2006 (1) Testimonials

July 24, 2013

Married Dec. 27, 2006


Coordinator: 10 
Minister: 10     
Photographer: 10+++++ 
Flowers: 8 
Hair & Makeup: 10 
Location: 10 

Eric did a great job with our photographs.  As well as making us feel very comfortable on our wedding day.  I would highly recommend his services! 

Keith and Renee Cuddeback 
Danville, CA 

Married Dec. 19, 2006


Coordinator: 10
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10
Videographer: 10
Flowers: 10
Cake & Toast: 10
Musician: 10
Hair & Makeup: 10
Location: 10
On-Site Coordinator: 10
Sales Person: 10


Overall our experience in Hawaii was awesome. It was such a great thing to not have to stress about anything at all. You all did a great job making everything run smoothly. We really appreciate all you did for us to make this a memorable experience.

Chris and Angie Mitchell
Baton Rouge, LA

Married Dec. 14, 2006


Thanks to all at A Paradise Dream Wedding in helping us plan and make our wedding a great experience in Maui! Although the coordinator changed at the beginning of our planning, the subsequent contacts with Yvonne were efficient and well organized. The prices were clearly defined on the website making it easy for us to pick the package we wanted. There was good communication in regards to instructions on where to go, how to pay, and who to expect at the wedding site. The “Asian” hair/makeup artist was talented and made me look beautiful for the wedding. The wedding ceremony was wonderful with Kimo as our minister. Kimo was warm, sincere, and entertaining with his words and personality. Gordon made us look great in our wedding photos and we have received many compliments. We thank Gordon for the little extras he included in our package, it was greatly appreciated. The wedding video was nice but we would have liked to have a choice in the type of music included on the sound track. We had requested a cello but instead had a violinist attend. This mistake was a minor annoyance and did not dampen our wedding spirits. The wedding bouquet was beautiful and I only wish I could have brought it home to Canada. The location, South Malauka Beach, was convenient and picturesque for a sunset wedding. Everyone who attended the wedding enjoyed the ceremony Kimo officiated and liked the pictures and video. We had a wonderful time! 

Pat and Jonathan Kim
Calgary, Canada


Married Dec. 6, 2006


Coordinator: 10
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10++++
Videographer: 8
Flowers: 10++++
Cake & Toast: 10
Hair & Makeup: 10-Regina was wonderful!
Location: 10-The Cove was beautiful
On-Site Coordinator: 10

Sales Person:? Don’t really remember, but everything was exactly what I asked for.
Everything was perfect and more than we expected!  I would recommend your company to everyone planning a wedding on Maui.

James and Tiffany Greene
Marion, IA


Married Dec. 5, 2006


Coordinator:  10
Minister:  10  Jason & I absolutely adored our minister, Rev. Al Terry.  He was so warm-hearted and charming - just perfect!  We received many compliments from our guests regarding him as well.
Flowers:  9
Cake & Toast:  10
Musician:  10
Hair & Makeup:  6
Location:  10
On-Site Coordinator:  10
Sales Person:  10


A Paradise Dream Wedding is such a perfect way to go.  I let them know what I wanted and they made it happen with the help of the best vendors around!  I am so blessed to have come across your website.  Once I toured the whole website, I knew these were the only people I wanted to do business with.  I really appreciate the option to pick and choose what I wanted instead of having a "cookie-cutter" wedding package.  The whole planning, process, and result was absolutely stress-free and everything I had dreamed of!!!  The only time I ever stressed out was when we were running late for the wedding =D.  Thanks so much for making our wedding day the best day of our lives!  Much aloha and mahalo!!!

Jason & Megan Mayer
San Jose, CA


Married Nov. 30, 2006


Photographer: Gordon Nash 10
Gordon’s photographs were beautiful!  We loved the photographs on his website and when we received our photos we were so thrilled that he captured our day as beautifully as he has done for so many others. He made us feel at ease during the whole process and I would recommend him to any bride and groom!

Chris and Wendy Miron
Whistler, B.C. Canada


Married Nov. 29, 2006


Just wanted to thank you for helping us reschedule our wedding in such short notice.  The day really was just perfect.  We cant wait to get the pics.  Anyway, just wanted to drop a line of thanks for calming me down and making everything perfect. 

