Four years ago today my husband and I got married! Our ceremony was inside a beautiful church in Honolulu, Hawaii, on the island of Oahu.
The reception was on the USS Missouri in Pearl Harbor. She's the ship on which the documents ending WWII were signed and also known as the Battleship Missouri or Mighty Mo.
She, as ships are always female, was also a star in Cher's "Turn Back Time" video, the movies Battleship, Under Seige, and more.
We had gorgeous weather that day and one hell of a dance party. Gordon Biersch provided the catering while the cake was made by A Baked Romance (which no longer in business, sadly). All of the photos are by Ashley Goodwin Photography.
My favorite part of the menu was the mini cannoli. Our family has a killer cannoli filling recipe and the Chef from Gordon Biersch agreed to make it according to our recipe as long as we'd provide the cannoli shells. Getting the mini shells from Whole Foods across the island to the caterer was an ordeal involving a bridesmaid, a groomsman, a rental car, and a bunch of cash, but it all worked out in the end!
Each layer of the wedding cake was a different flavor and the detail work on the middle layer matched my hairpiece. One layer was red velvet cake with cream cheese filling, another was triple chocolate cake with peanut butter filling, and the third was almond cake with chocolate filling.
We were ruthless with smashing the cake in each others faces. If you know us well you wouldn't expect anything different. Even with the move from Hawaii to Washington we managed to save a few slices of cake and enjoy them on our first anniversary.
Enjoy some snapshots of our big day, the food, drinks, and desserts. Cheers to many more years filled with great meals shared with friends, family, and my husband.
Hello, I'm Angela.
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