Maui Wedding Reviews, Love Letters (Testimonials)

July 24, 2013

2006 ›


2006 (4) Testimonials

Married April 30, 2006

 

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

Stephen and Alicja Davis
Phoenix, AZ
 
 
 

Married April 25, 2006

 

Coordinator: 2-Maureen Reggie (May 2005-March 2006) and 7-Our Coordinator Wong (March-May 2006)
Minister: 10 Father William Kunisch at the Maria Lanakila Church
Photographer: 10+++ Gordon Nash & assistant

Videographer: 10+++ Hide Yoshikawa
Musician: 10+++ Wilmont Kahaialii Jr
Hair & Makeup: 10+++ Regina
Site: 10+++ Maria Lanakila Church 
Other: Manicure & Pedicure 10 Mimi

Clint and Jo-Anne Knapczyk
Edmonton, Canada
 
 
 

Married April 22, 2006

 

Photographer:  10  

We loved Gordon and his family.

Hilary & Greg Batista
Palo Alto, CA

 
 
 

Married April 21, 2006

 

Thank you so much for your photography services! Our wedding pictures were absolutely breathtaking, and postcard-perfect. In fact, all of our friends and family raved about the colors, artistry and quality of each picture. They truly captured the beauty and essence of Maui, as well as the spirit of the wedding ceremony. Please pass along my compliments to Eric Dahl!

Siu and Tony Quach
New York, NY
 
 
 

Married April 21, 2006

 

Coordinator: 10
Minister: 10
Photographer: 11+
Videographer: 10+
Flowers: 10
Hair & Makeup: 10
Site: 10+

You and your team were absolutely terrific! We can't thank you enough. Everybody at Paradise Dream Wedding was extraordinarily helpful and professional. From the pre-wedding planning to the constant communication once we landed on the island through the magnificent ceremony with Pia and photography session with Gordon as well as videography with Cesar, well, we just can't thank you enough. We are both so grateful! Also, thanks for the super fast turnaround on the wedding pictures and album as well as the thrilling wedding video.

Glenn & Melissa Hogle
San Diego, CA

 
 
 

Married April 15, 2006

 

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

All the best to Gordon, Michelle, Vance, Kimo and Shelly!


Roanna Clark Aalto & Alex Aalto
Vancouver BC Canada

 
 
 

Married April 10, 2006

 

Coordinator: 10
Minister: 10 - We had Kimo and he was perfect for us! Vows were excellent!
Photographer: 10 - Absolutely loved the pics, they were amazing, and he made us feel completely comfortable.
Flowers: 10 - Perfect
Limo: 10
Hair & Makeup: 10 
Site: 10 - Makena Cove was like a dream. We're naming our baby girl after it.

I'm so glad I found you guys. We knew that we wanted our wedding pictures to have a tropical look. We were looking online at different locations, that's when I found your website. I fell in love with the look of Makena Cove right off the bat, and Gordon's photography was the cherry on top. Not to mention that your website was by far the best I had been to. I felt great about having you organize our wedding. Not once did I worry or stress about anything. That made it much more fun and enjoyable for the both of us. I just knew everything was taken care of and that it would all be perfect...and it was. Thank you for the wonderful experience and memories. And thank you, Gordon, for the beautiful pictures. I had one of our sunset pictures made into a huge canvas. I will recommend you and only you to anyone traveling to Maui for a wedding.

Troy and Andria Pearce
Ramona, California

 
 
 

Married April 8, 2006

 

Our wedding day could not have been more perfect. Makena Cove was absolutely amazing and Gordon and his staff did a wonderful job of coordinating our dream wedding in paradise!

Nick and Jaana Cosper
Flagstaff, AZ
 
 
 

Married April 8, 2006

 

Coordinator: Michelle - Beyond Phenomenal - Exceeded our expectations 10+++++
Photographer: Gordon Nash - Outstanding 10+++ 
Catering: 10+++++++++++ the filet mignon was wonderful!! 
DJ: DJ Dan - I couldn’t have asked for a better DJ - He did such a great job! 10++++
Site: The Olowalu Plantation was everything I wanted and more 10++++

I was extremely nervous about getting married in Maui since I didn’t know anyone out there. I bought a book called "How to plan a Hawaii Wedding" and your company was mentioned in the book. I called a couple of places but your company stood out to me the most. Once I started working with your company I knew I had made the right choice. The attention to detail and personal service is what won me over. I felt like a close friend was helping me plan our wedding. Michelle made sure that all my expectations became a reality on my special day. I will forever be grateful to the great service you provided and the wonderful memories that will be with me for a lifetime.

Winfield and Leticia Chan
San Diego, CA

 
 
 

Married April 6, 2006

 

My mom and dad and I still talk about how wonderful my wedding was in Maui. How many plus signs can I add to the number 10? I would need to add too many for this testimonial to hold. But, I would rate all categories as a 10+++.I highly recommend A Paradise Dream Wedding for anyone getting married in Maui. They have a fantastic company with first class service and they work with the best vendors. Everything was absolutely beautiful. Like I already said, there is no other place in this world I would have rather have gotten married. Since Kara left the company approximately 1 month before my wedding, I was able to work with two excellent wedding coordinators (Kara and Diana). Both of them are so detailed oriented and they went out of their way to help my parents and me. Throughout the whole year of planning, I had a great experience with my wedding coordinators. I LOVE my wedding pictures. They are absolutely beautiful. Many people have said that they look like they come from a magazine. My hair and make-up stylist, Shelly Hoffman did a fantastic job on my hair and make-up. She even touched up my mom's eye make-up for her. My bouquet was GORGEOUS. I could not have asked for a prettier bouquet. My cake was beautiful as well. Tino did a great job with my ceremony, and Wilmont is a very good guitar singer. Much to my surprise, I have watched my video more than 1 time. I love how the videographer choreographed my picture sessions to music. It is fun to watch and I am very glad that we bought it. The weather was perfect and so was my wedding. Everyday, I think about how beautiful my wedding day was and how there is no other place on this earth I would have rather had my wedding. A Paradise Dream Wedding is a fantastic company with first class service. They even went out of their way to help me after my wedding day by transferring my pictures to a CD since I was unable to view the DVD at home. I highly recommend this company for anyone getting married in Maui.

Troy and Florence Mills
Louisville, KY
 
 
 

Married April 5, 2006

 

Coordinator: 8
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10
Flowers: 10
Hair & Makeup: 10
Site: 10
Other: Overall: 10

We had a very pleasant and wonderful experience through Paradise Dream Weddings. The only fault I can find was when the wedding coordinators were switched midway through our planning. This resulted in a mix up with our appointment with the Marriage License people and finding another appointment at such short notice got me a little frazzled. Other than that everything was perfect and exactly what we wanted.

Brad and Stephanie Tucker
Los Angeles, CA

 
 
 

Married April 5, 2006

 

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

Chris & Jennifer Bain
St. George, UT.
 
 
 

Married April 2, 2006

 

Coordinator: 10
Minister: 20
Photographer: 9
Videographer: 15
Flowers: 20
Hair & Makeup: 10
Site: 20

Perfect day! It could not have been any better! Thank you for making our dream wedding come true!!

Dave & Meredith Eaton
Sparks, NV

 
 
 

Married April 1, 2006

 

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

Our wedding day was more perfect than I could have imagined!! Everyone made everything come together so perfectly and I would suggest using Paradise Dream Weddings to anyone. Our photographer, Gordon Nash, takes the most breath taking photos you have ever seen. They look just like ones in a magazine, just beautiful! Makena Cove was beautiful and the perfect spot to get married! Thank you all for all the hard work and coordination! Ya'll Rock!

