Thursday, June 30, 2016

No Wedding Cake for Me!

Is it too late to change the theme of the wedding only one month before the ceremony?

I asked this question to my other half and he mumbled something about “Whatever floats your boat.” I have the distinct impression he doesn’t care one way or another. [*sigh*]

What prompted this?  Well, I was talking to my sister the other day and she asked me about our wedding cake and I told her I wasn’t having one and she was quite shocked.  When I told her why, she understood entirely.  It’s because of this:

Photo by wedding photographer Babs Evangelista.
This is the most godawful, crazy, terrible American tradition which would be right up the Mr’s alley. He would love nothing better than to smash cake into my face, the joker that he is.  Can you imagine how you would feel on the best day of your life with perfect makeup and hair and a (probably quite expensive) wedding dress and then some bugger smashes cake all over you?  Not a pleasant thought and I just don’t understand the American idea that your day is not complete until you have cake in your hair!

Obviously, it got me thinking.  A traditional British wedding cake with fruitcake and Royal icing couldn’t be smooshed onto me (without fear of knocking me out) so maybe…..

A search of the internet did not bring up any English cake makers in Los Angeles, obviously, but I did find a whole heap of British-American themed wedding ideas on Pinterest (Yes, I’ve been sucked into there also) and now I want to change my theme, not that I actually had one, mind you.  I want British-American Save-the-Dates and invitations [oops, too late], a Union Jack wedding dress [definitely too late] and a cake.  The Mr. is just taking it all in, knowing I’m dreaming and rolling his eyes!

But really, how could he not absolutely love one of these??  [*grin*]




8 comments:

  1. Yes, that smooshing cake into your loved one's face never made sense to me either. I guess it was funny the first time someone did it. I assume there was a lovely genteel tradition to do with feeding your new spouse a tasty morsel of cake, symbolic of a future of shared mealtimes, and then one day, some joker just rubbed it all around his - or her - spouse's mouth instead, and the joke caught on. But that joke probably depended for its humour on the unexpectedness of it, whereas now...

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    1. Don't find it a little bit funny at all, myself! But then being British, there should be no humour in a serious thing like a wedding, should there? :-)

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  3. Yeah I do understand. Even I don’t like smashing cake on someone’s face on such special day. I haven’t booked a wedding cake in my wedding at chicago wedding venues, and everyone got surprised with this. But I was happy and enjoyed a lot freely.

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    1. A wedding should be a wedding - not a circus!! :-)

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