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25 Places to Find Wedding Xi Bing in Singapore

Singaporebrides | Weddings 101

August 2020

By Audrie Soh


Chinese traditional pastries meant for weddings, otherwise known 喜饼, are one of the items given to the bride’s family during the Guo Da Li ceremony. While these traditional pastries were common and popular during our parents and grandparents’ time, it is a different story today.


Chinese traditional pastries are a cultural treat that the younger generation may not familiar with and are likely to be at a loss when it comes to finding places that still offer these traditional pastries for their wedding needs. To re-introduce and educate our modern couples on this traditional treat, we present a brief history of Chinese traditional pastries and the role it plays in a Chinese wedding. We’ve also included a list of shops known for selling these pastries for weddings to help you along with your Guo Da Li needs.

What are Chinese Traditional Wedding Pastries

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Chinese traditional pastries comes in many shapes, sizes, taste and form. The word “pastry” is used here in a generic sense, referring to the many varieties of this Chinese traditional treat. They can be referred to as a biscuit (饼 or 酥) or a cake (糕), and can be sweet or savoury, baked or steamed.


Chinese traditional pastries are usually stuffed with lotus, red or green bean paste and nuts, and can be used for a variety of occasions other than weddings. Traditional motifs such as the characters 囍 (double happiness) or 福 (luck) are printed on the pastries to indicate which occasion they are for. When used for weddings, these pastries are then known as 喜饼, or Xi Bing. There are many types of xi bing, such as Gong Tang (贡糖), Ruan Tang (软糖),  Peanut Brittle (花生糖), Long Feng Bing (龙凤饼) and Sweet Bean Paste (豆沙饼). Which xi bing you need for your Guo Da Li depends on your bride’s family dialect group. If you’re unsure, you can always seek advice from the shop and they will help you.

The Significance Behind Xi Bing (喜饼)

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Xi Bings are one of the items given to the bride’s family during the Guo Da Li ceremony. More than just a set of pastries to be given away, it is symbolic of the groom’s gratitude to the bride’s parents for having raised and taken care of her over the years and serves as an announcement of the couple’s marriage. It is given to the bride’s relatives and friends to share and spread the joy of the two families’ union and the couple’s upcoming nuptials.


How many boxes of xi bing you need depends on the number of people you intend to gift it to. Usually, you include your relatives, your parents’ friends and colleagues, your friends and colleagues, and the number of boxes you intend to return to the groom during the Hui Li into the count. Try to order a few boxes more than what you need to ensure that everyone gets a box, just in case you left someone out during your counting.

When To Order and Deliver Xi Bing (喜饼)


Start ordering your xi bing about 3 months before your Guo Da Li ceremony to allow the baker sufficient time to prepare the amount of xi bing you need and to accommodate any unforeseen delays. Check on your order again 3 weeks before your ceremony to ensure that everything is prepared and finalise collection details.


Most couples choose to deliver the boxes of xi bing to the bride’s relatives on the day of the Guo Da Li ceremony, or the day after. Some couples, however, opt to gift them as wedding favours to be given out to their guests on their wedding day, like Flavour Favours’s Petite boxes.

A Xi Bing (喜饼) Taboo

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As tempted as you may be, sinking your teeth into a piece (or more) of xi bing is probably not a good idea. There is a saying that if a bride consume any of the xi bing used for the Guo Da Li ceremony, it is equivalent to eating away at her own happiness. As a result of biting off the rounded edges of a xi bing, she will not have a fulfilling (圓滿) marriage. Supposedly, it is also symbolic of her living off her husband and family, which may lead to feelings of resentment and discord in the family. While these sayings may not have any real proof to them, there is no harm in abiding by them, even if you aren’t a superstitious bride. Just buy some home for your own consumption when you are shopping for xi bing if you really feel like eating some!

Where To Get Xi Bing (喜饼)


Whether you are searching for traditional Chinese pastries to gift your older relatives or looking for other alternatives such as kueh, mini cakes or tarts as xi bing for the rest of your family and friends, we’ve saved you the trouble and put together a list of places you can go to for your xi bing needs.

Traditional Chinese Pastries

  1. Gin Thye




    Address: 427 Sembawang Road S(758394)


    Contact Number: 6257 1566 / 6758 3742


    Opening Hours: 8am-8pm (Mon – Sat) / 8am-3pm (Sun & Public Holidays)


    Facebook: www. facebook.com/ginthye.1964


    Instagram: @ginthyesg


  2. Homies Bakery




    Address: 218 Sumang Walk #01-07 Punggol, Singapore (821217)


    Contact Number: 9885 1559


    Facebook: www.facebook.com/homiesbakerysg


    Instagram: @homiesbakerysg


  3. Kekhoon




    Email: [email protected]


    Contact Number: +65 9634 2163


    Facebook: www.facebook.com/KEKHOON99


    Instagram: @kekhoon_wedding


  4. Neo Kian Guan Confectionery




    Address: Blk 7 Hougang Ave 3 #01-50 Singapore 530007


    Contact Number: 6382 4352


    Opening Hours: 8am-6pm (Mon-Sat) ; Sundays closed.


    Facebook: www.facebook.com/kianguanconfectionery.neo


  5. Ng Lee Kim Confectionery




    Address: 4 Chun Tin Road, Singapore 599591


    Contact Number: 6466 3515

  6. Poh Guan Bakery




    Address: 531 Upper Cross Street, Hong Lim Complex, #01-57 , S(050531)


    Contact Number: 6534 0136


    Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/category/Company/Poh-Guan-Cake-House


  7. Shuang Xi Le Wedding




    Address: 10 Sinaran Drive #03-39 Square 2 S(307506) (Above Novena MRT)


    Email: [email protected]


    Contact Number: +65 6397 2018


    Facebook: www.facebook.com/ShuangXiLeWedding


    Instagram: @shuangxile


  8. Tai Chong Kok




    Address: 34 Sago Street S(059026) / 3 other outlets in Ubi, Westgate and Northpoint City


    Email: [email protected]


    Contact Number: 6227 5701


    Opening Hours: 9. 30am-6pm (Monday) / 9.30am-8pm (Tuesday-Sunday)


    Facebook: www.facebook.com/taichongkok


    Instagram: @taichongkok


  9. Tai Thong Cake Shop




    Address: 35 Mosque Street, S(059513)


    Contact Number: 6223 2905


    Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Tai-Thong-Cake-Shop


  10. Tan Hock Seng Cake Shop




    Address: 86 Telok Ayer Street #01-01 S(048469) (Round the corner of Far East Square/China Square Central)


    Contact Number: +65 6533 1798


  11. The Chinese Wedding Shop




    Address: 61 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8, #01-12a, Jubilee SQ, S(569814) / 4 other outlets in Jurong East Central, Jurong West Central, Bedok Central and Marine Parade Central


    Email: [email protected]


    Contact Number: +65 6455 9863 (AMK branch) / +65 6684 8006 (Jurong East Central branch) / +65 6250 6803 (Jurong West Central branch) / +65 6241 3182 (Bedok Central branch) / +65 6844 9609 (Marine Parade branch)


    Opening Hours: 11. 30am-9pm daily


    Facebook: www.facebook.com/thechineseweddingshop


    Instagram: @thechineseweddingshop



  12. Tong Heng Pastries





    Address: 285 South Bridge Road S(058833) / 1 Jurong West Central 2, Jurong Point, #B1-10 S(648886)


    Email: [email protected]


    Contact Number: 6223 3549 (South Bridge Road) / 6794 6292 (Jurong Point)


    Opening Hours: 9am-6pm daily (South Bridge Road) / 9.30am-8.30pm daily (Jurong Point)


    Facebook: www.facebook.com/tongheng.sg


    Instagram: @tonghengsg


  13. Thye Lee Confectionery




    Address: 108 Hougang Avenue 1, S(530108)


    Contact Number: +65 6288 9514


  14. Thye Moh Chan



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    Address: 78 Airport Boulevard, #B2-231, Jewel Changi, S(819666) / 133 New Bridge Road, #01-45, Chinatown Point, S(059413) / 290 Orchard Road, #B1-12, Paragon, S(238859)


    Contact Number: 6604 8858 (Chinatown Point) / 6732 8858 (Paragon)


    Opening Hours: 10am-10pm (Jewel Changi) / 11am-9pm (Chinatown Point) / 11am-9pm (Paragon)


    Facebook: www.facebook.com/thyemohchansingapore


    Instagram: @thyemohchan

Kueh, Cakes, Tarts, and Other Alternatives

  1. Bengawan Solo




    Address: 18 outlets located islandwide, including ION Orchard, Raffles City, United Square and Northpoint City


    Email: [email protected]


    Contact Number: +65 6756 9088


    Opening Hours: 10am-9pm for most outlets


    Instagram: @bengawansolocake


  2. Bloomsburybakers





    Address: 30 Tai Seng Street #08-03C S(534013) (Pick-up only)


    Email: [email protected]


    WhatsApp: 81813689


    Opening Hours: 9am-5pm (Mon, Wed-Sat) / 10am-1pm (Sun) / Closed on Tuesdays


    Facebook: www. facebook.com/crememaisonsg


    Instagram: @crememaisonbakery


  3. Fancy Delight




    Email: [email protected]


    Facebook: www.facebook.com/fancydelight


    Instagram: @fancydelight_sg


  4. Goobycakes




    Address: 30 Tai Seng Street #08-03C S(534013) (Pick-up only)


    WhatsApp: 97482420


    Facebook: www.facebook.com/goobycakes


    Instagram: @goobycakes_singapore


  5. iCakes



    Email: [email protected]


    Contact Number: +65 6386 6666 / +65 8809 6696 (SMS or WhatsApp)


    Facebook: www. facebook.com/icakesenterprisegroup


    Instagram: @icakes.sg


  6. Le Cafe Confectionery & Pastry




    Address: 31/33 Mackenzie Road #01-01 S(228686) (Main) / 637 Veerasamy Road #01-111 S(200637) (Branch)


    Contact Number: 6337 2417 (Main) / 6294 8813 (Branch)


    Opening Hours: Main – 10.30am-6.45pm (Mon-Sat) / 10.30am-4pm (Sun & PH) ; Branch – 1-4.30pm (Mon-Sat) / 1pm-4pm (Sun & PH)


    Instagram: @lecafe_sg


  7. Out Of The Cake Box




    Address: 45 Telok Blangah Drive #01-173 S(100045)


    Email: [email protected]


    Contact Number: 6271 1975


    Opening Hours: 12-8. 30pm (Tues-Sat) / 10am-5pm (Sun & PH) / Closed on Mondays


    Facebook: www.facebook.com/outofthecakebox


    Instagram: @outofthecakebox


  8. Pine Garden’s Cake



    The Premium Cake Set, $15.20/box. Image courtesy of Pine Garden’s Cake


    Address: Main – Blk 529 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10 #01-2329 Singapore 560529 | Tel: 6456 3552 8.30am to 9.30pm (Closed on Fri) / 3 Kiosk outlets located in Ang Mo Kio, Tampines and Yishun


    Email: [email protected]


    Contact Number: 6457 6159


    Opening Hours: 9.30am-6.30pm (Mon-Fri) / 9.30am-2pm (Sat)


    Facebook: www.facebook.com/pgcake


    Instagram: @pgcake


  9. Pulse Patisserie



    Image taken from www.pulsepatisserie.com


    Address: 180 Depot Road, #01-06,The Interlace, Singapore (109684)


    Email: [email protected]


    Contact Number: 6262 0143


    Facebook: www. facebook.com/pulsepatisserie


    Instagram: @pulsepatisserie


  10. Swee Heng Bakery



    Address: 16 Senoko Ave, Swee Heng Bakery, S(758306) (HQ) / Many outlets located island-wide, including Tampines, Ang Mo Kio, Chua Chu Kang and Geyland Bahru


    Email: [email protected]


    Contact Number: 6755 0300 (HQ)


    Facebook: www.facebook.com/sweehengbakery


    Instagram: @sweehengsg


  11. Sweetest Moments




    Address: 30 Tai Seng Street #08-05, BreadTalk IHQ, S(534013)


    Email: [email protected]


    Contact Number: +65 6286 2553 


    Opening Hours: 9am-5pm (Mon-Sun) / 9am-1pm (Public Holidays)


    Facebook: www. facebook.com/Sweetest.Moments.sg


    Instagram: @sweetestmomentssg



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15 Guo Da Li (过大礼) Cakes and Where To Find Them in Singapore

Guo Da Li (过大礼) happens on an auspicious date a few weeks before the wedding, in which the groom sends the bride’s family gifts to symbolize his sincerity in marrying their daughter. Amongst other items, cakes and sweet pastries are a must have for this Chinese wedding tradition.

Be it the traditional Chinese wedding pastries or the more modern fondant cupcakes, here are 15 Guo Da Li (过大礼) cake shops that will delight your family members!

1. Sweetest Moments

With 3 variations of packages, Love petit, Lovey bites and  Lovely favours, Sweetest Moments offers swiss rolls and mini cupcakes as your Guo Da Li (过大礼) cakes . Get wedding cards personalised with your photo or details of the upcoming wedding when you order a minimum of 10 packages from them. For orders less than 10, the standard cards will be used instead.

Address: 28 Tai Seng Street #03-01 Sakae Building Singapore 534106
Contact: +65 6286 2553
Website: http://www.sweetestmoments.com.sg/wedding/guo-da-li-packages.html

2. Out of the Cake Box

  

Out of the Cake Box brings a unique twist to Guo Da Li (过大礼) cakes by including macarons and cupcakes and having interesting flavours such as rose lychee. Besides producing freshly baked treats everyday, one other reason to support them is their guidance towards the “Ignite Kitchen Project” initiative. It aims to help train youths at-risk through baking so that they may find vocational opportunities.

Address: Block 45 Telok Blangah Drive #01-173 Singapore 100045
Contact: +65 6271 1975
Website: https://www.outofthecakebox.com/

3. Shuang Xi Le Wedding

Shuang Xi Le Wedding offers a large variety of items for Guo Da Li, where you can pick the items you want individually. However, if you are confused on which items are needed for Guo Da Li, they also provide packages which put together all the necessary items at a cost saving price!

Address: 10 Sinaran Drive Singapore 307506
Contact: +65 6397 2018
Website: https://www.shuangxile.com

4. Choz Confectionery

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With a buy 10 get 1 free promotion, Choz Confectionery has a number of different sets that you can choose from for your Guo Da Li (过大礼) cakes. Pick from exclusive rose chocolate and kueh talam to more common treats such as swiss rolls and iced cupcakes. 4 wedding cards designs are also available when a minimum of 10 boxes are ordered!

Address: 9 Enterprise Road Singapore 629821
Contact: +65 6235 2281
Website: http://www.choz.com.sg/wedding.html

5. Carousel Moments

Similar to other bakeries who do not specialize in making traditional Guo Da Li (过大礼) cakes, you can still get customized cupcakes from Carousel Moments to replace them! Furthermore, if you’re looking for a dummy wedding cake for your wedding day, they rent out their cakes and will also provide delivery for it.

