From Puerto Rico to Miami and beyond, Akua by Event Design Group produces luxury weddings and events in some of the world’s most beautiful locations. Javier Martínez, the group’s President and Art Director, shares with us some of his favorite design details and where he draws inspiration for creating bespoke celebrations filled with stunning floral arrangements and unique accents.
GO: How would you sum up your personal design style?
A: In terms of design, I describe my style as timeless, elegant, full of details, and impeccable.
GO: What prompted you to start a career in the wedding and event industry?
A: The main reason I started in the field of design was the need to create events completely out of the ordinary. For me, it was important that each event had the surprise factor that would impact all the guests.
GO: What should couples expect when working with you?
A: When the bride and groom arrive at my company, they can be sure that they will receive a complete, personalized service and the ability to design an unforgettable experience that fits their budget.
GO: What are your favorite types of flowers or décor elements to use?
A: I could not choose a favorite type of flower; I love them all. However, I love working with flowers of unexpected sizes and full of color. The more open and fresher the flowers are, the more cheerful I feel.
GO: What flowers or details mesh well with any type of wedding style?
A: The flowers that look good with any wedding style, are neutral colored flowers such as white, blush, and green.
GO: Where do you get your inspiration when creating one-of-a-kind floral arrangements or wedding décor schemes?
A: My inspiration comes from the collaborations I have made throughout the world. From a simple idea that I observed in a museum, art and textiles, they all become my muse.
GO: Are there any current trends you’re implementing into your weddings?
A: The trends that we are currently incorporating are the use of light effects in hanging structures with unusual colors and mixtures.
GO: Describe one of the best events you’ve designed.
A: One of the events that I enjoyed designing with my team was our anniversary "Montage," where several rooms with different themes and environments were designed. It has been one of our biggest projects.
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