“Thank you for our amazing cake!”

-Groom

Last year I was approached by Susan Stone, principal of Stone Event Planning, a bespoke event planning company based in Boston known for their exquisite events, to create a cake for her clients.  I worked closely with Lily & Steve, a lovely & very accomplished young couple, to create a wedding cake centerpiece for their wedding reception at the Boston Public Library. We chose to highlight the groom’s Hawaiian heritage by creating a multi-tier cake with a lavish cascade of colorful tropical flowers, which offered a contrast to the mostly green & white palette used throughout the event.

I find the monochrome palette to be classical and elegant.  A closeup of the beautiful bride and her bouquet, created by New Leaf Flores.

After their beautiful wedding ceremony at Boston Trinity Church, the striking couple enjoyed a stroll on a gorgeous summer day, before arriving at their reception at the Boston Public Library, masterfully planned and executed by Stone Event Planning.

The classic architecture of the Boston Public Library gave the reception an atmosphere of formal elegance.  The green and white florals and décor nicely complemented the shades of white, brown, and tan of the building and its fixtures.

A circular floral installation with cascading orchids by New Leaf Flores at the entrance to set the tone for the elegant dinner inside Bates Hall.  The coffered ceiling is one of the reasons why this historic library was proclaimed “a palace for the people” upon its opening in 1895.

The wedding cake sketch and the finished wedding cake at the Boston Public Library.  Celebrating the Hawaiian heritage of the groom, the vibrant colors of my sugar flowers stood out in the more formal atmosphere of the Chavannes Gallery of the McKim building as the guests came in, and later in Bates Hall. For this wedding cake design we created an array of gumpaste flowers in bright & saturated shades, including dendrobium, cymbidium, & cattleya orchids, hibiscus, plumeria, lillies, and other flowers native to the Hawaiian Islands, complemented with lush and bright gumpaste leaves and foliage.

The traditional Hawaiian lei worn by the groom symbolizes love and respect, which are great starting ingredients for any marriage!

Seeing the looks of pure joy on my clients’ faces is one of the most rewarding aspects of my work.

Everlasting love to Lily and Steve!

A special thanks to Genevieve de Manio for her fantastic photos!

It’s always a pleasure to work with outstanding wedding professionals:

Ceremony: Trinity Church of Boston

Venue: Boston Public Library

Wedding Planner: Stone Event Planning

Catering: The Catered Affair

Floral Design: New Leaf Flores

Photography: Genevieve de Manio Photography

Videography: Boston Wedding Films

Lighting: Susan B. Lowell Lighting Design

Bride’s Hair & Makeup: Demiche beaute

Invitations: Invitations and Company

Event Rentals: Peak Event Services

Musicians: Elan Artists