Can you imagine being married for 50 years – half a century waking up next to the same person every day? In our modern times being married for so many years is rather rare, as most couples are getting a divorce after only a few years of marriage. Under these circumstances the 50th wedding anniversary deserves a sumptuous celebration.
The 50th wedding anniversary (also called “the golden wedding anniversary”) is a milestone in a couple’s life. That’s why its celebration must be an unforgettable event for the family, the friends and for the couple itself. Beginning with the location of the anniversary party to the decoration, music, food and guests – every little detail must be perfect.
The right decoration, music, a great atmosphere and lovely guests are important, but we all know that there is no real party without a cake. The anniversary cake is the centerpiece of every party. Such an important event as the 50th wedding anniversary deserves a special cake. How should the 50th wedding anniversary cake be? Well, first of all the anniversary cake should be a reflection of the couple and their marriage. The cake should also match the decoration and theme of the celebration – in some cases it is better to choose the cake first and then the decorations for the party.
A great idea for a 50th wedding anniversary cake is to remake the original wedding cake. If you have a picture of the original cake, just go with it to a baker; most likely he will be able to create a replica of the original one. If you do not have a picture of the original wedding cake, try to describe it as best as possible.
It might not turn out exact the same, but it will sure be close enough. Use the original cake topper if you still have it; if not try to find one that looks very much alike. A remake of the original wedding cake brings back beautiful memories from your wedding day, creating a fascinating atmosphere.
Another option for your 50th wedding anniversary cake is a traditional 2, 3, 4 or 5 tier cake. These cakes can be either round or square; can have any color and any kind of decoration. Most couples chose a very traditional cake: a white cake with golden decorations. But there are certain couples that like their cake to be more modern, choosing other colors.
Cakes shaped as five and zero are another popular option for 50th wedding anniversary cake. You can buy such cakes at almost any bakery. You can decorate them as you want. There are no limits in choosing the perfect 50th wedding anniversary cake. If you want you can create your own wedding anniversary cake. Maybe you like a heart shaped anniversary cake or maybe you want a cake with a photo of you and your partner on it. Be creative and make your own original anniversary cake – and if you can’t bake, then just find a good baker who will make your fantasy come true.11
Everyone loves wedding cakes. It’s the sweetest moment of a wedding ceremony. And the stranger the design of the cake is, the bigger the amazement of the guests is. But it doesn’t matter as long as it’s tasty!
But if the wedding cake is very nice crafted and has a delicious taste, well, that is the best situation there can be. Confectioners have tons and tons of ideas for decorating wedding cakes. They can make them round, square, a pile of presents, tiers with scenes from movies and cartoon and so on and so forth. But let me tell you this: who loves cupcakes?
I’m sure you are wondering what I mean by this. You think there is no connection between weddings and cupcakes. Well, wrong answer. There is, and you will be surprised to see how lovely cupcakes for weddings can be. People love cupcakes because they are cute and small and so tasty. It’s the same situation with wedding cupcakes. But how to make cupcakes festive enough and appropriate for a wedding? It’s easy: cupcakes decorations implying brides and grooms. You are asking yourselves how that can be I’m going to show you some pictures and you will understand better. And you will grow to love them, I’m sure.
Aren’t they simply lovely? They are so cute and innocent. They look like little toys made out of plush. The cupcake decorations with brides and grooms can be different. They can be figurines made out of plastic attached to cupcakes or there can be “dressed up” cupcakes. As you can see in these pictures, several examples of how you can “dress up” a cupcake are shown. Confectioners put little “costumes” on cupcakes to make them look like brides and grooms.
Simply amazing, isn’t it? If you were to see them on tiers on the table, they would look like a little army, don’t you think? And I’m not mentioning how delicious they are! Imagine being served with a “pair” like this on a plate for each guest, a bride and a groom instead of a wedding cake slice. Wouldn’t it be nice? It will definitely be something special, totally uncommon. I would be afraid to eat them, what if I harm the “bride and groom”? I would put them in a frame and hand them on a wall. Of course, that is not possible. They are so cute!
Isn’t it interesting, this transformation of a simple cupcake into such “characters”? Would you dare have such cupcakes instead of a wedding cake? It will surely be remembered by everyone present at the wedding and your sense of humor and originality will be admired. Everyone has wedding cakes for their wedding ceremonies, why not have cupcakes? You won’t do any harm, on the contrary!11
Are you planning a sensual, romantic and yet modern vanguardist vibrant wedding? Then why not go with the violet theme or color for composing the wedding décor flower arrangements?
We think that this color is totally suitable for a wedding because it is seductive, feminine, elegant, refined, chic, stylish and coquette. It is also incredibly dramatic and yet soft, dainty, attractive and a little bit unconventional for a wedding. If you are not planning on having a boring plain and predictable white wedding we suggest you to give it a try with this precious inspiring color.
