May 16, 2009
While our guests were enjoying cocktail hour, we were able to steal away and take some pictures together...
One of the things I was looking forward to was eating our cake! My sister had recommended Pastries by Nancy since she had the cake at a wedding and she thought it was super scrumtious since they put bananas in the chocolate cake.
So of course, I had to sample it. It tasted so good; they even had red velvet cake which I love. However for our wedding cake we chose the white cake with bavarian cream and strawberries, second layer was chocolate with chocolate mousse and bananas, and third layer was marble with bavarian cream and strawberries.
We enjoyed the white cake with bavarian cream and strawberries after our wedding since we didn't have time to eat much of it during the ceremony. We didn't have a chance to eat the chocolate cake with chocolate mousse and bananas; however, we will get to because I plan on buying one on our year old anniversary!
We did have the marble cake with bavarian cream and strawberries when we returned from our honeymoon. I have to say, I liked the white cake more.
Here's a picture of our cake. I loved how the cake came out. I wanted to make it simple yet elegant. Hopefully I achieved this! As for the cake table, I wished I had gotten a cake platter to hold the cake and I wished the two plates and napkins were not on the table. I much rather have the bouquet of flowers showing. I didn't have a chance to see the ceremony room before the ceremony started since we were taking pictures. I loved our monogram cake toppers. I think I got both of them for $60 total in downtown Los Angeles.
Our Wedding Day Story- Part 2
Adventure we go-- To the Observatory
Here is our wedding day story told in pictures (photos from our talented photographer Jason Q. Tran)
Part 1- Getting Ready and First Look
So prior to the ceremony and the reception, we decided to take a short trip to Griffith Park Observatory to take a few pictures. I booked the limo for three and half hours but ended up only needing it for less than two hours since it took awhile to get ready. I could have saved costs or perhaps gotten a bigger limo if I had known (or thought logically that it would take awhile to get to the limo!). It was such a tight squeeze in the limo. We squeezed 12 adults and 2 kids (the whole wedding party) in that little limo but it made for a fun and somewhat dizzy trip. One of the floral balloons we brought along even popped because it got so hot and stuffy in there with that many people. I liked using Crown Limo Services (hummerlimola.com) because the driver was professional, kind, on time, provided complimentary drinks, and was able to get us to Griffith Park and back to our ceremony and reception site in one piece!