Love Letters from many of our very happy couples ….
“Aloha Shasta, Andrea, Pastor Joe, Frank and Derick,
We just wanted to thank all of you guys for the beautiful wedding you organized for us! It was well beyond our dreams how well it all turned out! From the beautiful ceremony with Pastor Joe to the Beautiful Music Derick and his beautiful ukulele played. Special thanks to Andrea for the cove you got us on the beach! It was out of a story book! Frank our photographer was very easy and wonderful to work with! Frank was extremely creative also! There are not words to explain how beautiful it all came about. All of our guests that came out were so very impressed on how beautiful you all made it! We thank you from our hearts! Mahalo Nui Loa,”
Natella & Joe Lourenco, Washington
“Aloha Shasta! We have to say you have totally surpassed our expectations on our wedding experience! It was so nice to be able to enjoy our stay and not have to worry about any details associated with the wedding. You were kind enough to make our appointment with the licensing agent and then we were able to relax until the big day and that was AWESOME! You recommended a fantastic location-it was perfect! Right on the beach with very few people. Private. It was exactly what we had in mind! Reverend Joe was fantastic! He seems to really love what he does & it showed so much in his ceremony. It felt authentic and really personalized just for us. At the end of the ceremony he gave us some printouts of what was said at the ceremony and it meant the world to us for him to take the time to do that! He was amazing and we will definitely never forget him! Frank was amazing as well. He took a ton of pics and we just received an email with all of them yesterday. He was kind enough to ask if we had anything in mind picture-wise that he hadn’t taken yet. Asking our input was really nice! There is absolutely nothing we would have changed. It was an awesome experience and we would definitely recommend you to anyone getting married on Maui! We loved Maui and can’t wait to return! Mahalo!”
Christy & Robert Burnett, Kentucky
“Aloha Shasta, Thank YOU for making it all happen!! We are so grateful that we have found you on the internet!! We have lived our dream and it was just like in a fairytale; so beautiful, so intimate, so emotional, so AMAZING!! Rev Joe was the sweetest, most funniest man, his words were touching and oh so true. Brian has created a long lasting memory, a piece of art. Frank has taken many many photos and we are so excited to get them in our mailbox real soon, but confident it will be great. And Jackie, she made me look like a princess, everyone loved my hair. So, to be honest, there are no words to describe how thankful, grateful, happy we are with the way our special day turned out. IT WAS, AND YOU WERE,
SIMPLY THE BEST!! Mahalo!”
Mieke & Peter Proost, Belgium
“Hey Shasta! I just wanted to say thank you again for everything! My wedding day could not have been more perfect. I was very impressed with the services you provided and your team exceeded my expectations. I thought planning a destination wedding would be very stressful, but your entire team made me feel at ease. You answered my emails quickly and answered all of my questions in detail which I appreciated. As you know, our wedding was the weekend of Hurricane Iselle. You kept me updated and even provided me with options of alternatives if our wedding date needed to change due to the weather. Your entire team gave my family and I exceptional service. Jackie was my hair stylist and also applied my makeup. She was fun and just as excited as I was that I was getting married. I was also very pleased with the end product. Frank was our photographer. He made us feel comfortable, especially because my husband and I hate taking photos. He really knew what he was doing and gave us tips for our poses and kept us laughing. Our wedding day coordinator (I forgot her name), was very sweet and made sure my family and I knew what to expect during our special day. I would recommend Maui Weddings from the Heart to any couple wishing to get married in Maui. Without hesitation I give your company and its vendors 5 stars. Your attention to details is very impressive. I will never forget our wedding day and thanks to your team everything went perfectly and I was stress free.”
Kindal & Joe Andrews, Nevada
“Hi Shasta, Thank you so much for everything!! My wedding was truly perfect and beyond my expectations! All the vendors did an excellent job! I loved my hair and makeup by Jean Muldoon! The musician was awesome, everyone loved the music! All the flowers and leis turned out beautiful! Frank was great to work with….the pictures turned out very beautiful. I’m so glad that I added a video by Brian, because it came out AMAZING!!! We loved it and everyone else did too….especially all our family and friends that couldn’t be there. In less than 12hrs Brian already had emailed me the webcast link so I could share it with everyone! It was great!! Last but not least….our minister Joe Miles was so perfect! I wanted a nice christian ceremony and I got that times 100!!! It was beyond my dreams and it felt so wonderful… the things he said in the ceremony and how he expressed himself was terrific! I was very pleased with everything!! I have no complaints…it was the best wedding ever!! Thank you for that!!”
Stacy & Dustin Saganek, Michigan
“Hi Shasta, We wanted to sit down and write you a lovely letter about how wonderful our wedding turned out thanks to you!
Our wedding turned out perfect, just the way we wanted it! The whole purpose of going all the way to Hawaii was to have blue water in our pictures. I asked you for recommendations for blue water, low wind, and as tranquil a setting as possible. Your recommendations worked out perfectly! We had blue skies, and blue water. Makena cove was peaceful, and being the first wedding of the day ensured that. We saw a sunset wedding at the state park next to our condos and it was not tranquil at all! We felt sorry for the couple. The crowd at the beach was so rowdy and loud, and so close to the couple. When we saw that we both were singing your praises.
Rev Joe was wonderful! We are so fond of him. He delivered such a beautiful ceremony, and made us feel so comfortable while adding the Hawaiian touches. We are so happy that he is the one who married us. Knowing what we know now, we wouldn’t have wanted it to be anyone else. Thank you so much! And Frank made it so the photography and the ceremony went together seamlessly. We love the pictures we have seen on his website, and are about to buy our photography packages. We give him the highest reviews also.
Thank you once again for arranging our wedding for us. We couldn’t be happier.
Mahalo, Glen and Jiselle, Washington
“It is hard to sit and think of all the words to describe how amazing our wedding was….Maui Weddings from the Heart is exceptional and far surpassed any expectations that we had.
From the moment I first spoke with Shasta to the end when we said mahalo to reverend Joe and Sean in the sunset everything was absolutely perfect. Shasta was extremely helpful in working out all the details for our wedding and answering any questions we had along the way. We did not have a lot of time in advance to plan our wedding and it was not a problem for them at all.
