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
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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Pastor Ron officiated our wedding recently and it couldn't have been anymore picture perfect. From the stressful process of going online and looking for vendors to officiate not really knowing how it will turn out....that all changed when we stumbled on Ron's website (www.hawaii-wedding-minister.com) We were able to get a look (pictures and videos) of his work, and read about him....and knowing that he shares the same beliefs as us just put us at so much comfort, knowing that we wont have any surprises on our big day. To top it off, his amazing wife Vanessa, daughter Bethia, and student Pastor Andrew helped and took pictures after the ceremony. And they were so professional! From the camera gear to the poses, making sure there's no shadows on our faces...and just the smallest thing like his wife having a piece of thick paper for me to kneel on for some of my shots so I don't dirty my white pants in the grass. They all really thought everything through and did it with a smile the entire time! We honestly couldn't have been any happier, and we would definitely recommend to anybody looking for a great officiant and experience! Kekoa P.
I cannot say enough good things about Pastor Ron Taylor and his family - they were absolutely fantastic. Pastor Ron truly made our dream beach wedding come true. He took care of all the details; all my spouse and I had to do was let him know our preferences and relax - he took care of the rest. He was so gracious and reliable, and performed an absolutely beautiful ceremony. His daugther, Bethia, was our photographer and she did an incredible job. She is a very talented photographer - our photos turned out very classic, with a gorgeous artistic flair. We are very happy with how they turned out. Additionally, our floral was beautifully done by Pastor Ron's wife, Vanessa. She made me an absolutely stunning bouquet in addition to some very beautiful orchid leis. We chose to have a sand ceremony as well, which added to the ceremony in a very unique and special way; I would highly recommend considering this for your wedding. Pastor Ron and his family offer a very affordable dream wedding package with incredible quality and incredible value. I'm not sure how they do it, but they do it very well. We couldn't be happier with how things went and we highly recommend Pastor Ron and his family for all your beach wedding needs. Kelsey & Michael
The experience was absolutely great! We visited from Spain. Since the first contact with Ron per email we could get his warmth and passion, thus we decided to do our vow for our 25th anniversary with him. He organized everything: the ceremony, the flowers and leis and the photo shoot. The ceremony was very well prepared to have an unforgettable memory . Vanessa, his wife, did the photos with the help of Bethia. We enjoyed the photoshooting very much. They took care to record the best pictures. We liked the photos they prepared. If you are thinking to celebrate your marriage or vote renewal, I’d recommend to do with Ron! It was a great pleasure! Jorge & Victoria