Address: 63B Brighton Crescent Serangoon Gardens Singapore 559210
Contact: +65 92444211 or +65 96422662
Website: http://www.carouselmoments.com/

6. Pine Garden’s Cake

Popular for their affordable old school cream cakes, Pine Garden has more than 32 years of experience in the baking business. Order some of these as part of your Guo Da Li (过大礼) and you’ll be guaranteed to adore them!

Address: Blk 529 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10 #01-2369 Singapore 560529
Contact: +65 6459 5507
Website: http://www.pgcake.com/

7. Riz Delights

Even though the bakers at Riz Delights do not make typical Guo Da Li (过大礼) cakes, brides-to-be can check them out if they are looking for a more modern twist to this tradition. With beautifully crafted fondant cupcakes and dessert table services at hand, you can be sure that these treats would be pleasing to your eyes!

Address: East Village Mall, 430 Upper Changi Road #01-78 Singapore 487048
Website: http://www.rizdelights.com/

8. iCakes

With new sets added to their Guo Da Li (过大礼) cake collection, iCakes has one of the most extensive variety for you to choose from. There are currently 21 sets available and includes eye-catching multicolored swiss rolls to heart shaped butter walnut cakes. Order online or contact them at their different retail stores!

Address: Blk 279 Sengkang East Ave #01-03 Singapore 540279
Contact: +65 6386 6666
Website: http://www.icakes.com.sg

9. The Chinese Wedding Shop

Located at 4 different venues across Singapore, The Chinese Wedding Shop provides Hokkien / Teochew betrothal gift boxes that consists of traditional Chinese pastries. They also have cupcakes that are decorated with pink “double happiness” frostings so you can have the best of both worlds!

Address: #01-12A Jubilee Square 61 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8 Singapore 569814
Contact: +65 6455 9863
Website: http://www.thechineseweddingshop.com.sg

10. L.E. Cafe Confectionery & Pastry

Known for their original bean curd tarts in Singapore, L.E Cafe Confectionery & Pastry also offers traditional cream cakes as well as full flavoured cakes for Guo Da Li (过大礼). With a minimum order of 12 boxes of full cakes, you can pick from butter flavoured, fruit, marble or sugee cakes. For brides-to-be who want to order less, their assortment of moon pies and their famed pineapple tarts do not require any minimum order! If your Guo Da Li is near festive periods like the Chinese New Year, best to call in to check on the availability first!

Address: 31/33 Mackenzie Road #01-01 Singapore 228686
Contact: +65 6337 2417
Address: Blk 42 Cambridge Road #01-02 Singapore 210042
Contact: +65 6298 1477
Address: Blk 637 Veerasamy Road #01-111 Singapore 200637
Contact: +65 6294 8813

Website: http://www.lecafe.com.sg/guo-da-li.html

11. Tong Heng Confectionery

Tong Heng Confectionery prides themselves as a traditional Chinese pastries specialists from experiences all the way from Guangdong in China. brides-to-be can find sesame shortcake and walnut cookies amongst their usual candied melon pastry used for Guo Da Li (过大礼).

Address: 285 South Bridge Road Singapore 058833
Contact: +65 6223 3649 or +65 6223 0398
Address: 1 Jurong West Central 2 B1-10 Singapore 648886
Contact: +65 6794 6292
Website: http://www.tongheng.com.sg/

12. Thye Lee Confectionery

Teochew brides-to-be can order the well-known Teochew mooncakes from this old school bakery for their Guo Da Li (过大礼). Thye Lee Confectionery has also been featured on The Straits Times back in 2015 so you can be rest assured to be delivered great confections!

Address: Blk 108 Hougang Avenue 1 #01-1283 Singapore 530108
Contact: +65 6288 9514

13. Neo Kian Guan Confectionery and Cakes

For convenient purposes, Neo Kian Guan Confectionery and cakes offers wedding packages for Guo Da Li (过大礼). As stated on their website, they have wedding confections for Hokkien, Teochew, Hainan as well as other dialect groups available. So for brides-to-be out there who feel strongly towards 2 dialect groups, you can order your Guo Da Li (过大礼) cakes here!

Address: Blk 7 Hougang Ave 3 #01-50 Singapore 530634
Contact: +65 6382 4352
Website: https://neokianguan.com/

14. Gin Thye Cake Maker

Besides selling cream cakes and traditional chinese pastries of sorts, Gin Thye Cake Maker also has hampers ready for order so that you will not worry about the presentation of your Guo Da Li (过大礼) cakes!

Address: 423 Sembawang Road Singapore 758392
Contact: +65 6257 1566
Website: http://ginthye.com/

15. Thye Moh Chan

Since it is bad taboo for brides-to-be to eat their own Guo Da Li (过大礼) cakes, you can visit Thye Moh Chan to sample their pastries before ordering one of their traditional Teochew packages perfect for Guo Da Li (过大礼)!

Address: Chinatown Point133 New Bridge Road, #01-45 Singapore 059413
Contact: +65 6604 8858
Address: Paragon 290 Orchard Road #B1-12 Singapore 238859
Contact: +65 6732 8858
Address: Jewel Changi 78 Airport Boilevard #B2-231 Singapore 819666
Website: http://thyemohchan.com/

For those who find security in following traditions, we hope that this list of Guo Da Li (过大礼) cakes will get you started. Need more help for your wedding preparation? You can check out our other articles for some ideas on games to play for gate crashing and for your wedding banquet as well!

Originally published on 10 December 2016 and updated on 16 May 2020.


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Elegant Cake Ideas Inspired By Your Wedding China

You can have your cake—and a matching plate too.

We think wedding china is for all occasions, from Thanksgiving dinner to take-out pizza. And what better time to break in your new dinnerware than your wedding day, the best occasion of all. Ask your planner or caterer to set your sweetheart seats with your wish-listed pattern and coordinating stemware. At the very least, use your dessert plates for that first slice of cake.

Ten years from now, you may not remember if you chose chicken or fish, but we can almost guarantee you’ll think of your wedding every time you set the table. Take this trend a step further and use your dishes as inspiration for your cake design. From boho to modern, we let some of our favorite plates, cups and saucers influence the style and decorative details of these sugary confections.

Boho

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An oversize bloom, a twist on the sugar flower cascade, anchors this carefree design and proves that a single stem can make a big impact. Gold details on the leaves and petals capitalize on the metallic trend and create a luxe feel. “From delicate touches to bold, overall coverage, metallics make a cake unforgettable,” says designer Penny Stankiewicz.

Sugar Couture cake, SugarCouture.com ; Mottahedeh tobacco leaf china, MichaelCFina.com

Classic

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For an elegant cake, skip an intricate pattern in favor of a statement-making cascade of sugar flowers. “This china inspired a design that was formal with a bit of fairy-tale magic,” says cake designer Cheryl Kleinman. Classic round tiers are the perfect canvas for pale blue roses, Grecian gold leaves and petite circles, giving the confection a timeless feel witha hint of whimsy. “I designed a cake that could share the table with the china and not compete with it.”

Cheryl Kleinman for Betty Bakery cake, BettyBakery.com; Philippe Deshoulieres Arcades Gold china, from $55, GraciousHome.com

Modern

Addie Juell

An eye-catching, graphic pattern is brought to life in an unexpected way on this five-tier confection. Cake designer Lauri Ditunno deconstructed the china’s diamond motif, combining glitz with classic quilting. While navy is a prominent color in the dinnerware, it’s used only in the details, giving the cake an air of lightness despite the strong hue. The addition of gold-flecked sugar flowers balances the contemporary style, adding a touch of romance. “I love using metallics in edible leaf form and as highlights in a cake’s design,” Ditunno says. If you’re going the geometric route, stick to a similar color palette so the elements don’t compete.

Cake Alchemy cake, CakeAlchemy.com; B By Brandie Barbados china, from $26, BbyBrandie.com

Romantic

Addie Juell

Looking for a fanciful cake with a hint of playfulness Mix and match motifs to achieve a blend of styles. This white-on-white design incorporates the china’s detailed edges, mimicking the delicate filigree and gold pattern on each tier, giving the cake a look of elegance. Cake designer Orlando León was drawn to the hand-painted tulip of the salad plate—so much so that he re-created the stem on the tallest tier. A 3-D sugar butterfly echoes the flower’s coloring, adding a little fantasy. What’s inside? “Vanilla cake with matcha-green-tea buttercream,” León says. Just another marvelous blend of classic and curious.

Butterfly Bakeshop cake, ButterflyBakeshop.com; Anna Weatherley Simply Anna china, from $43, Bloomingdales.com; Anna Weatherley tulip salad plate, $290, Bloomingdales.com

Romantic Chinese wedding: Lillian + Eric | Real Weddings

(@clubwedd) (@clubwedd) on Jul 31, 2012

Peonies blooming in bouquets and in the middle of centerpieces. A ceremony toast. Dapper bow ties. Jenga guestbo… http://t.co/Rdzq4c6o

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Sarah on Jul 31, 2012

I must know where Lillian got her dress! It is beautiful! Do you have any idea who designed it, or where it came from?

(@100LayerCake) (@100LayerCake) on Jul 31, 2012

To show their quirky side, this couple used a Jenga set as their guestbook. Photos by @AshleySRose http://t.co/Zq1qV8zQ

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Cute! RT @100layercake: To show their quirky side this couple used a Jenga set as their guestbook Photosby @AshleySRose http://t.co/HmpBsGJA

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Love all the details of this traditional Chinese wedding with a new twist on @100layercake today! http://t.co/lEf3ekFE @AshleySRose

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Love this couple! The photographers did a fantastic job capturing all of their sweet moments! 🙂 Such an adorable, romantic wedding – one that made the season great! Thanks for the feature, 100 layer cake! 🙂 xoxo!

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Such a fun idea. Florals are stunning! RT @100LayerCake Couple used Jenga as their guestbook. Photos by @AshleySRose http://t.co/UX8AcfUA

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Sandra (Simply Peachy) on Aug 1, 2012

OMG I am in love! What a gorgeously styled wedding! Love the bow ties and those lollipops look delish!

Pamela on Aug 2, 2012

This wedding is so beautiful and inspirational….great job on the flowers!!!

Kaitlynn on Aug 2, 2012

Those wedding hangers for herself and her bridesmaids were made by this etsy store here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/LawStudentCrafts
Probably the cheapest on etsy!

Rachel on Aug 5, 2012

Oh my gosh, I am going crazy over the Jenga guestbook! SO cute! My fiance and I built our own Giant Jenga board a couple months ago and it’s one of our favorite games to play together. Such a cute idea!

Jamie Michele on Aug 18, 2012

LOVE this wedding!!! From the venue to the flower and their personal details…so cute!!! Feeling very inspired 🙂

Dominique on Oct 2, 2012

I must know where I can get these lollipop escort cards!

Im Marry on Aug 14, 2013

Beautiful pics thanks for sharing.

eunice Robinson on Mar 16, 2015

Where did they get the lollypop placed card need for friend wedding

eunice Robinson on Mar 16, 2015

Where did you buy those red lollipop place cards

eunice Robinson on Mar 16, 2015

Where to find red lollipop that you used for escort cards

nadia on Jul 4, 2015

very romantic wedding and so beautiful … Like This pictures

Decorating Styles Around the World – Confectionary Chalet

Kathleen’s goal with this website page “Decorating Styles Around the World,” will be to share the different cake flavors, decorating styles and traditions around the world. Many traditional styles have been lost and Americanized, Kathleen would like to bring back awareness of all the old school styles and traditions.  If you have any information you would like to share about your counties traditions, please Contact Us; Kathleen would love to share your pictures and traditions. Thank you!

Decorating Styles Around the World

The information below is from a variety of resources, international friends and the internet. Though American-style wedding cakes are slowly making their way into Europe and other countries such countries are hanging onto their own traditions.

Asia

Japan: Many Japanese actually use imposter cakes at wedding receptions. Made of artificial  faux confections are iced with wax and feature a slot for the bride and groom to insert a knife. Believe it or not, some models have even been known to produce a puff of steam! Other cakes consist of elaborately frosted Styrofoam dummy cakes. While the dummy cakes are just for show, sheet cakes hiding out in the kitchen are cut and served to guests.

Korea: Many American-style wedding cakes would be considered too sweet for Koreans. They opt instead for a cake made of ground steamed rice covered in red bean powder. A tiered sponge cake covered in nondairy whipped cream is also a popular treat.

China: The traditional Chinese wedding cake is a massive, many-layered creation known as lapis Surabaya. The layers represent a ladder of success for the couple. Traditionally, the bride and groom cut the cake from the bottom up, starting with pieces for each parent and grandparent, who are all fed by the newlyweds.

Singapore

Information coming soon!

Taiwan

Information coming soon!

British Isles

Great Britain: A fanciful fruitcake takes center stage at British weddings. Usually the cake is made with cognac-soaked dates, prunes, raisins, currants, and orange peel, to create a very moist cake. Popular frosting’s include marzipan, brandy butter, or fondant. And rather than saving a piece for their first anniversary, the British hang on to the entire top tier, called the christening cake, until the birth of their first child.

Ireland and Scotland: Fruitcakes are also popular in Ireland and Scotland, where the, three-tiered confection is often times laced with bourbon, brandy, or whiskey and each layer is spread with almond paste.

Caribbean Islands

Caribbean: Caribbean couples traditionally feast on fruitcakes. The cake is often dark and filled with dried fruits and sherry, wine, or rum.

Bermuda: In Bermuda, it’s common to have a small cedar sapling top off a wedding cakes. The sapling is said to symbolize the couple’s growing love, and is usually replanted after the ceremony. If you’re having a traditional white wedding cake, consider ordering up a groom’s cake that reflects your heritage.

West Indies: Party guests in the West Indies pay for a lucky peek at the wedding cake hidden under a fine white tablecloth. Here a rum-laced fruitcake is the sweet of choice.

Central Europe

Germany:  German couples often serve  a rich nut or genoise sponge cake to their guests. The cake is usually laced with liqueur or syrup; filled with jam, marzipan, or nougat; and covered in fondant or ganache. Any use of artificial coloring on a cake is considered a major error.

France: The French traditionally serve up what is known as a croquembouche. This tall tower of cream-filled pastries is coated in caramel and formed into a pyramid shape, and makes quite a statement.

Italy: Wedding cakes are regional in Italy, and in some areas cake is not served at all. At those where they are, taste trumps decoration. In many areas, the custom is to serve a mille-foglia, an Italian cake made from layers of light filo pastry, chocolate, and vanilla creams, and topped with strawberries.

Eastern Europe

Lithuania: In Lithuania, the wedding cake is actually a cookie-like pastry shaped into a Christmas tree. Baked to a sunny yellow hue, the pastry, called a sakotis, displays fresh flowers and herbs protruding from the top peak.

Ukraine: Ukrainian couples share a type of wedding bread known as Korovai. Decorated with designs representing eternity and the joining of the two families, the bread is considered a sacred part of the wedding feast.

Northern Europe

Norway: Shying away from cake altogether, Norwegians serve brudlaupskling, a type of wedding bread first developed when white flour was a rarity on farms in Norway. Any food containing wheat was once highly prized, so the wedding bread was considered a true treat. Topped with cheese, cream, and syrup, this unique bread is folded over and cut into small squares and served to all the guests.

