When it comes to your wedding day, there’s generally a long list of ‘things you pray don’t happen’ – tripping down the aisle, the soup being served cold when it should be hot, your great-uncle Fred hitting on your bridesmaids … the list goes on. As for the wedding cake toppling over as you cut it – that must be up there too!
Take a look at these hilarious photos that capture the moments as a UK couple watched their wedding cake fall onto the floor …
Chloe and Aaron Bailey’s marriage reception was an elegant affair at a venue in Northbrook Park, Surrey. When it was time to cut the R8 250 cake, photographer Alisa Roberts positioned herself perfectly to capture the moment as it unfolded … and unfold it did, as the couple and guests watched in what felt like slow motion as the table collapsed and the beautiful cake tipped over onto the floor.
Ironically enough, Chloe says she and Aaron had paid an extra £100 for their dream three-tier cake transported safely to the venue. The cake’s three tiers comprised of a layer of Bakewell tart, gin and tonic, and caramel and salted toffee flavouring.
An initial photo shows the couple happily holding the cake knife, poised to cut the cake. The next pictures show Chloe standing with her hand over her mouth in utter shock while her new husband Aaron struggles to rescue the cake as it begins to tumble.
After the initial horror of their epic cake fail, the newly-wed Bailey’s took the disaster in their stride. They burst into laughter, scrambled to put the doomed cake back together and later posed by their ‘reconstructed’ cake.
Bride Chloe saw the funny side of the incident. She said: “What could we do? We just had to laugh it off. It was funny. We will remember that, definitely.
For us, it felt like slow motion, as if it were about 5 or 10 minutes. It’s just that panic of what on earth do you do? I think everyone else felt like that too.
It was disbelief initially. We were both just gripping onto the edge of the table thinking, ‘no, this can’t be happening’.
We’ve both been to so many weddings as well and nothing has ever happened like this before for us to witness, so we just couldn’t believe it ourselves.
We were really shocked and had a moment of pause. The atmosphere of the whole room just changed and the room paused because they didn’t know if we were going to laugh or cry.
I think we just looked at each other and thought, ‘what can you do?’. We just laughed. All the bridesmaids ran in and ate the macarons off the floor.
Someone picked up a macaron and handed it to us. We just ate it and laughed.”
Alisa, the photographer who captured it all, said: “Of all the weddings I’ve done, I’ve got a lot of stories, but this cake cutting is one of the best stories.
I feel like this will be a really memorable part of their wedding day.
That’s never happened before. It’s one of those once-in-a-lifetime things.
Chloe and Aaron thought it was so funny and really memorable. It was absolutely nothing bad; it was just a moment that was hilarious and so unexpected.
They were absolute legends about it and so great.
Everyone loves the cake but actually the cutting of the cake just feels like a photo people have to get and there’s never really any emotion behind it.
I feel like this will be a really memorable part of their wedding day. From my perspective, I’m always looking for those natural moments and trying not to force anything.
Everyone gathered around with their cameras ready to take a photo. As it started to wobble, there was a split second of ‘Oh my, this cake is going to fall’.”
What would be your worst wedding disaster? Do you think you’d be able to see the funny side?
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