The effortless beauty and rich, organic details of this Hawaii wedding editorial will leave you completely spellbound! Nestled in the lush, tropical gardens of Haiku Mill, exquisite florals by Wildheart (see more of their fabulous work here) in vibrant and muted shades, and a light, sheer, handmade runner, create a vivid contrast of soft textures against a long, wooden table. Simple and elegant place settings with patterned cloth napkins, calligraphy escort cards and sprigs of greenery help complete the look. Finally, to top it all off are the beautifully styled bride in a glamorous Rue De Seine wedding dress and dapper groom in a suit by The Black Tux. Every captured image by O’Malley Photographers is a moment worth savouring!
From Floral Designer, Event Stylist and Planner Wildheart: International film photographers, Scott and Ashlee O’Malley of O’Malley Photographers, perfectly capture the rich, tropical gardens of the Haiku Mill on Maui’s north shore in this island-inspired inspiration shoot. The historic ruins of the Mill are a perfect backdrop of vine draped stonewalls, lush enchanted gardens and carefully curated French antiques, creating a romantic but distinctly Hawaiian backdrop.
Deeply inspired by our island home and its diversity of flowers and foliage, my intent was to create something that had an authentic sense of place using materials that are growing abundantly here. Our usual ideas of tropical flowers are bright and colorful, but there are many softer hues that can be used with various foliage textures to soften the boldness of a tropical palette. Urns filled with soft peach and pink orchids, gingers, banana flowers, and coffee, layered with ferns create verdant arrangements when placed on an indigo handmade table runner filling a long farm table. Drawing inspiration from tradition and honor, we created a floral footbath of lovely hibiscus to nourish and calm the bride. Also, keeping with the Hawaiian tradition of a lei exchange, a triple strand of crown flowers adorns her.
Photography: O’Malley Photographers | Floral Design, Event Planning and Styling: Wildheart | Wedding Dress: Rue De Seine | Catering: Maui Executive Catering Company | Hair And Makeup: MeiLi Autumn Beauty | Groom’s Attire: The Black Tux | Venue: Haiku Mill | Bar Alchemist: Garnish Craft Cocktail Catering | Bridal Boutique: LOHO Bride | Rentals: Signature Maui | Ribbon: Adorn Company | Stationery and Calligraphy: La Happy | Tableware: Set