Passion in Paradise

Tropical floral wall backdrop for the Honolulu Cookie Company's valentine's event.

Tropical floral wall backdrop for the Honolulu Cookie Company's valentine's event.

Nothing says paradise like a lush collection of tropical foliage and florals. Add in delicious premium shortbread cookies and a bit of aloha and you've got the perfect combination.

This past weekend we had the opportunity to collaborate with one of Hawaii's beloved brands, the Honolulu Cookie Company, and artist Janet Tran of the University of Hawaii's art department to celebrate the launch of this year's Valentine cookie collection through an interactive photo experience.

Held at the Waikiki Beach Walk, guests were invited to sample delicious heart-shaped cookies, receive a complimentary box of hand-dipped chocolate cookies, and take a valentine's portrait in front of a tropical floral wall designed by Janet. Moreover, we especially loved the support provided by this event--for every photo taken, the Honolulu Cookie Company donated $10 to the University of Hawaii's scholarship fund to support art education (how awesome!)

Floral wall sketch by UH Designer, Janet Tran

Floral wall sketch by UH Designer, Janet Tran

Custom-designed dimensional signage in the shape of a heart.

Custom-designed dimensional signage in the shape of a heart.

From Left: Julie Plant (Honolulu Cookie Company), Janet Tran (Designer), Herman Tam (Honolulu Cookie Company), and Abner Aquino (CURATE decor + design)

From Left: Julie Plant (Honolulu Cookie Company), Janet Tran (Designer), Herman Tam (Honolulu Cookie Company), and Abner Aquino (CURATE decor + design)

Design is a fluid process, and it was fun collaborating with the Honolulu Cookie Company and Janet to help bring her concept to life. With an overall design in hand, we sourced, fabricated, project managed, and installed an 8x8 tropical backdrop. Using our Boxwood backdrop as a base, we incorporated a lush collection of anthuriums, hanging heliconias, xanadu leaves, lauae ferns, and monstera to create a tropical floral wall. We then helped design a dimensional logo in the shape of a heart to tie in the valentine's theme and promote their product. The wall was branded on both sides with a hanging heart on the reverse side to allow passersby to view the wall from the main road.

Hanging Heliconia adorning the wall.

Hanging Heliconia adorning the wall.

8'x8' Boxwood backdrop used as the foundation for the floral wall.

8'x8' Boxwood backdrop used as the foundation for the floral wall.

Beautiful anthuriums were individually applied onto the floral backdrop.

Beautiful anthuriums were individually applied onto the floral backdrop.

Final detailing of the floral wall and dimensional signage.

Final detailing of the floral wall and dimensional signage.

Happy valentine's day and we hope you get an opportunity to try these delicious shortbread cookies and get a taste of passion in paradise.

CREDITS:

  • Designer: Janet Tran
  • Public Relations / Coordination: Harris Agency
  • Photo Booth Photographer: David Murphey
  • Venue: Waikiki Beach Walk