Friday, May 28, 2010
Nakita and Matthew's Wedding Cake
Nakita and Matthew were married on May 15th at the Loulu Palms Estate on the North Shore. Their colors were ivory and a dark tropical green, with chic hawaiian prints used throughout the wedding. Nakita fell in love with some of Rick's Hawaiian inspired designs on our website, in particular, with the Hawaiian leaf print on the cake. She wanted a similar look but unique enough to call her own. Using inspiration from items in the wedding, he designed a cake that had a modern style with a lot of texture and a distinct tropical feel.
Their wedding took place on the busiest weekend of the month for us. It was our fourth cake of the day and it had to be delivered all the way out on the North Shore. On our hour and a half drive out to the North Shore, it started to drizzle, then rain, then rain harder and we thought "uh oh. outdoor wedding" and we felt badly for our bride. We always want our brides to have the best weather conditions for their wedding but every now and then you encounter rain or some brutal humidity, and at that point you pray the bride won't let the weather spoil their day. I knew when we arrived that I would be holding an umbrella over the cake as we walked out to the area where their tent was. As the lawn is expansive and their reception was taking place close to the ocean, we would need to get their wedding cake to them with minimal if any rain damage. There is a bit of a height difference between Rick and I and we walked slowly but purposefully in the rain with a giant umbrella over the cake. Since the cake was delivered shortly after the reception started due to a previous event, the reception was already under way which meant we would be delivering this cake in the rain, under an umbrella, while the bride and groom and all their guests greeted us. In our 5 years of working on Oahu, there have been very few times we've had to deliver a cake in the rain, but it is to be expected on a day where we had been on the go for the past 4 hours. Life chooses interesting times to challenge you.
As we walked up, the photographer's camera started snapping photos of us carrying the cake, and guests were cheering and clapping because their cake was safe and dry. We were definitely not (dry, that is). The couple asked to take some photographs with us and were so pleased with their cake. They both had huge smiles on their faces. It made the long drive and the trek through the pouring rain totally worth it! Nakita and Matthew and their guests handled the rain as if it were a mere inconvenience. . What a classy couple those two are, and we were glad that the rain never dampened their spirits or damaged their cake. Congratulations to Nakita and Matthew!
Aloha, 'til next time!
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