Katie Couric Gets Engaged!

Start spreading the news! Newscast veteran Katie Couric gets engaged to her longtime boyfriend, John Molner on a beach in East Hampton, New York. According to the Huffington Post, John Molner proposed to Katie Couric over Labor Day weekend with an amazing diamond ring right as the sun was setting – could there be a more perfect set up for this happy couple? We don’t think so!

After Katie Couric’s first husband died of colon cancer in 1998, she was left a widow but was always open to remarry. Over the years, Katie Couric had had various boyfriends but never thought of them as being “the one” – says People. Then in early 2012, Katie Couric and John Molner made their relationship public and everyone was thrilled! Once the wedding bells ring Molner will become step-father to Katie Couric’s two daughters, Ellie, 21, and Carrie, 17.

Katie Couric Gets Engaged

Katie Couric is such a loving and charitable person. With her amazing spirit, Katie Couric took part of the National Breast Cancer Awareness month and broadcasted her own mammogram on the Today show in the hopes of recreating the “Couric Effect” around the issue of breast cancer!  If she can do it, so can you! She has also been doing voiceovers for cancer campaigns – from pancreatic cancer, to myeloma research foundations, Katie Couric was there with a smile on her face ready to battle the cancer for everyone. This popular newscaster has helped raise awareness all over the country and who could possibly be better for her than the one who loves her most? John Molner!

John Molner gave Katie Couric the perfect end to her summer with his proposal – he was very successful with her astounding, “Yes!” but did you know that he’s also successful in his own right?? He’s an executive at the Chicago-based investment firm, Brown Brothers Harriman and Co. according to E Online where he is the head of Merges and Acquisitions. This graduate with honors from both Trinity College and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business is six years younger than Katie Couric. This lovebird always accompanies his girl to all sorts of events such as basketball and galas. What a charmer!

This flawless couple will tie the knot on a day that has not yet been released but we will keep you updated; it will be a wonderful wedding and a new beautiful start for this successful power couple. Congratulations to both Katie Couric and John Molner on their lovely engagement!

Katie Couric Gets Engaged by First Class Weddings

Katie Couric at the U.S. Open from People

Katie Couric and John Molner on Red Carpet from The Hollywood Reporter

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The Best of Hawaii Wedding Book

Wedding imagesThe Best of Hawaii Wedding Book

If you’ve dreamed about getting married in paradise, The Best of Hawaii Wedding Book will take the guesswork out of planning your destination wedding. Find the perfect location and hire the best professionals with the most complete tell-all for getting married in Hawaii. Expert planner Tammy Perkins reveals her local wedding favorites—from a variety of venues to caters, florists to photographers—and presents exclusive insider info, plus tips on making the most of what the Islands have to offer.

“Tammy wrote the book on Maui marriages—literally. With one fairy tale wedding after another in 12 years of planning, she has decided to share the invaluable contents of her little black book. The Best of Hawaii Wedding Book is a jacketpot of information with an industry insider’s point of view.” — Maui No Ka ‘Oi Magazine

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About the Book
Each section of The Best of Hawaii Wedding Book offers all the little details to help you make the best wedding decisions.

Part 1 provides general information about marrying in Hawaii, including marriage requirements and weather considerations, and also specific information about Maui, Kauai, and Lanai so you can decide which island fits you best.

Part 2 offers reviews of the top wedding and reception sites including beaches, gardens, churches, resorts, and restaurants. Reviews contain an intimate portrait of each venue, plus details such as capacity, grounds fees, and policies. There are also suggestions for nearby dining options. Each type of site has an introduction with general information and summaries of things to consider prior to finalizing your decision. There is also a color insert which showcases photography of a selection of the locations.

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Part 3 contains valuable information about professional services ranging from officiants to florists, plus handy listings of recommended vendors. Get the inside scoop on licensing requirements, fees, and vendor guidelines specific to our islands, which aren’t publicly displayed anywhere else.

Travel and accommodation information can be found in Part 4 which is an important resource for any destination wedding.

In Part 5 you will find a destination planner with worksheets, plus many tips on making your day run smoothly. Fill out the destination planner worksheet with the key points of your dream wedding so that you can get a better handle on your vision. Part 5 also outlines the benefits of enlisting the help of a professional planner.

The vendor listings are the best of what Maui , Kauai, and Lanai have to offer. Inclusion in this book is based on good business ethics, working relationships, the ability to consistently deliver a quality product, the level of skill, experience in the field, and most important, the ability to deliver outstanding customer service.

The Best of Hawaii Wedding Book by Tammy Ash Perkins, founder of First Class Weddings

Wedding Yentas

Wedding Yentas

Wedding Yentas and Callaway Gable Photography

Wow! Wedding Yentas has featured A First Class Wedding on their blog. Check out this feature article of our lovely couple with many photographs by Callaway Gable Photography. To read the article and see some of the custom details to this wedding check out the following links.

The Wedding Yentas Blog: http://www.theweddingyentas.com/jewish-real-weddings/real-weddings-maui-hi

Here is the link to Callaway Gable Photography. If you’re in L.A. and are looking for an amazing photographer you have to check them out: http://www.callawaygable.com/

And here is the link to our destination wedding site: http://www.afirstclasswedding.com

Happy reading eveyone!

Maui Surfer Girls

Maui Surfer Girls


Maui Surfer Girls Rule

Maui Surfer Girls, also known as MSG has grown far beyond their original mission statement of empowering girls through the sport of surfing. Teaching honeymoon couples, private surf groups, surf camps and kids are perfect examples of that expansion.  Maui Surfer Girls charismatic and friendly team can teach anyone to surf no matter what your level of experience is!

When interviewing owner Dustin Tester, she said that, “Surfing has always been my true passion.”  First Class Weddings has experienced the genuineness of the Maui Surfer Girls operation since its beginnings. Dustin’s passion and sincere love for the ocean truly shines through with each and every client she meets. It is with this dedication and solid core values that Maui Surfer Girls has earned the First Class Seal of approval.

This mark of distinction means that Dustin has shown that she is a legal entity, has a valid liability insurance policy, valid terms and conditions, valid references, and has submitted the proper paperwork.  For over a decade Dustin has also shown excellence in customer service and has a superlative track record. Way to go MSG!

Maui Surfer Girls has and continues to open their heart to everyone.  So, if you’re coming to Maui Hawaii and want to learn how to surf then First Class Weddings highly recommends that you call Maui Surfer Girls and secure your private surfing experience.

Happy surfing everyone!

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Visit the Maui Surfer Girls at www.mauisurfergirls.com

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