"Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable."
Let's Create Magic
Creating personalized weddings and meaningful connections with inspiring couples, while making their wedding vision come to life with passion, dedication and enthusiasm.
Specializing in a wide range of planning expertise, including destination and virtual wedding planning. I design weddings in beautiful destinations throughout California, Hawaii and beyond! Plan your wedding from your own home with me as your guide.
Sarah Elizabeth Events offers customized packages to fit within your budget and your unique needs. Click the learn more button below to find out more about package options. Enjoy yourself, I'll take care of the rest!
Now Offering - Covid-friendly distanced planning.
Nice to meet you! I was born and raised in Santa Cruz, California and spent four years on the Island of Maui, Hawaii working as a wedding planner for several worldwide hotel corporations.
I have been a professional event and wedding planner for over 6 years and have created hundreds of events, from elopements on the beach to elaborate destination weddings.
Having returned to my hometown after being in Hawaii, my love for the ocean and beautiful landscapes continues to grow! I love to travel and do everything social in life! I have always had a passion for creating strong relationships both personally and professionally, organizing and planning, but most of all, I LOVE love!
From Hawaii to Santa Cruz
What Happy Couples Are Saying
Kayla & James
"I cannot recommend Sarah enough as a wedding coordinator. She helped make our day perfect. Sarah is reliable, kind, fun and down to earth, but most importantly she is personable and able to get people where they need to be, when they need to be there, without it feeling pushy or annoying. She has the perfect touch for getting the job done and is very organized every step of the way. She was able to hear us out and help us create the wedding of our dreams (& on a budget)!
I don't plan on getting married again but if I ever had to, Sarah would be one of my first calls. We recommend her to all of our friends and family. I cannot say enough good things, so if you're reading this, you should just stop and start dialing her number...!"
Katy & Joe
"My husband and I had the pleasure of having Sarah as our Wedding Coordinator. From the day we got engaged we keep seeing the most wonderful reviews about her and what she has to offer. We were so very excited to consult with her. We were in Seattle and had a destination of Maui. I was slightly concerned not being able to go there and have the meeting in person. However all of those concerns and fear immediately dissipated upon talking with her.
She is kind, loving and caring. From the day you start planning with her to the day of she is your main gal. We had multiple emails back and forth down to the smallest question. She is quick to respond and always makes you feel at ease no matter the situation. Days before the wedding I was stressing over the weather, not even my maid of honor could calm me down. I called Sarah and with the most calm voice she explained to me that the wedding would be perfect. She went over again in detail oh how it was all going to go. Within that moment the most sense of calm came over me that I knew everything would be just fine.
Upon arrival she made sure not only my husband and I were welcome, but everyone in the party including family. She checked on us several times throughout our stay before the big day. During the rehearsal she was right by our side to make sure everyone was doing what they needed to do, I did not have to say one thing (and I am a very controlling person).
I thought it could not get any better and of course she did more than surprise us, she was beyond words could express she was hands down incredible. Not one thing went wrong and if it did I had no idea. Come to find out after the wedding there were a few snafus (as all weddings have them. Someone being late. Too much drinking ect.) however again we did not know of any.
She is more than supportive. She will be your best friend, your Mother, your sister, your right hand gal. Trust me……(Love is my jam), I love love. I know how important wedding are. Choose her, she will not let you down. She never did for us!!!!!!!"
Uyen & Victor
Wedding planning is stressful enough and we decided to add to that stress with wanting a perfect destination wedding in Maui (we live in California) and setting the date for 3-months time!
Not many people can say they enjoyed the entire wedding planning process from beginning to end and that they would do it all over again but we definitely would thanks to Sarah being our wedding planner! Sarah was extremely responsive during the entire time and was able to accommodate our phone meeting times based on our 3-hour difference! This was so important because we had never been to Maui or seen the vendor prior to our wedding! ( I know, crazy us!). I remember a particular time when I had called her during the thick of wedding planning and her assistant had told me she was out of the office. Less than 30 mins later, I got a call from Sarah and we chatted about the concerns I had. I felt so bad that she took the time to call me during her day off but she was just so sweet about it I felt like I was chatting with a friend!
The details- It took me a while to figure out everything I wanted, colors, rose petals, music, settings but Sarah made me feel comfortable even after changing my mind a gazillion times. She was always cheerful, happy and understanding. No question was a silly question.
When we finally flew into Maui to meet Sarah, she was as genuine and sweet as she was on the phone. Everything leading up to the wedding, our wedding day and even the logistics after were perfect. Most wedding planners I have heard of plan with you up to the day of the wedding and leave shortly after the wedding starts. Sarah was with us THE ENTIRE DAY, I'm talking about the ceremony, the pictures, the dining, the dancing, the cake cutting, the whole shabang! I have not a single negative thing to say about my experience. Thank you Sarah for making our wedding absolute perfection!