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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING.... Thank you so much!!! Pat and I just want to let you know how thrilled we were with our wedding ceremony. Now that we have viewed our photos; we are equally thrilled!! We had considered many planners and “teams” who are in the business of marrying couples; I kept finding myself at your website. Now that all is said and done; we couldn’t be happier. From beginning to end of the entire process, your professionalism combined with natural patient and relaxed style was perfect. Your demeanor put us both at ease and helped us to truly enjoy and live in the moment. Thank you for helping us create a memory that will never be forgotten! -- Pat and Leanne - May 27, 2010 - See Their Gallery

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING.... Received 7/27/10 --- Wedding 7/27/09 --- Today is our first anniversary and we want to thank you again for such an amazing wedding. It was so special and we are watching our wedding video tonight. It will be our tradition along with a toast from our flutes (personalized glasses) from you. Thank you! Aloha!!! - Jeremy & Julie
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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING.... "Aloha, JJ and Michael - Bill and I want to thank you for the most memorable wedding. It was just beautiful. I would recommend you to anyone who is thinking of going to Maui to get married or even to renew their vows. I just finished listening to your and Michaels' CD. You both have such beautiful voices. When playing my heart will go on, Bill thought it was Celine playing. That is a great compliment. I was very impressed with the pictures, as was everyone who has saw them. You both made our wedding day the best. I hope to meet you again when we come back to Maui. We are planning to return in December for our 1st anniversary. I wish I were there now as it is only 23F here and lots of snow..BBBRRR. I will take Maui winters anytime. Take care and it was awesome." Bev and Bill - Dec 23, 2009

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING.... "Kim and I are back in the states with very happy and renewed thoughts about each other. We really appreciated the extra effort the two of you put forth to help us with our vow renewals. It was a wonderful experience. Hope all is well with both of you and look forward to meeting with you again. Best Wishes - Dan & Kim - P.S. You were right the Hula Grill was GREAT."
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WEBSITE COMMENTS... "JJ and Michael, thank you so much for your help and information about Maui. We are looking forward to our wedding day in paradise! We wouldn't be able to do this without you! By the way, your website is so cool! It is easy to navigate and understand, and so informative. It seems like everything we wanted to know is on your site! Thanks so much and we will see you in June." Judy Ames

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING.... "I just wanted to let you guys know that you made our wedding reception so special. The music was great and you two were so fun & wonderful to work with. My family has not stopped talking about how fun the afternoon was. Thank you so much! You guys are awesome! - Kate and Rick

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING --- MOST HUMOROUS --- (FROM A VERY NERVOUS COUPLE)... "You should take all your couples to the bar before the pictures... maybe even before the ceremony... LOL" --- NOTE FROM JJ: They did just fine! :)

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING.... "What I liked the best was the friendly and very personalized service! You took the stress and anxiety out of a very important day - made us relax - you took care of every detail - to perfection!! Best of all I feel like I made two new friends! Mahalo Nui." - Linda & John - Dec 10, 2009

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING.... Our ceremony was very special to us. We felt like we were treated as being special, with every intent to please and provide a joyous celebration. That means a lot to us and we truly appreciate it. Tom & Beth - 12/6/09

