Hi Lori. I am back from paradise, and just wanted to thank you once more for the fine job you did as my wedding coordinator. After months of emails, it was so great to finally meet you and see that you were just as sweet in person. As you promised, everyone was there on time (except for my lost groom)! The ceremony site, the cake, and the flowers were exactly what I had hoped for.

It's difficult enough to plan a wedding, but it's amazing that you were able to create my dream wedding entirely through email. Coordinating weddings comes naturally to you, as you always showed only genuine interest and patience when addressing my concerns. Thank you a million times.

Best wishes with your budding business. I'm sure it will be a huge success!!!

Sincerely,

Vicky

Dear Lori & Jamie,

Well I definitely do not have the words to express how totally awesome our wedding DVD is!!!!! I have been on the phone all day today with mum as she can't stop watching it. It is just so good and has so many personal touches with using our music from the wedding, the cliff jump, Jamie's excellent editing etc etc. I am heading home from work now to watch it again- hee hee. Just makes our whole Maui wedding experience that much better (not that it could have gotten any better) and we can relive it over and over. As I have said before, you both make an excellent team.

Hope all is well and good luck with your future weddings. You guys are super!

Kindest regards,

Abigail & Luke Elvy
Australia

If you're thinking of getting married in Maui, I highly recommend Jamie and Lori for all your wedding needs. My husband and I decided to elope and got married last June. We found Jamie and Lori's website on the Internet and booked the helicopter wedding package through them, and it was the best decision we could have made. Lori not only performed the ceremony, but she was also the most well organized wedding coordinator we could have asked for. She helped us obtain our marriage license, ordered our gorgeous leis from a local florist, and helped us pick out our wedding music. Jamie sings like an angel and we bought two of his CD's.

The day of our wedding was like a dream and everything flowed so beautifully. The helicopter ride was thrilling as Jamie glided us over the ocean and then flew back into the canyon by this amazing waterfall. Lori performed the ceremony and Jamie not only played the guitar and sang, but he was also our videographer. Our photographs and DVD of the ceremony were so professionally done that we still get compliments on them from our friends and family whenever we talk about our wedding. I can't emphasize enough how truly magical our wedding day was. I wouldn't have changed a thing and urge you to give them a call if you're even considering a Maui wedding. They're the best!

Dennis & Doreen Wootten
Scotts Valley, CA


Choosing to work with Lori Scott was the best decision my husband and I made in the entire wedding planning process. Lori is extremely knowledgeable about the Maui wedding vendors, which is invaluable when planning a destination wedding. Our Maui wedding was absolutely perfect and I am positive that without Lori our wedding not only wouldn't have been as beautiful (since she decorated the ceremony and reception site fantastically) it also would have been much more stressful. Lori had the amazing ability to put everyone involved at ease. Even though it was down pouring on the morning of our wedding (don't worry, this doesn't happen often), I woke up knowing that everything would work out because we had Lori looking out for us; and it did. Lori is a wonderful person and a genius at what she does. My husband and I are so blessed to have been able to have her be a part of our special Maui wedding day, which she made so much more special.

Kyle & Chelsey
Seattle, WA



Dear Lori & Jamie,

Ingrid & I wish to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the special Maui wedding day you created for us. You exceeded our expectations in every way. The location was gorgeous. The ceremony was special and touched us deeply. Jamie's music was perfect. We really enjoyed the photography session as well. We would highly recommend Tropical Maui Weddings to anyone considering an exotic wedding. You guys took care of everything perfectly which allowed us to be just ourselves on the most important day of our lives. Thanks a million!

Trent & Ingrid Litten
Des Moines, Iowa

We found marriage in paradise! This would not have happened without the two perfect Maui wedding professionals we can now call our friends...Jamie and Lori. Not only did you give a perfectly smooth flight into the valley with the spectacular waterfalls, you managed to calm our entire family down all of whom are nervous when flying.

The ceremony that Lori composed along with Jamie's singing couldn't have been anymore perfect to fit our personalities. The DVD that Jamie put together made us feel like Hollywood super stars with editing that you would expect from MGM. We can't say enough about the character, sincerity, and integrity of Jamie and Lori. They performed a wedding ceremony that every girl dreams of, and made it exciting for the groom too. Mahalo, until we meet again.

Gary and Nikki Zachel
LaSalle, Michigan

If you decide on getting married on Maui, I can highly recommend Lori Scott and Jamie Lawrence, Tropical Maui Weddings. Choosing Lori as the coordinator was one of the best decisions we could have made. Lori and Jamie are an excellent team, absolutely professional in what they are doing. Although our ceremony was a little bit unusal and very short notice (we had only 3 days to get things going) they manged it!! On our wedding-day, on this very nice and tiny beach, it couldn't have been a better location. Jamie was playing his guitar on the beach, really awesome. Also the CD with the pictures of our wedding that he took during the ceremony was really great. If you want to get Mauied, they are really the first choice. Once again, thank you so much for that perfect Maui wedding day.

Mahalo,

Rudi & Sabine

Germany
Dear Lori & Jamie,

I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you both for participating in our most unforgettable wedding day this past November! Jamie`s music really moved both Rich and I, along with all of our guests. I recently received our wedding DVD, and had the pleasure of listening to Jamie all over again! He really made the difference between a nice wedding and a WONDERFUL wedding! Lori, you were such a dear to correspond with as well. You were always quick to respond to my email inquiries (and there were a lot of them!), or return my phones right away. You are both such kind and gentle souls.

You were both so professional and caring during the stressful planning process. Attention to detail is so important when planning something as monumental as someone`s wedding. For me, being able to email both of you and receive a quick response really eased a lot of my anxiety during the planning. You were both there every step of the way, helping in any way you could. I truly appreciate that. The fact that Jamie learned how to play `Daughters` for my father/daughter dance really made the evening special for my dad-he just loves that song and was so tickled when Jamie first started to play it. Jamie really does have a special gift with his voice. My husband and I are so pleased with how the entire ceremony and reception went. My guests are still calling to tell me that our Maui wedding was the best they`ve ever been to! We would be honored to be used as one of your references. I would highly recommend either one of you to anyone who asks. I`ve been raving about both of you since we returned from Maui!

Again, thank you so very much for the part you played in our special, once in a lifetime day! Rich and I both wish you two the best of luck with your company for years to come.

Sincerely,

Angela & Rich Wells
Sumner, Washington

Dearest Lori and Jamie,

Dave and I would like to thank both of you for making our dream Maui wedding into reality! It was the most wonderful and magical event - a fairytale wedding set in paradise.

Lori - I still remember the first time I talked to you. It was so refreshing to finally find a wedding planner who genuinely cared about our wedding. You were so quick to respond to my inquiries and really took the time to answer all my questions. You were such a calming presence and so patient. There was no doubt in our minds that we made the right choice. Jamie - you have the most wonderful voice! Thank you for sharing your gift of music. Having you sing at our ceremony and reception was the perfect touch. Thank you to both of you for taking care of the details on our wedding day and handling all the last minute changes especially those days leading up to the wedding. Our ceremony site was perfectly set up with the bamboo canopy, parasols and rose petals on the aisle; the bouquets and leis were beautiful; tropical elegance would be the best way to describe our reception table with the candles, favors, orchids and pineapples. It was amazing how you were able to translate our ideas and every detail we wanted on our wedding perfectly.

Our families still talk about how our Maui wedding was the most beautiful and romantic wedding they have ever seen. Everyone had such a great time! When we look at our pictures and our wedding video, we can`t help but smile and laugh because we truly enjoyed every minute - everything was breathtakingly beautiful and perfect in every way. Thank you so much for being part of the most special day of our lives. Dave and I are lucky to have you as friends.

Love,

Beng & Dave
New Jersey

After conducting several weeks of research on choosing a wedding coordinator, we finally found Lori Scott from Tropical Maui Weddings. I knew from the moment she returned my first call (when she was on vacation) that she was top notch. Lori was very excited to begin assisting us with all the preparations for the big day. There is no doubt that Lori Scott will make anyone`s wedding day flawless and worry free!!