Scott & Heather Langdon
Lakeland, TN

 
 
 

Married March 21, 2006

 

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

Everything went perfectly, from the location to the minister, hairdresser and photographer-even the sun cooperated! The entire team was very professional and truly a pleasure to work with. We have already recommended Gordon's services to a few friends that are thinking of getting married in Hawaii.

Dewayne and Tammy Moats
Tacoma, WA

 
 
 

Married March 20, 2006

 

Dwain & I want to thank you, Diana, for doing such a fine job officiating at our wedding. You were so warm and gracious. The ceremony was beautiful. We could not have been happier. We have some friends wh are considering getting married in Maui and will definitely recommend you.


Kristen & Dwain Clifford
Portland, OR
 
 
 

Married March 20, 2006

 

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

Our wedding turned out to be far better than I ever thought possible! I tell everyone about how perfect our day was. Our pictures were unbelievable! I've actually had people ask me if they were real. Every detail went smooth and on time. Thank you so much!

Kai Baker and Krista Baker (Holmly)
Federal Way, WA

 
 
 

Married March 18, 2006

 

Minister: 10
Photographer: 7
Flowers: 10
Site: 8

Abby and Rob Pelphrey
Lexington, KY
 
 
 

Married March 17, 2006

 

Coordinator: 10
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10 the pictures were beautiful!!!
Site: Makena was wonderful! 10

It was the most wonderful experience! Having our wedding in Maui was so stress free. We spent an entire week exploring the amazing restaurants, beaches, and wildlife of Maui. The finale to our unforgettable week was our sunset Makena Cove beach wedding. Kimo was so warm and friendly. He made us feel as though we were old family friends. And our photographer Eric was fantastic. Our pictures were amazing. Our family and friends were overwhelmed by the beauty of the Cove and how wonderful we looked in our pictures. Eric has a gift for capturing people at their best. Eric also spotted a beautiful sea turtle for us as we were walking along the beach. I would recommend Paradise Dream Weddings to everyone! I promise you will not be disappointed by the quality and great service you will receive from A Paradise Dream Wedding.

Nicole and Ysidro De La O
El Paso TX

 
 
 

Married March 16, 2006

 

Coordinator: 10
Minister: 10+ ... Pastor Kimo was wonderful!!!
Photographer: 10+ ... Gordon & Hide are the BEST!!!
Videographer: 10+
Flowers: 10+ ... You made a bouquet for me & it turned out better than the picture!
Hair & Makeup: 10 ... Sue did a fantastic job!
Site: 10+ ... South Maluaka is a very beautiful & romantic beach with many areas to get married!

Planning a destination wedding is difficult and, like every bride, I worried about every little detail, but A Paradise Dream Wedding made the planning process easier and less stressful. Our wedding coordinator, Kara, kept us well informed about our plans and was very easy to get in touch with for any questions we had. She and the rest of the staff are very professional, efficient, and pleasant to work with. As for Gordon and his crew, they are simply the best in the business. Gordon captured every moment of our wedding and went above and beyond to ensure each picture was perfect. And as for Pastor Kimo, his dedication and passionate Hawaiian traditional ways made our wedding much more memorable. Thank you A Paradise Dream Wedding for everything you have done for us and for making our wedding a dream come true!!!

Jeff and Jocelyn Heiney
Grayslake, IL

 
 
 

Married March 13, 2006

 

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

Richard and Stacy Rader
Fayetteville NC
 
 
 

Married March 9. 2006

 

Coordinator: 10
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10+
Flowers: 10
Hair & Makeup: 9
Site: Makena (Big) Beach 9 (Wasn't totally private -- but we knew that ahead of time)

Overall, we could not have been more pleased. Everything was perfect and we love our pictures!!! Everyone we've sent them too has been very impressed and wondered how we found such a great photographer!! Thanks again for everything!!!

Matthew and Barbara (Hall) Comlish
Roswell, GA

 
 
 

Married March 5, 2006

 

Coordinator: 10
Minister: 10 - Kimo was absolutely perfect for us! 
Photographer: 10 - Eric's a great photographer
Flowers: 10
Site: 10 - we couldn't ask for a better place than Makena
Other: Diana George was wonderful to help us on our day, since we knew Michelle couldn't be there. Thank you, Diana!

We knew we had found the place for our wedding when we saw Eric's online gallery. The Makena Cove is a natural wonder of beauty, and we couldn't think of a better place. Kimo was the best minister we have ever witnessed perform a ceremony - personable, bright, sincere and eloquent. Michelle was also excellent in her communication with us, and the flowers we ordered were exactly what we wanted as well. It was so wonderful to have it all taken care of before we left - what fun to get married stress free!! We've been showing everyone our photo album and our friends who got married the traditional way back home told us they wished they had done it the way we did! Our memories of Maui and our wedding are awesome - Kimo said we have to come back for our anniversary every year and I hope we can do so!! Mahalo!

Erin & Jeramy LeMieux
Milwaukee, WI

 
 
 

Married Feb. 24, 2006

 

Coordinator: 10
Photographer: 10
Videographer: 10
Flowers: 10
Musician: 10
Site: 10

We can't say enough to everyone; we talk to about how incredible our experience was working with your organization. It made our wedding day a true dream! Working with A Paradise Dream Wedding to plan our wedding made the process so seamless and stress free. We were blown away by everything on our wedding day and we truly had our dream Hawaiian wedding. It was everything we imagined and more!

Tim and Michelle Hughes
San Jose, CA

 
 
 

Married Feb. 11, 2006

 

Coordinator: 12
Minister: 12
Photographer: 12
Videographer: 15
Flowers: 12
Catering: 12
Cake & Toast: 12
Musician: 15
Limo: 15
Hair & Makeup: 12
Site: 20

This was magical!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tom and Thelma Thomasson
Clearwater, FL

 
 
 

Married Jan. 22, 2006

 

Coordinator: 10+
Minister: 10+++++
Photographer: 10 ++++
Cake & Toast: 8 
Site: 10
Other: weather-10, mood-10

The wedding was FANTASTIC--best one ever for both of us! Everything a dream wedding should be. Everyone who has seen our photos is amazed at the quality and envious of the setting and experience. Rev. Kimo helped us pull off a surprise for the groom's mother (thanks to a last minute tip from the planner) and the photographer caught her triple-take.

Betsy Riley and Ken Spoon
Knoxville TN

 
 
 

Married Jan. 15, 2006

 

Coordinator: 10
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10
Videographer: 10
Site: 10
Other: Organization, compassion, talent: 10

Everything about our wedding was everything we had dreamed of. Michelle was so helpful and wonderful in coordinating our wedding and taking the video. We felt so comfortable working with Eric. He has such an incredible charm and is so talented at what he does. Our pictures were incredible!! We are so glad that we moved our wedding to the next day so that we could have Kimo marry us. He was great! We felt so at ease, he was not only kind but also brought some humor into the ceremony making us feel so at home considering that our family and friends were not there to share the day. Thank you for sending this survey. I have been wanting to send a thank you for a while now. Please pass along our thanks to everyone who made our wedding a dream come true.

Heidi and Steve Lawrence
Mandeville, LA

 
 
 

Married Jan. 12, 2006

 

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

July 24, 2013

2006 ›


2006 (3) Testimonials

Married May 31, 2006

 

Coordinator: 8
Minister: 10
Photographer: 9
Flowers: 8
Cake & Toast: 7
Musician: 10
Site: 9

Scott and Diane Monarch
Ft Lauderdale FL
 
 
 

Married May 27, 2006

 

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

Our wedding day was more beautiful than we could have ever imagined. The minister's sermon was meaningful and heartfelt and I loved the way he incorporated my son into the ceremony. It was intimate and even though there was no "rehearsal" everything ran smoothly. I would like to thank Michelle for all of her hard work.