When we arrived in Maui everything was taken care of and there was no stress, we were both put completely at ease. Reverend Joe was exceptional he went far beyond to make our ceremony perfect. He is such a kind, warm hearted man and made our ceremony so special, it felt like we had known him for years.
Our photographer Sean has an amazing eye for the perfect pictures and we will cherish our photos for the rest of our lives, they are beautiful reminders of such a wonderful evening. Sean was very professional but relaxed and made each photo fun and memorable.
I can’t express enough how wonderful both Joe and Sean were. Getting married in another state can be stressful because you don’t know what to expect but Maui Weddings made our day the most wonderful, beautiful, romantic day ever. I want to thank Shasta, Rev Joe, and Sean for going above and beyond and making our wedding perfect. I would recommend Maui Weddings from the Heart to anyone!!”
Mahalo, Vincent and Michele Sanna, California
“Aloha Shasta, Pastor Joe and, Frank, Let me just start off by saying anyone can be stressed and worried about their wedding day. However, my wedding day was nothing but the most beautiful and memorable day that I will cherish forever. It was raining, cold and misty weather on our wedding day but you could not tell us that, we wouldn’t have believed you anyway. Pastor Joe made our wedding day special that it felt like we were standing in the sun! He made us feel like we were standing on top of the world. He personalized everything for us. I felt like I have know him my whole life. All of course captured in time by Frank. The photos captured every moment with my husband and my family. Like photos taken out of a magazine. Like I said it was raining , and the photos came out so beautiful and bright it looked as if we were standing in the sun! All of this of course put together by our wedding planner Shasta. Like the crazy bride non-stop emails and requests she catered to all my needs and was always there to take my calls. So very helpful and caring to all our needs. She really took care of us and made it just that much easier to walk down the isle. Maui Weddings From The Heart? . . . .Yes indeed!!! Mahalo Nui Loa”
Kehaunani & Daniel Pacheco 3rd, Maui
“Shasta did an amazing job replying promptly to my many questions. She had to repeat herself many times and always did so very respectfully and professionally. She sent all of the documents that we needed and followed up appropriately. She was friendly and easy to talk to, and made the whole planning process a breeze for me. I so appreciate everything you did to make our wedding run smoothly! Rev. Charles was amazing! He had this voice that was captivating and his ceremony was heartfelt and warm. Our entire family complimented him many times, even though it was a little hard for them to hear him because of the wind and waves. He made us laugh and cry and he was so friendly when we first met him. He complimented me and made me feel welcome. He made our wedding traditional with the conch shell and hawaiian chant/song and also made it unique by surprising us with on demand vows, which we loved. We loved him and appreciate him coming in close to the last minute and making our wedding magical. Andrea was there to greet us when we got there. Some of the guests that arrived early were confused on where to go, but that wasn’t her fault! From all I know she was there when she was supposed to be and very welcoming. She directed us how to enter and helped to get our families in the right place. She passed out tissues when we needed them and helped the picture part go smoothly. She did a great job as our on site coordinator. Frank did an amazing job on our photographs. Though we have only seen the sneak peek pictures, we know the rest will be just as beautiful and special to us. He was assertive in directing us what to do and we appreciate that as we felt awkward going in to the photos, but so comfortable walking away. He really captured our love for each other and we really appreciate that. Thank you to all of you for making our day comfortable, run smoothly and something we will remember for the rest of our lives.”
Katie & Ryan Farrar, Washington
“Hi Shasta, Thank you! Everything was great! It was beautiful, laid back, casual, and fun! We couldn’t have asked for anything more. Charles did a great job and was a genuinely a nice guy. Same for Rev Joe. He did an awesome job! Andrea was very helpful. It was nice to have someone there to help with the little things. Frank did an amazing job with the photography. He is very talented. The flowers were beautiful! My bouquet was very colorful; just what I was wanting. Po’olenalena beach was beautiful at sunset. Spending the extra money on the limo was also worth it. We have only good things to say. Also, the guests really enjoyed themselves and felt like a part of it. Rev Joe made them feel welcome. Thoughts of our wedding day will only bring great memories for us and our family.”
Cindy & Chad DesJarlis, Washington
“Hi Shasta, I was very happy with everything about our ceremony. The vendors were amazing. Jackie was great and helped me with my corset back dress when my mom looked overwhelmed. She put up with me during our trial run, when we tried about 10 different hairstyles, until we both agreed on the look. She was very easy to talk to and put me at total ease, like an old friend.
Vance was pleasant and mellow. He blended into the background and added the needed ambiance to the ceremony. His guitar was perfect for the venue. Andrea made sure everything was perfectly organized and coordinated. She took control when needed and stepped aside as things naturally progressed. She was also very nice! Frank was a lot of fun to work with and his photos came out beautifully. He made us laugh and was so full of energy. I would highly recommend him. I can’t say enough good things about Reverend Joe. His ceremony was beautifully done. It’s a shame it was so windy that day, which made it hard to hear, but the keepsake printed ceremony he gave us we will treasure. He was funny, kind and heartful. He added some really nice touches and spiritual passages to the ceremony. His warm smile and personality truly made the ceremony. Cynthia the marriage license agent was awesome, too. Thank you too, Shasta, for coordinating and confirming everything. It was hard for me to know what to expect being so far away and not being local during the planning process. The flowers were the perfect colors and the bouquet was lovely. You made everything so easy and picked exceptional vendors for our special day. We are very happy with the whole experience. Mahalo!”
Erica & Christian, New Jersey
“Aloha Shasta, Everything turned out beautiful and exactly how we wanted it to be.
Beginning with our coordinator (Andrea), us brides were a little frantic from being lost.
She was very calming in letting us know we weren’t late for anything and helpful
in getting us situated.
Rev Joe did a great job considering he was renewing vows for 5 couples. He brought each couple to
to the center to renew and exchange rings, giving each of us our special time. We all loved the Conch.
Russ Browning really loved it, he bought one to bring home!
The photographers were great and we love the photos.
Thank you so much for the exceptional service in every aspect of our renewal.
I would absolutely recommend Maui Weddings From The Heart. Mahalo.
