We worked with Darren for our wedding at the Olowalu Plantation House in April 2019. We started planning the wedding well in advance around mid 2018. From the start Darren was kind, knowledgeable, honest, and always available to answer our many questions. 
We took a trip to Maui in August and had a blast chatting with him about catering, vendors, and even got to visit our wedding venue. It was such a relief knowing we had someone on the island that was so genuine and had clearly been doing this for a long time. He knew every vendor to use and we didn't have to worry about finding anyone and was also willing to help us work within our budget. Every vendor we used exceeded our expectations, especially the flowers which Darren designed himself. OMG we have never seen anything like them and it's now our favorite part of our wedding photos. We had asked for lots of color and dark tropical greenery and he did not disappoint. We will never forgot those flowers, hands down the most beautiful we've ever seen. 
Darren was so calm during the day of our wedding and it was exactly what we needed. He made sure the day ran flawlessly and we would 100% recommend him to anyone who is also planning a destination wedding or any event in Maui. 
Corrina and Brian

My wife, Ayron, and I just married October 11th, 2018. While we are still newlyweds, there is nothing new about our relationship, we have been together just over 12 years. I proposed to her in New York after being together for 9 years. We both wanted a small an intimate wedding and decided it should be done on a beach in Hawaii. We obviously couldn't plan a wedding from Wisconsin in Hawaii. So we did some looking at wedding planners and this is how we began working with Darren, our lifesaver. We started wedding planning with Darren nearly 2 years before the actual date. There are not enough great things we can say about him and his team. We know it is crazy to start planning 2 years out but Ayron and I were pretty direct, we had a budget and we were paying for everything cash, no credit cards. We have heard horror stories from people going thousands of dollars over budget, let me tell you while our wedding felt like a super expensive event, it was still less than the average wedding. Also, it is important to note, working with Darren made planning a wedding thousands of miles away, basically stress free. Ayron and I trusted Darren with everything and he certainly delivered, we told him our colors, he knew great accents. We told him to do his thing with the flowers, and wow they were amazing. I think giving Darren the freedom to do his thing in general is the primary reason our wedding turned out the way it did, a day that Ayron and I will never forget. Not only is Darren extremely talented individual in event planning but he is also a sweetheart. We have enjoyed getting to know him over the years and we still shoot each other check-in emails. If Darren isn't planning our 10 year wedding anniversary celebration he will certainly be there to celebrate with us.

CC and Ayron

With all humility, I am quite the Virgo indeed- the "type-A" perfectionist, possessing a creative imagination to go beyond the obvious and ordinary who strived to making our wedding memorable - not for us, but primarily for the enjoyment of our beloved guests as well as our phenomenal "A-Team" of professionals with Darren Keala as a standout who now have possess a special place in our hearts.

Coming from an educator's perspective, it is with pleasure to relay that Darren conducted himself as an "A+" advocate on our behalf since the onset of our first communique. The natural warmth, patience, and goodwill that resonates from his soul quickly becomes apparent to those who have the fortune of becoming acquainted with his selfless, humble aura, which does not go unnoticed by others.

Darren's natural passion and energy in pursuit of transforming your dreams and visions to fruition is evident by the numerous, well-established relationships he has earned with a plethora of award-winning vendors on the island of Maui. These intimate, close-ties created an allowance for unique accommodations to be made to ensure our wishes be met with ease and excitement.

Darren continues to remain close to our hearts as we share new memories and experiences with one another. He is a rare gem, both professionally, and, more so, on a personal, spiritual plane. We feel blessed to know him and often reflect upon his sincere desire to bring happiness to people's lives. Simply stated - Darren and his team are stellar.

Kiran and Grant


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