Mary and Donald Newland
Spring, TX

Married Nov. 28, 2006


Coordinator: 10
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10
Videographer: 10
Flowers: 10
Cake & Toast: 10
Limo: 10
Hair & Makeup: 10
Location: 10
On-Site Coordinator: 10

Gordon Nah is a superb photographer, who was professional and engaging throughout the wedding ceremony. We have received so many beautiful compliments on the photography and the great detail that Gordon was able to provide. We really enjoyed our Minister Rev. Al and how comfortable we both were feeling before during and after the ceremony. Our Videographer was also very professional, and we are very pleased with his work. Our Coordinator Wong was always available for questions I had. The makeup and hair lady was really nice and I received a lot of compliments on both my hair and makeup [too bad she couldn't take away some of the wrinkles :)] Chris was very kind and funny, and both made us feel at ease, and the Limo driver was professional and prompt. I hope we didn't make everyone's job more difficult, as we can be a little silly, and like to joke around. We are both very happy and highly recommend your company for any couple that wants professional and great photography and Maui hospitality.

Diana and Carey Coroy
Alberta, Canada


Married Nov. 25, 2006


Coordinator: Jayanne...10+++++
Minister: Kimo ...10+++++
Photographer: Arien ...10+++++
Videographer: Carl...10+++++
Flowers: 10
Musician: Wilmont...10+++++
Hair & Makeup: Shelly...10+++++
Location: Makena Cove...10+++++++++++++++++++++++
On-Site Coordinator: Della...10

The wedding was amazing...better than we dreamed! Everyone was so friendly and helpful; making our wedding day stress free and all about "us." Our married friends all tell us if they were to do their wedding again they would do it our way! Everyone laughs when we tell them we "ordered" our wedding online! Doesn't get much easier than that! We have absolutely NO REGRETS...only that we can't make it back to beautiful Maui this year to say hello to all our friends at A Paradise Dream Wedding, because we are expecting a baby boy in September! Thank you for making our wedding so perfectly unforgettable and for giving us so much to brag about! There is NO WAY anyone else does weddings better than you guys!
We have been raving about you and A Paradise Dream Wedding since we came back home. We are trying to convince EVERYONE to use you! They all are jealous our wedding was so perfect and our pictures were postcard amazing! We REALLY want to send our feedback form to let EVERYONE know what an amazing job you guys do. Thank you!!!!!! We were planning on coming back for our one year anniversary this year...but we just found out we are having a baby in September! I guess we have to put our trip off a year...but we will miss your beautiful island. (I am trying to convince Tim to move out there. I became a Maui girl at heart!!!) Anyway, thank you so much, Jayanne, for making our day so perfect in our eyes AND our friends and family. P.S. Tim and I saw that our pictures are posted in Arien's portfolio on the website. We feel like celebrities! :) Pretty exciting. Thank him for our breathtaking photos please!!!-

Erin and Tim Vallez
Chino, CA


Married Nov. 21, 2006


Thank you so much for all of your help over the past months in planning our wedding.  You all did a wonderful job.  Our wedding was perfect--we could not have asked for anything more!

Alexandra and Alex Delger
Grayslake, IL

Married Nov. 18, 2006


Photos Only: 10+++++

Words can't express how pleased we are with our pictures. Our friends and family keep commenting on how our pictures look like "something out of a magazine".  You and your assistant did an excellent job, and we are so happy we chose you to shoot our wedding. You are extremely talented as well as very professional. You captured so many incredible shots!! Our friends in Kentucky are completely jealous that they cannot use you to shoot their weddings because you are miles away. In addition, we were also very impressed with your staff.  Jayanne was very helpful and incredibly sweet to us.  I (Nicole) loved working with her!  Had we not already paid a deposit and booked another coordinator before we came across your website, we would have definitely chosen your wedding coordination services as well.  If the wedding coordination is anything like the pictures, your weddings have to be amazing. Thank you so much for everything. We are planning to order some large prints and will contact you or your studio as soon as we decide which ones. Do you do canvas prints as well?  
Thank you for everything!! We will definitely recommend you to anyone we know who is planning a wedding in Maui.