Cynthia & Albert Ayala, California
“Hi Shasta, Maui was amazing and we both had a blast! Everything your service provided EXCEEDED my expectations. Your photographer and minister were both amazing. Pastor Joe preformed the most beautiful ceremony. The beach was beautiful. Our day was very special and we will never forget it. The process to get things scheduled was very easy, and your vendors were fabulous. Thanks again for providing such a great service….Aloha:)”
Blythe & Shane Wilson, Tennessee
“Dear Shasta, Our experience with Maui Weddings From The Heart was spectacular! I can’t say enough about you and your wonderful vendors.
Frank the photographer listened to my ideas and made me feel comfortable in front of the camera (which says a lot) I was prepared to be happy with just one good picture of Bruce and I. Now I have so many to choose from. I’m so happy with our beautiful wedding pictures!
Charles the musician was great, he personalized the songs I chose and made the ceremony flow perfectly. I love his infectious smile!
Bruce and I both felt a connection with Rev. Joe. We felt like we knew him, even though we met him ten minutes before the ceremony. He’s so sincere and truly cares about the couples he marries and the families in attendance. We couldn’t of asked for a more intimate and special day.
Thank you, Shasta, for worrying about all my silly details with me and having such caring people work with you. This experience was truly stress free thanks to you. We really had fun at our wedding!”
Bruce & Maria Farmer, California
“Jesse and I were talking today about how we couldn’t imagine having a wedding any easier. Things were easy from the start and went just as smoothly as I could have ever thought. Rev Joe was great and gave the impression that he genuinely cared about what he was doing as well as us. Frank did wonderful as well and we are very pleased with the pictures we have seen so far. Looking forward to seeing the rest!!! You have a wonderful group to work with and it made the whole experience very enjoyable. Thank you so much for all of your work to help make this not only a memorable experience, but also beautiful and so easy!”
Malia & Jesse Richardson, Louisiana
Hi Shasta, Thank you for all of your help coordinating our wedding at Makena Cove on July 25th. Everything exceeded our expectations with no issues whatsoever. Rev. Laki, Frank and Brian were fantastic and made us feel very comfortable and welcome. The beach was exceptionally beautiful, and we loved the leis and bouquet! Brian sent the video link the next day (July 26) and we love how it turned out! It is high-quality and well edited. Frank’s sneak peek photos on your FB page are great…can’t wait to see the rest of the photos!
It was wonderful working with you throughout the planning process. It was so nice receiving email responses from you in a very timely manner as well as reaching you via phone whenever necessary. We are completely pleased with our wedding experience on Maui and would highly recommend your company to others.
Lisa & Morgan Lassise, Missouri
“Hi Shasta, You made this whole experience so easy and left me with nothing to worry about other than just showing up. The flowers and Lei’s were so beautiful!
Jackie was amazing!! The hair was a little nuts when we were taking pics because of the wind but nothing she could control. She was professional and very sweet. We talked about all kinds of stuff while she did my hair and made me feel very relaxed.
Frank was great! Of course just pulling up to where we were supposed to get married to rain drops on my wind shield can make any bride uneasy. But Frank found a beautiful location right down the road where there was no rain and was just beautiful.
Rev Charles!! Man I dont know if I can find enough words to express our graditude for his services. He was truely amazing! He made us laugh and me even cry (tears of joy, of course) he was WONDERFUL!!! We were probably a wedding that he wont forget for some time just because we also made him laugh.
Cynthia made the application process so easy. We just filled out the application and emailed it to her and she took care of the rest. She even had Tshirts that we bought that said Just Maui’d 🙂 Thanks for everything.
Melissa & Juan Diaz, Florida
“Hi Shasta, To start off we want to thank you. You have a good thing going with your company. You are on top of things, quick to respond, were very helpful, and everything was carried out just the way it was supposed to be.
My husband and I loved Rev. Joe Miles. He was sincere, funny, and we really liked his message during the ceremony. Great personality – we couldn’t have asked for a better officiant.
The photographer was great. He took control of the situation -which is needed with a large group. He instructed us how to pose, where to stand, etc. which was SO helpful! He made the photos painless, fast and easy. He was professional and we are looking forward to seeing the rest of them.
The day honestly and truly did exceed our expectations. Thanks for everything! We would choose you again in a heart beat!”
Stephanie & Jason Dalrymple, Oregon
“You and your team definitely exceeded our expectations and thank you sooo very much! I was instantly put at ease when we initially spoke, and that’s largely due to the communication and your level of customer service! Your team was amazing as well! They were very easy to work with, provided excellent direction, and were super friendly and easy going. We just showed up, and they guided the rest. Jackie did an amazing job on my hair and makeup. My face looked flawless in the photos that I saw, and my hair held the curls into the evening. It’s the only day in Maui that I had great hair all day! I couldn’t believe it (I’ll be sending her pictures of her handy work when we review the photos this weekend).We can’t think of anyways that you could improve your service, and I don’t have a single negative comment. Thank you again.”
Elaine & Jason Badick, Canada
“Hi Shasta, Ryan and I could not of hoped for a better day. Minister Joe was so warm and friendly. He personalized the ceremony and made it feel unique and incredibly special. The Photographer was amazing. His personality was warm, friendly and laid back. He really made us feel comfortable and relaxed. Everything exceeded our expectations, from the beach setting and the ceremony Joe performed to the leis to the photography and videography. We could not of asked for a more perfect day! Thank you so much Shasta for organizing it all. It was incredible!”
Michelle & Ryan Mazurkewich, Canada
“Hi Shasta, Just got home to Montana and below zero temps. Tippy and I just wanted to thank you for an incredible wedding day! Rev. Charles was the best, Frank and Andrea were true professionals and very personable. If any of our friends or family are headed to Maui to be married, we will steer them to you. You run a very professional and sincere operation. Top notch! Mahalo Shasta. Take care.”
Tom & Tippy Trzinski, Montana
“Shasta, Thank you so much for everything! It was amazing! Perfect! Incredible! More than I had ever dreamed! You are wonderful!!!! I love Joe, too. He is a wonderful person. You made this the most beautiful wedding I’ve ever been to!!!! I seriously cannot thank you enough. Jackie was amazing. Frank was awesome. But I have a special place in my heart for Joe, it was almost like being married by an angel.”
