Testimonials

Kind words from our amazing clients. We love what we do!

My husband and I renewed our vows for our 10 year anniversary. Larry and Donna made our night extra special. It was such a memorable experience and having our 3 little children with us this time around was a day to never forget. The ceremony was beyond our expectations. The views, weather, sunset and the sea turtle on the beach made it amazing! Thank you for a wonderful experience!!

- Jen B. (5 star Facebook review)

My husband surprised me with a vow renewal ceremony in Hawaii for our 10th anniversary and he couldn't have chosen two better people to work with. Larry and Donna were amazing from start to finish. Since it was a surprise, I didn't have any communication with them before the day of the ceremony, but as soon as I met them I felt like I had known them for forever. They just had very warm and welcoming personalities. You could tell that Vows in Hawaii was not just a business, but a passion of theirs. The ceremony was better than I could have ever imagined. Even on a public beach it was intimate, personal, and Larry even included our two year old daughter in the proceedings. The attention to detail was impeccable and both Larry and Donna went above and beyond all of the requests of my husband. Donna also has quite the talent for photography as every single picture turned out beautiful and we couldn't resist purchasing them all. I highly recommend Vows in Hawaii to anyone looking for the picture perfect destination wedding ceremony!

- Heather O.

I surprised my wife by renewing our vows (20-year anniversary) while we were on the Big Island. Both Larry and Donna were fantastic from beginning to end. The location was perfect, with the sun setting over the ocean. Larry does a great job in getting you as much information as you need, even info about the Island, including a list of activities/restaurants/etc that was beneficial. I'd highly recommend Vows in Hawaii!

- Matt S. (5 star Google review)

My husband surprised me with a vow renewal ceremony in Hawaii for our 10th anniversary and he couldn't have chosen two better people to work with. Larry and Donna were amazing from start to finish. Since it was a surprise, I didn't have any communication with them before the day of the ceremony, but as soon as I met them I felt like I had known them for forever. They just had very warm and welcoming personalities. You could tell that Vows in Hawaii was not just a business, but a passion of theirs. The ceremony was better than I could have ever imagined. Even on a public beach it was intimate, personal, and Larry even included our two year old daughter in the proceedings. The attention to detail was impeccable and both Larry and Donna went above and beyond all of the requests of my husband. Donna also has quite the talent for photography as every single picture turned out beautiful and we couldn't resist purchasing them all. I highly recommend Vows in Hawaii to anyone looking for the picture perfect destination wedding ceremony!

- Heather O.

Larry and Donna are amazing! Larry handled all the details of our wedding, and Donna did a beautiful job on our wedding photos. I had questions during the planning process, and Larry was always very responsive to my emails and answered all of my questions. The location was beautiful and absolutely no one was on the beach except for us. Absolute perfection!

- Carisa K. (5 star Facebook review)

Our ceremony was beyond what our expectations were. The story and traditions really made it memorable. We kept all of our flowers and sand and have created a memory and photo book. This was a beautiful area and so so glad we chose Vows in Hawaii. Thank you so much for making our day even more special.

- Sheila M.

The ceremony was beautiful. It was a wonderful experience. Larry and his wife made the whole process painless. Thank you!!

- Josette N. (5 star Facebook review)

When we came upon the Vows In Hawaii site, we had no idea of the ``TWO TRUE GEMS`` we had found, who made our 50th Wedding Anniversary Renewal so outstanding, memorable and FUN!!! Donna and Larry created the most beautiful and unique beach ceremony anyone could ask for. Their attention to detail was above and beyond what we expected. The photography and video are true treasures for us to enjoy forever! You will never regret having Larry and Donna make your special event all that it can be and more! HIGHLY SATISFIED!!!

- Bill & LaVonne B.

I searched for wedding ceremonies in Hawaii and Vows in Hawaii was the first one I came across. I spoke with Larry and he was more than helpful. When we got to Hawaii he gave me even more reassurance for my big important day. It was just my husband and I and Larry and Donna and I will forever hold a very special place in my heart for the two of them. Larry had such kind and heart felt words to speak and I just felt so comfortable with him. And Donna oh my goodness you can tell she has a heart of gold. Such a kind spirited sweet lady! Such a pleasure to have met you guys and thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for making my special day even better!!!

- Misty D.

Larry and Donna were truly a great pleasure to work with. They are most accommodating to most any request. Thanks again Larry and Donna for a job well done and creating a most magical and special day that will leave lasting memories for my beautiful bride and I.

