June begins the season of “I Do”

June 2019 – One of my best friends from childhood ties the knot this month and as I get ready for my role as the maid of honor, it reminds me that June begins the season of “I do.” In fact, Hawaii is host to more than 20,000 weddings every year. While every marriage is unique, there is one thing …

Traditions in Events

Traditions are passed down from generation to generation – symbolic of history, culture and family ritual. They are shared between communities and teach us stories that still hold meaning today. In our line of work, we have the unique opportunity to share our local culture and traditions  with Guests and Clients from around the world by incorporating them into an …

Color + Contrast

Year-on-year we see a shift in color trends – from Pantone’s color of the year, popular event themes with strong color elements, to cutting-edge lighting technology. We love to play with color as it is an important tool used to set the tone and mood of any space and event.  One thing that never changes is the fact that a …

Flower Power

There is no denying it… when you enter a space filled with flowers, your mood changes. Flowers grow, they are nourished by the rain and bloom with the sun. They are touched by many hands and many hearts before we get to enjoy them… and that’s what makes them so special. Flowers are a natural element we design with that …

A Jurassic World Takeover at Kualoa Ranch

Current Affairs was proud to Partner with Kualoa Ranch and NBC Universal on a three-day press junket, welcoming not only the cast and crew of the blockbuster hit but also members of the media from around the world. Several distinct areas were created for this multi-day experience: The base camp was designed as a home base for the amazing crew …

Glamping Affairs: Where Nature Meets Luxury

Glamping has finally arrived in Hawaii. It combines the beautiful elements of nature and all the comforts of resort style living for an unforgettable experience. From large, upscale tents complete with memory foam mattresses and portable charging stations, to hot shower stations and hotel quality robes, glamping is the hottest trend in travel. Wake up to beautiful views and enjoy breakfast …

Two Iconic Brands, Two Signature Events

We recently helped two iconic brands celebrate two very different special events in Hawaii – but both with the same attention to detail, level of high-quality service, innovation, and creativity for which our events are known. We were approached by Outrigger Hotels & Resorts to help plan and produce a 70th anniversary to remember. Our visual designer incorporated the hotel …

A Blast from the Past

Diners, carnivals and old-fashioned soda shops came alive at this 1950s inspired shindig. Our Client from Australia hosts an incentive trip for their employees and their families each year. It was previously held in Australia and Vietnam before coming to Hawaiʻi this April, with plans to travel to Fiji in 2019. Our Team loved the challenge of creating custom “Grease” …

Pegasus Takes Flight

Pegasus may be a mythical winged stallion, but every year it comes to life at “Pegasus Night.” This special event for our Client’s Elite Sales Team changes locations each year and was previously held in Athens, the Maldives and Dubai before coming to Hawaii earlier this year. Due to the significance of the evening, our Client asked us to build …

May Day is Lei Day

This year marks the 91st annual celebration of this tradition. However, in Hawaii, lei are used throughout the year for special occasions, such as graduations, weddings and birthdays. Our Team loves to incorporate beautiful lei into our events, as no matter the theme or orientation, lei serve as a symbol of peace and aloha in Hawaii. Whether the lei are …

Hawaiian Airlines Bids Aloha to CEO Mark Dunkerley

John C. Maxwell once said, “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” For 15 years, Mark Dunkerley served as Hawaiian Airlines’ guiding light on its journey to become one of the world’s most successful airlines. It was only fitting that his recent retirement party would take place in a hangar complete with …

LOVE is in the Air

Jet setting from New York to Hawaii, our Client wanted a tropical outdoor wedding that incorporated special family heirlooms into the ceremony and reception. The altar featured a beautiful table that had special meaning to the couple, paired with stunning bronze columns and orchid floral arrangements on either side to create a simple and elegant look. Following the ceremony, the …