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Makena Weddings

Kihei , HI

LOCATION

Kihei, HI US 96753 (map)

PHONE

877-879-7149

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Laurie and Al are living their dream while making dreams come true for others! After more than 30 years of marriage, this happy twosome have the privilege of helping couples from all... Read more
Laurie and Al are living their dream while making dreams come true for others! After more than 30 years of marriage, this happy twosome have the privilege of helping couples from all over the world plan their wedding day to exquisite perfection. Working with the couple and their family, Laurie carefully attends to every detail of your Maui wedding ceremony or vow renewal. On the wedding day, Al, an ordained minister, unites the couple in a simple yet poignant ceremony in beautiful, magical Maui.

Reverend Alapakiand Laurie are grateful that they have been so richly blessed, and continue to feel privileged to guide and assist couples in creating their dream Maui wedding or vow renewal. Whether it is just the happy couple or larger groups of family and friends, they have the expertise and knowledge to make the celebration a beautiful and relaxing occasion. They absolutely love what they are doing and welcome the opportunity to assist you in making your special day stress free and picture perfect.


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INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What types of weddings do you accommodate?
Destination
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Day-of Coordinator, Full Planning, Partial Planning

REVIEWS

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Jonna
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough great things about Laurie and Rev. Al. I was reluctant to have a wedding coordinator at first because I thought that since we're having a small destination wedding, it can't be that hard to plan...right? Well, luck had it that we were required to have a local coordinator because of the location we chose and welcome Laurie and Al. Don't let their laid back attitude make you nervous. Because when show time arrives, they are all business. Laurie makes things happen, the way you want it, or offers her advice or guidance when you're not quite sure. We bounced ideas off each other and I let her have free reign where I didn't really care. She doesn't let a single detail drop off her radar. It's amazing. Considering she's doing several of these ceremonies and weddings per week! There were a couple times when I had that panic-stricken moment of "Oh my god, I forgot _______." I emailed or called Laurie, and she had already taken care of it. Come the wedding day, I had nothing to think of save enjoying myself. Laurie made sure we got fed, had enough water (and alcohol) to drink, and that everyone had a good time. The vendors she works with are top-notch - and you get the bonus of having her husband, Rev. Al officiate!

Now onto Al...like I said, these guys are doing multiple/several ceremonies per week. You would expect people that do that to be dry, monotone, unemotional, and boring. If you asked me to only use antonyms when describing Al, that's what I would say. He makes the ceremony so special, romantic, fun, and all around perfect. He's such a warm, kindhearted person, I wouldn't have wanted anyone else to marry us.

As another bonus, their assistant Amie is PHENOMENAL. She's a jack-of-all-trades and a get-it-done type of girl. Love her! And she managed to snag one of the best photos of the night on her iPhone!!

I'm so happy to call Laurie and Al friends of ours now. You won't be sorry if you work with them for your wedding in Maui!
I cannot say enough great things about Laurie and Rev. Al. I was reluctant to have a wedding coordinator at first because Read more...
I cannot say enough great things about Laurie and Rev. Al. I was reluctant to have a wedding coordinator at first because I thought that since we're having a small destination wedding, it can't be that hard to plan...right? Well, luck had it that we were required to have a local coordinator because of the location we chose and welcome Laurie and Al. Don't let their laid back attitude make you nervous. Because when show time arrives, they are all business. Laurie makes things happen, the way you want it, or offers her advice or guidance when you're not quite sure. We bounced ideas off each other and I let her have free reign where I didn't really care. She doesn't let a single detail drop off her radar. It's amazing. Considering she's doing several of these ceremonies and weddings per week! There were a couple times when I had that panic-stricken moment of "Oh my god, I forgot _______." I emailed or called Laurie, and she had already taken care of it. Come the wedding day, I had nothing to think of save enjoying myself. Laurie made sure we got fed, had enough water (and alcohol) to drink, and that everyone had a good time. The vendors she works with are top-notch - and you get the bonus of having her husband, Rev. Al officiate!

Now onto Al...like I said, these guys are doing multiple/several ceremonies per week. You would expect people that do that to be dry, monotone, unemotional, and boring. If you asked me to only use antonyms when describing Al, that's what I would say. He makes the ceremony so special, romantic, fun, and all around perfect. He's such a warm, kindhearted person, I wouldn't have wanted anyone else to marry us.

As another bonus, their assistant Amie is PHENOMENAL. She's a jack-of-all-trades and a get-it-done type of girl. Love her! And she managed to snag one of the best photos of the night on her iPhone!!

I'm so happy to call Laurie and Al friends of ours now. You won't be sorry if you work with them for your wedding in Maui! Read less
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Trish and Chad
Wedding:
6/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Laurie and Reverend Al with Makena Weddings were the best!!! They made our special day just perfect. We live thousands of miles away and there were no worries what so ever and everything was taken care of and planned perfectly. Rev Al was awesome! He made the ceremony something we will never to forget. All of our guests at the wedding said it was the most beautiful wedding they have ever seen. Thank you Makena Weddings, Laurie and Reverend Al!!!
Laurie and Reverend Al with Makena Weddings were the best!!! They made our special day just perfect. We live thousands of Read more...
Laurie and Reverend Al with Makena Weddings were the best!!! They made our special day just perfect. We live thousands of miles away and there were no worries what so ever and everything was taken care of and planned perfectly. Rev Al was awesome! He made the ceremony something we will never to forget. All of our guests at the wedding said it was the most beautiful wedding they have ever seen. Thank you Makena Weddings, Laurie and Reverend Al!!! Read less
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Nikki
Wedding:
5/30/2014
5.0/5.0
Al and Laurie were absolutely amazing!!! They made every part of the planning super easy. My new husband and I decided to come to Maui and get married with only about 3 weeks notice. Laurie was able to arrange everything I had requested in that short amount of time and everything was perfect. We had an amazing sunset wedding that couldn't have gone better!! We are so thankful to them for making our wedding something we will remember for years to come! Not only was Laurie amazing when it came to planning, she went out of her way to make us really feel comfortable and cared for during our stay in Maui. Hands down I would recommend them to anyone planning on marrying in Maui.
Al and Laurie were absolutely amazing!!! They made every part of the planning super easy. My new husband and I decided to Read more...
Al and Laurie were absolutely amazing!!! They made every part of the planning super easy. My new husband and I decided to come to Maui and get married with only about 3 weeks notice. Laurie was able to arrange everything I had requested in that short amount of time and everything was perfect. We had an amazing sunset wedding that couldn't have gone better!! We are so thankful to them for making our wedding something we will remember for years to come! Not only was Laurie amazing when it came to planning, she went out of her way to make us really feel comfortable and cared for during our stay in Maui. Hands down I would recommend them to anyone planning on marrying in Maui. Read less
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Sacha
Wedding:
5/21/2014
5.0/5.0
I had an absolutely wonderful experience working with Laurie to plan our special day. She is a very approachable person and eager to help. She gave us many great options when we had no clue even where to start and it made it very easy to pick a wedding & reception location that would work for us. I had no stress on our wedding day and I loved that we didn't have to worry about anything. Laurie even sorted out the flowers for our reception too and it looked so beautiful. I left my trust with her and it was worth it. She definitely knows what she's doing! Everything went off without a hitch. The wedding ceremony with Al was wonderful and our reception looked beautiful. I wouldn't have changed a thing, and I would work with them all over again! Many thanks to Laurie & Al.
I had an absolutely wonderful experience working with Laurie to plan our special day. She is a very approachable person Read more...
I had an absolutely wonderful experience working with Laurie to plan our special day. She is a very approachable person and eager to help. She gave us many great options when we had no clue even where to start and it made it very easy to pick a wedding & reception location that would work for us. I had no stress on our wedding day and I loved that we didn't have to worry about anything. Laurie even sorted out the flowers for our reception too and it looked so beautiful. I left my trust with her and it was worth it. She definitely knows what she's doing! Everything went off without a hitch. The wedding ceremony with Al was wonderful and our reception looked beautiful. I wouldn't have changed a thing, and I would work with them all over again! Many thanks to Laurie & Al. Read less
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Brianna
Wedding:
4/16/2014
5.0/5.0
Laurie and Al went out of their way to make us calm and relaxed on our special day so we could enjoy every minute. There was no stress leading up to the wedding thanks to Laurie and tons of laughs on the wedding day because of Al. We couldn't have asked for a better wedding day!!!!! Mahalo Laurie and Al!
Laurie and Al went out of their way to make us calm and relaxed on our special day so we could enjoy every minute. There Read more...
Laurie and Al went out of their way to make us calm and relaxed on our special day so we could enjoy every minute. There was no stress leading up to the wedding thanks to Laurie and tons of laughs on the wedding day because of Al. We couldn't have asked for a better wedding day!!!!! Mahalo Laurie and Al! Read less
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Charity
Wedding:
4/10/2014
5.0/5.0
Absolutely wonderful people! Our wedding was completely stress free. We only had to show up dressed. Al & Laurie arranged everything (hair, make-up, photographer, video, venue, even dinnee reservations! They did so much & it couldn't have been more beautiful! If you want to get married in Hawaii, definitely go with Makena Weddings!
Absolutely wonderful people! Our wedding was completely stress free. We only had to show up dressed. Al & Laurie arranged Read more...
Absolutely wonderful people! Our wedding was completely stress free. We only had to show up dressed. Al & Laurie arranged everything (hair, make-up, photographer, video, venue, even dinnee reservations! They did so much & it couldn't have been more beautiful! If you want to get married in Hawaii, definitely go with Makena Weddings! Read less
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Mari
Wedding:
4/9/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband I chose to get married in Maui, Hi as it is such a beautiful place. I sent out numerous e-mails to different wedding planners and Laurie from Makena Weddings was the only one that got back to me in a timley manner with a professional lay out of a quote.

