Maui Wedding Reviews, Love Letters (Testimonials)

July 27, 2013

2009 ›


2009 (2) Testimonials

Married December 13, 2009

 
 

Coordinator: 10
Minister: (Kimo) 10
Photograher: (Ian) 9
Flowers: (Asa) 10
Musician: (Tim) 9
Location: (DT Fleming) 8

It was a beautiful wedding and things went well. I have no complaints!  The location was beautiful, but not as quite and serene as we had hoped.  The couple watching about ten feet away was certainly memorable though.  The photographer did a great job and the musician.  Overall we were happy with the wedding and if we had it to do again would make very few changes.

Cienna &  Zac Thrasher
Lubbock, TX

Married November 25, 2009

 
 

Coordinator: (Jo) 10
Minister: (Denise) 11
Photograher: (Gordon) 10
Flowers: (Shari) 10
Hair & Makeup: (Andrea) 10
Location: (Po’olenalena) 8
On-Site Coordinator: (Shena) 10

Our wedding was absolutely amazing thanks to your team!  You guys did a wonderful job with every detail of the day. All of the stress that comes with a wedding was removed and we were able enjoy the entire day because of your exceptional planning and attention to detail.  Jo was our coordinator and listened to every detail we wanted and as a result the day was exactly what we had hoped it would be.   Gordon was fantastic!  Our pictures turned out better than I could have ever imagined.  Thank you so much A Paradise Dream Wedding our day truly was a Dream Come True.

Amber & Rob 
Gig Harbor, WA

Married November 10, 2009

 
 

Coordinator: 7
Minister: 11
Photograher: 9
Flowers: 8
Catering/Reception: 10
Musician: 9
Hair & Makeup: 9
Location: 10
On-Site Coordinator: 10
Sales Person: 8

We chose to have an onsite dream wedding at Maui Ka’anapali Villas and it couldn't have been more perfect! The location was excellent and the hotel staff were very accommodating. Pastor Laki was absolutely amazing, everything we dreamed of in a Hawaiian minister. The onsite coordinator and photographer were also very helpful, professional, and easy to work with.

Chantelle & Mike
Lethbridge, AB

Married November 4, 2009

 
 

Coordinator(Jo): 10
Minister(Vance): 11
Photograher(Jonathan): 9
Hair & Makeup(karine): 9
Location(The Cove): 11

Everything was perfect, tough we are still waiting our official marriage licence.

 

Terhi & Markku Hyv Rinen
Kirkkonummi, Finland

Married October 25, 2009

 
 

Coordinator : 11
Minister(Kimo): 11
Photograher(Arien): 11
Location(Kapalua Bay): 11

What an amazing experience we had with your company! Everything was perfect, we could not have been happier. Our photographs are incredible, our coordinator was right on top of things & our minister was phenomenal.  Thank you so very much for truly giving us the experience of a lifetime! You are the best in the field!

critique: Nothing. You can't improve perfection!

 

Karyn & Travis Schofield
Pendleton, Oregon

Married October 17, 2009

 
 

Coordinator: (Jayanne) 10
Minister: (Kimo) 11
Photographer: (Eric) 11
Videographer: (Dan) 10
Flowers: (Della) 11
Hair & Makeup: (Andrea) 10
Location: 11
Sales Person: (Joanne) 10

Everything was amazing!! Jayanne did a fantastic job of making the planning process from so far away very easy.

Our photographer Eric did a FANTASTIC job. He really captured everything perfectly from our special day and was a joy to work with.

Our videographer was awesome. He made us laugh all day.

Working with you guys was more than imaged. I would recommend you to anyone. My wedding day was perfect!

Derek & Heather Helvey
Chicago, IL

Married October 12, 2009

 
 

Coordinator: (Jayanne) 9
Minister: (Cleighton) 8
Photograher: (Ian) 11
Flowers: (Shari) 10
Location: (DT Fleming) 10

Jayanne's responsiveness and advice was greatly appreciated.  She was very available via email.  Ian was our life-saver.  Our flight was cancelled, we almost missed our own wedding, ended up getting to Maui about 2 hours before the ceremony, missed our hair appointments, etc.  We were stressed to say the least.  Not only did Ian take amazing, gorgeous, artful pictures but he was the voice of calm reassurance and reminded us the day was all about the two of us no matter what.  We are forever grateful to him for making our day so beautiful.

 

Heather & David
Gilbert, AZ

Married October 9, 2009

 
 

Coordinator(Jayanne): 10
Minister(Denise): 10
Photograher(Arien): 10
Location(The Cove): 10
Sales Person(Joanne): 10

everything was simple and fantastic.  I couldn't have asked for anything more

 

Laura & Don 
Elyria, Ohio

Married September 18, 2009

 
 

Coordinator: (Jayanne) 11
Minister: (Denise) 11
Photograher: (Eric) 11
Flowers: (Asa) 11
Musician: (Tim) 11
Location: (Po’olenalena) 11
On-Site Coordinator: (Della) 11
Sales Person: 11

Coordinator: Jayanne was the best ever! She was so helpful. We were planning the wedding from so far away and I would just tell her my ideas, not knowing how it was going to turn out. When our wedding day arrived it was more then I could have asked for. Jayanne did an amazing job with everything!

Minister: Rev. Dennis really gave our wedding the Maui feel we were going for. He made it feel like we have known him for years. He made everything extra special.

Photographer: Eric Dahl was so calm through the whole ceremony. He really captured our special day in a perfect way.

Flowers: I was going back and forth on a few bouquet ideas. I chose all orange flowers and the colors were so beautiful and vibrant.

Musician: Tim was great. He played the ukele for us we chose the songs and they were amazing. I really loved getting out of the car for the ceremony and he was right there playing the music.

Hair/Makeup: Jessica Waite came right to our condo and applied my makeup. She was so professional and made my makeup look so natural.

Location: Po'olenalena Beach=Perfet location

Onsite Coordinator: Della did a fantastic job. She made me feel so calm right before walking down the isle.

Sales Person: Arlyn was a pleasure to work with as well.

We would recommend Paradise Dream Wedding to anyone getting married in the Maui area. They made all of our dreams come true:)

critique: We couldn't have asked for anything more

Jennifer & Francis
Carmel, Indiana

Married September 17, 2009

 
 

Coordinator: (Jo) 8
Minister: (Denise) 10
Photograher: (Arien) 10
Flowers: (Della) 9
Catering/Reception: 10
Hair & Makeup: (Regina) 10
Location: (Black Rock) 10
On-Site Coordinator: (Shena) 7
Sales Person: (Joanne) 8
Travel Agent: (Joanne) 8

I would definately come back to Maui and do it all again in a heart beat, everything was perfect and couldnt of asked for anything more, everyone who was involed in our wedding was amazing. Friends and family couldnt believe how spectaculur the photos were and the location of our wedding, we were actually feature in a magazine where we live for wedding of the weeks.

 

Joanne & Trevor Wainwright
Auckland New zealand

Married September 17, 2009

 
 

Coordinator: (Jo) 8
Minister: (Kimo) 9
Photograher: (Eric) 10
Flowers: (Shari) 8
Cake & Toast: (maui wedding cakes) 1
Hair & Makeup: (Andrea) 7
Location: (The Cove) 11
On-Site Coordinator: (Jo) 7

Our experience overall was great.  Eric was patient and took fantastic photos.  I thought Jo did a very good job of helping us out and answering all of our many questions.  I especially appreciated that she was able to ensure we were the first ones to The Cove and we had the best spot before another couple's wedding took place.

 

Carolyn & Tucker Worster
Pearland, TX

Married September 15, 2009

 
 

Coordinator(Jo): 10 
Minister(Tino): 10
Photograher(Ian): 9
Flowers(Della): 10
Musician(Tim): 5
Location(The Cove): 10
On-Site Coordinator(Shena): 10

Everything worked out great and was exactly what we had hoped for on this day.

Rosy & Shawn Harris
Portland, OR

 
 
 

Married September 8, 2009

 
 

Coordinator: (Jo) 10
Minister: (Laki) 10 full of such wonderful energy
Photographer: (Ian) 10
Flowers: (Shari) 10
Musician: (Tarvin) 10
Hair & Makeup: (Regina) 10
Location: 10
Wedding Sales & Booking: (Arlyn) 7 had some issues with online order, so I just called 
and was taken care of right away 

Hello Arlyn,

We had such a wonderful wedding experience. I couldn't ask for anything more perfect. Ian was great and Laki was wonderful. You were so helpful with making all the arrangements. It was so great and stress-free to just arrive in Maui and then show up for our special little service. I always dreamed of my wedding on the beach, but I never knew it would ever be so perfect. Thank you for making my wedding day stress-free and beautiful.