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What People Are Saying... References & Testimonials
LOVE LOVE LOVE our pictures!!!!!!! thank you sooo much! Carolyn and Ray ------- You were absolutely amazing! Thank you for helping to make our special day that much more fabulous.  I have recommended you to numerous engaged couples...and everyone else who will listen!  Thank you again JJ.  You were awesome! Jody & Todd Bergeson - August 17, 2009 ------- Thanks for making Julie and Jeremy's day so very special and so very easy to arrange. You are special people! - Donna (mom) for Julie and Jeremy ------- JJ, Thanks for making such a glorious event. The pictures are so creative, we enjoyed all of them! Claude & Sheron ------- JJ, Thank you for putting together such a wonderful wedding for us - it was more than we imagined it could be! We appreciate your hard work and are thankful to have had the best people around us on our special day. We were stress-free and happy - just like a bride and groom should be! Thank you for everything. - Carlos and Jennifer ------- Aloha JJ and Michael! What we liked best about our experience with you is that you made us feel very comfortable. Even though we had never met you before, you both seemed genuinely happy for us and we really appreciated that. Keep up what you are doing! If you decide to visit western Canada, please let us know as you are welcome in our home at any time. Thanks for making our wedding so memorable and warm! Guylaine & Paul - Callgary, Canada ------- Dear Michael & JJ: Don and I wanted you to know how very pleased we were with our wedding service and the care you gave us before the event. Although ours was a very simple beach ceremony, you made it special. JJ's attention to our questions before we arrived in Maui was helpful and she made every effort to arrange the ceremony as we requested. Michael's quiet, friendly demeanor calmed our nervous excitement. When the bride's tears began to flow in the middle of the ceremony, he calmy produced a tissue and assured there was no hurry, as we were on Maui Time... where nothing was fast-paced! Don & Terry ------- Thank you so much!!! Pat and I just want to let you know how thrilled we were with our wedding ceremony. Now that we have viewed our photos; we are equally thrilled!! We had considered many planners and “teams” who are in the business of marrying couples; I kept finding myself at your website. Now that all is said and done; we couldn’t be happier. From beginning to end of the entire process, your professionalism combined with natural patient and relaxed style was perfect. Your demeanor put us both at ease and helped us to truly enjoy and live in the moment. Thank you for helping us create a memory that will never be forgotten! -- Pat and Leanne - May 27, 2010 - -------

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING.... "JJ, Thank you for putting together such a wonderful wedding for us- it turned out better than we even hoped it would! We really appreciate your hard work and are thankful to have had the best people around us on our special day. We were stress-free and happy - just like a bride and groom should be! Thank you for everything." - Carlos and Jennifer


Booking Long Distance - Will The Wedding Company Show Up?

One of the biggest concerns that we hear most often from our couples, about booking a wedding long distance? “Will the wedding company show up?” We totally understand. So, the best way we answer this question is our track record & history: We have been doing weddings on Maui since before the year 2000, and our wedding photo galleries that we have kept online, date back to 2005. Each gallery contains about 100-200 images. We have more than 1500 total galleries online for you to view! You can view the wedding we did last week, last month, last year, last decade… all the way back to then. Please see the smiles on all our couples’ faces in these galleries… "yes… we do show up". We average about 1 ceremony per day. Our company is accredited with the state and properly insured: (we wouldn’t be able to get a beach permit & conduct business without it). Rev Michael is a licensed minister with the state of Hawaii: Minister Lic #2012-00321 (since 2002), and has married more than 3000 couples.
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Satisfied Couples 2005 to 2012... More Than 1300 galleries --- Galleries 2005 to 2012


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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING --- ""If anyone is searching the internet to find a perfect wedding planner, their search should be over when they select your website. You surpassed any expectations we may have had... " - David & Priscilla - Oct 11, 2010 -- View Their Gallery


Everybody loves our prices! However, some couples are asking: how can we provide these services for these great low prices? Seems too good to be true? Answer: We are a husband/wife team, experienced in more than 6000 weddings. We keep it all in the family, no expensive overhead or office staff. We are drawing on our combined expertise to provide you with your wedding services such as photography, minister and planning. We want to ease your mind… so for those who still have doubts, please visit our 1000+ wedding galleries: CLICK HERE: JJ’s Galleries. You will see the wedding we did last week, last month, 6 months ago, 4 years ago. Look at the smiles of all of the couples and their families, from walking across the sand to their romantic sunset poses. Yes, we do show up! We strive to create for you the most incredible… memorable… romantic experience of your lifetime. And yes, feel free to call us and have us answer any questions that you may have! Sincerely, Rev Michael and JJ. - What People Are Saying


