Bejeweled Marriage Proposals

Saturday, January 7, 2017 [1.7.17] was a special day, but also mystical from a numerology perspective. If one believes in Tarot cards, number 17 is the “Card of the Stars”, symbolizing wishes that will come true.

“Marriage is the golden ring in a chain whose beginning is a glance and whose ending is Eternity.”

– Kahlil Gibran

In partnership with iconic Mitchell’s Jewelers in downtown Arlington Heights, Illinois, The Huestudio + Company designed + styled three Spectacular Wedding tablescapes, based on our branded, colorful wedding cake icon, featuring custom and distinctive offerings spotlighting select preferred partners.

This magical, styled shoot involved a surprise marriage proposal, a special 49-year wedding anniversary, plus the 92-year milestone birthday celebration of Mr. Alfred G. Mitchell, the original owner of Mitchell’s Jewelers!

Delight in the photographs taken by Gabi Bucataru of PhotoGabi, exclusively for The Huestudio + Company, with many more to follow.

An exquisite custom wedding cake [and delightful individual mini cakes] by Julie Michelle Cakes graced luscious turquoise dupioni underlay linens with a sunshine yellow ribboned overlay from Over The Top, Inc.

A colorful floral centerpiece by The Flower Studio resonated fragrant scents and delighted with hues of coral, pinks, oranges and creams in stunning blooms.

Custom chargers and napkins rings by mirabelle studio were hand-crafted for this special event, along with bespoke guest menus + letterpress wedding event stationery from Lucky Invitations.

Artisan delicacies from Anna Shea Chocolates featured mini cakes, based on our branded, colorful wedding cake icon.

A Spectacular Weddings gift box was provided to proposal couples and featured custom bridesmaids + groomsmen note cards by EIGHT21 Studiosbespoke letterpress note cards by Lucky Invitations, jeweled chocolate bon bon’s in shapes of diamonds, sapphires, emeralds and rubies from Anna Shea Chocolates, a custom “with this ring” box from mirabelle studio, plus a bottle of French champagne!

Gorgeous engagement diamonds, stunning jewelry, heirloom keepsakes, wedding bands, and other delights from Mitchell’s Jewelers tempted guests.

We are excited to share additional tablescape designs which features custom, branded mirrored chargers and stir sticks from Ten23 Designs!

As artisans of exquisitely-curated event experiences™, Spectacular Weddings by The Huestudio + Company offers seamless design and expert logistical planning.

We entrust your wedding event with only the finest, elite team of hand-selected preferred partners, ensuring your experience is executed flawlessly, and in the highest form of excellence.

Preferred Partners: Anna Shea Chocolates | artisan chocolates + custom delights; Classic Party Rentals | rentals for events, celebrations and special occasions; Julie Michelle Cakes | custom celebration and wedding cakes; Lucky Invitations | bespoke letterpress event stationery; Mitchell’s Jewelers | legendary wedding and custom jeweler; mirabelle studio | artisan handmade books, boxes, prints and more!; Over The Top, Inc. | exquisite rental linens and coverings; PhotoGabi | event and styled photography; The Flower Studio | exquisite floral design and creations.


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

A Decade of Love

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

E Hoomau Maua Kealoha | May our love last forever


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.


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.


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!


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.


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.


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!


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.


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.



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.



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!”


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! 




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


*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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It’s rare. It’s orderly. It’s magical!

This past Saturday, December 13, 2014 [ 12.13.14 ], was a memorable and special birth date!

It’s the last sequential calendar date for at least 20 years [ January 2, 2034 = 1.2.34 ] and will not occur again for another 100 years on 12.13.2114! For cryogenic fans, it’s 1,000 years until 3014.

Penny RedFor a rare, precious and special lady – Penny Jean Thomas – the date of 12.13.14 represented a magical milestone birthday! We celebrated in grand style a life well loved; a life well lived!

A pre-birthday dinner was held at Paradiso on Friday evening, December 12 with a scrumptious meal. Homemade hazelnut gelato was prepared table side! A rare and special treat! Simply amazing. Simply delicious!

photo 2Upon returning to the hotel, an artfully-arranged special surprise awaited on the bed with six (6) small balloon bouquets, each representing the numbers of 12.13.14!

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photo 3Six (6) additional large balloon towers with 12.13.14 were placed by the terrace doors and six (6) dozen white, pink and purple helium-filled balloons filled the ceiling to herald special birthday festivities! All balloons were later donated to a local children’s hospital to brighten their spirits with colorful joy!

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December 13, 2014 began with an amazing sunrise over the beautiful Atlantic Ocean. The Birthday Fairy appeared with special gifts that were exclusively crafted to mark the celebratory occasion and magical date.

photo 1A custom “Penny Box” was commissioned from the exquisitely talented mirabelle studio and artist/owner, Judy Lynn!

DSC_1029Created and covered in black silk fabric, and adorned with a copper marbled momi paper circle top and bright new 2014 penny, this one-of-a-kind creation contained a personal message printed around the inside of the box in ivory, ‘Circle of Colors’ custom fabric.


DSC_1036Inside, a small copper/green grid paper box, stamped, hand-signed, dated and numbered, contained custom-designed “2014 Penny Earrings”, exclusively hand-crafted by Jim Mitchell of Mitchell’s Jewelers Ltd. in downtown Arlington Heights, Illinois.


DSC_1026The 18K gold earrings featured an actual 18K 2014 penny on the back [ to memorialize the special occasion and year! ].



DSC_0995Two (2) 0.60 diamond cut bezel set rubies, complemented by four (4) 0.15 full cut bezel set diamonds, created stunningly gorgeous milestone birthday earrings to cherish and remember!

photo 1Copper penny balls adorned white manzanita trees to welcome us to JOVÉ at The Four Seasons Palm Beach for birthday cocktails and an amazing birthday dining experience on the evening of 12.13.14.

photo 2On 12.13.14, we celebrated and honored a classically elegant lady on a very special milestone birthday!

photo 2Not again for another 100 years, just like the memorable date, will there ever be a wonderfully kind and magnificent woman, as our dear and precious Penny!

item 3At some point in everyone’s life, everyone should be adored, loved and celebrated! Allow The Huestudio + Company to create your next memorable affair, with style and elegance!

Photo Credits: Custom Penny Box | © PhotoGabi for The Huestudio + Company, 2014; Small Green/Copper Box | © PhotoGabi for The Huestudio + Company, 2014; Custom Penny Earrings | © PhotoGabi for The Huestudio + Company, 2014.