Right away I knew that I wanted Laurie to help plan my wedding. I spoke with Laurie over the phone within a week of finding her on-line and felt that she was very warm, friendly, and over all pleasant to speak with.

Throughout the year that Laurie helped plan my wedding, she was always available to me and answered every question I had. My husband and I were lucky to have the chance to meet Laurie and the wonderful Reverend Al a couple months before the wedding, where Laurie set up for us to have a cup cake tasting as well as a tasting for our dinner. Everything was exeptional and made us want to get to our wedding day even that more.

The day of the wedding was absolutley perfect. Laurie made me feel like a princess. We started the day by getting pampered with hair and makeup, followed by getting our photographs taken before the ceremony. Everything went by right on time and had me walking down the isle even a couple minutes early.

This was the most unforgettable day for msyelf, my husband and our friends and family. Everyone commented on how organized Laurie was with all the staff, how accomadating everyone was. From the ceremony, to cocktail hour, dinner to dancing the night was magical. We had numerous comments that our wedding was the best anyone has ever been to.

I woiuld recommend Laurie from Makena Weddings to anyone. If I were ever to get my vows renewed I would go back to Laurie and Rev Al.

Mahalo to Laurie and Rev Al for the most magical night of our lives.

Mari and Aaron
My husband I chose to get married in Maui, Hi as it is such a beautiful place. I sent out numerous e-mails to different Read more...
My husband I chose to get married in Maui, Hi as it is such a beautiful place. I sent out numerous e-mails to different wedding planners and Laurie from Makena Weddings was the only one that got back to me in a timley manner with a professional lay out of a quote.

Right away I knew that I wanted Laurie to help plan my wedding. I spoke with Laurie over the phone within a week of finding her on-line and felt that she was very warm, friendly, and over all pleasant to speak with.

Throughout the year that Laurie helped plan my wedding, she was always available to me and answered every question I had. My husband and I were lucky to have the chance to meet Laurie and the wonderful Reverend Al a couple months before the wedding, where Laurie set up for us to have a cup cake tasting as well as a tasting for our dinner. Everything was exeptional and made us want to get to our wedding day even that more.

The day of the wedding was absolutley perfect. Laurie made me feel like a princess. We started the day by getting pampered with hair and makeup, followed by getting our photographs taken before the ceremony. Everything went by right on time and had me walking down the isle even a couple minutes early.

This was the most unforgettable day for msyelf, my husband and our friends and family. Everyone commented on how organized Laurie was with all the staff, how accomadating everyone was. From the ceremony, to cocktail hour, dinner to dancing the night was magical. We had numerous comments that our wedding was the best anyone has ever been to.

I woiuld recommend Laurie from Makena Weddings to anyone. If I were ever to get my vows renewed I would go back to Laurie and Rev Al.

Mahalo to Laurie and Rev Al for the most magical night of our lives.

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Patrick
Wedding:
3/29/2014
5.0/5.0
From start to finish both Laurie and Rev Al were amazing. We luckily found them on the internet and from the first email we were sold. I couldn't imagine how much they took care of, you hear horror stories about weddings that couples plan in there home town and Makena weddings made it is simple while we were in California thousands of miles away.

They helped us with the littlest details. On top of that the photographer that they assisted us in finding as well is probably one of the best I have ever seen (Pearl wedding photography). I didn't know pictures of me could look so good.

To sum it up I am blown away by the services Makena weddings provided my wife and I. As a general manager for a restaurant I get hospitality and the importance of the intangible product of service. They hands down are amazing.

If you plan to get married in Hawaii I highly recommend Makena Weddings. If you are planning on getting married.... GO GET MARRIED IN MAUI!!!!!!!
From start to finish both Laurie and Rev Al were amazing. We luckily found them on the internet and from the first email Read more...
From start to finish both Laurie and Rev Al were amazing. We luckily found them on the internet and from the first email we were sold. I couldn't imagine how much they took care of, you hear horror stories about weddings that couples plan in there home town and Makena weddings made it is simple while we were in California thousands of miles away.

They helped us with the littlest details. On top of that the photographer that they assisted us in finding as well is probably one of the best I have ever seen (Pearl wedding photography). I didn't know pictures of me could look so good.

To sum it up I am blown away by the services Makena weddings provided my wife and I. As a general manager for a restaurant I get hospitality and the importance of the intangible product of service. They hands down are amazing.

If you plan to get married in Hawaii I highly recommend Makena Weddings. If you are planning on getting married.... GO GET MARRIED IN MAUI!!!!!!! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
3/24/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I wanted to re-new our vows in a special way. We wanted something very small and romantic. We chose to get married in Wailea, Maui. We had a small party of six. We were staying at a very nice hotel but they could not accommodate such a small party so they referred us to Al and Laurie Terry of Makena Weddings. Laurie not only handled absolutely everything. Laurie picked out the perfect bouquet had referrals on anything I asked for...and she made our wedding dinner reservations...which were absolutely wonderful!!. We met with her and her husband Al, best guy ever, the day before our wedding and Laurie had a list (and map) of places to eat and visit during our stay. By the way Al makes a great cup of coffee with coconut cream!! We even joined them for dinner one evening. It was wonderful. Al renewed our vows and he was absolutely perfect!! It was romantic, serious and funny!! They picked a beautiful beach and referred us to the best photographer. The price for everything was absolutely reasonable. I can't say enough good things about Makena Weddings. Al and Laurie you are wonderful people! . Thank you so much for making our special day ..very special!! I would absolutely recommend Makena Weddings!!
My husband and I wanted to re-new our vows in a special way. We wanted something very small and romantic. We chose to get Read more...
My husband and I wanted to re-new our vows in a special way. We wanted something very small and romantic. We chose to get married in Wailea, Maui. We had a small party of six. We were staying at a very nice hotel but they could not accommodate such a small party so they referred us to Al and Laurie Terry of Makena Weddings. Laurie not only handled absolutely everything. Laurie picked out the perfect bouquet had referrals on anything I asked for...and she made our wedding dinner reservations...which were absolutely wonderful!!. We met with her and her husband Al, best guy ever, the day before our wedding and Laurie had a list (and map) of places to eat and visit during our stay. By the way Al makes a great cup of coffee with coconut cream!! We even joined them for dinner one evening. It was wonderful. Al renewed our vows and he was absolutely perfect!! It was romantic, serious and funny!! They picked a beautiful beach and referred us to the best photographer. The price for everything was absolutely reasonable. I can't say enough good things about Makena Weddings. Al and Laurie you are wonderful people! . Thank you so much for making our special day ..very special!! I would absolutely recommend Makena Weddings!! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
3/23/2014
5.0/5.0
Laurie and Al were unbelievable. We had a destination wedding in Maui and the day went perfect... even better than I'd ever dreamed of. I wouldn't call myself a bridezilla but I am pretty particular and I knew exactly what I wanted for my big day. Laurie not only made it all happen, she went the extra mile to buy napkins that she couldn't rent just to make our day that much more special and unique. I keep telling my husband I want to relive that day over and over again because everything was perfect and that was mostly due to Laurie's planning and expertise. From the first phone conversation we had, I could tell Laurie cared a lot about her brides and that she would take good care of me and of course she did! :) Thank you Laurie and Al!!!!
Laurie and Al were unbelievable. We had a destination wedding in Maui and the day went perfect... even better than I'd Read more...
Laurie and Al were unbelievable. We had a destination wedding in Maui and the day went perfect... even better than I'd ever dreamed of. I wouldn't call myself a bridezilla but I am pretty particular and I knew exactly what I wanted for my big day. Laurie not only made it all happen, she went the extra mile to buy napkins that she couldn't rent just to make our day that much more special and unique. I keep telling my husband I want to relive that day over and over again because everything was perfect and that was mostly due to Laurie's planning and expertise. From the first phone conversation we had, I could tell Laurie cared a lot about her brides and that she would take good care of me and of course she did! :) Thank you Laurie and Al!!!! Read less
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Valerie
Wedding:
3/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Dear Laurie and Rev. Al ... you had us from Aloha!!

When Clayton and I decided to tie the knot and make it official in Maui, we didn't know where to start. Once we got connected to you, our worries disappeared and we were confident it would be looked after.

Arriving in Maui, we were delighted to meet the two of you, it felt like we had known you for years ... like old friends. We couldn't have been happier when you helped us choose the quiet cove we had dreamed of and to have the ceremony just before sunset. It was the most perfect beautiful time of our lives and you were part of it.

Laurie, your friendly kind nature has left a spot in our hearts, and Rev. Al you were amazing in all ways. Your warm words of the expression of love were sincerely felt and remembered always, as will your fun and sincere nature be forever in our hearts.

You made our sunset wedding more beautiful than we could have ever imagined ... a dream come true. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts xoxo

Yours friends,
Val and Clayton Wade
Dear Laurie and Rev. Al ... you had us from Aloha!!

When Clayton and I decided to tie the knot and make it Read more...
Dear Laurie and Rev. Al ... you had us from Aloha!!

When Clayton and I decided to tie the knot and make it official in Maui, we didn't know where to start. Once we got connected to you, our worries disappeared and we were confident it would be looked after.

Arriving in Maui, we were delighted to meet the two of you, it felt like we had known you for years ... like old friends. We couldn't have been happier when you helped us choose the quiet cove we had dreamed of and to have the ceremony just before sunset. It was the most perfect beautiful time of our lives and you were part of it.

Laurie, your friendly kind nature has left a spot in our hearts, and Rev. Al you were amazing in all ways. Your warm words of the expression of love were sincerely felt and remembered always, as will your fun and sincere nature be forever in our hearts.

