real words from our couples

Jeanette and Ken Wright

November 11, 2018


Our wedding at Makena Cove on October 26, 2018 could not have turned out more perfect thanks to you. Planning a wedding in Maui from Florida was a struggle until I contacted Ancient Hawaiian Weddings and you were able to fit us into your schedule at the last moment. You completely took the stress out of the process: Thank you for assisting us with the beach permit, minister, photographer and musician. All were amazing and made us feel very comfortable! We are so glad we took your advice; dinner at Humuhumu was a very romantic reception recommendation! The ceremony, the officiant, the flowers, the musician and even the dinner all exceeded our expectations! We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day or more memorable wedding! We’re looking forward to seeing the photos and will let you know how they turn out.

Thank you again, Arabelle, for meeting all of our requests, for the flowers and for communicating with us well throughout the entire process. You were a pleasure to work with!

Fairy Tale Wedding

John A.

Our wedding planner, Arabelle Bottorff, was an absolute dream to work with. I cannot express enough how much we appreciate her. She had created perfection for our special day! From the first time I spoke with her I just knew she was the one to plan our wedding…she is passionate about her job, works with the absolute best vendors, makes the most incredible suggestions, and is sincere and genuine. She never misses a beat.. our phone calls and emails were ALWAYS responded to promptly. Her suggestions and ideas were creative and beautiful.. she listens to every idea, concern, and request and delivers perfection! I would recommend her to everyone who has the desire for a Hawaiian wedding!

Effortless & Relaxed

Briana S.

My husband and I got married October 2016 in Maui and we could not have asked for a better experience. It was important for us to find a coordinator that could provide an authentic, personal experience for one of the most important days of our lives! Arabelle’s vendors are top notch and provided outstanding hair/makeup, leis/bouquet, photography, and a fun and heartfelt ceremony. The best part is that Arabelle does all the coordination and communication so your trip to Maui is effortless and relaxed. As I was 8 weeks pregnant at the time, that was EXTREMELY important! I encourage everyone looking to get married in Maui to go through Ancient Hawaiian Weddings.

Arabelle – Life Saver!

Jessica P.

Arabelle was our coordinator for the event. Being from the mainland and not being on island to plan I had to trust that she would help make everything perfect!! I met with her in person once while visiting Maui and the rest of the planning was done via e-mail or phone. She was so easy to work with and was able to see my vision and make it reality! She helped recommend everything from the rentals to the cake and photographer! On the day of the event she made sure everything ran smoothly and made the event effortless to all involved! Arabelle was amazing and my wedding wouldn’t have been what it was without her help!

Everything Was Perfect!

Kim B.

From the first moment I spoke to Arabelle from Ancient Hawaiian Weddings I knew instantly that she was the planner for me! I wanted to get married in Maui, but I didn’t know what to do or where to start because I’d never been there and lived a long 17 hour flight away! She took care of every detail and gave me the best information and advice. I didn’t have to worry about anything! I just showed up and was in awe of how beautiful and easy everything was. Arabelle was so nice and easy to work with I would recommend her to anyone getting Maui’d! Mahalo Arabelle!

Amazing Wedding Coordinator

Wendy B.

Five years ago Arabelle planned our Maui wedding. She is an amazing wedding coordinator. She took care of EVERYTHING for us. She was very thoughtful, caring and detailed. Her recommendations were wonderful and we truly had a stress free, fun, and beautiful wedding!! We could not have asked for better service from her. We loved her so much that recently we visited Maui again with our son and decided to have a Hawaiian blessing for him. Of course we reached out to Arabelle who did a wonderful job once again. Everything was perfect!!! Having worked with her twice I would absolutely recommend Arabelle for anyone who is looking for a wedding planner or any other type of event planning in Maui, she’s truly amazing 🙂


Betsy L.

We had such a great experience with Arabelle of Ancient Hawaiian Weddings- I can’t say enough kind words about her. We only met her once before our wedding, but she took a lot of time to learn about what we did/didn’t want. She brought a lot of great ideas to the table, and was very well networked on Maui – it seemed that she could handle any request we had, big or small. She was thorough, and covered every detail with us. And she was good about helping us stick to our budget. In the end, she followed through on everything – our wedding was PERFECT – there were no surprises. In addition, Arabelle is such a sweet person – she was wonderful to work with. I have absolutely nothing negative to say. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Ancient Hawaiian Weddings.


AHW has been a premier Maui Wedding Planner since 1995. read more


visit our blog
email us