Alistair and Danielle Dean
Los Angeles, CA and Brighton UK

 
 
 

Married May 26, 2006

 

Coordinator:  I was switched back and forth a few times between people, but overall, a 9-10 
Minister: 10 Rev Ken is the Best! He made us feel right at home. You just want to give the guy a big hug!
Photographer: 10 
Flowers: 9 
Cake & Toast: 10 
Musician: 9 
Site: 10 

Overall, I am very happy I chose A Paradise Dream Wedding for my special day. The aspect that they arrange all your services for you (and all you have to do is show up and look beautiful) is really a wonderful service they provide. I will recommend that brides get their hair done on their day, as it helps relieves you from a bit of a hassle!  Other things, well, the site was gorgeous (Makena Cove), though the sun wasn't shining super brightly. Gordon and his crew made the best of it. I grin broadly when I see it focused in travel magazines; very proud to have gotten married there. I was a little let down with my picture DVD when I received it, as it did not contain all of my shots (a mistake which they quickly corrected when I alerted them to it). Just make sure you request that it's sent in a padded envelope if you live on the east coast. (It's a long trip for a paper sleeve to make!)  
So, great job, I highly recommend them, just try to make the best of your time on Maui, and try not to stress! Oh, and check out Little Beach to relax, as a newly married couple, you'll love the seclusion.

Tegan and Tony Bellitta 
Philadelphia, PA

 
 
 

Married May 25, 2006

 

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

Thank you for making our wedding day better than we could have ever imagined! Maui is so blessed with such great weather. Minister Ken was the hit of the ceremony and was just awesome. Paradise Dream wedding made our planning stress-free!

Tara and Duncan MacCannell
Calgary, Canada

 
 
 

Married May 24, 2006

 

Coordinator: 10
Photographer: 10
Videographer: 10
Flowers: 10
Cake & Toast: 10
Musician: 10
Site: 10
Other: Hula Dancer-10; On-site coordinator-10

We had a stress free wedding including planning. Everyone was very polite. A Paradise Dream Wedding truly made our day a dream come true. Words cannot express the appreciation Tim & I have towards everyone. We were very lucky to find your company. I cannot express it enough, everthing was EXCELLENT!!!

Kyloni and Timothy Williams
Shreveport, LA

 
 
 

Married May 24, 2006

 

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

Joy and Joe Nelesen
Chapel Hill, NC
 
 
 

Married May 23, 2006

 

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

Gord and I had an absolutely wonderful wedding day. Diana was great keeping us all together at the Cove, and Eric did an absolutely fabulous portfolio of wedding memories for us. A truly magical experience in Paradise.

Kim and Gord Peters
Alberta, Canada

 
 
 

Married May 19, 2006

 

Coordinator: Yumi - 10
Minister: Kenneth - 10!!!
Photographer: 10
Flowers: 10!!! (beautiful flowers, Della was very helpful too!)
Musician: Wilmont - 10, harpist - 8 (too hard to hear with wind)

Ray and Rachel Grosveld
Manila, CA
 
 
 

Married May 18, 2006

 

Minister: 10
Photographer: 8:
Flowers: 10
Site: 10

Stacie & Jason Swanberg
Encinitas, CA
 
 
 

Married May 18, 2006

 

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

Thanks for making our wedding day so memorable!  We can’t wait to come back renew our vows someday! 

Victor and Michelle Cruz
Sheboygan Falls, WI

 
 
 

Married May 16, 2006

 

Coordinator: 10
Minister: 10+
Photographer: 10+
Videographer: 10+
Catering: 10+
Musician: 10
Hair & Makeup: 10
Site: 10
Other: 10

Since we had never been to Maui before, we had no idea what to expect.  After doing some research on the internet for wedding planners, we came across Gordon Nash and A Paradise Dream Wedding.  From the very first telephone conversation, everyone was very pleasant to deal with and very accommodating as well.  Our wedding planner, Our Coordinator, took over half way through and was so wonderful to us.  Our wedding day turned out to be everything we had dreamed of and MORE!!  The Minister was amazing and made us feel very at ease in front of nearly 50 wedding guests.  The catering and bartending staff was absolutely fantastic and so friendly.  The photographers and videographer were also wonderful and it did not feel like they were even there taking pictures and filming!  All the guests were impressed with the food and the entertainment (guitarist and hula dancers).  This whole experience was stress-free and it turned out to be a beautiful day.  Thank you so much to Our Coordinator, Gordon and everyone else that was involved.

Curtis and Andrea Radley
Victoria, BC, Canada

 
 
 

Married May 15, 2006

 

Everything gets a 10+++.
We loved how easy everything was, Randy and I had originally planned on getting married in Mexico, but we were having so much trouble communicating with anyone there.  When I changed my mind to get married in Hawaii, Randy and I called you guys upon a recommendation from Sandy Nakanishi. I was relieved after the first phone conversation with Maureen who began as our wedding coordinator.  Everything was planned and taken care of within 2 weeks.  We highly recommend your services to anyone planning to get married, because it was just so easy and pleasant the whole way through.  Gordon Nash has taken phenomenal shots of us; most of our friends and family think it’s a fake background because it's so perfect and beautiful!  I made and excellent scrap book with many of his pictures.  Our reverend, I can't even begin to spell his name, I just know he is Israel's third cousin, sang a beautiful rendition of Over the Rainbow and made the ceremony so incredible for us.  We will remember this event for the rest of our lives and we would have not have done it without the sophisticated, talented fantastic staff of Gordon Nash.  Thank you so very much!

Suzie and Randy Koch
Wauconda, IL
 
 
 

Married May 13, 2006

 

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

When people ask what it was like to get married in Maui, our response is a resounding "INCREDIBLE"!! Everything was simply perfect. Obviously Maui lends itself to an ideal destination wedding site simply because...well, it's Maui!! However, the rest of our incredible experience is due to Gordon, his staff, an INCREDIBLE officiant (Rev. Al Terry), a gifted florist and cellist, and all others who had a part in helping to make our dream a reality. We never imagined planning a wedding thousands of miles away could be so simple...but it was! Gordon's pictures are phenomenal, the video has been a hit with family and friends, and because of all of those involved in our special day, we have wonderful memories that will last a lifetime! Thank you A Paradise Dream Wedding!

Jeff and Piper Cole
Heath, TX

 
 
 

Married May 11, 2006

 

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

We had an idea of what our wedding day might entail but when it happened it exceeded all of our expectations. “Island Time” is a concept A Paradise Dream Wedding does not adhere to. They were organized, courteous and professional. After spending five minutes talking to Gordon Nash I had 100% confidence in their abilities. Our friends and family are blown away by the quality of the photos and video. I don’t like to put a monetary value on such a meaningful day but I know we could have not gotten the same outcome anywhere else for the same price. A Paradise Dream Wedding truly personifies excellence in their field.

