2012 Testimonials

Married December 29, 2012

 

Coordinator (Jayanne):10

Photographer(Branden) :10

Location (KUKIO BEACH, KONA, Big Island):10

 

Photography was the most important element in our wedding (after all a large part of having a wedding in Hawaii is the scenery) I wanted great pictures to capture the amazing location as well as great pictures for all those who didn't come to our very intimate ceremony. Branden was our photographer, and he was amazing! He came early, helped get us organized, and got the most for the limited time we had. I wish we had longer and another day, but given the time constraint (2 hours) I was so happy with what we got. He was friendly, helpful and very knowledgable-which was great because I know nothing about photography and was relying on him to choose the shots/poses. He made everyone feel at ease and yet kept everyone moving, to get the most shots possible.But he wasn't so focused/in routine that he wouldn't adapt. We saw sea turtles and he stopped to shoot them and when my husband inquired about a couple of poses he was eager to include them. I was more than pleased with him, and the company as a whole and would happily recommend them to anyone, and would seek them out again in a heartbeat.

 

 

Corinda and Daniel Nelson

Wildomar, CA



 

 

 

Married October 17, 2012

 

Coordinator (Jo):10

Minister(Dennis) :10

Photographer(Arien) :10

Flowers(Shari):9

Location (The Cove):10

On-site Coordinator:10

Salesperson(booking):10

 

Thank you so much for making this day special for both myself and my parents, who celebrated their 25 anniversary with a wedding vow renewal. I will receommend you to everyone I can think of, who might be in similar situation some time in their life.

Many thanks!

 

 

Lone and Gert Smistrup

Denmark



Married October 15, 2012

 

Coordinator (Jayanne):10

Minister(Dennis) :10

Photographer(Arien) :10

Flowers(Suzann):10

Musician(Louise):10

Cake&Toast(MWC):10

Haie&Make-up(Andrea):10

Location (The Cove):10

On-site Coordinator(Suzann):10

Salesperson(booking):10

 

As I am from UK, I was worried that plans could not go accordingly. Jo Thurman was lovely and jayanne jeffrey was fun to deal with and done lts to support us as we had tricky dead lines de to our staying on a cruise ship and only being on Maui for two days. I was very happy upon arrival to such a beautiful environment where everything went as I had hoped. I must thank my professional photographer who accommodated my every wish and gave me space to think and take it all in. My photos were outstanding making memories forever. We had the most amazing minister. Dennis was so much fun and totally put us at ease immediately. What a great guy I really owe my fondest ceromony moments between my husband and I to him as we just enjoyed it.

 

Overall, very happy with the service and would say you can trust these guys to assist your vision and get it right :-)

 

 

Amy and Adam Gordon



Married October 11, 2012

 

Coordinator (Jo):10

Minister(Ernest) :10

Photographer(Arien) :10

Flowers(Shari):10

Musician(Kaniala):10

Haie&Make-up(Jackie):10

Location (The Cove):10

On-site Coordinator:10

Salesperson(booking):10

 

Heidi and Chris Naylor

Herriman, UT


 

Married October 11, 2012

 

Coordinator (Jo):9

Minister(Kimo) :9

Photographer(Branden) :9

Flowers(Janna):10

Cake&Toast(MWC):8

Location (The Cove):10

On-site Coordinator(Shena):9

Salesperson(booking):9

 

Everyone we dealt with, from start to finish, were awesome! I felt that my perfect wedding was always top priority. The location was magical and the pictures from Brandon captured all the beauty.

 

Alisha and Todd Stott

Peoria, AZ



 

Married August 23, 2012

 

 

Everything went so well. We are really happy to have you on our special day.

