This topped it all

If you happened to read my blog entry on September 2, you’d know that my daughter, Simone, and her long-time boyfriend, Noel, went to City Hall on August 19 to be married. Since no one from our family was at the ceremony, we had a celebration this past Saturday at a wonderful Italian restaurant in lower Manhattan.

I ordered a cake from a local bakery and wanted to put a bride and groom cake topper on it, but every couple was white.  Noel isn’t white and so the groom on the cake shouldn’t be white, I thought. (Then again, my daughter wouldn’t be caught at her own wedding in a wedding dress, so the cake topper bride didn’t exactly represent her, either.)

I had a brainstorm, the results of which are shown below.

The real Simone and Noel

The cake topper version of Simone and Noel

The response was fabulous.  Everyone laughed and thought it was clever and cool, including son, Colby, who doesn’t hand out compliments freely. Everyone was, in fact, surprised that cake toppers are still traditional, since marriage is becoming less and less traditional.  “You don’t realize what an insignificant role religion and race play to many of us when it comes to choosing a partner,” Colby said.

“Of course I do,” I answered.  “Of course I do.”

P.S. Simone, “the sentimentalist,” gave the cake topper to her dad, Douglas, since he’s the family historian.


11 Responses to “This topped it all”

  1. Sharon says:

    Hi Geri, Congratulations! May they have a fulfilling life together. This brings back so many memories. In my case, we needed a darker bride ( I’m Indian). In the eighties, there was even less availability of non-traditional wedding toppers than today. My husband to be (the creative one in the family) tried everything but the color kept fading. My girlfriend even tried henna but I was concerned that it would rub off on the cake. Anyway I ended up leaving both white since that was one of the minor details, I had to deal with at a wedding that had multiple faiths represented (Christian, Jew, Muslim, Hindu Buddhists and Atheist). I wish them all the best.

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  2. Peter Barker says:

    It’s unbelievable that you can’t get mixed race couples for your wedding cake! Love the workaround though, I did actually laugh out loud!

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    • Geri says:

      Thanks Peter. It made me laugh that you laughed. Are you a man or a woman?

      Geri

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  3. Alesia King says:

    He looks like that handsome actor on Law and Order. Very attractive couple. Congrats!

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  4. Susan says:

    Yes, congratulations again to everyone.

    PS: My sister was married in 1989 to an African-American & we had no problem finding a topper that worked. Glad you took care of it:)

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  5. sharon Segal says:

    Dear Geri, May Simone and Noel have many , many years of good health and happiness. Best of luck to the whole family. Stay well. Sharon

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    • Geri says:

      Hi Sharon,

      Thank you for your wishes. How are you doing?

      Love,
      Geri

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  6. Patricia C. says:

    Congrats to your family. What a lovely couple. I just wanted to tell you how much I like your blog. You are always interesting, and I love how you pull in current topics to talk about. And totally jealous of you living in New York! Have a wonderful week.

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    • Geri says:

      Hi Patricia,

      It makes me happy that you like the blog. Where do you live? Come for a visit.

      Fondly,
      Geri

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  7. Geri says:

    Hi Vera,

    your comment is so lovely. thank you my dear.

    Geri

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  8. Vera J says:

    What a beautiful couple! You must be very proud of both of them.

    He reminds me of someone… I just can’t think who. I am certain I have never met him.

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