Michael and Meghan Garrett
Steilacom, WA

 
 
 

Anniversary photos taken on September 7, 2009

 
 

Photographer: (Jon) 10

Photography Sales & Booking: (Joanne) 10

I think Jon went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable. Jon did much more than we were expecting with our shoot and we really appreciate it. The pictures arrived just over a week after the shoot and we were very happy with the outcome. We will recommend Jon and Gordon Nash to anyone asking for a photographer while in Hawaii.

Scott and Marissa Kriss
Auburn, WA

 
 
 

Married September 7, 2009

 
 

Thank you so much for making our wedding day so wonderful. The location was beautiful and the pictures came out fabulous, it was all we could have wanted.

Jason and Christine 
Henderson, NV

 
 
 

Married August 23, 2009

 

Coordinator: (Joanne) 10
Minister: (Kimo) 10
Photographer: (Ian) 10
Flowers: (Asa) 10
Musician: (Tim) 10
Hair & Makeup: (Jean) 10
Location: 10
On-Site Coordinator: (Joanne) 10

Our wedding day was one of the most memorable days of our lives and we could not be happier with A Paradise Dream Wedding for helping shape our perfect wedding. The coordination from the get-go was great, by both phone and email, our Coordinator Joanne Earles was fabulous and so patient with all our requests. She relly went the extra step to allow us to include all the details important to us within our wedding, as well as meeting with us the day before to review it all- as per our request.

We were drawn to APDW by the photography on the web site and it does hold true to the end result- Ian Shepherd, our photographer, was beyond amazing!!! He truly captured our day as we had imagined and he went above and beyond for our wedding. His emails were so attentive and genuine, and his amazing work proves why he is a part of such a talented group. He took his time shooting our requested shots and had awesome follow up communication.

Kimo Kirkman was our minister and we truly believe no one else was meant to perform our wedding. His genuine words and calming voice set for a perfect ceremony! Tim O'Hara, our guitarist was just right! Jean Muldoon did awesome on hair and makeup- she was wide awake at 6 AM and ready to go, she executed the look I requested even better than the inspiration photos I provided to her- just fabulous! The flower bouquets requested were right on, and the petal aisle and reception decor by Della Peacock were amazing! She was such a shining angel in the mist of flower planning frustration and her gorgeous table arrangements surpassed my highest expectations- I smiled inside when our day had finally arrived and all my "interior designer obsessive decor" nerves were calmed by the beautiful table Della had set!

Our day was so special to us, not only for our personal commitments and having had such a perfect wedding, but because of the people who helped make it happen. We'll always remember "our Maui spot" and all the individuals above who were a part in our very memorable day.

THANKS APDW!!!!!!

Damon and Michelle Silva
San Diego, CA

 
 
 
Married August 18, 2009  
 

Coordinator: (Jo) 10
Minister: (Kimo) 10
Photographer: (Arien) 10
Location: 10

Unforgettable experience! Thank you so much for making our special day perfect in every way! Special Thanks to Arien and Jo!

Michael and Hortenzia AbiEzzi
Cleveland, OH

 
 
 

Married August 18, 2009

 
 

Coordinator: (Jo) 10_
Minister: (Tino) 10_
Photographer: (Branden) 10_
Flowers: (Janna) 10_
Hair & Makeup: (Andrea) 10_
Location: 10_
Wedding Sales & Booking: (Joanne) 5

Robin and Regina Miller
Vancouver BC, Canada

 
 
 

Married August 11, 2009

 
 

Coordinator: (Jo) 10
Minister: (Tino) 10
Location: 8

Jo Thurman was great! She is very professional and was a pleasure!

Jason and Francine Greenberg
San Francisco, CA

 
 
 

Married August 11, 2009

 
 

Coordinator: (Jo) 10
Minister: (Vance) 10
Photographer: (Eric) 9
Location: 11
On-Site Coordinator: (Jo) 10

Brent and Heather Henderson
Glendale, AZ

 
 
 

Married August 8, 2009

 
 

Coordinator: (Jayanne) 10
Minister: (Laki) 10
Photographer: (Arien) 10
Videographer: (Brian) 10
Flowers: (Suzann) 10
Cake & Toast: (Maui Wedding Cakes) 10
Musician: (Liz) 10
Hair & Makeup: (Shelly)10
Location: 10
On-Site Coordinator: (Diana) 10
Wedding Sales & Booking: (Joanne) 10

I loved the fact that everything was done to perfection and I didn't have to worry about a thing!

 

Dan and Joanna Moses
San Diego, CA

 
 
 

Married August 6, 2009

 
 

Coordinator: (Jo) 10
Minister: (Dennis) 10
Photographer: (Ian) 10
Flowers: (Della) 10
Cake & Toast: (Maui Wedding Cakes) 10
Location: 10--Makena Cove, Maui was perfect!!!
On-Site Coordinator: (Della) 10
Wedding Sales & Booking: (Arlyn) 10
Travel Agent: (Arlyn) 10

I was a little skeptical planning a wedding in Hawaii because of all the unknowns but after speaking with Arlyn, I was put totally at ease. Everything was perfect. I could not have asked for more. Arlyn, Joanne, and Della were great. Ian was everything we could have asked for and more. We were totally at ease with him and our pictures show it. Everyone that has looked at our photos cannot believe them. The shots he got were unbelievable. Rev. Dennis was the best. It felt like we had known him forever. I would definitely recommend your wedding services to anyone thinking of a destination wedding 
in Hawaii!!

Wesley and Kelli Robertson
Mandeville, LA

 
 
 

Married August 4, 2009

 
 


Coordinator: (Jo) 8
Minister: (Kimo) 11
Photographer: (Eric) 11
On-Site Coordinator: (Shena) 8

The photos are just incredible. Now that we are back home we wouldn't have a clue what to order. Erik and Kimo made our wedding. We are grateful we used your services. We are also appreciative of the constant attention we received by email in the initial set up things. We love how everything was flawlessly executed when it came to the sunset and lighting. Our families were blown away by pictures and quality. We too think the photos are magazine material. We are EXTREMELY grateful that we have a slideshow of the photos and the photos on a disc. It is very professional and helpful.

Michael and Lauren Bardach-Swern
Jersey City, NJ

July 27, 2013

2009 ›


2009 (1) Testimonials

Vow Renewal on June 25, 2009

 
 

Photographer: Ian Shepherd

Wedding Sales & Booking: Arlyn

Customer service was excellent. The photos/background/scenery were great.

Lisa McCrory (Daughter of Gerald and Ann Benninghoff)
Huntington Beach, CA

   

Married June 25, 2009

 
 

Coordinator: (Jo) 10
Minister: (Diana) 10
Photographer: (Ian) 10
Flowers: (Shari) 10
Musician: (Tim) 8
Hair & Makeup: (Marci) 8
Location: 10
Wedding Sales & Booking: (Joanne) 10

Flowers were beautiful. We lucked out and had fabulous weather!

Angelo and Wendy Dattilo Carmel, IN

   

Married June 13, 2009  
 

Our wedding day was a dream come true thanks to A Paradise Dream. Jayanne was so helpful in helping us find the best location for our big day. Details were important to me and on the day of I was simply blown away at how beautifully everything came together. Additionally, Arien did an amazing job on the photos. They are stunning!I recommend anyone looking to get married in Maui to use your services, it couldn't have been more perfect!

Matthew and Natalie Callahan
Reno, NV

   

Married on June 7, 2009

 

Photographer: Arien Sherman
Photography Sales & Booking: Joanne


Arien did an amazing job on a wedding that turned out better than we had hoped for. Our family and friends all commented on how amazing the photos were. We couldn't be happier. Please thank Arien for us again for the fantastic job that he did.

Tuyen and Anna Truong
San Francisco, CA

   

Married on June 1, 2009

 

Coordinator: (Jayanne) 10
Minister: (Dennis) 10
Photographer: (Arien) 10
Videographer: (Brian) 10
Flowers: (Della) 8
Musician: (Liz) 9
Limo: (Carey Limousine) 9
Location: 10
On-Site Coordinator: (Della) 10

 

Great organization, perfect location, good team work! We enjoyed our wedding a lot!

