Maui Wedding Reviews, Love Letters (Testimonials)

July 24, 2013

2005 ›


2005 (3) Testimonials

Married Dec. 26, 2005

 

Coordinator: 10
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10
Flowers: 7
Hair & Makeup: 8
Site: 10

Wedding was wonderful. (Our coordinator) was wonderful and easy to work with. She took all the stress out of the event and allowed my husband and I to relax. The flowers were beautiful - the only reason I ranked them a 7 is because they were not exactly what I expected. When I saw them in the picture, I didn't see red roses in the bouquet, but they were in mine. This being said, they photographed beautifully. The minister was very funny and put us at ease. He was kind enough to comfort me as I cried all through the ceremony! The photographer was also amazing. He took the most beautiful photographs - each one looks like a
postcard. We appreciated his warmth and humor as well. The site was the best part - the Cove is one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen. A definite 10. Thank you for an amazing experience and a wedding that we will never forget.

Hillary and Lee Showman
Pittsburgh, PA

 
 
 

Married Dec. 19, 2005

 

Coordinator: 7
Minister: 8
Photographer: 10
Videographer: 10
Flowers: 8
Hair & Makeup: 9
Site: 10

It was an over all pleasurable experience working with your company.

Jenna and Sam Mollet
Canton, OH

 
 
 

Married Dec 10, 2005

 

Coordinator: 9.5
Minister: 10 +
Photographer: 9.5
Flowers: 10
Catering: 10
Cake & Toast: 10
Musician: 10
Hair & Makeup: 9
Site: 10

Planning a wedding is a rough job (especially a few thousand miles away), but the staff at A Paradise Dream Wedding made it smooth.  With all the decisions and tasks that needed to happen before the wedding, Kara was very professional, informative, and helpful.  The day of the wedding we were treated as pampered VIPs.  Some of our guest made a point to tells us (several times) that this is one wedding that they will never forget. The guitar player could have canceled for feeling under the weather, but instead showed up and played beautifully. Al Terry, the minister is second to none.  He was spiritual, funny and calming. When picking out which minister to have, we were looking for a true Hawaiian style wedding.  Al delivered more than we could have expected. Gordon Nash's photos are what made our final decision to use A Paradise Dream Weddings, and we weren't disappointed.  He is professional and relaxing.  Looking out our window at two feet of snow, your pictures instantly take us back to Hawaii. Thank you for all the hard work done by some of the nicest people we met in Hawaii.

Steven and Maureen Thompson
Shakopee, MN

 
 
 

Married Nov. 14, 2005

 

Coordinator: 8
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10
Videographer: 10
Hair & Makeup: 10
Site: 10
Other: Photographer's Assistant:  10

UT Sherleen and Richard Mahoney
Grapevine, TX

 
 
 

Renewal of Vows Nov. 14, 2005

 

Coordinator: 10
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10
Videographer: 10
Flowers: 10
Cake & Toast: 10
Musician: 10
Hair & Makeup: 8
Site: 10

My husband and I loved all the services that your company coordinated or provided to us.  I have recommended your services to every single couple that I know that wants to renew their vows or are thinking about a destination wedding. Our minister was wonderful; He put a lot of heart into our ceremony making it extra special.  The music was beautiful.  The hairstylist did a wonderful job with my hair and the makeup but she was 20 minutes late to our appointment. 

Gabriela Steele & Kerry Steele
Dallas, TX

 
 
 

Married Nov. 8, 2005

 

Coordinator: 10
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10+
Flowers: 10
Cake & Toast: 10 (beautiful and delicious!)
Hair & Makeup: 10
Site: 10 - exactly what we were looking for

We had the perfect wedding…thanks to A Paradise Dream Wedding. Kara, our coordinator made the whole planning process stress-free.  She was very prompt in addressing all our questions and concerns.  On our big day, she greeted us with a huge smile and made sure everything went smoothly. Tanya did an excellent job with the hair and makeup. Tino, the minister has a beautiful singing (chanting) voice and spoke from his heart. Gordon was very professional and talented.  Our pictures came out beautiful. He was the main reason we went with A Paradise Dream Wedding.  What you see on the website is what you get.  All our friends can’t believe how blue the water and sky were.  They think the beach is fake because it looks perfect. Thank you for the wonderful memories. Hmmm….we might come back in the future to renew our vows.

Nick and Hui-an Marinkovich
Toronto, Canada

 
 
 

Married Nov. 4, 2005

 

Coordinator: 10++++
Minister: 10++++
Photographer: 10++++
Videographer: 10++++
Flowers: 9
Cake & Toast: 10+++
Musician: 10+++++
Hair & Makeup: 10++++++
Site: 10++++++

I am very glad that we decided to go with A Paradise Dream Wedding.  Everything was so laid back.  There wasn't any stress in the air, just love and paradise.  Sue (hairstylist) was great. She was running a tad late, but I wasn't in a hurry.  She knew exactly what she was doing and had all the right tools to do it.  Kara was so patient and understanding with all of my questions. She is a really wonderful person to work with and maintained her professionalism the entire nine months of planning.  Chris was so nice when I met him.  He had a calming tone on the day of our wedding and it helped set the tone for the rest of us.  Gordon and Eric are two wonderful photographers who made my pictures good enough to be in a magazine.  You captured our love and emotions in our pictures and we thank you so much.  I brag about the discs with the pictures on them along with the rights to make more copies. That is truly amazing. Thank you so much for taking the time that you did with us on our special day.  Hide (videographer), it was almost like you just blended in with everything.  Not intrusive at all, very quiet and polite.  We appreciate you being so professional as well.  From the time I woke up, (through) getting my hair done, slipping on the dress and jewelry to taking pictures, the ceremony, cake, toasting, more pictures and everything in between; it truly felt like a dream.   Our guitar player/singer was wonderful.  He seemed just as happy to be there as we were.  Thank you for our wedding song.  I'm sure others have the same song, but ours felt like it belonged to us.  Kimo was wonderful!  I asked for someone funny, and there he was.  He made us laugh and he also translated a beautiful ceremony.  It was more than I ever expected.  My bouquet was beautiful.  I loved it so much.  I wish I could have brought it home along with a piece of our cake.  I wish my hair flowers would have been there. Sue made my hair up and designated specific spots for the orchids, and they weren't there.  I was compensated with more black and white prints, but to be honest I wish I had the other flowers instead.  However I do thank you for the generous compensation.  To top it all off our pictures and photo album were ready before we got on the plane back home. Thank you. That really meant a lot to me.  Thank you all for being so understanding, kind, thorough and professional.  You all made our wedding day a true Paradise Dream Wedding.   We'll see you in 5 years for a renewal.

Natalie and Chris Cox
Susanville, CA

 
 
 

Married Nov. 5, 2005

 

Coordinator: 10
Minister: 10 (Tino was GREAT)
Photographer: 10 (we always get wonderful compliments on our photographs!)
Videographer: 10
Flowers: 10  
Cake & Toast: 10 
Musician: 10
Site: Makena Cove--10!

Our wedding day turned out better than we even had dreamed!  Gordon and his staff did such a wonderful job--we were very impressed.  Whenever I speak with future Maui brides I always refer them to A Paradise Dream Wedding and Gordon.  I thought planning a wedding from thousands of miles away would be tough, but everyone made the planning go very smoothly even on the wedding day.  I can't say enough about how friendly and helpful everyone was. At the end of our photo shoot, or what we thought was the end, the sunset decided to show up, and was by far the most beautiful that we saw while on the island (and our first!).  Even though Gordon and his staff were packing up (to go) they asked if we'd like to take a few more pictures!  We gladly accepted the offer and appreciate it to this day!  The pictures turned out wonderful and we wish we were back on Maui every time we look at them.  Gordon captured a truly special moment for us.

Mark and Nicole Guimont
Ramsey, MN

 
 
 

Married Nov. 1, 2005

 

Coordinator: 10
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10+++++++
Flowers: 9.5
Cake & Toast: 9
Musician: 8 (because we could not hear her over the crashing ocean waves)
Limo: 10
Hair & Makeup: 10
Site: 10

Within minutes of finding this website I was ready to send A Paradise Dream Wedding all my money for my upcoming wedding. Everything was perfect the Cove, …my coordinator, Richard Lewis the officiant was calm and gentle, the flowers were SOOOO beautiful, hair and makeup was perfect everything. And Gordon and his assistant were so nice. The pictures are so amazing.  We love them sooooo much and we are so glad we picked Gordon and A Paradise Dream Wedding.   I hope we can come back in 10-20 years and do it again.

Gloria Mashayekhi and Daniel Mitten
Houston, TX

 
 
 

Married Oct 27, 2005

 

Coordinator: 10++
Minister: 10+++ 
Photographer: 10+++++
Videographer: 10+++
Flowers: 10
Cake & Toast: 10
Musician: 10++
Hair & Makeup:8

My wedding was an absolute dream. Without the help from your staff it could have never been done. Everything was perfect. I was so worried things wouldn't turn out exactly as planned but I should not have worried at all. The day of the ceremony was beautiful, the musician was great and the minister was so genuine. My coordinators (Kara &Michelle) were so accommodating, I'd recommend them any day and Gordon...I've never seen nor taken such fabulous pictures. I look at them every day. Thank you all so much for making our day a cherished memory.  

