aly & dustin white orchid weddingLocation:  White Orchid Beach House

Date: September 26, 2015

Dear Patty,

There are simply no words to describe how perfect the day was and how gorgeous Aly looked! I know you have seen some preview photos, so you’ll know what I mean:) We can’t wait to see to see the rest of the photos; Gordon is truly an artist, so creative and such a relaxing demeanor about him… The videographer Rob was great too and we look forward to seeing his work as well…

Patty, we cannot thank you enough for all your help in making this day so amazing. It was no small part that you played as you indicated, we could never have done this without you!! Your guidance in choosing the right people for the different roles was so appreciated. Even though Laki was unable to attend (hope he’s better now), his replacement was absolutely amazing and delightful!

Linda was just wonderful and I was so happy to have her there to make sure things moved along as they should and also for her kind support, she is such a lovely person! Would you please pass this along to her as I don’t appear to have her e-mail address.

Aly and Dustin are on their honeymoon now on the big island, no doubt enjoying some down time without crowds of people around:)

Thanks again so much, Patty and will send some photos when we get them in a couple of weeks.

Cheers and Mahalo!
Linda (Mom)

erika & patrick white orchid weddingLocation:  Sugarman’s

Aloha Jackie!

I hope this note finds you well. It has been over a year since we got married in Maui and our guests are still raving about our wedding –thanks to you!

I want to thank you again for making and helping our imagination and dream come to life. You are a gem!

Take care,
Erika and Patrick Navaleza


shannon & greg white orchid weddingLocation:  Merrimans, Kapalua

Date: August 1, 2015

Hi Barb!

It’s been a few weeks since the wedding and Greg and I are just beginning to settle in back home as husband and wife. Our wedding day was absolutely beautiful and we wouldn’t have been able to pull it off without your help and the help of Jackie on the day of. From the bottom of our hearts we would like to thank you for making our big day so special and memorable. Teresa’s flowers were gorgeous and the photos from Scott flawless! The food was delicious and the signs from Miss B added a nice touch to the decor. The staff at Merriman’s were beyond accommodating with all of our guests and so much fun to chat with while having cocktails on the deck : ) All in all the wedding was a huge success!!! Words can’t express our gratitude towards you and the team at White Orchid Weddings. Mahalo!

The Brodericks ; )


sanna & brian white orchid weddingLocation:  White Orchid Beach House

Date: September 5, 2015

Hi Jackie,

It was a picture perfect wedding! Brian and I just wanted to thank you for a beautiful and amazing wedding. Even my friends and family were highly impressed with you and your work. We will definitely be leaving you a glowing review.  Oh and I forgot to tell you thank you for the lovely gift basket!! If I had to do this wedding again…I honestly wouldn’t change a thing!

We are now off to Oahu to destress and have a mini moon with a few friends!!!!!!

Wishing you all the best Jackie


Sanna & Brian


katia & turk maui weddingLocation:  Olowalu

Date: August 7, 2015

Our dear wonderful Bernie! I cannot express enough gratitude to you and your team for organizing such a great wedding for us. It was truly a perfect day. I will definitely leave stellar reviews on some of the websites.
Love you!

Katia Turk & Juan Delgado


shani & ryan white orchid weddingLocation:  Kukio Beach, Big Island

Date: July 20, 2015


Everything and everybody was over the top!!! Very professional and warm and made the whole experience magical. Flowers were beautiful and Auntie Tutu was fabulous.  The officiant was also amazing. From including kids in the ring blessing, to history of family in Hawaii etc

We truly had a magical experience!!

Thank you!!!
Shani and Ryan


johnny & scott same sex weddingLocation:  Sugarman Estate

Date: April 18, 2015

Steven was great.  He did an amazing job giving us the perfect wedding.  The Sugarman Estate was the perfect location for our ceremony.  The food, entertainment, bar service, flowers, DJ, guitarist, officiate, servers and photographer made the night unreal and an amazing memory.  We could not have had the dream wedding without Steven and White Orchid Weddings.  A huge Mahalo and large recommendations to his team!

Johnny & Scott


jerri & jack kapalua bayLocation:  Kapalua Bay

Date: June 26, 2015


Linda and her staff were wonderful. I would highly recommend your services. Thanks for making our day great.

Jerri & Jack Stumpf


chrissy & patrik white orchid weddingLocation:  White Orchid Beach House

Date: June 29, 2015

Hi Jackie !!
Thank you so much for everything last week. Everything was perfect thanks to you.

Chrissy & Patrik


elizabeth & jeremy luau weddingLocation:  Old Lahaina Luau

Date: June 4, 2015

Aloha, Patty!

Thank you so much for helping Jeremy and me plan our wedding day! Everything was beautiful – the Old Lahaina Luau setting and the water station centerpiece. Rev. Kimo Kirkman was funny, patient, and articulate as he guided us through our vows. Linda was fantastic as walking us through what would happen and checking in on me periodically (she graciously took my mouth retainer right before I walked down the aisle b/c I forgot to take it out beforehand). And Mariah was wonderful corralling guests together for photos – her photos are amazing! Old Lahaina Luau was very attentive to our guests and the luau was a marvelous treat! We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect experience! Thank you so much!!!

Elizabeth & Jeremy

kim mayer maui wedddingLocation:  Kapalua Bay

Date: June 4, 2015

Hi Jackie!

I just wanted to say thanks again for your help with our vow renewal. It was just has we wanted with the traditional Hawaiian spin on it and both the photographer and officiant were awesome! We are excited to see the pictures!

Kim Mayer

amy & philip white orchid weddingLocation:  Kapalua Bay

Date: June 13, 2015

Thanks Patty!

The day was so perfect!
We had the most amazing sunset.
We loved Linda. She was too sweet! Marci did an awesome job on my hair and make up.  Also, Sasha took lots of pictures and was great!

Thanks for everything! We were really impressed with WOW! You made our day so special. :)

Amy & Philip

yumi & josh white orchid weddingLocation:  White Orchid Beach House

Date: June 5, 2015

Hi Patty,
Just wanted to touch base with you and let you know how pleased we were with Josh and Yumi’s wedding. The site was breath taking! Everything went as planned and exceeded my expectations. Linda was amazing! She kept me from falling apart and eased my wedding day jitters. I was so nervous and she made me so at ease. I cannot begin to thank all of you. Photographer was fantastic and the minister was perfect. The site no words could begin to describe the beauty of this special place.

We will have many treasured memories from this special day. I don’t think words could even begin to cover how much my whole family appreciates all your hard work and planning to make this a day we will never forget.

If you ever need a reference or a referral of any kind to other clients and customers please let me know I would be more than happy to give you an excellent recommendation. Without you this would of never been possible.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Cyndy Ellermeier (Mother of the Groom)

minh & arlen maui weddingLocation:  White Orchid Beach House

Date: June 17, 2015

Dear Bernie,

We are amazed about how everything turned out. The location was breath-taking and the decor was beautiful. The colors were simply stunning and the flowers were fresh and amazing. There is simply no way we could have done any of this without your guidance and expertise. There are not enough words to explain the overall experience of our wedding day. Thank you for all you have done for us. None of this would have been possible or imaginable without your help.

Thanks for everything from the bottom of our hearts!!!

With Lots of Love,
Minh & Arlen Thong

Jasmine & Jess Olowalu WeddingLocation:  Olowalu

Date: May 18, 2015

On May 18th, our dream wedding came true! It came to life with the fantastic help, guidance and special touch from Patty Flax and her amazing team from WOW. We thought it would be difficult to plan a wedding from Toronto, Canada, but Patty was able to make it as organized and stress free as possible. Not only was Patty an experienced and professional planner to work with, she was personable, patient and honest throughout the whole process. She gave great recommendations that best suited our needs, budget, style, etc. Her assistance was so helpful in ironing out logistics for the day, incorporating specific wedding traditions that we wanted to include in the ceremony and cutting costs where needed. When the wedding day arrived, she was there to offer her kind smile, to remind us to breathe and to take in the moment. She was truly there to allow us to enjoy our wedding day and to leave the planning to her. We had no hesitation that she would deliver the perfect wedding. Not to mention, it was her birthday on our wedding day! We can’t thank her enough for being there to make sure every detail was not overlooked. We look back at our day and can’t help but smile. We have no regrets. Our wedding day was simply perfect! It was elegant, intimate and beautiful…everything that we had hoped and dreamed of. Our guests were impressed and have commented on how everything flowed seamlessly. We loved every aspect of our wedding from beginning to end. Mahalo Patty! We can’t express how thankful we are. Amazing work!

Jasmine and Jeff

stephanie & erik white orchid weddingLocation:  Merriman’s

Date: June 1, 2015,


Thank you very much for all your help and professionalism. My family and I were very impressed. The day was magical. We also loved the pod for drinks before dinner. It was more than I imagined.

Thanks again. Love the photos!


jennifer & josh white orchid weddingLocation:  Sugar Beach

Date: May 15, 2015,

Hi Jacqueline!

I just wanted to send you a final thank you for absolutely everything you did to make it a perfect wedding! I know we couldn’t have done it without you and for that I’m forever grateful! Thanks again SO much! I’ll miss our calls and chatting with you, but I wish you the best in all of you future endeavors!

Thank you!!!

Mrs. Anderson

shawna & wyeth white orchid wedding.Location:  White Orchid Beach House

Date: May 2, 2015,

Hello Patty,

Thank you so much for all of your help with our wedding day! The beach house was so beautiful and we could not have asked for a more beautiful day. We just got back from our Bali, late last night, and are so excited to see all the wedding pictures sweet Mariah took of us. Kendall was so sweet and we knew we were in excellent hands when her in charge. We did not plan on arriving so late (groom got lost and I was late as well). We were both frazzled when we arrived yet Kendall took charge and made of wedding seamless. All the details came together beautifully but most of all it was your team of vendors/staff that made our day sacred. So thank you very much.

Shawna & Wyeth Jorgensen

ashley & matt maui weddingLocation:  White Orchid Beach House

Date: May 15, 2015

Hi Patty,

Our expectations were exceeded. The wedding was awesome!
Ashley and I are both struggling to get off island time but we had a blast in Kauai.  Thank you for delivering on our wedding day and making it so easy for Ashley’s dream to be realized.

Best Regards,

Ashley & Matt Mergenthaler

robyn & aj olowalu beach house weddingLocation:  Olowalu Plantation Estate

Date: May 6, 2015

Hello Patty,

Thank you so much for organizing our dream Maui wedding. It was amazing… Everything came together perfectly.   The plantation house was a great venue and the weather was great the day of. Have you seen some pictures yet? We got a lot of awesome shots by the ocean. Everyone was talking about how amazing our wedding was during and after.  Thank you again and please extend our gratitude to our vendors.

Robyn & AJ Tocco

stephanie & bryan lanai weddingLocation:  Hulopo’e Bay Lana’i

Date: April 26, 2015


Wanted to drop a huge thank you to all of you for making our wedding so special and beautiful! I cannot tell you all of the sweet and amazing words we have received about our pictures and wedding video. It all came out so much better than I could have ever imagined!

Stephanie & Bryant

theresa & greg white orchid weddingLocation:  Olowalu Plantation Estate

Date: April 10, 2015

Hi Jacqueline

We just wanted to say thank you one more time for making our wedding day everything we had imagined and more.  It was such a special time and one that not only will we remember, but so will our families and friends. We could not have done it with out you!

All the best,
Theresa and Greg

renee & scott white orchid weddingLocation:  Kapalua Bay

Date: April 14, 2015

Oh thank you so much Patty!

Linda,Sasha,Craig and the minister were great. The day and night were perfect. I can’t wait to see the shots. Can’t say thank you enough we had a blast.


Renee & Scott Wells

jennifer & ryan maui weddingLocation:  White Orchid Beach House

Date: April 4, 2015

Hey Bernie!!

We made it back home :) Thank you so much for all of your help in organizing our wedding!!! Obviously, we could not have done it without you. Everything turned out beautiful! Even more than I had imagined. Planning with you and WOW was so easy, I can’t believe that the wedding came out so nice. And I think all of the guests enjoyed it as well! :) :) Yay!

Thank you again for everything!

Jenny & Ryan

kim & artie white orchid weddingLocation: Old Lahaina Luau

Date: February 7, 2015

Dear Bernie,

Thank you for the beautiful gift basket and for making our wedding day so special. We greatly appreciate your time and hard work planning our wedding. It turned out better than we could have imagined.

With love,
Kim & Artie

Regan & Ryan white orchid weddingLocation: Manini Beach, Big Island

Date: January 25, 2015

Hi Patty

Our wedding was perfect. Aunty Tutu and Lopaka took wonderful care of us, our officiant Tom Fernandez was superb, and Charla took some stunning photos. Ryan and I were both impressed at how smoothly everything went, and how professional everyone was. Thank you so much for making everything come together. There is not one single detail that we would go back and change. I would gladly recommend you and White Orchid Weddings to any bride.

Once again, thank you.

Regan Siminiuk :)

melanie & kevin maui weddingLocation: Olowalu Plantation Estate

Date: February 3, 2015

Aloha Patty

We thank you so much for all your work and effort! The rainy weather did not make it easy, but you have done an awesome job! MAHALO NUI LOA We are very happy to choosing White Orchid Wedding to plan our wedding! It was a pleasure to meet you and all of your friendly staff members. You are so lovely warm and competent woman! It was an unforgettable day for Kevin and me. We will never forget this time! And we hope to see you another time in Hawaii or in Europe!  Again thank you so much for all! You are amazing!!!

All the best

Melanie and Kevin

roy & sharon white orchid weddingLocation: Napili

Date: January 22, 2015

Hi Bernie,

We just got our pictures and they are wonderful! We are very pleased!! Thank you for all your help! It was a special ceremony at an amazing place! Thank you!!

Melissa Ambrister, daughter
Roy & Sharon Harney – 50th wedding anniversary/vow renewal

elly & mike white orchid weddingLocation: The Hui

Date: December 20, 2014


We are both home now and couldn’t have asked for a more perfect wedding. The weather, ceremony, and evening were absolutely great and our guests all had a wonderful time! Thanks so much for your help and support in making this a great day for us as well as for our friends and family. I will share some photos with you from the ceremony when they are ready :)

Thanks again and Happy New Year!
Elly & Mike

christian & naoko white orchid weddingLocation: White Orchid Beach House

Date: November 28, 2014

Hi Patty,

“Perfect. Literally perfect. Stress-free, totally reliable, very friendly service. Everything we weren’t sure about was, in the end, much better than we had ever hoped for. The Makena beach house is beautiful, private and quietly elegant. We can’t recommend the whole service enough. Thank you!”

Christian and Naoko Arrowsmith

rhea & trey white orchid weddingLocation: White Orchid Beach House

Date: May 14, 2014


Thank you to the team of White Orchid Wedding.My wedding day at the White Orchid Beach House couldn’t have been more perfect on May 14, 2014!! Rain Sprinkles were occurring as the wedding party was walking down the aisle and as I started to walk down with my parents, the rain stopped. When my then fiancé and I started to say our vows, the clouds parted and a rainbow appeared. It was so amazing. My onsite coordinator Bernie Freitas and her team were beyond Fabulous!!! They made sure that we had everything we needed and made sure everything went smooth. Working with my wedding coordinator, Barbara Gerraty was so knowledgeable. Destination Weddings are so hard especially if you are not familiar with the area. She was able to provide me with all the information necessary to make the best decision for vendors that I wanted for my wedding. The musicians, bartenders, caterer, videographer, florist, photographer, and minister were the best I have ever worked with. My favorite and most memorable were the Fire Dancers. As an owner of an Event Planning Company and a Wedding Chapel, I understand the high demands that they deal with from brides. I have worked with many planners and I must say that the professionalism that Bernie and Barbara bring to the table is by far the best that I have ever worked with. They helped me create the most memorable wedding ever without any complications. I would recommend them to anyone wanting a destination Wedding Hawaii.”


Trey & Rhea Griffin

fred & irvine white orchid weddingLocation: White Orchid Beach House

Date: December 13, 2014


As we sit at OGG we are reliving in our minds the wonderful 10 days we had here in Maui especially our wedding celebration. Without your assistance non of it would have been possible. Mahalo Nui Loa for all you did for us though I am sure our event was not as elaborate as others you may have organized I am sure each one is special and you made it feel to us that way. We feel over the past year we made a good friend with you and hope it continues over the years. When we return to Maui we hope that we can see you again and reunite. Please have a wonderful Christmas and a safe and prosperous New year!
Mele Kaliki maka
Hau oli maka hiki hou

Fred and Irvine

heather & jared white orchid weddingLocation: White Orchid Beach House

Date: September 29, 2014


Jared and I wanted to thank you for creating our dream wedding! You made the wedding planning process a lot easier to bear! I am so thankful everything went so smoothly on the day of. Everyone had a fantastic time, it was just perfect. Thanks for all your help!

Heather & Jared Malone

crystal & hondo white orchid weddingLocation: Lahaina Shores & Feast at Lele

Date: November 29, 2014

Hi Bernie,

We’ve made it as a married couple for a week – so that’s a good sign! :)  Thanks so much for everything that you did. The wedding was beautiful and we had a wonderful time at Feast at Lele – I couldn’t have asked for anything better!  Thanks again so much for everything!


Crystal & Hondo

kelsey & ikaika maui weddingLocation: Hale Koolani

Date: November 15, 2014

Hi Bernie!

Thanks so much for everything … It was a pleasure to work with you and I appreciate you sending pics from your phone too! The more the better :)

Kelsey & Ikaika

shiz and peter maui weddingLocation: Olowalu Plantation House

Date: August 30, 2014

Dear Bernie,

Many thanks for all of your organizational and creative talents to give us the wedding of our dreams! As I reflect back to that day, all I remember is sheer happiness — the kind you felt as a 5-year old, running around barefoot in soft grass. I miss our phone calls … and I hope we make it out to Maui again soon. Please let us know when you make it out to Dallas!

Shiz & Peter

lava lava beach club white orchid wedding

Location: Lava Lava Beach Club, Kona

Date: October 15, 2014

Hi Barb,

Yes the event was wonderful! We were kind of laughing before hand because after 19 years of  living together it seemed a little strange to have a wedding. But we really liked the intimacy and beauty of the location.

Jackie was great, the food was absolutely wonderful. Jackie brought the chef over so i could tell him how pleased we were. As you can see by the bar bill, we were pretty warmed up by then! Our guests are still talking about the food and the location, most of them are real foodies so it was great to have them so pleased. I was stressing since it was all done from a distance and I had never tasted his food. Lobster bisque was outstanding, I am glad we had to leave it on the menu.

The catering company did an outstanding job, the table was beautiful and the service was fantastic. We can’t wait to see the photos from Toby. He was also great to work with.

Auntie Tu Tu was great and everyone loved her service and the music was fantastic as well. It was definitely an event to remember!

We both appreciate all your help in making this event happen and being so beautiful!

Again, thanks for a beautiful evening!


blue hawaiian helicopter kauaiLocation: Blue Hawaiian Helicopter Kauai

Date: October 28, 2014

Aloha Bernie,

We are all so pleased at how the event turned out!  You did an awesome job coordinating everything and we really appreciate it.  Because of you I was able to relax and enjoy the event as well and had a blast.  Your recommendation of Contemporary Flavors Catering was spot on and they really came through with great food and service—the Blue Hawaii drinks were definitely a hit.  The musicians were also awesome and such great entertainers.

Once again WOW came through for Blue Hawaiian, never any doubt.  Thank you so very much! It was so nice meeting you—look forward to seeing you around town.


kirstie & gabe white orchid weddingLocation: White Orchid Beach House

Date: October 4, 2014

Hi Bernie!

Hope you are doing well! Things have finally calmed down after the California reception for Kirstie and Gabe. I wanted to send you a heartfelt thank you for the amazing wedding day you put together for my daughter. It was truly a dream come true.  It exceeded our expectations! The flowers were spectacular! The bar was perfect! Officiant, musician, DJ, food etc were just wonderful! We received Scott’s pictures and they too are remarkable! When I dreamed of what Kirstie’s wedding was going to look like you must have been watching because you produced that special day so perfectly!  Again, thank you so much!!!!

Kelly (Mother of the Bride)

Kirstie & Gabe (Bride & Groom)

josh and samara maui weddingLocation: Sugarman’s Estate

Date: September 14, 2014

Aloha Bernie,

Wow, we can’t even thank you enough! Everything was absolutely perfect. You and your staff were so helpful and set everything up just as we wanted. So many people, especially my mom commented on your wonderful service! I will highly recommend you to everyone I know! And I couldn’t even believe that surf and sunset…WOW!

Take care!

Thank you so much!

Samara and Josh

felicia & robert white orchid weddingLocation: White Orchid Beach House

Date: September 22, 2014

Hi Bernie.

Felicia and I couldn’t be happier with the turnout! Everything was truly perfect and we thank you and the rest of your team for puling off our special day. It was honor having you there and we appreciate all the little details that showed in our wedding. We’re back in the bay and this 65 degree weather is sooooo awesome haha! Take care Bernie :)

Felicia & Robert Ramirez

michelle & scott white orchid weddingLocation: Sugarmans

Date: October 18, 2014

Hello Jackie!