Sarah and Brad Molnar
Alberta, Canada

 
 
 

Married May 10, 2006

 

Minister: 10
Photographer: 10
Hair & Makeup: 10

My Husband and I live in Vancouver, Canada, and we invited guests from Canada and Australia to come to our wedding in Maui.  We both had never been to Maui and had no idea what to expect…every time I had a question, the girls at A Paradise Dream Wedding were there to help.  They gave me lots of advice and suggestions and were very knowledgeable. But the real reason why I choose Paradise Dream Wedding was because I fell in love with Gordon Nash's photography.  The first thing I booked when I was organizing our wedding was Gordon and wow was he great.  Gordon and his assistant were on time; he was accommodating and extremely professional.  We received our proof album in the 2 weeks as promised and since receiving the album and perusing the gorgeous photos, and it is evident why I chose Gordon as our photographer.  Gordon, thank you for capturing every wonderful moment on our special day. Rev Diana was sincere and genuine and our guests commented saying that the ceremony was perfect and the celebrant was very kind and professional.  The most important thing, she made us both feel relaxed throughout the ceremony. My Mum, and my three bridesmaids and I had our hair and make-up done in our condo and WOW we all looked beautiful.  The make-up artist and hairdresser were friendly, professional and fun. Our wedding day was absolutely amazing. There were no nerves, just excitement.  There were no hiccups; just perfection and I didn't want the day to end.  I would even do it all over again.  It was certainly the most special and wonderful day of our lives. 

Katrina and Jason GIBBONS
Vancouver, BC CANAD

 
 
 

Married May 9, 2006

 

Mike and I wanted to express our sincerest thank you for contributing your extraordinary talent in our wedding as our photographer on May 9th. After coming back home from the honeymoon, it was so wonderful to have a DVD arrive that captured every moment of the most beautiful day of my life. It’s so nice to relive each moment as well as share those moments with loved ones who could not be there. You made it so easy for us to just have fun and to be natural. Our love and happiness for each other shows in each picture. I will highly recommend your services to any future Hawaii destination brides that I know! We look fabulous!!

Katy and Mike Bandish
Dallas, TX
 
 
 

Married May 9, 2006

 

We just wanted to give you and everyone involved in planning our wedding an enormous THANK YOU!!!. The wedding was just unbelievable and the pictures are breathtaking. The bouquet was everything I had hoped for. Each and every part of the wedding was perfect. Pastor Kimo is so amazing at what he does. We felt a connection with him right away, he put both of us at ease. Gordon and the other photographer, and the videographer captured our special day so beautifully and professionally we couldn't have asked for more. We are so happy with eveything, we wouldn't have changed anything. Lastly, Thank you Our Coordinator for being so knowledgeable, caring, and professional at what you do. You really put me at ease and made the day virtually stress-free, and for reminding me that I'm marrying my best friend, and that's all that matters. Please tell Keiko Thank You for bringing the album to us; it was a pleasure meeting her. I will tell everyone who's thinking about marrying in Hawaii about you guys! THANK YOU,

Dan and Tina Greenbank
San Diego, CA
 
 
 

Married May 8, 2006

 

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

We definitely had the best experience. Paradise dream wedding made planning a wedding stress free. Everyone was nice and we all had a good time.  Jayanne (coordinator) did a great job handling everything and picking our minister-Rev. Vance Rosette, who performed an excellent ceremony for us. The photos and Gordon Nash.... what can I say, it is evident if you have looked at his portfolio and read the testimonial. Gordon Nash is truly a wonderful person and he was so nice in making all our requests possible and let's not forget Hide Yoshikawa- who also did a wonderful job. The videography was great it captured every moment- definitely a must get in your wedding package. My bouquet was absolutely beautiful and smelled like a garden. Hair and makeup a plus, Shelly did a great job. Let's just say, if I would have to do it all over again I would not change a thing. Thank you to all the staff at A Paradise dream wedding- you all have made me and my husband very happy. 

Glenn and Jocelyn Ylaya
Olney, MD

 
 
 

Married May 7, 2006

 

I just wanted to say thank you so much (Jayanne & Michelle) for everything you both did. Our wedding was perfect!!! All our guests had a wonderful time and were impressed with 
everything. Everyone LOVED the food as well. We owe much of it to both of you so again thank you, thank you, thank you. We got Eric's photos, which are amazing!

Hallie and Jeff White
San Anselmo, CA
 
 
 

Married May 7, 2006

 

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

We thought everything was wonderful!

Jennifer and Matthew Conklin
Austin, TX

 
 
 

Married May 6, 2006

 

Coordinator: Michelle 10+
Minister: Tino 10+
Photographer: Gordon 10+
Videographer: Not sure of his name 10
Flowers: Absolutely stunning 10+
Musician: Perfect 10
Limo: Driver was great, vehicle (Rolls) was wonderful 10
Hair & Makeup: She did a great job.  The bride was stunning 10+
Site: Makena Cove 10+
Other: Company and Customer Service, 10

We reserved and planned our wedding over a year in advance.  We researched several planners and companies before choosing A Paradise Dream Wedding.  Their marketing materials, customer service, photography and buying experience far surpassed the competition.  As our special day drew close and we became more nervous and wanted everything to be just perfect, Michelle was right there to coordinate, make those last minute changes and see to all the details to ensure that our event went off smoothly as planned.  It was the perfect paradise wedding that every girl has dreamed of and Dora truly was a princess for the day.  We've looked at our pictures at least 50 times since we've been home and have shared them with everyone we come across.  We call it the adult version of "show and tell".  We want to thank A Paradise Dream Wedding, Michelle, Rev. Tino, Gordon, and all the vendors involved in our wedding for making our special day better than we could have ever dreamed or hoped that it could have been.

Larry and Dora Steed
Holiday, Florida

 
 
 

Married May 5, 2006

 

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

Thank you so much for making ourwedding day one of the best days of our lives!  What a great way to start out lives together!  Even though Mother Nature stepped in your staff was very professional, kind and courteous to us and we all made the ceremony work!!!  The pictures turned out beautifully just as we expected, we love Eric's work: in fact that is what inspired us to use your company in the first place.  Once we saw his former work on the internet we new we wanted to use your company.  The ceremony performed by Rev. Diana was beautiful and her explanations for the ceremony were awesome!  She was so inspirational in the beginning when we were making our wedding plans.  She is great person and your company is fortunate to have such a wonderful person, we were so comfortable with her.  We had such a great time with Eric and Diana, they both made it a wonderful experience, one we will never forget!!!  Iao Valley was beautiful and with the rain we saw the forming of a new waterfall; it's just beautiful and so peaceful out there.  We couldn't have picked a nicer place, it was all that we were looking for and more!  We both appreciate all the work behind the scenes as well, all went pretty smooth and our specially made leis were beautiful.  Thanks Michelle.  We will definitely recommend your company to anyone we know that would like to get Maui'd!!!  Thanks again for your kindness and making our wedding day so SPECIAL!

Jason and Alpa (Keily) Evans
Woodstock, GA

 
 
 

Married May 3, 2006

 

Coordinator: 10+++  "Our Coordinator is awesome!"
Minister: 10+++ He is so heartfelt, I thought he was family!
Photographer: 10+++ Eric was very approachable and professional!
Flowers: Flowers were beautiful, but a bit wilting!
Site: 10+++ something out of a movie set!
Other: Overall cost was very well worth every penny!

Carol: Joe and I had the most memorable time for our special wedding day. Not only was the location perfect, but the two people who were with us, the minister and the photographer made it fun. They understood how special the moment was and participated with our joy and special day. They are an asset to your business and essential for the loyalty to your business. I would highly recommend Gordon Nash. Mahalo to your entire staff. Joe: Let me first start off by thanking everyone for your awesome services!   My only regret is that I should have bought a bigger photo package to have more stunning pictures! We decided to have a wedding in Maui on short notice...  Originally we were gonna have a huge event somewhere local in San Diego, like a winery or something!  While we were itchin’ to get away for a vacation though, I got the idea to look into something more private.  Our families are just so big, and we had attended 4 or 5 weddings earlier this year already!  So we figured let's cut all the headaches and stress.  After researching most of the island wedding companies, I found A Paradise Dream Wedding!  I am very particular about the photography, as these will be the images you bring home to share with friends and family!  Your wedding photos will be a reminder of this special day forever...  You should definitely take a moment to review the photographer’s portfolio, and references.  This is the number one reason I chose A Paradise Dream Wedding.  These guys make the most of the natural lighting for very vibrant photos. They use nothing but state of the art equipment and provide you with the negatives to keep on disc!   As for the rest of the details, my wedding coordinator took care of everything.  From wedding location to flowers, they handled all of it.  Very professional group of people that go out of there way to make your special day, perfect!

