we're Deborah & Mike!
Bamboo Dreams is more than just a name
Planning a wedding is definitely a journey! The rest of life is way too full of stress, so helping to make this important piece more peaceful and relaxing - and yes, fun! - for the two of you is our top priority. Your wedding journey will be full of options, maybe some obstacles, and lots of potential potholes. You deserve to enjoy the entire journey, so you can look back not only on your wedding day, but also on this very special time leading up to it, and have nothing but happy memories!
The name "Bamboo Dreams" was born in the magical bamboo forest of the Haleakala National Forest, on the island of Maui (where we were married). There is no sound more peaceful and soothing than the wind moving gently through a bamboo forest – it's like hearing the forest laugh. We chose bamboo as our symbol because it beautifully combines happiness with flexibility. Bamboo is part of the Chinese symbol for “smile” and “laugh” - two sure signs of happiness! And the strength of bamboo comes from its inherent flexibility, knowing that swaying with - not against - the wind is most effective.
We have navigated obstacles, found a solution to road blocks, and protected our couples from even knowing that possible problems existed. As one of our couples, you will receive all the benefits of our experience and our flexibility. At each step along your wedding journey, you will have us here to help guide you, to make sure that your path is clear, stable, and super efficient, so you can just focus on your vision for your perfect day! And when we reach your big day together, we'll capture your exciting moments, your quiet moments, and your breathtakingly romantic moments, so you can just relax and enjoy them the first time around, with the peace of mind that you can look back and enjoy them for years to come!
Some Fun Stuff About Us
It's not just a line - we really do appreciate you taking the time to get to know us. We're looking so forward to meeting you and being part of the fabulous things happening in your life! We hope that we share some favorite things with you, because we don't want to be just a vendor whose names become a blur after your wedding. We get to have a back stage pass, and a front row seat, to one of the most important days of your lives, which we consider a true privilege. You become a part of our journey too, so we hope that we'll stay in each other's lives long after your gallery and albums have been delivered! So when we're chatting online, exchanging emails, or hanging out taking awesome photos of the two of you, please tell us what you like to do, your favorite foods & movies, places you want to visit - so we can trade fun stories before and after your wedding!
Ok, we'll start...
I would move to Narnia, the Shire, Wonderland, or Asgard in a heartbeat. I've been on a quest for the perfect pillow for some time now - I have faith it's out there! I've also been known to go out of my way to find great live music, sidewalk cafes & old bookstores. And if you ever want an insider's tour of Paris, I'm your girl!
I'm a native Floridian, fiercely proud of my Polish & Irish heritage, and I went to college on an orchestra scholarship (piccolo, in case you're wondering!). I'm rather obsessed with pelicans, sunflowers, manatees, mangoes, banyans & palms, and I've never met a sunset I didn't like. My spirit animal is the dolphin and it feels like being sent a bit of good luck whenever I see a tiny gecko.
My mornings start with English Breakfast tea with a splash of creamer & honey. My favorite place to walk is an empty beach or in the woods, and I've driven Jeeps for more than half my life! I'm a total film junkie, and I love to cook & bake. Pierogies, cheesecake, or banana bread anyone?
Mike's up next!
Born in the Motor City, I love breakfast outside and swimming in the ocean. I'm a big fan of spicy food, salty snacks (everything's better with chips!), seafood, and all kinds of desserts.
I love being at the top of a mountain, my middle name is Francis, and I have two little sisters (they'll always be littler than me!). I'm Polish & Irish, plus a little German mixed in.
I'm a big fan of naps, and think that laughter is definitely the best medicine!
I love watching sports, especially Football and Hockey - Go Blue! Being outside is always better, and as much as they love me, I can't stand mosquitoes! I sing and play guitar, and my plan is to release a CD - or two...
Deborah + Mike ~ We love being on the beach, in a boat, and hiking through the beautiful outdoors * We eloped on Maui and we try to spread Aloha wherever we go * We're fans of everything bamboo (have you tried bamboo sheets?? They're the BOMB!), comfy patio furniture, living a peaceful, organic and eco-friendly life, shopping local, and most of all, being kind.
Places we like to hang out: Fresh Market, Whole Foods Market, Anthropologie, art fairs, the movies, concerts, the best local ice cream parlours, the top of Mt. Haleakala, IKEA, and at home with our best furry friends. 🐾❤️ And Disney. Always Disney.
Ok, now it's your turn - we can't wait to know fun stuff about the two of you!
Deborah & Mike