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The Romance Specialists

La Mesa , CA

LOCATION

Serving San Diego, CA & Honolulu, HI, 7419 El Cajon Blvd
La Mesa, CA US 91942 (map)

PHONE

858-863-6326

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Showing everyday women how breathtakingly beautiful they really are is our passion! Alluring, gorgeous, beautiful and creative are just some of the words to describe our wedding, boudoir... Read more
Showing everyday women how breathtakingly beautiful they really are is our passion! Alluring, gorgeous, beautiful and creative are just some of the words to describe our wedding, boudoir and portrait photography. We blend together the perfect amount of story-telling, details, candid and editorial posed images to create a look that honestly reflects the beauty of your day, your soul and spirit. In addition to our award-winning photography in San Diego and Hawaii, we also provide full service destination wedding packages on Oahu, HI for those that are seeking simple elopements with amazing imagery.

Our ultimate goal is not simply to create great images, but to serve and bless everyone we work with through a fun and genuinely heartfelt experience that will change the way you see yourself in a positive way. With over a thousand weddings served, more than 35 weddings & photography awards to our credit and having appeared on TV and prints around the world we know how to make, not only brides, but all woman look and feel beautiful both inside and out.

We accept a limited number of weddings each year so that we are able to give each couple the care and creative energy that they deserve. We also have a full studio in San Diego dedicated to beauty portraits and boudoir as well as do marathon runs in Hawaii. Our goal is to focus on quality, not quantity that is why we limit ourselves to just 20 photo shoots per month and limit the number of weddings we accept.

If you would like any information, feel free to contact us via our website, email, or phone (listed below). We look forward to getting to know you!



website: www.TheRomanceSpecialists.com

email: admin@theromancespecialists.com


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Jouveria
Wedding:
9/27/2013
5.0/5.0
I would recommend "The Romance Specialists" to every one who is thinking of planning their event in Hawaii and do not have a clue about where to start. Very friendly staff, awesome service, and always there to answer your questions.
I would recommend "The Romance Specialists" to every one who is thinking of planning their event in Hawaii and do not have Read more...
I would recommend "The Romance Specialists" to every one who is thinking of planning their event in Hawaii and do not have a clue about where to start. Very friendly staff, awesome service, and always there to answer your questions. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Wedding Cake, Ceremony Music, Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, , Videography
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Vanna
Wedding:
9/25/2013
4.8/5.0
I had my wedding on September 25th, 2013 at Paradise Cove with the help from the Romance Specialists. They were awesome! Dawn was really helpful and I liked how she was on top of her game. Dawn is also very organized, calm, funny and most of all patient. She is also very easy to work with.

It was also very nice to have Janice, my on-site wedding coordinator. She made sure the ceremony started on time which was great!

Overall, the big day went smoothly. Much thanks to Dawn and the Romance Specialists
I had my wedding on September 25th, 2013 at Paradise Cove with the help from the Romance Specialists. They were awesome! Read more...
I had my wedding on September 25th, 2013 at Paradise Cove with the help from the Romance Specialists. They were awesome! Dawn was really helpful and I liked how she was on top of her game. Dawn is also very organized, calm, funny and most of all patient. She is also very easy to work with.

It was also very nice to have Janice, my on-site wedding coordinator. She made sure the ceremony started on time which was great!

Overall, the big day went smoothly. Much thanks to Dawn and the Romance Specialists Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Emily
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
I would recommend this company to every bride. They were amazing! We live in Las Vegas NV and decided we wanted to get married in Hawaii. Destination wedding.. Where to start right? I was so easy. We had a few phone conversations to discuss what I wanted. Dawn and Janice made it happen. So simple, so easy, and so perfect. If your looking for a great destination wedding use the Theromancespeialist.com you will not be sorry. Jeff and Emily Dages 4/13/13
I would recommend this company to every bride. They were amazing! We live in Las Vegas NV and decided we wanted to get Read more...
I would recommend this company to every bride. They were amazing! We live in Las Vegas NV and decided we wanted to get married in Hawaii. Destination wedding.. Where to start right? I was so easy. We had a few phone conversations to discuss what I wanted. Dawn and Janice made it happen. So simple, so easy, and so perfect. If your looking for a great destination wedding use the Theromancespeialist.com you will not be sorry. Jeff and Emily Dages 4/13/13 Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Dawn was the best I would recommend her to anyone she is soo great and made my day
Dawn was the best I would recommend her to anyone she is soo great and made my day
Dawn was the best I would recommend her to anyone she is soo great and made my day Read less
Services Used: Photography, Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.7/5.0
we thoroughly enjoyed working with The Romance Specialists. Once they realised what kind of wedding we wanted for our daughter, everything fell into place. Very easy to communicate with.
we thoroughly enjoyed working with The Romance Specialists. Once they realised what kind of wedding we wanted for our Read more...
we thoroughly enjoyed working with The Romance Specialists. Once they realised what kind of wedding we wanted for our daughter, everything fell into place. Very easy to communicate with. Read less
Services Used: Photography, Wedding Planning
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Dawn
Wedding:
1/30/2013
5.0/5.0
I found Dawn through reviews on wedding wire and I must say she did not disappoint! When we first started to explore planning our wedding with the Romance Specialists the website was very informative, the packages offered a lot of flexibility with options to customize, and the images / video was reflective of the quality of the work we received:) I spoke with Dawn on the phone a number of times and she was accessible, professional, flexible, and super funny!! Once we got to Hawaii meeting with Janice the wedding coordinator on site, speaking with Pastor Joffery on the phone, and then meeting with Dawn was all very easy and helped to ease my mind as they were all so friendly and willing to add the personal touches we wanted to our wedding.
The day of the wedding went pretty seemlessly - our only issue was that the weather turned on the North Shore where we were to be married but Dawn was great - she kept us calm, offered other options and in the end Pastor Joffery was onsite and assured us the weather was great and no changes were needed in location - Wheew! We were married at Papa'iloa and the location was breath taking and offered a lot of diversity for our photos. Pastor Joffery was amazing and the ceremony he gave was the perfect fit for who we are as a couple. Our photographers offered a wide array of photos - there were so many great shots to choose from we added images to our album and bought the disc! We will forever be grateful to Dawn and her team for giving us our dream wedding barefoot on the beach and would not change anything. Our flowers were gorgeous, the music provided by Sean at the ceremony set the perfect mood, Pastor Joffery was warm and humourous, our photo / video services by Dawn, Keoki, Karis and Priceton were everthing we could have dreamt of and more;) I would recommend the Romance Specialists without question - Dawn truly is the First Lady of Romance and her moto "Fly to Hawaii and Get Married" truly is what happens.
I found Dawn through reviews on wedding wire and I must say she did not disappoint! When we first started to explore Read more...
I found Dawn through reviews on wedding wire and I must say she did not disappoint! When we first started to explore planning our wedding with the Romance Specialists the website was very informative, the packages offered a lot of flexibility with options to customize, and the images / video was reflective of the quality of the work we received:) I spoke with Dawn on the phone a number of times and she was accessible, professional, flexible, and super funny!! Once we got to Hawaii meeting with Janice the wedding coordinator on site, speaking with Pastor Joffery on the phone, and then meeting with Dawn was all very easy and helped to ease my mind as they were all so friendly and willing to add the personal touches we wanted to our wedding.
The day of the wedding went pretty seemlessly - our only issue was that the weather turned on the North Shore where we were to be married but Dawn was great - she kept us calm, offered other options and in the end Pastor Joffery was onsite and assured us the weather was great and no changes were needed in location - Wheew! We were married at Papa'iloa and the location was breath taking and offered a lot of diversity for our photos. Pastor Joffery was amazing and the ceremony he gave was the perfect fit for who we are as a couple. Our photographers offered a wide array of photos - there were so many great shots to choose from we added images to our album and bought the disc! We will forever be grateful to Dawn and her team for giving us our dream wedding barefoot on the beach and would not change anything. Our flowers were gorgeous, the music provided by Sean at the ceremony set the perfect mood, Pastor Joffery was warm and humourous, our photo / video services by Dawn, Keoki, Karis and Priceton were everthing we could have dreamt of and more;) I would recommend the Romance Specialists without question - Dawn truly is the First Lady of Romance and her moto "Fly to Hawaii and Get Married" truly is what happens. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Ceremony Music, Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Transportation, Videography
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Alison
Wedding:
11/28/2012
5.0/5.0
We planned our Hawaiian wedding this past November with The Romance Specialists and we couldn’t have asked for a better experience! The entire process, from planning to the actual wedding day, was smooth and practically effortless because of Dawn and her team. Our seemingly endless questions were answered promptly and thoughtfully and we were able to work with them to customize the ceremony to fit our needs and wishes. Communication was excellent, and we received emails and calls leading up to our wedding day with reminders and last minute arrangements.

The day of our wedding we met Jofrey our officiant, Karis, our photographer and Sean, our ukulele player. They immediately made us feel comfortable and at ease. All three were so friendly, but also professional, and truly set the tone and helped to make our wedding day so memorable. We are especially happy with our wedding pictures, which are amazing, and look like something out of a fairytale!

Our simple beach wedding was perfect and stress-free, and we highly recommend The Romance Specialists to other couples!
We planned our Hawaiian wedding this past November with The Romance Specialists and we couldn’t have asked for a better Read more...
We planned our Hawaiian wedding this past November with The Romance Specialists and we couldn’t have asked for a better experience! The entire process, from planning to the actual wedding day, was smooth and practically effortless because of Dawn and her team. Our seemingly endless questions were answered promptly and thoughtfully and we were able to work with them to customize the ceremony to fit our needs and wishes. Communication was excellent, and we received emails and calls leading up to our wedding day with reminders and last minute arrangements.

The day of our wedding we met Jofrey our officiant, Karis, our photographer and Sean, our ukulele player. They immediately made us feel comfortable and at ease. All three were so friendly, but also professional, and truly set the tone and helped to make our wedding day so memorable. We are especially happy with our wedding pictures, which are amazing, and look like something out of a fairytale!

