A Paradise Dream Wedding
We had an amazing day that everyone from A Paradise Dream Wedding helped put together. Jo was with us every step of the way and helped plan a beautiful day. Andrea and Brian put up with all my emails back and forth and in the end produced such beautiful works of art, in Andrea's case: makeup and in Brian's case: video. My flowers were exactly as I wanted, I loved them so much. They stayed nice and smelled lovely all week! Laki was fun to have as our minister. It was so great that we were able to have him do our wedding, considering we needed to change to him just a few weeks before (due to unforeseen circumstances, that Jo was very helpful in fixing for us). The location was amazing, the weather was amazing, we were really lucky that day! Gordon and Ian, AMAZING! When I (bride) was choosing a photographer, I flipped flopped back and forth between Gordon and Ian, and chose Gordon in the end. Come my wedding day and both show up!! I knew that Gordon was bringing an assistant, but for it to be Ian?! Well, that just made my day that little bit more awesome! We had a great time with them in the condo before hand and then especially on the beach! We cannot say enough good things about these two, and also about the whole team!
Absolutely wonderful in every way! If you want a stress free wedding with people who are so talented and genuine... Pick Paradise Dream! The best money we ever spent! They should charge way more for their professionalism, personal skills, and talent! We used Jayanne, who coordinated everything for us! She is so sweet and detail oriented! Branden was our photographer! He was so nice and attentive to whatever we needed. He got our pictures back to us in 3 weeks! He's so talented!! Brian was our videographer and was very kind too! He was able to get our edited DVD to us on our honeymoon within 2 days! Richardo was our officiant and he was phenomenal! He was so like able and did an amazing job for our ceremony! They all were a wonderful team that helped create our wedding a truly special time that we will always remember!!
I am not living in Hawaii. so I found paradise dream wedding from weddingwire to take care of everything during the wedding : flower, wedding place, registration and photographers except makeup.
I am very satisfied with paradise dream wedding company. Paradise Dream Wedding did great job.
Our photographer, Branden, was very friendly and professional. He made us feel relaxed and comfortable during the photo shoot, and consulted us regarding our preference in the type of photos and the setting. We were very impressed
I chose them because I wanted copyrights to ALL of my pictures, and I wanted a portion of those pics edited/color corrected. Finally I wanted a company that had great work on display, notable photographers and a great reputation. Paradise had all of the above so i chose them, and I am so glad I did. BRANDEN was our photographer and he was amazing! He was laid back but always responded quickly to my emails/inquiries and he was way early to the beach ceremony, got us all directed and focused and organized, and took amazing shots. He is the best of both worlds because he is focused enough to keep the photo session/poses moving so you get the most out of your time with him but he isnt overbearing or "rushing" you, and he is eager to do any shots you inquire about/want. He did extra pics for us(not just what the contract required) and many of those he even edited for us! I got my pictures back pretty quick too! (normally you wait 4-8 weeks, we had them in less than 3 weeks). The only regret? NOT having him longer! He flew over for our wedding which was a short (15-20 min) beach ceremony with just parents and siblings, for a 2hr 15min session and I wish I had done 3-3.5 hours!!!!!
beyond happy with all saff, especially Branden and his work
well worth the money
always splurge on the pics!( afterall youre getting married in Hawaii for the scenery! and the only two things that last from a wedding are the rings and the pics,so dont be afraid to make it a priority!)
and when you think you know the time frame you want? add an hour to that!
I happily and enthusiastically recommend Paradise dream wedding to...
They are AMAZING!!! Jo was so helpful with setting up our location, getting Laki as our minister and Gordon as our photographer. There are not enough words to describe how great Laki is, if you have the chance to book him, do not pass that up. Our photos came out perfectly, and they give you the rights to them, I couldn't ask for anything more.
Wedding planning was simple. I told the what I wanted and they had it ready! I got an amazing location, beautiful flowers, and beautiful pictures. The officiant, Kimo, and my husband hit it off immediately. Almost like he was our friend for years. Brandon, the photographer, was excellent and I have so many pictures that are amazing. It was was perfect wedding and stress free. I would recommend them to anyone,
We conducted a thorough review of the available Wedding Coordinators on Maui from the Maui Wedding Association Magazine. After several interviews we settled on working with Kelly at A Perfect Paradise Wedding.
