"My job is to make sure people have a good time and
 I think that is a pretty great job description."

I am passionate about celebrating life's occasions and believe that they should be filled with personality,  beauty and joy. There is nothing I love more than getting to know someone and translating that knowledge into the best night of their lives. I got my start planning & producing events over sixteen years ago in New York City where I was blessed to work with some of the best names in the industry. A decade ago, I moved back to my home state of Hawaii and opened my own event planning  firm where I have had the pleasure of designing and producing beautiful weddings, celebrity events,  directing editorial shoots,  speaking, writing and coaching. Most recently we have expanded our brand to include our gorgeous elopement collections Modern Elopement. I am the fourth generation of my family to be born and raised in Hawaii and I know how fortunate I am to do the job I love and call this paradise my home. 



Jennifer Morihara, Director of Events


Jennifer has been with Moana Events for three years and in that time has become in invaluable part of the team. Her infectious laugh and unflappable demeanor make her the perfect person to have onsite on your big day. No task is too big or too small for this event professional and creative solutions are her forte. This social butterfly enjoys her time off with friends, loves coming up with corny hashtags for our couples, is quite the champagne connoisseur and can never have enough pretty stationary items on her desk. 





Kayleigh Fehsenfeld, Event Coordinator


Kayleigh joined Moana Events just about a year ago as an Event Coordinator and the head of our Modern Elopement brand.  Her enthusiasm for her work is contagious and she genuinely loves all aspects of planning and designing weddings for our couples. Nothing makes her happier than watching wedding ceremonies and dreaming up personal details for our couples.  When Kayleigh is not in the office, this girl love adventure! You will find her rock climbing, hiking, at the beach or just exploring Hawaii with her dog Herman by her side.