Our simple beach wedding was perfect and stress-free, and we highly recommend The Romance Specialists to other couples! Read less
Services Used: Photography, Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
If you are planning a destination wedding The Romance Specialists are the way to go! I started planning my wedding a year ago and worked with Dawn over the last year. She was always so fast to respond to my emails and calls. She is very organized and really cares about her brides. She was always so kind to me and made sure that she understood every detail I wanted so my big day was perfect...and it was!!!! We had so much fun and it was so full of love and laughter. Janice and Kathy were our on site coordinators and they are amazing! Janice was on top of everything for me that day and thought of everything. I was told that as the guests cried during the ceremony she was handing out tissues (even as she was tearing up herself). I enjoyed having them at my wedding and couldn't have done it without them!
I also want to thank Dawn because they found out I was going to try and make my own bouquet and she ordered me one last minute. It was a perfect wedding day gift!
I'm so happy with The Romance Specialists and highly recommend them!
If you are planning a destination wedding The Romance Specialists are the way to go! I started planning my wedding a year Read more...
If you are planning a destination wedding The Romance Specialists are the way to go! I started planning my wedding a year ago and worked with Dawn over the last year. She was always so fast to respond to my emails and calls. She is very organized and really cares about her brides. She was always so kind to me and made sure that she understood every detail I wanted so my big day was perfect...and it was!!!! We had so much fun and it was so full of love and laughter. Janice and Kathy were our on site coordinators and they are amazing! Janice was on top of everything for me that day and thought of everything. I was told that as the guests cried during the ceremony she was handing out tissues (even as she was tearing up herself). I enjoyed having them at my wedding and couldn't have done it without them!
I also want to thank Dawn because they found out I was going to try and make my own bouquet and she ordered me one last minute. It was a perfect wedding day gift!
I'm so happy with The Romance Specialists and highly recommend them! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We used The Romance Specialists for our wedding, and we definitely recommend them. In particular, we appreciated their professionalism and prompt communication. We chose to have the wedding at Waimanalo Bay. The location was gorgeous, and not too busy even though it was a weekend. The minister was excellent, the ceremony was very touching, and the photos look amazing.
We used The Romance Specialists for our wedding, and we definitely recommend them. In particular, we appreciated their Read more...
We used The Romance Specialists for our wedding, and we definitely recommend them. In particular, we appreciated their professionalism and prompt communication. We chose to have the wedding at Waimanalo Bay. The location was gorgeous, and not too busy even though it was a weekend. The minister was excellent, the ceremony was very touching, and the photos look amazing. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Vibeth
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
We definitely recommend The Romance Specialists for those couples wanting to have a destination wedding at Oahu. Thank you Dawn for the very organized planning and always following up with my questions. Farah, our on-site coordinator, you are awesome, thank you for all your help, for being on top of everything and making it stress free = ) It’s true, we practically showed up the day of and everything was taken care of. We enjoyed our time on the beach and our wedding turned out even better than we expected. Thanks again for making the most important day of our lives very special and a memorable experience. No doubt, The Romance Specialists, BEST wedding coordinators!!!
We definitely recommend The Romance Specialists for those couples wanting to have a destination wedding at Oahu. Thank you Read more...
We definitely recommend The Romance Specialists for those couples wanting to have a destination wedding at Oahu. Thank you Dawn for the very organized planning and always following up with my questions. Farah, our on-site coordinator, you are awesome, thank you for all your help, for being on top of everything and making it stress free = ) It’s true, we practically showed up the day of and everything was taken care of. We enjoyed our time on the beach and our wedding turned out even better than we expected. Thanks again for making the most important day of our lives very special and a memorable experience. No doubt, The Romance Specialists, BEST wedding coordinators!!! Read less
Services Used: Photography, Wedding Planning
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Jessica
Wedding:
9/2/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I would highly recommend The Romance Specialists for anyone wanting to get married on Oahu. Our wedding coordinators were extremely helpful, always available, and willing to answer any questions we had. On the day of the wedding, everything was so organized and the day went perfectly. All of the vendors chosen by The Romance Specialists (we had a photographer, ukulele player, officiant, flowers, and a lady who did my hair and make-up) were extremely professional and far exceeded our expectations. They made our special day worry free.
My husband and I would highly recommend The Romance Specialists for anyone wanting to get married on Oahu. Our wedding Read more...
My husband and I would highly recommend The Romance Specialists for anyone wanting to get married on Oahu. Our wedding coordinators were extremely helpful, always available, and willing to answer any questions we had. On the day of the wedding, everything was so organized and the day went perfectly. All of the vendors chosen by The Romance Specialists (we had a photographer, ukulele player, officiant, flowers, and a lady who did my hair and make-up) were extremely professional and far exceeded our expectations. They made our special day worry free. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, , Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning
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Jermie
Wedding:
8/18/2012
5.0/5.0
We are so glad to have used The Romance Specialist for our 10 year Vow Renewal last August in Hawaii. It was the easiest process ever being that we're in California, but the entire staff were very friendly and professional--they made us feel as if we were their only clients. We practically just had to show up the day of because everything was taken care of. They are truly the Best at what they do! Glad to have chosen them!
We are so glad to have used The Romance Specialist for our 10 year Vow Renewal last August in Hawaii. It was the easiest Read more...
We are so glad to have used The Romance Specialist for our 10 year Vow Renewal last August in Hawaii. It was the easiest process ever being that we're in California, but the entire staff were very friendly and professional--they made us feel as if we were their only clients. We practically just had to show up the day of because everything was taken care of. They are truly the Best at what they do! Glad to have chosen them! Read less
Services Used: Photography, Wedding Planning
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Katrina
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
I was really nervous about planning a destination wedding because there are so many items that have to be planned by someone else (selecting a photographer, the flowers, an officiant, etc.) I read about the Romance Specialists on the knot.com and decided to use them for my June destination wedding in Oahu. Everything was flawless. They were always immediately responsive to any inquiries I had and my wedding day was perfect. Thank you Dawn, Farah, and everyone else at The Romance Specialists who helped to make my day everything I dreamed it would be!
I was really nervous about planning a destination wedding because there are so many items that have to be planned by Read more...
I was really nervous about planning a destination wedding because there are so many items that have to be planned by someone else (selecting a photographer, the flowers, an officiant, etc.) I read about the Romance Specialists on the knot.com and decided to use them for my June destination wedding in Oahu. Everything was flawless. They were always immediately responsive to any inquiries I had and my wedding day was perfect. Thank you Dawn, Farah, and everyone else at The Romance Specialists who helped to make my day everything I dreamed it would be! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Tayce
Wedding:
5/3/2012
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend using The Romance Specialists if you are looking to plan a destination wedding in Hawaii. We worked with Dawn to plan our beach wedding and she was a tremendous help. The time and care she provided me was immeasurable in making my wedding planning both stress and worry free.
Dawn demonstrated her exceptional knowledge of the island and what it had to offer. She worked to make sure that I was happy and that I had everything I needed. She definitely put me at ease for such an important event.
Everyone we worked with at The Romance Specialist was warm, friendly, and professional. My wedding was as close to perfect as you can get. Both my husband and I were extremely pleased with the quality of the service we received and would genuinely recommend them to our friends and family.
I highly recommend using The Romance Specialists if you are looking to plan a destination wedding in Hawaii. We worked Read more...
I highly recommend using The Romance Specialists if you are looking to plan a destination wedding in Hawaii. We worked with Dawn to plan our beach wedding and she was a tremendous help. The time and care she provided me was immeasurable in making my wedding planning both stress and worry free.
Dawn demonstrated her exceptional knowledge of the island and what it had to offer. She worked to make sure that I was happy and that I had everything I needed. She definitely put me at ease for such an important event.
Everyone we worked with at The Romance Specialist was warm, friendly, and professional. My wedding was as close to perfect as you can get. Both my husband and I were extremely pleased with the quality of the service we received and would genuinely recommend them to our friends and family. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Luda
Wedding:
4/26/2012
5.0/5.0
My Husband and I highly recommend using Dawn Nash with The Romance Specialists if you are planning your destination wedding. She is not only an incredible wedding planner, but she also did both my Boudoir photography (highly recommend it as a little something for the groom!) as well as our wedding photos. Between all the planning, arranging, and photographing, she did a mind blowing job and so effortlessly! Excellent quality photography was one of the most important things to me, Our wedding photos are just breathtaking and I show them off to friends and family with great pride! She was easily available and put me at ease with any questions or concerns I had leading up to our big day. Our wedding day was beyond perfect, beautiful, and Dawn made sure it was absolutely worry free for us! If you are looking for a stress free, beautiful wedding, We recommend Dawn and The Romance Specialists to EVERYONE!
My Husband and I highly recommend using Dawn Nash with The Romance Specialists if you are planning your destination Read more...
My Husband and I highly recommend using Dawn Nash with The Romance Specialists if you are planning your destination wedding. She is not only an incredible wedding planner, but she also did both my Boudoir photography (highly recommend it as a little something for the groom!) as well as our wedding photos. Between all the planning, arranging, and photographing, she did a mind blowing job and so effortlessly! Excellent quality photography was one of the most important things to me, Our wedding photos are just breathtaking and I show them off to friends and family with great pride! She was easily available and put me at ease with any questions or concerns I had leading up to our big day. Our wedding day was beyond perfect, beautiful, and Dawn made sure it was absolutely worry free for us! If you are looking for a stress free, beautiful wedding, We recommend Dawn and The Romance Specialists to EVERYONE! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Transportation, Videography
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tkmitchell
Wedding:
4/13/2012
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough good things about Dawn and the Romance Specialists. They took our dream and turned it into a reality right before our eyes. Their website is extremely easy to navigate and has tons of pictures, information, and there is no detail of a wedding they have left out. Whether you are looking for something extravagant or small and private like we did, they have great package choices and will really work to help customize your experience. With our home being in Northern California we really needed to depend on local support to help pull off our wedding and let me be the first to say Dawn made this transition seamless. Every item was exactly as she had said it would be and her attention to detail can't be matched. Dawn was always there via phone or email and every time we contacted her she made us feel like we were the most important project she had. We couldn't have done this without her and for that I say mahalo nui loa.

Travis Mitchell
I can't say enough good things about Dawn and the Romance Specialists. They took our dream and turned it into a reality Read more...
I can't say enough good things about Dawn and the Romance Specialists. They took our dream and turned it into a reality right before our eyes. Their website is extremely easy to navigate and has tons of pictures, information, and there is no detail of a wedding they have left out. Whether you are looking for something extravagant or small and private like we did, they have great package choices and will really work to help customize your experience. With our home being in Northern California we really needed to depend on local support to help pull off our wedding and let me be the first to say Dawn made this transition seamless. Every item was exactly as she had said it would be and her attention to detail can't be matched. Dawn was always there via phone or email and every time we contacted her she made us feel like we were the most important project she had. We couldn't have done this without her and for that I say mahalo nui loa.

