For the Bride
TWC Turns 12 :: A Family Affair
A night full of fun, food and FAMILY to celebrate The Wedding Cafe’s 12th Anniversary!
This or That :: Flower Swapping
A quick switcharoo in the floral department can save your wedding day dreams and budget!
REAL LIFE WEDDING :: Jennifer and Brian - June 1, 2013
“A simple act of love can make extraordinary things happen.”
Empire State Wedding? Yes, please.
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
REAL LIFE WEDDING: Kylie and Elliott - June 1, 2013
A too-cute-for-words love story...
WORKSHOP RECAP :: Open Mic with Fred+Kate Events
Your questions… ANSWERED! Hear it straight from wedding expert Kelly Sugano of Fred+Kate Events.
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
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 do’s” for writing your “I do’s”
What’s Your Color?
Top 10 Color Trends For Spring 2014
WORKSHOP RECAP :: Cake & Catering Trends
Three amazing caterers and four spectacular cake designers served up savory bites and sweet advice.
CHEERS to YOU
How to Select the PERFECT Signature Cocktail For Your Wedding
The Take on Receiving Lines
Do ya or don'tcha? Plus, tips to make the best of it!
Time to ReFRESH the Decor
Check out our favorite ways to incorporate fresh fruit into your wedding decor.
REAL LIFE WEDDING :: Janelle and Ryan - March 23, 2013
See how Janelle and Ryan made their dreams of a "non-traditional" wedding come true!
CREATING A “CENTER OF ATTENTION”
Create a focal point for your ceremony that will stand as the PERFECT backdrop for your I Do’s
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.
Fun cake topper ideas...
REAL LIFE WEDDING :: Kristin and Lance - July 7, 2012
Check out their tips and advice on planning the perfect day!
WORKSHOP RECAP :: Music & Entertainment Showcase
Turn up your speakers and sway to some sweet tunes and score tips from Hawaii’s best wedding entertainers and DJs.
VENDOR SPOTLIGHT :: Entertainment 101 with Tahiti Rey
Learn the facts straight from a pro!
So Long Smudge
Tips and tricks from the experts on choosing melt free makeup that’ll put you in the COOL zone, for sure!
WORKSHOP RECAP :: Floral & Decor Showcase
7 of Hawaii's top floral companies and 5 creative textile and lighting companies share their expertise on all things pretty and posh.
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.
WORKSHOP RECAP :: Health & Beauty Showcase
The beauty experts are in and they’ve dished out their advice and beautiful tips for the beautiful bride!
Fun Gift Ideas for your Flower Girl and Ring Bearer (that they’ll ACTUALLY love!)
Fun gift ideas when you’re making your list and checking it twice.
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, you’ll have your very own mossified monogram.
WORKSHOP RECAP :: Videography Showcase
11 of Hawaii’s BEST videographers shared their expertise and showed us why videography is the “reel” deal and a must-have on your wedding list!
Check out these three cool stationery must-haves that will save your wedding-invite-life!
WORKSHOP RECAP :: Invitations, Favors & Special Touches
Hawaii’s pros dished out tips that’ll change your wedding planning life.
WORKSHOP RECAP :: Bridal Trends & Ceremony Planning
Expert advice on how to “ace the ceremony” and “rock the runway!”
WORKSHOP RECAP :: Photography Showcase
18 of Hawaii’s finest wedding photographers shared their wedding tips and tricks to make your wedding day a snap!
WORKSHOP RECAP :: Locations & Venues Showcase
Hawaii’s best Catering Managers dish out tips and advice on how to plan the perfect wedding reception.
VENDOR SPOTLIGHT :: Watanabe Floral
From design to delivery, the team at Watanabe Floral gave The Wedding Cafe an all-exclusive “behind the scenes” tour!
Can You "Video" My Wedding?
So what makes a video a video and a video a “film”? Is there even a difference?
Advice from F+K :: Music
Here's some of our all time favorite wedding songs...
Chalk it Up!
DIY brides, “take note”... on this totally adorable and DIY-made chalkboard!
No Longer Uniform
Mismatched Bridesmaids Looks That Work
Play with your Food
Check out a few of our favorite ideas from Chef Elmer's Island Cuisine...
Three awwwww-some proposals we love...
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.
VENDOR SPOTLIGHT :: Hawaii Prince Hotel
There's so much to love about this familiar and welcoming hotel that sits at the gateway of Waikiki.
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.
Save the Day :: Bridal Emergency Kit
For better or worse, the show MUST go on... YOU MUST BE READY.
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.
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?
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.
Here Comes the Bride :: Fun and Unique Ring Bearer Inspiration
Some alternative items your ring bearer could carry (or walk) down the aisle with...
Pretty Paper Trends!
Here are our top three stationery trends that we'll definitely be incorporating into some kind of announcement!
Real Life Wedding... When Apple Meets Droid
Tiare + Gary
Hello Cloud Parade
If Pinterest and Etsy got together, Cloud Parade would definitely be its offspring!
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.
Honeymoon Registry :: Do You or Don't You?
What if you're a bride who doesn't NEED anything from a traditional registry?
Rain, Rain, Go Away!
It's always a good idea to have a contingency plan to weatherproof your oh-so-special day.
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.
VENDOR SPOTLIGHT :: Menehune Mac
Menehune Mac has been filling the wishes of chocolate lovers since 1939.
Tips from the Experts... Cake and Catering
Get ready to drool HERE...
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.
Food for Thought :: Fun Fantastic Food Ideas For Your Wedding
Here are some hot and haute catering ideas.
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!
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...
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!
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.
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...
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.
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?
Locations & Venues... Tips from the Experts
Get ready as 11 of Hawaii's top Catering Managers help you plan “The Perfect Reception.”
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!
How to Officially Become a MRS...
Important FAQs for officially changing your name to Mrs!
Have a “FUN”tastic Hawaii Honeymoon
Here are five “fun” honeymoon ideas to put on your “honeymoon-do” list.
Our sister company, Fred+Kate Events, breaks down exactly who's who and what their role is when it comes to your wedding reception.
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?
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.
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!
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...
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!
Table for Two
Where will you and your handsome groom sit? Sweetheart table anyone?
Inspired... Themed Wedding Ideas
Check out some of the themes we HAD to share below!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
Let your invitation reflect your personality and style as a couple.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Riding in Style
Transporting your guests from ceremony to reception in style.
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.
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.
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!
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!
From wedding planning to dress recycling, everything brides wanna know!