Joe and Carrol Gutierrez 
San Diego, CA

 
 
 

Married May 2, 2006

 

Coordinator: 10
Minister: 10- Tino was the best!
Photographer: 10- Gordon was amazing!
Videographer: 10
Flowers: 10 - I loved the bouquet! 
Catering: 10
Cake & Toast: 10
Musician: 10
Hair & Makeup: 10- she did exactly what I wanted
Site: 10

I meant to write and tell all of you that you guys were so awesome in everything you did. From the pictures (Gordon was amazing) to the cake, hair, harp and everything in between. I don’t think I can put it into words how happy I am that you handled my special day as if it were your own.  You made me feel like a queen. If there is such a thing a perfect day, that was it. I will never forget how great all of you were. If I had it to do over, I wouldn't change a thing!  Thank you soooo much! Our wedding day is a day that we will cherish Forever.

Scott and Lisa Atherton
Portland, Or

 
 
 

Married May 2, 2006

 

Coordinator:   10
Minister:      10 awesome!!
Photographer:  10 beautiful!
Videographer:  10 out of this world!!
Flowers:       10 
Cake & Toast:  10 the cake was the BEST we EVER tasted!!!!
Musician:      10 sentimental
Site:          11 one of a kind!!!!!!!!

“A Paradise Dream Wedding” is exactly what George and I experienced.  We started out with the vision of having our wedding on a beach and your company took it beyond our expectations.  We thought planning our wedding thousands of miles away would be a difficult task to accomplish.  However, with the professionalism of your staff from answering those ridiculous questions to ironing out a last minute detail the day of the wedding, made that distance feel like a stone's throw away!  We cannot thank everyone who played a part in one of the most incredible days of our lives.  Our Coordinator, our coordinator, was extremely helpful, sensitive, real, honest, prompt with getting back to us even with a six hour time difference, and also making it her concern our son was an important part of our special day.  On the actual wedding day, the Cove was absolutely breath taking.  We never anticipated the beach we dreamed of getting married on could be that magnificent.  Chris, our on-site coordinator, was very attentive, paying attention to those details, and reminding us to breathe!  Listening to Cambria, our violinist, play was exquisite.  The soothing melodies she played helped get those nervous butterflies out and dance to what George and I are all about – LOVE!  We truly have a special place in our hearts for Kimo, our minister, for expressing his compassion and love of life through our ceremony.  The Hawaiian wedding celebration truly does know how to “go all the way!”  Hide, our videographer, was brilliant.  It was difficult, knowing our family could not be there with us, but he gave life to our wedding so each and every moment we can cherish and share with our family forever.  Okay, we’ll admit, we watched our video everyday for weeks because it just blew us away, even down to our candid actions that fit perfectly to the beat of the song!  Hide’s vision captured more than we anticipated making our video simply amazing.  Lastly Gordon, what you have done with our photographs is absolutely beautiful and will be treasured beyond our lifetime!  We cannot thank you enough for the time you took.  When we initially looked into a photographer, we thought your photographs were natural and unique and that is exactly what you delivered.  When we saw the pictures, WOW, our wedding was remarkably a paradise dream come true!  MAHALO!!!

George and Marla Barrett
Thorofare, NJ

 
 
 

Married May 1, 2006

 

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

Makena Cove was the perfect place! The photos don't even look real they were so beautiful. Two couples that we know had destination weddings such as ours and were floored when they saw our photos. They also had professional photographers at their weddings but the difference was night and day. We were so lucky to have had Gordon, especially after we saw our friends’ photos. It's a once in a lifetime experience and we have these amazing photos to remember what a truly wonderful day it was, the day we were married. The photos still take my breath away when I look at them; it takes me back the very moments we were there. A million thanks to Gordon and his staff for one of the best days of my life! 

John & Andie Martin
Charlotte, NC

July 24, 2013

2006 ›


2006 (2) Testimonials

Married August 22, 2006

 

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

Mahalo, Mahalo, Mahalo! You made our dream wedding come true! "A Paradise Dream Wedding" made the entire day so stress free that we were able to enjoy every minute of the entire experience, surrounded by our family and friends. Our coordinator, Our Coordinator, was efficient and prompt. Kimo, our officiant, was animated and full of energy while he performed a beautiful ceremony. We were also thrilled with our DVD and have watched it many times. Lastly, Gordon Nash took amazing photographs! They truly capture the magic and love of our special day.

Scott and Lisa Walters
British Columbia, Canada

 
 
 

Married August 21, 2006

 

Coordinator: was wonderful--8
Minister: 9
Photographer: 8
Musician: 9

Audrey and Jeff Wardwell
Carmel Valley, CA
 
 
 

Married August 18, 2006

 

Coordinator: Michelle and Yumi, 9
Minister: Kimo Kirkman, 10++
Photographer: Gordon Nash, 10
Videographer: 10
Flowers: bouquet and guest leis, 10
Musician: Wilmont Kahaiali'i, Jr. (Ukulele), 10+
Site: "The Cove" at Makena, 10++

This testimonial is quite long... but I couldn't stop saying enough about how wonderful of an experience we had... from the beginning to the end!! What an absolutely amazing experience we had getting married in Maui and our coordinators at A Paradise Dream Wedding made our wedding day seamless and unforgettable!! In the very beginning of our planning process, we "shopped" websites for Maui wedding planners and photographers. We came upon A Paradise Dream Wedding and Gordon Nash pretty early in our search but we kept researching at different websites... however something kept bringing us back to Gordon's website. We just couldn't get over how amazing his pictures looked and how well organized and professional the website is. We knew this was the company to go with for our special wedding in Maui. The very first person I spoke with was Michelle and she was so extremely helpful and excited to help us plan our wedding away from home. Our decision had been made so we booked our date. I was extremely surprised at how many decisions I was made a part of... I was pretty much under the assumption that I simply chose an "a la carte" wedding package and it was put together for me, period! However, Michelle kept calling me asking for my opinion and my decision on the details. Even though we were thousands of miles away, it was like I was planning my own wedding with the assistance of a friend on Maui!! The entire process of preparing the wedding was completely seamless and flawless. Michelle was always in direct contact with me and was always there to answer any of my "pre-bride jitter" questions! the day of our wedding. What an amazing day! Everything that Michelle had been coordinating for us was in place and the day went just as planned. Leading up to the ceremony was so relaxed and exactly what we wanted the day to be about, us and our love, not about all the drama and chaos that can come along with the actual wedding day. What an amazing group of people that were put together for us... Wilmont, our ukulele player was so friendly and an amazing singer... Kimo is such as kind-hearted, hilarious man, who had me laughing the entire morning... and Gordon and his staff was so awesome, he really captured all our candid moments of the morning, and the pictures were proof of our relaxed, well planned, extremely special wedding ceremony on Maui. We would recommend to anyone who needs a friend on Maui to help plan their dream wedding to use the coordinators and services provided by "A Paradise Dream Wedding"!!! What an amazing experience we will never forget.

