away especially with our four year old son. The moment I spoke to Diana on the phone, I knew that my dream was actually turning into reality. She was always available to chat and discuss even the simplest wedding questions. She made the process so easy by giving us a list of multiple vendors to choose from, unlike other coordinators that chose for you, Diana gives you enough options that you do not feel overwhelmed yet still allowing you to chose exactly what you envision. We met up with Diana a day before the wedding to look at beaches which we absolutely loved being able to actually see where our special day would take place. Diana was so pleasant to spend time with, giving us advice about local places to visit and activities that we may enjoy she really made us feel like her family. Not only did she hire all of our vendors she also made our reception/dinner reservations and brought us cupcakes that we wanted instead of a cake. I can’t say enough about how great Diana is, she is professional as well as a lot of fun. Our wedding was exactly what I have dreamt about my entire life. Everything went so smoothly and we never felt rushed allowing us to soak in every second. Keep in mind if you have an East Coast go go type of mind set you need to take a breath understand what Hawaii Time is. It's hard to do planning your big day but Hawaii is such a laid back place and your big day is supposed to be relaxing and enjoyable..so just enjoy..call Diana Gardner she will take care of everything. She is a beautiful amazing person and I recommend her 100% without any hesitations. Call her for your Happy Ever After
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Anonymous
Wedding:
12/29/2012
5.0/5.0
My hubby and I were married at Plantations Garden in Poipu December 29, 2012. We worked with Diana (Alohana Weddings), who exceeded our expectations! She listened to and read every detail provided to her. I must say that I'm very picky about things which is why I was in awe with her services as I expected something to go wrong. Fortunately, for us; our wedding was everything that we imagined and more. She helped us select our location after me going back and forth about the venue numerous times. My bouquet was AMAZING as was our photos that she took. She also recommended an amazing minister (Kelvin Ho) and bakery. I described to her the cake that we wanted which was a combination of two cakes and she delivered. It was flawless! Thank you Diana for making our wedding day so SPECIAL. Our pictures can be viewed at
www.donnykalinda.phanfare.com
Password: Hawaii
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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jumpin4joy
Wedding:
8/7/2011
5.0/5.0
Diana is knowledgeable, organized and attentive to detail. She exemplifies the true "Aloha Spirit". Her calm demeanor is a real plus. The vendors that work with her are top notch. From the beginning, she made planning our event a truly wonderful experience. She was prompt in answering e-mails, easy to talk with and always positive. The end result was a beautiful wedding - it was truly magical!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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kcalvert
Wedding:
2/25/2011
5.0/5.0
Diana made planning a wedding so easy. I would highly recommend her to anybody. It is a bit scary planning a wedding from so faraway when you feel like to some extent it's out of your hands.... but with Diana you will be in the best hands! She is great at sending links for different photographers, musicians, ministers, everything! She makes everything so simple and stress-free. She was never overbearing but always on top of it. She is familiar with the vendors, the area, and knows all the right people already so it makes it so you don't have to go searching. She is honest about what she does/does not recommend but completely lets YOU decide how YOU want it. Everything turned out just the way I wanted it to on our special day.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Tianna
Wedding:
12/14/2010
5.0/5.0
At first I had a lot of apprehension about using a wedding coordinator from so far away (I'm in Seattle), but working with Diana was great. She allayed any fears that we had, and was promptly in contact with us about changes we wanted. She made all the arrangements for us-marriage license, salon, etc. All we had to do was show up! Our wedding was so beautiful and we couldn't have been happier. I would recommend Diana if you want to have a stress free wedding!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Dawn
Wedding:
10/11/2010
5.0/5.0
Diana went above and beyond on preparing my wedding bouquet. I absolutely loved her interpretation of what my ideal wedding experience would be.
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Brie
Wedding:
7/16/2010
5.0/5.0
I found Diana's site easily and was instantly attracted to the perfect packages, both price and what they offered. From beginning till end Diana was amazing to work with and she genuinely had her heart vested in our special day. Living on the mainland, I had complete faith our Kauai wedding was going to turn out immaculate in Diana's hands. Many of my friends commented on how "non-Bridezilla" I was considering it was a destination wedding. Why would I be, I knew every detail was being taken care of, which left me little time to stress. My wedding day was beautiful and I wouldn't have chosen anyone different as a wedding planner. Diana Gardner has the best vendors and she gives you a list to choose from in each category. You will never feel like you don't have options and you will indeed have a variety to decide between. I actually found a photographer in Kauai whose work I loved prior to finding Diana. When it came time to choose my photographer from a list Diana provided me, to my surprise that photographer was on it and of course the pictures turned out breathtaking! My best advice is to choose Alohana Weddings and you'll be in the best wedding hands of the island. Stop looking, you found your wedding planner, it's Diana Gardner!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Amy
Wedding:
5/23/2010
5.0/5.0
All around wonderful service and experience provided by Alohana Weddings. We did the Pikake Wedding Package at the Beach House on Kauai. I would highly reccommend Alohana Weddings!!
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Ceremony Music, Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Jana
Wedding:
11/30/2008
5.0/5.0
As an event professional myself I can tell you her services are top notch. She was professional and a joy to work with. I highly recommend her services.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Kellie
Wedding:
7/17/2013
4.8/5.0
We are so glad we found Diana! Our July wedding in Kauai went smoothly and I had no worries on the big day....thanks to Diana. She assured me when I was a concerned bride, she provided all the info I needed, and took good care of us on the actual day. We were very happy with the vendors she provided and we would highly rec Alohana Weddings to other couples having their ceremony in Kauai. In fact, we already did! My Uncle is using her services for his wedding in August. :)
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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traci
Wedding:
8/8/2012
4.8/5.0
Having to plan a wedding from across the ocean can be extremely stressful. I had searched many websites in an attempt to find the right person to make our dreams come to light. Most websites were all about the photography, or minister. Not much in choices, and not about us. I contacted Alohana Weddings because I wanted to be married at the Hanalei Bay Resort in Princeville. I could not be happier! Diana Gardner was a pleasure to work with. Immediately after signing our contract she forwarded a huge list of choices with websites to choose from for photographers, officiants & musicians. We were able to find the perfect photographer that met our style and the officiant that best fit our ceremony needs. Within a few days all the vendors were booked. Diana even helped locate and book a local musician that was not on her list that we had enjoyed several years earlier while visiting a restaurant in Hanalei. Diana also helped plan our wedding reception and found us the quaintest little restaurant in Hanalei (Postcards Cafe) to buy-out for the evening. All fees were discussed and Diana was able to maximize our budget. The vendors that Diana hired were so professional. The ceremony site and reception were decorated so beautifully. The arch, bouquets and flower arrangements were amazing. Diana listened to my vision and all I can say is that she totally exceeded my expectations! It was the most beautiful wedding I'd ever seen. All of our guest agreed! I would not change one thing! I would refer Diana Gardner to anyone!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Amy
Wedding:
5/20/2013
4.7/5.0
Diana is absolutely amazing. She made our special day magical. We had heavy rain on our beach on our wedding day, then rain on our alternate beach, but we still had a beautiful ceremony. She made it work, and coordinated with all our vendors so there was very little delay. We went with all her recommendations and could not be happier with the results. The pictures were amazing, and our video brought tears to all our friends eyes. Everyone that she recommended was flexible, professional, and made us feel like we were the most important people in the world on our wedding day. On top of that Diana went out of her way to take an extra day to taking pictures of us - paddleboarding, horseback riding, walking the beach. We loved it, and the pictures! My only recommendation to future brides is DON'T WORRY if you don't hear from her as much as you would like (if you're a type-A like me). Trust in her. She will take care of EVERYTHING!!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Mike
Wedding:
7/31/2010
4.7/5.0
Diana works within your means and was very attentive to my concerns. It worked out well for me.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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hollymarie
Wedding:
11/9/2011
4.6/5.0
The best decision that I made for our wedding was to hire Diana Gardner of Alohana Weddings. I live in Oregon, and when we decided to get married on Kauai, I knew I would need help. Alohana Weddings stood out from other wedding planners immediately, because of the level of knowledge and professionalism that Diana has. Over the course of a year, Diana helped me plan our wedding. She was very helpful and friendly. Once we got to Kauai, Diana helped me with my appointments. She guided us through our rehearsal with ease and confidence (which helped me relax!). The day of the wedding went so smoothly, and it was all because of Alohana Weddings making sure everything was just right. I got to enjoy every moment of the ceremony and reception, and didn't have to worry about a THING. Every penny we paid to Diana was worth it. If we could do it again we would do it the exact same way. I would highly recommend Alohana Weddings!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Dennis
Wedding:
11/18/2010
4.6/5.0
Great work on very short notice. She is a professional.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.3/5.0
Diana was wonderful. She listened and understood what I wanted. Mine was a low key wedding, however she helped making it beautiful and memorable. Also note that she was my photographer as well, the pictures turned out amazing!!
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
3.7/5.0
I recently had a destination wedding in Kauai. I found Alohana Weddings on the web and was impressed by the website. Diana is very nice and, at the end of the day, everything was just about perfect. The decorations were fantastic- Diana did an incredible job with flowers, etc. The officiant, catering and entertainment were also excellent. She was able to get a cake that was apparently quite difficult to get made. Everyone had a great time, and it truly was the wedding of my dreams.