Denmark: The Danish are known to feast upon a cornucopia cake. Made of almond cake and marzipan, the ring-shaped confection is decorated with pastillage and filled in the center with candy, almond cakes, fresh fruit, or sorbet. Sometimes marzipan portraits of the bride and groom are attached to the outside of the cake. To avoid bad luck, the newlyweds cut the cake together; all the guests must eat a slice.

The Mediterranean

Italy: No Italian wedding would be complete without zuppa inglese. Scrumptiously filled with chocolate custard, vanilla custard, rum cream, and fruit, tiers of pound cake are elaborately trimmed with flower blooms of royal icing.

Greece: Most Greek couples prefer a flourless almond cake, which is filled with vanilla custard and fruit, and covered in sliced almonds. The traditional rendition of a Greek wedding cake consists of honey, sesame seed, and quince, which is said to symbolize the couple’s enduring commitment to each other. Sourdough wedding bread decorated with beads and blossoms is also a traditional treat.

North America

An American wedding cake is the traditional cake served at wedding receptions following dinner. In modern Western culture, the cake is usually on display and served to guests at the reception. Traditionally, wedding cakes were made to bring good luck to all guests and the couple. Modernly however, they are more of a centerpiece to the wedding and are not always even served to the guests. Some cakes are built with only a single edible tier for the bride and groom to share.

In examining types of the wedding cakes, there are traditional wedding cakes, wedding cakes based on flavor, smaller cakes or individual cakes, frosted cakes, and cupcakes. The traditional wedding cakes are white color, including decoration and icing of varieties, such as butter cream, almond. etc. The wedding cakes contain several flavors like chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry; different parts of the country enjoy certain flavors, like other countries. American wedding cake flavors are a mix of all different cultures.

The frosted cakes are popular due to a large amount of cream. Cupcakes have a variety of different forms. As this is easy to make, it is one of the most common cakes people have. In modern society, the most popular wedding cake is called “Traditional stack cake”; “this is where each layer of cake – which can be a different flavors to the next layer – is positioned directly on top of the last”.  The Traditional stack wedding cake is similar to the traditional cake, both are filled with sugar or fresh flowers offer more visual impact and height.

Australia

Information coming soon!

New Zealand

Information coming soon!

North and South Africa

Information coming soon!

Wedding website hopes to lure Chinese couples – Lifestyle News

As the post-1980s Chinese begin to marry, they are spending a lot more on their weddings than their parents. [Photo / China Daily]

BEIJING – Love and marriage are obviously big business. On June 25, the day after New York state legalized same-sex marriage, the US wedding information provider theknot.com recorded a doubling in its traffic as gay couples rushed to make wedding plans that had been on hold for many years.

The New York City Comptrollers Office estimated the state would enjoy a net gain of $184 million within three years of the law being passed.

And David Liu, chairman and chief executive officer of XO Group, which owns theknot.com, is certainly excited about the prospects of having a bigger slice of the wedding cake.

But what thrills him more is the lucrative market half a world away in China, a market with annual revenue of $57 billion.

“China is by far the world’s largest wedding market, with approximately 10 million weddings a year, which is five times the number of weddings in the US,” Liu said.

His company entered the Chinese market in November by launching ijie.com, which aims to provide Western inspiration and local advice on weddings, relationships and pregnancy for Chinese consumers.

The gleam in the eyes of the boss of the US-listed company is not difficult to understand when you consider the growing size of China’s middle class and the money they are willing to spend on tying the knot.

An average of $12,000 is spent on each wedding, excluding the cost of the wedding ring, attire and honeymoon, according to China Wedding Industry Development Report issued in March.

Liu said that the average age of a Chinese bride is 29, which means the generation born after China adopted family planning policies have started to get married.

“So for every wedding now, on average, you have two sets of parents and four sets of grandparents. It is the only wedding they get to celebrate. It is a lot of pressure and a tremendous amount of money being spent.”

What’s more, younger Chinese are being lured by Western traditions and rites, feeling that in adopting them they are showing off their education and affluence, Liu said.

Western elements such as multitiered cakes and diamond engagement rings have become more and more common in Chinese weddings over the past decade, which offers a fantastic business opportunity for Liu’s company.

“So being the largest wedding resource online for the West actually gives us credibility in this marketplace,” he said.

Hundreds of thousands of Chinese-American brides have planned their weddings using theknot.com since the website was created in 1996. The site offers creative wedding experiences that blend Eastern and Western traditions, a perfect fit for the Chinese market.

“We had a Chinese girl in Texas who had a wedding cake that looked like qipao (a traditional Chinese costume),” Liu said.

“The picture is amazing. I’m pretty sure that you (won’t) find a cake like that in China yet.”

Local competitors in China don’t have this kind of experience, he said.

However, Liu’s local competitors are skeptical about ijie.com and doubt that it will alter the landscape of China’s wedding information website business.

Liu Xiaodong, chief executive officer of xfwed.com, based in Beijing, said that while there is no doubt about the quality of ijie.com’s ideas and its experience, advertisers and vendors have their eye on just one thing: a return on their investment.

Since launching xfwed.com in 2007, Liu Xiaodong’s company has attracted advertisers and vendors by leveraging the number of the website’s registered users, of whom he said there are now 350,000.

Maintaining registered users is a difficult feat because after most people have their weddings they move on.

As more companies launch similar websites in China, the competition stiffens, Liu Xiaodong said.

The company is trying to tackle this competition by opening regional sites, catering to diverse needs and tastes throughout the country. Twenty sites are now running, and that will double by the end of this month.

The secretary-general of China Wedding Services Association, Lin Bojin, said that with companies of all types and sizes joining the already crowded market, the onus is on them to be creative to succeed.

China’s first wedding information website is believed to have been launched five years ago, and since then many companies have followed suit, eager to cash in on a burgeoning market that offers to bridge the gap between couples who want to have a perfect wedding and vendors eager to sell wedding cakes, bouquets, photographic services and more.

Lin said that since there are no dominant players in this market, it is hard to tell whether ijie.com can reproduce its US success in China.

“After all, they have money and the experience. If they are creative enough, they may still win in China.”

90,000 The role of wedding cakes in the traditions of different peoples of the world.

Cutting wedding cakes, modern brides and grooms do not even think that this tradition has existed for thousands of years. Only in the old days, instead of a cake, the newlyweds used bread, and did not cut it, but broke it in order to symbolically seal the marriage bond. Baking for weddings, special, festive, breads began in ancient Rome. For them, they took wheat or barley flour of the highest quality. The groom broke bread, holding it over the head of his beloved, and at least a little bit he treated everyone who came to the wedding.And the crumbs stuck in the girl’s hair were carefully collected and eaten. This rite directly showed who was the boss in the house: the young one had to completely obey the future husband.

Modern Scots love wedding cakes, and yet they, too, were once limited to bread baked from oatmeal. True, in shape it was flat and resembled a large cake, but the ritual associated with it was exactly the same as that of the Romans. True, the bridesmaids, in order for the girl’s hair to remain clean, put a napkin on the top of her head, and then put a basket of bread on the fabric.

Today, these ceremonies seem to us a relic of the past, but brides of very distant antiquity were even less lucky: they just threw wedding bread into them. And we tried to get as accurate as possible – for luck. Where and with what force it flew, the guests did not care. Now imagine that this barbaric tradition would resume now, when multi-tiered wedding cakes are ordered on the Wedding Day! Then any wedding would definitely turn into a comedy or a farce …

In ancient China, wedding bread was replaced by bread cakes, but the Slavs had a loaf on a special account even in the pre-Christian era.These pastries were considered truly sacred and were prepared according to strict rules. For example, only a married woman could knead the dough, a man baked bread, cut it by one of the children, and regaled everyone with pieces of a loaf matchmaker. The young did not break off anything and did not bite off this bread: they had to alternately touch it with their face and cry properly. And if they were very happy – to pretend that they are crying. It is also difficult to imagine modern newlyweds falling face down in wedding cakes …

English cakes were not cakes for a long time either: in the Middle Ages big cakes were baked for a wedding, in the Age of Enlightenment – something like cupcakes.Cupcakes were decorated without much imagination – nuts or candied fruits. The first multi-tiered wedding cakes, close to modern ones, appeared in Europe only in the 19th century. Although, according to legend, they were invented a century earlier, when the owner of one of the London bakeries wanted to surprise customers with an unusual dish and baked a cake that was shaped like the dome of the nearest temple.

One way or another, it was from the 19th century that wedding cakes began their triumphal procession all over the world and continue it to this day.They even have their own fashion, like clothes or accessories. Today, in addition to traditional decoration options – for example, figures of a bride and groom, doves, rings or flowers – non-standard ones are used: with cartoon characters, movie characters, signs of the Zodiac, etc. The more the figures resemble newlyweds, the better: for example, if a girl gets married in a position , then the figure depicting her on the cake may be “a little pregnant.” And, of course, wedding cakes of our time are very original in shape.Today it is already difficult to surprise someone with a confection in the shape of a heart or a book – newlyweds need more daring solutions: for example, a limousine cake, castle cake, boat cake and many other options.


Author: Bill4iam


90,000 Overview Hong Kong Wedding Showcase 2019, China – HiSoUR Cultural History

The 30th Hong Kong Wedding Show, which will run September 21-22, 2019, at Huixing and Exhibition Hall 2, 3 (Nine Exhibitions), Kowloon Bay International Exhibition and Trade Center.Due to the great response to wedding exhibitions in recent years, the wedding exhibition has opened up great business opportunities in the wedding industry.

Wedding Fair offers Chinese, Korean and Japanese wedding dresses; renowned bridal shops, hotels, restaurants, wedding supplies and services also provide travel guides, discounts and gifts. This is a great opportunity for prospective couples to prepare weddings and gather wedding information and discounts.

Audace International Fairs Ltd.has more than 20 years of experience in holding wedding exhibitions and has held more than 80 large-scale wedding exhibitions at various exhibition venues. There is no doubt about its status and achievements in the exhibition industry. The development of the wedding fair has become a must for couples planning to get married.

The exhibition is divided into three exhibition halls: Huixing, Exhibition and Trade Hall 2, and Exhibition and Trade Hall 3. It has nearly 300 stands and is one of the largest wedding fairs in the history of Kowloon Bay Exhibition Center.

Exhibitors include wedding banquet venues in famous hotels and restaurants, local and foreign wedding photography, wedding photography, gift cakes, wedding dresses, skirts, venue decoration, jewelry, medical services, wedding planning and consultants, bride makeup, services marriage certification and financial services. management of newlyweds, etc., to provide all attendees with a single comprehensive information about marriage.

3rd Floor Huixing: Wedding photography, beauty and weight loss services, car rental services, wedding video recording, wedding dresses and gowns, overseas weddings and honeymoon, wedding planning, large gifts, wedding gifts, wedding financial management;

Showroom 2 on 3rd floor: wedding photography, wine, wedding selfie, medical care, gift, marriage certificate, bride makeup, wedding invitation, wedding venue, wedding gift, jewelry, flower shop and wedding decoration, wedding banquet.music, wedding dress Dresses and skirts, wedding planning;

Showroom 3 on 6th Floor: Wedding venue, decorations, wedding wealth management, gift cakes and wine, wedding banquet music, wedding selfie service.

The contents of the exhibits include:
Wedding Banquet, Wedding Venue and Escort Service: A collection of local Chinese and Western wedding banquet services and special wedding venues;

Wedding Dress Design, Dress Rentals, and Wedding Photography Services: Gathering a variety of wedding dress, gown and petticoat vendors and photography and recording service providers, together with wedding venue planning and other wedding banquet facilities, providing related services and information on trends for potential couples;

Wedding Planning, Flower Arrangement and Venue Decoration: A collection of various traditional and contemporary wedding gifts and services, plus a one-stop wedding services platform for prospective couples provided by dedicated staff, including wedding planning, invitation printing, floral arrangement and venue location …etc. to make the wedding more personal;

Overseas Weddings, Photography & Honeymoon Tours: Gather overseas wedding planning experts and travel agencies to provide services such as wedding planning, venue decoration, wedding photography and honeymoon travel packages, and provide more choices. potential couples;

Gold wedding jewelry and diamond ring: Provide various types of diamond engagement rings and gold jewelry, including traditional Chinese dragon and phoenix bracelets, fashion designer diamond ring jewelry from many regions;

Professional Civilian Marriage Service: Provide information on marriage certification services to give prospective couples another opportunity to learn about the services of “professional civilians involved in marriage”;

Bridal Skin Care and Makeup, Pre-Marriage Check-up: Gathering local cosmetic companies and health centers to provide a variety of cosmetic and premarital check-up services and programs and programs for young couples;

Chinese and Western Gift Cakes, Wedding Fasting, Wedding Wine, Floats, Excessive Gifts, Return Gifts, Wedding Performances: Introduces all-inclusive wedding reception, special performances and invitation printing services, and various types of gift cakes of Chinese and Western origin, ect.that future couples can design original weddings;

Bridal Gown Show
Hong Kong Wedding Showcase includes bridal gowns and catwalk gowns. As part of the two-day exhibition, from 15:30 to 16:30, a podium of wedding and evening dresses was held. On the bridge, models wear colorful wedding dresses and gowns. Evening dresses are gorgeous and sexy at the same time, which inspires brides-to-be to choose wedding dresses.

Discount
Participants may exchange a prize at the organizer’s booth by presenting an invoice (single invoice) for consumption or a deposit exceeding HK $ 1000 at the venue on the same day.Prizes include exquisite decorations, wedding supplies, wedding cakes, beauty products, and more … Consumption of over HK $ 4,000 in e-currency at the venue allows 15 cards to be redeemed for wedding cakes from Kee Wah Jin Yingxi bakery worth HK $ 1,140 …

Potential newcomers only need to bring 2 e-currency receipts of HK $ 2,000 or higher for use at the event venue and can register at the organizer’s booth.And at 6 p.m. the same day, he went to the conference stage at the shocking price of HK $ 20 to buy wedding favors or merchandise with an original price of over 1,000 yuan, including natural freshwater pearl necklaces, 18 postcards for Chinese wedding cakes, large quantities gifts. gifts, bridal masters, indoor wedding photography packages, flower bouquets, family photography packages, Chinese dresses and evening wear rental.

Neighborhood
In addition to the podium, the conference stage also has a number of special sessions, including professional makeup artists to showcase makeup and hairstyles for future couples, lectures on how couples get along, tips on Chinese weddings, etc.So that prospective couples can get more when they collect marriage information.

Organizer
Audace International Fairs Limited to organize a quality and win-win exhibition that meets the needs of the market and society and promotes local and international economic development and cultural exchange.

Audace International Fairs Limited is a well-established trade and consumer show organizer based in Hong Kong; the company was founded in 1990.With over 30 years of experience, the company has organized over 160 successful exhibitions that have served a wide range of industries including jewelry, education and careers, weddings and banquets, franchising and investment, websites and the Internet, real estate, fashion and apparel, merchandise for home, carnivals and recordings, electronics and communications, and a mandatory reserve fund.

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90,000 traditions and customs.Matchmakers in China

“Chinese Letter”
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China is a unique country with many interesting and unusual traditions for Europeans.

A Chinese wedding is not only a complex ritual, but also just a fun holiday. For all who are interested, we present a small tour of the history of wedding traditions in China.

