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We sat down with Chef Bianca Alsip-Freeny, Chef and Owner of Tailor Made Custom Catering and the newly-opened Lilikoi Kitchen in Kailua, Hawai`i to talk story about how she came to be one of Oahu’s up-and-coming wedding caterers, as well as get her insight on wedding planning here in Hawaii! We actually first met Bianca […]

Wedding Vendors We Love

October 17, 2023

Oahu Wedding Caterer Shares Her Advice for Wedding Planning in Hawai`i

Meet Tobin and Paolo…. they met while out dancing at Scarlet Honolulu, and have been inseparable in the 3 months since. They agreed to model for our styled shoot despite still being in the ‘new’ phase of the relationship, though the combination of normal awkwardness of being in front of a camera together + a […]

Wedding Inspo

August 30, 2023

An Intimate Wedding at Waialua Valley Farms, a Real Life Fairytale

If you’re like us, creating a unique and personalized party ambiance is what keeps you up at night. Visions of gorgeously-calligraphed seating charts along with matching bar menus flash through your mind as your head hits the pillow…with dreams of flowing champagne towers and flower grandmas (yes, grandmas) to follow. With platforms like Etsy, Canva, […]

Wedding Inspo

June 6, 2023


When on the hunt for your wedding venue on O`ahu, Hawai`i, it is easy to become overwhelmed with all of your fabulous options. From beachside estates, lush valleys, to ritzy hotels, there is a perfect backdrop out there for everyone that is looking to tie-the-knot in the Hawaiian islands! We think Waimea Valley is one […]


March 10, 2023

Why Waimea Valley Should be on Your List of Dream Wedding Venues 

Couple stands in front of waterfall before guests during wedding ceremony.

If you’re engaged, you know that the #1 response you’ll get after posting your ring pics is “so when is the wedding?! I can’t wait!” Sometimes, this comment comes from people that you may have never considered inviting to your wedding, which can be awkward and a little overwhelming. So, how do you even start […]

Wedding Planning Tips

January 11, 2023

How Many People Should I Invite To My Wedding? (in Hawaii!)

It can be overwhelming to find the perfect gift for family and friends during the holiday season. Often-times we wonder “what can I get them that they will actually love (and use!)” Shopping for engaged couples can be even more challenging… Finding something that is special and will be cherished by the both of them […]

Shop Local

November 23, 2022

Gift Ideas for Engaged Couples: Black Friday Edition

The terms ‘Wedding Planner’ and ‘Wedding Coordinator’ can seem interchangeable, when in reality they are very different from one another. Confused? Let’s go over 3 different personality styles and decide which best fits your needs as a bride (or groom)!

Wedding Planning Tips

November 2, 2022

Wedding Planner vs. Coordinator: Which Do You Need Based on Your Personality?

One of the best reasons to get married on Oahu, Hawaii, is that you’re not only tying the knot, but you’re also getting a vacation with your friends and family! We see tons of summer weddings from May-August, and summer is such an amazing time to visit the island! The weather is calm, the pace […]

Oahu, Hawaii

August 3, 2022

Oahu Summer Thrive Guide

We may be biased, but we truly believe that there is no better place for an outdoor wedding than the island of ‘Oahu. From picturesque beaches with bright blue oceans, jaw-dropping mountains, and sacred sites that hold ancient Hawaiian history, the options for venues are endless. If you’re an adventurous couple or just love the […]

Wedding Planning Tips

July 5, 2022

Planning Your Outdoor Wedding On Oahu, Hawaii

It’s no doubt that weddings have a big reputation for being very wasteful. Whether you have 200 guests or just an intimate gathering of 10 people, waste is inevitable. While your wedding should still be your dream day with everything you imagined it to have, there are some easy swaps that will help the planet, […]

Wedding Checklists

April 22, 2022

How To Have a More Eco-Friendly Wedding in Hawai’i