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Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Melisgirl
Wedding:
4/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Dawn and her team made this such a pleasant experience. Coming from Texas, I was worried on how well I could plan a wedding abroad. But dawn from the start made everything so easy and made me feel so at ease with her knowledge of the island. My wedding pictures and location turned out better than I imagined. I highly would recommend them!!!!
Dawn and her team made this such a pleasant experience. Coming from Texas, I was worried on how well I could plan a Read more...
Dawn and her team made this such a pleasant experience. Coming from Texas, I was worried on how well I could plan a wedding abroad. But dawn from the start made everything so easy and made me feel so at ease with her knowledge of the island. My wedding pictures and location turned out better than I imagined. I highly would recommend them!!!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Ren
Wedding:
3/28/2012
5.0/5.0
There were so many service providers to choose when doing a destination wedding especially in Oahu, Hawaii. I'm Glad I did my research and read all the reviews while comparing different price option to the different provider since I only get to do this once (I hope :) ) and it all came down to one - The Romance Specialists. Was not really sure how it would work out as this was the first time I was doing and had no previous experience on planning for a destination wedding - Glad I chose The Romance Specialists, they been with me all the time and they are always available if I had any question they provided me with different packages options that they provide. After committing with them it was smooth sailing from there on as they took care of everything while giving keeping us informed of what is happening. On my wedding day everything was running like clockwork, it was an excellent experience as this is something that we will never forget. Thanks to Dawn and her stuff, Rev. Jofrey Rabanal (Great ceremony and an all around Great guy), Sean our ukulele player (Great voice), Jerry our photographer (Great pictures), limo and flowers service were top notch as well, I can only say one thing which is - Thank You So Much!!! Thank you for The Romance Specialists for making that day a very special and unforgettable even in our lives. P.S. - I was so nervous that day but when I got into the beach everyone was there waiting smiling and congratulating made it much easier, they were all nice people and could not ask for a better people to work with on my wedding day. Thank You The Romance Specialists and All!
There were so many service providers to choose when doing a destination wedding especially in Oahu, Hawaii. I'm Glad I did Read more...
There were so many service providers to choose when doing a destination wedding especially in Oahu, Hawaii. I'm Glad I did my research and read all the reviews while comparing different price option to the different provider since I only get to do this once (I hope :) ) and it all came down to one - The Romance Specialists. Was not really sure how it would work out as this was the first time I was doing and had no previous experience on planning for a destination wedding - Glad I chose The Romance Specialists, they been with me all the time and they are always available if I had any question they provided me with different packages options that they provide. After committing with them it was smooth sailing from there on as they took care of everything while giving keeping us informed of what is happening. On my wedding day everything was running like clockwork, it was an excellent experience as this is something that we will never forget. Thanks to Dawn and her stuff, Rev. Jofrey Rabanal (Great ceremony and an all around Great guy), Sean our ukulele player (Great voice), Jerry our photographer (Great pictures), limo and flowers service were top notch as well, I can only say one thing which is - Thank You So Much!!! Thank you for The Romance Specialists for making that day a very special and unforgettable even in our lives. P.S. - I was so nervous that day but when I got into the beach everyone was there waiting smiling and congratulating made it much easier, they were all nice people and could not ask for a better people to work with on my wedding day. Thank You The Romance Specialists and All! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Ceremony Music, Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Transportation
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swiggy
Wedding:
2/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Choosing someone to plan your wedding is difficult enough locally; however, choosing one for a destination wedding where you have to rely on someone you haven’t met face to face is pretty scary. Vlad and I did a lot of research prior to choosing Dawn and The Romance Specialists. We started checking 7-8 months in advance researching many sites. We discarded many, started with around 17 and eventually down to 2. After a couple of phone calls and emails back and forth with Dawn Nash, there was NO doubt, The Romance Specialists was the one. Dawn has been the best blessing. I know I had so many questions and the wedding was still a ways off but Dawn was ALWAYS there responding to all of them, being very patient and really helping us work through to make sure we got the wedding we were looking for. It is obvious that Dawn is in the right chosen profession, we could not have asked for a better planner. Working with someone long distance, you want someone that is a good communicator, responsive and knows their business. That is exactly what we received with Dawn. The wedding day ended up being beautiful. Providing us with Pastor Jofrey to officiate, we could not have chosen a better person. The entire group talked about him. The cake was soooo good, we wish we had a second. The photographers did great (and yes I was worried). We decided to have a ukulele player and he blended in so well it felt like the music was there. Introducing us to Auntie Pat at Paradise Cove who would oversee the location, she is a character and a pleasure to meet. However, none of this would have been the same without Dawn and The Romance Specialists. They obviously have a great group of vendors they work with. Our wedding was a very special day.
Choosing someone to plan your wedding is difficult enough locally; however, choosing one for a destination wedding where Read more...
Choosing someone to plan your wedding is difficult enough locally; however, choosing one for a destination wedding where you have to rely on someone you haven’t met face to face is pretty scary. Vlad and I did a lot of research prior to choosing Dawn and The Romance Specialists. We started checking 7-8 months in advance researching many sites. We discarded many, started with around 17 and eventually down to 2. After a couple of phone calls and emails back and forth with Dawn Nash, there was NO doubt, The Romance Specialists was the one. Dawn has been the best blessing. I know I had so many questions and the wedding was still a ways off but Dawn was ALWAYS there responding to all of them, being very patient and really helping us work through to make sure we got the wedding we were looking for. It is obvious that Dawn is in the right chosen profession, we could not have asked for a better planner. Working with someone long distance, you want someone that is a good communicator, responsive and knows their business. That is exactly what we received with Dawn. The wedding day ended up being beautiful. Providing us with Pastor Jofrey to officiate, we could not have chosen a better person. The entire group talked about him. The cake was soooo good, we wish we had a second. The photographers did great (and yes I was worried). We decided to have a ukulele player and he blended in so well it felt like the music was there. Introducing us to Auntie Pat at Paradise Cove who would oversee the location, she is a character and a pleasure to meet. However, none of this would have been the same without Dawn and The Romance Specialists. They obviously have a great group of vendors they work with. Our wedding was a very special day. Read less
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Beverly
Wedding:
12/26/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were hoping for a stress-free, casual, and simple wedding. Dawn and her team at The Romance Specialists delivered on all counts! We went with the "Simply Us" package and it was everything we could have hoped for. Our sunset wedding at Papialoa Beach on Oahu was perfect! Planning a wedding from a distance could have been stressful, but Dawn's recommendations and suggestions made the whole thing very easy. From the location of the wedding to detailed information about obtaining the marriage license to places to get my flowers, The Romance Specialists really helped us every step of the way. The ceremony with Pastor Jofrey Rabanal was exactly what we were hoping for and Dawn's photographs turned out wonderfully. We would not hesitate to recommend Dawn and The Romance Specialists to anyone looking for a beautiful and worry-free wedding in Oahu!
My husband and I were hoping for a stress-free, casual, and simple wedding. Dawn and her team at The Romance Specialists Read more...
My husband and I were hoping for a stress-free, casual, and simple wedding. Dawn and her team at The Romance Specialists delivered on all counts! We went with the "Simply Us" package and it was everything we could have hoped for. Our sunset wedding at Papialoa Beach on Oahu was perfect! Planning a wedding from a distance could have been stressful, but Dawn's recommendations and suggestions made the whole thing very easy. From the location of the wedding to detailed information about obtaining the marriage license to places to get my flowers, The Romance Specialists really helped us every step of the way. The ceremony with Pastor Jofrey Rabanal was exactly what we were hoping for and Dawn's photographs turned out wonderfully. We would not hesitate to recommend Dawn and The Romance Specialists to anyone looking for a beautiful and worry-free wedding in Oahu! Read less
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Tara
Wedding:
11/15/2011
5.0/5.0
The Romance Specialists did a fantastic job planning our wedding, we flew from Alaska to get married on the beach and had a beautiful sunset wedding all thanks to Dawn and her wonderful vendors. I couldn't have done a better job. I will have wonderful memories for a lifetime and was very happy with the services I recieved.
The Romance Specialists did a fantastic job planning our wedding, we flew from Alaska to get married on the beach and had Read more...
The Romance Specialists did a fantastic job planning our wedding, we flew from Alaska to get married on the beach and had a beautiful sunset wedding all thanks to Dawn and her wonderful vendors. I couldn't have done a better job. I will have wonderful memories for a lifetime and was very happy with the services I recieved. Read less
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Steven
Wedding:
10/24/2011
5.0/5.0
We recently were married in Hawaii by The Romance Specialists! At first looking for the right people to do the wedding was very difficult. We looked through many of the organizations that conducted the ceremony but many didn't provide what we wanted. We wanted a small wedding at a secluded beach. The team at The Romance Specialists were so helpful pointing out great locations and package deals that they had that we would benefit the most from. We didn't want to get too much and not take advantage of some of the things most packages came with. We were able to pick a package and personalize it to what we wanted. We had so many questions about how everything was going to work and each time we called they were able to help us then, or give us a call back quick! Dawn and the rest of her team were so helpful we couldn't be more thankful for how easy they made if for us. Dawn was a great photographer and had many great ideas for pictures with great shots of waves crashing behind us! They were great!!! Thank you so much!
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We recently were married in Hawaii by The Romance Specialists! At first looking for the right people to do the wedding was very difficult. We looked through many of the organizations that conducted the ceremony but many didn't provide what we wanted. We wanted a small wedding at a secluded beach. The team at The Romance Specialists were so helpful pointing out great locations and package deals that they had that we would benefit the most from. We didn't want to get too much and not take advantage of some of the things most packages came with. We were able to pick a package and personalize it to what we wanted. We had so many questions about how everything was going to work and each time we called they were able to help us then, or give us a call back quick! Dawn and the rest of her team were so helpful we couldn't be more thankful for how easy they made if for us. Dawn was a great photographer and had many great ideas for pictures with great shots of waves crashing behind us! They were great!!! Thank you so much! Read less
Services Used: Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning
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arod7832
Wedding:
10/19/2011
5.0/5.0
Dawn and her team were absolutely fabulous. We were both nervous about having a wedding afar and she made it so easy. We didn't have to do anything. And the day of, she took her time to get some awesome shots of us together and made sure we had fun. She even asked us what kind of couple we were. EX: Silly, romantic, serious. She wanted to make sure our photos reflected us. Thanks Dawn and company for a great ceremony and the wedding we wanted.
Dawn and her team were absolutely fabulous. We were both nervous about having a wedding afar and she made it so easy. We Read more...
Dawn and her team were absolutely fabulous. We were both nervous about having a wedding afar and she made it so easy. We didn't have to do anything. And the day of, she took her time to get some awesome shots of us together and made sure we had fun. She even asked us what kind of couple we were. EX: Silly, romantic, serious. She wanted to make sure our photos reflected us. Thanks Dawn and company for a great ceremony and the wedding we wanted. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Timara
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Dawn was a complete professional and the quality of the photos are amazing! Her work is worth far more than what she charges and she really takes her time to make sure you are comfortable and that you look beautiful in the photos!
Dawn was a complete professional and the quality of the photos are amazing! Her work is worth far more than what she Read more...
Dawn was a complete professional and the quality of the photos are amazing! Her work is worth far more than what she charges and she really takes her time to make sure you are comfortable and that you look beautiful in the photos! Read less
Services Used: Photography
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thughodge
Wedding:
10/14/2011
5.0/5.0
Our wedding planning experience with Dawn and her staff went as smooth as you can possibly imagine. In planning our wedding from a far distance, we were quite nervous as to how the entire process would work, but after speaking with Dawn, our minds were put at ease. We would highly recommend Dawn and The Romance Specialists to anyone looking to plan their dream Hawaiian wedding! Chris and Tekara Hodge
Our wedding planning experience with Dawn and her staff went as smooth as you can possibly imagine. In planning our Read more...
Our wedding planning experience with Dawn and her staff went as smooth as you can possibly imagine. In planning our wedding from a far distance, we were quite nervous as to how the entire process would work, but after speaking with Dawn, our minds were put at ease. We would highly recommend Dawn and The Romance Specialists to anyone looking to plan their dream Hawaiian wedding! Chris and Tekara Hodge Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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mustangfilly
Wedding:
10/3/2011
5.0/5.0
From start to finish Dawn and her team at The Romance Specialists were wonderful. They are honest and gave me many great recommendations and I'm so glad I went with them. The best one being the location of the ceremony. We were married on Waimanalo Beach, on the windward side of the island. It was gorgeous--I have never seen water that turquoise color before! Before the wedding they were always available by phone and email. Every detail was covered and taken care of. I kept thinking to myself, 'I should have more to do.' But they took care of everything. On the day of the wedding Dawn was fantastic--directing my guests, coordinating the wedding party and taking care of those small details that the bride doesn't have time to think of, let alone do. Even my guests had great things to say. The photographer she hired was excellent, very fun. And the officiant was top notch. Dawn knows her stuff, especially when it comes to Oahu. I would recommend The Romance Specialists to any bride... and if you do, I promise you don't have to worry. Just like their motto says just relax and enjoy Hawaii.
From start to finish Dawn and her team at The Romance Specialists were wonderful. They are honest and gave me many great Read more...
From start to finish Dawn and her team at The Romance Specialists were wonderful. They are honest and gave me many great recommendations and I'm so glad I went with them. The best one being the location of the ceremony. We were married on Waimanalo Beach, on the windward side of the island. It was gorgeous--I have never seen water that turquoise color before! Before the wedding they were always available by phone and email. Every detail was covered and taken care of. I kept thinking to myself, 'I should have more to do.' But they took care of everything. On the day of the wedding Dawn was fantastic--directing my guests, coordinating the wedding party and taking care of those small details that the bride doesn't have time to think of, let alone do. Even my guests had great things to say. The photographer she hired was excellent, very fun. And the officiant was top notch. Dawn knows her stuff, especially when it comes to Oahu. I would recommend The Romance Specialists to any bride... and if you do, I promise you don't have to worry. Just like their motto says just relax and enjoy Hawaii. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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leo9282011
Wedding:
9/28/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had the pleasure of working with the Romance Specialists for our beach wedding in Oahu on this past September. Dawn was our photographer. The way she knew how to direct everyone to stand in a way so that we could all look pretty and perfect showed how much she cared and how professional she was. She truly worked her magic and of course, the pictures came out amazing! She captured every precious moment that I might have missed since I was too involved in it. We were so pleased that we would definitely recommend the Romance Specialists to anyone!
My husband and I had the pleasure of working with the Romance Specialists for our beach wedding in Oahu on this past Read more...
My husband and I had the pleasure of working with the Romance Specialists for our beach wedding in Oahu on this past September. Dawn was our photographer. The way she knew how to direct everyone to stand in a way so that we could all look pretty and perfect showed how much she cared and how professional she was. She truly worked her magic and of course, the pictures came out amazing! She captured every precious moment that I might have missed since I was too involved in it. We were so pleased that we would definitely recommend the Romance Specialists to anyone! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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juliNmarc
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
Dawn and her team were excellent-Farah, Joffery (officiant), and her photog assistant on the day of the wedding on Waialae beach! I was at first hesitant with planning a destination wedding but after a phone conversation and a plane ride to meet with Dawn, we knew we were heading in the ride directions. Though we played many phone tags along the way (time zone differences), she was always patient in returning my calls and emails. Even on her vacation, she went out of her way to touch base with me. She guided me step by step with the planning process and was quick to make any adjustments needed. My ceremony site was intended for 25 people but at the end it doubled in size. Dawn made it work with a couple of suggestions. I had a mini meltdown towards the end but Dawn was so sweet and sent a cute "whimsical" and thoughtful gift through the mail. The day of the wedding turned out fantastic...though it was a blur to me. I was wrapped up in my emotions (happiness) Everyone had a relaxing and enjoyable time at the wedding. I am having wedding day withdrawals...so make sure you have a videographer! =) Thank you again for making our day so amazing!
Dawn and her team were excellent-Farah, Joffery (officiant), and her photog assistant on the day of the wedding on Waialae Read more...
Dawn and her team were excellent-Farah, Joffery (officiant), and her photog assistant on the day of the wedding on Waialae beach! I was at first hesitant with planning a destination wedding but after a phone conversation and a plane ride to meet with Dawn, we knew we were heading in the ride directions. Though we played many phone tags along the way (time zone differences), she was always patient in returning my calls and emails. Even on her vacation, she went out of her way to touch base with me. She guided me step by step with the planning process and was quick to make any adjustments needed. My ceremony site was intended for 25 people but at the end it doubled in size. Dawn made it work with a couple of suggestions. I had a mini meltdown towards the end but Dawn was so sweet and sent a cute "whimsical" and thoughtful gift through the mail. The day of the wedding turned out fantastic...though it was a blur to me. I was wrapped up in my emotions (happiness) Everyone had a relaxing and enjoyable time at the wedding. I am having wedding day withdrawals...so make sure you have a videographer! =) Thank you again for making our day so amazing! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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candacesmith
Wedding:
9/22/2011
5.0/5.0
Candace Smith
check out http://www.theromancespecialists.com/ this is the company that did my vow renewal and took my amazing pictures in hawaii, anyone getting married their or renewing vows need to check them out they are so afordable and made the ceremony unforgettable with the pictures and special words during the ceremony, they made us feel like hawaiian family, thanks dawn, mahalo and aloha!!!!
Candace Smith
check out http://www.theromancespecialists.com/ this is the company that did my vow renewal and took my Read more...
Candace Smith
check out http://www.theromancespecialists.com/ this is the company that did my vow renewal and took my amazing pictures in hawaii, anyone getting married their or renewing vows need to check them out they are so afordable and made the ceremony unforgettable with the pictures and special words during the ceremony, they made us feel like hawaiian family, thanks dawn, mahalo and aloha!!!! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Transportation, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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renee o'regan
Wedding:
9/20/2011
5.0/5.0
We recently got married at Paradise Cove and Dawn was fantastic. She managed to get all of the shots that i wanted in a very limited time frame. Dawn made it very easy, she was very organised and managed to organise all of the guests so that we could get some great photos.. i would highly reccomend dawn to anyone!