Thank you so much for creating such a special day for us! The wedding was absolutely beautiful. I am so happy that everything turned out ok! It couldn’t have happened without your support and thank you so much for putting our minds at ease when it came to the rain.

Michelle & Scott

jodie and russ white orchid wedding

Location: South Maluaka

Date: October 12, 2014


Tank you so much for making our wedding perfect!  Everything was wonderful and it was truly a fabulous celebration!  You made planning our day a breeze!  Also, you are a lot of fun to talk too! :) Hope to see you when we come to Maui again!


Jodie & Russ

maui weddingLocation: White Orchid Beach House

Date: Ocober 25, 2014

Hi Barb!

Just wanted to send a quick thank you to you and the WOW team!!! Last night was a perfect evening! I also wanted to let you know what an incredible job Bars R Us did!! Todd and Cindy were fantastic and would 100% recommend for future engagements. DJ Del Sol, Cafe o Lei, Adam, and Ernest were wonderful as well and Scott pulled it all together. All the guests were complimentary of the entire vendor crew!


leticia & isaiah white orchid wedding

Location: White Orchid Beach House

Date: August 22, 2014

My wedding day was a dream that came to life and I give big thanks to our wedding planner, Kendall, the vendors on the wedding day, and the staff provided by WOW. Kendall is such a sweetheart and together we came up with awesome ideas for the big day. I wanted a photo booth but instead we called ours a selfie booth. It was a big cut out Polaroid looking pic with my wedding day and my name and husbands name under. She was very understanding and up to do anything I asked. I have a cousin who has allergies and we had the caters make a special dinner plate for her and I had also had a stunning custom ombré pink to white wedding isle. We had a whole bamboo Hawaiian theme with arts and crafts, spear throwing, and hula dancers. With WOW the possiblities are endless. My wedding day couldn’t have been a more perfect day. I have killer photos of gorgeous Hawaii skies. Thank you guys so much for making my wedding day one of the best memories ever and a day that no one can forget!

Leticia & Isaiah Jamison


sage & joe maui weddingLocation: White Orchid Beach House

Date: October 17, 2014

Hi Jackie

Thanks again for everything last week. Our wedding was amazing. It’s still sinking in.




lana & lance maui weddingLocation: White Orchid Beach House

Date: June 23, 2014


We wanted to extend our sincerest THANKS to you and your team for making our wedding day smooth and successful!!  We enjoyed our day immensely and felt very taken care of the whole time.  Thanks also for your patience, knowledge and calm demeanor during the planning process, it was very reassuring to us both and kept our worries to a minimum!

Thank You,
Lana & Lance Bailey


joy & matt white orchid wedding

Location: South Maluaka

Date: October 4, 2014

Heeeeey Patty,

Everything was GREAT!!! Linda and Michael were wonderful but not as great as you. I have enjoyed working with you. Thanks so much for everything. I hope you have a beautiful day. It is gorgeous outside.

Much thanks,


samara & josh white orchid weddingLocation: Sugarman Estate

Date: September 14, 2014

Aloha Bernie,

Wow, we can’t even thank you enough! Everything was absolutely perfect. You and your staff were so helpful and set everything up just as we wanted. So many people, especially my mom commented on your wonderful service! I will highly recommend you to everyone I know! And I couldn’t even believe that surf and sunset…WOW!

Take care!

Thank you so much!

Samara and Josh


amy & brennan whtite orchid weddingLocation: Kaimana Estate

Date: September 20, 2014


Thank you so much for all of your help pulling off a perfect, no mishap wedding (beyond the staggering heat and humidity. Don’t you have a direct line to mother nature?!).

Thanks again for everything!!



krystal & nick white orchid weddingLocation: White Orchid Beach House & Haiku Mill

Date: August 18, 2014

Aloha Jackie!

Thank you for making our day everything we dreamed it would be! Take care :)

Krystal & Nick



katrina & kevin white orchid weddingLocation: Hapuna Beach, Big Island

Date: September 22, 2014


Sorry for the delay in reply, just now getting adjusted back to Colorado time.  Everything went perfectly, and actually turned out to be one of the cooler days with some wind which helped cool things down in our suit and dress.  Having Aunty Tu Tu as our officiant couldn’t have been a better choice, she called Katy a few days before to get some info about us and invited us to the Luau where she was the MC for the evening. While the Luau was in progress she took the time to have us stand up and be congratulated in front of about 150 people not only once but twice, making us feel very special the whole time. You are correct she is quite a gem, and made us feel like family.  The photographer Charla was also great and took some really amazing shots, were quite excited for them to be ready.  All in all was a perfect day and all we could hope for, our only regret is not being able to stay longer.  Thanks for all your help along the way.

Best regards,

Mr. and Mrs. Mostacciuolo

ryan & tyler gay weddingLocation: South Maluaka

Date: September 9, 2014


Thank you so much for your help last week and for taking the time to send these pictures!  Everything from the venue to the vendors to the dinner at Spago was absolutely perfect.  It couldn’t have been better.

Thanks again!

Ryan & Tyler

Alicia & Bertrand white orchid weddingLocation: Kahala Beach

Date: June 28, 2014

Hi Patty!

Our wedding was amazing and more than we even imagined! Thank you for everything. You have an amazing business. We so appreciated all you did. Susan was amazing also!

Thank you, thank you!


Location: Olowalu Plantation Housegeorgie & david maui wedding

Date: July 6 2014

Hi Patty!

David and I are finally starting to settle back in New York. Our couple of weeks in Maui was amazing to say the least and we still cannot believe what an amazing time we had. The wedding itself was just phenomenal and I still struggle to describe in words how perfect the day was. A huge part of that was all the planning you did for us and having the venue set up perfectly. We could not be happier with how the day went and our guests were speechless arriving at the venue!! So, a huge thank you to you for planning us a magical wedding!!! The day was perfect and everything went smoothly, Jackie was great on the day, David and I did not have to think or worry about anything. We just absorbed all the love from our family and friends. We cannot wait to see the photos and videos of the day. I hate to sound biased but we had one of the most beautiful sunsets on the day!

We hope you are doing well! We are very excited to start this next chapter, save for a house and soon start a family! :) Please keep in touch! Thank you again for everything you have done Patty, I know our day was perfect because of everything yourself and WOW have done.

Much love,
Georgie and David

christine & charles maui weddingLocation: White Orchid Beach House

Date: September 3, 2014

Hi Jacqueline,

Charles & I wanted to thank you again for helping us plan the wedding! I still can’t believe I’m married! I wake up every morning with a smirk/smile on my face lol. My family enjoyed the whole week in HI (from just being in Maui to the lovely Makena beach house we stayed at) & they all loved the wedding! We got a lot of compliments that it was a beautiful wedding – from the company, the site, the perfect weather, the food, the drinks, my dress & the jenga set! Scott too was amazing & so was Mira whom did my hair/makeup. For the food we actually went to Cafe O Lei for dinner on Friday & noted to them that we used them for catering for the wedding & they were pretty stoked =].

Thank you again!

Christine & Charles

white orchid wedding testimonialLocation: White Orchid Beach House

Date: August 16, 2014

Aloha Barb,

Hope you have been well. We have returned from our honeymoon and are getting settled back into real life (unfortunately). We never got a chance to thank you for everything you did to help us coordinate this wedding. It was even more beautiful than we had hoped, and things went smoothly.

Overall we are very happy with how the day turned out. We absolutely LOVED the venue, as did our friends and family. I think all of us and our guests were totally enchanted with the setting and all the details and basically in awe the entire evening! We really couldn’t have done it without your expertise and assistance, so thank you again for all your help.

Mahalo nui loa,

Bovey & Shali

alyssa & austin olowalu weddingLocation: Olowalu Plantation Estate

Date: August 15, 2014

Hello Patty,

I can’t possibly thank you enough for everything! Our wedding was absolutely PERFECT!  Michael has given us the opportunity of gazing over all they pictures to pick through and every single one of them is just incredible.  Thank you so much for everything. I couldn’t be more pleased with everything. It went just how I had imagined.  I am going to miss emailing you & getting to talk on the phone with you but I will definitely stay in touch.

Thank you again!
The NEW Mrs. Walvoord :)

zach & carolyn white orchid weddingLocation: The Hui

Date: July 17, 2014

Hi Patty!

The wedding was wonderful. Everything seemed to work out very well, the vendors were excellent, the set-up was beautiful, the ceremony was perfect. I loved Scott for our photos, he was very personable and easy to work with, and of course the pictures are amazing. I am glad that we went with the scrim canopies for our table, it was a beautiful addition. Roland Nono was also a pleasure, my family really liked his ceremony.

I can’t really think of anything that we would have wanted to do differently. Thank you for helping us organize such a perfect day.
Zach & Carolyn Reigle

hotten white orchid vow renewalLocation: Hapuna Beach, Big Island

Date: July 15, 2014

Hello Patty!

It was amazing! Everything was beautiful and everything we wished for. The ceremony was over the moon wonderful and more than we ever expected. Thanks so much for your help. I can’t wait to see the photos as well!

Our sunset cruise by the way was great…I highly recommend that little boat to anyone looking for a private charter.

Thank you,

monchaya & levit maui weddingLocation: White Orchid Beach House

Date: August 18, 2014

Aloha Patty

Our wedding day was beyond magical! The beach house and the weather were perfect.  Couldn’t have asked for a better planner and an on site coordinator. I want to thank Linda for keeping me calm through the morning of the wedding day.  God knows I was overwhelmed!  I want to thank you again for putting up with me for the past year!  Levit and I are so lucky to have found you to help us plan for our special day!♡


The Duenas

sal & yanira white orchid weddingLocation: Old Lahaina Luau

Date: August 2, 2014

Hello Jackie,

We wanted to send you a thank you card to express how much we appreciate all your help and wonderful arrangements for our wedding. Everything was amazing and Bernie was great. Our wedding was all we wanted and more. Please know that we will definitely recommend you and WOW to any couple who might ask us for a referral. Everything was amazing.

Again, thank you so much

Sal & Yanira

natalie james white orchid weddingLocation: Kahala Beach, Oahu

Date: July 29, 2014

Got married!!! I can’t thank you and your team enough for making Natalie’s and my wedding very special even if it was only the two of us! Samantha was spectacular with everything. The way she took charge and helped calm Natalie’s pre-marriage jitters was very welcome. The location and scenery was amazing, the officiate, Chris, was a breath of fresh air for both Natalie and I. We both enjoyed the Dave and his assistant, well I haven’t seen the photos yet, but I can tell just from his poses and direction that they will be fabulous. I know that I couldn’t have done this without you, so thank you as well for putting up with me and getting this little shindig together in such short notice. When we first spoke you weren’t too sure that it could be done, but you got it done and I’m truly thankful for that.


Natalie & James

emma & justyn oahu weddingLocation: Hale Puna Kai & Morimotos Waikiki

Date: April 4, 2014

Dear Barb & Carolee
We just wanted to touch base to thank you both for making our wedding day unforgettable!  We did a lot of research before we chose White Orchid, we contemplated planning the wedding ourselves here from Australia but after looking through so many reviews and testimonials and finding so much positive feedback about your services so we decided to put our trust in you to plan our wedding, and we are so glad we did.  Throughout the process Barb was always helpful & responsive, answering all our questions and queries. The recommendations for location and photographer turned out to be spot on too, we were extremely happy with the choice of Hale Puna Kai for location and Stephen Ludwig for our photographer. Barb also negotiated with vendors on our behalf to fit in with our budget. We were glad that Carolee came to meet with us before the wedding to talk us through everything and put a face to the name. When we arrived, all was organized and looked beautiful and a special mention must be given for our celebrant Herbert, he added a certain touch which was a match for us and someone who truly cared about the “feeling” while reading out our Vows, which he allowed us to personalise his words and performed an amazing Hawaiian chant for us at the end. Herbert also provided us with the vows printed out and chant printed in both Hawaiian and English as a keepsake.The hair and make up for the bridal party was beautiful thanks to Tania and the colours of the floral arrangements really tied everything together. Carolee arranged for the florals from the ceremony to be dropped off at the restaurant for the reception which was really nice as we hadn’t arranged for florals at the restaurant. Morimoto’s restaurant was spectacular, we are so glad we chose it, the food and banquet dining made the night fun and really engaged our guests to try new foods and interact with each other (some who had met for the first time that day). Carolee had dropped off the place cards for us along with the wedding favours the day prior once again going out of her way to ensure everything was perfect. The cake on display which was orange and blue matched the florals perfectly.

We are so glad we chose White Orchid as we didn’t have to worry about anything on the lead up to or the day of the wedding. It allowed us to really enjoy our day, a day that goes by so quickly, without having to worry about the planning. We will recommend your services to any couple considering a destination wedding in Hawaii. It would definitely be the wise choice for a wedding in Hawaii.


Emma & Justyn Bottomley

jennifer & rodrigo white orchid weddingLocation: Honua Kailani

Date: June 1, 2014

Hi Jacqueline,

I miss our calls. Everyone had a great time at the wedding and I couldn’t thank you enough for making it all happen!

Thank you!!!!

Jennifer & Rodrigo

nancy & jay maui weddingLocation: White Orchid Beach House

Date: July 4, 2014

Hi Bernie,

Thanks so much for everything. You truly helped make our day wonderful and things could not have gone any better for us. The site was beautiful, the food was fantastic, the photographer and both musicians were all outstanding! We know we could not have pulled this all together without you so thank you again for all of your help and for help making our day so memorable.

Thanks again for everything!!

Nancy and Jay

tage & ryan wedding at olowaluLocation: Olowalu Plantation House

Date: May 2, 2014

Hi Jacqueline,

Just wanted to say thank you again for the most wonderful wedding ever.  You contributed so much to the big day!

Thanks again for everything!

Tage & Ryan


lisa & blake white orchid beach house weddingLocation: White Orchid Beach House

Date: May 3, 2014

Hello Patty
Thank you so much for helping to plan such an amazing day! You made things so much easier for me from the time you returned my initial phone call to the day of the wedding. You were quick to follow up during the planning process and that helped to put my mind at rest during the planning process. I am grateful you understood the vision I had for my special day and guided me in the right direction. Not only did you help with the location but your help with the officiant, flowers, photographer, and even the places to take our guests to celebrate before and after made things so much easier. As soon as I saw the location of the wedding in person I relaxed knowing the day would be everything I had hoped for.

Thank you
Lisa Antisdel


sabrina & tracey wedding at south maluakaLocation: South Maluaka

Date: May 28, 2014

Hi Bernie,

It has truly been a pleasure working with you as we made plans for the renewal, but meeting you has been an even bigger blessing. You have such a warm, wonderful and friendly spirit, which makes it easy to connect with you.  Everything was absolutely perfect! Thank you for sharing in our day, professionally and personally.  We have really enjoyed our time in Maui… so much so, that Tracey has been talking about retiring here! We’ll see :) Don’t be surprised if you open your emails and see one from  me from time to time….


Sabrina and Tracey

jamie & anika wedding at gannonsLocation: Gannons

Date: May 1, 2014

Dear Jacqueline,

Thank you simply isn’t enough when you helped me execute the most beautiful and perfectly Anika & Jamie wedding 2014!  We feel so blessed to have such a beautiful wedding on a great Maui day surrounded by our dear family and friends.  Everything was beyond special.  The food, music, venue, and service was incredible and we’ve been looking at amateur photos of our stunning flowers and tabelscape until we receive the pro photos soon from Stewart.

Seriously, Jacque, one love and sincere thanks. xoxo

Jamie & Anika

stephanie & jim maui weddingLocation: Old Lahaina Luau

Date: May 22, 2014

Hi Patty!

Thanks for a wonderful wedding! We are having such a great time in Maui, it will be so hard going back but we’ve got some more festivities waiting…

Scott is an AMAZING photographer and captured all the right moments and some surprise ones too! What a hoot to work with.. .. Kaui Krueger was a fantastic musician and didn’t overpower the mood but subtly stole our guests’ attention from time to time. Great choice, Patty!

Thank you so much for the beach tote, we used everything it came with and have a few souvenirs to take home… Linda was such a lovely person and took care of our needs that afternoon like a true pro. I am going to recommend WOW to anyone looking to get married here in Hawaii. Excellent job!!!!!!!!!!!

A big MAHALO to you and your team for making this the best moment of my life!

Stefanie Bradley

craig & shannon maui weddingLocation: White Orchid Beach House, Makena

Date: May 10, 2014

Aloha Jacqueline,

Unfortunately, I am now back at work after a wonderful wedding and honeymoon in Maui.

I just wanted to offer my sincere thanks, as I could not have been happier with how the wedding day went.  Shannon and I were super impressed with everything from the get go and we are grateful for your assistance.  The wedding planning process was a lot of fun, totally stress free, and the wedding day was fantastic as you did a phenomenal job of coordinating and looking after everything such that we didn’t have a thing to worry about.

We have a lot of wonderful memories and are looking forward to receiving more fantastic pictures from Tad as well.


Craig Dale


vow renewas at the white orchid beach houseLocation: White Orchid Beach House, Makena

Date: May 7, 2014

Hi Carolee and Patty,

I wanted to thank you so very much for making our 15th anniversary dinner an amazing memory for my family. Everything was amazing! The staff on site (Holly) was very attentive and assisted me with any questions I had once I arrived in Maui. In addition, another assistant was so kind to our son Ethan. She always made sure he was happy with his appetizers, drinks, and genuinely attentive and sought him out for conversation. Our dinner was delicious. We feel that out of all our meals on the island, the mahi-mahi we had from Soup to Nuts was the best. So fresh! And the chocolate cake was beautiful.

Angela McKillop


renee & chris wedding at gannonsLocation: Gannons, Makena

Date: May 7, 2014

Hi Bernie!

We are back from our honeymoon and I just had a chance to look through the photos you sent, as well as the clip from our ceremony. You took some wonderful pictures!!!! Thank you so much. We loved looking through them!

Thank you for everything. You did such a wonderful job. We felt immediately at ease when we met you and knew we were in good hands. You were a pleasure to work with and I’m so happy with how smoothly our wedding went. All of the planning I did with Barb was executed perfectly, and seeing all of that come to life the day of was so exciting.

Everything about our wedding day was perfect. We are so happy with how everything turned out. All of our guests have been raving about what a great wedding it was.

The only thing I wish I could change was slowing down time so it lasted longer!!!


Renee Kemmesat


renee & chris wedding at gannons Location: Gannons, Makena

Date: May 7, 2014

Hi Barb!

We are back from our honeymoon and wanted to let you know how wonderful the wedding was. Everything was perfect!! The setting was even more beautiful in person. The food and service at Gannon’s was wonderful. Trisha did such an amazing job on my hair and makeup. Anna and Jessica were a pleasure to work with and we can’t wait to see their photos. Teresa’s arrangements were beautiful. DJ Del Sol was such a great MC for the evening and really kept things fun and moving along. Bernie did a fantastic job with everything and I felt so comfortable with her.

Thank you for helping us plan the wedding of our dreams in Maui! We loved every minute of it!



Renee & Chris Kemmesat

tina & david kapalua maui wedding Location: Merrimans, Kapalu

Date: April 23, 2014

Hey Steven!

Tina and David Breitenstein here!! Just wanted to say thank you again for everything! Everything turned out so amazing and so perfect. David and I LOVED it!!! We are so happy!!! I am so sad that our vacation is coming to an end… We will be back again for sure! So much more we need to do!!
Anyway, just thank you again!!


The Breitensteins


Location: Makani Catamaran, Oahu
Date: May 8, 2014

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Hi Bernie,

Thank you for all your assistance. The day was amazing. Our wedding was beautiful, thank you!

Major & Mrs. Creamer








Location: Olowalu Planation Estate

Date: May 1, 2014

Conor & Andria Olowalu Wedding

Hi Barbara and Carolee,

Andria and I wanted to write and say thank you for such an amazing evening. The grounds were beautiful, the decor was perfect and our stress levels were low. Your recommendations for all the vendors were spot on. It was a pleasure working with Stacey for the alcohol. She was very attentive and easy going throughout the process. The food was awesome…way better than expected. Barefoot minded, did a great job and was exactly what we were looking for and our photographer/videographer were very professional and did a nice job blending in. All in all, we thought it was a perfect night and there is nothing we would have changed. I attached a picture my friend snapped, and Andria said it best when she said, “When I look at this picture it incorporates all the elements I would want for a perfect wedding.”Also, thank you very much for our gift bag delivered to our hotel room. Let me know if you ever need a reference.

Conor and Andria

Location: White Orchid Beach House

Date: April 16, 2014

kimberley & tanner wedding mauiGood Morning Bernie!!!

We just wanted to say thank you so much for making our day amazing and unforgettable. If there were any hiccups during the day, we didn’t even notice thanks to you. You were great. The beach house was the perfect location, it was even more beautiful than I remembered. The minister was so personable and sweet, I couldn’t have been happier with him, please thank him again for us. I was so happy with the butterfly release, I think that was my favorite part. The cake was delicious and our friend with allergies was so appreciative of the non-dairy cupcakes and specialty food to accommodate him. I was so happy with the lighting all around the perimeter and the chandelier, it really was beautiful. Everything was beautiful…

Thank you very much! 

