I AM YOUR NEW FRIEND, NON TRADITIONAL WEDDING OFFICIANT, ELOPEMENT COORDINATOR, HYPE GIRL TO THE MAX.
I HAVE BEEN A BRIDE BEFORE SO I KNOW HOW CRAZY THINGS CAN BE. I ALSO KNOW THAT IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE A COMPLICATED/ STRESSFUL DAY. THAT IS WHERE I COME IN! THE ACT OF MARRIAGE/ COMMITTING YOUR LIFE TO ANOTHER PERSON IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST, SELFLESS THINGS A HUMAN BEING CAN DO. THIS IS THE BIGGEST DAY IN YOUR RELATIONSHIP & I WANT IT TO COUNT, I WANT YOU TO BE ABLE TO LOOK BACK AND SAY "HELL YES THIS WAS US, WE DID THE DANG THING THE WAY WE WANTED TO!"
MY BIGGEST PIECE OF ADVICE FOR MY COUPLES IS TO SIT DOWN WITH ONE ANOTHER & ACTUALLY HEAR EACH OTHER OUT- WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT ELEMENTS OF YOUR DAY, WHAT ARE THE LEAST IMPORTANT ELEMENTS, AND GO FROM THERE.
TO ME, THIS DAY IS ABOUT YOU TWO ONLY, NOTHING ELSE.
how did you get started?
I was a stay at home mom, along with running my own in home daycare business for 8 years. In my last year of childcare I started to feel unfulfilled. Funny how things work out- a long time friend recommended I should dabble into being a wedding officiant, and so i decided to give it a try. I was absolutely hooked for some many reasons. It blossomed into something more than i thought it would. Now I am here today, with over 200 weddings under my belt within 2 years & met so many people. What makes me over the moon excited for couples is hearing they had the DAY that was completely them & they wouldn't have changed a thing.
witnessing & supporting others where they shine & gives them so much joy, brings me so much happiness
My husband- Nick, my son- Makoa, & my daughter- Kamea, are the forces behind my "why". Also. I know a lot of people don't give themselves credit, but I AM also my own "why." It is so important to me to take care of myself along with being happy NOW. My everyday practice is being grateful & bringing only positivity into my life and others.
I wear many hats as most of us do- I am a mother, wife, Wedding Coordinator & Wedding Officiant, I own Paradise Soiree Hawaii- a Luxury Picnic, Glamping, Event Styling business on O'ahu, I am a Dance Fitness Instructor 3 times a week. I love to keep busy & love "change."
what i love most about being a wedding officiant/coordinator?
As cliche as this sounds- I love LOVE! I love being immersed in all forms of love, witnessing a strong connection between two human beings. I get the chance to make couples wedding dreams come true. When I say I am your "hype girl" I really mean it- I will probably seem more excited than you are, because I truly am over the moon happy for you both.
what piece of advice you love to give couples?
Something that I stress to my couples is "YOU DO YOU." Weddings can become so dang stressful, filled with unwanted opinions & it's so silly to me. Remember this your day!
what gets you so excited as an officiant/ coordinator?
Give me a couple who wants to elope, has a very adventurous spirit, doesn't mind going on a hike, getting wet in the middle of the ocean. I absolutely love ADVENTUROUS ELOPEMENTS! Whether you are renewing your vows after 2 years, 15 years, 50 years, proclaiming your love on top of a mountain or under the waterfall, gets me super duper pumped!