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A dream come true: Lei La'i Studio

Passion projects are what keep us all going, and so many of us dream of making our passion projects our full-time focus. While we’ve got our hands full with a ton of things besides Roam (running a family farm and honey business, coordinating weddings, family-life and client projects, to name a few!) we’re moving closer and closer towards the dream with every project we get. The most exciting part of it all is to experience our dreams coming to life alongside dear friends and vendors, who are making their dreams come true, too. And without further adieu, we wanted to celebrate the success of one of our dear friends and collaborator’s newest venture by giving you a sneak peak of her newest venture - Lei La’i Studio!

Lei La’i studio is the newly opened Kailua-based floral studio and event space by the beautiful and talented Pāmakani (you may know her on Instagram as @Ocean_Dreamerr ). We’ve been collaborating with Pomaikani for the past few years on everything from weddings to corporate events, creating some amazing custom floral installations (most recently for Tarte cosmetics) and bringing flower dreams to life for star-eyed brides here on O’ahu.

Pāmakani previously worked from a studio space fashioned at her home, but having this storefront space is going to enable her to bring her craft and gifts to more people, more publically, celebrating Hawai’i’s rich culture and natural beauty with our community in the process. We’re especially excited that the studio will serve as a rentable event space, hosting regular lei making workshops, both public and private. It’s also available for your dreamy occasion photoshoot (or those just-for-fun glamour shots), which are an Ocean Dreamer specialty (hellooooo @hibiskiss.love.tub!)

 
 

Lei La’i is open daily from 1-8pm at 438 Uluniu St in Kailua. In addition to an event space, the studio serves as a workspace for Ocean Dreamer floral art and a boutique local gift shop, featuring a rotating selection of locally made products. You’ll find all sorts of goodies and gifts, from hand-woven papale and jewelry, local art prints, to beauty and skincare products. For your floral needs, a flower bar of ready-made bouquets and one-of-a-kind Lei are daily staples. Pāmakani will run the studio with her daughter.

 
 

We were excited to help celebrate the studio’s opening by contributing to this photoshoot, providing design and styling support. Pāmakani used her own glorious peacock chair, which is now a regular fixture in the studio (snap a photo in it while you’re there!) but we helped create cozy vibes by bringing in rugs and pillows for this session. If you’re planning an upcoming shoot, between the two of us, we’ve got plenty of blooms, greenery and soft goods to set the ideal mood!

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Stop by and say hi to Pāmakani next time you’re in Kailua. You’ll walk away in a better mood guaranteed (and probably with a new treasure to brighten your own day or that of lucky friend.)

xoxo,

Marina and The Roam Rentals Team

Special thanks to our Dream Team:

Venue: Lei La’i Studio

Photography: Jessica Pine

Hair and Make Up: Faith Bartruff

Specialty Rentals: Roam Rentals

Florals: Ocean Dreamer Hawaii

A Loulu Palm Estate Wedding

Joan and Shaun… where to begin? As both their event designer and coordinator through Bustle Events and their rental company, these two could not be more ideal clients. From the start Joan had a vision of what she wanted the day to look and feel like but wasn’t sure of all the pieces to pull together. I took her inspiration and brought it to life which is where the magic happens…

Loulu Palm Estate was the perfect backdrop for their wedding after doing an initial venue hunt and they loved the backyard views and feelings it provides at the property to offer for their destination guests. Svetlana Sauer’s style captured the emotions and details of the day so much so that we feel like we’re experiencing it all over again every time we look at these photos.

Fun fact: not only is the bride absolutely gorgeous and a bright (she’s a lawyer!), she’s also incredibly artistic! She designed and created all the details of her invitations, menus, and seating cards herself!

 
 

And of course, we can always count on Mei Day to provide the perfect florals for every occasion! The subtle pink in the roses provided just the right amount of color and dimension to the florals.

 
 

Though simple, the outdoor seating arrangement turned out stunning. All table top decor was rented through Loulu Palm. Their teak dining tables and chairs made for a gorgeous al fresco look.

 
 

At the time of their vows the couple wanted to plant a tree together—a special tradition of the Loulu Palm Estate. The planting of the tree together represents their new beginning and their promise to grow and nurture their relationship together.

