Maui Wedding

Maui Destination Wedding - Karlie & Matt

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by Katy Roberts, VOWS Owner & Maui Wedding Planning Specialist

As a Maui wedding planner, I more than understand the leap of faith needed to plan a wedding from afar. Destination weddings are a true blessing for those looking to get away from the realities of their backyard. It's a freeing and exciting experience, but can also be stressful when you realize you can't control every detail.  That's where a good wedding planner comes in.

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Sending photos, reviews and reassurances is my first step in instilling a couples' confidence in a destination wedding. A trip to Maui prior to wedding week is ideal if budget and time allow, but not mandatory. Instead, I encourage couples to talk to others that have married on Maui. I connect current and former clients. I offer flexible wedding packages that give couples options on how they would like to work together. Some like to hand over the reins to me while others want to lead the charge with my support. Full planning is most popular and encouraged. Having someone with experience, relationships, and expertise holding your hand along the way is priceless. (See more about my experience and approach at Why VOWS .) A wedding planner is truly an investment in your engagement as well as your wedding day. You want this time together to be fun and stress free.

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Another way I help make my clients feel confident in their destination wedding decision is to focus on (and get excited about) their top priorities. I make it my mission to get them beyond right. As a Maui wedding planner, I'm used to driving the island in search of the right venue fit for my clients. I take photos, video, taste and touch on my couples' behalf. My goal is to make sure I have exceeded my clients' expectations when they step off the plane.

Miss B Calligraphy, Perfect Pour Maui, Olowalu Plantation House, Maui Wedding Planner, Dmitri & Sandra Photography
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Olowalu Plantation House, Maui Wedding Planner, Perfect Pour Maui, Dmitri & Sandra Photography

Enter the beautiful Karlie & Matt, foodies and cocktail connoisseurs from Seattle. We talked through these top priorities and also their vision for a playful and fun party. You learn a lot about people when you plan their most intimate celebration. Karlie & Matt are huge Elvis fans (our table names were titles of Elvis songs), accomplished ballroom dancers (beautiful choreographed dances wowed and moved guests), and the groom has a fondness for sewing. I had the first ring bearer pillow in VOWS history that was designed by the groom!

Miss B Calligraphy, Dellables Flora, Maui Wedding Planner, Dmitri & Sandra Photography
Maui Executive Catering, Maui Wedding Planner, Dmitri & Sandra Photography
Maui Executive Catering, Maui Wedding Planner, Dmitri & Sandra Photography

For seven months I collaborated with this smart, creative and ambitious couple mostly over phone and email to create their dream wedding in paradise. In the end, like any couple, they just wanted to enjoy their wedding day and focus on their love. The photos and Karlie's words below speak volumes. Mission accomplished!

"Katy, thank you for giving us the best wedding we have ever been to!"

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New VOWS Maui Packages

Hot off the Press!  Click here to see our brand new:  VOWS Maui 2015 Packages.  A different approach and updated services that appeal to our destination-ready brides and grooms. Maui, Hawaii is a place like no other. Come and relax, enjoy the warmth, romance, and wonders of mother-nature. Most importantly, get away from the realities of your backyard. With VOWS Owner Katy Roberts now a resident of this beautiful island, you get personal, boutique quality service from a career wedding planner of 11 years.

Aloha!  Hope to see you in paradise soon!

VOWS Gives Fairmont Hotel Coordinator the Wedding of HER Dreams

Olowalu Plantation House Wedding in Maui by Azzura Photography
Olowalu Plantation House Wedding in Maui by Azzura Photography

Dana & Jeremy were intent on getting out of the rain and stress that a city wedding brings…especially when you’re in the wedding industry yourself!

Dana had worked in the Fairmont Olympic Hotel's catering department in Seattle for several years and had seen her fair share of weddings…and Bridezillas!  She was determined not to be one.  She also knew what she did and did not want in terms of vendors, décor and flow – no pressure on her planner!

Olowalu Plantation House Wedding in Maui by Azzura Photography
Olowalu Plantation House Wedding in Maui by Azzura Photography
Olowalu Plantation House Wedding in Maui by Azzura Photography
Olowalu Plantation House Wedding in Maui by Azzura Photography
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Olowalu Plantation House on the island of Maui, Hawaii was the venue of choice for their warm, relaxing, romantic, and absolute dream wedding by the Pacific Ocean.  It was an honor for VOWS to help make it happen flawlessly for our just truly lovely bride and colleague.

Olowalu Plantation House Wedding in Maui by Azzura Photography
Olowalu Plantation House Wedding in Maui by Azzura Photography

Photography: Azzura Photography | Event Planning: VOWS Wedding & Event Planning | Flowers: Mandy Grace Designs | Wedding Dress: Justin Alexander | Cake: Maui Sweet Cakes | Caterer: Aloha Events Catering | DJ: Maui DJ Services | Beauty: Beach Brides | Paper: Paper Moxie | Private Estate: Olowalu Plantation House | Rentals: Pacific Isle Rentals | Wedding Dress Boutique: Calla Bridal