Eric and Laura Hall
Puyallup, WA

 
 
 

Married August 13, 2006

 

Photographer: 10

Thanks for everything!
Brendan and Lisa McGhee
Lahaina Hi

 

 
 
 

Married August 10, 2006

 

Coordinator: 10+
Photographer: 10+
Videographer: 10+
Site: 10+

We can't believe that this beautiful day happened to us! Everything was PERFECT. A Paradise Dream Wedding tended to every need, every question. They went above and beyond what we expected. The professionalism and the fun that Gordon and the crew had on that day was phenomenal. Everything that we dreamed about that day was real. We have the pictures to prove it and the video to remind us. We almost left out the video - but when we watched it, it left us speechless and amazed. Thank you for a beautiful start!

Aaron and Nichole Zahorka
Mesa, AZ

 
 
 

Married August 10, 2006

 

Thank you so much for all of your hard work. Our wedding was everything we had envisioned and more! Our Coordinator, I was a little nervous when Kara left a few months before our wedding, because I started all of the planning with her. However, you (Our Coordinator) came in, took over and everything was perfect! Gordon, Branden and Hide, you made us feel very comfortable, we had so much fun with you guys. All of you are very professional and great at what you do. The pictures and the DVD are amazing! I can only recommend you guys to anyone who's thinking about getting married on Maui. Much Mahalo.

Jenny and Dave Foley
Colorado Springs, CO
 
 
 

Married August 8, 2006

 

I was nervous about having an away wedding, but it turned out more beautiful than I could have imagined.  Thank you so much!

Jessica and Michael Duncan
Baton Rouge, LA
 
 
 

Married August 7, 2006

 

Photographer: 10!

Eva and Angelo Rizio
Greenwich, CT
 
 
 

Married August 6, 2006

 

I am assuming the (Erin and Chris) Resners will contact you and give input in regards to your service. But from my perspective as their mainland wedding planner – things went great. I heard all positive.... My couple and families were very very happy! I hope to have the privilege of working with you again.

Gwen Edwardson Events
Sacramento California
 
 
 

Married August 4, 2006

 

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

Will and Joy Wong
Pasadena, CA
 
 
 

Married August 4, 2006

 

Our wedding went perfectly.  It couldn't have gone any better.  The site was beautiful and the pics and video were awesome.  The video was definitely worth it.  Several friends commented that it looked like something that you'd see on T.V. 

Stacy and Drew Schweitzer
Battle Creek, MI
 
 
 

Married August 3, 2006

 

Coordinator: 10
Minister: 10++++
Photographer: 10++++
Flowers: 10
Site: 10+++++
Everything about our wedding was absolutely perfect. And when we got home and received our photos in the mail we were so impressed on how beautiful the photography turned out. We have so many unbelievably gorgeous photographs to remember our day. Gordon and his team are spectacular!! Mahalo!

Michael and KariAnn Sexton
Tulsa, OK
 
 
 

Married August 1, 2006

 

Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to share our feedback on the services "A Paradise Dream Wedding" provided for us. We had a phenomenal
experience and have since referred your company to anyone and everyone who has asked us about our big day! Thanks again for the wonderful memories and photos.
Coordinator: 10- Our initial coordinator, Maureen, left the company towards the beginning of our planning process and we were very impressed with the way that
she communicated our situation to Our Coordinator and Yumi, who both did a wonderful job.
Minister: 10- By the end of the wedding, we felt as though Diana was a lifelong friend. She was very flexible in allowing us to write our own vows, and added warmth and humor to our ceremony.
Photographer: 10- Although my husband, a scientist, strongly disagrees that it is possible to give an 11 on a 10-point scale, Gordon exceeded all expectations. The pictures really are as phenomenal as you hear from these testimonials, and well worth the cost. Our friends and family were simply blown away by the quality, and many of them commented that they wish their wedding pictures were this amazing. Gordon is easy to work with and has a gentle sense of humor. We both can't stress enough how impressed we were with the quality of the photography.
Videographer: 10- This is a "must have" for anyone doing a Maui wedding. It was well worth the extra money to capture our ceremony and moments with our
wedding guests on tape. Our elderly relatives that couldn't make the ceremony felt like they were on the beach with us. We showed the video at our reception back at home and there wasn't a dry eye in the audience.... everyone loved the montage that was included at the end. Hide also has a wonderful sense of humor and captured some light-hearted moments that we might otherwise have forgotten in the gravity of the ceremony.
Flowers: 10- I chose a bouquet not shown on the website and the florist managed to match the picture I sent exactly. It still looked great when we left the island five days later!
Musician: 10- Our violinist, Cambria Moss, was a true professional. I am also a musician and wanted someone who would provide high-quality service. She did a
phenomenal job of pairing the songs we chose with what was happening in the ceremony, and always played at a tasteful dynamic level.
Site: 9- Originally, we had planned to be married at Makena Cove. However, due to a hurricane in the vicinity, the resulting seven-foot waves eliminated that possibility. We ended up caravanning to Po'olenalena Beach a few miles north, and had a wonderful ceremony. The only problem with this location was a few unthoughtful tourists who wandered into our wedding video during our first kiss. This made for great laughs at the reception!

There are many wonderful companies that will marry you on Maui, but we can't imagine one more professional or that provides a better service than "A Paradise Dream Wedding". Every aspect far surpassed our expectations; the photography alone is a reason to choose this company above all others. They truly made this the
best day of our lives!

Nick and Katie Huber-Welty
Howell, MI

 
 
 

Married July 29, 2006

 

We had the most perfect wedding! And all it took was a couple phone calls to have everything booked. I highly recommend getting married this way. Stress free! The limo ride there was beautiful and relaxing. Our pictures, by Eric, were stunning, the video was like artwork. It has become my favorite movie! The site was incredibly beautiful. Our pictures make it look like a backdrop. We couldn't be happier with our experience. Thank you all!! 

Shawn and Brian Simon
Simi Valley, CA

 

 
 
 

Married July 28, 2006

 

Coordinator: 10
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10
Videographer: 10
Flowers: 10
Cake & Toast: 10
Musician: 7
Site: 10

Katie and Eric Halbig
Nashville TN
 
 
 

Married July 27, 2006

 

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

The wedding went very well.   Melanie and I are very pleased. The photographs are truly incredible.   Like postcards!   From the musicians to the photographers, every aspect of the wedding was very well done!  Thank you! 

John and Melanie Mueller
Saint Paul, MN

 
 
 

Married July 26, 2006

 

I don’t know where I should begin. Tino, our minister, was so kind and made us feel so comfortable. Our ceremony was so meaningful and it was not only the words being said but Tino has such an essence that adds to the ceremony. Gordon and his crew were amazing. Being from New York and not knowing anyone on the island, Gordon, Tino and the crew made us feel like we were part of their family. The Cove was just breathtaking and it was very private. Tim and I are so glad that we decided to use your company over many others. What sold me when I was searching for a company was Gordon’s portfolio. I mean just look at the pictures, that’s what sold me right away. You were professional and everything was worth the money that we paid. And I can’t say enough about the photos and the quality. Gordon your an awesome photographer and visionary. I loved how you knew what would be my best side and it really showed in the pictures. I highly recommend your services and A Paradise Dream Wedding for anyone considering getting married on Maui. We have such great memories and they were all because of you. Thanks for making our day so memorable and special.

Kimberly and Tim Jordan
Blauvelt, NY
 
 
 

Married July 24, 2006

 

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

Thank you, we had the most perfect day! We couldn't have been happier and there wasn't one thing that could have been improved upon. All of our friends and family LOVE the pictures and said it was the prettiest wedding they've ever seen. Vance performed a beautiful and touching ceremony. Wilmont's music got everyone in the mood and filled the air with aloha. Gordon, Chris and Carl were a pleasure to work with. The photos are amazing - people say they look like they belong in a bridal magazine. If you recall, we came to A Paradise Dream Wedding after being dissatisfied with another Maui wedding planner. We are actually thankful for the stress and aggravation caused by the first coordinator as it led us to you and we ended up having the wedding of our dreams - everything does happen for a reason!

