Sunday, May 27, 2012
I Signori Zawadski
here, and try not to judge us, we're insane pet owners (who, by the way, have a comprehensive journal of every trip we've taken for the past seven years in reading our "comments" to Speck each day of our trips. What does this have to do with our dear Anna and Nick? Patience, people, patience. When I met with Anna and Nick, they had most of their wedding plans already made. We had a great time designing up wedding cakes for them based on everything from their beautiful and unique bright green and navy blue color scheme, to the pattern in the carpet at the reception site. We sketched up a ton of different ideas, and I left it up to them to pick their final design. Then we got to chatting. One of my favorite questions is where the honeymoon will be. Partly because I'm nosy, partly because I get great ideas for my next trip from my client's honeymoons, and partly because these two were fun to meet with, and I wanted them to stay and chat some more. Anna said that she didn't, and wouldn't know where the honeymoon would be, because Nick was going to surprise her. Super cool, but that isn't going to save him from a meddling cake-lady. So, when Nick came back to pick up the samples, I grilled him on the topic. Turns out, he was considering everything from Europe to Africa, but not Hawaii, as he was waiting until he was trained for his "Iron Man" triathalon before he went there. Having been on Safari, I dove right in, and suggested the incredible place that we stayed when we were in Africa. It was truly amazing, fabulous wildlife, great food, incredible staff, and our Khaya (little house) was nicer than my own house, with his and her bathrooms, clawfoot tub, plunge pool, etc. His other top choice, Italy, is also a favorite of mine, so I began to ramble incessantly, until he asked if I could put my suggested itinerary into an email for him, which, I gladly did.