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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Wedding Cake and White Dresses

Yesterday was my one year marriage/wedding anniversary. The hubby and I ate year old cake for no reason other than it was tradition, so we were supposed to do it. But you know what? It was nice (not the cake, I probably should have wrapped it tighter lol). The experience was nice. Eating from a cake topper that we ate from a year before made us stop, and reflect. A lot can happen in a year, and time certainly flies, but just that small realization while looking at the cake was nice. We need those things in life that make us stop and remember/reflect. We’re thinking about buying a cupcake on every anniversary so we can freeze it and eat it a year later to offer that moment of reflection each year lol.

From what I’ve read up on it, apparently the the tradition was considered good luck and the couple was to save a bit of wedding cake to celebrate a baby’s arrival into the family during the first year of marriage. The cake would be eaten at the wedding and at the new child’s christening. Back in the day original wedding cakes were loaves of bread broken over the bride’s head to promote fertility.

Hmm... well no children around here for a little while lol. But it was nice to partake in this random tradition, and I am now happy to get that space back in my freezer.

Also while I was googling wedding lore I came across the fact that wedding dresses were not always white traditionally. In ancient times brides wore bright colored wedding dresses to signify their joy. White for western brides didn't become fashionable until the 19th century when Queen Victoria wore it at her wedding to signify her status.

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  1. Congratulations! Thanks for posting a wedding picture, too. Here 's to many, many more happy anniversaries!

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  2. @The Saxophone Player's Wife - Thank you :-D

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  3. I always thought that it wouldnt taste that great, year old wedding cake. hehe, but congrats on the year :) this makes me happy. When i get married you are going to be on my pannel of married women that i go to for wisdom...dont worry, you got time! lol Just know you are there. :)

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  4. @Terri - I am totally down to be on your panel :-)

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  5. eh. year old wedding cake, but yay again! woohoo...one year!

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  6. From what I hear, it is possible for the cake to still be tasty, if you wrap it properly.

    @Thu - wooohoo indeed! :-)

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  7. I've never heard of that tradition, if I ever do get married I think I'll pass on it. Maybe I'll just buy a new one.
    I did know about the dress colour though, and don't plan on wearing white if the day ever comes.
    You look beautiful in your dress

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  8. it's been a year already?! wow, does sure does fly. Our cake tasted exactly the same a year later, and I told the husband that on our 5th anniversary I wanted another one :) We just had our 5th and no cake for me!! the bakery has gotten a bit more expensive..anyway, congrats on 1 year!

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  9. congrats!! it's nice to partake in traditions and I'm glad that things are going well for you :)

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  10. @Rebecca - It was a super fast year! Maybe you'll get your cake for your 10 year anniversary ;-)
    @socialitedreams - Thanks :-)

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  11. I'm late. I didn't know you were married! Congratulation and I'm happy that you guys were able to reflect on your year!

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  12. congratulations. wish you many more anniversaries

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