Table For Two?
Workshop Recap: Cake and Catering Trends
Savory samples and sweet treats? Count us in!
What to Wear Under There
Workshop Recap: Wedding Music & Entertainment
4 of Hawaii’s BEST wedding entertainers and 3 of Hawaii’s top DJs share their tips and advice.
Which Dress Should You Marry?
A style for everyone!
I Spy DIY :: Washi Wedding
Add a little design oomph to everything.
I Spy DIY :: Cupcake Bouquet
Check out this sweet idea!
Leave No Detail Unturned...
And this includes your final do!
One to Keep and One to Toss
What's Your Shoe Style?
A Girl's Best Friend...
Please Meet :: The Love Doctor - James Ferguson
Wedding Officiant, Minister, Spiritual Advisor and Love Guru
The anatomy of a thank you note.
Head Table Decor Must Do’s
Create a stunning focal point with your head table decor
A Fun Idea
A puzzling twist on a guest book!
Guys Jus' Wanna Have Fun
A twist on a classic, Pineapple Mimosas.
VENDOR SPOTLIGHT :: A Cake Life
Take a bite out of A Cake Life and get all your burning wedding cake questions answered!
TWC Tip :: Personalize Your Look
Your day, your style, your way!
It’s ALL in the PRESENTATION
To save from any last-minute decor regrets, opt for a “Live Preview”
Thanks to All Our Vendors!
...and big props to MadCakez!
Incorporating "thank you" into your wedding day photo shoot.
Happy Wedding to Wedding Photographer, Rachel Robertson!
Make Your (Flower) List
Watanabe Floral's "Every Bride Floral Checklist"
Video Recap :: Invitations, Favors & Special Touches Workshop
See what you missed!
Photo Highlights :: Grooms and Bridesmaids
See what you missed!
REAL LIFE WEDDING :: Le-Ann and Russell
Congrats to F+K couple Le-Ann and Russell!
Workshop Recap: Floral & Decor Showcase
6 of Hawaii’s top floral companies and 4 creative textile and lighting companies share their expertise on all things pretty and posh.
OLD is NEW Again
Vintage Ideas to Inspire Your Wedding
Check out these and other favor ideas.
Photo Highlights :: Cake and Catering Trends
A delicious evening!
Workshop Recap: The Beauty Apothecary
The beauty experts are in and they’ve dished out their tips and advice for the beautiful bride!
A PERFECT theme for your wedding in Hawaii.
Photo Highlights :: Wedding Music & Entertainment
See what you missed!
WORKSHOP RECAP: Videography Showcase
10 of Hawaii’s BEST videographers shared their expertise and showed us why videography is the “reel” deal.
REAL LIFE WEDDING :: Ellen and Scott
Congratulations to Fred+Kate couple Ellen and Scott!
Location, Location, Location
Things to consider when setting the location for your wedding day.
I Spy DIY :: Dyed Mason Jars
Oh so chic centerpieces!
Photo Highlights: Floral and Decor Showcase
One word: STUNNING.
REAL LIFE WEDDING :: Amanda and Brandon
Congrats to Fred+Kate couple Amanda and Brandon!
Behind the Scenes :: Floral and Decor Showcase
Take a look at what happened when we combined 3 vision boards + 6 crazy talented florists + 4 top notch decor specialists.
WORKSHOP RECAP :: It’s All About the Details: Invitations, Favors & Special Touches
Hawaii’s pros dish out tips that’ll change your wedding planning life.
WORKSHOP RECAP :: Bridal Trends Fashion Show & Ceremony Planning
A night filled with expert advice on how to ace the ceremony and rock the runway.
"CUT” IT OUT
Check out this trend we LOVE...
REAL LIFE WEDDING :: Gina and Do
Congrats to Fred+Kate couple Gina and Do!
How to boutonniere?
Kudos to Supreme Video Productions
Photo Highlights :: The Beauty Apothecary
Bridal beauty at its BEST
WORKSHOP RECAP: Photography Showcase
19 of Hawaii’s BEST photographers dished out their tips and expert advice.
REAL LIFE WEDDING :: Lilian and Jonathan
Congrats to New York pair Lilian and Jonathan!
TWC & F+K Celebrate the Holidays!
A night of music and magic under the mistletoe at The Waikiki Aquarium
REAL LIFE WEDDING :: Marianne and Mike
Congrats to Fred+Kate couple Marianne + Mike!
We LOVE a good surprise!
Popcorn for everyone!
Big THANKS to our friends at Popcorn Express Hawaii!
Photo Highlights :: Videography
Movie night rocked our socks!
WORKSHOP RECAP: Locations & Venues
Hawaii’s BEST Catering Managers dished out great advice and tasty bites at The Wedding Cafe’s Locations and Venues Workshop.
How to assemble your tux rental for the big day!
WEDDING INSPIRATION: Sophisticated Elegance
Fabulous Wedding Reception Ideas
BEO, MOH, MOG, oh my!
Photo Highlights :: Invitations and Favors
Here's all the pretty little details you missed!
Congratulations To Our Grand Prize Winners
How To Select Songs For Your Wedding Day
Picking the perfect playlist for your special day
LET THEM EAT CAKE!
Top tips, ideas and “cake” inspiration
You Rock, Ben & Malia!
Ben & Maila rocked it out at the Pro Bowl last week!
Photo Highlights :: Bridal Trends Showcase
Floral Inspirations + Les Saisons = #stunning
When an amazing floral designer and decor specialist team up on a gorgeous wedding, you only get one thing… #stunning.
Best Brother Ever
VIRAL VIDEOS :: Things COOL GROOMS Do!
We’re smitten with the cool these that these Groom’s did for their blushing brides!
REAL LIFE WEDDING :: BECCA AND REID
Congratulations to Fred+Kate couple Becca and Reid!
Photo Highlights :: Picture Perfect Photography Showcase
It was a "picture" perfect night!
Wedding Rehearsals :: What You Should Know
Do you REALLY need a rehearsal? We think so!
Pretty in Purple 2.0
Radiant Orchid is Pantone’s 2014 Color of the Year
Please Meet :: Dusty and Elise
A foodie + designer = one AMAZING wedding.
