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CONTENTS FROM THE SPRING 2010 ISSUE
Read our special story from the Spring issue on Wedding Cakes, featuring a list of Vermont cake designers with large, detailed images to look at and savor. Read And Now For The Cake online here.
Cover Photograph by Justin Cash Photography
The beautiful bride on our Spring cover is Sabrina Marie Sikora.
Read on and you will see why all weddings are perfect. The following excerpts are true stories from actual weddings. These weddings – imperfections and all were perfect through and through.
The perfect wedding is the one where the dog stole the entire whole beef tenderloin from the chef’s outdoor grilling station and ran off with it. The chef was prepared for such a disaster and had extra tenderloin in his cooler. No one was the wiser and the dog was a happy dog!
The perfect wedding is the one where a family member thought the bridal parties exquisite bouquets would fare best overnight in the refrigerator. The refrigerator temperature unfortunately was too cool for these beauties. The delicate bouquets did not last the night and were terribly wilted by morning. Upon discovering the bouquets fate, they were quickly replaced with alternative flowers, just as lovely.
The perfect wedding is the one where the rented glassware is delivered and does not pass the cleanliness test. A phone call to the Rental Company for replacements and fresh, clean glassware is ready for the exchange. Problem solved and disaster or much dishwashing was averted.
The perfect wedding is the one where the ring bearer is just a little tot. He chooses on that special day, of all days not to cooperate and don the traditional tuxedo. Aside from not dressing, he chooses not to participate in the ceremony at all. His beloved older sister, the flower girl performs both duties and the ceremony is a huge success!
The perfect wedding is the one with the gorgeous bride & groom statue atop the lovely tiered wedding cake. The statue is placed gracefully on the cake by the baker. She finishes fussing with the details and leaves, her job complete. No sooner does she leave than the statue decides to topple over; taking with it much of the cake. We try many tricks to get the statue to stay up and to no avail. The cake is patched and the statue placed innocently on the table in front of the cake. When the time comes for cutting the cake, the excitement of just that task allows the moment to carry on without wonder as to why the statue is on the table and not on the cake as planned.
The perfect wedding is when you want to make all of the wildflower centerpieces yourself. How wonderful to gather together on this special day and share this task. Half way into this project, you realize you do not have nearly enough flowers. On site staff, family and friends beg, borrow and steal additional wildflowers from any garden or roadside ditch within a three mile radius. The result equals plenty of lovely center pieces just in time for the special day and a newly acquired appreciation for roadside flowers!
Even the best laid plans can reach a snag. Problems can arise or circumstances may change. Often times, these circumstances are beyond our control.
If you are planning the perfect wedding, be prepared to accept some changes, be flexible and creative with alternative solutions. At times, as mentioned above the wedding party was never aware of the situation. Having smart vendors, onsite staff or family who can quickly help is imperative.
As you start to plan your perfect wedding, take on a casual attitude and roll with the decisions. As your plans begin to gently fall into place, so will the whole occasion and you will find total enjoyment in it. Have faith in your decisions and know that with your best laid plans, the majority of the imperfections may happen whether you know it or not; behind the scenes. Someone will take the reins and control the situation. It could be the chef, the on site staff, or your Aunt Claire who was sworn to secrecy never to mention the missing toasting glasses.
Days later you will telephone her to thank her for coming. She will respond “Darling, please you are so very welcome. I wouldn’t have missed it for the world. It was the perfect wedding!”