Monday, November 22, 2010

Let Them Eat Cake








In yesterday's post, I promised you my wedding cake story, so here it is. I have mentioned before that we are Mennonites, and my old church where I got married was extremly conservative. As you can see, all the women wore head coverings. Not just in church, but all the time. The Amish come from the Mennonites. If you want to learn a bit more, you can click HERE. The picture of me looking in the mirror, see the long sleeves of my wedding dress? Those sleeves had been sheer see-through chiffon. But upper arms had to be completely covered, so my mom had to line the sleeves. Anyway, you get the idea of how very plain and conservative this church was. Well, by some horrible mishap, the wedding cake was soaked in RUM! Yes, not only was it ugly, but sinful as well. I was prepared for big trouble, at the very least a stern talk from the pastor. But here's the funny part. I soon realized that none of these people had ever tasted rum or any other kind of spirits, so they had no idea what this strange new flavor WAS! There were remarks that it was certainly unusual, they couldn't quite put their finger on it. But they kept coming back for more and having a better time the more they ate! Yes, that night they were spirit filled in more than one way.


"Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the spirit. Speak to one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for eveything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ." Ephesians 5:18

34 comments:

Kilauea Poetry said...

This was rich as the rum!! Lovely pictures of you two Ginny..so devine!
"They couldn't put their finger on it but they kept coming back for more" (lol)

reanaclaire said...

The Wedding of Ginny!!
Those pictures are memorable, "treasurable" .. valuable.. priceless!

photowannabe said...

Oh my, that's divine. Poor guests never knew what hit them. Funny story and wonderful pictures.

pam said...

That's funny....

SquirrelQueen said...

Oh how funny! They couldn't figure out the strange new flavor and kept coming back for more. Did you ever find out how the rum got in the cake?

Mildred said...

Such a cute story and beautiful wedding photos Ginny!

Stacey Dawn said...

Oh now that's funny!!! Thanks for sharing.... and what a beautiful bride!

RH (aka Lucy) said...

How funny. Cute photos. I have so much respect for the Amish and Mennonite people. I go to Lancaster County as many times as I can talk my daughter into it when I go back to DC. I could stay there my entire life.

srp said...

But you didn't tell us how the cake came to be sloshed ..... er...soaked!

From the Kitchen said...

I love the wedding photos! The story of the rum infused cake is so funny. All's well that ends well. I'll bet they talked about your deliciously different wedding cake for years!

Best,
Bonnie

Sandra said...

Laughing out loud at this one. i come from old hardshell baptist stock and know very well about the strict laws. this is really funny and i have never heard of a wedding cake being soaked in rum. was it an accident? do you know how it happened? was it poured on? or in the icing?

kanak7 said...

Loved your wedding cake story! Thanks for sharing thee priceless pictures.

DawnTreader said...

Hmmm... But you knew about it??? Makes me wonder when and how you found out yourself! ;)

I'm actually not sure I know even now exactly what rum tastes like.

Kerrie said...

That was really interesting! Beautiful dress! Great story!

WhatKarenSees said...

Ginny, first of all you were a lovely bride. And second, that's one of the funniest wedding stories I've heard. You've given me my chuckle for the day, and I needed a laugh because today we are expecting a huge blizzard. I, too, have great respect for the Amish and Mennonite people, to be able to maintain their beliefs and values in a world where such things are often ignored and criticized is admirable.

Stephanie V said...

That's a wonderful story. Never occurred to me that folks who don't drink wouldn't know the flavor for what it was.
And a nice story about the sleeves...two for one here. Good post.

Ruth said...

Beautiful pictures of your special day.
The cake story is too funny.
This must have been a wedding to remember.
Blessings,Ruth

Chatty Crone said...

Oh Ginny - you're not going to believe what I'm going to tell you.

My daughter Kelly - the same thing happened - we never even ordered rum flavoring!

It was aweful to us - now some of the men - including the minister - who didn't know either - loved the cake.

I went back to the bakery on Monday - with a sample - to get my money back - and I got it back!

Now that's so funny!!!!!!!!!!

Sandie♥ HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Together We Save said...

Oh my.... that is so funny!! I bet it was yummy though!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Ginny, Fun story. Glad you have a wonderful sense of humor. Glad it all worked out so well for you both. Have a super good evening tonight and day tomorrow!

Remington said...

Beautiful wedding pics! Great story!

Bobbi said...

LOL> Great wedding memory!! And I love the pictures!! What a beautiful bride. I admire the Amish as well as the Mennonite faith... for many reasons. When I see someone in modest dress as w/ Amish or Mennonite... I can be sure of one thing... they will be kind. In today's world, that means a lot. Thanks for sharing this funny story!

Jeanne said...

That is one of the funniest wedding stories I've ever heard! I've heard of soaking fruit cake in liquor but never a wedding cake.

Neal said...

LOL. Did you soak the cake and play innocent? :)

Fred Alton said...

Ginny, I would laugh out loud - but I know it's against the rules! Our church too, is "total abstinece from all liquor or strong drink"! Someone forgot to tell us that many cough meds have more alcohol content than a bottle of wine. And I can remember when many of our members gave testimonials of how great it was to have Hadacol!!!

Karin said...

Yup, let them eat cake! That was too funny Ginny! What great wedding photos - such a beautiful bride. The cake looks lovely! Hubby and I never got used to the taste of traditional fruitcake - with or without the rum. That's why we surprised everyone by not having a cake at all! And our marriage is still doing great, LOL!

Stuff could always be worse said...

Yes Love these pictures. Beautiful! I always respected the Amish. Thanks for sharing
kim

Ann said...

what a beautiful wedding. I suppose you didn't smash some cake into your husband's face. I don't know why people do it.

THE OLD GEEZER said...

That was a funny story! :-)

I hope you and your family have a Happy Thanksgiving

~Ron

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I love your wedding cake story, Ginny, and I always love seeing your wedding pictures...

Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

What a great story! I'm glad everyone enjoyed the cake.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Oh my what a fun story to pass on through future generations Ginny! I've had rum infused cake(it is a popular Italian caks flavoring) and I know it tastes so good :)

You and your husband were a lovely bride and groom!

ruthi said...

hahahaha... that was one funny memorable wedding that one will never forget. you were such a lovely bride.

Lynn said...

Oh Ginny, I am laughing so hard at your wedding story and the rum filled cake! Thinking of all those people that kept coming back for more. That is priceless. Thank you for sharing this again. Your wedding gown was beautiful, even without the sheer sleeves and your were a beautiful bride. Blessings to you and your husband today and always.