Having said that, the process was not always stress-free. Diana mentioned early on that she might not respond to emails right away, which I took to mean that it might take a day or so for her to get back to me. However, it often took several days or even weeks to hear back from her, even when I just asked simple questions. Perhaps she would have been more responsive had I been more pushy, and it might have been different if we had gone with one of her packages. But, as it was, we did not get an invoice, or know exactly what we were going to get (in terms of decorations, food, entertainment, etc), until a couple of days before the wedding. The lack of communication was stressful and frustrating at times.

I would recommend Alohana Weddings with reservations. As mentioned, everything turned out better than I could have hoped. However, the process was somewhat more stressful than I had anticipated.
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Californialovin
Wedding:
7/16/2011
3.0/5.0
Overall they day turned out to be a good experience, however if you want prompt responsive returns to your emails and phone messages (and i'm talking within the week or so) then you will be disappointed with waiting up to a month sometimes for returns in a call or email. Granted Diana was always nice and upbeat with any situation, but the wait can be daunting. Additionally, some packages say you get a keepsake koa wood frame, but you do not receive this. My bridesmaids commented that their bouquets were turning brown. We had also asked for a thick carpet of flowers and were disappointed to see a very thin display. Hair and makeup was supposed to be covered in the package however we ended up paying the salon directly. Overall, we did not receive a few things we asked for, but it could have been much worse. She is a nice lady and a delight to work with when you can reach her, just hope that you catch her when she has time for you, otherwise your in for a stressful ride.
Services Used: Wedding Planning

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