Kimberly & Tanner Schroh


Location: White Orchid Beach House

Date: April 1,2014 10009795_618233944921316_312238661_n

Patty was a pleasure to work with as well! Our planning could’ve been a stressful nightmare but she helped calm our nerves and gave great recommendations throughout the entire process. She really got to know us and our style and pushed us in the directions that fit us best. We greatly appreciate her working hard to find a florist who was willing to give us our first choice of flowers. (They were so beautiful!) We were also thankful for her patience and flexibility with late night call schedules.  It really meant a lot.  We couldn’t have had the successful wedding we did without her and all we heard all night was “Best. Wedding. EVER!” from our guests.

Thank you!!

Sandra and Steven Roach



Location: White Orchid Beach House
Date: February 21, 2014

DhA3TrOrOk0WAPPeHaVp7a7amyXKVxmIKk4Exv46K3QHi Patty,

Scott and I wanted to thank you for everything.  It was everything we could have wished for and more. Linda was fantastic and the Rev Alapaki was beyond amazing. We can’t wait to see Sasha’s pictures and hope we look as good as we felt.  We would love a pic preview if at all possible to share with our friends and family who are all dying to see the beautiful place we got married.


Thank you again!!!

Mr & Mrs Hunt



Location: White Orchid Beach House
Date: February 2o, 2014

Screen shot 2014-03-31 at 9.42.12 AMHi Steven,

Mimi and I just wanted to express our sincerest gratitude for putting together such a beautiful, smooth and memorable wedding for us. We are so happy with the result and so was our family. You really made it a special day for all of us.

Thank you for handling all of our questions along the way, for giving us advice and recommendations (the Grand Wailea Spa was fantastic) and just being friendly, professional and genuine. We will definitely recommend you and White Orchard Wedding to our friends and family.


Karl and Mimi

Location: South Maluaka Beach
Date: February 12, 2014

pE5GjJveBz75GeSzysBqGXdoatsYSWfdmhlNFaEgQccHi Patty,

I wanted to thank you for all of your help with our Maui wedding.  Andrew and I felt like we were in a dream….everything was perfect!  We are beyond happy with everything that took place.

Thank you again for making our special day so amazing!

Jodi and Andrew Craven






Location: Kaneohe, Oahu
Date: January 23,2014

Marie and DougHi Patty!

We just got home yesterday morning. Booooo!  Our honeymoon was amazing!  We went on a cruise from Miami to Cozumel, Belize and Grand Caymen.  It was so relaxing!

As far as the wedding goes, it was honestly the most incredible day of our lives!  Doug and I both were amazed at how everything came together so perfectly!Our whole family loved everything from the decor to the food right down to the service for dinner and bar staff.It was a night to remember for a lifetime, I am getting choked up just writing this email.  It could not have been better.

Right from the beginning when the hair/makeup showed up (Oh no..I’m totally blanking on her name right now. She was the perfect person!  So relaxed, a real seasoned vet! She was even noticing that I was getting a little bit overwhelmed when all my girlfriends arrived while I was getting ready.  The room was all a buzz with excitment, she was talking me down and telling me to breath and drink my champagne.  Not only that, but she was so good at what she does, we all looked amazing!

The flowers where the so beautiful! They perfectly matched the “vintage” feel we had.  And Sue even got some flowers for Abby the flower girl and had her toss them before me in the ceremony!  She was very excited about that!The food according to our guests was and I quote “the best food we’ve ever had at a wedding before in our lives”.  Doug even loved everything and he is really picky!

The steak was our last course and you could literally cut it with a butter knife that’s how tender it was!  The service was incredible, they were filling up drinks while we were at dinner, and the bartender was really awesome and fun for the guests to interact with.  I didn’t get really any time to chat with them, but everyone else is still complimenting the service and food.  Now Sue… what can I say about Sue?  I don’t know if there is one word that would accurately describe how great she was.  She was so calm, and so prepared.  She is a real professional.  I couldn’t have asked for anyone better to be there with us on the day.  I really didn’t even have to think about anything on the wedding day.  I just sat back and enjoyed myself.  She was amazing.  One word that has been tossed around to describe the wedding is EPIC.  And White Orchid Weddings is 100% to thank for that!  We cannot thank you enough, really!  I am just getting back on track at work after the month off today, but this week should be a bit slower if you have time for a chat.  So many other details I can better explain over the phone! In the meantime.. thank you thank you thank you thank you!


Location: White Orchid Beach House
Date: December 23,2013

Hula Girl Photography-14Bernie,

Thank you for the BEAUTIFUL wedding you planned for us!  You were awesome!!!  We just loved everything.
Again, MAHALO!

Lisa & Bill Shorb (Parents of the Bride)




Location: Big Island
Date: October 22,2013

Love This PhotoDearest Patty,

Finally a chance to sit down and write a deep thank you note!

You are amazing, such a good judge of personalities and needs….there wasn’t one moment when I didn’t think you got me.  You definitely did!  The wedding was simple and joyous.  Debbie did a great job and was very calming and gracious.  I will always refer WOW to anyone who asks especially referring them to you directly.

You rock Patty.  Hope to stay in each other’s network.  Amazing, again, to work with you on our special wedding plans.

With much love and admiration,

Carin Blumenthal-Bruchs

Location: White Orchid Beach House
Date: October 13,2013

DA_3219_hrThank you Bernie!

It was truly a magical wedding and you and your team made it even better. Thank you all so much for all the hard work you put into our special day. I am sure we will cross paths again. A special thanks to your WOW staff and the chef as well. They were very nice. A perfect compliment to a small wedding party.

Thank you Bernie for putting up with us this last year! I realize We’re tough customers. :)


Trey & Nikki Dyer


Location: White Orchid Beach House
Date: October 3, 2013

Aloha Patty,902534_10152004601857275_2121168079_o

Wow wow wow! I don’t know where to begin! I want to do it all over again.  The wedding was absolutely the happiest day of my life and I have to say Todd’s also. Truly a dream come true!

The White Orchid Wedding team did a fantastic job. From the set up to sending us. When I arrived at the beach house it brought tears to my eyes. It was more beautiful then I had imagined. It topped my Pinterest board! Thank you and your team for making our wedding day truly magical!

Jackie was absolutely wonderful! She was the utmost professional and truly put us at ease that evening. She willing handled our last minute request (return limo ride) and procession changes all with smiles. She was attentive to our needs (brought us a glass of water after our pictures and had a plate of apps at the table for us). You have a wonderful team!

Patty, THANK YOU for your help planning such a special day for us! It truly took my breathe away seeing it all come together. I appreciate your dedication and professionalism these 6 months. You truly listened to our wishes and dreams and it came together perfectly. Everyone you recommended we’re wonderful! From getting our marriage license (Cynthia) to meeting Vanessa to get our dresses and suits pressed and to the final event( food, drinks and music) were top notch. AND I can’t forget the flowers. The florals on the tables were stunning and more beautiful then I could have imagined! Teresa did a wonderful job and is very talented. We both felt so relaxed that week and we were able to enjoy our wedding week! So many of our friends and family told us how beautiful the wedding was and the the loved the setting! It was wonderful working with you and we will defiantly contact you in 10yrs for a vowel renewal!

Thank you again!


Therese Woolery

Location: White Orchid Beach House
Date: September 2013

Aloha Bernie,

1238859_575177359186447_1335356976_nThank you so much for all your hard work, organization, and attention to detail. You’re a lovely wedding planner, and we’re so happy you were the one to put all of our ideas into one cohesive day. We’re a bit sad we won’t be working with you anymore..we became so accustomed to the emails back and forth! Dinner was awesome at Humuhumu, and Hula Girl Photography took some great shots down on the beach. Adam said his favorite part of the day was David Wolfberg’s music, and my favorite part was my bouquet. Please tell Teresa Sena how amazing her florals are, and the incorporation of the locket was perfect.

So, thank you again for all you did to make our day so amazing and perfect for us. Mahalo!

Lindsay and Adam Patzer




Location: Shipwreck Beach, Kaua’i
Date: September 12, 2013

Aloha Steven!

164_Gilmore_1354Now that I have found a little bit of time, I wanted to say a huge Thank You for everything! Our beach wedding was perfect! I really couldn’t have asked for better. I was a little concerned with the rain we had for the first part of the day, but the rain stopped, the skies cleared and the evening was absolutely beautiful. Rev. Kilborn was fantastic and made us laugh and feel very comfortable. I’m so glad you recommended him and we felt honored to have him officiate. If we lived in Kauai we would definitely be members of his church and he welcomed us to come see him if we ever come back :)  Dianne was wonderful and so helpful with everything. She went above and beyond what most photographers would probably be willing to do, making sure we had the best spot on the beach & even meeting the guys at the hotel so they could follow her to the wedding spot. She was awesome and I’m so glad I chose to go with her and so lucky she was even available for us. We were honored to have her there too. I already told you how good of a job Ian (Gabby’s boyfriend) did and how nice it was that she was able to count on him to be there for us in her place. He held my shoes and my purse too! He was so nice and such a cutie! She should totally marry that guy! lol…  Musician was great, flowers were beautiful and my bouquet was exactly what I wanted. The Beach House was amazing and I think they gave us the best table in the house! The only thing missing was you! If we ever make it back or make it to Maui I plan on looking you up! Drinks on me :)

Anyway, everything was great and I don’t know how any of it would have happened without you and WOW. I’m so thankful that Carey at Beach Bum got us connected. Please feel free to use us as a reference if you would like :) I’ll share some more pics with you soon! Thanks again for everything, you’re awesome!


January Gilmore


Location: White Orchid Beach House
Date: July 13, 2013

TCP_0995Aloha Patty!

We have fallen in love with Maui! Everything was so amazing there! Linda took such good care of us! She was really on top of everything before I even thought to ask about it. It was a beautiful day! All of our guests loved the White Orchid Beach House, the location was everything and more that we imagined! Heather did such an amazing job on my hair and makeup, I felt so beautiful and my hair stayed all night, which I’m shocked to say because in Texas heat my straight hair does nothing. Tino’s service was such a blessing to have, he really hit every point on marriage, life, and the aloha spirit. My uncle said Tino did an amazing job of what a true marriage ceremony should be about, we agreed undoubtably. Our last name on one spot of the license was misspelled and Tino made no worries of it and it has been fixed, without any due stress on us. We’re thankful for that.

Omg! Tad was soo amazing! I can’t say enough about him. He was so respectful and careful to get every detail of our night. He worked so hard and actually offered to go to another location for more pictures later because we were running out of sunlight, but not time we had paid for. We wanted everything at the WOBH, so we declined, but it was a sweet offer by him. The teaser pictures I’ve received have been so beautiful! I actually had a friend ask if it was a backdrop in one picture, I laughed and said no, that’s maui and our awesome photographer at work. He was outstanding in every way! Todd and Tad actually worked great together too! I’m eager to see the video that captured one of the most important days of our lives.

And lastly, but not least, Patty, you were such a reward to have to guide us in planning our dream wedding. I wouldn’t have traded this experience, marriage, or Maui for anything else in the world. It was truly more than we could have ever dreamed it would be. We have you to thank for that! You made us feel as if we were part of your Ohana. :) So again thank you sincerely for everything.

P.S. Thank you for our gift basket, it was a delight to try all the Hawaiian items. Take care.


Samantha & JJ McMullin



Location: White Orchid Beach House
Date: July 3, 2013

Hi Patty,

Thanks so much for your email.  We all just got home Tuesday morning and are still recovering from jetlag.

Our wedding and the whole trip was absolutely amazing!  I can’t thank you enough for being such a large part of the day being a success.  I have absolutely NO complaints about anything.  I would highly recommend you and WOW to anyone.

Our day was so amazing. I was so worried at the start of the day as I watched the wind blow so strong. Marci came to the condo to do our hair and was so lovely and so calm and reassuring.  She did such a fantastic job on our hair, making us all feel so beautiful. As we left the condo and started driving to the beach house it started to rain.

When we got to the Beach House the wind had died down but it was still raining.  Linda and the rest of the staff were so welcoming and so calm. Linda… what a gem she is.  Looking me straight in the eye with her calm reassuring voice.  She tried so hard to keep things on time and then came in to the room to tell me the good news and the bad news.  The good news was that the rain and wind had stopped… and the bad that Keli’I was in an accident.  Devastating news.  I do wish him well and please thank him for still wanting to come.  Miraculously Linda conjured up a new minister for us in 10 minutes. Amazing! He was so wonderful.  It was all meant to be I suppose because when we were finally ready to start (fifteen minutes late) the clouds were thinning and as we said our vows and exchanged rings the clouds opened to let the sun come out.  Truly something out of a storybook.  The rest of the evening was so wonderful.  I was pleasantly surprised by the hula dancer and guitarist/singer.  I wasn’t expecting to have that wonderful of entertainment for the whole hour.  She danced and he played the guitar and sang.  It was such lovely background to the amazing drinks and food that were passed around to the guests.  Scott smoothly got us around taking pictures and everyone was laughing and having a good time.  It all went so amazingly fast.  I kept stopping to look around and try to soak in the moments as I felt them passing by so quickly. Lauren – my daughter slyly arranged for a first dance for John and I.  She had brought her laptop with Good Life and played it through the guitarists speakers.  Another total wonderful surprise.  As the sun set we got ready to leave for our dinner at the 5 Palms.  They were also so wonderful to deal with as well and we had an amazing meal.

I do love the photos and am so glad you got a chance to see them.  I so wish that we could have met that day but am very grateful that Linda was there and just worked so hard to make sure everything was perfect.  As I said I can’t thank you enough.  We had a wonderful wedding and vacation.

Please stay in touch Patty.  I think you are so lovely as a wedding coordinator and as a person.

All the best.

Karen Yackel

Location: Kauai
Date: June 09, 2013

Dear Bernie,

 Screen Shot 2013-12-28 at 5.56.20 PMThank you for all your hard work, advice, and support while coordinating our wedding.  It was amazing and the best day of our lives.  It was exactly how we imagined it.  Words cannot express how grateful we are to have you part of our special day, not only for your organization and quick decisions but also for your great spirit (and Steven’s).  Thank you!

With gratitude,

Brett & Jenn London




Location: Old Lahaina Luau, Maui
Date: June 04, 2013

photoHi Steven,

Just a quick note to let you know that we FINALLY got around to writing a review on Wedding Wire.  We did one for you, for Hula Girl and the Old Lahaina Luau.  Once again, we wanted to thank you for making our wedding so fantastic.  We are still talking about it and we think of you fondly.  You are awesome!!!  I hope you are having a good summer and maybe we will hope to see you again in Maui! :)

Anita and Rob.

PS, despite all the practice, I still can’t seem to get a grip on my new signature!!!!  A new bride’s woes…

Anita Ucker






Location: White Orchid Beach House
Date: April 20, 2013

Aloha Barb! Well tomorrow we leave to go home! I just wanted to tell you thank you so much for everything ! My wedding was so beautiful! You truly made everything I imagined come to life!! Linda was very nice, welcoming and answered all my questions! So thank you for all your work and I would recommend WOW to anyone! Thank You and it was a pleasure working with you:)


Location: Olowalu Plantation HouseShannon-and-Derek-165
Date: April 17th, 2013

Dear Jackie,

Hope you are keeping well!

I just wanted to write to say a big thank you again to you and all of the WOW staff who helped make our wedding the most spectacular day! I really appreciate everything you helped us with on the day and during the time leading up to everything – I really could not have asked for a better person/organisation to have worked with! It was all so special :) Naturally, we wrote a great review about our experience and I wish you the best for the future

Also, we received our photos back from our photographer Jeremy, so I just wanted to share a few of the pictures with you – I think he captured the magic of the day so well. There are also quite a few cool shots of you doing your thing throughout the day :)

Thanks so much again Jackie  and take care,

Kind regards

Shannon and Derek

Location: Kapalua Bay 946995_522562591114591_772272226_n
Date: April 20, 2013

Good Morning Patty,

Words cannot express how grateful Erich & I are for having you plan our special day!!!  Our trip to Maui was amazing! And our wedding day was even more special then we could have ever imagined!!  It was just perfect:)   THANK YOU for all you do, you are so professional and so caring, and because of you our memories will last forever!!!

Please extend our thanks to Linda-she was so sweet and caring, she did a great job making us feel comfortable, and to Rev Tino Rosete-he was spectacular and did a amazing job with our ceremony, he was exactly what we would have wished for, and to Sasha-she was great, she was so patient, and she took the time to get each photo perfect, we really appreciated her also!  Now we are just eagerly waiting for our photos to arrive from her, so we can share our perfect day with our family and friends in Wisconsin!

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, again!!

I cant wait to come back to Maui:)


amberHi Carolee,
I wanted to thank you and your staff for a wonderful day. We got married at the White Orchid Beach House on Wednesday the 10th. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day! Jacqueline was so helpful through out the whole planning process and absolutely fabulous the day of the wedding! Bars-r-us was also fantastic. Everyone loved the drinks especially the Surfer! The food was very good and I’m so excited to get the pictures back as I know they will be beautiful because the house and grounds were amazing! Thanks again for an unforgettable day!!

Amber & Jeremy Keating

Will allisa WOW testimonialLocation: White Orchid Beach House
Date: March 10, 2013

My husband & I were so pleased with the service we received from all of the vendors we used and how special and wonderful they made our special day. I have to say that Bernie Freitas is an amazing Coordinator and we love her, she made everything so easy. Amity our photographer was so personable and easy to work with and we can not wait to see our the photos she took. Reverend Alapaki was terrific and it seemed like he had known us forever and he added the perfect amount of humor so people could laugh when they thought they were going to cry. Also, we got rave reviews from our guests about the food from Cafe O’ Lei and how good it was. The drinks from Maui Bars Are Us were loved by all and many people said they were attempting to try every drink on our menu that Bars Are Us put together for us and they loved Chanin the bartender. She was very nice. The flowers were beautiful, especially my bouquet, I was sad to leave it. Adrian our DJ from Maui Beats put together the best mix and my husband even asked if he could possibly put the music on a cd so we could buy it.

We just have to thank White Orchid Weddings for making our day so perfect and amazing!

Thank you! Mahalo!

Will & Alicia Ayers

glen and mellisa WOW wedding testimonial Date: 3/2013

WOW!!! Barbara, I don’t even have the words to explain anything except for breathtaking amazingly!! And a simple thank you so much for everything the details were perfect!!! Everything was perfect, and Linda, was such a sweet doll!!
Thanks again!!
Glen &Melissa

megan brad white orchid beach houseDate: 3/2013
Location: White Orchid Beach House


My wedding could not have been more perfectly planned and completed without Barbara and WOBH! They brought alive the perfect ceremony and the most spectacular day I could of ever dreamt of for my wedding. From beginning to end of the planning and the actual day they assisted and put on the most beautiful wedding. You never know what your getting into when you plan a wedding from thousands of miles away but the White Orchid Beach House in Maui and my wonderful wedding planner were more spectacular than I could of imagined. So, THANK YOU!

Megan & Brad


Location: White Orchid Beach House
Date:February 20, 2013

Dear Bernie & the entire WOW Team! Graham & I would like to send out a big Thank-You to all of you!! :) Our wedding was more than we ever dreamed of. From the little details like the wash basin to wash our feet after we were on the beach … to the big details like the amazing decor that was out of this world. We both felt like King & Queen for the day and this was because of you and your team. It was truly a day we will NEVER forget!

Mahalo, Shannon & Graham Kuhn

Date: 10/11/12

Location: White Orchid Beach House


All of the photos are absolutely amazing! We also received the video of our wedding which I’ve watched a bunch already and am in love with it! I am so happy and thankful Travis and I had the pleasure of working with such amazing and talented people! I’ve been able to tell Anthony and Ryssa – who did our video – how happy and pleased I am with their artistic and talented work but I was hoping that you could thank Tino for Travis and me! He was so wonderful with the ceremony! His words were so meaningful and as he spoke – he said everything with such passion and conviction! Feel blessed that we had the pleasure of having Tino as our officiant! He’s simply the best! Every time I watch our video, I tear up as he made the ceremony so much more than I thought it could be! He didn’t even read from anything, rather spoke from memory and from his heart! It was just beautiful, simply said!

Patty, thank you so much for helping us create our perfect day! If it wasn’t for you and your fabulous work, we wouldn’t have had the pleasure of working with so many amazing people
who helped make our wedding day magical and unforgettable! Keep doing what you do….you’re GREAT at it:)


Kristi & Travis

Date: 2/14/13

Location: Four Seasons, Big Island

Hi Patty,

We want to let you know that everything went perfectly on our wedding
day! We couldn’t have imagined a more perfect day from start to
finish. Your staff was very professional but also very warm and made
us feel like family. We are very excited to see our photos, Charla was
Thank you again,

Donna Madeira

Date: 2/5/13

Location: White Orchid Beach House

Aloha Carolee

My Husband and I got married Feb 5th 2013 at The White Orchid Beach House. We found your company very soon after deciding to get married in Hawaii and Jackie was the first person I spoke to when contacting WOW with questions. Jackie took me under her wing and guided me with such ease through the wedding process, eliminating any doubts or anxieties. Fast forward to the day of the wedding. It couldn’t have been more perfect. I had no nerves thanks to Jackie, The photographer Scott Drexler was Phenomenal. WOW and her team at bars are us were amazing, we had run out of beer so they went to pick up more, we also underestimated how much Vodka we needed and she had brought an extra of that as well. The drinks were not only beautiful but tasted amazing, the oshibori service was a fantastic touch. Her and her staff were very attentive, efficient and professional. No one had to wait for a drink, they delivered most of my drinks to me, the whole evening was just perfect. Teresa did a spectacular job of the flowers/decor. The food from HBB was so delicious. I could not imagine trying to orchestrate a wedding such as ours without White Orchid Weddings, Jackie (the superstar of wedding planning) and all the vendors that you associate with! Thank you so much for your time in reading this. I have nothing but wonderful things to say about your company!

