Created and founded by designers Shane Canada and Darren Keala, the Bliss team gives you undivided time, attention, expertise, and enthusiasm throughout your planning process to ensure that your wedding is amazing in every detail.
Highly knowledgeable, creative and easy-going, Darren is an extraordinary wedding planner and accomplished floral designer with over a decade of experience. Born and raised on Maui, he’s a master of the personal touch who focuses on the integration of stylish design details that express your personality. Whether he’s designing a petal-strewn ceremony aisle to perfectly match your dress, or tying a locket on your bouquet to remind you of a loved one, he’s passionate about making you feel like you are the most important person in the world.
Inspired by clean modern fashion and glamorous details, Shane Canada is well known as a consummate wedding professional who meets every challenge brilliantly and knows how to get things done. Thinking out of the box, he creates innovative design solutions and impeccable wedding plans so your celebration can unfold with seamless elegance from beginning to end. As soon as you connect with Shane to discuss your wedding plans, you’re bound to feel relieved, relaxed, and ready to trust your celebration to his capable hands.
Marketing & Social Media Guru
Bliss sets wedding trends and exceeds client expectations, and Nicole loves showing the world how we do it. A creative writer with an elegant aesthetic, she keeps Bliss in the news and at your fingertips. When you fall in love with the details from a wedding designed by Darren and Shane on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, or in your favorite blog or magazine, chances are Nicole has selected the images and brought you the love story behind them.
Event & Public Relations Rockstar
Cake guard, email wordsmith and positive advocate, Jeannine is direct assistant to Darren Keala. Her genuine words and craft in public relations continues to secure new business and strengthen Bliss' brand. A creative spirit, Jeannine holds a Bachelors of Arts in Journalism and Public Relations from California State University, Chico, and is originally from Monterey, CA. In her spare time, you will find her with a cup of tea writing on her blog and exploring different wellness secrets.
Noah will often be found in quiet silentude putting together the most magnificent floral and wedding designs you have ever seen. Born and raised on Maui, Noah went off to study at the School of the Art Institute (SAIC) in Chicago, IL and came back with an even more fine tuned artistic eye. He brings an unwavering attention to detail to every wedding, and ensures your vision comes to life. Outside of Bliss, he takes stunning photographs and designs clothing.
desiree Ah Sau
Accountant & Financial Manager
Down to earth and impeccably organized, Desiree keeps Bliss running like clockwork so you don’t have to worry about contracts, payments, or paperwork. With her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and over 25 years experience in accounting and finance, Desiree takes the stress out of your wedding planning, allowing you to focus on the fun, creative aspects of hosting an unforgettable celebration.
MARIA ST. JOHN
Event & Executive Rockstar
Direct assistant to Shane Canada, you can hear her being called "Emily" multiple times a day as if we were on the set of Devil Wears Prada. Maria brings her fun personality, innovative ideas and supreme organizational skills daily to ensure all Bliss clients are valued and cared for. Maria holds a Bachelors of Business Administration in Marketing from the University of San Diego, and is originally from Denver, CO. She loves the outdoors, her puppy and spending time at the beach.