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Sweets aren’t really my thing, and one of the few wedding details I didn’t think about very much was our wedding cake. Immediately after we got engaged, someone asked me what kind of cake I wanted. I said, “One with parakeets on top.” That’s all I cared about. So I’m surprised that I ended up loving our cake so much. It was made by Becker’s Bakery, and I walked into their shop about two months ago and told them I needed a cake. “What kind of cake?” they asked. “Umm… a weddingcake?” I was so clueless!
I flipped through their portfolio and quickly realized I like simple cakes that actually look like there might be some food under all the icing. The book shaped cakes were tempting, but I skipped the artistic shapes and scary food coloring. Instead, I chose something more classic. Our florist, Elaine McCord, decorated the cake with fresh flowers and leaves. I think she did a wonderful job! Of course, the parakeets are my favorite part. Normally, the blue one sits on top of my monitor at work, and the green one sits in Keith’s cubicle.
There’s a story behind the parakeets: When we were still getting to know each other, I learned that Keith took Russian in college. I asked, “How do you pronounce your name in Russian?” He said, “Keet.” My eyes lit up, and I said, “Oh! So when you get married someday, instead of being Mr. and Mrs. Williams, you can be a pair o’Keets!” That was bad, right? Despite the bad pun (or maybe because of it?), Keith fell in love. And parakeets became our thing. At the wedding, we displayed the parakeet story in a picture frame next to our cake. I barely even got to taste our wedding cake, now I smile every time I look at pictures of it.
Post # 3
@LibrarianTellsAll: love your story! Beautiful cake, beautiful couple!
Post # 4
Ha, I’m really glad that someone voted, “I don’t like cake. Let’s eat cheese!” That’s kind of how I felt, too. 😀
Post # 5
That cake is gorgeous! And I love the parakeets on it. I have a conure, myself 🙂
Post # 6
Oh your cake looks amazing!! We had a blue cake!!
Post # 7
I always like it when cakes are a little different and not boring- good job!
Post # 8
@LibrarianTellsAll: This photos and story is the most beautiful/cute thing I’ve seen in ages! And I don’t like “cute.” But I DO like plays on words. You tow rock!
Post # 9
Your cake looks amazing!
I voted “i don’t care” because it was one of those things I had just never even thought about. Neither of us are big cake people so we’re going with a different dessert.
Post # 10
I love that!!!! Cake is beautiful and the story is just great!
Post # 12
That is the sweetest story! And your cake is beautiful.
Post # 13
@LibrarianTellsAll: Love the story! Love the cake!
Post # 14
That is such a cute story. And your cake does look awesome! It seems like it is always the things that we dont overanalyze that end up being the most meaningful! Congratulations on your marriage!
Post # 15
I love love LOVE your parakeets! They are adorable on their own but that story is amazing! And the cake looks great and yummy as well.
We also had untraditional cake toppers. When we first started dating we somehow ended up in a discussion about what is the cutest baby animal. I voted baby elephant. He voted baby panda bear. For the 6 years we were dating we took polls among friends and sent each other you tube videos in defense of our choices. So the cake topper was one of the easiest decisions we made!
Post # 16
Oh my GOD THAT IS THE CUTEST STORY EVER!