We also had Jamie Lawrence sing several songs at our ceremony and his voice is so moving and powerful, we felt so fortunate to have him there on our special day. When Jamie is singing, he is doing more than just singing a song; it feels more like he is comforting your soul. He is truly blessed!!

Lori & Jamie, we can`t even begin to thank you enough for everything you have done for us. I know you guys do this almost every day so I`m sure it can sometimes seem routine, but we were the honored ones. We still can`t believe how perfect everything went for us that day. Tino and LeShawn were a perfect fit for us; in fact, our pictures from LeShawn were already in our mailbox when we got home! We can`t stop talking about how awesome our Maui wedding day was and we owe it all to Lori!!!

Luke & Amy Lukasik
Orlando, Florida
May 22, 2006

For a destination wedding, we felt strongly about finding someone we could trust and that would make us feel at ease about having them assist us with the planning of our Maui wedding day. With Lori we found that. She is organized, resourceful, generous, and best of all, a wonderful person. Regardless of whether we were soliciting her for great ideas or making a specific request, Lori exceeded our expectations. She is remarkable when it comes to paying attention to each and every detail. All the floral arrangements and decorations were the most beautiful we`ve ever seen. Our reception setting was both elegant and intimate. And our wedding ceremony would not have been so genuinely romantic (or Hawaiian) without Jamie`s music. Jamie`s recorded voice sounds good, but his natural talent can only be fully appreciated and enjoyed in person. Unless you are not hoping for a perfect, worry-free wedding day, we recommend Tropical Maui Weddings.

Loreen & Greg
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

We chose Lori and Jamie because they came highly recommended, and now we know why. When choosing someone to help plan your wedding, you want to find someone who really listens to what you want and puts together your dream wedding. That is exactly what we found in Lori Scott. She is so wonderful to work with and she has such a way of keeping you at ease during the whole process. She is amazing at what she does, and you can tell she truly has a passion for this.

We had Jamie Lawrence sing at our ceremony and reception. It is hard to even describe how unbelievable he is. As amazing as he sounds on his cd, he is even better in person. Jamie is so wonderfully talented, we feel blessed to have had him as part of our wedding.

We understood going into this that is would be difficult to have a perfect wedding, but looking back on it, the only word I could use to describe our wedding was perfect. Everything fell into place perfectly and I know that the only way that happens is with great planning. Lori and Jamie really brought a very intimate feel to our Maui wedding, and by the end of it, it felt like they were part of the family. After it was all said and done we looked back with memories that seemed to good to be true. However, after seeing the video that they put together and edited for us, those memories don`t hold a candle to how beautiful it really was. The video is unbelievable!!! I never imagined that a wedding video could turn out so perfect. When we received it in the mail, we watched it three times back to back because we couldn`t believe how great it was. We are still both amazed at how perfect everything turned out and we could not have asked for anything more.

We just want to say thank you to Lori and Jamie, we appreciate all of your effort and hard work so much.


Brad and Amber Bird
Dallas, TX

Dear Lori & Jamie,

Thank you so very much for helping to make our Maui wedding day so very special! All of our guests had an amazing time and keep telling us how beautiful everything was. I could not have made all of those details come together so perfectly on my own, so thank you. Thank you, Jamie, for doing such a wonderful job during the ceremony and entertaining our guests during the first part of the reception. You have such a beautiful voice, and our guests keep talking about the songs you sang, and how great you were.

And finally the biggest thank you comes for making our wedding day stress free! I have been in a few weddings, and it seems that everyone was running around like crazy, trying to button up the details to the last minute, but the conversations on our wedding day with friends and family were special ones of fun memories and crazy stories, and not of the type "Is this finished?" or "Can you check on this?". A worry free day that was all thanks to you, and it is very much appreciated!

So you have two very big fans here in Utah, and if we ever run into anyone getting married on Maui, we will send them straight to you!

Mahalo,

Emily & Brent Pontius
Ogden, Utah

Dear Lori & Jamie,

Thank you for making every detail of our wedding day extraordinary. We could not have imagined a more perfect day. Most of all, we are so lucky to have secured you as our coordinator. Thank you for recommending Olowalu Plantation House for our wedding site. Your fantastic recommendation set the stage for a wonderful day.

From the first phone call and meeting, we knew that you were dedicated to creating beautiful Maui weddings. You paid attention to all of our wishes and made everything a dream come true. Everything was better than expected - ceremony area, cocktail reception, table setting, catering, lighting, flowers, musicians, videographer and hula dancers. We enjoyed working with all of your vendors. Thank you for recommending fabulous people to help us make the day perfect.

We are amazed at how the DVD turned out. Far beyond our expectations. It is obvious that you spent a lot of time and energy to capture every special moment.

You are the most amazing and talented team. Without you our wedding day would not have been as perfect as it was. Feel free to use us as a reference. We would love to have others experience the same amazing wedding day.

Taylor & Chad
Mercer Island, WA

Hi Lori and Jamie,

Lori, you have been so great to work with. You always emailed me back right away and were so helpful. I'm just so happy that I had you taking care of things. If it wasn't for you I would have been a nervous wreck, but you took care of everything for me. You just went above and beyond what we expected and I can't say thank you enough. Our wedding was the best day of our lives and we owe so much of that to you. All of your recommendation were right and all the vendors you recommended where the best.

Jamie, you were the perfect touch to our ceremony. Everyone could not stop talking about how great you were. You were the icing on the cake. You have such an amazing voice and are so talented. I'm so happy that we were able to have you sing at our wedding.

You both make a great team and we are so lucky to have you both as part of our Maui wedding. I'm glad we got to spend some extra time with you both getting to know one another. You both seem to have such a passion for what you do and it really shows. Thank you for making our day unforgettable. Please let us know if we can ever be a reference for you or call us if you ever get to Wisconsin.

Best wishes,

Matt and Lori Jansen
Menasha, Wisconsin

Thanks to Jamie and Lori we had a very special wedding on the beach. They helped us to solve all the challenges we had, including support of live Internet video broadcasting to our families to Central Europe and paperwork with Czech and Hawaiian governments.

Excelent work. I can recommend Tropical Maui Weddings to all pairs that want to be married at Maui, Hawaii.

Michal and Marcela Krsek
Czech Republic

Jamie and Lori,

We just wanted to say THANK YOU so much for everything you did for us. Our Maui wedding turned out perfect!! I can't even tell you how great I thought you decorated our site, I was nearly in tears....it was beyond anything I had dreamed of!! Jamie was just amazing, such a wonderful addition to the whole day and experience. I know Jesse threw him for a loop when he asked for a second song, but of course, Jamie just pulled it off without a hitch!! We loved having you both be part of our day and really cannot thank you enough for making it flawless and stress free. You certainly went above and beyond everything we had agreed on and I was so grateful that you were able to save us when the lighting guy we hired on our own fell through. Without you, I wouldn't have even know where to begin looking for one at such last minute notice. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We hope you and Jamie have a lifetime filled with joy and happiness.

Mahalo!!!!

Brooke and Rich Diorio
Crofton, Maryland

Dear Lori,

I just wanted to thank you again for the magnificent job you did coordinating the day of my wedding. I never imagined it being so beautiful and so perfect!! I will definitely recommend you to anyone getting married in Maui. Not only was the wedding awesome, it was so easy to plan with your assistance. You went out of your way to make my life easier and I appreciate it! All the guests at my wedding couldn't believe how beautiful it turned out and just how nice you are. Thank you for everything you did to make our day so incredible!!!