Nicole and Lee Greer
Lexington, KY


Married Nov. 17, 2006


Coordinator: 10
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10
Musician: 10 
Location: Great!! 10
On-Site Coordinator: 10- she was great, calm and had a fun attitude
Sales Person: 10

Kristen and Matt Jensen
Pleasant Hill, CA

Married Nov. 14, 2006


Coordinator: 10+++
Minister: 10+++
Photographer: 10++++
Flowers: 10
Catering/Reception: 10
Cake & Toast: 10
Musician: 10
Limo: 10
Hair & Makeup: 10+++
Location: 10++
On-Site Coordinator: 10+++

We were very fortunate to have Our Coordinator as a coordinator and Nash Gordon as a photographer. Our Coordinator did such an excellent job to organized whole thing. She help as to pick a beautiful location for the wedding ceremony and referred us to a place were we had a fun reception. Thank you for the lovely bouquet and delicious wedding cake. Whole day went very smooth, without any stress. We can’t thank Gordon Nash enough for the awesome pictures. What are the great memories we have for the rest of our lives!!!

Anna and John Ligon

Chicago. IL


Married Nov. 10, 2006


Coordinator: 10
Minister: 10+
Photographer: 10+
Videographer: 10
Flowers: 8
Musician: 10 
Hair & Makeup: 10
Location: 10
On-Site Coordinator: 8
Sales Person: Diana- 10

I just want to thank your coordinator personally for all of her help. When I frequently spoke to her on the phone it was like talking to an old friend. She is a true professional. Myself, as well as my husband and Mother were so impressed with how everything just fell into place on our wedding day. Everyone made it seem so effortless. I truly believe that is why my wedding day was stress free! Thank you for the wonderful experience, my memories will last a lifetime. I would also like to send a special thanks to Gordon and his assistant. Our photos were stunning.  You came highly recommended and we understand why!

Jeb and Elizabeth Insley
Redondo Beach, CA


Married Nov. 7, 2006


We were more than impressed with the level of service that we received from your company.  We couldn’t have asked for anything more, it was absolutely perfect. The flowers were beautiful, the location was perfect and the musician was wonderful and just so happened to play the song that I was hoping for, so that made my day.  The ceremony was perfect, not too long! and our minister was truly a genuine person that made us feel so comfortable.  Gordon and his assistant were great photographers, by far the best photos I have ever seen, and most of our friends and family have commented that they don’t even look real! We were expecting 48 photos and when we received our package we got a CD with over 400 photos so we could pick our favorites. 
I am truly impressed with everything and I am so grateful to Our Coordinator and her planning, she made our wedding so relaxing and simple.  Of course I had hesitations about having someone plan my wedding but she gave us everything we wished for and more, I felt so comfortable that I didn’t have any hesitations or worries going into the wedding day, we were able to truly enjoy our day, each other and our families and friends.  Both myself and my husband and truly grateful for giving us such a memorable experience, we are so grateful.  Thank you for being a part of our day

Lindsay and Dylan Llewellyn
Alberta Canada



Married Nov.6, 2006


Coordinator: 8
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10
Location: 8

We are so pleased with our decision to go with Gordon Nash and A Paradise Dream Wedding. It was a fantastic experience from beginning to end the day of our wedding. Everything was taken care of, as we trusted it would be.  Gordon was very comfortable and unimposing, and made even us both very photogenic! We absolutely love our photos, and all our friends and family say it’s the best wedding photos. I’ve referred a colleague who is planning her wedding for Maui. Thanks so much!


Tanya Huynh, and Henry Tam
Alberta, Canada


Married Nov. 4, 2006


We were absolutely thrilled with Eric - his pictures were amazing.  The location he chose for our pictures after the ceremony was breathtaking.  We have received so many compliments on the pictures we mailed to friends and family they can't believe it is us, they swear that it's models in the pictures.  We would highly recommend Maui weddings to anyone.  Our coordinator Yumi, was so responsive, she put together our perfect wedding.   

Stacie and James Hollingsworth
The Woodlands, TX

Married Nov. 3, 2006


Everyone did a wonderful job. Everyone was able to answer all of our questions and concerns. I wouldn't want to have gotten married any other way.