The only word that describes the elaborate decor that adorned Josel and Mark's December wedding.
Photo Highlights :: Locations & Venues Workshop
What an amazing night!
TRENDING :: Great Gatsby Glitz
Glitz, glamour and feathers its all here!
TOP 10 WEDDING COLOR MISTAKES + WAYS TO AVOID THEM
Dont fall into a color conundrum, follow these top tips...
Beaded beauties? YES. PLEASE.
THINGS WE LOVE :: Solemates!
A $12 lifesaver.
Silver Screen Nuptials
Please meet RADIANT ORCHID!
Radiant Orchid has been officially inducted as PANTONES Color Of The Year for 2014. Check out how to add a splash of this pretty purple to your wedding decor.
TREND ALERT :: Lovin’ lace.
Rustic, romantic, vintage...
Professional Teeth Whitening at Ala Moana Dental Group
Written by Dr. Christopher Chow, DDS
DJ vs. Live Band
Which would YOU choose?
Planning tip :: Splurge!
9 wedding splurges that will actually get noticed.
Photo tip :: Schedule a post wedding shoot!
Schedule a session for the next day -- or even a week after!
Great Gifts + Getting-Ready Ideas For Your Bridesmaids
Give a gift that she can use again!
Behind the Scenes
Follow us on Instagram!
How to Create a Foolproof Guest List
Top Tips on How to Best Organize Your Guest List
REAL LIFE WEDDING :: Josel and Mark
Congrats to Fred+Kate couple Josel and Mark!
Up-Inspired Photo Shoot
I SPY DIY :: Glass Tablescape
REAL LIFE WEDDING :: Julia and Greg
Congrats to Fred+Kate couple Julia and Greg!
The 5 Ps of Perfect Photos
Snag the PERFECT photographer with 5 easy-peasy-Ps to getting the perfect shot.
New Year Nuptials
Let love sparkle
Wedding Etiquette 101: Divorced Parents? No Sweat!
Tips on how to make it work for EVERYONE!
I Spy DIY :: Candy Buffet!
Check out this video
REAL LIFE WEDDING :: Alyssa and Tyler
Congratulations to Fred+Kate couple Alyssa and Tyler!
Tux or Suit
Which will you choose?
We're in Love
Check out Stefan Jolie at Bijou Bridal
LET THEM EAT CAKE....OR NOT!
Fun alternatives to having a wedding cake at your wedding
Add some mistletoe to your winter wedding
Real Life Wedding :: Derek + Lisa - July 13, 2013
A little magic, a lot of love and a ton of amazing vendors made Derek + Lisas wedding day dreams come true!
Make it Fruity!
A sweet idea for champagne toasts
O Christmas Tree
We love these trees!
Style Me Pretty Destination
How to Give the Best (MOH or BM) Speech EVER!
Tips to Tackle the Task of Writing and Giving Your Maid of Honor (MOH) or Best Man (BM) Speech
Martha Does It Again
Countdown to Christmas Videos
TWC Turns 12 :: A Family Affair
A night full of fun, food and FAMILY to celebrate The Wedding Cafes 12th Anniversary!
REAL LIFE WEDDING :: Amy and Miko
Congratulations to Fred+Kate couple Amy and Miko!
Heres a fun idea, a BUCKET LIST game!
Glitz and glam? No problem!
Kudos to the Tanioka's!
This or That :: Flower Swapping
A quick switcharoo in the floral department can save your wedding day dreams and budget!
REAL LIFE WEDDING :: Danielle and Brad
Congratulations to Fred+Kate Aussie couple Danielle and Brad!
REAL LIFE WEDDING :: Jennifer and Brian - June 1, 2013
A simple act of love can make extraordinary things happen.
Liven up the Loo
Cute ideas for the bathroom.
REAL LIFE WEDDING :: Jenna and Lincoln
Congratulations to Fred+Kate couple Jenna and Lincoln!
Bring On the Bling!
Add a little sparkle to your floral pieces.
Empire State Wedding? Yes, please.
The Perfect Gift
Look what Santa brought us!
Check Out Some Of These Fun Alternatives To Tossing Rice At The Ceremony
WEDDING ETIQUETTE 101 :: MOTHER-ETIQUETTE
How To Include Mom(s) In Your Wedding Planning
Skip the bachelorette, hit the spa!
With a green wedding bouquet.
Wedding Day 911
How a 911 dispatcher saved the (wedding) day.
Here's our vision of a perfect Thanksgiving wedding.
REAL LIFE WEDDING: Kylie and Elliott - June 1, 2013
A too-cute-for-words love story...
Make a list of must-haves.
WORKSHOP RECAP :: Open Mic with Fred+Kate Events
Your questions ANSWERED! Hear it straight from wedding expert Kelly Sugano of Fred+Kate Events.
End the evening with a late night snack station.
A Thousand Years
Christina Perri's chart-topper.
I SPY DIY :: Can-Tastic!
Presentation Is Everything TAKE A STAND!
Set your cake on a pedestal and let the sweetness shine.
What's Under There?
The 411 On What To Wear Under Your Wedding Gown
Capture the moment with a Polaroid guestbook!
We Love Fall!
Pumpkins, burlap, s'more favors, fall backdrops...and more!
Eco-friendly AND fashionable!
TRENDING :: Something GOLD, Something New.
Take a plunge into the mines of the classiest wedding trends for 2014 and make room for gold in your big day plans.
Top Tips For Writing Your Own Vows
The to dos for writing your I dos
REAL LIFE WEDDING :: Stephanie + Wyatt
Congratulations to Fred+Kate couple, Stephanie + Wyatt!
Love is SWEET!
And so are donuts!
Good Deed of the Day
We love this story!
The Signature of Your Wedding...
The wedding cake!
Strawberry Margarita Jello Shots!
How to in four easy steps
Whats Your Color?
Top 10 Color Trends For Spring 2014
I SPY DIY :: Glitter!
Who loves glitter?
Wicked Emerald Green
Say your "I do's" with this year's most "wicked" hue.
REAL LIFE WEDDING :: Kelley + Melvin
Congrats to Fred+Kate couple, Kelley + Melvin!
Take a bite out of this fab-BOO-lous "sweet" treat today!
CHEERS to YOU
How to Select the PERFECT Signature Cocktail For Your Wedding
REAL LIFE WEDDING :: Alice + Joonho
Congrats to F+K couple, Alice and Joonho!
A mimosa bar...delish!
Please Meet :: Jeremy Shoda of Shop Toast
The Creative Cat Behind SHOP TOAST
REAL LIFE WEDDING :: Nikki + Austin
Congrats to "Belle of the Ball" NIKKI and her "Prince Charming" AUSTIN!
Fresh or faux?
Faux flowers never looked so darn good...
REAL LIFE WEDDING :: Tiara + Travis
Double the celebration, double the fun!
The Take on Receiving Lines
Do ya or don'tcha? Plus, tips to make the best of it!
REAL LIFE WEDDING :: Katie + Brent
Congrats to F+K couple, Katie and Brent!
Time to ReFRESH the Decor
Check out our favorite ways to incorporate fresh fruit into your wedding decor.
REAL LIFE WEDDING :: Abby + Luis
Congrats to F+K couple, Abby and Luis!
I Spy DIY :: Cupcake Liner Centerpieces
Simple to make, cute as heck and totally budget friendly!
Something fun for your bridesmaids.
Color Crush - PLUM!
Add a little sugar and spice to your wedding party this season!
A Cool Idea
Engagement photos + guest book = A brilliant idea!
REAL LIFE WEDDING :: Janelle and Ryan - March 23, 2013
See how Janelle and Ryan made their dreams of a "non-traditional" wedding come true!
Draw Me, Darlin'
Add a bit of whimsy to your cocktail hour.
CREATING A CENTER OF ATTENTION
Create a focal point for your ceremony that will stand as the PERFECT backdrop for your I Dos
Take a Guess!
Who can guess the most popular processional song?
Shoulder, fingertip, chapel
Love the Toms story!
Wedding invites and Save the Dates.
10 Things That Couples Forget To Include In The Budget
Beat the budget blues & check out the top 10 most common things that get overlooked when planning your wedding budget!
How To POP The Question To Your Bridesmaids!
Get inspired with some fun and creative ways to ask your gal pals to be a part of your big day.
Cake Designers = True Artists
Check out how TWC's 10th Anniversary Cake came to fruition.
Will You Marry Me?
Who can guess the most popular month to get ENGAGED?
Fun cake topper ideas...
Draw Me, Darlin'
Adults love this unexpected treat - it's grown up fun for sure!
REAL LIFE WEDDING :: Kristin and Lance - July 7, 2012
Check out their tips and advice on planning the perfect day!
A Groom's Gift We Love
Love this little find we spotted on Pinterest.
VENDOR SPOTLIGHT :: Entertainment 101 with Tahiti Rey
Learn the facts straight from a pro!
It's amazing what a little LIGHTING can do.
Here's a few "cool" ideas for hot summer weddings.
So Long Smudge
Tips and tricks from the experts on choosing melt free makeup thatll put you in the COOL zone, for sure!
Snag our favorite celeb styles!
Time to PAW-TY!
Say "I Do" with your four-legged pup in tow at these dog friendly venues
Can you guess what these backdrops are made of?
I SPY DIY :: Follow Your Heart
Lead your guests (or groom!) to a lovely ceremony site by having them follow their hearts with this cinchy DIY project.
Ben Vegas gave us a great tip one day...
Fun Gift Ideas for your Flower Girl and Ring Bearer (that theyll ACTUALLY love!)
Fun gift ideas when youre making your list and checking it twice.
Perfect for bridal showers, thank you parties or just a good ol' girls get together...
Here's four sweet and simple ways to incorporate your something blue into your wedding day bliss.
These Shoes Were Meant for Walking... Down the Aisle!
Avoid the blisters and boo-boos on your big day by breaking in your shoes with these three simple tricks that we LOVE!
I SPY DIY :: Mossified Monogram
With a few supplies and a little craft time, youll have your very own mossified monogram.
Check out these three cool stationery must-haves that will save your wedding-invite-life!
We're Gathered Here Today...
W-O-W your guests with a unique ceremony setting!
This groom popped the question with a children's book he wrote himself... TOO CUTE!
Double it Up
Think outside of the box and have your favors double up as escort cards or centerpieces.
Something we love... PAK!
It organizes all of your daily essentials so you'll be ready for any emergency on your wedding day.
VENDOR SPOTLIGHT :: Watanabe Floral
From design to delivery, the team at Watanabe Floral gave The Wedding Cafe an all-exclusive behind the scenes tour!
I Spy DIY :: Candy Buffet
If you're looking to do a candy buffet for your wedding or bridal shower, here are some quick tips.
Can You "Video" My Wedding?
So what makes a video a video and a video a “film”? Is there even a difference?
A Twist on Tradition
Rather than having your ring bearer carry a “pillow” down the aisle...
Advice from F+K :: Music
Here's some of our all time favorite wedding songs...
I Spy DIY :: Mini Wedding Card Album
Ever wonder what to do with those heartwarming, hand written wedding cards?
Chalk it Up!
DIY brides, “take note”... on this totally adorable and DIY-made chalkboard!
Come SHOP (Toast)
Perfect for gift cards, little trinkets or sweet treats!
No Longer Uniform
Mismatched Bridesmaids Looks That Work
TWC TIP :: Officiants
Communicate with your officiant and tell her/him what's important to you...
Play with your Food
Check out a few of our favorite ideas from Chef Elmer's Island Cuisine...
TWC TIP :: Ring Bling
We all know the 4 C's: color, cut, clarity and carat. But did you know the 5th C is...
Three awwwww-some proposals we love...
Rise n Dine
Breakfast lovers unite.
When Life Gives You Lemons
Have a lemon themed wedding!
Movie Posters that Rock
These movie posters are the TALK OF THE TOWN at weddings!
There's something magical about engagement shoots.
Suit vs Tuxedo
VENDOR SPOTLIGHT :: Hawaii Prince Hotel
There's so much to love about this familiar and welcoming hotel that sits at the gateway of Waikiki.
