Praise

When planning something critically important like a wedding from afar, no amount of preparation can add up to the value of feeling safe in someone's capable hands. Trusting another with one's vision, with your personal hopes and dreams, is not an easy task. And, this is especially true when connecting for the first time with an initial stranger. June Dillinger is one of those rare individuals whose integrity shines through the simplest communications, via her voice, her responsive emails, her commitment to fulfilling not just a ledger of tasks, but for creating lifetime memories that will linger in her lucky clients' dreams. So, entrusting the multitude of details involved in planning a renewal ceremony with June Dillinger at I Do Hawaiian Weddings was one of the best decisions my family ever made.

Here are the nuts and bolts: June is a consummate professional, as are each and every one of the highly qualified collegial contractors she will secure for your special event. For example, in observing our gorgeous photographs artfully captured by the ridiculously talented Debbie Miller, I couldn't help but notice how much authentic joy was also emanating from our officiant, Bradford Lum, and the entirety of the crew. It's clear that the team members in this company have found a calling in what they do, which is a quality that's as impossible to fake as it is to spontaneously capture. From make-up artist Vicky, who in two hours will become your new cool best friend, to Scottie, who will responsibly deliver you to your otherworldly venue with a radiant smile, this company is the real deal. There were times I believed that June was actually a magician. We were like those lucky enough to celebrate in Hawaii, yet not fortunate enough to reside on the islands. Because of the geographical distance, I placed our ceremony completely in the purview of June and her team, wherein she exceeded all of my high expectations. Every little detail we requested was accommodated without judgment or compromise. June allowed us to combine our vision into a one-of-a-kind memory that we will always cherish. Far from carbon copied, we had a lush, intimate, highly personalized moment in time that enveloped our family commitment. Hawaii itself never disappoints; it is a playground of the gods and freedom from worrying about any details will allow you to truly relish your moment in paradise. I Do Hawaiian Weddings' professionalism warrants praise and confidence; June's nurturing touch will fill your heart full of the spirit of Aloha, authenticating those magazine quality images of your big day.

"June is a great speaker & conveys so much emotion when officiating! Lots of compliments from our guests on her too!"

Kristine G.

"June arrived just in the nick of time to my Spring 2014 wedding. She was calm, cool and collected, took her place, and officiated the wedding without a hitch. Her vows and style are amazing, and there's a certain something about her that puts your mind at ease. We had lots of compliments on our choice of officiant, which was great, because that was the first time we were meeting her as well!"

Alaina B.

"I am a coordinator for Zenju Weddings and Events of Hawaii. I must say I work with June Dillinger pretty frequently. We book her quite a bit, due to her professionalism. June has made all of our clients extremely satisfied. She has an positive demeanor and truly cares for the couple. When she marries a couple she truly feels the power of her words. June has always been punctual, arrives prepared and extremely well dressed. The Zenju team enjoys working with June. "

Yanicke W.

The passion & professionalism of the entire team at I Do Hawaiian Weddings made the dream of our Hawai'ian wedding become reality. June helped us co-create a wonderful ceremony in the presence of friends & family. Words cannot convey how confident & valued she made us feel throughout the entire process. She even helped us arrange secret surprises for each other that added an exciting & touching dimension to our nuptials. We are living proof that a wedding doesn't have to be planned years in advanced or be complicated to be deep and memorable. Our ceremony was individual, beautiful and unforgettable. From start to finish June was personal, creative, and a wealth of information & resources. There is NO ONE better equipped to help you manifest your dream Hawai'ian wedding. On the shores of Makapu'u Beach our Love was blessed and transformed by someone who knows & BELIEVES "It's all about Love".

Our Day was Perfect

After we had decided to get married in Hawaii on the first day that same sex marriage was to be legal (Dec. 2, 2013), we very lucky when we found June via Google. Well, we hit the jackpot!
Hawaii is a slightly different procedure than most states for getting a marriage license, so we very fortunate to have June guide us through this maze.
June is a beautiful person - both inside and out! She made our ceremony so memoriable.
We highly recommend June for any wedding - same sex or otherwise.

Bill Wiley & James Flynn
Same sex marriage

"Even though June was there for our short ceremony, she performed beyond my expectations, from before the ceremony til the end. The day we called and reserved her service for our wedding day, instantly she wanted to get to know us on a personal level. She really has a passion for what she does and that showed on the day of our ceremony."

Allan P.

"My husband and I renewed our vows on the beach for our 5th anniversary this past September 21st, and we couldn't imagine it being any more magical than with June! From start to finish we received great service and communication, and the day of she went out of her way to ensure every moment was special. We would highly recommend her services to anyone, and look forward to renewing our vows in another 5 years in beautiful Honolulu with her!"

Bonnie E.

