Atop Wedding Cakes

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A gallery of wedding cakes with bows, words, flowers, birds and leaves

for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Atop

CharlotteandJoel

This one was featured  at the NYTimes Your One-of-a-Kind Cake Toppers Slide Show

My grandparents Kay and Matt Walsh were married on Valentine’s Day in 1942 and this cute couple adorned their cake. Within a few months my grandfather, who owned Jimmy Ryan’s Dixieland Jazz Club on West 54th Street, was in uniform and heading overseas. These little bisque lovebirds made an appearance at each of their four daughters’ weddings and the third generation of granddaughters continued the tradition. I’ve always thought the groom looked like a dapper New Yorker, like my grandfather. My husband, Joel, and I were delighted that it was present at our own Valentine’s Day wedding in 2010.

Charlotte Sellier

Herndon, Va.

JoeandMauraJoe and Maura in Philadelphia

LauraandJames

Love birds and flowers atop Laura and James’ Wedding Cake

You’ve seen many of these cake photos when the Weekly Challenge was Layers

CelesteatheAquarium

Celeste and Shawn’s Reception at the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium

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Dan and Ann  Crystal Tearoom in Philadelphia

Vicky and Justin Get Married 9-10-11

MelissanandJeremycut

Melissa and Jeremy cut their cake

JacklynandMike

Autumn Leaves and Buckeyes atop Jacklyn and Mike’s cake with Maura watching

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Kevin and Kat’s Wedding Cake

PrudenceandJordan

Prudence and Jordan in Somerset

DonnaandJohn

Donna and John DAbruzzo Cake Topper

JarrodandLauren

Jarrod and Lauren James at the Rivers Club downtown Pittsburgh

Screen Shot 2017-03-18 at 9.51.23 AMBerries atop cupcakes Jessica and Matthew’s Wedding at the Aviary

KevinandErica

Alaska Honeymoon Bound- Kevin and Erica Acklin’s wedding in Iowa.

MartyandIlde

Marti and Ilde’s Cake Topper

Wedding Party in Hudson River Park

 

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Saturday afternoon, my sister and I were walking back from Battery Park with three of the grandchildren.

The kids were running ahead on the Dog Free Zone boardwalk.

Oops!

We bumped into this wedding party taking photos so we doubled back to the concrete walk along the Hudson River where I took a quick picture.

The female attendants had to be freezing.

 

 

Aric and Anna Casual Wedding Party

Saturday night at Kenny Dorham’s Backyard, Austin, Texas. The wedding celebration continues……………..

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Anna and Aric and Champ at the Wedding 

Champ is short for Champagne- she’s a girl. 

A lucky dog who was rescued from under a bush. Sweet pup!

She was the ring bearer today at the Dulcinea Chapel, Austin Texas – 

Anna and Aric were the bride and groom

Just married.  

An unexpected but delightful shot!  

 

  Champ helped ring the bells 

 Champ’s view of the wedding party 

  
The Dulcinea Chapel  Austin, Texas 

   
Wishing Anna and Aric every happiness, always!  

  Stack of hands 

   Anna and Champ in the Bluebonnets 
 Aric helps his bride out of the Wildflowers 

  It was a lovely wedding on a gorgeous day. A happy couple. I remember when Anna was born.

Champ was a perfect member of the wedding. 

Jarrod and Lauren’s Wedding Day

A first peek at some of the highlights of Jarrod and Lauren’s Wedding.  The weather was cooperative in that the summer thunderstorm didn’t start until they were safely inside the reception. Perfect timing!

Two caricaturists captured the guests happy expressions. The bride had her caricature done by Jeffrey D. Harris at a festival in 2007 or 8 and tracked him down for her wedding. He was assisted by Dave.  The bride and groom put their likeness in a frame and all the guests signed the surrounding mat.

Pittsburgh weddings delight in their cookie tables and Jarrod and Lauren’s was something to see! (and delicious to taste)

The bride’s attention to detail was evident throughout the day.  A lovely wedding. Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. James.

 

 

Dancing music provided DJ Scott Wooten.

Kat and Kevin Tie the Knot (Literally) Aboard Three Rivers Queen at Sunset

August 28, 2015.  A beautiful August evening for a happy wedding celebration. Here’s the first peek at some highlights of the photographs from the wedding.  Congratulations to Kevin and Kat!

Here are the bride Kathleen (Kat) and Kevin. He is watching her come down the aisle of the top deck of the Three Rivers Queen (Gateway Clipper Line)

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Tying the knot

 

 

 

 

 

IMG_2163Roberto Clemente Bridge closed due to the Baseball Game (Pittsburgh Pirates 5- Colorado Rockies 3)

The sun was sinking fast.

 

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On the way back to the Three Rivers QueenIMG_2233

Reboarding on the gang plank

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Their two dogs are important to them although they didn’t attend the wedding they were featured in the cake topper silhouette.

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Working together to get the wedding cake’s first piece out and onto a plate. It’s more difficult than it looks!

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Their rings in the bride’s bouquet

Three Rivers Queen Crew

A full moon over the city of Pittsburgh

 

IMG_2950The ship’s captain Andy,flanked by the crew, navigated the Three Rivers Queen expertly, going up and down all three rivers- Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio.

Jeremy and Melissa’s Wedding 7-25-2015

A beautiful summer day for a joyous wedding.

Congratulations to Jeremy and Melissa.

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Ceremony: St.Paul’s United Methodist Church- Allison Park

Reception: Four Seasons Banquet House

Hair and Make Up:  by Indigenous Hair Designs and Boutique

Matthew and Melissa Wed at Mansions on Fifth

Months of planning.  Details and lists. Flowers, cake, music, officiant, cookies baked for the cookie table.  A lot of work. A lot of love.

Friends and family offering support and cheering the couple on to a happy life together. Relatives travelled from California,Florida, Jersey & North Carolina, Ohio to witness the marriage.

My DIL’s first cousin Matthew married Melissa this evening and I had the honor of being the photographer. Mansions of Fifth was an elegant venue.

Uncle Frank, Aunt Linda and Uncle Donald were the drivers of Uncle Frank’s vintage cars which added a lot to the ambience of the occasion.

A lovely wedding. The rain held off- I had a big golf umbrella with me-

though the clouds looked threatening.

Chas, the shirt PITT shirt vendor, on the corner of Forbes and Bigelow Blvd came to the car window to offer congratulations AND two free  PITT T-shirts.  And the bride is an alum! Thanks Chas.

Unexpected and fun.  Cake decorated by Jordan in the wedding party.

 

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Bride and Groom Watch Fourth of July Fireworks

What a perfect day for a celebration.  Doreen and Marty chose this wedding date as her grandfather was born on July 4th, 1910. Although he has passed, Doreen’s grandmother was dancing up a storm and enjoying the wedding.

Here they are watching the fireworks being shot from a barge on the river.  The reception was at Station Square Sheraton Hotel in Pittsburgh.