Maui Goose Customers - Ohana.........
Many of our customers have been with us since 1995 when our online business began.
We like to think of our long time customers as "Ohana" which means extended family in Hawaiian.
Mahalo nui loa!
We are fortunate have many customers who have been part of our Ohana for over 20 years and here is an email just received for our long-time special Ohana…..
A heartfelt Mahalo for getting the flowers to us so quickly. They were for a celebration of life for a special young man on Lummi Island who left us way too soon. He lived on Maui for many years before returning to Lummi Island. His mom was thrilled to get her Lei which is sitting on the table still looking very fresh. I greeted all the female guests by placing an orchid behind their ears. It was a very special day. Cisco made Kalua Pork and acted as DJ playing Hawaiian music. Every one commented on the flowers and I passed out your name to all who asked. Thanks again for helping us make this day special.
Nancy and Cisco. Bellingham, WA, Oct 15, 2017
Verna, thank you so much for all your efforts on our behalf. As you can
see, our daughter was not only the proud recipient of her Doctor
destination/Degree, but was without a doubt the most beautiful Medical
School graduate at the University of Michigan yesterday. And yup, that
lei combination was spot-on perfect.
did they arrive safe and sound but the ginger's sweet fragrance filled
the auditorium with powerful Mana and lovely Hawaiian memories. The
orchids proud brilliance stood up to all the congratulatory hugs
afterward, and you can see just how strikingly beautiful the maile/
orchid lei combo were against that dark grad-gown.
repeatedly came up to enquire where we got the leis and their
significance as they all felt they were a glorious, sentimental
statement. During the outdoor reception, a rep from the UMich PR
department asked to take a photo of Shea receiving the leis for their
future recruiting brochures and UMich webpages. As I mentioned, UMich
has ever seen leis before! You just might have a steady customer in the
received the maile this morning and rushed it over to my auntie. The
fragrance made us cry and smile at the same time. We talked story for a
little while of happier days. From my heart, mahalo nui loa…Leilani”
L.F. San Jose Hospice; July 13, 2017
were beautiful….thank you!! After the event, the pakalana and maile
were laid on the grave of Maria’s sister. The pakalana was the sister’s
other lei’s were laid close by on my mother and father’s grave. It was
a wonderful day of celebration for those present and loved one’s who
long since have passed on, but never forgotten."
K.B, Utah; July 16, 2017; Iolani Palace; Honolulu
I received the leis today, they look Awesome and traveled perfect, thanks so much!
D.J. Calgary, Alberta, Canada
"They had a great time at the wedding. It was a magical evening. Thank you for being a part of it.”
Photo sent by S.B. Charleston W.V. Aloha Gift of the Month customer
Mr and Mrs H. celebrating grand daughter's wedding day.
Aloha Verna,James Fukumoto
you so much for the beautiful condition the lei and plumeria came in.
The fragrance will impress the Omaha wedding guests and the bride is
super happy that our family was able to provide this for her. Her
wedding will be the talk of the town for a long time. Please also thank your crew for such a careful packing job they did. So professional.
Double white denrobium lei with fragrant tuberose. 200 loose plumeria from J.F.
May 3, 2017. Aiea, HI to Nebraska
The flowers arrived this morning, they are beautiful! Hardly any brown spots. Thank you!
V. R. from Cape Coral, FL
Loose plumeria blooms
Hi Verna - Turns out the farewell luncheon for my boss was held today
for select staff. The beautiful maile lei was a HUGE hit - especially since he
grew up in Kailua as a youth. Everyone loved the pikake strands as
well!!! Enjoy the attached photo. Thank you so
much for the quick delivery and careful packaging. The box arrived on
time and the leaves and flowers were still fresh and fragrant!!! Much
aloha and mahalo, Gloria
the years you have been with us for the most important celebrations.
