Saturday, May 8, 2010
WEDDING: Ahsan-Garcia, The Solarium, 5/8/10
The Solarium in Decatur is a unique venue for a reception. It is the historic site of The Scottish Rite Convalescent Hospital for Crippled Children, founded in 1915. It accommodated 18 patients. As you enter this venue, and walk around, you can still imagine the hospital as it once was ... so white, so clean, so many windows !!! The only downside is the parking ... street parking only.
Tayiba met with me a couple of months ago ... simple and elegant was what she was looking for. So a simple flat finish bordered with a lemongrass ribbon was decided on. I was under the impression that I was only going to have green cymbidium orchids to decorate the cake with ..... I had a bunch of stuff to use .. three different size orchids, this gorgeous maroon flower that I had never seen, and some soft fern-like greenery. I had a great time working with the floral. All three tiers of the wedding cake were vanilla filled with a Dulce de Leche filling.
Originally Javier's groom cake was to be the USC Trojan logo .... but about a month or so ago, it was changed to the Harvard undergrad logo. It was red velvet filled with cream cheese.
Congratulations, Tayiba and Javier.