Alex and Anastasia Kormschikov
Philadelphia, PA

    

Married May 25, 2009

 

Minister: (Kimo) 11
Photographer: (Branden) 8
Location: 11

Kimo was FANTASTIC! I couldn't say enough about how wonderful he was! He made the day special and personal for us. We were very nervous to have to choose someone we hadn't met but Kimo was a perfect fit!

Our photographer, Brandon S., was FANTASTIC! He wasn't intrusive and we didn't even notice him taking photos during the ceremony. He got some great shots! We've had so many compliments on our photos. We even used one of our photos for our thank you 
cards!

Kevin and Melissa
Anchorage, AK

  

Vow Renewal on May 22, 2009

 

Coordinator: (Jayanne) 11
Minister: (Dennis) 11
Photographer: (Arien) 11
Cake & Toast: (Maui Wedding Cakes) 11
Location: 11
On-Site Coordinator: (Shena) 11

 

My husband and I always dreamed of getting married on the beach at sunset. For our 10th anniversary, I surpised him with the trip to Maui and the vow renewal. I was apprehensive about leaving something so important in our lives to someone else, but I am so grateful that I am a praying woman. I prayed that God would bless us with a beautiful day, caring and professional individuals that understood the importance of a wedding moment, and an experience that would change our lives forever. What I received was far beyond anything I could have ever imagined! Months later I am still looking at our pictures and am overwhelmed with joy at the care that was taken to preserve those moments for us in film. I could never thank everyone enough for everything that was done on our special day and we'll be back for year 20!

Micah and Arcelia Jackson
Richmond, VA

   

Married May 21, 2009

 

Coordinator: (Jo) 10
Minister: (Dennis) 8
Photographer: (Gordon) 11
Videographer: (Dan) 11
Flowers: (Della) 10
Musician: (Tarvin) 11
Hair & Makeup: (Jean) 11
Location: 11
On-Site Coordinator: (Della) 8

We had the most wonderful and beautiful wedding in Maui, and we can thank Gordon Nash for that! Our wedding day was short, but our amazing photos will last a lifetime! South Maluaka was a perfect location! By the time I (the bride) showed up, everything was in place and went sooo smoothly! We treasure every memory of our special day and wouldn't have changed a single thing! I would recommend a Paradise Dream Wedding to anyone who prefers a romantic, intimate, beautiful wedding centered around the bride and groom and their love, with no resemblance of the traditional stressed-filled and hectic weddings.Our photo shoot with Gordon, Jon, and videographer Dan was one of our favorite memories! They put us at ease and were so enjoyable to work with, we had such a fun time!Thank you so much to everyone who contributed to our beautiful wedding!

Tommy and Corey Gregg
Portland, OR

   

Married May 18, 2009

 

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


Jayanne did an amazing job understanding exactly what we wanted even though we were thousands of miles apart and everything turned out WONDERFUL and I wouldn't have changed a single thing.The moments that Arien captured through photo were remarkable. I was so anxious to see the pictures and when I finally got them through email and I saw them...I cried my eyes out. It was like I was reliving the moment at that very second. I look at my wedding pictures EVERY day still and I have been married for over three months now. They are that good and they make me smile everyday!

Andrea the hair/makeup girl was so nice and very easy to talk to and her overall work was beautiful. I didn't know what to expect going into it never seeing her work or anything, but she was AWESOME! I had no complaints at all, everything went smooth and was perfect for my husband and I. This is what all these wonderful people do on a daily basis as their career and they do a darn fine job.

Thank you Paradise Dream Wedding, you made all our wedding dreams come true!

Jake and Nicole Domit
Spokane, WA

   

Married May 14, 2009

 

Coordinator: (Jo) 10
Minister: (Kimo) 10
Photographer: (Gordon) 11
Flowers: (Della) 10
Location: 10

Once proposed to and ready to begin nuptial planning, I was sure that a wedding by the ocean would be the perfect place for us. I stumble upon this website and from that moment, I was captured by the clarity and beauty of the photographers' work. Also, I thought to myself, if they put this much work into their website alone, there is no way they would slack with my photos, and indeed I was correct. First stop were the best coordinators in the world Jo and Arlyn. Both these women were there for me every time I had any questions or needs. Not once did they delay in answering my calls. They were always nice and reliable too. Then, I met the photographers. First, I met Gordon Nash. He helped me tremendously because most times I did not know what to do or how to pose. He helped me through the entire shot and got some amazing shots. Secondly, I met Jon, he is also a great photographer, he made me feel much more confortable with myself and took some amazing pics as well. Third one in the list is Ian. This guy knows how to make you have fun the entire time. If you do trash the dress pics, he will probably be as or more dirty than you by the end of it lol. Arien and Branden also were in the TTD shots, they were very attentive and made me laugh all the time. In general, I had an unbeliebable experience with all these people. They were there for me when I had no clue on what I was doing, and the photos turn out beautifully. I want to thank you all for being so good at what you do.

Gracias-Thanks-Mahalo-Besos.

Timothy and Deneb Wright
Murray, KY

   

Married May 7, 2009

 

Coordinator: (Jo) 11
Minister: (Richard) 11
Photographer: (Eric) 11
Flowers: (Shari) 11
Hair & Makeup: (Andrea) 11
Location: 11
Sales Person: (Joanne) 11

We had a wedding that I will never forget!

Jacob and Bristol Blair
Urbana, OH

   

Married May 2, 2009

 

Coordinator: (Jayanne) 10
Minister: (Dennis) 10
Photographer: (Ian) 10
Flowers: (Della) 10
Musician: (Ron) 10
Hair & Makeup: (Shelly) 10
Location: 10
On-Site Coordinator: (Shena) 10

At the last minute, we switched locations due to overcrowding at our original site. Our new location was perfect and we will always remember it - Secret Beach. We look forward to trips back to Maui and Secret Beach for years to come. Everyone at APDW was extremely professional. There was no stress at our wedding - perfect.

Darryl and Amy Hair
Alexandria, VA

   

Married April 22, 2009

 
 

Coordinator: (Jo) 10
Minister: (Vance) 10
Photographer: (Eric) 10
Videographer: (Carl) 10
Flowers: (Della) 10
Limo: (Coastline Limo) 10
Hair & Makeup: (Karine) 10
Location: 11

Thank you Arlyn, Jo, and Eric for all your help making our Maui wedding dream a reality! Our day was absolutely perfect! Working with Arlyn (sales) and Jo (off-site coordinator) was a pleasure because they made the process so easy. On our wedding day, our photographer (Eric), minister (Vance), and hair/makeup artist (Karine) were all extremely professional and friendly, and let us focus on the joy of the day. We've told everyone how completely relaxing our big day was...everything went as planned, and we didn't worry about a thing.

Thanks again for such a wonderful experience!

Patrick and Cindy Michetti
Calgary, Alberta Canada

   

Married April 16, 2009

 

Coordinator: (Jo) 11
Minister: (Tino) 11
Photographer: (Branden) 11
Location: 11

We had a wonderful experience working with youe. Everything went perfectly and we could'nt be happier with the way everything turned out. Thank you so much!

Matthew and Chelsea Mitschele
Brooklyn, NY

   

Family portrait taken on April 11, 2009

 

Photographer: (Branden) 9_
Photography Sales & Booking: (Joanne) 9__

Branden Sequeira was a pleasure to work with. He was creative and made our family portrait a fun time for all of us. Thank 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.

Albert and Lisa Choi
Weston, CT

   

Married March 27, 2009

 

Coordinator: (Jayanne) 9
Minister: (Dennis) 10
Photographer: (Eric) 9
Videographer: (Dan) 9
Flowers: (Della) 11
Cake & Toast: (Maui Wedding Cakes) 10
Musician: (Liz) 7
Limo: (Carey Limo) 10
Hair & Makeup: (Regina/Karine) 11
Location: 11
On-Site Coordinator: (Della) 10
Sales Person: (Joanne) 11
Travel Agent: (Joanne) 10

Our wedding experience was wonderful. Joanne calmed my fears about booking a destination wedding and saved us a bundle in travel expenses! Jayanne was wonderful about keeping me up to date with the plans and making sure that I was getting everything that I wanted. The stylist was amazing; my hair turned out just how I had envisioned it. I think that we will always remember Eric for his photos and his hat *SMILE*. We could not have had a better wedding anywhere in the world thanks to your fantastic team. 
Thank you!