Have a wonderful day

Amy & Scott Henley

Date: 1/4/13

Location: Honua Kailani

Aloha Barb,

First and foremost, thank you SO much for the excellent coordination of our wedding. It truly surpassed our expectations and both ourselves and our guests had a magical night.

We could not have been happier with all of our vendors; if you’re in contact with any of them in the near future, please pass on our gratitude.

Additionally, our reverend Keli’i was amazing.

Our guests really enjoyed the Luau which added to the whole experience.

Thank you so much once again. We had a perfect wedding and the most common feedback we have had from our guests is that it was a once in a lifetime experience that they will never have again.


Ben & Tara

Date: 12/9/12

Location: White Orchid Beach House


There are no words to describe how thankful we are for making our wedding day HANDS DOWN the most amazing party and celebration anyone has ever seen, and trust us….we know how to party!!!!

All of the members of each of your teams we’re the nicest, most polite and fun people to work with! I felt like we hand picked each one of them just for our day!!!

Thank you all for making my special day possible, it was better than I ever imagined.

Aloha and Much Love,

Courtney & Jeff Ostlund

Date: 8/22/12

Location: White Orchid Beach House

White Orchid Weddings, and especially our planner Jackie, will always represent the ideal measure of true customer care and value. Their professionalism and resourcefulness made for a wedding day that has become our fondest memory.  It was obvious from day one that we were in good hands with WOW. Their questionnaires and agreements were very detailed and covered everything. They helped us find the ideal balance of wants and needs to create something amazing within our budget. By the day of the wedding there was nothing to do but enjoy our day and watch it unfold.  Jackie was always available by phone and asked all the right questions. She was also able to answer each of our questions, or look into the answers and get back to us. We came to trust and rely on her for her ability to keep us on track. Her warm personality made her a pleasure to work with and created a positive and friendly atmosphere for everyone who shared in our day.  It was hard to imagine when we started planning that we could have a wedding in Hawaii, and that it would without exception exceed our own idealistic vision. Of course Hawaii is beautiful, but Jackie helped us communicate that beauty to our guests who traveled so far to share in our day. The reaction from our guests is something we will always be proud of.  We chose Maui because it holds a special place in our hearts. Now we can remember it as one of the key places in our lives together. Not only did Jackie deliver an absolutely stunning wedding, she helped us realize an event that seemed nearly impossible for two hopeful Canadians.  All of the people involved in our day were fantastic. We have nothing but great memories of our caterers, bartenders, photographer, and stylists. Throughout the day Jackie was on point to coordinate all of those key players and give us and our guests a truly memorable experience. It just couldn’t have been done without her. We will always be so grateful. WOW is a first class Company that delivers a first class experience.

Our sincerest thanks,

Kamila & Tom Deprotis

Date: 12/5/12

Location: Wailea Beach

Thank you Bernie. You were fabulous to work with and we appreciate all you did to make our special day perfect! I have already recommended your services to another couple who are planning to wed in Maui:)

Take care

Linda & Ashley Sebastian

Date: 11/19/12

Location: Kapalua Bay

Hi Bernie!

Thank you so much for coordinating our wedding! It was so beautiful.

Thanks again!

Becki & Rin

Date: 10/23/12

Location: Olowalu Plantation

Hi Patty,

THANK YOU for everything. We really cannot thank you and the team at WOW enough. We honestly had the best day ever and leading up to the wedding, we didn’t worry about a thing.

We loved all the vendors you helped us choose and we were simply blown away by everyone.

Pia was so lovely, he was everything we imagined our celebrant to be. His ever smiling face and his easygoing nature were beautiful. And we love the passages and vowels he spoke; it was exactly what we wanted.

Ernest is a darling. He has such a nice soothing voice and everyone really enjoyed his music. He delivered the perfect ambiance to our wedding.

Bars R Us were fabulous. Looking over our guests photos, the bar set up looked fantastic too, very swish.

Soup to Nuts, the food was delicious. I really enjoyed the plate of hor d’oeuvres they saved for us, they were so yummy. The main meal was great and everyone loved the beef.

Our Wedding Cake – was sooooo delicious. It was a such a nice surprise when Matt and I cut the cake and had a first taste. I then couldn’t wait to eat my slice of cake. :)

The Meringues were delicious too and everyone is still raving about them today.

Hair & Make Up, Mira and Dusty were brilliant.

The venue was simply stunning, it took my breath away on the day of rehearsal and I still can’t believe it was our special wedding venue. It was just amazing.

The venue, the day, everything was so much better than we could have ever imagined and we simply can not thank you or the team at WOW enough. You all did such an outstanding job and I miss our emails tremendously. I had so much fun planning the wedding with you and everyone keeps saying how beautiful it was.

If you ever need a wedding planner based in Sydney, think of me lol.

We can’t say thank you enough. The day was perfect!!!!

Lots and lots of love

Christine & Matthew

Date: 11/19/12

Location: Kapalua Bay

Hi Bernie!

Thank you so much for coordinating our wedding!  It was so beautiful.  We are looking forward to seeing the pictures and will be sure to forward some of them along to you !

Thanks again!

Becki & Rin

Date: 11/20/12

Location: White Orchid Beach House


Where to begin!!! My day was beyond incredible thanks to white orchid wedding and the white orchid beach house is beyond words beautiful!!! If you EVER need me to do anything for you let me know! I’m BEYOND happy I let you coordinate my wedding!!! Everything was flawless and looked amazing!!! The added touch of color with the seat ribbons and rose peddles!!! I’m so happy you suggested that!!! You have outstanding taste and picked the perfect profession!!! My special day was a dream come true because of you and your talent!!!

Liz and Mike Norcia

Date: 10/11/12

Location: White Orchid Beach House

Aloha Patty,

It’s so good to hear from you!  Everyone we worked with and I mean everyone was just INCREDIBLE!  Our wedding was everything I had hoped for and more!  I wouldn’t have changed one single aspect of it!  I loved the beach house – it was so be beautiful!  Anthony was the perfect photographer – we really enjoyed him!  Tino was so sincere in his ceremony – everyone was crying!  Kristine’s harp music was beautiful and the harp was too cool :)   Kawika Regidor was awesome as well!  The catering and bartender were great!  The food was delicious and the drinks were wonderful.  The only wish I have is that I want to go back and do it all over again – it happened so fast!  I just can’t say enough about how incredible our wedding and trip was in thanks to everyone at WOW and all those who contributed to make our day perfect!  Patty, Thanks again for everything!


Kristi & Travis Miller

Date: 8/8/12

Location: White Orchid Beach House


I wish I could describe my gratitude for all the hard work you did for us.  Everything you did was perfect and beyond what we had expected.  As a person, you were such a joy to be around and was always so calm and helpful.  I wish that we could get married again every year so we could see you!  I hope you get to take some well deserved time for yourself.  Take care and hope you don’t mind if we visit when we come back!  Thank you from the bottoms of our hearts.


Justin & Diana DeKnoblough

Date: 10/3/12

Location: Olowalu Plantation


I can’t thank you enough for everything you did to help make my wedding day a truly unforgettable moment.  I couldn’t have put it all together without you and your expertise.  All of your advice and opinions were so helpful and you helped me to make decisions on vendors that ended up being amazing!  I joined yelp just to review WOW and you!  I will definitely recommend you to anyone who plans on a wonderful wedding on the greatest place on earth!  Thanks again for all your hard work, emails and phone calls!


Heather & Chris Dwinger

Date: 9/1/12

Location: Honua Kailani

Hi Jackie,

Rob and I want to extend our heartfelt thanks for everything during our wedding planning journey! We definitely could not have done it without you. Our families and friends have not stopped talking about how “perfect everything was,” even down to the smallest of details. Your staff was so friendly and helpful and they of course deserve kudos as well. It’s hard to believe we don’t have any conference calls coming up with you soon…!


Lindsay & Rob (Mr. & Mrs. Williams!)

Date: 10/11/12

Location: White Orchid Beach House

Hi Barb,
Thank you so very much for the most amazing wedding!!! The ceremony was absolutely beautiful. Our guests can’t stop talking about how wonderful the staff was and how beautiful the beach house was. Thank so much for everything!!!!


David & Maryette Halland

Date: 9/19/12

Location: White Orchid Beach House

Aloha Bernie,

Jackie and I thank you for making our special day, as perfect as it could be. From the planning, to the arrival, and through the day you took care of everything, and our day went exactly as we had hoped. Not being able to see things, or be on-site to handle the details was a challenge but you handled everything exactly as we wanted.

If any of our friends or family is ever considering a destination wedding to Hawaii we will be sure to give you the highest recommendation.


John & Jackie

Date: 8/7/12

Location: Keolahou Church


Words can’t express how grateful I am. You did an amazing job, from the very beginning of this journey. My wedding was beautiful, thanks to all your help, support, patience and genius ideas! Sarentos was wonderful! We could not have picked a better spot. Thank you!!!!

My husband mentioned to me how hard  you tried to set up my mom’s candle. That means the world to me! We appreciate you!!!


Nikky and Jesus Avila

Date: 9/4/12

Location: White Orchid Beach House


I am continuing to think of all the details of the wedding that I want to thank you for.  Every detail was just so perfect.  I want you to know that I appreciate so much everything that you did to make the wedding such a success.  The list could go on and on…  Kelly said how great you were in directing what they were to do, the flowers were gorgeous, the tables were beautiful the way they were lit, the cake was even more beautiful than we had imagined, the DJ did such a good job, the WOW staff were all so friendly and accommodating, dinner was delicious,…  I could go on and on… I find myself thinking “Oh that was so great how Jackie did…”  My friends said what a good planner I was but I say Kelly and I made decisions given choice/options you had for us and you did all the execution for it to create the most beautiful wedding I have ever seen.  Jackie, I am always thanking you in mind every day and am amazed of what you put together for us.  Thank you, thank you!  No detail went unnoticed!  I hope to see you again (maybe our son will be planning a wedding there in the future!)  I miss planning the wedding with you and hearing your voice.  For planning such an important event in our lives, it is sad to think you are so far away.  Hopefully we will see each  other again on a future visit.



Date: 9/4/12

Location: White Orchid Beach House

Dear Jackie,

Thank you so much for helping to make Kelly and Bryan’s wedding day so special.  It has been so fun talking and working with you leading up to the big day!  We feel so lucky to have found you and we appreciate all the care and thought you have given in the planning of the beautiful day!

Anne Davidson (Mother of the Bride)

Date: 7/30/12

Location: White Orchid Beach House

Thanks Barb!

Everything was beautiful. The wedding and honeymoon were both gorgeous. All of our guests were gushing about how pretty the wedding was. They loved the music. The kids got a kick out of the shell horn during the ceremony. Things went really well. Everything was perfect and absolutely beautiful. Great music! Great drinks! Beautifully decorated. Just Gorgeous. Married life is nice!

Thank you for putting together such a beautiful day!

Martina & Andrew

Date: 8/6/11

Location: White Orchid Beach House


As our one year anniversary approaches, we wanted to thank you again for the wonderful day you planned for us on August 6, 2011.  This past year has flown by but we are still so happy with our wedding day, as are all of our friends and family.  It truly was a wonderful day and your wonderful planning and aloha spirit made it truly memorable and special.  We hope all is well and hope to be back on Maui soon.


Kyllene & Oren Bustan

Date: 7/28/12

Location: Five Palms


Jeffrey and I are so grateful to have had such an awesome wedding planner.  Till this day our friends and family can not stop talking about our wedding/vacation .  We have also had some requests for wedding planner info for future vow renewal and 2013 weddings. Be, on the look out.

A part of me is sad it’s over as you made this whole experience fun and easy but I realized this is just the beginning for Jeffrey and I.  I have the butterfly feeling again even after 10 years of dating!

Thanks again my dear friend!

Richelle Herrera & Jeffrey Alcala

Date: 8/9/12

Location: Honua Kai Lani Estate

Hi Bernie!

We will never be able to thank you enough for taking us on with so little time before the wedding. The day was really wonderful and you put our minds at ease with everything that you did.

Erica & Mason

Date: 6/28/12

Location: White Orchid Beach House

Hi Patty!

Thanks so much for the follow-up and the well wishes! So thoughtful to send a text as well!

We must thank you and Linda & WOW for all your hard work and making our special day go so smoothly. It was so lovely to be able to enjoy the day and the special moments without having to worry about something going wrong, or thinking about what if this happens or that happens. We were totally clueless at times, well the whole time, but Linda made sure we knew when and where to go! Thank goodness she was there and how nice that we were able to direct people to her with any questions as well!

The weather cleared up the the WOBH was perfect. Our absolute favorite were the flowers. They were beautiful! Please pass onto the florists what a lovely job they did. Despite the initial hesitation about the alter tiebacks when we were swapping pictures, what you guys put together for us was absolutely perfect. Many people have commented on how calm we were for the wedding – including before and after – and that all comes thanks to you and Linda.

Also wanted to pass on that we would not hesitate to make any referals to Alicia from the Travel Network. She was able to make planning the accomodations easy and convenient – everyone loved the Mana Kai.

Thank you so much for all your hard work, recommendations, arrangements and all the planning! Everyone seemed to enjoy the WOBH and the day. It was perfect and initimate – just what we wanted.

We hope to be back in Hawaii very soon!


Lora & Clarence Giang

Date: 7/28/12

Location: Hale Pilialoha

Hi Jackie,

I just want to start off by saying THANK YOU for EVERYTHING you did! You are truly amazing! You made my day so truly amazing even though if flew by faster than I could have ever imagined. Every little detail was perfect and you made the day so much easier and flow so nicely than I could have ever imagined : ) THANK YOU Jackie!

Crystal & Alfredo Van Nortwick



Date: 6/17/12

Location: White Orchid Beach House

Working with WOW was the best experience.  Having made the decision to get married with only two weeks to plan, WOW exceeded all our expectations.  I was a little concerned at first about the cost, but I have to say it was well worth the money and I have absolutely no regrets about what we spent on our wedding.  Further, coming from Los Angeles and getting married at a place you have never seen in person and relying on people you have never met can be a little scary.  However, Patty put my mind at ease immediately.  She was able to recommend vendors who turned out to be the best and guided us perfectly through the entire process.  Everyone I worked with at WOW was great.  The Reverend, Sasha, Patty and Linda were all extremely concerned about making our wedding day perfect and making sure that all our wants and needs were met.  As it turned out, the wedding day was perfect.  The location was absolutely amazing.  The pictures on the website do not do the White Orchid Beach House justice.  The Beach House and WOW are worth every penny.  If I had it all over to do again, I wouldn’t change a thing.  Thank you Patty for everything and I highly recommend WOW without reservation to all those future brides out there!!

Lisa Fouts

Date: 7/13/12

Location: Maui Tropical Plantation


First of all, thank you so much for everything, the wedding was perfect! Linda was a great helper and everything went as planned – she was a great calming factor that day also (although I wasn’t very anxious to begin with!) especially understanding of the crazy traffic we were all coming through. The flowers were beautiful and Pastor Kimo’s ceremony was perfect. We couldn’t have done it without!

Thank you again for all your help!

Chelsea & Brian Sturgeon

Date: 7/21/12

Location: Olowalu Plantation House

Our daughter Sarah was married this past Saturday (7/21) at Olowalu.  It was a “White Orchid” wedding and Jackie was our awesome coordinator.  We couldn’t have pulled off “the wedding of the year” without her.  More than one guest mentioned that this was the best wedding they had ever been to and her expertise was evident.  She was there from start to finish, and really made it happen. Her aloha was evident at all times!

I do have a special mention for Stacie at Maui Bars Are Us.  At the beginning I’ll admit I was very skeptical about dealing direct with a vendor, but from the get-go Stacie was upbeat, available and got right back to me about any questions or concerns I might have.  At the event she and her assistant were so willing to accomodate our guests.  She was a smiling, helpful and always cheerful presence.  I would deal with her again in a heartbeat.

Now that I’m able to look back on the event (and start to relax!) I did want to let you know however briefly, our appreciation.

Most Sincerely,

Vickie & Wally Prestidge

Date: 7/17/12

Location: Olowalu Plantation House

Hi Carolee,

Jeff and I would like to commend Patty for the wonderful work she did, our wedding would have not been possible without her. Throughout the year of planning Patty communicate with ease with both Jeff and I in two different hemispheres. Everything turned out better than we expected. We would recommend Patty as a wedding planner to anyone wishing to get married in Hawaii.

Kind Regards,

Lina & Jeff

Date: 7/7/12

Location: Olowalu Plantation House


Just wanted to give you a big thank you for such a wonderful wedding coordinated by WOW on Saturday night. We have gotten such rave reviews from our guests, and everyone is saying it is the best wedding they have ever been to.

First, Bernie was an absolute joy and pleasure to work with. She is a real pro and was the perfect coordinator for me. She allowed me to be creative and helped me make decisions with unconditional support and obvious competence. Her composure on the day of the wedding and the week leading up to it was supberb. She was my rock and a joy.

Bars Are Us were phenomenal. The guests were so impressed with their service and positive energy. The drinks were fantastic, Aaron and I always had everything we needed, and working with WOW was seamless and stress free leading up to the wedding. The guests complimented that fantastic service and WOW’s ability to work with us and provide a shopping list, was so great. Plus, the service orientation and conscientiousness of their staff made our guests feel important, which is exactly what I wanted.

Overall, it was an absolute pleasure working with WOW and we had an extraordinary wedding that will give us a lifetime of memories. Everything came together beautifully and WOW continues to be the best wedding company in the island. I have talked to other bride’s who were not as lucky with other companies. Go WOW!

Many mahalos,

Kelly and Aaron Harnick

Date: 3/22/12

Location: White Orchid Beach House

Dear Jackie,

Aloha!!  It seems strange not talking to you on a regular basis!  Thank you so much for your patience & thoroughness & for helping us plan an incredible celebration!  Thank you for everything!  It was extraordinary!!

Joanna & Bruce


Date: 6/13/12

Location: Maui Gardens, Haiku

Hi Bernie,

Thank-you for helping to make our wedding perfect.  We appreciate your work, guidance and help with the process.  It was a pleasure to plan and our share our wedding with you!  Thanks again!! Hopefully our travels will bring us back to Maui; we will let you know!

Thanks again Bernie!

Jill & Jason

Date: 3/31/12

Location: Olowalu Plantation

Dear Bernie,

Thank you for making our wedding so amazingly beautiful, memorable, and stress-free.  Without your patience, knowledge and creativity it would not have been possible.  I truly appreciate everything you put into making our wedding dreams possible.

Thank you again,

Tim & Hannah Bullock

Date: 5/28/12

Location: White Orchid Beach House

Hi Patty,

We made it back to the rainy west coast of Canada   (we miss the sun, beaches, and snorkeling).  I wanted to send you this note to thank you so much for all of your help with the wedding, everything turned out perfect!  The beach house was more beautiful then we could ever imagine.  Linda was so sweet and kind, and a great help at the wedding.  Everyone at the beach house including hair and makeup, and Tad were amazing!  I did not think it was possible to have such a fun and relaxed wedding, there was absolutely no stress!  Everyone had a great time and continue to talk about how beautiful the location was.

Many Many Mahalos!!!!

Courtney & Nathan


Date: 5/16/12

Location: White Orchid Beach House

Aloha Bernie,

Thank you soooo much for helping us make it possible! We miss Maui already! God willing we will make our way back someday, we will keep in touch with you for sure and send pictures….again thank you for everything, your the best! We wish you continued success at White Orchid Weddings


AshLee & Mike


Date: 5/13/12

Location: White Orchid Beach House

Hello Bernie!

We want to thank you for helping us make our wedding day possible. It was everything we imaged it would be, simple but extraordinary at the same time! Music was beautiful, the wedding site was beyond words and Tad did an awesome job. The reception decor was gorgeous, even better than we had imagined. You and your team did an amazing job!

Thank you again for making our wedding day unforgettable not only for Patrick and I, but for all of our guests as well.


Charm & Patrick

Date: 5/10/12

Location: Merriman’s


Thank you for all of your hard work in making this day a reality for us.  You knew what was best for us & could practically read our minds to create a perfect day.  Thanks for helping create a lifetime of memories.

With our most sincere gratitude,

Dave & Amanda

 Date: 4/29/12

Location: Olowalu Plantation

Hi Bernie!

