Monday, March 15, 2010

Elizabeth and Brian's Wedding

cake image by cakelava

Wedding images courtesy of Dave Miyamoto & Company

Another busy weekend with lots of fun new cakes, some of which we will be sharing with you on the blog in the days to come. First we wanted to share a wedding that is near and dear to our hearts, as the circumstances surrounding this particular wedding was one we will never forget. A little over 2 weeks ago, on Saturday, February 27th to be exact, Rick and I found ourselves trekking off to the grocery store at 2:00 in the morning to stock up on groceries, gas and for the next 11 hours anxiously awaited the Tsunami heading our way. As we thought about our loved ones, we also thought about Elizabeth and Brian, a couple who we've never met in person, who would be having their most special day of their lives on a day when a tsunami was expected to hit the Hawaiian islands. The fact that their wedding was booked at the Bayer Estate, a sweet oceanfront property where their ceremony would take place steps away from the water, made everyone involved, especially the couple, nervous that we would go with "Plan B" which was to move the wedding to a property far away from the ocean. It was a heartbreaker to think about our couple, who flew in from Texas to celebrate their Hawaiian wedding and have to deal with such unfortunate circumstances, beyond anyone's control. As the clock ticked closer to the start of their wedding, I had been in regular contact with their coordinator, Susan O'Donnell, who had everything under control, being the liason between the property owners, the bride and her family and the vendors, including photographer Dave Miyamoto, The Catering Connection, and cakelava. Some of the vendors involved had their homes in an evacuation zone, but we were all committed to giving Elizabeth and Brian the best wedding we could.

Rick designed for the couple an exquisite elegant wedding cake that had a lovely cascade of handcrafted garden and tropical flowers, shown above. The mixture of English garden and Hawaiian flowers found a perfect match at the Bayer Estate, a Victorian home on the east side of the island. Elizabeth and Brian chose our Strawberries Chantilly and Lemon Pucker flavors for their cake, but we don't know which flavor was selected to shove in each other's faces during the cake cutting (see below).

A BIG, big Thank You to photographer Dave Miyamoto for the images he sent us after their wedding. It was a huge relief for us to see a couple and their guests clearly enjoying themselves after what had been Hawaii's biggest scare in a long time. As you now know, the tsunami that hit was very minor and didn't do any damage, thankfully, and their wedding, all of our Plan A, went off without a hitch! We were especially touched to see a post to our Facebook from Elizabeth later that night, saying how much everyone loved the cake. We couldn't have asked for a better ending to our day! Congratulations Elizabeth and Brian!

More new cakes to come! Aloha, 'til next time!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

that cascade is beautiful! wow! did you insert the flowers one by one or did you pre-wire the whole cascade?

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