Sep 19, 2009

Memories are made of this

As Dean Martin would sing it, these are really memories for a young couple as they take their vows tomorrow in front of family and friends for a lifetime together.

Memories are made of this
Dean Martin

Sweet, sweet memories you gave-a me
you can't beat the memeories you gave-a me

Take one fresh and tender kiss
Add one stolen night of bliss
One girl, one boy
Some grief, some joy
Memories are made of this

Don't forget a small moonbeam
Fold in lightly with a dream
Your lips and mine
Two sips of wine
Memories are made of this

Then add the wedding bells
One house where lovers dwell
Three little kids for flavor
Stir carefully through the days
See how the flavor stays
These are the dreams you will savor

With His blessings from above
Serve it generously with love
One man, one wife
One love through life
Memories are made of this
Memories are made of this

Olivia rang me and ask if I could teach her to decorate a wedding cake in fondant. I found out later it was for her own wedding. Not for a friend or a relative. I was really skeptical that we could pull this off..imagine the bride would bake the cake herself, and decorate it and still had to do makeup and dress up for her wedding.

And the cake has to be her late mom's special fruit cake. Not any cake I have in my stash of recipes to use for wedding cakes.

I am a sucker for sob stories. Unfortunately so. The story behind the cake was really heartwarming. Her mom was to bake it for her wedding. But unfortunately, she passed away suddenly. Olivia wanted so much to share her late mom's favourite cake with all her friends and her hubby's family.

So I relented on my end and promised to help her in the process. My private lessons with her ended yesterday. Where she and her hubby came and did the cake together. I took photos of them in the process of dolling up the cake and the little disagreements they had along the way. Like any couple, they started a bit of arguing..then I had to break the air of discontentment and told them how I had my wedding done years ago.

Along the way, there were tears. Tears of fear that the cake wouldn't hold up because the weather wasn't too agreeing. It rained cats and dogs and fondant cannot take rainy days. I had to tell them to leave it to God. Everything will be perfect in the end.

Showing here of Ryan and Olivia piecing the cake together.

Olivia making final touches on the side of the cake.

Ryan putting the blue dragees along the border

Finally, the cake was completed at 6:30pm last evening. Olivia was in tears again..but now not in fear but in joy. We took a group photo together using Ryan's camera. So I have to wait till the images come from them.

Olivia and Ryan
May you both have a beautiful wedding and the Lord bless you and you with a lifetime of happiness and joy.


1 comment:

Halimah said...

Such a heartwarming story. Hope they had a fantastic wedding. I'm sure O's mother was there in spirit. :)