Opihi Love Friendsgiving

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With the Holidays right around the corner, Opihi Love aspired to create a dreamy story board for an islandstvle Friendsgiving.  While we do live on the gorgeous island of Maui, known for our world renowned beaches, some of our favorite spots are located on the slopes of Haleakala.  Crisp air, mountain views, and beautiful farms always give us a taste of the Fall weather.  Beautiful Upcountry Maui inspired our story board below.

We have been obsessed with Sarah Glover’s new cookbook called Wild.  It’s a beautiful represenation to the true meaning of farm/ocean to table.  Essentially, cooking meals over an open flame, with a slow roast- and a wildnerness vibe.  Our traditional Hawaiian Imu {a family tradition}, is a great collaboration to the fire pit style cooking.  While cooking our pig in an Imu {slow cook overnight}, our starch + sides will be simmering over an open flame fire. Communal cooking at it’s best! Check out her receipes, and cooking suggestions for a scrumptious Friendsgiving.


To compliment your fresh, and colorful food displays, add a holiday themed cocktail!  We love this cocktail from Garnish Craft Cocktail Catering.  It’s called the Cane Burn; the recipe:  fresh pressed apple, pineapple, ginger and lemon, cane sugar, house aromatic bitters, kiawe smoke {grab from your cooking fire}, + white rum!  It’s a perfect pairing to your dinner!


For Dessert, Vanilla Bean Persimmon Pie.  Yes, we love persimmon, and it grows organically on the islands!  Add a little twist to the traditional Apple Pie.  You’ll Thanks US!  Our favorite recipe HERE.

Check out our INSTAGRAM for Tabletop Design Ideas! Modern Friendsgiving with Opihi Love!

Maui Venue – Four Seasons of Maui

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Elegance? Check. Intimacy? Check. Breathtakingly? Check. The Four Seasons of Maui is one of those venues that takes your breath away, the moment you step on to it’s grounds. Its ocean-front views, incredible pools, world famous top-notch dining, and overall wedding experience make this venue one of the best locations for weddings on Maui – and in the world.

Located on the sunny side of the island, The Four Seasons of Maui will leave your guests with a lasting impression of our islands beauty, long after you tie the knot. We work closely with the Four Seasons team to curate extraordinary experiences, and spectacular weddings. Our couples can choose between a number of artisan dining experiences, and fresh craft cocktails. With private wedding locations on property, and access to top notch vendors- it’s truly a Four Season experience.

Collaborating with The Four Seasons on this amazing wedding shoot was a dream come true.

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.


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