- Facebook 5 star review

Larry and Donna are fabulous!! They did an amazing job for our vow renewal on our 30th anniversary. It was everything we had hoped it would be and more. The setting was perfect, the ceremony was beautiful and the pictures were incredible. We can't thank them enough for all they did to make our day extra special.

- Diane & Walt M.

Larry and Donna made our wedding so special! All we had to do was show up, and they took care of everything else. We highly recommend using Wedding Vows in Hawaii for a perfect wedding!

- George H. (5 star Facebook & Yelp review)

I surprised my husband with renewing our vows while we were taking a family vacation to the big island. Larry was so helpful and made this the easiest thing I have ever planned. The ceremony exceeded my expectations, from the beautiful leis and sand ceremony to the touching words he choose to perform the ceremony. Larry and Donna were beyond gracious and organized and I would highly recommend them to anyone who is planning to get married on the island.

- Andrea J.

Larry and Donna were great to work with! They planned a small intimate beach wedding for us in less than 2 months. They even accommodated some last minute guests coming. The ceremony location was amazing and the ceremony was exactly what we wanted-small, yet meaningful and memorable. The photography and video that they did was lovely and it was so hard to choose the pics we want so we bought them all. I was dreading the wedding planning process as most brides say it's so stressful. Larry and Donna made our wedding planning completely stress free! I'm so glad we had them to work with.

- JL M. (5 star Facebook & Yelp review)

We really cannot say enough about Larry and Donna. From the day we contacted them from the mainland until the day of our Big Island ceremony, they were so welcoming, caring, knowledgeable, and detail oriented. They made all of the arrangements so easy for us. On our special day, the sunset ceremony exceeded our very best expectations. Such a beautiful, intimate setting and a heartfelt, very sweet Hawaiian ceremony officiated by Larry. We are so glad we found Larry and Donna ~ we highly recommend Vows in Hawaii!

- Scott

Larry and Donna are absolute pros and made our 10 year vow renewal more special and memorable than we imagined. Their attention to detail and knowledge of the island made the planning easy-- we just trusted them. The backdrop at Kukio beach was stunning and resulted in beautiful wedding and family photos. We cannot thank them enough for a fantastic experience. Vows in Hawaii is THE go to for weddings and vow renewals in paradise.

- Kim and Tom B.

I cannot say enough about Larry and Donna. I emailed Larry and requested a sunset beach wedding. The only thing I had to do was show up. The ceremony was beautiful and the beach was amazing. We were lucky enough to have sea turtles on the beach that evening! Donna was a fantastic photographer and all of the pictures were so beautiful they look like the background photoshopped! I cannot say enough about vows in Hawaii!!!!

- Christine T

My husband and I had a trip to Hawaii planned for 18 months and decided to take my best friend and her husband with us as a way for them to celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary. They've known each other since they were 14yrs old and married in their parents back yard when they were 20yrs old. Since they never got a honeymoon or a real vacation, I decided to look into getting their vows renewed as a surprise. I found Larry on the Internet and after reading the reviews, I reached out to see if he was available. Luckily he was and I corresponded through emails to set up the details. About a couple of hours before the ceremony was to take place, I told my best friend what was going on as we were having a 'girl day' getting our hair done. My husband took her husband to get flowers and some jewelry.

Once we arrived on Kukio beach (beautiful place), Larry and his wife greeted us with hugs and had everything set up. I chose the video option which gave my best friend the option of seeing and hearing the ceremony over again after the fact. Larry had beautiful words and explained each part of the ceremony as he went, ending with a beautiful sunset in the background. Needless to say my friends were elated and couldn't have thought of a better way to spend their anniversary and vacation with us. Definitely recommend Larry and his wife for any ceremony as they make you feel like family.

- Carrie Catalan

Thank you so very much Larry and Donna you both did a wonderful job . From the ceremony to the photography. The photos are beautiful. A would give a 10 star rating, your service and help is impeccable ..You made our wedding as beautiful as Kuiko Beach. . We will never forget you . Mahalo

- Calby Boss

Thanks Larry and Donna for a wonderful vow renewal on October 6th. Even though we had to postpone the original date because of a storm, we ended up with the perfect sunset in a wonderful setting and made even more special by the two of you! Maria, I and the kids are eternally grateful to you both.

