Five Things to Know About Us

Happy May 2017! As we begin the fifth month of 2017, we thought it was time for you to get to know us better.

Here are five (5) unique things you may or may not know about us at The Huestudio + Company.

We love luscious flowers. All types. All colors. All varieties. But, we especially love orchids, peonies and tulips. April showers do bring May flowers and The Flower Studio, a long time preferred partner, always delivers and never disappoints!

“Help us to be ever faithful gardeners of the spirit, who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth, and without light nothing flowers.”

– May Sarton

We love to travel. Anywhere. Everywhere. Anytime. Whether for exotic destination weddings or private events abroad, our whimsical bags are always ready + packed. We especially love our adventures with Very Troubled Child travel bags + colorful Kilim “Flying Carpet Shoes” by Artemis Design Co.

“I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.”

– Rosalia de Castro

We love inspirational quotes. Words matter. Often, the thoughts and talents of others have just the right words to communicate what we are thinking and feeling. Whether for event stationery or wedding invitations, connect with us on Instagram to see how we are daily inspired.

“At the beginning of a new project, often before I do any actual writing, I collect photos, quotes, song lyrics, and even objects that relate to the characters or the world I’m creating.”

– Kami Garcia

We love color. All colors. Each and every color. Our attraction and love for bright + bold; patterns + textures are immense. Each and every month we proudly select and feature a color to spotlight. For May 2017, we selected Moonstone. Typically colorless, Moonstone complements our Q2 quarterly spotlight of Air, one of the four elements forming our universe.

“Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.”

– Langston Hughes

We love our Preferred Partners. As beloved creative collaborators of our + Company, each artisan has been personally hand-selected and exclusively invited to partner with us on select event experiences. Explore our elite listing knowing they represent the passion, power and perfection of  “our plus” in The Huestudio + Company.

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Photo Credits: © PhotoGabi exclusively for The Huestudio + Company.

New Beginnings | Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Happy January 2017!

“And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.”

– Rainer Maria Rilke

We begin 2017 with our new quarterly spotlights highlighting colors of Earth, Air, Fire and Water, four elements forming our universe.

We hope to inspire you each month + each quarter with new elements, fresh perspectives, creative + innovative offerings – and –  our distinctive, exquisitely-curated event experiences to explore and examine color differently and uniquely.

For Q1, we begin with Mother Earth and a color spotlight on Sand!

Sand, a pale yellowish brown color, is a loose granular substance resulting from erosion of siliceous and other rocks. Sand forms gorgeous beaches, seabeds, riverbeds and vast deserts around our globe; perfect destinations to wanderlust.

With upcoming adventures and travels throughout the month of January, delight in our vision of sand for innovative uses in event experiences, including color variations of sand, from around our globe.

As Rachel Carson stated, “In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth.”

How will you tell your story throughout 2017?

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Photo Credits: Sand in Hourglass | © Kim Swain; A Boy, Sandcastles and the Ocean | © Rebecca Spenser.

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Sarah + Nick | Wedding Wishes!

We love weddings and ensuring your special day is exquisitely designed and flawlessly executed. Be inspired by Sarah + Nick, a special August wedding couple!

THE COUPLE

With a love for music and life itself, Sarah + Nick are the perfect pair. Knowing intimately what they desired for their special wedding day, every thoughtful and special detail, was evident.

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THE DETAILS

The delightful couple’s family and friends gathered at The Byron Colby Barn for a beautiful celebration of love. Sarah + Nick exchanged vows underneath an arch customized by the bride’s mother’s veil, hydrangeas, birch branches, baby’s breath and lace, as their favorite music, custom arranged by Nick, provided a soundtrack of endearing love.

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THE CELEBRATION

The space glowed from top to bottom with baby’s breath, garden roses and twinkle lights hanging from the barn’s beams. Hand-crafted escort cards were presented on large burlap frames clipped by clothespins, and tables were graced with large vinyl records, with names of Sarah + Nick’s favorite bands. Between bites of a grand family-style meal, macaroons, cupcakes and fresh homemade mini pies from Sweet Discoveries and Sugar Fixe delighted all. Guests partied the night away to a musical soundtrack, custom selected and arranged by Nick, and at evening’s end, Sarah + Nick packaged their favorite music in custom CD cases for special and memorable guest favors.

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To Be One With Each Other

What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined together to strengthen each other in all labor, to minister to each other in all sorrow, to share with each other in all gladness, to be one with each other in the silent unspoken memories?

– George Eliot

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WEDDING PREFERRED PARTNERS

Bride’s Gown Crystal Bride 

Catering Chef Paul Catering  

Desserts Sweet Discoveries + Sugar Fixe    

Florals The Tree House        

Photographer Louie Abellera [Assisted by M Lindsay]

Planning + Coordination The Huestudio + Company

Venue The Byron Colby Barn

We love giving credit where credit is due. It’s the least we can do to honor and celebrate each other, and our preferred partners. View more photographs on Louie’s blog!

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A Decade of Love

Sea Turtles. Fragrant Leis. Oceanfront Vows. One Magical Wedding Day!