You made our sunset wedding more beautiful than we could have ever imagined ... a dream come true. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts xoxo

Yours friends,
Val and Clayton Wade Read less
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Jackie and Dennis
Wedding:
3/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Our event wasn't a full wedding, but rather a vow renewal. Lauri and Al made it very very special for us. Al's ceremony was very personal and meaningful--you would have thought he knew us for a very long time. Lauri helped us manage other details such as the location, etc. She had a back-up plan in case of rain since it was in the forecast. Fortunately, we had the ceremony on the beach without bad weather and everything was just perfect. I couldn't have planned it by myself since I live thousands of miles from Maui, but with Al and Lauri it was a memorable experience. I hope to go back in several years to celebrate our 50th anniversary and bring along our children and grandchildren. We would hire Al and Lauri again!!
Our event wasn't a full wedding, but rather a vow renewal. Lauri and Al made it very very special for us. Al's ceremony Read more...
Our event wasn't a full wedding, but rather a vow renewal. Lauri and Al made it very very special for us. Al's ceremony was very personal and meaningful--you would have thought he knew us for a very long time. Lauri helped us manage other details such as the location, etc. She had a back-up plan in case of rain since it was in the forecast. Fortunately, we had the ceremony on the beach without bad weather and everything was just perfect. I couldn't have planned it by myself since I live thousands of miles from Maui, but with Al and Lauri it was a memorable experience. I hope to go back in several years to celebrate our 50th anniversary and bring along our children and grandchildren. We would hire Al and Lauri again!! Read less
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Rick
Wedding:
3/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Not enough "stars" to adequately rate Laurie and Al. After 30 years of dating we decided to get married on a limited budget with no frills. Laurie and Al looked after us like we were a King and Queen right from our advance meeting, arranging a license right up to and including a simple ceremony on a secluded beach selected by Al himself. Would I recommend this vendor....absolutely, without qualification to all I know.
Not enough "stars" to adequately rate Laurie and Al. After 30 years of dating we decided to get married on a limited Read more...
Not enough "stars" to adequately rate Laurie and Al. After 30 years of dating we decided to get married on a limited budget with no frills. Laurie and Al looked after us like we were a King and Queen right from our advance meeting, arranging a license right up to and including a simple ceremony on a secluded beach selected by Al himself. Would I recommend this vendor....absolutely, without qualification to all I know. Read less
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MELANIE
Wedding:
3/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Laurie and her team planned my dream wedding! Everything was perfect. My now husband and I went to Maui a year ago to pick our wedding planner and venue. When we met Laurie she made me feel so comfortable and got my vision right away. We planned everything over the year with phone calls, emails, texts, and Pinterest. Laurie has great relationships with all the top vendors on Maui and everyone she chose did an incredible job! We got married at the Sugarman Estate with close to 100 of our family and friends from around the world and it was the best day of my life! The setup was even better than I envisioned...Laurie went above and beyond. From the wedding arch with a petal aisle to the clear tents with strings on lights and chandeliers...it was all executed with perfection. She even surprised my husband and I by getting us a six foot locally hand painted Seating Chart. It was so elegant and beautiful and I was so touched by her generosity. It was actually raining the day of our wedding up until I put my wedding dress on. Laurie had everything ready to set up as soon as the rain stopped and everything looked so perfect once I started walking down the aisle you would never have known it was pouring 20 minutes before. I am so thankful for the incredible wedding Laurie and her staff executed for us. IT WAS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL AND PERFECT!! THANK YOU LAURIE!!!!
Laurie and her team planned my dream wedding! Everything was perfect. My now husband and I went to Maui a year ago to pick Read more...
Laurie and her team planned my dream wedding! Everything was perfect. My now husband and I went to Maui a year ago to pick our wedding planner and venue. When we met Laurie she made me feel so comfortable and got my vision right away. We planned everything over the year with phone calls, emails, texts, and Pinterest. Laurie has great relationships with all the top vendors on Maui and everyone she chose did an incredible job! We got married at the Sugarman Estate with close to 100 of our family and friends from around the world and it was the best day of my life! The setup was even better than I envisioned...Laurie went above and beyond. From the wedding arch with a petal aisle to the clear tents with strings on lights and chandeliers...it was all executed with perfection. She even surprised my husband and I by getting us a six foot locally hand painted Seating Chart. It was so elegant and beautiful and I was so touched by her generosity. It was actually raining the day of our wedding up until I put my wedding dress on. Laurie had everything ready to set up as soon as the rain stopped and everything looked so perfect once I started walking down the aisle you would never have known it was pouring 20 minutes before. I am so thankful for the incredible wedding Laurie and her staff executed for us. IT WAS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL AND PERFECT!! THANK YOU LAURIE!!!! Read less
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Leslie
Wedding:
2/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Makena Weddings, is in our minds, the pinnacle of top wedding and event planners, they are truly the best, and it shows from their attention to detail and their genuine love for their brides and grooms and what they do.
We love Laurie and Al, and haven't just had the pleasure of working with them, but have gained friends in the process, whom we will I am sure try and visit every time we go back to Maui in the future!
Laurie was with me from the very beginning, planning, coordinating, organizing, contacting the vendors, and making sure all the details and big ideas came together. Through our conversations, she brought our ideas to light, and I trusted her enough to have free rein with some ideas of her own, which enhanced and added to what I imagined my wedding would be. I was completely comfortable and confident in her abilities, and I knew she always had our best interests at heart, no matter what anyone else suggested or requested. We had the perfect wedding, everything came together beautifully and I didn't have to wonder if a vendor would show up, or how everybody would work together, Laurie took care of everything behind the scenes and always had a happy smile when she came to check in on us to make sure we were happy and having the best day of our lives.
My only complaint is that there wasn't enough time!! Makena Weddings made our wedding so much fun that nobody wanted to leave after 6 hours of ceremony/cocktail/reception/dancing, that's how good they were, we could have probably gone for another 4 hours and never have known what time it was!!
BEST WEDDING EVER!!! Mahalo nui loa Laurie, Al, Amie, and the entire Makena Weddings ohana!!
Me ke aloha, Mr. & Mrs. Danny and Leslie Ward
Makena Weddings, is in our minds, the pinnacle of top wedding and event planners, they are truly the best, and it shows Read more...
Makena Weddings, is in our minds, the pinnacle of top wedding and event planners, they are truly the best, and it shows from their attention to detail and their genuine love for their brides and grooms and what they do.
We love Laurie and Al, and haven't just had the pleasure of working with them, but have gained friends in the process, whom we will I am sure try and visit every time we go back to Maui in the future!
Laurie was with me from the very beginning, planning, coordinating, organizing, contacting the vendors, and making sure all the details and big ideas came together. Through our conversations, she brought our ideas to light, and I trusted her enough to have free rein with some ideas of her own, which enhanced and added to what I imagined my wedding would be. I was completely comfortable and confident in her abilities, and I knew she always had our best interests at heart, no matter what anyone else suggested or requested. We had the perfect wedding, everything came together beautifully and I didn't have to wonder if a vendor would show up, or how everybody would work together, Laurie took care of everything behind the scenes and always had a happy smile when she came to check in on us to make sure we were happy and having the best day of our lives.
My only complaint is that there wasn't enough time!! Makena Weddings made our wedding so much fun that nobody wanted to leave after 6 hours of ceremony/cocktail/reception/dancing, that's how good they were, we could have probably gone for another 4 hours and never have known what time it was!!
BEST WEDDING EVER!!! Mahalo nui loa Laurie, Al, Amie, and the entire Makena Weddings ohana!!
Me ke aloha, Mr. & Mrs. Danny and Leslie Ward Read less
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Yolanda Renee
Wedding:
2/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Our experience with Makena Weddings was most enjoyable. Because of the expertise, the professionalism and just the pure warm spirits of both Laurie and Rev. Al, our wedding experience and memories were beyond what we could have ever imagined. I am so greatful and blessed to have met and had the privilege to work with such greatness. Makena Weddings went the extra mile with a smile and we appreciate it.

Yolanda & Eric
Our experience with Makena Weddings was most enjoyable. Because of the expertise, the professionalism and just the pure Read more...
Our experience with Makena Weddings was most enjoyable. Because of the expertise, the professionalism and just the pure warm spirits of both Laurie and Rev. Al, our wedding experience and memories were beyond what we could have ever imagined. I am so greatful and blessed to have met and had the privilege to work with such greatness. Makena Weddings went the extra mile with a smile and we appreciate it.

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Charles
Wedding:
11/24/2013
5.0/5.0
We simply turned our 50th anniversary vowel renewal over to Laure. Everything was perfect and went beyond our expectations. Rev. Al was outstanding, the music was all we could ask for and our video and pictures are forever memories. We most highly recommend Makena. All we had to do was show up and smile. Every detail was taken care of and we will treasure this experience forever.
We simply turned our 50th anniversary vowel renewal over to Laure. Everything was perfect and went beyond our Read more...
We simply turned our 50th anniversary vowel renewal over to Laure. Everything was perfect and went beyond our expectations. Rev. Al was outstanding, the music was all we could ask for and our video and pictures are forever memories. We most highly recommend Makena. All we had to do was show up and smile. Every detail was taken care of and we will treasure this experience forever. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Ceremony Music, Flowers, Photography, Wedding Planning, Videography
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Laurie's fantastic! She is the go-to person if you're planning a wedding in Maui, whether you're a Maui local or mainlander :)
Laurie's fantastic! She is the go-to person if you're planning a wedding in Maui, whether you're a Maui local or Read more...
Laurie's fantastic! She is the go-to person if you're planning a wedding in Maui, whether you're a Maui local or mainlander :) Read less
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Kevin
Wedding:
11/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Laurie made all preparations for our wedding day come true and exceeded all expectations. We will never forget how beautiful our ceremony was and the great people that made it happen. Also, Al made the ceremony fun! Lastly, the value for this incredible service is amazing.

