people are raving
"This husband/wife duo are incredible! If you want that WOW factor, they can do it." -D’Asigner Events
"The 84' Azimut Flybridge Yacht replica sand sculpture was fantastic!! We had two clients at the event who picked up their brand new 84' yachts just weeks before our event and were excited to see it on display. It created a lot of buzz!" -Azimut Yachts 01/30/2015
“We so love working with them! Our brides and corporate groups love this personal touch at The Reach resort. I will continue to refer business to them, and they do a FANTASTIC job and it's a pleasure to work with them.” -Nicole Noyes-Bell Catering Sales Manager(The Reach – A Waldorf Astoria Resort)
"The SandIsle team provided a beautifully crafted sand sculpture for our grand opening. They did a top quality and professional job, exceeded expectations 110%". –Jana 01/25/2014
"Marianne and her team were perfection!!! From the planning and design phase to the execution, they were terrific! The week started out rainy and they had some challenges to overcome and you can imagine that rain and a sand sculpture do not go so well together... Marianne and her team were there throughout the week checking on the sand sculptures and touching them up as needed! Guests to the hotel other than our own group were taking pictures and posting all over social media sites. It was very cool! I look forward to utilizing Sand Isle again in the near future!!" –Grant 01/09/2014
"I couldn't recommend Sand Isle more highly! From the customer service to the quality of work, we were extremely happy and look forward to working with Sand Isle in the future." –Kimberly 04/03/2014
"We wanted to surprise the owner of our company with a sand sculpture with our company logo when we were in Key West. We had seen other sculptures by Marianne and Chris the year before and they were fabulous! We could not have been more pleased with the final result! They were extremely pleasant to work with and followed up with us through out the process. It made the trip even more memorable." –Jennifer 05/01/2014
"This group was great! They are so nice to work with and care about what they do. I would use them for many things as the work and just everything about doing business with them was the best!" –Jon 01/28/2014
"I contacted Sand Isle about creating a sand castle that I planned to be the center of my surprise proposal to my girlfriend in Key West, FL. Marianne was very prompt and responsive from the minute I contacted her. At that point, I had never been to Key West and Marianne was very helpful in suggesting locations and filling in logistics details that allowed me to make my proposal a reality. On the day of the proposal, not only was the sand sculpture AMAZING, but she went above and beyond to ensure the proposal went off without a hitch. I couldn't have asked for a better experience from Sand Isle and would recommend them to anyone looking for a sand sculpture that goes beyond expectations....and most importantly, she said yes! During the whole process Sand Isle was prompt with their responses and accurate with their estimates. I couldn't have been happier with the final product. The sand castle they created for our special moment was perfect. I'd recommend Sand Isle for any special occasion that needs a unique touch." –Nathan 12/29/2014
"A very unique and successful way to get our corporate logo impressed upon our clients. Marianne and Chris's creativity and flexibility allowed us to get our message across instantly. There are many ways that their sand sculpting talents can be used for impact recognition in a variety of settings. We will continue to discuss ways how to use their services again and again. Highly recommended!"
"The company, Sandisle, sculptured a beautiful creation of my daughter and her husband at the Casa Marina. Marianne and her husband worked on the sculpture for two days and it was picture perfect for all the guests at the hotel and wedding to view as they passed by it. Guests were in awe at it and took many photographs of the sculpture. It will be long remembered by many and my family for years to come." -Diane Harper, Miami02/01/2014
"We were thrilled to surprise our daughter with a personalized sand sculpture on her wedding day at The Reach Resort in Key West. Marianne van den Broek from Sandisle LLC was incredible to work with! She was easy to keep in contact with, responded to my MANY questions immediately and worked with us on both design and budget. The customized sculpture was developed by Marianne after we sent her bits of information and copies of all the wedding collateral (invites, programs, etc.) She sent several sketched options for us to choose from. Everything turned out exactly as promised and the sculptures look amazing in person! I would say without a doubt that aside from the bride and groom, it was the highlight of everyone's photos! I highly recommend working with Sandisle LLC!!!!" -Mary 04/27/14
"The sand sculpture Marianne and Chris created for our wedding was simply AMAZING. They went beyond all expectations and our guests were blown away. They thought it was such a unique idea. Best part was working with Marianne. I wish all my vendors were as responsive, caring and understanding as Marianne is. She really understood what I was hoping for and over delivered. You MUST include SandIsle in your wedding plans. You'll be shocked at how your guests respond. Thank you!" –Dejah 02/08/2014