E Hoomau Maua Kealoha | May our love last forever

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To commemorate a special wedding event ten years ago, and to celebrate a rich historical reminder to know and respect the ocean, a traditional outrigger canoe adventure was booked in the peaceful waters just off of Polo Beach in Wailea, Maui, Hawaii.

With a love for ocean, tranquility and a preference for the relaxing quietness of early mornings, a perfect beginning to a magical and memorable wedding day on May 25, 2006 was about to occur.

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Hawaiian guides expertly navigated the outrigger canoe into the waters and told stories of island lore while paddling. With a sudden stop, and with paddles raised, the canoe glided gently as the lead Hawaiian guide stated in a soft whispering voice, “Just below us is a Hawaiian Honu [sea turtle].” With silence, everyone looked into the clear, deep waters.

In a hushed tone the guide continued, “However, even more special is there are two!”

In silent awe, we watched two giant sea turtles swimming peacefully below. “It is very rare that we see two Honu’s swimming together. What a most memorable sight and a special, magical omen to experience on the morning of your marriage!

You two will be blessed.

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Representing longevity, safety and Mana [spiritual energy], the Hawaiian Honu are considered bearers of good luck and peace by Native Hawaiians. The Honu is honored for the wisdom that comes with age and many Hawaiians worship the Honu as their ‘aumakua’ or ancestral spirit guide whose wisdom protects and leads them throughout their lives. 

May 25, 2016 represents a memorable return to The Fairmont Kea Lani and Polo Beach in Wailea, Maui, Hawaii to celebrate ten years of marriage.

A Decade of Love is celebrated with Honu, leis, sunrises, sunsets – and – with the artistry and talents of select preferred partners, with bespoke anniversary gifts!

Delight in their craftsmanship and creativity + the beautiful photographs taken by PhotoGabi!

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Ten (10) custom Hawaiian-inspired fabric puzzle boxes were commissioned and hand-crafted by Judy Lynn of mirabelle studio. Each puzzle box held ten (10) commissioned hand-painted watercolor cards, custom created by Carol Massa Woldhuis of EIGHT21 Studios.

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Each morning, a unique box with enclosed custom card commemorating favorite Hawaiian songs throughout the years, was presented. Each representing “pieces of a larger puzzle”, ten (10) boxes and cards were received over the course of the anniversary trip to reveal special messages and four (4) quotes of love translated from English to Hawaiian.

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A larger custom ‘instruction card’ was created by EIGHT21 Studios designs by Carol Massa Woldhuis with inspiration by a favorite song, Somewhere Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful World by Israel “Iz” Kaʻanoʻi Kamakawiwoʻole!

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Laura and Jerry Pugh from Lucky Invitations were commissioned to create a special May 25, 2016 anniversary folio for presentation on the actual wedding anniversary.

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With a hand-crafted outer box with a 2006 penny representing “the sands of time”, the luxe “sunrise/sunset-inspired” mango silk folio [complete with leather braided cording and a diamond starfish embellishment], contained letterpress messages of love, sentiments and celebration presented on hand-hammered copper sheets backed in blue silk representing the ocean.

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Inspired by a unique sea shell picked up from Polo Beach ten years ago during wedding portraits, the original sea shell was utilized by Jim Mitchell of Mitchell’s Jewelers to create custom 18K gold cultured Akoya pearl earrings, complete with 2016 dimes to commemorate the 10-year special occasion.

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Presented in a custom mirabelle studio puzzle box along with a EIGHT21 Studios watercolor card, “My heart tells me that I love you, More than all the little pearly shells!”

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Married by the Maui born and raised Reverend Valentin (Tino) Rosete on May 25, 2006 to the sounds of the slack key guitar, and presented with traditional Hawaiian flower leis representing the unbroken circle of eternal commitment and devotion to one another, we share love, kindness and joy with each of you, today and always! 

Aloha!

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Ei-Ah Eha-No. Ka Malohia Oh-Na-Lani. Mea A-Ku A-Pau

May peace from above rest upon you and remain with you now and forever

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*To create your own bespoke special events and extraordinary occasions that are memorable, we hope you’ll consider Imprint at The Huestudio + Company. Learn more!

Photo Credits:© PhotoGabi exclusively for The Huestudio + Company, 2016.

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Fun to Eat Fruit!

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In celebration of Apple Green for March 2015, we are proud to present one of our newest preferred partners, The Fun to Eat Fruit Company!

Using nature’s freshest fruits enhanced with safe-to-eat custom images + personalized messages, these delicious treats are the perfect choice for corporate events, breakthrough brand launches, children’s birthday parties, unique wedding celebrations and any/all special occasion that desires a unique marketing message.

To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Fun to Eat Fruit produced fresh green apples with custom shamrocks icons and The Huestudio + Company corporate logo for select Clients and friends.

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Family-owned and privately-held with a vision to inspire healthy eating in a junk food world, Fun to Eat Fruit adds safe-to-eat color images to fruit without harming or puncturing the skin.

With our desire to provide memorable, sensory experiences and events to our discerning Clients, we are certain that Fun to Eat Fruit will be perceived as health-conscious, eco-friendly, innovative and wildly successful.

Contact our creative team today to explore ideas on how best to incorporate Fun to Eat Fruit in your next experience or special event!

Photo Credit: Green Apples with Shamrocks | © Fun to Eat Fruit, 2015.