We are thrilled to be working with Maui designer Tamara Catz. Tamara designs a new collection every 6 weeks, and the unique pieces quickly sell out. She has a talent for creating chic, feminine clothes that can transition seamlessly from the beach to a stylish night out. The clothing often features embroidery and cut outs, adding gorgeous detail to the already beautiful designs. While on a recent catalog shoot, we took a few of the dresses outside to the beach to show them in their native element. Enjoy this peak at two of the new dresses and be sure to visit TamaraCatz.com to see the entire collection.
Increasingly here on Maui we see the modern bride choosing a floral headpiece on her wedding day. Known in Hawai’i as the ‘haku lei’ it has been a long-standing tradition on the islands for choice of wedding adornment. Using a haku lei can replace a wedding veil or be used in combination with a veil. The sky is the limit for size, shape, and flower variety with your haku lei. Its a great option to add more color into an outdoor wedding, even a simple beach wedding. We teamed up with Bella Bloom Maui, our local florist to explore different looks with an orchid theme. Bonus: the headpieces smell amazing!! What better way for a bride to look and feel great on her wedding day than to choose her favorite flowers as a crown? Look for our feature of this project on the Pacific Weddings Love Notes Blog.
Living on Maui we are accustomed to gorgeous views in any direction, a photographers dream! However, the island life lacks the ability to gaze off into the horizon and see no end to the land available to explore. The inspiration for this fashion bridal shoot was born from the desire to transform an expansive, rugged, static background into a comfortable setting for the wanderlust filled bride.
Tamara Catz designed this wedding gown along with her entire bridal and fashion lines at her studio in Paia, Maui. The designs are then sent off to Bali for quality craftsmanship. This particular dress has a layered skirt that flows when you move or catches in the wind, creating a delicate and ethereal feel. The fitted bodice is sequined and beaded, giving the gown an accent of glamour. This gorgeous gown on the stunning Aminata by Envy Model Management was a pleasure to photograph.
Mahalo to the many talents who helped make this possible: