Monday, 27 August 2007

Rainy Day Love Stories!

Well, for over a year this wedding has been being planned- with everything turning out just perfect.
Every weekend I create cakes for clients weddings, but when the cake is for someone in your close circle of friends and family- it is that little bit more exciting!
Gianni is a long time friend (more than 13 years) of my husband and I. So it was my honor to create a fabulous wedding cake for Gianni and his Bride Cherisse. Time has seem to have flown-from when we were first delighted of the news of the engagement, to the wedding day!

On Saturday 25th August 2007 at 3.30pm, Gianni and Cherisse exchanged Vows at Glengariff Historic Estate at Dayboro.
This gorgeous venue certainly made up for the fact that the rain continued to fall during the ceremony.
To see the tables all dressed with beautiful flowers, and the little bomboniere gifts of Traditional Almonds (packaged by Gianni's Nonna), and boxed fudge ( that I also made ;)) and the hand scripted place cards (by Cherisse's friend Amanda) this was a truly family affair!

My husband (Steve) was one of Gianni's Groomsmen, reciprocating the duty Gianni had done for him at our own wedding a few years back.
The four of us Steve, Myself, Gianni and Cherisse!

The night went so fast - it seemed like no sooner had we sat down to enjoy the beautiful food at the reception, that it was time to cut the cake!!

The five tier cake consisted of layers of White chocolate and Raspberry Mud cake, and Dark chocolate Hazelnut and Orange Cake- which was served for dessert, A layer of fruit cake- with tea and Coffee (or to take home for under your pillow!) and a Marble Mud top tier to be saved for their first anniversary!

After the cake was cut- the cartoon couple- who earlier looked as if they were going to leap off the cake!- were left lying beside the top tier- waiting to go home!This night was also one I had been eagerly awaiting- for a very different reason- I finally got to meet the wonderful Toni Snell- who did Gianni and Cherisse's Photography.
I have had many previous clients use Toni for their photography- and have been in awe of her beautiful work, recommending her to as many clients as I can!
Toni graciously took time to talk to me at the end of her (long) evening- she is a lovely and friendly person, who is passionate about her craft, and the end result really shows.
I would recommend to anyone in SEQ who is after a photographer to look her up!

And as many of my friends and clients have done- Cherisse also chose to use Karen from Bliss Floral for her flowers. And again they are the most beautiful and fresh flowers you could get! The colours of the tulips and roses in the bridesmaids bouquets matched their dresses perfectly!

Well now this wedding is come to a close- it is back to reality- making more wonderful cake designs for upcoming weddings this Wedding season!

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