Thursday, November 20, 2008

Next Featured Wedding Sneak Peek - Irene and Joseph

All photos courtesy of Rachel Robertson Photography

We had been eyeing our couple Irene and Joseph's wedding to feature on shortly after we saw their inspiration board of images and the cake was designed. Irene and Joseph were married on September 28, 2008. After talking to Irene about their color palette of fuschia, tangerine and yellow and hearing their location and vendor details, we just knew it was a Featured Wedding contender. Then Irene told us that Rachel Robertson was her photographer, and it was practically a done deal! Rachel's images are spectacular, vibrant and a perfect match to capture such vivid colors.

A wedding as lovely as Irene and Joseph's doesn't just happen, it is created, piece by piece, by a wedding coordinator/event designer, who in this case was the super sweet Aubrey Akana-Figueira of Savoir Faire. Irene was one of those wonderful brides who truly enjoyed the planning of her wedding and was excited about all the little details, which is always a pleasure for us to witness. She's also the type of bride to wear light pink on her wedding day -- Love It! -- and she looked gorgeous! Her excitement about the details definitely extended to their wedding cake, which was very important to the couple. They wanted a cake that was artful and would cause jaws to drop, and not perfectly symmetrical. She provided us her invitation which had a funky stylized flower design which we would add to the cake, as well as graduating the colors from darker to lighter. Irene and Joseph chose our Banana Nutella and Chocolate Dream flavors for their cake. Unfortunately, we weren't able to meet the California couple prior to the wedding because we were out of town on a TV shoot, but luckily got the opportunity to meet at the wedding!

Upon walking onto the grounds of the "World of Aloha" Estate at the Kahalu'u Fishpond, you are instantly transported to a breathtaking tropical paradise. This estate is not inexpensive to book, and quite difficult to find unless you are working with a coordinator in the know, but it is absolutely worth every penny! Rick and I were impressed with the beautiful colors and stylish set up of this event, and of course all the fantastic vendors!:

Venue: World of Aloha at Kahalu'u Fishpond
Coordinator and Event Designer: Aubrey of Savoir Faire
Photographer: Rachel Robertson Photography
Floral Designer: Michelle of Flowergirls
Caterer: Cater to Me
Rentals: Catering Connection
Officiant/Entertainment: Walt Keale
Custom Linens and lounge furniture: Les Saisons

Enough of the backstory, let's get to the images!

BIG THANKS to Rachel Robertson for the images!

Irene's Thank You note:

Hi Sasha & Rick,

I'm so happy I got a chance to meet you when I did because at that time I was just sneaking away from our guests to say hi to Aubrey and see how the reception area was decorated - perfect timing! How many times can I say thank you to you and Rick?? He did an awesome job and our guests LOVED LOVED LOVED the cake!

It was such a pleasure working with you and please feel free to use us as a reference anytime.



Irene and Joseph,

You two rock! We loved working with both of you and were glad to have met you on the wedding day. Wishing you both the best on your new life together!

-- Sasha & Rick

To see Irene and Joseph's Featured Wedding, visit in the next day or two.

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