Maui Wedding Reviews, Love Letters (Testimonials)

July 27, 2013

2008 ›


2008 (4) Testimonials

Married December 22, 2008

 

Coordinator: (Jayanne) 10
Minister: (Kimo) 11
Photographer: (Eric) 11
Flowers: (Della) 10
Hair & Makeup: (Jean) 10
Location: 11

Everything was amazing!!

Eric was the best professional photographer we have ever had. He made the experience fun and enjoyable. The pictures turned out amazing.

Kimo was a lot of fun and a great minister.Jayanne made everything easy for us and organized it all so it was effortless on our part.

Scott and Alanna Kurytnik
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

 
 
 

Married December 21, 2008

 

Coordinator: (Joanne) 10
Minister: (Dennis) 10
Photographer: (Ian) 11
Flowers: (Janna) 9
Musician: (Cambria) 9
Hair & Makeup: (Andrea) 10
Location: 11

Joanne and Ian were wonderful. Our wedding was so much better then we had ever thought it would be and our pictures were amazing. The whole process was so easy and stress-free. We can't thank everyone at Paradise Dream Wedding enough!

Daniel and Cammie Peterson
Chapel Hill, NC

 
 
 

Married December 20, 2008

 

Coordinator: (Jayanne) 10
Minister: (Vance) 10
Photographer: (Arien) 10
Flowers: (Asa) 10
Musician: (Geoff) 8
Hair & Makeup: (Emi) 9
Location: 10
Sales Person: (Joanne) 10

The pictures are very beautiful and romantic as I expected. Our photographer is Arien. He is very nice and professional.

Our coordinator, Jayanne, is very efficient. She remembered every detail we discussed and got things done quickly.

We are very satisfied with your service. Thank you for making our special day so memorable! I recommended you to many friends after I came back.

Xu and Qian Liu
Silver Spring, MD

 
 
 

Married December 13, 2008

 

Coordinator: (Jayanne) 11
Minister: (Kimo) 10
Photographer: (Eric) 11
Videographer: (Brian) 10
Flowers: (Della) 11
Cake & Toast: 10
Limo: (Wailea Limo) 10
Hair & Makeup: (Andrea) 11
Location: 11
On-Site Coordinator: (Della) 10
Sales Person: (Arlyn) 11
Travel Agent: 11

Jayanne, Arlyn, Eric thank you so much for everything. We were absolutely amazed by how perfect everything turned out. We could not have imagined a more beautiful and perfect wedding. We will remember it for the rest of our lives. Everything exceeded our expectations by far. We are so happy that we decided to go with A Paradise Dream Wedding because everyone and everything was awesome. Jayanne and Arlene you two were so helpful and friendly and it was such a pleasure to work with you both. Eric, we really want to say thank you as well. You were also very personable and easy to work with and our pictures came out so beautiful, capturing the moments perfectly. Our family and friends loved our photos and said how gorgeous they turned out. And thank you for recommending Cafe Ole for lunch it was so delicious, we still continue to talk about it to this day. I also want to give praise to my hair stylist. She was so amazing. Very friendly and she even helped us with getting ready since it was just me and Anton. That was very very sweet of her and it was greatly appreciated. Again, thank you so much. I'm already recommending A Paradise Dream Wedding to everyone I know because they will love you guys as much as we do. Mahalo.

Anton and Kristal Schroeder
Anaheim Hills, CA

 
 
 

Married December 19, 2008

 

 

Coordinator: (Jayanne) 10
Minister: (Kimo) 10
Photographer: (Arien) 10
Location: 10
Sales Person: (Arlyn) 10

Lance and Melissa Jacks
Pine Bluff, AR

 
 
 

Married December 8, 2008

 


Photographer: (Arien) 10
Photography Sales & Booking: (Joanne) 10

Arien really worked hard on the day of our wedding. I wish I would have communicated with him more as to what kind of photos I like, etc. before the ceremony. I like the finished products, but would have enjoyed them more had I shared my opinions with him before hand. I don't consider that to be Arien's fault. I just wasn't sure how much contact I should have with him and it was a destination wedding, so it made things a bit more difficult. I was really pleased with the effort and passion Arien puts into his photography and would highly recommend him to others.

David and Julie Henton
Hanford, CA

 
 
 

Vow Renewal on December 6, 2008

 

Coordinator: (Arlyn) 10 
Minister: (Dennis) 10
Photographer: (Arien) 10
Location: 10

We were so happy with our renewal. We were able to make all the arrangements over the phone. Everything went smoothly and we didn't have a worry. Thank you so much for your help in making this day a beautiful one.

Benjamin and Julie Murray
Rio Rancho, NM

 
 
 

Married December 6, 2008

 

Coordinator: (Jo) 11
Minister: (Kimo) 11
Photographer: (Gordon & Ian) 11
Videographer: (Carl) 11
Flowers: (Della) 8
Cake & Toast: (Maui Wedding Cakes) 11
Limo: (Wailea Limo) 11
Hair & Makeup: (Regina) 11
Location: 11
On-Site Coordinator: (Della) 11

Jayanne,

Aloha and Mahalo!

Everything turned out wonderful. We had such a great time!

We can't wait to see the pictures!

We heard about what happened to our minister afterwards. :( We wanted to send him a special thank you (he brought my mom to tears) in a good way. Is there a way we can contact him or just send him a thank you note?

Mike's parents talked about wanting to renew maybe next year so we hopefully will be in touch soon for that. :) We definitely plan to be back in the near future, baby and all.It's been a pleasure working with you. Everything turned out so nice.

We loved it! Definitely "us"! Everyone is very professional but caring at the same time. Absolutely wonderful. Mahalo again!

Mike and Amanda Patriche 
Kent, WA

 
 
 

Married November 26, 2008

 

Coordinator: (Jo) 11
Minister: (Kimo) 11
Photographer: (Gordon & Ian) 11
Videographer: (Carl) 11
Flowers: (Della) 8
Cake & Toast: (Maui Wedding Cakes) 11
Limo: (Wailea Limo) 11
Hair & Makeup: (Regina) 11
Location: 11
On-Site Coordinator: (Della) 11

A Paradise Wedding exceeded our expectations, we never thought that planning a wedding from a far could be so stress free or that it would go as well as our wedding day went. Jo Thurman was absolutely amazing to work with, she was always quick to respond to our many emails (and there was lots!) and always had a solution on hand for any situation! We miss being able to talk to her now that the wedding is over!! Gordon and Ian, I cannot even explain how comfortable you made us feel on our wedding day your professionalism, kindness, and eye for detail made our experience wonderful...I wish we could come back every year for our family photos! Our photos arrived exactly when you said they would, and we were blown away with how beautiful and unique they are. Thank you for capturing our memories so perfectly. Our videographer was also very professional and made us feel very comfortable and as well did an amazing job on our wedding DVD, we were surprised and thankful that our DVD arrived sooner than we were told. Della our onsite coordinator had everything so well organized that we didn't have to worry about one thing when we arrived at the beach, our cake was the best tasting cake we have ever had....we only wish it were a little bit bigger so we could have enjoyed it for a few more days! Regina did a fabulous job on our hair and makeup, we had a lot of fun getting ready with her there...as well she gave us all stunning hairstyles. I was a little disapointed with our flowers when we arrived at the beach as they were not exactly how I had asked them to be, but my disappointment quickly disappeared when I reallized that though they may not have been the exact flowers I wanted they were still the right colors and were also very beautiful, and a very minor detail to our day.

Thank you A Paradise Dream Wedding for giving us our dream wedding! Aloha!


Wade and Paige Page
Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada

 
 
 

Married November 25, 2008

 

Coordinator: (Jo) 10
Minister: (Dennis) 10
Photographer: (Gordon) 10
Videographer: (Carl) 10
Flowers: (Della) 8
Musician: (Cambria) 9
Hair & Makeup: (Regina) 10
Location: 10
On-Site Coordinator: (Chris) 10

Overall this was a really wonderful experience. I was really worried about planning a wedding in Maui from Texas having never seen the site or anything, but I can say this was an entirely stress-free planning experience. I would recommend this company to anyone planning a destination wedding in Hawaii from far away. I really loved the coordinators and they absolutely gave us everything we asked for. I will remember this experience for the rest of my life and am glad that I left it in the hands of this company.

Richard and Casey Zingraf
League City, TX

 
 
 

Married November 25, 2008

 

Photographer: (Arien) 11
Catering/Reception: (Mike Feil) 8
Location: 7

Arien did a great job with the pictures. He made us feel very comfortable and did some great work with limited daylight left to get some good shots. He got them back to us very quickly as well.

We highly recommend him!

Kristian and Heidi Nielsen
Houston, TX

 
 
 

Married November 21, 2008

 

Photographer: (Arien) 10 Fantastic pictures
Photography Sales & Booking: (Joanne) Easy


Thank you for the wonderful pictures. We were extremely satisfied.

Rod and AnnMarie Hooks
Elk Grove, CA

 
 
 
 

Married November 10, 2008

 
 

Dearest Jayanne, Thank you for being the most important ingredient to a successful wedding. Your sugar and spice really made the difference in eliminating the anxious feelings every bride experiences. We feel truly blessed that you were a part of our special day. I will sadly miss our chats and laughs. We appreciate all your efforts, and time taken to ensure we had a true Maui experience. You have made a memorable and treasured imprint on our lives. Best wishes and thanks.

George and Calista Elias Rockdale, NSW, Australia

 
 
 

Married November 7, 2008

 
 

Aloha Jayanne,  Well I must say everything went so great for our wedding and it went so smooth, yet too quick...  I wanted to thank you for all your help in helping me plan our special day, you are fabulous!!    Again our biggest thanks to you and A Paradise Dream Wedding for making our day come true...Mahalo and much aloha!

Jay and Allison Panter 
Campbell River, BC, Canada

 
 
 

Married November 7, 2008

 

Coordinator: (Jayanne) 10
Minister: (Kenneth) 11
Photographer: (Eric) 9
Videographer: (Brian) 9
Flowers: (Della) 11
Cake & Toast: (Maui Wedding Cakes) 10
Hair & Makeup: (Andrea) 11
Location: 11
On-Site Coordinator: (Della) 10
Sales Person: (Joanne) 10

Aloha! Thanks to A Paradise Dream Wedding for making our special day even better than we could have imagined...Joanne was so great over the phone in helping me choose my packages...Jayanne was fabulous and made our dreams come true...Rev. Kenneth was the most inspiring minister ever and he gave us a few good laughs and we'll never forget him...When Della handed me my flowers, I was speechless, just amazing...Andrea did such a beautiful job on my hair and makeup, it made me tear up...

Eric was great and the photos were beautiful. Our Wedding video was absolutely stunning... The site was fantastic and Jay thought it was breathtaking...Well we forgot our marriage certificate in our rental car in Maui and realized this once we returned to Oahu. (we have it now). What better way to remember our wedding day and never forget to laugh each year about it. Much aloha!

Jay and Allison Panter
Campbell River, BC, Canada

 
 
 

Married November 6, 2008

 

Coordinator: (Jo) 10
Minister: (Dennis) 10
Photographer: (Ian) 10
Videographer: (Dan) 10
Flowers: (Asa) 10
Cake & Toast: (Maui Wedding Cakes) 9 *Wish we could have picked out the flavor of 
the cake.
Musician: (Tarvin) 10
Limo: 10
Hair & Makeup: (Marci) 10
Location: 10
On-Site Coordinator: (Chris) 10
Wedding Sales & Booking: (Joanne) 10
Travel Agent: (Joanne) 10

Overall this was a prefect wedding for my husband and I. We will remember those moments forever. We would like to thank everyone that helped us plan such a beautiful day._

Brian and Kimberly Richards
Fort Smith, AR

 
 
 

Married November 3, 2008

 

Coordinator: (Jayanne) 10
Minister: (Dennis) 9
Photographer: (Gordon) 11
Flowers: (Della) 10
Cake & Toast: (Maui Wedding Cakes) 11
Musician: (Tim) 9
Location: 11
On-Site Coordinator: (Della) 10

"A Paradise Dream Wedding" was just that. DREAM WEDDING. Everything they put together turned out perfect on our special day. Almost every person who has seen our pictures has said "Those pictures don't even look real"! "Your pictures look like those you would see in a wedding magazine"! "Your pictures are beautiful". We couldn't agree with them more.

Thank you all for coordinating our special day. It was perfect.

Ricardo and Leanna Urioste
Albuquerque, NM

 
 
 

Photos taken on October 27, 2008

 

Photographer: (Gordon) 10+
Photography Sales & Booking: (Arlyn) 10
Other: (Jayanne) 10


After our family emergency and having to cancel our Hawaii wedding I was really upset, but Jayanne was awesome and helped us pick out a photo package where we could still have Gordon take some photos for us. We have the best honeymoon pictures and not many people get that. She was very great about canceling all of our vendors. We have nothing but good things to say about our experience. Everything was great. I am sure the wedding would have been amazing.

Brian and Chrissy Fredericks
Redmond, WA

 
 
 

Married October 27, 2008

 
 

Jayanne,    Thank you so much for everything. Shelly who you sent for hair and make-up was so great. I loved the job that she did! When I get all the pictures I am going to forward some to her for her website. I wanted to say she did a great job and was there right on time! Also she brought more then just white orchids for my hair and I am so glad she brought a variety because I found a purple and white one I liked so much better that looked amazing in my hair. You guys have a good stylist with her. I see why you use her.  Also wanted to say thank you for all your help. We are so HAPPY we choose Gordon to do our pictures. The few that we have seen so far are amazing. We are in love with them.  I very much enjoyed working with you on everything. I wish it would have worked to have the ceremony because I am sure your minister and musicians you picked were great but we are so glad we followed through with the pictures. Everything was as we would have liked. Thank you. Thank you!

