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My husband and I recently had a destination wedding in Bonaire. We worked with Suze Joukes and Philip Joukes. They seamlessly coordinated our wedding day and facilitated a delicious private meal at our villa. While they have technically two separate businesses, Suze's Weddings Bonaire and Philip's Cooking, they work together very closely. Suze and Philip are an amazing duo!

Suze and Philip came highly recommended, both by personal contacts in Bonaire and through several online reviews. We first made contact with Suze and Philip about 9-12 months before the wedding. From the very beginning, they were so accommodating. They answered all our questions about a destination wedding in Bonaire. We communicated for months via email and skype. They were very prompt and helpful in all pre-wedding communication. They facilitated everything for our big day, including the building of a custom arch which was a must-have for our wedding.

We officially "met" Suze and Philip the day before the wedding. They came to our villa for some final last minute preparations to ensure that everything was perfectly set for our wedding day.

On the day of the wedding, Suze and Philip arrived at our villa several hours before the ceremony to set everything up. The flowers, arch, music and decorations were perfect. Philip was our “officiant”(we did the legal marriage in the United States). Philip eloquently delivered the ceremony that we prepared. We signed a keepsake marriage certificate that they had printed. After the wedding, they arranged for a beautiful champagne toast.

In addition to being our “officiant”, Philip was also our private chef for the evening. He prepared a lovely 3-course meal of spring salad, fresh fish (barracuda was the catch of the day), pan seared filet with pepper sauce, and several delectable side dishes including pumpkin risotto, fennel cake, and creamed spinach. He came to our table between each of the courses to explain dishes, which was an amazing personal touch. He had two very kind and accommodating helpers/servers, Martha and Yolanda.

Suze and Philip arranged for a beautiful wedding cake to be made by a local baker, which we enjoyed in the Bonairean tradition.

Overall, I cannot more highly recommend Suze and Philip for anyone looking to have a destination wedding in Bonaire. We are so thankful to have met them and grateful to them for everything they did to give us the perfect wedding day.


Added: July 6, 2018



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Suze and Philip are just absolutely fantastic. My fiancé and I went back and forth with trying to get our legal documents straightened out prior to our wedding in Bonaire this past April. We were ultimately unable to gather all the certified with apostille certification, etc. We decided not to get married and Bonaire literally about a week prior to our departure for holiday. So, we were legally married at our home state of Washington. Suze actually took the initiative and let us know we could still do a beautiful wedding with myriad options, including getting married at the resort we stayed at. And were are SO glad we accepted her offer to still do a wedding in Bonaire. The wedding was perfect, beautiful venue on the beach, perfectly planned, and resulted in an absolutely wonderful wedding both of us will cherish forever. They are a complete service - Suze took care of coordinating everything. The photographer they work with, Tim Peters from Fish Eye Photo is also wonderful and took incredible pictures. And the hair & makeup stylist she coordinates was also just perfect. In fact, everything was perfect! I can not say enough about their warm support, professionalism, patience, initiative, and value. These two are absolutely a perfect solution for a wedding in Bonaire. Trust me!

Added: June 29, 2018



Comments:
Suze and Philip are just absolutely fantastic. My fiancé and I went back and forth with trying to get our legal documents straightened out prior to our wedding in Bonaire this past April. We were ultimately unable to gather all the certified with apostille certification, etc. We decided not to get married and Bonaire literally about a week prior to our departure for holiday. So, we were legally married at our home state of Washington. Suze actually took the initiative and let us know we could still do a beautiful wedding with myriad options, including getting married at the resort we stayed at. And were are SO glad we accepted her offer to still do a wedding in Bonaire. The wedding was perfect, beautiful venue on the beach, perfectly planned, and resulted in an absolutely wonderful wedding both of us will cherish forever. They are a complete service - Suze took care of coordinating everything. The photographer they work with, Tim Peters from Fish Eye Photo is also wonderful and took incredible pictures. And the hair & makeup stylist she coordinates was also just perfect. In fact, everything was perfect! I can not say enough about their warm support, professionalism, patience, initiative, and value. These two are absolutely a perfect solution for a wedding in Bonaire. Trust me!