Rami and Shannon Tarazi
Sacramento, CA

   

Married March 23, 2009

 

Minister: (Dennis) 10
Photographer: (Gordon) 10
Musician: (Wayne) 10
Hair & Makeup: (Marci) 9
Location: 10
On-Site Coordinator: (Della) 9
Sales Person: (Joanne) 10

We picked Gordon Nash because of his beautiful photos and the way he captures the beauty of Maui as well as the people. We weren't disappointed and love the photos! Gordon & his assistant were very easy to work with.

We really loved having Rev. Dennis marry us. He was willing to talk to us on the phone from the Mainland as well as meet us at our wedding site before the ceremony. His incorporation of the Hawaiian spirit was perfect and added the special touch to our wedding.

Wayne K's music and voice made our wedding and reception even sweeter!

Jon and Christine Martinez-Suzukawa
Redwood City, CA

   

Married March 9, 2009

 


Coordinator: (Jayanne) 10
Minister: (Vance) 10
Photographer: (Gordon) 11
Videographer: (Dan) 11
Flowers: (Della) 10
Cake & Toast: (Maui Wedding Cakes) 10
Musician: (Wayne) 10
Hair & Makeup: (Jean) 10
Location: 10
On-Site Coordinator: (Della) 10
Wedding Sales & Booking: (Joanne) 10
Travel Agent: (Joanne) 10

We loved everything about our wedding day! Who could ask for more than Hawaii as a setting? Everyone was very professional and helpful. There was no stress about the day for me other than the weather which also turned out perfect. My father had recently passed away and we were not ready for a big family gathering. This was an answer to our prayers. Robert and I got to enjoy our day together. Gordon and Dan made us feel very at ease with the filming and photo session. I hate to have my picture taken and they made it easy. They did not make us feel rushed and we got the shots we wanted. Several
of our photos look like a postcard. I would recommend this as a way to go for any couple, whether it is just them or a small wedding party.

Robert and Mary Ann Marx
Nashville, TN

   

Married March 6, 2009

 

Coordinator: (Jayanne) 10
Minister: (Dennis) 10
Photographer: (Eric) 10
Flowers: (Della) 9
Hair & Makeup: (Regina) 10
Location: 10
Sales Person: (Joanne) 10

It was fantastic to have the help and resources from a local company to organize and plan our wedding in a destination we had never been to. When we arrived on Maui, it was nice that we were in close contact with our coordinator, who was an invaluable resource for those last minute items. On our wedding day, we were relaxed and able to enjoy the day. Our day went off without a hitch. Thanks so much Jayanne, you were awesome!

Steve and Laura Muenchrath
Calgary, Alberta Canada

   

Married February 26, 2009

 

Coordinator: (Jo) 9
Minister: (Tino) 10
Photographer: (Gordon) 11
Flowers: (Asa) 9
Cake & Toast: (Maui Wedding Cakes) 9
Musician: (Judy) 8
Hair & Makeup: (Andrea) 11
Location: 10
On-Site Coordinator: (Shena) 10
Sales Person: (Joanne) 10

Photographers: Gordon and Ian Rating 10+ Couldn't be better
Minister: Tino Ð Very Nice
Onsite Coordinator: Shena 10+ She really helped me stay calm and made things go very smoothly
Coordinator: Jo Ð 9 Answered emails very quickly no matter how many

Gordon and Ian,

The pictures are wonderful! I couldn't have asked for better photographers. As most brides can attest, the wedding day goes so quickly it's hard to really remember. Now that I have time to reflect, I can really enjoy the day while looking at these beautiful photographs. I really didn't think I would be nervous since everything was so well planned but I was and Shena really was a godsend. Her way was so supportive and carefree I relaxed because I saw how she flawlessly took care of all of the little details and allowed me just to be the bride. Jo, I can't even tell you how many emails from me she must have responded to. I felt guilty, but every time she would answer very timely with a pleasant reply saying that my questions were no problem at all. I don't think you will find a better company to use for your wedding. I'm still amazed of how I looked in the photos and I have Gordon and Ian to thank. I'm not even sure I actually looked that great, but the photos made it sure seem so. Ian really caught some really cool shots of us that we didn't expect. He is an up and coming photography star! Also, I now know why Gordon has won so many awards. Pure Genius I tell you!

One thing that I may want to make new brides aware of is to what to expect from the coordination. I guess I was thinking more of a wedding planner vs. coordinator. What I found after ordering my package was that everything was taken care of for me. That was great, however everything (the flowers, cake, and music and videographer) was chosen for me. I was waiting to be contacted and asked what type of flowers, cake etc.. I would like. New brides if you wish for anything in particular let that be known upfront. The coordinator will do anything asked but if she doesn't know you want something particular she won't know to take that next step. If I had known that in the beginning I think I wouldn't have been so nervous and Jo probably would have received fewer emails from me. I think Jo did a fabulous job however what I didn't know made me panic a little. I hope this information helps the coordinators to work with upcoming brides and upcoming brides to know what to expect.

Overall, any new bride would be a fool not to go with this company. The pictures alone would be enough to make you want to book!

Thanks Again Paradise Dream Wedding!

Jed and Karen Owen
Carmel, IN

   

Married February 24, 2009

 

 

Jo,

Thanks for all your help. The day went so smooth! Vance is absolutely wonderful and we are excited to see what the pictures look like from Eric. He was great to work with. We are looking forward to what is ahead of us. Thanks again!

Jill Thompson

Carl and Jill Chang
Edina, MN

   

Married February 22, 2009

 

Coordinator: (Joanne) 11
Minister: (Vance) 11
Photographer: (Arien) 10
Videographer: (Dan) 10
Flowers: (Janna) 10
Cake & Toast: (Maui Wedding Cakes) 10
Limo: (Coastline Limo) 8
Hair & Makeup: (Regina) 11
Location: 10
On-Site Coordinator: (Joanne) 11
Sales Person: (Arlyn) 10

Thank you for a wonderful day. Everyone we dealt with, from our initial contact with Arlyn to the wedding day, were very nice and professional. Our minister Vance made it very easy to enjoy the ceremony. He is a wonderful person, a gifted speaker, and made our wedding very special. The hair and makeup artist Regina was amazing, and with Arien as our photographer and Dan as videographer our pictures and DVD turned out better then we could have ever imagined. We were so happy to have Joanne as our coordinator as she made many excellent recommendations and was very accommodating 
to any changes along the way. We would definitely recommend Maui Dream Wedding to anyone looking for a beautiful, relaxing, stress free wedding.

Paul and Erin Loughnane
Toronto, Ontario Canada

   

Married February 18, 2009

 

Coordinator: (Jo) 10
Minister: (Tino) 10
Photographer: (Gordon) 10
Flowers: (Janna) 10
Cake & Toast: (Maui Wedding Cakes) 10
Location: 10
On-Site Coordinator: (Shena) 10
Sales Person: (Joanne) 10
Travel Agent: (Joanne) 10

We cannot say enough about our experience with A Paradise Dream Wedding. Everything was perfect. Joanne, our travel agent, helped us book our hotel and Jeep rental. She made the process quick and easy. Jo, our coordinator, was prompt to return emails and so enthusiastic to work with. She truly was excited for our wedding. Our minister, Tino Rosete, was phenomenal. He really made our ceremony intimate and special and we were lucky to have him. Shena was our on-site coordinator. She arrived early to make sure we had the best spot on the beach to get married. She brought the bouquet and set up the cake and toasting area. She was so excited for us and made us feel so welcome. We cannot say enough about Gordon. Ian was with him and they made us feel comfortable and our pictures turned out amazing and beautiful. We cannot stop looking at them. Everyone at A Paradise Dream Wedding made our wedding a special and unforgettable day.

Todd and Allison Reese
Taylorsville, NC

   

Married February 18, 2009

 

 

 

Jo, 

You're welcome! We are back in NC and finally getting settled in. I just wanted to tell you all what a wonderful time we had in Maui and what a great wedding. We really appreciate all you and everyone there did for us. We loved Tino as well. We cannot wait to see the pics. We are trying to figure out how quickly we can come back! 

