We wanted to do something special for our 10th wedding anniversary and always dreamed of visiting Hawaii. We found Deanna’s “Adventure Weddings” online and decided to go for a waterfall wedding! Thanks to Deanna, we had the experience of a lifetime!!!! Our ceremony exceeded our expectations. Deanna took us to a private location and led us down a private trail to a waterfall where we renewed our wedding vows! Our ceremony was so beautiful both because we were able to recite our original vows but also because we were completely alone on the rocks in front of a rushing waterfall! This was the one of the most incredible experiences of our lives! Our wedding renewal ceremony was amazing and we are so grateful to Deanna for making this experience possible for us! Thank you Deanna!!!!
We were wowed by Deanna's professionalism and feel incredibly lucky to have found her as our officiant. We felt intimidated to coordinate event details (let alone a wedding) across timezones and countries but Deanna put all that worry to rest. From our first consultation, Deanna acted as our guide to the island she loves so much. She recommended the best event locations, places for family to stay and sight see (she did this even after our ceremony in a follow up email - super nice touch). Her communication has awesome: clear, prompt emails and reminders to keep our date on track along with progress updates for things she had to coordinate on the island to reserve the best time + location. The ceremony is where Deanna really shined; her delivery was heartfelt, audible and simply perfect. She even took the time to make us the most beautiful leis, something we were not expecting.
More than a review, we really wanted to say thank you for everything Deanna. So grateful our paths crossed and can't wait for you to repeat this experience for the many couples after us.
We came up with the idea of eloping on our previously planned trip about a week + before we left. I did some research and found Deanna, of Kona Wedding Officiant. and we were utterly delighted with how helpful she was in directing us to the steps required by the State of Hawaii as well as great suggestions for possible locations to scout. Her ceremony was beautiful and very deeply meaningful. We loved working with them!
We renewed our wedding vows with Deanna and couldn't be happier. We had an intimate Hawaiian ceremony on a private beach in Kona. Never having been to the Big Island, we originially wanted to have our ceremony at Magic Sands, but Deanna recommended Kukio Beach and we are so glad she did now that we have been to both beaches. Our ceremony was so special and made us feel like there was no one else in the world but us. We highly recommend Deanna to anyone who is looking for an officiant on the Big Island.
We had a wonderful experience from start to finish with a traditional Hawaiian ceremony by Deanna. She offers several wedding options and our selection of Hawaiian was so unique and fitting for for our beach wedding at Waialea - great location.
Deanna was very responsive and so helpful in making all arrangements toassure the ceremony would be exactly what we wanted, as well as the details to make our wedding special.
Our ceremony was partially in Hawaiian and English and I think no matter how many guests you have in attendance, everyone would enjoy experiencing the ancient traditions such as sand blending and our ring blessing.
As far as my wife and I are concerned, Deanna is the best and she exceeded our highest expectations from our first contact thru actual ceremony, about 4 months. Mike and Ruth