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Tropical Maui Weddings

Makawao , HI
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78 Auoli Drive
Makawao, HI 96768 US (map)

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808-573-9393

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ABOUT US

We are Lori and Jamie Lawrence of Tropical Maui Weddings. We will see to it that your wedding day is everything you imagined it would be.... and more! A destination wedding many miles... Read more
We are Lori and Jamie Lawrence of Tropical Maui Weddings. We will see to it that your wedding day is everything you imagined it would be.... and more! A destination wedding many miles from home can be stressful. We make it easy and stress free! We look forward to assisting you in creating the wedding of your dreams. Aloha! Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What wedding events do you provide services for?
Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Budget Analysis, Day-Of Coordination, Event Design, Full Planning, Timelines, To-Do Lists, Vendor Referrals
What types of weddings do you accomodate?
Civil, Cultural, Destination, Double Weddings, Eco-Friendly, Military, Non-Religious, Religious
How many planners are on your team?
2

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Aubrey
Wedding:
5/21/2015
5.0/5.0
I had a wonderful experience with Lori & Jaime! Everyone asked how planning a wedding from the mainland was & I told them it was my planner who put it together! I really enjoyed doing the DIY side of things but she was in contact with the vendors, presented me with options, let us choose items from her storage and was always available to chat with if I had any questions.

When I initially contacted Lori, I was really just shopping around for a planner but she was so thorough on the phone during our first conversation that I knew we had to hire her! I worked for a wedding planner for years and was pretty particular about what I wanted for my big day as far as what it was going to look like and where we stood as budget was concerned. She is very responsive via e-mail and very patient with all my questions. We were in contact for a year and a half before the big day and the day went SO smoothly!! I knew I didn't have anything to worry about with her in charge... so I didn't! I would recommend Lori and Jaime to anyone headed to Maui for their big day =)
I had a wonderful experience with Lori & Jaime! Everyone asked how planning a wedding from the mainland was & I told them Read more...
I had a wonderful experience with Lori & Jaime! Everyone asked how planning a wedding from the mainland was & I told them it was my planner who put it together! I really enjoyed doing the DIY side of things but she was in contact with the vendors, presented me with options, let us choose items from her storage and was always available to chat with if I had any questions.

When I initially contacted Lori, I was really just shopping around for a planner but she was so thorough on the phone during our first conversation that I knew we had to hire her! I worked for a wedding planner for years and was pretty particular about what I wanted for my big day as far as what it was going to look like and where we stood as budget was concerned. She is very responsive via e-mail and very patient with all my questions. We were in contact for a year and a half before the big day and the day went SO smoothly!! I knew I didn't have anything to worry about with her in charge... so I didn't! I would recommend Lori and Jaime to anyone headed to Maui for their big day =) Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Tracey
Wedding:
5/15/2015
5.0/5.0
In looking for someone to help coordinate our wedding in Maui, we did what I am sure most couples do, search the internet. In doing so, we came across many different options. One of the things that caught our eye was their website – tropicalmauiweddings.com. It was very informative and user friendly. During our first telephone conversation with Lori Lawrence we knew we had found the right place to help with our wedding ceremony. Lori is very down to earth and by the time we finished our conversation with her, we felt like we had been talking to an old friend. She was so warm and personable.

We are a lesbian couple and were treated with the utmost of respect. We put all of trust in Tropical Maui Weddings and never once questioned their ideas, suggestions, etc. Lori and Jamie Lawrence do exceptional work and take care of so many details. They lessened the stress for us so we didn’t have to worry with all of the fine details. Jamie sang a couple of songs at our wedding and hearing his voice will just give you chills. Absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much Tropical Maui Weddings for all you did to make our special day so incredibly special to us. We highly recommend Tropical Maui Weddings for your destination wedding. No ceremony is too big or too small.
In looking for someone to help coordinate our wedding in Maui, we did what I am sure most couples do, search the internet. Read more...
In looking for someone to help coordinate our wedding in Maui, we did what I am sure most couples do, search the internet. In doing so, we came across many different options. One of the things that caught our eye was their website – tropicalmauiweddings.com. It was very informative and user friendly. During our first telephone conversation with Lori Lawrence we knew we had found the right place to help with our wedding ceremony. Lori is very down to earth and by the time we finished our conversation with her, we felt like we had been talking to an old friend. She was so warm and personable.

