Feb 08, 2011

L'Amour Photography
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Eric and Wendy did such a great job. Our pictures turn out better than expected, and I had high expectations. It is even better than the portfolio pictures that we have seen on their website. It took us almost half a year to find them. Both of us are pretty picky when it comes to photographers. We picked them because their portfolio pictures are not all cookie-cutter like. They are very capable of diverse styles, and able to capture different personalities. When we showed our guests the pictures online, they said the pictures made the wedding look even better than what they remembered. They said that every single picture was a postcard material.

Not only were our pictures great, they also made every single step of the process such a pleasure for us. Starting from the very beginning, from my first contact with Eric, he was very prompt with email replies, something that you don’t always find in Hawaiian photographers. He is also very good with phone calls, in case, I didn’t get a hold of him; he always calls me back the same day. Communication was so great it put some of our other vendors to shame. They are also extremely accommodating. We had couple special requests due to our special traveling circumstance and they were totally obliging.

During the wedding, they were very easy-going, considerate, fun, dedicated, and just great to work with. They are very non-intrusive to the wedding. They also kept an eye on the time when our wedding coordinator was busy dealing with the cater. We really appreciated that. They were able to capture all the special moments without us having to do pose for them, or do anything over. They are also very great at capturing emotions. My mom never smiled for pictures, but they were able to capture her dancing with my step-dad smiling. This is so rare and wonderful. Everybody loved them. During the trash the dress, we forgot to bring a towel, and Eric let us used his towel while he just shake off the water on him. So sweet.

All in all, they did such a great job I wanted to recommend them to everyone. It took me half a year to find them, and I hope I would help other brides find them easier.
Services used: Photography

The Perfect Wedding Maui
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Cherise is everything that I was looking for in a wedding coordinator. She is very responsive, organized, accommodating and very resourceful. She allowed me to pick my own vendors. Normally she only works with a list of caters since she said she had some bad experience before. When I came to her, I already booked my cater, Buzz’s catering, and even though she had never worked with them before, she was willing to take a chance and work with them. She helped me great deal from every aspect of the planning details. She totally understand my vision as what I wanted, the look and feel that I am trying to create. She also has a great sense for color. I sent her a copy of our customized wedding invitation which was handmade by my talented friend, and she was able to articulate the colors, a particular shade of orange, and green, so that I would communicate that share of color with other vendors to make the whole decoration part cohesive. She even got a hold of her previous bride asking recommendations of groom’s attire for me. How sweet is that :D We had never been to Maui prior to the wedding, and we definitely wouldn’t have done it without her.
Also during our cocktail hour, she alone moved the chairs one by one from the ceremony part to the dining area. I am sure she had a sore arm the next day :(
Services used: Wedding Planning