Planning a wedding in a remote location with family and friends coming and yet not being able to go onsite and see the venues, and products (cakes, flowers, catering, etc) can be quite stressful.
Kelly did an excellent job of listening to our needs and putting together a package that was almost exactly what we wanted and in our budget from the get go. The vendors she suggested for helping us and the products they provided were excellent. We were very happy with all of their services. She was always available and responsive to emails and phone calls never taking more than a day to get back to us.
The day of the wedding was practically a blur but Kelly was always there when we needed her to keep everything moving and the event came off without a hitch. Such great service almost makes you wish you could use the her services again (But only ONE Wedding! :) )
We would highly recommend you at least talk to A Perfect Paradise Wedding if your thinking of having your event on Maui.
Natalie and Sean Smith
I loved my Paradise Dream Wedding. Everything went according to plan and I felt calm and relaxed throughout the whole process. This company was very nice as you are able to chose which items you would like to add to your wedding without coordinating fees (except if you chose for them to host your reception too). The photographers that are apart of this company are simply amazing. We also really liked how our videographer was able to post a webcast video for our family who could not make it out to Hawaii. If you use this company, be sure to have open communication with your wedding coordinator. They are very helpful! I would highly recommend using a Paradise Dream Wedding!
A Paradise Dream Wedding took care of my wedding on March 23, 2012 at Mekena Cove. It was absolutely perfect!!
Jayanne was our wedding coordinator and did a fantastic job at planning everything & made it very stress-free, even though we were planning our wedding from 3000 miles away! Ian was our photographer and he was a pleasure to work with as well...his knowledge of the area, landscape, lighting, water, angles etc, made me feel at ease and very confident that he was going to get some some amazing shots! Laki was our minister and was full of personality & charisma! We couldn't have asked for a more perfect wedding day.
It can be very unnerving planning a wedding from so far away (we are from Vancouver, Canada), esp since we had never even been to Maui before & there are soooo many wedding planning/photographers to choose from, how do you know which ones are great and which aren't? That being said, I HIGHLY recommend this company and their photographers. They are a pleasure to work with, very professional and made my day magical. Better than I ever dreamed of! :)
The team of professionals at A Paradise Dream Wedding made by wedding planning and day so special. The photography was absolutely amazing. I could not be happier. Gordon Nash and Ian Sheperd are the best photographers in Maui. Jayanne was our wedding planner, she has so much patience with her customers and is a wealth of resources and information. Thank you all for making my wedding the best day of my life!!!
We chose to have a destination wedding because we love the islands and we wanted a stress free process. We could not be happier with our choice. The process was extremely simple and the wedding was exactly what we wanted. Tino was wonderful and found a way to include children in our ceremony. Gordon and Ian did our photos and people still comment on how beautiful they are constantly. We absolutely would recommend anyone to them.
One word to describe you guys - AMAZING!!!
We married bright and early on a Thursday April 21, 2011. The day could not have been more relaxed and beautiful.
Upon entering the ceremony site at Makena Cove, our breath was taken away. The sound of the waves crashing against the lava shore, the smell and feel of the morning air and that moment of knowing that we were marrying the one for us, could not have started our day any better. APDW made this happen!
To this day we still talk about how easy and stress free our wedding was. Jo THURMAN, our coordinator, was truly the best! Her attention to detail made our wedding dreams come true. She was very quick at responding to our multiple e-mails and on the wedding day nothing was missed!
A great photographer was on the top of our list for wedding must haves. Our photographer Arien SHERMAN did not disappoint. He blew us out of the water with his work. We knew from the looking at his previous weddings he was going to be great, but we never thought our pictures would turn out as amazing as they did. Arien managed to capture a perfect picture of every little detail that was important to us.
Della Peacock was our florist. Her talent is beyond amazing! The flowers were so fresh, it was as if she picked them that morning. She definitely surpassed my highest expectations!
Vance Rosete was our minister. We were so glad we had chosen him to marry us. His kind words and easy going personality made the ceremony that much better.
Brian from YourWebcast was our videographer. He captured every detail without us even knowing that he was there. We also loved that family and friends who could not make it were able to watch the video online only a few hours after the ceremony.
Maui Wedding Cakes made our cake. The cake was flawless, beautiful and delicious!