We are a lesbian couple and were treated with the utmost of respect. We put all of trust in Tropical Maui Weddings and never once questioned their ideas, suggestions, etc. Lori and Jamie Lawrence do exceptional work and take care of so many details. They lessened the stress for us so we didn’t have to worry with all of the fine details. Jamie sang a couple of songs at our wedding and hearing his voice will just give you chills. Absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much Tropical Maui Weddings for all you did to make our special day so incredibly special to us. We highly recommend Tropical Maui Weddings for your destination wedding. No ceremony is too big or too small. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, Wedding Planning
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Leah
Wedding:
4/20/2015
5.0/5.0
I can't even begin to describe the amazing work that Lori provided for me. Lori is the most wonderful planner ever! She was very attentive to my needs and budget. Lori was very honest and always responded to me when I had questions. She has great referrals for everything you could possible need ... and then some!! I loved working with Lori and her husband Jaime- they are my new "ohana" (family) in Maui! I was fortunate enough to meet with her 3 times before my big event and she was extremely hospitable. My husband, family, and all our friends were beyond impressed with everything she did! It has been 2 months later and people are still talking about my wedding and sharing picture! Everyone had so much fun! Even when I had last minute requests and a huge increase of guests- she accommodated everything and did and awesome job. On the day of the wedding she was very attentive and I did not have to worry about anything and had the time of my life! I can't say enough about Lori- she made our day the event of the year and lifetime!
I can't even begin to describe the amazing work that Lori provided for me. Lori is the most wonderful planner ever! She Read more...
I can't even begin to describe the amazing work that Lori provided for me. Lori is the most wonderful planner ever! She was very attentive to my needs and budget. Lori was very honest and always responded to me when I had questions. She has great referrals for everything you could possible need ... and then some!! I loved working with Lori and her husband Jaime- they are my new "ohana" (family) in Maui! I was fortunate enough to meet with her 3 times before my big event and she was extremely hospitable. My husband, family, and all our friends were beyond impressed with everything she did! It has been 2 months later and people are still talking about my wedding and sharing picture! Everyone had so much fun! Even when I had last minute requests and a huge increase of guests- she accommodated everything and did and awesome job. On the day of the wedding she was very attentive and I did not have to worry about anything and had the time of my life! I can't say enough about Lori- she made our day the event of the year and lifetime! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Wedding Cake, Catering, Ceremony Music, Favors & Gifts, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue, Videography
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Natalie
Wedding:
4/3/2015
5.0/5.0
Our Wedding was the most PERFECT day all thanks to Lori & Jamie from Tropical Maui Weddings.
We were married at Olowalu Plantation in April with 60+ of our nearest and dearest. The most incredible thing about Lori is that she and Donna from Olowalu literally saved our wedding. Our previous planner, cancelled our wedding with less then 3 months to the date. Lori planned our entire wedding in less than 3 months. She offered up many options for Hair/Makeup, rentals, flowers etc. with many different price ranges to choose from to suit our budget. She was NEVER pushy, she was bubbly, excited, very responsive to every single detail. She helped me think of things that I didn't even have time to think about, like dress steaming and offered for us to send things in the mail since we were overseas. She made the planning stress free and I always felt like I could rely on her. Jamie planned during our Ceremony and Cocktail hour and our guests raaaved about him! Lori recommends him, not because he's her husband...but because he is an amazing artist.
**The Extras***
When I arrived in Maui my soon to be husbands flight was delayed and I had no way of getting all our bags to the rental house. Jamie from Tropical Maui Wedding was close by and picked them up for us. How nice is that!?!? They then lent us a cell phone to use for the days up to the wedding. So we could get a hold of Lori and any of our guest, which was a huge help since we are from Australia and our phones weren't working. Finally, all the little details - vases, signs, fans, etc. That we couldn't bring from Australia, Lori and Jamie had rooms filled with many things that we borrowed to add the finishing touches to the day.