Brian and Chrissy Fredericks 
Redmond, WA

 
 
 

Married Oct. 25, 2008

 
 

Hi Arlyn, Thank you again for all of your help and for being such a pleasure!  Eric was so nice and everything worked out so perfectly! We cannot wait to see the pictures!

Timothy and Sarah Stambek 
Las Vegas, NV

 
 
 

Married October 25, 2008

 

Photographer: (Arien Sherman) 10

Photography Sales & Booking: (Joanne Earles) 10

Arien was an amazing photographer. I couldn't believe he captured events as small as the ring being slipped on my finger. Things that happened so fast during the ceremony, I barely remembered them, but he managed to capture them on film! The photographs turned out so well, I mailed him a second tip (gratuity) after the wedding day was long past, just because he did such an excellent job.


Alex and Kimberly White
Los Angeles, CA

 
 
 

Married October 24, 2008

 

Coordinator: (Jayanne) 9
Minister: (Kimo) 10
Photographer: (Gordon) 10
Videographer: (Dan) 10
Flowers: (Della) 10
Musician: (Tim) 9
Limo: 10
Location: 10
On-Site Coordinator: (Della) 10
Sales Person: (Joanne) 9

When I first saw Gordon Nash's work, I knew I wanted to hire him for my wedding day. He was the first vendor I booked. Our wedding pictures are stunning! Everyone that has seen the pictures comments that they could be featured in a bridal magazine. Jayanne's relaxed and carefree attitude took a little getting used to with me being stressed but in the end, it's exactly what I needed to help keep me grounded. I was really impressed with how smoothly everything went on our wedding day. In fact, we were so fortunate to be the only couple being married on the beach that morning so we had Makena Cove all to ourselves. Kimo, our minister, made our ceremony so intimate and personalized. We loved his upbeat personality. Both Gordon, Dan, and staff did an amazing job to capture moments on our wedding day without even noticing. A+++

Richard and Diane Montgomery
Manhattan Beach, CA

 
 
 
 

Married October 22, 2008

 

Coordinator: (Jo) 11
Minister: (Tino) 11
Photographer: (Ian) 11
Flowers: (Shari) 10
Location: 11
On-Site Coordinator: 11
Sales Person: (Joanne) 10

This is a second wedding for each of us and wanted to do something very personal without a lot of hoopla. It was perfect! Our coordinator was very attentive, our minister was very sincere and actually sang parts of our ceremony to us in Hawaiian! It was very beautiful and very meaningful. Our photographer put us to ease and we got some fabulous shots of us with the waves and the sunset. One of a kind shots! We were extremely pleased with Paradise Dream Weddings and would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to get married on Maui!

Shawn and Paula Teevin
Astoria, OR

 
 
 

Married October 22, 2008

 


Coordinator: (Jo) 10
Minister: (Dennis) 11
Photographer: (Arien) 11
Flowers: (Della) 10
Musician: (Don) 9
On-Site Coordinator: (Della) 10
Sales Person: (Joanne) 10

Thanks you soooooo much for the most amazing wedding. Booking a destination wedding from Calgary, AB Canada seemed a little scary to me but as soon as I spoke with Joanne on the phone, I knew everything was going to be OK. She was sooo helpful and knew every answer to everyone of my million questions. Arien, our photographer was super fun. He just let us be us instead of the fake posing. He was super laid back, easy going, and returned my e-mail of questions. The minister, I think his name was Dennis, was perfect. We picked bits and pieces of things we wanted him to say and he put it together in such a sweet way.

My flowers..........don't even get me started!!!!! They were AMAZING.......something out of a fairy tale. Della was our on-site coordinator and she was so cute. She had everything under control. I would for sure recommend A Paradise Dream Wedding to anyone. You will not be disappointed.

P.S.~I have looked at my wedding pictures everyday since the wedding and I am still amazed by them, Thanks Arien.......you're the best!!!!

You guys are PERFECT!!!!

Edward and Teri Gallagher
Calgary, AB, Canada

 
 
 

Married Oct. 20, 2008

 
 

Jayanne,   Thank you so much!! I apologize for not getting back to you sooner... We went to Kauai on the 22nd and just got back to Seattle on Wednesday! We had such a great time and the wedding was absolutely perfect. Tim and I were thrilled with how everything went and couldn't be happier... Thank you so much for all of your hard work and your insight into knowing exactly what would work the best for us. It was very much appreciated and gave us the most perfect day we could have asked for. Everyone we met that day was exceptional... so nice and so professional and we seriously couldn't be happier!   Anyway, we will definitely stay in touch and we are looking forward to seeing all of the beautiful pictures!   Take care and thank you again.

Timothy and Jennifer (Richards) Jones 
Kirkland, WA

 
 
 

Married October 20, 2008

 

Coordinator: (Jayanne) 10
Minister: (Kimo) 10
Photographer: (Arien) 10
Videographer: (Dan) 10
Flowers: (Della) 10
Catering/Reception: 10
Cake & Toast: (Maui Wedding Cakes) 8
Musician: (Tim) 10
Limo: (Wailea Limousine) 10
Hair & Makeup: (Marci) 10
Location: 10
On-Site Coordinator: (Della) 10
Sales Person: (Joanne) 10
Travel Agent: (Joanne) 10


We were beyond pleased with everything on our wedding day and leading up to our wedding day. The coordinators were very helpful and they were very timely in getting in to contact with us or getting back to us and making us feel that our wedding was important and all of the details were taken care of. Once we arrived in Hawaii, the attention to detail continued with calls from the coordinator welcoming us to the island and letting us know that everything for the wedding was ready to go. Everything came together perfectly on the actual day, and it was better than we even could have imagined. It was flawless from beginning to end and we have gorgeous photos and video to document the day.

It was fun to be around everyone that day as we felt that everyone 
from hairdresser to minister to photograhper to videograhper to coordinator were all interested in us and were not just "working." Everyone we worked with that day was very professional, helpful, and made our day absolutely amazing. Thank you so much!

Timothy and Jennifer Jones
Kirkland, WA

 
 
 

Married Oct. 17, 2008

 
 

Jayanne,   Thank you for all of the wonderful work you did on my wedding.  Everything was absolutely amazing.  You made my dream wedding a reality and incredibly stress free.   Everyone involved was great - Della, Eric, Andrea, Kenneth and even our limo driver, Rob.  Greg and I both loved the cake.  The beach was amazing!  I am very anxious to see the pictures Eric took.    Maui was so beautiful.  A week was not enough time to see the entire island.  I am sure we will be back.  Working for an airline will make it easy to visit often.    I am so glad we ran away to a beautiful island to get married.  I wouldn't have changed a thing about the wedding.  And with your help planning it all I was able to keep this day a complete secret from everyone.   It was fun calling friends and family the next morning with the surprise.  Greg and I are enjoying our new life together in Kansas.Thanks again!

Greg and Sheila Tanck 
Overland Park, KS

 
 
 

Married Oct. 17, 2008

 
 

Aloha Arlyn,   The day was perfect. Thanks so much for all your help. I wish you were there on-site to help out. I didn't think about that and to ask you if you would be present. I didn't have anyone to help me out.  Everything turned out great. I can't wait to see the pictures.   Much Mahalo A Hui Ho!  

David and Annie Blinn 
Largo, FL

 
 
 

Married October 17, 2008

 

Coordinator: (Jayanne) 11
Minister: (Kenneth) 11
Photographer: (Eric) 11
Flowers: (Della) 11
Cake & Toast: (Maui Wedding Cakes) 11
Limo: (Wailea Limousine) 11
Hair & Makeup: (Andrea) 11
Location: 11

Everything was absolutely perfect. It was so nice to fill out a form online and everything was taken care of for us. The biggest decision I had to make was the which of the beautiful beaches to pick for the ceremony. The Cove was amazing. Jayanne did a great job organizing all the details. Could not have done this without her. Our minister, Kenneth, was chosen for us and were very pleased with his service. He made the actual ceremony a lot of fun and made us feel at ease. Eric took awesome pictures. It was hard waiting 2 months to finally get to see them. There were 5 other weddings at the same 
time and you can't even tell we weren't the only 2 people on the beach from the pictures. The cake and toast was great. We loved the flavor of the cake so much. My hair and make up couldn't have been better. I went into the appointment with nothing in mind and she did wonders with both. Even our limo driver, Rob, was great. He picked us up from the hotel a little early and drove us around while he gave us a history lesson of the island.

I would highly recommend A Paradise Dream Wedding for planning a wedding on Maui. It was a completely stress free process. We could not be happier with our wedding.

Greg and Sheila Tanck
Overland Park, KS

 
 
 

Married October 16, 2008

 

Coordinator: (Jo) 9
Minister: 10
Photographer: (Eric) 10
Flowers: (Della) 10
Cake & Toast: (Maui Wedding Cakes) 8
Limo: (Wailea Limousine) 10
Hair & Makeup: (Regina) 10
Location: 10
On-Site Coordinator: (Della) 10
Sales Person: (Joanne) 10

We had such a relaxing and wonderful wedding in Maui. Everything was perfect and we love the memories that we have. Our guests were very impressed with our wedding and everything was taken care of. I felt like I didn't have to do a thing! Our photographer Eric was very good and our pictures turned out great.

Thanks so much!

Matt and Gail Double
San Diego, CA

 
 
 

Married October 16, 2008

 

 

Coordinator: (Jo) 10
Minister: (Vance) 10
Photographer: (Ian) 10
Flowers: (Asa) 10
Location: 10
Wedding Sales & Booking: (Joanne) 10

Franklin and Nicolle Pleil
Washington, PA

 
 
 

Married Oct. 16, 2008

 
 

Thanks Jo! Thank you so much for everything you did to make our day so special! It was a beautiful day and everything went very well. Everyone was so nice and did a great job! We are very glad that we found A Paradise Dream Wedding!!! It was hard to leave Maui. It is such a beautiful place! Now we're back in Minnesota, where it's 40 degrees, wishing we were there. Hopefully we can visit again soon! Thanks again Jo for everything that you did for us!

Mike and Kara FitzSimmons 
Pemberton, MN

 
 
 

Married Oct. 15, 2008

 
 

Jo, THANK YOU!! I just wanted to let you know that our wedding day/ceremony exceeded our expectations by a mile. It was perfect! Tino did a fabulous job with the ceremony. Arien was wonderful. We can't wait to see our photos and Shena did a wonderful job onsite. We will remember that day forever and are already making plans to come back to Maui next year. We LOVED it! Thank you for everything!

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

 

We had our wedding in Maui October 15, 2008 at Po'olenalena Beach. It exceeded our expectations by a mile. Everyone involved was absolutely wonderful and also the dinner at The Seawatch. Thank you so much to you all for organizing and pulling off such a perfectly memorable day. We will never forget it and it will always be remembered as the greatest day of our lives. Thank you!!

Steve and Brandi Harrison 
Victoria, BC, Canada

 
 
 

Married Oct. 14, 2008

 
 

Dear Jo and Arien,  Just a massive thank-you for organising everything for us J  It was a magical day, and the perfect way to get married (lots of people agree and are amazed by the photos and location).  The photo cd arrived in plenty of time and I have attached a few photos from the party we had here in Australia last Saturday night with the projector running the DVD slideshow for the whole night…  Once again thank-you from both of us.

Travis and Prudence McNamara 
Seaford, Victoria, Australia

 
 
 

Married October 7, 2008

 

Coordinator: (Jo) 10
Minister: (Dennis) 10
Photographer: (Arien) 10
Flowers: (Asa) 10
Location: 10
Sales Person: (Joanne) 10

Our wedding was beautiful and so well organized. It was stress free (at least from a planning/executing point of view). We were able to have a great time in Maui and really enjoy our vacation/honeymoon/wedding without worrying about anything. My wedding coordinator, Jo, was excellent, responsive, and knowledgeable. I trusted her and she fully came through. She gave me great advice about locations and bouquets. Speaking of which, my bouquet was the most beautiful I've ever seen. The picture of it was pretty, but paled in comparison to the actual bouquet.

Our photographer, Arien, was great. He saw the potential of our shots and we went everywhere he told us to go. The major reason I chose your company was because of the goregeous wedding photos on the website. No other company could compare to the beauty and quality of your photos. Needless to say, Arien delivered and chose the absolute best shots to We anticipated those pictures and were beyond pleased to get them. They were all lovely and Arien did an excellent job of compiling our slide show. My husband has watched it more than I have. Our minister, Dennis, was great. He was warm, personable, and performed a very loving ceremony. All in all, we have only great things to say about our experience and would recommend your company to anyone who wants to have a great wedding. Unlike alot of my other friends, my entire wedding planning and wedding day was actually FUN and without the typical wedding stress.

Thanks for all of the hard work, each of you 
made it look so easy.

