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.
Social Media Specialist
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.
Maria St. john
Lead Wedding and Event Planner
Maria possesses a sincere passion for all things weddings! She 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.
"WE WORK WITH AN AMAZING TEAM OF INDEPENDENT EVENT PLANNERS, FLOWER DESIGNERS, AND ROCKSTAR ASSISTANTS
TO ENSURE A SMOOTH AND SEAMLESS DELIVERY OF ALL OUR SPECTACULAR WEDDINGS AND EVENTS"