Renewal of the vows on 10.6.2015 on Bonaire

I have the highest praise for my Bonaire wedding planners, Philip and Suze Joukes!
I had my 20th wedding anniversary vow renewal celebration a few weeks ago. We had 19 close friends and family members travel to Bonaire to celebrate with us. I hired Philip and Suze Joukes to help me plan my wedding anniversary vow renewal ceremony and reception.
My husband and I met them last December. I have been in constant contact with them ever since that time, working hard to plan this very important and once in a lifetime event.
Philip and Suze are a dynamic husband and wife team. They were my eyes and ears in Bonaire and helped me plan every detail of my event, from the wedding renewal vows, ceremony, dinner reception, flowers, cake, decorations and music. The result was amazing and far exceeded our expectations!
Every detail was attended to with the finest care. Philip and Suze found the perfect wedding singer for our reception, Harrie Schoffelen.
He wrote a personalized song for our ceremony and then played beautiful guitar music for the cocktail hour and dancing music for the reception. All our guests loved it!
Phillip and Suze decorated my reception, which was held at the beautiful water front restaurant, Spice Beach Club. The venue looked amazing, after Philip and Suze decorated the balcony for the ceremony and reception, with the most gorgeous flowers and heart-shaped coral. My guests said the venue looked like the French Riviera!
Phillip performed a very personalized ceremony for us, that I can described as touching, sentimental, heart-felt and humorous. He took the utmost care and time in writing his remarks, which were crafted from feedback from our closest friends and family. Our reception dinner, which Philip and Suze help me plan at Spice, had the most delicious food and was executed to perfection. All of my guests had a wonderful time and raved about this amazing event.
Philip and Suze, I am grateful for all of your hard work on this - I could not have done it without you. Thank you for helping us create the most wonderful and memorable 20th wedding anniversary celebration - it is an anniversary that we will never forget!

Added: September 14, 2015

Philip and Suze arranged three weddings for our family and they were wonderful! They are very professional and great to work with. We highly recommend them for any of their services.
Thank you Philip & Suze and although this will be the last wedding we hope to keep working together for many more years.

Added: September 14, 2015

Lieve Suze en Philip,

Veel dank voor een onvergetelijke huwelijksceremonie op Sorobon beach! Het was fantastisch! De locatie was geweldig, de sfeer ongedwongen en ontspannen en de taart met de zeepaardjes was heerlijk! Het was precies zoals we in gedachten hadden. Het contact met jullie was heel hartelijk en alles was uitstekend verzorgd. Samen met de kinderen kijken we terug op een hele mooie dag!

Stephan, Richard
Naomi en Lars

Added: September 14, 2015

Suze and Phillip gave us one of the most magical days of our lives on one of the most beautiful islands in the world! I cannot thank them enough for the amount of time and work they put in to give us such an memorable day! Suze and Philip began working with us months before the wedding to get the legal paperwork in order and to begin planning all of the little details we wanted for our wedding. They were wonderful about incorporating all of the special details that we wanted. They put me in contact with wonderful professionals on the island for makeup and photography that worked out perfectly!

The day of the wedding was stress-free and amazing. The ceremony was gorgeous and more than we could have ever imagined. They helped create one of the most magical days of my life- I know I am biased, but I believe it was one of the most perfect days on the island! Our families can be a lot to wrangle, but they kept everything and everyone on schedule the day of the wedding. Our family and friends are still talking about how wonderful our wedding was, and how perfect the ceremony was! They gave us an incredible gift the day of the wedding, that meant a lot to us and is a wonderful reminder of our special day!

Even some problems with our marriage marriage book Suze corrected very quickly and with no stress for us! I cannot say enough good things about Suze and Phillip. I will be using them again in 10 years for the vow renewal :)

Added: February 2, 2015

Lieve Suze en Philip,

Dat onze bruiloft bij jullie in goede handen was, wisten we al vanaf ons eerste email-contact…en wat een fantastische dag is het geworden! Een dag om nooit meer te vergeten en lang te delen met dierbare familie en vrienden.

