Friday, February 19, 2010

Shannon and Liam's Wedding - The Cake!

Images courtesy of Dave Miyamoto & Company

Shannon and Liam were one of a number of couples we made a wedding cake for on Valentine's Day weekend. This UK-based couple flew in from England to have their wedding at the beautiful JW Marriott Ihilani Resort in Ko Olina. We always love visiting the Ihilani Resort. The grounds are lovely and we see incredible sunsets out there. It's the perfect location for a wedding and if you want to book the Ihilani on a busy weekend like Valentines Day, it better be booked in advance, which is exactly what Shannon and Liam did. Rick and I met with Shannon and her mother back in April when she was visiting Oahu and meeting with her vendors. At the time we met with her we learned that unlike many brides who want to control every detail of their wedding, Shannon wanted the cake to be a suprise for her on the wedding day. She would provide us colors to reference and elements of the cake she and her fiance Liam might want, and leave the rest up to Rick.

We knew Shannon and Liam wanted a cake that would WOW their guests and have them talking about it for many years to come. The guests were coming from the U.S. as well as the U.K. and it was as much about celebrating the love between Shannon and Liam as it was an excuse for a party! This was a wedding reception scheduled til the wee hours of the morning. They are a really fun couple and wanted the cake to be unusual, full of color and whimsy and have a tropical feel to it. Their reception colors were primarily orange and pink and the hibiscus flower was being used as an accent piece. Rick took these elements, and designed a cake that had concave tiers and was a dramatically tall. Shannon and Liam chose 3 flavors for their cake. Our Kona Toffee Crunch, Chocolate Dream and Hot Fudge Sundae. Being that it was Valentine's weekend, we didn't have much time to enjoy the lovely reception room that the couple had arranged, and had to rush off to another wedding immediately after. We didn't get to see the couple or their reaction to the cake, but thankfully, their wonderful photographer, Dave Miyamoto sent us images of the couple with their cake and lots of wedding images. It was almost like being there! Thank you, Dave!

Today we are focusing on their cake, and in our next post, we will showcase Shannon and Liam's wedding images given to us by Dave Miyamoto, who so perfectly captured Shannon and Liam's fun loving spirit and the details of their wedding.

Aloha, 'til next time!


Lynn said...

i love pink and orange -- what a fabulously designed cake!

Shannon O'Sullivan said...

Hey Rick and Sasha!
We just arrived home last night to your great blog! The cake was awesome!! Perfect colours and design!!
Everyone was overwhelmed and amazed! We had so much fun! Thanks so much we couldn't be more appreciative!
PS such a shame we didnt get to see you on the day, but we were running very late for some reason!
You are the best!
Shanny and Leemy

cakelava said...

Hey Shanny and Leemy! I'm so sorry we didn't have a chance to see you both on your wedding day. Thank you for the sweet comments. We're glad you loved your "surprise" wedding cake
and that it was everything you hoped for! Wishing you both many happy years together!! -- Sasha & Rick

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