Maurice & Tangelia Dodd
Nashville, TN

 
 
 

Married Oct 26, 2005

 

Coordinator: 10
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10
Flowers: 10
Musician: 10
Limo: 10
Hair & Makeup: 10
Site: 10

I couldn't have asked for a better wedding day. Sue and Mimi came to my hotel and did hair and makeup for me and my maid of honor (I am still getting compliments about how good it looked). We showed up at the ceremony site and the flowers were waiting - they exceeded my expectations. The on site coordinator was very helpful - he even got me a band-aid for my finger (I had cut it in the morning). The wedding site was beautifully set up with a flower path and chairs. Our minister made us both feel comfortable and the ceremony was perfect. The harpist added a great touch. Gordon was awesome - our pictures came out so well (we get compliments constantly on how good they look). There was no stress the whole day as it was all taken care of - I think that was the best part.

Clair and Brian Downs
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

 
 
 

Married Oct. 26, 2005

 

Coordinator: 10 (Kara was outstanding!! She answered all of our questions and coordinated everything perfectly.)
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10+++
Videographer: 10 
Limo: 10

Heather and Jaime Sanchez
Carmichael, CA

 
 
 

Married Oct 24, 2005

 

Coordinator: 9 
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10
Flowers: 8 
Hair & Makeup:8

Melissa & Adam Swift
Fountain Hills, AZ

 
 
 

Married Oct 22, 2005

 

Coordinator: 9 
Minister: 10
Photographer: 20
Videographer: 20
Flowers: 10 
Cake & Toast: 8
Site: 20

Our wedding was way beyond expectations! The location was spectacular. Our photo's and DVD are truly unbelievable. Gordon made us feel so unbelievable natural, the photo's and especially the DVD are truly better than I had expected. Kimo our minister was so wonderful, romantic, funny and a beautiful ceremony, would do it again in a heartbeat! Thanks for making a wonderful day very memorable and so beautiful.

Cathy & Danny Sandoval
Portland, OR

 
 
 

Married Oct 19, 2005

 

Coordinator: 8 
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10+
Flowers: 10 
Musician: 5
Site: 10

 

Andrea & Carlos Bustios
Montclair, NJ

 
 
 

Married Oct 18, 2005

 

Photographer: 9

Good follow up by email from Melissa after the wedding. The photography was excellent. We eloped without family, which made the pictures important for us to show what happened on our special day. We have just returned from Thanksgiving gatherings and the response from our family and friends was overwhelmingly positive. Everybody loved the photographs. I feel that the photographs showed my wife to be as beautiful in pictures as she was standing in front of me on our wedding day. Initially we had a miscommunication with a coordinator at Gordon’s company. Gordon personally got involved. He called us and we worked out an alternative that worked for both of us so he could be our photographer. I believe this extra effort showed strong character on his part. If we were to repeat the process, I think we would make notes of a few picture poses that we wanted. After the excitement of the day, we remembered a pose that we had talked about ahead of time only to forget during the event.

John & Mamta Hackenberg
Dublin, CA

 
 
 

Married Oct. 17, 2005

 

Coordinator: 8
Minister: 9
Photographer: 10
Videographer: 10+
Flowers: 8
Cake & Toast: 9
Musician: 10
Hair & Makeup: 10
Site: 9

Megan and Michael Frank
Fishers, IN

 
 
 

Married Oct 17, 2005

 

Coordinator: 10 
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10
Videographer: 10
Flowers: 10 
Site: 10

What can we say about A Paradise Dream Wedding. The professionalism and kindness of all the staff that we had a chance to meet during all the plans has been the best experience of our lives. These people have given us and our families some of the greatest memories we will ever have and managed to capture all of it through video and photography. Gordon Nash and his team were wonderful to work with and the photographs that we received were beyond our expectations from how they were presented in a beautiful black leather album to the outstanding quality he was able to achieve. Having a videographer, we must say, were a little hesitant about, it just was not something we were that interested in. All we can say now is DON'T MISS OUT on the chance to have your dream day captured on film, we were sooooo very happy with the end product. We were able to show family and friends from around the world our video and the general feeling from everyone was how they all felt like they were there with us. We cannot express how happy were with everything that the people at A Paradise Dream Wedding produced for our wedding day, they are truly a magical crew. Thanks for the dreams.

Julie & Jacob Murphy 
Langley, BC, Canada

 
 
 

Married Oct 14, 2005

 

Coordinator: 10 - Kara accommodated our special requests in a timely manner and was very considerate 
Minister: 9
Photographer: 10 - Gordon/Eric were great; experienced, thorough, warm and easy going
Flowers: 9 
Cake & Toast: 10
Hair & Makeup: 10 - Regina was creative and professional and fun
Site: 9 - Mosquitoes were the only downside and obviously out of everyone's control
Other: 10 to Michelle - a real star behind the scenes with just the right personality to deal with everyone on a big day

Who knew that such a big day could be so easy to plan and still be so perfect? The professionalism of all involved minimized the stress and anxiety that are inevitable on wedding days. When Hong's parents had trouble getting visas to attend the wedding, Kara was more than willing to assist by writing a letter of support to the Consulate. All the details were taken care of. We never had to ask twice. It went off without a hitch and we'd do it again just the same.

Matt Davey & Hong Huang 
Portland, OR

 
 
 

Married Oct 14, 2005

 

Coordinator: 10 
Minister: 10
Photographer: 15
Flowers: 6 
Site: 10

Gordon was very professional and so was his assistant. We were thrilled knowing Gordon would do our photography. When you go to all the trouble and time to plan your honeymoon, wedding, you just can't do it over again if the pictures aren't right. No worries with Gordon. He really tries to think of the best way to capture the moment and make your pictures tell a story. The main reason I hired Gordon to do our photography was that his pictures aren't just the ordinary wedding posed pictures that you see everyday. He has an artistic style, he not only captures facial expressions, the scenery, family members, but he puts it all together in such a way that many of his pictures become art, some you can just feel the emotion behind the picture. To me, that's a photographer. Anyone can photograph a wedding. But we absolutely knew that we'd have some pictures from Gordon's work that would be good enough to be enlarged and framed over our fireplace, a picture that would hang in our home that would be a centerpiece. And he did just that. He's worth every penny. I love having the negatives and digital pictures that he gave us. I was able to use those images in creating wedding announcements/reception invitations that we sent out after we got home. He was very prompt in having them FedX'd to us. We also had Gordon do a DVD slideshow of our pictures to music we provided him. He did a great job with a professional introduction included. We are giving our friends and family a copy at our reception. Gordon was kind and did everything to see that we were happy. Since our wedding ceremony only included our 3 kids, there wasn't much reason to have the wedding coordinator there. Gordon reserved the best spot at The Cove and really handled everything well. There was slight delay in starting our ceremony due to the flowers being late to arrive, but Gordon made sure our pictures turned out great even as the daylight was nearing to an end. He more than made up for the delay and there is no way I would have even considered using anyone but Gordon Nash. He's the best and everyone on his staff was very professional. I don't have any regrets and we were very happy being in Maui, loved our wedding site, The Cove, and Tino did a great job as our minister. Everything was really perfect. I know we'll be back to visit Maui again and I have nothing but fond memories of a day I waited so long for. Thank you, A Paradise Dream Wedding and Gordon Nash for giving my husband and I an enjoyable, fun and happy day. You're the best.

Debbie & John Pratto 
Rossmoor, (Long Beach) CA

 
 
 

Married Oct 13, 2005

 

Coordinator: 8 
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10
Videographer: 10
Flowers: 10 
Cake & Toast: cake: 3
toast: 10
Musician: 10
Hair & Makeup: 10
Site: 10

Wow! That was all we could say. Everything was so incredible we still are talking about it. Gordon and his crew were just amazing. And what a nice surprise the wedding video turned out to be! We were so used to seeing those terrible boring wedding videos and when we saw ours – wow! It was short and very elegant. We had this nice feeling of being a part of a nice and extremely professional piece of art. Our special thanks go to Al Terry, our minister. His words and presence really made our wedding unforgettable. Hair and makeup are a must have. The girls are just incredible. Chris, one of Gordon’s assistants, was so helpful on making our day a really special occasion with his kind words and appropriate jokes. The music was perfect… both musicians are great. We are a happy couple, “Just Mauid” in October 13, 2005; proud of saying A Paradise Dream Wedding is really a “WOW” experience. Congratulations guys!

Shaun & Melina Johnson 
Phoenix, AZ

 
 
 

Married Oct 12, 2005

 

Coordinator: 8 
Minister: 9
Photographer: 10
Videographer: 9
Flowers: 7 
Hair & Makeup: 9
Site: 8

 

Edward & Staci Kincaid 
Columbus, Ohio

 

 
 
 

Married Oct 12, 2005

 

Coordinator: 9 
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10
Videographer: 10
Hair & Makeup: 9
Site: 10

Gordon is wonderful! Everything was perfect.

Christina & Richard Wharfe 
Bensalem, PA

 
 
 

Married Oct, 11, 2005

 

Coordinator:  10 
Minister:  10 
Flowers:  10 
Site:  10 

Absolutely amazing! Tino Rosete did an incredible ceremony! The beach was beautiful, everything we had imagined for a perfect Hawaiian wedding!

