Wow! I just finished reading all 14 pages and have had more fun reading your stories and especially seeing your pics than I have had in ages! My mom made cakes (fountains, stairs, oh yeah!) and my dad was a wedding photographer who worked out of our home. So believe me, I love looking at wedding pics! Iâve always said that I could never get married because I could never choose just one cake/dress/ring, etc. (umm . . . yeah, thatâs why. Uh-huh.)
Some comments after all those pages . . .
Doug â you never cease to amaze me. Your sketches and suggestions to help figure out a daunting cake are always right on the money. And now you show me how to type a degree (as in 325Â°)? You are my HERO!
Iâm pretty good at the Guess the Year Game. It's fun, try it. Look at the pic, decide on a year (or range of years) and then look at the story to find out the year of the wedding. Iâm usually pretty close!
I canât arbitrarily say that I hate stairs, fountains, basketweave, etc. Sometimes they can look dated, but as weâve seen ample evidence on this thread, given the right execution anything can be beautiful â even dare I say it â Tuk-N-Ruffle! I think topsy-turvy cakes are fun for kids birthdays, but I really donât like them for weddings. Maybe Iâm old-fashioned. Nah!
Justgale â BOTH of those attendant dresses were worn by my High School Homecoming Royalty. I was so jealous that I hated them both (okay it was High School and they were popular, I already hated them!) It really annoys me when people look at old pics and say, âwhat were they thinking???â You have to take the times into account. We thought (and so did everyone else) we looked great!
Everything comes back around, just wait awhile. My friend (who is 10 years younger) told me that hip-huggers and bell-bottoms came back because they are so cool looking and retro. But that could never happen to the â80âs style because that was just so weird and ugly. Have you seen the celebrity pics lately? Give it 2-5 more years and my High School pictures with the high-waist/peg-leg jeans will look cool and retro! I can't wait!