Photo by AJ Photography
The only thing I remember laughing about on my wedding day was my cake toppers.
That may sound a bit dramatic but in wedding reality there will be drama, tears and acceptance that some things, including last minute no shows and guilty latecomers – are out of your control. So you really need something that resonates the love you two share. Something unique and that little bit magical that really shows guests the real you.
Mine was my cake topper idea. For some reason, during our 18 month courtship my husband and I called each other by the nicknames Peanut (for him) and Carrot (for me). I don’t know how this started exactly, but basically during our day long adorableness and hilarity that only us two really “got”, we decided to use nicknames, which of course we found adorable and hilarious. This lead to the idea of the cake topper. We both figured that we needed something fun and fresh in our very big black and white room of our parent’s ideas – something that was “us.”
Our cake toppers were a peanut and a carrot. With faces. With giant googly eyes and smiles as wide as ours when we saw them. Such a fresh idea amongst all the tradition of the day.
Unique wedding ideas are plentiful. They can be a wedding favour of your favourite sauce with a cute recipe on the label or a painting you love hung up at the reception to name a couple. Sit down with your partner and make a list of a few things that are really important to you both. Soon you will have found something unique and that little bit magical that really shows guests the real you.