Our 2 yr belated honeymoon/vacation in Hawaii evolved almost overnight into a wedding ceremony on Magic Island on our anniversary, in complete bridal attire. We had only 3 weeks to plan a romantic vacation and all the details that usually take months.
Pastor Taylor was one of the first calls we made. He helped us confirm our location, find an amazing videographer, and tailored the ceremony to our needs, all with a refreshing professionalism and A+ service.
On our wedding day, we were blessed with an amazing rainbow over Honolulu as our backdrop; fortunately missing a rainshower by about hour. The bad news is that highwinds came with the weather, creating quite a challenge with our photo/video session.
Just as we were finishing our "I do's", a giant wind-gust knocked over our sand ceremony table set up with a gut-crunching crash. We told Pastor Taylor that it was ok, we would just skip that part of it; we understood that it was one of the risks of an outdoor event. But he worked with the photographer to salvage some of the sand glasses for pictures.
Later that evening, he surprised us by driving over 1 1/2 hrs round trip to bring us a new beautiful sand ceremony setup that we were able to record over Sushi dinner.
Not only did he and his wife go above and beyond with all the small details and service, but they were super kind and friendly. They were a wonderful part of our special day! Highly recommend!
F & L. Vasquez
We only knew Ron Taylor as a friend and a fellow churchgoer when my husband and I were engaged. I don't think most couples place enough importance on who officiates their wedding. But my husband and I believed in the blessing of surrounding ourselves with truly loving and supportive friends and family on our wedding day. So when we saw the wonderful marriage; awesome children; and personal example that he was (still is) in and out of church--we could think of none better to be a witness and the officiant at our wedding than Ron Taylor. So WE pursued HIM! In the weeks leading up to our wedding, we had pre-marriage counseling with Ron, during which he gave us valuable advice on planning, communication, finances, family, commitment, and faith. And on our wedding day, when Ron lead us through our vows, and clasped our hands together in prayer for God's blessing, you could hear and feel the authenticity in his voice that you could only feel with someone who truly wants the best for you and your husband/wife. And did I mention Ron can officiate in Hawaiian and Japanese too? Years later, my best friend; the love of my life, passed away. Ron sat with me; held my hand; and prayed for me for days. I asked him to officiate my husband's funeral. And with the same care, compassion, and positivity that he showed at the beginning of my love story, Ron Taylor was a blessing to the end.
Pastor Ron was a wonderful addition to our wedding. He helped to make our day extra special through his kindness and professionalism. Pastor Ron met with us several times before the wedding to help us in making our ceremony run smoothly and exactly to our liking. He helped us outline the ceremony to include everything we wanted, including a memorial for our son. He also made suggestions to help make everything even more magical. On our special day he arrived early to go over any last minute details and changes. He came very well dressed (which he also asked what we preferred) and ready to begin. During the ceremony he was very passionate which helped make the atmosphere more welcoming and loving. He also made sure to help us get into positions that would also give the photographers the best photos during the ceremony. We also included the sand unity portion of the ceremony which was very moving for my husband and I. After the ceremony we did the signing of the marriage license and since we did the online application we were able to get our temporary marriage license within a couple of days after the wedding. I am very glad that we choose to go with Pastor Ron.
Leilani & Jay
We actually planned our wedding in 10 days! I couldn't have been more happy with the services we received from Ron and his wife. They really cared about our special day and did an awesome job! The pictures and the ceremony was beyond perfect! Ron is so helpful! He was so willing to meet us at our dream location without any hesitation unlike previous ministers we contacted. The other ministers I spoke to seemed to have been interested in one thing only and that's MONEY. If you plan on getting married on oahu I highly recommend pastor Ron! There is no way you will be disappointed he and his wife are truly a dynamic duo!
Deisia & Chuck
The moment that my husband and I found Pastor Ron and Vanessa's website we knew they were the perfect fit on our most special day. Not only were they warm and welcoming they were ever patient with us as we had to move our wedding day much sooner than expected. Ron was always available for questions and quick in his replies. We opted for a sunset wedding and for his wife Vanessa to take the photos, not only was it a tremendous deal but it felt right. Ron was genuine, attentive, caring, and true. His graciousness and care for our wishes was evident in the details. His excitement and positive energy really truly confirmed our decision! Both Ron and Vanessa made my husband and I feel like old friends and their energy and excitement for our union was the perfect addition to our day!
Andrew & Brandi
Pastor Ron was wonderful! He was easy to communicate with prior to the wedding, he was informative, and very warm & friendly. We were not surprised to find that Ron and his wife, Vanessa, were just as good in person. Ron performed our ceremony and Vanessa was our photographer. They both did a great job and I would highly recommend their services. They are both very warm and friendly, both have a gentle spirit, and they seemed as into our wedding as we were. We arrived to the beach location early so I sent a text to Ron to let him know. They came right over and they were able to move our ceremony up to accommodate us. Ron filed our marriage license right the day after the wedding and we even received a few "peek" photos before we left the island. If you are planning a wedding in Hawaii, I would definitely use Ron to officiate your ceremony.
M & T Santiago
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