- Maria and Logan

My name is Johnny D. My wife Karen and I were blessed with a trip to Kona, Hawaii to celebrate 35 wonderful years of marriage. We wanted to renew our vows on the beaches of Hawaii. After researching, we found Larry & Donna. I am a Senior Pastor and have done many weddings. Larry was absolutely awesome. He led the entire process with elegance and explained the meaning and purpose of each part of the ceremony. Karen & I wrote our own vows, and Larry helped me to sneak in a new ring for Karen that fit the occasion. This will always mark one of the greatest memories in our marriage. Donna is a fabulous photographer and knew the type of pictures that would be meaningful for years to come. We still look at the photos and wipe the tears from our eyes. Our rating for the experience and price is a perfect 10. Thank you again Larry & Donna, you are both amazing people.

- Johnny Davis

We both loved our vow renewal ceremony! Larry and Donna did such a great job to make everything so special.

- Diane and Craig

Larry & Donna did a fabulous job for our wedding! They were very helpful up front and did all they could do to help us out! The pictures Donna took turned out beautifully. We couldn't have asked for better!

- Michele P (5 star Facebook & Yelp review)

Larry and Donna are fabulous. They met with us prior to my daughters’ ceremony. Everything was explained in detail as to what the ceremony entailed to my daughter and her now husband. These two are awesome. Pictures were beautiful and will last forever.

- Beth M

I had such a great experience with Vows in Hawaii! The location was phenomenal and even had Honu as part of the experience. I was suffering from heat exhaustion and fainted half-way through the vow renewal ceremony. Donna and Larry were terrific. I ended up seated for the rest of the ceremony and the pictures are great! I appreciate the extra time they gave me to recover and get all the group photos in front of the sunset. It was much more romantic and special than our wedding 25 years ago. I highly recommend Vows in Hawaii! Thank you for a very special evening!

- Katherine K, Webster TX (5 star Yelp review)

Larry and Donna were awesome. Renewed with our two children present and Larry and Donna both made our children feel welcome and included. Really a great experience. Thank you!

- Jen and Curt (5 star facebook review)

Larry and Donna were truly awesome in helping us to renew our wedding vows of 40 years. The sunset ceremony, location and weather were absolutely amazing! We really appreciated the organization and execution of the entire event. We loved the added bonus of the sea turtle on the beach representing continued good luck. We will always treasure the memories they helped create.

- Susan & Don Bellis

Larry & Donna did a fantastic job for my parents vow renewal. No better way to celebrate 44 years of marriage. If you're looking for something special on the Big Island, look no further! - Casey Johnson (5 star facebook review)
Larry and Donna are such a great couple! What a beautiful setting to renew our vows! They did a great job. Loved the ceremony and how our 3 children were included. Especially loved the blending of the sands. It was a great day - I would highly recommend using them to renew your vows! - Nicole Hibbs Dehn (5 star facebook review)
A little over two weeks before a planned holiday to the Big Island, Karen and I decided to get married. Organising a wedding in such a short time would be a stressful, but as we live in Australia, it was truely daunting. After an online search and some emails, we chose Vows In Hawaii for both their professionalism and value for money. From our first email Larry was helpful and understanding, walking us through the process, helping us with our Marriage Licence application, finding a State Agent and suggesting a beautiful location, Kukio Beach. Larry's replies to our emails were prompt and addressed each of our concerns. The ceremony was scheduled for two days after we arrived on the Big Island. Larry and his his wife, Donna, who conducted the ceremony, met us a few hours before the wedding and put us completely at ease, explaining how the ceremony would run. Donna conducted a beautiful ceremony. Larry was busy taking images of the ceremony and afterwards, Donna took beautiful images on the beach which would hold their own against any high cost professional photographer. Their friendliness and professionalism made our special day perfect. Thank you Donna and Larry.

- Rob and Karen Morley, Melbourne, Australia

Vows In Hawaii did an amazing job on our wedding. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect ceremony! They even included our 7 yr old son in a special way. We can't say enough goods things about them! - Lynn & Brooke
Dear Larry and Donna,

We couldn't be happier about choosing Vows in Hawaii for our marriage renewal ceremony. You made every step of the process so easy and the ceremony itself far exceeded our expectations!!

From the rose petal heart and the blowing of the conch shell to our wedding vows and the blessing of our rings – you made each moment very special. Your attention to all the details and all your explanations about Hawaiian traditions and meanings made the experience that much better.

We will cherish our video and beautiful photos forever!

We highly recommend Vows in Hawaii for anyone looking for a first class experience!!

Mahalo,

Scott & Lorene Gilbert - Illinois

Vows in Hawaii helped us with our 30th anniversary vow renewal. Everything about it was wonderful. They were so helpful and sweet during the planning process. I was surprising my husband so it was harder not being able to ask him what he thought. The location they chose was ideal with the sunset and view and they picked a spot right at our hotel so we didn't have to drive somewhere. I loved the Hawaiian traditions he brought into the ceremony. I'm so glad I chose Vows in Hawaii and will recommend them to anyone that asks. I wanted something simple yet beautiful and that is exactly what they gave us. Thank you all for making our anniversary a day to remember.

