President and Founder of White Orchid Wedding

Carolee Higashino

Carolee was one of the founding members of the Maui Wedding Association and served as President for two terms. (1996, 1997) Selected as a representative by the State of Hawaii as one of the Hawaii 2000 Millennium Event Coordinators, Carolee is still promoting romance in the islands to locals and visitors alike. Married to a local boy for over twenty years she knows first hand what it feels like to plan a Maui wedding.

For several years Carolee has been the recipient of Pacific Business News “Women Who Mean Business” top 25 women owned business award every year from 2002 until 2014.  White Orchid was honored for many consecutive years as one of the “Fastest 50″ growing companies in the State of Hawaii 2002, 2003, 2004-2009 by Pacific Business News as well. Carolee was nominated for “Businesswoman of the Year” for the State of Hawaii in 2003 and White Orchid was awarded one of the top 25 women owned business for Hawaii in 2003. In her spare time she served as one of the Board of Directors for the Maui Visitors Bureau and as a Board Member for The Neighborhood Place of Wailuku. She also assists in fundraising efforts for several charities such as The Maui Aid’s Foundation, Raja’s Light of Youth Foundation, A Keiki’s Dream Foundation, Maui Athletic Leagues and NPW.

Most importantly, Carolee is a proud mother of four and loves what she does. Her primary desire is to see that happiness is abundant and that life is lived to the fullest. It is with great care and a personal approach that she has operated her wedding company and she will see to it that your experience will exceed your wildest expectations!


Carolee Higashino

A White Orchid Wedding

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