Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Valerie and John's Wedding Cake

All images courtesy of Bianca Photography

Valerie and John's sunflower themed wedding cake had been on our radar for nearly a year. It was a cake Rick had been looking forward to and we knew their cake was going to be gorgeous! Closer to the date of their wedding, which was on Sunday, April 4th, we found out our airdate for Rick's Food Network Challenge: SpongeBob Birthday Cakes, was the very same day as their wedding. Since we had booked Valerie and John long before we knew the airdate, we knew the possibility existed that we may need to record, not watch in real time, our show. As luck would have it, two factors came into play that allowed us to both drive out to the North Shore which is an almost 3-hour roundtrip delivery from Kailua. The first factor working in our favor was the starting time of Valerie and John's reception at Turtle Bay, which started at 7:00pm. Challenge airs at 8pm Eastern time, which was 2pm Hawaii time, which would allow us to have our viewing party and see the show then rush off to our studio for their wedding cake and head out to the North Shore. We weren't the only ones who had a similarly crazy day. Floral designers Yvonne and Alex of Yvonne Design, bless their hearts, drove out to Turtle Bay, back to Waikiki to attend our viewing party, then raced back to Turtle Bay to finish the florals, lighting and set up for the wedding. A couple other vendors from the wedding who we work with regularly weren't able to make it to the party because the timing was too difficult.

When we arrived at Valerie and John's wedding, we were warmly greeted by their wedding coordinator Michelle Garibay of Blue Sky Productions, and plenty of bright and cheerful yellow flowers. Yvonne Design as always did an amazing job with the florals and lighting, and Les Saison's custom linens really added to the decor. The cake drew a lot of attention and we were delighted to deliver it to such a sweet and kind couple! I remember before the wedding, Valerie mentioned how excited she was about her wedding and the cake, and also how much she wanted to watch Rick's Challenge. She wondered if the hotel would have Food Network as part of their cable package so she could watch it. I jokingly told her that it will re-run throughout the week and she could watch it if she got bored on their honeymoon.

We want to thank Bianca and Grant Gomes of Bianca Photography for providing the stunning images of their wedding!

If you missed this previously and want to see images from earlier in the day at our Food Network Challenge viewing party, in parts 1 & 2, we have them posted on the blog.

Congratulations to Valerie and John!

Aloha, 'til next time!


Anonymous said...

Hi Rick and Sasha,

THANK YOU for such a wonderful cake. It was simple and it had sunflowers! It turned out amazing and the waiting to see it all come together .. oh gosh! I was anxious every moment and with every e-mail. We enjoyed the flavors of the cake and since the first time we've tasted them, I'm hooked and still to this day, am craving for more. You two were fun to meet and very welcoming .. for that, thank you for bringing some aloha into our lives since we've been away from home for so long.

Thank you for helping to make our wedding day a special day. It was a great pleasure working with the both of you and in due time, we'll do it all over again!

Much Alohas and Mahalos!
Valerie & John

cakelava said...

Valerie and John, thank you both for having us be a part of your special day! You were an absolute pleasure to work with and we loved the sunflowers motif. We're so happy to hear how much you enjoyed the cake! Wishing you both much happiness in your lives as husband and wife. Much Aloha to you both! Sasha + Rick

Deeva said...

This cake is so gorgeous. I love the placements of the sunflowers on the solid background.

Micah | Coffee Machines said...

It looks like so Delicious I Really love Cake's ;)

Vishal-Coffee Machine said...

Hey Valerie & John, the delicious looking cake surely must have added sweetness in your Married Life :)

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