There are a number of traditions that typically take place during the wedding reception. Generally speaking, the bridal party make a grand entrance into the reception venue to rousing applause from their guests. Chances are the guests have already enjoyed drinks and canapes and so it doesn’t take much to get them clapping & cheering.
Speeches are then interspersed between courses. And then just before the first dance, often called the bridal waltz, comes the cutting of the cake.
Now the cake cutting doesn’t have to take place at this point but it does tend to be the most popular time. Mind you, some couples cut their cake straight after their entrance when their photographer is not staying long into the reception or if the cake is being used for dessert and it needs to be distributed to guests sooner rather than later.
Of course, not everyone has a cake these days. It’s becoming quite common to have individual cup-cakes which can work equally as well. Although it probably makes it a little tricky to cut the cake when it’s so small therefore many are adding a separate cake.
So who do you turn to for advice and talent when you need a cake tailor-made to suit your requirements?
Thinking back to a wedding we photographed recently, I was very impressed with the cake that was not simply made but wonderfully created by Chris from Cake Occasions.
These guys were inspired by the theme originally created by Form Over Function for the same wedding. With the intricately detailed icing and the perfect matching of colours, they clearly went to a lot of trouble to ensure the cake made a statement.
And in order to keep everything unified, the cake’s appearance tied in perfectly with all the decorations and other elements throughout the wedding reception. Not an easy thing to do but they made it happen beautifully!
What’s more, the cake tasted a treat. Now how good is that?