I love it when brides (and grooms!) come to me with a strong sense of colour and design for their wedding! Stella was intent on three gorgeous shades of fuchsia pink, a rich purple and a pale lavender, three colours I think look lovely together… !
Stella and Jonathan’s wedding took place on a freakishly sunny day in cold February here in Vancouver. The day before their wedding, the weather was crazy — hail, wind, rain, wet snow, grey skies… but the weather gods were looking down at them, beaming sunshine! The reception was at Sutton Place Hotel in downtown Vancouver, a place that has fond memories for me as well… my sister Leanne had her super fun wedding reception there, and Sutton Place is also where I stayed during my own wedding weekend.
But this is a side of Sutton Place I didn’t get to see before… we got to load in the cakes through the alley to the service entrance and take the service elevator up! Amazing the difference between the swinging doors to a buzzing-with-staff, stressed and fluorescent lit-kitchen and the magnificent mirrored ballroom with glittery chandeliers, soft lighting and an air of fanciness. The members of the Sutton Place Hotel team were super friendly and helpful, jovial with each other and seemingly enjoyed their work – willingly committed to the cause: good service. This is a good sign at any establishment, don’t you think? I’ve seen enough Top Chef and read enough Anthony Bourdain at this point to understand the horror stories of a kitchen… but this group seemed pretty happy. Nice to see.
For Stella and Jonathan, I made a simple pale lavender coloured fondant lemon cake with three pieces of satin ribbon and custom flag, as well as Lemon Frill cupcakes and chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream tinted a rich vibrant fuchsia pink…! Stella and Jonathan, so happy the cupcakes were a hit… many many congratulations… and enjoy the many fun years together ahead!
Photo of bride/groom and cupcake stand by Roger Ting