We loved them and I know you will to! So save yourself the trouble and go with Lori and Jamie. :)
Our Wedding was the most PERFECT day all thanks to Lori & Jamie from Tropical Maui Weddings.
We were married at Read more...
Our Wedding was the most PERFECT day all thanks to Lori & Jamie from Tropical Maui Weddings.
We were married at Olowalu Plantation in April with 60+ of our nearest and dearest. The most incredible thing about Lori is that she and Donna from Olowalu literally saved our wedding. Our previous planner, cancelled our wedding with less then 3 months to the date. Lori planned our entire wedding in less than 3 months. She offered up many options for Hair/Makeup, rentals, flowers etc. with many different price ranges to choose from to suit our budget. She was NEVER pushy, she was bubbly, excited, very responsive to every single detail. She helped me think of things that I didn't even have time to think about, like dress steaming and offered for us to send things in the mail since we were overseas. She made the planning stress free and I always felt like I could rely on her. Jamie planned during our Ceremony and Cocktail hour and our guests raaaved about him! Lori recommends him, not because he's her husband...but because he is an amazing artist.
**The Extras***
When I arrived in Maui my soon to be husbands flight was delayed and I had no way of getting all our bags to the rental house. Jamie from Tropical Maui Wedding was close by and picked them up for us. How nice is that!?!? They then lent us a cell phone to use for the days up to the wedding. So we could get a hold of Lori and any of our guest, which was a huge help since we are from Australia and our phones weren't working. Finally, all the little details - vases, signs, fans, etc. That we couldn't bring from Australia, Lori and Jamie had rooms filled with many things that we borrowed to add the finishing touches to the day.

We loved them and I know you will to! So save yourself the trouble and go with Lori and Jamie. :) Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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George
Wedding:
11/4/2014
5.0/5.0
We just had our wedding few weeks ago and it went off without a hitch. Perfect planning from the perfect planner. We are in CA so the entire planning process was sight unseen so Lori was not only on top of everything, she really made sure all the details were taken care off. She is great to work with, very responsive, and very creative. Her husband Jaime wasn't too shabby either, he sang during out ceremony and it was beautiful. - Kelly & George
We just had our wedding few weeks ago and it went off without a hitch. Perfect planning from the perfect planner. We are Read more...
We just had our wedding few weeks ago and it went off without a hitch. Perfect planning from the perfect planner. We are in CA so the entire planning process was sight unseen so Lori was not only on top of everything, she really made sure all the details were taken care off. She is great to work with, very responsive, and very creative. Her husband Jaime wasn't too shabby either, he sang during out ceremony and it was beautiful. - Kelly & George Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Catherine
Wedding:
8/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Lori and Jackie were our planners and there isn't enough I could ever say about them!! I'm convinced that Jackie works 24hrs a day 7 days a week!! There was no question or detail she didn't get back to us about asap!! Every detail and aspect of our wedding turned out absolutely perfectly!! There was actually nothing we would have changed and that's all due to their hard work. They were amazing at making different suggestions to suit our needs or wants, and providing many different options as far as venders and pricing options. Nothing was ever too much, even when I know I was being the annoying, way too involved bride!! They made us feel so special and so cared for, and it's very obvious that they really truly love what they do and genuinely wanted to make our day perfect for us!! I wish I was getting married again so I could work with them again! lol We'll honestly miss talking to them daily and planning our amazing and special day! I'd recommend them a hundred times over to my closest family and friends!!
Lori and Jackie were our planners and there isn't enough I could ever say about them!! I'm convinced that Jackie works Read more...