Thanks again, 
Allison

Todd and Allison Reese
Taylorsville, NC

   

Married February 12, 2009

 

 

Hi Jo!

Wow, I can't believe that's it's all over and we're back in snowy Calgary! We can't thank you enough for our amazing day. Everything was even more perfect than we could have imagined and it's all thanks to you! We had such a great week, before and after the wedding.... and have even thought about moving there. Now that the wedding is over, maybe I'll have to start a Maui job search! Thankyou, for staying for the whole day/night. It was comforting to know that you were there, and your smiling face helped make the day so enjoyable and relaxing! Anyways, I'll be sure to post a testimonial on your website so that others can appreciate how amazing everything came together! I 
miss our contact, but know you've got lots of other weddings to plan. All of those brides are so lucky to have you!

Sarah and Brent Booth
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

   

Married February 10, 2009

 

Coordinator: (Jo) 10
Minister: (Kimo) 11
Photographer: (Gordon) 10
Videographer: (Dan) 10
Flowers: (Della) 10
Musician: (Tim) 9
Location: 11
On-Site Coordinator: (Della) 10

Hi everyone! 
We were married on the Five palms lower lawn on Feb 10 2009. I was unsure how everything was going to turn out because it was so easy planning the wedding of my dreams with lots of help from Jo! She was absolutely amazing, and always answered my e mails right away and made sure she had all the bases covered. She was so organized!! When my special day came, Della met me onsite right away and made me feel so comfortable! Soon after I met Dan (videographer) and Gordon and Jon (photography) who had many important things to say but most of all, made me feel calm and comfortable. If I forgot all they said they said to remember to "breathe, and enjoy yourself!". Things couldn't be more then perfect! My husband and I had a fairy tale wedding, and we couldn't believe we had 57 friends and family as guests on our special day. This day would not have been possible without A Paradise Dream Wedding and all of their team. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone wishing to get married on Maui!!

Bradley and Angela Avery
Yellowknife, NT, Canada

   

Married January 25, 2009

 
 

Coordinator: (Joanne) 11
Minister: 11
Photographer: (Ian) 10
Videographer: (Dan) 10
Flowers: (Asa) 10
Cake & Toast: (Maui Wedding Cakes) 10
Limo: (Coastline Limo) 11
Hair & Makeup: 11
Location: 11
On-Site Coordinator: (Joanne) 11

Would recommend your services to anyone looking to get married in Maui!

Bernie and Lindsay Lundberg
Fort St. John, BC Canada

   

Married January 21, 2009

 

Coordinator : (Jo) 11
Minister: (Tino) 11
Photographer: (Ian) 11
Flowers: (Shari) 9
Location: 11

Thanks so much for the totally stress-free wedding ceremony. My new husband and I have reflected frequently about your professionalism and attention to detail. All we had to do was make a few simple decisions and you did the rest beautifully. Our Christian ceremony, photographer, and coordinator were all top-notch.

Shannon and Carin Mobley
Haslett, MI

   

Married January 16, 2009

 

Photographer: (Ian) 9
Photography Sales & Booking: (Joanne) 7.5

Ian was very attentive and caring. He has a great personality for this job - everyone was impressed by him. He took a personal interest in our special day, and put in far more time and effort than we had expected. He had to deal with very difficult weather and light conditions. We had a series of pictures and ideas that were important to us and we appreciated the way that he adapted and incorporated our ideas and requests. Everyone has been impressed with our pictures too as are we! We would recommend Ian to anyone 
looking for a photographer for any special event!

Wally and Helen Speckert
Manotick Ontario, Canada

   

Married January 14, 2009

 
 

Coordinator: (Jo) 8
Minister: (Kenneth) 10
Photographer: (Gordon) 10
Musician: (Tim) 8
Location: 10.

 

Alex and Ainsley von Minden
San Francisco, CA

   

Married January 13, 2009

 

Coordinator: (Jo) 10
Minister: (Kimo) 10
Photographer: (Gordon) 11
Videographer: (Dan) 10
Musician: (Lisa) 10
Location: 10

My wedding experience with A Paradise Dream Wedding was really wonderful. The pictures I got were so natural and were as beautiful as the pictures on the website. We were really happy with everything.

We selected Cove as our wedding location. When we first arrived in Maui, I went to Cove in a cloudy afternoon. It was not attractive at all. I was so disappointed and really worried about the wedding. But in my wedding day, which is a partly cloudy morning, the Cove was really gorgeous. I guess picking the morning time is very important. Mr. Nash's camera can captured all the beauty of scene. You really can't get the same thing with a normal camera. And best of all, Mr. Nash can capture all your best moments in this important day. I'm also very happy with video. They are even better than the samples 
on the website.

Ya and Ying Jin
Boston, MA

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

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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

July 24, 2013

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2007 (2) Testimonials

Married June 29, 2007

 

Coordinator: 9 
Minister: 10 
Videographer: 10 
Flowers: 7 
Musician: 10 
Hair & Makeup: 9 
Location: 11! 
The Maui Prince is Breathtaking! 
On-Site Coordinator: 10

We would not have done our wedding any different. After narrowing down the location of the wedding it was stress free. We arrived in Maui and from there everything was taken care of. All we had to do was show up. Jayanne took care of all of the arrangements and we were truly honored to be married by Rev. Al. It was the most beautiful ceremony and an occasion that we will never forget. After seeing our Maui Wedding we have many family and friends interested in doing the same thing. We will send them your way!!!

Brandon and Cheryl Burningham 
Salt Lake City, UT

   

Married June 29, 2007

 

Coordinator: 10
Minister: 10++
Photographer: 10++
Videographer: 10
Flowers: 10++
Musician: 10
Hair & Makeup: 6
Location: 10
On-Site Coordinator: 10
Sales Person: 10
Other:  video and finished photos 10

 

Thank you for making our wedding day so special. Everyone was so organized and friendly! Kimo , our minister, was wonderful. Everyone loved him! Gordon and Arien were professional, accommodating and fun.  The flowers were EXACTLY what I had always wanted--absolutely beautiful.  Gordon and Arien captured every beautiful detail of the day--my fabulous bouquet, our rings, my dress, my handsome husband, our friends and family, the amazing beach and sunset. We love our video too.   I knew the pictures would be fantastic—it’s the main reason we chose your company.  Thank you for all of your hard work, talent and planning. We will never forget this special day!  Everyone should come to Maui to get married!  May we use you as a reference? Absolutely! We have already recommended you to friends.

Also, we were extremely pleased with our wedding and would like to know how we can submit a testimony for others to read. Gordon and Arien were wonderful; we can't wait to see their gorgeous work. Kimo performed a beautiful ceremony.  Everyone loved him. The violinist, coordinator, and videographer were all delightful people.  My flowers were absolutely perfect.  We took tons of pictures of my bouquet so I could remember its exquisite beauty.    We already referred a couple that Ernie works with to you; their names are Robert Seaman and Charlene.  We know you will take good care of them. 

Thank you for everything you did over the months to ensure that our day was wonderful and unique.  Please pass along our sincerest thanks to Gordon and Arien and the rest of your wedding day team.  We can't wait to spend our anniversaries on your beautiful island.

Ernie and Alysa Garrett
Huntington Beach, CA

   

Married June 22, 2007

 

Coordinator: 9
Minister: 9
Photographer: 10
Videographer: 10
Flowers: 10
Hair & Makeup: 9
Location: 10
Sales Person: 9

Everything ran smoothly and it was a beautiful wedding day!! All of our friends and relatives keep raving about the photos and how professional they are! Everyone was a pleasure to work with and we will definitely recommend your company to anyone planning to marry in Maui! Thanks again for everything!!

Donna and John Gnall
Allentown, PA

   

Married June 21, 2007

 

Photographer: Eric and Branden  10! 10! 10!

The pictures are fabulous! We were so happy. We just moved and my two sons are enrolling in new schools and I just haven't had the time to order pictures.  Please tell Eric and Branden we couldn't have asked for more and that I will be in touch in a couple of weeks once things settle down. 

Chris and Melissa Roberts 
Denver, CO

   

Married June 21, 2007 

 

Coordinator: 10
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10
Location: 10
On-Site Coordinator: 7

 

Everything went great! We would recommend yourservices again.

