We started out the day with a hearty curry lunch at CoCo Ichiban Curry House. You choose the amount of rice (200g, 300g, 400g, 500g) then the toppings which include things like fried oyster, pork or chicken cutlet, beef, tofu, etc then either spicy or non.
Fun drinks: Calipico and Melon Soda
We ordered a tiny corn salad, their sesame cream dressing was delicious, much better than their soy dressing (more like Italian)
I actually ended up ordering udon curry with chicken cutlet. The cutlet was nicely fried, maybe a bit too much breading, but the chicken really tender. I couldn’t finish the udon, it was too much.
Ron ordered the shabu shabu beef with spinach over rice. The beef was so tender and it made it quite refreshing with the spinach. I’m not usually a fan of homemade Japanese curry but this really hit the spot.
We went to the hotel to bring the bridal party some food and begin to help setup. I ended up in the room with the bride and bridesmaids to get dressed and the guys stormed into the hotel room three times to try to retrieve their bride. It was a bit rough so a few of the girls got bruised up. It makes for interesting memories and hopefully a crazy good video.
I was asked to help with the reception table and also helped to set up table and menu cards. I helped to make these for their reception, handbags and suitcases for the escort cards.
The kids were little kids dressed in their wedding colors.
Close up of suitcase (missing the small gold tag with the table name on it)
Close up of handbag (also missing the small gold tag with the table name)
The menu text designed by Virginia, assembled by myself and Susan. The tag with the guest name attached with a mini clothespin. The orchid provided by the hotel. The cookie box wrapping by One Girl Cookies in NY, hand carried by a few of the guests from NY. Susan and I made the thank you tag that was tied on.
I had a lot of fun designing these things with Susan but it was also a lot of work. I used my Cuttlebug to cut out the handbag and suitcase shapes with die cuts from multiple companies and used hand punches for the flowers and airplanes.
Their setup for the wedding
Cute pink parasols for the guests (not necessarily these guys….)
The beautiful bride and her dad
The groom and bridal party
Making it official with their marriage license, look at that beautiful peony bouquet
Hot pink ladies
Their signature drink, champagne with grapefruit and pomegranate
Blue Crab Cake Appetizer on greens and garlic aioli drizzle, fresh and yummy.
Prime Rib (perfectly cooked) with stuffed red bliss potatoes, broccoli florets, and baby carrots
Kahala Fruit Cocktail in Earl Grey and Vanilla infused syrup with Lilikoi Sorbert served in a sugar rimmed glass
A delightful plate of chocolates
Guava wedding cake with passion fruit cream (the cream was so delicious, surprisingly light)
Last surprise dessert of strawberry cotton candy
The bouquet toss, caught by the sister of the bride
The groom having too much fun removing the garter. A little kid ended up diving on the floor for it.
Ron and I with the bride.
Their photographers did a great job with showcasing some of the wedding day photos.
This little kid couldn’t keep his eyes open and fell asleep halfway into the reception.
Lots of hard work went into this day and it turned out wonderfully. Congratulations to Susan & Ken, wishing you a happy life together!