Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Hawaii’s Wedding Professionals Show #27 Encore Presentation Paradise House Restaurant and Manutea Nui E

Elaine Kerr of Plantation House Restaurant, Joey Kehaunani Dang of Manutea Nui E

Joey Kehaunani Dang of Manutea and dancers and drummers

Show Times on OC16
Premiers:     Friday, August 19 at 6:30pm
Repeats:      Monday, August 22 at 11:30am
Thursday, August 25 at 10:00 am
Friday, August 26 at 5:00am

In this third show featuring Maui wedding professionals, Kahu Kalehua Featheran welcomes Elaine Kerr, Director of Sales and Special Events of the Plantation House Restaurant in Kapalua, with the breathtaking view of the golf course, beaches and Molokai in the background.  As Elaine says, she’s the lucky girl who gets to work in all this beauty.   And, Elaine welcomes calls from local and destination brides and couples and helps them plan their weddings, vow renewals, corporate events and parties in one of several venues on the property.  As Elaine and Kalehua talk stories, viewers get to see some of the menu items as well as event locations that are available for guests.  Kahu Kalehua also sends a special mahao to David Hoffman, for his off-camera presence and support while the crew filmed in Kapalua.

The restaurant itself is open from 8am to 3pm and 5:30pm to 9:30pm daily.  Couples may schedule an exclusive event and buy out the restaurant, or they can plan a smaller scale event in the restaurant or one of the other non-exclusive venues.  With private, semi-private and restaurant locales (indoors or outdoors), Elaine can help couples plan their events for 10 to 150 guests.  The Molokai Lookout or Lawn can hold up to 500 people and is available not only for weddings and receptions, but also corporate events. 

The second interview opens dramatically as viewers see a black screen, and then the voice of Kumu Hula Lehua Kekahuna…the scene opens with 3 dancers, dressed in full costume, true to their art, and dancing the hula kahiko.  With this, Kahu Kalehua welcomes Joey Kehaunani Dang of Manutea Nui E to the show.  This interview took place at a beautiful estate in Makena.

Joey began her business 4 years ago, making Hawaiian and Tahitian costumes and accessories.  The business evolved and they now offer Hawaiian and Tahitian dance workshops and Polynesian entertainment.  By speaking with the wedding couples, Joey can design a show based on the venue, type of show and also with a budget in mind.  She is able to provide Hawaiian or Polynesian shows, sharing their culture and giving their audiences (mostly destination groups), a little something of the islands to take home with them.

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