Lori and Jackie were our planners and there isn't enough I could ever say about them!! I'm convinced that Jackie works 24hrs a day 7 days a week!! There was no question or detail she didn't get back to us about asap!! Every detail and aspect of our wedding turned out absolutely perfectly!! There was actually nothing we would have changed and that's all due to their hard work. They were amazing at making different suggestions to suit our needs or wants, and providing many different options as far as venders and pricing options. Nothing was ever too much, even when I know I was being the annoying, way too involved bride!! They made us feel so special and so cared for, and it's very obvious that they really truly love what they do and genuinely wanted to make our day perfect for us!! I wish I was getting married again so I could work with them again! lol We'll honestly miss talking to them daily and planning our amazing and special day! I'd recommend them a hundred times over to my closest family and friends!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Liz
Wedding:
8/6/2014
5.0/5.0
Lori and Jamie are the only reason my husband and I are married today. And this is no exaggeration. I was scheduled to be married on August 7th but unfortunately hurricane isaella made landfall that day. In the course of two days Lori and Jamie managed to complete reschedule my wedding to a day earlier. It is only because of their tireless work, fantastic relationships with other vendors and passion for giving people the weddings of their dreams that I was able to celebrate with all 59 of my friends and family on August 6th. While a hurricane is of course unavoidable and unpredictable, you can absolutely be confident that rain or shine Lori will do her absolute best for you. She was always available, able to incorporate requests easily and always professional. Jamie is fantastic and sang during cocktail hour- he has great taste in music and really helps to relax wedding guests and set the tone. This company is a great small business and is really there to make your destination wedding seamless. I feel the cost of their service was easily the smartest wedding purchase I made, and was if anything disproportionately small for the time and dedication Lori and Jamir give to each of their couples. This will be the best decision you make!
Lori and Jamie are the only reason my husband and I are married today. And this is no exaggeration. I was scheduled to be Read more...
Lori and Jamie are the only reason my husband and I are married today. And this is no exaggeration. I was scheduled to be married on August 7th but unfortunately hurricane isaella made landfall that day. In the course of two days Lori and Jamie managed to complete reschedule my wedding to a day earlier. It is only because of their tireless work, fantastic relationships with other vendors and passion for giving people the weddings of their dreams that I was able to celebrate with all 59 of my friends and family on August 6th. While a hurricane is of course unavoidable and unpredictable, you can absolutely be confident that rain or shine Lori will do her absolute best for you. She was always available, able to incorporate requests easily and always professional. Jamie is fantastic and sang during cocktail hour- he has great taste in music and really helps to relax wedding guests and set the tone. This company is a great small business and is really there to make your destination wedding seamless. I feel the cost of their service was easily the smartest wedding purchase I made, and was if anything disproportionately small for the time and dedication Lori and Jamir give to each of their couples. This will be the best decision you make! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Sarah
Wedding:
4/25/2014
5.0/5.0
My partner Michael and I got married on Maui on 25 April 2014 with approximately 40 guests at a private estate. We live in Australia so getting a coordinator was essential as we had no idea how things worked in Hawaii. Tropical Maui Weddings EXCEEDED our expectations by a long shot!! Every vendor that Lori picked out was perfect. They were all laid back as we had requested. We couldn't believe how amazing the venue was (more beautiful than the pictures), how delicious the food was, how nice and thoughtful the bartender and staff were and how perfect the ceremony and reception were. I worked primarily with Lori and found her so easy to work with and never had any trouble getting quick turnaround on responses to queries. Also, I will vouch that Jamie's voice is outstanding and would recommend him. I would say that he sounds better live than on the recordings on his webpage - in case you weren't sure.