Sabrina Soto
Los Angeles, CA

Dear Lori,
From the very first phone call I made to you, I knew that I had made the right decision in contacting you to coordinate our wedding day. Our communication was so perfect that by the time we landed on Maui, I felt like I was on my way to meet a friend. Everything you offered to do to assist me in making everything go smoothly for our arrival and wedding day were an immense help. You were more than a wedding coordinator; you were our travel guide and restaurant critic, too! You are so knowledgeable, organized, and easygoing all at the same time! Even though unfortunately Jamie wasn't available to play for our ceremony, you instantly knew the style of performer we would want and he was wonderful! Pastor Bob was so kind and performed such a beautiful ceremony. Our dj was incredible, too! I think I only sat out during one song the entire evening. The DVD that we received before we even left the island is just amazing. We were both tearful while watching it.

I have had so many compliments on what a beautiful Maui wedding you arranged for us and have recommended you to so many people since arriving home. I was never a girl who thought of the wedding of her dreams, but now I am a married woman who has dreams of the wedding she had!! We could not have asked for more. Mahalo and we hope to be back soon!

Jennifer & Todd Cogle
Redding, California

Lori & Jamie

Thank you so much for giving CJ and I the most beautiful Maui wedding we could have hoped for. Every detail was absolutely perfect, from the flowers, to the cake, to the champagne flutes!

Lori, you were always willing to answer my many questions, day or night. You really cared about giving us the best wedding possible. Having you as our coordinator was the best decision we made. On the day of the wedding, not only were you there to make sure everything was perfect, but I really felt like I had a friend with me on my big day. You went above and beyond in every way - even running around taking pictures with my camera, so we could have the instant memories!

Jamie, the video you made for us was beautiful. We love watching it again and again. You were such a sweet, calming presence, especially before the ceremony when I was so nervous.

Lori & Jamie, we would highly recommend your services to any husbands & brides-to-be. We wish you all the best with your own wedding. I know it will be perfect. If you are ever in Seattle, please don't hesitate to give us a call!

Sincerely,

Mr. & Mrs. CJ & Heather Eichholz
Seattle, Washington

Dear Lori and Jamie,

Where do we even begin to express our gratitude. Thank you for making our tropical dream wedding a reality. Working with you Lori was like having my best friend help with planning! Your suggestions, patience, diligence, and care were noted in every detail of our wonderful day.

Upon leaving our meeting with you we knew we had no worries and that we could enjoy our day. Like a dream come true, we were able to savor every moment of our Maui wedding. Our guests were awed with the beauty and personal touches you made possible.

Your suggestions and advice were invaluable. As a busy teacher, I didn't have time to research everything, make all the arrangements, etc. I could send in email in my pajama's and have my questions answered with such efficiency.

Thank you for giving us a special gift, our sanity and joy on our wedding day. We think of your as dear friends!

Best Wishes and lots of love,

Miguel and Sharidy
Riverside, CA

Lori & Jamie,

We don't know how to begin to thank you for all you have done to make our Maui wedding day exactly what it turned out to be; beautiful and memorable. Having Lori there to help coordinate everything from the location of the reception, to helping us with the marriage license. Living in Minnesota and trying to plan a wedding in Maui was not an easy task but Lori was always there to help answer any questions I had, and always emailed me back right away. We also wanted to say thank you to Lori for officiating our wedding. We asked you last minute and you responded that you would be honored to do it!

Jamie, your voice is like no other and you singing at our wedding and reception was so wonderful! We couldn't believe that someone with your talents was willing and able to be there just for us. Our guests loved your smooth voice and music so very much. We are still getting compliments on how beautiful the wedding and reception were. That day did fly by fast, but we will always remember the ocean waves, and beautiful time we shared together as a couple. Mahalo to the both of you for helping make that happen!

We will recommend you both to anyone planning to have a wedding on Maui. You helped make our day truly amazing.

Mahalo Nui Loa,

Kelly and Paul Claseman
Minneapolis, MN

Dear Lori and Jamie,

Thank you for all your help in making our special day possible. Words can not express how lucky and grateful we are to have met you. Enclosed is one of our wedding pictures. Besides being our wedding coordinator, we feel like we've gained some new friends. We hope to keep in touch. : )

Love,

Will & Sandy Chung

Lori & Jamie,

Brent & I just wanted to thank you both for everything that you have done for us. Our wedding turned out so beautiful because of the two of you. Our families want to thank you as well. They were all so happy to be able to meet the both of you. All of them say hello from the Midwest and they can't wait to come back and drink some more of your Crystal Light Tea & Lemonade!

Lori ~ my Iowa gal! I don't know what I would have done without you as my Maui wedding planner. Words can't even begin to describe how much I appreciate everything that you did for us. It's amazing how well you get to know someone through e-mails and a couple phone calls. I feel like I have known you forever! Thank you so much for everything!!

Jamie ~ You have such a beautiful voice and Brent & I want to thank you for making our ceremony so much better with your music.

Thank you both for making our "rainy" wedding day so special! Everyone always tells me...rain on your wedding day is good luck! You both are doing what you do best, and that is making every bride & grooms wedding day so special and unforgettable.

Thanks so much!

Becky & Brent Jensen
Omaha, Nebraska

Lori & Jamie,

Words really can't express the gratitude that we have for you making our day such a special occasion. Down to the tiniest detail, you guys made sure everything that was requested was in place. The perfect location, the perfect music, the perfect day. I guess the word to describe you guys is just that, PERFECT.

Thank you for being the absolute best at what you do. The fact that you love your career choice shows through your work. I will definitely recommend your company to anyone who chooses to get married in Maui.

Again thank you for everything, and God bless.

Jabari & LaKisha Holloway
Texas

Dear Lori and Jamie,

Words can never explain how grateful we are to you both. Our Maui wedding was so beautiful and we owe it all to you!

Lori~You were the first coordinator that I spoke to. From the moment that we began talking, I knew there was no need to look further. I know you had many other brides and weddings to attend to (including your own), but you always made me feel as though I was your only client. I trusted you simply because you were so sweet and honest with me. Even though we hadn't met any of the vendors until days prior to our wedding, I knew that everything would fall into place. Your recommendations were outstanding, and we couldn't be happier. Our wedding day was perfect!

Jamie~Your wonderful and soothing voice is exactly what a nervous bride needs to hear when they're walking down the isle. The minute I heard "Rest of Your Life" on your website, I knew it was the song I wanted. You did such an awesome job during the ceremony! It was just how I dreamed it would be!

The words "thank you" are not nearly enough to express our heartfelt gratitude. This was the most important day of our lives, and you both made it magnificent!

Love & Mahalo,

Art & Jenny Madrid
Stockton, CA

Lori and Jamie,

We would like to send you a sincere thank you for everything you did for us! From day one I knew that we made the best decision on Tropical Maui Weddings. The dearness and kindness and knowlege came through with just words on a email! I wanted to find a coordinator who cared about our wedding and not just about making a profit from us. Someone who wanted the best day for us too! You were that! You always provided your honest opinion and never pushed us towards any vendor ever! You allowed us to make our choices and suggested the right direction if you felt we were going to be disappointed, but then again you never pushed the issue. The response time was AMAZING! We felt like we were top priority - Friends from day one!
Jamie impressed us with his beautiful music online and we fell in love with it. We agree the wedding would not have been the same without him. His sincerity and love for his music and love for weddings comes through in his music. We cannot say enough thank yous to the both of you for the incredible experience you helped us have. It was a once in a lifetime Maui wedding day!

Mahalo~

Jerry and MaryBeth Hernandez - May 25th 2007
Makena Cove


Dear Lori and Jamie,

We wanted to extend a sincere thank you for all of your help to make our Maui wedding day an absolute dream. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect wedding.

Lori, from our first conversation over the phone to our goodbye at the reception, you were fantastic to work with. I thought it would be difficult to arrange a destination wedding in Maui, but you took the extra time to ensure our wants were taken care of, and as a result, we quickly trusted your judgement. Your calm demeanor and genuine, caring personality made planning stress-free. From answering our calls and emails so promptly, to coordinating our elegant ceremony at the perfect location, you handled every little detail beautifully and professionally.

