I can't say enough wonderful things about having a destination wedding.
Waking up to the warm sunny air on the morning of your wedding, feeling relaxed, and excited to start the day. You start the morning off with a fresh slice of pineapple (best I've ever had) and some real Kona coffee. Running about your daily errands without traffic, still the warm sun shining on your back. And finally arriving to your perfect venue where the stunning backdrop IS your decoration. Every last one of us on Chris and I's big day enjoyed the scenery, the relaxed atmosphere, and the overall "never in a hurry feeling". Our destination experience for our guests that have been previous "non destination" go-ers have turned into believers.
Honestly the wedding venue was perfect. Kathryn Freeman- the event planner for the 5 Palms and was just what we were looking for. very professional while being very loveable at the same time. With a couple words given to her of our wedding vision, she executed it just perfectly. And since she's there regularly she provided many wonderful tips and tricks for seating & table arrangements, the menu, best places to walk down the isle (there's a couple & staying calm :) The view was just spectacular, the food was above and WAY beyond our wildest expectations, the waitstaff was very attentive, and warm to the I very last minute. Our wedding guests ate there numerous times after the wedding & continue to tell people how wonderful of a time they had at the 5 Palms Restaurant. Would do it all over again
Tamera from Akia weddings was very helpful to us by locating all the things we wanted for our big day. She found the minister (AMAZING!)the musician (also amazing) the Venue, which in case you haven't read yet, that was purely amazing too. She also set up our appointments for our marriage license for us. And it was all within our limited budget.
Laki was amazing. Super full of life, and you could tell the wedding meant as much to him as it did to us. He made it humorous, and interactive while being really professional. All of our guests still talk about how great, and fun he made it. He takes a great photo too!
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