852. “We want to thank you for being there for our wedding ceremony. Our wedding turned out beautiful and special. We truly appreciated all that you have done for our family” – Tug and Malia from Pahoa, HI – 10/28/2 – Hale Halewai O Holualoa Church

851. “Seeing into your heart, hearing Maile’s voice and feeling God’s presence sums up our wedding. Our guests were so touched they were in tears. Even people who were just walking by commented on the wedding. It was a day for more than just the bride and groom, it was a day for everyone to see God work” – Gary and Myline from Waikoloa, HI – 9/28/2 – King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel

850. “Thank you for the beautiful ceremony. The music, the poem, the sunset made the day very special. I especially was overwhelmed by God’s presence as He kissed my face with a few warm sun rays and blessed me with a wonderful giving family and friends that were able to join in this special day. He gave me the wedding I only dreamed of…me, the man of my dreams and God. Much love.” – Ian and Sophie from Kainaliu, HI – 9/20/2 – Kona Outdoor Circle Garden


849. “I just wanted to send you a note to let you know that Carl and I are doing fine. You performed a beautiful ceremony for us. We watch the video tape of our wedding about 1 time a month. I was in NYC on 9/11 and it was simply awful for me, but after 10 hours, I had finally made it to my home safe. Since 9/11, God has played a big part in my life and I’m so happy. I didn’t know what I had missed til then.” – Carl and Debbie from Northport, NY – 8/25/1 – The Orchid

848. “Erik and I wanted to extend our thanks for performing our wedding ceremony. Your words and prayers were so meaningful to us. Thank you for allowing us to plan our ceremony in a way that was so special and important to us. I have watched the video about 6 times now, and each time I watch it, I feel such peace with your words” – Erik and Rachelle from Los Altos, CA – 4/4/1 – Hilton Waikoloa Village Palace Lawn (I ran into Erik and Rachelle tonight at the hotel (5/30/3). It was their first time back since the wedding. It always means so much to me to hear from or see couples after the wedding is over. Their wedding was featured in the Spring 2002 edition of Pacific Rim Weddings pp.78-81)


847. “You’ll never know how much the ceremony you performed meant to us. In those few moments you said everything that we had been talking about for months. We had never met you before, but it was like you knew us” – Drew and Barbara from Mary Esther, FL – 9/17/97 – 5 guests at the Hilton Waikoloa Village Wedding Chapel (Drew and Barbara returned after 7 years. When they walk by the wedding chapel, they got chill bumps. They decided to invite the wedding coordinator to lunch. She contacted me and we decided to surprise the couple. I walked up to them in the restaurant during lunch. It was good fun. We spent hours catching up on news.)


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