Sunday, August 24, 2008

Leslie and Sam - Sunset at the Beach at Ko Olina

All images courtesy of Bianca Photography

Friday’s post was devoted to running a business as a husband and wife team. One of the “teams” mentioned was Bianca Photography, owned by Bianca and Grant Gomes. Recently we received images from Bianca Photography of Leslie and Sam’s wedding on August 2, 2008 and were so excited, we had to share some of these spectacular images! I absolutely love the colors of this wedding -- bright and bold sunset colors, which couldn’t be more perfect for a wedding that took place on the grounds of Paradise Cove, at Ko Olina, on the west side of Oahu.

The theme of Leslie and Sam’s wedding incorporated bright, sunset tones, tropical flowers and seashells. Not wanting to leave any detail left to chance, they hired expert coordinator Mona Hirata, of Weddings by Grace & Mona . Mona’s beautiful weddings have been featured numerous times here and on our website. Leslie and Sam held both their ceremony and reception for their 300+ guests on the grounds of Paradise Cove, a beachfront property where one of Hawaii’s most famous Luau’s take place. When we arrived to deliver their cake, we saw a sea of yellow and orange. Bright yellow cymbidium orchids and orange protea were striking against the white linens. Woven Lauhala boxes held the floral arrangements, made by Spinning Web Florist. I love the accent color of Chocolate Brown dress shirt against the crisp white suit worn by the groom and the sunny yellow dresses worn by the bridal party. This was definitely Paradise found!

For their wedding cake, Rick designed a 4-tier square bright yellow and orange fondant stunner. Handcrafted white and yellow plumerias were placed on the cake along with edible shells. Leslie provided us photos of her surfboard which had the same bright tones. In keeping with their tropical theme, Leslie and Sam selected our Rainbowlicious and Local Kine Special flavors for their cake.

Shortly after their wedding, Leslie and Sam sent us this thank you note:

Thank you so much! I just can't get enough. It was gorgeous and tasted just as good. We received so many compliments. We are definitely hooked and look forward to our next opportunity to have a cake made from you.

Leslie and Sam, you are a beautiful couple and such a pleasure to work with! We look forward to more cakes with you in the future.

-- Sasha & Rick

Special thanks to Bianca Photography for use of their gorgeous images. Check out their website and blog!

See Leslie and Sam's wedding cake and many more on


Anonymous said...

I love your wedding. What great colors and the cake coloring is awesome! What a great idea. ~ Kendra

Mrs. Andi said...

Those pictures are stunning & I love the fade of your cake colors! What a great business you have! I found Cake Wrecks though the nominated blogs & through the interview, found your blog & I love it!

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