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We recently got married at Paradise Cove and Dawn was fantastic. She managed to get all of the shots that i wanted in a Read more...
We recently got married at Paradise Cove and Dawn was fantastic. She managed to get all of the shots that i wanted in a very limited time frame. Dawn made it very easy, she was very organised and managed to organise all of the guests so that we could get some great photos.. i would highly reccomend dawn to anyone!

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Services Used: Photography
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saul4
Wedding:
8/26/2011
5.0/5.0
We chose the "simply us" package from The Romance Specialists. Dawn made the entire process easy and stress free. We had a beautiful ceremony on the beach. Our pictures were beautiful. Dawn stayed in touch with us through e-mail and by phone. She always asked if we had any questions or concerns. She gave us a detailed outline of our wedding day and what to expect. I recommend The Romance Specialists for a beautiful, memorable wedding day.
We chose the "simply us" package from The Romance Specialists. Dawn made the entire process easy and stress free. We had a Read more...
We chose the "simply us" package from The Romance Specialists. Dawn made the entire process easy and stress free. We had a beautiful ceremony on the beach. Our pictures were beautiful. Dawn stayed in touch with us through e-mail and by phone. She always asked if we had any questions or concerns. She gave us a detailed outline of our wedding day and what to expect. I recommend The Romance Specialists for a beautiful, memorable wedding day. Read less
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Ashmay710
Wedding:
8/17/2011
5.0/5.0
While planning a vacation to Oahu, my husband and I decided to renew our vows.  I found out about the Romance Specialists through a review on www.theknot.com.  We decided on the "Simply Us" package offered because a few of my family members live in Hawaii and would be attending.  From the start, Dawn was extremely helpful.  She stayed in continuous contact and made sure all of my questions were answered!  It was so relaxing not to have to worry about "planning" a wedding from NJ because Dawn and her team arranged everything for us.  We chose to have Hawaiian elements added to our wedding which I am so glad we did!  The Hawaiian lei exchange was beautiful and we really enjoyed it!  The day of the wedding, Dawn never rushed us and really took her time, which we appreciated.  The pictures turned out wonderfully!! We are so pleased with them!  She wasn't afraid to get wet to get the best pictures possible! Pastor Jofrey was amazing and the ceremony was perfect.  We have nothing but good things to say about the Romance Specialists.  If you are worried about the hassle of planning a destination wedding-- fear not and use the Romance Specialists!!

Ashley & Josh
While planning a vacation to Oahu, my husband and I decided to renew our vows. I found out about the Romance Specialists Read more...
While planning a vacation to Oahu, my husband and I decided to renew our vows.  I found out about the Romance Specialists through a review on www.theknot.com.  We decided on the "Simply Us" package offered because a few of my family members live in Hawaii and would be attending.  From the start, Dawn was extremely helpful.  She stayed in continuous contact and made sure all of my questions were answered!  It was so relaxing not to have to worry about "planning" a wedding from NJ because Dawn and her team arranged everything for us.  We chose to have Hawaiian elements added to our wedding which I am so glad we did!  The Hawaiian lei exchange was beautiful and we really enjoyed it!  The day of the wedding, Dawn never rushed us and really took her time, which we appreciated.  The pictures turned out wonderfully!! We are so pleased with them!  She wasn't afraid to get wet to get the best pictures possible! Pastor Jofrey was amazing and the ceremony was perfect.  We have nothing but good things to say about the Romance Specialists.  If you are worried about the hassle of planning a destination wedding-- fear not and use the Romance Specialists!!

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Services Used: Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning
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lilac20mix
Wedding:
8/6/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I are incredibly grateful we choose The Romance Specialist (package: Simply US) over any other company. We spent over a month researching different websites, calling and asking questions, and asking friends and family what company I should go with.

Since it was a destination wedding, it's hard to chose someone that is through a website or a phone conversation. Dawn Nash and her team at TRS answered every question we had and even provided information that we didn't even think of. We were very comfortable with everything she had to say and trusted her judgement. We discussed the elements we were looking for and Dawn suggested we go with a different package considering the circumstance of us having family on the Island. Right there was the selling point. She wasn't trying to up sell us and truly didn't want us to spend the extra money on things that our family could for less. She was right, our family wanted to help and that was a great suggestion by Dawn. We didn't have any other company suggest taking a different package, most of them wanted to sell me more than what was needed.

A few days before we left for HI, we actually called and added the videographer to our package and she got working on trying to find one of their vendors to work our wedding, and so grateful she had Princeton (www.prince7studios.com) video the ceremony. He did an amazing job, and a memory that will last for a very long time.

You should choose The Romance Specialist (http://theromancespecialists.com). You will not regret it. I recommend TRS to anyone who wants to get married at Oahu, HI. Friendly, professional, and truly in the business to make your wedding day special.

August 6, 2011 Papialoa Beach - Nicole & John
My husband and I are incredibly grateful we choose The Romance Specialist (package: Simply US) over any other company. We Read more...
My husband and I are incredibly grateful we choose The Romance Specialist (package: Simply US) over any other company. We spent over a month researching different websites, calling and asking questions, and asking friends and family what company I should go with.

Since it was a destination wedding, it's hard to chose someone that is through a website or a phone conversation. Dawn Nash and her team at TRS answered every question we had and even provided information that we didn't even think of. We were very comfortable with everything she had to say and trusted her judgement. We discussed the elements we were looking for and Dawn suggested we go with a different package considering the circumstance of us having family on the Island. Right there was the selling point. She wasn't trying to up sell us and truly didn't want us to spend the extra money on things that our family could for less. She was right, our family wanted to help and that was a great suggestion by Dawn. We didn't have any other company suggest taking a different package, most of them wanted to sell me more than what was needed.

A few days before we left for HI, we actually called and added the videographer to our package and she got working on trying to find one of their vendors to work our wedding, and so grateful she had Princeton (www.prince7studios.com) video the ceremony. He did an amazing job, and a memory that will last for a very long time.

You should choose The Romance Specialist (http://theromancespecialists.com). You will not regret it. I recommend TRS to anyone who wants to get married at Oahu, HI. Friendly, professional, and truly in the business to make your wedding day special.

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Services Used: Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Videography
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Cindy
Wedding:
7/8/2011
5.0/5.0
If you choose The Romance Specialists to help you plan your wedding, you will likely be thrilled beyond your expectations! We had a wonderful experience with Dawn Nash and her team. We planned our small destination wedding from Maryland and opted for a simple ceremony with no frills (but a gorgeous beach setting). Dawn made me feel like our wedding was just as important as any bigger one. The hair and make-up artist Tania de Jesus and Pastor Jofrey were both wonderful. Dawn served as our photographer and we LOVE the pictures. Throughout the planning, Dawn was attentive. She provided an amazing welcome packet, which included all the details you could imagine. The Romance Specialists are Heaven sent!
If you choose The Romance Specialists to help you plan your wedding, you will likely be thrilled beyond your expectations! Read more...
If you choose The Romance Specialists to help you plan your wedding, you will likely be thrilled beyond your expectations! We had a wonderful experience with Dawn Nash and her team. We planned our small destination wedding from Maryland and opted for a simple ceremony with no frills (but a gorgeous beach setting). Dawn made me feel like our wedding was just as important as any bigger one. The hair and make-up artist Tania de Jesus and Pastor Jofrey were both wonderful. Dawn served as our photographer and we LOVE the pictures. Throughout the planning, Dawn was attentive. She provided an amazing welcome packet, which included all the details you could imagine. The Romance Specialists are Heaven sent! Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Venue
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KSnider
Wedding:
6/24/2011
5.0/5.0
Dawn was wonderful. Both my husband and I were dreading taking pictures for hours after our wedding, but Dawn made it fun and easy. She directed the family for family photos as well so there was never any chaos. Our photos turned out beautifully. My mom was showing them to woman at work and one woman, how does not know my husband or me, actually asked for copies of some of the photos just because of the quality of the photograph. We would recommend Dawn to anyone.
Dawn was wonderful. Both my husband and I were dreading taking pictures for hours after our wedding, but Dawn made it fun Read more...
Dawn was wonderful. Both my husband and I were dreading taking pictures for hours after our wedding, but Dawn made it fun and easy. She directed the family for family photos as well so there was never any chaos. Our photos turned out beautifully. My mom was showing them to woman at work and one woman, how does not know my husband or me, actually asked for copies of some of the photos just because of the quality of the photograph. We would recommend Dawn to anyone. Read less
Services Used: Photography
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KayleighSnider
Wedding:
6/24/2011
5.0/5.0
Dawn was absolutely wonderful. I would highly recommend her for your wedding photographer.
Dawn was absolutely wonderful. I would highly recommend her for your wedding photographer.
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Stefanie1706
Wedding:
6/17/2011
4.8/5.0
We booked Dawn for two hours for the ceremony and for a beach shooting afterwards. Apart from the fact that we had so much fun we got wonderful pictures. It was so much better than I had expected. Dawn found a lot of different posings and backgrounds so that we had a wide range of pictures to choose from. She did a wonderful job and she was so nice! Thank you very much, Dawn!
We booked Dawn for two hours for the ceremony and for a beach shooting afterwards. Apart from the fact that we had so much Read more...
We booked Dawn for two hours for the ceremony and for a beach shooting afterwards. Apart from the fact that we had so much fun we got wonderful pictures. It was so much better than I had expected. Dawn found a lot of different posings and backgrounds so that we had a wide range of pictures to choose from. She did a wonderful job and she was so nice! Thank you very much, Dawn! Read less
Services Used: Photography
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L&H
Wedding:
6/3/2011
5.0/5.0
If you are thinking about getting married in Hawaii be sure to contact Dawn at www.theromancespecialists.com! My wife and I couldn't be happier with the professional services provided on our recent wedding. Our small wedding was treated as her number one priority even with weather issues and a large wedding on the other side of the island! Dawn and crew, thank you so much!

-L&H
If you are thinking about getting married in Hawaii be sure to contact Dawn at www.theromancespecialists.com! My wife and Read more...
If you are thinking about getting married in Hawaii be sure to contact Dawn at www.theromancespecialists.com! My wife and I couldn't be happier with the professional services provided on our recent wedding. Our small wedding was treated as her number one priority even with weather issues and a large wedding on the other side of the island! Dawn and crew, thank you so much!