John Scott and Lorie Marie Smith
Las Vegas, NV

   

Married June 13, 2007

 

Coordinator: A-  The only reason that I give a A- on this is that my coordinator who I originally booked with left the company and I was never informed until just a day or so before my wedding when the current coordinator who was handling my wedding called to confirm that we had arrived, etc.  It never faulted in any of the arrangements, etc., I just think a courtesy email could have been sent to let me know who was my new contact.

Minister: A+  What can one really say about Rev. Al Terry that probably already has not been said!?  We met Rev. Terry just a few minutes before our ceremony and he conducted it like he had known us for most of our lives.  He made us laugh and almost cry!  We are very glad to have him conduct our ceremony, as it is truly something that will be with us for the rest of our lives.

Photographer: Eric A+  Eric was a dream come true when it came to photographers.  He was easy to talk to and not only did we make him laugh, he made us laugh.  We truly enjoyed having him as our photographer and he is THE reason we booked with your company and it truly paid off in the end.  We have amazing photographs of a beautiful wedding that was taken by a wonderful person.  He captured the emotions of the day as well as show off his personality and flair as well. 

Videographer: Carl A+  Another home run!  We enjoyed our time with Carl not only as our videographer but as a person as well.  He and Eric worked wonderfully together and were playing off one another and us.  The video wasn't the most important thing for me, but when I received it just a mere two weeks after my wedding and sat down to watch it, I have underestimated videography for weddings!  He did an AMAZING job and will be treasured for the rest of our lives

Flowers:  A+  The flowers were EXACTLY what I wanted.  Coming to the tropics I was not sure how having sunflowers as my wedding flower would work.  This was the only thing that I was worried about, because you always see orchids, lilies and roses in tropic weddings and I wanted to tie in a more midwest flower and the florist nailed exactly what I wanted.  I mailed my bouquet ribbon to your office two weeks in advance to have put on my flowers and they did such an amazing and professional job in doing so.  It meant a lot to me that I was able to have my mother's favorite flowers as my bouquet when she wasn't there in person.  Thank you for letting me have her with me on that day.

Location: The Secret Cove!!!  A+++  This location was the reason we picked Maui as the island to get married on!  It was perfect.  We couldn't have asked for a better location and people are always asking where we got married when they see the pictures.

Sales Person: Diana B  I only say B because she had to do very little selling.  I also felt a little pressured to use her for my ceremony when she brought up that she conducted ceremonies for your company

You made our dreams come true for our wedding.  When Jeramy and I first got engaged we had a big problem.  I wanted an intimate ceremony and he is the oldest of 21 grandchildren (huge family).  After discussing eloping to Maui I came across your site.  It had everything!  The amazing photography (which was very important to me), the videographer, the location, the coordinator.....all with one very reasonable fee!  I couldn't believe my luck!  After discussion and pricing around, I kept coming back to your website over and over again.  The day we booked our wedding date with you was the day I knew we had made the right choice.  Everyone was in touch from the moment go.  You made OUR dream wedding happen.  Just the two of us on a beautiful Maui beach.  Your photographer, minister and videographer made our day even more memorable.  Not only were the professional and overjoyed to be working with us, they were amazing people within themselves.  We were honored to have their names on our marriage license!  Thank you for giving us one of the most memorable days of our lives.  We will never be able to express how grateful we are to have found your company and to have worked with your staff. Mahalo!

Jeramy and Brigid Robeen 
Smithton, IL

   

Married June 10, 2007

 
Coordinator: 9-While I did not have a contract with Jayanne, she was incredibly helpful.  She was willing to give me ideas for cutting costs as well as local tips for securing a reception venue and supplies.  She also helped remind me that no matter how stressful things seemed at the time, Maui weddings are always dreamlike.

Photographer: 10-Branden Sequiera was outstanding.  He was willing to take shots of all the poses we wanted regardless of whether or not he had someplace else to be.  He was patient, humorous and he was able to capture a different perspective of our wedding that I never would have known existed.  I was very pleased with his work.

Robert and Amelia Ludeman
Juneau, AK

   

Married June 8, 2007 

 

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

Our wedding was absolutely beautiful. Everything was way above and beyond expectations. Our minister, Vance, was so warm and he made us so comfortable. The ceremony was so personal and special. Gordon and Branden did a fantastic job with the photography. They were so much fun to work with and we could not be happier with the way the pictures turned out! My bouquet was beautiful.

The hair and makeup was fun and exactly what I wanted. Thank you so much for everything. I am forever grateful to all of you for making our wedding so special.

Bob and Katie Fitzula
Charlotte, NC

   

Married June 5, 2007

 

Coordinator: 10 Jo Thurman 
Minister: 10+ 
Photographer: 10+ 
Videographer: 10 
Flowers: 10 
Location: 10 
On-Site Coordinator: 10

Your services were even better than we imagined! Al Terry was just magnificent! He included our children in the ceremony, and it was so beautiful and meaningful. We did not plan that beforehand, but we are just so thankful we chose him for our special day! The photographer and videographer were outstanding. Everybody is just in awe over our pictures! We showed the video on a projection screen at our reception back home with friends and family, and everybody was in tears. They all agreed it was the most beautiful, intimate ceremony they had ever seen. The location was just absolutely gorgeous...it was the most amazing experience! We'll always remember the beauty of that day--gazing into each other's eyes, with the gorgeous crisp blue colors of the water behind us, towering palm trees, the contrast of white water from the waves crashing against the volcanic black rocks behind us...the sand was so soft, the beautiful colors and fragrance of my bouquet, lots of sunshine, and delicate white clouds...the beautiful words from Mr. Terry...it really felt as though we were on heaven's perch! Everything was absolutely amazing! It truly was a paradise dream wedding! Thank you!

Greg and Lisa Heider 
Rancho Cucamonga, CA

   

Married June 1, 2007

 

Minister: 11 
Photographer: 11 
Videographer: 11 
Flowers: 11 
Musician: 11 
Location: 11 
Sales Person: 11

This was the wedding of our dreams and Gordon and his staff made it possibe for them to come true. The pictures and video were well beyond words and I would give my highest recommendations to anyone interested in a wedding in paradise!

Jenna and Derek Brown 
Fallon, NV

   

Married June 1, 2007

 

Coordinator: 10 I was a little nervous at first about planning a wedding from 12 hours away. However, it was very easy and flawless. Jayanne was always prompt in answering all my questions and quickly getting back with me.
Minister: 10 Kimo was very laid back and made us feel very comfortable. He also gave us great direction since we did not have a rehearsal the day before.
Photographer: 10++

I originally found a Paradise Dream Wedding through my initial search for a photographer. After many hours of research and reviews I chose Gordon. I even changed my initial date of the wedding so I could have him take our photos. He met my expectations in every way. Our pictures are beautiful. We have gotten so many compliments from people saying they are the most beautiful pictures they have seen and even look like something from a magazine. Videographer: 10 Our video turned out wonderful. Every time I watch it I it reminds me of how special our day was. Flowers: 9 Musician: Our violinist was wonderful. At first, I had wanted someone to play guitar but at the recommendation of Jayanne I went with the violist and I am glad that I did. It really set the mood! Hair & Makeup: I was a little nervous about this at first. Having someone doing my hair and makeup for my wedding day without first practicing. However, Regina did a fabulous job. My makeup looked wonderful and she had my hair exactly how I wanted it. Location: The cove is absolutely beautiful!! Even though the pictures are gorgeous, they do not do it the justice of being there in person. All of Hawaii is beautiful but I do believe this was one of, if not the most beautiful scenery on Maui.

Jason and Stephanie
Anson Apex, NC

   

Married May 18, 2007

 

Hello Jayanne,

I just wanted to thank you for all the work that you did to help make our wedding special.  Planning a wedding from afar can be stressful, but you have always been quick to respond and with excellent advice.  Our wedding was so beautiful!  Della was outstanding, very friendly, professional, and helpful-Thanks again!

Jennifer and Ryan Bren
Beaverton, OR

   

Married May 17, 2007

 

Aloha A Paradise Dream Wedding,

My wedding was a dream come true.  Everything was perfect and all the vendors were wonderful. Gordon Nash was as wonderful as I imagined!!  Carl and Ian were great too!  I could go on and on. The officiant, my hair, makeup, and bouquet were truly perfect.  You really run a smooth and professional operation.  It made a stressful day become a relaxing, and of course, memorable one for me.  

Much mahalo from Wayne and me for everything!