Thanks for everything!
Laurie made all preparations for our wedding day come true and exceeded all expectations. We will never forget how Read more...
Laurie made all preparations for our wedding day come true and exceeded all expectations. We will never forget how beautiful our ceremony was and the great people that made it happen. Also, Al made the ceremony fun! Lastly, the value for this incredible service is amazing.

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Makena Weddings responded with the following comments:

Thank you soooo much for taking the time to do this, it really does make a difference to our business. Mahalo from the bottom of our hearts! You're such an awesome couple, please stay in touch

Aloha & God Bless Reverend Al & Laurie Terry
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Starla
Wedding:
10/25/2013
5.0/5.0
Laurie, Aimee and of course rev Al were absolutely wonderful!!
I cannot express how much I love and appreciate these people. From the moment I found Laurie I knew I shouldn't look further and I don't regret a single thing.
A few years ago I stumbled upon a photo online of Rev. Al marrying a beautiful couple in Hawai'i and I thought how cool it would be to have him marry us, and just by luck we found him.
It's very impressive all of the little details Laurie tends to. For example, I ripped my dress trying to rush into it! And Laurie comes running in with Aimee and some double sided tape and also laced up my dress so that you couldn't see the rip at all!
For someone that does weddings all the time, Laurie makes you feel as tho there is or never has been another wedding ever. She definitely makes sure your wedding day is yours and yours alone. Watching her and her team work is quite impressive and professional.
My husband and I will always keep a special place in our hearts for the people at Makena weddings and will continue to tell everyone we know to please, if they want a spectacular wedding, vow renewal etc, to please go with Makena weddings. You will be so pleased and forever richer in love and happiness just for knowing Laurie, Al and Aimee. Mahalo. Until we meet again.
Starla and Gregory Short
Laurie, Aimee and of course rev Al were absolutely wonderful!!
I cannot express how much I love and appreciate these Read more...
Laurie, Aimee and of course rev Al were absolutely wonderful!!
I cannot express how much I love and appreciate these people. From the moment I found Laurie I knew I shouldn't look further and I don't regret a single thing.
A few years ago I stumbled upon a photo online of Rev. Al marrying a beautiful couple in Hawai'i and I thought how cool it would be to have him marry us, and just by luck we found him.
It's very impressive all of the little details Laurie tends to. For example, I ripped my dress trying to rush into it! And Laurie comes running in with Aimee and some double sided tape and also laced up my dress so that you couldn't see the rip at all!
For someone that does weddings all the time, Laurie makes you feel as tho there is or never has been another wedding ever. She definitely makes sure your wedding day is yours and yours alone. Watching her and her team work is quite impressive and professional.
My husband and I will always keep a special place in our hearts for the people at Makena weddings and will continue to tell everyone we know to please, if they want a spectacular wedding, vow renewal etc, to please go with Makena weddings. You will be so pleased and forever richer in love and happiness just for knowing Laurie, Al and Aimee. Mahalo. Until we meet again.
Starla and Gregory Short Read less
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Yumi
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Laurie planned and delivered the fairy tale wedding that we had hoped for. In fact, she exceeded our expectations. My friends and family stated that the wedding was something that you only saw in a movie, and we were finally in one. We hired Laurie as our wedding planner for Sugarman's Estate in Maui, HI. On very frist day we met Laurie, She drove us around West Maui and South Maui
to pick a location. She was very insightful in terms of explaining the pros and cons of each location. beginning of the planning, my husband and I began to brainstorm various ideas for the wedding. We sent these ideas to Laurie who gave us suggestions when we ran into stumps. I am a very detailed oriented person, and I wanted every aspect of the wedding to be perfect. I gave Laurie my grand dream,
and she executed that plan to perfection. Imagine yourself looking at some amazing photographs online, and you think to yourself "I want this for my wedding."
After you do that a few times, you think to yourself that this might not be possible because it's so amazing to plan something that beautiful. Well, it did happen.
Laurie took those gorgeous photos and turned them into reality. She even added some extra finishing touches to make the dream even more memorable. We are so glad to have chosen her as our planner.
One thing to note is that we live in a fast paced society where we want e-mails answered right away. We had contacted her a few times very early on. She didn't respond
as fast we had liked, but remember that she has many weddings per week, so if you contact her 8 months in advance, don't expect instant responses. Just believe that your dreams
will come true, and they certainly will.
Laurie, from the bottom of hearts, Tony and I are grateful for everything you have done for us to make our wedding a fairy tale.
Laurie planned and delivered the fairy tale wedding that we had hoped for. In fact, she exceeded our expectations. My Read more...
Laurie planned and delivered the fairy tale wedding that we had hoped for. In fact, she exceeded our expectations. My friends and family stated that the wedding was something that you only saw in a movie, and we were finally in one. We hired Laurie as our wedding planner for Sugarman's Estate in Maui, HI. On very frist day we met Laurie, She drove us around West Maui and South Maui
to pick a location. She was very insightful in terms of explaining the pros and cons of each location. beginning of the planning, my husband and I began to brainstorm various ideas for the wedding. We sent these ideas to Laurie who gave us suggestions when we ran into stumps. I am a very detailed oriented person, and I wanted every aspect of the wedding to be perfect. I gave Laurie my grand dream,
and she executed that plan to perfection. Imagine yourself looking at some amazing photographs online, and you think to yourself "I want this for my wedding."
After you do that a few times, you think to yourself that this might not be possible because it's so amazing to plan something that beautiful. Well, it did happen.
Laurie took those gorgeous photos and turned them into reality. She even added some extra finishing touches to make the dream even more memorable. We are so glad to have chosen her as our planner.
One thing to note is that we live in a fast paced society where we want e-mails answered right away. We had contacted her a few times very early on. She didn't respond
as fast we had liked, but remember that she has many weddings per week, so if you contact her 8 months in advance, don't expect instant responses. Just believe that your dreams
will come true, and they certainly will.
Laurie, from the bottom of hearts, Tony and I are grateful for everything you have done for us to make our wedding a fairy tale. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Laurie and her team did an impeccable job from start to finish. It was the best day of my life! Highly recommended!
Laurie and her team did an impeccable job from start to finish. It was the best day of my life! Highly recommended!
Laurie and her team did an impeccable job from start to finish. It was the best day of my life! Highly recommended! Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
10/11/2013
5.0/5.0
Makena Weddings is the best when it comes to wedding planning in Maui. I live in Canada and knew that planning a wedding in another country would not be easy however I was wrong. Laurie Terry was there for me to communicate with her on a daily basis and was open to any suggestions or questions that I had. She offered up many different choices and provided wonderful recommendations for our day. The price was more than affordable for all the love and attention we received. Being so far away she made it completely stress free and I didn't worry about a thing. I honestly cannot say enough about how wonderful Laurie was as a wedding planner. She was so flexible with us when we arrived in Maui and needed to alter our plans and she just said "I've got you". As for Reverend Al - you just can't beat his Aloha spirit. All the love he has for life comes through with every word spoken. He put me completely at ease when I met him and I just knew the day would go off smoothly. He has this remarkable charm and passion that shines through his smile. Thank you Al & Laurie Terry for making our day perfect. I recommend these two to anyone looking to get married in Maui. They are wonderful people and do amazing work and I just love that I was able to have them share my enjoyment on our big day.
Makena Weddings is the best when it comes to wedding planning in Maui. I live in Canada and knew that planning a wedding Read more...
Makena Weddings is the best when it comes to wedding planning in Maui. I live in Canada and knew that planning a wedding in another country would not be easy however I was wrong. Laurie Terry was there for me to communicate with her on a daily basis and was open to any suggestions or questions that I had. She offered up many different choices and provided wonderful recommendations for our day. The price was more than affordable for all the love and attention we received. Being so far away she made it completely stress free and I didn't worry about a thing. I honestly cannot say enough about how wonderful Laurie was as a wedding planner. She was so flexible with us when we arrived in Maui and needed to alter our plans and she just said "I've got you". As for Reverend Al - you just can't beat his Aloha spirit. All the love he has for life comes through with every word spoken. He put me completely at ease when I met him and I just knew the day would go off smoothly. He has this remarkable charm and passion that shines through his smile. Thank you Al & Laurie Terry for making our day perfect. I recommend these two to anyone looking to get married in Maui. They are wonderful people and do amazing work and I just love that I was able to have them share my enjoyment on our big day. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Thank you Laurie, Al and Amie so much for making our wedding the most wonderful day of our life. Everything was perfect and we could really enjoy our wedding.
The location was also perfect. We can highly recommend you.
Take care! Mr. Cool & Jasmin
Thank you Laurie, Al and Amie so much for making our wedding the most wonderful day of our life. Everything was perfect Read more...
Thank you Laurie, Al and Amie so much for making our wedding the most wonderful day of our life. Everything was perfect and we could really enjoy our wedding.
The location was also perfect. We can highly recommend you.
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Shannon
Wedding:
9/2/2013
5.0/5.0
The Terry's were wonderful to work with Rev. "Al" was exactly what we wanted. Our ceremony was perfect and the location was beautiful. Laurie even brought me some fresh flowers for my hair the morning of my wedding and put them in for me. Thank you so much for making it special for us!
The Terry's were wonderful to work with Rev. "Al" was exactly what we wanted. Our ceremony was perfect and the location Read more...
The Terry's were wonderful to work with Rev. "Al" was exactly what we wanted. Our ceremony was perfect and the location was beautiful. Laurie even brought me some fresh flowers for my hair the morning of my wedding and put them in for me. Thank you so much for making it special for us! Read less
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Rick and Bri
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Thank you Makena Weddings, Laurie and Al, for making our special sunset wedding absolutely perfect. From start to finish you did a phenomenal job. I thought that planning the wedding from such a distance would be tough, but Laurie made it effortless! Her communication was kind, efficient, and timely. The flower colors were spot on and her genuine heartfelt guidance through it all was amazing. She took care of every detail with such joy, enthusiasm and professionalism. Thank you Al for making the ceremony such a beautiful family bonding experience. I could not have asked for a more perfect start to our life together.
I would highly recommend Laurie and Al to anyone who wants to have the most incredible wedding Maui has to offer, you need not look any further.
Thank you Makena Weddings, Laurie and Al, for making our special sunset wedding absolutely perfect. From start to finish Read more...
Thank you Makena Weddings, Laurie and Al, for making our special sunset wedding absolutely perfect. From start to finish you did a phenomenal job. I thought that planning the wedding from such a distance would be tough, but Laurie made it effortless! Her communication was kind, efficient, and timely. The flower colors were spot on and her genuine heartfelt guidance through it all was amazing. She took care of every detail with such joy, enthusiasm and professionalism. Thank you Al for making the ceremony such a beautiful family bonding experience. I could not have asked for a more perfect start to our life together.
I would highly recommend Laurie and Al to anyone who wants to have the most incredible wedding Maui has to offer, you need not look any further. Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Jewelry, Wedding Planning, Unique Services
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David
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
We can't thank Laurie and Al enough for making our 15th anniversary so special. It truly was a spiritual experience for us. It was truly special to share our experience with our two young sons. Thank you again for making our anniversary so special and pulling it off on such short notice! You are quite the Photogropher as well. The pictures are incredible. I'm sure our paths will cross again! We will email you pictures when we get back. Mahalo and Aloha!

