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Let's Get You Married!


The Face Behind SLH

Based in Kailua Kona in the endlessly beautiful state of Hawaii, Sweet Like Honey Weddings & Events provides couples with All-Inclusive Destination Elopement Packages, Day of Coordinator Services, and Wedding Planning Services. Owner, Maurisa, is a self-proclaimed lover of love and specializes in elopements and destination weddings on the Big Island. We are happy to travel elsewhere if you have a different destination in mind.

Sweet Like Honey Weddings & Events aims to put your mind at ease, taking care of all the intricate details of event planning while you embrace the Aloha Spirit. We offer many different services, all allowing you to choose the support you need.

Our services include

  • Event design and aesthetic

  • Venue walkthroughs and tastings

  • Timelines and detailed to-do lists

  • Preferred vendor lists, including florists, caterers, musicians, photographers, and videographers

  • Day-of coordination, including liaising with vendors, managing timelines, and problem-solving

  • And much more



My name is Maurisa and I am the face behind Sweet Like Honey Weddings & Events. I was born and raised in Central Illinois and moved to the Big Island post-college graduation. I completed my Bachelors of Science at Bradley University (Go Braves!), where I studied English Education. After teaching for a couple of years, I decided to start a new, more fulfilling adventure. Cue, wedding planning!

When I'm not color-coding my schedule or obsessing over the latest Bridal Guide, you'll probably find me huffing-and-puffing my way through a CrossFit workout or enjoying a sunset walk with our rescue pup, Brembo. As a self-proclaimed "Lover of love," I will make it my personal mission to ensure your special day is stress-free and filled with love. Let's start planning!

Meet our Team

Meet Our Team!


Maurisa Collis

Owner + Lead Planner


Maura Ward

Day of Coordinator


Morgan Dunn

Day of Coordinator



Office Assistant

Our Clients Say

"Maurisa was an essential contributor to the success and experience of our wedding! Trying to coordinate our destination wedding on our own (initially) was extremely difficult and stressful. Things changed immediately when Maurisa came on board to support us. She was able to overcome any and all challenges that arose throughout the process, and expertly put all the pieces together. Her help was definitely worth every penny, and she brought additional value that we weren’t expecting. We highly recommend Sweet Like Honey, and can honestly say there wasn’t a single negative aspect to our interactions or the whole process overall. Thank you very much!"

William + Siobhan, October 2022

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