2006

1164. Derek and Amber from Peoria, IL – 12/30/6 – the Hilton Waikoloa Village Wedding Chapel

1163. “Thank you so much” – Jerome and Donna from Kailua-Kona, HI – 12/13/6 – 10 guests from a renewal of vows ceremony at Kona Church of God (Jerome and Donna are friends of mine and it meant a lot to have their family together for this special occasion so close to Christmas)

1162. Larry and Gail from Seattle, WA – 12/4/6 – the Hilton Waikoloa Village Wedding Chapel

1161. Damian and Lori from Kilauea, HI – 12/2/6 – 50 guests at the Hilton Waikoloa Village Wedding Chapel (We had a great time at this reception)

1160. Mark and Darsann from Draper, UT – 11/11/6 – 50 guests at Palm Grove at the Four Seasons Hualalai (I had a great time at this reception)

1159. John and Andrea from Zanesville, OH – 10/12/6 – the Hilton Waikoloa Village Palace Lawn

1158. Dennis and Rose from Hilo, HI – 10/7/6 – 100 guests at the Hilton Waikoloa Village Palace Lawn

1157. Ose and Libra from Dayton, OH – 10/7/6 – 10 guests at the Hilton Waikoloa Village Palace Lawn

1156. Saul and Toni from Smyrna, DE – 10/4/6 – the Hilton Waikoloa Village Wedding Chapel

1155. Brian and Jessica from Puyallup, WA – 10/3/6 – the Hilton Waikoloa Village Wedding Chapel

1154. John and Andrea from Quartz Hill, CA – 10/1/6 – the Hilton Waikoloa Village Wedding Chapel

1153. Randy and Carrie from Meridian, ID – 10/1/6 – the Hilton Waikoloa Village Wedding Chapel

1152. John and Hillary from Scottsdale, AZ – 9/30/6 – 12 guests at Holoholokai State Park

1151. “Thank you” – Ray and Carol from Lake Tahoe, 9/29/6 – the Hilton Waikoloa Village Wedding Chapel

1150. “Aregato” – Shinya and Tomoko from Tokyo, Japan – 9/28/6 – the Hilton Waikoloa Village Wedding Chapel

1149. Charles and Wendy from Ontario, Canada – 9/27/6 – the Hilton Waikoloa Village Wedding Chapel

1148. Joseph and MaryJane from Fairfax, VT – 9/21/6 – the Hilton Waikoloa Village Palace Lawn

1147. Brian and Heidi from Phoenix, AZ – 9/18/6 – renewal of vows for 10th anniversary – Hilton Waikoloa Village Wedding Chapel

1146. “Thank you so much for everything”-Dwayne and Chantell from Philadelphia, PA-8/27/6 – the Hilton Waikoloa Village Wedding Chapel 

1145. “Thank you very much” – Peter and Nancy from Torrance, CA – 8/26/6 – 20 guests at the Hilton Waikoloa Village Wedding Chapel

1144. “Thank you so very much – I was so surprised – Wow – God anointed your lips to say just what we needed to hear” – Jeff and Danielle from Rancho Mirage, CA – 7 guests for surprise renewal of vows at the Hilton Waikoloa Village Wedding Chapel (Jeff did a great job of keeping the secret. Danielle didn’t know a thing until she was entering the chapel! Thank you for your generosity) 

1143. “That was fantastic – way better than I expected. Your words really fir the setting – relaxed”- Brian and Jill from LA, CA – 8/12/6 – 25 guests at the Wedding Beach at Four Seasons Hualalai (Jill was a great bride, she laughed and cried her way through the ceremony in a very impressive manner) 

1142. “Thanks” – Derek and Darcy from Kailua-Kona, HI – 8/9/6 – 20 guests at the Milo Tree at Mauna Lani Bay Resort (Thank you for your generosity) 

1141. “Thank you very much, I had a blast!” – Terry and Amy from Westchester, OH – 8/7/6 – 4 guests at the Hilton Waikoloa Village Wedding Chapel

 1140. “Thanks daddy” – Jason and Paloma Shrable from Cleveland, TN – 8/4/6 – 100 guests at the Keauhou Beach Resort (My little girl got married! It was a beautiful ceremony. She was an absolutely gorgeous bride. I walked her down the aisle to the Enya song “May It Be”. It was ethereal. I did a slide show of her life to the song “Butterfly Kisses” at the reception. There were no dry eyes) 

1139. “Thank you very much – we appreciate it” – Brian and Tammie from Phoenix, AZ – 7/27/6 – the Hilton Waikoloa Village Wedding Chapel 