Dianna and Carlos Malinao
Fullerton, CA

Married Oct. 23, 2006


Coordinator: 8
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10
Flowers: 9
Location: 10

We are extremely happy with our decision to get married in Maui using APDW.  The location was beautiful.  Although there were several other couples getting married there at the same time, it hardly interrupted our ceremony.  And, from looking at the photos, it looks like we are the only people on the island.  It also gave us a chance to see the difference in what Gordon did versus other photographers...there is no comparison.  Family and friends still can't believe how beautiful our photos are.  They are different and unique from everyone else's that I have always seen.  You will not regret your decision to get married in such a wonderful place.

Kristy and Chad Townsend
Lumberton, NC


Married Oct. 20, 2006 


Thank you for making our day special!! Al Terry was amazing. Gordon and the crew were spectacular... Makings of a fairy tale.. Thanks again.

Megan and Aaron Benson
Phoenix AZ

Married Oct. 18, 2006


Coordinator: 10 
Minister: 11 
Photographer: 11 
Videographer: 11 
Flowers: 10 
Catering/Reception: 10 
Hair & Makeup: 10 
Location: 10


Our wedding was the wedding of our dreams! Gordon Nash's photographs captured the true essence of the scenery and sealed the deal to have our wedding on the beautiful island of Maui. Pastor Kimo performed a beautiful and meaningful ceremony that everyone enjoyed. Our day was completely stress free! We were able to focus on enjoying every minute of our special day with our friends and family. And the pictures!! WOW! Gordon did an amazing job! And he made it so much fun too! Hair, Makeup, Video, Location...everything was just perfect! It was more beautiful than I ever imagined. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Monica and Scott Temonia 
Mandeville, LA


Married Oct. 17, 2006


Coordinator: 10!  We had an earthquake the day before our wedding and a rain storm the day of.... Our coordinator was amazing though it all!  She rescheduled several times and was sweet and professional with us! 
Minister: 10!  Our minister was so poised!  He was so filled with love and happiness.  He made our day very special! 
Photographer:  11!  Gordon and his assistant were honestly top notch.  Gordon knew exactly how to pose us to where we would look the best.  He captured moments I cherished the most about the day.  All the while he maintained this beautiful calm disposition.  We feel lucky to have had him!  I've seen other wedding photos done by photographers on the island and nothing compare to Gordon.
Videographer:  10!  Our Videographer was able to make something amazing out of very little.  The editing was outstanding!  Our friends and family loved it as well! 
Flowers:  10!  I was afraid the flowers wouldn't look like the picture on the website and they were identical.  The day of the wedding they were fresh and beautiful
Location:  The location was serene and truly paradise.  I'm sure it's just one of the risks you take, but I wish there was not another wedding going on while ours was. 

Jayme and Christian Parker
Albuquerque, NM



Married Oct. 5, 2006


Coordinator: 9
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10
Flowers: 10-Although we used another florist.
Catering/Reception: n/a -Our Coordinator was helpful by providing us with a list of places and suggesting Spago, which we loved!!  
Limo: Chris was perfect!  Very early and professional.
Hair & Makeup: Hair 10
Location: The Cove-10
Sales Person: 9

Maui was perfect, but the cove made it that much more unbelievable.  It really was the perfect place for a wedding. Furthermore, we lucked out and had it all to ourselves!  Between the location, beautiful flowers and the perfect minister, Al Terry, we couldn't have dreamed of a better wedding.  Thanks to Gordon we have beautiful pictures to remember it all by.  Furthermore, we would recommend you guys to everybody-and do!  You made it all smooth and saved us so much work-so we could focus on what really mattered! 

