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Smiles In Paradise

South Padre Island , TX

LOCATION

smilesinparadise@hotmail.com
South Padre Island, TX 78578 US (map)

PHONE

972-342-2367

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

SMILES IN PARADISE is a wedding/event planning service serving both the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and the Ruidoso, New Mexico markets. My customers have referred to me as a "concierge... Read more
SMILES IN PARADISE is a wedding/event planning service serving both the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and the Ruidoso, New Mexico markets. My customers have referred to me as a "concierge of services" for event planning.

I have spent numerous years in a public relations position in Corporate America, where event planning was a focal point and significant responsibility in my position. After moving to the South Padre Island area, I became ordained as a wedding officant so that I could help couples plan and enjoy their very special day. In 2012 I branched out to offer my services in the mountains of the Ruidoso, New Mexico area. In addition, I am available for all event planning, be it corporate events, birthdays, graduations, or any major event planning.

As far as weddings, I am available to assist with the entire process - from the rehearsal dinner through the wedding itself - or to simply provide the ceremony.

For corporate events or other celebrations, I have an established group of professionals to help with everything from location to lighting to balloons!

I have an experienced and reliable network of vendors to help you plan every little detail ! Most are bilingual in English and Spanish. I would be honored to officiate your wedding or event and look forward to working with you and make you SMILE IN PARADISE !!



South Padre Island, Texas – June 5, 2013 – WeddingWire, the nation's leading wedding Marketplace, is excited to announce SMILES IN PARADISE has been selected to receive the prestigious WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011, 2012, and 2013 for Wedding and Event Planning!

The esteemed annual awards program recognizes the top local wedding vendors from the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism within the wedding industry. While many industry awards are selected by the organization, SMILES IN PARADISE was selected based on its stellar reviews from past newlywed clients.

SMILES IN PARADISE is recognized as part of the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire vendor community, comprised of over 200,000 wedding professionals throughout the United States and Canada. The Bride’s Choice Award recognizes the best local wedding vendors across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on their overall professional achievements throughout the past year.

“WeddingWire is thrilled to honor the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Community,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “Since the launch of the Bride’s Choice Awards™ program four years ago, thousands of outstanding wedding professionals have been recognized by the bridal community for their supreme service and dedication to the wedding industry. It is with great pleasure that we congratulate SMILES IN PARADISE for their continued professionalism and commitment to enriching the wedding planning experience for engaged couples.”

We are happy to announce that SMILES IN PARADISE is one of the very best Wedding and Event Planners within the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites WeddingWire, Project Wedding, Brides.com, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. Thanks to their positive feedback we were able to receive the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ for 2013. Read less
Wedding Planning , Officiant

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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
Ceremony Rehearsal, Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious, Single Religion, Vow Renewal
What services do you provide?
Allow Couples' Own Vows
What religious affiliations do you serve?
No Denomination
On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
<30 Mins.

INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What wedding events do you provide services for?
Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Day-Of Coordination, Event Design, Full Planning, Guest List Creation, Partial Planning, Timelines, To-Do Lists, Vendor Referrals
What types of weddings do you accomodate?
Civil, Destination, Double Weddings, Eco-Friendly, Military, Non-Religious
How many planners are on your team?
1

REVIEWS

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Sheila
Wedding:
11/8/2014
5.0/5.0
She was sooo awesome. Good communication through email, texts and phone calls. She was even available to meet in person. Overall great service. Highly recommended. Very helpful and knowledgeable. Always responded in a timely manner which always helps when you're already stressed out.
She was sooo awesome. Good communication through email, texts and phone calls. She was even available to meet in person. Read more...
She was sooo awesome. Good communication through email, texts and phone calls. She was even available to meet in person. Overall great service. Highly recommended. Very helpful and knowledgeable. Always responded in a timely manner which always helps when you're already stressed out. Read less
Services Used: Officiant, Wedding Planning
Smiles In Paradise responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for the opportunity to be a part of your very special day!!!
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Jackie
Wedding:
8/2/2014
5.0/5.0
I was lucky enough to have the privilege of working with Maureen for my wedding. In the days leading up to the wedding, she handled countless tasks with speed, efficiency and grace. During stressful moments, she alleviated our stress and reminded us to take time to connect as a couple. The day of, Maureen was ever present—helping with last-minute details, calming our nerves, greeting guests—she handled literally anything we needed. We received numerous compliments from our guests on how well the day was orchestrated, and we have Maureen to thank for that. Not only is she a gifted event planner, she is a kind and compassionate person who will put you and your spouse-to-be above all else to create a special and meaningful day that you will never forget. Maureen has my highest recommendation and I would make the decision to hire her a million times over!
I was lucky enough to have the privilege of working with Maureen for my wedding. In the days leading up to the wedding, Read more...
I was lucky enough to have the privilege of working with Maureen for my wedding. In the days leading up to the wedding, she handled countless tasks with speed, efficiency and grace. During stressful moments, she alleviated our stress and reminded us to take time to connect as a couple. The day of, Maureen was ever present—helping with last-minute details, calming our nerves, greeting guests—she handled literally anything we needed. We received numerous compliments from our guests on how well the day was orchestrated, and we have Maureen to thank for that. Not only is she a gifted event planner, she is a kind and compassionate person who will put you and your spouse-to-be above all else to create a special and meaningful day that you will never forget. Maureen has my highest recommendation and I would make the decision to hire her a million times over! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Candyce
Wedding:
8/2/2014
5.0/5.0
Maureen is a pro! The event could not have been more perfect. I challenged her patience, and she didn't waver.
Maureen is a pro! The event could not have been more perfect. I challenged her patience, and she didn't waver.
Maureen is a pro! The event could not have been more perfect. I challenged her patience, and she didn't waver. Read less
Services Used: Officiant, Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
This ceremony was a confirmation of our 25 years of marriage. Maureen made it more special than we could have ever imagined. She made the vows very personal so that we felt nothing in the world was more important than that moment in time. Both of us teared up while enjoying the special event orchestrated by Maureen. Hope she can perform our 50th.
This ceremony was a confirmation of our 25 years of marriage. Maureen made it more special than we could have ever Read more...
This ceremony was a confirmation of our 25 years of marriage. Maureen made it more special than we could have ever imagined. She made the vows very personal so that we felt nothing in the world was more important than that moment in time. Both of us teared up while enjoying the special event orchestrated by Maureen. Hope she can perform our 50th. Read less
Services Used: Officiant, Photography, Wedding Venue
Smiles In Paradise responded with the following comments:

It was truly an honor to be able to share in the renewal vows of two very beautiful people!!
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Jannet
Wedding:
3/29/2014
5.0/5.0
She is a great person was very punctual.. Our commitment ceremony was beautiful...:)
She is a great person was very punctual.. Our commitment ceremony was beautiful...:)
She is a great person was very punctual.. Our commitment ceremony was beautiful...:) Read less
Services Used: Officiant, Wedding Planning
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Ashley
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Maureen is an awesome, beautiful person who is so great to work with! She really cares about love and makes it a personal, unforgettable experience. Great communication (better than me) and very very knowledgeable! We loved her!
Maureen is an awesome, beautiful person who is so great to work with! She really cares about love and makes it a personal, Read more...
Maureen is an awesome, beautiful person who is so great to work with! She really cares about love and makes it a personal, unforgettable experience. Great communication (better than me) and very very knowledgeable! We loved her! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
Smiles In Paradise responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Ashley! It was an honor and a pleasure to work with you!
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Leslie
Wedding:
6/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Maureen Schnier was amazing!! She made us feel reassured that everything was going to turn out perfect. and walked us through every step and even let us personalize any aspect of our ceremony!
Maureen Schnier was amazing!! She made us feel reassured that everything was going to turn out perfect. and walked us Read more...
Maureen Schnier was amazing!! She made us feel reassured that everything was going to turn out perfect. and walked us through every step and even let us personalize any aspect of our ceremony! Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Mike and Alma
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Maureen was chosen from internet with reviews checked. She was very professional and knowledgeable. We were coming from southeast Texas to view venues and she had them lined up. Easy to contact and very helpful on wedding day with whatever we needed done. She was more like a good friend!!!
Use her services...........you won't be disappointed!!.
Maureen was chosen from internet with reviews checked. She was very professional and knowledgeable. We were coming from Read more...
Maureen was chosen from internet with reviews checked. She was very professional and knowledgeable. We were coming from southeast Texas to view venues and she had them lined up. Easy to contact and very helpful on wedding day with whatever we needed done. She was more like a good friend!!!
Use her services...........you won't be disappointed!!. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Christina
Wedding:
5/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Happy BRIDE!!!! I could not have asked for a better wedding officiant, I was very impressed!! We had our Wedding Ceremony at the Pearl, South Padre Island, on the "Sailfish Patio" on May 17th. Maureen mentioned that she was familiar with the Pearl, and the "Sailfish Patio", as she has done weddings there previously. She was so helpful with everything, and I could not have picked a better person to marry us!! She was determined to make my day the LEAST stressful as possible. THANK YOU Maureen (Smiles in Paradise)!!!!
..."Make it a great day"...
Happy BRIDE!!!! I could not have asked for a better wedding officiant, I was very impressed!! We had our Wedding Ceremony Read more...
Happy BRIDE!!!! I could not have asked for a better wedding officiant, I was very impressed!! We had our Wedding Ceremony at the Pearl, South Padre Island, on the "Sailfish Patio" on May 17th. Maureen mentioned that she was familiar with the Pearl, and the "Sailfish Patio", as she has done weddings there previously. She was so helpful with everything, and I could not have picked a better person to marry us!! She was determined to make my day the LEAST stressful as possible. THANK YOU Maureen (Smiles in Paradise)!!!!
..."Make it a great day"... Read less
Services Used: Officiant
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Tom
Wedding:
4/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Thank you so much, Maureen!

I felt that everything was in the best of hands with you taking care of us the way you did!

Best regards,
Tom
Thank you so much, Maureen!

I felt that everything was in the best of hands with you taking care of us the way Read more...
Thank you so much, Maureen!

I felt that everything was in the best of hands with you taking care of us the way you did!

Best regards,
Tom Read less
Services Used: Officiant

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Discount for all Military personnel - active or retired. 25% the total consultant fees or ceremony fees. Thank you so much for your service to our great country!!!
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SMILES IN PARADISE WINS AWARD South Padre Island, TX – Feb. 2011 - WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, is thrilled to announce SMILES IN PARADISE has been selected to receive the prestigious annual WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 for Wedding/Event Planning! Recognition for the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 is determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 750,000 WeddingWire newlyweds. Our past clients are among those that shared their experiences on WeddingWire, the largest wedding review site in the nation. SMILES IN PARADISE stands among the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire community, representing quality and service excellence within the wedding industry. Awards were given to the top wedding professionals across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, and were based on the overall professional achievements throughout the past year.
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