Steve and Carla Chan
Chicago, IL

 
 
 

Married Oct.6, 2008

 
 

Ian, Just wanted to let you know that Richard & Rebecca's reception was like a magical dream. Both of them were thrilled and so happy. Everything turned out perfectly - With the hit of the evening being 'our' slide show surprise. Rebecca immediately started crying when she realized what it was. We will be telling the story for years how you and I covertly worked to surprise them. They couldn't believe it.  It was perfect, Ian.   It truly was one of the most joyous celebrations our family has ever had. I'm attaching a few pictures we snapped during the show.  You can see the their emotion and joy. I'm the lady leaning against the fence in the black dress in the photo with the pretty sky.   Ian, thanks again to you. It was so kind of you to trust me and help me make Richard and Rebecca's wedding reception so happy. It could not have gone better in large part, because of you. Thanks again,  Marceline Powell (Mother of the Groom)

Richard and Rebecca Powell 
Henderson, NV

 
 
 

Married Oct. 4, 2008

 
 

Dear Jayanne & Team, We just wanted to say thank you for making our wedding day so special. You and your team made everything run smoothly and made it easy for us. Everything was perfect and we could not have done it without you. You all did a wonderful job to ensure that our day was extra special. Thank you so much to all of you!

Todd and Autumn Fite 
Marina Del Rey, CA

 
 
 

Maui Photos taken on Oct. 1, 2008

 
 

Hi Arlyn! I hope you had a great vacation. Dan and I had so much fun doing the photo shoot, we have not have time to write a formal thank you note to you, Gordon, and Shelly, but I promise you we will. My friends are raving about the pictures, so we're very, very happy with the results. Once again, you were so easy to deal with and so friendly. I'm already getting inquiries about you and Gordon. Thanks again.

Daniel & Jennifer (Du) Lee 
El Cerrito, CA

July 27, 2013

2008 ›


2008 (3) Testimonials

Married September 29, 2008

 
 

Aloha Jayanne,   Boy were we both thinking at the same time.  I actually was driving home from work (yes, I'm back at work sadly), changed my clothes and sat down to write to you.   I wanted to thank you for everything.  Jayanne, our wedding was absolutely perfect.  I cannot find a single thing to complain about.  Other than the fact that I didn't get to hear much of the music, but that's because I was too busy concentrating on everything else.  However, I hear Cambria played beautifully.   Like I said, every single thing went so very smoothly and I can't believe how not one thing mis-happed!  It was amazing!!  You and your crew truly did a beautiful job.    We will definitely be back in Maui.  David's ready to move there.  I said "slow down!"  LOL. The list of things we did and the places we went before and after the wedding are huge.  From the volcano at sunrise, to the lava fields, to snorkeling, to Hana, to the fabulous restaurants, and much much more.  You definitely live in a glorious place!!   Between my camera, both of Jason and Megan's and our friends, we have so many pictures to sort through..........and I can't wait to see Arien's photos!!!!  In the meantime, I have found a few of the ceremony that I wanted to share with you. I hope they are not too large for you to open and view.   Again, thank you so very much.  And could you please tell Chris and Arien that both David and I thought they did fantastic onsite!!!!    Did I say thank you?    Aloha and hopefully we will talk with you again!!!

David and Patti Milller 
Hoffman Estates, IL

   

Married September 27, 2008

 

Coordinator: (Jayanne) 10
Minister: (Kimo) 10
Photographer: (Arien) 10
Videographer: (Brian) 10
Flowers: (Asa) 10
Musician: (Ginny, Alfie & Judy) 10
Hair & Makeup: (Regina) 10
Limo: (Coastline Limousine) 9
Location: 10
On-Site Coordinator: (Chris) 10
Sales Person: (Joanne) 10

What can I say? I searched for several weeks before deciding on APDW. The pictures were so beautiful and surreal and after talking to Joanne, we were ready to book. Everything turned out much better than we could have ever imagined!

As for each category:

Coordinator: Jayanne is THE BEST! She's so sweet and she did an excellent job coordinating everything. I enjoyed our email correspondence and we were very happy to finally meet her after our wedding! :-)

Minister: Kimo was awesome. He kept both of us calm and performed a beautiful ceremony.

Photographer: Arien is great!! He got all of the shots we wanted and helped us take the best photos.

Videographer: Brian was excellent. He and Arien worked together to make sure all of our best moments were captured. There was a typo with our wedding date on the video, but he promptly sent us another video and re-posted it on the website.

Flowers: The flowers came out just like I had expected. They were absolutely beautiful!!

Musician: The musicians did a wonderful job at our ceremony. The music was beautiful and the guests enjoyed it.

Limo: The only reason we gave this category a 9 is because we were supposed to have the Rolls Royce, which needed maintenance. Jayanne suggested some alternatives and we still ended up happy with the Lincoln limo we had.

Hair & Makeup: I only had my makeup done. Regina was GREAT! She did such a good job on my makeup. I received many compliments.

Location: We loved the church we were married in. We even got to meet the caretaker, Edith, who was very sweet. The beach across the street made for excellent shots and the beach we drove to was even better!

On-Site Coordinator: Chris did a wonderful job. He kept me calm in the moments right before the ceremony. He also kept things moving in a timely manner. He was much appreciated!

Sales Person: Joanne was super helpful. When I first called I was a little leery of trying to plan something so huge across thousands of miles, but she assured me that things would be fine and gave me very good suggestions. She immediately made me feel at ease and 
was the reason I booked shortly after speaking with her. Everyone and everything else was the icing on the cake!

All in all you cannot go wrong planning a wedding with APDW. Our wedding day was the most beautiful, unforgettable, heartwarming, and special day we have had thus far in our relationship together. I would do it all again in a heartbeat...I think we may be planning it all over again in 30 years with a vow renewal!

Your process is very efficient and you leave couples with nothing to worry about!

Justin and Mia Morgan
Richmond, VA

   

Married September 24, 2008

 

Coordinator: (Jo) 11
Minister: (Vance) 11
Photographer: (Arien) 11
Videographer: (Carl) 11
Flowers: (Asa) 11
Cake & Toast: (Maui Wedding Cakes) 11
Hair & Makeup: (Regina) 11
Location: 11
On-Site Coordinator: (Chris) 11
Sales Person: (Arlyn) 11

I cannot imagine our wedding being any different. It was truly perfect. We even had some dolphins swim by and a large turtle wash up in one of the waves. Chris was our on- site coordinator and was AWESOME! I didn't realize that he had to go pick up the cake and butterflies because they didn't show up. I wouldn't ever had known if one of our guests hadn't said something after it was all over with. I am not really not a person that would turn into a bridezilla, so I wouldn't have gotten worked up about it. All I wanted to do as a bride is show up, and that's exactly how it happened. Reverend Vance was AWESOME! Arien was AWESOME! Carl was AWESOME! I am so blessed that I stumbled upon your website, picked the Photographer and Minister that I did, and had the wedding that we did. I cannot tell you anything that you could've done to make things any more perfect. Thank you so much for truly making it the best day of our lives. Our family is still commenting on how they would love to do it all over again. Perhaps I see a renewal of vows in our future. Again, thank you so much for everything! I would definitely recommend your company to every couple that is looking to get married in 
Hawaii!


Martin and Heather Sawin
Las Vegas, NV

   

Married September 22, 2008

 

Minister: (Dennis) 10
Photographer: (Ian) 10
Hair & Makeup: 10
Location: 10

The wedding was great and everything was running smoothly. Your company definitely did a great job in arranging everything for us. The pictures turned out excellent and very romantic. A lot of our friends asked us about the photographer and pictures. We definitely will be happy to be your reference in the future.

Derrick and Athena Chan
Los Angeles, CA

   

Married September 14, 2008

 

Coordinator: (Joanne) 10
Minister: (Vance) 11
Photographer: (Ian) 10
Flowers: (Asa) 9
Cake & Toast: (Maui Wedding Cakes) 10
Musician: (Ron) 10
Location: 11

This was my dream come true, and everyone with A Paradise Dream Wedding made it perfect. Everything went as smoothly as I could have hoped. I have to admit that I was very nervous, but the wedding planner, the photographer, minister, and musician did an excellent job!

Robert and Stephanie Stroud
Duncan, OK

   

Married September 10, 2008

 

Coordinator: (Jo) 10
Minister: (Kimo) 11
Photographer: (Gordon) 11
Videographer: (Carl) 11
Flowers: (Della) 11
Cake & Toast: (Maui Wedding Cakes) 11
Musician: (Jamie) 11
Hair & Makeup: (Marci) 10
Location: 11
On-Site Coordinator: (Della) 11
Sales Person: (Arlyn) 11

We were extremely pleased and very shocked on how smooth everything went. On our wedding day we were impressed with the team effort from A Paradise Dream Wedding and our outside vendors. We both felt very relaxed and not stressed as a wedding day should be. Gordon Nash and his staff provided such a personal touch, we felt like we had our family with us. We Chose A Paradise Dream Wedding for our coordinators because of the fantastic photography work that we saw on their website. We can't say enough about our beautiful wedding photos that Gordon Nash took and we have shared them with hundreds of people. The videographer, Carl of A Paradise Dream Wedding also did a fantastic job. You won't be disappointed if you use him.

If you are dreaming about a destination wedding in Hawaii, we would highly recommend A Paradise Dream Wedding.


Paul and Judy DiPaolo
Highlands Ranch, CO

   

Married September 9, 2008

 

Coordinator: (Jo) 10_
Minister: (Dennis) 10
Photographer: (Arien) 10
Flowers: (Shari) 10_
Hair & Makeup: (Marci) 7
Location: 10_


Arien was great in capturing the moment!! We had a wonderful ceremony. I looked fabulous despite my later worries of nagging details on hair, make-up and last minute dressing!! The other couple and Gordon Nash were very conscientious and gracious with photo spots while both weddings occupied the beach.

Mark and Carolyn

Los Altos, CA

   

Married September 8, 2008

 

Coordinator: (Jayanne) 10
Minister: (Kimo) 10
Photographer: (Eric) 11
Flowers: (Della) 10
Hair & Makeup: (Regina) 10
Location: 10
On-Site Coordinator: (Della) 9

Our wedding will forever be one of the most amazing and special memories of our life. After years of talking about what we wanted our wedding to be like, we were pleasantly surprised to have EVERY aspect of our day surpass our expectations. Our ceremony took place at sunset on 9/8/2008 at Kapalua Bay Beach. We had not seen the location until the day before the wedding, and were a little concerned that the public beach would interfere with our intimate gathering. It did not, at all. Our on-site coordinator (Della) and photographer (Eric), arrived early to reserve a spot on the beach. We had 25 people and 
PLENTY of room to move around. The beach was more beautiful than we'd imagined and both agreed we would choose the same location over again if we could. Kimo was our minister and was fabulous. He had everyone laughing at numerous times during the ceremony, which is exactly what we wanted for our guests. Our photographer was AMAZING. So laid back and yet so professional. Everyone who has seen our photos says they are the most beautiful pictures they have ever seen. Jayanne, our coordinator, was so easy to talk to and did such a great job keeping us in the loop with everything that was going on. THANK YOU Jayanne, you made our wedding unforgettable. Everyone at A Paradise Dream Wedding did. We have recommended APDW to numerous couples we know who are considering a destination wedding, and cannot wait to celebrate our first anniversary back on the BEAUTIFUL island of Maui.

Mike and Meghan Hayes
Seattle, WA

   

Married September 8, 2008

 

Coordinator: 10, Jayanne was beyond excellent to work with--calming, knowledgeable, gave sound advice, helpful, prompt, we loved her.

Minister: 10, Dennis De Rego was so nice and gave us really good advice on our day. 

Photographer: 10, Arien somehow got many great pictures of us (we were so nervous and awkward)!!! We were amazed and so were all of our family and friends.

Videographer: 10, Brian was really nice also and did an outstanding job of recording our wedding.

Flowers: 9

Cake & Toast: 10, I was surprised at how good the cake was. I don't even like most cake and I had some later that evening too:)
Hair & Makeup: 10, We were amazed at the level of service from Jean, the woman who did my hair and makeup. I was worried about having someone I'd never met do this for me. My husband and I both agree, she made the entire day better with her personality and impressive skills :).

Location: 10

On-Site Coordinator: 10, Shena was everything we wanted her to be: calming, extremely kind, organized, and laid back. 

Wedding Sales & Booking: (Joanne) 10

My husband Andy and I were both blown away by the level of service shown by every person we worked with. We chose this company because of how impressive the photography looked to us. I did a lot of research before deciding to go with Gordon Nash Photography, being from Seattle and having to do the planning from here, and I am so happy with my choice! I have a few friends who are professional photographers and they looked at our pictures over and over without being able to pick a favorite. Everyone who has seen them has commented on the level of style and how well our personalities were captured on film. Our expectations were met and surpassed not only by Gordon Nash's staff, but also by the vendors this company chooses to affiliate with. We could not be happier with our experience.

We have and will continue to recommend you to everyone we talk to about weddings. We wanted a relaxing, beautiful, heartfelt ceremony and that is exactly what we got thanks to Gordon Nash Photography. We will forever be thankful!!!!!

 

 

First letter after receiving their photos...

