Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Jennifer and Michael - Pillows and Elegance at Lanikuhonua








Jennifer, a yoga instructor, and Michael knew they wanted a unique and elegant wedding cake that would honor their love of yoga and Indian culture and fit in with their tropical "lounge" ambience at Lanikuhonua for their August 1, 2008 wedding. When we met with Jennifer, she brought many photos of Krishna and Radha representing immortal love, photos of her and Michael in various yoga poses, and Indian prints for inspiration. Rather than have the traditional stacked wedding cake with the Indian and yoga inspirations, Rick suggested sculpted pillows with Indian prints and Jennifer and Michael loved the idea. She wanted opulent colors in vibrant, jewel tones and to incorporate her swirl, which is seen in her white tattoo shown above. The swirl motif is also present on her website for her yoga studio. In collaborating with Rick, Jennifer wanted to bring in a tropical Hawaiian element, and a lei and the blue board representing ocean fit the bill perfectly. All props on the cake were handcrafted by Rick and the pillows are all cake. The couple chose two of our tropical flavors for their cake -- Broke Da Mouth and Guava Lava, which added even more vibrant color to their wedding cake.

The cake looked amazing in the tropical lounge atmosphere that their coordinator, the excellent Sandra Williams of Finishing Touch had designed for them along with their vendors, Yvonne Floral , Les Saisons for custom linens, Cater to Me for their cuisine, and Chrissy Lambert Photography to document their special day. Note: the photos above were by cakelava.

Jennifer and Michael, we wish you many years of happiness together!! The cake design was a fun collaboration. Thank you for sharing your special day with us.

-- Sasha & Rick

see Jennifer and Michael's sculpted pillows cake on cakelava.com in the near future.



2 comments:

Kalani said...

Oh my goodness. Those pillows are just lusciously inviting. Both tasty and visually. You two are wonderfully creative. I can hardly wait to see what other ideas are brewing in your mind. Speaking of brew...

Anonymous said...

I love the look of this. so relaxed and elegant at the same time. Nice.

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