How are you? I am still on cloud 9 from the most wonderful wedding in the world. It really was such as a magical night and all of my friends and family are still talking about how much fun they had. Seriously, it was one of the best nights of my life and I wanted to thank you so much for making it so wonderful.  Teresa did such a wonderful job with the flowers. Please let her know how happy I was (still am) with the way the flowers looked. They were exactly what I wanted.

Thanks again for everything.


Sarah & Aaron

Date: 4/20/12

Location: Olowalu Plantation


Brian and I want to both thank you for all your help coordinating our wedding.  Our big day was absolutely perfect and we couldn’t have done it without you.  You made the planning process very straight forward, and the advice/suggestions you made along the way were spot-on, especially important since we were planning the wedding from afar.  It was wonderful to have you on-site on our wedding day.  We were both able to relax and fully enjoy the day with our friends and families knowing you would make sure things went smoothly.  We also were exceptionally happy with Anthony Martinez, DJ Dan, Maui Bars Are Us, Asa’s Flowers, Tino Rosete, and Soup to Nuts (we received so many compliments on the food!) and have you to thank for these recommendations.  Feel free to use us as a reference whenever you’d like :-)  Thanks again for your help and for making our wedding such a fun, memorable experience!


Lisa and Brian Rakowski

Date: 9/28/10

Location: White Orchid Beach House


As we are coming up on 1 1/2 years as a happy married couple, I can’t help but to think about our special day. In fact I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it since! You made every aspect of that day wonderful. I was a calm, cool and collected bride because I knew everything was in the most capable hands. The White Orchid Beach House was perfect for our September wedding. Our family and friends haven’t stopped talking about how wonderful everything was. From the food, flowers, cake, ceremony and just general feeling that day…everything was perfection. Thank you so much for making the memory a perfect one in our minds! We want to do it all over again, and we know several people who would never say that about their wedding day!

Thank you again Linda from my husband Paul, my parents Anne and James and all my family and friends!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

Ligon & Paul

Date: 3/23/12

Location: White Orchid Beach House

Hi Carolee,

My name is Susan Kerian and I had the pleasure of working with your team. Erik and I got married last month at the White Orchid Beach House in Maui.  Let me begin by telling you that we had the most beautiful and memorable experience of our lives. Our parents were so mad that we had excluded them from all the planning and decision making but at the end, they were sooooooooo impressed with what we had put together. However, Erik and I had it easy…all we had to do was decide our color scheme, flowers, food, etc.  It was your staff, Bernie from WOW, and the entire team from March 23rd, who deserves to be acknowledged for their seamless work. They created a wedding out of the magazines that most girls dream about and I actually got to experience it!

Bernie was the best coordinator a bride can ask for. I was so stressed about the rain and the decor and she put me at ease every time I was ready to have a breakdown. I was nervous planning a destination wedding and given the forecast right before our big day, I was definitely ready to bite Erik’s head off for selecting an outdoor venue in the middle of Spring. However, Bernie was so reassuring and confident that “everything” would turn out perfect. Perfect is an understatement for the day we experienced! It was the most magical day of my life and I’m so grateful to have shared it with your team.

Everyone was so easy and pleasant to work with!

To sum it up, I thank you for hiring such amazing individuals who contributed and completed our special day!


Susan & Erik

Date: 3/27/12

Location: Merrimans

Thank you, Bernie!

We are still on cloud 9 :-) The day couldn’t have been more perfect for us … and we had such a wonderful time! Tom is very impressed with how “low key,” but special it was. Start to finish, this has been a fantastic experience. We will definitely keep in touch … Amity was so fun, and I have just received some pictures from her — we are so happy with them!

Have a wonderful day

Kathleen & Tom

Date: 3/11/12

Location: White Orchid Beach House


You were absolutely amazing.  You made our day go perfect.  We could not have asked for anything different.  Thank you so very much

Aloha & Mahalo

Mike & Tiffany Doyle

Date: 2/17/12

Location: Haiku Mill

Dearest White Orchid Wedding,

Words cannot express our gratefulness in your planning of our wedding day.    From the very beginning we trusted in you and your professional opinion in creating the most magical and memorable day for us…. And you went above and beyond to ensure that our day was so much more than we could ever wished for!

Your network of professionals that you had assembled were outstanding and catered to all the little details that made our day all the more memorable.  You truly made our day so very special and your own attention to detail made our day run flawlessly.

Our wedding day was my every dream come true, a day I will cherish for the rest of my life.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

All our love,

Veronica and Tommy Wheeldon

Date: 2/10/12

Location: White Orchid Beach House

Hello Carolee,

I trust my email finds you well today.  I understand that you are the proud owner of WOW!  I had the great pleasure of working with Barb to coordinate the details of our recent wedding held at the White Orchid Beach House. I wanted to tell you that Dave and I had a wonderful experience from beginning to end with your company.  I will admit that our wedding day exceeded our expectations; working with Linda was the icing on the cake.  Every vendor that Barb set up or suggested to us was simply stellar.  I give special thanks to WOW; they were exceptional from the moment we started and meeting them on site.  They gave outstanding customer service all evening.  Dave and I own a very large event business back in Houston Texas.  We are a national company with business across the US and Canada.  Needless to say, it was an interesting experience to be on this side of the coin.  WOW treated us respectfully and met all of our needs.  Special thanks to Barb and Linda for hand holding and making us feel so incredibly comfortable.


Melanie & David Smalley

Date: 1/10/12

Location: White Orchid Beach House


We got our wedding pictures a couple of days ago from Graham and they are so beautiful.  Thank you so much for guiding us and offering your opinions.  Planning a wedding from afar is so difficult, but you were so great with all of our questions and steered us in the right direction.  We didn’t know if we really needed to rent the beach house, but per your suggestion, we are so glad we did.  That place was magical!!!  Brother Al was delightful, you picked the perfect person to perform the ceremony.  Graham was fantastic and we knew the pictures were going to be wonderful.  Thank you also for the gift bag that was delivered to our hotel.  That was such a fun surprise and I love the bag!!What is so great about our wedding, is that if someone asked us if we would do anything different, we would honestly answer “No”. EVERYTHING was fun, easy, relaxed, beautiful and just perfect.

Thanks again,

Kim & Bob Aspenleiter

Date: 1/4/12

Location: White Orchid Beach House


Just wanted to thank you and your team again for making our wedding day so perfect. We had the most amazing time and enjoyed every minute of it. Graham Chappell was unreal and the photos are absolutley gorgeous. I cant thank you enough.

Kerry & Jeff Patterson

Date: 2008

Hi Jackie,

I’m not sure if you remember us from 2008 but you helped coordinate a wedding for my husband Adam and I. I thought I would send you some photos of our new family and let you know how appreciative we are of the beautiful job that you did at our wedding. I know we still talk about it and the guest we had will never forget.  They all said it was the best wedding they ever attended. We recently had a little baby girl and she is now 7 months.  We hope to bring her to Hawaii someday to see where her parents got married.

Thanks again,


Thao, Adam and Riley Addison Dugan

Date: 1/5/12

Location: White Orchid Beach House


We just wanted to say thank you for all your help with our wedding. The site was amazing, my bouquet was amazing, Tad was amazing, everything was absolutely perfect!!! We are so excited to see the pictures that Tad took. Please pass another thank you along to Bernie for helping us out the day of.

Thanks again for everything. I would recommend White Orchid to anyone planning a Hawaiin destination wedding for sure.

Shelly and Jarett Black

Date: 12/17/11

Location: White Orchid Beach House (Rehearsal Dinner)

Carolee:  Hello to you, in paradise!  Our pre-wedding dinner party at the Beach House was over a month ago, on December 17, 2011.  Somehow I still feel as though I’m on “island time”, but that is not a great excuse for sending out such a late thank you to White Orchid Weddings.  Please accept my apologies, and I would like to take a moment to let you know just how wonderful my experience was with your company!  Oh, how the memories linger …

I originally found out about the Beach House from my brother and sister- in- law; they are close friends with Judy Sturgis and attended her son’s wedding at your spectacular Makena property.  So when my son, and new daughter- in- law, decided to wed at the Kea Lani (they are both physicians completing residency programs, and could only find the time to plan a very simple, small wedding), I immediately booked our pre-wedding party with White Orchid Weddings and began working on all the details.  The party was designed to help two families come together and get to know each other, right before the wedding day.   You can add me to the long list of VERY grateful WOW clients, because … mission accomplished!

It truly was an evening of tropical delights!  The Beach House has such great ambience; it’s the perfect backdrop for making dreams become reality!   WOW coordinator worked with me to plan a party full of fun surprises; they are such a friendly people and listened to all my ideas.  They offered creative help and guidance in a professional, yet relaxed, style. When I finally met them in person, I felt so at ease and knew right away the party would be phenomenal.  Walking onto the lawn of the Beach House the day of the event, every detail I had discussed long-distance unfolded right before my eyes … the spirit of aloha was everywhere!

WOW’s pre-party emails, and phone calls, made beverage planning a breeze!  Even though our party was going to be small, they took care of everything and was excited to help create signature drinks.  When I saw them on the day of the party, I was thrilled!  The bar “set-up” was so festive, and within minutes, WOW staff was mingling with our guests, knew people by name, and helped so much to “get the party started”!

The table settings were gorgeous, and while we enjoyed delicious appetizers and drinks, it was nice having photographer Mike Sidney there to capture the memories!  WOW suggested having musician Kawika Regidor play contemporary island and Hawaiian songs for a couple hours; he is so talented – what a voice!  The music was so inviting that everyone got up half way through our delicious dinner, catered by From Soup To Nuts, to dance on the lawn under swaying palm trees!  After toasts were made in anticipation of the next day’s wedding, drums began beating and we were treated to our own private hula show; everyone laughed hysterically when my son was invited to “bust a move” with the beautiful dancers!   And just when we thought the excitement was over, we were treated to a jaw-dropping performance by one of the island’s top fire dancers!

It was truly a magical night … mid-way through the festivities, Kirsten’s sister embraced me and, with tears in her eyes, said “This is the best night of my life … I feel like a princess”.  What more can I add to that?
White Orchid Weddings … thanks from the bottom of my very grateful heart!
A Hui Hou, Kim (Mother of the Groom)

Kirsten & Andy Sweatt

Date: 1/10/12

Location: White Orchid Beach House


Thank you for everything.   The day was absolutely perfect, far better than we expected.  Such a memorable day.  Graham and Brother Al were wonderful!!!!!   Thanks again for everything and sharing our special day with us!

Kim & Bob Aspenleiter

Date: 12/29/11

Location: White Orchid Beach House

Hi Barb,

On behalf of our entire family, Loan and I would like to thank you, Linda, and everyone else from WOW that had a hand in making our wedding day THE best day of our lives! Everything that day totally  exceeded all of our expectations and turned out perfect. The best part for Loan and I was the fact that since all of the wedding details were taken care of, all we had to do was show up and have a blast…stress free!

Again, thank you for everything because we could not have done this without you. Our family is STILL in vacation mode and they can’t stop talking about this wedding trip. They all want to have destination weddings now :)

We wish you all the best and hope you have a great 2012!

Frank & Loan Chanthorn

White Orchid Wedding Testimonial Eric & StacyDate: 10/31/11

Location: White Orchid Beach House

I have put off writing this because I am looking for just the right words. I have decided that there are no words that can tell you how Stacy and I feel about our experience with WOW. This was such a special day for us, but  you and your staff made it above and beyond what I thought we could ever experience on our wedding day. WOW, you made us feel so welcome and comforted throughout the whole process!!  The day of the wedding was amazing! I never felt stressed out and most importantly I thought your STAFF was terrific in the way they treated all of our family and friends! Several family and friends commented on how professional and “down to earth” the staff was during the event.  Someone asked we where the” token” whale breaching the water during the beautiful sunset! I thought that was pretty funny!!!

We had a great time in Hana with Kaua! He was so nice to show us around and we got some great pictures! I can’t wait to see all the pictures!!!

Thank you for making our wedding day everything we thought it would be and MORE!!! I hope you have a great Holiday and terrific New Year with all your family and friends!!!

Best Wishes,

Eric & Stacy Barnes

Date: 11/25/11

Location: Olowalu Plantation

Hi Jackie:

I wanted to thank you for all your help in planning Faith’s wedding.  I think everything went exactly as Faith had hoped and we really appreciated all your suggestions.  All of the people involved conducted themselves so calmly and professionally, and I could see that you all work together really well.  Regina did such a nice job with Faith’s hair and makeup, and I appreciated her good advice to Faith to remember to eat, hydrate, and enjoy the day.  It was a very enjoyable and relaxing way for Faith to start her day to put herself in Regina’s hands.  Stacy with Bars-R-Us was just fantastic.  Very friendly, efficient, and excellent in her job.  We loved the officiant, Tino.  He was so heartfelt in his beautiful message and ceremony.  The flowers were perfect, just what Faith asked for, and the music was lovely.  Really we could not have asked for a more perfect outcome.  I appreciate the calm way that you were overseeing everything and making sure we stayed on schedule, without rushing anything.  I felt that we were working with really talented and professional people in every aspect

Thank you again for all your help.  I know this was a small event compared to many that you do, but you didn’t make us feel like it was any less important.  It was a real pleasure to meet and work with you.  I will be sure to recommend you to any Alaskan’s I know that are thinking of a Maui wedding!

Thanks Again!

Patty Kaercher (Mother of the Bride)

Faith & Bill Harjes

Date: 9/14/11

Location: Olowalu Plantation

Dear Carolee, Barbara & The WOW Team,

We just wanted to send you all a big thank you for organizing such a dream wedding.  I could not have wished for a more perfect day, with everything going off as seamless as possible.  Thank you also for the cool ukulele and the tote bag full of goodies!  If we ever come back to Maui to renew our vows we know who to look up!  Thank you once again for giving Greg and I such a magical start to our new life together!


Mr & Mrs Dunn

Date: 4/16/11

Location: Olowalu Plantation

Dear White Orchid Staff,

A big THANK YOU to making our wedding day flawless!  We were so happy with how everything turned out!  It was simply amazing!  It was a pleasure working with you.  Hope all is well in beautiful Maui!

Lots of Love

Cynthia & Aaron Huwe

Date: 9/24/11

Location: White Orchid Beach House

Hi Jackie!

Just wanted to send a huge Mahalo to you and the WOW staff! Our wedding at the beautiful White Orchid Beach House on 9/24/11 was beyond gorgeous and everything I could of dreamed of.

Everytime we chatted, you put me at ease and your Aloha spirit was so gratefully appreciated! All of our guests said that it was the most beautiful wedding they had ever seen and all thanks to you! We are forever grateful!


Nicole & Benjamin Camacho

Date: 11/13/11

Location: White Orchid Beach House

Hi Bernie,

I just wanted to thank you again for the perfect wedding. Everything was just like I expected and the setting was better than expected. Time went really fast and I wish I could have enjoyed it longer.

Thanks again.

Dana & Bradford Born



Date: 11/9/11

Location: White Orchid Beach House


Ok, I’m home now in the freezing cold.I need to tell you that I had the best wedding and you all made that possible. It is hard to imagine that everything would have gone so wonderful and the setting was PERFECT. From the flowers, to the color, to the food, to the music,………everyone involved with the day was simply put, nice, genuine, and my day was one that any girl would dream of. My guests were not expecting it to be over the top and remarked it is the best wedding they have attended. I must agree, you all outdid yourself.  I didn’t know what to expect either………… but it was all i had hoped for.  Thank you soooo much and we enjoyed the gift bag as well! Bernie was delightful!! Please let her know…I loved the fact as well, that I know you do thousands of weddings, but it felt like ours was ” important ” and not just cookie cutter repetition. I will recommend you to anyone I know headed to the island to say I do.

Janice & Chris DeVito

Date: 9/20/11

Location: White Orchid Beach House


WOW… perfectly summarizes our experience with White Orchid Wedding. We started our quest looking for someone to help us with our destination wedding. Everything had to be detailed and organized prior to our arrival so there would be no last minute surprises. We were fortunate to have chosen WOW. It was one of the best decisions that we made for our trip. As we looked through pictures and internet sites we were worried we were going to be just another customer, a visitor. The WOW website impressed us, and our first phone call sold us. Our wedding day was our most important day, a memory we did not want to loose.  The Location, the minister, and the photographer started out to be our biggest concerns. White Orchid Wedding assisted us in what we wanted, and every detail of our custom wedding.  We wanted a private location with no beach life or surfers in background. WOW found us our perfect beach, just like we dreamed.  We needed a minister that would be personable, and had an interest in our wedding, our relationship and our future together, that hometown feeling. WOW found the most amazing minister, who mixed Hawaiian traditions and made us feel like we knew him forever. We loved when he sang our blessing to us… it was out of a storybook.  We knew that after the memories faded our memories would be captured by the photos of our wedding … WOW introduced us to Graham Chappell… WOW!  We wanted a photographer who did not take the typical “Hawaii wedding photos”. This was our big day, the dream wedding we had both been wanted all of our lives. We needed

➢Someone who was personable

➢Someone who could draw us out and show who we really are

➢A customized approach to our day

➢Emphasis on our romance, our personality, and drawing in the beauty of the Island

➢Very professional, no stupid posing or silly wedding backdrops

➢We are not kids, we have high expectations and needed someone who knows their job well enough to exceed them.

We know it now we needed Graham!  Right from the beginning he made us feel so comfortable, as if we had been friends forever. Almost like family.  We were so excited about the day, the moments we spent together laughing in the sand… we hardly knew we were being photographed… then we received the pictures, as we sat with a glass of wine and relieved our special evening, we saw that Graham had captured our moments and our love, and best of all in fact capture “us” on film… truly perfect.  Anyone can get married on Maui, but the details organized by WOW captured our memories and emotions that will last a lifetime…. Linda, Adam and Graham, you made our dream wedding a reality. It was unbelievable, and unforgettable!

All we can say is “WOW”!!!

Thank you from the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Colorado!

Mr. & Mrs. Jay Jackson

Date: 10/18/11

Location: Kukio Beach, Big Island

Dear Carolee,

Just a quick note to say thank you for being part of our special day (and especially for being my lovely “bridesmaid”)!  I didn’t know what to expect when I began preparing for our wedding but with yours and Barbara’s help it was more incredible than either of us could have imagined.  We have been nothing but thrilled working with WOW and thank you for giving us such a wonderful and memorable experience that we will treasure always!  Thank you again and best wishes for a beautiful and successful future!

Jill & Alex Ward

Date: 10/13/11

Location: South Malu Aka

Hi Patty! Thank you so much for all the work you did to put together our wedding ceremony. It was amazing and everything we could have hoped it would be. The photos are beautiful and we couldn’t be happier! Uilani was awesome with Tinsley, she had so much fun playing in the water and sand. It was so nice to have anything/everyone so carefree and relaxed. I am so grateful for the work each and every one has done!

Thanks again for everything! We are so appreciative for all the work you’ve done!

Clover & Mark Brodie

Date: 10/3/11

Location: White Orchid Beach House

Dear Jackie

Well, the dust has settled (sort of) and we are back in the land of OZ.

Just wanted to write you a note, to say how beautiful everything was on October 3.  The location was just beyond spectacular…….our friends and family have all commented on it’s incredible beauty. Everything looked just so gorgeous, especially that exquitiste dining table you created for us.  Adam Gomes was just brilliant, he really added a very important & memorable contribution to our day.  He spoke so beautifully, and I really tried to slow my thoughts down so that I could remember everything he was saying.  We just loved him. (and the conch was a surprise too – just great).  From our point of view, it was a very emotional & memorable ceremony…..Ron & Tarvin were absolutley brilliant.  We so appreciated them combining as a duo on the day – and their voices together were wonderful.  For me, the moment I just lost it was when I heard those first few lyrics to “Angel”…..I think John did too. The flowers, espcially the bouquets were absolutely gorgeous.  We took my bouquet down to the pool the next day and kept it in a champagne bucket so that we could enjoy it just a bit longer – and John wore his maile (at my request) when he went off the Tarzan Rope at Grand Wailea the next day…..very funny.  I’ve forgotten his name, but the driver who picked us up was great too – so friendly and thoughtful, offering us waters  and really caring for my Mum as she arrived at the venue.  Anthony and his assistant were just brilliant – the kids enjoyed him so much – and we can’t WAIT to see the photos.  He was extremely kind & gracious as well, and we’re so glad he was there with us on the day.

Thank you Jackie, for pulling everything together….people here in Sydney have remarked that the setting & setup looked like something out of a movie set.  I like to think of it as a storybook beginning to our married life.

Mahalo to everyone on your team at White Orchid.  If I could fly back there tomorrow and do it all again – I would.   You guys are an incredibly special group of people.


Victoria & John Gregory

Date: 10/6/11

Location: White Orchid Beach House


I just wanted to say thank you for all of the hard work you put in to make our wedding day perfect!  Greg and I both agree that our wedding day was so much better than we could have ever imagined. It has been such a pleasure working with you.

Thanks for everything.

Jen & Greg Thomas

Date: 12/28/07

Location: Honua Kai Lani

Hi Bernie,

It’s almost 4 years since you coordinated our wedding and we cannot thank you more than enough! My husband and I were thrilled that you met all our needs for that special day by blending the Hawaiian culture with classic wedding traditions. We loved the live band, the gentleman that played the ukulele, and the private luau with the hula and fire dancers! We still have friends and family talking about how unique and fun the wedding was, which was held at the Honua Kai Lani Estate. You have truly created a memorable day for my us and our guest and I am thank for all your hard work and attention to detail.

