All photos courtesy of Visionari
If you've been following our blog, you'll recognize the names Reiko and Jason as one of our December Featured Wedding couple nominees. Although they didn't win your votes, they are a winning couple in our book! What we loved about Reiko and Jason's elegant wedding at the JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa, expertly coordinated by Sandra Williams of Finishing Touch, was the attention to all the little details, including their subtle "fish" motif. During our meeting with Reiko, she mentioned wanting to add fish on her cake without making it a "Fish cake", in other words, this wasn't a fish themed cake, but rather, a cake that happened to have some fish on it. Her fiance Jason has a nickname of "Fish" since he has the word in his last name, so they would have pretty fish touches here and there -- but not a "fish" themed wedding. We decided to go all white for their cake to keep the fish subtle and instead of making a single fish on the tiers, Rick went for a whole school of fish in a pattern reminiscent of ocean waves. To give the cake a little punch, Reiko wanted a funky shape, something unexpected for her guests. The couple went for color for the inside of their cake, with our pink colored Guava Lava cake and our Hot Fudge Sundae flavor. Reiko and Jason were gracious and enthused about their cake during the design process and just as sweet afterwards when they sent us this Thank You letter:
Oh my gosh.....
The cake you had made for us was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!!!
Not only Jason and I, but all of our guest were asking where on earth we had the cake made, and everyone just LOVED IT!! The cake was EXACTLY like the way we wanted; simple, stylish with white on white, and with the fish.... It was a difficult design that we asked for, but yet you made it just PERFECT. Thank you so so much!!! Wishing you all the best, and will be checking your websites for some more cool cake designs to come!!
-- Jason and Reiko -- September 2008
We wish Reiko and Jason many years of happiness!
Visit cakelava.com to see Reiko and Jason's wedding cake and many others.