Dave and Beth
We can't thank Laurie and Al enough for making our 15th anniversary so special. It truly was a spiritual experience for Read more...
We can't thank Laurie and Al enough for making our 15th anniversary so special. It truly was a spiritual experience for us. It was truly special to share our experience with our two young sons. Thank you again for making our anniversary so special and pulling it off on such short notice! You are quite the Photogropher as well. The pictures are incredible. I'm sure our paths will cross again! We will email you pictures when we get back. Mahalo and Aloha!

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Services Used: Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning
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Kimberly
Wedding:
7/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Our event was a Vow Renewal for our 30th Wedding Anniversary. Although our event was small Laurie treated us like we were having a huge affair. Her responsiveness and attention to detail was unsurpassed. I work in a very high paced and stressful job. I did not have much time to devote to all the details. She was very patient with me. Between myself, my Matron of Honor, and Laurie we had a wonderful renewal and every detail was perfect. The flowers were magnificent, our Photographer Justin Orr was excellent and fun!!
Laurie suggested the venue, Gannon's and it was fabulous. The views incredible and the service by the restaurant was perfect. The food was so yummy and the presentation was far above standard.
Laurie is a very caring and warm person. I felt like I already knew her when I met her the day we landed on Maui. We went to her home to finalize the details and my husband and I felt like Laurie and Al had been our friends for a long time. Al's ceremony was so much more than I expected it to be. He included our children, spoke and sang in Hawaiian, and centered the ceremony on Christianity which was very important to us. Laurie checked in with us while we were vacationing before the ceremony and she even assured me the Cyclone would not ruin our event!! She re-scheduled everything for the next day to insure nicer weather!! She also checked in after the ceremony and follows up with every detail. Thank you Laurie and Al for making our renewal such a special event. We will cherish the memories for years to come and appreciate you making it exactly what we dreamed of. You are truly the Best at what you do and even more important, wonderful, warm and sincere people. Bear Hugs to you both and Mahalo my friends. Aloha, until we meet again. Kimberly, Russ, Hope and Nicole.
Our event was a Vow Renewal for our 30th Wedding Anniversary. Although our event was small Laurie treated us like we were Read more...
Our event was a Vow Renewal for our 30th Wedding Anniversary. Although our event was small Laurie treated us like we were having a huge affair. Her responsiveness and attention to detail was unsurpassed. I work in a very high paced and stressful job. I did not have much time to devote to all the details. She was very patient with me. Between myself, my Matron of Honor, and Laurie we had a wonderful renewal and every detail was perfect. The flowers were magnificent, our Photographer Justin Orr was excellent and fun!!
Laurie suggested the venue, Gannon's and it was fabulous. The views incredible and the service by the restaurant was perfect. The food was so yummy and the presentation was far above standard.
Laurie is a very caring and warm person. I felt like I already knew her when I met her the day we landed on Maui. We went to her home to finalize the details and my husband and I felt like Laurie and Al had been our friends for a long time. Al's ceremony was so much more than I expected it to be. He included our children, spoke and sang in Hawaiian, and centered the ceremony on Christianity which was very important to us. Laurie checked in with us while we were vacationing before the ceremony and she even assured me the Cyclone would not ruin our event!! She re-scheduled everything for the next day to insure nicer weather!! She also checked in after the ceremony and follows up with every detail. Thank you Laurie and Al for making our renewal such a special event. We will cherish the memories for years to come and appreciate you making it exactly what we dreamed of. You are truly the Best at what you do and even more important, wonderful, warm and sincere people. Bear Hugs to you both and Mahalo my friends. Aloha, until we meet again. Kimberly, Russ, Hope and Nicole. Read less
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Norina
Wedding:
5/22/2011
5.0/5.0
Makena Weddings was wonderful ! Laurie and Rev. Al are two of the most loving kind people you will ever meet. Everything about our wedding day was so beautiful and perfect because of Laurie's beautiful talent to put together a wedding day for people like us that traveled thousands of miles to get there. How do you plan your wedding day on the most beautiful beach in Maui? MAKENA WEDDINGS will have it just perfect for you! Love them and diffentely recommend them for your special day
Makena Weddings was wonderful ! Laurie and Rev. Al are two of the most loving kind people you will ever meet. Everything Read more...
Makena Weddings was wonderful ! Laurie and Rev. Al are two of the most loving kind people you will ever meet. Everything about our wedding day was so beautiful and perfect because of Laurie's beautiful talent to put together a wedding day for people like us that traveled thousands of miles to get there. How do you plan your wedding day on the most beautiful beach in Maui? MAKENA WEDDINGS will have it just perfect for you! Love them and diffentely recommend them for your special day Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Favors & Gifts, Flowers, Photography, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Beau
Wedding:
6/30/2013
5.0/5.0
Laurie and Al are great to work with. We highly recommend them!
Laurie and Al are great to work with. We highly recommend them!
Laurie and Al are great to work with. We highly recommend them! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Loved Laurie and Al! Such a great husband and wife duo that are truly inspiring. I called a bunch of wedding coordinators and just clicked with Laurie on the phone and went with her. Things turned out perfect on our wedding day. She had a solution for all the little problems that came up (extra tissue/hair ties for the guests, etc). She made great suggestions for the wedding that really made things turn out perfectly on the big day. Al was also wonderful as our officiant and put us at ease and made it a really fun ceremony. Laurie and Al really make you feel like you're special to them and one of the family, and not just another wedding they are churning out.
Loved Laurie and Al! Such a great husband and wife duo that are truly inspiring. I called a bunch of wedding coordinators Read more...
Loved Laurie and Al! Such a great husband and wife duo that are truly inspiring. I called a bunch of wedding coordinators and just clicked with Laurie on the phone and went with her. Things turned out perfect on our wedding day. She had a solution for all the little problems that came up (extra tissue/hair ties for the guests, etc). She made great suggestions for the wedding that really made things turn out perfectly on the big day. Al was also wonderful as our officiant and put us at ease and made it a really fun ceremony. Laurie and Al really make you feel like you're special to them and one of the family, and not just another wedding they are churning out. Read less
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Wedding:
4/18/2013
5.0/5.0
I can't recommend Makena Weddings enough. Laurie not only made sure everything ran smoothly but she was also able to suggest things I hadn't even anticipated. She can arrange / recommend anything you might need while in Maui: a limo, a dress steamer, a great steak and cheese sub! Rev Al made it a truly beautiful ceremony - and such fun. And their vendors were top-notch. We were so pleased with hair / make-up, photos, video, flowers... Everything was perfect! I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone. You will not be sorry.
I can't recommend Makena Weddings enough. Laurie not only made sure everything ran smoothly but she was also able to Read more...
I can't recommend Makena Weddings enough. Laurie not only made sure everything ran smoothly but she was also able to suggest things I hadn't even anticipated. She can arrange / recommend anything you might need while in Maui: a limo, a dress steamer, a great steak and cheese sub! Rev Al made it a truly beautiful ceremony - and such fun. And their vendors were top-notch. We were so pleased with hair / make-up, photos, video, flowers... Everything was perfect! I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone. You will not be sorry. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Kathy
Wedding:
4/16/2013
5.0/5.0
We couldn't be happier with our destination wedding in Maui and that we had Laurie and Al to make it happen. From when I first sent an inquiry email, Laurie called me back promptly and was able to answer any questions and had all the information we needed. She made arranging the wedding and making decisions so easy and stress-free. Our wedding was exactly what we had pictured - a simple wedding on a beautiful beach. The best thing we discovered once we arrived in Maui and met Laurie and Al, is that they are the most wonderful, caring people. It was this that made our wedding that much more special, that we felt Laurie and Al truly made our ceremony feel so special and unique to us. We have gained friends that have touched our lives and we will keep in touch with Laurie and Al through the years and definitely will drop by to visit when we return to Maui!
We couldn't be happier with our destination wedding in Maui and that we had Laurie and Al to make it happen. From when I Read more...
We couldn't be happier with our destination wedding in Maui and that we had Laurie and Al to make it happen. From when I first sent an inquiry email, Laurie called me back promptly and was able to answer any questions and had all the information we needed. She made arranging the wedding and making decisions so easy and stress-free. Our wedding was exactly what we had pictured - a simple wedding on a beautiful beach. The best thing we discovered once we arrived in Maui and met Laurie and Al, is that they are the most wonderful, caring people. It was this that made our wedding that much more special, that we felt Laurie and Al truly made our ceremony feel so special and unique to us. We have gained friends that have touched our lives and we will keep in touch with Laurie and Al through the years and definitely will drop by to visit when we return to Maui! Read less
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M
Wedding:
3/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Laurie at Makena Weddings was wonderful to work with in our wedding planning!! Laurie has great vendors who really deliver and Laurie keeps everything perfectly organized and smooth flowing. She makes terrific suggestions, knows how to make for an elegant wedding and takes all the burden off the couple.