 

Jeana and Wayne Walker 
Sugarland, TX

 

   

Married May 16, 2007

 

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

We absolutely loved our wedding. It was the most beautiful and perfect day imaginable. I loved every second and could not have been happier with our decision to get married on Maui using A Paradise Dream Wedding.

Lane and Janell Mace
Chicago, IL

   

Married May 12, 2007  

 

Coordinator: 8 
Minister: 8   
Photographer: 10              
Flowers:  7 
Location:  9 
Travel Agent: 9

Paige and Steve Hull
Hoschton, GA

   

Married May 9, 2007

 

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

Everything went so smoothly. Well done! The limo driver was right on time and a really nice guy. Rev. Al was wonderful...my mother still talks about how perfect he was. We loved him and were so glad we picked him to perform our ceremony. My bouquet was more beautiful than I ever expected. It was perfect. I wish I could have kept it forever. Gordon, his assistant and the videographer were great! We almost didn't know they were there and the pictures are stunning! We're so glad we have them and the video because it all went by so quickly that it's difficult to remember every moment.

Amy and Eric Curry 
Phoenix, MD

   

Married May 9, 2007

 

Coordinator: 10 
Minister: 10+ 
Photographer: 10 
Videographer: 10+ 
Flowers: 9 
Musician: 10+ 
Location: 10++ (at Grand Wailea Sea Side Chapel) 
On-Site Coordinator: 10 
Other:  Album 10

Everything was fine. We were very confident and all staff were very, very friendly all the time. Special thanks to Dan & Arien and Evonne for her great assistance and good support! And please tell our minister Al Terry that we were very pleased about the beautiful ceremony and that he shouldn't ever lose his likeable smile. He did a great job!!!!

Rene’ and Sandra Tepass 
Neuss, Germany

   

Married May 5, 2007

 

Hello Gordon,

I wanted to take a moment to recognize a few of your stellar employees.  My husband and I came across your website, actually through a referral.  I contacted your office for information; I got a warm aloha response immediately and was sold. Jayanne was extremely helpful and speaks so highly of your company.
We were lucky enough to make a visit to Maui in November, prior to our wedding.  We met your staff, saw your offices and were able to meet everyone involved in our wedding.  Your staff gave us the warm 'Aloha Spirit' welcoming. Jayanne helped me with the big, little and huge tasks of coordinating a perfect wedding of 100+ people coming from the mainland.  Unfortunately, our photographer Eric got the flu the week of our wedding.  He was nice enough to call Guy and myself personally to let us know and send his apologies.  Jayanne also called both of us to ensure we were ok.  I actually came down with the same flu Eric had the day before our wedding - so I completely understood how sick he was, since the flu sent me to the Urgent Care.  Jayanne called her personal Dr. in Kihei and made me an appointment!  Talk about going above and beyond.  She also gave me advice - If I got nervous to just lock my eyes on Guy (my husband) and everything would be ok.  She was absolutelyamazing!  We also loved our photographer, Arien Sherman, Della Peacock our on-site coordinator, and our videographer, Carl Rozycki.  Our pictures came out amazing and our video. We are speechless!  Jayanne said to defiantly have our wedding videotaped because we wouldn't remember everything that went on...she was right!  We are so happy we decided to have our wedding taped.  The personalization's Carl made on our DVD are breathtaking.

Thank you again for hiring the best of the best employees at A Paradise Dream Wedding.  We

will highly recommend your company to our friends/family that are married on Maui.

Lisa and Guy Ryerson
San Mateo, CA

   

Married May 2, 2007

 

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

The only comment I wanted to make was that I really don't like the Collages web site.  I think it is hard to see the pictures.  They seem so far away and you cannot see details such as expressions in the face.  Once I received my disc with all pictures on it, I couldn't believe how much better they were.  I'm really happy we paid extra for the disc.  Also, when the pictures were uploaded to Collages I noticed some were missing and had to call and find out what happened.  It just seems like maybe there should a designated person for the pictures after the wedding because the photographers' assistants are very busy.  We did receive our wedding album and it is beautiful. 

The Cove is the most beautiful site for a wedding.  We were so pleased we chose that beach to be married on!!  The flowers and leis were so colorful and smelled amazing.  Gordon is a great photographer.  We loved his easy-going approach.  We felt like we received personal attention and were not rushed while having our pictures taken.  Evonne, our coordinator did a great job of responding to our questions on e-mail promptly and was very detailed oriented to ensure everything was perfect on our wedding day! The travel agent services were great as well.  Thanks again for making our wedding in Maui so special.

Robert and Julie Rodriguez
Houston, TX

   

Married April 20, 2007

 

Jayanne,

We just got back from our honeymoon two days ago.   I just wanted to thank you for making our wedding so special.  Everything was wonderful and turned out better than I could have ever hoped for.  Vance did an amazing job and all of our guests absolutely loved him.   Della was great and so helpful and sweet.  The catering staff was very accommodating and the guest loved the food.  Gordon and Arien (I hope I got his name right) were wonderful and so easy to work with.   I am sure you are incredibly busy.  Take good care of yourself, and once again many thanks for all of your hard work.

John and Dana Anderson
Hickory, NC

   

Married April 17, 2007 

 

Coordinator: 10, Evonne was wonderful to work with! A sweetheart!
Minister: 10, Kimo was a wonderful, sincere man. We were happy to have him perform our ceremony.
Photographer: 10, Gordon was excellent! We are SO happy with our pictures!
Videographer: 10, He captured wonderful moments and created a wonderful video of memories for us that will be cherished forever.
Flowers: 10, Stunning!
Location: Secret Cove was absolutely beautiful. It was perfect.
A Paradise Dream Wedding made planning a wedding so easy and stress free. Thank you, thank you, and thank you!

Dan and Kelly Mapes
Thief River Falls, MN

   

Married April 14, 2007

 

Coordinator: 10
Photographer: 10
Flowers: 10
Location: 8
On-Site Coordinator: 9
Sales Person: 10

Planning our dream wedding in Maui could not have been easier, with the help of A Paradise Dream Wedding. Jayanne was our coordinator and she answered every question thoroughly and quickly. She provided us with a lot of options and helped us get exactly what we imagined! Branden was an awesome photographer; he captured our wedding in the most intimate moments and highlighted some emotions that we will forever be able to look back on! He was professional and worked quickly and efficiently. He did a superb job on the selection of our photos - so many good shots we had to upgrade our package to include all the ones we wanted! Thank you and Mahalo!

Michael and Kimberly Belz
Shoreview, MN

   

Married April 6, 2007

 

I wanted to thank you and A Paradise Dream Wedding again for the amazing job you did with our wedding - it really was a perfect day and just how I pictured it.  I really enjoyed working with you and everyone who was there on the wedding day.  Our families were really impressed with how nice everyone was and how beautiful the location was!  

Jessica and Clifford Novak
St. Louis Park, MN

   

Married April 3, 2007 

 

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

 

Shawn and Kristen Flynn
Centerville, MA

   

Married March 30, 2007

 

Aloha Jayanne!

Married life is WONDERFUL and if I had a dollar for every time I RAVED about our experience with Aekai, I would be a very rich woman.  We were more that impressed with our experience with you all ... is there some sort of a survey that I can take to express our total satisfaction?  Or would it be better to write a letter?

We received our album ... it's AMAZING!  Arien was fabulous and everyone who has seen our album can't believe the clarity and professionalism displayed.   It's so lovely - we are thrilled!

We are saving our pennies to visit again ... ideally we would spend our first anniversary on Maui ... keep your fingers crossed for us.   And thank you for the tip on early December ~ while we can't make it this year (work, blah, blah, blah), maybe next year would be a distinct possibility for us.

Thank you again for all your help and support!  Brandon and I feel very blessed to have had such a wonderful experience!

 

Beth Bogan
Littleton, CO

   

Married March 9, 2007

 

Our wedding was wonderful, it was everything we could have ever hoped for! Brother Al, our minister, was exactly what we wanted, and the ukulele player was also perfect.  The ceremony could not have gone any better if I had been there myself every day planning every little detail. If I had it to do over again, I would not have changed a thing.  Our family and friends that joined us for the wedding loved it also...I would recommend using you guys to anyone. Our pictures and wedding video were absolutely fabulous.  Everyone who has seen them just raves about them! Thanks again!