Our 50th was no different. I am convinced you save only the best for us
and you never disappoint. The signature fragrant boxes arrived like a
floral Christmas. You sent flowers and foliage enough for three vibrant
and generous arrangements. There were abundant greens to cover the
buffet table. The loose petals floated in a brandy snifter and we still
had three separate bowls to perfume the tables.
wished for you to see our four daughters when their dad bestowed their
leis with a kiss and traditional greeting. The granddaughters (3 and 7)
couldn't believe they got the same honor with custom-colored leis. Kiera
(3) loved her yellow rosebuds and Casey (7) cradled her purple blooms.
Mine was exquisite and is still in the refrigerator. It is mental health
to sniff it after 3" of new snow last nite.
only wish I had words as majestic as your flowers. Thank you for your
careful attention to all the details. You made it perfect, as is your
standard. We are so fortunate to know you.
N B. from Plymouth, MN
April 11, 2017
Royal Island Bouquet and Lei selections
They r amazingly beautiful
she cried. She has been under tons of stress her mom has been in ICU
unit in hospital for 3 months fighting for her life. N she was down n
depressed.ur flowers lifted her up n put one hell of a smile on her face
that i havent seen in the last 3 months i want to thank u all from my
heart my sister is getting married soon .n she wants to get some of ur
beautiful flowers thank u again
H.O from Baltimore, MD
April 14, 2017Maui Sunrise Bouquet
"MauiGoose flowers are beautiful! Many thanks for all your help.”
Aloha Teal, aboard Yacht MATAU, Their port is Majuro.
Retirement celebration in Virginia March 2017
Wendy Joy Tuttle Beach Bridal Event
Santa Clara Graduation CH June 2016
K Roberson, Phila, PA
Graduation July 9, 2016
Matching haku and double dendrobium lei
Thank you from all of us for making this an 'Island style' special graduation
With fondest Aloha,
Tori TRWickland May 14, 2016
White Dendrobium Orchids twined on Braided Ti
AH Yakima WA
" I received the flowers on time, quality was great and they were packed with TLC.
ordered the Lei for the funeral of a dear friend. He and his wife
loved Maui and spent the month of November there for many, many years. I
was honored when the family took the Lei and laid it on the table at
the front of the church. I have attached a picture.
Mahalo for helping me make this family feel especially loved.”
April 23, 2016
mother received her flowers and she is so happy with the bounty and the
color. Mahalo for all the extra TLC—duly noted and greatly
WA Mother’s Day 2016
For Honoring Administrative Professionals Day, April 27, 2016 by Colorado Company using our Maui Sunrise Bouquets
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All the admins were completely blown away.
I thought I would share our pictures – and we are not flower arrangers, but we did our best with your expert help!
The flowers are so beautiful and fragrant, and representative of the spirit we appreciate in our associates.
Everyone is following the directions very closely!
You do an amazing job of making your service, and the physical beauty of the flowers speak in a language we
all understand! Mahalo! JB Bettinger VP Human Resources Stonebridge Companies
orchid lei and loose blooms for friend’s Luau Bridal Shower
My dear Verna,
have not seen such glorious flowers since you did our 40th! Those two
magnificent boxes gave us two generous arrangements, floating petals for
four glass brandy snifters and greens for "placemats" on every piece.
They're all over the house and it smells like Maui. (Quite a long shot
since there's two inches of new snow from this morning in the driveway.)
It's 26 degrees and you made our home tropical.
of the snifters went to my neighbor next door. I let myself in as they
are returning from Arizona tomorrow and the new snow will be a rotten
homecoming. Except, the house will smell tropical. Maybe I'll turn their
heat up too!
snifter went to my childhood friend who is dying of brain cancer. They
went to Hawaii with us for our 40th and I split what you sent between
our two condos and we had appropriate flowers for two weeks. It will
remind her of that trip she loved so.
encounter we have with you brings indescribable joy. Thanks for your
attention to detail. Everything arrived perfect and at its peak. As
usual, you only send the best. How lucky we are to know
Heartfelt thanks April 2016 N.B. and D.B. Plymouth,
(Royal Island Bouquet, Plumeria Lei and loose orchids and loose plumeria)
You fed ex'd me the lei to Lahaina. I just wanted
to take a moment to thank you for the beautiful craftsmanship on this
piece of art. So beautiful. My wife was blown away
Thank you again and I look forward to more in the future
Lavender/Green Butterfly lei
April, 2016C.H. Maui
The replacement flowers arrived today and are absolutely gorgeous -- thank you so much for sending them!