We just received our pictures back and they are beyond anything we imagined or expected!!!! Our whole experience has been amazing, from coordinating with Jayanne over emails to being photographed by Arien and having our DVD shot by Brian, we had an ideal experience with A Paradise Dream Weddings. All you have to do is look at their pictures and you can see the high standards this company's employees and affiliates hold themselves to. Every person that has seen our photos has commented on how flawless and well-composed they are. "Like a picture in a magazine," is what I keep hearing. I know that wasn't because of my awkward husband and I--we were so nervous! It is a testament to Arien and his talent. We are so happy with the results!!! It is amazing that he even got one good shot of us, but we now have tons of pictures we really like. He captured the moments of the day perfectly. Jean, the woman who did my hair and makeup was also amazing! I wasn't sure who I was going to get but trusted Jayanne my coordinator to set up the appointment. Jean did my hair the exact way I wanted it but even better! She gave me really good advice about how everything would turn out in the photos and how the weather would affect my hair. And she was so nice! She really added to the day, my husband agrees. Overall I would, and do, recommend this company to anyone looking for a "Dream Wedding" in Hawaii. I chose them because of the quality of their photography, but I went away happy with so much more. Every part of our experience exceeded our expectations. Our coordinator Jayanne got back to us right away, worked with us through all the details, and made us both very confident in the process before we even made it to Hawaii. She seems to really care about and enjoy her work, and that made the whole experience smooth and enjoyable for us. There is no way we can say thank you enough!!!! We will send everyone getting married in Hawaii your way, and we will definitely be back for anniversaries! Thank you! And God bless:)


Andrew and Karen Kipper
Kirkland, WA

    

Married September 6, 2008

 

Ratings: 10

Photographer: Arien

 

 

He was wonderful, very professional and took beautiful photos. I am in sales and every one of my clients have raved on the photos. He caught the sunset perfectly. The photos are priceless. We paid for the quality and service and end results of such great photos.

Photography Sales & Booking: Joanne

August and Barbara Harris
Fontana, CA

   

Married September 4, 2008

 

Coordinator: (Jo) 10
Minister: (Vance) 10
Photographer: (Gordon) 10
Flowers: (Della) 9
Cake & Toast: (Maui Wedding Cakes) 10
Hair & Makeup: (Shelly) 9
Location: 11
On-Site Coordinator: (Della) 10

Thank you so much for helping to make our wedding day so amazing. I would recommend APDW to anyone who is thinking about getting married over in paradise!! Jo was a great coordinator and Gordon was AMAZING!! Our pictures are beautiful. Vance's enthusiasm during our ceremony was contagious...he was great!!

Thank you so much for everything!!

Mike and Jordan Cirner
Santa Rosa, CA

   

Married September 2, 2008

 

Coordinator: (Jo) 8
Minister: (Tino) 9
Photographer: (Gordon) 10
Flowers: (Janna) 9
Location: 9

The photos turned out to be so beautiful that they almost look unreal!

Jerry and Huiwei Gu
Dallas, TX

   

Married September 1, 2008

 

Coordinator: (Jayanne) 10_
Minister: (Vance) 10_
Photographer: (Gordon) 10 +++_
Videographer: (Brian) 9_
Flowers: (Janna) 10_
Musician: (Tim) 9_
Hair & Makeup: (Shelly) 10 _
Location: 10_
On-Site Coordinator: Gordon & Vance handled everything smoothly_
Wedding Sales & Booking: (Joanne) 10_

It is a true testament that everything was outstanding when my husband and I both agree that if we could do it over again, we wouldn't change a single thing.

I think every bride to be has anxiety when they first start thinking about a destination wedding because of the fact that you can't whip around the corner to check out the flowers, see the location, have a hair and makeup consultation etc. Well, all the stress was lifted after the first contact with our coordinator. A few simple questions and you're on your way! The website is also easy to navigate and also not cheesy at all like many destination wedding websites out there. You can tailor any package to your liking so you aren't charged for extras if you don't want them.


Our coordinator had some very helpful tips- who her favourite vendors were, some cost friendly alternatives to certain things etc. It is wonderful to know that she is making sure everyone shows up and does what they are supposed to do!! She had a wonderful sense of humor too and always responded promptly to my questions.


Gordon Nash is outstanding- but if you have looked at his work you will already know that. I have had so many people remark that my wedding photos are the nicest they have ever seen! I am also very thankful that we opted to have the wedding dvd done- if you are wondering if it's worth it- it is. We had a reception back home so it was such a treat to be able to include those that weren't there in our ceremony.


We were married at Poolenalena beach which was gorgeous- don't need to go overboard on decorations as the setting is already stunning! It was also so special to be able to get some sunset photos. If you're worried about the public being around- don't be. In fact in a couple of our pictures we have 2 little girls in the background watching us- my husband thinks it's a sign we will have daughters! Haha.

We were married by Rev. Vance who gave us the gift of a warm, beautiful ceremony with Hawaiian touches! A man with lovely energy.

Thank you to everyone that was involved- you not only met my expectations- but exceeded them!

If anyone is on the fence about this company, I'd say go for it- you will be so happy you did.

Jian and Carrie Pablico
Vancouver, BC, Canada

   

Vow Renewal on Aug. 29, 2008

 

Coordinator: 10 
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10
Flowers: 9
Hair & Makeup: 9
Location: 10
Wedding Sales & Booking: 10

 

Zhiyi and Zhenhong Song 
Hong Kong

    

Married Aug 28, 2008

 

Coordinator: 10 
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10
Flowers: 10
Cake & Toast: 10
Musician: 10
Location: 10
On-Site Coordinator: 10
Wedding Sales & Booking (Joanne/Arlyn): 10

My experience with A Paradise Dream Wedding was absolutely wonderful! From the moment I met my coordinator Jo I knew I had found a great company to plan my Maui wedding through! I was a little nervous to plan my wedding over the phone and by email but Jo put my mind at ease. She helped me with every detail. My husband and I were so blessed to have such a wonderful coordinator to plan our special day! Thank you so much Jo! Rev. Kenneth Kalei Ho'opai brought so much joy and happiness to our wedding day. He had such a warm and caring spirit. He was very kind and down to earth. The ceremony was perfect. He had such a warm presence which put my husband and I at such ease. Thank you so much Rev. Kenneth. You are truly a man of God! Gordon Nash was AMAZING! Our wedding pictures turned out absolutely beautiful! He made my husband and I feel very comfortable and at ease. I was so relaxed! My husband and I were able to have fun and play on the beach while he photographed every special moment! We're so thankful that we found such a skilled and talented photographer! Thank you so much Gordon! The day of our wedding was absolutely perfect! It was a dream day for me and my husband! The cake was delicious and the flowers were gorgeous! Our on site coordinator Diana was so sweet and very helpful. When I arrived to the wedding site she greeted me with such a warm smile and made me feel relaxed and happy! She was genuinely happy for me and excited that it was my wedding day! That meant so much to me! Thank you so much Diana! We had an amazing wedding and we thank A Paradise Dream Wedding for making our special day an absolute dream!

David and Breanna Rountree 
Valencia, CA

   

Married August 28, 2008

 

Coordinator: (Jo) 11
Minister: (Kimo) 10
Photographer: (Eric) 11
Videographer: (Dan) 10
Flowers: (Della) 10
Cake & Toast: (Maui Wedding Cakes) 10
Musician: (Tarvin) 10
Hair & Makeup: (Regina) 10
Location: 10
On-Site Coordinator: (Della) 11
Sales Person: (Joanne) 10

I don't know if you have enough space for all of the accolades we'd like to give, but we'll give it a shot. I work as a corporate event planner in Scottsdale, so it was difficult to put such an important event to us in the hands of strangers, but all of my worries were erased as soon as we started working with Joanne. Everybody who we dealt with at APDW was a true professional & so easygoing. Jo Thurman was our main contact until our wedding day & she could not have been more accommodating. Our on-site contact, Della who also made my unbelievable bouquet, was a dream to deal with on site. Our videographer, Dan, kept us laughing & we cannot say enough about our photographers, Eric & Arien. Both were true professionals & captured the most amazing photographs of our wedding day! We had a morning wedding & scheduled both Eric & Arien to attand our luau "reception" in order to capture sunset & candid photographs of that part of the day. We highly recommend splitting the time as we have the best of both types of photographs! We chose A Paradise Dream Wedding because of the pictures we saw on the website & boy, was it worth it! We will sing your praises from the top of Camelback Mountain here in Arizona.

You made our wedding day perfect. There is not 1 thing we would have changed! THANK YOU!!!!

Brad and Susan Benson
Scottsdale, AZ

   

Married Aug. 26, 2008

 

Coordinator: 8 
Minister: 9
Photographer: 10
Flowers: 8
Cake & Toast: 10
Hair & Makeup: 10
Location: 10
On-Site Coordinator: 10
Sales Person: 9
Travel Agent: 10

 

Luis and Jennifer Medina 
Cumming, GA

   

Married Aug. 21, 2008

 

Coordinator: 10 
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10
Flowers: 9
Musician: 8
Hair & Makeup: 8
Location: 10
On-Site Coordinator: 10
Sales Person: 10

The entire experience was flawless. Jo, our coordinator was amazing and so easy to work with. She kept us organized and in the loop. Our on site coordinator was ready to show our party of 28 to their place on the Keawakapu beach, where a guitarist played for them. She recomended I got there 20 minutes later, and when my father and I arrived, she had my beautiful boquet ready and showed me the way to the ceremony. She explained the procedure as we went along. She made it all seamless. We were never stressed our or worried about our group. I never even noticed GOrdon and his assistant taking our pictures during the ceremony, we were too busy listening to Kimo our minister. Kimo was amazing with his words, and no rehearsal was necessary. He spoke loud enough for the entire group to hear, he even did a chant and a Hawaiian prayer for us. It felt very private and special, even if we weren't alone on the beach. We were the only wedding party I saw the entire week we were in Keihi. I had nightmares that I walked onto the beach and had to look around for the right Groom and wedding party! NOT the case at all. Just a bit of wedding jitters I suppose! We chose to all go to lunch afterwards for a casual reception, and not do cake or a toast on the beach. When our crowd went to the restaurant, Gordon kept us busy with pictures for another hour and a half. He knew what poses look great on the beach and explained everything step by step. I was worried since he is such a big name photographer he would be hard to work with or too bossy. He is such a humble man who has traveled the world. He finds beauty in everything and knows how to capture it in a picture. Our time with him went very quickly and we could hardly wait 3 weeks to see the pictures! We were so happy with them. They were worth the wait! I have already recommended 2 of my family friends to use A Paradise Dream Wedding and Gordon Nash. One was in Maui 2 weeks ago and just got her pictures (Chrissy Schreier and new Husband Brian). The other Kirsten Killingstad is working on the date, but will be using the same group we loved! Thanks for everything! Our wedding is something our friends and family are still talking about and the memories and pictures of Maui will last FOREVER!!!

Hank and Laura Baarslag 
Seattle, WA

   

Married August 20, 2008

 

Coordinator: (Jo) 10
Minister: (Kimo) 11
Photographer: (Gordon) 11
Flowers: (Della) 11
Hair & Makeup: (Deejay) 8
Location: 8  

The pictures turned out absolutely beautiful. Kimo was an amazing minister as well. He was easy going and funny, which really let us relax and enjoy the moment. Thank you!

Rene and Jessica Wullschleger
Portland, OR

   

Married Aug. 18, 2008

 

Coordinator: 11 
Minister: 11
Photographer: 11
Flowers: 9
Musician: 10
Hair & Makeup: 7
Location: 11
On-Site Coordinator: 11

We were very pleased that we chose you. Everything was perfect and we wouldn't have done anything differently.

Samuel and Samantha George 
Cardiff, UK

   

Married Aug. 9, 2008

 

Coordinator: 11 
Coordinator: 11
Minister: 11
Photographer: 11
Flowers: 11
Hair & Makeup: 11
Location: 11
Sales Person: 11

Eric Dahl was a pleasure to work with. He was confident in his work and open to suggestions. Getting the most out of the personality of his subjects and shooting with their personal goals in mind is critical. He had a great sense of composition and it was great to have him present on our special day. Our wedding was perfect. I researched a lot of photographers and different ways of having our wedding done. Everything pointed to Paradise Dream Weddings being the best.

Devin and Danielle Pringle 
Lansing, MI

   

Married Aug.8, 2008

 

Coordinator: 10 
Photographer: 10
Hair & Makeup: 7
Location: 11

 

Wade and Lindsey VanQuathem 
Tumwater, WA

   

Married Aug.8, 2008

 
 

Gordon Nash was wonderful! I couldn't have imagined that the pictures would turn out as great as they did. They look like they're right out of a magazine! He made us feel so comfortable the entire time and we had so much fun. He took his time and made sure I got every single picture I wanted to take. He even ran over on time, but didn't seem rushed to leave at all. When we received our pictures we were happy to see that he took a lot more than I thought we were supposed to be getting and even took the time to edit a few extra pictures. I will DEFINITELY recommend him to anyone I know who is planning on getting married in Maui. Thank you Gordon for making our day as wonderful as it was!

Jamie and Erika Bowers 
Lincoln, NE

   

Married August 8, 2008

 

Coordinator: 8 
Minister: 11
Photographer: 11
Hair & Makeup: 10
Location: 11
On-Site Coordinator: 10
Sales Person: 10

Thank you for such a beautiful wedding. Our minister, Vance, was amazing. He made our wedding day so special. Arien was unbelievable. He really took the time to make sure we got the best shots. Our pictures were beyond beautiful! This was the best experience of our lives, and we will never forget it. Thank you again!

Samuel and Meghan LaScala 
Queens, NY

   

Married Aug. 7, 2008

 

Coordinator: 10 of 10, everything she helped us set up came off without a hitch.
Minister: 11 of 10, Vance added something very special, he touched our hearts with the ceremony!
Photographer: 12 of 10, Eric was wonderful, patient, professional, sensitive, great eye, excellent final product.  Yoly is so happy!!!!!
Flowers: 6 of 10.  The bouquet was beautiful, but not really what my wife had ordered.
Limo: 7 of 10.  Limo and driver were great, I just had a little problem with the fact that the beach was 5 minutes from the hotel.
Hair & Makeup: 10 of 10
Location: 10 of 10, we left it up to Eric to pick for the best sunset wedding and he chose wonderfully.
Wedding Sales & Booking (Joanne): 10 of 10, everything went smoothly.
Travel Agent (Joanne): 11 of 10, Joanne was great, flight and hotel were great.  I would recommend you switch from Dollar car rental though.  Experience with them was disappointing and difficult.
Other: Jo put me in contact with Rebekah from Expedia who helped us with all our other Island things we did.  She was great and deserves a pat on the back also.

A Paradise Dream Wedding gave my wife and I a truly memorable and beautiful experience for our vow renewal ceremony.  It was second to none.  The pleasant staff helped us through all of our requests and everything was set up and came off smoothly and without a hitch.  Our photographer, Eric Dahl, was a wonderful person and very creative and talented.  His photography was amazing and brought tears to my wife's eyes when she viewed them.  She looks back at them almost every day since.  We have shared the photos with our friends and family and recommended Maui Weddings to everyone we have spoken with.  We highly recommend them to you! 

The whole experience was wonderful.  My wife Yoly is already asking when we can do it again, and she has taken great pleasure in showing the photos to many many people (many of which may become future customers of yours.

Jim and Yoly Kuehne 
Bakersfield, CA

   

Married August 6, 2008

 

Coordinator(Jo): 10
Minister(Denise): 9
Photograher(Gordon): 10
Flowers(Shari): 8
Hair & Makeup(Regina): 10
Location(Kapalua Bay): 9

Thank you so much for the wonderful photos.

We loved every bit of it.

Gordon was very kind to travel down to the North of Maui for us.

He was very amiable and made us comfortable posing.

Ann Vo
Joel

Married August 6, 2008

 

Minister: 11
Photographer: 11
Videographer: 11
Musician: 10
Hair & Makeup: 11
Location: 11
On-Site Coordinator: 11
Sales Person: 11

We have only the best things to say about our experience with the services at Paradise Dream Wedding! Not only was the day amazing but I have never dealt with better people. Everyone was so friendly, helpful and just made the whole experience amazing! Did I mention amazing! Can't think of a better word! Everyone from the planners to the minister, photographer and everyone else. It was a truly authentic wedding and I wouldn't change a thing. On top of that the price was more than reasonable! Thank you so much!!

Dez and Carrie Anderson 
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

   

Married Aug. 3, 2008

 

 

Arien and Chris were fantastic the day of the wedding. Of course the only day it rained during our stay was the day of the wedding. When we arrived at Fleming Beach, it was drizzly and cloudy. I asked if we could change locations to the private beach at the condos we were staying at and they were more than happy to accommodate my request. Arien took incredible photos!!! My flowers were gorgeous to my surprise. I had not requested anything specific just tropical in reds and oranges and they were absolutely beautiful. I would highly recommend Regina Campisi for hair and makeup. She was wonderful to talk to and did an incredible job!

Sean and Kayla Moyle 
Tucson, AZ

   

Married Aug. 1, 2008

 

Coordinator: 11 
Minister: 11
Photographer: 11
Flowers: 11
Location: 11
On-Site Coordinator: 11

I can't imagine my wedding any other way. It was the most perfect day coordinated by the most perfect staff! Thank you for making this day the happiest day of my life!

Jeff and Amy Blanton 
Dallas, TX

July 27, 2013

2008 ›


2008 (2) Testimonials

Married July 26, 2008

 

Coordinator: 10 
Minister: 11
Photographer: 10
Videographer: 10
Musician: 10
On-Site Coordinator: 10

Everything went very smoothly - we wouldn't have changed anything! We were extremely happy with all those who helped out with our special day. Thank you for everything!

Corey and Jenny Moran 
Seattle, WA

   

Married July 26, 2008

 

Photographer: Ian Shepherd
Photography Sales & Booking: Joanne Earles

Ian was incredibly easy to work with and kept everything very stress-free, which is exactly what we hoped for.  We were very pleased with the photos he took for us- both in quality and style- he included the environment (which is half the reason to get married in Maui, right?), not just us.  We came away with a great variety of shots that captured the memories as well as some gorgeous display images.  You really can't ask for more than that!

Cory and Jennifer Hansen 
Birmingham, MI

   

Married July 25, 2008

 

Coordinator: Jayanne was great with answering all of our questions. 
Minister: He was very nice. He was funny! He new exactly what to do. I loved that he was so fun and professional.
Photographer: Could not have asked for more. I saw Ian Shepards pic's on your website and fell in love with them. I have shown my pictures around and everyone is asking who took my pictures and now they are considering getting married in HI.
Videographer: He was very nice but I have not yet received my DVD yet to see his work. 
Flowers: I had you pick out the special flowers for my big day and could not have asked for anything more beautiful. I loved the different colors. It was perfect!
Cake & Toast: This was a must for us. The cake was beautiful and tasted delicious!
Hair & Makeup: This I was very shaky on. Not having a trial run on hair and makeup really scared me. But the Lady that came to my hotel room the day of our wedding was great. I did not even have to tell what I wanted. She had an idea and it turned out wonderful. I do recommend that you bring your own lipstick because she did not have any that you can buy, which I did not bring any. 
Location: We picked the Cove for our location. We stopped by to look at it the day before. Just me and my new husband. As soon as we stepped through the opening of the wall and saw a mini paradise. It took our breath away. I loved the lava rocks, the sand was so soft and I loved the spray that would come up. 
On-Site Coordinator: We did not hire a coordinator but there was someone present to assist us. Which ended up being very helpful!
Wedding Sales & Booking: Could not have been easier. 

Me and my husband ran across your web site when looking for a wedding destination. We fell in love with your pictures and location. We made a phone call and was greeted with a warm welcome. We filled out simple paperwork and our wedding was set. Once we arrived to Hawaii we were called to make sure everything was set for our big day. Once the day arrived we were greeted at our wedding location with a great crew- all smiles and happy to help us in anyway. We did have a lot of family present that wanted pictures with us as we went and Ian was very accommodating.

Jeff and Christina Wood 
Belleville, MD

   

Married July 25, 2008

 

Coordinator: 10 
Minister: 10 Photographer: 11 Flowers: 8 Cake & Toast: 10 Musician: 10 Location: 11

Joanne did a great job on explaining all of the services to us. Jayanne was a good coordinator - very organized and full of life. Kimo, our minister, did a terrific job of walking us through the process including the fine details of the ceremony and getting the best photos and instilling confidence in us. The harpist was prompt and professional. Arien did an ABSOLUTELY AMAZING job on our photos. Everyone is very impressed. We had our reception at the Seawatch which we loved and our beach photos done at the secret Makena Cove. We had been warned that it might be very busy down there - but when we arrived no one was there! We were absolutely delighted!! Thanks for a wonderful wedding.

Gary and Heather Wong 
Surrey, British Columbia

   

Married July 23, 2008

 

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

We were extremely pleased with the services and have bragged to everyone we've talked to about what a marvelous experience it was working with Jo. Everything was so wonderful and it made our day less stressful and gave us the opportunity to simply enjoy our special day and each other. Thanks so much!

Scott and Meg Hastings 
Lake Quivira, KS

   

Married July 21, 2008

 

Coordinator: 10 
Minister: 11
Photographer: 11
Videographer: 9
Flowers: 10
Cake & Toast: 10
Musician: 10
Limo: 10
Hair & Makeup: 10
Location: 11
On-Site Coordinator: 10
Sales Person: 10

Jayanne was absolutely wonderful throughout the entire planning process. Reverend Kimo has a great personality and really made our ceremony special and comfortable! Gordon Nash could not have been any better. His laid back attitute made photos very carefree and enjoyable. The photos are absolutely gorgeous! The videographer was very unintrusive and the video with childhood photos was great. The only reason we gave him a 9/10 is because the childhood photos were mislabeled in the beginning of the DVD. The flowers were exactly what we asked for. The harpist was very skilled and pleasant. In room hair and make up was definitely worth it and turned out perfectly (despite the fact that I never wear makeup, she did a wonderful job making me look very natural). The Cove is absolutely perfect for a wedding with a combination of waves crashing, lava rocks, palm trees, and an island off the coast for a backdrop. We honestly could not have asked for anything more. Our wedding was perfect! Thank you SO much for making all of our dreams come true!!

James and Amy Grier 
Annapolis, MD

   

Married July 17, 2008

 

Coordinator: 10 
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10
Flowers: 10
Location: 10
Sales Person: 10
Travel Agent: 10

We have been planning and looking forward to our wedding for over 2 years, and all the pictures I looked at of Makena Cove did not come close to seeing it in person. Everything went perfect, from the weather to the scenery and the pictures. I was a little intimidated to meet Gordon since he is a well known photographer all around the world, but he was so nice and made sure he got the perfect pictures for us. Rev. Tino was amazing. We are so pleased with how everything worked out. We will be using A paradise Dream Wedding in a couple years again when we return to renew our vows!!

Justin and Sarah Whitt 
Baltimore, MD

   

Married July 17, 2008

 

Coordinator: 10 
Photographer: 10
Flowers: 10
Hair & Makeup: 10
Location: 10
On-Site Coordinator: 10
Sales Person: 10

Working with A Paradise Dream Wedding was the best decision that we made for our destination wedding. I am usually a very organized person and like to be in control of everything so I thought that I would be a mess until the wedding, but Jo and Arlyn were very good at responding to my emails and putting me at ease. When we got to Maui, I felt like I was able to relax and enjoy spending time with our families instead of stressing about about minor wedding details. On the day of the wedding, I told Shelly a general idea of what I wanted for my hair and she gave me the best up-do I've ever had. She also did a great job with the makeup. I was going to do my own makeup at first, but I'm so glad I had her do it because my makeup stayed fresh the whole time - even on the beach! When I arrived at the ceremony site, Diana greeted me and gave me my flowers. These flowers were just as beautiful as they were in the pictures online! I didn't expect my boquet to actually look like that, but it was perfect! Eric was so great to work with - he really listened to what kind of pictures we wanted, and he had some great ideas! As we were taking pictures at the Cove, it started raining on us, so Eric met us on another beach to finish taking pictures. I felt like he was really invested in making sure he got all of the shots and that they turned out good. Eric sent us a few pictures ahead of time for us to use at our reception back in Texas, and they are beautiful! We spent months looking at the pictures online, imagining what our day would look like, and after seeing some of the pictures we can't believe that it's us in those pictures! I was really impressed by how much attention to detail and how much time and effort that your company puts into each wedding! You guys did all of the work and all we had to do is show up. I can't even begin to thank all of you for giving us and our families these beautiful memories! I wish I had more friends getting married in Maui so I could make sure they use A Paradise Dream Wedding!

Bryan and Michelle Rebel 
Waco, TX

   

Married July 16, 2008

 

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

Everything was simple and low stress.

Tim and Veronica Tarver 
Austin, TX

   

Married July 11, 2008

 
 

Photographer: Arien Sherman

Photography Sales & Booking: Arlyn, of course we couldn't ask for anyone better! The service was 100%.

What beautiful pictures!! Everyone keeps asking, is it a real background? Your team is truly the best! As someone told us: You can't even put a price on those pictures! They are truly priceless.

The pictures will be treasured for a lifetime. Thank you so much to Arlyn and Arien, the A Team!

Ty and Tovah Lohman 
Ormond Beach, FL

   

Married July 11, 2008

 

Coordinator: Had several. Joanne was very helpful though...9
Photographer: 12 Eric was sooo good and so nice! This was the best part of the wedding....
Musician: Harp player Great! 9
Hair & Makeup: Very sweet lady...Not sure how the pics look though ‘cause we still don't have them. I am sure I looked great!!:) - 9
Location: 8
Wedding Sales & Booking: 8
Travel Agent (Joanne): 10

The wedding was fantastic. The photographer was the best. My husband actually liked getting pictures taken, which is a rare occurrence! Eric was so sweet and had such great ideas.

Steven and JoHannah McLaughlin 
Reno, NV

   

Family Photos taken on July 9, 2008

 

Photographer: 8
Photography Sales & Booking: 9

We were very pleased with our photos and have printed them and sent them to family. We will also be using them for art in our home as well as for a personal wedding anniversary celebration we will be having!

Terry and Rebecca Crews 
Pasadena, CA

   

Married July 5, 2008

 
 

Photographer: Arien Sherman
Photography Sales & Booking: Joanne Earles

We are very happy with the pictures of our wedding. Arien was great. The pictures look fantastic.

 

Lorenzo and Chantal Laforest 
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

   

Married July 4, 2008

 

Coordinator: 10 
Minister: 11
Photographer: 11
Location: 11

I didn’t enter information for most of these because we really dealt with just three people. Jayanne, Eric and Rev. Ken - and they were just outstanding. The location was perfect just after Eric showed us the section on the beach that was not covered with July 4th campers! Rev. Kenneth was a pleasure to work with. He was very genuine and warm and his presence gave the wedding that perfect authentic Hawaiian element.

