Happily Maui’d: A Perfect Union of Passion and Location

Aloha and e komo mai to Happily Maui’d! We are Maui’s #1 wedding planning experts, helping you to craft the nuptials of a lifetime here in paradise. Established in 2018, we’ve assisted countless couples to celebrate their love for one another on this beautiful island, complete with outstanding personal service right down to the very last detail. 

Diana Sevda Brown (in a happy bit of foreshadowing, Sevda in Turkish means ‘love’) is the founder and main point of contact for Happily Maui’d, attending to your every need with all the aloha they deserve. Born and raised in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, she first came to Maui in 2011 via an incentive program sponsored by the tech company at which she worked. Lovestruck from the moment she touched down, Diana stood in awe at the beauty of the island’s culture and scenery. She made a vow to come back and discover more of its natural wonder, returning several times over the ensuing years.

It was during one of these return voyages that she met Derek, the love of her life and future husband, while he was working on a boat. Derek asked her out on a date when she came back in 2016, and Cupid’s aim remains true as ever: after several adventures across Germany, Hawaii, and California Diana eventually relocated to the Valley Isle full-time with Derek on Valentine’s Day 2017. Hollywood hasn’t written a love story this compelling for ages! They currently live in Lahaina with their dog Pebbles, who also braved the move over from Germany. They enjoy hiking Maui’s spectacular trails and continually refining their practice of the culinary arts.

Diana created Happily Maui’d to help other couples experience the same enchantment that she has; to seamlessly match the beauty and commitment of love with the unparalleled splendor of Maui. She began by helping other planners to coordinate weddings before deciding to blaze her own trail in 2018. Together with their trusty office assistant Pebbles, Diana and her team specialize in wedding planning and day-of wedding coordination services at multiple venues across our magnificent island. Additionally, they can plan and coordinate your spectacular beachfront wedding and several locations throughout the isle. 

They say that if you do what you love then people will love what you do, and we’re proud to report that the people have spoken! Happily Maui’d recently won The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award in 2019, 2020 and 2021, which recognizes wedding professionals who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness, and professionalism around the globe. Additionally, The Knot has awarded us their Best of Weddings designation in 2020 and 2021 as well! Only 5% of vendors receive the honor each year, solidifying Happily Maui’d as one of the premier wedding planning services in the world, and Maui’s #1 choice to help you plan a wedding befitting of your own storybook romance.

Diana and company continue to provide award-winning wedding services here on Maui, helping happy couples to plan their wedding celebration to perfection. Let Happily Maui’d make your dream ceremony a reality! Call us today for a free consultation to get started.

PS: Diana’s husband Derek owns and operates his own snorkeling charter on island, The Magic Merman. What destination wedding would be complete without the opportunity to swim with the honu after getting married to the love of your life? Check them out!

Photos by Maui Island Photography