They're absolutely beautiful!!!!!
March 2016 C.T. Edmond, OK
B. aka C. (Bruce and Carolyn Hart of Aiken, S.C. 50th Wedding Anniversary) I cannot thank you enough for your help and patience. The "girls" were all surprised and very pleased with their leis. Even Sadie (our Border Collie) wore hers all evening. 8^)
My thanks, too, to your staff on the islands.Mai ka 'Ohana
The flowers are awesome! We were
temporarily perplexed after receiving 2 dozen obake's, but after
speaking to Janet Loh, the mystery was solved.
you might enjoy seeing a few pics of the flowers. The combination of
the red/green with the green/pink is really striking.
Until next time...Mahalo! Rachel
Feb 22, 2016
Tropical Pastel Bouquet for Valentine's Day!
Savannah, GA office
Happy Valentine's Day!!!
Shower luncheon. Tulips with Plumeria and Orchids. Seana M Feb 2016 Bend, OR
Aloha e Aunty Verna,
I finally was able to squeeze one photo out of my niece! Here she is with her father (right) and her kumu hula (left). The maile lei with the roses was the first lei she wore but of course she had a ton of others given to her. This is the first picture that I could actually see it!
The actual event was Jennifer’s uniki. She became a kudu hula that night. The name of his halau Na Halau Ha'a o Kea Thank you so much for always coming through for me! Mahalo! Andrea H. Feb 2-16
The flowers arrived precisely on time!! They were in great condition and are still looking beautiful a week later! They made our daughter-in-laws 40th extra special!
Thank you so much! Mahalo Ann H Yakima< WA Feb 2016
HOPE YOU REMEMBER ME - YOU WORKED WITH ME AND SENT ME THE MOST PRECIOUS FLOWERS / LEIS FOR MY TROPICAL INDIANA WEDDING BACK IN JUNE. I'M CLEANING OUT FILES, DON'T REMEMBER SENDING YOU MY WEDDING ALBUM WITH ADORABLE PICTURES OF YOUR HANDYWORK!!!
FEEL FREE TO SHARE WITH FUTURE CUSTOMERS. YOU ARE THE BEST!
TERESA DRAKE HAMILTON
The flowers are beautiful!!!Wahiawa, Hawaii by N. Blanchette Dec 2015
The scent and color of the plumerias magnificent. The orchids bring me
memories of my time in Hawaii working on cruise ships. I will definitely
order from you again in the future. Thank you very much, Oscar Kimbrell On Dec 22, 2015
Hawaiian home with Maile lei over treasured painting.
Loose plumeria and orchids surrounds candle creating a lovely centerpiece
G, McLamb, New Bern, NC
Custom order, Tropic Fleur with Assorted Anthurium with tropical foliage including "monkey tails"
Olsen-K Family, Seattle, Dec 2015 L. Spencer, Large Royal Island arrangement
"Here is our beautiful arrangement-thought you might want to see it.”
Dec 2015What a beautiful surprise. They are lovely
Birds of Paradise November 2015 from Carolyn, Niles, Michigan
Birthday lei sent by LB, O’ahu November 2015
R. Gibney, New Bern, NC August 2015
"Once again received outstanding comments on the two flower orders I
recently sent. Both commented on the freshness and perfect condition."
The recipient of the orchids mentioned "a million blossoms".
(one gift of 20 Dendrobium Orchid sprays and the other for Maui Sunrise, a tropical harvest capturing the colors in the Maui sky)
I received the maile today, nestled in ti leafs. The smell fills my house with memories of the islands.
I will tell my friends of the great service.
Leilani F. San Jose, CA. July 2015Memorial Service for Dr. Carpenter in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, June 2015
Good morning Verna,
behalf of our family I just wanted to thank you for all of your help in
arranging to have leis for us in honour of my dad. They were
absolutely beautiful and everything arrived on time and as ordered. We appreciate all of your time and effort, thank you very much.