Pre-wedding Chinese traditions

The Chinese are an Asian nation with its own culture, which is very different from the European one and, accordingly, with its own customs and traditions.

Matchmaking in China takes place in several stages:

To do this, they involve a specialist who draws up a map of the starry sky and, based on it, suggests the most suitable dates for a wedding.

It is believed that an incorrectly chosen date promises an unhappy family life for a young couple. After the date is selected, it is communicated to the guests.

  • Mourning.
    There is an interesting tradition in the Chinese wedding ceremony – mourning the loss of loved ones.The bottom line is that before getting married, a Chinese girl must mourn the loss of her family.

The Chinese are very sensitive and responsible to the institution of marriage.
For this ceremony, the bride and her close relatives go to some special place, where the girl is given time to say goodbye to her relatives.

This ceremony is sad and very touching.

Traditional Chinese Wedding Stages

Conventionally, this beautiful Chinese ceremony can be divided into the following stages:

Tea gift.

It is customary for the groom to bring gifts wrapped in red cloth to his bride’s house on the wedding day. The gift is gold coins, a pair of earrings and four bracelets.

The wedding procession is accompanied by explosions of firecrackers, fireworks, it is believed that this drives away evil spirits and marks the birth of a new family.

Mandatory before and now at a Chinese wedding, there is an abundance of red and sweet wine, which is believed to promote fidelity in a couple.

But often, Chinese brides prefer a red wedding dress or robe.

This is due to the fact that if we look at the watch dial, then the minute hand goes down in the first half of the hour, and goes up in the second half of the hour.

  • So in the Chinese wedding tradition, it is believed that the wedding ceremony itself should take place on the rise.
  • Thus, a young Chinese family begins life together “on the rise”, otherwise – “on the decline.”

Wedding cake in China.

The main dish on the Chinese wedding table is the wedding cake. It should be extraordinarily beautiful and large.

Cake in China is usually greeted with enthusiastic approval from guests.
It should impress with its size.

A wedding cake can be decorated with symbols associated with a tiger or a snake.

Chinese traditional wedding cake should be multi-stage and wide enough, because it symbolizes the steps along which a new Chinese family will rise in life together.

The wedding torus in China symbolizes a staircase to a prosperous and happy future.

From these beliefs and convictions of the Chinese people, a tradition arose for such truly huge wedding cakes. The bride and groom should definitely feed each other with a wedding cake.

Wedding Banquet

Fish must be present on the Chinese wedding table – this is a symbol of abundance. Dishes, like liquors and wines at a Chinese wedding, must be expensive and of high quality.


Fish testifies to the prosperity and wealth of families.
A Chinese wedding can have up to 12 meal changes. Guests are seated in such a way that the neighbors at the table are familiar with each other.

The Chinese wedding table is round. A traditional Chinese wedding dish is shark fin soup.

Before the start of the solemn part, the guests participate in wedding games and take memorable photos with the bride and groom.

Of course, over time, Chinese wedding traditions have undergone significant changes, but fertility rituals are also relevant at modern weddings, it is not for nothing that the Chinese are probably the most prolific nation in the world.

中國 傳統 婚禮
(Zhōngguó chuántǒng hūnlǐ)

1) Fortune telling by card

Before the matchmaking took place, the groom had to send the bride’s family a preliminary note-card indicating the eight hieroglyphs of life. The surname of the groom, as well as the year, month, day and hour of his birth, were registered in it.According to these data, a fortune-telling rite was carried out, and in case of a favorable outcome, the same data, only about the bride, were sent to the groom’s family. If within three days, when the card was in the house, nothing bad happened, they gave consent to the marriage.

2) The snake and the tiger cannot be together!

Great importance was attached to the twelve-year animal cycle. Dysfunctional couples were considered young, born in (the first year of the groom, the second year of the bride) the year of the horse and the bull, the snake and the tiger, the rat and the sheep, the rooster and the dog.The position of the birth years of the young was also taken into account in the cycle of five elements: water, wood, earth, metal and fire. The key to a long family life was the dominant position of the groom’s year of birth in at least one of these cycles. Sometimes lovers had to cheat by changing the date of birth of the bride, just to be together.

3) Marriage contract

In China, there was a kind of modern marriage contract. Mutual marriage guarantees should be written on red paper, for the bride with the image of a phoenix, for the groom – a dragon.The content of the agreement included information about the bride and groom and their families, plus the amount of the ransom paid for the bride.

4) Introducing Parents

The day of the conclusion of the marriage contract is also the day of the parents’ acquaintance. By tradition, the acquaintance took place in the bride’s house. Before entering, the groom’s parents worshiped in front of the family altar. Usually in front of the house there were always figures of the “happiness hare” and the “happiness fish”. This was followed by a joint meal and drinking a cup of wine, symbolizing long life.It was customary for the groom to give two peas. Upon returning home, he had to put them in water and then eat them. It was believed that this led in the future to the emergence of a large family.

5) Lamentation

The Chinese are very sensitive to marriage and the institution of the family in general. Therefore, before the wedding, it is believed that the bride should mourn the loss of her family and friends. To do this, they all go somewhere together, and the girl is given time to say goodbye to them. You might think that this tradition is somewhat similar to modern bachelorette parties.But, in fact, this is a sadder and more touching ceremony. The bride says goodbye to her loved ones in order to now belong entirely to her husband. This cannot be compared with what happens at gay bachelorette parties.

6) “Tea Gift”

On the wedding day, the groom brings gifts to the bride’s house, again wrapped in red cloth. Basically, these are gold coins for bridesmaids to let the bride out of the house. Often, the gift includes a pair of earrings and four bracelets.It is called “tea” due to the fact that for the Chinese tea is a symbol of marital fidelity and fertility. This tradition has been adopted by many peoples of the world. Moreover, both money and many other gifts are taken as a kind of ransom. The pre-wedding ceremony also includes one more ceremony. After the ransom, the bride and groom kneel in front of their parents, inviting them to drink tea. Thus, they ask them for permission to marry.

7) Wedding Procession

The wedding “train” usually looked like this: it was moving away from the bride’s house, the representatives of the groom were at the head with torches on which the family symbol of the groom was engraved.Then two representatives of the bride walked with red umbrellas in their hands. The bride herself was carried in a red palanquin, and her assistant in a green one. The middle of the way was marked by the ceremony of handing over the bride to the hands of the groom’s people. At the groom’s house, the bride was greeted with fireworks. After that, a fire was kindled, through which the palanquin was carried.

8) Wedding on the rise

There is a strong belief in astrology in China. Therefore, the date of the wedding is chosen according to the astrological calendar. Another important attribute is that the wedding ceremony should take place in the second half of the hour, that is, in the second thirty minutes.The fact is that the arrows at this time rise up, thereby symbolizing the beginning of family life precisely on the rise. Getting married in the first thirty minutes means starting a life together in a downturn.

9) Wedding Cake

The most important characteristic of a Chinese wedding cake is its size. Usually the cake is brought into the hall during the welcome speech to the guests. His appearance is almost the most important and memorable part of the entire festive part of the wedding. The cake must necessarily consist of a huge number of steps.This symbolizes a certain staircase from the beautiful today to a happy future. Therefore, the cake should be so big that the future is long and cloudless. The bride and groom must feed each other with pieces of cake, so they seem to go through the steps of life together.

10) Decorating the bride

Lucky Chinese Brides! The fact is that during the entire ceremony they change at least three outfits. So they don’t have to choose between two beautiful dresses, they can buy three or more of them.The day before the ceremony, she was ordered to try on the decoration sent by the groom, as well as pluck out all the hair on her face (to renew herself). Since in China, women tend to paint a lot, whiten their faces and apply bright lipstick, the absence of hair is not so noticeable. The outfit itself is a short red robe embroidered with flowers and pompoms made of colored silk, and a dress (also, preferably, red, but sometimes green). On the head was a special headdress in the form of a metal frame, decorated with bird feathers and medallions.A silk veil fell over her face.

11) Wealth of Ceremony

The Chinese are famous for some of the richest wedding receptions. The fact is that guests are invited to taste from eight to ten dishes per evening. What is there just not, it is not clear only who can eat all this! The main ritual dish is millet porridge with butter. By the way, before the wedding, the bride had to taste the pig and rooster meat sent to her by the groom’s family the day before.

12) Bride

The strangest and a little bit rude tradition is the bridegroom after the wedding.The fact is that at this moment the guests were allowed to enter the young room where the girl was sitting, discuss her aloud and even say any obscene things. Moreover, the bride was strictly forbidden to react to this in any way. The young husband managed to get rid of the “obsessive” guests only with money.

13) Uniting of bowls

When the young people were brought into the house, they sat on the bed for a while without uttering a single word. By the way, the bride was ordered to remain silent during the entire wedding, allegedly this contributed to the appearance of offspring.After that, they were given two glasses, tied with a red ribbon, in which there was wine or tea. The young drank from them, then changed and sipped again, and then poured each other into glasses and drank again. This rite was called “the unity of the bowls”.

14) Marriage bed

Preparing the wedding bed in the groom’s house is a whole ceremony, accompanied by many different traditions. Five coins issued during the reign of five different emperors had to be glued under the bed.Five canonical bundles of boiled rice were also hung there. On the bed were a pair of scissors, a small scale, a tiny mirror, a bow and arrows. The groom shot these arrows in different corners of the room on the wedding day, thus driving away evil spirits. In addition, one of the unmarried younger brothers had to sleep in the bed of the newlyweds before their wedding. It was believed that the bride’s bed should not be empty.

Wedding ceremonies are an important part of the cultural life of every nation. They sometimes accumulate and wonderfully intertwine the customs and traditions of dozens of previous generations.

Chinese wedding

, like the wedding ceremonies of other nations, has its own characteristics, which European residents know very little about.

Matchmaking

It’s hard to believe, but earlier the fate of newlyweds in China depended to a large extent on fortune-telling. The family of the alleged groom sent the bride a note with personal (as we would put it now) data of the young man – date of birth and other information. The numbers written in the letter were the subject of fortune telling.

In case of a positive outcome, a similar note was sent from the bride to the groom’s family, and his relatives wondered about the bride. Everything was taken into account: from the zodiac signs to compatibility by the elements. Quite often, the results of fortune-telling were manipulated in order to create an ideal union.

After obtaining consent, the bride’s family was presented with gifts. It could be various adornments, fabrics, jewelry. In parallel with the giving of gifts, the amount of the bride price was negotiated, and the marriage contract was drawn up.

The wedding date was usually set at the end of the year, after all the chores had been completed. Often, the date of the wedding was also determined by fortune-telling. She was written in a note and sent to the girl’s family with new gifts and a festive dress for the bride.

Preparing the house for the wedding

According to ancient Chinese customs, the bride settled in the house of her young husband on the day of the wedding ceremony. In this regard, her things were transported a few days before the wedding, and a separate room was set up for the newlyweds.

On the eve of the wedding celebration, the groom’s house was carefully cleaned and renovated. Only relatives who were in a successful marriage and had children were involved in this honorable mission.

The room equipped for young spouses was not supposed to be empty, so one of the younger brothers of the groom or the bride usually slept in the marriage bed.

Bride’s outfit and makeup

On the day preceding the wedding, the bride began preparations for the celebration.She completely removed the hair on her face and applied a thick layer of powder, after which it became like a mask and looked unnatural. This unnaturalness was emphasized by brightly painted lips, which stood out with a blood-red spot on an almost white face.

The wedding dress of a Chinese girl looked very unusual: a bright red robe with dragons embroidered in gold. It was believed that red attracts money, and gold symbolizes wealth.

The bride’s headdress in the form of a wire frame, decorated with bright feathers, silk pom-poms and colorful medallions, was quite specific.An important detail of the bride’s wedding dress was the veil, which, according to ancient legend, was supposed to hide the girl’s despair associated with her departure from her home.

The bride’s behavior during the entire wedding ceremony had to be restrained, and she had to be silent. According to the old belief, this contributed to fertility. The bride was not allowed to taste the wedding dishes either, so at the wedding she looked like a silent statue.

Features of a modern Chinese wedding

Modern weddings in China bear little resemblance to ancient wedding ceremonies.These customs now look old-fashioned and rather ridiculous. However, even today, many Chinese people follow the traditions of their ancestors. This, first of all, concerns the unchanging red color that brings prosperity and happiness. It can be more than just the color of the dress. Sometimes brides wear a white wedding outfit with red shoes.

It should be noted that many modern brides still prefer not the European style of wedding clothes, but choose a traditional red robe or a modern dress, but again in red.

The main dish on the Chinese wedding table is cake. Its enormous size sometimes serves as a reason for long and heated discussions after the wedding.

Chinese wedding traditions are among the most unusual among Asian countries. In this country, respect for the customs of ancestors and trends of modern fashion are skillfully combined. Therefore, the www.site portal decided to tell you how weddings are held in China today.

Traditional wedding in China

Previously, all marriages between young people were concluded exclusively by agreement between the parents of the future bride and groom.The preparation for the wedding and the celebration itself included six rites:

  1. The first visit of someone from the groom’s family to the bride’s house with a gift and an engagement proposal.
  2. The second visit again with a gift to find out the name, surname of the bride, her parents, the date of birth of the young woman and her place of seniority in the family.
  3. Message to the bride’s family that the groom’s parents agree to the marriage.
  4. Sending a young gift to the house as a sign of the engagement.
  5. Third visit to arrange an auspicious wedding day.
  6. Wedding celebration.

The second visit was one of the most important, without which the Chinese wedding would never have taken place. Many wedding traditions of the peoples of the world provide for the obligatory consent of higher powers to marriage, and the Celestial Empire is no exception. The bride’s data was found out in order to compare the horoscopes of the young and find out whether such a union would be successful, and set an auspicious date for the wedding.

Wedding ceremony

On the appointed day, the groom went to the bride with his retinue and gifts (ransom).After their presentation to the music and explosions of firecrackers, bowing to his parents, he and his betrothed went to his house, where the main celebration took place. All guests were given wedding flowers or images of the hieroglyph “Si”, which means “happiness.” They could be pinned to clothes or used as a decoration for a hairdo.

  • heaven and earth,
  • for family elders,
  • ancestors (family tablet),
  • for parents,
  • guests,
  • to each other.

After that, the young men had to cross their arms, drink a cup of wine and tie each other’s hands with a red ribbon. Such a custom, by the way, is also in the Bengali wedding, only there the hands are tied with a red thread. Now the bride and groom became a family and were considered one whole. And everything ended with a plentiful treat.

Modern wedding in China

Today, Chinese weddings have become more democratic and less ceremonial than traditional ones.Young people have more freedom in choosing a future spouse and can marry for love. But the family still plays an important role. When the lovers decide to get married, they must first visit the bride’s house, and then the groom’s house on an official visit. Families, in turn, give gifts for the other half of their child, thus blessing the couple.

Date

The choice of the day on which the wedding will take place remains an important event and is also consistent with the higher powers.Therefore, lovers often have to wait for a favorable date for the wedding for several years. But there is a loophole. Registration and traditional wedding in China are different concepts. Therefore, the bride and groom can officially register the marriage on any day. But it is possible to celebrate the celebration according to all relying traditions only on a certain date.