Jolene and Ryan Johnson 
Benton City, WA

 
 
 

Married Oct 7, 2005

 

Coordinator: 10 
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10++
Flowers: 10
Hair & Makeup: 10(Thank you Regina!)
Site: 10++

Thank you so much for giving us the wedding that we had dreamed of. Your services were superior and the photography was unbelievable! Regina did a fantastic job with hair and makeup and our flowers were beautiful. The Cove was breathtaking and Rev. Kimo Kirkman did an outstanding job. What can we say about Gordon and Eric? They made us feel at ease and our photos are absolutely breathtaking. Every time we look at them, we relive our special day at Makena Cove!

Jason & Angela Patterson 
Carmel, IN

 
 
 

Married Oct 4, 2005

 

Coordinator:  10- Kara was really quick to answer all the questions we had.
Minister:  10- Kimo was really fantastic; he made sure to speak slowly enough so that we can repeat after him. 
Photographer: 10+++ Pictures came out beautiful, bright and colorful. Gordon captured every moment perfect.   A major plus is that we received all the negatives!!!!!!!!!!  Gordon made us feel such at ease and comfortable.
Videographer: 8 The video came out excellent.  We were so into each other that we didn't even notice Hide capturing our special day.
Flowers: 10+ The flowers were so gorgeous and fresh, esp. the cake topper. 

Cake & Toast: 10- cake came out beautiful.
Musician: 8 We had a harpist.
Hair & Makeup: 7
Site: 8 We originally requested Makena Cove and ended up moving to another beach that morning.  There were quite a few people there.

A Paradise Dream Wedding is exactly what we had.   The day before our ceremony we lounged around on the beach; instead of running around stressing about the Big day.  Everyone made us feel so at ease and gave us exactly what we were looking for- a day to remember. We received our pictures and DVD within a couple of weeks and were able to show them off for our reception.  Thank you to everyone at A Paradise Dream Wedding for making our day very memorable. 



Richard and Sotheary Situ
Tustin, CA



 
 
 

Married Oct 4, 2005

 

Coordinator: 8 
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10+
Videographer: 10
Flowers: 10
Musician: 9
Hair & Makeup: 10
Site: 10+

We had the wedding of our dreams thanks to Gordon and his team. Everything that we requested for our wedding was handled with care and concern. Our minister, Tino, did an excellent job officiating the ceremony. The harp music that we requested sounded beautiful. The flowers were incredibly gorgeous! The wedding pictures were by far the most outstanding part of the package. We have had several people tell us that they were the most beautiful wedding pictures that they have ever seen. Every time that we look at the pictures, we are reminded about our dream wedding! Thank you to everyone who had a part in our "special day."

John & Cindy Mamula 
Uniontown, PA

 
 
 

Married Oct 3, 2005

 

Our wedding was perfect!! Maureen was our coordinator, she was GREAT! She answered every email and phone calls promptly and calmed my nerves about planning this wedding sight unseen! Gordon Nash was the photographer. He is OUTSTANDING! He really captured the essence of our love and Spirit. We were completely breathless with our pictures; they are better than we dreamed. I can't remember the name of the videographer, he was EXCELLENT! Since this was a small wedding, just the two of us, our families and friends have been able to enjoy our day and ceremony. The editing and music was great! We were married at Makena Cove, beautiful, of course. The site is Eden! Tino was our Minister. He was so personal and sincere! Every word was beautiful. The wedding was our dream wedding. I could not recommend anything that would have made it better. We give you our highest recommendation for future weddings! Thank you very much for everything.

Keith & Kathy Gibbons 
Palmdale, CA

 
 
 

Married Oct 3, 2005

 

Coordinator: 10 
Minister: 10
Videographer: 9
Flowers: 10
Cake & Toast: 10
Musician: 10
Hair & Makeup: 10
Site: 10

 

Scott & Cathryn Beil 
Cocoa, FL

 

 
July 24, 2013

2005 ›


2005 (2) Testimonials

 
 
 

Married Sept. 20, 2005

 

Coordinator: 10
Minister: 10
Photographer: 100+
Videographer 10 
Flowers 9
Hair 9
Site 10+
Other 10+ everything was great!

We had such a great time at The Cove in Makena, Maui. The site was beautiful, Kimo Kirkman was a terrific minister and the pictures were almost unbelievable. 
It was such a beautiful, private wedding. People cannot believe that the pictures are real! Thanks for everything.

April & Jaimie Allard
Webster, MA

 
 
 

Married Sept. 19, 2005

 

Coordinator: 10+
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10+
Videographer: 10+
Flowers: 10
Cake & Toast: 10
Musician: 10
Site: 10
Other:  10 On-Site Coordinator Keiko & Shinobu did great job for me.

Our wedding was perfect day for all of us. Mr. Gordon captured the event with incredible images. Everything went off without a hitch. We would love to recommend your company to anyone getting married in Maui. Thank you!

Haruko & Em Huynh
Sunnyvale, CA

 
 
 

Married Sept. 17, 2005

 

Coordinator:   9
Minister:        10
Photographer:  10
Videographer:   10
Flowers:          9
Site:               8

Everything was great! The pictures were just as beautiful as I imagined! We were so happy that we decided to get the video - it was awesome!  Everyone was so nice and did an excellent job on everything!!

Laura & Tim Parsons
Elkhart, IN

 
 
 

Married September 17, 2005

 

Coordinator: 7 
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10
Videographer: 10
Flowers: 10+
Musician: 10
Limo: 9
Hair & Makeup: 10+
Site: 10+

Chris and I were so pleased with the services that were offered to us. Everything about our wedding day was absolutely perfect! I was very impressed with the flowers! I hadn't seen exactly what I wanted on the website, but all I had to do was explain to our coordinator what I had envisioned and that was exactly what was presented to me on the morning of the wedding. The bouquets took my breath away! And the photos were just wonderful. The colors that were captured are so vivid and beautiful! Our family and friends at home were able to see how lovely our wedding day truly was through the photos. Even though I had ordered some black and white and sepia prints, I still can't keep my eyes off of the colored ones. We were also shocked at how fast we received them. Some of our friends who had gotten married in California before us still have not received their photos from their weddings, and here Chris and I are proudly flashing ours around. We were so thrilled to be able to look at our photos on the plane ride home and to have such wonderful memories to share with our friends and family. As the bride, I really felt like I was a princess and that everyone wanted to make my dream wedding a reality. It was such an amazing experience!

Lisa & Christopher Psomas 
Diamond Bar, CA

 
 
 

Married September 15, 2005

 

Coordinator: 10+ 
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10
Flowers: 10
Cake & Toast: 8
Musician: 10+
Hair & Makeup: 10
Site: 10+

Thank you so much for the wonderful wedding. It truly could not have gone better. We were very nervous about having our wedding coordinated from 2,000 miles away with no way to meet any of the staff or see the site until three days before the event. However, your staff was completely courteous, reassuring, and patient with us. Everyone we worked with was a consummate professional. A special thanks to Michelle, our on-site coordinator, who did a fantastic job even though she filled in as coordinator at the last minute. She set everything up perfectly, was exceedingly helpful when needed, and knew when to stay out of the way. Another special thanks to Tarvin, our guitarist. His music and singing was great. We enjoyed him so much; we went to see him perform at the Maui Prince a few days later. He remembered us when we walked in and he sang several songs for us to dance, including songs from our wedding. Since we had a small wedding and no formal reception, his kindness allowed us to have our “first dance.” We look forward to coming back to renew our vows. The only thing I didn’t rate a 10 was the cake. It was beautiful and tasted good, but it was not extraordinary compared to the rest of the services.

Robert & Cherish Hand 
Lewiston, ID

 
 
 

Married Sept. 9, 2005

 

Coordinator: 7/10
Minister: 10/10
Photographer: 10/10
Videographer: 10/10
Flowers: 10/10
Musician: 6/10
Site: 8/10
On-Site coordinator (Diana) 10/10

Al Terry was the most genuine and sincere man we've ever met, and he was a great part of our wedding. He made us feel very relaxed and comfortable, and helped us through the most important event our life enormously. Pictures were unreal, every one is a worth framing. Video was indescribable, one of the best parts of our wedding package. The video captures the pre, post and the actual ceremony better than we could imagine. It is one of our favorite parts! Flowers were beautiful!!! The bridal bouquet was perfect!!! Just perfect! The boutonnieres, bridal path and the arch transformed the area into a magical place, and we couldn't ask for more. The only (minor) thing was that the musicians didn't play the pieces we selected. Although we asked and were promised they will play specific pieces of our choice, they played traditional music, and the sound itself was pretty quiet and indistinct. But nonetheless they helped to create the right atmosphere and set the mood for the ceremony. It was evident everyone worked very hard to make our special day indeed beautiful and special, and we feel very fortunate and thankful we used your company to arrange and capture our special day. We appreciate all your hard work, and will be sure to recommend your fantastic company to all of our friends ready to tie the knot!

Don and Olga Biasotti
Mountain View, CA

 
 
 

Married Sept. 9, 2005

 

Our wedding was amazing. We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful location to have been married in. The day itself was stress free and hassle free. We were instantly put at ease by our videographer and photographer and any nervousness that we may have been experiencing was quickly gone. If we had the day to do over again we wouldn't change a thing! Thank you.

