Lucky to Be Loved in Paradise

If you asked any local to tell you their favorite thing about Hawaii, you’d notice that it’s challenge to answer with only one thing.  From its beaches to each valley, there’s so many aspects that make it amazing.  Not to mention, the warm, tropical weather allows so many unique native species to flourish.  However, there are times when we take these things for granted and forget how beautiful our islands really are.  Through the use of various native flowers, Rowena & Greg’s wedding at Dillingham Ranch reminded us about why we are so fortunate to be living in paradise.  

 
 

As always, Roy Nuesca didn’t miss a moment and captured all the love and happiness shared between the couple and their guests.

Unlike your traditional bouquet of roses or peonies, Pamakane of Ocean Dreamer Florals worked her magic and incorporated various native flowers such as Hibiscus, Ginger, Heliconias, Bird of Paradise, and Anthuriums (to name a few). The contrast of the floral’s fiery reds and oranges contrasted SO WELL with the bridesmaids’ darker green dresses. Even the groomsmen looked dapper with their Maile leis.

 
 

Like any good wedding, champagne was served and could be enjoyed in our lounge area.

This wedding got intimate with a low seated dining area for its guests. Don’t worry, we set up our textile rugs and pillows beforehand to make sure everyone was comfy! Ocean Dreamer Florals remained consistent and put together stunning centerpieces!

 
Low seated dining area  rugs & pillows

Low seated dining area rugs & pillows

 

And of course, the bride and groom were saved a special seat to enjoy their first meal as husband and wife together!

 
 

I don’t know about you, but I can definitely say, “lucky we live Hawaii”… but let’s face it, being loved in Hawaii makes it even better.

xoxo,

Marina

Special thanks to our team:

Photography- Roy Nuesca

Floral- Pamakane of Ocean Dreamer Florals

Specialty Rentals- Roam Rentals

Venue- Dillingham Ranch

From Dreams to Reality: A Floral Fairytale Wedding

Let’s admit it, at one point or another we’ve all daydreamed about our ideal wedding—from our wedding party, dresses and tuxedos, cake, décor, and the overall theme, the possibilities are endless. When Samantha from Floralia Hawaii approached us to help bring Mark and Mari’s vision of a whimsy bohemian wedding to life, we were thrilled.  Lavishly adorned with beautiful floral pieces and specially curated details, the entire day seemed as if it were straight out of a fairy-tale.

 
 

How cute are these invitations?! They have a stamp with their faces! These beautiful hand-made designs made by Hawaii Calligraphy were a splendid way to announce their special day to their guest. 

 
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The couple shared with Pacific Weddings that the day of their wedding happened to be on the eve of the crescent moon, which led to the inspiration of their ceremony statement piece.  Every scene from Mark & Mari’s new chapter in life together was perfectly captured by Melia Lucida.  

 
 

Every detail of the wedding was meticulously thought out—and it was well worth it! From the second guests arrived to the moment they dined, the whimsy bohemian vibes couldn’t be missed.

 
 

Our rattan bar cart was used in a slightly more unconventional way and held props for the photo booth so guests could continue making memories.  Guest could show off their fun Polaroid pictures on a string-light display.  The lounge area was a prime spot for bonding and picture taking too!

We are so glad that this love story got the happy ending it deserved and are grateful to have been apart of it! Being able to help people turn their dream weddings into a reality is one of the perks of being in the industry! Don’t forget to check out our special feature on Pacific Weddings HERE

xoxo,

Marina

Dream Team:

Design & Coordination: Samantha Howards from Floralia Hawaii

Photography: Melia Lucida

Dress & Jewelry: Wings Hawaii

Invitations & Calligraphy: Hawaii Calligraphy

Specialty Rentals: Roam Rentals

All Things Blue and Beautiful: A Turtle Bay Wedding

There's the classic saying that reminds brides to gather, “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue”… well, this wedding did just that. Coordinated and designed Lindsay of LVL Weddings & Events, this day was a dream to be a part of. We had so much fun getting craft for this Turtle Bay Resort wedding that was inspired by the ocean and Japanese shibori details.  

 
 

Brandon Kidd did an amazing job at capturing every unforgettable moment. Passion Root’s amazing statement pieces took everyone's breath away!  This eucalyptus chandelier was made with so much love (an entire team to lift it), and the ceremony floral install was a knock out by framing our rattan coffee table perfectly! 

