Smiles In Paradise
Thank you so much, Maureen!
I felt that everything was in the best of hands with you taking care of us the way you did!
Talk about making an exception, Maureen packed her sweaters and came out to help plan and officiate our wedding in NW Indiana. Joe and I wanted a small, intimate, fall wedding, and had two months to plan it all. Many emails and phone calls exchanged she made my stress level from 10 to a 3. The day of the wedding couldn’t have gone more perfect. Whenever I thought of something that I forgot, she already had it done. She had everything planned out and I didn’t have to worry about a single thing the entire day.
Maureen is a wonderful woman, she constantly made me smile and laugh, and had both mothers calm (Big PLUS). My father put it perfect the day of our rehearsal, “Maureen is a amazing we would have no clue what we are doing without her.”
Quality, Value, Flexibility, Professionalism, and gives the best hugs-- Maureen has it all!!
Calling ALL brides and grooms to be...... Words cannot express our heartfelt gratitude and love for Maureen. Her ceremony and event planning at our son's wedding was exceptional. Maureen has that gift of spirit which brings joy and happiness when in her presence. You will immediately feel this spirit of love, frienship and commitment upon contact.
Don't delay one more second, call Maureen at Smiles In Paradise.
Our Padre wedding was perfect and Maureen is a lovely lady. She helped me with everything I needed from our first phone convo to the big day. I felt so lucky to find her. At the last minute during my ceremony I got choked up while reading my vows (we wrote our own) and she finished them for me without skipping a beat. Every part of my ceremony was completly unique. I loved it. Maureen is professional and exceeded all of my expectations. If you want the best officiant stop looking now and pick this one. THANK YOU MAUREEN! -Tracie & Elliott Quinn
Maureen was very professional and pleasant to work with. The ceremony was beautiful and went perfectly. Highly recommend her :)
Maureen is a complete joy. She is very down to earth and helpful in sooooo many ways. Her price was the LEAST exspensive of all that we contacted. But boy is she underpaid. You will not go wrong with her, you have my word on that. Maureen really does take pride in what she does for couples. I would reccomend her to any and everybody. You will not be dissapointed. Maureen made our day that much more special.
she did exactly what we wanted. fast easy and right on the beach. they even endured the red tide for us thank you!!!
Maureen is delightful to work with - extremely positive, professional, and ready to do whatever is needed! She really came through for us after a bad experience with another planner. Maureen was MVP on our wedding day, responding on a dime to an urgent need that delayed our wedding, and still making our reception location beautiful despite the unplanned interruption and probably about 2 hours of lost time (hence 5's in "responsiveness" and "flexibility")!
Maureen officiated our June 18, 2011 wedding and I can't say enough wonderful about her. Our ceremony was so much better than we could have planned or hope for. We are so pleased she officiated for us. Through the planning stage of the wedding she was always very responsive and willing to work with us on all of the little details of our ceremony and any changes we wanted to make. She went out of her way to meet us when we traveled down to Padre from out of town and working with us to get us our beach permit for our ceremony. She was very flexible with good input and advice based on her experience. We had no doubts that we chose the perfect person to perform our ceremony. She is such a warm, friendly and caring person and it's apparent she has a genuine love for what she does. This is truly her calling. We would recommend her many times over!!
Our warmest wishes Maureen. Thank you again for everything!
Brian & Teri
My father (and wedding planner, John E. Hall) recommended Maureen as the officiant to my wedding ceremony. I took my father's suggestion and could not ask for anything more than the services provided by Maureen to my husband and I. Maureen was on the same page as we were from the initial consultation. She took the time to listen to our story and got to know us for who we are and who we had become together. Throughout the planning of the ceremony itself, she offered suggestions based upon our expectations and minimalistic needs. She delivered 110% on the day of the service. Her sense of calm was comforting, since I (and my husband) were a nervous wreck!! Maureen undoubtedly contributed to the success of my wedding. THANK YOU MAUREEN!!!
