About the Café
All About The Wedding Café
How Hawaii's premier wedding resource center was born!
The Wedding Café opened in 2001 in the cozy Manoa Marketplace as a wedding resource center for Hawaii's brides and grooms. The Wedding Café offers an extensive library of magazines, books, photo albums and brochures, as well as a resource center of Hawaii's most talented wedding professionals.
In 2007, The Wedding Café moved to Ward Warehouse, doubling its' space to house more wedding information and host weekly bridal workshops. Designed with the busy bride in mind, The Wedding Café continues to cater to Hawaii's brides and grooms to help them plan the wedding of their dreams! Come stop by, we have oodles of information on wedding planning, savvy tips for brides, great bridal gift ideas and a friendly staff who is happy to guide you on your wedding planning journey.
Or, from the comfort of your home, browse through our website, jam packed with informative wedding vendor videos, profiles of Hawaii's top wedding professionals, a complete listing of articles in our Brides Wanna Know section, tips and trends for local and destination brides, and an RSVP for our upcoming workshop series. The Wedding Café is located in the heart of Honolulu or online, right here at your diamond-flaunting fingertips.
With weddings on her mind and in her heart, Tanna decided to leave her comfy post at a local bridal publication to pursue her dream job, The Wedding Café. Armed with years of wedding industry experience, a knowledge of all, and we do mean all, of the island's wedding vendors, and a deep devotion to knowing each bride that walked through the door, Tanna and her husband, Bryson took over the reigns in January 2005, and haven't looked back since.
Bryson's background in the wedding industry began when he came to the sudden realization that Tanna was addicted to weddings. She constantly talked about them. Their wedding. Her cousin's wedding. Their friends' weddings. The neighbor's kid's wedding. Yes, it was a quick introduction to the wedding industry, but fortunately he was a quick study.
Lauren is a wedding lover with a knack for unique details. She's a workaholic, wife and hipster momma. She's been in your shoes whether as a member of the bridal party, a vendor providing services or a blushing bride. With a background in the entertainment industry (for 20+ years!) as well as more than a decade in education, she has a passion for BIG productions and lifelong learning.
Lauren's hubby, Luke, is her lifestyle designer, dancing partner, goofball extraordinaire and big dreamer. With a doctorate in Architecture, not only can he design and build ANYTHING, but project management is in his DNA!