Maui Staff Bios

Jayanne Jefferys · Wedding Coordinator

Jayanne, a Maui Wedding veteran of 23 years, believes every wedding starts with love. Gallantly romantic, Jayanne guarantees your wedding planning will include lots of laughter with a large amount of happiness and confidence on your part. Jayanne’s extensive wedding experience spans all cultures and walks of life, from barefoot on the beach to Celebrity Destination weddings. Having enjoyed the fast pace and high intensity weddings at the world famous Grand Wailea Resort Seaside Chapel as Head Wedding Coordinator for five years, Jayanne is an expert in managing wedding emotions. After the tender kisses and tears of the ceremony, Jayanne’s extremely skillful and insightful reception planning is very much appreciated. Her competence honed by four years as Catering Manager for the renown Hailemaile General Store and Celebrations Catering, the premiere catering company on Maui. She has had the wonderful job of planning weddings at A Paradise Dream Wedding for over 11 years. Jayanne enjoys receiving yearly Christmas cards and birth announcements from her couples. “My life's work is helping make my couple’s dreams come true!”



Miwako Curtis · Wedding Coordinator/ Office Administrator

Maui's blue water drew Miwako here to dive amongst the tropical fish. But she got more than she bargained for.... a love of Maui that would not let her leave. Teaching Maui's visitors, as a Dive Instructor, to dive in our gorgeous tropical waters brought Miwako much pleasure and also led her to her husband, a fellow Dive Instructor. Enjoying her Maui wedding so much, she eagerly sought to participate in Maui's wedding industry. Working with a well known Japanese wedding company for over three years, took her all over the Island, to Maui's most beautiful wedding spots. Miwako speaks fluent Japanese and is a big help with our Japanese weddings. Her advice to our brides is to relax and enjoy the day dedicated to your love. Miwakos favorite part of weddings is the happy smiles at the end. Miwako, as Office Administrator, takes care of our billing and credit card payments and is great at helping the couples keep track of payment schedules. But she still has time to surf every single morning!






Mami Horie ·Assistant Photographer/ Post Production Editor/ Retoucher Extraordinaire

Mami Horie was born and raised in the suburbs of Tokyo, Japan. At a young age her artistic abilities were very apparent. Very adept at Japanese calligraphy, she studied the art for 15 years becoming a master at the craft. Photography came later to her when she became associated with the photographic art of Gordon Nash. She became intrigued when she read an article written about his work in Nikon World Magazine. After becoming friends with Gordon she soon took to the artful yet very precision post production techniques that Gordon laid out before her. Mastering all his tricks and techniques, she soon expanded it on her own to make Gordon Nash’s work even more stunning! Mami assists photographing weddings and can be found most days at the studio designing albums, enhancing colors and fine retouching couples wedding photos. She is inspired by many things, but pretty much can sum it all up into two words…art and romantic passion. These are quite evident in her wedding photography work. Usually on her days off, you can find her golfing on the slopes of the Haleakala in Wailea, Maui, Hawaii.


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Shena Koch · On-Site Supervisor

Shena's adaptation into helping us with weddings was like coming home for her. Always choosing career choices where she could help people be happy, Shena was ripe for the special chance to be a part of peoples biggest day!

Shena's strength lies in making people truly feel welcome and sharing the aloha of Maui. She is unflappable in the face of problems and amazing at instant solutions that add charm.

A true sun worshipper, her love of our outdoor beach weddings makes her a welcome assistant. Shena enjoys an excellent reputation for her sunny personality and competent wedding work.