Op geen enkel moment in de aanloop naar en op de dag van onze bruiloft, hebben we ons zorgen hoeven maken. Daadkrachtig en met oog voor detail hebben jullie onze huwelijksdag tot in de perfecte puntjes geregeld. Alles klopte: de goede adviezen van 'locatie tot diner, van fotograaf tot visagiste’, de kordate en accurate email-uitwisselingen en de gepaste personal touch bij de uitvoering. Geheel relaxt en met veel voorpret hebben we naar de bruiloft toegeleefd, ondertussen volop genietend van onze vakantie op het prachtige Bonaire.

Onze droom was een ‘voeten in het zand’ bruiloft en deze droom werd door jullie professionaliteit werkelijkheid op Sorobon Beach. Wat een ultiem mooie plek om elkaar het ja-woord te geven.

Heel veel dank voor alles, in het bijzonder de vertrouwde en fijne samenwerking!

Bruno en Belinda

PS: kunnen we volgend jaar onze renewals al plannen ;)…..?

Added: January 29, 2015

Voor Suze en Philip

In eerste instantie is het natuurlijk spannend om trouwgeloften (na een aantal jaren of voor de 1 e keer uit te spreken op een strand op BOnaire.
Het heeft werkelijk al onze verwachtingen overtroffen.
Suze en Philip wat hebben jullie er een onvergetelijke dag voor ons gemaakt op 12 december 2014.
De prachtige locatie, de supermooie entourage, bruidsboeket en bruidstaart.
Wat wij wilden bereiken is gelukt, onvergetelijke momenten die herinneringen zullen worden welke voor altijd in ons geheugen gegriefd zullen blijven.
Een groot lof naar de fotografe, met veel liefde en professie heeft zij prachtige foto's gemaakt .
Kortom een prachtige ervaring die zeker over gedaan mag worden , onze renewal , over ....

Veel liefs Therese en Pierre

Added: December 25, 2014


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Added: December 25, 2014

Suze and Philip,

Thank you so much for a FANTASTIC ceremony last month, Rick and I couldn’t have imagined a better wedding. Actually Rick & I married in the states first due to the cost of legal papers and Suze suggested we have a renewal ceremony in Bonaire, what a great idea! As far as Rick and I are concerned this was our “wedding” and we treated it as such, right down to keeping the “renewal” a secret from our wedding party, and Suze and Philip played along right up to the last minute!
What a beautiful location at Sorobon beach and the flamingos made it all the more special! I’ve gotten so many comments on how beautiful the decorations were, as seen in our pictures, nice job Suze!
Thank you for the gorgeous flower bouquet and the delicious cake (you did wonders keeping them cold in the Bonaire heat!), not to mention the very good champagne, which we all toasted with our handmade wooden goblets.
Philip, we loved your speech and especially your humor! What a special surprise that you are a professional chef. We so much enjoyed being pampered by yourself and Barabel (such a nice helper) the night you came to our villa to serve us a delicious 4 course dinner before our wedding day. You are both great, “down-to-earth” people and we all enjoyed your company very much, as well as the food. Every thing was so delicious, from the smoked whahoo, to the wines, to the cinnamon ice cream.
Suze and Philip, you were both very inventive, helping us through the process and accommodating to whatever we suggested, it was such a pleasure meeting both of you, you’re a great couple. You provide a very valuable service in Bonaire and we are so glad we found you. It’s because of you and your services that we will never forget how special that day was!
I hope we make it back to Bonaire on one of our anniversaries and have the pleasure of seeing you both again.

Rick & Anita Seibert
Michigan, USA

Added: August 22, 2014

Suze and Philip,

Thank you very much for the exceptional and ever lasting experience you provided Cindy and I during our vow renewals while on Bonaire.

The highly detailed experience in the perfect location mad this a very special day for us. I really appreciate the great communication throughout the entire planning and organizing everything including the photography, dinner, and ceremony.

I wish you both the best success and we will see you next time we are on the island.

Kind Regards,

Adrian and Cindy

Added: August 22, 2014

Dear Suze and Phillip,

Thank you for planning what turned out to be such a wonderful and special day for us. From the preparation of the personalized ceremony, to the cake (Suze, it was fantastic!)to including our friends in our special moment, it was a day I will never forget.

Renewing our vows on our 15th wedding anniversary on our favorite place on the planet, Bonaire, was WONDERFUL. Thank you both for making us feel like family!

Added: June 5, 2014