50 Shades of Pretty
Be flexible with colors... especially shades of colors!
Please Meet :: My Fair Lady - Naomi Lee of Les Saisons & Vignette
We adore her style and wanted to learn more about where she finds her inspiration.
Linens and chair covers are always the rage...
Ever wondered what to do with all of those beautiful-yet-too-formal-and-fancy bridesmaid dresses...
REAL LIFE WEDDING :: Jadee and Tate - April 13, 2013
With a vision in mind, Jadee and Tate enjoyed an intimate daytime wedding filled with love, laughter and a happily ever after.
TWC TIP :: Wedding Day Food
This may seem like a no brainer, but make sure you eat the day of your wedding!
Save the Day :: Bridal Emergency Kit
For better or worse, the show MUST go on... YOU MUST BE READY.
TWC TIP :: Photo Inspiration
"Picture this" - literally!
Fun at the Fair
Check out "Fred" and "Kate" on location at the 50th State Fair.
(eden) in Love
Dr. Seuss always had a way with words...
Here's a mouth-watering idea - a late night snack station.
STYLE ME PRETTY... On Location at the 50th State Fair
This month, The Wedding Cafe teamed up with its sister companies Fred+Kate Events and Eden in Love for a color poppin' + totally FUN styled shoot at the 50th State Fair.
Want some audience participation at your wedding?
The 411 on Charge Cards for Your Wedding Expenses
One of the BIGGEST questions newly engaged couples have is: How are we gonna pay for this wedding?
Deck Yo Walls
Adorn your newlywed abode with artfully chic prints in an array of colors.
Wondering if your favorite floral will be in bloom for your big day?
Real Life Proposal :: Kellie + Justin
Read their super sweet, I-woof-you proposal story...
Kellie + Justin
The proposal was simple, sweet and perfect!
Through Stick(y) + Thin
After stationery superstar, Stacey Shiroma of Emi Ink shared a photo of her HUGE collection of washi tape with us, we were OBSESSED.
Please Meet :: Abi Langlas - The Queen of Cakes and Tasty Treats
A wedding cake from Cake Works, means you're getting more than just a cake.
TWC TIP :: A Confetti Aisle
Take your last few steps as a "single lady" down a sea of rose petals without breaking the bank.
Practice Makes Perfect
Having a wedding rehearsal is a must!
Here Comes the Bride :: Fun and Unique Ring Bearer Inspiration
Some alternative items your ring bearer could carry (or walk) down the aisle with...
Tahiti Rey Debuts
Her first video, "Ocean Eyes" and we're loving it!
We Spy "DIY"
Your guests will be “bubbling” with joy when they see your adorably fun ceremony favors!
VENDOR SPOTLIGHT :: Celebrity Tuxedos
With over 40 years of experience, this locally owned and operated formalwear company specializes in service, quality and REASSURANCE.
A “haute” trend these days is adding a complementary sash or belt to your wedding dress.
Color Crush - MELON!
Brides, "take a bite" of this refreshing and vibrant shade this summer...
Pretty Paper Trends!
Here are our top three stationery trends that we'll definitely be incorporating into some kind of announcement!
When Apple Meets Droid
We love themed weddings, especially this tech-savvy soiree!
Real Life Wedding... When Apple Meets Droid
Tiare + Gary
Happy Father's Day to the man...
Here's a cute alternative to open toe flats...
Dancing with Daddy
Here are the five most popular songs brides have danced with their Dads to in 2013.
Real Life Wedding :: Liane + Danny
Liane and Danny "sported" a truly unique wedding that included all the things they absolutely LOVE.
Hello Cloud Parade
If Pinterest and Etsy got together, Cloud Parade would definitely be its offspring!
With a brand spankin' new showroom and the same outstanding customer service, we're sending everyone at Celebrity Tuxedos our biggest cheers!
Liane + Danny
Their attention to detail, fun props (the superman socks), festive colors, and entertainment really made it a memorable experience.
TWC TIP :: Outdoor Ceremony
Having an outdoor ceremony? Wearing a veil?
DIY - Ombre Sugar Hearts
We LOVE this colorful and creative DIY favor idea.
"Groom"-ing Tips For the Groom-to-be
We asked our beauty experts for a few to do's for grooms-to-be that'll leave a lasting impression...
Real Life Wedding :: Rieko + Brysonn
Rieko and Brysonn soared to new heights with their travel themed wedding...
Saying "I Do" has never been sweeter...
Daddy's Girl - Special Father Daughter Moments On Your Wedding Day
Some creative ways to create that “special” moment with dad on YOUR big day.
Tips from NAPPS
Here are some tips from the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters (NAPPS) to make sure your pup is safe and happy during your nuptials.
Get ready for that close up, grooms!
Honeymoon Registry :: Do You or Don't You?
What if you're a bride who doesn't NEED anything from a traditional registry?
TWC TIP :: Trim your Budget
Here's four sure fire ways to trim your wedding budget.
Red+White+Blue = I Do
Add a splash of this patriotic palette to your big day by focusing on the vibrant details.
Rain, Rain, Go Away!
It's always a good idea to have a contingency plan to weatherproof your oh-so-special day.
Real Life Wedding :: Kimberly + Christopher
This true blue Ihilani wedding made a definite splash for all of Kimberly and Christopher's guests.
Congrats to Mango Season!
Mark your calendars as we help our friends Annie and Curtis launch Mango Season's debut CD.
Take a Seat!
Assigning seat assignments for your reception can be a daunting task... especially if you have 200+ guests to manage!
Let's get Tech-nical!
Here's a rundown of five of the most popular (and easy to use) apps to help you plan your big day.
Top 5 Ceremony FAQs
The top 5 ceremony FAQs from brides
Real Life Wedding :: Traci + Bryan
Traci and Bryan created their dream wedding that was not only special, but reflected them as a couple.
Please Meet... Menehune Mac
Get your chocolate fill on Menehune Mac here.
Please Meet :: The Flower Power of Sue Tabbal-Yamaguchi of Su-V Expressions
Making floral magic for over 20 years...
VENDOR SPOTLIGHT :: Menehune Mac
Menehune Mac has been filling the wishes of chocolate lovers since 1939.