Farewell to family

This Chinese tradition has something in common with the Russian, when a bride mourns the loss of her family.After all, after the wedding, she becomes part of her husband’s family. Nowadays, this means that a girl spends some time at home before the wedding, communicating with her family and remembering the happy moments associated with family and childhood.

This item can be safely added to the list of features of a wedding in China. The fact is that the photo session is held long before the wedding itself. The bride and groom are photographed in different outfits, usually rented, in different places. And at the wedding, they show the guests a ready-made wedding photo album.It is not customary for them to invite a photographer to the wedding itself.

Bride’s outfit

According to ancient Chinese traditions, the bride’s head was to be decorated with a crown in the form of a phoenix, which symbolizes a woman in Chinese mythology. His image was also supposed to be on a wedding dress. Traditionally, the bride’s dress should be red, which is a symbol of happiness in the culture of many eastern countries. At the same time, it had to be richly decorated with embroidery and various precious stones, and for the most part, like at a Buddhist wedding, it was made of silk.

A modern Chinese wedding dress can be white, traditional for Europe, but it is necessary to have elements of red. The bride can change three outfits for the wedding, so one dress can be completely white, the second – red, and the third – combine two colors. It all depends on the wishes of the young.

90,000 Wedding traditions of different countries – wedding cakes from all over the world

A wedding is one of the most important events in a person’s life.And in different countries they attach equally great importance to this. And the tradition of serving the wedding cake is present in many cultures. True, it is significantly different.

Europe

In the British Isles, a fruity sponge cake soaked in cognac is served on a wedding table. Traditional ingredients are marzipan, orange peel, currants, raisins, prunes. The cake is prepared similarly in Scotland and Ireland, only whiskey or bourbon is used for impregnation.Traditional German cake is made with nuts and soaked in liquor. And no artificial colors, only natural ingredients.

In France, guests are presented with Croquembush, which is a tall caramel tower with cream inside.

In Italy, cake is not always prepared for the wedding table. In many regions, it is being replaced by other sweets. For example, the national puff pastry. But what makes the dishes different is their unique and interesting decoration.

Special cookies are served in Lithuania, which are shaped like a Christmas tree. A Ukrainian tradition is to serve a loaf decorated with intertwined braids instead of a cake.

In Denmark, wedding cakes are simply gorgeous. The almond ring in the middle is filled with fruits, sweets, sorbet. The tradition of serving on the table is similar to the current Russian one.

But in Norway there is no such custom. Instead of a loaf or cake, … is served to the table. Bread. But cooked in a special way.Previously, bread was a rarity in the country; it was served only on holidays.

Italian wedding cake is an interesting dessert that is close to the taste of tiramisu. Sponge cake, custard, fruit and rum are the main ingredients. In Greece, almond cake is served, which also includes fruits, vanilla cream, quince, sesame seeds and honey.

Asia and the Far East

Wedding Cakes in China are a stepped confection that symbolizes the staircase that the newlyweds will climb to happiness.In Japan, cakes are not served at all; trompe l’oeil is placed on the table, which can also be used to create special effects.

In Korea, the role of a cake is played by the national rice dish.

90,000 ancient and modern traditions and customs

Chinese wedding traditions are among the most unusual among Asian countries. In this country, respect for the customs of ancestors and trends of modern fashion are skillfully combined. Therefore, the portal www.svadbagolik.ru decided to tell you how weddings are held in China today.

Traditional wedding in China

Previously, all marriages between young people were concluded exclusively by agreement between the parents of the future bride and groom. The preparation for the wedding and the celebration itself included six rites:

  1. The first visit of someone from the groom’s family to the bride’s house with a gift and an engagement proposal.
  2. The second visit again with a gift to find out the name, surname of the bride, her parents, the date of birth of the young woman and her place of seniority in the family.
  3. Message to the bride’s family that the groom’s parents agree to the marriage.
  4. Sending a young gift to the house as a sign of the engagement.
  5. Third visit to arrange an auspicious wedding day.
  6. Wedding celebration.

The second visit was one of the most important, without which the Chinese wedding would never have taken place. Many wedding traditions of the peoples of the world provide for the obligatory consent of higher powers to marriage, and the Celestial Empire is no exception.The bride’s data was found out in order to compare the horoscopes of the young and find out whether such a union would be successful, and set an auspicious date for the wedding.

Wedding ceremony

On the appointed day, the groom went to the bride with his retinue and gifts (ransom). After their presentation to the music and explosions of firecrackers, bowing to his parents, he and his betrothed went to his house, where the main celebration took place. All guests were given wedding flowers or images of the hieroglyph “Si”, which means “happiness.”They could be pinned to clothes or used as a decoration for a hairdo.

Further, according to established traditions, the bowing ceremony was held at the Chinese wedding. Should have bowed:

  • heaven and earth,
  • for family elders,
  • ancestors (family tablet),
  • for parents,
  • guests,
  • to each other.

After that, the young men had to cross their arms, drink a cup of wine and tie each other’s hands with a red ribbon.Such a custom, by the way, is also in the Bengali wedding, only there the hands are tied with a red thread. Now the bride and groom became a family and were considered one whole. And everything ended with a plentiful treat.

Modern wedding in China

Today, Chinese weddings have become more democratic and less ceremonial than traditional ones. Young people have more freedom in choosing a future spouse and can marry for love. But the family still plays an important role.When the lovers decide to get married, they must first visit the bride’s house, and then the groom’s house on an official visit. Families, in turn, give gifts for the other half of their child, thus blessing the couple.

Date

The choice of the day on which the wedding will take place remains an important event and is also consistent with the higher powers. Therefore, lovers often have to wait for a favorable date for the wedding for several years. But there is a loophole.Registration and traditional wedding in China are different concepts. Therefore, the bride and groom can officially register the marriage on any day. But it is possible to celebrate the celebration according to all relying traditions only on a certain date.

Farewell to family

This Chinese tradition has something in common with the Russian, when a bride mourns the loss of her family. After all, after the wedding, she becomes part of her husband’s family. Nowadays, this means that a girl spends some time at home before the wedding, communicating with her family and remembering the happy moments associated with family and childhood.

Photoshoot

This item can be safely added to the list of features of a wedding in China. The fact is that the photo session is held long before the wedding itself. The bride and groom are photographed in different outfits, usually rented, in different places. And at the wedding, they show the guests a ready-made wedding photo album. It is not customary for them to invite a photographer to the wedding itself.

Bride’s outfit

According to ancient Chinese traditions, the bride’s head was to be decorated with a crown in the form of a phoenix, which symbolizes a woman in Chinese mythology.His image was also supposed to be on a wedding dress. Traditionally, the bride’s dress should be red, which is a symbol of happiness in the culture of many eastern countries. At the same time, it had to be richly decorated with embroidery and various precious stones, and for the most part, like at a Buddhist wedding, it was made of silk.

A modern Chinese wedding dress can be white, traditional for Europe, but it is necessary to have elements of red.The bride can change three outfits for the wedding, so one dress can be completely white, the second – red, and the third – combine two colors. It all depends on the wishes of the young.

Wedding and Banquet

From the ancient customs, the bowing ceremony has been preserved, without which not a single wedding in China can do today. After it, the young drink a glass of wine tied with a ribbon. The newlyweds no longer tie each other’s hands. The banquet itself does not last long – several hours.No festivities until morning. There is usually no dancing and no wedding cake at a Chinese wedding. Sweets are simply put on the table in baskets. And the most popular entertainment is karaoke.

Gifts

What do they give for a wedding? Practical people live in China, so money invested in a red envelope is considered a traditional gift. Sometimes it is put in a red box tied with a gold ribbon. You can also put some souvenirs in it: delicious tea, incense, Chinese delicacies, and so on.

By the way, some modern Chinese newlyweds, as the portal Svadbagolik.ru found out, completely refuse a big celebration and limit themselves to painting. Someone does this in order to save money, while others believe that a wedding is a holiday for only two.

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Wedding cakes photo the most unusual

a review of original wedding cakes with inscriptions

Wedding cake

Nowadays, wedding cakes have become not only an obligatory treat on the wedding table, but also a bright accent that completes the holiday.That is why special importance is attached to its decor and design: some couples opt for delicate and classic compositions, others prefer non-trivial and original decors, and still others acquire cupcakes altogether.

Types of products

Today, the confectionery industry offers cakes for absolutely every taste. The newlyweds can choose the style and shade of the sweet dessert that will meet the general concept of the holiday. In general, wedding cakes can be:

  • single or multi-tiered;
  • with and without inscriptions;
  • portions.

Moreover, in recent years, it is the last option that is rapidly gaining more and more popularity, since such a treat is convenient to serve at the table, and it looks extremely stylish.

With mastic and cream

Quite often cakes are covered with mastic. In this case, the desserts look perfectly even and very smooth, while the mastic allows you to get any color of the outer coating. However, some, in accordance with established traditions, cover the cake with cream and decorate with fruits and berries.A cake without mastic is a win-win for a classic wedding, especially if not all guests like the taste of such a sweet coating. Wedding cakes give a lot of room for imagination: young people can order a dessert with flowers, juicy berries, images of people, animals and fairy-tale characters. Moreover, cakes can be made not only in a standard round shape, but also in the form of a heart or a flower.

Sugar Cookies

Another hit in recent years has been the creation of a sweet treat in the form of tiered shortbread or sugar biscuits, which are decorated with cream, chocolate designs or sparkles.This option is good if you can’t decide which cake to choose and order several different desserts instead of one to please all your guests – you can combine a whole palette of fillings and flavors in one treat. However, try not to overdo it – you shouldn’t choose more than 7–8 flavors at a time.

With fruits and berries

Classic cakes, perhaps, will never lose their relevance, otherwise they will cease to be classics. Flowers, fruits, assemblies – all these are the most common and frequently encountered details of decorating bridal cakes.Nevertheless, despite the fact that all these decors remain at the peak of their popularity, their number is changing. The trends of recent years dictate their fashion, and now the design of desserts is becoming either redundant or, on the contrary, extremely laconic and minimalist.

Naked cakes

Confectioners note that in the last season, open-top cakes – the so-called naked treats – began to be in demand. Wedding decorators predict that over the next few years, such treats will remain one of the hits for newlyweds.In addition, the fashion for brown chocolate cakes is back again.

Vintage

The vintage that has rapidly burst into our lives and the shabby chic close to it have made their own adjustments to the decors of wedding treats. There are a lot of ideas for sweet dishes made in retro style, and each of them is exclusive in its own way. Traditionally, they are dominated by white, as well as gold and beige shades. One of the latest trends is considered to be a vintage cake with hand-painted watercolor painting, while the decor theme can be very diverse: graphics, graffiti, and even images of young people, stylized “antique”.

Sweet openwork cakes are especially popular. They are designed in delicate pastel shades and are decorated with white and brown lace made from food-grade mastic and chocolate. Black lace cakes are considered truly delicious. Vintage in black and white has been at the peak of popularity for several years, which is why wedding treats in this style are certainly in trend. Black lace becomes the highlight of every wedding celebration.

Floral theme is still popular in vintage style.Usually confectioners decorate desserts with large chamomiles, feces, roses and orchids. Traditional ribbons with sugar bows made of mastic are no less popular. Probably, a single-tiered snow-white cake with a chic bow on the side, completely imitating a fabric one, is rightfully considered the dream of any bride and creates a special atmosphere of a festive event.

With fresh flowers

No wedding is complete without fresh, luxurious flowers. They are considered an indispensable attribute of a wedding celebration: they decorate a wedding cortege with flowers, they are used to create an image of a hairstyle and, of course, they make up a bouquet for newlyweds.And now flowers have begun to be used in decorating a sweet treat, a cake. Such treats create a sense of stunning chic, luxury and crazy extravaganza. In recent years, it has become fashionable to decorate cakes with roses of delicate shades, which are well combined in color with the bouquet of a young bride and a boutonniere on the groom’s suit.

However, the classic version of the decor of a white treat with scarlet flowers has not lost its relevance – this is a rather simple combination, but at the same time it is the most advantageous one.

Candy cakes

A very rare but undoubtedly stylish wedding treat is a candy cake. Its essence lies in the fact that ready-made colorful candies are used in the manufacture of treats. Such a cake will look non-trivial if you use sugar lollipops for decoration. Usually they are placed on the topmost tier of the cake – this makes the treat bright and non-trivial. Some confectioners even suggest that future spouses move away from the usual canons and build a cake entirely of sweets.For this, several types of treats are used, which are shaped into a two-, three-tiered cake. At first glance, such a treat is no different from an ordinary wedding treat.

With figures

The popularity of cakes decorated with interesting figures has not subsided for several years. Such products are of a more individual character and completely create an atmosphere of solemnity and romance. Most couples prefer figurines depicting the groom and the bride, as well as traditional decors in the form of hearts, rings, doves and a pair of swans.But more and more often they give way to figurines with images of funny animals and fairy-tale heroes.

By the way, figurines may not necessarily be gentle and romantic. If young people have a good sense of humor, then you can crown the cake with original caricatures, which will add a touch of fun and ease to the celebration.

From cakes

The latest trend in wedding fashion is a cake made of cakes. The relevance of such a treat is obvious: huge cakes are quite difficult to deliver to the venue of the banquet, and cutting it is quite problematic.That is why treats with portioned desserts have become a good alternative to standard baked goods. Usually cakes are combined into one multi-tiered composition and laid out on cake stands. Cupcakes and mini cupcakes are most commonly used.

This is very convenient, because the bride and groom no longer have to try to please their guests by cutting portions of the same size – everyone can simply take the cake they like and enjoy the extraordinary taste.It is advisable that the cakes have different fillings, for example, fruit pastries at the bottom, cupcakes with sweet cream in the middle, and on the top floor you can place a small cake for young people and their parents with witnesses.

Macarons are often preferred to decorate wedding arrangements. By the way, this dessert is considered one of the most difficult to make in the whole world, so an unusual treat from such cakes will certainly be appreciated by all guests of the festive event.

For original ideas for unusual wedding cakes, see the next video.

ideas and photos of original desserts

The wedding cake is one of the highlights of the celebration program. It can be classic. But such a dessert is unlikely to remain in the memory of guests. But the guests will remember the unusual wedding cake for a long time, telling their friends about the original treat.

Portal Svadebka.ws will show you photos of the most unusual, but very beautiful and spectacular wedding cakes.Due to special decor techniques, unusual materials and shapes, confectioners manage to create real works of art, which are even a pity to cut and eat.

Wedding Cake Design: The Most Unusual Ideas

Everyone is already pretty tired of the standard white cakes. And many couples tend to order something original for the wedding. True, sometimes there are concerns about whether the pastry chef will be able to implement your idea. No matter how complex and non-standard the design may seem, any experienced specialist in your city is able to create something similar to the unusual wedding cakes, which we will discuss below.

Stylish mirror cakes

Such confectionery products have been in high demand for several years. Mirrored wedding cakes can be made in the form of different shapes, since the basis of the dessert is a liquid mousse, which is poured into a mold and solidifies. A biscuit is used as a “foundation”, and fruit, berry or other filling can be placed in the mousse. The glaze itself creates the perfect shiny surface. This can be as unusual as the whole single-tiered cake, or one level of a two-tiered wedding dessert.

