Married: April 25, 2013
From: Ontario, Canada
Location: Secret Beach / Makena Cove
Thank you for an amazing wedding. I could not have done it without you. You are an amazing person. Thank you for helping throughout the process and always getting right back to me. You made my day stress free. I wish you the best of the luck in the future and I will definitely be passing your name around.
Ashleigh and Nick
I have zero complaints about my wedding in Hawaii!!! I was married April 25, 2013 on Secret cove beach in Maui, Hawaii. A year before my wedding we decided we wanted to get married in Hawaii. I spent a lot of time on the internet researching wedding planners as we were in Canada and were worried about the distance and the planning. After narrowing it down to four different companies. Leah at Island wedding Memories was the only one to get back to me right away with email questions and phone calls. She answered all of my questions. There was a time difference but I never had to wait more then a day to hear back from her at most.
She made me feel very comfortable. She gave me ideas and was open to my ideas. I did make additions to my wedding package closer to the wedding with no problem. Leah was very friendly and comfortable to talk to. We met with her a couple days before the wedding at the site and she was very helpful.
We decided to have a circle of flowers to stand in for the ceremony that matched my bouquet. (voodoo roses, sonia thai and green dendrobium orchids and ivory) Kimo was our minister. He was great. Made us feel comfortable and made us laugh. My hair and makeup were done at 5am lol…. I decided on a morning wedding so I would beat the crowds to the beach for the ceremony and was able to go to a luau for the reception!! The girls were great even though I made them get up so early. They did an awesome job and would recommend them.
We decided to go with Olanani Videography to film our wedding. She was awesome. She came to our condo before hand to film both my husband and I. She filmed the wedding and then she filmed after the wedding while we had our photos taken. She also stayed after the photos to get couple more shots of us. We provided her three songs for our video and it turned out amazing… very happy I decided to do this. We showed the video at our reception when we returned and everyone loved it..
Our cake was amazing. Our cake was dark chocolate with vanilla and Lilikoi filling with chocolate buttercream frosting. Leah boxed up the left overs to bring back to condo for us. I do not remember the name of our singer but everyone was giving him compliments. He had a great voice. Great idea to have him.
Leah was waiting for us at the beach the morning of the wedding. She got there early to save us the best spot on the beach. We had a party of 18 in total and the beach was perfect. We couldn't have asked for better weather.
I am so happy with my decision to go with Leah. She is a wonderful person and one day I plan to return to renew my my vows with her help. Even being so far away I had great trust in her to pull it off and she did. After the wedding we returned to our condo for lunch and then enjoyed an awesome luau at the Marriott. I would highly recommend it for your reception or just a night out. The show was awesome. You look out to the ocean with a beautiful sunset and we enjoyed great food. We reserved a head of time and got front row seats for us and our guests.
Thank you Leah for a great wedding.