A Song for Mama
Grooms, through all the crazy things you've put your Mom through, she's loved you unconditionally.
Real Life Wedding :: Tina + Dustin
Meet Tina and Dustin–
Tips from the Experts... Cake and Catering
Get ready to drool HERE...
Make an Imprint
Nix the traditional guest book and explore your creativi-"tree" with this fun idea that will definitely "leaf" an imprint on your lives.
A "Cool" Shower Idea
Here's a refreshing idea for your beautiful bride's shower.
Tips from the Experts... Music and Entertainment
We learned just how powerful music can be from six of Hawaii's top entertainment companies at our Wednesday Night Workshop.
TWC TIP :: Table Numbers
Top your table with creativity...
This Mother's Day, give your "MOM" a sweet message with our "I'm Not A Coffee Cup" ceramic mugs.
BEO = Banquet Event Order.
Think of it as cliff notes for your reception!
A Cake Comb?
What a (perfect!) piece of cake.
Food for Thought :: Fun Fantastic Food Ideas For Your Wedding
Here are some hot and haute catering ideas.
Groom-ology 101 :: How to SURVIVE and THRIVE planning your wedding
Here is a short survival guide of what YOU can do to survive and thrive...
Flying on Hawaiian Airlines anytime soon?
Color Poppin' Project
Spice up your tablescape with an affordable AND adorable color poppin' project.
Wanna hear about a cool way to add a personal touch to your wedding without breaking your budget?
Tips from the Experts... Floral, Decor and Design Showcase
Get ready to “ooh” and “ahh” like never before...
VENDOR SPOTLIGHT :: JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa at Ko'olina
Read on and be prepared to be WOW-ed!
TWC TIP :: Food Choices
Sit-down, buffet or food stations?
We're totally crushin' over these eco-cool, status-statin' luggage tags.
We Heart Braids
Beautiful brides + beautiful braids = LOVE.
Please Meet :: Miss Aloha - Melyssa Shimamoto - the gal with the “magic hands” and healing touch...
Melyssa Shimamoto, will make you feel relaxed, comfortable, and rejuvenated...
Rieko + Brysonn
Everything was well thought out and it made their wedding extra special and unique.
“Man”-i-cures are “must-do's” for any groom.
Tips from the Experts... Health and Beauty Showcase
From flawless makeup, gorgeous updos, and blingin' nails... we learned it all from the pros themselves.
Get Luxe for Less with Lighting!
What if we told you that you could get the drama and impact you're looking for with... LIGHTING!
Kimberly + Christopher
Glee and sheer joy were on their faces even before they saw each other for the first time.
The HAUGHT List
Here's what's “HAUTE” in 2013...
Tips from the Experts... Videography Showcase
It was the perfect date night with 12 of Hawaii's top videographers, priceless tips and advice, and the hubby-to-be by your side.
Tips from the Experts... Invitations, Favors and Special Touches
All the little details count... especially when planning a wedding!
How to ROCK the Bridal Runway...
We had a blast seeing wedding fashion hit the runway at our Bridal Trends Showcase.
Traditional or non-traditional? You pick!
Please Meet :: Joel Nishimoto - King of Class and Catering Guru
Joel is known for his astute and affable demeanor and loves what he does.
A Flip'n Good Time
At TWC, our company holiday parties always have two elements...
VENDOR SPOTLIGHT :: Chef Elmer Guzman's Island Cuisine
Buckle up and get ready to drool–
VENDOR SPOTLIGHT :: Turtle Bay
With views of the ocean everywhere you turn, guests will be mesmerized (and photo happy!) at your big day!
VENDOR SPOTLIGHT :: Sunset Ranch
Saddle up, Love Birds, and get ready to be amazed...
Traci + Bryan
The love that they had for each other made it very easy for us to capture timeless photographs.
Photography Showcase... Tips from the Experts
Brides joined us for another rockin' Wednesday Night Workshop where we got the lowdown from 18 of Hawaii's TOP photographers.
We're going crazy over this DIY dish towel project...
Tips from the Experts– Videography 101
13 of Hawaii's best videographers came together for one night to showcase their talents and video tips.
Three "Quick-ies" Wedding Day Fixes
What to do if something un-planned happens?
Love the Look
We're totally swooning over Passion Roots' floral display at The Wedding Cafe!
Locations & Venues... Tips from the Experts
Get ready as 11 of Hawaii's top Catering Managers help you plan “The Perfect Reception.”
Please Meet :: Joshua Fair - Movie Magic Maker and Golfing Aficionado
Josh has been making wedding movie magic since 2009.
Yay! Congratulations, you're engaged!! Now what?
We've compiled a list of our favorite websites, apps, and books on all things wedding to help YOU plan your special day.
MYTHBUSTER... Floral Centerpieces!
Get ready for three popular floral myths to be... BUSTED!
Please Meet :: Kelly Sugano - Director of Weddings and Events for Fred+Kate Events
Kelly Sugano has been in the wedding business for over a decade...
Embrace the unexpected and turn lemons into LEMONADE!
Tina + Dustin
Their personal touches made their wedding one of a kind...
How to Officially Become a MRS...
Important FAQs for officially changing your name to Mrs!
DIY Idea :: Date Nights
Wanna give your honey something REALLY lovely, that you two will enjoy all year long together?
Have a “FUN”tastic Hawaii Honeymoon
Here are five “fun” honeymoon ideas to put on your “honeymoon-do” list.
Bridal Vocab :: Glamping
Rustic and stylish meets the "oh-so-not-roughing-it-girl."
Satisfy your bridal palette with this look into Kai-Photo's Color Decor Idea Book
Our sister company, Fred+Kate Events, breaks down exactly who's who and what their role is when it comes to your wedding reception.
Check out these step by step instructions by hair and makeup expert Natalie Flowers.
You're on a budget and want a simple statement for your table centerpieces.
Tis the season– to say I do!
Boy Meets Girl
We're giddy over these adorable designs, perfect for engagement parties, wedding gifts or just because.
ME + U
We've fallen head over heels for local designer Uakea Egami's adorable hand sewn goodies...
Tips from the experts Music & Entertainment
Brides scored platinum tips and advice while jamming to live wedding tunes.