Geometric confectionery

Stylish geometry has been in fashion for several years. And if quite recently it was geometric decorative elements that were relevant, today it is the shape of the cake that is chosen in the form of one or another figure. A beautiful but boring standard is a circle or a square, and wedding cakes in the form of a polygon, a tall cylinder and even a rhombus are considered unusual.

Simple and Authentic Naked Wedding Desserts

Open-top cake is a trend of the mid-2010s that remains relevant to this day.It is the perfect choice for a boho, rustic or eco wedding, although more and more newlyweds are choosing such desserts for a traditional celebration without a specific style. Such cakes are also loved by confectioners: desserts do not need to be perfectly aligned, on the contrary, a slight negligence gives them a special charm. Such products are decorated with fresh fruits, berries and herbs.

Funny cut wedding cakes

You probably remember this design of a wedding cake, when a large longitudinal piece was cut right from the middle, covered with cream and decorated with “crystals” of candy caramel.Desserts like these looked very stylish and beautiful.

Today, the trend has changed somewhat. Confectioners make a wedding cake without mastic and completely cut it in half, and a two-tiered or three-tiered dessert will be especially unusual and spectacular. The cut is abundantly decorated with edible or natural flowers. There is a feeling that the product has cracked and fell into two parts, as flowers began to sprout abundantly from the crack.

Spectacular and original cake with ombre effect

Gradient cake is one of the trends in recent years.By using a cream of the same shade, but different tones, confectioners achieve a smooth transition between colors. The ombre effect looks most beautiful on multi-tiered desserts.

Pastry dotted with petals

Edible mastic allows you to create a huge variety of designs, as you can mold anything from it. But if you want a cake for a wedding without fondant, look for desserts with a creamy coating strewn with petals.They already attract enough attention, so their basis is laconic without other decorations.

Unusual dark wedding cakes

Colored cake as opposed to classic white will always be non-standard for a wedding. Nevertheless, in 2020 completely unexpected colors are especially relevant – black, gray, deep blue or green. Such an unusual wedding cake without mastic will definitely be remembered by all guests! Do not be afraid of these “mourning” shades, because with the right decor they will look as stylish and beautiful as possible.

Combined wedding desserts with different tier designs

These are multi-tiered cakes, the levels of which differ from each other in design. It can be a coating of different colors or different textures. Or the upper and lower tiers can be of different shapes. The main thing is that the filling is the same. And what if the invitees want to try other flavors as well? Then there won’t be enough dessert for everyone!

Original unsweetened wedding cakes

You probably know that not long ago there were “net cakes” in fashion from a variety of products that were not desserts.It could be sausages and bakery products, fruits, etc. Today, the trend is the so-called cheese cakes, which are several heads of cheese of different diameters, stacked on top of each other in the form of a multi-tiered confectionery. These desserts were included in the list of trendy wedding cakes 2020.

This is not just a current trend, it is a real find for a wedding in French, Italian or Mediterranean style. Agree, this is an unusual and cool alternative to the standard sweet wedding cake, since noble cheese is an excellent appetizer for an expensive wine.

The www.svadebka.ws portal told you about unusual wedding cakes and suggested many creative ideas on how you can surprise guests with a dessert and diversify the celebration that is planned for 2020 or 2021. We hope you have found at least one suitable one among them!

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Wedding cakes – photos of stylish designs. Wedding cake without mastic: photo of decor options

In addition to dresses, brides choose wedding cakes very carefully, photos of real confectionery masterpieces of different colors only confirm this.Sweets can be created in the style of a celebration, taking into account the taste preferences of the newlyweds. Each wedding cake is an incredibly delicious piece of art.

For a large number of guests, it is worth ordering a cake in several tiers so that everyone can enjoy it

WEDDING CAKES WITHOUT MASTIC BECOME FASHIONABLE TREND OF 2020

Young people are increasingly choosing a wedding cake without mastic, photos of such options look very unusual, and the recipes are striking in variety.Naturalness and naturalness are in fashion today. Cakes without pretentious details are decorated with all kinds of delicacies. The following are becoming more and more popular:

  • Fruit and berry compositions.

If your wedding is in the summer, you can choose seasonal fruits

To decorate the cake, you can form a wreath of blackberries, blueberries, currants, raspberries, rosemary and thyme

Citrus fruits not only add juiciness and freshness to the cake, but also give it incredible brightness

Miniature single-tier cakes go best with rich colored berries

  • Exotic combinations.

The cake with a baked pear, berries, rosemary and figs looks very unusual

If you think that strawberries, cherries and raspberries are trite, use marine decor for decoration

Blueberries, blackberries and rosemary, powdered like snow, will become a bright accent on a white wedding cake

Besides aesthetics, original wedding cakes should also be tasty. Biscuit cakes are made chocolate or ordinary, with a variety of impregnations.

Light mousse goes well with fresh fruit

Cream for the cake, you can use the classic cream or choose cream cheese, indifferent to which you will not find

PHOTOS OF THE BEST AND UNUSUAL WEDDING CAKE DECORATIONS

If you want you to have the most beautiful wedding cakes, the photos below will help you decide on the decoration. Can be used as decoration:

Chocolate can be used to cover the top of the cake and make it glaze berries for cupcakes

Chocolate will be an excellent background for bright colors of oranges, peaches, kiwi and rosemary

What could be tastier than chocolate with berries

If the wedding celebration falls in the winter and fresh fruit is not available, use marshmallows for decor

Macarons, straws, cookies and even your favorite sweets are suitable for decorating a cake.

Fresh berries and fruits are often used for cakes with a fragrant caramel background

Was your first date at the movies? Popcorn and nuts will be a great reminder of a romantic meeting

Compositions of assorted nuts look very unusual, besides, it is incredibly tasty

If you have a small cake, don’t go overboard with details.

As a floral decoration, you can use fresh mint sprigs and buds of your favorite flowers

PHOTOS OF TWO-TIER WEDDING Cakes

For a celebration for an average number of people, you can order a two-tiered wedding cake, photos from this article will help you choose the original design in blue, red and other shades.The price of a dessert does not always depend on its weight; the cost also forms the recipe and the complexity of the design.

On average, one guest should have 150-200 grams

Decorating a wedding cake (photo) can be both edible and purely decorative.

If you need a small cake, but you want it to be two-tiered and voluminous, use cupcakes for the bottom element

Cream, which looks like decorative plaster, is laid deliberately carelessly

Before presentation, oranges and mangoes can be milled, so they look neater 1-30-foto-idey-modnogo-dizayna-svadebnyh-tortov-2018-goda-22.jpg

PHOTOS OF A THREE-TIER WEDDING CAKE FOR A LARGE NUMBER OF GUESTS

Photos of a three-tiered wedding cake can be seen not only from celebrations held on a grand scale. Today, even medium-weight delicacies are easy to make high. The composition is not always placed symmetrically. The cakes can be laid out with a noticeable offset to one side.

For a wedding in delicate shades, a white cake is suitable, the decoration of which will be only a voluminous bud

For berry lovers, the option of a cake with a coating of fragrant crème brulee in pastel colors is suitable

The combination of berries, figs and mint will take your guests to an oriental fairy tale

PHOTOS OF THE ORIGINAL ONE-TIER WEDDING Cakes

Very often, for small banquets, one-tier wedding cakes are ordered, the photos of which are fascinating.Despite the geometric simplicity of the design, such sweets can be turned into mesmerizing masterpieces.

Single-tiered cake in white and green tones, decorated with grapes, will become a beautiful chord of a wedding in the Greek style

For fans of European style, a cake with white cream, decorated with strawberries and cinnamon sticks is suitable

Mediterranean style wedding cake can be decorated with blue watercolors and sunny orange slices, cinnamon, star anise and cloves

Pistachios, hazelnuts, cashews and walnuts can be not only filling the cake, but also its decor

When decorating a wedding cake, cream is used, you can see a lot of photos of beautiful presentations on the Internet.On such a surface, as if on a canvas, various colors are carefully applied. Delicate or rich gradients of watercolor and the amber technique look sophisticated and respectable.

Blueberry blends perfectly with white for a vivid play of contrast

You can order a wedding cream cake from a photo by choosing the option you like. The filling is varied. The specialists of the “Spring” banquet halls network will help you decide not only on the restaurant, but also on the desserts. Call us, we will create an original sweet menu and the most delicious cake for your celebration!

The most beautiful and original wedding cakes 2019

Beautiful wedding cakes 2019, photos of which you will see in our post, will surprise you with their originality and sophistication.We will not show the classic white wedding cakes, our attention was attracted by creative ideas of unusual and beautiful wedding cakes 2019, which cannot be ignored.

Just like stylists, pastry chefs try to follow fashion trends and create stunning sweet masterpieces, embodying new creative ideas.

Agree that now wedding cakes made of mastic, decorated with bows, flowers or figurines from the same mastic are a little fed up, just like the creamy large wedding cakes with swans, which were so popular a dozen years ago.

Therefore, if you are preparing a stylistic, creative and unusual wedding, a photo of actual wedding cakes 2018 can help you choose an equally original wedding dessert.

What wedding cakes 2019 are now in high esteem and what new wedding cakes should be expected, we suggest considering in our photo review, where we will try to highlight the most important trends in making a fashionable wedding cake in 2018.

Fashionable wedding cakes 2019 – size and shape

In most cases, the size of the wedding cake is calculated from the number of servings to serve all guests.But lately, larger wedding cakes have been ordered less, preferring smaller single-tiered wedding cakes.

A small wedding cake 2019 becomes the main decoration of a sweet dessert table or the so-called “candy bar”.

If we talk about the shape of wedding cakes, then of course round cakes remain the favorite. Nevertheless, in 2019, pastry chefs are returning the fashion to square wedding cakes, and for the most extraordinary newlyweds, they offer wedding cakes of an unusual asymmetric shape.

And how can you do without a heart-shaped wedding cake, which can be either single-tiered or multi-tiered.

Decor and decoration of wedding cakes 2019

Let’s start, perhaps, with the coating of the wedding cake and the most popular – mastic. However, in 2019, wedding cakes made of mastic are not just cakes covered with marzipan, but elegant ruffles and frills. Wedding cakes like this with ruffles look very pretty.

Another original type of coating is gold leaf or food silver.Luxurious wedding cakes with gold and silver motifs will become the trends of the season.

Beautiful wedding cakes with watercolor painting look no less interesting. Watercolor cakes are not a novelty of the 2019 season, however, their popularity is only growing, as are the methods of applying drawings, from simple strokes to bright colorful compositions.

Thanks to watercolor painting, you can create a truly unique wedding cake that fully matches the style of your wedding.

A really interesting find is the velor wedding cakes 2019.A special velvet coating is sprayed onto the cake and hardens in the form of fine fibers that resemble velvet or velor. Velor cake is best for an autumn or winter wedding.

As for the decor itself, fresh flowers remain the most popular decoration for wedding cakes in 2019.

Wedding cakes with natural flowers repeat the composition of the wedding bouquet. If it is a Provence style wedding cake, then it can be decorated with herbs and green twigs.

For flowers as a decoration, there are seasonal fresh berries that look very bright and appetizing.Recently, it has become fashionable to decorate a wedding cake with exotic fruits and berries.

Beautiful wedding cakes 2019 – rustic, ombre, imitation marble and wood

I would like to highlight several types of wedding cakes, the popularity of which will skyrocket at times in the coming season. It is these wedding cakes that you should pay attention to when choosing a wedding dessert.

Rustic wedding cake 2019 with bare cakes

Beautiful wedding cakes with open cakes have been quite often the choice of newlyweds for several years in a row.Does the design of a rustic wedding cake change? The cakes can be completely open or slightly tightened with cream.

Both natural flowers and berries can be used as decoration. A rustic wedding cake with bare cakes poured with chocolate, which flows down the cakes and decorated with berries, blueberries, raspberries or blackberries, looks very beautiful.

Wedding cake 2019 in ombre style

If your wedding is designed in a certain color scheme, then you need a corresponding wedding cake.In such a case, the 2019 ombre wedding cake would be an ideal option.

Ombre should be familiar to you from fashionable hair coloring, when there is a smooth transition from an intense color to a more muted one. Moreover, you can achieve the ombre effect on a wedding cake in different ways.

Trendy Marble Wedding Cakes 2019

If you want an exquisite wedding cake with a touch of minimalism, feel free to order yourself a cake with imitation marble for your wedding. The wedding cake is covered with a special glaze that looks like marble patterns.

Only fresh flowers can decorate such a wedding cake, but there should not be a lot of them on the cake. Confectioners may suggest you to combine and choose, for example, a wedding cake with a marble tier, and cover the rest of the tiers with a different cake coating.

Wedding cake 2019 with imitation tree bark

An absolute novelty and a find in 2019 will be the original wedding cake with imitation tree bark. A white wedding cake imitating a birch will look unusual, stylish and very beautiful.

Mostly these will be multi-tiered wedding cakes with round cakes, most suitable for decorating a cake under a tree.

Alternative wedding cakes 2019 from pastries

Separately, we decided to highlight the unusual options for wedding cakes 2019, consisting of small desserts. These wedding cakes are a worthy alternative to the classic sponge cake.

Croquembush Wedding Cake

Croquembush is an original wedding cake consisting of profiteroles custard cakes.Profiteroles are laid out in a high slide using a base and caramel.

You can decorate a similar wedding cake in 2019 with chocolate icing, lightly dripping it all over the cake or rubbing it with powdered sugar. If you really want to, you can complement the croquembush wedding cake with fresh flowers.

Macaron wedding cake

Another worthy alternative to classic wedding cakes is the light and airy 2019 macaroon wedding cake. To decorate a pasta cake, you need a special stand on which airy colored round bezels are laid out.

Wedding cake made of cupcakes

And finally, for creative young people, a beautiful wedding cake 2019 made of cupcakes, individual small desserts laid out on a cake stand.

The advantage of such a wedding cake is obvious, it does not need to be cut into portions. And the fillings for the cupcakes themselves are quite varied, and you can choose several at once. But for a wedding cupcake cake to look like a whole, you need to decorate the desserts in the same way.

There are many more beautiful and no less original wedding cakes than those presented above, so we invite you to see more photos of wedding cakes 2019.

The most beautiful wedding cakes 2019 – photo of the idea of ​​the main wedding dessert

Original wedding cakes (27 photos)

Wedding cakes nowadays are not just a traditional dessert, but a work of confectionery art, the culmination of a festive evening. Wedding cakes are very different: some couples prefer delicate compositions in light colors. Others choose extravagant solutions that emphasize the bright character of the newlyweds. Still others complement the cake with small cupcakes so that all guests have enough treats.