 
 

And who doesn’t love a good DIY? We gave this wedding a special touch with these hand dyed shibori runners made by yours truly.  Style Me Pretty featured the entire thing here. 

 
 

Our friends WickedHi Slush were there too! Their slushies were the perfect cool down for this sunny Turtle Bay Resort wedding.

 
 

Our lounge was placed in the common area of cocktail hour so guests could rest and take a photo op as well as enjoy it post dinner. We included some additional hand dyed pillows we made for this couple to tie it all together.

 
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Lounge Area- Seating, Textiles, and tables

 

Don’t forget about cake! Even the cake incorporates subtle hints of blue! 

 
 

We'll take more creative clients like this any day, and while they're not listed on the site, we still have these runners and pillows and they're available for rent! Happy Aloha Friday friends! 

 

xoxo,

Marina

 

Dream Team: 

Venue- Turtle Bay Resort

Photography- Brand Kidd

Design/Coordination: Lindsay of LVL Events

Floral- Passion Roots

Specialty Rentals- Roam Rentals

Tent/Tables/Chairs- Pacific Party Rentals

Slush- Wicked HI Slush

 

Why Mid-Century Furniture Works With Any Wedding

Haven’t decided on the final touches for your wedding furniture yet? It’s okay we got you covered!  Up the fun factor by incorporating some mid-century elements into your big she-bang.  Architectural Digest characterizes mid-century designs based on its organic influences, simple forms, and democratic detailing. Although it originates from early 1940's and remained popular throughout the late 60's, the timeless look is back and here to stay. Here’s why it works:

1. Clean Lines

Mid-century designs are often defined by its use of simple forms and emphasis on function. The “less is more” approach encourages its designer to gravitate towards items that are eye catching, yet practical and avoids the chances of having a cluttered space.  It’s use of minimalism blends well with other types of décor and is designed for everyone.  Overall, its timeless appeal will ensure that your wedding is always in style.

During this era, many of the pieces had strong organic influences.  But this didn’t stop designers from experimenting with materials such as plastic. We love a good eames chair!

2. Bold Color/Accent Pop

Often times in mid-century designs you will see various uses of geometric shapes and an expansive color palette. If you’d like to play it safe, olive green, mustard yellow, and flamingo pink are a good start.  Textile rugs and pillows are also exciting ways to add some color. Or expand your horizons with a vibrant 1960's side table.

3. Adds Personality

The beauty of choosing a mid-century design is the flexibility of it all.  You can use both traditional or non-traditional pieces and they can be incorporated with pieces from other eras as well. Be daring and experiment with statement pieces  ranging from lighting, candles, or plant holders. A lounge is a fun way to get personal and add personal touches by incorporating themes from both the bride and groom.  Are you a die hard Urban Outfitters fan? Use the things that inspire you at home and incorporate them into your event too. If you need inspiration to start, take a look at our whimsical photoshoot with Love Bird Photography featuring our Emerald Velvet Sofa and Mid-Century Slatted Coffee Table.

We love dreaming in all things Mid-Century designs. Shoot us an email to get started! 

 

Aloha, 

Marina

 

Special thanks to our photographers:

Eames Chairs- Gabriella Katalin, 1960's Vintage Side Table- Ashley Goodwin Photography, Pillows & Upholstery- Jean Marie Photography, and whimsical photoshoot lounge- Love Birds 

Colorful Waimea Valley Wedding

When Louise of Love Letter Weddings and her bride Michelle reached out to us with a fun concept for rentals, you bet we said yes! Michelle envisioned a low seated boho area for cocktail hour and a fun formal lounge for later. We began the process with a visual design and thought we'd share the whole thing from concept to creation. 

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We love their punchy color palette of yellow, orange, green, pink, blue and white. 

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Jenny Quicksall's photos captured the colors and light just right and these photos have become some our most requested inspiration for events after this. Bridal Guide Magazine even picked it up and featured their big day in print! 

We love the creative idea Louise used for our macrame throw.... escort card display! The leaf shapes tie in the valley vibes perfectly. 

The scenery at Waimea Valley makes it one of our favorite venues on island. The foliage is so lush and colorful it's like being in the middle of the jungle. 

Rugs and pillows

Rugs and pillows

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Peacock chairs always make for the perfect set for a sweetheart table! 

Overall, this wedding totally encompassed the idea of taking a traditional "Hawaiiana" themed day and turning it into a more modern, timeless look. Sign us up for more please! 

Aloha, 

Marina