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happybride
Wedding:
5/21/2011
4.8/5.0
My husband and I recently were married (May 2011) in Hawaii. We choose the Secret Island Package from the Romance Specialists, and are so happy that we did! We loved the idea of a private beach location, and having to catch a boat to reach it, and it was the most beautiful setting, with both beach/ocean views in one direction, and the most amazing mountain view in the other, along with lovely gardens and set buildings from various movies/TV series on the shore side. The other reason we chose the Romance specialists was due to the nature of their packages - which had just the basics, and then allowed us to add other items (such as a ukulele player, flowers) a la carte. This was a big plus over other packages that had no flexibility, and often included items we did not need/want.
I loved the fact that the default ceremony text and order was provided, as well as forms allowing us to state our changes. We requested a civil service, and although we were married by a pastor (Gary) he respected our wishes for a completely non-religious service, wearing "aloha" attire, and even just referring to himself simply as Gary.
Before the wedding we corresponded with both Dawn and Natalie, on the day Dawn was our photographer and Farrah our on-site coordinator. We are very happy with the service they all provided. Dawn was great as the friendly but commanding photographer (needed to compose those group photos!) and Farrah wonderful as the relaxed, friendly and fun coordinator (I was imagining someone bossy and fussy, so relieved to meet Farrah!)
We LOVED the setting (might have mentioned that before), the lovely set-up (white plastic chairs, flower petals in the aisle), and the fact that since it was a private location we could have a genuine champagne toast right there on the beach.
Everyone said that our wedding was the loveliest they had seen, and I agree! For us, it was a beautiful, stress-free day, knowing that everything had been arranged and taken care of by the Romance specialists.
My husband and I recently were married (May 2011) in Hawaii. We choose the Secret Island Package from the Romance Read more...
My husband and I recently were married (May 2011) in Hawaii. We choose the Secret Island Package from the Romance Specialists, and are so happy that we did! We loved the idea of a private beach location, and having to catch a boat to reach it, and it was the most beautiful setting, with both beach/ocean views in one direction, and the most amazing mountain view in the other, along with lovely gardens and set buildings from various movies/TV series on the shore side. The other reason we chose the Romance specialists was due to the nature of their packages - which had just the basics, and then allowed us to add other items (such as a ukulele player, flowers) a la carte. This was a big plus over other packages that had no flexibility, and often included items we did not need/want.
I loved the fact that the default ceremony text and order was provided, as well as forms allowing us to state our changes. We requested a civil service, and although we were married by a pastor (Gary) he respected our wishes for a completely non-religious service, wearing "aloha" attire, and even just referring to himself simply as Gary.
Before the wedding we corresponded with both Dawn and Natalie, on the day Dawn was our photographer and Farrah our on-site coordinator. We are very happy with the service they all provided. Dawn was great as the friendly but commanding photographer (needed to compose those group photos!) and Farrah wonderful as the relaxed, friendly and fun coordinator (I was imagining someone bossy and fussy, so relieved to meet Farrah!)
We LOVED the setting (might have mentioned that before), the lovely set-up (white plastic chairs, flower petals in the aisle), and the fact that since it was a private location we could have a genuine champagne toast right there on the beach.
Everyone said that our wedding was the loveliest they had seen, and I agree! For us, it was a beautiful, stress-free day, knowing that everything had been arranged and taken care of by the Romance specialists. Read less
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NicoleRT
Wedding:
5/6/2011
4.6/5.0
We were married out of state, in HI, on May 6th, 2011. Dawn was very good about communicating with us before the big day. She personally called us to make sure we were all on the same page before we left for HI. On the day of our wedding, the weather was horrible. Dawn was prepared with a back up plan and parasals so we wouldn't get too wet. Our beach ceremony was still beautiful and memorable. The photos, surprisingly, turned out great, even with the rain. Dawn offered to take additional photos on a sunny day while we were still in town, which was above and beyond what we expected. We had a great experience and were happy with our photos. Dawn really has an eye for unique shots. We enjoyed working with her and would highly recommend her.
We were married out of state, in HI, on May 6th, 2011. Dawn was very good about communicating with us before the big day. Read more...
We were married out of state, in HI, on May 6th, 2011. Dawn was very good about communicating with us before the big day. She personally called us to make sure we were all on the same page before we left for HI. On the day of our wedding, the weather was horrible. Dawn was prepared with a back up plan and parasals so we wouldn't get too wet. Our beach ceremony was still beautiful and memorable. The photos, surprisingly, turned out great, even with the rain. Dawn offered to take additional photos on a sunny day while we were still in town, which was above and beyond what we expected. We had a great experience and were happy with our photos. Dawn really has an eye for unique shots. We enjoyed working with her and would highly recommend her. Read less
Services Used: Officiant, Photography
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Kimberly and Adam
Wedding:
4/26/2011
5.0/5.0
The Romance Specialists made planning our wedding in Hawaii EASY!!! Honestly, Dawn did so much work for us, planning the entire event was a breeze. We really couldn't be more pleased. They contract with other vendors in Hawaii, so all we had to do was tell Dawn what we wanted and what color, and it was taken care of. Our package included EVERYTHING. Hair, makeup, limo service, our choice of venue, flowers, officiant, champagne, photography and videography...the list just keeps on going. The cost of the entire wedding was significantly less that we would have paid for a traditional wedding at home. I will admit that I was a little bit worried the day before the wedding, because I hadn't had a chance to meet any of the vendors or see the flowers and such, but those fears were soon put at ease when one by one, I got a phone call from every person who contributed to our wedding. Then, on the wedding day, we couldn't have been more pleased with the professionalism and obvious passion that these people have for what they do. The decision that we made to ditch the expensive country club wedding here in Washington state and opt instead for the gorgeous beach wedding instead is the best decision we have ever made. I can't say enough for The Romance Specialists. I will recommend this company wholeheartedly to anybody who is planning a destination wedding. If you are looking for a company who will literally just take care of everything so that you can relax and get married, this is the only way to go.
The Romance Specialists made planning our wedding in Hawaii EASY!!! Honestly, Dawn did so much work for us, planning the Read more...
The Romance Specialists made planning our wedding in Hawaii EASY!!! Honestly, Dawn did so much work for us, planning the entire event was a breeze. We really couldn't be more pleased. They contract with other vendors in Hawaii, so all we had to do was tell Dawn what we wanted and what color, and it was taken care of. Our package included EVERYTHING. Hair, makeup, limo service, our choice of venue, flowers, officiant, champagne, photography and videography...the list just keeps on going. The cost of the entire wedding was significantly less that we would have paid for a traditional wedding at home. I will admit that I was a little bit worried the day before the wedding, because I hadn't had a chance to meet any of the vendors or see the flowers and such, but those fears were soon put at ease when one by one, I got a phone call from every person who contributed to our wedding. Then, on the wedding day, we couldn't have been more pleased with the professionalism and obvious passion that these people have for what they do. The decision that we made to ditch the expensive country club wedding here in Washington state and opt instead for the gorgeous beach wedding instead is the best decision we have ever made. I can't say enough for The Romance Specialists. I will recommend this company wholeheartedly to anybody who is planning a destination wedding. If you are looking for a company who will literally just take care of everything so that you can relax and get married, this is the only way to go. Read less
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Brendan
Wedding:
4/22/2011
5.0/5.0
My Wife and I were truly blessed to have Dawn and her team work with us to make our wedding an event to remember. It was very difficult for us to prepare as we both work on board a cruise ship and were only visiting Honolulu for a couple of days. Dawn and her team turned our thoughts and ideas into reality and put on an event that was absolutely magical. From the beach setup to the cake from the limo driver to the Ukulele player everything fell into place perfectly. Dawn and her team honestly have a great eye for detail and were there for guidance every step of the way.
We were also very honored to have Jofrey Rabanal as our officiant he was amazing. Funny, polite, sincere are but a few words to describe his calming and professional demeanor.

They truly are the Romance Specialists.
My Wife and I were truly blessed to have Dawn and her team work with us to make our wedding an event to remember. It was Read more...
My Wife and I were truly blessed to have Dawn and her team work with us to make our wedding an event to remember. It was very difficult for us to prepare as we both work on board a cruise ship and were only visiting Honolulu for a couple of days. Dawn and her team turned our thoughts and ideas into reality and put on an event that was absolutely magical. From the beach setup to the cake from the limo driver to the Ukulele player everything fell into place perfectly. Dawn and her team honestly have a great eye for detail and were there for guidance every step of the way.
We were also very honored to have Jofrey Rabanal as our officiant he was amazing. Funny, polite, sincere are but a few words to describe his calming and professional demeanor.

They truly are the Romance Specialists. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Kathryn
Wedding:
4/21/2011
5.0/5.0
I was extremely timid to try and plan a wedding over seas. I am from Canada and not familiar with most locations on the island. Dawn took the time and went step by step with me explaining everything in detail. Her professionalism and experience put me completely at ease. She even met my inlaws on the island a few months before the wedding just to make sure it was the site we wanted. Even though the day was a blur, I would not have changed a thing! Thank you Dawn and her team! You made our day far beyond what we could have ever expected!

I would highly reconmend her to anyone who will listen! I wish I could do it all over again!!!
I was extremely timid to try and plan a wedding over seas. I am from Canada and not familiar with most locations on the Read more...
I was extremely timid to try and plan a wedding over seas. I am from Canada and not familiar with most locations on the island. Dawn took the time and went step by step with me explaining everything in detail. Her professionalism and experience put me completely at ease. She even met my inlaws on the island a few months before the wedding just to make sure it was the site we wanted. Even though the day was a blur, I would not have changed a thing! Thank you Dawn and her team! You made our day far beyond what we could have ever expected!

I would highly reconmend her to anyone who will listen! I wish I could do it all over again!!! Read less
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theinstigator
Wedding:
4/17/2011
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about Dawn and the entire staff at the Romance Specialists. Planning a destination wedding with 25 guests comes with a unique set of challenges, and working with Dawn made the process incredibly easy. All of my emails and phone calls were returned promptly, and despite the six-hour time difference, it was easy to get in touch. We knew that we wanted to get married on our favorite beach, Waimanalo, and the rest of the planning was very simple once I handed the reins to Dawn and her crew to take over. Being a very non-traditional, laid back bride, I had concerns of having an overbearing planner, but Dawn was very easy to work with and understood my lack of caring about the details. Our on-site coordinator, Farrah, was fabulous! She was kind, pleasant, extremely thoughtful, and attended to ourselves and our guests with grace and kindness that will not be forgotten. Our minister Gary was very kind and the ceremony he chose could not have been more spot on for us. Ron filled in as our photographer as Dawn was sick, and our pictures turned out fabulous. I would highly recommend The Romance Specialists for anyone planning a destination wedding in Hawaii, you will not be disappointed!
I cannot say enough good things about Dawn and the entire staff at the Romance Specialists. Planning a destination wedding Read more...
I cannot say enough good things about Dawn and the entire staff at the Romance Specialists. Planning a destination wedding with 25 guests comes with a unique set of challenges, and working with Dawn made the process incredibly easy. All of my emails and phone calls were returned promptly, and despite the six-hour time difference, it was easy to get in touch. We knew that we wanted to get married on our favorite beach, Waimanalo, and the rest of the planning was very simple once I handed the reins to Dawn and her crew to take over. Being a very non-traditional, laid back bride, I had concerns of having an overbearing planner, but Dawn was very easy to work with and understood my lack of caring about the details. Our on-site coordinator, Farrah, was fabulous! She was kind, pleasant, extremely thoughtful, and attended to ourselves and our guests with grace and kindness that will not be forgotten. Our minister Gary was very kind and the ceremony he chose could not have been more spot on for us. Ron filled in as our photographer as Dawn was sick, and our pictures turned out fabulous. I would highly recommend The Romance Specialists for anyone planning a destination wedding in Hawaii, you will not be disappointed! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning
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RnJBarner
Wedding:
3/21/2011
4.2/5.0
When my husband and I married almost 4.5 years ago we simply had a legal ceremony at the local county courthouse. At the time that was fine, however we always said when we had the resources we would have a traditional ceremony. I didn’t need anything elaborate however I wanted to wear a beautiful wedding dress and have my husband look at me like I was the most beautiful women in the world and have pictures taken to seal that day for us. Upon receiving military orders to Hawaii it hit us that it would be the perfect place. After getting in touch with a few local wedding companies I just wasn’t impressed with what they offered or the prices. When I came across the romance specialists it seemed too good to be true. The officiant Nash special, although simple, was exactly what we wanted and offered at an extraordinary price. Being that we are a military family and we paid in cash we got a generous discount and paid no state taxes. This only added to our delight with this company. Not only did Natalie and Dawn offer their cell phone numbers but they made contact via mail twice within the couple months between the booking and our event date. The day of our ceremony we were “blessed” upon arrival and departure however everything during went smoothly. Our location site was beautiful Lanikai Beach and despite a few beach goers it was a very intimate atmosphere. Dawn made us feel extremely comfortable. We were told the turnaround for our pictures would be 1-3 weeks and we had the link to our gallery within 4 days. I’m so ecstatic with how the pictures turned out that despite the fact our package only included 12 images on cd we have decided to purchase them all. Dawn truly has that photographic eye. I wouldn’t suggest this package to people seeking more than just a simple, intimate ceremony between the couple. If you intend to have guests and truly make it a full affair I would suggest looking into one of the many other packages this company has to offer. Thanks Romance Specialists.
When my husband and I married almost 4.5 years ago we simply had a legal ceremony at the local county courthouse. At the Read more...
When my husband and I married almost 4.5 years ago we simply had a legal ceremony at the local county courthouse. At the time that was fine, however we always said when we had the resources we would have a traditional ceremony. I didn’t need anything elaborate however I wanted to wear a beautiful wedding dress and have my husband look at me like I was the most beautiful women in the world and have pictures taken to seal that day for us. Upon receiving military orders to Hawaii it hit us that it would be the perfect place. After getting in touch with a few local wedding companies I just wasn’t impressed with what they offered or the prices. When I came across the romance specialists it seemed too good to be true. The officiant Nash special, although simple, was exactly what we wanted and offered at an extraordinary price. Being that we are a military family and we paid in cash we got a generous discount and paid no state taxes. This only added to our delight with this company. Not only did Natalie and Dawn offer their cell phone numbers but they made contact via mail twice within the couple months between the booking and our event date. The day of our ceremony we were “blessed” upon arrival and departure however everything during went smoothly. Our location site was beautiful Lanikai Beach and despite a few beach goers it was a very intimate atmosphere. Dawn made us feel extremely comfortable. We were told the turnaround for our pictures would be 1-3 weeks and we had the link to our gallery within 4 days. I’m so ecstatic with how the pictures turned out that despite the fact our package only included 12 images on cd we have decided to purchase them all. Dawn truly has that photographic eye. I wouldn’t suggest this package to people seeking more than just a simple, intimate ceremony between the couple. If you intend to have guests and truly make it a full affair I would suggest looking into one of the many other packages this company has to offer. Thanks Romance Specialists. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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kotyk
Wedding:
3/14/2011
5.0/5.0
Mahalo to Dawn Nash for the lovely evening. Our sunset wedding by the beach went off without a hitch. We feel so honored to have had Dawn to help us plan, officiate and commemorate our nuptials. Her presence was a gift and she made us feel completely at ease, like we were at home, in a foreign land. Our guests said it was the most beautiful ceremony they had ever been to.