Modern wedding cake with green decor

Delicate wedding cake decorated with roses

An original wedding cake with an extravagant decoration

Amazing peach-colored cake for newlyweds decorated with a tea rose

An original composition of a wedding cake and 15 cupcakes for

Big cake for a big wedding

Elegant wedding cake with peonies

Original pearl wedding cake

Incredibly delicate wedding cake with flower decorations

Romantic cake for newlyweds with skillfully made flowers

Trendy wedding cake with original decoration

Sweet cake for a wedding with discreet decor

Classic wedding cake with cream top

Wedding arrangement in an original modern style

Unusual cake for a humorous wedding

Wedding cake for two

Spectacular wedding cake in the shape of hearts

Delicious wedding cake with berry filling

Exquisite wedding cake in classic style

Unique wedding cake with original decoration of fresh berries

Original decorative figurines for wedding cake

Wedding cake with golden accents

Light wedding cake with peach filling

Original wedding arrangement with purple flowers

Wedding cake with golden rings as decoration

Large wedding cake with a strawberry heart in the center

Original cake for weddings with the initials of the newlyweds

The variety of wedding cakes is truly amazing.It can be seen that every pastry chef strives to create a masterpiece that will be remembered by everyone around him. And it turns out.

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Unusual wedding cakes: original ideas and photos

Are you tired of traditional wedding cakes? Are the mastic flower arrangements and romantic figurines already boring? Do you want something extraordinary, but don’t know how to surprise your guests? The Svadbagolik.ru portal has prepared for you a selection of photos of the most original cakes for every taste! Now everyone, without exception, will talk about your wedding cake.

Agree, a cake at a wedding party always looks special. But sometimes even the most beautiful wedding cakes are not much different from each other. A round cake in several tiers already on a subconscious level evokes associations with a wedding. The only distinguishing feature is the decoration and the color palette. Of course, you can be touched for a long time by the variety of flower arrangements, but such a cake can hardly be called creative.

Today, the most daring color solutions are actively used to create a wedding cake.Cakes of dark shades look spectacular and original. You can see photos of black wedding cakes on our website.

Ideas for unusual cakes

How to turn a wedding cake into a real star of the evening? Here are some interesting solutions:

Changing the standard shape

Down with the template and ordinary cake shapes! You can make a custom-made wedding cake of absolutely any shape. Want a square one? Or maybe square and round at the same time? The choice doesn’t end there.We offer you custom-shaped wedding cake ideas.

A cake does not have to be one confection

More and more often, ideas with a candy bar are in demand. So why not make a candy bar style wedding cake? It looks very impressive and it is convenient to share between guests.

Choosing unusual decoration solutions

In addition to roses and wedding figures, the cake can be decorated in the most unexpected ways. Even everyone’s familiar floral arrangements are easy to beat in a new way.

Original item – the base of a wedding cake

What if you take an item that at first glance has nothing to do with the wedding and make a cake based on it? The Svadbagolik.ru portal assures you that you will receive a truly original wedding cake.

Cake in the style of your favorite movie

Can’t live a day without Harry Potter? Do you love cartoon characters? Or are you in awe of zombie movies and want to add this detail to your celebration? Use your favorite motion pictures or cartoons to create an unusual wedding cake.

Funny and funny wedding cakes

Remember your hobbies and recreate the picture of active pastime on a wedding cake. Do you like fishing? Or can’t you imagine your life without computer games? Add some matching attributes to this idea and you have a unique, funny wedding cake. A good mood for you and your guests is guaranteed, because the figures will look like you, like two drops of water.

How about laughing at yourself a little? The bride and groom in a slightly ridiculous or comic interpretation will give the celebration a relaxed and cheerful atmosphere.

For the most daring lovers of breaking traditions, we offer a challenge – a favorite dish in the form of a wedding cake. Agree, it is simply impossible to call such a cake ordinary. Surprised glances from guests are guaranteed.

Wedding cake in minimalism, why not?

For couples who prefer not to bother and not go into details, we offer an interesting option – creative wedding cakes in the style of minimalism. Perhaps someone will even see a philosophical idea in this.

Still in doubt about your choice? Pay attention to open-top cakes – the trend of recent wedding seasons.

And finally, I would like to introduce you to the most unusual, strange and sometimes frightening wedding cakes. I wonder what the newlyweds were guided by when choosing such confectionery creations for their wedding celebration?

Get inspired by the most creative ideas and create your own unique wedding masterpiece!

The most expensive wedding cakes: photos and examples

The most expensive and unusual wedding cakes amaze the imagination with their beauty and originality.But why are they worth so much money? Rich and famous people know exactly what they are spending their money on. 90,003

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The most beautiful wedding cakes: photos and ideas

Are you getting ready for the wedding, but you haven’t ordered a cake for the main event yet? We offer you a photo of the most exquisite and beautiful cakes in the world. In our selection – options are not a classic dessert decorated with flowers, but something more interesting.

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15 Most Unusual Wedding Cakes

Wedding Cakes have been around since at least Roman times. (Fun fact: Roman wedding “cakes” were simply hard loaves of barley bread that were smashed against the bride’s head for good luck.) For most of history, the wedding cake has been a status symbol. The larger and more complex your cake, the richer you were.

But today we think differently about wedding cakes.In recent years, people have ordered bespoke wedding cakes that reflect their personality. From obscure pop culture characters to being brave and baked, now is the best time to confuse your extended family.

1. Jabba Cake

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2. In an hour you will want to eat another piece of cake.

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3. Now you can eat the bride.

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4. I wonder how they met.

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5. Save this under Hope I Never Had a Job.

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6. Lemon pie stuffed with mite flavor.

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7. If I am that kind of fiancé, I never sign a prenuptial agreement.

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8. Marriage is hard, like the old Donkey Kong school.

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9. In space, no one hears you eating cake.

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10. “What if the wedding cake was also an aquarium” is what happens when you are planning an LSD wedding.

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11. Honey, did you forget to order your wedding cake? “Definitely not! Now I have to run to the grocery store for a completely unrelated reason.”

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12. This is the Angel of Wedding Cakes. #Mindfreak

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13. Something tells me that it was a wedding without children.

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14. Someone fan of the French Revolution.

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15. Finally, this is actually a birthday cake, but it’s the strangest thing I’ve ever seen.

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9 Most Unusual Weddings – Unusual Weddings, Unusual Weddings

From a shark aquarium wedding to a morgue wedding – meet nine unusual weddings from around the world.

1 A couple who decided to get married without clothes in front of 250 guests

Ellie Barton and Phil Hendicott decided to hold their wedding in festive costumes.The pair of Australian exhibitionists exchanged vows in front of 250 guests, who were wearing only wedding rings and a bouquet of roses strategically located important places. Mrs. Ellie Hendicott wore white, painted on the “dress.” The only thing she really wore besides the bouquet was a long white wedding veil.Phil Hendicott wore only a black top hat to hide his courage. The wedding ceremony took place in the morning on live FM radio for hundreds of thousands of Australians.

2 A couple who got married on a bungee jumping platform – and apparently jumped by saying yes

Jeroen and Sandra Kippers from Brussels, Belgium were lifted to the platform by a crane 160 feet high during their wedding ceremony. joined by an official and about 20 guests. Musicians were standing on another platform.After vowing, they did it officially by bungee jumping over the side! The company behind the crazy wedding – Marriage In The Sky – was inundated with requests from couples desperate to escape from the end of the aisle.
But the wedding of true thrill seekers doesn’t have to end there – once the wedding party has been brought down to earth, guests can take to the skies again for a floating reception. Wedding guests will be thrilled with a three-course wedding breakfast chained to dining chairs.The cost of such a spectacular ceremony? Around £ 25,000.

3 Chinese Bride in 200m Dress Set World Record

A bride from Guangzhou, China, has set a world record for the length of a wedding train at 219 yards. A Chinese bride adorned her dress with a train of over 600 feet and weighing over 220 pounds. Xie Qiyun snapped these photos in front of a hotel in Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong province, on her special day. According to Guinness, the longest train of bridal gowns was 1,362 m [4,468 ft 5.94 in] and was created by Andreas Evstratiu in Paphos, Cyprus in February 2007.

4 Couple married to T.J. Maxx

Who doesn’t care about the prospect of a great deal? Fiancee Lisa Satayut decided to combine that feeling with her excitement about packing her beau. Explaining that T.J. Max is her “happy place,” Satayut married Drew Ellis at the TJ size 8 shoe store. Maxx store in Mt. Nice Michigan. The bride – the self-proclaimed “Maxinista” – wore a strapless white chiffon dress, long black gloves, and bright green gladiator-style sandals.An extended walkway, a vine-covered arch, and white chairs with red bows accentuated the traditional ceremony, which included string music, dodging cameramen and curious shoppers who stopped hunting for discounts for a while to watch.

5 Groom who decorated his wedding with 99,999 roses to surprise his bride

Groom Xiao Wang spent an annual salary buying 99,999 red roses for his bride Xiao Liu for their wedding held in Chongqing, central China, where the number is 999 considered an omen of good luck.The couple, both 24, took 30 cars to deliver flowers to the service, and they advertised car owners and assistants online to stick flowers on their cars. The flowers themselves came from the other end of the country. “I remembered that Liu loved these special roses, and the idea grew and grew. “You just had to see the look on her face when she saw the cars,” said fiancé Wang. Liu, who met Wang when they were at university together, added, “A year ago, I mentioned that I wanted a romantic wedding; I can’t believe he remembered, but it was amazing.The groom also donated 20% of the cost of the roses to charity to get even more good luck.

6 The woman who married her deceased fiancé in the morgue

A grief-stricken mother decided to “marry” her murdered fiancé in the hospital morgue. Kevin Lavelle, 29, an Irish father of two, was brutally beaten with an iron bar in a horrific gang attack while working away from home to raise money for his wedding to fiancee Michelle Thomas. returned to his apartment in Banbury, Oxfordshire.But even death could not separate him and Michelle.
Despite the unbearable pain, Michelle organized a “wedding” in the morgue of the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, where Kevin lay dead. A touching ceremony, witnessed by close family and friends, was conducted by the Catholic priest of the hospital, who performed the last rites for Kevin. In front of the open coffin, the priest blessed the wedding rings that Michelle bought specifically for the service. Their two children, James, now five, and Megan, now four, went to their father’s funeral in the clothes they would wear for their parents’ wedding.The priest asked Michelle if she could take Kevin as her “lawful spouse,” and she replied, “Yes.” Kevin’s dad Paddy put the ring on Michelle’s finger and the ring on Kevin’s finger as he lay in the coffin.

7 The couple who got married in the shark aquarium

April Pignataro and Michael Curry from New York got married in June 2010 The bride wore a white wetsuit and the groom wore a traditional black wetsuit when they climbed into the 120 000 gallons to take the oath at Atlantis Marine World in Riverhead, NY.Sharks, eels and a giant sea bass circled around. They wore scuba gear and microphones that relayed their words to each other and to friends and family. They said their “I before” on the radio transmitter with the officer who did not get into the tank.

8 A Russian couple who decided to get married while riding a bicycle

A couple of bicycle lovers decided to tie the knot in a very unusual but healthy way: cycling around the city, accompanied, of course, by their cyclist guests.

9 The bride who had 110 bridesmaids and set a world record

Did you know that the most bridesmaids at a wedding are in the Guinness Book of Records? One bride from Proctorville, Ohio broke the record with over 100 bridesmaids at her wedding on June 11, 2010. Jill Stapleton, owner of Jill’s Tumble World dance school, asked her students – all 110 – to become her bridesmaids and walk down the aisle to her wedding.The bride asked each girl to choose a purple or turquoise school dress for the wedding. Instead of bridesmaids’ bouquets, each bridesmaid carried one rose. The previous record for the most bridesmaids at a wedding was 90.

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The Complete Guide to Wedding Cakes | Cakes

The Ultimate Guide to Wedding Cakes

Are you a pair of plain creamy round cakes or smoother fondant cakes? Maybe you like custom cakes, fancy wedding cakes, a three-tiered wedding cake, or even black and white wedding cakes.What about the cost, how many wedding cakes are even selling these days? Can I get a ready-made cake or do I need to make a custom-made cake? You are probably starting to realize that there are a lot of things to consider when it comes to wedding cakes.

If you ask the wedding planning team here at Team Wedding, there is nothing more chic than a crisp white wedding cake. But for others, the simple and elegant means are old and fanciful, they prefer more unusual wedding cakes, delectable wedding cakes that will take the guests’ breath away.We hope our wedding cake will satisfy you, no matter what kind of cake you want.

Read below and learn all about wedding cakes, what to choose from, things to consider and how to manage your cake planning process. Remember that the wedding cake is a very important visual part of your wedding and is expected that it will taste delicious. It is important to know what you are getting into and be prepared.

General Questions and Answers for Wedding Cake

How to Save on Wedding Cake? The easiest way to save on cake is to cut the cake during the cutting ceremony and save it to serve guests in the back.This will allow you to get a fabulous cake (which would be expensive if you tried to feed everyone with it), perhaps with one or two fake cake layers to give it more presence. Then you top up the rest of the wedding cake with a leafy crust. For more tips on saving on cake, see this post.

Can my baker provide me with a wedding cake decoration? Most cake shops have wedding cake toppers in stock, but this is unlikely to be a reliable collection.These days, cake toppers can be found in many places, both in brick-and-mortar stores as well as online stores and marketplaces like Etsy. We suggest that you purchase a topper by searching on your own, because there are just so many choices. Physical stores that sell cakes include craft workshops and culinary workshops.

What about the cake cutting fee? Most establishments will charge additional fees for cutting and serving wedding cake.This usually happens with a third party cake supplier that is not a partner of the establishment that makes the cake. In truth, it’s usually just an incentive for you to use their in-house supplier or pastry chef. If you decide to make the cake elsewhere, add another $ 1.50 or more per person. Be sure to ask them to opt out if you can, although some places do.

Serving wedding cake and dessert? This is one of those wedding etiquette questions we are always asked.Frankly, there are no strict rules of etiquette here. We know that many brides serve dessert in addition to the wedding cake, but this is by no means obligatory. Historically, wedding cakes were not very tasty, which is why most people served dessert. These days, wedding cake is not just for display – bakers expect it to be the staple dessert at a wedding, and quality and taste are paramount.

Is a white wedding cake required? The short answer is definitely no.Wedding cakes have evolved into the creative expression of the couple and the cake designer these days. The cakes now have amazing color and character. We’ve seen fancy wedding cakes, traditional wedding cakes, heart-shaped wedding cakes, gorgeous vintage wedding cakes, and even gold wedding cakes. Some couples choose the color and decoration of the cake depending on the time of year they get married. For example, if you get married in the fall, they will go one way and the next in the spring, cake designers are more than willing to sit down with you and come up with something that reflects your personality and taste.They often have photographs of wedding cakes that they have created in the past so that you can better understand their work. Despite all of the above, we still love white wedding cakes.

How much can you expect on a wedding cake? The cost of a wedding cake usually depends on the price of a piece, and ranges from $ 1.50 to $ 12 per piece. The more complex the wedding cake, the more you pay. Fondant frosting tends to be more expensive than buttercream and if you want elaborate shapes, vibrant colors and / or handcrafted sugar flower details, you will pay the cake designer time and effort. …A good saving option is to order a wedding cake for 150 people – your guests will be served “half portions”. (People always leave half-eaten slices on the table anyway.) Or make your dream wedding cake in small quantities at an affordable price, and then order the same flavored leafy cakes to cut. kitchen – For more tips on saving on cake, see this post.

