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Planner in Makawao, HI,
(808) 573-9393
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4.9 out of 5
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  • 53 Reviews


    Kelli W

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  • I have always believed God places people in our lives at very specific times and for very specific reasons. He did this when he placed my husband, Justin, in my life over 4 years ago. He proved Himself again when he blessed me with Sherron, Lori and Jamie of Tropical Maui Weddings. I was never the girl that put a lot of thought into my wedding years before it actually happened. Planning a Hawaiian wedding from Texas seemed completely overwhelming. Luckily, my mother came across the TMW website and was surprised to see a message written from her favorite author, Lavyrle Spencer. She is a close friend of the owners, Jamie & Lori Lawrence, and in the message describes Jamie's beautiful singing voice. Of course, my mother looked him up. She was so impressed she immediately sent me a link. I drove in tears as I listened to Jamie sing Bonnie Rait's "Feels Like Home". This song was perfect and I was immediately smitten. I filled out the online form as soon as I got home that Frid... Read more

    Angela

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  • After deciding that a destination wedding was the right fit for my (now to be) husband and myself, we started to research wedding coordinators on the island. This was a must as I knew it would be a very difficult task to do on my own. Our first interview was with Lori Lawrence from Tropical Maui Weddings. After spending more than an hour with her on the phone (as we live in MN), we knew she was THE ONE for us! Her personality was radiant and she offered us a sense of ease as we moved forward with the wedding planning process. Lori listened to our vision, and made sure that each detail was meticulously followed through. She offered guidance upon decision making, and because she lives on the island and works with many of the vendors on a weekly basis, was able to give us her opinion when needed. Lori kept our budget in mind the whole time, and was a GOD SEND! Upon meeting her in Hawaii, we knew then that we couldn’t have made our dream wedding come alive without her and the TROPICA... Read more

    Kate

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    5 out of 5
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  • This was one of the best decisions I’ve EVER made in my life to have Lori plan my dream Maui wedding day!!! No question, this is who you must go with for your wedding if you want perfection, fantasy, magic, romance and love on your big day ❤️ It was such any easy breezy process planning every single little and big detail and my husband and I had the best time planning. I hear couples get stressed during planning and argue... well that was the furtherst thing from our experience and I credit that 100% percent to Tropical Maui Weddings and their process of planning. I had zero stress, I only look back with smiles and thankfulness in my heart. It was a wonderful year of going to the drawing board and having Lori and her team create the most epic day I may ever have! Even more, our wedding day was perfect!! Everything was perfect!! Don’t even bother looking anywhere else. No one can compare. Thank you for everything! I’ve died and gone to heaven having Tropical Maui Weddings ... Read more

    Ariel Jenkinson

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    5 out of 5
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  • Lori was 100% the BEST money we spent related to our money. The whole process was stemless and the stress level on us was practically 0 since we knew she had everything taken care of. After attending other friends weddings we can say without a doubt, hiring Lori as your wedding planner will be the best decision you make! Thank you!

    Jaclyn

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    5 out of 5
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  • If you are looking for a wedding planner in Maui, look no further! The TMW team were amazing to work with since day one. My initial call with Lori was all it took to know that she was genuine person with a passion for her career and the TMW team would be able to turn my dream wedding into reality! We planned our wedding from San Diego in less than 9 months with their help and direction. Wedding planning will always be stressful (especially if you're like me and really strive to perfect every detail and ensure your guests have the best time) but the TMW team will definitely ease that stress and guide you throughout the process. Her positivity and energy was amazing throughout - especially when a hurricane was set to hit the week of our wedding! She remained calm and collect which eased our anxiety tremendously! Lori and Jamie went above and beyond our expectations and many guests commented on how smooth the day went. She has a storage unit that is every pinterest bride's drea... Read more

    Sherron

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    5 out of 5
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  • If you're looking for a destination wedding planner in Maui, HI, look no further! Everything was perfect, the day went seamlessly, my husband and I definitely had the "BEST DAY EVER"! Lori and her team at (Tropical Maui Weddings) helped with every little detail and more. I live in San Diego, CA so having an experienced team on my side based in Maui eased my worries. The whole Tropical Maui Wedding team went above and beyond our expectations. Our Venue at Olowalu plantation House was the perfect location with the most amazing sunset. The makeup artists, transportation, food, live music, DJ, etc. was more than we could have asked for and the vendors were all suggested by our planners. All the vendors stuck to the timeline and the night went on without any issues. I've already told my husband we are renewing our Vows in 10 years, in the same spot, with the same wedding planner and vendors. 10 Stars all the way! Aloha!

    Melissa

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    5 out of 5
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  • This is a special thanks to Lori and her husband Jamie at Tropical Maui Weddings. They were the most genuine people I have ever met. They were organized, thoughtful, helpful, non- pushy professionals! Our wedding was relaxing and stress-free. They gifted my husband and I special lighting for our wedding because they felt it would make the ocean seem magical for an evening wedding, and it did! They also had a video drone at the wedding that was a wonderful surprise to my husband and I. All my vendor options were presented very simply in organized emails which made my decisions making easy. We had just enough of the best options for vendors on the island. When we had questions about any of the vendors Lori gave me her true opinion which helped with the decision making. Lori has complete faith in everyone she recommends which puts your mind at ease. I had a few changes that needed to be made a few days before the wedding and Lori was cool as a cucumber and made them happen. Lori kept u... Read more

    Susan

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    5 out of 5
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  • I just wanted to Thank Lori and Jaime for there amazing job on putting my wedding together. I did not have to worry about anything. I was told that you guys were the best on the island and I truly agree with that. You guys not only made my whole wedding experience amazing, but you also introduced me to an amazing travel agent Amanda, amazing hair stylist, an amazing photographer, amazing florist, amazing cake designer, amazing musician (Jaime). There warm. positive uplifting spirit made me feel like I truly found the best two people in Maui. I always made an amazing friendship as well.

