About Kauai Kai Weddings

We specialize in small, simple, and affordable Kauai Weddings & Vow Renewals.
With 22 years of experience we offer you outstanding, quality service including a multitude of ideas for your small wedding or vow renewal ceremony.We have our favorite wedding venues including beaches, waterfalls, and estates and our packages offer several options to suit your budget.

Claire Vierkoetter is a Hawaii State licensed Minister/Officiant, consultant, coordinator, small wedding/vow renewal planner, and owner of Kauai Kai Weddings. Specializing in small, intimate ceremonies, she oversees all aspects of planning to assure that every detail is meticulously attended to.

Living on Kauai since 1974 with a special love, appreciation, and knowledge of the island gives her access to an abundance of local resources; a great asset when helping you choose the right setting and vendors for your wedding or vow renewal ceremony.

From wedding/vow renewal photographers to musicians and florists; they all excel in their fields and are available to offer you reliable, creative, and top notch professional services.

The personalized and insightful ceremonies that Claire and her associates offer are deeply meaningful and heartfelt. The “Aloha spirit” infuses, inspires, and uplifts each one.

Comments from Happy Couples

“Claire's website appealed to me above all the others, and when I contacted her by phone, her voice of calm, compassion, and experience perfectly matched her website and I knew we had a match. Throughout the planning process she exuded confidence that our ceremony would be exactly as we wanted. The ceremony exceeded our fondest expectations of grace, comfort, and meaning. It seemed as if she could read my mind about what we wanted and then summoned her wealth of experience to create our perfect wedding. She was generous with her time and attention, making sure I knew when she would be out of the office and checking back in when she returned. Claire is not only concerned with the wedding arrangements but with the experience of her clients as they begin their marriage in Kauai. She has our highest recommendation." Wedding date: October 10, 2013

-Norma & Abel

“From the first moment we met Claire, we had a great feeling about working with her.  Since we are based in California, it was vital for us to be able to know that we had someone on the island that we could rely on to follow through with critical arrangements, coordinate vendors, and find solutions to problems.  Her word is as good as gold and if she makes a commitment, she performs.  The result was that not only was our stress level greatly reduced during the planning process, but our wedding ceremony and reception went beautifully and we were thrilled with the outcome.  We are 100% satisfied working with Claire and would recommend her without reservation.”

-Randy and Kelly Schmitz, Menlo Park, CA

"Reverend Claire, Thank you for doing such a nice wedding ceremony for us. We heard nothing but complements about our wedding ceremony, and how your words and message were so touching and meaningful. We're glad that you were able to do the ceremony for us.  I will definitely recommend you should any of our friends or family members ever get married."

-Josie and Ben, Hilo, Hawaii

Hello Claire,

We have been home just over a week now and have been very busy showing off all of our pictures and sharing our experiences with everyone.  Seth and I wanted to thank you so much for all you did for us, the flowers and lei's were absolutely beautiful!  The recommendation on the location and the ease of the whole experience was perfect!!!  I would recommend you and the island of Kauai to anyone interested in a destination wedding.   
 THANK YOU!!!!!!

Mary Tracy

Dear Claire,

We are writing to you today to let you know how remarkably exhilarating our experience was at the Kalihiwai Falls for our wedding.  Initially, we were a little anxious about planning a destination wedding, but right from our first contact with you we were comforted by your soothing mannerism.  Your responses to our requests and concerns by email or phone were prompt and reassuring.
Jim and I both felt that your package prices were reasonable for the breathtaking experience that we shared.  This was an occasion that we will never forget and we cannot wait to share it with our family!

I have to mention how impressed we were with all of the vendors that represent your organization.  Dennis, the photographer, really took pride in achieving the perfect pose with accurate lighting.  The videographer, Magenta, used our camera to capture our ceremony with ease and professionalism.  The way she managed to zoom in and out to capture the grounds and foliage made the video much more captivating.  The lovely Donna who sang Hawaiian songs and played the ukulele added that Hawaiian warmth that we were longing for.  We just wanted to pack her up and bring her home with us!

Before I close, I must thank you for blessing our marriage with the Hawaiian hospitality that means so much to us.  The waterfall location offered a heavenly surrounding and the way you performed the ceremony really made us feel like family.  May 09, 2010 will be a day that we will never forget!

With much warmth and admiration,

Maria and Jim Higgins



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