Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Celebrating another anniversary and baby's first birthday
Its' been almost two years since I did Joanne and Collin's wedding of 400 guests at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel's Coconut Grove and Monarch Room ballroom.
The brides' aunties are in the Garden Club and created beautiful florals using the brides' favorite color red.
One of my business partners created their bamboo arch and the bamboo aisle markers which started out high at the beginning of the aisle and then gradually went to the lowest point which was at the front row so that the flowers would not obstruct anyone's view.
The bride is a talented chef and has her own line of gourmet sauces and also does specialty cakes for friends and family. For their wedding, their favors were her own special garlic teriyaki sauce that was awesome and the personal label listed the "ingredients" of a good marriage with a cute caricature of the two of them.
During the course of many other random conversations through the planning process, I found Joanne liked to do new things, so a few months after her wedding I asked her if she would make a cake for my son's baseball theme graduation party.
Joanne found out that my son was a pitcher and created a baseball cake out of rice krispies and other ingredients that was totally edible. It was a big baseball that was on top of pitching mound and had a baseball field with his name and number, and upon it's delivery he got to sign his ball with an "edible" pen like how a professional player would sign a game ball.
As they are nearing their second wedding anniversary, we are also getting ready to celebrate their son's first birthday which is two days later.