Christopher and Heather Hicks
Middleburg Heights, Ohio


Married Oct. 2, 2006


Coordinator: 10  - Jayanne is the sweetest thing and was so extremely helpful - she had everything done how I imagined - she totally got me and my vision. 
Minister: 10++++ - Everyone that was there could not stop talking about Al - he was warm, funny and just made the day pure magic. 
Photographer: 10 - Gordon and his assistant (sorry forgot his name) - beautiful pictures - I loved how he captured so many different emotions and looks - I love the beach action shots - so much better than boring portrait shots.  
Flowers: 10 - Amazing!  They came out so perfectly - I wish I could have kept them forever.  The colors and combination of flowers were incredible and the cream ribbon wrap was exactly what I had requested - exquisite!
Catering/Reception: 9 
Cake & Toast:  10 - The cake was amazing - it looked exactly how it appeared on the website.  It was so pretty we almost didn't want to eat it - but it was as good to eat, as it was pretty. 
Musician:  10  - I actually didn't hear the music at all because I was so caught up with everything else that was going on - but I did hear him sing the processional as I was coming down and it was the perfect choice - it made me tear up.  I heard him sing on the video (that we made) play back and he added another special touch to the day.
Hair & Makeup:  8 
Location:  10 - I wouldn't have picked anywhere else.  I think the colors with the greenery and the colorful flowers were perfect - then add to that the water in the background - completely breathtaking.  Having the ceremony there and then beach pictures made for a diverse portfolio of pictures. 
On-Site Coordinator:  10 - The perfect on-site coordinator - I'm sorry forgot her name - she was amazing.  I was running late to the ceremony and was worried - she calmed me down and actually delayed the start of the ceremony so I could calm down and breathe a little before it started.  She ordered me a Mimosa, which totally put me at ease. 

David and Melissa Jacobson
Waunakee, WI

Married Sept. 29, 2006


Booking from overseas can be a daunting task especially over the Internet as you never know what to expect, but everyone at A Paradise Dream Wedding did an awesome job.  A couple of emails and Michelle and Yumi had everything organized.  We couldn't have picked a better place to get married, Makena Cove was spectacular.  The guitarist, the minister, the flowers were all perfect.  The photography was fantastic, everything one would expect after seeing your website.  Thanks so much for making our day so memorable. 

Jason and Tracey Mellings
Duncan, BC Canada

Married Sept. 26, 2006


Coordinator: 10 
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10
Videographer: 10
Flowers: 10
Musician: 10
Hair & Makeup: 10 
Location: 10

We are so pleased with how everything turned out. The photos are so beautiful, and we can't believe how great the video turned out!  Our friends and family are still talking about what a beautiful ceremony we had and how great our minister Al Terry was. Our Coordinator was great!  Definitely a 10!  She was always so helpful and so prompt in getting back to me.  Everyone at A Paradise Dream Wedding was a pleasure to work with.  I'm so glad I came across your company.  Thank you so much!!!

Mike and Danielle Miles
Lockport, IL


Married Sept. 21, 2006


Coordinator: 10
Minister: 10+++++
Photographer: 10+++
Flowers: 8
Hair & Makeup: 10
Location: 10

We could not be happier. Everything was beautiful. The planning and wedding day were so easy and carefree.

Andy and Michelle Upchurch
Salt Lake City, UT


Married Sept. 20, 2006 


Coordinator:   9 
Minister:   10 
Photographer:   9 
Flowers:   10 
Location:   9 
Sales Person: 9

We were very pleased with the quality of service we received from the entire staff.  Our Coordinators were very responsive and helpful in preparing for our ceremony.  They were quick to respond on the phone or via e-mail.  The detailed timeline for our wedding day was great!  Every thing worked out beautifully.  I was very impressed with the service and how smoothly everything was.  I was expecting to have "something" go wrong.  Thanks to your great staff, that "something" never occurred!  Gordon and the other photographer also did an outstanding job.  Our pictures are wonderful.

Jennifer and Bob Browning 
McDonough, GA


Married Sept. 16, 2006


Coordinator:  Your wedding coordinator were wonderful. Our day was perfect because of all her hard work. I don't think I can give her a 10....maybe a 1000 
Minister:  Kimo Kirkman was great; he made us feel relaxed and made our wedding fun. -10 
Photographer:  Eric was my favorite vendor. He was wonderful, I really felt like he enjoyed taking our pictures. Eric is a true artist and our pictures where so beautiful. We are going to have him do pictures on our next visit to Maui!!!!!-1000 
Videographer:  They did a great job on our video, it was so much more then I expected. -10 
Flowers:  The flowers where gorgeous!! -10 
Catering/Reception:  The cake was good but I like dry. It looked beautiful and was exactly what I wanted. --9
Cake & Toast:  10 
Musician:  I was so into what was going on I don't even remember what he played or sounded like. But based on emails between him and I, he was great. Very nice and funny, I am sure the music sounded great. I was just focused on my husband. -10 
Limo:  The limo driver was wonderful. He talked to me and drove me to a few spots on the island. He really helped me relax a little before the wedding. -10 
Hair & Makeup:  Dan Sanchez and MeiLei Coon where great. They did the best job on my hair and make up. -10 
Location:  Makena Cove. What can I say.... It is a perfect location!! 1000 
On-Site Coordinator:  Yumi was wonderful and made the day flow perfectly. -1000 