Kind regards, Megan
Drake Wedding June 2015
We brought Hawaii to Indiana, lei's were perfect! Thx again"
Hart 49th Wedding Anniversary_lei and Tropical Bouquet…..a way to honor the Queen!
MauiGoose Angels made of dried protea with macadamia nut for the head plus
some other everlasting touches.
For the collection of The Bruce Hart Family in Aiken, SC
Curtis Senior High, University Place, WA
Camille, Berkeley, California Graduation
Natalie, University of Wyoming Graduation
The Lei you sent to Caitlin was absolutely beautiful. What a thoughtful and unique gift!
E.B. Michigan June 2013
Georgetown, May 2013
Thanks for your Island Connections!
He was very moved by the lei he received
and it was simply exquisite!
Mahalo nui loa. A.C., PA June 2013
Hope your Valentine's Day was Wonderful as Mine....Hanna, Niles, Michigan
Kendall Wedding, Nashville, Jan 3, 2015
These tropical flowers at my winter wedding made me SO happy!
Thanks so much! Sharon
The real leis set the tone of the wedding. They were lovely.
Thank you again for all your assistance. The day was perfect. Angelina and Angel
A. Stiglich and A. Figueroa, Canadian Wedding, Hawaiian Style, Dec 24, 2014, Vancouver, BC
The flowers are awesome!
E. Zinn, Asheville, NC
Here are a few emails that tell the story.
CLR is an Canadian employers’ association, representing unionized construction
contractors in British Columbia.
The event was part of our 45th Annual General Meeting, and our “theme” for the evening
was a "Hawaiian Beach Party". A good time was had by all, and an even better time by
some – as you can see from the line-up of guys in the final picture, about to be victims of
our awesome DJ!Mahalo to you (Maui Goose), for ensuring everyone had a good time! September 29, 2014
Happy Northern California gals on Maui, Hawaii, Courtesy of Diana Stratton
Diana Stratton's Family Gathering in her California Garden
Paola & Jack McDonald wedding on Bowen Island, British Columbia. August 2014
"We were so fortunate to have a Hawaiian ceremony to bless our marriage
Canada and the Lei's shipped from Hawaii really added that special
Kameleonlani Nishimura and Sean Trudgeon, married on 5/18/2014 at the
Paiute Indian Golf Resort, Las Vegas, NV.
Thanks for the beautiful
Beth Pflam's 90th Birthday, July 12th, 2014, The Emerald Club, NC
Rita's in Bonita, CA . New Dessert Restaurant Opening Celebration:
Thank you so much for your wonderful service!
lei I ordered for my friend's 91st birthday came through beautifully! I
wasn't able to be
there so it was great to be able to send this
deliciously, fragranced ginger lei. She was surprised
and enjoyed it so
Thank you for making it easy to send my
love and happy birthday to a special lady!
You do a beautiful job - I
will highly recommend the Maui Goose!
Micronesian ginger lei with yellow/orange lantern ilima.
Bakersfield, CA, March 25, 2014
Thank you so much for the beautiful flowers.
They made my day. It was fun arranging them!
Medium Royal Island BouquetJ. Zarroli, Wildwood, New Jersey, March 24, 2014
Aloha! Our family vacation in Hawaii. Judy S, Feb 2014 Disney's Aulani
Greetings, Verna - Our arrangement arrived this morning. It's wonderful! Thank you!
T.Vasale, W. VA Dec. 2013
Tropical Pastel Bouquet
Flowers arrived today and they are gorgeous! I made my friends two arrangements
PJ, Florida Nov 9, 2013
Sent from PJ's Phone
Kindness is the language the deaf can hear and the blind can see. Twain
MauiGoose provided plumeria leis at wholesale to the Nursing School at Arizona State University
and were sold at graduation at a profit to benefit the Scholarship fund May 2013
Thanks for your Island Connections!
He was very moved by the lei he received
and it was simply exquisite!