Another thing we really appreciated was that everyone was early and since our wedding party was a total of 11 people, we got started early, which was great. We will be more than happy to recommend Paradise Dream Weddings to anyone who wants to experience a Hawaiian wedding.

Stefan and Jen Morrow 
Plano, TX

   

Married July 3, 2008

 

Coordinator: 11 
Minister: 11
Photographer: 11
Videographer: 11
Flowers: 11
Hair & Makeup: 11
Location: 11
On-Site Coordinator: 11
Sales Person: 11

Our wedding was fantastic. It was exactly what we wanted....casual and fun. The photographer and videographer were also perfect. Everyone has enjoyed seeing the photos. Having the extra hour with Eric the day before to do casual shots was such a fantastic idea....worth every penny! Thank you so much for everything!

Mauricio and Wendy Valencia-Rodriguez 
Bogota, Columbia

   

Married July 1, 2008

 

Coordinator: 10 
Minister: 11
Photographer: 11
Videographer: 11
Musician: 11
Hair & Makeup: 11
Location: 11

Everything was ochestrated beautifully! I loved everything about the wedding and the people that helped make it happen. I can’t wait to see the pictures and the video!!!! Thank you for everything!

Calvin and Jannet Martinez 
Morgan Hill, CA

   

Married June 29, 2008

 

Coordinator: 9 
Minister: 11
Photographer: 11
Flowers: 8
Hair & Makeup: 9
Location: 10

I was extremely pleased with our simple wedding. You made it as simple as I wished, but with amazing beauty and richness. Diane George was an incredibly warm and friendly minister. And I've gotten incredible feedback on the photos...he captured the emotions of the event through very natural and fun photos. THANK YOU!

Dan and Jenna Brasch 
Stillwater, MN

   

Married June 27, 2008

 

Coordinator: 10 
Minister: 11
Photographer: 9
Flowers: 9
Musician: 8
Limo: 10
Hair & Makeup: 11
Location: 9
On-Site Coordinator: 10
Sales Person: 10

 

Jed and Gina Michnowicz 
San Mateo, CA

   

Vow Renewal on June 24, 2008

 

 

Eric was great onsite and we loved the photos!

Greg and Nanette Tomita 
Santa Clara, CA

   

Married June 21, 2008

 

 

My husband and I thought our wedding was fabulous. Everything was perfect. We love our photographs and will treasure them. Arien was superb. Thank you for making our special day so wonderful.

Alex and Lise Ford 
Philadelphia, PA

   

Married June 17, 2008

 

 

Coordinator: (Jo) 10
Minister: (Kimo) 10
Photographer: (Arien) 10
Flowers: (Della) 10
Hair & Makeup: (Regina) 10
On-Site Coordinator: (Della) 10
Sales Person: (Joanne) 10

 

Terrance and Stephanie Tate
Memphis, TN

   

Married June 12, 2008

 

Coordinator: 11 
Minister: 11
Photographer: 11
Videographer: 11
Flowers: 10
Cake & Toast: 11
Musician: 11
Hair & Makeup: 11
Location: 11
On-Site Coordinator: 11
Sales Person: 11

Thanks to a Paradise Dream Wedding for making June 12, 2008 in Makena, Maui the best day of our lives! The professionalism of the top rate staff employed with A Paradise Dream Wedding is to be commended for the way they orchestrated our entire wedding day from early that morning until our photography session was complete at The Cove after our beach ceremony. When we originally called and booked our wedding through Arlyn, we were concerned about a variety of topics and she put us right at ease. She even suggested that we have a morning ceremony rather than an evening one due to the "color" of the Pacific that we had admired from other photos by the photographers. From there Jo Thurman took over and arranged a moment by moment schedule of events so that when we arrived in Maui all we had to do was get our marriage license! My hair and makeup were attended to in my hotel room by a lovely woman named DeeJay. She asked to see my dress and then came up with a design she thought would fit me best. DeeJay was wonderful and an early riser to be at my hotel promptly at 6:15 AM. What a day! We were off to The Cove on a cloudy morning...but the SUN popped out during our ceremony on the beach which made Arien's photos the most phenomenal works of art that all our friends and family have ever seen! Our minister, Tino, the violinist and the entire crew at The Cove worked hard to see that we were relaxed and having the time of our lives! We laughed a lot! Chris made sure our cake, toast and set-up went smoothly. Carl, our videographer, took amazing footage and we received a memorable wedding video that will take us back to Maui whenever we view it! Arien Sherman, our photographer had the "vision" from the moment he started our photo shoot as the ceremony began. The presentation of photos on the DVD, as well as online and again in his slideshow painted a true portrait of what June 12, 2008 meant to us. Arien's talents are truly a gift - I hope other brides and grooms choose Arien for his style, artistic craft and comfortable personality! We cannot thank all of you enough! We just had a Luau Wedding Reception at our home for family and friends last weekend, and they are all raving and amazed by the photos and videos. Let's say, A Paradise Wedding made us look gorgeous! Maui itself as our setting was exquisite all on its own! Thanks for your assistance on this special day in our lives. We have memories for a lifetime. Much Mahalo and Love from Chicago!!!

Mark and Katie Sedlacek 
LaGrange, IL

   

Married June 9, 2008

 

You guys were wonderful, definitely 10 / 10!
Photographer: Gordon Nash 10 / 10
Photography Sales & Booking: 10 / 10

We really enjoyed our time with Gordon and were impressed with our photos we received. He was fun and had some great photo ideas. When we have babies we hope to get Gordon to take some family photos for us. Thank you Gordon :).  

Kevin and Jacie Bretherick 
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

   

Married June 7, 2008

 

Coordinator: 11 
Minister: 11
Photographer: 11
Flowers: 11
Musician: 11
Location: 11
On-Site Coordinator: 11

It was a leap of faith booking a wedding, location, photographer, and a minister online. However, we were so impressed with the website, the photography, and the emails from our coordinator, Jayanne Jefferys, that absolutely any doubts we had melted away. The wedding itself, the experience, was beyond any dreams we ever had. Our on-site coordinator, Shena, arranged by Jayanne, was perfect. We arrived late and she was so relaxed that it helped us to calm down. Our minister, Tino Rosete (also arranged by Jayanne) performed the Hawaiian Christian ceremony with such passion that every single person at the wedding was moved by the experience. As far we're concerned, Tino is the best minister in the world! The location was stunning. We choose Makena Cove in South Maui. We had butterflies floating through our ceremony and surfers in the waves of the Pacific behind us. In our opinion, the photographs are just as important as the ceremony itself. Our photographer, Arien Sherman, was amazing at the ceremony. At first we thought we weren't going to be able to use Arien because of a schedule conflict, but he made an extreme effort to shoot our wedding! Thanks again to Arien for being there for us. We clicked with him immediately. He made us comfortable, happy, and excited to be photographed. We truly had a perfect wedding!!! On receipt of our photographs, we popped the DVD slideshow into the player and cried when we saw the images that Arien took. He is so talented. He captured even the smallest meaningful moment. We had a reception for our friends & family that weren't able to make the wedding and every person was stunned at how beautiful the photographs, location, and service was. From bestselling authors to our grandparents, every person has agreed that our wedding looked like something from the pages of a magazine or that it looked like celebrity wedding! Our memories of our wedding will last us for a lifetime! How else can we express our gratitude? Thank you Aekai Beach Weddings. YOU GUYS ROCK!!!

Jason and Kamela Hurlbut 
Orange County, CA & Toronto, Canada

   

Married June 7, 2008

 

Coordinator: (Jayanne) 9
Minister: (Tino) 11
Photographer: (Ian) 10
Videographer: (Dan) 9
Flowers: (Asa) 9
Catering/Reception: 9
Cake & Toast: (Maui Wedding Cakes) 9
Location: 9
On-Site Coordinator: (Chris) 9
Sales Person: (Arlyn) 9

Will remember the wedding for the rest of our lives. Wonderful!

Glenn and Renee Pradzinski
Bartlett, IL

   

Married June 7, 2008

 

 

Thank you so much for everything you did! Our wedding was amazing and exactly as we pictured. Most thanks to Eric for the amazing pictures, Ken who was so heartfelt and Chris for making sure all the little things were taken care of. We appreciate all you did! I would highly recommend you to anyone thinking of a Hawaiian destination wedding.

Ryan and Pamela Martin 
Aurora, CO

   

Married May 29, 2008

 

Coordinator: 11 
Minister: 11
Photographer: 11
Flowers: 11
Cake & Toast: 11
Musician: 11
Limo: 11
Hair & Makeup: 10
Location: 11
Sales Person: 11

Aloha,

I'm so happy that I planned my wedding with A Paradise Dream Wedding. Everything was so easy going and just way more then we even expected. We loved everyone!!! And the CD that we received with our slideshow was amazing. I would recommend this company to anyone who is getting married. I even loved our limo driver. All I can say is that you won't be disappointed. Not only are the pictures fabulous but the staff and vendors as well.

I want to thank everyone so much from the bottom of my heart for all that you did for our special day. I hope you are all blessed for all that you do : ). Much Mahalo!

Cullen and Kari Williams 
Riverton, UT

   

Married May 27, 2008

 

Coordinator: 10 
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10
Videographer: 9
Flowers: 10
Musician: 10
Location: 10
On-Site Coordinator: 10

Absolutely everyone involved with the planning of our wedding was so, so, so kind and friendly and approachable. Jo was our planner and she handled everything with utmost aloha. She gave us lots of insider tips and we always heard from her right away if we had questions. We always felt totally secure and safe in our decision to plan a wedding from 2,000 miles away, which I think is no easy feat.

Ken, our minister, was da kine, as Hawaiians would say. EVERYONE at our wedding commented on how wonderful he was, how warm, and how we instantly felt like friends. It was as if he'd known us forever.

Arien and Carl made everyone comfortable for the photos and video, and we are so happy to have such beautiful photos as memories of our big day. We were overjoyed with the photos! It's hard not to be happy with a day in Hawaii, but everyone made sure everything went smoothly. My flowers looked exactly as I had suggested--and that was only a suggestion. I actually cried when I saw them.

Most importantly, we were able to kick back and relax and really fully enjoy our wedding because we weren't caught up in the details. Our minister told us we are now all ohana, and that's how we feel!

When people ask us, "How was your wedding?" Our standard answer has been "Better than we even expected. It was perfect." Thank you for giving us such a perfect day.

William and Katie Dohman 
St. Paul, MN

   

Married May 26, 2008

 
 

Fun, creative and beautiful shots. Gordon has a delicate touch when setting up shots, so the emotions captured on film were authentically us.

Ian and Christy James 
San Francisco, CA

   

Married May 24, 2008

 

Coordinator: 11 
Minister: 11
Photographer: 11
Flowers: 8
Hair & Makeup: 8
Location: 11
On-Site Coordinator: 11
Sales Person: 11
Travel Agent: 11

Words cannot really explain our wedding. It was more than perfect. Everything any little girl dreamed of as a child. The minister was amazing and made us feel as if we had known him for years. The beautiful prayer he spoke and the traditional horn blow was such a perfect moment. The location was breathtaking and some thing we will hold in my heart forever. I believe it was truly heaven on earth. And Ian the photographer was unbelievable! He took absolutely breathtaking pictures of us. The downfall of our wedding was we had no family there. We can't thank Ian enough as he captured all of the perfect moments we had which enabled our family to experience it as if they were there. Ian.....thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Our experience in Hawaii from the second we landed gave us a new outlook on life. We will never forget this experience and in 10, 20, or 50 years from now when we are ready to re-new our vows. We know where to go. Thank you for this incredible, perfect, and unforgettable experience.

Matthew and Lynnette Carrillo 
Clovis, CA

   

Married May 24, 2008

 

Coordinator: 9 
Minister: 11
Photographer: 11
Location: 10
On-Site Coordinator: 10

 

Christopher and Sara Chandler 
Kailua, HI

   

Married May 23, 2008

 

Minister: 11
Photographer: 10
Flowers: 9
Location: 11

Kimo was great and the actual ceremony was exactly what we wanted.

Don and Rebekah Pisarcik 
San Diego, CA

   

Married May 23, 2008

 

 

Our day was perfect! Gordon and his assistant Jon were amazing, they made us feel special and tried so hard to get the perfect shot and believe me our pictures are out of this world! All of our family and friends have commented on how beautiful they are and some can't believe its not a back drop! So thank you so much Gordon and Jon!

Our minister Kimo was also absolutely brilliant! His lively and enthusiastic nature soon put us at ease and we felt he really meant every word he spoke. We are so glad we had Kimo as we shall never forget our ceremony. It was wonderful. Thank you!

Our videographer was also fantastic, however one little thing I will mention is on our DVD there are two people in the background right at the beginning of our ceremony and the boy actually waves at the camera! We are a little disappointed as this should have been seen straight away and rectified instead of a couple of minutes of them in the background. Otherwise he was great, made us feel relaxed and tried so hard to get all our memories on our video!

Over all fantastic, a few areas let it down but it didn't affect our overall experience and we have some lovely memories that we will never forget! Thank you so much!

Wayne and Rebecca Starkey 
Chorley, England UK

   

Married May 22, 2008

 

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

 

Samuel and Heidi Johnson 
Coon Rapids, MN

   

Married May 21, 2008

 

Coordinator: (Jo) 10
Minister: (Kimo) 10
Photographer: (Eric) 10
Flowers: (Asa) 10
Hair & Makeup: (Regina) 10
Location: 10
On-Site Coordinator: (Diana) 9
Sales Person: (Joanne) 10

Thank you sooo much our wedding was wonderful. It was better than we imagined it could be. Everyone was great, the flowers were so pretty, our hair and makeup turned out great, we loved our minister and the photography turned out amazing.

