Meet The ABC Team!
We are a group of Hawaii Wedding Planners that offer free consultations, unlimited vendor recommendations and any type of wedding planning package you need. We are a part of the ABC team because of our passion to give everyone the dream wedding they deserve while being mindful of their budget.
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Lauren Michaels – Founder, Co-Owner & Lead Wedding Coordinator
Lauren is a true entrepreneur at heart and has been blessed enough to find her calling in weddings while pursuing her business degree. She graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa with a BBA in Entrepreneurship.
ABC was created through her passion for weddings and her vision to create a dynamic team to execute each wedding day as if it was our own. Lauren specializes in Day of Coordination for both Kauai and Oahu. She will work closely with you to make sure every detail has been checked to provide you with a stress free and memorable wedding day.
She loves to dance, hike and spend time with her AWESOME (new) husband, her dogs, her best friends and family. Her weakness?? Dogs.. basically any kind of dog makes her heart melt. She has two (one big and one small) that she loves more than anything.. besides weddings!
Natalie Christensen – Co-Owner & Lead Wedding Coordinator
Natalie is one of the most genuine people you will ever meet. She has been with ABC from the very beginning (2013) and she is a huge contributor to the team’s success. Lauren and Natalie met while attending UH Manoa and clicked right away. She graduated with a BBA in Management and Marketing.
Natalie has established sound relationships between ABC and our favorite wedding vendors, she keeps the team sharp and energized on the wedding day and she knows how to get the ball rolling. Natalie specializes in Day of Coordination on Oahu, Maui and Big Island. She will work closely with you to better understand your vision and ensure a smooth wedding day.
In her free time, Natalie enjoys baking in the kitchen, taking incredible photos outdoors, spending time with her little sister and bonding over late night talks with her best friends. Natalie’s weakness? A delicious spicy ahi poke bowl or pretty much any raw fish. Growing up on the Big Island of Hawaii taught her well.
Kaitlyn Taketa – Design Coordinator
Kaitlyn has been with ABC from the very beginning (2013), she was our first intern and she has blossomed into her creative role as our Design Coordinator. For couples looking for assistance in their wedding vision design, she is a perfect fit! She will step in to help paint a clearer picture of your wedding day and give you the tools necessary to carry your vision through the planning process.
She loves seeing each wedding transform from a blank canvas to the romantic, thriving experience our couples never forget. She spends her free time working out, going to the beach, reading and spending time with family and friends. One of the reasons we love working with is her because she loves organizing (and re-organizing) anything she can get her hands on!
Julie Arii – Lead Wedding Coordinator
Julie is one of those people that was MADE for being a wedding coordinator. She is super crafty, bubbly, and loves to host parties of all kind. Her ambition and sincerity are two of our favorite traits about her! She graduated from the University of Hawaii at Hilo with an AAS in Hospitality and Tourism.
Julie is our Lead Wedding Coordinator specializing in Elopements and Day of Coordination packages for both Kauai and Oahu. She is incredibly driven and full of passion for this industry. Julie has several years of experience in overseeing events from start to finish as a site manager at a beautiful property in Hilo!
She enjoys spending time outside and with her family. Home cooked meals are a favorite!! She is a sucker (and an expert!) for crafts and DIY’s.