Have you heard of a groom’s cake? They’re not seen too often in Pittsburgh, but apparently are very common in the south.  A groom’s cake is just a second cake, often made to represent something the groom enjoys, whether it’s a guitar, a football, or a bottle of wine. Everyone loves cake, right? (Okay, I don’t… but I do love to photograph them.) Why not have more than one? Especially if you’re having a hard time deciding on a single flavor.

Just one of the weddings I attended this year had a second cake. That was Kate & Jon’s Labor Day weekend wedding at Schenley Park Visitor Center. Here’s the big cake, looking lovely and tall and beautiful, especially with the high-beamed ceiling of the Cafe as its backdrop. And then here’s this little guy, looking up…  a little wistful, maybe even envious, of the height of his neighbor?

You can get a better sense of the height difference in this wider shot by my assistant, Alisa. I think Jon is super excited about finally getting to eat the cake!


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