- 3 years ago
- Wedding: August 2017
We had our wedding on August 19th, 2017, and after all my fussing with vintage clothing and cute stories about my mother, I never really posted anything to follow-up after it happened. I’ll dig through my pro-pics and share the delightful highlights later, but it’s a gloomy, rainy, freezing day here, and I felt the urge to post something festive.
And what’s more festive than the wedding cake we described to the baker as needing to fit the theme “Nightmare Rainbow Glitter Apocalypse”? Oh, we stood at her counter, pointing at the things we liked on other cakes they had–“We like the polka dots there, and the scrolls there, now can you make them all in different colors? You can do one layer in a rainbow gradient? Awesome! What’s that you say? You have edible glitter and wonder if we want it on top of everything? We love you.”–but didn’t have really a clear idea of what it would look like as an end product. We thought she had a handle on just what sense we were going for and trusted her art.
My matron-of-honor has an SUV, while I have a Fiat, so she was the one to pick up the cake the morning of the wedding. She brought it over to the reception hall where we were getting everything set up, talking with the caterers, throwing glitter everywhere, you know, the usual. I guess she’d had kind of a rough morning and was a little cranky. Then we got our first look at our cake and she took this picture:
(These are all pics she took) Oh, we were overjoyed, it was perfect in every way. And apparently we looked so happy that it made her happy and put her in a good mood for like the next two weeks. All the pro-pics, the staged pics, all that? Nothing, to her mind, compared to us, sweaty and disheveled, me with my bangs in pins for curls, being so ecstatic at the site of a cake she’d probably assumed would repulse us.
Here is the final cake, all set up:
It had two white almond layers and one chocolate layer – that way the folks with nut allergies and the folks who hated chocolate would all still get some cake. Layer of fresh strawberries inside each. Some people pooh-pooh grocery store cakes, but not only does Giant Eagle make a very tasty white almond and always use good strawberries, but their decorator read our minds.
Ahhh. It was a fun wedding.
Here we are, after having successfully fed each other the ceremonial first piece – we had sworn to one another that we would not intentionally crush cake in each other’s faces. But we are two people with anxiety disorders who had to spend the day as the focus of attention. We have the shaky hands. So when we managed to successfully not crush cake in each other’s faces, we felt victorious.
The giant cupcakes were there because of one of our 90+ year old guests who is severely gluten intolerant. Rather than take any risks, we opted to get her a cupcake from a Celiac specialty bakery the next town over. They don’t do fancy. They don’t do “elegant”. They do do delicious and safe, and when we told her we’d gotten the cupcakes from Kathy’s Creations in Alliance, she was so happy she cried. I’ll take that over a “pretty” cupcake any day.
Anyway, have a lovely day, everyone, and if you’re in an ice storm, try to keep warm!