I love, love, love A Paradise Dream Wedding. I would not change a thing. My pictures where breathtaking and everyone was so great!!! My wedding was perfect!!! 

George and Michelle Gonzales 
Atascocita, TX


Married Sept. 15, 2006

Coordinator: 10 She was very sweet!
Minister: 10 We loved him as did our guests. He made the day even more special!
Photographer: 10 We love our photos!
Videographer: 10 He was very helpful and our DVD came out great!
Flowers: 10
Cake & Toast: 10 Cake was delicious. Guests are still telling me it was the best they ever had!
Musician: 8 Song was nice but I never got to meet him but my husband did.
Hair & Makeup: 10 My makeup came out very natural, perfect for a morning wedding!
Location: 10 I'm so happy with the background in all our pictures.
On-Site Coordinator: 10 She was great!
Other: 10 The doves were a great touch!




We are so happy that we got married in Maui and thrilled with all the services. Everything went smoothly and we would highly recommend A Paradise Dream Wedding to anyone wishing to get married in Maui!

Linda & Todd Fassler
Davis, CA


Married Sept. 12, 2006


Coordinator: 8 (never really talked to them or saw them except when emailed about my payment)
Minister: 10+
Photographer: 10+
Videographer: 10

Eddy and Ashlie Marquez
Fort Worth, Texas

Married Sept. 9., 2006


Coordinator: 9, she was pretty good at responding promptly to any questions I had, and did a nice job coordinating everything.
Minister: 10++ (Al was awesome, he really put us at ease, and all of our guest said how great they thought he was as well.
Photographer: 10++ (Gordon was amazing to work with, as was the second photographer he brought with him, all of our pictures turned out beautifully, and there are so many to choose from!!!)
Flowers: 9, my bouquet was beautiful, just like the picture I looked at, and Scott’s boutonniere matched perfectly 
Catering/Reception: n/a, though we dined at the Seawatch, a restaurant recommended by our coordinator, and the food was amazing, as was the view!
Cake & Toast: 7, the cake tasted really good, it just wasn't decorated in the style that I like, I wish I would have been asked if there was a particular way I’d like the cake to look, I didn't expect it to have so much "foofy-ness" to it, I imagined something more simple-elegant, smooth lines, less 1980s ruffles in frosting... but it did taste really good! and the pictures from the cake and toast turned out wonderfully! 
Musician: 10+, our guitarist had the most beautiful voice, he was so talented, many of our guests we're brought to tears by his beautiful songs, he was great, (I wish I knew his name!)
Location: 10+++, the spot on Keawakapu beach couldn't have been more perfect, I’m so glad our coordinator called us the day before and moved us down the beach a bit more, the background was breathtaking, and what's best is even though we may have been making silly faces in some of the photos, you don't even notice because your eyes are drawn to our surroundings, this spot was PERFECT! 
On-Site Coordinator: 9, she was super nice, and helpful in keeping me calm, and getting me ready to walk down the beach...  

We first thought about having a destination wedding we were a little bit nervous about taking that leap of faith that everything would turn out okay. After we found Gordon's website and saw the amazing pictures he took, and then saw that A Paradise Dream Wedding coordinated weddings too, we decided this would be the one for us, and we're so glad we did!! Everything
that we needed for our big day we were able to get, and everything went so smoothly at the beach. Also, we were able to get our photos back in time to share with our family at our reception back in Omaha, Nebraska. Everyone was so impressed by our photos, as were we, because they were so beautiful. The pictures were totally worth the money, and such a great way to look back at our wedding day.