Flower (Girl) Power
We talked to the gown gurus to find out about flower girl attire, from head to toe.
Five favorite ways to transform the room from drab-to-FAB!
21-Day “Get Lean” Eating Plan
Marcia is here to give you 13 simple, easy to follow rules to help you get lean before your big day.
Tips from the Experts– Cake and Catering Trends
Ono grinds, sweet treats and irresistible tips and advice hit the perfect spot and left us wanting seconds.
Tips from the Experts Budget, Planning and Timeline
We got the lowdown on everything budget, planning and timeline at our Wednesday Night Workshop.
Lei Of The Land
Yes, you can bring a part of Hawaii with you, wherever your wedding is!
Tips from the Experts– Invitations, Favors and Special Touches
These experts spiel the nitty gritty on all the little details...
Tips from the Experts Floral, Décor and Design
Dreaming of that jaw dropping floral and decor display for the big day?
Location Hot Spots
Yummy food and great company!
Poppy-lar Flower Questions
Breathe easy brides because we asked flower experts from Watanabe Florals and Passion Roots to help you weed out the problems.
Trusty Traits to Know... They're the one!
You've found your prince charming and now it's time to create your all-star team of vendors who can make your wedding dreams come true.
Now is the time to bring on an era of change and put a modern twist on wedding traditions we've grown to love.
Check out these pin-worthy pictures that we know you'll HAVE to capture on your wedding day.
Love at First “Look”
It's that heart-stopping moment when you and your sweetie make eye contact and see each other for the first time on your wedding day.
Add a Touch of Vintage!
Always dreamt of adding a touch of vintage to your wedding, but not sure where to start? Never fear, the vintage chic experts are here!
And POP goes the COLOR!
From pretty nails, gorgeous veils and sparkly heels say I Do to color!
Center(piece) of Attention
We know you're looking for unique out of the box centerpiece ideas– sure to be the center of attention.
Cool Color Combos
Here's part two to our favorite wedding color combos.
The Gift That Keeps On Giving
While you could think of 100 things to do for a good cause, you're not quite sure how to incorporate that into your wedding!
APPle of Your Eye
For the dish on how to use these social media apps at your wedding, read on!
Check out our top décor finds for an aisle that screams, “Here comes the BRIDE!”
SAVE. THE. DATE.
We've rounded up some of our top finds for the perfect way to say: save the date!
Will You... Be My Bridesmaid?
You've begun your journey to find a fun and cute way to say, “Will you be my bridesmaid?”
Hair I Am
Check out some of our top looks sure to say, “Hair I am!”
VENDOR SPOTLIGHT :: Tanioka's Seafoods & Catering
A famous local landmark in Waipahu has launched full force into the wedding scene.
Kicks For Him
Grooms, on your wedding day, look sharp from head to toe! Don't let your bride-to-be have all the fun...
Tips from the Experts... Photo 101
22 of Hawaii's top notch photographers spill their tips and advice...
Show Me the Numbers
With so many uber cute and creative ideas out there you're sure to have a “Number One” table.
VENDOR SPOTLIGHT :: Beaches & Backyards Catering
Get ready to drool, we've got all the juicy, delicious details about Beaches & Backyards Catering.
10 Totally Cool Something Blues
Something old, something new, something borrowed, something BLUE!
Save the date + custom stamps = a sweet send-off!
Hats Off to You
...for always being right.
A BRIDE'S GUIDE VOCAB 101
We created this bride's guide to help you learn some of those foreign wedding words.
Let you and your new hubby shine with a fun and personal program that will leave your guests speechless and make it absolutely unforgettable!
Top 10 Bride and Groom Exits
Say goodbye to the rice and hello to these awesome just married exit ideas.
Fred+Kate Events Launch Party
You'll be amazed at how they transformed The Wedding Café into four seasons of bridal bliss.
All the Little Details
Check out some of our detailed photo must haves...
Inspired :: Cinderella
If the glass slipper fits
New Trend Alert :: Vintage Gothic
Tips on how to go all-out vintage gothic
Laser cut details are all the rage.
Flower Girl Fun
Check out some of the awww-some ideas
Get some WOWS during your wedding vows!
Get Inspired :: Hunger Games
And may the odds be ever in your favor!
Stick with Me
Cuteness from the bottom of your heart, err feet!
New Trend Alert :: MYdrap Napkins
You'll be dabbing your lips in style in no time.
We couldn't get enough of this super cute real life proposal.
A Step Ahead
You'll have a GRAND entrance and we're here to help guide you smoothly down the aisle!
Cake Tasting 101
Can I have my cake and eat it too? We say, YES!
Entertaining your wedding guests is definitely something that should rank on your to-do list.
Personalization At Its Best!
Check out our tips on how to personalize YOUR wedding...
Kicks For The Missus
We've put together a gush-worthy shoe guide for you.
A DIY Bride's Dream Come True
Calling all DIY brides! Your crafty wishes have been answered.
Rehearsal Dinner Q&A
You've got questions galore about the wedding rehearsal dinner and guess what? We're here to answer every single one of them!
Fun for All Ages
You haven't quite decided if you want to have kids at your wedding Plus, should you decide to say yes to the kiddies, learn how to create a kid-friendly party.
The Perfect Topping
Here's a few of our fave ideas sure to make your cake looks as good as it tastes.
Five Wedding Coordinator Tips
We've asked our wedding coordinator comrades to share their top tips with you to make your wedding day a breeze.
Brides Go Green
From tree stump vases and reusable centerpieces to plantable paper, we give it two green thumbs up!
Wedding planning gone viral has never been easier.
Table for Two
Where will you and your handsome groom sit? Sweetheart table anyone?
Gifts For Your Groomsmen
We've brought out the big guns - err - big gifts to put you on the right path.
Gifts For the Bride: Tips To Make It Personal
We've got the low-down (read: tips and gift ideas) for you, the loving groom!
Inspired... Themed Wedding Ideas
Check out some of the themes we HAD to share below!
Prints We Love :: Chevron
Chevron is IN and weddings are no exception!
Think Outside the Pillow!