 

 

Yun and Ruoyu Shao

Austin, Texas



 

Married August 20, 2012

 

Coordinator (Jayanne):10

Minister(Ernest) :10

Photographer(Branden) :10

Flowers(Shari):10

Haie&Make-up(Andrea):10

Location (The Cove):10

 

Our experience with A Paradise Dream Wedding was even better than we had hoped for. Jayanne did a great job coordinating all the details for our wedding. She went above and beyond by giving us helpful advice and recommendations for our stay on the island. She really made it a stress free experience and was a great sport about answering my many many emails and questions. The pictures Branden took were just as beautiful and maybe even more beautiful than what we saw online. It is impossible to pick a favorite. We could tell that Branden was a real professional with lots of experience. He had lots of great ideas for pictures. I have gotten so many compliments on the pictures. Ernest performed a really lovely service.

 

Paula and Steven Sanchez

Tyler, Texas





Married August 20, 2012

 

Coordinator (Jayanne):10

Minister(Dennis) :10

Photographer(Gordon) :10

Videographer(Brian):10

Flowers(Shari):10

Location (The cove):10

On-site Coordinator:10

Salesperson(booking):10

 

This was the best wedding service we could have ever hoped for, on the most important day of our lives! Traveling all the way from Texas, we relied on Paradise Dream Wedding to do all the planning and coordinating for us. Jayanne was so helpful with every last detail! She made the entire process so easy! There was absolutely no stress, and every moment was coordinated to perfection.

Our wedding Day photographer, Gordon Nash was just as impressive! He brought out our unique and care-free personalities in every shot. His style allowed us to relax and enjoy our wedding, instead of worrying about details.

Our experience with the staff was superb and the location was more than we could have dreamed of. Our wedding was truly a dream wedding! We have stunning pictures and videos to forever remember the love and happiness felt on August 20, 2012 at Makena Cove.

Thank You Paradise Dream Wedding!

~ Mike & Karissa Davis

 

Karissanand Mike Davis

Dallas, TX




Married August 10, 2012

 

Coordinator (Jayanne):10

Minister(Dennis) :10

Photographer(Ian) :10

Flowers(Shari):10

Location (The Cove):10

On-site Coordinator(Shena):10

 

Everything was great! My disc of photos took a lot longer to get then expected but it was worth the wait. Thank you so much for everything!

 

Laura and Jared Dagsen

Ogden, UT



 

Married July 25, 2012

We were so impressed with everything A Paradise Dream Wedding did for us! Everything about our wedding was so easy and stress-free. Branden did such an amazing job with our photographs and made us feel completely comfortable. The minister was so great! He has an amazing ability to help calm your nerves and really enjoy the moment. There were seventeen of our family and friends with us, and Aron and I felt like we were the only ones on the beach that day. Jo, our coordinator, even helped my mother-in-law set up a dinner the night before the wedding! If we had to do it all over again, we wouldn't change a thing. Thank you so much for making such a big day, so wonderful!

 

Jennifer and Aron Hawley

Brock, Nebraska





Married July 12, 2012



Coordinator (Jo):10

Minister(Kimo) :10

Photographer(Ian) :10

Location (Poolenlena):10

On-site Coordinator(jo):10

 

We had such a great experience with Photographers Hawaii!! Even though we had a simple wedding and didn't need many services, we still felt that our wedding was just as important as any another. Jo was always so nice in getting back to me about any questions we had from the location to car rental places.She also always returned my emails in a time manner. Ian was a great photographer who took amazing photos! He was laid back and made us feel calm and comfortable. His work speaks for its self. Kimo was a wonderful minister and my family still talks about what a great job he did. The flow of the ceremony was great. His sense of humor was also wonderful. In all we and our family were very pleased with what you guys had to offer. We had never been to Hawaii prior to our wedding and we had 100% confidence that our special day was going to turn out great. We would recommend them to anyone!