Andrea Duarte was my hair/make up/nail stylist She was incredible! Andrea went above and beyond! She was able to take my vision and create the hair and make-up I wanted. She was also hilarious and so easy to talk to. It was as if you knew her for years!
Overall I would definitely recommend APDW to anyone getting married on Maui. They do not disappoint. I cannot think of one bad thing to say :)
Our wedding was everything we wanted it to be, and more! The house at Olowalu was amazing, and we even had whales jumping in the background the entire day! Priceless!There could not have been a better background for our pictures.
Jo our co-ordinator was brilliant, she remembered so many things I would have forgotten about and helped us down to the last second before the ceremony, and after too. We can not thank her enough. We had Ian as our photographer and the photos are amazing, and he was so great and easy to work with, really funny and had great ideas and we love how the photos have come out, we cant wait to get some printed out into frames. Our videographer and assistant were also great, we are so glad we paid the extra to get an edited video of the day, it was well worth it and it was delivered so fast we could watch it whilst we were still in Maui! Kimo our minister was also great, a really nice funny guy who was perfect for us.
Andrea did my hair, and I was more than pleased, it has never looked so good, she did exactly what I wanted but even better! I would recommend her to anyone.
Tiffany who did the catering was so good, all of our guests could not stop talking about the food for days afterwards and some even got the coconut shrimp recipe off her to make at home!
We have had several guests mention that they found our wedding to be a really fun day, and said they had only seen ones like that in movies before! And when your guests have come half way around the world for your wedding it is really important they have a good time too, so that worked definitely worked out!
So I would recommend using A Paradise Dream Wedding to anyone getting married in Maui!
We were very impressed with the services we received from A Paradise Dream Wedding. They took care of everything leading up to the wedding so we didn't feel stressed about anything.
The week of the wedding we found out that the weather forecast for our special day was rainstorm. Jayanne was more than helpful in finding a backup site in case it did rain. They also offered us the possibility of having our ceremony and/or the couple photos taken another day. We can't emphasize enough how flexible Ian and Jayanne were.
Fortunately the downpour didn't start until the evening and our wedding was in the morning, so it all worked out fine. However, we felt like we were in good hands, so had it rained we were confident that everything would have been taken care of. This allowed us to relax and enjoy ourselves.
Before the ceremony, Cherie Sequeira (Maya's hair and makeup artist) got up at an obscene hour to get to our hotel in time to do Maya's hair and makeup. She exceeded all expectations. Maya's hair and makeup looked amazing and stayed in place from the morning ceremony to the evening reception, which went on until passed midnight.
Our on-site coordinator (Shena) made sure that everything went smoothly on the big day. The officiant (Dennis) performed a very relaxed and friendly non-religious Hawaiian ceremony, just like we wanted.
Our photographer, Ian Shepherd, was very friendly and professional. He made us feel relaxed and comfortable during the photo shoot, and consulted us regarding our preference in the type of photos and the setting. He wanted to make sure we went home with photos we were happy with. The photos looked beautiful, we were very impressed.
Everyone we dealt with at A Paradise Dream Wedding made the whole event very easy and stress free. We are very happy with them and would definitely recommend their services to anyone!
Let me just say that Maui Wedding/Paradise Dream Wedding is the way to go!
It's been a month since my wedding on Makena Cove and all I can remember was what a perfect day it was...it was the best day of my life! Maui Weddings made that happen.
My husband and I decided to ditch the traditional wedding and stress that came a long with it. We found Maui Weddings while searching the internet and every phone call/email was efficient, professional, polite and very welcoming.
Jo: She helped set up the dates, and photographer--wonderful! Thank you!
Jayanne: Our coordinator-- She was amazing as well, from setting up our marriage license appointment to making sure we had a welcome message the second we landed in Hawaii and everything in between--she is also amazing!