    Mel

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    5 out of 5
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  • In short: If there is one vendor you book now, book Tropical Maui Weddings with Lori Lawrence. All the other reviews were right, Lori really did think of everything. She is very professional and has such a charming personality! Long review: Pre-wedding - We had about a handful of calls directly with Lori during our 5 months of planning and a gazillion of emails. Lori or her assistant, Jackie, was very responsive. We never feel neglected at any point. As our wedding was towards the end of summer in September, it seems that Lori was busy with other weddings so Jackie answered all of our emails. That was not an issue at all to us because Jackie was on point and when we arrive in Hawaii, Lori knew every single little detail that we've discussed with Jackie. For brides currently at this stage, don't be afraid at all, this happens because Lori gives you her full attention on your wedding and really takes care of everything. Vendor relationship - Lori has wonderful relationship with a... Read more

    Deborah

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    5 out of 5
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  • Thanks to Lori and Jamie, at Maui Tropical Weddings, my husband and I had a completely stress-free, incredibly spiritual, romantic and fun, perfect wedding, that was like something out of a story book!!! My husband and I got married in Maui in July this year. It was like a dream wedding. I can't imagine any way in which our wedding could have been more special. Here we are, living in California. Neither one of us had ever been to Hawaii. I found Lori and Jamie on line, and read the reviews. Lori arranged everything. She was “boots on the ground” in Hawaii, and believe me, she knows everything there is to know about arranging a Hawaiian wedding that you will never, ever forget. Not only did we have the perfect pastor and photographer, but Lori's husband Jamie sang at our wedding, and made it incredibly beautiful and memorable. He has the voice of an Angel. Seriously. From the time we arrived in Maui, she had everything worked out as smooth as silk, with a complete itinerary and i... Read more

    Jackie

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    5 out of 5
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  • WOW! Both my husband and I could not thank both Lori and Jamie enough for helping to create the most magical day of our lives. We are from NYC, and planning a destination wedding was very stressful given we have never been to Hawaii. However, from the first time I spoke with Lori she assured me everything would be perfect, and she was right! We booked the wedding at Olowalu Plantation House. Lori was very attentive and helpful in guiding me to choose certain vendors. She would always respond in a timeline manner and make sure I knew I was being heard. We then met with both Lori and Jamie 3 days before the wedding when we arrived on Maui. They were both so welcoming and made us feel so comfortable and confident with all of our choices. The Wedding day could not have been more perfect and went on without a hitch. All of the guests raved about everything from the food to the flowers and lounge furniture. My father runs a catering business in NJ, and from a critical eye, he was amaz... Read more

    Christina

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    5 out of 5
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  • Lori and Jamie Lawrence are awesome! Lori was so fast to respond to all my emails before the wedding. Then the day of the wedding she made sure everything went perfect. Jamie did an amazing job singing and playing the guitar during the first half of our wedding. Our wedding was perfect, Lori thought of everything and she gave the best recommendations for everything! The Olowalu plantation house is the perfect venue! Defiantly would recommend them both!!:)

    User6659201

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    5 out of 5
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  • My husband and I can't thank Lori and Jamie enough for the wonderful job they did in planning our wedding! Having been to Maui several times before, my husband and I knew we wanted to get married there. We were fortunate enough to take a scouting trip to Maui about 7 months before our wedding and got to meet with Lori and Jamie beforehand. They were so helpful and Lori made several appointments for us while we were in Maui to do cake tastings, food tastings, venue appointments, and meeting with photographers etc. Throughout the planning process, Lori was always available to have a call or respond to an email whenever we had any questions. We arrived to Maui about 5 days before our wedding, and everyone kept asking me if I was nervous or stressed, but for the most part I wasn't. I felt like maybe I should be stressed out, but honestly I was pretty calm in the days leading up to the wedding. Lori took care of everything so I didn't have to worry about the details of the wedding da... Read more

    Rose

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    4.9 out of 5
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  • Thank you to Lori, Jamie, Ann and Jackie! We had an amazing wedding because of everyone from Tropical Maui Weddings. Planning a wedding from SoCal wasn't going to be easy and I knew I needed the right person to help us. Just from our first phone mtg with Lori, I knew we made the right decision. Lori = Aloha spirit. She reminds me of all the reasons why we love Hawaii and the ppl from there. Lori is very organized and she completely thinks of everything and anything. Do keep in my mind if your wedding isn't around the next week or two her communication is slightly delayed because she's focusing on the brides whose weddings are current. I completely understand that. Her process is very streamlined and she gives you reign on all of the decisions. For every vendor i.e. Photography, video, DJ etc she gave us more than enough options ranging from low end to high end. She did have recommendations based on our style and taste. There was never any she tried to push. I think we chose so... Read more

    Kaite

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    4.7 out of 5
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  • Lori and Jamie are absolutely amazing! I sent hundreds of e-mails asking questions and making plans for my wedding day. Each little detail I wanted was documented by them and I can honestly say I couldn't have had my dream wedding without them. They took care of everything and reminded me of things that I might have forgotten! The day we got married (at Olowalu Plantation House) it stormed so badly that we all had to run for cover on the expansive deck. My wedding guests didn't care about getting wet that much so we carried on with the wedding in the pouring rain! Lori stuck it out until the very end to make sure everything went smoothly. She definitely gives it 110%
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