All of our family and friends can't stop talking about how wonderful the wedding was from the location, music, tables, flowers, food, cake, lighting, etc. All of your vendor recommendations were fabulous. Everything was just gorgeous! The most common compliments we received were "that was the best wedding I've ever been to" and "I've never been to a more relaxed wedding." We could never have asked for better reactions from our guests and we have you and Jamie to thank for that.

Jamie. you are so talented. From the moment we first heard your voice we knew we had to have you play for our ceremony and reception. You made our ceremony so special and added the perfect touch of romance and love to our day with your beautiful voice.

Thank you both again for everything! We consider ourselves blessed to have met and worked with such kind and caring people. Through this experience we've gained two friends and we look forward to seeing you again on our next trip to Maui. We wish you nothing but happiness and success in the future.

We would be more than happy to recommend Tropical Maui Weddings to anyone planning their wedding in Maui. Brides and grooms couldn't be in better hands!

You made March 8, 2007 a day we will never forget.

With warmest Aloha,

Jaime & Cliff Foley
Swansea, MA


Dear Jamie & Lori,

Thank you for making all of my Maui wedding dreams come true! All of the chaos seemed to melt away once you were there. Your passion for what you do was evident in every detail. James and I both agree that working with you was the best decision we've ever made. We will be forever grateful for your support and beautiful music.

Love,

The Swicegoods

p.s. We look forward to seeing you in Cali!


Hi Lori,

Jeff and I just wanted to thank you and Jamie. The wedding was absolutely perfect, we wouldn't change a thing. You both did such a great job, we were very impressed.
Jamie sang beautifully, our guests loved the Hawaiian music.
We got our wedding pics and the photographers did an amazing job; thank you for recommending them. We'll send you some pics once we get organized.

It was great meeting you both and if you're ever in Alberta, give us a shout!

Take care,

Jeff and Lisa
Alberta, Canada


ALOHA Lori and Jamie

Well all I can say is 'W-O-W'!!!! MAHALO /THANK YOU so much for the absolutely spectacular wedding assistance. I called you less than 2 months before our wedding date and you walked me through everything and gave fantastic advice!

We had originally thought we would have a sunset wedding, and you talked us into a morning wedding. I have to admit, I was a bit hesitant, but after you talked me through it, you had me convinced that was the way to enjoy the best Maui photos. And you were right and then some. We couldn't have dreamed of a more perfect location than the one you found in Kahana - a private residence with Hawaiian history with its own private yard backing up to the beautiful ocean with view of Lanai AND Molokai. And to top it off, the price was well within our budget!! Our family and friends keep raving that it looked like a postcard or a movie!

I was afraid I would turn into bridezilla given that it was a destination wedding and I had never met you - but you offered great suggestions and were always accessible via phone and internet. Kimo, the pastor, couldn't have been a more perfect fit for Tim (the golfer ) and I. The kids thought he was 'cool'. The flowers and the butterflies were perfect as well - the kids still talk about the Monarch butterfly Jamie was able to catch which lingered for quite some time after the ceremony - truly a beautiful site to see in the pictures.

And last, but certainly not least - the informal photos and dvd video Jamie took of the ceremony and candid shots. We were absolutely THRILLED to have the video - the music, the extra touches - the fact that you did a photo/dvd for us as a courtesy speaks volumes about how you view your clients.

I couldn't have even dreamed of a more perfect wedding ceremony - a very very sincere thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Thank you again and please share this note as a reference so others looking to get married in Maui can pick Tropical Maui Weddings!

Mahalo,

Gretchen & Tim Tomlinson
San Diego, California


Dear Lori & Jamie,

Thank you so much for all of your hard work in planning, coordinating, & documenting our special Maui wedding day. You are such kind and beautiful people and you work together perfectly! When you welcomed us into your home and talked us through the wedding details, our nerves melted away! The day was a dream - we cherished every minute of it - and the video is a lovely reminder of all those emotions! Thank you again and again.

Much Aloha,

Natalie & Tony
Kilkenny City, Ireland


Dear Lori & Jamie,

Thank you so much for making our wedding so beautiful and special. Your attention to detail and passion for what you do made our wedding even better than we could have hoped for. Lori, you were an indispensable comfort to me throughout the entire planning process and your ceremony was absolutely beautiful! I knew from the moment I spoke to you on the phone that you would do everything in your power to make our wedding special and that couldn't be more true. Jamie, your performance was the perfect accompaniment to our reception. You are so talented! You both make such a great team and we are both so happy to have met you and hope to stay in touch as friends.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

With love,

Dawn & Ben Carone


Lori,

Nathan and I are back from our wedding and honeymoon. We don't know how to thank you for everything you have done for us! You ensured that every detail was taken care of to perfection, and that our wedding day would be filled with joy and happy memories instead of worries and stress. I still can't believe how smoothly everything ran. For that, I cannot thank you enough! Everything turned out beautifully and all of our guests were impressed with your professionalism and warm personality. From day one, we have been impressed with your kindness and attention to detail... and the fact you were always a step ahead of us! You truly made our wedding a worry-free and incredible experience.

Every vendor you recommended to me was wonderful to work with. I had a blast getting ready with Dan and Jessica! In fact, Jessica mentioned that we had hired the "A-Team"... and she wasn't kidding! We were thrilled to find all of our pictures waiting for us when we got home... they are awesome! Jamie's performance was beautiful; we were so honored that he could play at both our wedding and reception. Also, thanks for recommending Pastor Vance to us... he was more than we ever hoped for in an officiant.

We really couldn't have asked for better day, and we definitely couldn't have pulled off any of it without you. Thank you for your dedication and friendship. We will always look back at our wedding and remember you and Jamie as a special part of our day.

Mahalo!!
Heather & Nathan


Dear Lori and Jamie,

We've been struggling to figure out how to put into words how much you guys have meant to us!.... We really can't thank you enough for all of your advice, talents, and genius! You guys did such a beautiful job with our wedding. You constantly amazed us and provided us relief from our stresses every time we spoke with you and corresponded via email. All your recommendations were right on - we couldn't have done better! Whenever we think back on our wedding, we'll think of you two and how we couldn't possibly have had such a perfect event without you two!

All our friends and family love you guys as well! So many of our friends are still talking about the beautiful music Jamie played, the wonderful and romantic atmosphere that Lori helped create....

I can go on and on but I'm starting to run out of room! From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU!! And if you guy ever need any recommendations, don't hesitate to send them our way. We hope to see you again soon - whether in Maui , in NYC, or somewhere else! MAHALO!

Much Love & Appreciation,

Karen & Chris Kim
New York City


Lori and Jamie,

Where do we even begin to thank you?! We've finally come out of seclusion and have been going through our wedding pictures and watching our wedding video over and over. It turned out perfectly. Thank you to you both for being so patient, generous, and committed to making this day magical. We especially thank you for opening your home to us as well as our many boxes! Hopefully you've been able to put some of those things to use. By the way, Erich still talks about your chocolate chip cookies Lori!

We'll be sending some pictures over soon. Congratulations on your own wedding! You two deserve the best. Every time we think of our wonderful wedding day, we think of you two as well!

Love Always,

Julie & Erich


Dear Lori & Jamie,

We wanted to thank you both so much for your help with our wedding. Everything was perfect... Pastor Ken, the gorgeous setting, the delicious lilikoi filled cake, the magic of Jamie's music and Lori, your cheerful kindness and your gift for organizing such an event. It couldn't have turned out any better. We absolutely loved our photographer John Henry, and our pictures are amazing.

It was great running into both of you at the 'Feast At Lele' luau on our last night in Maui. We will definitely look you up the next time we visit the islands. If you're ever in the Seattle area, we'd love to hear from you. We hope you had a fantastic time on your cruise celebrating your own honeymoon! We were thinking about you!