Raymond and Cheryl Dobbins
Houston, TX

   

Married Feb 28, 2007

 

I have incredibly high standards and expectations.  Gordon, Ian and the videographer surpassed my expectations.  I'd been planning our wedding for a year, so I'd pictured it in my mind a million times.  It was exactly what I pictured!  The wedding pictures were amazing, capturing not only the moment, but also our happiness and our personalities.

Tim and Dana Hanavan
Reisterstown, MD

   

Married Feb. 26, 2007

 

Photographer: 10
Videographer: 10

I could not be more happy with our pictures, they are perfect. They capture all of the things that I am going to want to remember 10, 20, even 50 years from now. Gordon captured our emotions, our love and the beauty of Maui in our pictures. Using your services was the best decision we made in planning our wedding.

Matt and Amber Thompson
West Lafayette IN

   

Married Feb. 18, 2007

 

Coordinator: 10
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10
Videographer: 10
Flowers: 10
Catering/Reception: 10
Cake & Toast: 10
Musician: 10
Location: 10
On-Site Coordinator: 9

 
Lisa and Chris Theall
Houston, TX

We really enjoyed having Gordon as our photographer for only the biggest day of our lives!  He took so many pictures and they all look fabulous!  We really liked how easy going Gordon is.  A lot of photographers can make a couple feel rushed with all of the pictures that they are supposed to have. Gordon managed to get all the best shots, and just let us be ourselves throughout the wedding, cocktail reception, and pictures on the beach.  The sunset pictures that he took are amazing, but then again, all the pictures are amazing!  Thanks for everything!!

Erin and Jeff Stammer 
Santa Rosa, CA

   

Married Feb. 15, 2007

 

Coordinator: 9
Minister: 9
Photographer: 9
Videographer: 9
Cake & Toast: 9
Location: 10
On-Site Coordinator: 9
Sales Person: 10

Thanks for the well wishes.  You guys were great and we have already recommended you to a friend of ours--though their engagement is not official yet. 

Savitri & Jagan Logananthan
Jamaica Estates, NY

   

Married Feb. 14, 2007

 

We were very happy with our experience with A Paradise Dream Wedding. We've both been married before and wanted a small, beautiful, stress-free, memorable, romantic, destination wedding. We got exactly that and it was even more beautiful than we could have imagined. I now understand what the "Aloha Spirit" is, (it was my first trip to Hawaii) our wedding was filled with it! Every player was so helpful and caring, we felt like these people really cared, not like we were just generic customers. The coordinator was fantastic. I really admire her as she has so many brides to look after which means a million details, she gave me peace knowing that even though I had never met her and was thousands of miles away from my wedding site, I could be confident that everything was being taken care of. This wasn't easy for me at first since event planning is part of my job, it was difficult to hand over the reigns to a complete stranger, but with Our coordinator's attention to detail, cheerful attitude, and patience, I was at ease in no time. Our Minister, Rev. Ken, was wonderful. He exudes so much warmth, as soon as you meet him you just want to hug him! He is one of the happiest people I've ever met. Apparently his nickname is the Hawaiian Dalai Lama. He gave us a Christian Hawaiian ceremony that was both emotional, spiritual and humorous all in one. I absolutely love Rev. Ken, his joyful personality is infectious. You can't help but feel good around him! I really hope I can see him again one day. He is such a great guy. Our photographers, Gordon and Arien were outstanding. They let us have input on the photos and it turned out to be a great collaboration of taking their expertise along with our specific requests to get the exact shots we wanted. They were so laid back, and didn't rush us which resulted in us being very relaxed. Our photos are so beautiful, we were ecstatic with them. Our videographer Carl was awesome too. He had the same laid back attitude and joked around with us. Our wedding DVD is very professional, above and beyond my expectations. My bouquet was breathtaking, even though the florist didn't get it exactly right. They had missed putting one type of flower in. I was very impressed with Our Coordinator however, when I let her know later, she followed up immediately with the florist for an explanation. I had my hair done by Jean and I highly recommend her. I was a little nervous at first having my hair done by a complete stranger a couple hours before my wedding but I found out that I had no reason whatsoever to worry. Jean came into our condo with a "take charge" attitude. She had her little suitcase with her and immediately found a chair for me and a plug in for her and set up within minutes. I showed her a picture of how I wanted my hair and along with verbally explaining, she had my hair done exactly how I wanted it and it was perfect. This was amazing to me, I can't even communicate that well with my own hair stylist. The one I've known for years! I didn't get my make up done but I'm sure Jean would be just as proficient with that. Jean told me she is a nurse as well, that really made me feel I was in good hands. She has a very caring personality and she has chosen her professions well. The location, The Cove, was truly magical. Actually magical isn't a big enough word to describe that place. We had gone down the day before to find out where the place was and to scout it out. You drive along this road and there is a lava rock wall. You park and then there is a doorway to the beach. I was walking along the rock wall and then turned into the doorway and my heart skipped a beat when I saw this beach. You think it looks nice on the website, well imagine it being 10 times more beautiful in person. It was the first time in my life when I could literally say "I can't believe my eyes". This beach is Heaven on earth. With the components of white sand, turquoise ocean, black lava rock, green palm trees and blue sky, it is a picture post card sight. I knew I had picked the perfect backdrop for my wedding. Later when I was showing photos to a friend she said "it looks like someone pulled a backdrop behind you guys, it looks so perfect". On our wedding day we arrived at the beach at 9:15am and after a bit of discussion with Rev. Ken and the photographers, we started very quickly. Rev. Ken played his ukulele as I walked "down the aisle" in bare feet, the sun was shining and we had the most wonderful ceremony. I'd like to thank everyone who was involved with making our day so memorable. I highly recommend A Paradise Dream Wedding to anyone who wants the most romantic day of their life.

Don and Leah MacDonald
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

   

Married Feb. 11, 2007

 

Photographer: 10!!!
We only used a photographer and he was amazing!!!

 

Lori and David Hurt
Oregon

   

Married Feb. 1, 2007

 

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

Mahalo Diana & Gordon - We rank everything a 10 plus!!!  You can use us as a reference any time.  I have to say I thought it would be beautiful having the wedding in Hawaii but everyone involved was fantastic!!   Plus, it was a beautiful day!! I have had friends look at the photos & they have actually cried.  I have been told that the photos were the best wedding pictures they have ever seen.  I have had friends look at the video & they have cried during the video also. I have to say that this was one of the most magical days of my life.  No stress. The flowers were beautiful!!   DeeJay was wonderful. The limo was excellent & the limo driver was as nice as he was cute. As far as Gordon – he is the best photographer!!  The photos tell it all.  He is amazing. The location was exactly what we wanted also. We want to thank you for the perfect day.  I would recommend your company to anyone & already have.

Deborah and Nelson Pedrick
Gloversville, NY

   

Married Jan. 19, 2007

 

Coordinator: I had a lot and they all were 10's
Minister: 10
Photographer: 10
Flowers: 10
Cake & Toast: 10
Hair & Makeup: 10
Location: 10
On-Site Coordinator: 10
Sales Person: 10

Everything was so easy. The coordinators were very helpful and extremely nice. I loved the pictures, cake and flowers. I did everything over the phone and it all came out perfectly. I couldn't have planned it better if I was doing it myself. Thank you very much.

Wayne and JoAnn Champlin
Ledyard, CT

   

Married Jan. 16, 2007

 

I just got back from Maui. That place is heaven!!! I'm so jealous that you (Our Coordinator) are living there. =) And the wedding went really well. Kimo and Eric are such nice persons. And thank you so much for your help! …I just got the album this morning, and I like it very much!!! I feel so lucky to have you (Eric) as our photographer for the wedding. These photos really capture the happy moment on our special day. Thank you so much!

Yingli and Peng Hu
New York, NY

   

Married Jan. 2, 2007

 

Coordinator: 10++++
Minister: 10++++
Photographer: 10 Videographer: 10
Flowers: 10
Cake & Toast: 8
Musician: 10++++
On-Site Coordinator: 8

We were referred to your company by an acquaintance in Minnesota. We are SO GLAD because it was the wedding of our dreams! Everyone was SO easy to work with and it was almost effortless on our part! It felt like we had known all of you for years, but we had just met you when we got to Maui! That definitely made it a very special day for us! Everything was so personal! Our pictures and video turned out better than we could have imagined! It was literally PERFECT!!! I would recommend this company to anyone in the world!!!

Jill and Scott Coggins
Andover, MN