1138. “Thank you so much” – That was perfect – You said everything I wanted” – Doug and Lori from Pacifica, CA- 7/24/6 – 10 guests at the Hilton Waikoloa Village Wedding Chapel 

1137. “Thanks” – Warren and Nicole from Kamuela, HI – 7/23/6 – 75 guests at the Keauhou Beach Resort (Warren and Nicole came in for premarital counseling. I wish I had the opportunity to do this with more couples)

1136. “Thanks so much” Fel and Tracy from Mililani, HI – 7/20/6 – renewal of vows at the Palace knoll at the Hilton Waikoloa Village

 1135. “Your words were so beautiful and meaningful” – John and Gail from Hawthorn Woods, IL – 7/18/6 – 4 guests for a 25th anniversary renewal of vows at the north beach at the Four Seasons Hualalai (Everyone cried and cried. This was so meaningful for the family. They set up a grill and had dinner on the beach, then they built a fire and did smores. How fun! John and Gail visited church Sunday morning. That always makes something like this more personal. Thank you so much for your generosity) 

1134. “Thank you” – Shansuke and Mitsuyo from Tokyo – 7/17/6 – 10 guests at the Palm Grove at the Four Seasons Hualalai 

1133. “Awesome” – Aaron and Courtney form Orange Beach, AL – 7/15/6 – 50 guests at the Palm Grove at the Four Seasons Hualalai (This wedding was first class. But what really makes a great wedding is the bride. Courtney was a great bride. She just had the face expressions and energy that makes for a special event)

1132. “After our wedding, I told him to make sure he found a real Christian for our renewal” – Jon and Tina form Arlington, VA – 7/15/6 10th anniversary renewal of vows at the Hilton Waikoloa Village Wedding Chapel

1131. “Thanks” – Chip and Melinda form Destin, FL – 7/13/6 – 30 guests at the Hilton Waikoloa Village Wedding Chapel 

1130. “I was totally surprised” – Jerry and Due from Yorktown, VA – 7/13/6 – 25 guests for a 15th anniversary renewal of vows ceremony at the Hilton Waikoloa Village Wedding Chapel (These guys know how to keep a secret! What a great surprise Sue pulled off) 

1129. “Thank you – Thank you” – Matthew and Heather from Spartanburg, SC – 7/4/6 – 2 guests at the Hilton Waikoloa Village Wedding Chapel 

1128. “You did a good job, thank you” – Steve and Leanne from Lexington, KY – 7/3/6 – 10 guests at the Hilton Waikoloa Village Palace Lawn

1127. “Thank you so much” – Brett and Steffanie from Gilbert, AZ – 7/1/6 – Honokohau Harbor (Brett had done some work at the church back in 1991. He told me how I had told him about Jesus and encouraged him to turn his life around. At the wedding he told me that I had helped him to turn his life around. About 6 months ago he was in a terrible motorcycle accident. After recovering, he wanted to bring his bride to Hawaii so I could perform the ceremony. This meant so much to me.) 

1126. “Thank you so much” – Steve and Marilyn from Seattle, WA – 7/1/6 – 100 guests at the Hilton Waikoloa Village Grand Staircase 

125. “Thank you” – Jamie and Miriam from Miami, FL – 6/29/6 – 5 gusts at Ai’opio Beac 

1124. “Very meaningful” – Dean and Carina from Encino, CA – 6/29/6 – 10 guests for a 10th anniversary renewal of vows at the Hilton Waikoloa Village Palace Lawn (Every 5 years, Dean and Carina renew their vows. For their 5th anniversary, they went to Vegas and had Elvis renew their vows – kind of a hard act for me to follow!) 

1123. “Thank you – thank you – that was a lovely ceremony” – Justin and Jill from Howard, PA – 6/28/6 – at the Hilton Waikoloa Village Palace Lawn 

1122. “Thank you so much – you put everyone at ease” – Bryan and Judy from Huntington Station, NY – 6/24/6 – 40 guests at the Hilton Waikoloa Village Wedding Chapel (Bryan flew out his family priest Father Lazar. He and I had a great tie teaming up to do this ceremony. I get to meet the most interesting people doing weddings) 

1121. “Thank you very much – beautiful service” – Mark and Julie from Whitsett, NC – 6/23/6 – the Hilton Waikoloa Village Wedding Chapel 

1120. “Thank you” – Mark and Irka from Palatine, IL – 6/21/6 – 2 guests for a 26th anniversary renewal of vows

 1119. “Your words were so beautiful – thank you so much” – Sylvester and Dorota from Tacoma, WA – 6/19/6 – 2 guests north Kukio beach (Sylvester flew his parents to Hawaii from Poland. It was their first time on an airplane) 