  

Rachelle amd Matthew Nunes

Vancouver, WA






Married June 27, 2012

 

Coordinator (Jo):10

Minister(Kimo) :10

Photographer(Gordon) :10

Videographer(Brian):10

Flowers(Janna):10

Musician(Kaniala):10

Limousine(Coastline):10

Hair&Makeup(Andrea):10

Location (Poolenalena):8

On-site Coordinator(Jo):10

Salesperson(booking):10

 

We had a wonderful experience with A Paradise Dream wedding! Jo was friendly and quick to respond to any requests and questions we had. Kimo was a great minister, clearly passionate about his work. Gordon and Brandon took some amazing photos and Andrea's hair and makeup work was wonderful.

 

It was an ideal wedding experience overall. It's hard planning a wedding remotely, over email, and the team at A Paradise Dream Wedding made our dreams a reality despite the distance!

 

Trevor and Michelle Sullivan

Shrewsbury, MA



Married June 18, 2012

 

Coordinator (Jayanne):10

Minister(Kimo) :10

Photographer(Gordon) :10

Flowers(Shari):10

Hair&Makeup(Liz):10

Location (The Cove):10

On-site Coordinator:10

Salesperson:10

 

Working with Jayanne, Gordon and Ian to make our wedding exactly what we wanted was an absolute pleasure. They were responsive to requests for assistance, attentive to our needs and most importantly friendly, courteous and truly interest in making our wedding day a day to remember forever. The ceremony and pictures were even better than expected. We can't wait to get back to Maui just to say 'hello' to them again!

I have no complaints - absolutely spectacular experience!

 

Anna and Jonathan Templeman

Maui, Hawaii

 

 

Married May 29, 2012

 

Coordinator (Miwako):10

Minister(Laki) :10

Photographer(Branden) :10

Videographer(Brian):10

Flower(Seiko):10

Location (Kapalua Bay Beach):10

On-site coordinator(Miwako):10

Salesperson:10

 

Everything was planned and executed very well. This day was absolutely perfect and will forever be etched in both of our memories! Everyone involved was extremely professional and guided us to create a trully awesome wedding memory and video. We are completely satisified with how everything transpired.

 

Everything was excellent!

 

Kevin and Mio Johnson

Garner, NC





Married May 16, 2012

 

Coordinator (Jo):10

Minister(Kimo) :10

Photographer(Gordon) :8

Videographer(Brian):8

Musician(Kaniala):8

Hair&Makeup(Regina):10

Location (The Cove):10

Salesperson:10

 

The pictures turned out wonderful and so did the video, but there was a lot of kissing in both. They asked us to kiss while the witnesses were signing and that was in the video which we showed to about 150 people (it was a little embarrassing). This is one thing I would definately change if I could redo our wedding. Otherwise, everything was awesome and I would definately refer you to other couples wanting to get married in Hawaii!!!

 

 

Richard and Amanda Phillips

Snohomish and Woodinville, WA

 

 

Married May 12, 2012

 

Coordinator (Jayanne):10

Minister(Laki) :10

Photographer(Arien) :10

Flowers(Shari):10

Hair&Makeup(Regina):10

Location (Kapalua Bay):10

Salesperson(booking):9

 

Paradise Dream Weddings completely exceeded my expectations. It was initially a little unnerving to contact someone on the other side of the country to plan such an important event but Jayanne made me feel right at ease. She was so sweet and personal and took care of all of the details so that I would not have to worry about them. I literally just let her know what we wanted and all we had to do was show up!

 

The hairstylist did such a great job with my hair and flowers. It was better than I could have expected. The curls stayed all day and looked perfect for the wedding.

 

Our photographer was amazing. He took such beautiful photos and poses and made Rick and I feel so comfortable. His turnaround time was so fast (2 days) and I loved being able to have so many images to choose from.

Our minister was so personable, funny and we were honored to have him perform a Christian/Hawaiian ceremony.

Kapalua Bay was an amazing location. The weather could not have been any better and the beach was so white and the ocean, so blue.

I loved working with Paradise Dream Weddings and we plan to use you again when we renew our vows in a few years.