Kristi and Morgan Hammond, Vow Renewal, Tennessee
“Hi Shasta, We were more than pleased with how our wedding turned out! First I want to say that Joe Miles was PHENOMENAL! He far exceeded our expectations. He was so full of love and kindness, we could not have asked for a better person to marry us. Even a few days after our wedding he met us at our hotel and brought a personalized gift he made. He is surely going to be a big memory for us! Frank the photographer was excellent. His photos were amazing, and he was so much fun during the shoot. I had always wanted to trash my dress and he made it so much fun. Over all we had a great experience with you and everyone involved with our wedding. We couldn’t be happier with how everything went! Thank you and everyone involved a million times over! We would recommend Maui Weddings from the Heart to anyone who wants to get married on Maui! Mahalo!”
Alia and Vincent Williams, Oregon
“Hi Shasta, Our wedding surpassed our expectations, it was the most amazing, beautiful ceremony. Everyone was so friendly and helpful and Rev Joe was just the kindest sweetest man, he made our day just perfect! But also Frank our photographer was just great and from the few pics we have seen an excellent photographer, we can’t wait to see the rest. Jackie arrived to do my hair spot on time and again she was just lovely, very friendly and put me at ease and did my hair just how I wanted it. I would recommend all these people and also Maui Weddings from the Heart. It has been uncomplicated from the start and we would like to thank you Shasta for all your help in making our dream wedding come true.”
Karen & Mathew Rippon, England
“Hi Shasta. Thank you so much for everything. Our wedding was perfect. Everyone did a fabulous job! Rev Joe was such a nice man and made us feel so comfortable. You can tell he truly loves what he does. I loved all the little extras he did like printing us out our vows and a word collage of our wedding. Sean was amazing as well. We both hate getting our picture taken but he made it fun and not uncomfortable at all. He was a lot of fun and went along with our weird sense of humour. The bouquet was also gorgeous. Much more beautiful and bigger than I thought it would be and it matched our lei’s perfectly. And you did an amazing job of putting it all together. I couldn’t have done it without you. I can’t thank everyone enough. Thank you!!!!!!”
Krystal & Brad Fleming, Manitoba, Canada
“Everything for the vow renewal was wonderful. Joe did a great job on the ceremony and we felt he was very sincere with his words. The photographer Frank was also very good and took lots of photos. The location was just beautiful. Also, the flower leis were very pretty and so fragrant. The recommendation for lunch at Gannon’s was a perfect choice. Thank you again for helping us to put our 25th vow renewal ceremony together.”
Monica and Scott James, South Carolina
“Everything exceeded our expectations, from the quick response of your emails, details and directions of the location, to reverend Joe. He was fantastic! He made the ceremony very special for us. I want to thank you again. I will not hesitate to refer your company to anyone getting married or renewing their vows. Mahalo and Aloha.
Tim and Kim Gratzer, Washington
“Hi Shasta, To say that I am “happy” with your service would be a huge understatement. The professionalism and kindness you and your staff showed Anthony and I helped make our wedding a day we would never forget.As I started to plan our wedding I kept hearing horror stories about weddings never starting on time, or things not going exactly to plan. My worries intensified being that I was planning a destination wedding. My fears vanished the second I met Andrea. She was so kind and helpful. She knew exactly what she was doing and made my vision come to life.Rev. Joe Miles was nothing short of a blessing. Because of his kind and genuine spirit he was able to capture everything we wanted in a wedding by just being there. The ceremony he performed, and the words he spoke touched our hearts and he is a person we will never forget.Our photographer Frank was brilliant. He was able to capture the love and joy we felt in his images. The photos he created of us are astounding and we cannot wait to put them up in our new home.
Thank you Shasta for everything you have done for us. You made this process so easy and simple. You turned the vision I wanted for our wedding into reality.”
Chanelle & Anthony Jacobs, Nevada
“Aloha Shasta!!!! I just want to say THANK YOU!!!! My wedding was perfect!!! It filled all my dreams of ever having a destination wedding. Frank was AMAZING my pictures are BEAUTIFUL!!! & Rev Joe was AMAZING too!!!! His words were so beautiful!!! I’ve been to many beach weddings, I must admit mine was so beautiful & romantic!!!!! I would highly recommend your services to anyone planning on getting married or vow renewal in Maui!! I can tell you that Chris & I are are extremely grateful & blessed to have found your services!!!! Thank you!!! Thank you!!! Thank you!!!!”
Aida & Chris Faires, Florida
“Hi Shasta, The vow renewal ceremony was everything I thought it would be and so much more. Bette was fabulous in making sure everything ran smoothly. Frank, the photographer, was more than gracious with the number of pictures he took to capture every moment and emotion between my husband and myself, along with the emotions of my daughters and their husbands. I just had an opportunity to look at the pictures Frank took. I was brought right back to the ceremony, emotions and all. Reverend Joe, well what can I say about Reverend Joe. He set the tone and the mood for our ceremony. He was so humble and gracious, spoke from the heart to me, Bruce, my daughters and their husbands. He spoke to us like he was like an old friend who knew just what it means to be married for 35 years to your soulmate. Reverend Joe’s message touched our hearts. The additional mementos he created and gave us as a remembrance of our special day was extraordinary and unique. The Makena Cove site was outstanding, exactly how I pictured it to be. Shasta, everything was perfect… from the sand between our toes to the sun up above and everything in between. Thank you for coordinating this event for us. Bruce and I will be forever grateful…
In appreciation, Terri & Bruce Dybala, Illinois
“Hi Shasta, Everything was above and beyond what we expected for the wedding. It’s a bit nerve wrecking to put your trust in somebody that you connect with through a website that you’ve never heard anything about, but you were amazing the entire time leading up to it and the vendors were supportive and made the process painless.
Andrea was there early, even though we were there early, and was so relaxing. She did a great job directing everything smoothly.
Frank did a great job with the photos and we actually received the CD of photos today. They are beautiful! He did a excellent keeping us smiling even though it’s hard after 700 pictures!
The highlight is unequivocally Minister Joe Miles. He fit in with our group seamlessly and put everybody at ease and in a relaxed, enjoyable mood. He was so passionate and so in touch with what he was saying that it really made the ceremony special. Everybody could really tell that he enjoys what he does. He also gave us a little packet of the ceremony script on monogrammed paper, a beautiful Wordology photo representing the ceremony, and a decorative marriage certificate. I can’t put into words how much he helped in making the day special and unique.
