The Perfect Wedding Team
We know how overwhelming it can be to plan a destination wedding. Selecting a wedding coordinator is one of the most important decisions you’ll make regarding your wedding. As a destination bride myself, I understand how you are feeling. It’s difficult to trust someone you’ve never met with the biggest day of your life! On your big day you want everything to be perfect. And that’s where we come in. At The Perfect Wedding we’ll work hand-in-hand with you to custom design your wedding package exactly to your liking. Our exceptional personal dedication combined with years of experience and partnered with the top wedding vendors on Maui all come together to deliver a wedding true to our name, Perfect! Go ahead…let love sweep you off your feet…we’ll take care of all the beautiful details for you.
Owner + Lead Planner
I was born on the island of Oahu, then grew up in LA and Chicago before returning to Maui as a young adult. On my first trip back to the islands, I fell in love with Maui. On my second trip back to the islands I fell in love with my future husband! That clinched the deal – love the place, love the man, no way was I going back! That was ages ago and I cannot imagine living anywhere else. Maui is and always will be “home”. Over the years, I’ve done many things – from group sales to modeling to managing a restaurant to raising my two beautiful daughters. In each thing I’ve done, there is some little nugget of wisdom that comes in handy as a wedding planner. I got my first taste of wedding planning when helping out a friend with a small wedding company while they were on vacation. I was hooked and when the opportunity arose to become a full-time wedding coordinator, I jumped at the chance. I began my coordinating career at the 5-Star Hawaiian Resort, The Kapalua Bay Hotel, servicing high-end weddings for groups of 2 – 200. Branching out on my own in 2000, The Perfect Wedding was born. As an independent, I focus on quality and not quantity. I only accept one wedding booking per day to ensure that you’ll have my full attention. I utilize only the best of the vendor talents available on Maui and do my best to match not only budgets & style, but personalities of the vendors with the wedding couples as well for the most successful weddings & receptions possible. With hundreds of successful weddings in my portfolio and nearly two decades of wedding planning experience, I’m a tried & true choice to be your planning partner.
LOVES ~ sunsets and moon rises, rainbows and butterflies, mocha cappuccino, a glass of wine, gourmet dark chocolate, hula, getting a great shopping deal, spending time with girlfriends and relaxing at the beach.
Fun Fact – Cherise was crowned Miss Teen USA 1984 on live international tv from Memphis, Tennessee (representing Illinois). That kicked off a year of traveling as a youth ambassador. She made appearances with celebrities and on countless radio and tv shows, charity events and in parades, including the Rose Bowl Parade, alongside her pageant sisters Miss USA and Miss UNIVERSE.