We miss Maui and cannot wait to go back one day. We already consider it our second home!

 

Richard and Jean Blalock

Glen Allen, VA

 

 

Married May 16, 2012

 

Coordinator (Jo):10

Minister(Tino) :10

Photographer(Ian) :10

Videographer:10

Flowers:10

Limousine(Shauffeured):10

Hair&Makeup(Andrea):10

Location (The Cove):10

On-site Coordinator(Jo):10

Salesperson:8

 

Kurt and I got married at Makena Cove on 5/16/12 at sunset. It was amazing! We worked with Jo as our coordinator and she was terrific! She helped plan every detail and always got back with us right away each time we had a question or concern. She took a lot of time to answer our questions and made us feel very comfortable with the decision making. We had Pastor Tino (Jr.) and we just loved him! We liked his calm and laid back style and loved the Christian ceremony. We had Ian as our photographer and we fell in love with him, too! He did an amazing job on our photos...we loved them all. He took the time to be creative and listened to the details we wanted caputured. He is so talented! We had Hawaii Video Memories as our videographer, specifically Todd, and again, his work was incredible. We couldn't be happier with our wedding video. We were not going to get the video initially, but decided to and we have no regrets...I would have regreted it had we not decided to get it done. We will always have the memory but to see it and watch it is priceless. We were also able to share with friends and family that could not be in Hawaii with us. I had Asa do the flowers......AMAZING work and so easy to communicate with. I loved, loved, loved my flowers, they were stunning. Andrea did my hair and make up at our condo, she was the best. The first thing people commented on in our photos was the hair and make up! I would highly recommend Andrea to any bride...she truly did a great job and again, really listened to what I wanted. All in all, our experience was a 10! Any concerns or worries we had were handled with ease and confidence. As they say in Maui, "No Worries", and truly, there were no worries. We have already talked about a wedding anniversary down the road and want to visit Maui again and would want all these same people to be involved in a vow renewal ceremony. I would also highly recommend Makena Cove as a location...it is so breathtaking, especially at sunset.

 

 

Kurt and Amanda Emery

Muskegn, MI






Married May 16, 201



Coordinator (Jayanne):8

Minister(Dennis) :10

Photographer(Ian) :10

Flowers(Shari)10

Cake&Toast:9

Hair&Makeup(Andrea):7

Location (Poolenalena):10

 

 

We had a lovely wedding. My Hair was just OK - really stiff for the wind we encountered - would have liked something a bit more soft. Make up was good. The pictures were lovely and the location was the best!!  Everything was excellent, thanks! Mahalo and see you again.

 

Brian and Karen Sylte

Sherwood Park, Alberta Canada




 

Married May 8, 2012

 

Coordinator (Jo):9

Minister(Tino) :10

Photographer(Gordon) :10

Flowers(Della):10

Hair&Makeup(Andrea):9

Location (The Cove):10

On-site Coordinator:9

Salesperson(booking):10

 

Doug and Kristen Biel

Carmel, IN

 

Married April 21, 2012

 

Coordinator (Jayanne):10

Minister(Kimo) :10

Photographer(Ian) :10

Location (DT Fleming Beach):10

On-site coordinator:10

Salesperson:10

 

Excellent Service, Excellent team ! It was a pleasure to work with you all . I will be happy to give references if ever need.

 

Thank you again for making our special day fantastic

All the best

 

Raluca and Steve Matte

Vancouver, BC




 

Married April 7, 2012

 

Coordinator (Jayanne):10

Minister(Dennis) :10

Photographer(Gordon) :10

Videographer(John):10

Flowers(Shari):10

Musician(Louise):10

Cake&Toast:10

Location (Poolenlena):5

On-site Coordinator(Shena):10

Salesperson(booking):10

 

I wish I had choosen the beach where they had white sand.