MAUREEN IS A REAL PRO......I HAD NOT MET HER UNTIL THIS YEAR. WE ARE BOTH GOLF COURSE RESIDENTS AND WE WILL SEE ONE ANOTHER ON OCASSION. AFTER THE WONDERFUL JOB SHE DID AT MY DAUGHTERS WEDDING I HAVE MADE A NEW FRIEND! A PRETTY ONE TOO!
She was friendly, fun, and amazing! I couldn't have asked for a better day!!
Maureen came through in helping us put everything together in the days leading up to our wedding. She definitely met our expectations, and was extremely patient with this OCD, in-control, Type A bride. She was flexible, very polite, and always professional.
Outstanding! Maureen takes such great interest in the couple and their needs and desires in the ceremony. She is truly engaged in the ceremony. My Mom thought she was like an angel!
She gave me a perfect ceremony, customized perfectly.
As a wedding photographer on South Padre Island it is great to have planners like Maureen T. Schiner to work with. She will not disappoint!
SMILES IN PARADISE is a wedding/event planning service serving both the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and the Ruidoso, New Mexico markets. My customers have referred to me as a "concierge of services" for
I have spent numerous years in a public relations position in Corporate America, where event planning was a focal point and significant responsibility in my position. After moving to the South Padre Island area, I became ordained as a wedding officant so that I could help couples plan and enjoy their very special day. In 2012 I branched out to offer my services in the mountains of the Ruidoso, New Mexico area. In addition, I am available for all event planning, be it corporate events, birthdays, graduations, or any major event planning.
As far as weddings, I am available to assist with the entire process - from the rehearsal dinner through the wedding itself - or to simply provide the ceremony.
For corporate events or other celebrations, I have an established group of professionals to help with everything from location to lighting to balloons!
I have an experienced and reliable network of vendors to help you plan every little detail ! Most are bilingual in English and Spanish. I would be honored to officiate your wedding or event and look forward to working with you and make you SMILE IN PARADISE !!
South Padre Island, Texas – June 5, 2012 – WeddingWire, the nation's leading wedding Marketplace, is excited to announce SMILES IN PARADISE has been selected to receive the prestigious WeddingWire
Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 and 2012 for Wedding and Event Planning!
The esteemed annual awards program recognizes the top local wedding vendors from the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism within the wedding industry. While many industry awards are selected by the organization, SMILES IN PARADISE was selected based on its stellar reviews from past newlywed clients.
SMILES IN PARADISE is recognized as part of the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire vendor community, comprised of over 200,000 wedding professionals throughout the United States and Canada. The Bride’s Choice Award recognizes the best local wedding vendors across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on their overall professional achievements throughout the past year.
“WeddingWire is thrilled to honor the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Community,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “Since the launch of the Bride’s Choice Awards™ program four years ago, thousands of outstanding wedding professionals have been recognized by the bridal community for their supreme service and dedication to the wedding industry. It is with great pleasure that we congratulate SMILES IN PARADISE for their continued professionalism and commitment to enriching the wedding planning experience for engaged couples.”
We are happy to announce that SMILES IN PARADISE is one of the very best Wedding and Event Planners within the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites WeddingWire, Project Wedding, Brides.com, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. Thanks to their positive feedback we were able to receive the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ for 2012.
I have 20 years of experience in event planning and coordination, and would be honored to provide insight into the planning of your special event!
South Padre Island, TX – Feb. 2011 - WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, is thrilled to announce SMILES IN PARADISE has been selected to receive the prestigious annual WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 for Wedding/Event Planning!
Recognition for the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 is determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 750,000 WeddingWire newlyweds. Our past clients are among those that shared their experiences on WeddingWire, the largest wedding review site in the nation.
SMILES IN PARADISE stands among the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire community, representing quality and service excellence within the wedding industry. Awards were given to the top wedding professionals across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, and were based on the overall professional achievements throughout the past...