Mahalo nui loa. A.C., PA June 2013
Tropical Fireworks Flowers
"My mom was overwhelmed. The box was soooo big she couldn't lift it and the flowers are glorious. My daughter went over to help her do arrangements. Verna, many years ago I ordered flowers from you at Christmas to decorate my home. I was able to do many beautiful arrangements as well as give flowers to my neighbors. I have never been disappointed and am thrilled that you have been in business for such a long time providing beautiful flowers and excellent customer service.
Mahalo” A.H. Canada May, 2013
Hawaiian Flowers Arriving May 1st
"Hi, they were magnificent!! Here are a couple of pictures from our storm tossed wedding day!" BR & LB, Lake Worth, FL, May 2013
Thanks! She loves them. B. March 2013
Just wanted to say mahalo again for your excellent service. My friend in Kansas City said they were the most beautiful [anthuria -- I won't repeat what she calls them] she had ever seen. It is quite the joke between us. We used to line her room with them when she stayed at our house in Ka'anapali. She had fallen on ice last weekend and shattered her elbow, so I knew they would cheer her up. MauiGoose was the only place I could find that offered pink ones! L.H....Virginia March 2013
Thanks for doing such a wonderful job last month on the Valentines flowers. Everyone just raved about them. Believe it or not some are still alive today. You're awesome! B., New Jersey March 2013
Flowers came, right on schedule, Amy delighted. She took them to her salon (Pureskin) to share and said everyone was so impressed. Betty S., Honolulu, March 2013
The Obake Anthuriums arrived in perfect condition to Savannah, Georgia!!! Thank you. M.B., Georgia, March 2013
"The plants are AMAZING. She is stunned. It is hard to stun someone 87 years young. Good work again Maui Goose. Love you all."
PJ, Alaska April 2013
Royal Island Bouquet
"The flowers are absolutely magnificent! Not only are they the most unusual and unusually beautiful flowers we have ever seen, but they are so carefully and meticulously packed that it is like opening a blue Tiffany's box. You know something very special is inside just because of the care and elegance of the packaging. The long and the short of it is that the flowers are spectacularly beautiful, and we will treasure your wonderful gift throughout the holidays! Thank you and Merry Christmas!"
L. P. Williamsburg, VA. Dec 20, 2012
Cymbidium Orchid Bouquet
"Christmas and the holidays would not be the same w/o your beautiful flowers gracefully in our home."
W.B. Santa Monica, CA. Dec 12, 2012
"The lei arrived this afternoon in perfect shape. She loves it."
C.K. San Francisco, CA. Dec 21, 2012
"As you can see, she is wearing the Christina lei I had ordered for her surprise birthday party. Your staff did a great job! The lei added to her beauty. BTW, that mango cake was delicious, too. My god-brother is a pasty chef."
GR, CA. April 2013
Lei and Haku
"She is stunning, as you can see! Wearing the BLACK suit today was prefect! Found the instructions - and her work day ends in 15 minites! MauiGoose brought incredible JOY to many people today!"
SK WA. April 2013
Pikake Spa Basket
"Wow! Delivery yesterday! The Spa Basket is such a lovely gift! SO WONDERFUL to smell that special, beautiful, Pikake fragrance again. Thank you so much! Carolyn, Niles, MI. April 2013
Birds of Paradise
"The Birds are so wonderful. I feel like I am surrounded by Hawaii this Christmas. Thank you for sending the beauty of Aloha to my home!"
E.Z. Asheville, NC Dec 21, 2013
Wedding Haku, Maile, and Tropical Pastel Bouquet
"My love/history with and memories of Hawaii were definitely with
me for my special day--everything packed well and arrived
perfectly. Mahalo! You were a joy to work with--I see
occasional anniversary flowers in my future!"
J.B.G. The Villages, FL. Nov 12, 2012
"The lei were just beautiful. Fresh and perfect and on time."
K.A. San Diego, CA Nov 15, 2012
Custom Lei Order
"Thank you so much!
Perhaps one day we can meet in person. I think you are a true example of someone who really understands and delivers extraordinary customer service."
L.G. Scottsdale, AZ Nov 12, 2012
Some Favorite Customer Photos from the Past
Wedding Lei Exchange Archive 2011