 

Teresa & Peter Zanzarella
Chicago, IL

 

 
 
 

Married Sept. 4, 2005

 

We will forever cherish our wedding day in Maui! You all were delightful to work with throughout the process. Our entire wedding day was totally stress free, as you all made sure that all of the details of our ceremony were taken care of. Maureen was always ready, willing and definitely able to help in the planning. Gordon captured every element of our special wedding day. Rev. Diana delivered a beautiful and spirit filled ceremony to guide us as we begin our journey in life together. We could not have asked for a more glorious day! Thank you and much Mahalo.

Rikki and Kennion Rivers
San Antonio, TX

 
 
 

Married Sept. 1, 2005

 

Coordinator:  10    Maureen was great!
Minister:  10    Pastor Laki was a real highlight. He was a hit with all the guests & us!     
Photographer:  10    The photos were very important to me as a lasting memory and they are fabulous, I knew they would be!  
Videographer:  10    I hardly even noticed the videographer filming but he caught everything!
Flowers:  10    Exactly what I had asked for & they lasted the whole, very hot day.    
Cake & Toast:  10    Beautiful 
Musician:  10    Loved him! 
Limo:  10    The driver was so lovely to us all & the car was great.
Hair & Makeup:  7    My hair was not how I had imagined or what I asked for but it did look good. 
Site:  8 for the wedding site (Makena) & 10 for the site where we had our bridal party photos taken (the cove). 
Other:  Hula Dancer    10    Another highlight. The hula girl and the musician really worked well together.

I was a little nervous about arranging a wedding so far away from home but as it turned out I could not have imagined a more perfect day. Our guests really enjoyed the Hawaiian ceremony style, all the details & vendors made for a very beautiful wedding. A big thank you to Maureen who made organizing everything so easy & to Michelle who was there on the day to make sure everything ran as it should.

Kylie Jameson & Raymond Porter 
Sydney, Australia  

 
 
 

Married August 29, 2005

 

Coordinator: 10 
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10
Limo: 10
Site: 10

Everything about our wedding exceeded our expectations. Al Terry, the minister, was outstanding and put us at ease. There are no words to describe how happy we were when we received all of our pictures from Gordon. Our friends and family cannot believe how beautiful everything was and say every picture looks like a postcard. Gordon did not rush us in any way and made sure we were getting the kind of shots we wanted. We cannot say enough good things about A Paradise Dream Wedding and how easy they made everything for us. The entire day was perfect.

John & Melissa Huhn
Carmel, IN

 
 
 

Married August 25, 2005

 

Coordinator: 8
Minister: 10
Photographer: 9 - with the digital prints, a lot of the pictures had our heads cut off
Flowers: 10
Hair & Makeup: hair 10, make-up 8
Site: 10

We really enjoyed the ceremony and the picture taking; it was very relaxing and not rushed (as I've experienced from other weddings).

Duhli & Jennifer Chen
Irvine, CA

 
 
 

Married August 24, 2005

 

Coordinator: 10
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10+++++
Videographer: 10
Flowers: 10
Catering: 9
Cake & Toast: 9
Musician: 10
Limo: 10
Hair & Makeup: 9
Site: 10
Other: Old Lahaina Luau reception was excellent.

Our Maui wedding at Makena Cove was a dream come true. I give a Paradise Dream Wedding the highest recommendation. Gordon is an amazing photographer and the pictures that were taken were of fantastic quality. We chose the saxophone as the music to accompany our service and Howard was an excellent recommendation. Our minister Tino was just what we wanted, calming and made us feel so comfortable and at ease. The best thing was, that the whole process was stress free, everything was ready on the wedding day and it went so smoothly. Last but by no means least, the video and final pictures are out of this world. Thanks for the most wonderful wedding!  

Stephen and Michelle Osborne
Tamworth, England.UK.

 
 
 

Married August 22, 2005

 

Coordinator: 10 
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10
Flowers: 10
Cake & Toast: (Toast) 10
Musician: 10
Hair & Makeup: (Hair) 10
Site: 10

Cliff and I had such an amazing experience with (A Paradise Dream) Wedding.  Our day was absolutely perfect!  From the start to the finish of this process, everything was expertly handled.  Maureen, our wedding coordinator, went above and beyond the call of duty.  She was so helpful in assisting with the wedding plans and quick to offer great suggestions.  Gordon, the photographer took the most incredible shots of Cliff and I!  I still can't believe that it's us in the pictures.  The common comment has been that it looks like we're both models and that we were posing for a postcard.  This is indeed high praise as several of my friends are professional photographers! I can't tell you what a wonderful experience this was and that you captured our "Dream Wedding".  Thank you so much for making our dream a reality.

Lisa Marie & Cliff Robison
Canton, MI 48188

 
 
 

Married August 20, 2005

 

Coordinator: 10
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10
Flowers: 9
Site: 10!!!

 

Our dream was to get married on the beach. You made our dream come together perfectly. Everything was wonderful!

Dewey and Joy Jackson
San Marcos, Texas

 
 
 

Married August 20, 2005

 

Coordinator: 10+ (Kara was so awesome and helpful) 
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10 Gordon was awesome.  He was so calm and easy going which really helps on a hectic day) 
Flowers: 9
Musician: 10+ (Everyone commented on how handsome and great Wilmont was!)

Our wedding was not only beautiful and everything I hoped for, but also a breeze to plan.  Many people have asked me how I dealt with the stress of planning a destination wedding and I could not convince them enough that I was completely stress free.  I did wonder how things would turn out but in the end everything I was told I would get, I got.  My flowers were gorgeous, Gordon was just awesome and people can't stop telling me how beautiful our pictures are.  Some people have even commented how the pictures looked like a fake backdrop since they are too pretty.  Kara was an awesome coordinator to work with as she helped me with numerous questions and concerns and was always there to answer any questions right away.  At the last minute I added a musician and Wilmont played the ukulele at the ceremony which our guests loved!  While my fellow soon-to-be brides were stressing about their wedding plans, I was dreaming of Maui.  If I had to do it all again, I wouldn't change a thing.

Dawn Ishii & Max Ward 
San Francisco, CA

 
 
 

Married August 6, 2005

 

Coordinator: 6
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10
Flowers: 10
Cake & Toast: 8
Musician: 8
Limo: 10
Hair & Makeup: 10
Site: 10

Gordon and Keiko were wonderful!  They were everywhere they needed to be and place we never would have thought of.  Our pictures are amazing!  We have friends that are artists as well as photographers and they were very impressed at the unique photos and angles that were captured.   The videographer was also wonderful.  His sense of humor kept us laughing so we had genuine smiles for both the video and the photos.  He and Gordon even got everything set up with the florists when the site coordinator was late!  (Wailea House I) couldn't have looked better! Thank you so much to everyone involved! Much love & Fond memories.

Courtney & Steven Sylva 
Loveland, Colorado

 
 
 

Married August 5, 2005

 

Coordinator: 10
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10
Videographer: 10
Flowers: 10
Cake & Toast: 10
Musician: 10
Limo: 10
Hair & Makeup: 10
Site: 10

We had a wonderful wedding at Maui. When I showed my wedding DVD and pictures to my friends, they felt it was unbelievably beautiful! They feel it is too beautiful to be real. Mahalo to all of you guys for your time and efforts to make our wedding so excellent.

Chang Liu & Jie Cai 
Philadelphia, PA

 
 
 

Married August 1, 2005

 

Coordinator: 10
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10+
Videographer: 10+
Hair & Makeup: 10
Site: 10

Thank you very much for making our wedding day a dream come true!

Nathan & Tara Klepfer
Keokuk, IA

 
 
 

Married July 25, 2005

 

Thank you so very much for being our eyes and ears on Maui to create a beautiful, most memorable wedding day for us!  South Maluaka Beach Park in the evening was the perfect time and location for us. We had the beach to ourselves for photos and enjoyment at sunset. Heather did awesome with hair and makeup! She read the bride’s style without much guidance; fashionable, yet relaxed and natural. We are very impressed with Gordon’s photography!  Thank you so much for the bonus CD’s...you truly captured our personalities and those surrounding us on our special day! Wilmont rocked the 12-string guitar! He easily adapted to our wishes to have the Maid of Honor (Hilda) sing during the ceremony. Wilmont also graciously took requests from the Bride’s Mom following the ceremony!

Lisa & Aaron Sutter
Seattle, WA

 
 
 

Married July 16, 2005

 

Coordinator: 10 Kara and Maggie
Photographer: 10 Gordon and Keiko
Videographer: 10 Hide
Flowers: 10
Musician: 10 Harpist
Hair & Makeup: 10 Tanya
Site: 10 South Maluaka Beach

This was truly a paradise dream wedding. Everything went perfect! We could not have been more happy. We will refer A PARADISE DREAM WEDDING to everyone we know. Thank you for a stress free beautiful wedding!