We really loved every moment of the wedding planning and ceremony, especially since you worked so hard to make everything come together. We even used Elly’s to do a same day steam press of my dress and it came out beautifully. Thanks again and if you need any more feedback we would love to help you promote the hard work, dedication, and excellence that we’ve witnessed from you and your company. A million thank you’s!”
Tera & Paul Murcek, Nebraska
“Hello Shasta, This entire wedding experience was amazing! Everyone was so helpful and very pleasant to work with! Rev. Joe was great and we really couldn’t have asked for a better person to marry us. Frank was phenomenal! He was running around, clicking pictures left and right…he ended up with 840 pictures total!! Crazy! He had them edited and ready for us only a few days afterwards, which was awesome! I’m so happy that we chose you to coordinate all of this for us and will definitely be referring anybody we know who is planning a Maui wedding to Maui Weddings from the Heart! Thank you sooo much!”
Dan & Merissa Fifield, Alaska
“Hi Shasta, Wow. Everything was perfect. Just amazing. We were originally thinking we would go to Europe next summer for our first anniversary, but now we are thinking we will go back to Maui. It was just so much more than we expected. Makena Golf and Beach Resort: I’m not sure how many of your clients have stayed there since the new ownership took over, but it was incredible. We will without a doubt go back. The rooms were nice, service excellent, great buffet breakfast was included in our package. They do a wonderful job maintaining the beach, and have an amazing Molokini snorkel tour that picks you up from the resort beach. Gorgeous property, wonderful staff. I have nothing bad to say about the Makena. My dad and brother loved the golf course. Elly’s Formal Wear: they steamed the dress and veil for a good price and did it very quickly. I traveled with my dress in my carry on bag and they got it back in perfect condition. Very pleasant owners. Cynthia Wolfe: very pleasant. Got us in and out of there within minutes. Jackie: she did a great job with my hair. It was exactly what I was hoping for. She’s very good and seems to love what she does. Gannon’s: beautiful property. Everything was perfect. Excellent food. The cake was the best I’d ever had (we got the passion fruit filling). They were on top of everything. Their webcam was really cool. My friends and family were able to watch the wedding from home. Ceremony: the flowers were exactly what I wanted…the plumeria smelled amazing, the canopy and flowers were perfect. I didn’t really interact with the on-site coordinator, but my mom said she was wonderful. The musicians were excellent. I liked how they provided faint background music during the ceremony. It was such a relaxed wedding. Just perfect. Joe Miles: he is very special and we will never forget him. His ceremony was beautiful and he went above and beyond. We are framing the collage he made of our ceremony and will display it with our wedding pictures. Frank: he is very talented. I’ve never seen such amazing wedding pictures. The ones from the cove are unreal. I expected them to be good, but they so greatly surpassed my expectations. He clearly knows what he’s doing. He flew through the pictures, but got everything we wanted. Very efficient. We were able to get back to Gannon’s before it was too hot. Overall, everything was even more perfect than I imagined. Thank you for doing such a wonderful job!!
Catherine & Tim Moore, Ohio
“Hi Shasta! Thank you very much! It was an absolutely perfect ceremony and perfect day. I don’t have any complaints as everything exceeded my expectations! Thank you so much!!! Reverend Joe was absolutely amazing!! We loved him! Frank the photographer was fantastic, as were the musicians. Everything was sensational!!! Mahalo!”
Jalena and Edmond Mietzner, California
“Dear Shasta, wanted to send this note to let you know how happy we were with your service. You did a great job and we will treasure the experience forever. Everything went great from the wedding, photography, location, and luau. Thank you so much words can’t express! I couldn’t have done it without your help. You were available whenever we needed you and you were very kind and patient. We will recommend your services again and again!”
MaryAnn Kenniger, mother-of-the-bride, Oregon
“Hello Shasta!! I only have one word in mind: it was PERFECT! The timing was perfect, the people were perfect, the beach was perfect, everything went well!! More than we expected. DeeJay was so nice. When I spoke with her last week the first time, she reassured me. She was so gentle and sure. The second phone call was perfect too, more than perfect. And when she was here WOW. Funny, adaptive, sensitive, my English vocabulary is too poor to express what I want to say. She did perfect work with my hair and makeup. It was more that I was expecting. She help me to think about things I have to bring with me. Over the beach she took our stuff wow… She had the attitude and the talent!! She made my day! The coordinator (i forgot her name) was very nice, too!! She had a perfect attitude. She is attentive… she helped too with our things and came to place my dress and she was smiling and very nice!! Rev. Joe was SO but SO NICE!! Better that we can ever expect. He did exactly what I had asked him and more. He said perfect things that were not on the paper… by what he think that we think and it was so true! He reassured me, he took his time, he was clear, he spread love and happiness. He was calm and generous. Wow one word Wow!! We are so happy that it was him who married us… We were a bit worry about that… we were worried it may be just a money thing but not at all, he was a real rev. a real spiritual man and it procure so much joy for us. What about the videographer and photographer! Exceptional I can’t wait to see that!! They know what they are doing!! They help us, tell us what to do. They were so patient and nice. Smiling. Propose a place to clean our feet. Asking us our opinion… Taking their time, no pressure at all… Wow! Pam was so cute and she sang very well! Perfect again! The dinner was exceptional! Food was delicious! The cook very nice. We were in advance and he goes faster to setup every thing for us! Magical!! Nice setup. Wow! And the food wow wow wow!! Impressive! I’m not helping you for improvement because it’s just perfect. We are very lucky! It was so a guess when we decide to come over here to get married but where lucky to get your team!!! Thank you so much Shasta… Your where so patient with me and my million emails.”
Annie & Alexandre Gaspro, Montreal, Canada
“Shasta, Everything was beautiful and went perfectly yesterday! Liz did a fantastic job on my hair and makeup! I’m excited to see the photos from Frank. I think he took close to 1,000, so I’m sure there will be too many gorgeous ones to pick from. He had a lot of fun, creative ideas! Reverend Joe was terrific and the ceremony was so beautiful. We loved that he provided a written script of the ceremony. We will treasure that for sure. I just wanted to say Thank You for making this day so special for us!”
