Henry Makua (Ukulele player)- A+++++ I LOVED Henry! Dianna hired him to play during our ceremony. I expected him to play while everyone walked down the aisle, when I walked down the aisle, and then for the recessional. He did those, but he also surprised us by playing a song for us during the ceremony. He even played for at least 20 minutes after the wedding while everyone took pictures.
Rev. Frank Mak- A+ Rev. Mak is one of the kindest people I have ever met. He made us very comfortable from the beginning and even though he didn’t know us very well, he found ways to make the ceremony personal to us. We really appreciated him!
Troy Michael (DJ & Photo booth)- A+++++ Troy is amazing! He was our DJ/MC and he did not disappoint! We had many unusual requests and he handled everything perfectly. One way that we wanted to incorporate my husband’s culture into the day was by playing music from his country. Troy was really flexible and even found ways to mix this music with American music to keep my side of the family dancing as well. Since this was a destination wedding, I wanted to take a moment to show everyone how much we appreciate them and Troy came up with the best idea ever. It was hands down my favorite part of the whole night! We also used Troy’s photo booth which was great. He has great props which we used both in the photo booth and on the dance floor. I’ve never laughed so hard!
Tangos Catering- A+ Our food was SO good! Food was extremely important as my Grandfather always said the most important parts of a wedding were good food and good alcohol. We had a plated meal and everyone kept coming up to us to say that the food was amazing. Also, the staff were extremely attentive. As soon as we arrived to the reception, a server approached us to bring me my favorite wine and my husband his favorite drink. Here is our menu: Appetizer: Dungeness crab cake on baby arugular Chili Aioli Salad: Hearts of butter lettuce, teardrop tomato, orange and avocado basalmic dressing, Entrees: Coq au Vin Organic free range jidori chicken with mushrooms and pearl onion burgundy sauce, pommes boulangere, brussel sprout leaves, Roasted beef tenderloin and garlic prawn skewers on risotto cake, baby carrots and broccolini green pepper corn demi glace and chive butter, and for dessert: Caramelized apple tart with cinnamon ice cream.
Su V Florist- A+ Our flowers were stunning! The arch for our ceremony was incredible and she was able to reuse those flowers for some of our centerpieces. I sent Dianna pictures of floral arrangements that I liked and Su V went from there. Her flowers were even better than my vision! She was really flexible to work with too as we asked for leis for all of our guests a week before the wedding and she was able to deliver.
Shawn Starr Photography- A+ We haven’t seen the pictures yet, but we loved working with Shawn. He was so friendly and made us feel very comfortable in front of the camera. I LOVE the photos in his portfolio so I can’t wait to see how ours turned out! The only downside is we have to wait 3 months for our photos, but honestly, I’m pretty sure they will be worth it.
Crane Media Videography- A+ We haven’t seen James’ work yet, but he was great to work with as well! He did show us a tiny clip while we were filming and it looked SO cool! He also made us feel very comfortable. We had a great time laughing during my hair/makeup session.
Studio W Hair/Makeup- A+ These ladies nailed it at the hair/makeup trial. I told them to do whatever they thought would look best and I loved the result! Somehow they did an even better job the day of the wedding.