Czara and Chad England 
San Diego, CA

 
 
 

Married July 15, 2005

 

Coordinator: 10
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10
Videographer: 10
Flowers: 10
Catering: 10
Cake & Toast: 10
Musician: 10
Limo: 10
Hair & Makeup: 10
Site: 10

We loved our Maui wedding. It was the most beautiful thing Jamie & I had ever seen. The location could not have been any more perfect had we done it all on our own. And the ceremony was perfect, too. The musician and minister were wonderful and fun to be with, and our coordinator and Gordon were great. Hey made everything easy for us, so everything was perfect for us on our big day and we could not have asked more anything more. You guys have made our Paradise Dream Wedding come true. Thank you all so very much. Mahalo

Craig Miller & Jamie Miller
Perris, CA

 
 
 

Married July 14, 2005

 

Coordinator: 10
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10+++
Videographer: 10+
Flowers: 10+++
Musician: 8
Limo: 9
Hair & Makeup: 10++++ for hair, makeup 5
Site: 10+++
Other: Maui 10+++++

Thank you all at A Paradise Dream Wedding.  You made our day more wonderful than we could possibly have imagined.  Kara, thank you so much for handling our daily emails.  You put us at ease and took the stress out of the whole planning experience.  We decided to change the wedding location the day before the wedding to Secret Cove (Makena Cove) and it worked out perfectly.  You all worked with us and made the move seamless.  We highly recommend this location for an evening wedding.  Gordon, you are a master with a camera.  The photos were perfect.  You caught the whole mood and romance of the evening in each photo.  The compliments we are receiving are wonderful.  The words "Look like postcards" have been spoken quite a few times. The DVD of the wedding is wonderful - an archival treasure.   I would highly recommend your company to anybody considering a wedding coordinator in Maui. Mahalo! 

David & Christina Whelan  
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

 
 
 

Married July 12, 2005

 

HUGE Thank You!!! to Maureen. I wanted to send you an email to thank you once again for everything that you, Maggie and Gordon did to make our wedding day absolutely perfect.  It really was a perfect day, and you guys far exceeded my expectations. Let's start with you.  You have been fantastic over the last several months, always getting back to me quickly and efficiently and making sure that everything was organized.  Your honesty, suggestions and help were invaluable, and I felt as though I was working with a friend.  You were a pleasure to deal with, and you always made me feel confident that everything was going to be covered off and dealt with properly.  The flowers, hair and makeup that you arranged were all unbelievably fantastic, and I was thrilled.  If you could pass on a special thank-you to Sue and Mimi for me, I would appreciate it - they are so talented, and were great to spend the afternoon with.  Also, if you could let Tino know that we were thrilled that he was our minister.  He said everything with such meaning and kindness, and his heartfelt ceremony was perfect.  He was wonderful, and we will never forget him. Maggie was wonderful.  She was exactly what we needed at the rehearsal and the wedding -- completely organized and in control, but totally cool and fun all at the same time.  Again, she made me feel confident that everything was taken care of and would flow smoothly.  Because of her, I was able to relax and completely enjoy every moment without stress or worry. Gordon was amazing.  Our photos are beautiful, and he took so many of them that I was astounded!  He is so talented, and we are thrilled with our wedding photos.  Equally important, he was so wonderful to work with at our wedding.  What a kind, gentle and peaceful man.  Thank you to Keiko too, who also was a pleasure to deal with and has given us wonderful photos. All of you were very important and special parts of our wedding day, and I just have to tell you once again how much we appreciated everything and how smoothly everything went.  Without question, I will recommend A Paradise Dream Wedding to anyone that wants to get married in Maui, and you are welcome to use me as a reference anytime you like. You guys are amazing.  I want to do it all again!!  Thank you, and please know that you made our day as special as it ever could have been.

Brenda Chandler and Mike Cholod
Vancouver, B.C., Canada

 
 
 

Married July 9, 2005

 

Coordinator: 10+
Minister: 10+
Photographer: 10+
Videographer: 10+
Flowers: 10+
Catering: 10+
Cake & Toast: 10+
Musician: 10+
Site: 10+

All we can say is WOW!! and because of you guys you made it the most memorable day of our lives!! Everything was exceptional from the lei's, tasty cake, unbelievable photos and minister! You deserve a 10+ all around...when you dream of a wedding, this is what you dream of!!! And thanks to "A Paradise Dream Wedding" our dream came true!!!

Nick and Memi Goings
Huntersville, NC

 
 
 

Married July 5, 2005

 

We absolutely enjoyed working with everyone at A Paradise Dream Wedding!!  Our wedding was stress free and perfect!  We couldn't have asked for anything better or a nicer group of people to work with!!  We will definitely be in touch for a future vow renewal and recommend you to anyone we know heading to Maui!! Thank you for the best day of our lives!

 

 

Janay Austin-Carlson and Roy Carlson
Dover, DE

 
 
 

Married July 4, 2005

 

Everything was a perfect 10 and couldn't have been any better. Thank you.

Boyd & Kristen Overman
Wilmington, NC

 
 
 
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Married June 30, 2005

 

Coordinator:      9
Photographer:   10
Flowers:            9
Hair & Makeup:  6
Site:                  9

 

Thank you for the wonderful wedding photos. They served as beautiful reminders of the wonderful wedding experience we had in Maui. We received wonderful, friendly service from Gordon and Keiko-san. The pictures taken at the (Makena) Secret Cove locale were magical. All of our friends were in awe when they saw the photos.Kumiko Aman & Kha Nguyen
San Francisco, CA

Married June 25, 2005

 

Photographer: 10

We loved your photography so much that we have already referred you to three of our friends getting married.  The pictures came out every bit as beautiful as the day was and we are forever thankful.

Eric and Traci Brinkerhoff
June 25, 2005
Newport Beach, CA

Married June 23, 2005

 

Coordinator: 10++++
Minister: 9.5
Photographer: 10++++
Videographer: 10
Flowers: 10++++
Cake & Toast: We had the cake brought to the Four Seasons after the wedding, and it was wonderful. Much more than I had expected! 10++
Limo: 10
Site: Beautiful! Better than expected!
Other: Everything was wonderful! Quite the whirlwind, but everyone made the ceremony so fluid, that I was totally at ease! You guys are wonderful!

In 10 years, I hope to come back and use your company to renew our vows! We were so pleased. The day was great! The pictures were amazing! Gordon, you're a genius! And the table at dinner was more beautiful that I had ever imagined. Thank you so much for taking the stress out of our day, so that we could just focus on each other! It makes me happy just thinking about it!!!

James and Callie Hegstrom
Parker, CO

Married June 21, 2005

 

Coordinator: 9+
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10
Videographer: 10
Flowers: 9+
Cake & Toast: 9+
Limo: 9+
Hair & Makeup: 9+
Site: 10 and priceless

A Paradise Dream wedding is a perfect company to work with if you are planning a destination wedding. The photographs are priceless and the entire process is a cakewalk. All of the stress that most brides endure throughout the entire wedding process is illuminated by this amazing company. The hair, flowers, cake and toast were outstanding. All we had to do was send pictures ahead of time and our coordinator did the rest. If you are looking for a professional top of the line photographer and coordinator for your dream wedding we highly recommend this team of people. After working for a master photographer for 5 years here in Texas, I had very high standards and Gordon definitely lived up to them. Thank you so much for an outstanding experience that we will cherish it! for a lifetime.

Blake and Lindsey Allen
Conroe, TX

Vow Renewal June 20, 2005

 

Coordinator: 10 
Minister: 10 
Photographer: 10 
Videographer: 10 
Flowers: 7 
Site: 9 

Maureen was extremely helpful and very quick answer to any of my inquiries.  She always stayed 110% on top of everything.  Gordon and his assistant (sorry forget her name) were wonderful.  Not only were they so polite and easy to work with, but their easygoing personalities just made the event perfect.  The pictures turned out absolutely perfect, too.  Our minister was great - great sense of humor, easygoing, and professional all at once. 

Sherril & Andrew Hart 
North Hollywood, CA

Married June 19, 2005

 

Coordinator: 9
Minister: 8
Photographer: 10
Videographer:  10
Flowers: 10
Musician: 10
Site: 10

Isabel & Neal Hocker
Elk Grove, CA

Married June 19, 2005

 

Coordinator: 9   
Photographer: 10 
Videographer: 10 
Musician: 9 
Hair & Makeup: 10 

Thank you for your hard work. We loved the pictures and the video. Well done!

Marc DeNarie and Sherry Qu 
Kahului, HI 

Married June 16, 2005

 

Coordinator: 10
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10 +++++
Videographer: 10 +++++
Cake & Toast: 10
Musician: 9
Hair & Makeup: 9
Site: 10

I would like to thank you so much for giving us such unforgettable memories and wonderful photos. Everything is perfect. Gordon is amazing. We like his photos so much and also we are impressed by the beautiful video. We cannot express how grateful we feel about the everything at 
A Paradise Dream Wedding. Everyone is so patient and nice. We definitely will recommend you to all of our friends and other people. Thank you for everything you have done for us and we would like to come back for an anniversary some time later.

Xingang Fang & Jia Liu
Atlanta GA

Married June 12, 2005

 

Angelo and I planned our entire wedding from New Jersey, without ever even visiting Hawaii. Maureen, Maggie, and Gordon created our wedding based on mainly email communication. We were worried at first, but when the date came, everything went so smoothly and the wedding itself was more perfect than we could have imagined. I made many special requests and last minute changes, which were handled graciously by the staff. Everyone we worked with was so easygoing and cooperative, and was an expert in what they were doing. Thank you again so much. 

