ABOUT HAWAI'I WEDDING COORDINATORS
QUEER, KANAKA, & SUSTAINABLY OWNED
LGBTQ+ WEDDING PLANNER
WE ARE QUEER
Breaking traditions and societal norms, while innovating and paving the path for creative events.
NATIVE HAWAIIAN WEDDING PLANNER
WE ARE KANAKA
Planning with a collaborative mindset and working alongside clients to achieve their event dreams.
ʻAʻohe hana nui ke alu ʻia. No task is too big when done together by all.
SUSTAINABLE WEDDING PLANNER
WE ARE SUSTAINABLE
Creating less waste in the wedding and event industry and being good stewards of ‘Āina.
OWNED by A NATIVE HAWAIIAN, LGBTQIA+ WAHINE
About The Gay Agenda Collective
The Gay Agenda Collective (also known as TGA) is a Queer, Kanaka-owned and operated wedding planning business in Hawaiʻi. Although gay weddings became legal in 2015, there is still a lack of representation for LGBTQ+ couples in the wedding and event industry.
TGA was formed out of a personal experience that Zabrina (our owner) had while planning her own wedding. In the midst of planning, Zabs still faced vendors misgendering her and her partner, having to come out to all their vendors, being the token queer couple for vendor portfolios, and even worse — vendors saying they wouldn’t work with them. We decided, enough was enough!
TGA specializes in creating space for the LGBTQ+ community and their allies in the wedding and event industry through thoughtful planning, so that they feel included, represented, and celebrated. Our hope is that no couple will ever experience the lack of love on their wedding day, while creating space for all couples. We are a full service wedding and event planning company assisting clients wherever they are in the planning process. We also offer allyship and inclusivity training for event professionals to create a more well-rounded industry built on diversity and equity.
The Gay Agenda Collective is owned and operated by an all LGBTQIA+ Wahine Staff. It's special for Zabrina to work with her now wife, Ipolani to bring other couples wedding days to life! It is the importance of our entire team to make sure your day runs smoothly and that we are having fun while doing so!
Owner, Founder, and Head Planner
Nick Name: Zabs
If I could travel anywhere I would go to: Paris + Italy
On my days off I like to: Binge netflix, eat a big bowl of cereal, online shop and not buy anything.
Weddings are fun because: I love seeing couples work together to create this beautiful event. I have always felt like weddings are a way for a couple to find the things that are important to them and create new traditions that reflect their relationship. Weddings are fun because you make them fun and thatʻs our goal for all of our events.
OPERATIONS MANAGER & TGA OFFICIANT
Nick Name: Ipo + Eeps + Zabs Wifey + The Muscle
If I could travel anywhere I would go to: Estonia + Maldives + Space
On my days off I like to: Eat, drink and go beach
Weddings are fun because: I like to see people in one of the most joyous and emotional days of their lives, and being a little part of making that happen brings me joy and pride
Nick Name: Malialia
If I could travel anywhere I would go to: Colombia and Botswana
On my days off I like to: Read at the beach!
Weddings are fun because: We make dreams come true!
NAME PRONUNCIATION: cuh-luh-ee
Pronouns: she / her
If I could travel anywhere I would go to: Hilo
On my days off I like to: Have a self-care day!
Weddings are fun because: You get to bring people’s dreams to life!
Nick Name: Emmarose
If I could travel anywhere I would go to: México would be first on my list (to get in touch with my Latina roots of course), but I want to travel everywhere to see and experience all that I can!
On my days off I like to: Be in, near or around the ocean with my loved ones. It’s my favorite place.
Weddings are fun because: It’s a celebration of love! I love to see a couple's personality brought to life in an event they created to celebrate their love and life together, it’s so special to get to be a part of it.
Nick Name: Zac
If I could travel anywhere I would go to: Brazil
On my days off I like to: Fly my drone
Weddings are fun because: I enjoy being a part of a couples special day
ON-CALL EVENT TEAM
Nick Name: Chaelie
If I could travel anywhere I would go to: Japan, Iceland, Vietnam, Maldives, Korea
On my days off I like to: Sleep, knit, bake bread, watch anime, chill with my other half
Weddings are fun because: I love helping others and bringing them joy.
Nick Name: Rae Rae
Pronouns: she / her
If I could travel anywhere I would go to: I wanna travel everywhere my fam goes
On my days off I like to: do Yoga, thrift shop & hang out with my besties
Weddings are fun because: I love, LOVE!
CLIENT LOVE NOTES
Where do I begin with such an amazing team!? The most selfless, understanding, and brilliant event planner! There were many factors that played into our day being as perfect as it was. And TGAC was a significant pillar to this. From jotting ideas, to pre-planning, sifting our must-haves, to the day of our wedding and all of the above... Zabrina & her team were attentive, provided and communicated with vendors, created timelines for us, included visual reception layout options and so much more! When it comes to planning your wedding, there are so many random small things that come up; especially on the day of. Zabrina, Ipo & the whole team at TGAC genuinely and naturally know how to make sure any event you book with them is the most smooth, stress-free day. So grateful for them and we continue to refer and support this awesome local company!