Added: June 29, 2018



Comments:
Suze and Philip are just absolutely fantastic. My fiancé and I went back and forth with trying to get our legal documents straightened out prior to our wedding in Bonaire this past April. We were ultimately unable to gather all the certified with apostille certification, etc. We decided not to get married and Bonaire literally about a week prior to our departure for holiday. So, we were legally married at our home state of Washington. Suze actually took the initiative and let us know we could still do a beautiful wedding with myriad options, including getting married at the resort we stayed at. And were are SO glad we accepted her offer to still do a wedding in Bonaire. The wedding was perfect, beautiful venue on the beach, perfectly planned, and resulted in an absolutely wonderful wedding both of us will cherish forever. They are a complete service - Suze took care of coordinating everything. The photographer they work with, Tim Peters from Fish Eye Photo is also wonderful and took incredible pictures. And the hair & makeup stylist she coordinates was also just perfect. In fact, everything was perfect! I can not say enough about their warm support, professionalism, patience, initiative, and value. These two are absolutely a perfect solution for a wedding in Bonaire. Trust me!

Added: June 29, 2018



Comments:
Suze and Philip are just absolutely fantastic. My fiancé and I went back and forth with trying to get our legal documents straightened out prior to our wedding in Bonaire this past April. We were ultimately unable to gather all the certified with apostille certification, etc. We decided not to get married and Bonaire literally about a week prior to our departure for holiday. So, we were legally married at our home state of Washington. Suze actually took the initiative and let us know we could still do a beautiful wedding with myriad options, including getting married at the resort we stayed at. And were are SO glad we accepted her offer to still do a wedding in Bonaire. The wedding was perfect, beautiful venue on the beach, perfectly planned, and resulted in an absolutely wonderful wedding both of us will cherish forever. They are a complete service - Suze took care of coordinating everything. The photographer they work with, Tim Peters from Fish Eye Photo is also wonderful and took incredible pictures. And the hair & makeup stylist she coordinates was also just perfect. In fact, everything was perfect! I can not say enough about their warm support, professionalism, patience, initiative, and value. These two are absolutely a perfect solution for a wedding in Bonaire. Trust me!

Added: June 29, 2018



Comments:
Suze and Philip are just absolutely fantastic. My fiancé and I went back and forth with trying to get our legal documents straightened out prior to our wedding in Bonaire this past April. We were ultimately unable to gather all the certified with apostille certification, etc. We decided not to get married and Bonaire literally about a week prior to our departure for holiday. So, we were legally married at our home state of Washington. Suze actually took the initiative and let us know we could still do a beautiful wedding with myriad options, including getting married at the resort we stayed at. And were are SO glad we accepted her offer to still do a wedding in Bonaire. The wedding was perfect, beautiful venue on the beach, perfectly planned, and resulted in an absolutely wonderful wedding both of us will cherish forever. They are a complete service - Suze took care of coordinating everything. The photographer they work with, Tim Peters from Fish Eye Photo is also wonderful and took incredible pictures. And the hair & makeup stylist she coordinates was also just perfect. In fact, everything was perfect! I can not say enough about their warm support, professionalism, patience, initiative, and value. These two are absolutely a perfect solution for a wedding in Bonaire. Trust me!