Thank you all for 
an unforgettable day.

Josh and Brandy Bremer
Blocksburg, CA

   

Vow Renewal on May 16, 2008

 

 

The Cove was a breathtaking setting for our vow renewal. The whole experience was so relaxed and easy to plan, thanks to your wonderful staff! I felt a little silly and frivolous planning a vow renewal for our 10 year anniversary, but I'm so glad I did! It was great to get family pictures on the beach, and for my husband and I to let each other know how much we love each other! I would recommend Gordon and A Paradise Dream Wedding to anyone wanting a beautiful wedding (or vow renewal) to remember!

Randy and Angie Park 
Carmel, IN

   

Married May 16, 2008

 

Coordinator: 11 
Minister: 11
Photographer: 11
Flowers: 10
Musician: 10
Hair & Makeup: 11
Location: 11
On-Site Coordinator: 10

Everything was amazing!!!!!! In particular, the lady who did my hair at my hotel in the morning. She made all of my nerves go away and gave me exactly what I had envisioned!!! I cannot thank her enough!!!!

Todd and Hayley Fischer 
Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada

   

Married May 16, 2008

 

Coordinator: 10 
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10
Flowers: 10
Musician: 10
Limo: 10
Hair & Makeup: 10
Location: 10
On-Site Coordinator: 10
Sales Person: 11

Words cannot even begin to describe what a beautiful wedding day we had. From the very beginning the planning was so simple to the wedding day itself. We are so thankful for everything you all did and for the amazing memories we will never forget. Every time we look at our pictures, our hearts fill with a happiness that we will appreciate forever. Thank you for giving us such a wonderful gift....

Shawn and Angie Redfern 
Washougal, WA

   

Married May 15, 2008

 

Coordinator: 11 
Minister: 10
Photographer: 11
Flowers: 10
Cake & Toast: 10
Hair & Makeup: 10
Location: 11
On-Site Coordinator: 10
Travel Agent: 11

We had such a wonderful experience with A Paradise Dream Wedding. Everything was handled professionally and went so smoothly. Jo, our coordinator was great and really went the extra mile to make sure we had everything we needed. Gordon and Ian did a wonderful job with the pictures. We have had several comments that they look like they are straight out of a magazine!! We would definitely recommend using this company.

Brandon and Lara Stooksbury 
Mandeville, LA

   

Married May 14, 2008

 

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

My husband and I could not have asked for a more beautiful wedding and we cannot thank you enough - each of you played such a significant role in our special day. Arien was absolutely FABULOUS...not only did he take unbelievable photos but he went WAY above and beyond with the shots we had requested through our coordinator. We have had nothing but compliment after compliment on our photos - some have said it was the most beautiful wedding they had ever seen. We agree!!!! Jo, our coordinator was on top of things at all times - I never doubted or worried about a thing! Thank you again for an unforgettable day.

Morgan and Amy Whitfield 
Houston, TX

   

Married May 12, 2008

 

Coordinator: 10 
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10
Videographer: 10
Location: 10

Everything was so perfect! At first we were nervous to plan a destination wedding, but Jayanne was so helpful and friendly through the entire process. I kept telling Brandon (my husband) that it seemed too easy and everything was going too smoothly. "Aren't we supposed to be stressed out??" We were so relaxed and everything was better than I imagined! Our pictures turned out amazing and our video caught all the humor and happiness of the day! Thank you so much for making our wedding a dream come true!

Brandon and Darci Vick 
Vancouver, WA

   

Married May 8, 2008

 

 

We were very impressed with how professional everyone was over the phone.  We felt very comfortable with our decision after speaking to Arlyn.  Eric was very kind and professional.  The pictures were beautiful and we were extremely happy with all of them.

Jesse and Aubree Brown 
Salt Lake City, UT

   

Married May 6, 2008

 

Coordinator: 10 
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10
Videographer: 9
Flowers: 7
Catering/Reception: 9
Cake & Toast: 10
Hair & Makeup: 10
Location: 10
On-Site Coordinator: 9
Travel Agent (Joanne): 9

We were extremely impressed with the professionalism of all of the staff associated with A Paradise Dream Wedding. Gordon was simply amazing and everyone who views our wedding photos describes them as something they'd imagine seeing in a magazine. Gordon was so easy to work with and managed to capture all of the right moments without us even realizing he was there half the time. I couldn't have asked for a better wedding coordinator either. Jo answered all of my e-mail questions and reassured me when I had concerns about details of the wedding. She made the arrangements as painless as they can be when planning a wedding from across the country. :-) Our wedding videographer was very friendly and captured excellent footage of the ceremony and key moments afterwards. The location of the wedding ceremony (Maui Prince Hotel - Pacific Lawn) was picturesque, and allowed for privacy and beauty since it overlooks the ocean and there are palm trees surrounding the area. It was the perfect choice for our small group of 15. Our minister, Tino Rosete, was wonderful. He managed to get the pronunciation of my maiden name correct when hearing it only once and gave a beautiful traditional Hawaiian ceremony from memory.

Lucas and Amanda Bradley 
Lodi, CA

   

Married May 5, 2008

 

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

Absolutely beautiful! The most amazing experience. I didn't have to coordinate anything. So relaxing.

Paul and Tami Lamon 
Meridian, ID

   

Married May 5, 2008

 

Coordinator: 10 
Minister: 9
Photographer: 10+
Flowers: 10
Musician: 10
Location: 10, Grand Wailea Beach
Wedding Sales & Booking: 10

Thank you very much for helping to make our Maui beach wedding as picture perfect as we hoped it would be!  Our day was beautiful and memorable and everyone had an enjoyable time.  We certainly couldn’t have done it without your help, and we will always be thankful for that.  The bouquet was gorgeous and exactly as it looks on the website, the guitarist was a wonderful addition (special thanks to Jayanne for her advice on that one!), and there aren’t enough positive things in the world to say about the photography! Gordon and Jon did an amazing job and we truly cannot thank them enough.  They captured our experience and our wedding day perfectly and the results are impressive.  A paradise dream wedding was exactly what we had and it was phenomenal! 

Duncan and Jennifer Ouellette 
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

   

Married May 4, 2008

 

Coordinator: 10 
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10
Flowers: 10
Hair & Makeup: 10
Location: 10
On-Site Coordinator: 10
Sales Person: 10

The wedding was the best experience we have had. Our coordinator Jo was so attentive and kept in constant contact with us. Using a coordinator takes the stress of the wedding that one would usually have. The location selected, The Cove, was the most breathtaking place we have encountered.

The photographer Eric was the best. He was so easy to work with and he was able to set us at ease on the activity. We told him, we wanted awesome pictures, so we had quite a bit of time to get very creative and have some very fun photos. The pictures that we received are so awesome and breathtaking that Eric made them look the day was set for us.

I would highly recommend Paradise Dream wedding to anyone that would like to have a wedding in Maui, renew vows, or just need a photographer for a special occasion. They are an 11 in my book.

Javier and Teasha Agosto 
Tampa, FL

   

Married May 3, 2008

 

Coordinator: 10 
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10
Videographer: 9
Flowers: 10
Catering/Reception: 7
Cake & Toast: 10
Musician: 10
Hair & Makeup: 10
Location: 10
On-Site Coordinator: 10
Sales Person: 10

Jayanne was amazing. She spent so much time with me and was always patient with my millions of questions. She was very prompt in replying to my emails. Jayanne is probably one of the nicest people I have ever worked with. Her customer service is off the charts. She made the entire wedding planning process stress-free and fun. Two different people (who don't know each other) recommended your company and I will make sure I do the same.

Howard and Deepi Holt 
Seattle, WA

   

Married May 3, 2008

 

10! 10! 10! 

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2008 (1) Testimonials

Married April 29, 2008

Coordinator:  10++  Jo you are the best!  
Minister: 10, Dennis DeRego was such a kind and gentle minister.
Photographer: 10++ Gordon Nash & Jon Spencer.  WOW!  
Flowers: 10 Truly amazing
Catering/Reception: 10++  Michael Feil catered an amazing dinner on the beach. Truly unforgettable!
Cake & Toast: 10
Musician: 10
Hair & Makeup: 10
Location: 10++
On-Site Coordinator: 10
Wedding Sales & Booking: 10

Planning a wedding from so far away can be a little stressful.  Everyone at A Paradise Dream Wedding alleviated all my worries.  There is no detail overlooked and there is no limit to the quality of service they provide.  Of course the photography of Gordon Nash is what originally drew me to A Pardise Dream Wedding, but there is so much more they offer.  The flowers, cake, musician...Everything was fantastic.  They helped arrange for a private dinner on the beach after our wedding which was truly unforgettable.

So thank you Arlyn, Jo, Shena, Gordon and Jon for such a perfect day!

Michael and Lisa Cryer
Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada

   

Married April 27, 2008

 

Coordinator: 8 
Photographer: 11
Videographer: 10
Catering/Reception: 11
Cake & Toast: 10
Musician: 8
Location: 10

Our experience with A Paradise Dream Wedding was wonderful. The weather wasn't perfect due to the vog from the Big island, but Gordon made it work!!! We LOVE the pictures and everything was perfect! Thanks for creating a wonderful lifetime memory for us. We really appreciate it.

Chen and Daisy Zhang 
Charlotte, NC

   

Married April 26, 2008

 

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

What a WONDERFUL experience! Jayanne, our coordinator is the BEST. She made this the most relaxed and easy process I could ever imagine! I asked a million questions and she had an answer for every one of them! She was always patient, kind, and informative, in e-mails and on the phone. Eric our photographer was awesome. People stare at our pictures in awe of how perfect they are! Wilmont, our Ukulele player did an awesome job and made the music perfect, especially the song he sang for us!  Kimo is the best minister - even our marriage licensing agent commented on how great he is (and she was right)!  Every person involved in our wedding was unbelievable!  You made our day special and our memories will be with us forever!  THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING! Much Love & Aloha.

Andrew and Cindy Tokar
Redmond, WA

   

Married April 24, 2008

 

Coordinator: 11
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10
Flowers: 10
Cake & Toast: 10
Musician: 10
Limo: 11
Hair & Makeup: 11
Location: 10

I just want to say thank you so much for helping me to create the most perfect day ever! There was not a dry eye on the beach that day. Everything was amazing! I think everyone’s worst fear is time management; that things won't happen as they should and I have to say I was most impressed with this! Shelly showed up early, the limo showed up early, and everything was right on schedule all day!

Thomas and Kerri Coleman 
Henderson, NV

   

Married April 20, 2008

 

Coordinator: 10 
Coordinator: 10
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10 he rocks!!!!!! Eric Dahl
Location: 10
Wedding Sales & Booking: 10
Travel Agent (Joanne): 10

We had the wedding of our dreams and booked everything online. I was very nervous about the photography because I tend to be very picky. I worked in the business for over 5 years and tend to pick every little thing apart, but our photographer Eric was amazing. He delivered what was promised and a whole lot more. Our pictures are amazing and I couldn't ask for anything more. Eric was kind and very professional. He got everything I wanted and more. I would highly recommend this photographer and company. We are very happy and can’t wait to go back to Maui and Makena Cove.??

Scott and Kristin Tippit 
Orange County, CA

   

Married April 19, 2008

 

Coordinator: 10
Minister: 8
Photographer: 10
Videographer: 10
Musician: 10
Limo: 10
Hair & Makeup: 9
Location: 10
On-Site Coordinator: 10
Sales Person: 9

 

Christopher and Tammy Danielson 
San Diego, CA

   

Married April 18, 2008

 

Coordinator: 10
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10
Flowers: 10
Musician: 10
Location: 10
On-Site Coordinator: 10

 

Jose and Brandon Fernandez 
Sammamish, WA

   

Married April 18, 2008

 

Coordinator: 10 
Coordinator: 10
Minister: 10
Photographer: 11
Flowers: 10
Cake & Toast: 10
Musician: 10
Location: 10
On-Site Coordinator: 10
Sales Person: 10

Aloha All,

We wanted to take some time to thank everyone for your help and all the extra effort that went into our wedding ceremony this spring. Our words will never be enough to show you our appreciation for making our wedding better than we could have ever imagined. Everyone was so hospitable and the whole experience couldn't have gone better!!

We are grateful to you all for tackling the extra hurdles of two families coming together from around the globe, speaking different languages, and sharing different customs. Our hats off especially to Gordon and Eric for your amazing photography. And even more amazing understanding and skill with working with both Japanese and American families. We were blown away to say the least. Mahalo!

Chris and Aki Swanson 
Atlanta, GA

   

Married April 17, 2008

 

Coordinator:  10 
Minister:  10
Photographer:  10 
Flowers:  10
Cake & Toast:  10
Musician:  10  
Limo:  10 
Hair & Makeup:  10  
Location:  10 (Maui Prince Hotel and Makena Cove) 
On-Site Coordinator:  10  
Wedding Sales & Booking:  10  

Everything was done beyond our expectaitons from the coordinator to the photography.  Booking and coordinating were made so easy with the help of Joanne and Jo.  We had a beautiful ceremony at the Maui Prince Hotel. Rev. Vance Rosete was excellent. The flowers were incredibly gorgeous. The cake was the most delicious we've ever had. The wedding pictures ( both at the ceremony and Makena Cove) were outstanding.   Thank you all so such for the amazing experience. 

