Monday, July 20, 2015

Awesome, absolutely the best

Fashion-era, fashion history vintage 1920s Wedding Photo - 1928 Thomas Paton and Lucy Flemmings Bride Wedding Dress
Smile!

Generally, at one time or another everyone manages to attend one or more weddings.  Pretty generic most of the time, but sometimes amazing things happen at weddings.  Not just the expensive wedding gown, flowers, etc. But surprising and memorable things.

At my own wedding, my-almost-husband fainted, dropped down like a sack of feed.  Down.  Out cold.  He was okay, we ended up married, so all was well.  However, my small town of 427 had years of stories from that.

Then there are the melting cakes.  

I personally have been at three family weddings where the heat and humidity caused the cakes to droop with icing cascading down the layers. 

Thanks to Cake Wrecks for this beauty! (again, thankfully not ours)
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My sister’s cake—the layers nearly slid off each other, onto the table.
  
My sis-in-law’s wedding in Chicago, mid-July, the icing was sagging and turning into a puddle.  

Same thing with another sis-in-law--pure sugar water fall. 

Some weddings are sunny mornings with the tent all set up, tables with tablecloths, with crowning wedding cake in the center of dance floor.  
Then a storm whips up, winds sweep, and all disappear into the manicured grass. Awesome.
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But, the best part is the wedding cake.  I love eating wedding cake.  Skip the chicken and broccoli, let’s move on to the wedding cake.


Those weddings are the best—when something goes wrong and people have to problem solve.  Those are the great weddings. 



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Let's all raise a glass and toast....

31 comments:

  1. OMG.....Really? The hubby fainted???? He couldn't believe he was getting his dream-come-true. It has that affect on some men. LOL

    On my 2nd marriage, I didn't want to get married (at the last minute) ...but I did because my daughter said, "The cake is here." His daughter said...."All those flowers are here." My oldest son just said, "Oh f___. He was walking me down the aisle so I just grabbed his arm and we walked down that long aisle ..... me in wedding dress (again) and mascara running down my cheeks. Glad I did.... it was a most delightful happy marriage.

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  2. So very glad you went on with the wedding and with a long happy marriage! Your wedding is in the "Amazing Weddings" file.

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  3. My friend Ann and her husband stopped what they were doing when the authorized marrying person pulled into the farm yard. There was a wedding, and all went back to remodeling the old farm house. That's their story. However, I heard from several attendees, many wine corks flew and there was much merriment all afternoon.

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    1. I have to say that was the best wedding ever. No fluff, no matching napkins--just the important part. And I bet there were wine corks, dancing, and laughter!

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  4. Now that's hot to melt frosting. I imagine the bride and groom were almost puddles as well.
    That last shot is priceless.

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    1. At the Chicago wedding, I was a bridesmaid, the church had no A/C, we were all drenched in sweat. The photographer dropped the film cartridges after the wedding, so we had to stage the wedding for photos. Good stuff.

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  5. I've only ever been to one and everything went smoothly. No fun lol

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    1. Maybe another wedding will come up? Having an outdoor wedding and reception gives a better change of disaster.

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  6. What a scene that must have been. Greetings!

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    1. Just looking at the final photo makes me giggle.

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  7. Weddings can be wonderful - and some are very scary.
    We went to one where the bride and groom were barely speaking. Neither of them were happy. Both of them felt pressured. Not a nice time for anyone. And no, it didn't last.
    Love the expressions on that last photo. He looks MUCH more stressed than she does.

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    1. The bride was smiling, awesome. Wonderful if that marriage lasted?

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  8. A lovely old photo....ah weddings.....bitter sweet.

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    1. So good to see your name! Ah, weddings, indeed.

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  9. About a hundred or so years ago I got married on an extremely hot day in June. It was a long aisle and by the time I got to the altar, only the orchid of my bouquet was left. All the other flowers had fallen off during my walk. I performed two duties that day; I was not only the bride, I was also the flower girl. When it came time to throw my flowers to waiting single ladies, there was only a pipe cleaner left.

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    1. Seriously?!
      I know June weddings are the tradition, but in Illinois it was misery.
      A pipe cleaner?

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  10. I've been to more funerals than weddings. I've been to one wedding. I've been to a dozen or so funerals. So, no wedding stories for me. (The wedding I went to--I didn't stay for long.)

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    1. You probably have some good funeral stories. In the Midwest, the small town funeral is quite a social event.
      Hopefully, a wedding will come along, with great memories..

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  11. My daughter chose an outdoor wedding, a glorious spring day. Thankfully, she hadn't chosen a summer date, with our heat that could have been a disaster. She had a three tier cake completely covered in shards of real chocolate.
    My own wedding was a homespun affair, with mum and all her friends doing the catering. mum's specialty was caramel pie, and my brand new brother in law couldn't get enough of them. He ate about six of them before someone stopped him.

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    1. The changes between one generation to another! My mother was married in her parents' living room;her mom catered it; Mom wore a pale blue suit.
      I made my dress ($30 fabric); our wedding was at my church; the total cost was $300. The only mishap was my husband fainting.

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  12. The first picture is gorgeous and the last one so funny.

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    1. The contrast of generation and expectations really show up. I love the last one.

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  13. There are always good weddings like that. The secret is toothpicks, take them out just before serving.

    At our wedding my mom hit Dad in the back with a baby bottle when he didn't sit when he was supposed to and our preacher (all my life, so he was up in years) said God bless their infections instead of God bless their affections. We were all rolling at this wedding. Then when we went out the door my veil hung on the screen door...only in Arkansas!

    Loved this post and thank you for your comment.

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    1. Your veil on the screen door? Your preacher--awesome. Did he know what he had said? It could have been worse.
      Toothpicks? Now that makes perfect sense.

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  14. What a delightful post! I got married in my wife's parents' backyard. Our guests were mostly penniless students so they made gifts. One sang us a song. I was deeply moved. 46 years so far --relationship getting serious.

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    1. We were a few years after you and yours. Also penniless. Farming community had a rough year and money was short...everything we did (except the cake) was home made. It was December, so the cake was safe.

      Glad you two are figuring things out.

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  15. Yep. Jilda and I used to take wedding pictures. Even bad weddings were salvaged by good cakes.
    Sometimes the groom cakes are my favorite. But I've seen a few sad looking cakes here I the south too.

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    1. I have seen only a few groom cakes and they were pale shadows of the main cake. Taking photos of the wedding? You must have seen some interesting disasters.

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  16. Wedding is a dream day for everyone and it should not get ruined for reasons like this. To achieve the target of planning my dream wedding, I have decided to plan my wedding at best event location rentals. Hope everything will go great on the day.

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!