Brother Al's ceremony was awesome! We felt that our Hawaiian wedding was perfect for us thanks to Al's kind, playful and thoughtful service. It was absolutely the best and we recommend Al and Laurie to everyone we meet!!
Laurie at Makena Weddings was wonderful to work with in our wedding planning!! Laurie has great vendors who really deliver Read more...
Laurie at Makena Weddings was wonderful to work with in our wedding planning!! Laurie has great vendors who really deliver and Laurie keeps everything perfectly organized and smooth flowing. She makes terrific suggestions, knows how to make for an elegant wedding and takes all the burden off the couple.

Brother Al's ceremony was awesome! We felt that our Hawaiian wedding was perfect for us thanks to Al's kind, playful and thoughtful service. It was absolutely the best and we recommend Al and Laurie to everyone we meet!! Read less
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Greg
Wedding:
2/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Great Job! We really enjoyed our special day.
Great Job! We really enjoyed our special day.
Great Job! We really enjoyed our special day. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Laurie & Al were the perfect couple for our vow renewal. We met them first at their home which made the day of the renewal all the more special because we had gotten to know them as people and not just a name on a contract. Laurie took absolutely gorgeous pictures and Al sang so beautifully it brought tears to our eyes. We would recommend Makena Weddings to anyone, without any reservations.
Laurie & Al were the perfect couple for our vow renewal. We met them first at their home which made the day of the renewal Read more...
Laurie & Al were the perfect couple for our vow renewal. We met them first at their home which made the day of the renewal all the more special because we had gotten to know them as people and not just a name on a contract. Laurie took absolutely gorgeous pictures and Al sang so beautifully it brought tears to our eyes. We would recommend Makena Weddings to anyone, without any reservations. Read less
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Terri
Wedding:
1/3/2013
5.0/5.0
I would highly recommend Makena Weddings! Rev. Al and his wife Laurie were wonderful! Thanks for making our day special! Mahalo!
I would highly recommend Makena Weddings! Rev. Al and his wife Laurie were wonderful! Thanks for making our day special! Read more...
I would highly recommend Makena Weddings! Rev. Al and his wife Laurie were wonderful! Thanks for making our day special! Mahalo! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We did a vow renewal on this date with the help of Laurie and Al. Our family and a few close friends were there and it was very personal and just like we envisioned. We had arranged things over the phone and by email only meeting them face to face a week before the ceremony. with their help we had also chosen caprice as our photographer and she also did a great job. A phone call the morning of tied up any loose ends.
They were recommended by a friend and I would certainly recommend them to others. Thanks for a great vow renewal.
We did a vow renewal on this date with the help of Laurie and Al. Our family and a few close friends were there and it was Read more...
We did a vow renewal on this date with the help of Laurie and Al. Our family and a few close friends were there and it was very personal and just like we envisioned. We had arranged things over the phone and by email only meeting them face to face a week before the ceremony. with their help we had also chosen caprice as our photographer and she also did a great job. A phone call the morning of tied up any loose ends.
They were recommended by a friend and I would certainly recommend them to others. Thanks for a great vow renewal. Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
12/30/2012
5.0/5.0
We would like to Thank Laurie and Al of Makena Weddings for making our wedding renewal so Special. We were referred to them by a family member who also renewed their vows a few years earlier and where very impressed by them.
The moment I contacted Laurie, I had a good feeling she was going to be the perfect coordinator for our special day. She was very efficient on returning emails regarding any questions and concerns . She eased our minds and made sure we were happy with any decisions we had made. We chose the location and flowers and she made sure the colors coordinated with what we were all wearing. The photographer and videographer were absolutely fabulous, also recommended by Laurie. Scott and Fred thank you so much.
They go above and beyond, with their personal touch, makes you feel you like their family. The morning of the renewal Laurie called to touch base to see how we were feeling and to see if we needed or had any questions, the day after she also contacted us to make sure we were satisfied.
We would like to thank Al for making the ceremony so memorable. He included our daughters throughout the ceremony making it very personal and so touching.
We "Highly" Recommend Makena Weddings. Fabulous Wedding Coordinators with Hearts of Gold.

John and Nicole
We would like to Thank Laurie and Al of Makena Weddings for making our wedding renewal so Special. We were referred to Read more...
We would like to Thank Laurie and Al of Makena Weddings for making our wedding renewal so Special. We were referred to them by a family member who also renewed their vows a few years earlier and where very impressed by them.
The moment I contacted Laurie, I had a good feeling she was going to be the perfect coordinator for our special day. She was very efficient on returning emails regarding any questions and concerns . She eased our minds and made sure we were happy with any decisions we had made. We chose the location and flowers and she made sure the colors coordinated with what we were all wearing. The photographer and videographer were absolutely fabulous, also recommended by Laurie. Scott and Fred thank you so much.
They go above and beyond, with their personal touch, makes you feel you like their family. The morning of the renewal Laurie called to touch base to see how we were feeling and to see if we needed or had any questions, the day after she also contacted us to make sure we were satisfied.
We would like to thank Al for making the ceremony so memorable. He included our daughters throughout the ceremony making it very personal and so touching.
We "Highly" Recommend Makena Weddings. Fabulous Wedding Coordinators with Hearts of Gold.

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Makena Weddings responded with the following comments:

Thank you Nicole... we feel like we've made new friends :) .. I know how important your pictures were to you and you looked beautiful... take care and thank you for taking time to review us..
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Clara
Wedding:
12/29/2012
5.0/5.0
I can not thank Makena Weddings enough for making our wedding day amazing!!! Laurie made it so easy to plan our wedding from Canada.

The attention to detail, the service, everything was absolutely perfect on the day of the wedding. We didn't have to worry about a thing. When we arrived everything was just perfect! Our wedding day was just as we imagined it would be and then some!!!!

Thank you so much again for everything! I know we will be contacting you and your crew again in the future when we decide to do a vow renewal!!!

Mahalo.
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I can not thank Makena Weddings enough for making our wedding day amazing!!! Laurie made it so easy to plan our wedding from Canada.

The attention to detail, the service, everything was absolutely perfect on the day of the wedding. We didn't have to worry about a thing. When we arrived everything was just perfect! Our wedding day was just as we imagined it would be and then some!!!!

Thank you so much again for everything! I know we will be contacting you and your crew again in the future when we decide to do a vow renewal!!!

Mahalo. Read less
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Makena Weddings responded with the following comments:

Aloha Clara.... I loved working with you and planning your wedding..It was wonderful for all of us to see your beautiful ceremony and then the very fun evening with all of the family... thank you so much...
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David&Colleen
Wedding:
10/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Wedding was amazing and Laurie recommended some great vendors (especially the video guy) and also some good restaurants and activities (Laurie seems knows everyone in Town!). Would recommend her to all and Rev. Al touches our hearts.
Wedding was amazing and Laurie recommended some great vendors (especially the video guy) and also some good restaurants Read more...
Wedding was amazing and Laurie recommended some great vendors (especially the video guy) and also some good restaurants and activities (Laurie seems knows everyone in Town!). Would recommend her to all and Rev. Al touches our hearts. Read less
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Han
Wedding:
10/17/2012
5.0/5.0
Al and Laurie make our wedding unforgettable. We just relax and enjoy the great at Maui and they help us set up everything: selection of the beach, bouquet etc. Show up on time is pretty much all you need to do. Very highly recommend!

P.S.rating is 5/5, something wrong with this website.
Al and Laurie make our wedding unforgettable. We just relax and enjoy the great at Maui and they help us set up Read more...
Al and Laurie make our wedding unforgettable. We just relax and enjoy the great at Maui and they help us set up everything: selection of the beach, bouquet etc. Show up on time is pretty much all you need to do. Very highly recommend!