Jessica and Angelo Campano 
Parlin, NJ 

Married June 11, 2005

 

Coordinator: 8
Photographer: 8
Flowers: 9
Musician: 8
Site: 10

 

I thought you all did a wonderful job!  Our wedding was exactly what my husband and I wanted-perfect.  You all were very accessible at all times and always helpful.

Lauren and Brian King
Fort Worth, TX

Married June 10, 2005

 

Coordinator 9
Minister 10
Photographer 10
Videographer 10
Flowers 9
Hair & Makeup 9
Site: 9

Everything was perfect. I wouldn't have changed a thing.  The pictures turned out beautiful the Day was absolutely better than I could have ever imagined.

Jestin Glidden, Kristi Glidden
Zimmerman, MN

Married June 4, 2005 

 

Coordinator:   10 - Kara was great with meeting my many emails and I was disappointed that I didn't get to meet her in person!!  She definitely helped me pull together my dream wedding from so far away!  Maggie was our day of coordinator and she didn't skip a beat!  Well done ladies!!
Minister: 10 - Rev Alapaki was better than a 10!!  He made each and everyone of our guests feel included and definitely brought the Hawaiian feel we were looking for!  His added touch of singing our "first" dance was an added feature that we love to look back on!
Photographer: 10 - LaShawn was fantastic and we are constantly being complimented on our photos!  We booked him separately but he was easy to work with!
Flowers: 10  - just as I pictured them!  My only regret is that I couldn't take the bouquet home!
Hair & Makeup: 10 - Regina captured the EXACT style for hair and makeup and it lasted the ENTIRE day  - looks great in my pictures!!
Site: 10

 

I am so glad we were able to get Makena Beach as our location.  The pictures we had seen don't even do the site justice!!  We were not bothered at all by onlookers or swimmers ... in fact, pretty much anyone who walked by stopped for the ceremony. We are extremely grateful to A Paradise Dream Wedding for the ability to have our wedding in Maui!!  I have had many brides ask me who we went through and I have no hesitation to offer your name and contact information!!  We are already discussing the possibility of a vow renewal (in 5 years!!) and we will most definitely be coming back to you!! We have even enclosed some pics that you are more than welcome to use!! 

Daniel and Genevieve Reifer 
Ventura, CA

Married May 30, 2005

 

Coordinator: 10
Minister: 10+
Photographer: 10+
Flowers: 10
Musician: 10
Site: 10+

Our wedding was everything that we dreamed it would be and more. We couldn't have asked for more. Thanks you to everyone who helped us make it all come true!

Rahsaan and Erika Taylor
Minnetonka, MN

Married May 28, 2005

 

Coordinator: 10
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10 / 8 for digital
Videographer: 9
Flowers: 10
Cake & Toast: 8
Musician: 10
Limo: 10
Hair & Makeup: 10
Site: 25
Other: everything was perfect.

That day was better than I could have imagined and being so far away during the planning and not seeing in person any details you guys pulled it off without a hitch! Thank you!

Rich and Leah Abreau
Discovery Bay, CA

Married May 27, 2005

 

Rev. Diana, you made our entire wedding ceremony.  I still look at the group pictures of the three of us and remember those joyous moments!

Lillian and Jeffrey Milnes
San Rafael, CA

Married May 18, 2005

 

We got our photos from our wedding on the morning of May 18th. I have to say I was more than impressed with the quality and style of the final photographs. Thank you for accommodating our requests for similar shots shown on your website, they turned out just like we wanted. I was really amazed at the amount of photos you have given us, there are so many great photos. I never thought I would actually be this excited about it, but I was truly giddy when the photo package arrived, and after seeing them I knew why. I truly appreciate these photographs, and I will treasure them for a long time.

Jason & Kimberly Reed
Scottsdale, AZ

Married May 14, 2005

 

Coordinator: 10 (Kara was so accommodating and pleasant to work with and Diana was wonderful as our day-of coordinator!)
Minister: 10 (Al Terry performed a lovely ceremony - Our guests adored him!)
Photographer: 10 (Gordon's photos were amazing - Everyone thinks they were taken in front of a backdrop!)
Flowers: 10 (Beautiful - even better than expected!)
Catering: 10
Cake & Toast: 9
Musician: 10 (Wilmont stayed longer than originally planned because our guests were having so much fun with him!)
Hair & Makeup: 10 (Tanya did a great job on my maid of honor and myself!)
Site: 10 (Wailea House I was the perfect setting to our perfect day!)

We would highly recommend A Paradise Dream Wedding to anyone considering a Hawaiian wedding. From start to finish we received superb attention and service and if we had to do it all again, we wouldn't change a thing!

Tom and Anne Connolly
Las Vegas, NV

Married May 10, 2005

 


Our wedding was perfect!!  …our coordinator was GREAT! She answered every email and phone call promptly and calmed my nerves about planning this wedding sight unseen! Gordon Nash was the photographer. He is OUTSTANDING!  He really captured the essence of our love and Spirit. We were completely breathless with our pictures; they are better than we dreamed. I can't remember the name of the videographer, he was EXCELLENT!  Since this was a small wedding, just the two of us, our families and friends have been able to enjoy our day and ceremony.  The editing and music was great!  We were married at Makena Cove, beautiful, of course. The site is Eden! Tino was our Minister.  He was so personal and sincere! Every word was beautiful. The wedding was our dream wedding. I could not recommend anything that would have made it better.  We give you our highest recommendation for future weddings! Thank you very much for everything.

Keith and Kathy Gibbons         
Vancouver, BC, Canada

 

Married May 10, 2005

 

Coordinator: 10
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10
Flowers: 9
Cake & Toast: 9
Musician: 9
Hair & Makeup: 9
Site: 9

Diana, the wedding ceremony with you was a very pleasant lifetime experience. We love the ceremony, love the photographers and love you as our on-site coordinator. After coming back from Hawaii, both of us became so busy at work and trying to settle down things in our new house... and was not able to write the feedback. Sorry. And we are glad you contact us again and give us a chance to finish this feedback.

Andrew Chen & Wuzhi Li
Austin, TX

Married May 2, 2005

 

Coordinator: 7
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10
Musician: 10
Site: 9

Getting married in Maui was the best decision we’ve ever made. People just LOVE to see the pictures.

Jessica & Reed Johnson
Austin, TX

Married April 27, 2005

 

Coordinator: 10+++++
Minister: 10+++++ 
Photographer: 10+++++
Flowers: 10
Musician: 10+++++
Hair & Makeup:10+++++
Site: 10+++++

My daughter Tamara, will have to do her own review. As mother of the bride, I simply couldn't help myself. First off, Tamara chose "A Paradise Dream Wedding" as she was impressed with the photographer while researching many different wedding packages. The pictures we brought home with us look as if they came from a magazine! We couldn't be happier. Gordon spent time and care. We can hardly believe the quality of photos. Kara, our coordinator was wonderful to work with over the phone and over the internet. She was always prompt getting back to us with any information we needed and was always pleasant. Reverend Al Terry was so much more than we ever expected. He has such a unique and special way about him that makes you take in every special word he is saying. He made every part of the service personal and special. Its hard to describe how wonderful he is and how much of himself he puts into the ceremony. He is a generous man who also sings and has the most lovely voice. Sue did a fantastic job on Tamara's hair! In fact I myself am a hairdresser that specializes in weddings and proms. Because of the early morning wedding, my daughter choose to have her hair done through the wedding package so I would have ample time to stress over getting myself ready (and believe me I didn't let anybody down.) I couldn't even believe the beautiful, professional updo that Sue gave her. It too looked like it came from a magazine. It was absolutely gorgeous and stayed in through the remainder of the day as if it had just been done. I myself have seen and done a lot of wedding dos over the years, but I give Sue my highest recommendation. She is the best I've seen and hope you are blessed to have her as your stylist. What we would have done different is purchased the videographer. The roar of the ocean made it hard to hear at times and the ceremony is so beautiful you want to make sure you capture it all. A Paradise Dream Wedding, including Kara, Reverend Terry, Gordon, and Sue made our daughter’s wedding a dream. We have memories and pictures to prove it. Nothing was rushed. We were treated special by all.

Jeanne Verboort, mother of the bride.
Mansfield, TX

Married April 27, 2005

 

Coordinator: 7
Minister: 10 Brother Al Rocks! 
Photographer: 10
Flowers: 9
Hair & Makeup:10+++
Site: 10+

I give a Paradise Dream Wedding the highest recommendation. Gordon is an amazing photographer and Sue is does the best up-do's ever. My husband loved Brother Al. He was funny, calming and made us feel so comfortable! The best thing was, that the whole process was stress free, everything was ready on the wedding day and went smoothly. Thanks for the most wonderful wedding!