We've rounded up some fun ideas to help you decide how your bridal bling will get down the aisle... safely, of course!
Eat, DRINK, Be Married!
Keep on readin' for tips on choosing or creating your very own wedding day libation!
From length to width to colors, we're bringing you the lowdown you'll need.
Real Life Wedding Vows
We've found some UBER CUTE real-life vows for you to witness!
Beat the Heat!
With these “hot” options, keeping your guests “cool” will be a breeze!
Custom Wedding Rings 101
We got the inside scoops on customizing the perfect bling you'll be ready to show off til death do you part.
Check out our list of bout'iful boutonniere ideas sure to be a perfect match.
Mythbusters :: Bridesmaids Edition
We've busted the top bridal party myths for you because after all, rules were made to be broken!
We've gathered the TOP must-have photos that you should definitely nab on your big day.
Spray This, Spray That!
We HEART this super cool idea, here's why...
A Color-full Combo
Mixing and matching can be tough– especially trying to find the perfect color combo for the big day.
Fear not lovely bride, here are four absolutely amazing Oahu venues that are sure to grant your wishes.
Making the Cut
Deciding who will celebrate your wedding with you is a BIG deal– we're here to help you tame the beast with our expert tricks of the trade!
TWC TIP :: Wedding Gown
To be EXTRA comfy on your wedding day...
Engagement photos are a super fun way to flaunt your love and announce your wedding date!
Who Holds the Wedding Rings?
Get the scoops for this good question...
Toes in the Sand Wedding Ceremony
Whether you grew up surfing or if you're just aiming to escape a chilly season, brides always dream of getting married with their toes in the sand.
Spring Garden Motif
Brides are going nuts over pale pink, whimsical themes this season!
Your NAILS will be in so many of your photos, pick a color or design you will LOVE forever.
Looking for that extra stylish touch for your wedding reception?
BRIDES love their..... PUPS!
Looking for the perfect wedding venue for your ENTIRE family including your four-legged babies?
THINGS WE LOVE :: Vintage Weddings
The hottest trends we seriously can't get enough of...
TOMS Shoes - Wedding Collection
Still looking for bridal party shoes? Check this out!
For the love of cooking...
Introducing The Wedding Cafe's bamboo heart cutting board and spoon!
TWC TIP :: Venues
Just got engaged and don't know where to start?
Food For Thought
You selected your venue, chose the perfect theme, found your dream dress and now you're perusing the Food Network to plan your delicious menu.
Gimme Gimme Cool Gadgets!
We've rounded up some of the coolest, wedding friendly gadgets sure to make you smile.
A JAR-full of ideas!
We've found some of the cutest ways to rock these mason jars besides keeping your jams and jellies safe.
DIY Card Boxes
A plain white card box just won't do. Check out some of our fave options, and ooh and ahh away!
Have Your Cake... AND Eat It Too!
For the sweet details on different shapes, drool on!
VIDEO LINGO 101
Learn popular video lingo and soon you'll be talking like the pros... or at least understanding what they mean!
Keeping the Bride... Happy!
You love her to pieces, but her out-of-this-world requests are a little bananas. What to do, what to do?
I'm Engaged... Now What?
You've called your mom, your BFF's, your coworkers, and even made it official on facebook... but now what?
SMILE for the camera!
With so many talented photographers out there, how do you choose the photographer that's right for you?
Finding Your Magic Number
Once you have that magic number, the fun can begin...
Check Me In!
Introducing, Reception Table 101...
Sign On The Dotted Line
The fine print on obtaining a legal marriage license may seem daunting, but not to fret, we'll share the simple low down and how-to right here.
Practice Makes Perfect
Take advantage of your ceremony rehearsal to iron out any kinks for a stress free skip down the aisle.
A Bachelorette Soiree... SANS-Strippers
Check out our fab five, out-of-the-box alternatives for your bestie's bachelorette bash!
We Heart Ben and Maila's new CD, Forevermore!
What's in YOUR cd player?
The PERFECT Wedding Organizer
Being the most organized bride? PRICELESS.
Wedding Ring Q&A
Why do we wear our wedding rings on our left hand, ring finger?
An Exception to the Rule!
Not to fear, brides with allergies, rejoice!
For the bride who's looking for something unique, you've come to the perfect sweet spot!
Check out our tips to make planning a breeze from start to finish.
Perfect for save-the-dates, thank you cards, bridal shower gifts, or just a great way to show off that you're MARRIED!!!
Talk about a PRINCE CHARMING :)
Prince William sure knows how to pick 'em!
How to get your wedding gown over the Pacific for a destination wedding in Hawaii!
TWC HEARTS the HO-HO-HOLIDAYS...
Check out the Wedding Paper Divas website full of super cute WINTER FUN ideas.
Let your invitation reflect your personality and style as a couple.
Get ready to bust a move! Here's a list of popular wedding play lists.
Out-Of-The-Box Bridesmaids Gifts
Check out our list of creative and unique bridesmaids gifts.
Hair Comes the Bride
On your big day, you want a hair style that will look fabulous all day long!
"It Takes the Cake!"
Now that's the icing on the cake!
Go ahead, “Be the Man!”
Here's a few of the most tear-jerking, aww-some things grooms can do for their sweethearts to show how smitten they are.
Are you IN or OUT?
We've listed out the pros of both worlds to help you pick the perfect location for your dream wedding.
The Color Code
Did you know that flowers also carry their own string of symbolism and meaning, too?
Thank You Card Q&A
You KNEW we'd set you up for success in this department... THANKS GIVING here you come!
The Perfect Proposal... blogger style!
For this blogger-riffic, meme-loving couple, this proposal was #ultimatecuteness
Mismatched Bridal Party Attire
Read on for the dish on how to make sure your gal pals look unique and unified!
Before you pop the champagne, don't forget to protect your sparkly, new “best friend.” Two words: Jewelry Insurance.
What Mom Should Wear
You want to know the dos and don'ts of momma-wedding-wear, so we're spilling the beans!
Happy Flower Girl 101
Happy flower girl(s), here you come!
Save-the-dates and place cards and thank yous, oh my!
Quite The Handful
Check out our list of adorable bouquet alternatives sure to make a statement!
