Our Heartfelt Testimonial:
I am so thankful to have stumbled upon Captain Howie’s website in my search for a wedding location on Oahu. After watching a couple of his videos, I immediately knew he was the man to marry us. Coordinating the wedding from home with Sara was incredibly easy, and the advice she provided was invaluable. I was able to order my flowers, photographer, and stylist through Above Heaven’s Gate, easing the pressure to coordinate all of those details myself.
Regarding Hair and Makeup, I have very thin hair and in the past, professional hairstylists have not been able to make it look full. Wade did an incredible job! I was beaming when I got to look in the mirror. So was my Maid of Honor, who also had her hair and makeup done. We were in the cottage for a few hours being dolled up, but it went by in the blink of an eye. Wade was so much fun to talk to. We had a great time!
My flowers were brought in just before the photo session. They were gorgeous! I couldn’t believe how perfect the bouquets were. I described what I hoped to have on the phone, and the flowers matched perfectly to what I was imagining. They were easily the prettiest arrangements I have ever seen for a wedding. After hair and makeup, being able to walk right out of the quaint bridal cottage onto the grounds surrounding the Hobbit House was a huge benefit. I am so thankful I didn’t have to hop into a car to go to the wedding location.
Fernando, the photographer, was such a pleasure to work with. He took his time, making us feel totally comfortable and relaxed. We had fun exploring the grounds at Pukalani Falls Garden, while taking photos. From there, we went to the beach to take more pictures with our guests. Everyone commented on how gorgeous the beach was and how beautiful the sand and water were. I am so glad this was the beach for our wedding, as there were hardly any people around. After visiting the jam-packed beaches in the Waikiki area, I was relieved we didn’t have a bunch of onlookers watching. I felt like we had Angel’s Bay to ourselves, and the few people that were around didn’t seem to notice a wedding was occurring.
I wasn’t sure what to expect from the ceremony itself. I knew Captain Howie would choose the right words to begin our Hawaiian marriage. As everyone listened, he spoke from the heart and delivered a thoughtful and real ceremony. We laughed, we cried, and we will always cherish his words. Afterwards, all of our guests told me how wonderful the ceremony was, and how true his words were.
Thank you, Captain Howie and your team! We will always remember our wedding with you, and are forever grateful. One word to describe the whole process: Perfect.
Kristen and Aubrey Mills