Love is a beautiful thing. I’m not just talking husband and wife love. I’m talking family love, friendship love. The love of a chocolate eclair. Wife and wife love, and husband and husband love. The love of your children, your pets. Your record collection, and the love of a tart and icy frozen yogurt. The love of perhaps three beautiful buttercream cakes like these. But most importantly today: celebrating the love of Scott and Natalie, two of the very raddest people who found each other, started to date, formed a deep bond and love, then married each other, with the tiny help of:
1. A Korean and a Chinese, who obsessively like to set up their friends;
2. A video of a very excellent female skateboarder named Elissa Steamer!
Yeah! My pal Christa and I set up these two cuties! We have this pretend thing we call “Cupid’s Club Asia” where we try intensely (but really casually to the potential candidates) to match-make some of our pals. Kind of like “It’s Just Lunch” without the pantsuits. One night Christa came over to our place for dinner and I happened to ask her if there were any pro female skaters, because, I’m a feminist and I like to know these things. So she showed me a video of Elissa Steamer ripping it extremely hard. I thought, woh she’s so cool! She reminds me of my friend Natalie!
Yeah. You know what happened next. We went to F-book, looked up Natalie, freaked out with excitement because we thought she’d be perfect casual times match for our dear pal Scott.
Blast forward several months. Scott and Natalie hit it off like a UNICORN and a RAINBOW. Then this happens – the cutest tiny church in Fort Langley, BC puts the cutest sign ever up outside on their signage board. I kind of deeply want a signage board like this outside my house. Except the drunks from the park would urinate on it and it would get spray-painted with anarchist symbols. So no. I digress; here’s the sign:
Oh, and for this righteously excellent occasion.. you know it! I made three buttercream beauty wedding cakes and a bevy of cupcakes! I was so thrilled with how the cakes turned out, as you can tell by the boatload of photographs.
Vanilla cake with rainbow cake layers and white chocolate lettering. Unicorn cake topper drawn by Scott!
Pink vanilla buttercream cake with raspberry jam filling and fresh berries! Aiyee, so cute!
My R and my little T both helping to set up, and coming to party at the wedding! R and Scott are both sweet pals, and they play in the same band: the heavy, excellent group Womankind!
I just loooove those chocolate letters! I used my silicone alphabet letter mold for it.
Dark chocolate cake with chocolate ganache and blackberry jam filling and fresh berries – the vegan cake of the bunch! I want a slice right now. I’m not a major horn-tooter but I’m going to give myself an R.Kelly “beep beep” for this cake – it was damn fine.
Here’s Christa, my super good pal (we actually just refer to each other as Korea and China) and very excellent cake-slicing machine! Well-oiled Korean dessert cutting master!
Dorkfest 2014 posing with my cakes!
The outside of the tiniest cutest church. We all got to ring the bell afterward! FUN.
T eating some snacks in church. He’s also wearing a little bow tie from Forage Haberdashery!
The church had this small, lovely well-kept yard and playground; so pastoral.
TIRE SWING! Who can resist a rusty dirty old tire swing!
My dudes. Sorry Scott and Natalie if you heard Teddy saying “cheese toast” or “fishies” or “Joel” during the ceremony!
Hello there, newly married beautiful couple! I adore Natalie’s vintage wedding dress! (Plus, she usually wears jeans and rides a motorbike, so this was extra sweet!)
Hello there, beautiful idyllic setting with hangy-down pretty yellow fragrant flowers.
Hello there, sweet and goofy couple!
And a kiss seals the deal. Scott and Natalie, I wish you a lifetime of love, happiness, health and good times. SO happy to be your friend and to have celebrated with you on your super special day. You both truly are RAD. xo Lyndsay