P.S.rating is 5/5, something wrong with this website. Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Photography, Wedding Planning
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Liv
Wedding:
9/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Laurie and Al were a dream to work with. Planning a wedding abroad we realized could be a challenge, but with Laurie's help it was stress free, organized and ended up being exactly what we wanted and more! Everyone was amazed how "we" were captured in every detail. We speak and our friends and family speak of the day often and how it was "the best wedding we have ever been too"...for so many reasons, including the other vendors who they work with. The planning and day of and even after has been amazing and we are so lucky to have been recommended Makena Weddings by a dear friend!!
Laurie and Al were a dream to work with. Planning a wedding abroad we realized could be a challenge, but with Laurie's Read more...
Laurie and Al were a dream to work with. Planning a wedding abroad we realized could be a challenge, but with Laurie's help it was stress free, organized and ended up being exactly what we wanted and more! Everyone was amazed how "we" were captured in every detail. We speak and our friends and family speak of the day often and how it was "the best wedding we have ever been too"...for so many reasons, including the other vendors who they work with. The planning and day of and even after has been amazing and we are so lucky to have been recommended Makena Weddings by a dear friend!! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
9/2/2012
5.0/5.0
MAKENA WEDDINGS IS THE MOST PROFESSIONAL WEDDING OFFICIANT ANY BRIDE AND GROOM COULD EVER HIRE. SO MANY PEOPLE WERE IMPRESSED WITH THE SERVICE. WE WERE SO HAPPY AND THE CEREMONY WENT SO SMOOTHLY. WE COULD NOT HAVE ASKED FOR MORE. AL SET THE TONE AND MADE US FEEL SO COMFORTABLE. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM TO EVERYONE!!!!!! THANK YOU MAKENA WEDDINGS, LAUIRE AND AL, WE LOVE YOU GUYS.
MAKENA WEDDINGS IS THE MOST PROFESSIONAL WEDDING OFFICIANT ANY BRIDE AND GROOM COULD EVER HIRE. SO MANY PEOPLE WERE Read more...
MAKENA WEDDINGS IS THE MOST PROFESSIONAL WEDDING OFFICIANT ANY BRIDE AND GROOM COULD EVER HIRE. SO MANY PEOPLE WERE IMPRESSED WITH THE SERVICE. WE WERE SO HAPPY AND THE CEREMONY WENT SO SMOOTHLY. WE COULD NOT HAVE ASKED FOR MORE. AL SET THE TONE AND MADE US FEEL SO COMFORTABLE. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM TO EVERYONE!!!!!! THANK YOU MAKENA WEDDINGS, LAUIRE AND AL, WE LOVE YOU GUYS. Read less
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Colleen
Wedding:
7/12/2012
5.0/5.0
We knew we wanted to be married on Maui and spent ages going through different hotels, resorts, planners etc online trying to make our choices of where to be married but nothing felt right. We went to a Wedding Show and spoke with a travel agency who referred us to Laurie. We contacted her and everything began to fall right into place. The best decision we made throughout the whole process was put our trust in Laurie.
Laurie put a nervous bride at ease and made the whole planning process an absolute joy. She answered every question we had, made wonderful suggestions and even went above and beyond in helping with an issue in getting wedding favors and making our beautiful centerpieces. It was as if she could see exactly what I pictured in my head.
We met with Laurie and Al – her husband and our Officiant – who is also amazing and was the epitome of perfection on our wedding day. They took us to see our Wedding Venue – “Honua Kai Lani Estates” (Sugarman’s) and we were blown away with the immense beauty of it all. We had seen pictures but nothing compares to being there.
On the wedding day, Laurie and all the vendors worked as a well-oiled machine. I was so calm and incredibly happy that entire day and Laurie took care of everything from start to finish.
She is the reason our wedding ran so smoothly and was entirely perfect and beautiful.
She is the reason the décor was breathtaking.
She is the one who made our dream wedding come true.
Thank you Laurie, for all you did. You exceeded our expectations. We would do it all over again and wouldn’t change a thing.
We knew we wanted to be married on Maui and spent ages going through different hotels, resorts, planners etc online trying Read more...
We knew we wanted to be married on Maui and spent ages going through different hotels, resorts, planners etc online trying to make our choices of where to be married but nothing felt right. We went to a Wedding Show and spoke with a travel agency who referred us to Laurie. We contacted her and everything began to fall right into place. The best decision we made throughout the whole process was put our trust in Laurie.
Laurie put a nervous bride at ease and made the whole planning process an absolute joy. She answered every question we had, made wonderful suggestions and even went above and beyond in helping with an issue in getting wedding favors and making our beautiful centerpieces. It was as if she could see exactly what I pictured in my head.
We met with Laurie and Al – her husband and our Officiant – who is also amazing and was the epitome of perfection on our wedding day. They took us to see our Wedding Venue – “Honua Kai Lani Estates” (Sugarman’s) and we were blown away with the immense beauty of it all. We had seen pictures but nothing compares to being there.
On the wedding day, Laurie and all the vendors worked as a well-oiled machine. I was so calm and incredibly happy that entire day and Laurie took care of everything from start to finish.
She is the reason our wedding ran so smoothly and was entirely perfect and beautiful.
She is the reason the décor was breathtaking.
She is the one who made our dream wedding come true.
Thank you Laurie, for all you did. You exceeded our expectations. We would do it all over again and wouldn’t change a thing. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
6/1/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband Henry & I decided to get married in Hawaii only a few month before the wedding date we had set. Thankfully my aunt referred us to Makena Weddings. They did a great job personalizing our wedding dream. They helped us find the perfect location, flowers, and music. They also helped and guided us on all the formal work such as the wedding license. And not to mention Rev.Al, who made our ceremony so special and personal (our wish).

My husband and I could not be more satisfied with the great job they did.

Best, Amanda & Henry Mannes
My husband Henry & I decided to get married in Hawaii only a few month before the wedding date we had set. Thankfully my Read more...
My husband Henry & I decided to get married in Hawaii only a few month before the wedding date we had set. Thankfully my aunt referred us to Makena Weddings. They did a great job personalizing our wedding dream. They helped us find the perfect location, flowers, and music. They also helped and guided us on all the formal work such as the wedding license. And not to mention Rev.Al, who made our ceremony so special and personal (our wish).

My husband and I could not be more satisfied with the great job they did.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Mr. K and I got married on 3/20/12 in Maui. I found Makena Weddings through yelp and had been corresponding with Laurie through email about our wedding plans. We didn't meet her in person until the day before our wedding.

Laurie did an amazing job organizing the ceremony. The venue and set up were beautiful and exceeded my expectations. She was very accommodating and allowed me to substitute certain items in our package for others. She made the entire planning process stress free for me and took care of everything. Reverend Al, who also happens to be Laurie's husband, presided over our ceremony. He did an awesome job and provided an authentic Hawaiian feel to the ceremony...and he was entertaining!

The vendors Laurie uses are top notch. I've had my hair and makeup professionally done before, but Laurie's hair and makeup artist, Jean, gave me the most beautiful hair and makeup I'd ever had! I gave Laurie a picture of the bouquet I wanted and what I got came out even better! It was the most gorgeous bouquet I'd ever seen. It was full, bright, colorful, and big too!

The photographer included in our package was amazing! We had her for 2 hours but still got tons of shots. The pictures turned out gorgeous. We weren't planning on purchasing an album through her, but the pictures came out so nice, we couldn't resist. Turnaround time for photos is short too. It depends on how long it takes the couple to choose the images they want edited. It took about 1.5 months to get our CD of edited photos and 2 months for our wedding album, but that's because it took us about 3 weeks to give our photographer our picks.

Everything about that day was just perfect all thanks to Makena Weddings. I was reluctant to have a destination wedding because I thought it would be more stressful on me due to the distance, but everything just fell into place and was taken care of by Laurie. All I had to do was tell her what I wanted and she made it happen. Thank you so much, Laurie and Al! We had a blast!
Mr. K and I got married on 3/20/12 in Maui. I found Makena Weddings through yelp and had been corresponding with Laurie Read more...
Mr. K and I got married on 3/20/12 in Maui. I found Makena Weddings through yelp and had been corresponding with Laurie through email about our wedding plans. We didn't meet her in person until the day before our wedding.

Laurie did an amazing job organizing the ceremony. The venue and set up were beautiful and exceeded my expectations. She was very accommodating and allowed me to substitute certain items in our package for others. She made the entire planning process stress free for me and took care of everything. Reverend Al, who also happens to be Laurie's husband, presided over our ceremony. He did an awesome job and provided an authentic Hawaiian feel to the ceremony...and he was entertaining!

The vendors Laurie uses are top notch. I've had my hair and makeup professionally done before, but Laurie's hair and makeup artist, Jean, gave me the most beautiful hair and makeup I'd ever had! I gave Laurie a picture of the bouquet I wanted and what I got came out even better! It was the most gorgeous bouquet I'd ever seen. It was full, bright, colorful, and big too!

The photographer included in our package was amazing! We had her for 2 hours but still got tons of shots. The pictures turned out gorgeous. We weren't planning on purchasing an album through her, but the pictures came out so nice, we couldn't resist. Turnaround time for photos is short too. It depends on how long it takes the couple to choose the images they want edited. It took about 1.5 months to get our CD of edited photos and 2 months for our wedding album, but that's because it took us about 3 weeks to give our photographer our picks.

Everything about that day was just perfect all thanks to Makena Weddings. I was reluctant to have a destination wedding because I thought it would be more stressful on me due to the distance, but everything just fell into place and was taken care of by Laurie. All I had to do was tell her what I wanted and she made it happen. Thank you so much, Laurie and Al! We had a blast! Read less
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Annalee
Wedding:
6/1/2011
5.0/5.0
You will never find more professional and lovely people as Reverend Al and Laurie Terry. Our wedding was small, but Laurie put together all the little pieces and made sure that our day was perfect. Al is the perfect officiate ... with an amazing voice to boot! Any bride would be lucky to have Laurie and Al and Makena Weddings as part of their wedding.
You will never find more professional and lovely people as Reverend Al and Laurie Terry. Our wedding was small, but Laurie Read more...
You will never find more professional and lovely people as Reverend Al and Laurie Terry. Our wedding was small, but Laurie put together all the little pieces and made sure that our day was perfect. Al is the perfect officiate ... with an amazing voice to boot! Any bride would be lucky to have Laurie and Al and Makena Weddings as part of their wedding. Read less
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Monica
Wedding:
7/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Dearest Al and Laurie,

We wanted to say Mahalo nui loa for arranging and being part of our beautiful and very memorable 10 year wedding vow renewal. We feel so fortunate to have had Reverend Alapaki perform the ceremony once again, as he married us 10 years ago on the island! You and Al make a dynamic duo, as you truly showed our family the true meaning of aloha. Our ceremony was perfect--location, sunset, leis, and vows. Our little girls were over the moon! Thank you so much for incorporating them in the ceremony so thoughtfully and meaningfully. Hope to see you both again when we're back on the island.