Kellye & Yves Lafortune, Texas
“Our vow renewal ceremony turned out to be the most beautiful experience of our lives. Everything was 110% to my satisfaction. This was my renewal of vows after 25 yrs and it was better the 2nd time around. The location was breathtaking! The ceremony brought tears to my eyes. The photos were amazing! Thank you for the time of my life. I have already recommended you to a co- worker. She plans on doing this and contacting your company for their 30 year renewal. When my kids decide on getting married I’ll be contacting your company. Again, thank you all for a wonderful and memorable experience!”
Martha & Leo Correa, California
“Our January Maui wedding was fantastic….. Thank you for helping us with such a wonderful experience. Every person involved in the process was professional and fun. Starting with Deejay, I have never felt more beautiful than I did at my wedding. She was fun to hang out with and chat with. She pampered me and I had a blast. The limo driver was prompt, friendly and kind. Joe did a beautiful and touching ceremony. He was sincere and added special touches to the ceremony. Frank is a genius. Our photos are beyond amazing…. We love them! He was so nice and we had so much fun….. And of course you made everything easy and stress free which we appreciated. Everything from the flowers to the photos was perfect….. Thank you!’
Eric & Tina Meier, Alaska
“Shasta, Just wanted to thank you for coordinating such an amazing wedding event for Dinah and I. Rev. Joe & Frank, the limo driver Paul were all perfect, we could not imagine a more beautiful day. Thanks again!”
Mike & Dinah Soule, Michigan
“You did an absolutely fabulous job, from arranging our special event to the beautiful photography. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH! We are so delighted with the way everything turned out. Your photography is amazing and we love all of the photos. Everyone loves your work! When my parents (they are professional photographers) saw your work it brought tears to their eyes. Thank you so much for creating such a memorable and special day for us.”
Rachel & Doug Limon, Minnesota
“We want to thank you for the great job! The wedding ceremony was great and the pictures are beautiful!! It seemed that the pictures we took could not capture the beauty of Hawaii, but yours show it perfectly. Gabe and I both thought that the ceremony was just what we were looking for, a completely stress free wedding. We have also had people tell us how much our pictures look like postcards and not ordinary pictures. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts!”
Gabe and Shawna Davis, Tennessee
“Dear Shasta, I am writing you almost 11 years after getting married on the beach with your help. Shawna and I noticed that even after all these years. (I doubt you remember us specifically) our testimonial is still up on your website. We meant what we said then and have fond memories and and great photos thanks to you, and all the people who were involved with our ceremony. We thought that you would like to know that God has blessed us with 2 children, and we will celebrate our eleventh wedding anniversary on September 2nd. The beautiful ceremony you gave us has turned in to a fairy tale life. Thanks and God Bless”
Gabe and Shawna Davis, Tennessee
“Hello Shasta, Penny Calsyn here. Just wanted to thank you so much for making our wedding so special, so perfect, so worry free!!!! You did an awesome job finding the perfect beach location. The pictures you took were exquisite. Steve and I were so impressed, as were our family and friends. Although I hate having my picture taken, I never tire of looking at our wedding photo album. The way you captured the sunset was just amazing. I am so thankful for having chosen you as our wedding consultant. I would recommend you to anyone getting married in Maui. Thanks again for all you did to make our wedding day so perfect.”
Penny and Steve Calsyn, Illinois
“Aloha Shasta, August 14th 2001 my wife and I got married on Maui, you arranged our wedding ceremony at Makena beach at that time. For us this was an experience of a lifetime, I don’t know if we ever thanked you for this! This next august we will be happily married for 10 years already. Today we booked a flight to Maui for a long holiday for us and our 3 daughters (5-3 and 1 year old). If you are still available at the 14th of august we would like you to arrange our renewal! Please let us know what our options are!
Kind regards, Casper and Lonneke van Deyzen, Netherlands
“I just had to tell you once again how much I appreciate everything you did for my husband and I, and how beautiful and perfect everything turned out. I am always nervous and overly detailed as you know, so I have to say that up until the moment I walked out of the bedroom at that ladies house and saw for myself how absolutely gorgeous the back yard was, I had to fight back the tears. Shasta you outdid yourself!!!! My husband Jack and our entire wedding party have said the same thing. They could not believe how beautiful it was. Plus, we all loved the minister. Your videographer Craig was wonderful too! He did such a great job on the video, I could not believe it!! I will be showing the video during my reception back at home. And finally, Shelly the hairdresser was so great! I had a very rough morning before she came and she was so sympathetic and sweet! And everyone loved my hair! And Shasta, I love every single photo that you took that day!!!! The hardest part is trying to decide which ones I want enlarged and duplicated. Every photo is just beautiful. Thank you for everything, Shasta! Thank you for being so great and for making our day so absolutely wonderful! I will be forever grateful!”
Kristie and Jack McKethen, Illinois
“We wanted to thank you again for the wonderful job you did. The pictures are all beautiful. We have received many compliments. Everyone is in awe of your talent. You captured that day perfectly as it felt like we were truly starting another phase of our lives. You did a great job! We feel you have bent over backwards to help accommodate us, we know it was hard since my husband was on active duty at the time. We will treasure that day for the rest of our lives. Mahalo!”
John and Connie Linder, Nebraska, Vow Renewal
“We thought it would be a bit hard, planning a wedding on Maui, when we lived in Norway, but we were wrong. You were the reason we decided to get married on Maui and we will never regret that. We wanted our wedding to be special, and you did an outstanding job. First of all, you were great with the planning. We trusted you completely, and it came out perfect. Shelly, the hairdresser you arranged, is the best hairdresser I have ever met. She made me feel like a princess on my big day. We would also like to thank Ron for the lovely ceremony. It was really something! Our wedding pictures turned out great. We have gotten so many compliments for them back in Norway, so truly you managed to capture the magic of our special day. Mahalo Shasta. So for all you engaged couples out there, if you want a very special wedding, we recommend Maui Weddings From The Heart.”
Lene and Bard Brathen Nappen, “very satisfied customers”, Aaneby, Norway
“Thank you for making our wedding very special. Everything was wonderful. Nothing could have been done to improve our experience. All the photographs are beautiful. Thank you so much for making the day so perfect! It was just perfect. Thanks!”
Eric and Sandra Kimmet, Washington
“The pictures are fantastic. As I mentioned before, your portfolio was the reason I chose you, and I have had a great experience with your company. I would recommend you to anyone asking for a reference for Hawaii weddings or vow renewals. The beach was perfect. My husband is not a big fan of crowds for things such as these and he was happy with the location and privacy of the beach. Also Marcie is fantastic and I have received numerous comments on my hair and make-up. Again, I wish to thank you for your services.”
