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Coordinator & Officiant


 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.  

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.

Ukulele & Songstress



Donna Malia plays ukulele and sings like a Hawaiian songbird! She is 4th. generation Hawaiian and is 

as authentic as it gets. 

Couples love her as she offers an "impromptu" hula lesson for their family and friends.

It makes for a lot of fun and laughs!

Magical Harp



HARP STRINGS bring a  truly magical ambience to your ceremony.  Our harpist plays island wide at special events & occasions, as well as weddings.  She has both a smaller "traveling" harp that is great for beach weddings, and a larger one for 

more formal events. 

Awaken your event with  a sweet, 

simple harp  serenade.

On - Site Coordinator


For groups of 11 or more an on - site coordinator 

will allow you to relax and enjoy your ceremony & photo shoot.



Always easy & fun to work, with our professional & non-professional photographers are excellent.  


Comments from Happy Couples

Throughout the planning process Claire 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. Norma & Abel

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 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

Hello Claire,

My husband and I would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our 25th. year wedding anniversary so memorable. It felt like a fairytale. Again, thank you for doing what you do and addding sparkle to our lives. Sincerely Patricia Ruiz

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.   

Contact Us

Kauai Kai Weddings & Vow Renewals

(808) 826-0008