A day in the life of a Hawaii Wedding Planner
Sponsored by White Orchid Wedding
A bride and groom want to shine on their big wedding day, while avoiding the stress. Dazzling the happy couple beyond their wildest expectations is what White Orchid Wedding does for every ceremony. We wanted to find out what it takes to pull the big day off so HI Now host Jobeth Devera met up with wedding coordinator Kendall Oreta on Maui for a firsthand look.
“First of all, coffee is a must!” said Oreta. “My day usually starts much before this however. I have two children and one on the way that wake me up at the crack of dawn and off we go. Luckily we are located in the quaint town of Wailuku which is centrally located and in the hub of the island business district.”
Known as WOW for short, the company is a full-service event planning firm servicing all of the Hawaiian Islands. While WOW primarily focuses on weddings, it also offers corporate and special event planning to clientele. WOW manages all aspects of the celebration from beginning to end. “It is my job to assess the vision of the client and the budget and then the sleeves are rolled up to start the process,” said Oreta. “Usually the planning process takes up to a year and I become very close with my clientele as this is a very personal celebration.”
“My day is ever changing and I must be available on a whim to accommodate my client requests,” said Oreta. “This is never a 9-5 job and often I am all across the state implementing events or touring clientele. There is never a dull moment. Each and every day is filled with new exciting celebrations and seeing all of my work come to fruition is priceless. I am grateful to feel a part of my clients’ most special day and to also create exciting celebrations, which is what life is all about.”
WOW offers many locations for event:
Private Estates – White Orchid Beach House, The Olowalu Plantation House, The Hui No’eau and Sugar Beach.
Resorts – The Westin Maui Resort and Spa, Four Seasons Maui, Andaz, Fairmont Kea Lani Montage, Grand Wailea, Marriott
Restaurants – The Old Lahaina Lu’au, Gannon’s, Merriman’s
Churches & Chapels – St. John’s Church or Maria Lanakila
About White Orchid Weddings:
White Orchid Wedding Inc. is Hawaii’s most highly regarded wedding and event coordinating firm servicing clients worldwide. Recognized for its attention to detail along with exquisite custom wedding and event designs, A White Orchid Wedding ensures the most memorable and spectacular events tailored to our clients’ desires. Offering only the finest venues on all of the Hawaiian Islands, WOW finds exclusive locations to compliment any Hawaii wedding, vow-renewal, birthday, special celebration or corporate event. Clients of WOW have full access to an in-house team of professionals comprised of the most talented, dedicated, creative and passionate event and design specialists in the industry. With the collaboration between your personal event coordinator and our design team, clients receive expert professional support and advice coupled with unmatched vision and creativity. Above all, WOW provides an unforgettable personal experience for the bride and groom and their guests and the true essence of the aloha spirit.