Happy Holidays!
Shannon & Donny Hulse
Edmonds, WA


Dear Lori & Jamie,

We just wanted to send you a little note to thank you for making our wedding day absolutely perfect. We also appreciate all the work you put into the small details of everything. The flowers were gorgeous, the location was breathtaking, and everything you recommended was beyond what we imagined it could be. Not to mention, we had the best performer in all of Hawaii there to make our day even more special. Jamie, you did a wonderful job on the songs you selected- we loved them! It was the best day of our lives to date, and we are so very glad that you were there to share in it with us.

May peace and love be yours in abundance,

Jamie and Shannon Bell
Arlington, TX


Lori & Jamie,

We wanted to thank you for making our wedding a dream come true. In fact, it was better than I had ever dreamed it would be. We know none of it would have been possible without you two. It was evident to us that you both really cared about our wedding, it wasn't just a job to you. Everything went so smoothly and Jason and I didn't have to think about a thing. Even your help with dinner on Thursday night was above and beyond. You two truly made our whole wedding experience an effortless dream. We will remember and appreciate you always.

Love,

Erica & Jason
Rockwall, TX


Jamie and Lori:

When we contacted you on short notice saying that we wanted a simple, small, and easy Hawaiian wedding, you responded immediately with a wealth of suggestions, good advice, and exemplary follow-through. We felt as if the event was important to you, and that you truly wanted to make it special for us. You succeeded!

The site of our wedding in Wailea was wonderful, with flowers, the ocean, and Molokini as the backdrop for our ceremony. All the details that would usually cause panic were handled in a seamless flow that made the event more like a simple gathering of friends than a wedding. As a coordinator, that is the primary task, and Lori solidly accomplished it.

We selected our celebrant, Greg Scott, on your advice. Greg met with us several times in getting to know us. Our ceremony was cleverly delivered, and was both formal and appropriately humorous. Our guests still often remark how Greg made it a fun, meaningful, and touching service.

Finally, Jamie's performance during our reception was unforgettable. He sang a wide array of songs and entertained us for hours. It is remarkable how cleanly and effortlessly he can play a 12-string guitar! Our sunset reception dinner would have never been the same without the smooth and romantic sounds he created.

A job very well done by everyone at Tropical Maui Weddings! We can be reached at KenBrennan136@yahoo.com if anyone ever needs a reference.

Grace Wu and Ken Brennan
San Francisco, CA


Dear wonderful Lori... the awesome wedding planner~

I don't know if words can adequately describe all you have done to make our wedding day all that we hoped it would be. Heck, without you, we wouldn't have been able to get married!

We are so glad we had the opportunity to meet both you and Jamie, and I am so thankful that you were there to calm me down about the weather! It seems ridiculous in hindsight, but I was so obsessed with staring at the sky those 4 days before the wedding! But, as you rightly predicted, all was sunshine and loveliness the day of, although it was H-O-T!! I'm so glad I wore my simple gown, I would have melted into the sand otherwise!

And thank you for taking care of my groom! The makeup took a bit longer than I expected. So thank you for babysitting my guy until I arrived. And Jamie's music was a very special and welcome gift - he truly is blessed with a beautiful voice. It made our simple elopement into something even more wonderful and meaningful.

You did an awesome job as our officiant! We're so glad we chose you to perform our ceremony. We did not want a short 5 minute ceremony, and working with you ensured our wishes were realized.

Well I'm running out of room because I talk too much as usual. We sent you some photos by email and.... thank you for recommending our photographer Ka'ua! Awesome, wonderful photos and worth every penny!

You are a guardian angel to all the Maui brides who have the privilege to work with you. Long distance wedding planning can be nerve wracking, but with you on my side, everything went smoothly, and I never had to worry about a bad vendor experience. Just rain!

Best wishes & warmest regards-

Heather Wages Haas
Walnut Creek, CA


Dear Lori & Jamie,

Thank you for all you guys did for our wedding. words cannot express the love and appreciation we feel for you both. Our wedding was spectacular! Your kindness and generosity has truly enhanced our happiness as we begin our life together. You both will forever be in our hearts. We express our sincerest appreciation and many thanks for EVERYTHING!

Aloha Pumehana!

Jack & Patricia Pan

Aloha Jackie,

We just wanted to thank you for all your help and hard work to make our wedding day a beautiful and fun celebration. We had the best time and we know our guests did too! You are so good at what you do and you made the whole day stress-free for us.

Thanks again!

Rebecca and Noah Milich
Kahului, HI

Lori-

I just wanted to say thank you again for everything! The wedding was amazing and I would not change a thing. We received the photos from Ka'ua..... amazing as well, and we anxiously await the video from Hawaii Video Memories. We will cherish the moments made forever.

You are the best Lori. I tell everyone how amazing you were every time I get asked how I planned it all.... I tell them that I could not have done it without you because you were really the one that pulled it all together.

Thanks for doing such a wonderful job. You are the best!!

Kirsten and Pat Halseth
Missoula, MT

Aloha Lori,

I've been meaning to email since we've arrived back home (lucky us we arrived home just in time for -50 C with the windchill, burr). We just wanted to say what a delight it was to work with you. The service you provided was outstanding. We were impressed with the ease in planning a wedding which took place thousands of miles from home, and we owe it all to you. Thank you for creating such a beautiful wedding day for us, right down to every last detail on the beach. You truly were amazing!

Thanks,

Brandy and Tom Sokoloski
Edmonton, Alberta Canada

ps. We just wanted to mention that Jamie did a fabulous job (everyone commented on how wonderful he is), as well as we couldn't be happier with our photos (we have so many great ones to choose from). We're anxiously awaiting our video so we can re-live our dream wedding (can't wait).

Dear Lori,

My husband and I want to thank you for your excellent help with Cindy and Chuck's wedding on July 11 at Olowalu Plantation. Last fall, Cindy was having a major problem with the planning for the wedding until she happened to meet the photographer at a wedding in San Diego and he recommended you. Once you came into the picture, it all fell into place and it was a truly fantastic event, even considering the budget parameters.

You are to be commended for the vendors you suggested as they were all excellent, extremely professional, and offered excellent work at a fair price. To a person, they were a pleasure to deal with and provided just the right amount of service and attention to detail that was needed. Especially wonderful was the minister, as he set just the right tone for a momentous event, but kept it light and lively in keeping with the kids' desired informality. As parents of the bride, we were gratified to see that money was well spent and stretched pretty darn far... thanks to you.

All of our family and friends commented that it was one among the nicest and most personal weddings they had ever attended, and it felt to them like no detail had been overlooked. The setting was magnificent, the food wonderful, everyone was up and dancing and mingling with each other and we all had a glorious time. Even the 10:02 PM rain was a fitting conclusion.

Best wishes to you as you build your wedding business. You have done a wonderful job so far and have put together an excellent network of professionals. Should we be in a position to recommend your services to other brides, we will be happy to do so. Also, if you need to use us as a recommendation for future clients, we would be more than happy to assist. Again, many thanks for making our daughter's day everything she hoped it would be.

Cherry & Don Henricks
Northridge, California


Lori,

Thank you so much for coordinating and re-arranging our wedding day! We cannot begin to tell you how much we appreciate all that you have done for us. Your professionalism, attention to detail, and constant communication put us at ease throughout the entire planning process. You played an integral part in making our wedding day memorable.

Thanks again,

Tom & Eileen DeHaven
Chester, NY


Hi Lori, Jamie and Greg:

It's Friday night and we're sitting at the dinner table, drinking wine, and enjoying Jamie's live CD in the candlelight - our five month anniversary. There isn't a day that goes by when we don't think about how perfect our wedding was because of you. It was everything we ever wanted. A secret and secluded Maui beach with the perfect combination of ocean, breeze and morning light; Jamie's beautiful voice and guitar music; our three children; Greg's thoughtful and kind words; and, of course, champagne. We couldn't have done it without you. Everything was where it needed to be when it needed to be there - the limo, Kaua our photographer, the flowers and our daughter's hairdresser who showed up right on time before dawn. It's selfish, we know, but we wanted this day to be only about us and our dreams. It was our day to be prince and princess, and you brought that dream to life for us. We promise to you and to each other that we live that dream each and every day.