Cheryl and Don Roberts, Vow Renewal, California
“We were thrilled with the pictures – they certainly captured the moment and the place! We were extremely happy that we put our trust in you in making this event one of the most memorable days of our marriage. If you need a reference from us, please let me know.”
Franny and David Stewart, Florida
“We would like to thank you so much for making our wedding day such a magical experience. From the first time I found your web site, I knew it was a perfect match. I’m so glad I followed my instincts. We loved the experience – it was a perfect day! We love the pictures. Thank you so much. Our friends will be contacting you for a renewal ceremony this fall, and we’ll see you then! Thanks so much.”
Liz and Mark Gogolewski, California
“We just got our pictures yesterday, and they are amazing! I feel like I’m reading straight from your web site where you have wonderful reviews. I just love every one of them…they’re so perfect, and naturally I’m going to be keeping them all. I can’t wait to get the negatives. Everybody wants copies. We just love them! I can’t thank you enough. It was just SO perfect!”
Melanie and Kevin Guerrero, Massachusetts
“Thank you so much for making our wedding such a delightful and beautiful experience. You were so patient with my parents and your choice of the private oceanfront setting was perfect. We were very pleased and impressed with your manner and professionalism, as well as your great ideas for making our pictures beautiful. Please thank Ron also for being an important part of our memorable day. His ceremony was perfect for us. Thank you again for all your help and for making our Maui wedding so memorable and enjoyable.”
Vicki and David Hatfield, California
“I can’t tell you how thrilled we are with the photos. We have decided to keep the whole album, as none of them were bad! We’ve received so many compliments about your work. “WHO was your photographer?” is usually the question. Thank you for all your planning. Every single detail was perfect, yet the event was relaxed and comfortable.”
Kelly and Thomas Koch, Georgia
“We received the pictures and are so impressed by the quality of your work. You were able to capture our feelings and the beauty of Maui in a very unique way. Were those pictures re-touched? We look way better than I remembered. There are no words to truly express our gratitude for capturing those moments for us. Thank you so much.”
Socorro and Tony Mendez, California
“I want you to know how much we loved working with you. After the ceremony, both Ben and I felt like you and Ron were friends of ours. Ron’s ceremony was so perfect for us it was as if he knew our hearts. We felt like Ron was in synch with our dreams about our wedding, as if we had known him for years and he understood us. The location was exactly as I had imagined it and the flowers were beautiful. And your photos are exquisite! They are romantic and make us look beautiful. You even got me, the bride, to smile! You made something so extremely important to us extremely beautiful and spiritual. We felt very blessed for having you and Ron to marry us. I have been to two weddings in the last two weeks and neither reached the level of soulfulness and heartfeltness that ours did. We recommend Maui Weddings From The Heart to anyone wishing a heartfelt, romantic and caring wedding ceremony.”
Lynne Gilliland and Ben Garber, Maryland
“I want to thank you for the wonderful job you did coordinating and photographing our Hawaii wedding. Everything was perfect! Better than either of us had imagined or planned. Another couple said they didn’t know what they wanted, so I highly recommended you and gave them your card and encouraged them to look at your web site and call you. Your gentle demeanor and confident manner put both of us at ease. The minister was excellent, and I am awestruck with how beautiful the photos are. Also, the songs the guitarist chose were absolutely perfect and Keith did a great job with the video. The caterers were phenomenal! Yorman did a great job and the food was to die for!! Thanks again for making our special day perfect, or as you say in Maui, mahalo.”
Penny and Glen Renaud, Ontario, Canada
“Thank you so much for everything. Everything was better than we expected, it was perfect. The pictures are beautiful in every way possible. You captured our every feeling in all your pictures. Again, thank you so much.”
Lisa and John Bradford, North Carolina
“We’re still in honeymoon heaven — celebrating the day that was too perfect for words! I’m sure you get this all the time, but after you did such a wonderful job planning out all our wedding stuff I feel like you are a longtime dear friend! We have decided which photos we would like to keep, you did a fantastic job by the way! I can’t wait to get the negatives and get our favorites enlarged. I have a friend who is a professional photographer and he also complimented you on your work! Take care.
Julie and Fritz Snider, Washington
“Our Hawaii wedding was everything we wanted it to be and more. You truly know your business and your customer service is outstanding! It was a pleasure to meet you and we appreciate everything you did for us.”
Jack and Judy Ragsdill, Texas
“We just received the photos! They are awesome! The wedding video was waiting for us when we got home. We are so happy with it. I originally didn’t think that it was necessary, but there were so many things that I didn’t remember or even realize that happened! We are very happy with the ceremony, flowers and pictures! Thanks so much!”
Dawn & Todd Jenkins, Michigan
“It was so wonderful to finally meet you! We want to thank you for all your hard work and patience in helping us with our wedding. The pictures are awesome and were a big hit at our wedding reception. You are so easy to get along with. You’re a wonderful person and we cherish our friendship with you! Thank you for everything!”
Jasmina and Rick Dameron, Maryland
“We received the photos and they are really wonderful! After seeing the ones our families took, I was worried about how the pictures would come out. But they are really beautiful. We really appreciate how well everything went. Everyone you arranged to be there was wonderful. The minister and videographer were great, and the guitarist was so talented and without knowing it, he sang one of my favorite songs. It was nice not to worry about making the arrangements. Halama Hale was beautiful and the catering was excellent. Thanks again, Shasta.”
Judy and Terry Porter, Texas
“Thank you so much for the incredible photos! They are just beautiful! Craig and I feel so fortunate to have shared this beautiful occasion with such special people. Your assistance in making this special day be all that it could possibly have been, was greatly cherished. Our families loved the photos also! Thanks to you, they felt as if they were there while viewing them.”
Janis and Craig Speck, California
“Thank you again for making our special day even more precious. Thanks for all you both did to make us feel so very comfortable. I’ve got to say that it was the best part of our vacation.”
