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WEDDING DATE:

Jun 10, 2008

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( 5.0 / 5.0 )
This place was beautiful! It is not right in the center of all the craziness on the island, and I really felt that we were somewhere secluded and special. The staff is amazing with how genuine and sincere they are, they made us feel like family right away. They wanted us to learn about Hawaiian culture, and we had fun trying to learn the hula. I think Pat really loved how peaceful the rooms were, and I loved the beach, which was two seconds away from our door. It was a great time for Pat and I to take in all that had happened just days ago. Even though the staff and other guests were very warm and welcoming, they also knew that we wanted to be by ourselves, and at times we felt like we were the only people at the hotel. They had a lovely going away ceremony for us, and I really want to go back.
Services used: Wedding Venue

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Renee's Royal Valet - Limos, Coaches, & Trolleys
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
Picking a limousine service was easy because my best friend had gotten married the year before and so I just contacted the same person. My husband and I debated over what type of car we should arrive in (he wanted the hummer like car) but I wanted us both to show up in similar looking cars. We compromised. What I liked best about the limo, from both my friend and my wedding, is that the inside of the car looks brand new. It has this crisp, clean feeling, it didnt smell like smoke, and the driver was dressed up really nice. I thought that having a limo was kind of cheesy, but it was a great way to show up to the church and then to the hotel, and I love the pictures of me stepping out of the limo.
Services used: Transportation

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Etsy.com
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I am not sure if you know of this web site, but you can buy handcrafted goods here from amazing and talented artists. I had previously bought beautiful jewelry from sellers on the site, and bought the most beautiful veil and flowers for my bridemaids. The sellers name is Brenda's Bridal Veils, and I believe that she has been making veils for over twenty years. My veil and the bridesmaids headpieces were beautiful, they each were made with these beautiful Swarovski rhinestones with ostrich streamers. I loved that this very special item would be part of my wedding chest, and I know that my bridemaids loved having this as part of their outfits that day.
Services used: Unique Services

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Virtuoso Video Productions
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
This was my sister-in-law's gift to me! She always said that she loved her wedding pictures, but she would have loved a video. I never would have even have thought of it! The videographers were very professional, and we had a few meetings in person and a few phone calls to discuss all the details. They knew the church that we were getting married in, and already had a good idea of how they would set up in there. They also knew the Crown Plaza, and were able to set up there with ease. We only videotaped the big events, not the times where I was getting ready or anything. Pat and I have only watched the video once, and its amazing already watching out faces while we say the vows, and then seeing us during our first dance. Its a really wonderful souvenir of the day.
Services used: Unique Services

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Lake Chippewa Campground
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Since high school, my husband and his friends have a tradition of going camping and fishing for a week. They always try a place new, and someone planned renting a few campsites for the week. They dragged their fathers boats out, and from what I gathered they spent the first five days fishing, sleeping, getting Pat drunk, and throwing him in the lake each morning. The bachelorette twist was that on the Friday night all the girlfriends and wives and fiancs showed up for a fish fry. I know Pat was happy that he was able to keep tradition with his friends, and I know his buddies took a few extra steps to make it special for him (like teasing him more than usual).
Services used: Unique Services

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Invitations For Less
 
( 3.0 / 5.0 )
This was where my best friend went for her invitations, and I went there as well. We had to set up a consultation time, which is always a good idea, because it would be such a shame to show up somewhere and then have to wait. Our associate was very helpful, she told us she had worked on hundreds of weddings and it showed from her experience and the tips she had for us. What I liked best was how she guided me towards a style of card that was different than what I would have wanted, but seemed to fit right in with my color them. I loved it because they helped us with the wording, helped us choose what information needed to be provided (maps were not used), and then even helped us get together the table markers. It made me feel like I was working with someone who was able to see my whole wedding, from start to finish.
Services used: Invitations

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Davids Bridal
 
( 4.0 / 5.0 )
This was the first wedding that any of us had been in, so it was quiet an experience for all of us. Once we had decided on a dress for me, something very long and sleek and Grecian, we tried to find gowns for the bridesmaids that would reflect a similar style. Pat and I had wanted there to be daisies as the main flowers on our wedding, because they are such happy and cheerful flowers, and I was trying to convince the girls that yellow would also be a great color. Under the suggestion of the sales associate, we chose a very vibrant green that stood out against a bouquet of daisies. I was really pleased we how the whole process went, and was happy that the sales person was so professional when dealing with our group! We had to go back for several fittings, but luckily we didnt need to go back all together. I also felt that Davids has a great selection for whatever price range you want to stay in, and that they also have some rather modern dresses, which I didnt expect at all. It was fun, good experience, and since then I have been back once more as a bridesmaid.
Services used: Dress & Attire

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W.A. Frost & Company
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
As Pats family was paying for most of the wedding reception, my father wanted to contribute with a wonderful rehearsal dinner. I had been there twice before for lunch with my father when I was in college, and always thought the place was stunning. It was also my parents present to me instead of a bridal shower. This evening my father had rented out a room for the two families and close friends, and honestly, words cannot even begin to describe how beautiful the place is. There is an ancient charm in the place, and you feel like your one of the lumber tycoons of the older days. I liked the privacy of the place, and I liked how the attention was really on Pat and I and on the next stage of our life.
Services used: Unique Services