Mahalo,

Tamsen and Philip Harris


Dear Lori,

Thank you so much for the amazing job you did for our wedding. I just couldn't have imagined it going any more smoothly, and I know I would've gone crazy if I didn't have you there! It's like you were working with an invisibility cloak - I hardly saw you at all yet every time I thought about asking someone to do something, you were already there, on top of everything! Thank you so much for all of your hard work, your dedication, your attention to detail, and most of all, your PATIENCE with everything that happened. I mean, we threw some last-minute details together on the day of the wedding and yet you managed to help with everything, stay composed, and calm me down! :) Especially the Paebaek ceremony (the korean ceremony)... it meant so much to my parents and everything went the way it was supposed to. I think it was the most special part of the day, actually, and you helped it go so smoothly. So thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Christine & Clinton Pobke


Dear Lori,

Jeremy and I chose Maui as the location for our wedding after our first trip to the island. We spoke to many different wedding planners from the island, however none of them made us feel special. That is until I found you through the Maui Wedding Planner guide. From day one, you focused all your attention on us no matter what the question or request was. Even though we were from the mainland, you always made us feel as if you were right by our side planning the wedding each step of the way with us. There were times I was worried, but you were always available to listen, lent some advice, and assured me things were going to be alright. Because you knew what we wanted, Jeremy and I were able to enjoy our special day without worrying about details. You are professional and at the same time you are sweet and down to earth, and that's what we love about you. At the end, we felt extremely happy we had chosen you as our wedding coordinator and we can't thank you enough.

Love,

April and Jeremy


Lori,
I just wanted to thank you for everything you did for Dustin and I for the wedding, we loved it! I know that there is no way I could have pulled that off without you! All your help over the months was invaluable to me and I contribute much of the success of the wedding to you and Jamie. Oh my gosh Jamie was SUCH a huge hit! I knew he was good but I never could have guessed what a fabulous decision I made having he and Gilbert for the dinner! I think some of my guests were just mesmerized listening to him.

The cupcakes were amazing - you were so right. Everyone was commenting on how delicious they were.

Maybe I can just have huge anniversary parties in Maui every year at Olowalu now LOL!

So thank you again and stay in touch!

Johanna Valette


To Lori,

Thank you so much for making our special day go so smoothly. We really appreciate all of the 'behind the scenes' work you did for us so that September 17th was a stress free day for us. It was a real pleasure to meet you and we look forward to visiting you on our 5th anniversary!

Tanya Koenig and Ed Thornhill
Alberta, Canada


Lori and Jamie,

Thank you for giving us the best wedding we could dream of! You both are truly amazing in what you do.

Lori, you are such a wonderful person to work with. From the first phone conversation we had, I knew right away you were the one! Even though we interacted mostly by email, you always responded so quickly that I never had to worry if you were getting things done or not. You erased all my concerns and gave me great suggestions. When I met you the first time, I felt like I was hugging a long lost friend. You genuinely cared about my well-being before, during and after the wedding (Just like a mom, you made sure I got some sleep the night before and that I ate something the day of!) You never wanted me to worry about anything and, honestly, I didn't because I knew we were in good hands! I will surely miss our emails and I hope we can continue to keep in touch.

Jamie, you truly have a gift. Your voice touched everyone at our wedding and made so many of us cry tears of joy. When I first listend to your songs on your website, I was impressed. But, hearing you live really blew me away! Our guests are still raving how your voice set the mood for the ceremony and reception - so romantic and touching. Dancing with my Dad while you sang Butterfly Kisses was a very special moment for the both of us. Thank you for giving us that unforgettable memory forever. We enjoyed you so much that we could not leave Maui without buying your CDs. We wish you continued success and we look forward to more of your CDs!

We wish we could have spent more time together. We feel like we found a set of beautiful friends in the both of you. A big MAHALO for giving us a special day that touched our hearts. Our wedding was perfect because of you guys!

Armi and Patrick Cox


Hello future Brides and Grooms,

If you are getting married on Maui, I would highly recommend booking Tropical Maui Weddings (TMW) to help coordinate your wedding. Lori along with her husband Jamie own and operate TMW and both of them are amazing!!! Lori is very knowledgeable about coordinating weddings in Maui. She is very pleasant to work with, she is patient, attentive, honest, does what is best for her couples, and she will not nickle and dime you. Whether you are having a simple destination wedding barefoot in the sand on one of Maui's many beautiful beaches like my husband and I did, or something more elaborate, booking Tropical Maui Weddings will eliminate the stress and help to make planning the wedding more enjoyable. Lori is with you every step of the way. Whenever you have questions she is very quick to respond and is always willing to provide her professional suggestions, however she is also very flexible and can customize your wedding to your dreams! The package we booked included day of coordination which was awesome because all I had to do was show up, I did not have to worry about the set-up and neither did my guests because she helped with that too! TMW far exceeded our expectations. TMW weddings works with with a variety of vendors for different budgets and everything goes through her so no need to write checks for each vendor. She takes care of it all without high mark-ups either. The vendors we used from her list were all amazing and we were more than satisfied with them all.
We used Shelly for hair and make-up (I am very picky and usually never like it when I get my hair and make-up done, but I was pleasantly suprised and definitely more than satisfied with her artistic ability!)
Kaua for photography (I will not be able to say enough about Kaua, he is expensive, but well worth it, when I showed another professional photographer his work, he asked, "Who is this guy? He is AMAZING!!!" He is not just a photographer, he is an ARTIST that tells the story of the wedding through the pictures he takes!) and...
Sean Michael Hower (very flexible, worked well with Kaua, loved the dual camera coverage and the editing!)
Maui Blooms for our flowers (they worked within our budget and the flowers arrangements were beautiful, they are also very flexible. Sandi is very patient and spent a good amount of time with me figuring out what flowers to use for the colors of the wedding. I just sent her pictures of what I liked and thats all they needed)
I also have to sing our praises to Jamie Lawrence, vocalist and guitar (Lori's husband) who sang at the ceremony and Greg Scott (Lori's brother) the officiant, they were the special touches to our wedding.
If you are thinking of booking music for your ceremony look no further, Jamie Lawrence has an unbelieveable voice, and all our guests could not stop raving about him.
If you are not sure about an officiant I am certain if you book Greg Scott you will be more than satisfied! I know that my husband and I were very reluctant about selecting an officiant we never met before, but after interveiwing Greg over the phone, it was apparent he would be perfect and he truly was! He was flexible, patient, understanding, fun, very layed back, not stuffy at all, just a delight to be around. Like Lori, he took the time to meet us a couple days before the wedding to go over last minute details and he showed us the beautilful beaches of Maui, he even wore a suit to the wedding because he knew that all the men would be wearing suits, we did not even have to ask! Greg really wanted the wedding to be as personalized and special for us as possible. He also speaks very well and was easy to understand. Our wedding could not have been more perfect!!!
Thanks to TMW we had the wedding of our dreams!!!

Jennifer and Geoffrey Lawton (October 1, 2008)

Hi Jackie...and Lori too!

I cannot believe its officially been 2 weeks and 2 days since our glorious wedding! Nick and I cannot thank you enough for helping us pull off a day we will remember forever. We are already planning our anniversary trips back to your fantastic island.

Jackie we really want to thank you for all your efforts, the coordination and seeing over all the little details on our big day. Being an event manager myself having you there to check on stuff and get it ready helped make our day all the more special. My parents and family were also VERY impressed with your work and the quality of the vendors selected. Nick and I are underway with John Henry to finalize our wedding album and photos which came out magnificent... what a day.

Nick has also been working on a little something for Greg who was such a trooper with helping us with the ceremony flow and the little things we forgot and laugh about now (like the fly that landed on my forehead during the ceremony and wanted to stick around). Everyone LOVED Greg's tie and we have captured in our photos :^).