Victor and Linda Granger, Massachusetts
“Brooke and I want to thank you for all you did for our wedding. It couldn’t have been more perfect. We were a little concerned about not meeting you before the wedding, but I would recommend doing a Maui wedding by you to anyone. We had such a great time and we couldn’t stop talking about the amazing ceremony and how easy it was to do. Also, the pictures came out great. All of our friends and family can’t believe how beautifully they came out. Thanks again.”
Craig and Brooke Harrell, Indiana
“We really appreciate all the time and effort you and everyone involved in our most special day put forth to make the 18th of September a most memorable day. You all were fantastic!!! Ron’s ceremony couldn’t have been more beautiful and the harp music was perfect. Neil’s video was so well done and it has proven to be something special we have been able to share with all those dear to us. We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our Hawaii wedding day PERFECT. A special thanks also to you, Shasta, for bearing with us…your willingness to answer all our questions and accommodate us were very much appreciated. Thank you again for EVERYTHING!!!!!”
Brett and Angela Herman, Pennsylvania
“We want to thank you for helping make our Hawaii wedding so beautiful and special. My bouquet, our leis and our pictures were incredible. Mike and I were so touched by the ceremony performed by Ron. Thanks again for making our special day everything we dreamed of.”
Mike and Melanie Starr, Texas
“We just want to thank you again for making our wedding so incredibly special! Everything turned out perfect. We are absolutely thrilled with the photographs. You captured the essence of our special day, and you made us look good in the process! We cannot express enough thanks for making our wedding day better and more special than we’d ever dreamed. Most people I know remember all the things that went wrong with their wedding plans, and they are surprised and envious when we tell them how perfect everything was for our wedding. Thanks so much again for putting it all together and making such an incredible memory for us.”
Jeremy Yabrow and Rachel Gingold, California
“There are no words Andre and I can find to express the gratitude and appreciation of the most heart-warming, private and emotional wedding ceremony anyone can have. It was a lasting lifetime memory that we will hold forever, thanks to you and Ron. And the photographs are more beautiful than I can say. Everything was just perfect.”
Carol and Andre McQueen, New Jersey
“Our pictures are absolutely wonderful! You did an outstanding job. I love every one of them.”
Jennifer and Chris Hegeman, Louisiana
“I want to take this opportunity to send our heartfelt thanks to both of you for making our wedding in Hawaii a very special one, and one that we will always remember. You both went far beyond and your thoughtfulness was greatly appreciated.”
Chris and Kristi Beckish, Mississippi
“The photos turned out fabulous. Mike and I are extremely happy with everything and will recommend you to anyone we know who is getting married in the future. Thanks again for everything. You made our day very special and we are so thankful.”
Mike and Marilyn Sullivan, California
“THANK YOU for helping us plan ‘the best wedding’ ever. Ron’s ceremony was so amazing; we felt like he knew us without ever having met us before – it was so meaningful and real! I have already recommended you to a friend getting married in Maui. Thank you again for everything you did for us. We are so happy and have the most fond memories of you and Ron and our wedding in Maui.”
Tamara and Terry Prokop, Illinois
“The photos turned out more beautiful than I expected! Joe and I are very pleased and delighted with the way our wedding turned out. Your were right about the location, it made all the difference. You and Ron made it a very special day for us and you both did an exceptional job! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts! It will live on in our memories forever!”
LeeAnn and Joe Frontado, California
“Scott and I want to thank you so much for making our Hawaii wedding so wonderful. We absolutely loved our pictures and video. Our families felt like they were there with us by seeing them. Our special thanks to Ron for our wonderful ceremony. Your words and poetry made our wedding that much more special. Take care, and maybe you will see us in a few years for a wedding vow renewal. Thanks again for everything.”
Amy and Scott Nohel, Sanford, Michigan
“I love the pictures – you did a wonderful job and everyone who has seen them has been amazed at how well you captured the beauty of the day. Thank you so much for doing such a great job coordinating everything. My co-workers remarked that Scott and I look so relaxed and happy in the pictures – in contrast with their ‘stiff church-type wedding pictures’ (which they don’t even want to look at)!”
Johnie and Scott Monroe, Tennessee
“We got the photos. They are just wonderful! There are so many good ones, I can’t decide which are the best! Thanks so much for all you did to make our day so wonderful! It was a very important day in our lives, and you made it even more special. Everything went exactly as we had planned, and met every expectation! Both of us were able to enjoy the whole event without worrying about the details. We feel we have made new friends and will give you a call next time we visit Maui.”
Jill Sarluis and Alexis Harke, Alberta, Canada
“Thanks for a beautiful ceremony and fantastic pictures. You made our wedding day a very special one. The pictures were unbelievably good and the ceremony still brings a tear to my eye. You two are very special and we are fortunate we had you to help celebrate a milestone in our lives. We will cherish this day always. Thank you for your efforts, professionalism, and ability to create such a memorable event.”
Roger and Rosanna Smith, Missouri; 10th Anniversary Vow Renewal
“Greetings from the mother of the groom! I was unable to be at the ceremony, but from your WONDERFUL photographs, I almost felt I had been there. Jeff and Deidre were so appreciative of you and the minister. Thank you so much.”
Diane Strong, California
“You, Ron, and Skyla made wonderful memories for us. I will cherish that time with you all forever. My darling and I were so touched with the beautiful spirituality of the renewal. And you worked such magic with that camera! Thanks again for the special, spiritual experience.”
Elizabeth and Charlie Ayers, California; 10th Anniversary Vow Renewal
“Our Hawaii wedding was everything I imagined or could have hoped for and much more. The ceremony was most beautiful and I will be forever grateful to you. We received the photos and are ecstatic at how great they turned out! You are a true artist and a great wedding coordinator!! You are so lucky to have found your true calling. We are so lucky to have found you to work your talents on our behalf. Thank you again for making our wedding day one which we will never forget. With love and gratitude.”
Kathleen & Matthew McReynolds, Virginia
“I wanted to drop you a quick note to tell you how special we felt on our wedding day, thanks to you and your “crew”! We truly felt like celebrities and enjoyed every minute of the experience. We cannot thank you enough for making this dream of ours come true. By the way, your pictures made us cry all over again! They are wonderful and we look forward to creating our wedding album. Eddie did a beautiful job with the video and we are having a great time sharing your pictures and the video with our friends and family who could not be there on our special day. They are also very grateful to you for capturing the moment so well. Thank you again.”
Jennifer & Vincent DeMaio, Connecticut
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