Casey and Chuck had the most beautiful Hawaiian Wedding
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Casey and Chuck had the most beautiful Hawaiian Wedding
Getting Married in Hawaii with Lorena and Alan
Aloha Capt. Howie & Sara,
I don’t know where to begin. On December 1st 2013 my love (and now husband), Eric, proposed to me. It was one of the best days of my life. My dream has always been to go to Hawaii. I told myself that I would go when I turned 40, even if I had to go by myself. Well, my dream came true when Eric said we plan a Hawaii wedding!
I emailed them and got a quick reply from Sara. She is amazing! She is the kindest, sweetest person I have ever met. I told her what I wanted and she made it happen. All she said I needed to do was show up, and she was right. She coordinated everything – flowers, cake, pictures, hair & make up. By the way, Wade, our stylist, was fantastic. He made us (me and my mom) look like beauty queens. Wade was so nice & fun to work with! Sara also hooked us up with Eric from A Weekend in Seattle. Your travel agent Eric took care of all our travel plans. He was wonderful too.
On the day of our wedding, we met Captain Howie and Sara for the first time. From the time we met them, until the time we left, we all felt at home. During the whole day, there was no rushing or drama. It was perfect. The photographer, Fernando, was great too. He didn’t hurry us at all. He took a bunch of fun and exciting pictures.
We had our Hawaii wedding ceremony on the beach. It rained a little and then warmed up. A beautiful rainbow appeared while we were saying our vows. The touching words that Captain Howie said were so true and meaningful.
We can’t thank Captain Howie and his staff enough for the most perfect day in our lives. You all are the kindest and most caring people we have ever met. Everyone in Hawaii is so happy and nice. I would recommend Above Heaven’s Gate to anyone who wants to get married in Hawaii. It was a dream come true for us!
Thank you Everyone
Kristie & Eric Travis
Married January 15th 2014
Greetings from Indiana
I just wanted to say thank you to Captain Howie and all his crew. They did an exceptional job of making our wedding the most spectacular event and memorable experience we could have hoped for. Everything was perfect. You all made sure of that, and it truly showed!
Our photo album and video will keep the memories alive; they did not miss any of the excitement we felt on our wedding day. The video doesn’t just show the ceremony, but every step we made from the time we arrived – so awesome! I especially like the part where it shows me walking through the cottage door, unveiling my new look to my husband-to-be. It’s impressive what Wade can do with a brush in his talented hands when applying makeup and styling hair. His work was truly art! I never felt so beautiful!
The photographer, Piloni, not only sent us a wonderful book of our pictures, but also gave us the digital files to print as many copies as we want. We were able to email pictures to all of our family and friends, and post them on Facebook. I was even able to post hawaiiweddings.com on my Facebook page so everyone can view my pictures there as a slideshow. How cool is that?
Captain Howie truly cares about making your Hawaii wedding real and personalizes it to your own beliefs. His words will stay close to our hearts forever. He even adds special touches of humor. The giggles throughout our video are a delight to see and replay over and over. It was truly a wedding that would not put your friends and family to sleep. Everyone wanted me to play it again. I don’t know about anyone else, but I have been to and seen many weddings and most would put you to sleep. There are none I’ve wanted to hear a second time!
Captain Howie, you have an amazing team! Your caring attitudes will never be forgotten. Again, thank you and God bless! I will certainly recommend you guys to everyone out there who wants an amazing, storybook Hawaiian wedding!
Patti and Greg Moore
Married December 14th 2013
Dear Capt. Howie,
I would just like you, and couples who are thinking about getting married in Hawaii, to know that our experience could not have been more special and meaningful. We were looking for a place to get married away from our busy lifestyles. During our wedding, we felt isolated from the rest of the world.
Captain Howie more than met our expectations of keeping God as the focus of our commitment to one another, and set this intention in motion for the rest of our lives. My husband and I were moved to tears during our vows, and you should know that we don’t cry easily. Our wedding on the beach at Angels Bay was beautiful and bountiful of love.
Thank you Captain Howie! We love you and are thankful for your willingness to serve God in the way that you do.
Love and appreciation to you,
Jim and Crystal Amaral
Married Jan. 3rd, 2014
Some people really love a church wedding but for us, we wanted something so much more. We loved the idea of getting married in Hawaii but what we really loved, and couldn’t wait to experience, was getting married in Hawaii by Capt. Howie. Our ceremony was extraordinary and memorable.
The staff was so helpful and the whole event ran like clockwork. We live in Virginia and even from that distance there were no problems. Captain Howie and his staff are without a doubt the best, most organized, gracious, and supportive group of people we’ve ever had the pleasure of working with.
Thank you everyone for making our day special. It was the most wonderful experience.
April and Doug Bergner
Married Dec. 31st 2013
Dear Captain Howie and his staff
Now that we are safely home, our Hawaiian wedding-moon really seems like it might have been a wonderful dream! We wanted to send a sincere thank you to you and all of your staff for making our day, and really our trip, so perfect and special. We absolutely loved the beach cottages you recommended. We found the staff there so accommodating and amazing.
Our wedding day and ceremony were perfect, even after the travel stress we had on our way to Hawaii. Thank you for setting our minds at ease when our flights were delayed! Mrs. Miyamoto was so sweet and helpful in getting our license issued, even though we were delayed in meeting her as well.