"June was very flexible and able to work with our very specific schedule. We did not plan ahead at all, but decided to marry shortly after same-sex marriage became an option for us here in Hawaii. I wanted the official date to be the same as our previous ceremonies to consolidate anniversary dates. So I called June the day before and she was able to accommodate our tight schedule. Also, being our third ceremony, we did not want anything fancy or expensive. June made the very simple ceremony short and nice and even reminded us to take a couple of snap shots, which we had forgotten to do at our civil union. It was exactly what we were looking for! Mahalo!"

Reba L.

"I knew the moment I saw a photo of June Dillinger that I would like her! Short white hair and a radiant smile. And her reviews online were also really good, so I knew I made the right choice in contacting her.
June was nearly late to my wedding due to some bad traffic, but as soon as she arrived, she greeted me calmly, and immediately took her place and got ready for our entrance.
Her presence is so positive and relaxed, you couldn't help but be that way as well.
We didn't choose to write our own vows, but the vows she had (semi-religious, semi-spiritual) were great, and our guests really enjoyed the ceremony.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend June as a wedding officiant. She's the type of woman you can tell you'd love as a good friend or second mom!"

June Dillinger is Aloha

"Really had a great time in planning our wedding with June's help, she was extremely helpful and made it very easy. Ceremony was just right with a little aloha thrown in. Not only was she the officiant but she's become a friend! Mahalo"

Big Wave Dave

"Even though June was there for our short ceremony, she performed beyond my expectations, from before the ceremony til the end. The day we called and reserved her service for our wedding day, instantly she wanted to get to know us on a personal level. She really has a passion for what she does and that showed on the day of our ceremony."

Allan P.

"Wedding officiants are a dime a dozen in Hawaii's saturated wedding market. June stood out amongst the rest with her genuine personality. We were speaking on the phone just 30 minutes after we sent our first email enquiry to her and right then and there we knew she was the one we wanted to work with. June's prompt replies and expertise helped guide us through the whole experience seamlessly. She was very thoughtful throughout the planning process and put us at ease on our wedding day. We highly recommend her to be a part of your special day."

Wedding Officiant

"I couldn't ask for a better experience. My partner and I decided to get married in Hawaii and make it an intimtae moment between him and I. We looked for somebody to perform the ceremony by the beach and then we found June. She was very helpful from the time we contacted her. Her website was full of great information and she assisted with getting the license and doing the ceremony. She truly knows how to make a moment like this very special."

Best experience

"Tom and I are so grateful for the excellent service that June and her staff provided us. We live in North Carolina and all our pre-planning were done thru emails and phone calls. All our emails were answered and all phone calls returned. During the planning stage, she gave us all the necessary guidance to get everything in order - all these resulted in an exceptional unforgettable no-hassle seamless wedding.
June is very professional and very friendly, she made sure to accommodate our "numerous" requests. Her flexibility allowed us to make it the way we wanted it - and of course with some of her expert advice!!! Because of our time constraint, our first meeting with her was on the day and time of the wedding itself, there were no "rehearsals" or anything prior BUT this did not matter at all because the ceremony was just perfect!!
Tom and I would like to thank her for making this happen. We highly recommend her and we definitely would get her services again when it comes time for our renewal of vows!
Mahalo from the bottom of our hearts!"

Highly Recommended!!

Ok...let me begin by saying I am not someone who posts on yelp or any other social site, for that matter. But in the case of June at Hawaiian Weddings, I FEEL ABOSOLUTELY compelled to do just that so that I can sing her praises!! The story: my girlfriend and I were vacationing in Hawaii and saw quite a few people getting married. As we walked through different hotels and beach fronts we saw actual ceremonies or just couples taking their wedding photos. After seeing this many times over our 7 day vacay, I could see the "itch" developing in my partner. To be fair, she and I have been together for many years but for a variety of different reasons had not taken the "leap" yet...CLOSE a couple of times, but had not seen it through. While sitting at a bar one evening, my girlfriend turns to me and says, "We really should've planned to get married while we're here." BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE!! I thought for a moment and replied, "Well, maybe we still can...?" Enter June at Hawaiian Weddings. After discussing ideas and the possibility of a wedding before we left in 2 days, we looked up a few things online and found I Do Hawaiian Weddings. The reviews were phenomenal in every way but I wasn't sure if it could be pulled off on such short notice. I completed June's online questionnaire and WITHIN FIVE MINUTES, June called me personally!! She talked to us for about 10 minutes about what ideas we may have and when we wanted to do it. I thought surely telling her "Tomorrow" would be the end of the conversation. June calmly responded, "Oooh! Okay, give me an hour." Within 40 minutes time, June had everything lined up: officiant, photographer/videographer, and permit for beach weddings AND scheduled someone to come to our hotel to do hair/make up on the bride to be! When she called us back, she gave us the details, thanked us for trusting her and the process, and for being flexible. All we had to do was buy some clothes and show up! No stress, no hassles, no worries! She also gave my gf the names of a few stores she could visit and go wedding dress shopping!