"Our decision to hire Sandisle was an extremely popular decision, not only for our guests at the wedding but for the guests of the hotel as well. The sculpture was spectacular and reflected the theme of our daughter's wedding beautifully. We kept the sculpture as a surprise and when we had our daughter and future son in law approach it, they were astonished. Everyone gathered to take photos of your great work of art. The fact that you took the time to make some quick touch ups after an evening rain so everything was perfect the day of the wedding was much appreciated. We would recommend your workmanship to everyone. Again, thank you for adding your work of art to our daughters wedding." –Ellen 12/08/2013
"Sandisle/The Sandbox of Key West did a wonderful job on our wedding sand sculpture! They took an idea I had put it in a drawing and then into a sand sculpture that was unbelievable. It was admired by many of our wedding guests as well as hotel visitors at The Reach. The day after our wedding we received a you tube video time lapse of the sculpture being constructed to keep for years to come. Thank you Sandisle." -11/30/2013
"Marianne & Chris did an incredible job creating a beautiful sand sculpture of underwater coral, sponges, sea life and an octopus to welcome friends and family to our son's wedding. They are both truly gifted artists, it was a show stopper. Their attention to detail is amazing, everything looks so lifelike and authentic. This was the bride's choice instead of a wedding cake. It was the most photographed and awe inspiring piece of art! We can't wait for the next event that would be worthy of their talent! Thank you SandIsle" –Melissa 03/31/2013
"I am a vintage boom box collector. I got with Sandisle on doing my favorite boom box as a sand sculpture for my wedding. I gave a Pic of the boom box and the rest is history. I was really impressed with the way it turned out. I loved it. My family loved it. My boom box friends were stoked. They had never seen any thing like it. You guys are the best. Thanks for sharing our special day". –Keith 07/27/2013
"Nothing can be stated fully as to the professionalism and exceptional artistry that Chris and Marianne demonstrated in their visually appealing and awe-inspired sculpture presented at our wedding this summer. Marriage can be a time-consuming, stress-oriented venture for those planning the union so having a non-traditional idea of a sand-sculpture to illustrate the love between my wife and myself was a bit of a risk into unknown territory. Nonetheless, the moment was saw the finished product we knew instantly that we had made the right decision, one both of us will always live with remembrance and fondness. From here on in, we will recommend the creative duo of Marianne and Chris for any future weddings amongst family, friends and acquaintances to add a life-long memory of having a sand-sculpture created for such a special occasion." –Joseph 06/16/2013
"Marianne and Chris did an outstanding job on our custom sculpture. They were great to work with and delivered on time. It was a HUGE hit and definitely made the moment special. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED."
"Marianne and Chris created an ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL sand sculpture for our Key West wedding! They were so easy to work with and were willing to do whatever we wanted to make our sculpture unique and personalized. Marianne did flawless free hand letters and Chris did an amazing job at creating the under the sea scene that we envisioned. Friends, family, and even hotel guests that we didn't know complimented the sculpture all week long. Everyone took pictures by the sculpture. The sand sculpture definitely added a special touch to our wedding! Love, love, love their work!!!!" –Pamela 05/10/13
"Marianne, Chris and everyone involved creating the sand sculptures were sooo talented and so professional, and such wonderful people to work with!! The actual sculpture of the wedding couple, their horse and dog turned out absolutely awesome! It made the whole wedding weekend. Everyone took pictures and sent them home to their family and friends.......still talked about 6 months later. No one had ever seen anything so beautiful and so real!!!! The sculptures brought happy, emotional tears to everyone's eyes. THE ULTIMATE BEST!"
"We were very pleased with the sand sculpture that Sand-isle designed for our wedding. The creativity is beyond words!! Our guest really enjoyed and complimented the nice touch to our wedding! Great work, Sand-isle!!"
"SandIsle made an awesome and huge (about 6' tall) sand castle sculpture for our wedding. It was amazing!!! Everybody loved it and couldn't stop raving about it. Very nice people and easy to work with. Everything looked even better than I could have imagined from their description. Highly recommended if you want an awesome sand sculpture!"
"This is such a wonderful vendor to work with. I wanted a wow factor for our Sunset Key wedding & I got it!! I had picked the coral reef sculpture & Marianne was so sweet about changing it up a little to make it our own. I told her I love sea turtles I wish I could post a picture because it was Perfect!! Well worth the money!!" -05/16/2014
"Marianne did a sand sculpture for our wedding at The Reach. This was an added expense completely worth it. She was so easy to work with and it came out beautifully." –Lauren 09/06/2014