Ian Shepherd: Words can not express how talented this man is with his photography. He captured every important moment, and those we would have never thought of. The angles of his shots, form wide angle to up close, it really looks like we were photo shopped into paradise(pure compliment--stunning pictures) Ian has an eye for stunning and fun/unconventional shots. From looking at his previous albums I had high expectations and he blew them away. His shots are so incredible they don't need any touch ups. I still cry when I see the photos and I show them off to everyone because he is amazing--and I'm not a fan of others seeing me in pictures. If you want the best photographer Ian is your man. (However with such a great company as A Paradise Dream Wedding, any of your photographers will be amazing)
Reverend Dennis De Rogo: Our (obviously) wedding officiant. We didn't know Rev. De Rogo before our wedding, but this man is so passionate about his work it was like he knew us our entire lives. He spoke beautifully and we felt his love for what he does, and for marriage itself. He is a wonderful man and blowing the conche shell was just the cherry on top. The Conche shell is one Hawaiian tradition as is the Lei exchange--both very special and highly recommended!
Sheena was our on-site coordinator: She too was wonderful! Helped everyone get set up, kept with time and also continued to ensure that this wedding was a stress free and beautiful as it possibly could have.
Each wonderful person that worked with us through our wedding day has a very special place in our heart and we plan on keeping in touch because it was A Paradise Dream Wedding that made Feb 26, 2011 the most beautiful, and happiest day of my life. I recommend these wonderful people to anyone wanting their day to be perfect, because through them, it will be and the memories will last forever.
25th Vow renewal on October 24, 2010
Friend from work recommended Paradise Dream Wedding
Joanne was extremely helpful planning our 25th vow renewal
The Cove is one of the most beautiful site for a wedding,
Planning our 25th vow renewal in Maui could not have been easier with the help of Paradise Dream Wedding
Joanne was our coordinator and she answered every question throughout and quickly.
Everything was above and beyond our expections, our minister Vance was so warm and he made us so comfortable.
The ceremony was so personal and special, guitarist Tim was great!!!
Eric the photographer was also very nice and did a fantastic job...
Everyone deserves a 10 plus...
When we starting looking at a destination wedding, I had my concerns as to how well everything would go with planning from so far away. But everything went so smooth and our wedding was perfect (even including the few rain showers on the beach). Joanne, Dennis and Ian were all very professional and extremely friendly. It made our day even better having such nice people as a part of it. And our extreme thanks to Ian for the amazing photos! You would never know by the pictures that it was raining off and on and we were even soaked at one point. His angles and composition were fantastic and I have received countless compliments on how gorgeous they are. (He even let my husband use his sunglasses, after he forgot them at the hotel, so that he wasn't squinting in all of the ceremony photos.) Thank you again!! You all made our wedding exactly what we hoped for.
The overall experience was FANTASTIC. Getting married on the shores of South Maluaka beach was an incredibly memorable moment and I for one, am glad that we chose to tie the knot in Maui.
Our photographer and videographer were both cheery and professional, though we would have liked to have received the photos a bit sooner, it is understandable with the workload that Eric has to deal with.
It was a breath-taking experience we will both remember for a lifetime.
Thank you very much for helping us achieve such precious moments to start our life together!
Paradise Weddings was AMAZING! Every detail was perfect from calling their helpful staff to select a wedding date, location, and time down to the very last second of our photo shoot. We were married on The Cove beach, which couldn't have been more perfect. Gordon and his assistant Ian were first class photographers and every time we look at our photos we can't believe we were actually married in such an amazing place. Andrea did my in-room hair and make-up and she made me look prettier then I could have imagined! Thank you Paradise Weddings for making our day unforgettable! ~ A & S
This wedding company is amazing. My husband and I planned our entire wedding remotely and didn't know where to start. They took care of all the details and when we arrived, we were able to relax and really enjoy the day. Everything was better than we imagined. Very friendly staff. - very organized and helpful and they all went above and beyond. We got married last July on D.T. Fleming Beach in Maui and I'd recommend that to anyone. :-) - Nicole & Greg Pajer - Los Angeles, CA
For us, our wedding was a dream come true, and everything and more I could have ever imagined. Our minister, Vance Rosete, was amazing, and our photographer, Branden, captured the most incredible pictures!!! All of the excitement and joys of our wedding for us to have forever!!!! Paradise wedding made the planning so easy and our wedding very enjoyable. Thank you so much!!!
We have received amazing comments on our wedding, mostly that it couldn't have gone better. It is a risk to plan something so important from a distance but everything went smoothly and we didn't have to stress at all. I know we made the right decision using A Paradise Dream Wedding. Thank you so much to everyone who took part in making our special day so wonderful, especially Arien and Jayanne!
