Maui Staff Bios

Jayanne Jefferys · Wedding Coordinator

Jayanne, a Maui Wedding veteran of 23 years, believes every wedding starts with love. Gallantly romantic, Jayanne guarantees your wedding planning will include lots of laughter with a large amount of happiness and confidence on your part. Jayanne’s extensive wedding experience spans all cultures and walks of life, from barefoot on the beach to Celebrity Destination weddings. Having enjoyed the fast pace and high intensity weddings at the world famous Grand Wailea Resort Seaside Chapel as Head Wedding Coordinator for five years, Jayanne is an expert in managing wedding emotions. After the tender kisses and tears of the ceremony, Jayanne’s extremely skillful and insightful reception planning is very much appreciated. Her competence honed by four years as Catering Manager for the renown Hailemaile General Store and Celebrations Catering, the premiere catering company on Maui. She has had the wonderful job of planning weddings at A Paradise Dream Wedding for over 11 years. Jayanne enjoys receiving yearly Christmas cards and birth announcements from her couples. “My life's work is helping make my couple’s dreams come true!”

   

 

Miwako Curtis · Wedding Coordinator/ Office Administrator

Maui's blue water drew Miwako here to dive amongst the tropical fish. But she got more than she bargained for.... a love of Maui that would not let her leave. Teaching Maui's visitors, as a Dive Instructor, to dive in our gorgeous tropical waters brought Miwako much pleasure and also led her to her husband, a fellow Dive Instructor. Enjoying her Maui wedding so much, she eagerly sought to participate in Maui's wedding industry. Working with a well known Japanese wedding company for over three years, took her all over the Island, to Maui's most beautiful wedding spots. Miwako speaks fluent Japanese and is a big help with our Japanese weddings. Her advice to our brides is to relax and enjoy the day dedicated to your love. Miwakos favorite part of weddings is the happy smiles at the end. Miwako, as Office Administrator, takes care of our billing and credit card payments and is great at helping the couples keep track of payment schedules. But she still has time to surf every single morning!

 

カーティス美和子

1998年にスクーバダイビングインストラクターとしてマウイへ移住。その後、日本の大手ウエディング会社マウイ支店で3年以上の経験を積み、もっともっとお客様のご希望に添ったオンリーワンの挙式をサポートして行きたいとパラダイスドリームウエディングへ入社。お客様の笑顔と毎朝のサーフィンが元気の源。お二人の大切な1日が、永遠に心に残るすばらしい日になりますように精いっぱいお手伝いをさせていただきます。

  

 

Mami Horie ·Assistant Photographer/ Post Production Editor/ Retoucher Extraordinaire

Mami Horie was born and raised in the suburbs of Tokyo, Japan. At a young age her artistic abilities were very apparent. Very adept at Japanese calligraphy, she studied the art for 15 years becoming a master at the craft. Photography came later to her when she became associated with the photographic art of Gordon Nash. She became intrigued when she read an article written about his work in Nikon World Magazine. After becoming friends with Gordon she soon took to the artful yet very precision post production techniques that Gordon laid out before her. Mastering all his tricks and techniques, she soon expanded it on her own to make Gordon Nash’s work even more stunning! Mami assists photographing weddings and can be found most days at the studio designing albums, enhancing colors and fine retouching couples wedding photos. She is inspired by many things, but pretty much can sum it all up into two words…art and romantic passion. These are quite evident in her wedding photography work. Usually on her days off, you can find her golfing on the slopes of the Haleakala in Wailea, Maui, Hawaii.

 

堀江麻美〔ホリエマミ〕 フォトレタッチャー 〔写真修正・編集〕/ カメラマン 

ゴードン専属リタッチャーとして、それぞれの写真に合った色を選び、一枚一枚丁寧に色の調整・編集を行う。より美しく魅力的なビジュアルに仕上げる『美肌加工技術』では、特に女性クライアントから高い評価を得ている。一つの事に没頭するのが好きな性格から、特に集中力を必要とされるリタッチの仕事は正に天職であると彼女は考える。修正・編集に留まらず、現在、写真家としても活躍中。女性らしい感覚を生かし、ロマンチックで柔らかく自然体の姿を撮るのが彼女のスタイル。そんな彼女の作品とゴードンが写し出すダイナミックかつゴージャスな作品によって奏でる魅惑のハーモニーで世界中のクライアントを魅了している。趣味は、幼少の頃から始めた書道とゴルフ。毎週、ワイレア・ゴルフクラブでプレーを楽しみ、コースに咲き乱れる熱帯の花々、またコースから見下ろす海の深い碧い色からインスピレーションを得て、『こだわりの美しさ』を常に追求し、次回の作品へと挑んでいる。 

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Shena Koch · On-Site Supervisor

Shena's adaptation into helping us with weddings was like coming home for her. Always choosing career choices where she could help people be happy, Shena was ripe for the special chance to be a part of peoples biggest day!

Shena's strength lies in making people truly feel welcome and sharing the aloha of Maui. She is unflappable in the face of problems and amazing at instant solutions that add charm.

A true sun worshipper, her love of our outdoor beach weddings makes her a welcome assistant. Shena enjoys an excellent reputation for her sunny personality and competent wedding work.