Jeremy & Tamara Meyers
Prineville, OR

Married April 23, 2005

 

Coordinator: 10
Minister: 10 
Photographer: 10
Videographer: 10
Flowers: 10
Cake & Toast: 8
Musician: 9
Limo: 10
Hair & Makeup:10
Site: 10

Mark & Kristi Bourassa
Las Vegas, NV

 

Married April 21, 2005

 

Coordinator: 10
Minister: 10 
Photographer: 10 
Videographer: 10
Flowers: 10
Hair & Makeup:6
Site: 10

Our wedding in Maui is something that Chris and I will remember fondly for the rest of our lives. From the breathtaking location (The Cove) to the minister that made us feel so at ease (Kimo), we could not have been more thrilled with our Paradise Dream Wedding experience. The photos that Gordon took are of exceptional quality, documenting the most beautiful moments from our day at the beach, and the video makes us feel like rock stars in our own music video. Our thanks for outstanding planning and service, as well as beautiful mementos that will last a lifetime!

Genesis & Christopher Estes
Nixa, MO

Married April 18, 2005

 

Coordinator: 10
Minister: 10 
Photographer: 10 
Videographer: 10
Flowers: 10
Catering: 10
Cake & Toast: 10
Musician: 10
Limo: 10
Hair & Makeup: 10
Site: 10
Other: 10+ for everything!

You guys did a fantastic job! Our wedding could not have been better. Thank you!! Absolutely everything was so well done!!

Tracey & Peter Gose
Parkville, MO

Married April 5, 2005

 

Coordinator:  10+++ (our coordinator’s) work was so diligent.  She promptly returned my calls and was very attentive to my needs.  She helped take the stress out of the experience.  My initial call into your office was actually taken by Kara who took the time and answered all the questions that I had.  
Minister:  10+ Diana George had this special thing about her.  Something in her voice, maybe the calmness of it, but after talking to her on the phone and reading the vows, she had my vote!
Photographer:  10+++++ Gordon, you truly are a professional, what can I say?!  Our pictures speak for themselves.  Thank you!!
Videographer:  10+++++ We were so impressed with the video.  Can't wait to share it with our daughter one of these days. (*They are expecting.) It truly is one of our precious commodities.  Many of our friends and families have said that it looks like something out of Hollywood. 
Flowers:  I told the florist what I wanted and she delivered!!!  My bouquet of pink roses, Bells of Ireland and tulips turned out gorgeous.  
Cake & Toast:  The cake not only looked great and complemented by bouquet, it was delicious!!!
Musician:  10
Hair & Makeup:  9
Site:  We wanted a beach wedding and Makena Cove could not have been more perfect.  We pretty much had the cove to ourselves that evening; it really felt like a paradise dream wedding.  Thanks for making April 5, 2005 truly a memorable one.  Memories are really all we have left of a great experience and we want to thank you for capturing the best of it in the way that you did for it is something Jason and I will treasure forever.  Mahalo to you all.  We'll have to stop by and say hello next time we're in Maui. 

We are still in awe every time we watch our wedding video or look at our precious pictures.  The work you guys did was fabulous and we can't stop spreading the word to our friends and acquaintances and raving about how well you guys do it!!!  Everyone that sees our pictures can't believe how well everything was captured.  When they watch our DVD, it reminds them of something you see in movies. When we initially saw your website and fell in love with the quality of the pictures displayed, we could not help but wonder if the quality of our pictures would measure up to the ones displayed on the website.  We have to say, not only did they measure up, they turned out even better than what we expected.  In fact, we are highly satisfied with the services provided as a whole.  Thanks again.

Jason and Aline Temple
Grand Prairie, TX

Married April 4, 2005

 

Photographer: 10

We were very pleased with the services of Gordon Nash. He exceeded our expectations. The slideshow he put together was fantastic. He really documented the day with photos of all the important events. In hindsight, we should have booked him for our reception as well. Thanks for everything.

Stuart & Markail Noble
Sydney, Australia

Married April 3, 2005

 

Coordinator: 8
Photographer: 10!! 
Videographer: 10
Flowers: 10
Catering: 8
Musician: 9
Limo: 10
Hair & Makeup: 9
Site: 10

If I had to plan my wedding all over again, I'd do it exactly the same way! That's how thrilled John and I were with our wedding! Our pictures were unbelievable - one friend received our announcement and thought it was an ad and almost threw it away - the -pictures were that breathtaking. Gordon Nash was the best - he was gentle, warm, and made the photo session so easy and so much fun! I told you my favorite colors and then left the flower selection up to you guys - they were absolutely perfect and stunning! The location was just what I'd hoped, the limo was right on time and the driver was friendly and respectful, my hair with flowers was just as I'd envisioned, the musician was great and played my special request, and I could go on and on. Everything was just right and I would recommend your company to anyone getting married in Maui. Thank you!

Caroline Campbell & John Miller
Pasadena, CA

Married March 28, 2005

 

Coordinator: 10
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10 
Flowers: 10
Musician: 10
Limo: 10
Hair & Makeup: 10
Site: 10++++

Chris Little & Kelly Perez-Little
Round Rock, TX

 

Married March 24, 2005

 

Coordinator: 8 We did change coordinators in the middle of the process but both responded promptly to all of my email inquiries & calls.
Minister: 10+ Tino was outstanding, spoke very much from the heart!
Photographer: 10 Gordon was very professional and easy to work with. 
Flowers: 10 I didn't work with an exact picture of the bouquet I wanted so I was a little worried. Kara assured me that she would get what I wanted and on the wedding day my bouquet arrived and looked beautiful.
Cake & Toast: 9 We special ordered the cake and it turned out exactly how pictured.
Site: 10+ The Cove was absolutely stunning! We were lucky (in) that there were very few other people around that morning. 
Other: On-Site Coordinator 10 Diana did a very nice job of ensuring everything went smoothly.

Like many others I worried a bit since we did all of the planning via email & phone. Our intent was to have a small & intimate yet elegant ceremony and that is absolutely what we had! Our day turned out absolutely fabulous, Gordon, Tino & Diana were all so enjoyable to work with. Tino's services were absolutely outstanding, you can tell that he really loves what he does, all of our guests raved about him. Gordon was very pleasant, he did not make us rush through anything and had great suggestions for pictures. The Cove is a wonderful spot for photos, you have a mix of the blue water, volcanic rock, greenery and palm trees. One suggestion I have for others is to make sure someone brings a list of the must-have pictures, we didn't have a complete list with us and of course you don't remember anything that day. Nonetheless, our pictures turned out great! Gordon did a wonderful job of shooting everything we wanted! Thanks to all!

Carrie Miyake & Huy Phung
Newcastle, WA

Married March 23, 2005

 

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

Our wedding day was absolutely perfect. Gordon you are the best! Thank you!

Tim & Simina Harding
Gold Beach, OR

Married March 17, 2005

 

Everything for the ceremony was better than everyone expected! Thank you (Michelle) for all you hard work. Please thank Gordon again for me, we had a great time taking pictures!

 

Sara Kuntz & Jens Butenhoff
San Jose, CA

Married March 16, 2005

 

Coordinator: 10
Minister: 9
Videographer: 10!
Flowers: 10
Hair & Makeup: 10
Site: 10

We could not have dreamed of a better wedding. Kara (our coordinator) made everything so easy and stress-free. We e-mailed about flowers and stylists, and she helped me find just what I wanted - all the way from Atlanta. After we arrived in Maui, all we had to do was follow her maps and arrive on time wherever she told us to be. Tanya did a wonderful job with my hair and make-up. I felt like a princess. The Cove was stunning, and we could not be happier with the photos. Gordon and Jeff made us feel very comfortable, and it shows in our wedding album. Our ceremony was intimate and touching, and the vows were perfect -- exactly the promises we wanted to make to one another.

Caroline Placey & Jeff Humphreys
Atlanta, GA

Married March 15, 2005

 

Coordinator: 10 Maureen - always prompt response. Great to work with.
Minister: 10 Rev. Al Terry - a real gentleman.
Photographer: 10+ Gordon Nash - pictures turned out like postcards. All of them! ; 10 Jeff (assistant) - he is quiet but works great with Gordon.
Videographer: 10+ Harry - great DVD and excellent editing skill. We look like Hollywood stars. 
Flowers: 10+ Melissa - exactly what I’ve imaged and Iron bridal path exceeded my expectation.
Cake & Toast: 10 White cake with vanilla whip cream custard and a layer of Lilikoi filling. DELICIOUS!
Musician: 8 Jamie Lawrence - he was late but his voice is great
Hair & Makeup: 10+ Sue - she made me looked like a princess.
Site: 10 Makena Cove - beautiful
Other: 10 Diana (site coordinator) - Very professional.

The wedding was absolutely prefect, including the blessing from the sky. Paradise Dream Wedding delivered a dream wedding to us. Our experience on Maui was memorable and wonderful. Thank you so much for the fabulous services.

Jennifer and Kevin Lin
San Mateo, CA

Married March 12, 2005

 

Coordinator: 10+ Diana came through for us. She is the best!
Minister: 10+ Rev Terry is so kind and gentle. Everyone loved his voice, his speech, etc. We couldn't have picked anyone better.
Photographer: 10+ You did a great job despite the rain and limited space to work with. 
Videographer: 10+ We love our video! He captured our wedding perfectly, the editing & music mixing work is top notch. The best wedding video we've ever seen.
Flowers: 10 - Beautiful
Cake & Toast: - 10 - Beautiful cake.
Musician: Harpist came through…
Hair & Makeup: (Not happy with hair and makeup)

Gordon, your whole team came through for us. We wouldn't know what to do if Diana didn't keep everything and everyone together and on track. She had plan B before we even realized we needed a plan B.