 

Ask what kind color of sand do you want your wedding pictures to be taken? White, orange, ..etc. I didn't consider that when i asked the corridinator Jayne to help with the location of the wedding. She was helpful but at the time I was thinking about the color of the sand. I think the color of the sand does make a difference in some photos. But, overall I am glad that I had choosen your company for all my wedding needs. Thank you so much!!!! So much!

 

Timmy and Sara Do

Katy, Texas

 

 

 

Married March 29, 2012

Coordinator (Jo):10
Minister(Kimo) :10
Photographer(Gordon/Branden) :10
Flower(Della):10
Hair & Makeup(Andrea):10
Location (The Cove):10
Salesperson(booking):10

Everyone and Paradise Dream Wedding was amazing. They exceed our every expectation and am thankful for all their hard work. We flew in from Arizona and had to plan everything from out of town. Jo was wonderful, she accomidated my tight schedule and made it all happen. Gordon and Branden were amazing. We got so many different shots it was amazing. Everyone who sees our photos always comments on how beautiful they are. I would absolutely recomments Paradise Dream Wedding.

Lacey and Kerith Wittrock

Yuma, AZ

 

 

 

Married March 23, 2012

Coordinator (Jayanne):10
Minister(Kimo) :10
Photographer(Ian) :10
Videographer(Brian):10
Location: (The Cove):10
Salesperson(booking):10

Everything was (Excellent)!!!!

Thanks you all so much for giving us the most beautiful and memorable day of our lives! Ian was amazing photographer, he was fun and hilarious! He made us feel so comfortable, outstanding work. Incredible DVD, shot by Brian, beautiful work. Kimo was a great minister,Hawaiian culture very different and unique. Full of fun and joy! Jayanne was professional ,down to earth,great sense of human, very humble and funny! She was so so organized:)The Cove was absolutely gorgeous!!

I would highly recommend A Paradise Dream Wedding to make a dream come true!

Jamillah & John Denton

Memphis,Tn

 

 


Married February 16, 2012

Coordinator (Jo):10
Minister(Richardo) :10
Photographer(Gordon/Ian) :10
Flowers(Janna):10
Location: (The Cove):10

Truly a Dream Wedding !

I still get goosebumps thinking about it. The recommended location, minister, and photographer (Gordon Nash) and his assistant were amazing. Worth every penny. Everyone loves our photos and thinks they are one of a kind. It was just the two of us at a private ceremony and we were so fortunate to share it with such kind and professional staff. THANK YOU!

Natasha and Cameron Sklar

Edmonton, Alberta

 

 

 

Married January 10, 2012

Coordinator (Jo):10
Minister(Laki) :10
Photographer(Branden) :10
Videographer(Dan):10
Hair & Makeup(Jean):10
Location: (Grand Wailea Beach):10
Onsite coordinator(Jo):10
Salesperson(booking):10

When we decided to get married in Maui I was worried about communicating with a coordinater so far away;however, when Jo Thurman called she was wonderful, she was very patient, and answered all my questions. We mainly kept in contact via e-mail due to the time change but she did an excellent job!!! I would highly recommend her and everyone at A Paradise Dream Wedding. Our minister Laki Ka'ahumanu was awesome. He did a great job with the ceremony. We really enjoyed how he included speaking the native Hawaiian language in song and prayer. He sang "Somewhere over the rainbow" on the ukulele it was just beautiful. Our photographer Branden Sequeira did an incredible job and we now have a beautiful way to look back and remember our special day. Also the videographer, Dan, captured the beautiful day and moment for us and we sincerely appreciate his hard work and time he took to edit the video, add music, and other beautiful sce nery from the beautiful island of Maui. Thank you to all that played a part in our once in a lifetime experience. We sincerely thank you.


We had a wonderful experience. If we had to do it all over again we would do it exactly the way we did. Thank you so much for all of your help and for making our wedding day an incredible experience!

Courtney and Dustin Monroe

Clarendon, TX

 


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