Added: June 29, 2018



Comments:
Suze and Philip are just absolutely fantastic. My fiancé and I went back and forth with trying to get our legal documents straightened out prior to our wedding in Bonaire this past April. We were ultimately unable to gather all the certified with apostille certification, etc. We decided not to get married and Bonaire literally about a week prior to our departure for holiday. So, we were legally married at our home state of Washington. Suze actually took the initiative and let us know we could still do a beautiful wedding with myriad options, including getting married at the resort we stayed at. And were are SO glad we accepted her offer to still do a wedding in Bonaire. The wedding was perfect, beautiful venue on the beach, perfectly planned, and resulted in an absolutely wonderful wedding both of us will cherish forever. They are a complete service - Suze took care of coordinating everything. The photographer they work with, Tim Peters from Fish Eye Photo is also wonderful and took incredible pictures. And the hair & makeup stylist she coordinates was also just perfect. In fact, everything was perfect! I can not say enough about their warm support, professionalism, patience, initiative, and value. These two are absolutely a perfect solution for a wedding in Bonaire. Trust me!

Added: June 29, 2018



Comments:
Suze and Philip are just absolutely fantastic. My fiancé and I went back and forth with trying to get our legal documents straightened out prior to our wedding in Bonaire this past April. We were ultimately unable to gather all the certified with apostille certification, etc. We decided not to get married and Bonaire literally about a week prior to our departure for holiday. So, we were legally married at our home state of Washington. Suze actually took the initiative and let us know we could still do a beautiful wedding with myriad options, including getting married at the resort we stayed at. And were are SO glad we accepted her offer to still do a wedding in Bonaire. The wedding was perfect, beautiful venue on the beach, perfectly planned, and resulted in an absolutely wonderful wedding both of us will cherish forever. They are a complete service - Suze took care of coordinating everything. The photographer they work with, Tim Peters from Fish Eye Photo is also wonderful and took incredible pictures. And the hair & makeup stylist she coordinates was also just perfect. In fact, everything was perfect! I can not say enough about their warm support, professionalism, patience, initiative, and value. These two are absolutely a perfect solution for a wedding in Bonaire. Trust me!

Added: June 29, 2018



Comments:
Suze and Philip are just absolutely fantastic. My fiancé and I went back and forth with trying to get our legal documents straightened out prior to our wedding in Bonaire this past April. We were ultimately unable to gather all the certified with apostille certification, etc. We decided not to get married and Bonaire literally about a week prior to our departure for holiday. So, we were legally married at our home state of Washington. Suze actually took the initiative and let us know we could still do a beautiful wedding with myriad options, including getting married at the resort we stayed at. And were are SO glad we accepted her offer to still do a wedding in Bonaire. The wedding was perfect, beautiful venue on the beach, perfectly planned, and resulted in an absolutely wonderful wedding both of us will cherish forever. They are a complete service - Suze took care of coordinating everything. The photographer they work with, Tim Peters from Fish Eye Photo is also wonderful and took incredible pictures. And the hair & makeup stylist she coordinates was also just perfect. In fact, everything was perfect! I can not say enough about their warm support, professionalism, patience, initiative, and value. These two are absolutely a perfect solution for a wedding in Bonaire. Trust me!

Added: June 29, 2018



Comments:
Suze and Philip are just absolutely fantastic. My fiancé and I went back and forth with trying to get our legal documents straightened out prior to our wedding in Bonaire this past April. We were ultimately unable to gather all the certified with apostille certification, etc. We decided not to get married and Bonaire literally about a week prior to our departure for holiday. So, we were legally married at our home state of Washington. Suze actually took the initiative and let us know we could still do a beautiful wedding with myriad options, including getting married at the resort we stayed at. And were are SO glad we accepted her offer to still do a wedding in Bonaire. The wedding was perfect, beautiful venue on the beach, perfectly planned, and resulted in an absolutely wonderful wedding both of us will cherish forever. They are a complete service - Suze took care of coordinating everything. The photographer they work with, Tim Peters from Fish Eye Photo is also wonderful and took incredible pictures. And the hair & makeup stylist she coordinates was also just perfect. In fact, everything was perfect! I can not say enough about their warm support, professionalism, patience, initiative, and value. These two are absolutely a perfect solution for a wedding in Bonaire. Trust me!

Added: June 29, 2018