- The Kelley’s

Donna accommodated our every wish. She made our wedding perfect in spite of the short notice. We recommend Donna. - The Freemans
I cannot say enough about Vows in Hawaii and Larry the person who married us. it was a absolutely flawless ceremony and was done in such a professional and loving way. It will be something that my wife and I will never ever forget. It was fantastic as he took care of everything from getting our marriage license and coordinating the surprise wedding for my wife. He even took the time out of his busy schedule and showed up the next day after our ceremony to solidify our marriage license. Boy what a guy and an amazing ceremony and an amazing memory. Thank you so much Larry, you're the best!

- The Camara's

We used ``Vows in Hawaii`` to renew our wedding vows after 25 years of marriage. Larry and Donna were professional, courteous, and very easy to work with. Our ceremony was absolutely beautiful and the setting couldn't have been better. We were barefoot on the beach, standing in a heart of flowers, the sun setting and our children at our side. We would highly recommend Larry and Donna if you are on the Big Island and looking to renew your vows. - The Schuellers
Words cannot express how thankful I am for ``Vows In Hawaii.`` My husband and I had spontaneously decided to take our children on a ``real vacation.`` We both decided on Hawaii, and knew nothing about any of the islands, other than amazing postcard perfect pictures seen on the Internet. My sister was our travel agent and scheduled everything for us.

Our wedding anniversary was approaching on June 17th which would mark 9 years as a married couple. Our wedding was far from spectacular, in fact we decided over night to get married in my uncles backyard. We like to call it our ``Wedding in a week.`` After looking up amazing photos and fantasizing of an oceanfront wedding, we thought it would be perfect to surprise everyone and renew our vows while in Hawaii. Again my sister made magic happen and said she would set it all up and keep it our little secret.

June 29th, 2015 (the day couldn't come soon enough) we arrived at our beachfront location at sunset.......Just WOW! I cannot explain how breathtaking this view was, or how adorable this setup was. This couple definitely knew how to make you feel special on your special day. From the romantic heart shaped out of fresh flowers, the fresh leis for not only is but our three children also. Our favorite part was the unity sand. The way our children were incorporated into our ceremony was so special to us. We were even more grateful for the photos they captured for us with their camera. We were beyond satisfied with ``Vows In Hawaii.``

- Allison

With the new congressional ruling for gay marriage we were finally able to get married and it be recognized in Missouri. We chose Larry and Donna to perform our wedding. We wanted a casual and fun ceremony. It was beautiful, and fun doing it on Hapuna Beach at sunset. Ginger sang for us and Donna performed our Ceremony. They even set up the heart shaped flower ring and took pictures using his camera and ours.

Thank you, Vows In Hawaii - Cheryl and Lori

Celebrating a special 25th milestone anniversary was a very difficult task for me when my husband finally agreed to have a vow renewal in Hawaii. Searching for the right Island or location was complicated enough, but finding someone who can provide the perfect ceremony was harder. We like to thank Vows In Hawaii for their patience, flexibility and involvement searching for the right location on The Big Island. The ceremony was perfectly arranged, actually beyond our expectation! Back home our vow renewal is the best memory brought home thanks to “Vows in Hawaii”.

-Joseph and Sunita Hiralal from The Netherlands

We wanted to renew our vows during our trip to Hawaii with our three adult sons and are happy to have found Vows in Hawaii. They made it easy to arrange everything before we even left for our trip so all we had to do was show up and enjoy the experience. They were so accommodating with scheduling that we were able to have our renewal ceremony on the very day of our 30th wedding anniversary! They chose the most beautiful location and the Hawaiian traditions that were part of the ceremony made it even more special. Vows In Hawaii were a pleasure to work with, did a great job, and we highly recommend them.

- The Reever Family

Donna and Larry were wonderful to work with! I had several phone conversations with Larry regarding date and location prior to arriving in Hawaii. Our decision to renew our vows was very spontaneous (1 week prior to travel) but Larry was very accommodating. The beach he suggested was so beautiful at sunset and a sea turtle blessed us with his/her presence. Donna was so sweet and did an awesome job blowing the conch shell. Not an easy feat. Donna also did an amazing job capturing every detail of our ceremony in her photography. We purchased enough photos to put together a 30 year renewal album. Thank you so much for a beautiful ceremony!

Mahalo

-Robin & Todd

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