Anyway I just want you both to know how lucky Nick and I were that we made all the right choices -- especially in selecting Tropical Maui Weddings. Once we have our little website complete I'll be sure to share as the location, the weather, the flowers, and all our smiles tell the true story. Anytime you need a reference or someone to confess what a pleasure it was to work with you all and your professionalism - just let me know.

Aloha!

Teri Krest
Cupertino, CA

Hi Jackie,

We want to tell you how grateful we are to have had you helping with our wedding day. You put us at ease with helping us in planning our wedding almost 2500 miles away from our home in California. Our wedding exceeded all our expectations. Our wedding day was truly perfect, our guests commented that it was the best wedding that they have ever attended (including their own) and didn't want the night to come to an end.

Jackie, you were wonderful with helping us pick out all of our vendors and answering my countless questions and e-mails that I sent you. Our centerpieces that you helped us with were perfect!

The day of the wedding was completely stress free as my bridesmaids, my Mom and I all got ready at Olowalu Plantation, while you were coordinating all the vendors and the set up. It was wonderful not have to worry about the set up and the vendors on my wedding day. We were able to relax on our wedding day and enjoy every moment knowing that all the details were being taken care of with such attention by, you, the best coordinator ever! Thank you so very much again Jackie!

Nicole and Ryan Buchanan
Elk Grove, CA

Dear Lori & Jamie,

I am not sure where to start. The both of you were such a blessing to have on our wedding day. I had no idea what was involved and all the 'behind the scenes' that needed to be taken care of. Everyone commented on how 'thought out' everything was, all the way down to the tiniest detail, and I couldn't take any of the credit! I had a bit of an idea of how it might look, but you just blew us away! You made everything like a dream. Just breathtaking. More beautiful than we ever imagined. And all of the people you set us up with were fabulous and very personable. I know they were providing us a service, but they did it in such a way that it was as if we already knew them. Starting on Saturday with Vanessa, to meeting you both on Sunday, to Shelly showing up for hair & makeup. Shelly made me feel absolutely beautiful. Thank you for having Virgie create my flowers. Again, more beautiful than I imagined. Lashawn was so creative, and Fred also had a wonderful style. And then there was Stacy. Everyone loved her. There wasn't one person who didn't make a positive comment about her, from her bar service to her delicious drinks, to her fun personality. She felt like an old friend.

Thank you for such a memorable day. It truly exceeded all of our expectations. This could never have happened without the two of you. You made us feel so special and important. The next time we are in Maui, we will see if we can finally go for sushi together, and also to go to Tommy Bahama's to listen to Jamie sing. (I can still hear him singing to me , even as I'm doing the dishes!)

Again, thank you Lori & Jamie, for capturing everything we imagined our wedding day to be... and a whole lot more!

Love,

Karly & Ali Salim
Los Angeles, CA

Lori,

You are too sweet, thank you! You always are so upbeat and happy, dont ever change... We cannot thank you enough for everything you have done for us from all of the behind the scenes planning from the last year to the day of the wedding. Every detail was perfect, every vendor was phenominal, every rental item looked amazing and was just what we wanted. We got so many compliments of how well everything flowed, all that you did behind the scenes as well as the day of, how amazing Greg was and you were right, Jaime's voice is one in a million. I honestly thought it was a CD playing until someone informed me it was him... The food was delicious. Virgie did a wonderful job putting all of the flower arrangements together and making sure everyone had their flowers and nothing was out of place. I know I told you this before, but I usually don't put all my faith in one person, and I try to take a lot on myself for fear that things wont turn out perfectly, but for some reason I had some ease about you and knew in my heart everything would turn out perfectly and just how we planned... and it did. We were beyond pleased. We cannot thank you enough for making our wedding all that we dreamed, making/keeping my mind at ease, making sure me and Brett had everything we needed and that everything was in place for us, making sure that every detail was perfect and everyone was being catered to. All of your help, your ideas, your kindness and hospitality has never gone un-noticed and we are forever thankful. We will definitely let you know when we are back to visit as we will have to come by and say hi. Please stay in touch. It was a pleasure to meet you, to work with you and I hope you know if anyone ever asks if they know of an amazing coordinator in Maui we wont even think twice! Too bad you dont coordinate weddings out here.. that would be very difficult I know ;) If you ever need a referal please send anyone our way, dont hesitate to ask.. We would love to inform them about what they would be missing if they didnt use you. Thank you, Jaime, Greg and all of the vendors from the bottom of our hearts!

Hugs,

Kelly and Brett
San Ramon, CA
6/3/09

Aloha Lori!

Simone and I still love thinking about and talking about our wedding. It sounds so cliche, but you & Jamie really made it a dream-come-true for us. Thank you, Lori, for helping me with every detail. The vendors you suggested for everything from hair and nails to flowers to photographers to travel agents were just fantastic. And your calm nature and happy spirit helped me feel that you really cared about us as a couple and that our wedding was special and important to you.

Please thank Jamie for us, again, as well. What an incredible talent he has! His voice is so pure, so gorgeous - we had several people tell us after the ceremony that for a moment, they thought we were playing a CD instead of the music coming from a live, undoctored voice! I will always treasure the fact that he sang at our wedding. We listen to his CDs now, and hope to hear him perform when we visit the island in the future.

We will highly recommend both of you to anyone who is planning a Maui wedding. Because of you, our wedding will always be a treasured day for us.

Much love and mahalo,

Monica and Simone Parisi
Denver, CO

BTW - We're expecting a baby boy in November! Matteo William Parisi. Keep us in your thoughts and send some of that wonderful Hawaiian love this way. :)

Dear Lori & Jamie,

Jamie we fell in love with your amazing voice during our visits to Maui over the past few years ... We would go wherever we could find you singing during our stays and listened to your CDs when we were home. So I was so surprised to find that you and Lori owned Tropical Maui Weddings and could accommodate our 5th wedding anniversary vow renewal. Lori, thank you for arranging everything for us so quickly. You were so attentive and made everything seamless. The biggest treat was to have Jamie sing for us during our intimate ceremony. We felt truly blessed. It also meant the world to us that Jamie learned our first dance song from our wedding day five years ago. To have a personal serenade from Jamie of that song was so special. Lori, you arranged an oceanfront dinner for us on the same beach we had our ceremony alongside another couples wedding reception so that we could continue to enjoy Jamie's voice. It was touching to hear him singing "our song" at their wedding reception as well.

We express our sincerest appreciation and gratitude for making our day so special!

Lori & Angelo
San Jose, CA


Lori,

You are a truly wonderful person and one of the sweetest that I've ever met. I honestly feel that you were heaven sent. Planning a wedding from across the ocean can get considerably challenging and I was so grateful to have your reassuring guidance and support that you gave me from day one. (and i'm still so excited you had your calendar open for our wedding date even though it was somewhat short notice) Thank you for being consistently reliable and available to answer any little question / concern that I had. Also, we are so elated that Jamie sang for a couple hours at our reception and was able to sing our special song "I Will Be Here" for our ceremony- he has an incredible voice. It was so perfect! It was lovely getting to know both of you and I know Steve and I wish we had more time to just sit back and relax together at the Tommy Bahama lounge and listen to Jamie sing. Maybe we'll be able to do that when we visit Maui for an anniversary ;) Endless thank-yous*

-- A little feedback from the groom: I have met so many people in my life, and I can say from the bottom of my heart that I was SO overly impressed with this dynamic duo (Lori & Jamie) that I would recommend anyone, if you are getting married in Maui, to pick these two incredible people to plan it with. They will make your special day WAY BETTER than you could ever imagine!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR EVERYTHING!!!

Thank you again Lori and Jamie - we wish you both the best in everything that you do :)
God bless you both..

Aloha,

Deborah and Steve


Hi Lori, Jamie and Greg!