Jean and Rob Steffeck
Manhattan Beach, CA

 
 
 

Married July 23, 2006

 

Coordinator: 10
Minister: 10
Photographer: 15
Videographer: 15
Flowers: 10
Musician: 10
Limo: 10
Hair & Makeup: 10
Site: 15

I was afraid that arranging our wedding entirely over the Internet would be a bit risky, but EVERYTHING turned out perfect.  I couldn’t have done a better job if I had been there to do all the planning myself.  It was such a delight working with the team at “A Paradise Dream Wedding".  Thank you!!!!

Joe and Mellyn Gilmore
Germantown, TN

 
 
 

Married July 21,2006

 

Coordinator: 10
Photographer: 10
Videographer: 10
Flowers: 10
Musician: 10
Limo: 10
Hair & Makeup: 10

We would both like to thank A Paradise Dream Wedding for all of their work in making our wedding a real dream come true. We had excellent coordinators as well as one of the best photographers in town, Gordon Nash. Our pictures will be forever memorable. We thank you so much for everything you did. Mahalo!!!!!!!!

Nick and Dahianara Clemente
Brooklyn, NY

 
 
 

Married July 20, 2006

 

Coordinator: 8
Minister: 10+
Photographer: 10+
Flowers: 9
Hair and Make-Up: 10
Location: 10

A Paradise Dream Wedding is the way to go! There was no stress at all on this day. Regina (hair and makeup) was so sweet and made me look great! Kimo and Eric are the best!! We really enjoyed the conch shell blowing and the singing as part of the ceremony, Kimo really made us feel comfortable and relaxed. I was a little worried about Gordon being on vacation but I would recommend Eric to anyone getting married, he is an excellent photographer. My coordinator was changed in the middle of the planning but there were good notes taken, since the new coordinator had all of the important details that I had planned with the prior coordinator. This was a vow renewal ceremony for our 10th anniversary and I wish we had done the actual wedding this way.

Marc and Shannon Busig
Citrus Heights, CA

 
 
 

Married June 30, 2006

 

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

Everything was great. The pastor Ken was awesome; even better than we expected! I was nervous about how my hair and makeup would come out but Heather was great. The pictures came out great; although, the photographer kept calling my Dad the best man. Perhaps if we had been able to meet before hand we may have been able to explain out situation a little bit better. We actually had two coordinators helping us. They were so helpful even when we had last minute additions and changes. We were really glad that we chose A Paradise Dream Wedding.

Courtney and Ryan Eltherington
Mountain View, CA

 
 
 

Married June 30, 2006

 


Coordinator: 10
Minister: 10+++
Photographer: 10
Videographer: 10
Flowers: 10
Cake & Toast: 9
Musician: 10
Hair & Makeup: 9
Site: Makena Bay (The Cove) was gorgeous, just a little crowded. Everything ran very smoothly and beautifully. The pictures were just gorgeous. Even my mother said it was the most beautiful ceremony she had ever witnessed.

Jeremy and Danae McPherson
Winter Garden, FL
 
 
 

Married June 30, 2006

 

Coordinator: 8
Minister: 10- WE LOVE TINO!! he was the very, very best- all our guest loved him! He has the kindest eyes and our ceremony was so beautiful and he really touched our hearts
Photographer: 10++++ Gordon and his assistant Brandan were amazing, so much fun, made you feel relaxed, the pictures are the most amazing pictures we have ever seen, he is the absolute most amazing photographer- thank you thank you Gordon!
Videographer: 10 Dan was great, so much fun to work with and you hardly knew he was even there!
Cake & Toast: 10
Musicians: 10 Our Trio was great, loved all the beautiful Hawaiian music they played
Limo: 10- Carey Limo was on time and so courteous
Hair & Makeup: 10++ Sue Helmer is the best!
Site: Olowalu Plantation House (10+++ the most beautiful site, we were so fortunate to get married there)

Gordon Nash's photography is a step above any I have ever seen. The comments we have received from friends and family are that the photos look as though they came from a Bridal magazine. He is such a kind person and calms your nerves on your big day. He and his assistant were there for every important moment and caught things that you would only wish your photographer would catch. Thank you Gordon for your professionalism and kindness and especially for the photographs that we will cherish forever!

Courtney and Ryan Eltherington
Mountain View, CA

 
 
 

Married June 28, 2006

 

We loved our wedding day, it was everything that we ever could have asked for, amazing!

Gilbert and Aishling Castaneda
Sun City, CA
 
 
 

Married June 24, 2006

 

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

Russell and Rebecca Smith
Las Vegas, Nevada
 
 
 

Married June 19, 2006

 

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

Thank you so much for making our dream wedding a reality. We had a blast and often rekindle the ceremony by viewing the incredible pictures and awesome video. Gordon is a magnificent awesome photographer and captured the moment perfect! The Cove is a beautiful location for the most romantic and intimate ceremony! Thanks for the real life dream wedding!!

Patrick and Shannon Karabanoff
Houston, TX

 
 
 

Married June 18, 2006

 

Coordinator: 10
Photographer: 10
Cake & Toast: 10
Site: 10

I wanted a relaxing stressless and fun wedding and that is exactly what I received. My coordinator, Michelle, was extremely professional and was GREAT she made sure any questions that I had were answered and everything went off without a hitch. My photographer was friendly, and funny and he made us feel very comfortable.

Jasminda and William Clark Jr.
Philadelphia, PA

 
 
 

Married June 16, 2006

 

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

 

Aloha! Sorry for the delay in returning the feedback of our wedding...just wasn't able to get to it yet. I definitely wanted to let you know what a great job you all did though. We don't have a single complaint! It was a beautiful morning on the south side of Maui. The Hair and Makeup girl came right on time and with a little instruction she turned me into the exact picture I had imagined myself on my wedding day. She even thankfully took the time to help my maid of honor with her hair do. I remember that morning as being surprisingly stress free…and me generally being a worrier this was such a relief. Everything came together so well. The coordinator I had been talking with over the phone prior to the wedding did a great job preparing me for what to expect when the day came, which was great because you don’t get a rehearsal. I was actually really glad we didn’t have a rehearsal, because the whole thing was a sweet surprise. The location we picked on South Maluaka beach was just gorgeous and made the perfect backdrop. Our minister, Al, was perfect for us. He was so personable and kept us and our guests laughing. He also had this great subtle way of guiding us during the ceremony to help Gordon get the best photos of us. Gordon and his photography crew were awesome and so professional with everything. They made sure we could pick up the photos and edited video before we left Maui, which was less than a week! We couldn’t ask for a better collection of pictures to help us remember that day. We ordered a fairly small photo package which included the photo correcting and prints, but we were also given all the pictures on CD which were literally hundreds of them! And the video…my goodness! It was better than I could have asked for…he captured the best moments of that day and mixed it with the most beautiful Hawaiian style love songs.  We had a reception back home a few weeks later where we displayed the photos and played the video for our guests. Everyone was really impressed and they felt like they were right there in Maui with us. I can’t thank A Paradise Dream Wedding enough for all they did for us…it truly was a dream come true. I will continue to recommend you guys to anyone I know planning to get married. Mahalo!

Julia and Robert Herres
Walla Walla, WA

 
 
 

Married June 14, 2006

 

Coming from the Midwest, I was a little nervous, but everything just fell into place so naturally with the team that was working with me. It was the most unbelievable day of my life. It really was a dream come true, and I would recommend working with A Paradise Dream Wedding to anyone. When we got back, we received our pictures within a day and were amazed how it turned out. Small things that I did not remember were captured by the photographer. Also, getting all of the raw photos was great. My now husband has created so many wonderful things with the pictures that were most important to us. We received our video the day of our family party and it brought tears to my eyes, not only did my husband and I get to relive our day, but our family really felt the ambiance and the love from that day. It was captured great!