Please pass our thanks on to Wade, who made me look beautiful, and tell him that we took his advice and went for breakfast at Cinnamon’s the next morning. It was everything he promised! Thanks again to Reverend Rich and Fernando for making our beach wedding in Hawaii an experience so special and enjoyable. We can’t wait to see the photos. We also appreciated their advice on restaurants and excursions!
Finally, a big Aloha and Mahalo to Captain Howie, Jodi, and everyone else at Above Heaven’s Gate who helped us out and made everything so beautifully perfect!
Alix and Devin Edie
Married January 12th, 2014
We would like to thank everyone at Above Heaven’s Gate for our beautiful May 1, 2013 Hawaii North Shore beach wedding! Your wonderful staff helped us plan every detail and made everything as stress-free as possible. From the limo pick-up, to the flowers, to the photographer and ceremony – everything was perfect. Everyone we worked with was pleasant and eager to assist (even the limo driver helped us find a restroom during our long drive).
Doing something as complicated as organizing a wedding online, you expect to run into some complications, but the service was seamless and we couldn’t be more satisfied. Your personalized service is invaluable to anyone who is not familiar with the islands, or is planning a destination wedding in Hawaii.
Thank you again for your wonderful service. We had the wedding we both always dreamed of and would highly recommend Above Heaven’s Gate to anyone desiring a fantastic Hawaiian wedding.
Karissa and Denver Ervin
Married May 1st 2013
Dear Captain Howie and crew,
Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve always dreamed of meeting my Prince Charming, falling in love, and having a fairytale wedding that would begin a successful marriage. Captain Howie and the Above the Heaven’s team made my dream come true!
When Cedric and I first called Above Heaven’s Gate, we only called to inquire about their package prices out of curiosity of what an all inclusive wedding in Hawaii would cost. No proposal had been performed… no ring, no plan to get married yet. But after viewing the website and Jodi exciting us about ALL that you folks could offer, we decided right there on the phone (on the spot) to get married in Hawaii! So Jodi was actually the only witness to our proposal (smile). Before I realized it, I was saying yes to Cedric’s offer to book the Hawaii wedding package and picking out colors and flowers.
Above Heaven’s Gate exceeded our expectations from our first encounter, up to when we were waiving goodbye in the limo after the wedding. They were extremely attentive, friendly, very accommodating and professional.
Captain Howie didn’t even know Cedric or myself; however, it was very evident that he spoke straight from The Spirit because it felt as though God was speaking directly to us through him. The ceremony was very meaningful, entertaining, and intimate. I wouldn’t change one thing about that magical experience.
If you want a dream wedding with a breathtaking garden, live animals, your very own personal A-List hair and make-up artist, white sands, and a team of help who cares…then call Above Heaven’s Gate and book your Hawaii wedding plans TODAY!
Mr. & Mrs. Arnold
Married Dec. 6th 2013
Thank you, thank you so much, everyone!
Our wedding in Hawaii was just perfect. It was everything I could have wanted and more. Pukalani Falls Garden is absolutely captivating. The waterfalls are so lovely! The landscaping is even prettier than it looks in photos online. I especially loved that the garden is private… not public. A breathtaking beach, Angel’s Bay, is right across the street – so we conveniently had pictures taken in both locations!
I was most impressed by the attention to detail from everyone. From making sure we knew exactly how to get our Hawaii marriage license, to choosing the options that best suited us and our budget, you all made everything so easy and so stress-free. I’m glad we opted for the limousine. It was a beautiful and relaxing ride. And, my flowers were gorgeous! Everyone took such good care of us, every step of the way.
To prospective brides and grooms out there, this alone can make or break your day! I had checked out some other wedding places, and I’m so, SO glad we went with Above Heaven’s Gate. We never once felt like a number, a mere cash opportunity, or like we were being rushed. I always felt secure. After my first phone call, everyone knew us by name… that speaks volumes! You all clearly care about what you do, and about your couples. We sensed it through the entire process, but especially on our wedding day. It was beautiful, effortless, and full of genuine warmth… like being among good friends. It simply could not have been any better, and I could not be happier!
Thank you Captain Howie! I was very touched that you spoke with us before the ceremony, and made our wedding personal. No “script”, no formula…you actually spoke to us, for us, and from the heart. It meant a lot to both of us, and was deeply appreciated.
Thank you Piloni for a terrific job “directing” us during our photo shoot and making us feel comfortable, while still having fun! And thank you so much Jodi, for helping me into my dress (above and beyond the call of duty), and for all your kindness and help throughout!
A heartfelt Thank You to everyone at Above Heaven’s Gate. We had a perfect day that will be treasured always! Highest possible marks!
Married Jan. 8th 2014
Dear friends at Above Heaven’s Gate,
Working with you and your entire staff of Hawaii wedding planners was a fantastic experience! Trying to plan a wedding from Australia was a challenge, but you guys met and exceeded our every expectation. Everything we asked for was handled with Aloha spirit. Many things we did not think of were recommended, which helped make the day so special.
All of your support people, hair and makeup stylists, photographer, videographer, and the caterer you recommended were superb and full of Aloha.
Everything went off with out a hitch and the ceremony was timed perfectly to meet the sunset. We felt that we were working with close friends, not just hired staff.
We were very impressed with the service we received from everyone in your organization. Our wedding in Hawaii was a huge success!
Steve & Fiona Henley
Married Dec. 26th, 2013