Tuesday, August 05, 2008

The Pirate and the Princess

The marriage of our eldest daughter was on August 2nd. It was a themed wedding held outdoors. The theme was, The Pirate and the Princess. Here is the logo that was used on the invitation and...everywhere else, as you will see later in this post.
The groom rented a pirate costume instead of a tux and the bride wore a dress that made her feel like a princess. Here is a picture of the happy couple.

The cake was in the shape of a castle decorated with trailing vines and a meander quilting pattern in the icing.

Yes it is leaning. It was in the upper 80'sF that day and the poor cake had spent an hour being transported by car to the site of the wedding.

Our youngest daughter made these truly unique "cake toppers".

This picture shows how a pirate cuts a wedding cake.

This one shows how a well bred princess cuts a cake.And this one show how working together a wedding cake can be properly cut by a pirate and a princess.

I baked the cake on what turned out to be the hottest day of summer so far. But my sister-in-law the professional cake decorator, is the real hero in this story. She drove from Waukegan, IL to Madison, WI after she got off work on Friday night to decorate the cake. She arrived in Madison about 7:15 and the cake was done about 12:30.

During transport one of the turrets fell off before the cake was one block from the house. SIL has done enough wedding cakes that she knew to bring along a repair kit. I have no idea what all is in a cake repair kit, but my SIL knew and she had it with her so the cake looked fabulous all day. When I went to take one more picture before we cut it one of the turrets fell off. I took that as a sign that it was definitely time to cut the cake.

Thank you Carol!!!

It was an amazing cake!!!


Frieda said...

A truly unique wedding!! It looks like fun and I'll bet everyone was very happy.

Anonymous said...

Lois, what an awesome wedding! I love it. Thanks for sharing the photos. The bride and groom are gorgeous!

Jan H.

Carol said...

How fabulous, just what weddings should be, fun exactly what the couple themselves want

JoAnn Deck said...

Lois, glad to have you back from your "other life". So what did the Mother of the Bride wear for this memorable wedding?

Carol Sloan said...

Awesome pictures! Thanks for sharing such a special day. I love that they did a "theme wedding"!The cake was a masterpiece!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful and creative wedding. Congratulations to the couple. Get some rest.

Stephanie Nordlin said...

Love the cake and the theme. My daughter's cake leaned also and had multisized balls of fondant as decoration. (Her name is now Ball.) We used Ball jars instead of vases.

Ditto: what did the queen and king wear?

Anonymous said...

Loved the cake and what the prince and princess wore but I want to see the Queen's dress!

Glad everything went well.
Deb H.

Rose said...

Beautiful/fun wedding, Lois. The first I've heard of a "theme" wedding. Ditto - let's see a pic of what you & Tom wore. Congrats!
the rose, Alias Roscoe

Lois Jarvis said...

To see what I wore follow this link:


Amy said...

This is hilarious! I love it! looks like it was a ton of fun. Congrats lois!