Our wedding day was one of the most memorable days of our lives and
we could not be happier with A Paradise Dream Wedding for helping
shape our perfect wedding. The coordination from the get-go was
great, by both phone and email, our Coordinator Joanne Earles was
fabulous and so patient with all our requests. She really went the
extra step to allow us to include all the details important to us
within our wedding, as well as meeting with us the day before to
review it all- as per our request.
We were drawn to APDW by the photography on the web site and it does
hold true to the end result- Ian Shepherd, our photographer, was
beyond amazing!!! He truly captured our day as we had imagined and he
went above and beyond for our wedding. His emails were so attentive
and genuine, and his amazing work proves why he is a part of such a
talented group. He took his time shooting our requested shots and had
awesome follow up communication.
Kimo Kirkman was our minister and we truly believe no one else was
meant to perform our wedding. His genuine words and calming voice set
for a perfect ceremony! Tim O'Hara, our guitarist was just right!
Jean Muldoon did awesome on hair and makeup- she was wide awake at 6
AM and ready to go, she executed the look I requested even better
than the inspiration photos I provided to her- just fabulous! The
flower bouquets requested were right on, and the petal aisle and
reception decor by Della Peacock were amazing! She was such a shining
angel in the mist of flower planning frustration and her gorgeous
table arrangements surpassed my highest expectations- I smiled inside
when our day had finally arrived and all my "interior designer
obsessive decor" nerves were calmed by the beautiful table Della had
Our day was so special to us, not only for our personal commitments
and having had such a perfect wedding, but because of the people who
helped make it happen. We'll always remember "our Maui spot" and all
the individuals above who were a part in our very memorable day.
AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME VENDOR!!! The best of Maui's wedding talent lies with APDW!
Our wedding day was one of the most memorable days of our lives and we could not be happier with A Paradise Dream Wedding for helping shape our perfect wedding. The coordination from the get-go was great, by both phone and email, our Coordinator Joanne Earles was fabulous and so patient with all our requests. She relly went the extra step to allow us to include all the details important to us within our wedding, as well as meeting with us the day before to review it all- as per our request.
We were drawn to APDW by the photography on the web site and it does hold true to the end result- Ian Shepherd, our photographer, was beyond amazing!!! He truly captured our day as we had imagined and he went above and beyond for our wedding. His emails were so attentive and genuine, and his amazing work proves why he is a part of such a talented group. He took his time shooting our requested shots and had awesome follow up communication.
Kimo Kirkman was our minister and we truly believe no one else was meant to perform our wedding. His genuine words and calming voice set for a perfect ceremony! Tim O'Hara, our guitarist was just right! Jean Muldoon did awesome on hair and makeup- she was wide awake at 6 AM and ready to go, she executed the look I requested even better than the inspiration photos I provided to her- just fabulous! The flower bouquets requested were right on, and the petal aisle and reception decor by Della Peacock were amazing! She was such a shining angel in the mist of flower planning frustration and her gorgeous table arrangements surpassed my highest expectations- I smiled inside when our day had finally arrived and all my "interior designer obsessive decor" nerves were calmed by the beautiful table Della had set!
Our day was so special to us, not only for our personal commitments and having had such a perfect wedding, but because of the people who helped make it happen. We'll always remember "our Maui spot" and all the individuals above who were a part in our very memorable day.
Every thing was wonderful! A paradise Dream Wedding really has the combination of great service, experienced and lovely professionals and affordable value. As students, my husband and I didn't think we could afford to get married in Maui and wanted to so badly since his parents and sister had their weddings there. A Paradise Dream Weddings had affordable photography packages as well as provided excellent service prior and at the wedding that made everything so easy. The wedding planner had everything planned out to the T as well as a backup plan if we encountered a storm while we were there. I would highly reccomend them to anyone on any budget that is looking for great value and amazing service!
Married August 11, 2009
Jo Thurman was great coordinator! She is very professional and was a pleasure! It rained on us during our ceremony and everyone still stuck it through!
Jason and Francine Greenberg
San Francisco, CA
Great organization, perfect location, good team work! We enjoyed our wedding a lot!
A Paradise Dream Wedding make our day a really special and unforgettable!
