As you can probably tell by now, Mr. Manatee is taking what you might call a “hands off” approach to wedding planning. This is pretty much okay with me, since it means he pretty much trusts my opinion but isn’t afraid to step in if one or two of my ideas go terribly wrong. I also attribute this to a sweet conversation I happened to walk in on between Daddy Manatee and the Mr. He explained it to Mr. Manatee like this— “Your job is to show up, look nice for pictures, and be absolutely amazed at everything she’s put together.” When he puts it like this, how could I possibly disagree?
But the cake? He was all over that. To be honest, he’s not actually much of a cake person normally, so this surprised me. Picking out table linens? Not so much. For me, it was not as much about taste as it was about design. Duh!
I was swooning over these beauties. Sensing a theme? Yeah, me too. Ombre, yet again, and no fondant!
Photo by Martha Locklear
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My mom teased me that she would make sure a traditional fruitcake would be present, as is tradition in Canada. She was only joking, since she had adamantly protested that there would not be one at her wedding, but Grandma Manatee slipped one in at the last second!
Admirably sneaky, but gross.
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We also knew we wanted to have a Grooms Cake! Despite the fact that the slices are usually inexplicably 50 cents cheaper, its the one of the few chances the couple has to really showcase the groom’s personality. And an excuse to have a cake dripping in chocolate, usually.
Because of Mr. Manatee’s Ohio roots, he’s a die-hard Buck-eye fan, and we’re hoping to somehow combine the sports element in these two chocolate-on-chocolate cakes. I’m dying just thinking about it.
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Stay tuned for our cake tasting adventures!