John and Cherry Piovesan 
Vancouver, BC, Canada

   

10th Wedding Anniversary Photos taken on April 2, 2008

 

 

Gordon made the photo shoot easy, playful and romantic for my wife and me, and the images truly exceeded our expectations. The experience and photos are treasures that will last a lifetime. Thank you Gordon!

The photos were to commemorate our 10 year anniversary.

 

Jonathan and Carrie Cohn 
Overland Park, KS

   

Married March 27, 2008

 

Coordinator: 10
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10
Videographer: 10
Flowers: 10
Musician: 10
Location: 10
On-Site Coordinator: 10
Sales Person: 10

Thank you for making our day so ABSOLUTELY PERFECT! No one could have scripted a better day, and we are very fortunate to have beautiful photos to remember every special moment. With our home thousands of miles away, I was so thankful to have your team's assistance in creating our dream wedding. Mahalo nui loa!

Josh and Casey Ellis 
East Peoria, IL

   

Married March 25, 2008

 

Photographer: Gordon Nash
Photography Sales & Booking: Arlyn

We decided to elope in Maui after seeing the photos on the website because I wanted Gordon to be our photographer. Arlyn was a pleasure to work with. Gordon's photos are AMAZING! He did not disappoint at all. I love looking at them! Gordon and his wife are very easy to work with. He made sure we got all the shots we wanted which I really appreciate and spent more time with us than expected.

Francis and Lia Irwin 
Honolulu, HI

   

Married March 24, 2008

 
 

Hello Gordon,

My daughter was married on March 24, 08 at the Secret Beach in Maui. Jayanne Jefferys was our coordinator and was perfect in every way. We began the planning process about one year before the wedding and I cannot thank everyone at A Paradise Dream Wedding enough for making our celebration a "dream come true".

Everyone involved in planning our special day is rated a "ten +++" (Jayanne, Della, the minister, conch blower, guitarist, flowers, hair and make up, limo, wedding cake, and especially Gordon Nash ). Each and every one of your staff exceeded our expectations in the service they provided. We are so very grateful to you for making our daughter's day so very beautiful. We will cherish the memories you helped create for the rest of our lives.

I cannot think of anything that could improve our experience.

With my sincere thanks,
Lyn Vallillee

Michael and Summer Innanen 
Toronto, Canada

   

Married March 19, 2008

 

Coordinator: 10 
Minister: 10 
Photographer: 10 
Flowers: 10 
Musician: 8 
Location: 10  The Seawatch was beautiful 
On-Site Coordinator: 10 Della was great 
Wedding Sales & Booking: 10

I have to admit I was really nervous about planning a wedding in Hawaii from Illinois.  Jo made the entire process extremely easy, it was truly stress free.  I didn't even feel like I was planning a wedding. The wedding turned out to be perfect in every way.  I was also nervous about the flowers, I was afraid that the flowers wouldn't look like the picture that I emailed, but they turned out exactly like the pictures, I was extremely impressed. 

I am so glad that I chose you as my photographer and wedding planner.  I wasn't looking forward to planning a wedding, I just don't like that sort of thing, but you made it so incredibly easy, and the pictures were great. THANK YOU!!

Kenny and Katie Taylor 
Le Roy, IL

   

Married March 18, 2008

 

Coordinator: 10 
Minister: 10 
Photographer: 10
Location: 10 
Wedding Sales & Booking: 10

It was a wonderful experience thanks to all the helpful and fantastic people that were there for us. Jo was super nice and helpful and we felt that Ian went above and beyond the call of duty. His photos capture the romance and excitement of our special day!

Suny and Jacob Harper 
Los Angeles, CA

   

Married March 12, 2008

 

Coordinator: 10 
Minister: 10 
Photographer: 10+ 
Videographer: 10 
Hair & Makeup: 10 
Location: 10 
On-Site Coordinator: 10

Hi Gordon,

Thank you very much for all your help and effort to make our wonderful wedding happen and I quote from my uncle after seeing the photos, "Obviously, the paradise island is made for your occasion.  What a surrealistic rendering of the purest romanticism."

It was such a fortune to find A Paradise Dream Wedding.  Thank you very much for giving us the most precious and memorable day of our lives. We have very enjoyable experience with Gordon, Carl, Jo, Jon and every one who helped us with our beautiful wedding. We've already recommended you to a lot of our friends.

Dongli and Xing Yuan 
Pittsburgh, PA

   

Married Feb. 26, 2008

 

Minister: 10 
Photographer: 10 
Videographer: 10 
Flowers: 10 
Cake & Toast: 10 
Musician: 10 
Limo: 10 
Hair & Makeup: 10 
Location: Makena Cove 
On-Site Coordinator: Della 
Wedding Sales & Booking: Joanne Thurman

The entire day was perfect! We were very pleased with each of the vendors and your overall coordination services. Each of the service providers was very informative and helpful and made us feel very special on our wedding day. We would not have changed anything!

Roxanne and Jeff Israel
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

   

Married Feb. 23, 2008

 

Eric was very professional and very nice. He listened to our suggestions and made it fun. The pictures turned out beautiful and it was a very pleasant experience.

Shannon and Jason Blietz 
Eagle Mountain, UT

   

Married Feb. 22, 2008

 

Coordinator: 9 
Minister: 11 
Photographer: 11 
Flowers: 10 
Cake & Toast: 10 
Musician: 10 
Location: 11 |
On-Site Coordinator: 10

Thank you for making our wedding such a memorable experience. Our photographer Eric was amazing and great to work with. The photos are breathtaking! Again, thank you so much for bringing our dream wedding to reality.

Amanda and Steven Buma 
Ontario, Canada

   

Married Feb. 14, 2008

 

Coordinator (Jo Thurman): 10 
Minister (Rev Al): 10++++ 
Photographer (Gordon Nash): 10+ 
Videographer: 10 
Flowers: 10 
Musician: 10 
Hair & Makeup: 10 
Location (Pacific Lawn): 10+ 
On-Site Coordinator: 9 

Our wedding was a dream come true. Jo Thurman is the best. She made our day a complete success. She put up with our frantic last minute phone calls and she handled everything very professionally and calmed us down. We are very happy for choosing A Paradise Dream Wedding.

Geoff and Andina Nagler 
Fairfax, VA

   

Vow Renewal Feb. 14, 2008

 

Coordinator: 10 
Minister: 10 
Photograher: 10 
Flowers: 10 
Musician: 10 
Location: 10 

Thank you so much for such a wonderful day! Everything was just perfect.

Mesina and Michael Brimmer 
Romoland, CA

   

Married Feb. 14, 2008

 

Coordinator: 10. Jo was always quick to respond to my emails. 
Minister: 10. Kimo was the perfect blend of spiritual and humorous.Photographer: 10+++++ The pictures speak for themselves. Gordon is phenomenal. 
Videographer: 10. Dan is a sweetheart and did a great job with our DVD. 
Flowers: 10+++ Even Gordon said it was the most beautiful bouquet he had seen! They did exactly what I asked with the arrangement. 
Musician: 10. Wayne played so softly and beautifully. He was like the soundtrack to our ceremony. 
Hair & Makeup: 10+++ Jean is awesome!! My hair and makeup were flawless. When my mom arrived with a terrible hairdo from a local salon, Jean was happy to fix it for her. 
Location: 10+++ The secret beach in Makena is one of the most beautiful places on Maui. 
Wedding Sales & Booking: I was already sold by Gordon's website before I called.
Travel Agent (Joanne): 10. She responded quickly to emails.

My dream has always been to have a hassle-free wedding on a beautiful beach and that is exactly what I got. All the arrangements were handled via email, so all we had to do was show up and smile for the cameras. It was a dream come true. Gordon is not only a talented artist, but also a very sweet person, and it was an honor to be photographed by him. Our photos are breathtaking - we look like Hollywood stars! I will recommend A Paradise Dream Wedding to every engaged couple I meet.

Heather and Scott Young 
Pendleton, IN

   

Married Feb. 13, 2008

 

Photographer: Gordon Nash

Photography Sales & Booking: Joanne

Everything was perfect!

Anna and Andy Huang 
Beijing, China

   

Married Feb. 9, 2008

 
 

We thought Arlyn was very helpful and friendly when helping us plan our photography for our special day.  Arien also did a nice job with capturing our ceremony and the natural surroundings.  He was very responsive and we really liked having our pictures on a disk that we could retain.   

Darin and Tameka Jones 
Atlanta, GA

   

Married Feb. 9, 2008

 

Coordinator: 10 
Minister: 10 
Photographer: 10 
Flowers: 10 
Hair & Makeup: 10 
Location: 9 
Wedding Sales & Booking: 9 
Travel Agent (Joanne): 10

We couldn't have asked for a better experience and the pictures we have will last us a lifetime!

Ken and Ksenia Stichman 
Grand Rapids, MI

   

Married Feb. 8, 2008

 

Coordinator:  10 
Minister:  10 
Photographer: 10 
Videographer 10 
Flowers: 10 
Hair & Makeup: 10 
Location: 10 
Travel Agent (Joanne): 10

You guys made it incredibly easy and special for us!  Everybody was exceptionally nice and unforgettable.  Thank you so much.  We are so glad that we chose A Paradise Dream Wedding/Aekai Beach Weddings! 

Andy and Cecily Shen 
Fremont, CA

   

Married February 1, 2008

 

Coordinator: 10

Minister: 10

Photographer: 10

Videographer: 10

Flowers: 10

Cake & Toast: 10

Musician: 10

Hair & Makeup: 7 (only b/c she was late, but she did a great job, just REALLY stressed me out J)

Location: 9 [Kaanapali Beach (behind the Royal Lahaina Resort)]…not very private, but beautiful and convenient which mattered most to us

On-Site Coordinator: 10

Wedding Sales & Booking: 10

Travel Agent (Joanne): 10

We had a FABULOUS experience with a Paradise Dream Wedding.  I selected this company off the internet & based on photo quality/style, thinking if they take this much pride in photos, they must take pride in planning as well.  I was right!!  Joanne (our coordinator) was great…she took all of our wishes & gave us a beautiful wedding day that we will always remember!  We even had to reschedule our wedding just 5 days before the original date due to my fiancé (now husbandJ) being in an accident the night before we were to leave for Hawaii!  Joanne took care of everything to reschedule for 3 ½ months later (time fiancé needed to recover) & we weren’t even penalized for the change!  Eric, our photographer, was great as well!  He captured the most beautiful moments of our day & even got great portraits of my hubby, who is camera shy!  The videographer was great & even captured the whales that attended our wedding in the ocean behind us!  Our photos & video made me cry they were so beautiful!  We were thrilled! ALL of the vendors were great & the only mishap (hair lady overslept…I had AM wedding) turned out fine.  She was so good at doing hair/makeup that I was ready from start to finish in one hour! And only about 10 minutes late!  Amazing!  And I think I would have looked just as great had she been on time!  All in all it was a magical day that I will treasure forever!  Mahalo!

Steven and Michelle Scoggins 
Little Rock, AR

   

Married Jan. 28, 2008

 

Coordinator:  9 
Minister:  10 
Photographer:  10+ 
Flowers: 10+ 
Hair & Makeup:  10 
Wedding Sales & Booking: 9

Everything went very smoothly!  I was first attracted to your website because of the photography.  Since we were going to have a quiet ceremony with only the two of us, I wanted the captured moments to be the best they could possibly be for the people at home.  I chose you because your photographers capture the essence of the moment - we didn't even need to have a videographer because the photos really do speak for themselves!  Arien was terrific - besides being talented, he spent a lot of time making sure that he could get the best shots that he could - even with 25 mph winds!

Wendy and Michael Malinowski
Lombard, IL

   

Married Jan. 18, 2008

 

Coordinator: 10 
Minister: 10 
Photographer: 10 
Videographer: 10  
Flowers: 10 
Catering/Reception: 10 
Cake & Toast: 10 
Musician: 10 
Location: 10 
On-Site Coordinator: 10 
Wedding Sales & Booking: 10 
Travel Agent (Joanne): 10

Joanne and Diana were both wonderful.  All of my expectations were met and everything went as planned.  I could not have asked for more.

Kyle and Katie Davies 
Atlanta, GA

   

Married Jan. 15, 2008

 

Coordinator: 10 
Minister: 10+ 
Photographer: 10+ 
Flowers: 9 
Location: 10+ 
On-Site Coordinator: N/A
Wedding Sales & Booking: 10

A Paradise Dream Wedding is exactly what it was. All of the genuinely nice people involved exceeded our expectations, before, during and after the wedding day. Jo, our planner calmed my nerves about potential weather, the ceremony was beautiful because of our minister Vance, who felt like an old friend, and we had a fun, stress free time with Gordon and Ian as they took the most amazing shots. Our friends and family say they have never seen more beautiful photos and we agree. We highly recommend A Paradise Dream Wedding. Thank you all again for everything!

Lisa and Walter Gray 
Houston, TX

   

Married Jan. 15, 2008

 

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

Your services are first class. Everything was taken cared of and it made our day so easy and worry free! We will definitely recommend you to anyone we know thinking of getting married on Maui. Also, the pictures and video were great. Thanks!

Jason and Carolyn Fyffe 
Waverly, OH