Best Places To Stay! - South Side (Kihei, Wailea, Makena)
The South Side of Maui has more sun, less wind and rain, and many more beach choices than any other area on Maui. The South Side, has more than 20 excellent, less crowded beaches from which to choose... only receives 5 inches of rain per year... and continues to be a small town atmosphere! It is, by far, the best area for beach weddings on Maui. Please see our Maui map for South Side towns: MAUI MAP - CLICK HERE.
In contrast, the West Side, (Lahaina, Ka'anapali, Kahana, Kapalua), has more rain and windy, cloudy weather, especially in the afternoon and sunset times, even in the summer months. In the last few years, the West Side has added dozens of new high rise hotels to the Kahana area alone, many new large shopping malls, thousands of new homes... building up traffic, creating congestion and daily traffic jams. And to the dismay of all wedding professionals on Maui, the West Side, in 2008, removed most of the best wedding beaches from the state's permit list, outlawing weddings on all the Ka'anapali beaches. This policy has forced all of the wedding ceremonies on the West Side onto just a few beaches that are left, such as Kapalua Bay Beach, making it more crowded with multiple weddings at sunset.
We urge you to consider staying on the South Side: However, if you do decide to stay on the West Side, we highly recommend that you have your ceremony on the South Side. Traveling down to the South Side from the West Side, takes just about an hour, maybe a little more, and is a very scenic and beautiful drive down the coast road. Because we care about providing the best possible surroundings and circumstances for our couples, we highly recommend the South Side as the best possible ceremony venue.
South Side Lodging Recommendations - (Kihei, Wailea, Makena)
CONDOS: - South Maui Condos Network - South Maui Condos - South Maui Condos
HOTELS: - Fairmont - Four Seasons - Grand Wailea - Marriott - Makena Beach & Golf Resort

A Favorite SOUTH MAUI Beach - Makena Cove - Morning


Why Is South Maui Best?
Less Rain, Less Wind, More Sunshine, More Beach Choices!!!
We Highly Recommend South Maui Locations: including Kihei, Wailea, Makena areas, as this region of Maui has the most beautiful, spectacular beaches & sunsets… and has the most sunny days of any other location.  (South Maui has less wind and rain than West Maui locations). Travel Time From West Side to South Maui… About 1 Hour - MAUI MAP --- MAP OF SOUTH MAUI BEACHES

WHY WE RECOMMEND THE SOUTH SIDE?
The South Side of Maui has more sun, less wind and rain, and many more beach choices.  The West Side, Lahaina, Ka'anapali, Kapalua, has more rain and cloudy weather, especially in the afternoon and sunset times.  The number of nice beaches, suitable for weddings, was greatly reduced when the state banned weddings on the Ka'anapali beaches.  This policy has forced many of the ceremonies in that area onto just a few beaches that are left, such as Napili Beach and Kapalua Bay Beach, making them more crowded at sunset with weddings. (The steep slope of Kapalua Bay Beach, and it’s narrowness, makes it hard to have a ceremony there, especially if there are crowds on the beach, there is no way to keep people out of the background of your pictures) --- In contrast, the South Side (Kihei, Makena, Wailea), is still rural in feel, has more than 20 excellent beaches from which to choose, still has a small town atmosphere... only receives 5 to 10 inches of rain per year, it is, by far, the optimum area for beach weddings.  Please see our Maui map for South Side & West Side towns: MAUI MAP --- Traveling down to the South Side from the West Side, is about an hour, maybe a little more, and is a very scenic drive down the coast road. Because we care about providing the best possible surroundings and circumstances for our couples, we highly recommend the South Side as the best possible ceremony venue.  



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FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I have to hire a separate minister, or can Rev Michael perform my ceremony?
A: Rev Michael is included in all Special Packages, and will perform your ceremony. You may request a Hawaiian minister, for an additional fee, who will perform your ceremony, with Hawaiian chants, blowing of conch shell and Hawaiian prayers, in the traditional Hawaiian style. Rev Michael still attends your ceremony, to help with onsite coordination and to conduct the sand ceremony and provide music if music has been added to your package.

Q: Can I add to the written ceremony?
A: Rev Michael does not alter or add to his individual passages, as he has them mostly memorized, and additional edit work for such customization can become very time consuming. He prefers to stay with his ceremony, as is. However, you are welcome to request additional passages, that are listed below the ceremony, such as "friendship" or "Corinthians" etc. You are also welcome to recite some other passages personally to each other or to your wedding party, or recite personal vows to each other: (reading from a paper is okay - JJ usually takes a picture of the paper being held as you recite, and it looks great in your photo gallery). Just keep in mind (for sunset ceremonies) that we should try to keep the extra passages to just a few minutes, as we will be wanting to capture all of the great sunset pictures after the ceremony, and we do not want to extend the length of the ceremony too much, or we lose the light. But most of all, it is your day, so let us know if you would like to add something.