With Great Appreciation,

Jennifer and Frank Oh

Date: 8/6/11

Location: White Orchid Beach House

Hi Jackie

Now that we are officially back to reality (unfortunately!) we just wanted to drop you a quick thank you for everything – we couldn’t have asked for a better day! You were such a pleasure to work with for the past few months, and made this special day go so smoothly with minimal effort on our end. We always knew we were in good hands but it exceeded our expectations – the site, the decor, the staff and the weather were above and beyond our vision! We can’t wait to see the video and get the professional shots back from Anthony, which we will be sure to share with you when we get them. Everyone had an excellent time and is still talking about what a great day it was!


Kyllene and Oren

Date: 6/25/11

Location: Kapalua Bay

Dear Patty,

The experience of doing business with White Orchid Weddings will last as long as Sheila and I are on this Earth. Our testimony of how great your services were will go from year to year. We really appreciate how you were able to put our dream together in two short weeks!  Every penny spent was worth it’s weight in gold!

Thanks and continue serving people and not weddings!

Sheila & Anthony Winfield

Date: 5/11/11

Location: Maria Lanakila Church & Olowalu Plantation Estate

Dear Barb,

Henry and I want to thank you for all the hard work you put into planning our big day, it was a pleasure to work with you. The day went off without a hitch and we are still getting positive feedback from our family and friends! They all thought the wedding was phenomenal. Bernie and Teresa were so great to work with on the day of the event. They made us feel at ease and they were very professional. The food, cake, officiate, flowers and venue were all amazing! We have nothing, but positive feedback about WOW and we are so grateful that we selected you to plan the most important event of our lives. Not sure how many couples have TWO ceremonies and a reception on the same day, but we did it and if we could do it over we would do it the exact same way. The day was busy, but everything ran so smoothly thanks to your highly qualified staff.

We highly recommend WOW to anyone who is thinking of a destination wedding in Hawaii!!!

Henry & Claudia Lopez

Date: 6/17/11

Location: Private Estate in Lahaina

Ms. Flax,

Kimika and I think you did a wonderful job for our wedding.  We couldn’t have been happier about your services.  The day pretty much went off without a hitch thanks to you.

Thanks again for all your help and I hope all your weddings will be as fun as ours was.

Yours Truly

Bao & Kimika

Date: 5/12/11

Location: White Orchid Beach House


Thank you dearly for making our dream wedding a reality.  You are so talented at what you do, and such a wonderful lady.  We were blessed to have you as our coordinator, and we are blessed to know you as a person.  Keep in touch :)


T.J & Janine Babey

Date: 5/9/11

Location: White Orchid Beach House

Dear Jackie,

Matt and I just wanted to thank you for everything you did for the wedding.  With all of the planning and details involved to organize, it all came out beautifully and it was an absolutely perfect day.  We loved every minute of it.

Thanks again for all of your hard work.


Matt & Lindsey Sterchi

Date: 4/27/11

Location: Olowalu Plantation House


The wedding was amazing, the weather was amazing and the after party was awesome. All-in-all, a total success! Our friends and family are still talking about it! Thank you again for everything! I will be sure to send pictures as soon as I have them :)

Thank you again and all the best this summer!!

Kate & Shaun Richmond, Vancouver, Canada

Date: 4/27/11

Location:  White Orchid Beach House


Just got in this morning from our honeymoon – finally home after being away for nearly 3 weeks! It was a fabulous wedding, we loved the setting, the flowers, food, all the little details – You did a fantastic job!  The day of course, goes by so fast, but we will have  the photos and memories to last a lifetime :)

Our friends keep telling us it was the best wedding they had ever been to and many are planning trips back to Maui in the near future!

Thank you again for all your hard work, it is greatly appreciated!

Warmest aloha,

Jenn and Brian Poetzschke, Burnaby BC

Date: 4/9/11

Location:  White Orchid Beach House

“Our wedding was even better than we had imagined.  Linda was super friendly and wonderful at keeping us well informed, everything organized, and us on time.  The white orchid beach house is an absolutely beautiful location.  And, we are beyond amazed with Tad’s talent as a photographer. And, thank you so much for my purple bouquet it was beautiful and exactly what I wanted.  You guys did great.  Literally everything was perfection.

I will be happy to give you a stellar review and if there are sites you especially want me to post on just let me know and I will be happy to do so.  Everyone should know what a wonderful service you provide and that they literally have nothing to worry about if they go with you.  You guys made things so easy for us and I can’t tell you what a relief that was for us.  You were on top of my questions and I felt totally at ease with the planning.  Thank you, thank you so very much.”

Once again thanks,

Chris and Courtney Vandepolder

Wedding TestimonialDate: 4/24/11

Location:  White Orchid Beach House

Hi Jackie,
“I called Donald this morning. I just wanted to say thank you again for the most beuatiful wedding I could ever have asked for.
I will remember it always.”

Cory & Jared

Wedding Testimonial Date: 3/17/11
Location:  White Orchid Beach House

Hi Barbara,
“I just wanted to thank you for all the work and effort you did to make my wedding so great. The officiate Keli’ I Brown was wonderful, my husband and I couldn’t stop talking about how beautiful he made it for us. The most important thing to me were my pictures and they came out beautiful. I love every photo taken and Donald Nakooka was the perfect fit. He was so professional and patient with the photo session. I haven’t seen my video yet but I’m sure I am going to love it, Todd Perkins was great as well. I also loved my hair and make-up and of coarse I can’t forget Linda Santos she was very helpful/attentive she kept the stress level down. I have a friend that is thinking of getting married in Hawaii, I told her about you so hopefully she will be contacting you soon. Anyway thanks and again you have an awesome team.”

Mahalo, Venus Sarate

Wedding Testimonial Date: 3/9/11
Location:  White Orchid Beach House

Hi Jackie,
“We just wanted to drop you a quick e-mail to thank you for everything. White Orchid Wedding (and you, specifically) made our wedding everything we wanted it to be–your patience and support during all of our planning is sincerely appreciated.”

with warm regards,

Shane and Bri

Wedding Testimonial Date: 3/1/11
Location:  White Orchid Beach House

Aloha Barb,
“Tucker and I are back in Austin and I just wanted to send you a huge Thank You from the both of us. The wedding went perfectly and we could not have asked for a better wedding planner or location. Thank you so much for everything…or should I say mahalo :)”

Ale Norris

Wedding Testimonial Date: 2/14/11
Location:  White Orchid Beach House

“I wanted to thank you for the amazing wedding ceremony we had. Thank you for providing everything exactly the way we asked for… It was just perfect!!! I also wanted to thank you for having Linda help with our wedding. Anything I say, won’t be enough to express how impressed we were with the service we received from the both of you! We only had our family there, and it was so great for the all of us, that it felt like she’s felt part of us! I’m not exaggerating! =) You were so sweet, attentive, and extremely helpful! Oh, we LOVED the WOW surprise too… Thanks! You helped our family and us have an unforgettable experience in Hawaii!”

Mahalo, Obrigada, Muchas Gracias…

Tharsila and Donald Briceno, Stanton, CA

Wedding Testimonial Date: 2-18-11
Location:  KAUAI

Aloha Bernie,
“Thank you very much for your assistance with our wedding, everything turned out wonderfully. Dustin was so happy with the photographer. Anini beach was perfect and will forever hold a special place in our hearts. Thank you for your efficiency and making our day special.”

Samantha & Dustin Tantillo

Wedding Testimonial Date: 1/7/11
Location:  Makena Cove
“You have been such a joy to work with! Thank you so much for all your work and support. I can’t tell you what a relief it’s been to have you helping us out and guiding us through our special day. You’re an amazing lady and I hope you always remember that — if you ever don’t, call me and I’ll remind you!”

Eva Nelson & Jason Cole

Wedding Day:  12/28/10
Location:  Olowalu Plantation House

Dear WOW,
Shawn & Deborah’s Wedding was a beautiful event. The food was amazing and WOW what a sunset. We were honored to be present to witness the union of Shawn & Deborah. Thank you for doing a marvelous job in orchestrating their Wedding!
Thank you again,

Carl & Lynn Nowicki  :: Parents of the Bride, Riverbank CA  :: Bride & Groom:  Shawn & Deboarh

Date: 1/11/11
Location: White Orchid Beach House

Aloha Jackie,
I just wanted to send you a quick email before you receive our “thank you ” card.
Our wedding was more than what I could have ever dreamed of. You made my day spectacular and I hope that you know that. Everything was perfect, not one single glitch. I wish I could do this everyday (with the same man of course :) ). You truly have a gift in creating these wonderful events for the most important days of our lives, only a few have this talent. I also wanted to thank you for our photographer…Richard was excellent!! Our pictures so far are phenomenal. We did get the beautiful gift bag delivered to our condo, it was such a great touch, thank you for that as well.
Well, I sincerely wish you well in the future Jackie and I cannot wait to come back to Maui next year, we fell in love.
Aloha and Mahalo!!
Ron and Shavonne Smith

Date: 12/27/2010
Location: White Orchid Beach House
I just wanted to write a THANK YOU to White Orchid Weddings! Our daughter just enjoyed a magical celebration at the White Orchid Beach House on December 27. The stress-free planning, the unbeleivable venue, the care your coordinators provided, it was all perfect beginning to end. You performed way above our expectations. Please use my positive feedback if you ever need to or use us as a reference. Worth every penny and we were most pleased! Elizabeth worked with Barbara, and then Bernie was at the venue. All the staff was amazing.

Date: 11/23/2010 :: Location: Makena Cover
Hi Jackie,
We wanted to thank you again for helping us with our special day. It worked out perfect and was nice not to stress about organizing details. It was a beautiful setting and weather was nice for sunset. We really appreciate you taking care of us. Here are a few pics. Steve did a good job. Happy Holidays!
All the Best,

Date: 11/26/2010
Location: White Orchid Beach House
Eric and I would just like to thank you for all your work in planning our wedding. We had the most amazing time. The cake was beautiful, the food was absolutely amazing, and the decor took my breath away. You are truly talented and once again thank you.
Best wishes,
Kellie and Eric Redmond

Date: 11/12/2010
Location: White Orchid Beach House
Aloha Barb,
Just wanted to thank you for organizing our truly most beautiful day of our lives! Everything worked as we always wanted.. superb location, touching and emotional ceremony with a great musician and the most romantic and delicious dinner under the stars ever! Absolutely everything was perfect! We also want to express our biggest mahalo to Linda who did an amazing job! She is fantastic! We will definitely recommend you back home. And with the pictures which were taken during this breathtaking sunset at this unique location we surely will not need to do a lot of talking :-)
Again, mahalo for everything and all the best for you and your business.
Dave & Coni Tschumi

Date: 11/7/2010
Location: Plantation House Restaurant, Kapalua

Hi Jackie,
just wanted to say thank you so much. The wedding went so smooth and everyone kept telling me how nice you were. The food was amazing! Thanks for all your time and energy.


Wedding Testimonial
Date: 10/22/2010
Location: White Orchid Beach House

Hi Jackie,

Kornelis and I just got home after our honeymoon in gorgeous Bora Bora the other day… (I attached a picture of the view of Bora Bora’s main island from our over-water bungalow!) I cannot thank you enough for all the help in organizing everything for the wedding and for making our special day itself run so smoothly! We had a fantastic time. I wish it could have lasted forever! I just emailed Teresa to thank her for a job well done re the florals & candles. It really was like I was living my own little fairytale! I cannot wait for the pictures to come in and I’ll send you a link to the online photo album we’ll put together for friends & family once we have received and sifted through them (Graham says, and I quote, they’re “EPIC”)!!!
Thanks again,

Rhonda and Kornelis

Wedding TestimonialDate: 7/27/10
Location: White Orchid Beach House


I just wanted to say thank you for all your work that you helped me with during the process of getting all my arrangements this past year. The wedding was beautiful, we loved the house and the scenery just couldn’t be matched anywhere. We are so happy we chose you and this location.

Becki and Dean Vukovic, Chatsworth, CA

Wedding TestimonialDate: 9/20/10
Location: White Orchid Beach House

Dear WOW,

Thank you again for putting together the most beautiful and memorable ceremony for us! The beach house was perfect for us and the setting was simple yet elegant, exactly what we were looking for. Thanks again for the wonderful day! btw: Sarento’s was ideal for the reception, it is probably our new favorite restaurant.

Ellen and Jason DeL, Chicago, ILuca

Wedding TestimonialHi Bernie,

We finally got settled in and we wanted to let you know we didn’t forget about you! We can’t thank you enough for such a wonderful day! Everything was absolutely beautiful. The floral arrangements and bouquets were exactly what I wanted, and the cake was delicious! You did an amazing job at putting everything together. Tad (photographer) and Andrew (videographer) did a great job at making us feel comfortable and I can’t wait to see the finished products!
Thank you White Orchid Wedding… Mahalo for everything!
P.S. Maybe we’ll see you in 25 years for our vow renewal!
Shaun & Vanessa Davenport

Wedding TestimonialLocation: Air

Aloha Carolee,
Friday’s event was a great success and everyone had a wonderful time. Thanks to your coordination and all those involved, everything worked seamlessly. Ralph and his staff did a fantastic job with the food as we knew he would from the tasting we had with him–so delicious!. Great recommendation on Bars Are Us. WOW and their crew kept everyone served and happy. I really enjoyed interacting with your staff. They were professional, hard working and fun to be around too. We look forward to working with you on future events.

Nadine Nakada, Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

Aloha Carolee,
You guys rock! You have created an amazing professional company! I know how hard that is. You are unflappable…of course you are the Godess of Bridezillas. So, you are beyond typical entrpreneurial bravery. ( hope I spelled that right!) Thanks from the bottom of my heart! Well done! You have my loyalty and Im going to call upon you and your team again for the other islands, it will be great! Thanks for making the event everything I hoped it would be.

Patti Chevalier, Owner, Blue Hawaiian Helicopters

Wedding TestimonialDate: 9/1/10
Location: White Orchid Beach House
Hi Barb,

We had an absolutely wonderful time and a magnificent wedding. We would like to thank you and the whole WOW team for making this such an unforgettable experience for us. Everybody involved lived up to the highest standards and helped making this a perfect night for us. Please give our thanks to Bernie as well, she was very nice and handled everything perfectly onsite.
Many Thanks!

Andy and Tashi

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 8/21/10
Location: White Orchid Beach House

Thanks Bernie!

You and the whole crew made our day magical!!! People are still talking about it! You guys are truly gifted and we were blessed to have found you!!!!! I will be back, I will recommend WOW to anyone who will listen :D…….and I will keep in touch!! Thanks so much again!!!!

MacKenzie and Climarr

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 8/23/10
Location: White Orchid Beach House

Hi Barb,

I wanted to thank you so much for all your help, patience and suggestions through this entire wedding planning process. It was absolutely more than we could have ever imagined! Our families totally enjoyed themselves and you all at WOW gave us plenty of memories to last a lifetime! I can’t thank you enough for making our day a dream come true.

Lindsay and Earl Querubin

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 8/24/10
Location: White Orchid Beach House

Hi Barb,

Everything was just great and beautiful! We loved it, couldn’t have been better. Ke’ili (sp?) really did a good job on our ceremony, very meaningful and comical at the same time. The DJ let the kids use the microphones to sing songs, we had hula lessons and a great fire dancer show, food was phenomenal (many guests said those were the best scallops they’ve ever had, and that’s a lot coming from many skilled chefs amongst the group), florals were amazing, cake was delicious and exactly what I wanted!! Tad was hilarious! And Bernie (and the rest of your staff) was wonderful, kept things calm and collected. Thank you so much for helping us plan our perfect moment! If you could send me Bernie’s email address, I would appreciate it.
Thanks again!

Jenn and Mark

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 8/18/10
Location: White Orchid Beach House

Dear Jackie,

Thank you so much for all your help in coordinating our wedding ceremony! Everything went so perfectly! We were very happy with all the vendors and everyone had a wonderful time. We will definitely be recommending you to our family and friends! The day after our ceremony we went on a private plane ride – and we were able to fly by the beach house. I attached a few pictures for you!
Thank you again very much. You did a fantastic job. It couldn’t have been any better!

-Anna and Joseph Gates

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 8/5/10
Location: Kapalua Bay

Dear WOW,

Thank you so much for helping us with our wedding. We could not have dreamed of a better ceremony. You, Linda, Ernest and Tad have made such an impact in our lives. The are no words sweet or graceful enough to express how lucky we were to have had you all a part of our special day. JJ had such a great time he mentioned that he wanted to renew our vows every year. I have wonderful things to say about WOW and everyone involved and I will be sure to pass along the highest of recommendations to everyone I know.
A million thank yours,

Christina Sindac Kopko and JJ Kopko

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 8/6/10
Location: Big Island

Dear Barbara,

I wanted to thank you so much for everything that you did for the two of us. We had the most spectacular wedding day. It was perfect. Also we really enjoyed Dean he is such a great and spiritual person. Charla was amazing also and did an incredible job. The flowers and basket were fabulous too. I will be sending you a thank you with a picture and small token of our appreciation. You made our dream wedding a reality and we are so grateful for you help and guidance.

Nick and Angie

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 6/25/10
Location: Olowalu Estate, Maui

Dear Jackie,

I’ve been meaning to email you and I’m so sorry I haven’t yet. We both wanted to thank you and your staff again for all of your hard work. Our wedding was absolutely perfect and we both said that we would not have changed a thing. The food, flowers, hair, location, just everything was so wonderful and even more than we could have dreamed. Our friends and families are still talking about it and calling it the greatest wedding they’ve ever seen!! I know Tads pictures will be beautiful too. So, thank you again for everything you did. I know we planned for a long time and it was so worth it.
Thanks for letting me know about the deposit. I hope we cross paths again!
Thanks again,

Alyssa and Tait

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 6/3/10
Location: White Orchid Beach House

Dear WOW!

It was so sad to have to leave paradise for our normal life in KANSAS!!! I never thanked you for our “care package” from WOW-it was wonderful! THANK YOU FOR YOUR services, we cannot thank you enough for your comprehensive, thorough work throughout our entire wedding/reception planning and execution! Everything went so smoothly, exactly as planned!!! I cannot express what a gift it was to us to be able to trust someone to take care of everything-from the large, important things down to the minute details- we could truly just enjoy our day and stay in the moment! Our guests raved about you and your work time and time again! I heard you got stuck entertaining the little ones-those are the EXTRA things you did that were above and beyond the call of duty! It shows your commitment to attain your goal, a seamless, stress free event for the bride and groom AND all of their guests!! It was like something out of a movie, and that was thanks to you! You were incredible!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! I would most certainly recommend your services to anyone that inquires!! I cannot wait to see pics from Amity and will send you some when I get them!
Thanks is not enough, but its all we can say~
Happily Maui’d,
Callie and Mike Lanser

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 5/11/10
Location: White Orchid Beach House

Dear White Orchid Wedding,

I’d like to compliment one of your employees, Linda Santos, for the excellent service she provided to me and my wife regarding our Maui wedding. Linda did a great job of helping us plan the wedding and keeping contact with us via email and by phone from the first day to the final day, which eliminated the prewedding planning stress. She has supported and assisted us in every way possible to work within our budget, needs, and last minute changes for the Big Day.
Before the wedding, sometimes my wife and I would wonder if we made a mistake in having to go to a wedding planner that we found online and its office being located in a different state. However, when we arrived at the beach house on the Big Day, all of our fears were completely erased. Linda made our dreams come alive and our guests had the BEST time ever! My wife and I would like to thank Linda and White Orchid WEdding for all your support and dedication to our wedding. Such a commitment to great customer service is to be commended. You can be sure that I will recommend your services to my family and friends in the future.