Our photographer was Arien, and he was great! We were 15 minutes late due to a late vendor (flowers, grr!), but he stayed an extra 20 minutes to ensure we had all of the photos we needed. Also, he called before we got there, to let us know he was there (10 minutes early). The fees were a little pricey, but we figured if you were going to splurge on anything in a Hawaii wedding, it would be the photographer. He certainly did not disappoint. The pictures looked like the ones on the website - I couldn't believe it! We are very happy with the way the pictures turned out - Arien was well worth the fee!
We had an absolutely wonderful experience. Everything went perfectly and we could'nt be happier with the way our wedding turned out. There was great communication with our coordinator Jo. Its sometimes difficult to put your trust in someone you never met who is thousands of miles away, but she was very professional & planned everything perfectly for us.
Our minister Tino was so sweet and took the extra time to go over the details with us before the ceremony.
Branden took our photos... and boy were we blown away! He far exceeded our expectations and now we have photos that we will treasure forever! I would highly recommend A Paradise Dream Wedding to any & everyone.
Thank you so much again!
Matthew and Chelsea Mitschele
Amazing photography!! Ian took our photos and we could not be happier with the results. He was very nice during the wedding. He was professional but also was laid back and helped us to be relaxed during the shoot.
A Paradise Dream Wedding is THE best vendor!
Photography - Look at their website - the pictures are unreal! We got some of our pictures back already, and we can't believe that it's us in them! Our photographer was Eric Dahl, and we're so happy we picked him : ) He was very laid back, but he made sure I got all of the shots I wanted and even had some great ideas of his own.
Coordination - I worked with Jo Thurman, who was so helpful. It is a stressful thing to plan your wedding in Hawaii from Texas, but Jo was great about providing me with resources. She was very good about answering email as well!
Flowers - My boquet was perfect! I sent a picture to them, and they made sure they included all of the details that I wanted.
Hair/Makeup - My hair and makeup were done my Shelly. I gave her a general idea of what I wanted and let her go from there. I was so pleased with the results! I have very fine hair, and can't believe she made my hair look so thick! She did a great job!
On-Site Coordinator - Diana did a great job of making sure everything fell into place. None of our guests had been to the location, and my husband and I did not want to see each other before the ceremony, so Diana was very helpful in making sure everything went smoothly.
We felt like all we had to do is show up and we literally had our "Paradise Dream Wedding"!
Picture this... bare feet on sand the texture of ground sugar, the fragrance of tropical flowers borne on gentle trade winds caress your skin, as the Maui sun bids Aloha to another day in paradise. From its heavenly beaches to its scenic natural wonders, there are many reasons Maui has been voted “Best Island” by readers of Conde Nast Traveler for seventeen consecutive years.
It is, quite simply, the perfect place to celebrate your wedding vows. Our award winning boutique wedding planning and photography studio is the perfect choice to make your dream, an unforgettable reality. Every detail of your wedding ceremony is handled with professionalism and care. Your wedding day, personally tailored well in advance, will fulfill all your wishes and needs.
Something on everyone's mind is how to capture a lasting record of every romance-filled moment. As members of the Professional Photographers of America, our exclusive wedding photographers apply extensive experience and skill specific to Maui's unique lighting and weather.
Photographers Hawaii is the largest wedding photography studio in the state of Hawaii. The studio is owned and managed by internationally renowned wedding photographer, Gordon Nash. Gordon is published around the world with his work appearing in photography books, wedding magazines and Nikon advertisements.
Photographers Hawaii studio is a dynamic collaboration of five photographers whom Gordon has mentored over the last ten years. Arien Sherman, Ian Shepherd, Branden Sequiera and John Ricca comprise this phenomenal group of photographic artists. The studio uses only the latest cutting edge equipment and technology to produce some of the most captivating images in today’s genre of modern wedding photography.
One of the advantages of using Photographers Hawaii is having a selection of five photographers to choose from. Each photographer in the studio has his own unique style and artistic flare. With Photographers Hawaii, you have the promise and contentment of knowing that your photographer will match your personality and vision for your wedding.
Surfing our website, you can view our various packages, ministers and locations/venues and find helpful advice on how to make the most of your romantic adventure in paradise. We invite you to contact us and let Maui’s premier wedding specialists arrange every detail of your big day.
With the warmest Aloha,
Gordon M. Nash