Many blessings to you both! The Samuelsons
Dearest Al and Laurie,

We wanted to say Mahalo nui loa for arranging and being part of our beautiful and very Read more...
Dearest Al and Laurie,

We wanted to say Mahalo nui loa for arranging and being part of our beautiful and very memorable 10 year wedding vow renewal. We feel so fortunate to have had Reverend Alapaki perform the ceremony once again, as he married us 10 years ago on the island! You and Al make a dynamic duo, as you truly showed our family the true meaning of aloha. Our ceremony was perfect--location, sunset, leis, and vows. Our little girls were over the moon! Thank you so much for incorporating them in the ceremony so thoughtfully and meaningfully. Hope to see you both again when we're back on the island.


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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
We found Laurie and Al to be professional and warm. It was wonderful to have someone to take care of planning our small (just the 2 of us!) and casual wedding so that we could enjoy our time in Maui instead of stressing over details. We were pleasantly surprised by the romantic and fun ceremony that Rev. Al performed. Exactly what we wanted! And the photographer Amity Mason was amazing - we were completely comfortable with her and from the quick look she gave us of some of the shots our pictures will be gorgeous. Mahalo Laurie and Al!
We found Laurie and Al to be professional and warm. It was wonderful to have someone to take care of planning our small Read more...
We found Laurie and Al to be professional and warm. It was wonderful to have someone to take care of planning our small (just the 2 of us!) and casual wedding so that we could enjoy our time in Maui instead of stressing over details. We were pleasantly surprised by the romantic and fun ceremony that Rev. Al performed. Exactly what we wanted! And the photographer Amity Mason was amazing - we were completely comfortable with her and from the quick look she gave us of some of the shots our pictures will be gorgeous. Mahalo Laurie and Al! Read less
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Kathleen
Wedding:
4/2/2014
4.9/5.0
Laurie, Rev. Al and all the staff were amazing to work with. Our wedding day was over and beyond all expectations. Living in Canada we were unsure on how to go about planing a destination wedding. We were referred to Laurie and her team by a family friend and could not be happier with the experience! They took our vision and made it come true, even better then we could have dreamed of. Every one loved Reverend Al! We had guests come up to us afterward saying that it was one of if not the best wedding they had ever attended. We will never be able to express the gratitude we have towards everyone involved at Makena Weddings for making our special day what it was. We can not say enough great things about them. Our wedding was the happiest day of our lives and Laurie, Al and everyone at Makena Weddings made it just that much more special. Al & Laurie will forever be in our hearts, and hope to stay in contact with them in the future!
Laurie, Rev. Al and all the staff were amazing to work with. Our wedding day was over and beyond all expectations. Living Read more...
Laurie, Rev. Al and all the staff were amazing to work with. Our wedding day was over and beyond all expectations. Living in Canada we were unsure on how to go about planing a destination wedding. We were referred to Laurie and her team by a family friend and could not be happier with the experience! They took our vision and made it come true, even better then we could have dreamed of. Every one loved Reverend Al! We had guests come up to us afterward saying that it was one of if not the best wedding they had ever attended. We will never be able to express the gratitude we have towards everyone involved at Makena Weddings for making our special day what it was. We can not say enough great things about them. Our wedding was the happiest day of our lives and Laurie, Al and everyone at Makena Weddings made it just that much more special. Al & Laurie will forever be in our hearts, and hope to stay in contact with them in the future! Read less
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Candice
Wedding:
1/31/2014
4.9/5.0
Laurie and Al made our wedding one of the best days of our lives. We had lots of friends and family but some how Laurie managed to keep them all entertained while we slipped away for our photo's. Every detail that we requested or suggested Laurie made sure to incorporate into our wedding theme. reverend Al was so special, he made us laugh and cry and laugh again. We had sun, sand, sea and turtles for our wedding, and we cannot thank Laurie enough for her hard work, and her behind the scene guidance to make everything perfect.
Could not have chosen a better planner for our big day.
Laurie and Al made our wedding one of the best days of our lives. We had lots of friends and family but some how Laurie Read more...
Laurie and Al made our wedding one of the best days of our lives. We had lots of friends and family but some how Laurie managed to keep them all entertained while we slipped away for our photo's. Every detail that we requested or suggested Laurie made sure to incorporate into our wedding theme. reverend Al was so special, he made us laugh and cry and laugh again. We had sun, sand, sea and turtles for our wedding, and we cannot thank Laurie enough for her hard work, and her behind the scene guidance to make everything perfect.
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Julie
Wedding:
3/6/2014
4.8/5.0
Laurie personally assisted us in planning our wedding at Secret Cove in Maui :) - we met her in 2011 through friends who had arranged their beach wedding festivities through her. We met her in April 2013 to set the stage for the initial planning of our wedding and then communicated by email/phone throughout the next 11 months. As some decisions became difficult to make, Laurie was ready at a moment's notice to simplify the decision process and offer her insight - I found this a welcomed reliever of the anticipation that can begin to build! Laurie genuinely loves to help brides plan a joyful wedding celebration and is committed to ensuring that her trusted vendors keep up a professional, reliable level of service! She has much experience in this business and ensures that open communication is maintained throughout the entire planning process :)
Laurie personally assisted us in planning our wedding at Secret Cove in Maui :) - we met her in 2011 through friends who Read more...
Laurie personally assisted us in planning our wedding at Secret Cove in Maui :) - we met her in 2011 through friends who had arranged their beach wedding festivities through her. We met her in April 2013 to set the stage for the initial planning of our wedding and then communicated by email/phone throughout the next 11 months. As some decisions became difficult to make, Laurie was ready at a moment's notice to simplify the decision process and offer her insight - I found this a welcomed reliever of the anticipation that can begin to build! Laurie genuinely loves to help brides plan a joyful wedding celebration and is committed to ensuring that her trusted vendors keep up a professional, reliable level of service! She has much experience in this business and ensures that open communication is maintained throughout the entire planning process :) Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
6/26/2008
4.8/5.0
We loved working with Laurie. We had confience in her and her team that she would do what we envisioned, without being in Maui beforehand. The wedding/reception went perfect, and so stree free. So happy with Laurie and the wedding services she provided.
We loved working with Laurie. We had confience in her and her team that she would do what we envisioned, without being in Read more...
We loved working with Laurie. We had confience in her and her team that she would do what we envisioned, without being in Maui beforehand. The wedding/reception went perfect, and so stree free. So happy with Laurie and the wedding services she provided. Read less
Services Used: Band, Beauty & Health, Wedding Cake, Catering, Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Transportation, Wedding Venue
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kate eppolito
Wedding:
2/12/2012
4.8/5.0
Laurie made our wedding elopment stress free! She has a calming presence and years of experience! For three months before our wedding, she kept in contact with us. We flew out from Denver CO and met with her to go over the last few loose ends and we were even more confident after meeting her. She's very professional, friendly, and flexible. Her husband did our officiating and he was the same. He made us feel so comfortable and super calm. What a day to remember. We have no regrets!
Laurie made our wedding elopment stress free! She has a calming presence and years of experience! For three months before Read more...
Laurie made our wedding elopment stress free! She has a calming presence and years of experience! For three months before our wedding, she kept in contact with us. We flew out from Denver CO and met with her to go over the last few loose ends and we were even more confident after meeting her. She's very professional, friendly, and flexible. Her husband did our officiating and he was the same. He made us feel so comfortable and super calm. What a day to remember. We have no regrets! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Ashlea
Wedding:
7/9/2013
4.8/5.0
Everything turned out so perfectly- the beach, my hair, my makeup, the limo, dinner after!. It really was a dream come true! I honestly could not be more pleased and it was with all of Laurie and Amy's help at Makena Weddings. Rev AL was the perfect Reverend for a Hawaii Wedding- I received tons of compliments. Scott said Rev AL calmed the atmosphere. for the groomsmen. We like how AL took his time and really helped us endure the moment!


Thanks Again So much!
Everything turned out so perfectly- the beach, my hair, my makeup, the limo, dinner after!. It really was a dream come Read more...
Everything turned out so perfectly- the beach, my hair, my makeup, the limo, dinner after!. It really was a dream come true! I honestly could not be more pleased and it was with all of Laurie and Amy's help at Makena Weddings. Rev AL was the perfect Reverend for a Hawaii Wedding- I received tons of compliments. Scott said Rev AL calmed the atmosphere. for the groomsmen. We like how AL took his time and really helped us endure the moment!


Thanks Again So much! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Corie
Wedding:
2/18/2013
4.0/5.0
Very helpful, responsive ,very happy with choice of vendors and the location (kukahiko estate) . Laurie was very helpful with our guests and their children so everyone could enjoy themselves. Personal and felt like family.
Very helpful, responsive ,very happy with choice of vendors and the location (kukahiko estate) . Laurie was very helpful Read more...
Very helpful, responsive ,very happy with choice of vendors and the location (kukahiko estate) . Laurie was very helpful with our guests and their children so everyone could enjoy themselves. Personal and felt like family. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
Makena Weddings responded with the following comments:

We loved planning your wedding thank you so much for being such an awesome bride! And we do really appreciate you taking the time to write a review for us... it makes such a difference and gives future brides an honest account of our services :-) We are just checking that the 5th star on each section maybe didnt work for you.. we have had problems with this before and it effects our over-all score on Wedding Wire..which we really dont want..:/ Or if theres something we missed, we'd like to make right :-) Please let us know.. Thanks Corie

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