Thank you for such a great day. All of my guests are still raving about it and I will never forget it. I would recommend Tropical Maui Weddings in a heartbeat!!
My partner Michael and I got married on Maui on 25 April 2014 with approximately 40 guests at a private estate. We live in Read more...
My partner Michael and I got married on Maui on 25 April 2014 with approximately 40 guests at a private estate. We live in Australia so getting a coordinator was essential as we had no idea how things worked in Hawaii. Tropical Maui Weddings EXCEEDED our expectations by a long shot!! Every vendor that Lori picked out was perfect. They were all laid back as we had requested. We couldn't believe how amazing the venue was (more beautiful than the pictures), how delicious the food was, how nice and thoughtful the bartender and staff were and how perfect the ceremony and reception were. I worked primarily with Lori and found her so easy to work with and never had any trouble getting quick turnaround on responses to queries. Also, I will vouch that Jamie's voice is outstanding and would recommend him. I would say that he sounds better live than on the recordings on his webpage - in case you weren't sure.

Thank you for such a great day. All of my guests are still raving about it and I will never forget it. I would recommend Tropical Maui Weddings in a heartbeat!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Sara
Wedding:
4/2/2014
5.0/5.0
We were married in Maui three months ago and our wedding was just PERFECT thanks to Tropical Maui Weddings. We had a really short, romantic and intimate ceremony on the beach in Makena, just before sunset. We are Italian and we made it all the way to Maui just to get married, only the two of us. Since we had no guests, the organization went fast and easy. Jackie Tanaka helped us choose the best vendors and she really thought of everything! She also invited us at her house to go through the ceremony and helped us get all the documents we needed (before and after the wedding). I instantly felt like I could rely on her for making it perfect, and now I’m so glad I did. It was more than perfect!!!
We chose the following vendors:
- Pastor David Krueger – ceremony
- Richard Marks – photography
- Derik Sebastian – guitarist / vocalist
- Lois Hiranaga Floral Design - flowers
- Pam Jensen - hair styling and make-up
Thank you Jackie and Tropical Maui Weddings!!!
Sara & Stefano
We were married in Maui three months ago and our wedding was just PERFECT thanks to Tropical Maui Weddings. We had a Read more...
We were married in Maui three months ago and our wedding was just PERFECT thanks to Tropical Maui Weddings. We had a really short, romantic and intimate ceremony on the beach in Makena, just before sunset. We are Italian and we made it all the way to Maui just to get married, only the two of us. Since we had no guests, the organization went fast and easy. Jackie Tanaka helped us choose the best vendors and she really thought of everything! She also invited us at her house to go through the ceremony and helped us get all the documents we needed (before and after the wedding). I instantly felt like I could rely on her for making it perfect, and now I’m so glad I did. It was more than perfect!!!
We chose the following vendors:
- Pastor David Krueger – ceremony
- Richard Marks – photography
- Derik Sebastian – guitarist / vocalist
- Lois Hiranaga Floral Design - flowers
- Pam Jensen - hair styling and make-up
Thank you Jackie and Tropical Maui Weddings!!!
Sara & Stefano Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Marnie
Wedding:
3/14/2014
4.8/5.0
Lori of Tropical Maui Weddings was a joy to work with! After our first email and phone conversation, I immediately felt at ease with her. And since we were planning our wedding from the mainland and would not be able to visit Maui before our trip for the wedding, we really needed someone we could trust to set up the wedding of our dreams! My only criticism is that sometimes emails don't get responded to very quickly (though sometimes I could have been accused of the same!) and considering we started communicating over one year before the wedding, there was plenty of time to get everything in order. She did seem to sense when I was a bit panicky and would respond to those ones quickly! And in my opinion the fact that she is a busy wedding planner bodes well that she is good at what she does! And come the day of our wedding she was superb! She made sure everything was just as I wanted it, and she remained so calm even with the threat of rain, and possibly having to move the set up to the backup rain plan! Thankfully the rain passed with enough time that the original plan was still a go. She kept everything running so smoothly, and yet I barely noticed her there! She made my dream wedding come true all without ever meeting her until a few days before the wedding! We also used her husband Jamie as our musician for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and dinner music. He is so easy to listen to, and other than a few special requests we just let him decide on the rest of the set list and he was able to read our guests well. Everyone loved the music! He even learned a new song that my Mom wanted to perform at our wedding and accompanied her, that meant the world to us!
Lori of Tropical Maui Weddings was a joy to work with! After our first email and phone conversation, I immediately felt at Read more...
Lori of Tropical Maui Weddings was a joy to work with! After our first email and phone conversation, I immediately felt at ease with her. And since we were planning our wedding from the mainland and would not be able to visit Maui before our trip for the wedding, we really needed someone we could trust to set up the wedding of our dreams! My only criticism is that sometimes emails don't get responded to very quickly (though sometimes I could have been accused of the same!) and considering we started communicating over one year before the wedding, there was plenty of time to get everything in order. She did seem to sense when I was a bit panicky and would respond to those ones quickly! And in my opinion the fact that she is a busy wedding planner bodes well that she is good at what she does! And come the day of our wedding she was superb! She made sure everything was just as I wanted it, and she remained so calm even with the threat of rain, and possibly having to move the set up to the backup rain plan! Thankfully the rain passed with enough time that the original plan was still a go. She kept everything running so smoothly, and yet I barely noticed her there! She made my dream wedding come true all without ever meeting her until a few days before the wedding! We also used her husband Jamie as our musician for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and dinner music. He is so easy to listen to, and other than a few special requests we just let him decide on the rest of the set list and he was able to read our guests well. Everyone loved the music! He even learned a new song that my Mom wanted to perform at our wedding and accompanied her, that meant the world to us! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, Wedding Planning

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