Announcing Mister and Misses– and Spot, too!
Your wedding day is the biggest day of your life. It's only natural that you'll want to have your loved ones, two-legged and four-legged, there by your side.
Top 10 Wedding Etiquette Faux Pas
Now it's time for you to say “I do” and you're confident you won't rub anyone the wrong way.
Fun and Games... and a Proposal!
When we heard the love story behind the proposal, we just about passed out from cuteness overload.
Top 5 Reasons To Do An Engagement Shoot
Your question... to engagement shoot, or not?
BOOK Mark These Guest BOOK Options!
We've brought some fun and unique ideas to the “guest book table” for you!
OBSESSION: Salon Glitter
We asked these nail experts to give us the scoop on bridal nails... Salon Glitter style!
Thinking Outside the (Gift) Box
It's time to think outside the (gift) box and create a registry list that fits your personal style and taste.
Fab Five Wedding Favors
While there are tons of creative favor ideas to choose from, we've narrowed it down to these five gush-worthy ideas.
Ring Around the Rosy, Pocketful of Posies
With so many different bouquet shapes, you're probably wondering which type you should “pick.”
Traditional-but-not-so-traditional Groom Attire
We're here to help you find something that better “suits” your needs.
Wedding Invite Q & A
Q & A :: My mom and dad got divorced and remarried, how should I phrase my invitation?
Wedding Week Events
The important list of important things you'll want to get done during the week of your wedding.
The King's - err BM/MOH - Speech
You've been chosen by your best friend to be their maid/matron of honor or best man. You're officially their go-to-gal/guy for all things wedding!
A few fab ideas to use as inspiration for your welcome baskets for overseas guests!
There are oodles of little things that inspire you for your wedding, but they're scattered here, there, EVERYWHERE... until now! Enter: Inspiration Boards.
Five Photography Tips
To help you ensure your wedding photos are picture perfect, we've gathered five tips from our photographer pals to share with you!
Wedding Planning Timeline
Planning your wedding is a dream come true... and a lot of work! Follow this wedding planning timeline for a smooth skip down the aisle!
Top 10 Must Read Wedding Books
Tanna's All-Star-Top-10-Must-Read Wedding Books.
Officiants are a key element to a wedding, since they make your marriage legit. Find out who can officially ordain your "I Dos."
Off the Beaten Path
Brides LOVE non-traditional venues... Tanna's key caution points and top 10 non-traditional venues!
Nothing is more romantic than a wedding, except maybe the proposal! Here's 3 of The Wedding Café's fave proposals.
Pup Friendly Wedding Sites
Pets are an important member of many families. Here's some dog friendly wedding venues for our pet lovers! Woof!
What to do... after you say I DO!
What to do with your gorgeous gown, post-wedding?! TWC's tips on preserving, reselling and enjoying your wedding dress.
Wedding music can set the tone, tug at heartstrings or pump up your party. Song choice suggestions from Hawaii's talented wedding musicians.
The Coolest Wedding Things EVER
Tanna's top 5 most creative, out-of-the-box, COOL wedding things!
Flowers and décor can set the mood for even the simplest ceremony. Let your wedding come alive with the beautiful flowers of the islands!
Tuxes in Hawaii
Tuxedo fitting 411 for Destination Brides. Measurements, perfect timing and a handsome groom... Check!
To Veil or Not to Veil... That Is the Question!
For the Bride who wants to scream "I'm the Bride!", Tanna spills how she fell in love with her veil.
Something Old... is Something NEW!
Beautiful, elegant vintage weddings are a hot trend. Three simple steps on how to style you wedding without making it look... old.
Top 10 Bridal Fitness Tips
To go the extra mile, here are 10 stellar fitness tips for brides from fitness expert, Marcia Inoue of Hawaii Fit Body Bootcamp.
Head Over Heels
How to keep your stilettos shiny and clean.
Wedding Day Emergency Kit
Must-have knick-knacks that could save you on the big day.
Riding in Style
Transporting your guests from ceremony to reception in style.
Bridal Party Duties
Official Rules to follow to help your BF's big day go smoothly.
Bridal Shower Game Ideas
No-fail games that are sure to be the life of the party!
Star Struck Celebrity Weddings
Top notch local vendors who can replicate some of the hottest and most glamorous celebrity weddings!
Wedding Day Breakfast
The most important day of your life deserves the most important meal of the day.
An old tradition that was momentarily lost and has now evolved into a fun slab of sweetness.
Nifty Napkins DIY
Step-by-step: How to transform an ordinary napkin into a piece of art.
Mixing Pot of the Pacific
Local customs with a personal twist from Hawaii brides.
Choosing Your Bridal Party
Tips to help you choose the bridal party that's right for you - when you say "I Do!"
Significance of Something Old, Something New...
Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue? Check, check, check and CHECK!
The Lei Exchange Ceremony
A Hawaiian wedding tradition showing appreciation, love and aloha... the Lei Exchange Ceremony.
More than the "4 Cs" of diamond hunting, we get the low-down on the ever important "S"-- SHAPE.
Best Bridal Party Gifts... Ever!
For your BFFs who will stand by your side when you say "I Do"... Tanna's top 3 picks for the best gifts.
What's the significance of the bouquet toss?
Ever wondered WHY brides toss their bouquet to single women at their reception?
Shower'd With Love
Tips to throwing a fabulous bridal shower, plus fun and creative shower theme ideas.
Speak My Language... From One Bride to Another
A quick list of Bride Codes... BM, FG, MOH and more!
Three sweet tips from our wedding cake experts. Drooling allowed!
Sitting Pretty for Your Wedding :: Chairs & Decor
Creative brides are having creative weddings and decking out their seating is no exception!
Getting your Gown to Hawaii
For brides planning their dream Hawaii wedding, 4 tips on how to get your gown safely to the islands.
Hawaii Wedding Myths
Wedding insurance, beach ceremonies, photography copyrights and anniversary cake...four wedding myths answered!
Hawaiian Wedding Cake
Let the fragrant fruits of the island inspire you to take your cake from ordinary to extraordinary!
Every Bride has questions about planning a wedding. This is the resource for everything brides will want to know.