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

Island Insider | Top 3 Spas on Maui

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If there’s one thing as exciting as the wedding itself, it’s the definitely the honeymoon. All your months of planning are over and now it’s time to relax and treat yourself. That’s why we’ve rounded up what we consider to be the top 3 spas on Maui. We’ll be walking you through The Grand Wailea Resort & Spa, the Montage Kapalua Bay, and a recent addition to Maui, the Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort. Luxurious in each of their own ways, choosing which of these 3 spas to spend the day at just might prove more difficult than wedding dress shopping.

 

The Grand Wailea Resort & Spa
www.grandwailea.com
Wailea, Maui
Couples Treatments – Yes

Known for being the largest spa in the State of Hawai’i with over 40 treatment rooms in a 50,000 square-foot space, everything about this spa is simply, grand. Voted “Top 10 Spas in the United States” by Condé Nast Traveler and Travel & Leisure magazines, the Grand cohesively blends ancient traditions treatments from the East, West and Hawai‘i. Enjoy a complimentary hour of soaking in their Termé Hydrotherapy Circuit. Five stone baths featuring fresh sea salts harvested from the island of Moloka’i and combined with a unique blend of minerals, herbs, fruits and spices that highlight the personality of Hawai’i’s 5 main islands. All that and your spa treatment hasn’t even begun? Yes please!

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Montage Kapalua Bay
www.montagehotels.com
Kapalua, Maui
Couples Treatments – Yes

Treatments inspired by elements of land and sea, the Montage Kapalua Bay is fittingly surrounded by the West Maui mountains, set on the edge of the Pacific ocean. Indoor spaces blend with outdoor spaces as tropical ginger plants and palms line pathways and infinity pools seem to melt together with the Pacific. Guests are encouraged to mix their own potion of lotion scents to personalize their massages. Between the salt water hot tub and private outdoor bungalow, there’s much to be explored at this truly lavish resort spa.

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Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort
www.andazmaui.com
Wailea, Maui
Couples Treatments – Yes

For those of you looking for a more contemporary aesthetic, look no further than the `awili spa and salon at the eco-friendly Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort. Rich dark wood paired with a clean color palate and stunning modern architecture [ by the Rockwell Group ] are just a few of the reasons you’ll love this spa. Apothecary consultants are available to assist in blending personal product for your spa treatments, including deep tissue massage and hot stone Lomi Lomi.

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Have you been to any of these luxurious spas on Maui? We’d love to hear about your experience in the comments below!