This is the first of a multi-part series of wedding posts, featuring interviews with a pair of Maui wedding professionals, to see what’s trending for the fall and into 2015! Wanna be featured? Scroll to the bottom for more info…
In this post: Melissa Padilla, owner and stylist at Opihi Love Wedding and Event Design & Amy Alexander of Baked by Amy.
Opihi Love‘s Melissa shared that “we love that we’ve been seeing requests for more rich, luxurious colors – red, purples and greens! We also love a fun theme that keeps popping up – upscale hipster with a bit of glam!”
Vendors featured in this section (except the top flowers):
- Design and Coordination: Belle Destination Weddings and Events
- Photographer: Tamiz Photography
- Photo Booth and Props: Opihi Love Event & Wedding
- Cakes: Maui Sweet Cakes
- Signs: Miss B Calligraphy
Melissa continued that “right now it’s all about the wedding customization, pulling from Pinterest or Refinery 29– but putting a spin on it to make it your own. Everything from the invitations to the table numbers to the dessert bars have to be one of a kind- and we are not seeing the DIY as much now. Brides are back to hiring the professionals to create events of a lifetime. Another great option for entertainment is a photo booth, and the new generation photo booth is a slo-mo video booth!” Click here to view a sample video.
Opihi Love Wedding & Event Design is a boutique wedding planning & design studio. Opihi Love offers clients full service planning, coordination, design and styling, and a one-of-a-kind collection of boutique rentals.
Amy of Baked by Amy, which specializes in vegan desserts, states that “Minis are IN! Miniature cupcakes and tarts are rapidly growing in popularity at weddings and other celebrations because they are hand held and bite size giving each guest a few options rather than just a slice of cake. Also, it seems there is a lot of interest in desserts besides just cake and cupcakes. I get requests for lemon bars, brownies, cookies, small pies and tarts.”
Featured Vendors in this section:
- Photographer: U Me Us Studios
- Styling & Design: Belle Destination Weddings
- Props: Opihi Love
- Flowers: Bella Bloom
- Paper Goods: Miss B Calligraphy
- Vegan Dessert Bar: Baked by Amy
According to Amy, she loves it that “there are so many brides and grooms opting for vegan and gluten free options! They figure that it will cover all of their bases for guests with sensitivities and allergies, plus it’s a little lighter on the waistline because who wants to feel too full when there’s dancing to be done?”
Baked by Amy specializes is delicious and creative vegan sweets, made with high quality local and organic ingredients. Besides special orders, Baked by Amy treats are available at Choice Health Bar, Aina Gourmet Market, Wailuku Coffee Co. and Honokowai Farmers Market.
Want to submit YOUR pictures and trend notes? Find a buddy (or two! a trio is OK too!) and send me a couple great shots for consideration! Current email is mauiliz77 (at) yahoo (dot) com!