Chun + Silin

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 5/22/10
Location: Wedding Site: Honua Kai Lani; Reception at Spago’s

Dear Barbara and Carolee,

It was a blessing to have WOW be our coordinators. Not only did we have Barbara helping with us on every detail from afar, when we arrived in Maui, Linda and Carolee saw that it all fell into place. All three had such enthusiasm for their work and always made us smile! Everything was done with care and thoughtfulness, and everything beyond what was expected: A surprise welcome package (filled with goodies!) at our condo, parasols for our guests, saving food for us post-ceremony, multiple boombox options, creating a backdrop for our sweetheart table, ushering people to their seats, even directing traffic and moving cars! (Our guest still laugh about this!) They also found us the touching services of Pia Aluli (minister) and Celia Canty (harpist). The White Orchid Ohana gave us a worry-free, picture perfect wedding and we couldn’t have asked for more.
Thanks again,

Isaac and Huey

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 4/14/10
Location: White Orchid Beach House
Dear Jackie Ishikawa
Finally! Many thanks again for everything! Married life is swell… Mahalo
Jane and Dale

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 4/3/10
Location: White Orchid Beach House

Dear Bernie

Thanks to you and Linda for an awesome wedding … It was my dream wedding. Todd and I just got back to MN yesterday. This is my first day back to work and it has been painful. I would rather be sitting on a lounge chair by the pool at the Kea Lani :)
I sure will stay in touch, I miss you guys already! I am a fan of WOW on Facebook so I will always be reminded of you guys …
Thanks again

Jan and Todd

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 3/8/10
Location: White Orchid Beach House

Dear White Orchid Wedding,

We had a lovely time in Maui. In fact we extended our stay. The beach house is so intimate and beautiful. WOW and Linda were very helpful and easy to work with, thanks for all the proper coordination. Also, the cake was the best I have ever had. Scott, was amazing, so easy to work with he made us feel at ease. I will recommend WOW and you to friends in the future, I know one fellow officer who plans to wed on Maui or Kauai in the next year. I could not have wrote more sincere vows, we both loved pastor Vance. I was overwhelmed by how much I felt Christ love for me, I thought I was living someone else’s life. Thanks for being part of such a special part of my life. You made this process very easy and you were on top of all my questions.
Best regards,

Amy and Carl Punzel

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 3/3/10
Location: White Orchid Beach House

Dear Linda Santos

White Orchid Wedding was definitely exceptional, more like a dream come true wedding experience. They gave us an absolutely beautiful stunning wedding and the best part is that you really just need to sit back, relax and everything is taken care of perfectly for you! There is nothing you need that they can’t provide all the way down to calming the nervous bride, even during a Tsunami evacuation! Hats off to you Linda Santos!
Our family and friends left the ceremony with the memory of an amazing experience that will be in their hearts for a lifetime. My husband and I still get tears in our eyes thinking of just how truly special and incredible our wedding day was. We truly know in our hearts what the “aloha spirit” truly means. Linda Santos our wedding planner, the staff, Pastor Laki, everything was too amazing for words not to speak of the truly exquisite beach setting with the breathtaking sunset.
The venue was a stunning beach setting and the ceremony was sacred and like a dream. Their service was second to none. Everyone went out of their way to make sure everything was perfect for us and our guests. They were prompt in returning all of my calls and emails all through the planning process and offered excellent choices. They were very patient and very sincere. The Photographer & Videographer spent so much extra time making sure that the perfect photos & moments were captured that we will forever cherish.
They are true caring people and I think the best wedding planners you could ever imagine. I would recommend them to anyone wanting to get married in Maui. We had the moment of our lifetime, forever in our minds. I give them an outstanding 10!
Martin Spacil and Linda Howe

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 1/30/10
Location: Olowalu Plantation

Hi White Orchid,

We appreciate all your efforts towards our original date in May and then the quick switch to this weekend! Thank you so much for the great gift bag! We’ll be sure to put all items to good use! We look forward to enjoying our wedding day that you helped us create! I guess we like to keep it interesting and you kept up with us every step of the way! Thanks for all the great advice on vendors.
Best wishes
Ella and Jesch Reyes

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 5/23/09
Location: The White Orchid Beach House

Dear Linda,
Happy new Year! I hope the remainder of your 2009 was good…needless to say ours was pretty spectacular :) Our reception in colorado was so much fun with our friends and family. We can’t thank you enough for making our day in Maui so incredibly special. All the best in 2010!
Warmest wishes
Jerri and Steve

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 11/10/09
Location: The White Orchid Beach House

Dear Jackie,
It was an asolute pleasure to work with you! You have made everything seem so easy. I honestly could not have imagined working with such a wonderful, professional and sincere person. Being an event planner myself, I realize that you truly are the best of the best! Thank you for making our wedding day so wonderful and memorable. We will think of you often throughout our marriage and recommend you whole heartedly. Thank you
Andrei and Melissa

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 11/9/09
Location: The Olowalu Plantation House
Dear Jackie,
Thank you so much for everything you have done to make this day come together. You are a special lady and we couldn’t have done it without you!
Much Aloha,

Kim and James

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 10 21 09
Location: Aqua Villa Estate


Our wedding in Maui with friends and family will always be looked back on as one of the special moments in our life together. It was amazing to see how well everything came together and how easy it was to plan from Bermuda. And this wouldn’t have happened without Carolee at White Orchid Wedding; her experience and professionalism was both appreciated and complimented by all who attended. Mahalo WOW.

Aloha nui loa,

Jon & Sheila Gazzard from Bermuda

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 10/16/09
Location: White Orchid Beach House

Aloha Bernie-san,

Thank you for all your work for our wedding. We were able to have a wonderful wedding!! 😉 All our guests was saying that it was the best wedding ever seen!! It will be a great memory for all of us. We are so happy to find your company!! Thank you so much!!

Have a nice day! Mahalo!

Makoto & Hitomi

Wedding Testimonial
Location: White Orchid Beach House

Hi Linda,

Thank you for al your hard work and dedication to helping us have our dream wedding. Everything was beautiful and we couldn’t have done it without you! it was an absolute pleasure working with you. We look forward to working with you again when we renew our vows at your breathtaking location in the future. Take care and we wish you all the best!

With much appreciation,

Monica and Jeff

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 7/3/09
Location: White Orchid Beach House

Hi Bernie,

Well, we’re back on the mainland. Everything went great with our honeymoon.

We just wanted to drop a line and thank you for all of your help with the wedding! Everything went perfectly and everyone who came had a great time. Thanks for helping us get everything put together so well from such a distance – we couldn’t have done it without you!
Cheers and Mahalo,

Jeffrey and Manisha Kent

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 6-5-09
Location: Five Palms


We’re just getting back into the swing of things…! and am missing Hawaii so very much!!!
Joe and I wanted to thank you so much for all your hard work over the past year from all the emails and minor details to make our wedding day memorable and special.
You captured all the details we had hoped for and were the GO TO person on the day of (which made it less stressful for us! mainly Karen…) We can’t thank you enough for your attention to detail, being so accommodating, your creativity, vision, and organization.
We’ve gotten so many comments from our wedding guests already about how great everything turned out and also that you were so personable , organized, and easy to talk with on the day of. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! The day turned out beautiful and amazing and the pictures prove it!!!!!!!!!!

Joe and Karen Leung
– Vancouver, Canada

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 5-17-09
Location: White Orchid Beach House and Spagos

Aloha Barb,

I have been meaning to send you a note to thank you for everything. We were so thrilled with how everything turned out. We couldn’t have asked for a nicer day. It was just wonderful.
Thank you for your months of planning with us and for all of your recommendations. Everything from the bouquet, to the food, to the musician, officiant and photographers, was top notch.
The song was incredible!! A true highlight.
Thanks again for everything and all of the best!

Jordana and Kevin

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 5-16-09
Location: White Orchid Beach House

Thanks WOW,

The wedding was beautiful. Please let Pastor Al know how much we appreciated his service, it was absolutely perfect. The luau was fun. I can not wait to see the pics, Tad was great, and everyone really liked working with him. Food was soo yummy! Thanks for putting it together and making our day memorable and very special!!

Michelle and Damon Schultz
– Kirkland, WA

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 5-16-09
Location: White Orchid Beach House

Aloha White Orchid Wedding,

We have been meaning to send you a note to thank you and tell you how happy we are with the way everything turned out. The evening could not have been more magical, from the house and the property, to the cocktails, to the sunset and dinner everything was just perfect. Pastor Al was truly a wonderful addition, we are just so happy we were able to have him be part of our day. Tad was amazing and our pictures turned out better then we ever could have hoped for. Thank you so much for your months of hard work and planning, it all feels like a dream now! We cannot thank you and your staff enough for creating our amazingly perfect wedding day! Every single guest has told me countless times that hands down this was the best wedding they have ever been to. We just wish we could do it all over again!
Brianne & Paul Leatherman
– Los Angeles, CA

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 5-14-09
Location: White Orchid Beach House

Hi Carolee,

Chris and I are back in New York and I just wanted to thank you for the wedding gift. Also, thank you so much for making our wedding ceremony exactly what we wanted. Pastor Vance was so wonderful and Kalani’s music was very beautiful. Thank you for answering all my questions and everything you did on that day. It was much appreciated by both of us. We’d recommend White Orchid Wedding to anyone who is planning their wedding in Maui, and Carolee you we’re amazing.
Maui was absolutely beautiful and Chris and I hope to go back one day soon!
All the best,

Katherine and Chris Lind
– Brooklyn, NY

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 5-9-09
Location: South Maluaka


I just wanted to say thank you so much for all of your help planning my wedding in Maui. Everything went well and the ceremony was beautiful. Linda was wonderful, Pastor Vance was so nice and friendly and Tad’s pictures were amazing (we previewed them on his camera). I loved my bouquet, also! I just really wanted to send all of you a big thank you, for making our wedding very special. I would highly recommend White Orchid Weddings to anyone.

Mahalo, Erin and Dwayne Mara
Mataire, LA

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 5-4-09
Location: St. Teresa’s Church and Reception Spago’s in Wailea

Dear Barb, Carolee and Jackie,

Finally got back from Maui and I wanted to get this out to you! (we where there for 3wk’s and it still wasn’t enough! It’s such a magical place, we can’t wait to go back!)
We had such a wonderful wedding day, You and your staff exceeded all of our expectations. It was absolute Magic! We are both still on cloud nine. The venue was a fairy tale and the flowers were exceptional. The service and your organization made everything flawless. We couldn’t have asked for more.

We can’t THANK YOU enough, for how everything turned out for our wedding.The Bridal & Bridesmaids bouquet’s, perfect!! The tall golden vase’s with gorgeous floral’s were spectacular!!! Carolee & Jackie did a OUTSTANDING job decorating the room, Spago’s looked absolutely amazing!!!! It was everything we had hoped for!! They also did a WONDERFUL job organizing the day for us! I really don’t know what we would have done without them!!!!
Thank You Barb for all your hard work throughout the year. (It must have made you crazy with all the changes we made!) Trying to plan a wedding with Kristin in Australia and myself in Ct, needless to say it wasn’t easy. Not knowing anything about Maui you helped us TREMENDOUSLY and we appreciate all your advice!! I will definitely recommend WOW to anyone getting married in Hawaii!!!! First class all the way!!!!

Love, Kristin & Karen

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 4-15-09
Location: Ceremony and Reception @ Haiku Mill

Hi Bernie,

We had a wonderful time in Maui. Just arrived home a couple of days ago and have finally managed to get through the mountain of sand filled laundry!
We had such a wonderful wedding day, You and your staff exceeded all of our expectations. It was absolute Magic! We are both still on cloud nine. The venue was a fairy tale and the flowers were exceptional. The service and your organization made everything flawless. We couldn’t have asked for more.

Thank you so much for creating and executing such a perfect day! We couldn’t be happier.

Thank you again for everything,

The Chabots

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 4-14-09
Location: Ceremony: White Orchid Beach House

Dear Bernie,

Thank you very much for everything! We really enjoyed the wedding… it was everything we had hoped for! We are reviewing Tad’s photos now and they turned out great! We’re definitely going to have trouble narrowing things down. Thanks again, and all the best to you and your family!

Cindy and Nathan Townley

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 4-5-09
Location: White Orchid Beach House

Hi Bernie,

Thank you so much for everything. We all had an incredible day and an absolutely lovely wedding! The best part was dining under the moon and stars. Either that, or marrying under those palm trees, or simply watching the stunning sunset surrounded by our favorite people…
We will highly recommend you, WOW and the beach house to future marrying couples. And, it’s not that uncommon for us to find couples getting married in Hawaii. It’s very popular for folks from the Bay Area.

Thank you So much,
Eileen & Eric Nixdorf

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 3-21-09
Location: Ceremony at Kapalua Bay
Hi Bernie,

Here are a few of my favorite pictures! We are having our reception back here in Kansas City, MO towards the end of May, so we’re gearing up for that right now. Thanks for all your help!
We had such a wonderful wedding day, You and your staff exceeded all of our expectations. It was absolute Magic! We are both still on cloud nine. The venue was a fairy tale and the flowers were exceptional. The service and your organization made everything flawless. We couldn’t have asked for more.
Katie and Kyle Weeden

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 3/26/09
Location: Olowalu Plantation House
Dear Jackie,

Thank you so much for everything! Our wedding day was amazing and perfect! It was easy, I felt confident and sure and you did an amazing job. We are so thankful. Honestly I wouldn’t have changed a single thing. You are great at what you do and we will never forget our special day, we will always recommend WOW!
Thank you
Jessie and Dan

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 3/17/09
Location: Presidential Suite at the Sheraton at Kaanapali
Dear Barb,

Thank you so much for helping make our special day absolutely fantastic! We felt completely spoiled from beginning to end. Everything was perfect! Steve and I couldn’t have been happier with the outcome of all of our work together. Especially since we were in Arizona and you were in San Francisco. The communications you had with Bernie were on-the-mark and she took care of us and all of our guests as though we were royalty.

I can’t say enough about all of the vendors you helped us choose. My hair and makeup – perfect. The harp and violin duet – beautiful. The setting – out of this world. The cake – superb. Flowers – gorgeous. Photograper – fun. And the most romantic part of the whole event – Tino Rosette. He was absolutely amazing. He made us feel as though we were close, personal friends with all of the emotion of a once-in-a-lifetime event.
Not only did we have a perfect day, but our family and friends did as well. Everyone was extremely impressed with how positively perfect everything went. So much so that my parents now want to renew their vows for their 50th wedding anniversary in the exact same place WITH Tino Rosette. Mahalo, Mahalo, Mahalo Barb. It is a special memory we will think of often.
Fondly, Kristin and Steve Lillard

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 3-11-09
Location: Baby Beach, Lahaina Maui

Bernie was super!!!

She always communicated with me on a timely manner! And the day of the wedding….well, she put my mind to rest about EVERYTHING. The day was super and we loved every moment of the beautiful day on beautiful Baby Beach!!!
We absolutely LOVED our wedding and the beautiful beach we had it on…. :) We loved your services and your attentiveness and we want to tell the whole world :)

Kathy and Steven Reider

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 3/06/09
Mahalo Barb,
We had an unforgettable experience and a beautiful ceremony. Thank you so much for making everything perfect! The beach house was lovely, Tadd was exceptional and Linda was so comforting and calming. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day! Erik and I are so happy and are giddy with the excitement of calling each other husband and wife. Our kids are thrilled and my parents were so impressed with how smoothly and beautifully everything went. I can’t wait to see the photo proofs, is there somewhere we are supposed to log in to view them? Again, Thank you so much for making our dream come true!
Colleen and Eric Cox

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 2/14/09
Location: Diamond Resort and Spago’s Reception
Dear Jackie,
Tim and i can’t express our appreciation enough. We want to thank you from the bottom of our heart for making our wedding planning fun and stress free. We were completely able to enjoy every part of our engagement with no worries about our destination wedding. We knew we could trust you the first day we spoke with you. You made us feel so secure and confidant about or special day every step of the way. Our wedding would have never been the same with out you. We feel completely blessed that out of so many coordinators in the whole island we got you! You have truly made our wedding day unforgettable. Thank you for your honesty and loyalty thru out the whole process. All of your knowledge and experience was obvious.You made our Maui experience exceptional from day 1. We cant thank you enough!! Jackie, your awesome!!
Much Love,
Your Valentine’s Day bride and groom day’s Labras
Tim and Julianna Labras

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 1/6/09
Location: White Orchid Beach House
Aloha Barb and Linda,
I cannot thank you enough for making my dream wedding day possible! It was so much more beautiful than I ever imagined it would be! I have such great memories from that day. You were both so great to work with, and made my planning so easy and stress free. Everything was perfect!
I thought I would send you the proofs from Tad (who was just so amazing to work with!!). The pictures turned out great! They speak for themselves!
Linda, please thank Pia for us, we were so busy that day, and did not have a chance to thank him for the wonderful ceremony that he did! I held back tears the whole time. His words truly spoke to us, and it was exactly what we wanted. We miss Maui already, but we plan on going back for a visit in a year or two! Thank you again!

Megan and Trevor

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 12/30/08
Location: 10am Ceremony at White Orchid Beach House with luncheon reception, followed by dinner that evening at Mala Wailea Restaurant
Dear Bernie,
Tim and I just want to thank you for all your help in making our wedding day so wonderful. You’ve made it so easy for us and you are so kind. You really made a difference and it was so nice to meet you. Thanks again!

Joyce and Tim

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 12-13-08
Location: Seawatch Restaurant
Aloha White Orchid Wedding,
Chip and I would like to thank you for all your help with our wedding. We would have been pulling our hair out with all that was going on. We’re so glad we had you there to help put us at ease. All the details and the flow of the event went smooth. It was all just as beautiful as we would have imagined it. Even though I had my two best friends there and all my family, I felt as if you were my one true best friend there. Always available, ready and willingly by my side throughout the entire day. Thank your for that feeling and service. You were outstanding. My family was in awe of all you did and spoke highly of you at the end of the night. That’s a great impression you left! With that said, thank you again for everything. I’m sure there’s more I could mention of all the great things through the wedding process and the day of, but even so, words aren’t enough.
Mahalo and much more,
San Jose, CA
Syzette & Chip

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 12/12/08
Location: Sunset Ceremony at Baby Beach, Lahaina; Followed by dinner at the Hula Grill, Kaanapali
Hi Bernie,
Thank you very much for being such a wonderful wedding planner. You have made this quick, last-minute wedding a breeze and totally stress free for us. We loved working with you!
Thanks again for all your help, we loved our wedding so much! We are telling all of our friends about you, so you should get some referrals from us in the next couple of years!
Happy New Year to you and your family!. Mahalo,

Laura & Chris

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 12/1/08
Location: Makena Cove
Aloha Bernie,
We came home to Philadelphia and already miss Hawaii. It was a paradise on earth.
Thank you for taking the time to come to the ceremony and for bringing the flowers and reading part of the script. Everything went great, we liked the minister and the Hawaiian style of the ceremony and the cove was beautiful. Please pass my sincere thank you to the photographer as well. It was perfect.
I appreciate all your help and effort, especially in making it happen in such a short amount of time.
Always yours,
Tatiana & Arthur Kravchenko

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 10-11-08
Location: Makena Beach
Dear Linda, Barb and entire White Orchid Ohana,
We Just want to extend our warmest thanks to you from the bottom of our heats fro the superb job you have done in helping us to create the most beautiful and perfect wedding day ever. Words cannot even bein to describe how incredibly happy and pleased we are. We appreciate the professionalism and kind, caring attitudes demonstrated by each of you and of all the other individuals who were such an important part of special day.
Mahalo nui loa for making it unforgettable! Love to you
Stefan & Wendy Bacia

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 10-08-08
Location: Olowalu Plantation House
Hope all is well with you! I’ve been meaning to send you an email to thank you for the amazing day! I am at a loss of words to describe how thankful I felt that day to have you taking care of all the details. As a previous event planner, details are everything to me too..the sight of your calmness when I arrived at the Olowalu Plantation House quickly quelled all those “what if” thoughts. Everything, simply put, was amazing and everything you described it would be. Ever since we’ve gotten back, all our family and guests can’t stop talking about how future weddings won’t be able to compare to the production you put together for Frank and me! I truly felt the sincerity and passion for your work you do with all us brides, and even though I only met one other person from AWOW, I can only imagine how strong and cohesive the AWOW team is.
With big Texas love,
Frank & Tala Ku

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 9/9/08
Location: White Orchid Beach House
Thank you WOW! Barbara and Jackie, we wanted to let you know how much we appreciated everything you did to give us our dream wedding. The White Orchid Beach House was amazing, you were so calming and everything went even better that we ever dreamed of.
Carolann and Steven Henning

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 9 6 08
Location: Olowalu Plantation
Dear Carolee,
When we began our search for a wedding coordinator, we heard that White Orchid Wedding was the best. Boy were our resources right! I wanted to write to communicate what a phenomenal resource you have in your staff. They have been our own personal research assistants, support provider, person to bounce ideas off of, coordinator, solution finder and source of calm. We felt that all of WOW’s coordinators was there for us 100%. Your dedication is unwavering. They were always quick to respond to our every request, and provided us with excellent feedback and suggestions. There is no way, and I mean no way, that our wedding would have been the kind of success it was without them, particularly as we were planning our Maui wedding from the mainland. The day went off without a hitch. Because of WOW’s amazing client service, they took care of every last detail leading up to the wedding and on the big day itself. All we had to do was sit back, enjoy our wonderful day, and we give WOW our endless thanks.
Thank you, White Orchid Wedding. You have provided us with a perfect day.
Laura and Andrew

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 9/6/08
Location: Hale Maalaea
Dear Bernie,
What can I say — thank you for everything. Although much of it was a blur, the wedding was exactly what Carlo & I wanted — casual and fun! It was great working with you and if you are ever back in the Bay Area let us know. Take care :)
Erica & Carlo Tringale

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 8/8/08
Location: White Orchid Beach House
Thanks so much for a beautiful wedding ceremony. The setting was perfect and everyone was amazed with the location/food/luau. We didn’t even hear any complaints about the veggie-only options! Pastor Vance was perfect, Vance Koenig was great as well. We only wish it would have lasted longer. Working with Richard Marks was great too, we can’t wait to see ALL the photos he took.
Thank you again.
Rob and Xing Humphrey’s, Vancouver, Canada

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 8/8/08
Location: Maui Prince Hotel, Pacific Lawn
First of all I would like to let you know what a relief it was to find you after the problems I was experiencing with the first planner that I chose. The day that I spoke with you and you told me everything that I wanted was possible it put me at ease and the whole planning process went smooth from there. The day of our wedding I couldn’t believe how perfect everything was when I saw it in person. Everything was EXACTLY as I had imagined, even down to the color of the rose petals and the curve of the petal aisle! The music was beautiful, Rev. Ken had such a great personality, and Linda did a great job making everyone feel comfortable and making sure everything ran smoothly. Also, the pictures from our wedding are gorgeous!
Jamie and I absolutely fell in love with Maui and are already talking about going back for our anniversary. We can’t thank you enough for making our wedding day so wonderful! I was able to actually relax and enjoy every bit of it.
Thank you !

