Last week, an interracial couple showed up for their wedding cake tasting at a small, family owned bakery in Colorado. But when the shop owner caught sight of the together-for-two-years pair, he turned them away because he doesn’t believe interracial couples should get married.
In a statement to the local television station, Jack Phillips, the owner of the Masterpiece Cake Shop in Lakewood, Colorado, said he and his family believe so strongly that blacks and whites should not marry that “we would close down the bakery before we would compromise our beliefs.”
Phillips has been overwhelmed by community support for his stance. After the interracial couple complained to media of the bakery’s refusal, Phillips says he had “about twice as much business as normal,” with Coloradans coming out in droves to buy sweets from a man who believes marriage should be reserved only for people who are the same race as their partners.
Weird, right, that in 2012, people would be so proud to support such a clearly racist business? Well, I’ve fudged some details: the couple that wanted to buy a cake from the Masterpiece Cake Shop isn’t interracial. They’re gay. Keep reading »
Traditions can be a great way to make occasions special, but don’t you kind of wonder who came up with these crazy things? Mental Floss has a great post about the origin of wedding traditions, and after reading them, I am way less into keeping them. Why should I wear white just because Queen Victoria did? [MentalFloss.com]
Women used to wear whatever dress was the nicest in their closet until Queen Victoria wore a white dress trimmed with orange blossoms for her wedding to her first cousin, Prince Albert (gross). Tradition worth upholding? Nah, we don’t all look good in white anyway.
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That’s right: free cake! And you don’t need to go to Costco on the weekend to get a bite, you just have to go to Brides.com. The site is running a national designer cake contest and will give away the nominees — which are sure to taste as good as they look. The confections draw inspiration from designer Christian LaCroix and pop artist Wayne Theibaud to a chef’s grandma’s wallpaper. Although the website has finally found a better reason to marry than a green card, er, I mean love, the price tags may make you sicker than eating the whole thing solo — which is probably why they’re only giving the cakes away to brides. So, unfortunately, this sugar-lovin’ single gal can’t apply unless some sucker proposes soon. But, if you’ve already won someone’s heart, you can also win a cake by voting on your favorite entry. Dang, some girls have all the luck! [Brides.com] Keep reading »
I’m putting together a blog of various wedding ideas I have because I never had a “Wedding Dream Book” and I tend to be absent-minded and don’t want a brilliant idea to pop into my head and then flitter away. Anyway, thank goodness, because it would be a real shame to forgot to steal Chidi Ogbuta’s idea to have her likeness baked into a life size wedding cake. Yummy! [CNN] Keep reading »