A Private Pool Christening!

Guided by the wisdom of Jurgen Kloop’s words of, “Life is too short not to celebrate nice moments”, over seventy-five invited guests came together to christen and celebrate a new pool and private home resort.

Unique and distinctively different floral arrangements by The Flower Studio graced festive tables around the pool covered by Over The Top, Inc. with an appropriately named specialty fabric, “Bubbles.”

“Colors answer feeling in man; shapes answer thought; and motion answers will.”

– John Sterling

Fine wines, craft beers and Italian sparking and still waters were plentiful throughout the private party.

Custom designed letterpress beverage napkins by Lucky Invitations artfully captured the owner’s words of “If you can’t go to the water…bring the water to you!”

Destination signs, custom made in the U.S.A. by Lizton Sign Shop, celebrated and paid homage to family birth places.

Chilled glasses of Veuve Clicquot were hand-passed to delighted guests to “officially” christen the pool while celebratory toasts in languages of Italian, Greek, German and English were spoken by family members as arches of clear water shot upwards from pool deck jets. 

With a love for sun and a quest for a relaxing, elegant personal retreat, this pool and private home resort is simply spectacular!

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“Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.”

– Plautus

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In Love With Lucky!

[Preferred Partner Spotlight: Lucky Invitations]

Lavish. Luxurious. Luxe. Lucky. Love!

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“Love isn’t love until you give it away”, as John H. MacDonald Jr. states, so why not show your love to others by giving and gifting luxurious letterpress creations from preferred partner, Lucky Invitations?

Laura and Jerry, the creative wife/husband team behind Lucky Invitations, consider themselves ‘paper snobs’ and offer exquisite, bespoke creations using letterpress, thermography and flat digital printing methods.

Elevating the art of paper, printing and embellishments to epic heights for event stationery + custom designed invitations, we love and adore their unique, elegant offerings and call upon them often to design and craft one-of-a-kind creations for special clients.

In the wisdom of Voltaire, “Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination”, so delight in our gallery of special creations by Lucky Invitations, captured magically by the über-talented, PhotoGabi! #ShareThe Love

“Love is a great beautifier.”

– Louisa May Alcott

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Photo Credits: © PhotoGabi exclusively for The Huestudio + Company, 2017.

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How Lucky Are We? Lucky Invitations!

[Preferred Partner Spotlight: Lucky Invitations]

Lavish. Lovely. Luxurious. Lyrical. Luxe.

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How Lucky are We?

We are proud to spotlight Lucky Invitations, a preferred partner of The Huestudio + Company!

Fortunate [and very lucky for us!], their talents are exquisite + we love supporting local artisans who offer unique and luxe products; bespoke items that awe, surprise and amaze!

Custom letterpress coasters and letterpress notecards, exclusively designed by Lucky Invitations, a preferred partner.

Offering elegant, custom designed invitations, luxurious, coordinating day-of stationery offerings, along with hand assembled guest books and silk boxed invitations, Lucky Invitations elevates the art of paper, printing and embellishments to epic heights for event stationery and invitations.

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Located on the north shore of Lake Michigan, between Chicago and Milwaukee, their unique, special items and rare offerings are simply superb! Often called upon to create one-of-a-kind creations for special clients, Lucky Invitations exceeds expectations, always.

Laura and Jerry, the creative wife/husband team behind Lucky Invitations, consider themselves ‘paper snobs’ and provide exceptional client services with letterpress, thermography and flat digital printing methods, along with an affinity and love for vintage letterpress equipment. 

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With an invitation creating the first impression that heralds an event or special occasion, make it memorable! 

We choose [ and love! ] Lucky Invitations and think you should, as well! 

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“Luxury will be always around, no matter what happens in the world.”

– Carolina Herrera

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

Glamp It Up!

“In a well-ordered universe…camping would take place indoors.”

– Morgan Matson

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Providing the positive aspects of recreational camping without the uncomfortable negatives, Glamping – a fusion of camping and glamour – partners the authentic experience of communing with nature, along with adult desires for elegant amenities, plush comfort, fine dining experiences…and camping butlers offering exceptional service!

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To celebrate the purchase of a new RV motor home in retirement, Libby + John recently hosted a gathering and dinner party for close friends in Arlington Heights, Illinois.

The creative team of The Huestudio + Company was honored to have planned and designed this unique Glamping event experience, in collaboration with select preferred partners.

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Preferred partners created exclusive, bespoke offerings and unique elements; items that elevated the regular camping experience to an elegant, distinctive Glamping soirée.

Invited friends were surprised and delighted with the elaborate tablescapes, exquisite florals, luxurious linens and hand-crafted culinary delights, among other special items. Each offering was thoughtfully designed with an elegant flair and in grand Glamping style!

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Why not experience the Art of Glamping for yourself!

Head off beyond the beaten tourist path and immerse yourself in authentic local culture, all in style, comfort and elegance. Contact our creative team today to create your exclusive enclave of camping elegance!

Upgrade travel recreation, luxurious rejuvenation and complete comfort to a refined experience and environment while enriching your life. 

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With no tent to pitch, no sleeping bag to unroll and no fire to build, to fully experience unspoiled wilderness in incomparable luxury, The Huestudio + Company recommends The Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, an exclusive eco-safari destination and The Resort at Paws Up.

Both offer memorable and unforgettable Glamping experiences! 

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“My camping days are over, but I might consider glamping.”

– Christine Feehan

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Photographer: PhotoGabi | Artisan Chocolates: Anna Shea Chocolates | Chair + Table Rentals: Halls Rentals Event Stationery: EIGHT21 Studios | Event Planner: The Huestudio + Company | Floral Designer: The Flower Studio | Heirlooms + Extras: Posh Chicago | Letterpress Coasters, Letterpress Notecards + Custom Printed Linens: Lucky Invitations | Linens and Coverings: Over The Top Rental Linens | Venue: Private Home in Arlington Heights, Illinois

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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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