In Roman times the wedding cake was not eaten but thrown at the bride!
The idea of the wedding cake as we now perceive it dates back to medieval times when guests would bring cakes and buns and make a large stack of them. The bride and groom would then attempt to lean over the stack and kiss.
Cutting the Cake
Along with the first dance and tossing the bouquet cutting the cake is one of those photo opportunities that grace every wedding album. The cake cutting represents the first activity done as a couple, although historically the bride did this act alone to symbolize the loss of her virginity.
Often the bride and groom feed each other a small bite of cake. This action symbolises a commitment to provide for one another and a show of love and affection.
Saving the Top Tier
Most couples cannot save the top tier of their wedding cake to eat on their first anniversary or a christening ceremony. In the past, christenings were often within a year of the wedding so this made perfect sense. Now, most couples are more likely to create a small cake eating ceremony around their first anniversary. Sharing this small cake is a wonderful reminder of a special day.
Sleeping with piece of cake under the pillow
It is thought that a person sleeping with a piece of wedding cake under her pillow will dream of her future partner that night. This custom dates back almost 300 years.
Choosing a Celebrant to help you create that special ceremony is an important step towards making your occasion a really memorable one. Why not take advantage of the free initial meeting I offer ? I believe it is important to meet informally to discuss your ideas and what I can offer. Meeting also gives us an opportunity to explore the type of ceremony that would best suit your needs.