 
 

We’re sure by now you’ve noticed the groom’s unique choice in color for his suit! What can we say? We’re totally for it! Not only does it compliment their whole color scheme perfectly, but it also matches our Emerald Velvet Sofa! We’re love the moments captured with our lounge—it really brought everything to life!

Between you and me, Joan and Shaun were hands down the most grateful and thoughtful couple I’ve yet to work with. They included a handwritten thank you note on each guests name card for traveling from so many places and for the role they played in their life. The night ended with emotional thank you speeches and there was so much love in the atmosphere. If we were indoors, it would have blown the doors off. It’s moments and people like this that fuel and inspire my passion for events and design.

 
 

If you and your partner are planning to tie the knot this upcoming year we’d love to help make your special day one to remember! We’ve got years of experience under our belt and we know 2019 is going to knock our socks off.

xoxo,

Marina and The Roam Rentals Team

Special thanks to our Dream Team:

Venue: Loulu Palm Estate

Photography: Svetlana Sauer

Specialty Rentals: Roam Rentals

Florals: Mei Day

Moody Tropical Vibes on 100 Layer Cake

When Gabriella of Love Records Collective approached me with visions of a moody, modern, tropical design, I was immediately smitten and excited about where this shoot was going. Not only is it a concept that plays off the brilliant colors we're surrounded with in Hawaii, but it's perfect for any time of the year.

The darker red satin napkins from Les Saisons makes it a perfect holiday palette too! How sexy does our hair pin table and eames chairs look in the middle of a coconut forest?! I had a blast helping curate the look and feel of this mock wedding. It was a nice refresher from the typical light and airy wedding styles we work with so often.

Pamakane of Ocean Dreamer Florals worked what I call her "freshly foraged" magic again on this one!

Our rattan coffee table worked beautifully for this modern cake by Cake Works HI... I mean, so good! Be sure to check out the whole feature on the 100 Layer Cake blog. And a huge thanks to the vendors below for creating such a dreamy day.

XOXO,
Marina

Photographer: Gabriella of Love Records Collective / Videographer & Coordination: For The Good Hawaii / Location: Dillingham Ranch in Mokuleia, Hawaii / Event Coordination: Siri Masterson of Dillingham Ranch / Co-Design & Rentals: Marina of Roam Rentals / Flowers: Flower Artistry by Pamakane / Hair & Makeup: Sarah of Whik’d Hair and Makeup Hawaii / Stationery: Margaux Paperie / Calligraphy: RSVPeas Calligraphy / Cake: Cakeworks HI / Tabletop Rental: Maison de Ware / Bride’s Dress: Janna Frash from Love and Lace Hawaii

Relaxed Elopement on the North Shore

For some, a big elaborate wedding is the last thing people envision when it comes to tying the knot. Or maybe you have a huge family and the only way to avoid a 300 person event is to elope. When we put this shoot together, we knew it was for just that purpose. Inspiration for the couple to wants to run away and have a stress free experience that focuses on just them. What a better place to escape then on the North Shore of Oahu...

Loulu Palms Estate is a gorgeous property with beautifully landscaped gardens and a private slice of beach. Seriously, so many pinch me places to explore here where you'll feel like it's just you and your favorite person alone on the island and that's why it was the perfect setting for our elopement shoot.

As the planner and designer wearing my Bustle Events hat, I pulled together a vendor team that set the tone for such a romantic afternoon. The girls from Absolutely Loved Photography and I had fun dashing in and out the rain that day, but it allowed us to escape to the kitchen for a while and cottage turned out to be a sweet place to take some more intimate photos.

Details from Design House of Moira were just the right amount of elegant that still set the tone for a proper wedding, but with a pantsuit from Joelle Perry we kept things cool, comfortable, and casual. Enjoy escaping for a few moments as you scroll through the photos and see even more at our feature on Borrowed & Blue. We can't wait to do more elopements in the future!

Coordinator & Stylist - Bustle Events - Venue - Loulu Palm Estate - Flowers - Spinning WEB Florist - Fashion - Joelle Perry - Health & Beauty - Maleana Cosmetics - Photographers - Absolutely Loved - Paper Goods/Calligraphy - Design House of Moira - Jewelry - Pashey Bella - Rentals- Roam Rentals - Model - Caity Owen

 

XOXO,

Marina