Close to purple but not that dark, similar to lavender only more dramatic and sober, violet is considered both a pastel and a saturate color. It can be incorporated in weddings alone or accompanied by a secondary color, more or less contrasting or formal. Violet looks great when mixed with shades of white, yellow, beige, chocolate brown, orange or peach, coral or blush pink, pale pink or pale blue, red, black, burgundy, magenta, gold or lime green. There are many types of natural fresh wedding flowers that can be found in this shade, or at least the most popular types of flowers used in weddings feature this charming sweet nuance.
Here are few examples of the most common purple wedding flowers that you can choose to create your unique violet wedding flower centerpieces: irises, lavender, violets, pansies, sweet peas, tulips, peonies, carnations, vanda orchids, calla lilies, hydrangeas, roses, delphiniums, dahlias, asters, gerbera daises, hyacinths, anemones or ranunculus. You can choose any type of flower listed here and mix it with a different type of flower that can come in a distinctive type of color – complementary or contrasting.
The final effect is going to be gorgeous and remarkable or outstanding no matter what you decide to use and how you decide to use it. Just be careful with the arrangements and make sure that you let the flowers breathe by providing them with the necessary space to move and feel free. Use them in simple, unsophisticated and clean natural types of arrangements, shapes and styles, juts so as to obtain a more romantic, casual, flirty and organic look.
The majority of the flowers listed above are soft, refined, gentle and delicate and that is why they will look much better used in small doses in loose arrangements. If you have no idea how to arrange your own violet wedding flower centerpieces browse on our website where you can find a myriad of new and old ways of arranging the wedding table centerpieces or search on the internet for pictures or galleries with beautiful wedding flower centerpieces. For an outdoor romantic and sophisticated wedding in San Francisco this type of color can work out enchantingly!11
The wedding cake is an important wedding item, with significant meaning and an ancient history leading back to the Victorian era and even to an earlier period of time in the past. I think you would enjoy your wedding cake cutting moment with greater pleasure if you could get a bit familiar with old customs and traditions related to wedding cakes.
Old photographs from the 19th century reveal us important facts about the origins and the evolution of this traditional wedding custom. The multitiered wedding cake was reserved only for the well situated royalty, and Queen Victoria made a great step in the wedding fashion by wearing a white wedding gown and serving a huge, multi-tiered white wedding cake 1840, on her wedding day, when she married Prince Albert. Fortunately these old photos are available online due to great Internet possibilities.
The wedding cakes of the English royalty were designed in a spectacular, expensive style. The top layers of these cakes were made entirely of sugar. So, we have to deal with a symbolic aspect of the white color, connected to purity and innocence, and a financial one: rich brides wanted to express their material wealth trough the white color of their wedding cake. The expensive material of white sugar was affordable only for rich families. A wedding was all about the family business in those times, love and devotion came only after the social and political-material aspects of the marital union. A marriage proposal was first of all a financial or a political alliance, especially in the English royalty class. The Victorian times are over, but the tradition is preserved and still enjoyed by many of us.
In the late 19th century the custom of the bride`s pie, original from the ancient Roman times has disappeared. The single tiered wedding cake appeared first and later on the more complex multi-tiered cake design of the British royalty as well. The old custom of saving the top tier for the first year anniversary dates also from the 19th century. The top tier was originally saved for the Christening of their first child. Modern couples give birth to their first children much later than their ancestors. Times change, but traditions live on. Well, I have read an amazing story about the 19th century wedding traditions, here is the summary:
The Marquis of Lorne married Queen Victoria’s daughter in 1871. Princess Louise wrapped a slice of her wedding cake. For more than 138 years this old slice was put up for sale. The wedding cake of the princess is one of the most famous wedding cakes in history. Unfortunately, the princess and the marquis could never have children. They had no luck eating this amazing cake creation of the ancient fertility symbol. The etiquette journals of the 19th century had a great impact on western civilization. The British royalty was the ruler of the wedding fashion world. Every bride wanted to imitate them.
You may have a Victorian themed wedding even in modern times of wedding fashion. You may be as authentic as you want to be. Victorian wedding accessories are available online on the Internet today! But you have to take your time to watch as many old photographs from the 19th century as possible. Pictures with wedding cakes from those marvelous times are very rare. But you may admire beautiful dresses in Victorian journals. Queen Victoria`s wedding cake was decorated with roses, and weighed more than 300 pounds! I know, you would like to see that wedding cake!
I suggest you to Google around for Victorian themed websites on the Internet. Enter the Victorian top sites and search for famous photo albums. You`ll find amazing photographs about the Victorian wedding fashion. Travel back in time until you’ ll find something authentic and valuable. Your passion for history is supported by many wedding accessory merchants. This way, you may experience the atmosphere of the Victorian times online. Search for Victoriana.com! This way, you may keep in touch with the 19th century lifestyle. Your antique photographer will provide you every photograph type you need, even 1850s photos representing the ancient wedding fashion, their dresses and the cakes that were used in the past.11