The photos were absolutely breathtaking, original, well thought out and had such variety we had no choice but to keep them all.

We highly recommend The Romance Specialists, LLC and Dawn Nash to anyone and everyone planning a wedding in Hawaii.
Mahalo to Dawn Nash for the lovely evening. Our sunset wedding by the beach went off without a hitch. We feel so honored Read more...
Mahalo to Dawn Nash for the lovely evening. Our sunset wedding by the beach went off without a hitch. We feel so honored to have had Dawn to help us plan, officiate and commemorate our nuptials. Her presence was a gift and she made us feel completely at ease, like we were at home, in a foreign land. Our guests said it was the most beautiful ceremony they had ever been to.

The photos were absolutely breathtaking, original, well thought out and had such variety we had no choice but to keep them all.

We highly recommend The Romance Specialists, LLC and Dawn Nash to anyone and everyone planning a wedding in Hawaii. Read less
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SamanthaLynn1689
Wedding:
2/26/2011
5.0/5.0
The Romance Specialist was absolutely amazing. Dawn Nash helped us plan our entire wedding. When I first called I was so stressed trying to plan everything. She calmed me down and began to take care of everything. SHe made our wedding more amazing than I could ever imagine. It was perfect on the beach and everything. She was even there to vent to and few days before the wedding when I had the jitters. She was there throughout the entire wedding helping us get everything done and making sure we didn't need anything. Wedding Photographer Oahu did our pictures and made us feel so absolutely relaxed and comfortable through the entire photo shoot. Believe it or not it was actually relaxing. If you ever need a wedding done in Hawaii I definitely recommendThe Romance Specialists, LLC, Wedding Photographer Oahu for your wedding. They were perfect and affordable for those of you wanting something small or large. I guarantee your wedding will be amazing. :)
The Romance Specialist was absolutely amazing. Dawn Nash helped us plan our entire wedding. When I first called I was so Read more...
The Romance Specialist was absolutely amazing. Dawn Nash helped us plan our entire wedding. When I first called I was so stressed trying to plan everything. She calmed me down and began to take care of everything. SHe made our wedding more amazing than I could ever imagine. It was perfect on the beach and everything. She was even there to vent to and few days before the wedding when I had the jitters. She was there throughout the entire wedding helping us get everything done and making sure we didn't need anything. Wedding Photographer Oahu did our pictures and made us feel so absolutely relaxed and comfortable through the entire photo shoot. Believe it or not it was actually relaxing. If you ever need a wedding done in Hawaii I definitely recommendThe Romance Specialists, LLC, Wedding Photographer Oahu for your wedding. They were perfect and affordable for those of you wanting something small or large. I guarantee your wedding will be amazing. :) Read less
Services Used: Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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J
Wedding:
2/21/2011
4.8/5.0
My husband and I are military but I am from Hawaii and we were planning on going there for our wedding. Because we weren't sure we could get the time off we began planning really late (as in a few weeks out). I gave a 4 for responsiveness because while we were making our initial inquiries it took a while to get the responses we wanted. Once we called and actually talked to Dawn everything went really smoothly. We received several calls and emails from Dawn and I even had a card from her saying they were looking forward to our wedding. We used Pastor Jofrey for the ceremony and he was a lot of fun. Very laid back, made jokes, pretty much put everyone at ease and gave it a much more laid back feel.. which is what we wanted. Dawn was also our photographer and the pictures turned out pretty good. I thought some of them were going to turn out really cheesy but they ended up being some of the better pictures. We were definitely pleased we used the Romance Specialists to take care of everything.
My husband and I are military but I am from Hawaii and we were planning on going there for our wedding. Because we weren't Read more...
My husband and I are military but I am from Hawaii and we were planning on going there for our wedding. Because we weren't sure we could get the time off we began planning really late (as in a few weeks out). I gave a 4 for responsiveness because while we were making our initial inquiries it took a while to get the responses we wanted. Once we called and actually talked to Dawn everything went really smoothly. We received several calls and emails from Dawn and I even had a card from her saying they were looking forward to our wedding. We used Pastor Jofrey for the ceremony and he was a lot of fun. Very laid back, made jokes, pretty much put everyone at ease and gave it a much more laid back feel.. which is what we wanted. Dawn was also our photographer and the pictures turned out pretty good. I thought some of them were going to turn out really cheesy but they ended up being some of the better pictures. We were definitely pleased we used the Romance Specialists to take care of everything. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Adrianna
Wedding:
1/8/2011
5.0/5.0
Our wedding experience was very beautiful. Though we planned a small private wedding in a last minute time frame, she helped us to get the time that we asked for. Very much appreciated. The ceremony was beautiful as well. She gave us a moment that we'll remember and cherish forever. From her words, to the vow, to the ring and lei exchange, it was all done in beauty. After my husband and I had a moment to ourselves after the wedding, we had us some fun with the photos! Played in the water with the photo shoot was going and Dawn suggested many many ways that we could take our pictures. Very beautiful and I hope that more couples go to her for their wedding!! -Hopkins Bride!!
Our wedding experience was very beautiful. Though we planned a small private wedding in a last minute time frame, she Read more...
Our wedding experience was very beautiful. Though we planned a small private wedding in a last minute time frame, she helped us to get the time that we asked for. Very much appreciated. The ceremony was beautiful as well. She gave us a moment that we'll remember and cherish forever. From her words, to the vow, to the ring and lei exchange, it was all done in beauty. After my husband and I had a moment to ourselves after the wedding, we had us some fun with the photos! Played in the water with the photo shoot was going and Dawn suggested many many ways that we could take our pictures. Very beautiful and I hope that more couples go to her for their wedding!! -Hopkins Bride!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Sarah
Wedding:
12/31/2010
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about planning my wedding through The Romance Specialists. They provided us with everything we needed for our wedding and were such a source of help in any and every way. Dawn helped us choose such a beautiful location for our wedding at Sunset Pointe and the photography was stunning. The experience was one that we will never forget. The staff at The Romance Specialists were not only attentive and flexible but had our best interest in mind. They kept us calm and at ease throughout the entire process. But it was the way in which everyone there made it so easy for us to make the wedding exactly what we wanted it to be. This was absolutely the most wonderful experience of our lives.
I cannot say enough good things about planning my wedding through The Romance Specialists. They provided us with Read more...
I cannot say enough good things about planning my wedding through The Romance Specialists. They provided us with everything we needed for our wedding and were such a source of help in any and every way. Dawn helped us choose such a beautiful location for our wedding at Sunset Pointe and the photography was stunning. The experience was one that we will never forget. The staff at The Romance Specialists were not only attentive and flexible but had our best interest in mind. They kept us calm and at ease throughout the entire process. But it was the way in which everyone there made it so easy for us to make the wedding exactly what we wanted it to be. This was absolutely the most wonderful experience of our lives. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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gcarlos
Wedding:
11/8/2010
4.8/5.0
Just recently got married November 8, 2010. Of course, at first i was very hesitant to use a coordinator i met online. i wasnt sure if they would be there for me on my wedding day the way i expected. Im a local but from a different island. We wanted a small wedding so we thought the touristy way was the way to go. Dawn took care of all the important things. She was a little hard to reach from time to time but as the date came closer the more easier it was to get a hold of her. i understand it is Hawaii and they do get pretty busy with weddings all year round. although it may have been hard to reach her during the earlier stages, she did reassure me that we weren't forgottten and that she had everything under control.
Our wedding day was perfect. Her vendors were great. We got married at Paradise Cove in KoOlina,had a greatmake-up artists, a great minister, great ukulele player, great photographer and Dawn was great with everything. She thought of things to bring for the guest that i didnt even think about(parasols and fans, and bubbles for photos), and was really good at being attentive to not only us, the bride and groom, but to everyone else. the only thing we didnt have with her was the videographer.
i highly recommend the romance specialists to everyone. They are great to work with especially if you're miles away. Thanks again Dawn! Allan & Grace
Just recently got married November 8, 2010. Of course, at first i was very hesitant to use a coordinator i met online. i Read more...
Just recently got married November 8, 2010. Of course, at first i was very hesitant to use a coordinator i met online. i wasnt sure if they would be there for me on my wedding day the way i expected. Im a local but from a different island. We wanted a small wedding so we thought the touristy way was the way to go. Dawn took care of all the important things. She was a little hard to reach from time to time but as the date came closer the more easier it was to get a hold of her. i understand it is Hawaii and they do get pretty busy with weddings all year round. although it may have been hard to reach her during the earlier stages, she did reassure me that we weren't forgottten and that she had everything under control.
Our wedding day was perfect. Her vendors were great. We got married at Paradise Cove in KoOlina,had a greatmake-up artists, a great minister, great ukulele player, great photographer and Dawn was great with everything. She thought of things to bring for the guest that i didnt even think about(parasols and fans, and bubbles for photos), and was really good at being attentive to not only us, the bride and groom, but to everyone else. the only thing we didnt have with her was the videographer.
i highly recommend the romance specialists to everyone. They are great to work with especially if you're miles away. Thanks again Dawn! Allan & Grace Read less
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Angela
Wedding:
6/27/2010
3.7/5.0
My wedding was a destination wedding as well. I live in Georgia. I started immediately looking for wedding coordinators/wedding packages online as soon as I knew that we were going to be married in Hawaii. It was a tedious task as not alot online. I finally narrowed down my choices and The Romance Specialists beat them all with the services they offered, their very informative website and also when I first made contact with Dawn she was very high-spirited and pleasure to speak to. I like that way I felt after speaking with her. She was very excited as I was and at the time my wedding was 15 months away. Even though she had other weddings and brides to tend to, she always replied back to email and returned my phone calls and answered any quesstions that I had about them which made me feel even more comfortable. The time difference is the only hinderance but hey what do you expect with a 5 hour and during spring 6 hour time difference. Even though sometimes communication between me and Dawn about certain things were not clear sometimes due to not clearly understanding somethings, Dawn was absolutely great!!! She made sure that everything was okay and clear to me. Loved her!!!! I was very nervous about not being able to be in Hawaii to pick things out for my wedding. However, their website has a nice selection of bouquets to choose from or you can choose to customize it. They have excellent priced wedding packages as well they offer ala carte items which is also great. They have on their website photos of other bride/groom's wedding day, sample wedding videos etc. I did not not have to speak with any vendors for the pre-planning wedding process. Dawn took care of all of it which was absolutely wonderful. All the vendors were simply fantastic and made our wedding day great!!!! Dawn is definitely about making sure you are not worrying about anything leading up to your wedding day and she will make sure that you are stress-free leading up to it. I experienced a situation with American Express charging me twice for the wedding and Dawn did everything in her power to correct the situation. I will not go into details, but Dawn is awesome!!! Also Dawn sent us a wedding report of everything that had been discussed for the wedding about 3 weeks prior to the wedding with a timeline for the wedding day. I could not have asked for a better person, company, or the vendors that they work with. Simply the best!!!
My wedding was a destination wedding as well. I live in Georgia. I started immediately looking for wedding Read more...
My wedding was a destination wedding as well. I live in Georgia. I started immediately looking for wedding coordinators/wedding packages online as soon as I knew that we were going to be married in Hawaii. It was a tedious task as not alot online. I finally narrowed down my choices and The Romance Specialists beat them all with the services they offered, their very informative website and also when I first made contact with Dawn she was very high-spirited and pleasure to speak to. I like that way I felt after speaking with her. She was very excited as I was and at the time my wedding was 15 months away. Even though she had other weddings and brides to tend to, she always replied back to email and returned my phone calls and answered any quesstions that I had about them which made me feel even more comfortable. The time difference is the only hinderance but hey what do you expect with a 5 hour and during spring 6 hour time difference. Even though sometimes communication between me and Dawn about certain things were not clear sometimes due to not clearly understanding somethings, Dawn was absolutely great!!! She made sure that everything was okay and clear to me. Loved her!!!! I was very nervous about not being able to be in Hawaii to pick things out for my wedding. However, their website has a nice selection of bouquets to choose from or you can choose to customize it. They have excellent priced wedding packages as well they offer ala carte items which is also great. They have on their website photos of other bride/groom's wedding day, sample wedding videos etc. I did not not have to speak with any vendors for the pre-planning wedding process. Dawn took care of all of it which was absolutely wonderful. All the vendors were simply fantastic and made our wedding day great!!!! Dawn is definitely about making sure you are not worrying about anything leading up to your wedding day and she will make sure that you are stress-free leading up to it. I experienced a situation with American Express charging me twice for the wedding and Dawn did everything in her power to correct the situation. I will not go into details, but Dawn is awesome!!! Also Dawn sent us a wedding report of everything that had been discussed for the wedding about 3 weeks prior to the wedding with a timeline for the wedding day. I could not have asked for a better person, company, or the vendors that they work with. Simply the best!!! Read less
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mystemornings
Wedding:
6/15/2010
4.0/5.0
Yes like all brides, I was really nervous about having a destination wedding. I keep telling myself if all fails, Hawaii is still beautiful and my pictures will still be beautiful. When I started planning, I was narrowing down location rather than by vendor. Then I narrowed down to three vendor (by pricing). Surprisingly, not many packages are offered with Paradise Cove. I choose Romance Specialists because the person I spoke with on the phone was Dawn and her voice was very uplifting and professional compared to the rest. So let me give a brief pro vs con. I think it's easier for brides to compare by bullet points instead of reading an entire paragraph.