Why are custom-made cakes so expensive? You can buy an inexpensive wedding cake, but it is likely made with different ingredients than a regular wedding cake.To order a wedding cake that is a work of art, couples in the NYC metro area pay from about $ 7 a piece. At this price and with a custom cake designer, you should also be getting the best ingredients from around the world. Your designer should use real butter cream. Then it’s all about the details.

Can I make my own wedding cake? Of course, if you’re ready for it, it can be fun. A wedding cake is essentially just a really big puff cake, and making it from scratch can be fun if you plan ahead, get organized, and have all the equipment you need on hand.The key to making a wedding cake is finding the right recipe. We tracked down and found the best wedding cake recipes.

You can find more wedding cake ideas, subscribe to our wedding cake Pinterest board, and find local wedding cake sellers.

Schedule and rules for ordering a wedding cake

Date and time of wedding
  • Order from 6 months to 1 year in advance.
  • Know what kind of cake you are looking for.
  • The month is important because the type of cake to order depends on the weather.Summer is not the best time for wedding cake mousse!
  • Ask which cakes are seasonal. In cooler months, mousses and all types of cakes work well.
Receipt and Delivery
  • Give written shipping instructions two weeks in advance.
  • State the time and day 2 hours before the ceremony to pick up.
Wedding Cake Size

Find out how many guests you have and what design combinations you can try.Add 10 servings if you plan to keep the top tier of the wedding cake.

Tips for an Amazing Wedding Cake

Know Your Wedding Cake Style: We’ve already talked about getting creative with your cake. Gone are the days when you just agreed that your wedding cake would be white and round. There are so many other options out there, so do a little research and narrow down the designs that fit your style, venue and / or color schemes.The easiest way to find out your style is to view your wedding cake photos and save your favorites to show your cake maker.

Basics: Let’s start with the shape of your cake. Besides the world of round cakes, there are many ideas for wedding cake designs. Square cakes are extremely popular these days, as are the unique hexagonal cakes, heart-shaped cakes, petal cakes, and even triangular wedding cakes! Cake coating also provides a variety of options.You can opt for frosting, fondant, buttercream, and even nude wedding cakes. Take another look at the wedding cake galleries to see which one you like.

Know where (and where not) to cut and save: Cakes are expensive, so expect to pay $ 1.50 to $ 20 a piece and up, depending on the individual cake and where you live. The more complex the cake, the more you will pay. Fondant tends to be more expensive than buttercream, and if you want a sophisticated decoration, remember that the time it takes to make the cake is probably your biggest waste.One idea to save money on cake is to order a small cake for the ceremony and then order the same flavored leafy cakes to be cut up in the kitchen.

Your Cake Maker / Baker Matters: Once you know what kind of cake you are looking for, it’s time to find a cake maker. Your baker starts with your online search. Find reviews, inspiration, and then ask questions. Your front desk and caterer will also be linked to the bakers.Once you’ve identified your best bakers, make an appointment to meet in person and view their portfolio. You will discuss the time and place of the wedding, the degree of formality, colors, and your dress. Bring photos of your favorite cakes.

Eat. Sample Tasting: Your wedding cake is no longer acceptable if it looks good and tastes bad. It’s what’s on the inside that matters these days, so you need a baker who makes awesome cakes. When you come across a short list of cake makers, be sure to try a lot of samples.You can also choose flavors based on the season, so ask your baker for advice; that will tell you a lot about them too.

Sign the contract and order your pastry chef: If you think you have met your pair, order your baker. Often a bond is required at this time and you will also be asked to sign a contract. Before signing, you need to decide several important points: find out how much the cakes are prepared in advance before the wedding day and who exactly will bake and decorate your cake (this is not always the same person).Lock up your baker as soon as possible.

Decide how you will show it: Have fun decorating your cake and thinking about your cake. First of all, don’t settle for a regular cake stand. Much like cake toppers, you can find whatever you want these days, so have some fun. As for the table, you can drape it with fabric or ask the florist to help you with flowers to match the cake.

Eat a Piece of Your Own Cake: We cannot say how many times we have heard from disappointed brides who have not had the opportunity to eat their wedding cake.If you don’t have time to sit down at the front desk and enjoy a slice, ask the salesperson to save it for you before the event starts. You deserve to enjoy the cake you have worked so hard to create.

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10 of the weirdest and most unusual weddings in history



We all want to have a wedding of a lifetime. Thus, we have stories of women turning into brides during a difficult wedding planning period. Who can blame them? After all, a wedding happens only once in a lifetime, that is, for most people …

How do you imagine yourself with your partner for life when you both exchange sweet “I want” in front of your dearest friends and family? Perhaps in a quaint chapel, or in a five-star beach resort, or in Las Vegas where Elvis served, or in the very place where you first met your sweetheart.However, some people are more radical than others. They try their best to survive the wedding of their dreams, which they imagine in their heads. Here are 10 of the most unusual and shocking weddings from around the world, from shark weddings to zero gravity ceremonies.

Bungee jumping couple after the ceremony

It was a marriage in the sky – literally. Mr and Mrs Kippers from Brussels, Belgium, married at 160 feet, were joined by their official and 20 guests.After their vows, they together made the union their bungee jumping!

That was not all – after the ceremony, the retinue was given a floating reception – along with a three-course meal tied to dining chairs. They say the wedding cost £ 25,000.

Marriage in the morgue

The woman decided to marry her murdered groom in the morgue. Kevin Lavelle was brutally attacked by a gang in Oxfordshire while trying to raise enough money for his upcoming wedding to Michelle Thomas.

Heartbroken Michelle Thomas still organized the wedding in the morgue of the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. The wedding ceremony was attended by family members and friends, with the groom lying in front of an open coffin. Before putting him in the coffin, a ring was put on Lavelle’s finger.


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Unusual wedding traditions from around the world

We talk about some of the most unusual wedding traditions in the world, from the harrowing French ritual of La Soupe and German plate breaking to the ban on the bathroom after their wedding in Borneo and crying brides in China.

Traditional Mehndi © Josh Rodriguez / Flickr

South Korea: Kicking the Groom’s Feet

After wedding ceremonies, some South Korean grooms undergo a certain ritual before they can leave with their new wives: Beating their feet. the groom’s shoes and tie his ankles with a rope before taking turns hitting him in the legs with a stick or, in some cases, dried fish. Despite its obvious pain, the ritual is completed quickly and should be more fun than the act of punishment, and apparently – since the groom is often asked and asked during the act – the kicking is intended as a test for the newlyweds.strength and character.

Barefoot © Nicholas A. Tonelli / Flickr

Kenya: Maasai Marriage Spitting

During Kenyan Maasai weddings, the bride’s father often spat on his daughter’s head and chest before she leaves with her new husband. , a disrespectful custom in certain cultures, actually makes sense in the Maasai culture, in which spitting is seen as a symbol of good luck and fortune. Spitting can be seen in other areas of Maasai culture as well – Maasai tribesmen spit on their hands before shaking hands with elders in respect, and there is also a tradition of spitting on Maasai newborn babies to prevent failure.

Masai in Amboseli National Park, Kenya © Daryona / WikiCommons

Scotland: Blackening

Taking deer and chicken traditions to the extreme in parts of Scotland – usually the Orkney Islands, Fife, Aberdeenshire and Angus – Grooms and future brides are especially exposed a ritual known as “blackening.” Typically, blackening occurs the day before wedding, when the bride or groom’s friends take the bride or groom and coat them with a mixture of molasses, soot, feathers and flour, and then parade them noisily through the streets.According to the University of the Highlands and Islands in Inverness, the tradition is held to ward off evil spirits.

India: Kumbh Viva

In India, women born below the age of Mangal dosha (Hindu astrological combination) are called “ Mangliks ” and feel unlucky, especially in marriage where this curse is. said to cause tension and even death. To remedy this, before their wedding, kumbha viva is performed – a ceremony during which a woman marries a pipal, a banana tree or an idol of the god Vishnu in order to remove the curse.Bollywood actress and Miss World 1994 winner Aishwarya Rai Bachchan completed kumbha viva before her wedding to fellow actor Abhishek Bachchan in 2007.

An old pipal tree in Andhra Pradesh © Adityamadhav83 / WikiCommons

Germany:

On the eve of several German weddings, the couple’s guests will gather at the bride’s house and break the dishes in a tradition known as Polterabend , which is believed to bring good luck to the groom and the bride.The couple must then clean up the trash to demonstrate that by working together they can overcome any challenge facing married life. A similar tradition is Baumstamm sägen, , where the newlyweds sawed a log in front of their guests, again symbolizing the importance of cooperation in their marriage.

Polterabend © Stefan-Xp / WikiCommons

China: The Crying Ritual

Weddings are often an emotional affair, but in some parts of China crying is a necessary part of marriage preparation.A month before the upcoming wedding, Tujia brides will cry for an hour every day. Ten days after the start of the ritual, the bride is joined by her mother, and ten days after that, the bride’s grandmother joins the crying duo, and eventually other female family members join the crying cacophony. The ritual, named Zuo Tang in western Sichuan, dates back to the Warring Kingdoms era in China, when Princess Zhao’s mother burst into tears at her wedding.

Tujia women in traditional dress © Filipe Fortes / Flickr

France: Le Pot de Chambre

While France may be associated with haute cuisine, a certain French wedding tradition known as La Soupe is troubling.after the wedding reception, the guest traditionally collected leftover food and drink and put it in a chamber pot before offering the newlyweds a drink, ostensibly to give them energy for their wedding night. Fortunately, when tradition is honored these days, a slightly more appealing concoction of chocolate and champagne is usually served to the bride and groom.

Pot © Marion Doss / Flickr

Malaysia and Indonesia: toilet ban in Borneo

Malaysians and Indonesians in Tidong in Borneo follow the tradition that the bride and groom should not leave the house or use the bathroom for three full days after the wedding ceremony and are under vigilant protection, and they are only allowed to eat a small amount of food and drink.In Thidong culture, non-observance of the ritual is considered bad luck to stain the bride and groom, often resulting in infidelity, the disintegration of their marriage, or the death of their children.

Sweden: You Can All Kiss the Bride

In many Western weddings, the immortal words “you can kiss the bride now” mean a couple kissing the oath, but in Sweden the kissing ritual is at a completely different level. At a wedding reception for newlywed Swedish couples, if the groom has to leave the room, male guests of the wedding party are allowed to kiss the bride.Likewise, if the bride leaves the party, the female guests will kiss the groom.

Kiss © Walt Stoneburner / Flickr

Inner Mongolia: Chicken

. 90,000 Original wedding cakes

The wedding cake is the culmination of the wedding feast. The wedding cake is distinguished by its special refinement, luxury, and originality of design.

History of the wedding cake

As you know, the ancestor of the cake was bread.The ritual of breaking bread existed in the Roman Empire. In Russia, the tradition has survived to this day to present to newlyweds an elegantly decorated wedding loaf as a symbol of fertility.

In China, they threw bread offered by the groom over the bride. And in medieval Britain, a mountain of buns was served on the wedding table.

And only in the 17th century, a French pastry chef managed to festively and beautifully arrange this mountain of buns into a pyramid, decorating it with nuts, candied fruits and candied flowers.This is how the first birthday cake came about.

But there are other versions of the origin of the wedding cake.

Some refer to the Italian origin of this festive delicacy, while others point to the East with its cult of sweets. One of the more likely speculations indicates that the classic tiered royal wedding cake originated in England in association with the majestic view of St Bride’s Church in London.

After this event, many brides began to order such unusual treats for their celebration, but the evolution of wedding cakes could no longer stop there.The ritual of serving a cake for a wedding began to change and supplement. The cakes became more and more complex, their traditional white color began to change and bright details and figurines began to appear on the sweet treat. The ritual of cutting a wedding cake and making a beautiful and memorable element of the wedding ceremony out of it also appeared and settled down.

Soon the beautiful custom of decorating a wedding table with a cake penetrated into Russia, becoming the embodiment of the solemnity of the wedding ceremony.

Variants of the wedding cake cutting ritual

Each country has its own traditions of cutting and serving a wedding cake at the celebration.

Most common wedding cake serving options:

1. Rite of passage “Wedding cake with a secret”.

The essence of such a ceremony is that the pastry chef places a glass ring of a contrasting color in the dough. After that, the cake is baked and decorated.

During the wedding, the bride cuts the cake into small pieces, and the groom distributes sweet treats to the guests, who are warned in advance that a ring is hidden inside the cake. It is believed that the person who finds him in his piece of cake will be happy, and his life will become sweet and full of adventure, vivid and memorable moment.

For unmarried girls and boys, such a find promises an early marriage. It is not uncommon for this ceremony to be supplemented with other elements, for example, you can also hide it in a cake: a glass coin, a clover leaf, a horseshoe.

2. Rite of passage “Cake for the bride, cake for the groom”. In some countries there is a tradition according to which there are two sweet treats at the same time. In this case, the bride’s cake participates in the ceremony, and the groom’s cake is his understudy.

During the final part of the ceremony, the bride cuts her cake into small pieces, eats the first piece, and cuts a piece off to her new husband.At this time, the groom’s task is to cut his double cake into a certain number of pieces (according to the number of guests), then put these pieces into small boxes and, together with the bride, hand them over to each guest.

With this version of the ceremony, the groom’s wedding cake should be larger than the bride’s cake so that each guest gets a piece of it.

Another variant of this ceremony of serving a wedding cake is that the bride shares her cake with all the guests, and the newlyweds take the groom’s cake with them after the wedding.In this case, on the contrary, the bride’s cake should be large so that each guest gets a piece.

3. The ceremony of selling a wedding cake.

The course of the ceremony consists in the fact that the bride cuts off the first piece from the wedding cake with a spatula specially prepared for this and puts it on the wedding plate. This piece should be eaten together by the newlyweds, during the final part of the wedding ceremony.

After that, the second piece of the treat is cut off, and a fun auction for the redemption of this piece of cake begins.The coveted piece is received by the guest who offers the highest price for the treat.

The money that was received from such an impromptu auction is transferred to the newlyweds to the fund of the young family.

According to tradition, it is the bride who must cut the wedding cake, since she is considered the keeper of the family hearth, but it is not uncommon for this element of the ceremony to be neglected and the cake is cut simultaneously by the bride and groom.

Wedding Cake Fashion Trends

You can choose different shapes for a wedding cake: in the form of rings symbolizing eternal love and fidelity, in the shape of a heart – tenderness and devotion, in the shape of a circle – happiness and sun, in the shape of a horseshoe – good luck and prosperity.The majesty and luxury of the wedding cake will be added by special shelves, most often three-tiered. As a fashionable alternative to a wedding cake, you can order a set of cakes decorated on a cake stand.

Extravagant newlyweds order cakes in the form of funny marriage scenes or themed cakes that indicate the general passion of the newlyweds.

Among the color decoration of wedding cakes, there is a tendency to combine white with others.

Nowadays, gradient cakes are becoming more and more fashionable. These are cakes decorated with cream in a gradient tone: from darker to lighter shade. What’s more, the gradient can be done with multiple colors. It is desirable that the main color is combined with either the bride’s dress and jewelry, or with contrasting accessories.

The wedding cake also looks very beautiful, one of the tones of which corresponds to the bride’s dress, and the second one – alongside the groom.

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