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Maui Wedding Trends for 2015 – Decor & Desserts!

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… 

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Flowers by Opihi Love, Photography by Jenna Michelle

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!”

Photo Booth Wedding Styling Trends 2015

Maui Wedding Photo Booth Rental Styling

Maui Dessert Bar Wedding Styling Ideas

Vendors featured in this section (except the top flowers): 

miss b calligraphy maui sign wedding 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. 

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beet cupcakes natural maui veganAmy 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.”

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Featured Vendors in this section:

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.

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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! 

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Add Some Pop to your Party!

I love Halloween, because you get to dress up in fun costumes and eat things that look like this:

I also love cake pops, a little ball of deliciousness on a stick, but I’ve never ventured into the world of cake pop making, and thanks to Cake Pops by Liz, I don’t have to.  And, if you live anywhere in the US, thanks to Liz’s new Etsy shop, you don’t either.  Just pick your favorite flavors and designs, and Liz will send her deliciously adorable cake pops right to your door.  Liz has made cake pops for every kind of event, including Weddings, Birthday Parties, Baby Showers, Holiday Parties, Wedding Showers, Anniversary parties and fundraisers.   She stepped out of the kitchen for a few moments to answer some of our questions:

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Makena Resort’s Custom Easter Cake Pop Arrangement

Maui Made: How did you get into the cake pop business? 

Liz:  When the Real Estate Business started to slow down I started making these sweet treats for my friends and family.   After getting busier and busier with more and more requests they became a sweet treat for you and your friends.   I love to make people happy!  It’s a wonderful way to show people the beauty and lifestyle of Maui through my Cake Pop art.

MM: Where can people view your creations, and what are your most popular flavors and themes?

Liz: You can shop Cake Pops by Liz at my website www.cakepopsbyliz or my etsy shop Cake Pops by Liz and browse my most recent creations on my Facebook page!  Some of the most popular flavors are Chocolate, Red Velvet, and Lemon!  Seasonal and specialty flavors such as orange, strawberry, Lilikoi, and Mango have been popular too!   Cake Pops by Liz holiday themed Cake Pops are always a popular way to celebrate the holidays!

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Tropical Hawaiian Cake Pop with Four Tier Display

MM: What other options do you provide?

Liz: Whether you need one or two dozen cake pops for a gift or small party or 100’s of cake pops to celebrate your special event, Cake Pops by Liz can display your pops in one of my gift boxes or on a 4 tier Tower for all of your guests to adore!   Let me know the special theme or occasion you’re celebrating to have a custom Cake Pop by Liz created that will reflect your celebration!

MM: Where on Maui can people taste your special treats?  

Liz: The Cake Pops can be found at The Makena Resort Barista, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in the Shops of Wailea, and Java Café in Kihei.   Or, you can contact me directly to arrange a private tasting at my location in Kai Ani Village Business Suites.

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Hot Air Balloon Cake Pop Special Display Options

MM: What’s next for Cake Pops by Liz?

Liz: I’ve added Giant Cupcakes and mini cupcakes to my collection. My newest creation is my Hot Air Balloon Cake Pop Bouquets!    These can be purchased separately for Baby Nurseries and room decorations too.

Mahalo to Liz for sharing her sweet story!  Follow along on Facebook for your daily dose of deliciousness. 

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