First I apologize for the very long overdue e-mail! Chuck and I just wanted to thank all of you for giving us the best wedding we could ever ask for! All of you are fantastic people and the day wouldn't have been so perfect without you. Lori your wedding planning skills are phenomenal, you are always on the ball, very friendly and very helpful. I barely had time with you when we got to Maui but you were so accommodating that I felt like I've known you forever before we even got there. You make things so much easier and a lot less stressful for brides, you have no idea! Jamie your music set up was perfect and exactly what I pictured, you did such an amazing job! I just wanted to thank you for putting up with my picky music choices! Also Greg, we could not have asked for a better person to marry us, you were amazing! You were so easy going and well organized. I thought that I would be so nervous up there in front of everyone, but you just made that nervousness go away and I can't thank you enough! Anyway, Chuck and I just want to thank you again for helping us have the most beautiful wedding anyone could ask for. I will recommend your services to anyone that gets married in Maui because you are the best.

Take Care!

Colleen and Chuck Roberts


Lori and Jamie,

We just wanted to thank you so much for helping us coordinate our wedding ceremony and reception. The event turned out so beautiful and memorable - we really can't thank you enough! Our family and friends are still gushing about how this was one of the most beautiful and memorable weddings that they have ever been to. They loved EVERYTHING about the event! Where do I start? Olowalu was absolutely magical, so spiritual and fitting for our intimate event and definitely one of a kind. The beautiful house, so rich in history and character. The porch - what a great place to hang out pre-event and throughout the day and night. The gorgeous lawn, with the beautiful decor and decorative details, was perfect. It was the perfect venue for our casually elegant event. The weather! It was an absolutely beautiful day. So many overcast days in the days prior, so we were a bit worried that the sun might not show on our wedding day, but it did! So bright and sunny! The food - WOW! Seriously, sooo delicious! We are not easy to please when it comes to food, but it was the most delicious wedding food we have ever tasted. We only regret not being able to finish our entire meal and licking the plate clean because we had to leave for sunset pictures! The desserts - the cake was sooo good. We were so surprised at how moist and delicious our lilikoi wedding cake was. We should have ordered a larger cake! Who knew it could be that good?? The shaved ice - oh my gosh, our guests LOVED the shaved ice idea. It was the first wedding they had ever been to that had shaved ice. So hawaiian and taiwanese at the same time! The floral arrangements by Lois - so elegant. Better than I ever envisioned it myself. Jamie's performance - even more amazing in person. He has got to be the best guitarist I have ever heard. Our guests could not stop asking about Jamie and talking about how smooth and lovely his voice was. His singing really helped set the mood for the night - so romantic! Kaua - what a great photographer! He was so sweet and calm and such an expert with getting everyone together for the group shots and for directing Patrick and me in our solo shots. He also seemed to be everywhere capturing a ton of spontaneous shots. We got a preview of some of his photos and they looked amazing. We cannot wait to see his slide show of our wedding! Stacy - what a sweet lady. So calm and friendly. She handled our guests perfectly. And her drinks were so delicious. I only wish I remembered to try more of her drinks! The caterers - I already mentioned how delicious the food was, but the service was wonderful. They seemed like they really cared about doing a good job and making sure our guests were taken care of. The hula dancers - they were a wonderful surprise for our guests. No one suspected that on top of a beautiful ceremony/reception with shaved ice, we would also have a hula performance. Their dancing was truly authentic (according to the Hawaiian side of our family) and the interactive part of the performance was hilarious.

We wanted our event to be intimate, unique, and memorable and it truly was all that and then some. We've gotten compliments that our wedding really raised the bar and exceeded all expectations. Thank you so much for your guidance and hard work in helping us put all of it together. We now have wonderful memories that we (along with our families and friends) can cherish forever. Many, many thanks for making our special day SO special!

Yours truly,

Amy and Patrick Moniz


Chad and I research everything before making a big decision and we didn't take choosing a wedding planner lightly. We knew it had to be a special person to help us create a very personal intimate ceremony. I remember going through the overwhelming number of wedding planners and thinking to myself that this was going to take forever, but I came across the Tropical Maui Weddings website and just knew they were for us!

Tropical Maui Weddings was an extension of our wedding experience not just the company that planned it! From the very first phone call Lori was amazing. She was so welcoming and helpful. I was so stressed out about planning a wedding from the mainland, but she put my mind at ease. Jackie was there for every little detail of the wedding and was so attentive. She was there to help with anything we needed. She's such a treasure! She kept us on track and went above and beyond to make our day perfect.

They matched us with vendors that we adored!! There was not one aspect of our wedding that we would have changed. The location was amazing, which was a suggestion from Lori. We would have never found it without her! Our cake was THE most amazing wedding cake (or cake, period) that we had ever tasted. We plan on going back for our one year anniversary and getting a mini cake.

Chad and I were so lucky to have found your company. We have said it over and over, but our wedding could not have been more perfect. We are grateful for everyone that was a part of the planning and the whole experience. Our wedding day was stress free and we were able to enjoy that once in a lifetime moment together without worrying about all of the details.

Thank you!! Love you guys!! Aloha!

Chad & Eva Carper


Jackie Tanaka was such a delight to work with. Throughout the whole process, from beginning to end, she took care of all the details of our wedding (including a very nervous groom who asked all the questions in the world... twice!). She was very flexible and very accommodating with setting plans and contingency plans for every possible scenario that we came up with. She referred us to great vendors and set up our wedding perfectly. The wedding was a huge success! With so many activities and a small time window for error, Jackie got everything done smoothly and had every part of the event executed perfectly and ahead of schedule.

Jackie, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts on such a wonderful job for our special day. We can definitely say that we didn't want that day to end, and you were such an important part of it. Please keep up the wonderful work that you're doing!

Veronica and Jeremy



Jackie,

I wanted to express my gratitude to you for your magnificent work. You are just awesome at what you do. I could never have imagined such a beautiful wedding that you helped us create. I think you are a beautiful person who has a genuine interest in making others happy in such a special day in their lives. Thank you for being considerate and thoughtful. I don't have the words to express our gratitude for all you did for us. Thank you for the flowers you brought and for your hard work. The wedding was everything we hoped it would be.

Thank you,

Sandra and Kristian Schnittker


Jamie and Lori,

We cannot thank you enough for everything you did for us. You helped us to have the BEST day of our lives and it was completely stress free because of you. THANK YOU!!! We have been racking our brains over what to get you as a thank you present, or what to write in a letter, and in all that time I should have just sat down and sent you a message (like I am now) saying thank you! You are such a beautiful person, and I can't imagine anyone else doing what you did. You made everything so easy and so much fun. Even if it had poured down rain on our wedding day, we still would have loved every minute. You are amazing at what you do, not only because of your organizational skills, but because you are a genuinely nice person. My only disappointment is that we live so far away and can't catch up with you and Jamie on a regular basis You better believe will be calling you up next time we are on Maui. Oh, and you always have a place to stay in Australia if you come down to visit! We still want to get you a formal thank you, but I have left this way too long and needed to say THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! You are the best. Keep being wonderful.

Lots of love,

Amy and Jason


We have one word to describe Tropical Maui Weddings: AMAZING. Our wedding day would not have been as amazing as it was without the help of Lori, Jamie, and Jackie of Tropical Maui Weddings. All of the destination wedding planning stress went away when we found TMW. We were married at the Olowalu Plantation House in November and TMW is the perfect wedding planner to use for that venue. From the moment we began communicating with Lori we knew we were in for a wonderful wedding planning experience. Lori and her assistant, Jackie, were unbelievable to work with: emails were answered promptly and telephone calls were returned and they really went above and beyond to answer questions and give suggestions. Our wedding day was extra special because of all of the work TMW put into it. All of the vendors recommended by TMW were fantastic and all of our friends and family are still talking about how wonderful the day was. We had Lori's husband, Jamie, sing during our ceremony and everyone thought there was a CD playing. Jamie's amazing voice put a unique touch to our ceremony. You can't go wrong with Tropical Maui Weddings. A big thanks to Lori, Jamie, and Jackie. Without them our day would not have been what it was. THANK YOU.

Tim & Heidi



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