June made possible an amazing beachside wedding! The offiant, Brutus, was so warm and friendly. He conducted a traditional Hawaiian style wedding complete with offerings and blessings and made it magical! The camera/video people were awesome and very laid back. Everything was about us and they were there to capture it all.

I cannot express how thankful we are to June and her team for taking all of the stress and pressure that normally comes with planning a wedding, and making it care-free and unforgettable! I have honestly had more trouble in a drive-thu getting my order right than we had letting June handle this life-changing event for us!

Michael B.

If you can’t figure out why you would use our service, here is a testimony to support you in your decision. If we could get YELP to turn off their qualifiers since some don’t make the cut for what ever reason, we’d be pigs in heaven! Instead we are piglets on the island of Oahu, doing about best to make a fat experience for you!

Initially, we were drawn to June Dillinger through her website photos, in which she appeared caring and experienced as well as joyful and elegant. Then as we began to communicate via emails, it was obvious that her intentions were heartfelt and her energy eager to help us create our special day. Upon arriving in Honolulu we had lunch with June during which her attentiveness focused on details from our 15 years together. She translated what she learned about us at lunch to personalize the wording of our ceremony. This was more important than one might imagine, as other than the photographer and the chaffeur, it was just the two of us and June, and she felt like family to us that day, that sunset, on the beach.
With our gratitude and appreciation, Donn and Gary"

"Even though June was there for our short ceremony, she performed beyond my expectations, from before the ceremony til the end. The day we called and reserved her service for our wedding day, instantly she wanted to get to know us on a personal level. She really has a passion for what she does and that showed on the day of our ceremony."
Allan P.

"My husband and I renewed our vows on the beach for our 5th anniversary this past September 21st, and we couldn't imagine it being any more magical than with June! From start to finish we received great service and communication, and the day of she went out of her way to ensure every moment was special. We would highly recommend her services to anyone, and look forward to renewing our vows in another 5 years in beautiful Honolulu with her!"

Bonnie E.

"We originally scheduled another wedding planner (Hawaiian Nei Weddings) who bailed on us the day before we were departing from Texas to Hawaii. We were told they would not perform a same sex marriage only after making arrangements with them for almost a week. We found June Dillinger by the Grace of God & recommend her to ANY couple wishing to be married. June was professional & courteous & provided accurate information, maps & other special touches without straining our pocketbook. We are beyond pleased with I DO Hawaiian Weddings & are grateful for June's genuine caring spirit. Five Stars aren't enough to rate I DO Hawaiian Weddings!!!"

JK M.

In the months leading up to the wedding, June was prompt at replying to emails and any questions that we had. We wanted our ceremony to have an authentic "Hawaiian feel", and June provided just that, by both her words and her presence (no cheesy hawaiian shirt or leis here!). She customized the wording for us by adding an extra part into the ceremony. She was simply amazing! For any couples planning their wedding on the island of Oahu, we would highly recommend her!

Simply Delightful!

My wife and I wanted a non-faith based wedding that touched upon Ohana and thankfulness for wonderful friends. She was super collaborative with the vows and was not only professional, but definitely emitted a carding demeanor throughout the ceremony. June was able to meet with us before the ceremony to make sure we were all were prepared beforehand. Everything went beautifully and we couldn't thank June enough.
Highly recommended!

Kenny Jefferis

"My husband and I were married on the lovely Makapu'u beach at sunset and June was our officiant! We had been planning it since last year and June and I had sent many emails back and forth. She was always professional and friendly and answered all my silly questions in a timely manner. Our ceremony was perfect! I loved that June tied in Hawaiian tradition and it wasn't completely religious. It was a great spot on the beach and I don't think anyone else was around. She hooked us up with a photographer, Debbie, who was also wonderful! Overall we loved our ceremony and time on Oahu! I Do Hawaiian Weddings is definitely the way to go, we will be referring our friends who have also considered a destination wedding. Many thanks and aloha to June!! We are so grateful to have found you :) "

Ceremony was Perfect

"June was very flexible and able to work with our very specific schedule. We did not plan ahead at all, but decided to marry shortly after same-sex marriage became an option for us here in Hawaii. I wanted the official date to be the same as our previous ceremonies to consolidate anniversary dates. So I called June the day before and she was able to accommodate our tight schedule. Also, being our third ceremony, we did not want anything fancy or expensive. June made the very simple ceremony short and nice and even reminded us to take a couple of snap shots, which we had forgotten to do at our civil union. It was exactly what we were looking for! Mahalo!"

Reba L.