Pros:
- Coordinator was helpful, experienced and warm spirited.
- The rehersal went really well because she was very detailed about the whole event.
- Coordinator was very creative and help suggest shots I love for our photos. We got two boxes of flowers donated to us and she decided to use them to shower us instead of just throwing them away. That was the highlight of my wedding.
- Good pricing for packages.

Cons:
- When your wedding is a few months out, don't expect them to quickly reply to your email or get back to you within a week. I know this can be frustrating but it is what it is.
- Even though their price is very resonable, I find that if you look for your own vendor, it is much cheaper. For example, I upgraded my cake and got a quote for half price compared to their quote. I'm not sure if they make money out of this or just their vendor they use is more expensive. Needless to say, if you look for your own vendor, they are not responsible for those vendor. My advise is to first go through their selection and see if you like what they have to offer such as flowers, cake etc..
Yes like all brides, I was really nervous about having a destination wedding. I keep telling myself if all fails, Hawaii Read more...
Yes like all brides, I was really nervous about having a destination wedding. I keep telling myself if all fails, Hawaii is still beautiful and my pictures will still be beautiful. When I started planning, I was narrowing down location rather than by vendor. Then I narrowed down to three vendor (by pricing). Surprisingly, not many packages are offered with Paradise Cove. I choose Romance Specialists because the person I spoke with on the phone was Dawn and her voice was very uplifting and professional compared to the rest. So let me give a brief pro vs con. I think it's easier for brides to compare by bullet points instead of reading an entire paragraph.

Pros:
- Coordinator was helpful, experienced and warm spirited.
- The rehersal went really well because she was very detailed about the whole event.
- Coordinator was very creative and help suggest shots I love for our photos. We got two boxes of flowers donated to us and she decided to use them to shower us instead of just throwing them away. That was the highlight of my wedding.
- Good pricing for packages.

Cons:
- When your wedding is a few months out, don't expect them to quickly reply to your email or get back to you within a week. I know this can be frustrating but it is what it is.
- Even though their price is very resonable, I find that if you look for your own vendor, it is much cheaper. For example, I upgraded my cake and got a quote for half price compared to their quote. I'm not sure if they make money out of this or just their vendor they use is more expensive. Needless to say, if you look for your own vendor, they are not responsible for those vendor. My advise is to first go through their selection and see if you like what they have to offer such as flowers, cake etc.. Read less
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Jackman
Wedding:
4/16/2010
5.0/5.0
Aloha Dawn,

Just wanted to say THANK YOU for such a great job you did on our wedding. It was more beautiful than I could have imagend. You made our wedding so easy and exteamly enjoyable! I truly couldn't have asked for anything more. I was so AMAZED with the Heart for the sand. Oh and the Cake....WOW, so beautiful and it tasted great too! The Champange was a wonderful touch, So glade you tought of it. Pastor Joefry created the PERFECT Ceremony, We truly loved the pome he did for us in Hawaiin. I would love to have a copy of that if possible. The Hawaiin Lai exchange we added was so fitting. Sean did an amazing job playing our favorit song, It just made our day all that more personal. Our pictures that Ron took turned out GREAT! He was so easy to work with, and has a great personality! I can't forget the Dove's, it was a lot fun to relase them. Thanks again Dawn for all your hard work planing, ordering and orginizing everything for our amazing wedding day. You were so enjoyable to work with. The Romance Specialists is the "Bomb".

Mahalo,

Adam & Lisa Jackman
April 16, 2010
Sunset Beach
Aloha Dawn,

Just wanted to say THANK YOU for such a great job you did on our wedding. It was more beautiful than Read more...
Aloha Dawn,

Just wanted to say THANK YOU for such a great job you did on our wedding. It was more beautiful than I could have imagend. You made our wedding so easy and exteamly enjoyable! I truly couldn't have asked for anything more. I was so AMAZED with the Heart for the sand. Oh and the Cake....WOW, so beautiful and it tasted great too! The Champange was a wonderful touch, So glade you tought of it. Pastor Joefry created the PERFECT Ceremony, We truly loved the pome he did for us in Hawaiin. I would love to have a copy of that if possible. The Hawaiin Lai exchange we added was so fitting. Sean did an amazing job playing our favorit song, It just made our day all that more personal. Our pictures that Ron took turned out GREAT! He was so easy to work with, and has a great personality! I can't forget the Dove's, it was a lot fun to relase them. Thanks again Dawn for all your hard work planing, ordering and orginizing everything for our amazing wedding day. You were so enjoyable to work with. The Romance Specialists is the "Bomb".

Mahalo,

Adam & Lisa Jackman
April 16, 2010
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Services Used: Wedding Cake, Ceremony Music, Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Slates
Wedding:
3/15/2010
5.0/5.0
Dawn Nash was absolutely fabulous during the planning and marriage process. Not only was she our officiant, but she took beautiful pictures as well! The ceremony was meaningful and included Hawaiian traditions as well as the more traditional parts that are seen in most weddings. She touched base with us very often before our big day, and then followed up afterwards to make sure everything was to our satisfaction.
We were on Oahu for only 2 days after our ceremony, and she had our picture CD ready for us to pick up before we left!
The service was incredible, and you can't beat the price!
Thanks, Dawn!
Dawn Nash was absolutely fabulous during the planning and marriage process. Not only was she our officiant, but she took Read more...
Dawn Nash was absolutely fabulous during the planning and marriage process. Not only was she our officiant, but she took beautiful pictures as well! The ceremony was meaningful and included Hawaiian traditions as well as the more traditional parts that are seen in most weddings. She touched base with us very often before our big day, and then followed up afterwards to make sure everything was to our satisfaction.
We were on Oahu for only 2 days after our ceremony, and she had our picture CD ready for us to pick up before we left!
The service was incredible, and you can't beat the price!
Thanks, Dawn! Read less
Services Used: Officiant, Photography
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LisaLisa
Wedding:
2/17/2009
5.0/5.0
I got married at Paradise Cove with the Romance Specialist. Everything was great. Cake was beautiful, the minister was kind of funny which really helped us relax. Phillipa and Sally were our coordinators on the wedding day and they were great. Everything was great and I would do it again in a heart beat. The only thing I guess I could say as a con was that I am on the East coast and with the time difference and the office hours it sometimes was hard to get Dawn or Christi on the phone but they always got back to me pretty quick. I did most of it by email which really helped. But I think that's something that anyone doing a destination wedding might experience and should plan for. The end result was amazing. It was super easy and exactly what I wanted. The luau was good too but I didn't like the food but that has nothing to do with the Romance Specialist but rather the luau. I guess I'm just not into Hawaiian food. But the show was fun and I enjoyed it. My pictures were amazing and Ron got them back to me super fast which was great. I had a great experience and highly recommend them.
I got married at Paradise Cove with the Romance Specialist. Everything was great. Cake was beautiful, the minister was Read more...
I got married at Paradise Cove with the Romance Specialist. Everything was great. Cake was beautiful, the minister was kind of funny which really helped us relax. Phillipa and Sally were our coordinators on the wedding day and they were great. Everything was great and I would do it again in a heart beat. The only thing I guess I could say as a con was that I am on the East coast and with the time difference and the office hours it sometimes was hard to get Dawn or Christi on the phone but they always got back to me pretty quick. I did most of it by email which really helped. But I think that's something that anyone doing a destination wedding might experience and should plan for. The end result was amazing. It was super easy and exactly what I wanted. The luau was good too but I didn't like the food but that has nothing to do with the Romance Specialist but rather the luau. I guess I'm just not into Hawaiian food. But the show was fun and I enjoyed it. My pictures were amazing and Ron got them back to me super fast which was great. I had a great experience and highly recommend them. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Transportation, Videography
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Renewed
Wedding:
1/10/2009
5.0/5.0
Wow! I am so happy that I found the Romance Specialists. From the first call to Christie to the minute we drove off after the ceremony in the limo everything was first class. I don't know about the last person, they must have been having a bad day when they wrote that message because I got them everytime I called. Sure, I had to leave a message but they are wedding planners and they do a wonderful job, so they have to be out of the office to do that, right? My instinct was to go with a less expensive package, however, after talking over my ideas and desires with Christie on the phone, I knew a private location was the way to go. We went through all of the options and finally selected. Christie was perfect. She never tried to push me into a larger package, she weighed all of the options with me and let me choose on my own.

Once the location and date were booked, we took our time with conversations with Christi (and sometimes Dawn) to select the perfect elements for our wedding. Our best decision was going with the Romance Specialists!!! Every vendor, limo driver, hair and make up artists (Tanya), coordinator (Sally), Pastor Jofrey, photographer (Philip), went above and beyond our expectations. My husband was hesitate to do a destination vow renewal, however, he still thanks me for chosing them because we didn't have to think, we just called and Christie took care of it. She even called me once we arrived on the island to check in and offer any advice.

If you are opting to have a small intimate wedding on the island of Oahu, I can not say enough good things about this company. Like I mentioned before, they are on a Island, thousands of miles away from us and they produce AMAZING moments in time for you, so you may have to leave a message, however, you won't regret it!

I still smile when I think of our day and how they made it come together while we relaxed and enjoyed the moment.
Wow! I am so happy that I found the Romance Specialists. From the first call to Christie to the minute we drove off after Read more...
Wow! I am so happy that I found the Romance Specialists. From the first call to Christie to the minute we drove off after the ceremony in the limo everything was first class. I don't know about the last person, they must have been having a bad day when they wrote that message because I got them everytime I called. Sure, I had to leave a message but they are wedding planners and they do a wonderful job, so they have to be out of the office to do that, right? My instinct was to go with a less expensive package, however, after talking over my ideas and desires with Christie on the phone, I knew a private location was the way to go. We went through all of the options and finally selected. Christie was perfect. She never tried to push me into a larger package, she weighed all of the options with me and let me choose on my own.