Mr. and Mrs. Jamie and Erika Bowerr, Lincoln, Nebraska

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 7/18/08
Location: White Orchid Beach House
I just wanted to say a HUGE THANK YOU to you, Jackie, and your entire company. My wedding was more than I could have ever imagined. The White Orchid Beach House is truly an amazing venue. I’m soo happy you suggested it! All our friends and family had a fabulous time and could not stop commenting on how beautiful the location was. Everyone also loved the flowers and food. I wish I could go back in time and do it all over again. 😀
Thanks again!! You guys are AWESOME!! 😀
~Eric and Danielle Pestana (that will take some getting use to)

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 6/27/08
Location: White Orchid Beach House
Dear WOW,
Thanks again for everything; we really had an amazing time at the wedding. Working with you was great–my wedding turned out to be so beautiful! Even though I didn’t meet anyone from WOW or see the location in person until the day of the wedding, we communicated so much using photos and web links that everything turned out exactly how I imagined it would. Pastor Vance was so moving, the flowers and decorations were beautiful, I had a great time taking photos with Graham, and the food from Cafe O’Lei was phenomenal! And the White Orchid Beach house is such a fantastic location! Everything went smoothly–WOW really did a great job pulling it all together! We had such a great time. I’ve also had several people call me since I returned to say that it was the most beautiful wedding they’d ever been to. Thanks!
Amanda and Doug Linton, San Francisco, CA

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 5/21/08
Location: White Orchid Beach House
Dear Bernie,
We often talk about how gorgeous the wedding turned out and how lucky we were to have you and White Orchid Weddings make that day so special. Thank you so much for the gorgeous ukulele and for every single wonderful thing you did to make our day PERFECT! The staff at WOW and all of the vendors you recommended really did an amazing job. Everyone commented about how wonderful you were!
Thanks again for everything! Mahalo,

Lisa & Derek Denny

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 1/12/08
Location: White Orchid Beach House, Makena
Dear Bernie,
Thank you so much for all that you did to make Eric and my wedding so beautiful. It truly was amazing … What a wonderful memory. My whole day from start to finish was so perfect! I had a great time with the stylist, Linda – she was so cool. I loved how she did my hair and makeup. The dining tables/flowers were beautiful, food delicious, and music excellent.
Anyway, I’m so glad you helped us so thanks again. Can’t wait to come back!
Til then, Aloha
Laurie & Eric Struck

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 12/8/07
Location: Kahekili Beach, Kaanapali
Mele Kalikimaka Bernie,
Just wanted to let you know we are back to the grind and very happy. We can’t stop talking about our most fabulous wedding. Nothing could go wrong. Our wedding was the best time in our lives and you made it all happen. Kenny and I want to thank you and White Orchid Wedding for making our wedding one of the most perfect events of our lives. We’ve heard comments from our friends and family who attended and they say it took their breath away. It was the most romantic wedding they have ever been to. I agree. I’m so glad it was mine! We’re going to have a party with all our friends so we can exchange pictures with everyone. I wish you could be there.
Oh, I can’t believe I forgot! Thank you so much for our flutes. It was the best present ever. We carefully packed them away for the trip home. They were absolutely beautiful and perfect for us. Bernie have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and all your family.
Many many Mahalos!
Toni & Kenny

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 11/19/07
Location: White Orchid Beach House, Makena
Words cannot express how thankful we are for all your help on our wedding day. It was amazing! The memories we take with us will be cherished throughout our marriage. We could not have done ANY of this without you. This wedding took place in the morning at WOBH, followed by lunch there (provided by Mike Feil); then they had an evening dinner reception at the Sea Watch.
Mahalo! & Love
Molly Linhardt & Nicholas Schnee

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 11-3-07
Location: Mount haleakala at Sunrise
Dear Bernie,
You were particularly helpful in planning our wedding with lots of contacts and on-the-ground knowledge that was essential. You were always responsive to our calls and emails, and went out of your way to accommodate our requests for a more unusual wedding site atop a volcano, Haleakala! On top of that, WOW as a company was able to provide us with a menu of high quality options for officiants, musicians, caterers, hair/makeup people, and even boat charters. We are delighted with the service we received (nothing captures this better than our wedding planner herself literally lying down on the ground to hold a corner of the Bride’s dress to help capture an optimal photo!) and can highly recommend Bernie to anyone planning a wedding in Hawaii – especially if keeping your mind at ease when planning a destination wedding is your goal!
Again, thank you so much for all of your help.
Stacy and Jonathan Pfautz

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 10-27-07
Location: White Orchid Beach House
Dear Carolee,
Hats off to your company and staff (specifically Linda Santos) for helping to create a wedding to remember! My wedding day turned out to be more than I ever dreamed of. Our guests were blown away by the natural beauty of the White Orchid Beach House and the work of Linda and her staff to keep us on schedule and guest attendees happy.
Linda’s professionalism and attention to detail made it possible for me and my husband to enjoy our wedding day, as I believe all brides and grooms should be able to do. I have been to enough weddings to know that is not always the case. Linda won our trust and made it easy for me to hand over the responsibilities.
We received nothing but positive feedback from family and friends who traveled great distance to attend our wedding. It means a lot to us that they enjoyed their time in Maui and the wedding because as you know they went out of their way to attend our destination wedding. Everyone said it was well worth it! Their only regret is that they had to leave the island at the end of their vacation.
Aside from the breathtaking wedding location, everyone raved about the gourmet food, excellent service(especially from the bartenders), and great mix of music the DJ played. Please forward our special thanks to these vendors.
Mahalo Nui Loa,
Oahn Tran

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 10/26/07
Location: Mama’s Fish House Beach, Kuau
Dear Bernie,
Thank you so much for making our wedding so seamless and special. You prepared our dream wedding. It was exactly how we wanted to get married :)
Jodi & Seth

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 10/24/07
Location: Haiku Sugar Mill Ruins
We just wanted to thank you for giving us the wedding of our dreams. Everything was perfect, down to the smallest detail! The decor, the food, and most of all ~ the entertainment ~ is still being talked about. We will cherish these memories always! The professionalism we received from you and WOW will not be forgotten ~ We cannot wait to come back and renew our vows in beautiful Maui!
Bernie & Courtney DuFrene

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 9/18/07
Location: White Orchid Beach House
Dear Jackie,
I wanted to write and say thank you for the wonderful job you did coordinating our wedding. The white orchid beach house was the most beautiful place I could of ever imagined having our wedding at. The minister Tino and the guitar player Ernest were perfect. The flowers turned out amazing! All of our guests commented to me on how attentive and kind you were. Words will never be able to express the gratitude I have and all I can say is thank you!! I have attached some pictures from the photographer for you.
Jessica and Bryan Schowalter

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 9/15/07
Location: White Orchid Beach House
Dear Jacqueline,,
It has already been a year since our wedding at the White Orchid Beach House and we still remember it like it was yesterday. Jackie is an amazing wedding planner and we feel very lucky that she planned our wedding. Jackie treated us like family. She made sure that every minor concern we had was dealt with and resolved. Jackie was three steps ahead of everything and because of her experience and awareness, we were able to TRULY enjoy our day. Her attention to detail and her desire to make our day genuinely special meant so much to us, and to our friends and family. Our wedding day was more than we had ever dreamed of and for that we are sincerely grateful to Jackie and everyone else who helped make our day so special. Mahalo nui loa!
Sara and Eric Simoni

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 9-10-07
Location: White Orchid Beach House
Hello Jackie,
Alain and I want to, once again, thank each and every one of you for everything you have done to make our wedding day so perfect.  All your many years of experience were definitely reflected through all the details and hard work that was displayed that day, September 10 at the White Orchid Beach House.
Teresa, thank you for creating the beautiful flower arrangements, my gorgeous bouquet and all the leis.  Everything was exactly what I envisioned them to be.  You are truly a master at what you do. I was so sad that I couldn’t take my bouquet and flower arrangements home on the plane with. But I will forever treasure them through the pictures our photographer took of them.Simply gorgeous! Thank you for preparing all the yummy cocktails. My friends and family were definitely happy and feeling good that night :))
Especially Me!! :))
And last but not least, my angel, Jackie.
Without you, I don’t think I would’ve been able to pull off a wedding like this.  From the very beginning, I literally put my trust in you and hoped that you would provide me with the best vendors and resources. You certainly did not fail me. The wedding was perfect and I wouldn’t have changed a thing. Even my guests were impressed and had nothing but great things to say about the wedding and you.
Jackie, you’re the best, girl!
And I am so blessed and honored to have worked with you on this very important event in my life. I have already referred you to a prospective bride looking for assistance in planning a Maui wedding. So, you may be getting a phone call soon!
BTW, can you also pass on to Linda a big hug and thank you for making me look like a beautiful bride.
My makeup and hair looked great in the photos. My makeup was not too heavy but rather very natural. And my hair was great, too.  I loved that she really made an effort to calm my nerves during the hair and makeup prep. Please thank her for putting up with my pre-wedding jitters.

Enjoy and Mahalo,
All our love,
Debbie and Alain Kelder

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 9/07
Location: White Orchid Beach House, reception Spago’s
Dear Jackie,
Thank you so much for everything you have done to make our wedding day the most memorable day of our lives! I don’t know how I would have been able to make it through the planning without you. You definitely calmed big nerves and was a definite god-send! Bill Stockwell is an fantastic photographer and his photos are beautiful! Thank you again! (We loved the fruit basket)
Mahalo again!
Juliet & Rob Straley

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 8/31/08
Location: White Orchid Beach House
Dear Jackie,
I just wanted to thank you for all of your patience and help with Abby and Ross’s wedding on August 31, 2008. This occasion exceeded our expectations! The views from the White Orchid Beach House were AMAZING! Everything was flawlessly executed………..the caterer, the flowers, everything was just perfect! Abby and Ross both thanked us for the wedding of their dreams………….I must give credit to you, Jackie. If a prospective client should want to talk to someone about the quality of the weddings White Orchid Weddings creates, please feel free to have them call me; I have nothing but praise for you. Again, I thank you for all of your efforts to make Abby and Ross’s wedding a momentous occasion.
Many thanks,
Kathy Solomon – Mother of the Bride
Ross and Abby Tenenbaum

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 7/8/07
Location: Grand Wailea
Hey Jackie,
You are so awesome! We both appreciate everything! Our wedding was perfect!You were so great to work with. I appreciated your kindness, patience & understanding so much! I know things would not have been so great if it wasn’t for you. Thank you so much again. We both truly love you. “The very best to you”
Holly & Rusty Hoth

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 6-22-07
Location: White Orchid Beach House followed by a luncheon reception at the Sea Watch
Hi Bernie,
We wanted to thank you so much for everything you did for us. I think that everything was soooo perfect, the White Orchid Beach House, the Seawatch Restaurant, ceremony, weather, and reception site and food. Art and I both > have no regrets about anything. Thank you so much. Our families really enjoyed you. They really couldn’t stop talking about great and friendly you were to all of them. Also, it has felt so weird not to talk to you on a weekly basis. While we were on our honeymoon we both had said we wanted to do the whole thing all over again with no changes. Anyway, thank you so much for being a part of our special day. Well, there is one regret — it was that we did not take a picture with you.
Thank you so much,
Tiffany & Art Garcia

Wedding Testimonial

Date: 6/10/07
Location: Wailea Beach
Hi Bernie,
We’re so happy with our wedding day. We are very impressed by your services and recommendations.
Thanks again for a very memorable day. For any friends or family that decide to get married in Maui, I will recommend your services.
Thanks again Bernie.

Kind regards,
Christine Perkins & Andrew Mavis

Wedding Testimonial Date: 5/9/07
Location: White Orchid Beach House
Dear Jackie,
Thank you so much for everything you helped organize for our wedding. The day went off without a hitch and everyone still comments on how completely flawless everything was. You did a wonderful job and for that we are eternally grateful. We will cherish our special day at the beach house forever. Your calm presence, vendor recommendations and way with everyone at the wedding was amazing. Thanks again and please let us know if you’re ever in Lake Tahoe. All the best to you and a very big thank you.

Hugs, Nicole and Chad Shearer

Wedding Testimonial
Location: Grand Wailea
Hey Linda,
It is with extreme gratitude that we send to you as you have created an event that was extraordinaire! You really captured the moment…it was elegant and romantic and a whole lot of fun. We could not have asked for a better day. It was an absolute pleasure meeting you. Thank you for joining us. It was Bliss!
Maria & Chris Nielsen

Wedding Testimonial
Location: White Orchid Beach House
Hi Barb,

We are back in snowy London and already missing Hawaii! The White Orchid Beach House is stunning, more than we could have dreamed of. The flowers were so lovely – they almost made Libby cry! Please thank Teresa for us.

Judge Rhonda Loo was very friendly and excited for us which was great. She presented our vows beautifully. Ernest, the singer, is extremely talented. Mariah is an angel and also very talented.
Our guests raved about the food and the bar man (Giovanni?) charmed all the girls and served delicious cocktails. Jackie answered all our silly questions when we met her the day before the wedding and she was extremely helpful on the day. She made us feel right at home and we both felt so confident in her skills that we were able to just enjoy the day without a worry in the world. It was so lovely to have her at our wedding.
Thank you very much for your hard work and patience. We know we have left out a lot of things that you organized for us but you did a fantastic job and, looking back, we wouldn’t change a thing! We are extremely happy with the start to our married life. We were consistently impressed with the speed of your replies – whether it was a response to a small question or a complete quote for catering. Super efficient! Your positive energy can be felt in all your communications and it always gave us an energy boost. Thank you! We would definitely be interested in an anniversary picnic.

Thanks again Barb! Love,Tom and Libby Parker

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 3/8/07
Location: South Malu Aka Beach, Makena
Aloha Bernie!
Mahalo for a fabulous wedding! The wedding was “perfect” and we couldn’t have done it without you! Ken & I send our great appreciation for your hard work!
Dana and Ken Hargreaves

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 2.14.07
Dearest Barbara
Words can not express how blessed Brett and I feel to have had you as our wedding coordinator! From the moment I contacted you I could tell you were a caring, considerate and very thorough person who would do what it takes to make our wedding special. Little did I know that you would exceed my expectations. Planning a wedding from another state is not easy, but you made it so simple and actually enjoyable. Many of my friends would say to me “boy, you seem so calm” and I would respond with “I have an amazing wedding coordinator who is taking care of all the details”. Barb, you gave me excellent suggestions when I asked, and you never made me feel pressured about anything. Your sister Carolee was as sweet and calming as you, and she helped make my actual wedding day a true joy. The White Orchid Wedding staff and vendors were all wonderful. There is not one thing I would have changed! Thank you for helping make our wedding day the best day of our lives!!!!

Jennifer and Brett Faggionato

Wedding Testimonial
Date: May 25, 2007
Location: White Orchid Beach House
Dearest Barb,
Thank you so very much for making our wedding day a dream come true! We thank you so much for your services, honesty, quick responses, wonderful communication, expertise, and care in the planning of our special day. Thank you for making the needed changes for us that we couldn’t have done on our own, securing our site, etc. You are a first class planning company and we are very pleased.
God brought Lemar & I together as well as led us to your services. Thank you for a perfect day! We appreciated the basket to our room as well as your thoughtful card in the mail. The roses were such the perfect pink and I thank you so immensely for that. We loved the island and will someday return. Blessings to you. Many Mahalos. Thank you again!
In Christ,
LeMar & Jennifer

Wedding Testimonial Date: 8/07/06
Location: White Orchid Beach House
Angelo and I wanted to thank you for being such a wonderful wedding coordinator. We are so lucky to have worked with you. Thank you for all your time and hard work. We appreciate everything!
Eva & Angelo Rizio

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 7/30/05
Location: White Orchid Beach House
Dear Jackie,
I am so sorry that it has taken so long to give you a proper thank you. I cannot tell you how much we appreciated all your hard work, patience and flexibility. Our wedding day was everything we could have asked for and more. You steamed my dress, glued on a jewel, and managed to stop the rain. You are a mircale worker!! Thank you for making our memory such a wonderful one! Please don’t ever hesitate to use us as a reference. We would love the opportunity to tell everyone how great you were.
Take care and thanks again,
Justin and Kelly Lamphere

Wedding Testimonial
Date: 7/3/04
Location: Maui Tropical Plantation
Eric and I just wanted to thank you for giving us the wedding of our dreams. Everything was beautiful! And with all of your help it was so stress free. The pictures and turned out great, we love both the Maui Tropical Plantation and the Sugar beach location! Everyone at home was so impressed – they said that everything looked perfect and It was! Our friends & families said that it was one of the nicest weddings that they’ve ever been to. We’re telling everyone that this is the way to get married! We will definitely recommend you! you were fantastic! Thanks again! We are so happy that we decided to get married in the Maui!
With love and thanks,
Angela and Eric Rittgers

Wedding Testimonial
Location: White Orchid Beach House
Dear Jackie,
Thank you so much for all of your hard work and help in creating my perfect wedding. I couldn’t have asked for it to go any smoother and all of my guest were very impressed. The white orchid beach house was picturesque and a perfect place to have our wedding. I also would like to thank our photographer, Steve, for his amazing work as well. We were very pleased with his service and knowledge, he captured the moment precisely. Joe and I will treasure the memories forever. White Orchid Weddings is a fabulous company to work with, I felt no pressure and you guys were very responsive to my wants and needs. Thanks again for all of your guidance and help!
Mahalo and Aloha,
Kelly & Joseph Sumpter

Wedding Testimonial
Location: Honolua Mokuleia beach in Kapalua
Dear Linda,
I just wanted to thank you for everything you did to make our wedding the most wonderful, beautiful and perfect day! It turned out so well and seemed to run so smoothly. All of the vendors were so professional and did great work.
Check out the photos, they turned out really beautifully as well.
Thanks Again,
Jennifer and Brian

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Hello Carolee and Linda,
I just wanted to thank you both for such an amazing event you provided us with. From our initial conversation to the last flute of champagne passed, you made our wedding UNBELIEVABLE! Every person (including the neighbors that watched from the balcony) agrees completely that our wedding was the most beautiful and perfect day ever seen. Linda, a very special Thanks to you. I have never worked with someone so detail oriented, professional, glamorous and caring as you. Again, I just can not thank you enough. Absolute perfection! Thank you both again.

Myken and Bill Bevilacqua

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What can I say… We are so grateful for the work you did on our wedding! It is a day we still talk about everyday. So many of our friends and family say it was the most beautiful wedding they have ever attended. It all went by so fast, but we had a wonderful time. Thank you again, for your professionalism, sincerity, and attention to detail. We couldn’t have asked for a better wedding planner!
Terri & Edwin

Wedding Testimonial
Thank you for your cordination on our wedding. We really enjoyed ourselves so much and so did our guest. It was really nice to have our wedding on the beach. We had rain at reception, but Jillian later told us it is called “angel kiss” and is blessing, so we were lucky. We stayed in Maui for couple of days, riding Sugar Cane Train and visiting Molokini, later on visited Lanai for two days, which turned out to be wonderful. We really loved both Maui and Lanai, and wish to come back soon. Well, Linda, it was really nice working with you. Hope you will help out a lot of happy couples from now on. Wish you best luck.
Thank you so much,
Ken & Miwa Takatsuka

Wedding Testimonial
To Uilani and the gang,
Thank you so much for making our wedding day so unforgettable! Right from the first email, you made us feel like you were the best choice we could have ever imagined! Uilani, you did a phenomenal job! All of your recommendations and hard work we will never forget! Thank you for the Christmas card, gift basket at our arrival, and all your special touches. You’re one of a kind!
Thanks so much,
Andy and Jayme Middleton

Wedding Testimonial
Dear Linda,
We have finally caught our breath so that we may give you a proper thank you for all that you did to make our destination wedding a dream come true. We cannot begin to tell you how thankful we are for everything you did to ensure that our wedding was better than we imagined. The setting was surreal, the bouquet was the most beautiful that I have ever seen, and the harpist was unbelievable. The minister was so sincere and you even found a cake that was perfect for us! The hairstylist, Regina, was wonderful and captured the exact look that I wanted. The photographer, Steve, made us the most unique album that we have ever seen! People here in WV ask to see it time and again. The videographer, Andrew, did a fantastic job with our video, it was the hit of our reception. Most of all, Linda, you made us feel confident knowing that everything was taken care of so that we could relax. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, you will always be remembered,
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, you will always be remembered,
Darrin and Tammy Butcher

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