"We booked June for our officiant and I would never choose anyone else. She has a calm, beautiful voice for officiating. She worked with me to make our ceremony exactly how I wanted it - she didn't mind when I changed things or added things in.
She is quick to reply to you via email.
Even though we did not have a rehearsal (which I would highly recommend) she helped everything run smoothly that day. In short, she is amazing!"

June is Fantastic!

The only stressful part of our wedding planning was choosing a coordinator. It ended there as soon as we choose June with I Do Hawaiian Weddings. Prior to our arrival all of our questions, concerns and changes were answered so quickly, we never had to hit "refresh" hoping for a reply.
The day of our wedding was absolutely spectacular! Our driver, Bill, picked us up promptly and gave us a call 10 minutes before he was to arrive to let us know. We were, of course, running behind, but he assured us that we had plenty of time and not to rush, that he would be waiting.
Upon arriving at Makapu'u Beach, June and her team were waiting for us and began Video (Owen) and Photography (Vince) as soon as we stepped our of the car. We felt like we were on the red carpet, lol.
We choose to have a Hawaiian Ceremony with Blake La Benz so we could have the Cracking of the Coconut. Blake was great and it was a wonderful ceremony, we couldn't have asked for anything more.
Overall, June and her team were absolutely amazing. It was our very special day and they made it all possible.

Couldn't have asked for more!

We had the pleasure of working with June on our wedding in Hawaii. She was very thoughtful of our preferences and suggested the perfect spot for our wedding. She also took care of the paperwork needed to have the ceremony on the beach.
June frequently check in to make sure things were going smoothly, was flexible, and made sure that everything was in order for our ceremony. My family, visiting from out of town, were very impressed with her words during the ceremony, and she did make the day a beautiful memory. We highly recommend her services!

Excellent, thoughtful, and caring officiant

"Looking for that other someone special, to perform our wedding ceremony of course. June was that person. June made our day a very special one. We were looking for someone that was very flexible and more than willing to meet our needs no matter how big or small. June was willing to do that. We were at a time that we didn't have the exact date solidified because of other travel plans that we had but June met us on short notice as our plans had changed and helped us pull it all together. Thank you to June for making our day a special one."

Looking for that other someone special

"My partner and I found June through Google. Her website was incredibly accessible and impressive, which gave us reason to contact her, and we are pleased that we did! We chose to have a private, intimate wedding in Oahu, and June was so easy to work with remotely in planning all the logistics for us. June is an incredibly kind, nurturing person, and it really comes through in her website, her communications, and especially in person. That type of character really made the experience so stress-free, and we felt so secure and supported by June and her team (Kahu Brad and Debbie for photography). We opted for a traditional Hawaiian wedding, though low-key, and it was delivered splendidly with such meaning for us. I would highly recommend June and her team for any type of wedding (and with the new SCOTUS ruling, I guess there really isn't a "gay marriage" anymore, thought everything is fabulous with the I DO team :) "

Partners

"Yes you were the first email to us as a married couple. We want to thank you for everything, our day could not have been more special. Met all of our expectations and more. Everything your promised and the things we wanted were delivered and more. It was the best coffee and donuts we have ever had. The beach and sunrise were ideal, so glad you helped us plan it that way. Hiring Bill took all the pressure off of getting to the beach that day, so glad we did that. Beyond grateful to see him waiting for us that morning when we walked out of the hotel, a god send, and the nicest man. Deb was great, can't wait to see the pictures. Will never forget her telling us " to bring our legs along". June if you ever wonder someday if you made a positive impact on another persons life, your have on ours. We were married in the ideal place at the ideal time, by the ideal person. Thanks again for everything. Yes we will go online and tell the world about our special day and recommend you and your staff. Just one last thing, if you see Sherri our marriage license connection, we wondered if she enjoyed the cheese curds."

It could not have been more perfect! Thank you to June and her Team for making our special day an everlasting memory! June is so true of heart and filled with pure love and you can hear it in her words as she orated our ceremony! I cried thru the whole thing! Tears of love and joy!
Special Mahalo to Maggie for being so on top of everything! We were able to print out a copy of our marriage certificate today and a rush of all the special memories came back!
We even made June walk on water! Lol and she did it with excitement and adventure!
Thank you, thank you, thank you ever again!

Savy W.

It was exactly how I dreamt it to be. We are from Michigan & just found her on internet. June did a great job. She is so nice & did good to help you not feel nervous. She's also very good at navigating lol since our GPS messed up. Thank you for our memorable, beautiful day.

Melissa G.N.

Honestly the best ceremony ever! Everyone is very pleasant and she really makes you feel at home she is an amazing person the greatest personality I am so blessed to have come across her information and she will forever be a part of our lives!!!! i Love "I Do Hawaiian Weddings" !!!!! Adding the the photographer Lila she was an amazing person!! all around!! Makes you feel if she was part of the wedding as well!!

Dean S.