Casey and Chuck had the most beautiful Hawaiian Wedding
Casey and Chuck had the most beautiful Hawaiian Wedding
Getting Married in Hawaii with Lorena and Alan
Captain Howie and Friends,
We have been back in Massachusetts for a couple weeks now and we can’t seem to stop ourselves from talking about how amazing our Hawaii wedding with you was. Our wonderful day on April 15th, 2013 can be summed up in one phrase: “Everything we wanted it to be…and more!” That is what we have been telling our friends and family when they ask the ever-popular question, “How was your wedding in Hawaii?”
The incredible people you have working there at Above Heaven’s Gate are truly the best of the best. Everything from putting up with our changing date, due to the deployment we were dealing with, to running to the bridal dressing room to help zip up a wedding gown, helped make our day perfect!
We wanted a unique experience for our Hawaiian wedding, and Captain Howe and his crew certainly delivered! You really made our special day stand out from all of the other weddings we had been to before. We tell our unmarried friends, if they’re looking for something that’s non-traditional and memorable, they can do no better than enlisting your services. You may not be for everyone, as you say, but for those people looking to celebrate their love in a way that stands out from everyone else, we highly recommend Captain Howie and Above Heaven’s Gate.
Love and thanks,
Carly and Andrew Cherry
Married on April 15th 2013
Hello Captain Howie and Crew,
I am not accustomed to writing testimonials, but I feel compelled to write one on my experience getting married by Captain Howie.
Everything from the scheduling of our short-notice Hawaii wedding, our pictures (awesome photographer who made me comfortable – even though I don’t like my picture taken!), the ceremony (very personalized!), to the conversation with Captain Howie following the ceremony (totally enlightening) was done with extreme professionalism. Captain Howie and his staff made us feel that we were “special”.
Thank you for a truly divine and effortless day that turned out just the way we had imagined it for nearly 25 years! We wish you all the best of everything!
Amy and Al Graves
Married April 16th 2013
Captain Howie, Sara, Piloni, Marty and Wade,
Christina and I wanted to provide this testimonial to the 5 of you and anyone else involved in making our Hawaii Dream Wedding come true! We were truly fortunate to have connected with you in regards to our Valentine’s Day, Hawaiian Wedding!
Everything came out absolutely perfect! From the beginning, Christina was treated like a friend – so good job Sara! Throughout the entire process, we felt very comfortable with every step we made whilst in your care! Christina was super impressed (as I was when I saw her!) with how hair and makeup was done – so good job Wade! The photo/video shoot was a blast in such beautiful surroundings – so excellent job Piloni and Marty! Though we weren’t sure exactly what to expect with the pictures and video, in the end, all we can say is WOW. Way beyond anything we could have imagined!
Honestly, Christina was in tears and after playing the DVD over and over again. All she could say is “it’s just so beautiful”.
And last but not least, Captain Howie! What can I say? You have a deep spirit in you my friend, lungs that can blow the (as you referenced) “Shofar” forever, and a way to make those you meet feel like family! I can write on and on, but you get the point. We are beyond happy and grateful!!!
Todd and Christina Zelcer
Married Feb. 14th 2013
Dear Captain Howie (and the gang),
First, we would like to thank each of you for the incredible service you provide. Our Hawaiian beach wedding was absolutely everything we hoped for. Please thank Fernando for the gorgeous photos. He was so easy to work with! Please thank your Hawaii wedding planners Sara and Jodi for keeping us stress-free with all of their incredible organization, planning and flexibility. Please give Wade a huge hug. He worked magic on my make-up and hair!
Most incredible though was the way Captain Howie personalized the ceremony. Our family changed that day. Through his words, new hope, love, and commitment emerged. We are so grateful you were willing to serve in that role for us. The entire experience was absolutely perfect.
We give Above Heaven’s Gate our very highest recommendation, and our biggest THANK YOU!
I remember reading through the reviews as we tried to put together our Hawaii wedding plans. I read how happy another bride was with Above Heaven’s Gate and it really impacted me. The reviews came from so many sources. I just kept hearing about how awesome the AHG crew was. Well, the reviews barely do them justice. Our entire experience was even better than we could have imagined!
JoDee and Andrew Schilling
Married April 9th 2013
Sandra and Chris traveled around the world to find complete wedding bliss. The beach, Angels Bay, is described as “Picture Perfect”. The staff at Above Heaven’s Gate made this couple feel very comfortable and welcome. Sandra was very please with the Hair and Makeup service. But most of all, Capt. Howie’s personalized wedding ceremony was emotional and heartfelt. They highly recommend coming to Hawaii to get married by the Ole Capt.
Aloha Capt. Howie and the gang,
Allan and I (Meg) would like to convey a huge thank you to everyone for making our wedding in Hawaii so very special. Ours, of course, was very small and simple but oh so joyous, romantic and meaningful.
To us, it was perfect. You managed to make it just what we wanted. Although we came to Pukalani Falls from Western Australia, the whole wedding went so smoothly from the license application to the ceremony itself – thanks to all of you wonderful people.
The locations (Angels Bay Beach, Pukalani Falls Garden, the hobbit house) were just divine. The ceremony, the blowing of the conch shell, and your very wise words were perfect and just what we had hoped for.
Again, many thanks to you Capt. Howie and your entire team. Rest assured, we will be recommending Above Heaven’s Gate to all who are looking for a tailored, beautiful, and stress-free wedding…perfection, in fact.
Lots of love,
Meg and Allan Bool
Married March 8th 2013
Dear Captain Howie and your marvelous staff,
First of all, Eddie and I want you all to know how much we appreciate each and every staff member at Above Heaven’s Gate. Our Hawaii wedding was more beautiful than I ever imagined.
Wade is amazing; I absolutely loved my hair and makeup! At first I thought, “I can do my own hair and makeup so there is no need to spend the extra money.” I am SO thankful that I changed my mind. Once Wade was finished, I felt like a princess. Eddie was in awe as well.
We have now received our wedding pictures and we couldn’t be happier. Each picture captures the true beauty of Pukalani Falls and Angel’s Bay Beach. Fernando, the photographer, was so patient, kind, and caring. He did an awesome job!
I would like to give a special thanks to Captain Howie and Jodi. Captain Howie made our special Hawaiian wedding day so personal and heartfelt. Jodi is truly amazing; she was very helpful and patient when booking the wedding and make decisions.
Thank you all again for making our wedding day perfect and an experience we will treasure forever.
Mahalo and God Bless,
Eddie and Amber Madden
Married on March 19th 2013
You couldn’t ask for a better place to get married! Tricia and Jeff knew they wanted to get away to get married. After considering Las Vegas briefly they decided to do it right and come to Hawaii. They loved the beach and the gardens. The Hair and Makeup by Wade was amazing. This couple felt like it was the first time and had fun in a beautiful setting
Amber and Thomas always dreamed of a Hawaii Beach Wedding . After finding the website, hawaiiweddings.com, and reading the testimonials the couple “Fell in Love” When they called to book their date Jodi and Sara, the hawaii wedding planners, were very friendly and patient. The bride got goosebumps describing their day at Above Heaven’s Gate.