Once the location and date were booked, we took our time with conversations with Christi (and sometimes Dawn) to select the perfect elements for our wedding. Our best decision was going with the Romance Specialists!!! Every vendor, limo driver, hair and make up artists (Tanya), coordinator (Sally), Pastor Jofrey, photographer (Philip), went above and beyond our expectations. My husband was hesitate to do a destination vow renewal, however, he still thanks me for chosing them because we didn't have to think, we just called and Christie took care of it. She even called me once we arrived on the island to check in and offer any advice.

If you are opting to have a small intimate wedding on the island of Oahu, I can not say enough good things about this company. Like I mentioned before, they are on a Island, thousands of miles away from us and they produce AMAZING moments in time for you, so you may have to leave a message, however, you won't regret it!

I still smile when I think of our day and how they made it come together while we relaxed and enjoyed the moment. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Transportation, Videography, Unique Services
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Kirstin080808
Wedding:
8/8/2008
5.0/5.0
I am so pleased to scream our dream wedding story to anyone that will listen. Christie is amazing. We never actually met her face to face because she only works in the office but she knows her stuff. I called all of the time and she always answered my questions with professionalism and put all of my concerns at ease. We had a beautiful, romantic wedding with Ron, Jofrey and a beautiful blonde woman with a delightful accent but I can't remember her name. Christie is the perfect person for this job, she spent hours on the phone with me as a neurotic bride and I never felt like I was bothering her. This company is top notch. We were hesitant because they have great prices, but our wedding day was perfect and exceeded all of our expectations. There is another lady Dawn in the office that sends out emails but I never had a chance to interact with her so I can't speak for her but just ask for Christie and you will know you are in good hands. Off to find other sites to post my excitement. Happy Married to my Soul Mate and Happily Married by Christie and the team at the Romance Specialists.
I am so pleased to scream our dream wedding story to anyone that will listen. Christie is amazing. We never actually met Read more...
I am so pleased to scream our dream wedding story to anyone that will listen. Christie is amazing. We never actually met her face to face because she only works in the office but she knows her stuff. I called all of the time and she always answered my questions with professionalism and put all of my concerns at ease. We had a beautiful, romantic wedding with Ron, Jofrey and a beautiful blonde woman with a delightful accent but I can't remember her name. Christie is the perfect person for this job, she spent hours on the phone with me as a neurotic bride and I never felt like I was bothering her. This company is top notch. We were hesitant because they have great prices, but our wedding day was perfect and exceeded all of our expectations. There is another lady Dawn in the office that sends out emails but I never had a chance to interact with her so I can't speak for her but just ask for Christie and you will know you are in good hands. Off to find other sites to post my excitement. Happy Married to my Soul Mate and Happily Married by Christie and the team at the Romance Specialists. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Unique Services
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kelbell724
Wedding:
7/29/2008
5.0/5.0
I just got back from my wedding and honeymoon in Hawaii. My husband and I worked with the Romance Specialist a wedding company in Honolulu Hawaii. We had our dream wedding on 07-29-2008. It took place on Waimanalo Bay Beach, which had crystal blue waters and white sand beaches. My flowers and site decoration were amazing and so were the people that we worked with. I worked with a couple of different coordinators from the Romance Specialist. Dawn Nash who is the owner of the company was always able to speak with me directly with any questions that I had about the wedding. Christy who is the administrator assistant was always prompt with returning my phone calls or e-mails and Philippa was the on site wedding coordinator. She was a lot of fun to work with and provided an amazing day. Minister Gary performed our ceremony and he was very nice and explained the ceremony before it was performed. Ron was our photographer and our photos were amazing. He was very receptive to any ideas we had for pictures and wanted to make sure that we were happy with them. Since we got married on a public beach there were some other people on the beach but Ron made sure that they did not show in the pictures.

The Romance Specialist completed everything that I requested for my wedding. They got my flowers and my limos set up for me. I never had to speak with any vendor besides The Romance Specialists. My husband and I cannot stop talking about the wedding and how perfect it was. The only thing that I ever worried about is if it was going to rain and even then they had a back up plan. In Hawaii it does rain frequently but it is normally short light rain. They recommend getting married in the morning and during the week, which I did. I was married at 10:30 in the morning on a Tuesday. Even though it we had the wedding at a public beach there was maybe 10 people swimming but they were very respectful and did not interfere with the ceremony or any of the pictures. To tell you the truth we were so wrapped up in the moment that we did not even notice anyone was there.

I was also able to pick out my site decoration, wedding flowers, and location of the wedding through pictures that they have on their website. It was very helpful considering that I was not able to go to Hawaii and pick out the location before the wedding. They have a wide variety of different locations public and private to have a wedding at but we were extremely pleased with our location.

They gave us a copy of the ceremony and we were able to put in different prayers and poems. They gave suggestions but we were able to find our own. We enjoyed the flexibility with the ceremony. We opted to have the lei exchange ceremony, which was a lot of fun and it added to the Hawaiian wedding. The leis were beautiful. At the end of the ceremony we had lucky Bamboo that you can keep or throw into the ocean. Minister Gary explained the significance of throwing the Bamboo in the ocean and once we heard the story we knew that we just had to throw the bamboo in the ocean.

I would recommend this company to anyone getting married in Hawaii. They were very professional and fun to work with. I never had any problems getting a hold of them and they would always return my phone calls in a timely fashion. I booked my wedding with them in May 2007 and they maintained contact with me even though my wedding was over a year away. When the wedding was coming closer the contact became more frequent and around 2 weeks before the wedding they gave me a wedding report finalizing the wedding plans. I was on a tight budget for the wedding it was very reasonably priced especially for the quality service that I received before and during and after the ceremony. It was helpful that I was able to make payments to them instead of having to pay for everything upfront. We truly had our dream wedding and it was completely stress free and I owe it all to Dawn, Christy, Ron, Philippa, and Minster Gary from the Romance Specialists.
I just got back from my wedding and honeymoon in Hawaii. My husband and I worked with the Romance Specialist a wedding Read more...
I just got back from my wedding and honeymoon in Hawaii. My husband and I worked with the Romance Specialist a wedding company in Honolulu Hawaii. We had our dream wedding on 07-29-2008. It took place on Waimanalo Bay Beach, which had crystal blue waters and white sand beaches. My flowers and site decoration were amazing and so were the people that we worked with. I worked with a couple of different coordinators from the Romance Specialist. Dawn Nash who is the owner of the company was always able to speak with me directly with any questions that I had about the wedding. Christy who is the administrator assistant was always prompt with returning my phone calls or e-mails and Philippa was the on site wedding coordinator. She was a lot of fun to work with and provided an amazing day. Minister Gary performed our ceremony and he was very nice and explained the ceremony before it was performed. Ron was our photographer and our photos were amazing. He was very receptive to any ideas we had for pictures and wanted to make sure that we were happy with them. Since we got married on a public beach there were some other people on the beach but Ron made sure that they did not show in the pictures.

The Romance Specialist completed everything that I requested for my wedding. They got my flowers and my limos set up for me. I never had to speak with any vendor besides The Romance Specialists. My husband and I cannot stop talking about the wedding and how perfect it was. The only thing that I ever worried about is if it was going to rain and even then they had a back up plan. In Hawaii it does rain frequently but it is normally short light rain. They recommend getting married in the morning and during the week, which I did. I was married at 10:30 in the morning on a Tuesday. Even though it we had the wedding at a public beach there was maybe 10 people swimming but they were very respectful and did not interfere with the ceremony or any of the pictures. To tell you the truth we were so wrapped up in the moment that we did not even notice anyone was there.

I was also able to pick out my site decoration, wedding flowers, and location of the wedding through pictures that they have on their website. It was very helpful considering that I was not able to go to Hawaii and pick out the location before the wedding. They have a wide variety of different locations public and private to have a wedding at but we were extremely pleased with our location.

They gave us a copy of the ceremony and we were able to put in different prayers and poems. They gave suggestions but we were able to find our own. We enjoyed the flexibility with the ceremony. We opted to have the lei exchange ceremony, which was a lot of fun and it added to the Hawaiian wedding. The leis were beautiful. At the end of the ceremony we had lucky Bamboo that you can keep or throw into the ocean. Minister Gary explained the significance of throwing the Bamboo in the ocean and once we heard the story we knew that we just had to throw the bamboo in the ocean.

I would recommend this company to anyone getting married in Hawaii. They were very professional and fun to work with. I never had any problems getting a hold of them and they would always return my phone calls in a timely fashion. I booked my wedding with them in May 2007 and they maintained contact with me even though my wedding was over a year away. When the wedding was coming closer the contact became more frequent and around 2 weeks before the wedding they gave me a wedding report finalizing the wedding plans. I was on a tight budget for the wedding it was very reasonably priced especially for the quality service that I received before and during and after the ceremony. It was helpful that I was able to make payments to them instead of having to pay for everything upfront. We truly had our dream wedding and it was completely stress free and I owe it all to Dawn, Christy, Ron, Philippa, and Minster Gary from the Romance Specialists. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Transportation
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Katy
Wedding:
4/20/2008
5.0/5.0
We hired Dawn to be our day of coordinator and she did such a fabulous job with our wedding!!! Without her, our day would not have gone smoothly. She consistently went above and beyond her job responsibilities, which were greatly appreciated! Her team made sure everything was going smooth. My husband and I live in NY and to plan a wedding in hawaii from new york seemed impossible, but Dawn made it possible. She was very thoughtful and considerate of our situation. I wouldn't have traded her for anyone else. She was professional, very responsive to our needs, and has a wonderful personality.
We hired Dawn to be our day of coordinator and she did such a fabulous job with our wedding!!! Without her, our day would Read more...
We hired Dawn to be our day of coordinator and she did such a fabulous job with our wedding!!! Without her, our day would not have gone smoothly. She consistently went above and beyond her job responsibilities, which were greatly appreciated! Her team made sure everything was going smooth. My husband and I live in NY and to plan a wedding in hawaii from new york seemed impossible, but Dawn made it possible. She was very thoughtful and considerate of our situation. I wouldn't have traded her for anyone else. She was professional, very responsive to our needs, and has a wonderful personality. Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
6/29/2007
4.7/5.0
I got married in June by The Romance Specialists. It was great. Dawn did out photographs and they came out great! For the price we paid I wasn't expecting much but they were every bit as good as some of the photographers charging over $2,000. I was really shocked at the high qaulity of pictures which is in part why I'm ranking them so high. Gary was our minsiter and he was great. The flowers were beautiful. My husband didn't care much for his maile lei. He thought is was too overwhelming. I guess that's personnal taste. I liked it. Larissa was our coordinator and she was wonderful. It exceeded every expectation. I can't wait to renew my wedding vows with them in five years.
I got married in June by The Romance Specialists. It was great. Dawn did out photographs and they came out great! For the Read more...
I got married in June by The Romance Specialists. It was great. Dawn did out photographs and they came out great! For the price we paid I wasn't expecting much but they were every bit as good as some of the photographers charging over $2,000. I was really shocked at the high qaulity of pictures which is in part why I'm ranking them so high. Gary was our minsiter and he was great. The flowers were beautiful. My husband didn't care much for his maile lei. He thought is was too overwhelming. I guess that's personnal taste. I liked it. Larissa was our coordinator and she was wonderful. It exceeded every expectation. I can't wait to renew my wedding vows with them in five years. Read less
Services Used: Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning
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Hollie.W
Wedding:
9/21/2001
5.0/5.0
I did a family shooting with The Romance Specialists and Dawn did a wonderful job. I couldn't have asked for better photos.Dawn took her time and didn't rush us. She even let us do our own styles. It was fun to be around her. She is professional and fun to be around. If you want great photos and a great price go with The Romance Specialists. I will be doing more photo shoots with Dawn!!
I did a family shooting with The Romance Specialists and Dawn did a wonderful job. I couldn't have asked for better Read more...
I did a family shooting with The Romance Specialists and Dawn did a wonderful job. I couldn't have asked for better photos.Dawn took her time and didn't rush us. She even let us do our own styles. It was fun to be around her. She is professional and fun to be around. If you want great photos and a great price go with The Romance Specialists. I will be doing more photo shoots with Dawn!! Read less
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