1118. “Thank you” – Chris and Amy from Winnetka, IL – 6/18/6 – 10th anniversary renewal of vows at the wedding tree at the Four Seasons Hualalai 

1117. “Thank you” – Mark and Diana from Duluth, GA – 6/11/6 – Their two daughters were the guests at the 25th anniversary renewal of vows at the wedding tree at the Four Seasons Hualalai 

1116. “Thank you so much – that was very meaningful” – Kenneth and Patti from Allen, TX – 6/7/6 – Their two children were the guests at the 20th anniversary renewal of vows at north beach at the Four Seasons Hualalai

1115. “We wanted a real pastor, we’re so glad we found you. That was one of the best weddings I have ever heard” – Damisi and Tai from Oakland, CA – 6/1/6 – 2 guests at Kukio Beach (Damisi and Tai brought a cd player and danced on the beach. They had the entire beach to themselves. What a lovely couple.)

1114. Thank you very much sir” – Jason and Leslie from Orlando, FL – 5/31/6 – 4 guests on the Hilton Waikoloa Village Palace Lawn (Thank you for your generosity)

1113. “Thank you very much, that was lovely” – Stephen and Sally from Brentwood, TN – 5/30/6 – the Hilton Waikoloa Village Wedding Chapel Lawn

1112. “Thank you” – Moss and Kat from Santa Barbara – 5/28/6 – 15 guests at the Keiki Beach at the Mauna Lani Bay Resort

1111. “Thank you for a wonderful ceremony” – Toshi and Tomoko from Tokyo, Japan – 5/27/6 – 4 guests at the Hilton Waikoloa Village Wedding Chapel 

1110. “Thank you so much, that was a beautiful ceremony” – Patrik and Gene – 5/25/6 – Their 3 sons were their guests for a 10th anniversary renewal of vows on the Hilton Waikoloa Village Palace Lawn (Thanks for your generosity) 

1109. “Thank you” – Jim and Marry from Petaluma, CA – 5/24/6 – 10 guests at the Hilton Waikoloa Village Wedding Chapel 

1108. “Thank you so much for a beautiful ceremony, you made it magical” – Nodir Adilov and Aidana from Brooklyn, OH – 5/23/6 – the Hilton Waikoloa Village Wedding Chapel 

1107. “Thank you so much” – Mark and Charlene from Rome, GA – 5/16/6 – the Hilton Waikoloa Village Wedding Chapel

1106. “Thank you” – Matt and Nicole from Flagtown, NJ – 5/13/6 – 20 guests at the wedding beach at the Four Seasons Hualalai 

1105. “Thank you” – Chris and Tanya from Bellshill, Scotland, UK – 5/7/6 – the Hilton Waikoloa Village Wedding Chapel (Chris was wearing a traditional Scottish kilt, they really looked sharp!) 

1104. “Thank you we appreciate it” – Rick and Dena from Katy, TX – 5/6/6 – 12 guests at the Hilton Waikoloa Village Wedding Chapel 

1103. “Thank you so much, that was a beautiful ceremony” – Rocky and Melissa – Elberton, GA – 5/4/6 – the Hilton Waikoloa Village Gazebo 

1102. “Thank you so much” – Adam and Ann from Crawford, TX – 5/3/6 – 12 guests at the Hilton Waikoloa Village Wedding Chapel 

1101. “Paul and Amanda from Kealakekua, HI – 4/29/6 – 100 guests at the Living Stones Church (Paul and Amanda have 2 children in my wife’s kindergarten class. They had a great reception with plenty of fun activities for the kids) 

1100. “Thank you” – Philip and Kim from Tualatin, OR – 4/18/6 – 2 guests at Kona Coast Resort 

1099. “Thank you” – John and Sylvanna from Boca Raton, FL – 4/15/6 – 40 guests at the Hilton Waikoloa Village Wedding Chapel

1098. “Thank you” – Robert and Jennifer from Cranberry Township, PA – 4/14/6 – renewal of vows at the Hilton Waikoloa Village Wedding Chapel 

1097. “Thank you” – Jim and Kathleen from Corona, CA – 4/10/6 – 2 guests for a 25th anniversary renewal of vows at the Hilton Waikoloa Village Wedding Chapel 

1096. “Thank you we really enjoyed the ceremony” – Richard and Nawa from Aliso Viejo, CA – 3/27/6 – The Mauna Lani Resort Bungalows 

1095. “Thank you” – Sean and Susan from Honolulu, HI – 3/26/6 – The Mauna Lani Resort Bungalows 

1094. “Aloha, just wanted to thank you again for the ceremony you did for us. We were both very pleased with the outcome. Thank you so much” – Barry and Paula from Kailua-Kona, HI 3/26/6 – 30 guests at Living Stones Church 

