Cascara

WEDDING DATE:

May 04, 2009

Cascara
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Rev. Valentine "Tino" Rosete
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Rev. Tino was perfect for our wedding. His voice was very calming and his words seemed so genuine and sincere. I know he's married a lot of couples, but our ceremony didn't seem like a routine to him. He wore a long black robe with an island looking sash and kukui nut lei. He signaled the beginning of the ceremony by blowing the conch shell once, and signaled my bridal processional by blowing the conch shell three times in a row. (My husband tells me that the shell was quite loud standing right next to him. lol) We asked him to include a short prayer at the end of our ceremony in Hawaiian, and also asked if we can do a short lei ceremony with our parents before we exchanged vows. He was awesome. Rev. Tino is Rev. Vance's brother (hence the same last names.) I would definitely recommend Rev. Tino to anyone getting married on Maui.
Services used: Unique Services

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Jamie Lawrence
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
We booked Jamie for one hour to begin playing while guests waited for the ceremony to start, throughout the ceremony, and for the beginning part of the cocktail hour. I originally ordered his CDs after reading very positive reviews online, and I immediately knew we needed to book him for our wedding. My brother-in-law said his voice was smooth like butter. I specifically asked him to play "Maunaleo" for when I walked down the aisle, and during the ceremony (I didn't know that this was going to happen) the minister paused the ceremony to say that Jamie had a special love song to play for the occasion. Jamie played "The Road That Never Ends" (look up the lyrics!!!) and it was absolutely perfect. Just the perfect song for a wedding. I could hear the guests sniffling and everyone said they loved it.
Services used: Ceremony Music

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Old Lahaina Luau
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
I've only been to one other luau before, and in comparison this was a very classy luau. There was no cheesy Don-Ho-like MC for the evening. The dancing was absolutely fantastic. The food was delish, with lots available for seconds, and the drinks just kept on coming. Highly recommended.
Services used: Unique Services

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( 4.0 / 5.0 )
We booked DJ Dan for 4 hours to be our MC and DJ for the reception. We had given him a short list of songs we liked, and he played them all, and he inserted additional songs that seemed to work well. He was great as an MC - we didn't give him any directions on that (since half the time we didn't know what was going on either), but working with our coordinator he was able to direct all our guests' attention where they needed to be, introduce us for our first dance, etc etc. Very nice guy to work with.
Services used: DJ

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Maui Ocean Center
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
We booked the Maui Ocean Center as the venue for our wedding Welcome Luncheon the day before our wedding. It was incredible!!! My mother-in-law made the reservations so I can't comment on how easy/difficult it was to work with the reservations staff, but from a guest's perspective it was a fantastic event. The food at their Seascape Maalaea Restaurant was absolutely amazing. We had a group of about 55 guests and had a bunch of tables on the outside (shaded) patio, so we had a view of Maalaea Harbor. In addition to lunch we also treated our group to a guided audio tour of the aquarium. (Included as part of the package we booked with the Center.) Everyone seemed to enjoy it, and it was quite informative too. I would highly recommend this venue for a group event.
Services used: Unique Services

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Olowalu Plantation House
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
All of our guests loved our venue. The ceremony and reception both took place on a huge lawn that is only a few feet from the ocean. The beach that's right below the lawn has a lot of rocks, so I wouldn't recommend it for barefoot-on-the-beach pics. But the ocean views are unmatched. The palm trees create a gorgeous "postcard picture" against the ocean for the perfect tropical backdrop. I absolutely loved the palm trees! It was really convenient to have the ceremony and reception all in one place. There are 2 back bedrooms where people can change and get ready in for the wedding. The walk from the house to the ceremony site is pretty long, so it makes for a very dramatic entrance (with ample time for people to get pictures of you walking down the aisle). Loved this venue!
Services used: Wedding Venue

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La Fleur Plumeria
 
( 5.0 / 5.0 )
Me, my MOH, and my fiance went here the day before the wedding for mani/pedis. Fiance went along to get his nails buffed so they would look good for pictures. The massage chairs were heavenly. We were offered free water/soda while we were there. The owner of the salon, Steve, is really nice. He's got the whole mellow, peace is love philosophical thing going on. The girls that work there were super friendly and did a great job with the nail art on my big toes. It was a nice, relaxing way to spend the morning.
Services used: Unique Services