Real Wedding | Love Wins For Nik & Zachary

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It’s been just about two years since gay marriage was legalized in the State of Hawaii. This past June, love wins in the gay and lesbian community as the US Supreme Court ruled in favor that the US Constitution guarantee the right for same-sex couples to marry in all 50 states. So you can only imagine the added celebratory emotions around Nik and Zachary’s wedding on June 27th, just a day after the ruling.

Close family and friends flew in for their Maui destination wedding at the luxurious Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort. They wed on the grounds picturesque Laule’a lawn under a driftwood trellis adorned with ferns and foliage. This wedding was all about the details; and every detail reflected Nik and Zachary as a couple. The elephant ear leaf bar menu with gold inked calligraphy { yes really } å la Garnish Craft Cocktail Catering + Miss B Calligraphy is definitely one of our favorites though. Every corner of their day had something special; see for yourself below through the beautiful captures by Anna Kim Photography.

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Event Design + Planning: Opihi Love
Photography: Anna Kim Photography
Bar: Garnish Craft Cocktail Catering
Calligraphy: Miss B Calligraphy
Venue: Laule’a Lawn at the Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort

Style Guide | Calligraphy – Not Just For Paper Suites

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When it comes to making the details of your wedding your own, hand-drawn calligraphy is a beautiful way to start. Well designed things make our hearts flutter and we’re loving all the clever ways calligraphy is being used across our industry. Now more than ever we’re seeing how it’s not just for paper suites. Bar menus, wedding maps, guest mementos and swag, escort cards, and even displayed on surfboards! There’s no limit to how far these gorgeous letters can go so we’ve highlighted some recent work of a few of our favorites calligraphers.

Miss B. Calligraphy
Founded by Barbara Vanderpool on the island of Maui, Miss B. Calligraphy specializes in many types of paper suites; menu design, illustrations, place cards, envelope addressing, custom-made large scale chalkboards, and wooden signs. Her abundant creativity and appreciation for hand-drawn whimsical art and letter writing shows through in every piece she designs.

Miss B. Calligraphy | Design by Garnish Craft Cocktail Catering

Miss B. Calligraphy | Design by Garnish Craft Cocktail Catering

Miss B. Calligraphy | Design by Opihi Love

Miss B. Calligraphy | Design by Opihi Love

Miss B. Calligraphy | Design by Mandy Grace Design

Miss B. Calligraphy | Design by Mandy Grace Design

la Happy Design + Calligraphy
La Happy is a custom design and calligraphy studio in based in Seattle, Washington. Their style is simple and refined, and their passion for good design is evident in every paper suite.

la Happy | Event Design by Pearl & Godiva | Katie Parra Photography

la Happy | Event Design by Pearl & Godiva | Katie Parra Photography

la Happy | Event Design by Pearl & Godiva | Katie Parra Photography

la Happy | Event Design by Pearl & Godiva | Katie Parra Photography

la Happy | Event Design by Pearl & Godiva | Katie Parra Photography

la Happy | Event Design by Pearl & Godiva | Katie Parra Photography

la Happy | Event Design by Pearl & Godiva | Katie Parra Photography

la Happy | Event Design by Pearl & Godiva | Katie Parra Photography

Written Word Calligraphy
Written Word is a modern calligraphy and design studio in Vancouver, BC, providing both custom calligraphy services and products. Wedding invitations, envelopes, quotes and signs, watercolour and chalkboard; these are just a few areas Written Word has things beautifully covered. One of their recent features Modern Botanical, as seen on Green Wedding Shoes, displays the incorporation of hanging botanicals paired with their elegant calligraphy lettering.

Written Word

Written Word

Written Word

Written Word

Written Word

Written Word

Written Word

Written Word

Written Word

Written Word

Laura Hooper
Laura Hooper’s passion for calligraphy began at the age of 12, and she has been in love with the art of lettering ever since. Laura has worked with high profile celebrities and corporate clients, and her work has been published in numerous magazines, including The Knot, Inside Weddings, Martha Stewart Weddings and Town & Country Weddings. We love her recognizable style and can’t get enough of her custom maps!

+ + + Interested in learning from Laura? On October 25th, 2015 she’s hosting a workshop right here in Maui! Sign up and reserve your spot here.

Laura Hooper

Laura Hooper

Laura Hooper

Laura Hooper

Popup Wedding | Maui, Big Island, Kauai

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We’ve teamed up with Australia’s Popup Wedding Co. to bring you a fresh twist on elopements. They’ve been hosting popup weddings and uniting couples all over Australia and we’re so proud to help introduce this simply clever way to wed in the Hawaiian islands. In the upcoming months we have 3 popup dates set, all of them hosted at some of Hawaii’s best wedding venues. Each of our popup packages include a carefully curated team of talented vendors and photographers, and of course our Opihi Love team will be there every step of the way. For more details on how you can have a popup wedding, contact us here!

 

August 10, 2015
Sugarman Estate, Maui
Florals: Bella Bloom
Music: David Wolf
Catering: Sugar Beach Catering
Photography: Jenna Michelle Photography

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Sugarman Estate, Maui | Photo: Tamiz Photography

December 12, 2015
Puakea Ranch, Big Island
Florals: Bliss n Bloom Flowers
Photography: Brandon Chesbro Photography

Puakea Ranch, Big Island | Photo: Brandon Chesbro

February 14, 2016
Na Aina Kai Botanical Gardens
Florals: Martin Flowers
Photography: Maui Maka Photography

Na ‘Aina Kai Botanical Gardens, Kauai | Photo: Maui Maka Photography

Na ‘Aina Kai Botanical Gardens, Kauai | Photo: Maui Maka Photography