Q: What is the best time to start a sunset wedding?
A: The best time is at least an hour BEFORE sunet. Why? Because after your approximately 20 minute ceremony, you will be signing the license, keepsake certificate and then doing sunset pictures and video. If you are having cake or toasting, you will want to begin an hour and a half before sunset. Sunset Times

Q: Do I Need Witnesses?
A: No, you are not required to have witnesses for a Hawaii marriage ceremony. All you need is a minister licensed by the state of Hawaii to perform the ceremony and complete and sign the license. After your ceremony, your minister will have you sign your license. Then, he/she will sign it, complete the necessary information and send it to the state for processing. In all of our Special packages, JJ is present as photographer and enjoys signing as witness, if it is just the two of you.

Q: Can we request Reverend Michael to wear white in our ceremony?
Yes, Rev Michael has the following shirts: white long sleeve aloha, black long sleeve dress, blue & purple long sleeve Hawaiian.

Q: What is the best beach location you will recommend?
A: South Side Maui, White Rock Beach & Po'olenalena is excellent. Here is a map with our preferred beaches: Map of Best South Maui Beaches

Q: Will there be a problem if we commission an additional photographer our friend recommended?
A: Sorry, we do not work with other outside photographers with our Special Packages. It is not professional, as each photographer has their own style & technique. It is not appropriate for anyone, guest or additional photographer, to shoot over a professional photographer's shoulder. Some photographers will use associate photographers, who work for them and assist them as assistants. That is not really needed for a beach wedding, unless you are contracting for a deluxe, extended photo package from JJ. --- You are welcome to hire your own photographer and have them shoot the ceremony instead of JJ, no problem, we are not offended at all, it is your day and you are welcome to do that. There would be no reduction in price of the package however, and JJ still joins Rev Michael to assist in on-site coordination.

Q: How far are the wedding locations from Lahaina, Ka'anapali, Kahana, Kapalua?
A: It takes about an hour to travel south, down the scenic coast highway, to reach the South Maui area. If you are hiring a limo, best to give yourself at least 3 total hours of limo rental, one to travel down, one for the ceremony, one to travel back. Four hours would give you a little extra time, if you are doing a big photo package or want a more relaxed time schedule.

Q: What happens when it rains?
A: South Maui is the driest part of the island. That is why we perform our ceremonies here --- See Map --- Of course, we cannot guarantee "no rain". We can offer to postpone your ceremony, should we have rain, to a date and time, based on our availability, for no extra charge. Most coordinators do not offer to postpone for no additional charge.

Q: Can I choose the flowers?
A: You can let JJ know what color scheme and types you prefer, however, flowers are seasonal, and we provide as close as we can to what you are wanting.

Q: What are the days and hours to get our license?
A: Monday thru Friday, all agents are available, Saturday some are available, Sunday, most are closed. We provide you with agents' contact information, so that you can set up an appointment with them.

A Maui Wedding Can Be Almost Anything You Have Dreamed...

A sunset beach with golden sand...

A tropical gazebo with velvet green lawn...

A majestic cliff overlooking Maui's cool blue Pacific ocean...

A sunny morning upcountry botanical garden... A waterfall... An historic Hawaiian church... Deluxe modern wedding chapel... and much more!

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There is a location and setting to fit your dream! You can dress formal and arrive in a beautiful limousine, or wear aloha casual. Some couples dress formal for their beach wedding. It is YOUR day, and you should fulfill your most cherished memorable day exactly as you want it! We will stive to create for you, More Than You Imagined!


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Payment in full is due 30 days or more before date of service unless otherwise specified.

Please make checks payable to: Preston-Beachwood, LLC

Deposit and fees paid to Preston-Beachwood, LLC, constitute a confirmation of booking and are non-refundable.

All fees received are transferable based upon our availability.

Preston-Beachwood, LLC, or any of their vendors cannot be held liable for any situations preventing the above services from being rendered resulting from inclement weather, road closures, civil emergencies, client default or acts of God. In the unlikely event that the date and time reserved in contract must be altered due to any of the above events, excluding client default, every effort will be made to complete these arrangements based on vendor availability.

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