Most published announcements focus on what the bride wore -- often a very detailed description of her dress and veil -- who gave her away, what her mother wore, her maid of honor and how many bridesmaids she had, what they wore... A cursory mention of the groom, best man and groomsmen, where the couple was spending their honeymoon, and where they intend to reside after the wedding. The cake is never mentioned.
This would be MY dream wedding announcement:
Jane Smith and John Doe were married on Saturday in Tuscaloosa. The afternoon wedding took place at a very nice church, with a reception following at the bride's parents' home. Hors d'oeuvres at the cocktail reception included Oysters Rockefeller, jumbo shrimp cocktail, and bruschetta made from vine tomatoes from the groom's garden.
The highlight of the event was the five-tier wedding cake serving 300 guests from Mary's Cakes & Pastries in Northport. The cake was vanilla sponge brushed with hazelnut syrup and filled with fresh raspberry coulis. It was expertly iced with house-made ivory buttercream (none of that fake stuff from the supermarket) and exquisitely decorated with detailed piping that mimicked the asymmetrical Alençon Lace detail on the bride's dress (which was also lovely).
The cake was topped with a simple but elegant nosegay of fresh flowers (also from the groom's garden) and featured a single silver monogram studded with Swarovski crystals. It was a sight to behold. The bride and groom cut the cake with an antique silver engraved cake knife and server set handed down through four generations of the bride's family.
On the groom's side was a three-tier chocolate masterpiece covered in peanutbutter buttercream and topped with chocolate ganache that dripped invitingly down the sides of the cake. The cake was garnished with miniature peanutbutter cups. Dozens of tuxedo strawberries completed the tablescape. The couple cut the cake with an historical sword from the Civil War. The family heirloom was a silver officer's sword, used at Gettysburg by an ancestor of the groom, a member of the Fifth Alabama Battalion, who had participated in Pickett's Charge on July 3, 1863.
No blood was shed during the ceremonial cutting and sharing of the cakes.
After a honeymoon in Nice, France, but couple intends to share the leftover cake with members of their immediate family and wedding party at their new home on Lake Tuscaloosa.
Now THAT would be an interesting wedding announcement.