Trami & Michael Cron
Santa Cruz, CA

Married March 11, 2005

 

Coordinator: 10
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10
Flowers: 10
Site: 10

Thanks! It was a very exciting day!

Andrew & Heather Zabel
Sartell, MN

Married February 28, 2005

 

Coordinator: 8
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10
Videographer: 8
Flowers: 10
Catering: 10
Cake & Toast: 8
Musician: 10
Limo: 10
Hair & Makeup: 6
Site: 10+

You have made our "Travel Channel" wedding a reality. Makena Beach was even more beautiful than any picture could even attempt to capture. It was everything we could have expected and more. Kimo was amazing, he helped us to relax and enjoy our special day. Words cannot possibly describe the pictures that Gordon took. They are simply awesome. The flowers were as beautiful as one could imagine. The after-ceremony private dinner was incredible, the perfect end to a perfect ceremony. The musician made the event perfect by including what happened to be our wedding song without him even knowing it, making our first dance as a married couple even more special. The limo made a very stressful day much more enjoyable as there was no additional worry about transportation to and from the ceremony.

Mr. & Mrs. Adam Gerald Tomeo
Orange, CA

Married February 23, 2005

 

Coordinator: 8
Minister: 10
Photographer: 9 
Hair & Makeup: I wish I had you do it instead of the hotel!
Site: 8

You guys were great! Even though it happened to be raining at the Cove, you took it all in stride and took us to another great beach. You made everything so easy…from the appointment for the license all the way to receiving the pictures so quickly after we got home. We loved Tino and his conch shell. The kids are still talking about how cool that was!

Craig & Kristine Lutz
Woodinville, WA

Married February 21, 2005

 

Coordinator: 9
Minister: 9
Photographer: 10+++
Videographer: 10+
Flowers: 10
Cake & Toast: 10
Musician: 10
Limo: 10
Site: 10

Thank you so much for making our wedding day so special! Gordon and his staff were very helpful with the planning and our wedding day was perfect! The pictures and video were amazing!

Corey & Jackie Ellingson
Forest Lake, MN

Married February 5, 2005

 

Coordinator: 10
Minister: 10++
Photographer: 10
Videographer: 10
Musician: 10++
Limo: 10
Site: 10

Just wonderful, thank you so much for making my day just perfect. I could not have asked for anything better, really!

Shannon & Wade Wilson
Aliso Viejo, CA

Married February 4, 2005

 

Coordinator: 10 Excellent! Thank you Kara for all your great work! Everything was perfect!
Minister: 10 Excellent. Heidi was exactly who we were looking for. She definitely blessed our union.
Photographer: 10 Excellent. Gordon Nash was highly recommended as being the best, and he certainly was! Thank you Gordon!
Videographer: 10 Excellent! The audio DVD was spectacular. Our whole family did not miss a moment. The family felt like they were there. The videographer did an outstanding job intermixing the music with the actual video footage.
Flowers: 10 The flowers were exactly how I wanted them. In fact they came out better than I expected. They were absolutely beautiful.
Cake & Toast: 10 great job! 
Musician: 10 the harp along with the music was breathtakingly amazing!
Limo: 10 He did an outstanding job. He was personable, yet respectable. 
Hair & Makeup: 10 She did the updo better than anyone back here in California! No one could compare! And no one could duplicate it! Many comments were made about my hair. It was perfect! 
Site: 10 we thank God that the weather broke the night before and we had a clear day! amazing site!

Everything was exceptional. We will have beautiful memories of Maui and our wedding ceremony for many years to come. Kara and Gordon were very quick to meet every one of our needs. We highly recommend their services to all who wish to be married in Maui. Our family was saddened that they were not there, but when we came back home they realized they did not miss anything except the flight! Thanks for all your outstanding work! You have an exceptional team!

Paul & Misty Martin
Crestline, CA

Married January 27, 2005

 

Coordinator: 10+
Minister: 10+
Photographer: 10+++++++++++++++
Videographer: 10+++++++++++++
Flowers: 10+
Musician: 10+
Limo: 10+
Hair & Makup: 10+
Site: 10+

I was a little unsure of a destination wedding but Maureen, our wedding coordinator, was great and very reassuring. The location was BEAUTIFUL. We couldn't have asked for a better place and the weather was great. We picked A Paradise Dream wedding because of Gordon and his wonderful photos. And when we got ours after the wedding we were so happy we chose you guys and the wedding in Maui. The pictures were incredible. Everyone keeps saying to us that they can't believe they are real and telling us they look like postcards. We let Maureen recommend our guitarist and minister. Again we are absolutely thrilled with Wilmont and Tino. They were both wonderful. And when we got our video back, it was so professionally done, we LOVED it. We can't wait to share it with our family. Our limo driver, Rob was great. The cake, my hair and my flowers all turned out great too. I can't say one negative thing about the experience. If we could go back and do it all over again we wouldn't change anything. Thank you so much for such a wonderful experience.

Michelle and Matthew Burlingame
Naperville, IL

Married January 22, 2005

 

We just wanted to say thank you and "Arigato" for helping to make our special day a real "Dream Wedding" experience. Thanks to everyone at the office, and especially to Gordon and Hide for taking such wonderful photos and video. You guys are great! We look forward to saying hello and thanking you in person the next time we're in Maui. With love and gratitude. Keep in touch!

Jon and Miki Nahm
Los Angeles, CA

Married January 20, 2005

 

Coordinator: 10
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10
Videographer: 9.5
Flowers: 10+
Catering: N/A
Site: 10

Our wedding was probably the most wonderful and special day of our lives. Everything was perfect. Despite a "little" rain. Gordon was patient and very professional. I felt very relaxed with him. Our pictures are gorgeous. Friends and family are in awe with each special moment that was captured with Gordon's camera. I was extremely pleased with the video as well. The way that our music choices were incorporated into our DVD was perfect. I was very pleased with every aspect of planning my wedding. The wedding consultants that I spoke with throughout the process were always extremely helpful and supportive of the choices that I made. I am so very happy with every decision from my flowers, the lei ceremony, my choice of minister, we absolutely loved Tino, to the choice of filming our special day and placing it on DVD. Thank you to everyone involved in our wedding. We have already referred you to friends who were married by you last week and will be happy to refer you to friends in the future.

Crystal and Patrick Smith
Germantown, MD

Married January 20, 2005

 

Coordinator: 9
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10+
Videographer: 9
Flowers: 10
Cake & Toast: 10
Musician: 10
Hair & Makup: 10+
Site: 9

Everything went so smoothly. When you plan a wedding like this, you are forced to put a large amount of trust in someone you've never met, and your company really came through for us. I would / will highly recommend you to anyone considering a Maui wedding! Thank you for making our day so perfect!

John & Michelle Keesee
Pylesville, MD

Married January 15, 2005

 

Coordinator: 10
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10
Videographer: 10
Flowers: 10
Limo: 10
Hair & Makup: 10
Site: 10

Kara, our consultant, was wonderful and patient in answering all of our questions, following up on our requests and ensuring that everything was exactly the way we wanted it. Sue was great and did an amazing job on my hair. Gordon was very easy to work with and did a fabulous job capturing our wedding day so beautifully on film. The location, Makena Cove, was breathtaking and it definitely shows in our photos. (Our videographer)…did an excellent job filming and editing our DVD. Pastor Kimo was so kind and friendly -- he really made us feel special and relaxed so we could enjoy the moment. We had an absolutely fabulous time getting married in Hawaii thanks to all the planning and expertise of A Paradise Dream Wedding! We highly recommend A Paradise Dream Wedding. (Aloha Kara! I've been so busy with work, etc. and I keep meaning to send you and Gordon a thank you note for everything. Jack and I had such a wonderful time getting married in Hawaii and we appreciated everything you did for us to make it so easy. We love all the photos and are very pleased with how the DVD came out. Thank you so much for all your assistance in making our day so special and to Gordon for capturing it so beautifully on film. I don't recall our video person's name, but he did an excellent job editing the video. We are hosting a reception for family and friends next Saturday and we can't wait to share the photos and DVD with everyone!-MH)

Marilyn and Jack Hunter
Alexandria, VA

Married January 14, 2005

 

Many thanks for the exceptional work that you did on our wedding photographs. We are so pleased with the photos… they are absolutely beautiful. It was truly a pleasure to work with A Paradise Dream Wedding. You definitely helped our “Dream Wedding” became reality. Warmest regards.

Richard and Heather Quiroz
Roseville, CA

Married January 5, 2005

 

Coordinator: 8
Minister: 10 (Loved him)
Photographer: 7 at first then a 10 later!
Videographer: 10 (Very friendly, family loved him)
Flowers: 10 (perfect color)
Hair & Makup: 10
Site: 10 BEAUTIFUL

The wedding was everything that I was hoping it would be plus more! I was amazed by how organized everything was. I was worried while on mainland since I couldn't see anything personally. Once the big day came, I knew early on that I had nothing to worry about. You just told me where to be and when! I loved it. Absolutely no worries. My husband and I were also VERY excited that we got to keep our negatives and we also have a photo CD. The video was also EXCELLENT. Thank you so much for making my wedding daydream come true!

Cyndi and Jared Steinke
Saint Clair, MN