1093. “Thank you” – Jay and Jennifer from New York, NY – 3/25/6 – 7 guests at the Palm Grove at the Four Season Hualalai 

1092. “Thank you” – Tom and Michelle from Burlington, ON, Canada – 3/22/6 – 2 guests for a 20th anniversary renewal of vows at the Four Season Hualalai 

1091. “Beautiful ceremony – we enjoyed it very much” – Brian and Steffanie from Franklin, TV – 3/21/6 – 6 guests at the Hilton Waikoloa Village Palace Lawn (Steffanie’s mom had a broken foot, but she still worked the aisle, gave Steffanie away and stood with her during the ceremony. I had performed Steffanie’s friend’s wedding a couple of years ago)

1090. “Thank you so much – that was absolutely perfect” – Gregory and Pamela from Napa, CA – 3/16/6 – 2 guests for a renewal of vows ceremony at wedding beach at the Four Seasons at Hualalai (The sky had been gray for days here. As the ceremony progressed the sunset got more and more dramatic. By the time we posed for photos it was spectacular. I took that as a good sign for this wonderful couple) 

1089. “Thank you so much for doing the ceremony” – Randy and Linda from Richmond, BC, Canada – 3/14/6 – 12 guests at the Hilton Waikoloa Village Wedding Chapel 

1088. “Thank you” – Travis and Cara from Phoenix, AZ – 3/12/6 – 10 guests at the Hilton Waikoloa Village Wedding Chapel 

1087. “Thank you very much – you did a great job – everybody was so stoked and so were we – you made some great points” – Greg and Monica from Kailua-Kona, HI – 3/11/6 – 60 guests at the Keauhou Beach Hotel (What a great couple, what a great crows, I received a lot of very positive comments after this ceremony) 

1086. “Aregato” – Hiroyasu and Wakako from Yokohama, Japan – 3/10/6 – 15 guests at Palm Grove at the Fairmont Orchid 

1085. “Thank you very much” – Liang and Maggie from Simi Valley, CA – 3/10/6 – 5 guests at the Hilton Waikoloa Village Wedding Chapel 

1084. “Thank you” – John and Diana from Canton, OH – 3/9/6 – 6 guests at the Hilton Waikoloa Village Wedding Chapel 

1083. “Brilliant” – Adam and Rosalie from Cornwall, England – 3/7/6 – 9 guests at the Hapuna Beach

1082. “Outstanding – thank you for such a nice ceremony” – Brandon and Angie from Kenai, AK – 2/28/6 – 25 guests at the Hilton Waikoloa Village Palace Lawn 

1081. “Thank you” – Mike and Sara from Henderson, NV – 2/18/6 – 20 guests at the Hilton Waikoloa Village Wedding Chapel 

1080. “Thank you so much for a lovely ceremony, we will forever remember!!!! I am looking forward to seeing the pictures. God bless you and your family!! – Mike and Jakki – 2/14/6 – 25th anniversary surprise ROV (We had a lot of fun surprising Mike until Jakki finally asked him to marry her. This was one of the better surprises. Mike was great when it hit him what Jakki had set up) 

1079. “Thank you so much – you did a beautiful ceremony for us – we appreciate your message – Mark and Jeri from Zealand, MI – 2/12/6 – the Hilton Waikoloa Village Wedding Chapel 

1078. “Thank you that was fantastic” – Frank and Bianca from Elk Grove, CA – 2/11/6 – 40 guests at the Hilton Waikoloa Village Wedding Chapel (Thank you for your generosity) 

1077. “That was great – thank you very much” – Robert and Rose from Phoenix, AZ – 2/4/6 – 6 guests for a 40th anniversary renewal of vows ceremony at the Hilton Waikoloa Village Wedding Chapel

1076. “That was great” – Bob and Melissa from Blaine, MN – 2/1/6 – 8 guests at the Hilton Waikoloa Village Palace Lawn 

1075. “Excellent” – Rolf and Francine from Brick, NJ – 1/26/6 – 4 guests at the Hilton Waikoloa Village Wedding Chapel (Thank you for your generosity) 

1074. “Thank you so much – very meaningful” – Tim and Deborah from Woodbury, MN – 1/18/6 – 5 guests at the Hilton Waikoloa Village Wedding Chapel 

1073. “Thank you – that was very meaningful” – Mike and Patti from Spokane, WA – 1/17 /6 – 5 guests from a renewal of vows ceremony by the ocean at Living Stones Church

1072. “Keith thank you so much – that was great” – Justin and Tracey from Renton, WA – 1/15/5 – 55 guests at the Hilton Waikoloa Village Palace Lawn (Thank you for your generosity)

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