AnnMarie and Brian Perveneckis
Chicago, IL
 
 
 

Married June 12, 2006

 

Coordinator: 10
Photographer: 10+++++
Site: 10

Amber English and Reha Baydar
Aliso Viejo, CA
 
 
 

Married June 10, 2006

 

Coordinator: 10+
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10
Videographer: 10
Flowers: 10
Catering: 10+
Cake & Toast: 10
Musician: 10
Site: 10
Other: Everything was fabulous

Joe and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. We were so lucky to have found you guys and would recommend to anyone. I wish I could do it all over again!

Angee and Joe Webb
Dallas, TX

 
 
 

Married June 5, 2006

 

Coordinator: 9
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10
Videographer: 7
Flowers: 8
Cake & Toast: 8
Musician: 10
Limo: 10
Hair & Makeup: 10
Site: 10

Angel and Robert Ferrara
Palm Springs, Ca
 
 
 

Married June 4, 2006

 

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

We couldn't be more pleased with our wedding day. It was absolutely perfect! Everyone did such a great job! Michelle was great as our coordinator. She always had the right thing to say to calm my fears. She was always very busy with lots of weddings so she wasn't always able to get back to my call right a way but everything I wanted for the wedding was there and was beautiful (cake and flowers!)! Kimo was the best! He made our ceremony what it was -PERFECT - he set the mood, he had the greatest sense of humor and an incredible presence. Gordon and Brandon were incredible. We can't believe how wonderful our pictures are. We are so grateful to have had them as our photographers. Dan, our videographer, was great and our DVD was absolutely beyond our expectations. The only reason we gave him a 9 was because he told us that we would be receiving our DVD in 3 weeks from the wedding and ended up having to call him and beg him to send it and finally received it 2 months later. We loved it, but we were told something and he didn't do it when he said he would. We had the greatest wedding ever and I wouldn't have changed a thing if I could do it over again. Thank you for everything!

David and Marina Cota
Broomfield, CO

 
 
 

Married June 2, 2006

 

Coordinator: Michelle 8  (she was very helpful and accommodating to our needs and requests)
Photographer:  Gordon 10+  (I can't believe all the pictures we got!!)
Videographer:  8 (we had some trouble with technical errors on the DVD but the overall editing and DVD layout was great)
Flowers: 10 (the roses were perfect and were exactly what I wanted)
Musician: Harpist and Keyboard 10
Hair & Makeup: Tanya 9 (we did a run-through a few days before which I highly recommend so you can communicate your ideas before your big day)
Site: Grand Wailea Seaside Chapel 10  (what an amazing chapel)
Other:  The overall experience was fantastic!  All of our guests had a fabulous time and it turned out to be such a beautiful and memorable wedding day!  Thanks to all who were involved in planning and preparing for a day that we'll never forget!

Clay and Laura Albrecht
Phoenix, AZ
 
 
 

Married June 1, 2006

 

The entire event from start to finish was absolutely amazing. Jayanne did an awesome job of picking up where the other planner left off 2 months prior to the wedding. She was a pleasure to work with. The pictures are unbelievable. Worth every penny that we spent on them. Every time we look through them, it's like we're back at Olowalu. The video turned out great - we got to see some great moments that we missed through the evening. The food was fantastic. Everybody still talks about how amazing the macadamia encrusted chicken and the Kula green salad with candied walnuts turned out. Our expectations were met, and everything worked out exactly how we wanted it to. All of our friends and family said it's by far the best wedding they've ever been to, hands down. I would have no problem recommending A Paradise Dream Wedding to anyone, and if we could do it all again, we would, and wouldn't change a thing.

Teresa Velasquez and David Landy
Chicago, IL
July 24, 2013

2006 ›


2006 (1) Testimonials

Married Dec. 27, 2006

 

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

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

Keith and Renee Cuddeback 
Danville, CA 
 
 
 

Married Dec. 19, 2006

 

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

 

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

Chris and Angie Mitchell
Baton Rouge, LA
 
 
 

Married Dec. 14, 2006

 

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

Pat and Jonathan Kim
Calgary, Canada

 
 
 

Married Dec. 6, 2006

 

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

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

James and Tiffany Greene
Marion, IA

 
 
 

Married Dec. 5, 2006

 

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

 

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

Jason & Megan Mayer
San Jose, CA

 
 
 

Married Nov. 30, 2006

 

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

Chris and Wendy Miron
Whistler, B.C. Canada

 
 
 

Married Nov. 29, 2006

 

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

Mary and Donald Newland
Spring, TX
 
 
 

Married Nov. 28, 2006

 

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

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

Diana and Carey Coroy
Alberta, Canada

 
 
 

Married Nov. 25, 2006

 

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

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

Erin and Tim Vallez
Chino, CA

 
 
 

Married Nov. 21, 2006

 

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

Alexandra and Alex Delger
Grayslake, IL
 
 
 

Married Nov. 18, 2006

 

Photos Only: 10+++++

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

Nicole and Lee Greer
Lexington, KY

 
 
 

Married Nov. 17, 2006

 

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

Kristen and Matt Jensen
Pleasant Hill, CA
 
 
 

Married Nov. 14, 2006

 

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

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

Anna and John Ligon

Chicago. IL

 
 
 

Married Nov. 10, 2006

 

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

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

Jeb and Elizabeth Insley
Redondo Beach, CA

 
 
 

Married Nov. 7, 2006

 

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

Lindsay and Dylan Llewellyn
Alberta Canada

 

 
 
 

Married Nov.6, 2006

 

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

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

 

Tanya Huynh, and Henry Tam
Alberta, Canada

 
 
 

Married Nov. 4, 2006

 

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

Stacie and James Hollingsworth
The Woodlands, TX
 
 
 

Married Nov. 3, 2006

 

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

Dianna and Carlos Malinao
Fullerton, CA
 
 
 

Married Oct. 23, 2006

 

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

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

Kristy and Chad Townsend
Lumberton, NC

 
 
 

Married Oct. 20, 2006 

 

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

Megan and Aaron Benson
Phoenix AZ
 
 
 

Married Oct. 18, 2006

 

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

 

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

Monica and Scott Temonia 
Mandeville, LA

 
 
 

Married Oct. 17, 2006

 

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

Jayme and Christian Parker
Albuquerque, NM

 

 
 
 

Married Oct. 5, 2006

 

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

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

Christopher and Heather Hicks
Middleburg Heights, Ohio

 
 
 

Married Oct. 2, 2006

 

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

David and Melissa Jacobson
Waunakee, WI
 
 
 

Married Sept. 29, 2006

 

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

Jason and Tracey Mellings
Duncan, BC Canada
 
 
 

Married Sept. 26, 2006

 

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

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

Mike and Danielle Miles
Lockport, IL

 
 
 

Married Sept. 21, 2006

 

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

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

Andy and Michelle Upchurch
Salt Lake City, UT

 
 
 

Married Sept. 20, 2006 

 

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

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

Jennifer and Bob Browning 
McDonough, GA

 
 
 

Married Sept. 16, 2006

 

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

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

George and Michelle Gonzales 
Atascocita, TX

 
 
 

Married Sept. 15, 2006

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

 

 

 

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

Linda & Todd Fassler
Davis, CA

 
 
 

Married Sept. 12, 2006

 

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

Eddy and Ashlie Marquez
Fort Worth, Texas
 
 
 

Married Sept. 9., 2006

 

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

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