Friday, April 16, 2010
Noel and Cameron's Indian Wedding Cake
All images courtesy of Absolutely Loved: Stefanie and Anna Riedel
You may have noticed if you visited cakelava.com recently that we have a new Featured Wedding couple, Noel and Cameron. Noel and Cameron were married on Valentine's Day at the Mid-Pacific Country Club, a beautiful private golf club with lush landscaping, and the most incredible views overlooking Kailua bay. Take a visit to their website and you'll see what we mean. If those premium views of Kailua's Mokulua Islands don't inspire romance, I don't know what will. (Of course we are a little biased, since Kailua is the home sweet home of cakelava). Noel and Cameron, a stunning looking couple chose the most romantic day of the year, at a super sweet location, and an A-team of vendors to help carry out their most romantic wishes. Photographers Stefanie and Anna Riedel of Absolutely Loved were a perfect match for Noel and Cameron. In the years we've been working with Stefanie, we've noticed she has a dreamy, romantic style to her photography that is so beautiful to look at. See yesterday's post to see a glimpse of Stefanie's wedding.
The beauty and romance were further enhanced by their floral designer, the talented Fong Tagawa of Floral Inspirations. Fong definitely had her work cut out for her with this wedding. With over 250 guests in attendance and a multi-cultural themed wedding combining Indian, Hawaiian, Thai, Spanish, and Chinese motifs and floral decorations, Noel and Cameron took their guests on a trip around the world without leaving Kailua. When we arrived on site, Fong gave us a "tour" showing us what she had designed for the different cultures -- Spanish for the lanai area, thai, Chinese and Indian inside, the exquisite Indian floral mandala for the ceremony outside, the bouquets and the list goes on. We were so impressed that in the heat of the day she had hand placed every flower on the ground to form a mandala inspired by their wedding cake.
Noel and Cameron booked us a year in advance for their Indian henna inspired wedding cake. They wanted to use red and gold, which also worked for the other cultural elements in their wedding, and Rick designed a gorgeous 5-tier gold fondant wedding cake with an intricate red henna inspired pattern on it. It was opulent, culturally inspired and very romantic. Fong created an elaborate display for the cake which included romantic red draping on top with flowers, crystals and lotus flower shaped candles in front. In keeping with the Indian theme of the wedding cake, Noel and Cameron chose our Chai Latte flavor for their guests.
Choreographing this symphony of romance was wedding coordinator Shari Dang of Shari Dang Weddings who did a superb job of pulling it all together! Congratulations to Noel and Cameron!
To see Noel and Cameron's Featured Wedding, visit cakelava.com.
Aloha, 'til next time!
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