Why hello, fancy seeing you here?
As regular readers will know, I rarely post on the weekends. (Even wedding geeks need a break every now and then.)
However, I had a little idea brewing for a short and sweet regular feature that's just perfect for the weekend!
I can't tell you how much I LOVE hearing your thoughts and opinions in the blog comments, on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. I appreciate each and every comment, 'like' and tweet. So I wanted to hand the reins over to YOU by asking a wedding related question and seeing what you lovelies think.
Starting this weekend, with the eternal quandary...
To cake smoosh or not to cake smoosh?
Previously practiced on the clown circuit, the 'Cake Smoosh' is one of those weird, modern wedding phenomenon (like the 'jumping in the air group shot') that just sort of caught on and is now practiced amongst newlyweds the world over.
Cutting the cake is traditionally symbolic of the couple's first act as husband and wife. Cutting the cake and sharing it with each other is a very sweet tradition. Smooshing it into each other's faces? Not so sweet.
My main concern about the cake smoosh was the prospect of my carefully coiffed hair, perfectly polished make up and expensive wedding gown getting covered in sweet, sticky cake. So I personally didn't opt for a cake smoosh at our wedding (and thank goodness Zee didn't surprise me with a face full of buttercream frosting ~ that would not have been the best start to our marriage!)
I've never smooshed, smashed or squidged a cake into anybody's face before but I've gotta say, it looks like fun. Often the cutting of the cake happens towards the end of the wedding day and kicks off the party, so it's the perfect time to get a little wild and messy!
Photo by Mandi Nelson
So what do YOU think?
Will you (or did you) do the cake smoosh at your wedding?
Brides, photographers, planners, bloggers and married folk, I'd love to hear your thoughts and varied perspectives on this. And please do let me know if you have any burning questions you'd like to ask.
Oooh and if you can think of a good name for this feature please share it ~ all I could think of was 'Wedding Question Time' which is really rather lame.